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GREECE TURKEY & CROATIA ALSO INCLUDES SLOVENIA


Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

Zagreb

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Opatija

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Pula

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Zadar Trogir

SERBIA

Split

Brac Hvar Korcula Mljet

MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik

BULGARIA ITALY

Adriatic Sea

MACEDONIA Istanbul Thessaloniki

ALBANIA

Gallipoli Mt Olympus Meteora

Corfu

Lemnos

Kalambaka Volos

Skiathos

GREECE

WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH TEMPO

Ithaca Kefallonia Zakynthos

We offer our travellers an extensive range of touring experiences. From escorted group tours, small boat cruises, island hopping packages and self drive itineraries, all are designed to immerse you in the life of a region visited. Tempo is the only way to travel.

GROUP TOURS Travel in good company on a group tour. Hassel free travel with likeminded travellers accompanied by local guides.

CRUISING Be it in Greece, Turkey or Croatia we have excellent cruise options available.

HOTEL Accommodation options that have been proven and time tested assuring you of quality, location and facilities.

Troy Pergamon

Lesbos Skyros

Delphi Patras Olympia Corinth

Bursa

Canakkale

Izmir

Chios

Ephesus

Athens Piraeus Kea

Nafplion

Samos

Tinos

Mykonos

Hydra Paros

Naxos

Milo

Aphrodisias Patmos Kos

Ios

Pamukkale

Kusadasi

Bodrum Marmaris Symi

Dalaman Fethiye

Santorini Rhodes Chania Crete

INDEPENDENT We organise the itinerary, transport, sightseeing and accommodation. You relax and enjoy the holiday – what could be easier?

SAILING Motorised sailing vessels are used in both Turkey and Croatia. Nature combined with mechanics ensures you get to the destination on time.

SIGHTSEEING We have carefully selected a range of innovative and classic sightseeing options for all of the main cities through this brochure.

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Heraklion

SELF DRIVE Pick up your vehicle and take to the roads following our carefully planned itineraries with pre-booked accommodation.

COACH TOURS Take your seat on an escorted Coach Tour. Experience iconic sights and local highlights, staying in a range of accommodation.

TRANSFERS To make life easier we can collect you from airports, ports, hotels or train stations. Anything to make your travel more relaxing.

LOOK OUT FOR... Tempo Recommends These are our favourite hotels, holidays and add-on experiences or just some good advice.

Highlights Experiences, sights and places you absolutely won’t want to miss.

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RUSSIA

Black Sea

GEORGIA

Kastamonu

Trabzon

Safranbolu

Rize (Ayder)

Kars

Uzungol Dogubayazit Erzurum

Ankara Lake Van

TURKEY

Van

Nemrut

Kayseri (Cappadocia)

Diyarbakir Khata

Konya Gaziantep

Urfa

Tarsus

Antalya

Antioch (Antakya)

CONTENTS

Mediterranean Sea

GREECE

CYPRUS LEBANON

6 – 59

HIGHLIGHTS: Greek island hopping, cruises, coach tours and self drives

TURKEY

60 – 91

HIGHLIGHTS: ANZAC Day – Gallipoli, coach tours, cruises and independent itineraries

CROATIA

92 – 111

HIGHLIGHTS: Independent itineraries, coach tours, cruises, island hopping and overlanding into the Balkans

SLOVENIA

112 – 114

HIGHLIGHTS: Ljubljana, Lake Bled and coach touring TERMS & CONDITIONS

115

Image: Pamukkale, Turkey


WELCOME TO TEMPO It’s an exciting time for travel – the world has never been more accessible. At Tempo Holidays, we’ve been taking people around the world for over 25 years, so we know what we’re talking about. Tempo Holidays is comprised of an unparalleled group of travel experts, industry leaders, and other top producing advisors whose diverse experiences, unique insights and varying opinions deliver a comprehensive perspective on the ever evolving travel niche. We have grown from a small, family-run business to a respected international travel group with a world of experience and support, and we continue to lead in creating innovative, quality travel experiences. This year, we’re delighted to offer our biggest ever range of travel options in Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia. Talk to us at Tempo about your next journey. We’re excited about where travel can take you. Damian Perry CEO – Cox & Kings Australia

EXPLORE.DREAM.DISCOVER. – Mark Twain


DESTINATION SPECIALIST Our staff members have travelled extensively and understand the needs of travellers from Australia and New Zealand. We handpick hotels to reflect each region’s local character and our sightseeing experiences are accompanied by expert local guides. We offer an extensive range of independent packages and group departures to suit all tastes and budgets. We also specialise in tailor-made itineraries, letting you see what you want, when you want.

TAILOR MADE We offer fully tailor-made packages for groups and travellers with special interests that allow you to travel at your own pace and explore sites and cities that appeal to you.

TEMPO PRICE AND DEPARTURE GUARANTEES Take the stress out of your holiday planning by choosing one of our guaranteed departure – tours that will go ahead even with very few passengers. Simply look for the symbol in the package description. We also guarantee that our prices are the lowest around. If you can find a cheaper price on any of the tours or accommodation in this brochure, we’ll not only match it, we’ll beat it.

MORE INFORMATION For information on any of our products and services call us on 1300 558 987 or visit us at tempoholidays.com or find us on social media.


GREECE WHY CHOOSE GREECE? Believed to be the birthplace and epicentre of Western Civilisation, Greece retains its iconic status with rich history, heroic legends and awe-inspiring architecture. Surrounded by over 3500 islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Sea, make up the unique Greek archipelago. Whether it’s walking in the footsteps of the Olympian’s or just relaxing, unwinding and soaking up the sun, Greece is definitely the perfect place to experience it all. WHEN TO TRAVEL: Greece has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers. The best time to visit is between Apr & Oct, with the peak tourist season running from mid-Jun to Aug. In summer temperatures can reach up to 40°C, making this a good time to escape the city and head to the islands. LANGUAGE: GREEK CURRENCY: EURO POPULATION: 11 MILLION CAPITAL CITY: ATHENS

HIGHLIGHTS OF GREECE Athens

The historical capital of Europe, Athens has been the centre of Greek civilisation for over 4000 years. This modern capital is still dominated by the historic landmarks, including the Acropolis with the colonnaded Parthenon temple and the remnants of the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games were held. With many museums, monuments and shopping to be enjoyed, Athens is definitely more than just a stopover destination.

Monasteries of Meteora

One of the largest and most important Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, these mystical masterpieces sit precariously perched on high cliffs of natural sandstone rock pillars. With only six magnificent monasteries still remaining, a trip to Meteora offers a unique experience of nature’s grandeur along with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine.

Greek Islands

With over 3500 islands in the Greek archipelago, ranging from mountainous terrain, golden bays, Venetian harbours to quaint villages perched high above the caldera they all offer a unique experience. These gems within the Mediterranean offer a place to explore, relax, unwind or party until the wee hours.

Santorini


PACKAGE • TRANSFERS

Hadrian’s Library Ruins, Athens

ATHENS

Regarded as the birthplace of western civilisation, Athens is the oldest city in Europe. Its skyline is dominated by Lycabettus Hill and the famous Acropolis, but the heart of the city is Syntagma Square, where the old royal palace now houses the Greek Parliament.

Taste of Athens

611

Superior

from $

684

*

Deluxe

from $

728*

TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Athens Airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 2 breakfasts B • Arrival airport transfer by shared car or minibus • Athens city tour with Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

Acropolis, Athens

DAY 1 ATHENS

Arrive at Athens airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights. Have the rest of the day to explore this historic Greek capital at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS

Enjoy a morning tour of the city, starting with the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and Constitution Square before visiting the Acropolis and new Acropolis Museum. B DAY 3 ATHENS

The package ends after breakfast at your hotel. B

PRIVATE TRANSFERS Airport to Athens hotel (or vice versa)

FROM $97*

Airport to Piraeus port (or vice versa)

FROM $76*

Athens hotel to Piraeus port (or vice versa)

FROM $37*

Airport to Lavrion port (or vice versa)

FROM $86*

Athens hotel to Lavrion port (or vice versa)

FROM $86*

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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GREECE ATHENS

Standard from $ *

3D/2N

7


HOTELS

ATHENS HOTELS

Strefi Hill

M

Omonia

Omonia Square M

Lycabettus Hill

Exarhia

Metaxourgeio

Athens Municipal Art Gallery M

M

Academy Of Arts, University & National Library

Psiri

14 Kolonaki

Monastiraki

Pireaus Port 13km

Orthodox Cathedral

M

13

M

Syntagma Square 2 3

1

Roman Agora

Thisio

8 15

Plaka

Herod Atticus Odeon

Marina Zeas Port 10km

M

Zappeion Gardens

Temple of Zeus

Panathinaikon Stadium Lavrion Port Athens 68km Airport 33km

Glyfada 14km 10

Koukaki

74*

from $

1 | Plaka

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

16

Strategically located next to the Monastiraki Flea Market, this recently renovated hotel has a breakfast room, bar and rooftop garden with exceptional views. The 67 rooms are comfortable and extremely well appointed. Standard Room

from $

3 | Arethusa Hotel

58*

74*

from $

2 | Hermes Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Situated in the heart of the Plaka area, this modern, family run hotel features a spacious lobby, a breakfast room and a rooftop garden. Each of the 45 rooms features a marble bathroom and superior rooms have a balcony or terrace. Standard Room

4 | Hotel Apartments Delice

Ideally located next to Syntagma square and walking distance to Plaka. It allows easy access to the main attractions such as Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Museums and much more. All 87 rooms are simply yet tastefully decorated. Standard Room

GREECE ATHENS

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

8

91*

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67*

Just a few minutes from Athens National Gallery, this apartment-style hotel includes a variety of comfortable accommodations for short and long-stay guests. Apartments offer self-catering accommodation for up to six people. The Delice features a 24 hour front desk and bar.

6 | AVA Hotel & Suites

Next to Syntagma Square and the metro station, the Amalia hotel offers easy access to the city’s main historical and cultural highlights. The 98 guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and hotel facilities include a bar and a la carte restaurant. Classic Room

from $

Double Room

from $

5 | Amalia

4

5

Makrigiani

11

Philopapou Hill

Polemiko Gardens

Parliament House

9 7

M

M

6 12

Acropolis M

M

Regular Suite

166*

from $

Near the Acropolis, the Ava Hotel and Suites is centrally located in the Plaka. The 23 suites are well appointed, spacious and all have a kitchenette and small balcony. The executive and exclusive suites also feature a separate living area and the balconies offers views of the Acropolis, Hadrian Arch & Zeus Temple.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

Acropolis, Athens

110*

from $

108*

from $

8 | Athens Electra

Situated opposite the Temple of Zeus, this modern hotel features a rooftop garden restaurant with panoramic views over the city and Acropolis. All 99 rooms are decorated with a modern design.

Close to Syntagma Square in the city centre, the Athens Electra enjoys a privileged location on Greece’s best shopping street. The 106 chic rooms combine ultramodern amenities with classic Greek hospitality. Facilities include a Mediterranean restaurant and elegant bar.

Twin Room

Double Room

98*

from $

9 | Herodion

10 | Athenian Callirhoe

The Herodion Hotel is just a few steps from the new Acropolis Museum and the Plaka area. All 86 rooms are fully equipped and modern. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and a rooftop garden. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

11 | Divani Palace Acropolis

This centrally located hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Plaka district and the Acropolis. All 84 rooms have modern amenities and facilities. Guests can indulge themselves at the hotel’s two restaurants and three bars.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Room

134*

from $

Standard Room

158*

from $

12 | AthensWas

The Divani Palace offers 250 well appointed rooms with private balconies, many of which enjoy views of the Acropolis. Facilities include two restaurants, three bars and a small outdoor swimming pool.

Situated on the best-known pedestrian walkway in Athens and only metres from the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, the hotel offers amazing panoramic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus from the rooftop bar.

Executive Room

13 | Hotel Grande Bretagne

Classic Room

15 | Electra Palace

Standard Guest Room

91*

from $

Classic Room

from $

324*

Located on Syntagma Square, this exquisite hotel has uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Parliament. There are 320 elegant rooms and suites, marry old-world-charm with state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel also offers indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, and a beauty and wellness centre.

151*

from $

14 | St George Lycabettus

Courtyard Atrium Room

16 | Royal Olympic

Located in the heart of the Plaka neighbourhood and only a few minutes from the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The hotel features 150 spacious and well equipped rooms, some with views of the Acropolis. Superb facilities include an indoor pool and outdoor rooftop pool with restaurant, bar and spa facilities.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Executive Room

177*

from $

Situated midway up Lycabettus Hill in Kolonaki, the city’s most exclusive quarter, this boutique design hotel offers sweeping views over Athens and the Acropolis. The property’s state of the art facilities include a rooftop pool, two restaurants, four bars, gym and spa.

110*

from $

The Royal Olympic located opposite the Temple of Zeus and a 10 minute walk from the Acropolis. Rooms are tastefully decorated and spacious. Facilities include an outdoor pool, business centre, gym and a roof top restaurant with spectacular views of the Acropolis.

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GREECE ATHENS

7 | Athens Gate

9


SIGHTSEEING

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING Athens & Acropolis Museum

Dinner Under the Acropolis

from $110* per person

from $241* per person

from $153* per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

5 hours

DURATION

2 hours

DURATION

11 hours

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Daily at 8.45am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Daily at 8pm (Apr – Oct) (min. 2 people)

OPERATES

Daily at 8.15am (Apr – Oct)

Admire the Panathenaic Stadium, drive past Constitution Square, Parliament House, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Continue past the Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus before exploring the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon. Complete the tour with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum.

Enjoy a 3 course dinner with a stunning view of the Acropolis. The renowned restaurant ‘Dionysos by the Acropolis’ combines unparalleled Acropolis views with exquisite gastronomy. Enjoy the modern twist on traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Athens Walking Tour

Spend an entire day sailing on the stunning Saronic Gulf. This relaxing cruise stops at Hydra, Poros and Aegina – delightful islands boasting lush landscapes and lovely beaches. You’ll have plenty of free time for shopping, swimming or just relaxing with a drink at one of the many foreshore tavernas. Enjoy an onboard lunch while cruising from Hydra and Poros.

Delphi

Ancient Corinth

from $63* per person

from $159* per person

from $93* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

3 hours

DURATION

10 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DEPARTS

Syntagma Square

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Daily at 9.45am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Daily at 8.45am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Mon & Fri at 8.45am (18 Apr - 21 Oct)

Meet in Syntagma Square before walking through the National Gardens to Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Continue to the old Plaka area to the Acropolis and admire the Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the iconic Parthenon. Finally see the ancient Agora, the observatories and the Theatre of Dionysus.

Drive through the Boetia region to ancient Delphi to visit the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, set against a landscape of unparalleled beauty on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Explore the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the incredible museum. Have lunch (included) in the modern village of Delphi before returning to Athens.

A Night Out in Athens

Drive southwest from Athens to the Corinth Canal and the town of Corinth, where St Paul lived and preached for two years. Discover the highlights of the ancient city including the Agora (marketplace) and Apollo’s Temple, which dates back to the 6th century BC. A short stop will be made at the Site of the Ancient Port of Cehries before returning to Athens.

An Afternoon in Cape Sounion

Argolis

GREECE ATHENS

from $101* per person

from $67* per person

from $159* per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

10 hours

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat at 8.15pm (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Daily at 3pm (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat at 8.45am (Apr-Oct)

Your evening tour begins with a drive through the city, with opportunities to photograph the illuminated Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant guided walk through the narrow streets of the old Plaka district. Your evening ends at a typical Athenian tavern for dinner and live music.

10

Three Island Cruise

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Drive along the coast past the popular beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, enjoying splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the small islands offshore. Arrive at Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand atop a rocky headland. After visiting the temple you will have some time to explore the area at your leisure.

Leave Athens and take the coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Drive to ancient Mycenae to visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. Continue through Argolis to Nafplion, a beautiful seaport. Enjoy lunch in Mycenae or Nafplion. Visit Epidauros to see its impressive 2400 year old theatre.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOURS

Monasteries of Meteora

COACH TOURING

Tempo Holidays’ coach tours are a hassle free way to experience Greece’s most outstanding attractions – the rock top monasteries of Meteora, Delphi’s ancient ruins, breathtaking panoramas of Mount Olympus and countless picturesque old towns.

7D/6N

Superior from $

1595*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

21 Apr; 12, 26 May; 09, 23 Jun; 21 Jul; 08, 22 Sep; 29 Oct

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation • 6 breakfasts B, 6 dinners D • English speaking tour escort • Entrance fees

DAY 1 ATHENS – EPIDAUROS – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA

Leave Athens via the coastal road to the Corinth Canal making a short stop. Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue to the town of Nafplion for a short stop before heading for Mycenae to see the Archaeological Site and Tomb of Agamemnon. Continue to Olympia for the night. D Hotel: Arty Grand or similar DAY 2 OLYMPIA – DELPHI

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Continue through the plains of Ilia and Achaia, crossing the magnificent bridge over the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass the picturesque towns of Nafpactos and Itea before arriving into Delphi in the evening. B D Hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar

DAY 3 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA

In the morning visit the Archaeological site, including a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Athenian Treasury. Continue onto the Museum of Delphi for a guided visit. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing Meteora monasteries. B D Hotel: Amalia Kalambaka or similar DAY 4 KALAMBAKA – THESSALONIKI

This morning visit Meteora, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to suspend in mid-air, stand the ageless Monasteries. Depart from Kalambaka through the striking plains of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi. Admire the gigantic figure that is Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and home to the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology. Arrive into Thessaloniki, the second largest and most vibrant city in Greece. B D Hotel: Mediterranean Palace or similar DAY 5 THESSALONIKI

In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit the unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world, as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. B D Hotel: Mediterranean Palace or similar DAY 6 THESSALONIKI – EDESSA – NAOUSSA – VERGINA – VERIA – THESSALONIKI

Depart this morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. The first stop is Edessa where you see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Continue on to Naoussa, a site where the philosopher, Aristotle, taught the doctrines of morals and politics to the young Alexander the Great. Drive on to Vergina, to visit the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander’s father. Continue onto Veria to visit St Paul’s Bema, stroll the old Jewish neighbourhood and view the colourful market area. Return to Thessaloniki . B D DAY 7 THESSALONIKI – PELLA – DION – ATHENS

HOT TIP To visit the Meteora Monasteries, men must wear long pants and ladies must wear long skirts.

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th Century B.C. villas as well as the new Museum. Continue you onto the Archaeological Park of Dion, the sacred city of the Macedonians at the foot of Mount Olympus. After the visit we start driving south through Thessaly, Lamia and Thermopylae, for a short stop at Leonidas’ Monument. Continue through Thebes, finally arriving back in Athens in the late afternoon, where the tour ends. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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GREECE ATHENS • THESSALONIKI

Grand Tour of Greece

11


COACH TOURS

Classical Greece

3D/2N

Take a trip into Greece’s glorious classical past.

Tourist Class from $

First Class

502

from $

*

585*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Mon, Tue, Sat & Selected Thurs (Apr - Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 2 breakfasts B, 2 dinners D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees

Ancient Greek Column, Delphi

Kalambaka

DAY 1 ATHENS – OLYMPIA (422 KM)

Drive along the stunning coastal road, stopping briefly at the Corinth Canal. Visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue to Mycenae via Nafplion to visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Travel through central Peloponnese to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. D Tourist Class hotel: Antanios or similar First Class hotel: Europa or similar

Delphi

Athens Olympia

DAY 2 OLYMPIA – DELPHI (205 KM)

Classical Greece

Visit the archaeological site and see the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and cross the magnificent bridge from the Corinthian Bay to Antirion. Continue to Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. B D Tourist Class hotel: Hermes or similar First Class hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar

Classical Greece & Meteora 4D/3N

DAY 3 DELPHI – ATHENS (220 KM)

In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Later drive through Arachova, a village renowned for its colourful rugs and carpets. Return to Athens via Levadia and Thebes. Arrive in Athens in the early evening where the tour ends. B

Tour the country’s iconic archaeological sites as well as the extraordinary rock-top monasteries of Meteora.

Tourist Class

Delphi & Meteora

3D/2N

Visit Ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Tourist Class from $

First Class

502*

from $

585*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Tue, Wed, Sun & Selected Fri (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 1 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 2 breakfasts B, 2 dinners D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees

798*

from $

*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Mon, Tue, Sat & Selected Thu (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 3 breakfasts B, 3 dinners D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees

DAY 1 ATHENS – OLYMPIA (422 KM)

Travel the scenic coastal road, making a short stop to see the Corinth Canal before driving to the Theatre of Epidaurus, renowned for its remarkable acoustics. Continue via Nafplion to Mycenae to visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Travel through the central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripolis and Megallopolis, to Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. D Tourist Class hotel: Antanios or similar First Class hotel: Europa or similar DAY 2 OLYMPIA – DELPHI (205 KM)

DAY 1 ATHENS – DELPHI (445 KM)

GREECE DELPHI • METEORA

12

First Class

712

from $

Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the museum. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. D Tourist Class hotel: Hermes or similar First Class hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar

Explore Olympia’s archaeological site to see the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive through Eliad and Achaia then across the Corinthian Bay to Delphi, home of the great oracle. B D Tourist Class hotel: Hermes or similar First Class hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar

DAY 2 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (225 KM)

Discover the wonders of the Delphi archaeological site and museum before continuing to Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the giant Meteora rock pillars and monasteries. B D Tourist Class hotel: Orfeas or similar First Class hotel: Divani Meteora or similar

In the morning explore Delphi at your leisure before driving through central Greece to Kalambaka, passing through Lamia. Enjoy dinner and stay in Kalambaka overnight. B D Tourist Class hotel: Orfeas or similar First Class hotel: Divani Meteora or similar DAY 3 KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (360 KM)

Visit the extraordinary cliff-top monasteries of Meteora, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, before returning to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae, stopping briefly to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive early evening in Athens where the tour ends. B

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DAY 3 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (225 KM)

DAY 4 KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (360 KM)

Visit the remarkable rock-top monasteries of Meteora. Seemingly suspended between earth and sky and surrounded by impressive scenery, these monasteries contain priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae, stopping to admire the famous Leonidas Monument. Arrive into Athens early evening where your tour concludes. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOURS Edessa Delphi Meteora Monastries Northern Greece

Thessaloniki

Vergina Veria

GREECE Kalambaka Trikala Lamia Thermopylae Arachova

Delphi

Levadia Thebes Athens White Tower, Thessaloniki

Delphi First Class

280

from $

*

Northern Greece *

Take a unique journey through 7000 years of Greek history and see a countryside you will always remember.

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Daily (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 1 night accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 1 breakfast B, 1 dinner D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing and entrance fees

Standard

Meteora Monasteries First Class

257

from $

298

from $

*

1146*

from $

Drive through the fertile plains of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova to Delphi, the centre of the Ancient World. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer. Overnight in Delphi and spend the next morning at leisure before returning to Athens. Tourist Class hotel: Hermes or similar First Class hotel: Amalia or similar

Tourist Class

5D/4N

2D/1N

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

23 Apr; 14 & 28 May; 11 & 25 Jun; 03 & 17 Sep & 01 Oct

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation • 4 breakfasts B, 4 dinners D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees

DAY 1 ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (225 KM)

Drive through the fertile plain of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and through the picturesque village of Arachova. Arrive into Delphi to visit the archaeological site. Continue to Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora. D Hotel: Amalia Kalambaka or similar DAY 2 KALAMBAKA – THESSALONIKI (207 KM)

*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Athens hotel

OPERATES

Mon, Wed, Thu & Selected Sat (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 1 breakfast B, 1 dinner D • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a multilingual tour escort • Sightseeing and entrance fees

Depart Athens, passing through Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive into Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. Then travel through central Greece to Kalambaka for an overnight stay. Visit Meteora and enjoy the unique and impressive scenery with ageless monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae. Tourist Class hotel: Orfeas or similar First Class hotel: Divani or similar Note: All coach tours include a free pick-up service from most Athens hotels (may take place up to 1 hour before departure; pick-up time will be advised upon confirmation). Please note that coaches are unable to access the Achilleas, Arion, Philippos, Hermes and Plaka hotels – guests at these properties may have to walk 50-200 metres in order to board the coach.

Visit the unique monasteries of Meteora before driving across the plain of Thessaly to Dion, an archaeological site nestled in the foothills of Mount Olympus. Continue to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest and most vibrant city. B D Hotel: Mediterranean Palace or similar DAY 3 THESSALONIKI – VERIA – EDESSA (355 KM)

Drive to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit St Paul’s Bema and take a stroll through the old Jewish quarter. Travel to Aristotle’s School in Naoussa and then to the picturesque Edessa to see its waterfalls. Visit Pella to see exquisite floor mosaics and learn more about Alexander the Great’s capital in the museum. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner. B D DAY 4 THESSALONIKI

This morning discover the highlights of this glorious Byzantine city, which boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive churches in the Christian world. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. B D DAY 5 THESSALONIKI – VERGINA – THERMOPYLAE – ATHENS (495 KM)

Drive to Vergina and see the innovative museum, which has been created to protect and preserve the royal Macedonian tombs. The stunning artefacts found in the tomb of King Phillip II’s are also displayed. Drive south through Thessaly and Lamia. Stop to see Leonidas’ Monument in Thermopylae and arrive in Athens in the late afternoon. B

HOT TIP The coaches offer free Wi-Fi so you can snap your pictures and upload them for friends and family while on the move.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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237

from $

GREECE

Tourist Class

2D/1N

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HOTELS

NAFPLION HOTELS

One of the most beautiful and romantic towns in Greece, Nafplion is home to many historic buildings and monuments.

95*

from $

Amalia Nafplion

OLYMPIA HOTELS

The birthplace of the Olympic Games, Olympia is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Greece.

Amalia Hotel Olympia

The hotel was built around the town’s culture and architecture, a neoclassical building set in spacious surroundings and enclosed by beautiful gardens with palm trees and flowers. The hotel has 170 well appointed guest rooms set over three levels with wide corridors, spacious lobby areas and views of the Palamidi Fortress.

from $

84*

A unique hotel with every corner of the white marbled spacious elevated lobby enjoys the endless green scenery. Relax by the pool or in the open air terrace. The hotel offers 147 comfortable rooms spread over three wings and three levels. The rooms all face the serene gardens and have balconies or terraces.

Classic Triple Room

KALAMBAKA HOTELS

Kalambaka is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Meteora Monasteries. Meteora, in pure translation, means suspended, and that is the feeling you get when reaching the monasteries at the top of the enormous rock formations. from $

Amalia Kalambaka

Classic Room

84*

DELPHI HOTELS

Steeped in Greek mythology, Delphi’s archaeological site includes two sanctuaries dedicated to Apollo and Athena. It was also home to the Oracle, said to have decided the fate of many noblemen and soldiers.

96*

from $

Amalia Hotel

Nestled a few minutes from the township of Kalambaka on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings. Completed with running waters, extensive gardens and a large swimming pool it offers commanding views of the Meteora rocks. The hotel has 170 well appointed guest rooms over three levels. Each room offers views of the gardens or the gigantic rocks and decorated in warm earthy tones.

The Amalia hotel has an exquisite location at the foot of Mount Parnassus offering panoramic views to the valley, sea and the beautiful town of Galaxidi. The180 rooms are well equipped and spread over four levels. It offers an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, free parking and Wi-Fi.

Classic Double

THESSALONIKI HOTELS

Northern Greece was the birthplace of Alexander the Great and is the hidden gem in Greece’s crown. This delightful area has beautiful mountains, secret valleys, ancient treasures and endless unspoilt beaches.

GREECE NAFPLION • DELPHI • OLYMPIA • KALAMBAKA

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View of White Tower, Thessaloniki

Electra Palace Hotel

147*

from $

123*

from $

Sani Beach Hotel

Located in Thessaloniki’s commercial district, the hotel boasts 130 rooms decorated in neoclassical style and equipped with all modern amenities. Facilities include a pool, fitness centre, spa and a fine-dining restaurant with lovely views of the Thermaic Gulf. Classic Guest Room

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Just 70 km from Thessaloniki on the Kassandra Peninsula, this property is next to Bousoulas Beach, a 7 km stretch of sand with crystal-clear waters. The 446 rooms feature a balcony or terrace. Facilities include four restaurants, three bars, a large swimming pool and a fitness centre. Double Room

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SELF DRIVE

View from Palamidi Castle, Nafplion

SELF DRIVE

Ideal for independently minded travellers, a self drive holiday with rental car lets you discover mainland Greece’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Our competitive car hire rates also apply on many of the Greek Islands, such as Rhodes, Crete and Corfu. The self drive packages below include pre-booked accommodation, car hire and a meet-and-greet on arrival by one of our helpful local representatives.

Drive Greece & Meteora

7D/6N

Uncover Greece’s most impressive ancient sites and experience the unforgettable cliff-top monasteries of Meteora. GREECE

1079

TYPE

Self drive

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 6 breakfasts B • Shared arrival transfer • 6 days manual car rental (group B or similar including GPS)

DAY 1 ATHENS

Transfer from Athens airport to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering Greece’s ancient capital at your leisure. Overnight in Athens. D Tourist hotel: Polis Grand or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Athens or similar DAY 2 ATHENS – NAFPLION (149 KM)

Pick up your car at the hotel and drive south, stopping to visit ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nemeia Winery and Mycenae. Arrive in Nafplion and explore this beautiful city. B Tourist hotel: Rex Hotel or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Nafplion or similar DAY 3 NAFPLION – OLYMPIA (104 KM)

Enjoy an interesting drive through the wild Peloponnese scenery to the mountain village of Lagkadia. Continue to Olympia and visit the archaeological site and museum. B Tourist hotel: Neda Olympia or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Olympia or similar DAY 4 OLYMPIA – DELPHI (224 KM)

Visit Delphi, the home of the ancient Oracle. Situated on the slopes of Mt Parnassus, Delphi is one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the world. D Tourist hotel: Arion or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar DAY 5 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (227 KM)

Drive through mountainous terrain to Kalambaka, which is surrounded by the gigantic rock pillars of

Kalambaka

Delphi Athens Olympia

Nafplion Mediterranean

Meteora. We recommend visiting as Sea many monasteries as possible. B Tourist hotel: Rex Hotel or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Kalambaka or similar DAY 6 KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (349 KM)

Make your way back to Athens, stopping at Thermopylae to see the monument of King Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans. B Tourist hotel: Polis Grand or similar Superior hotel: Amalia Athens or similar DAY 7 ATHENS

Drop your car off after breakfast at the airport or one of the city’s depots. B Note: The itineraries are suggestions only of sights you can visit on the way.

DEPOT LOCATIONS Athens (airport and downtown), Thessaloniki, Larissa, Patras, Ioannina, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Ios, Rhodes, Kos, Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Limnos, Skiathos, Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Lefkada and Crete. More depots are also available just ask for details.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Clifftop Monasteries, Meteora

ALSO AVAILABLE Peloponnese Delights – 7D/6N Athens – Nafplion – Sparta – Kalamata – Olympia – Athens Drive through glorious landscapes & see the ancient sites of the Peloponnese peninsula at a relaxed pace.

Charming Crete – 7D/6N Heraklion – Chania – Agia Galini – Ierapetra – Sitia – Heraklion Explore Crete’s blissful beaches and fascinating historical sites at your own relaxed pace.

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829

Superior Class from $ *

GREECE

Tourist Class from $ *

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GREEK ISLANDS With more than 3500 islands ranging in size and landscape the diversity of the Greek Islands ensures that there is something for everyone. Party all night in Mykonos and Ios; sample local wine while watching the sun set in Santorini; discover ancient archaeological sites in Crete; swim in the turquoise sea on Naxos or be captivated by the sights and sounds of the Ionian islands.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GREEK ISLANDS • Stunning white washed houses with iconic blue roofs • Amazing sunsets over the Caldera in Oia, Santorini • A wide selection of clear blue bays and tranquil beaches • Discover the diversity of each island

Kleftiko Bay, Milos

Getting there

Ferry Tickets

The most popular way between the Greek Islands is using local ferries. Ferries are a form of transportation and are not cruise ships; most have basic facilities and only stairwells to access the decks. There is no baggage assistance so we recommend travelling light and storing excess luggage at your Athens hotel.

Ferry and hydrofoil services cannot be guaranteed, as sailing timetables change on a daily basis. Your final departure times for ferries will be advised by our offices in Greece. Any ferry tickets pre-booked through Tempo Holidays will be given to you on arrival or delivered to your hotel by one of our local representatives. Please note that pre-purchased ferry tickets are non-refundable.

Greek Ferries Ferry schedules are often not released until two months prior and are subject to change without prior notice. For this reason tickets are issued locally by our representative and provided to all guests upon arrival into Greece. The most frequent ferry connections are within the same island groups and travelling between the groups can be difficult. There are three different ferry types to choose from when travelling between islands. Ferry times are subject to change due to local conditions. Our agent on each island will advise you of any schedule changes that may affect you.

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Conventional ferries (CONV) usually provide a single class of travel. A choice between economy and business class (with different tariffs) may be available on some sectors, but precise seat reservations cannot be pre-booked in either class. These ferries are the cheapest but take the longest time. Fast ferries (Blue Star) usually allow pre-allocated seating, and offer a choice between economy and business-class travel. These ferries are faster and offer a better standard of service than conventional ferries, although schedules are subject to change and additional stops may be added without prior notice. High-speed catamarans (HS) are the fastest and most direct way to travel between islands. Catamarans are always the first to be cancelled in case of bad weather or rough seas, so visitors should consider this when planning their itinerary. The use of catamarans is limited as they do not operate between all islands.

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Flight Options Flying is a significantly faster and more reliable way of getting to the islands and is particularly recommended during the months Oct–Apr when the weather is more volatile. Where flights do not operate between islands travel via Athens may be necessary.

Transit through Athens We recommend booking accommodation in Athens before and after your trip to the islands – seasonal winds and poor weather can play havoc with airline and ferry schedules, resulting in cancellations and delays. We suggest avoiding international flights that depend on your on-time arrival from the islands.

24 hour Assistance We all enjoy travelling independently, but sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. Weather conditions in the Greek Islands can be highly changeable, and this can lead to ferry services being cancelled or otherwise altered. But while other travellers are frantically trying to rebook their own services on the internet, Tempo Holidays customers can sit back and let our highly qualified local operators take care of everything. One of our local representatives will analyse the current conditions, get in touch with the ferry company and reissue your tickets as quickly as possible.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


GREEK ISLANDS Istanbul Thassos

Thessaloniki

Samothraki

Lemnos Corfu

GREECE Skiathos Skopelos

Lesbos Skyros

Lefkada

TURKEY

Ithaca

Chios

Kefallonia Athens

Zakynthos

Poros

Sifnos Milos

Cyclades Islands Crete The Sporades Dodecanese Islands Northern Aegean Saronic Islands Ionian Islands

Mykonos

Syros

Hydra

Samos

Tinos

Kea

Patmos

Naxos

Paros

Bodrum Amorgos Kos

Ios Folegandros

Marmaris Fethiye

Symi

Santorini

Rhodes

Kythira

Karpathos

Chania Heraklion CRETE

Sitia

Mediterranean Sea

Tailor-made Island Hopping For those who prefer to choose their exact accommodation and length of stay or put together their own dream island hopping package, the following pages offer a range of some of the most popular Greek Islands. In addition to what’s offered in our comprehensive brochure we are also able to source a vast array of other products and services. Speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel consultants about turning your dreams into a reality.

Hotels on the Greek Islands The standard of hotels in Athens is comparable to Australia; however, hotels on the islands tend to be slightly more traditional. Rooms & facilities may be basic in the more remote islands. Some hotels may have minimum night stays during peak season & strict cancellation conditions.

Transfers recommended GREEK ISLANDS

Very few taxis are available on the islands during peak season, so a pre-booked transfer is the quickest and most reliable way to get to your hotel.

Car hire convenience Many of the popular Greek Islands offer car hire depots. To really explore the islands and enjoy at your own pace a hire car is a great option.

GREECE

Greek beaches Greek beaches are a myriad of small beaches, charming bays and coves scattered along the Greek shores. They range from golden sand, pebble beaches and coastal caves with steep rocks and dark sand typical of volcanic soil. Loutro, Crete

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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ISLAND HOPPING

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

ISLAND HOPPING PACKAGES Exploring the Greek Islands’ whitewashed villages and tranquil coves is a lifelong dream for many. Tempo Holidays can make that dream come true without breaking the bank thanks to our great value island hopping itineraries. These superb self-guided packages include choices in hotel accommodation, fast ferries (wherever schedules permit), and all port and airport transfers.

Standard Class 3-star & lower end 4-star

Superior Class 4 & 5-star hotels (where possible)

Athens

Titania Hotel Hotel in the heart of Athens with outstanding facilities

Amalia Offers 97 well-appointed rooms near the city’s main attractions

Mykonos

K Hotels Close to beaches and Mykonos town. All rooms have balconies or terraces

Petasos Beach Resort Only 50m from Platis Yialos beach. A Tempo favourite for Mykonos

Santorini

El Greco Hotel 500m from Fira town. All rooms have a balcony or terrace

Aressana Located in the heart of Fira. Has fabulous spa facilities

Paros

Naxos Resort Hotel Situated on St George Beach, close to town

Paros Agnanti Classy hotel with spacious rooms, walking distance to Knos Beach

Naxos

Naxos Resort Right on St George Beach and close to the town centre

Porto Naxos Only 1km from Naxos town and 200m from Agios Georgios Beach

Heraklion, Crete

Lato Boutique Hotel Fantastic family-run hotel in the heart of Heraklion

Galaxy Hotel Award-winning luxurious hotel near the city centre

Chania, Crete

Porto de Colombo Venetian-style property in the atmospheric old town

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa Beachfront location, 12km from Chania town, with great resort facilities

• Superior Class: 4 & 5-star hotels

Ios

Standard and superior class hotels in Santorini are centrally located in Fira town but do not have caldera views. Upgrades to a hotel with caldera views are available in conjunction with superior class packages only.

Dionysos Located on Mylopotas Beach, this hotel is very close to Chora

Ios Palace Outstanding property on Mylopotas Beach, only 3km from town

Kefalonia

Meditteranee Excellent beach front hotel in Lassi

Hotel Mareblue Apostolata Resort & Spa Located in Skala, offers state of the art facilities

Zakynthos

Zante Beach Hotel Situated on the sands of Lagana Bay, close to shops and restaurants

Lesante Hotel Award-winning hotel only 100m from the beach

Skiathos

Skiathos Palace Set atop a hill with breathtaking views over Koukanaries Beach

Skiathos Princess Great facilities and direct access to Agia Paraveski Beach

Skopelos

Blue Suites On the beach of Panormos Bay, located 16km from Skopelos town

Skopelos Holidays Situated 1.4km from Skopelos Port, offers panoramic views of the bay

Rhodes

Mediterranean Quality New Town hotel, located opposite a beach

Sheraton Rhodes Resort hotel overlooking Ixia B.each and 4km from town

WHY BOOK WITH TEMPO HOLIDAYS? • No hidden extras

ISLAND

• Pre-booked transfers on all islands • 24 hour assistance on each island • A choice of different accommodation standards • Optional upgrade to a caldera view hotel in Santorini

Island hopping hotel classes • Standard Class: 3-star and lower range 4-star hotels

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Hotels

Our hand picked hotels are located within walking distance of the main town or beach areas (excluding those on Paros and Naxos). Because island hopping packages rely on last minute discounts at participating hotels, we are unable to nominate a specific hotel until the night prior to your stay (this information will be provided by our local representative). Opposite are examples of the hotels in each travel class. The actual hotel you stay at will depend on availability and may not be listed. All of our hotels have been carefully chosen for their location, quality and value for money.

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


ISLAND HOPPING

Chora Harbour, Mykonos

ISLAND HOPPING

1500

from $

*

Superior

1733

from $

*

Standard

Superior

1612

from $

12D/11N

2143*

from $

*

TYPE

Island hopping

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 20 Oct)

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 30 Sep)

INCLUSIONS

• 9 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 9 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

INCLUSIONS

• 11 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 11 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

DAY 1 ATHENS

DAY 1 ATHENS

DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS

DAY 2 ATHENS – SANTORINI

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Transfer to Piraeus this morning and catch a ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B DAY 3-4 MYKONOS

Spend two days enjoying the beaches, sunshine and incredible nightlife of Mykonos. B DAY 5 MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Transfer to the pier this morning and board the ferry to Santorini. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B DAY 6-8 SANTORINI

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering the Greek capital at your leisure. Transfer to the port at Piraeus early this morning and board the ferry to Santorini. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the island at your leisure. B DAY 3-4 SANTORINI

Spend two days at your leisure on this gorgeous island. Admire Fira’s narrow streets and whitewashed houses, relax at a cliff-top cafe and marvel at the dazzling sunsets Santorini is so famous for. B DAY 5 SANTORINI – IOS

Transfer to the port for the short ferry ride to Ios. Transfer to your hotel. B

Spend three days at leisure on this breathtaking island. Soak up spectacular views of the caldera and discover Fira’s narrow streets. B

DAY 6-7 IOS

DAY 9 SANTORINI – ATHENS

DAY 8 IOS – MYKONOS

Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. B DAY 10 ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or add additional nights in Greece. B

HOT TIP We recommend to travel light as there is no porterage service or elevators on the ferries.

Spend two days on Ios, an island renowned for its golden beaches and lively nightlife. B Transfer to the port and take the ferry to Mykonos where you will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel before spending the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the amazing island. B DAY 9-10 MYKONOS

Enjoy two days at your leisure. You can relax on the sandy beaches, visit local villages or take advantage of the island’s legendary nightlife. B DAY 11 MYKONOS – ATHENS

Transfer to the port this morning for the fast ferry back to Piraeus. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Athens. B DAY 12 ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or stay additional nights in Athens. B *Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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Standard

Cycladic Adventure

10D/9N

GREECE

Mykonos & Santorini

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ISLAND HOPPING Athens

Mykonos Naxos

Paros

Santorini Mediterranean Sea

Cycladic Explorer Melissani Lake, Kefalonia

Standard

1972

from $

Charming Cyclades

Standard

1988*

from $

Cycladic Delights

12D/11N Superior

2376*

from $

Standard

12D/11N Superior

1791*

2201*

from $

from $

TYPE

Island hopping

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 20 Oct)

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 11 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 11 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

INCLUSIONS

• 11 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 11 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS

*

13D/12N Superior

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 12 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 12 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day enjoying Athens at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS

Transfer to the port of Piraeus this morning and catch the ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. B DAY 3 MYKONOS

Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing or exploring everything that magical Mykonos has to offer. B

Transfer to the port of Piraeus this morning and catch the ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this cosmopolitan island at your leisure. B

DAY 4 MYKONOS – PAROS

DAY 3-4 MYKONOS

DAY 3 MYKONOS

DAY 5 PAROS

DAY 5 MYKONOS – NAXOS

DAY 5 MYKONOS – PAROS

Transfer to the port of Piraeus this morning and catch the ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this cosmopolitan island at your leisure. B Spend two full days enjoying the beaches, sunshine and incredible nightlife of Mykonos. B

Spend two full days enjoying the beaches, sunshine and incredible nightlife of Mykonos. B

2348*

from $

Transfer to the pier this morning and board the ferry to Paros. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. B Spend the day exploring at your own pace. You might like to stroll through the winding streets or Parikia or visit Naoussa, a scenic fishing village with lovely beaches. B

Transfer to the pier this morning and take the ferry to Paros. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel. B

DAY 6 PAROS – NAXOS

DAY 6-7 NAXOS

DAY 6-7 PAROS

DAY 7 NAXOS

Enjoy two days exploring this charming island. Visit the trendy resort towns, beaches with crystal clear waters, mountains villages or the nearby island of Antiparos. B

Spend the day at your leisure relaxing or enjoying the sites of Naxos. B

GREECE

DAY 8 NAXOS – SANTORINI

DAY 8 PAROS – SANTORINI

Transfer to the pier this morning and board a ferry to Santorini. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B

CYCLADES

DAY 9-10 SANTORINI

Enjoy two full days to discover this breathtaking island at your own pace. B

DAY 9-10 SANTORINI

Enjoy two full days to discover this breathtaking island at your own pace. B

Spend three whole days discovering Santorini and its famous sunsets. A highlight is the town of Fira, renowned for its narrow streets and open air cafes. B

DAY 11 SANTORINI – ATHENS

DAY 11 SANTORINI – ATHENS

DAY 12 SANTORINI – ATHENS

Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. B

Transfer to the port and catch the ferry back to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. B

DAY 12 ATHENS

DAY 12 ATHENS

DAY 13 ATHENS

Transfer to the pier this morning and catch a ferry to Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B Spend two days at your leisure to discover the island’s sandy beaches and picturesque Venetian town centre. B Transfer to the pier this morning and board a ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival you will spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. B

Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. B Transfer to the airport for your flight home or add additional nights in Greece. B

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Transfer to the pier this morning and board a ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival you will spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. B

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or add additional nights in Greece. B

Transfer to the pier to board your ferry to the island of Naxos. Transfer to you hotel. B

DAY 8 NAXOS – SANTORINI

DAY 9-11 SANTORINI

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or add additional nights in Greece. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


ISLAND HOPPING

Tourist Shop, Mykonos

Mykonos & Paros

Standard

1273

from $

9D/8N Superior

1476*

from $

*

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 20 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 8 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

DAY 1 ATHENS

Nossos Palace, Heraklion

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering the Greek capital at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS

Cyclades & Crete

2184

Superior

2465

from $

*

from $

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 20 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 12 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 12 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets • Flights (where specified)

DAY 3 ATHENS – PAROS

*

Transfer to the port and board the ferry to Paros. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful island at your own pace. B

Athens

Mykonos

Spend a day of leisurely discovery. You might like to visit the island’s capital, Parikia, or see Naoussa, a scenic fishing village with lovely beaches. B DAY 5 PAROS – MYKONOS Santorini

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. DAY 2 ATHENS

Transfer to the port and board the ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the island at leisure. B DAY 4-5 MYKONOS

Spend two full days discovering Mykonos at leisure. You can relax on sandy beaches, visit a few local villages or take advantage of the island’s renowned nightlife. B DAY 6 MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Transfer to the port and board the ferry to Santorini. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B DAY 7-8 SANTORINI

Spend two days at your leisure. Admire Fira’s narrow streets and whitewashed houses, sip a coffee or ouzo in an open air cafe and watch the famous Santorini sunset. B

Transfer to the port to board the ferry for Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this famous island at your leisure. B DAY 6-7 MYKONOS

CRETE

Heraklion

Spend the day discovering Athens at your own pace. B DAY 3 ATHENS – MYKONOS

DAY 4 PAROS

DAY 9 SANTORINI – HERAKLION

This morning you will take a high-speed ferry to Crete, Greece’s largest island. Transfer to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. B DAY 10-11 HERAKLION

Enjoy two full days in Crete. The island is easy to explore by bus or car, and we highly recommend an optional visit to the Palace of Knossos, the legendary home of the Minotaur. B

Enjoy a day at leisure in Mykonos, relaxing on sandy beaches, swimming in the sparkling blue sea or simply watching the world go by in a traditional seafront tavern. B DAY 8 MYKONOS – ATHENS

Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. B DAY 9 ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or add additional nights in Greece. B Athens

DAY 12 HERAKLION – ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel. B

Mykonos Paros

GREECE CRETE • MYKONOS

Standard

13D/12N

Spend the day discovering Athens at your own pace, visiting sites such as the Acropolis and the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. B

DAY 13 HERAKLION – ATHENS

The package ends with a transfer to Athens airport for your departure flight. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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ISLAND HOPPING

Arkadi Monastery, Crete

Crete & Santorini

Standard

2326

12D/11N Superior

2594*

from $

*

from $

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 11 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 11 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets • Flights (where specified)

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Lindos Town, Rhodes

Island Delights Standard

2333*

from $

DAY 5 CHANIA – HERAKLION

After breakfast you will be transferred to Heraklion by car. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. B DAY 6-7 HERAKLION

GREECE

Enjoy two full days soaking up the splendour of Crete’s capital. Enjoy a stroll along the city walls or the infamous 25th August Street to Lion Square. The island is easy to explore by bus or car, and we highly recommend an optional visit to the Palace of Knossos, the legendary home of the Minotaur. B DAY 8 HERAKLION – SANTORINI

Transfer to the port and board the ferry to Santorini. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel. B

CRETE • SANTORINI

DAY 8-10 SANTORINI

Spend two days at your leisure. Admire Fira’s narrow streets and white washed houses, sip a coffee or ouzo in an open air cafe or watch a famous Santorini sunset. B DAY 11 SANTORINI – ATHENS

Transfer to the port and take a high-speed ferry back to Athens. The rest of the day is at leisure. B DAY 12 ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Athens. B

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2842*

Island hopping Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 13 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 13 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets • Flights (where specified)

DAY 3-5 CHANIA

Lesbos

from $

DEPARTS

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chania then transfer to your hotel on arrival. B Spend two full days exploring Chania at your leisure. With its picturesque harbour and old city, this beautiful Venetian town enthrals all. Spend time admiring the natural beauty of western Crete or discovering some of Crete’s best beaches. B

Superior

TYPE

DAY 2 ATHENS – CHANIA

14D/13N

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure relaxing or exploring the area.

Athens Mykonos

Santorini

Chania CRETE

Heraklion

Mediterranean Sea

DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS

Transfer to Piraeus this morning and catch a ferry to Mykonos. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. B DAY 3-4 MYKONOS

Spend two days enjoying the beaches, sunshine and incredible nightlife of Mykonos. B DAY 5 MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Transfer to the pier this morning and board the ferry to Santorini. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. DAY 6-7 SANTORINI

Spend two days at leisure on this breathtaking island. Soak up spectacular views of the caldera and discover Fira’s narrow streets. B DAY 8 SANTORINI – HERAKLION

This morning you will take a high-speed ferry to Crete, Greece’s largest island. Transfer to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. B DAY 9-10 HERAKLION

Enjoy two full days soaking up the splendour of Crete’s capital. Enjoy a stroll along the city walls or the infamous 25th August Street to Lion Square. The island is easy

Rhodes

to explore by bus or car, and we highly recommend an optional visit to the Palace of Knossos, the legendary home of the Minotaur. B DAY 11 HERAKLION – RHODES

Transfer to the Heraklion airport for a short 50 minute flight to the island of Rhodes, on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. B DAY 12-13 RHODES

Relax and enjoy two free days in Rhodes, why not explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town, cruise to Symi Island or Lindos or visit the Valley of the Butterflies. B DAY 14 RHODES

Your package ends after breakfast with a transfer to the port or airport. B Note: You may add on a ferry to Marmaris or flight back to Athens for an extra surcharge. This itinerary can also be done in reverse.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


ISLAND HOPPING

Church Of AgiosIoannis, Skopelos

The Mamma Mia Islands

Standard

2089

Melissani Lake, Kefalonia

1936*

from $

Superior

2255*

from $

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 May – 20 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 9 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 9 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets • Flights (where specified)

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 May – 30 Sep)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 8 breakfasts B • Return airport/port transfers • Fast ferry tickets

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. DAY 2 ATHENS

DAY 7-8 ZAKYNTHOS

Spend two days exploring Zakynthos at your own pace. This lush, green island delights visitors with sandy beaches and hidden coves surrounded by stunning cliffs. DAY 9 ZAKYNTHOS – ATHENS

Spend today discovering the capital at your leisure. B DAY 3 ATHENS – SKIATHOS

Drive to Ag. Constantinos (approx. 180 km) and board the ferry to Skiathos. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. B

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Athens for the night.

DAY 4 SKIATHOS

DAY 10 ATHENS

DAY 5 SKIATHOS

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this enchanting island, which is covered by a dense pine forest. B Spend the day enjoying the island’s long, tree-lined beaches and crystal-clear waters at your leisure. B

The tour ends with a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

DAY 6 SKIATHOS – SKOPELOS

Transfer to the port for the short ferry trip to Skopelos. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. B

GREECE Skiathos

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kefalonia, then transfer to your hotel on arrival. Spend two full days exploring this wonderful island at your leisure. The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia was the setting for the film ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, and boasts amazing views and intriguing caves, as well as the famous Melissani underground lake. You can relax and soak up the sun on some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, with the famous Myrtos Beach consistently featuring on the list.

from $

DAY 1 ATHENS

Transfer to the port for the short ferry trip to Zakynthos. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

DAY 2 ATHENS – KEFALONIA

DAY 3-5 KEFALONIA

TYPE

10D/9N DAY 6 KEFALONIA – ZAKYNTHOS

2231*

*

Skopelos

DAY 7 SKOPELOS

Spend the day exploring Skopelos. Made famous by the movie ‘Mamma Mia’, the island boasts beautiful beaches, lush forests and a delightful capital. B

Ag. Constantinos Kefallonia

DAY 8 SKOPELOS – ATHENS Zakynthos

Athens

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Ag. Constantinos. Upon arrival you will transfer to Athens for the night. B DAY 9 ATHENS

The tour ends with a transfer to Athens airport. B

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Standard

Superior

from $

GREECE

Ionian Odyssey

9D/8N

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HOTELS

Beautiful View from Staircase, Santorini

SANTORINI

Boasting stark, multicoloured cliffs and incredible sunsets, Santorini is undoubtedly the most spectacular of the Greek Islands. The remnants of an ancient volcano, Santorini’s immense caldera is home to a fantastic selection of cliff-top hotels that offer amazing views over the crater to the shining blue water below. The eastern side of the island is flatter but no less beautiful, with volcanic beaches and glorious vistas of the Aegean Sea.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Athens, Mykonos, Ios, Naxos, Paros, Milos, Syros, Amorgos, Folegandros, Heraklion (Crete) & Rhodes

Oia

GENERAL Thirassia

Imerovigli

PORTS

Athinios, Old Port

Firostefani

AIRPORTS

Santorini Thira National Airport

ACCOMMODATION Fira

GREECE SANTORINI

SANTORINI Athinios Port Megalohori

Pyrgos Kamari

Akrotiri Red Beach

Many hotels are built on cliffs, making vehicle access difficult or impossible. Guests may be required to walk along extensive pathways with many steps. Elderly travellers and travellers with disabilities should choose their accommodation carefully. Hotels on the caldera edge are often cave-like structures carved directly into the cliff face. Most properties have less than 30 units and are built over multiple levels with many steps to negotiate. Few properties are equipped with elevators. Balconies or terraces are often shared. Hotels located away from the cliffs are usually significantly cheaper than those with prime caldera views.

Perissa

HOT TIP Be sure not to miss the amazing sunsets. Try it from the water on one of our relaxing sunset cruises.

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

SANTORINI – FIRA HOTELS

Fira is Santorini’s main town and the hub for the island’s buses. Strung along the edge of the caldera, its narrow cobbled streets are full of shops selling local handicrafts, while an array of taverns, bars and nightclubs provide plenty of entertainment options.

Fira at Sunset. Santorini

151*

from $

Renos Villas

Double Room

110*

from $

Aressana Spa Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

This hotel is centrally located in Fira. The elegant rooms are decorated in warm earthy tones. Facilities include a fully equipped spa, fitness centre, large swimming pool, well-known restaurant and sun terrace. Most rooms are accessed via a few steps. Classic Double

104*

from $

Daedalus Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Located on Santorini’s caldera, the Renos Villas features 7 traditional rooms with spacious balconies offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Free Wi-Fi is featured throughout and the bar benefits from breathtaking sunset views. A number of shops and restaurants are within an easy walking distance and the hotel has a small pool.

Standard Double

Clinging to the edge of the cliff, hotel Loucas offers a traditional Santorini setting. The relaxing terrace bar and restaurant has fresh and traditional meals, local wines and cocktails and a swimming pool and jacuzzi sits back against the mountain for breathtaking views. All rooms have spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and of the famous Santorini Volcano.

102*

from $

El Greco

5% O EARLYFF BIRD

85*

Only 500 metres from the centre of town, the hotel features 150 rooms with airconditioning and a balcony or terrace. Some rooms can accommodate up to five guests. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, poolside snack bar, swimming pools, open air jacuzzi’s, fitness centre and sauna. Double Room

98*

from $

Tzekos Villas

This renovated hotel is located within walking distance of Fira. All 45 rooms are spacious and all feature balconies with views of the garden or pool. Quad rooms and wheelchairfriendly accommodation are available. Facilities include a freshwater pool, pool bar, lounge bar and sauna. Double Room

Porto Fira Traditional Suites

209*

from $

Perched on the edge of the caldera, this luxurious family-style settlement is close to Fira. Suites feature uniquely shaped king-size beds, wireless internet, satellite TV and balconies overlooking Santorini’s worldfamous caldera. Hotel facilities include a pool, jacuzzi and air-conditioning. Petite Suite

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Situated on a quiet and secluded part of the caldera, this hotel is a short walk from the heart of Fira. The traditional style complex has 22 units, all with balconies or terraces facing the caldera. Some rooms accommodate up to four guests. Facilities include a freshwater pool and bar.

GREECE SANTORINI

5% O EARLYFF BIRD

from $

Loucas

Double Room

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HOTELS

143*

from $

Majestic Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Only 500 metres from the centre of Fira, the Majestic Hotel offers superb quality rooms with private balconies with most rooms overlooking the sea or volcano. Facilities include two gourmet restaurants, a pool bar, an indoor lounge bar, a children’s pool, a playground, a spa and a fully equipped gym. Double Room

Orizontes Hotel & Villas

Standard Room

110*

from $

Orizontes Hotel & Villas are ideally located between the towns of Fira and Pyrgos Village offering breathtaking panoramic views of the island, the Caldera and the crystal blue waters of the Aegean. The hotel is built on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards. It combines traditional architecture with modern interior design.

from $

Kallisti Thera

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Room

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Situated within the centre of Fira, the Kallisti Thera is just a few minutes walk from the rim of the caldera and a five minute walk to the Fira Bus Station. Featuring a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, kids pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. The 50 rooms are contemporary and spacious with either a balcony or terrace.

from $

Skyfall Luxury Suites

86*

306*

Skyfall Luxury Suites offers unobstructed views to the Aegean Sea. Perched on a cliff, the hotel is only 500m from Pyrgos Village, just below the medieval castle. The hotel is located only 6km from the airport and the port. Suite

SANTORINI – IMEROVIGLI HOTELS

Famous for its sunsets, Imerovigli is a lovely little village about 10 minutes’ drive from Fira. This idyllic hideaway with traditional whitewashed buildings is on the highest point of the caldera and has sensational views, particularly at night.

Imerovigli, Santorini

Pegasus Suites & Spa Hotel

235*

from $

from $

Chromata Hotel

408*

Set atmospherically over the cliffs, the hotel blends completely into the unique scenery, preserving the caves, volcanic rocks, the white and blue colours of the Aegean without sacrificing its modern style. Each suite is constructed with comfort and luxury in mind, offering pleasant atmosphere. Classic Room

GREECE SANTORINI

Honeymoon Petra Villas

This property boasts traditional rooms and apartments with commanding views of the archipelago. Some rooms are hewn straight from the rock with balconies that give them a unique natural ambience. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, pool bar, piano bar, fitness centre and a shuttle bus into town. Traditional Studio

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283*

from $

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Double Room

A boutique cave hotel, set on the rim of the Caldera facing the sea and the volcano. The 22 well appointed rooms and suites feature contemporary design and extra long beds. Enjoy the infinity pool, poolside cocktail bar, hot tub and restaurant and is a 20 minute walk from Fira town. Close to restaurants, shops and bars.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

SANTORINI – FIROSTEFANI HOTELS

Firostefani is a delightfully small cliff-top village, located within walking distance of Fira. It boasts spectacular views over Fira and the caldera, and with lots of shops and tavernas it is ideal for those who want to be close to the action, but not too close.

Firostefani Village, Santorini

130*

from $

Dana Villas

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Situated on the caldera, this traditional 30 unit complex is spread over 7 levels. All rooms have a kitchenette as well as a balcony or terrace facing the caldera. Family suites are also available. Facilities include a 70 square metre swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, pool bar, gorgeous sun terrace and a restaurant serving authentic cuisine. Access is via many steep steps. Children under 14 years are not recommended.

148*

from $

Cliffside Suites

TO SELLEP R

Superior Room

This hotel overlooks the caldera, just a short walk from town. All 24 rooms have sea views, balconies and beautifully appointed bathrooms with rain showers. VIP suites accommodate up to 4 guests and are split across two levels. Facilities include a pool with bar, jacuzzi, gym and a sauna. Access is via a few steps.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

This newly renovated hotel on the caldera is 150 metres from the bus stop and 800 metres from town. The 23 cave-style rooms have a balcony or terrace and enjoy breathtaking views. The property has an infinity pool on the caldera rim, a pool bar and a hot tub. Access is via a few steps.

GREECE SANTORINI

160*

from $

Belvedere

Studio

Standard Room

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HOTELS

SANTORINI – OIA HOTELS

Oia is a traditional village some 30 minutes drive from Fira. Perched on cliffs at the northern end of Santorini, it has fewer shops and entertainment options than Fira. Gorgeous views and magnificent sunsets make Oia ideal for honeymooners.

Oia Village at Sunset

250*

from $

Nikos Villas

Alta Mare by Andronis

Offering inspiring volcanic and sunset views, Nikos Villas offers elegantly designed and furnished apartments and studios. All apartments feature modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Enjoy the unparalleled views of the Caldera from your balcony or veranda

from $

Canaves Oia Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

This hotel provides luxurious, spacious suites and rooms which are beautifully appointed with antique furniture and art objects. Built into the side of a cliff overlooking the caldera and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the property offers a swimming pool, pool bar and gourmet dining options. Children over 13 are welcome. Classic Suite

Premium Suite

from $

Canaves Oia Suites

455*

One of Oia’s few caldera hotels with a lift, this boutique luxury property offers all the views without any of the steps! All suites have a separate bedroom, private veranda and living area. Facilities include a gourmet restaurant, swimming pool, pool bar, poolside restaurant and wine cellar. Children over 13 are welcome.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Junior Suite

from $

GREECE SANTORINI

Andronis Luxury Suites

551*

This deluxe cave-style hotel overlooks the caldera. The 22 award winning luxury suites combine Cycladic traditions with contemporary style, and each one boasts a private veranda with sea views (some also have an outdoor jacuzzi). Facilities include a signature restaurant, bar, spa and pool. Access is via steps. Children over 13 are welcome.

Deluxe Suite with outdoor Jacuzzi

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352*

496*

Located at the edge of Oia and just 350 metres from the bus stop, this recently renovated property has nine traditionally furnished suites with private porches and jacuzzis overlooking the sea. Facilities include a swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi and open air cafe. Guests can also use the facilities at the Andronis Luxury Suites Hotel. Access is via steps. Children over 13 are welcome.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Rooftop

from $

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SIGHTSEEING

SANTORINI SIGHTSEEING

Santorini Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

Santorini Wine Adventure

from $175* per person

from $291* per person

from $155* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

5 hours

DURATION

6 hours

DURATION

5 hours

DEPARTS

Santorini hotel

DEPARTS

Santorini hotel

DEPARTS

Santorini hotel

OPERATES

Daily at 10.30am (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 10am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Daily at 10am (Apr – Oct)

Discover Santorini’s beautiful coastline with this delightful cruise, which includes lunch with wine. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear blue waters at the red beach, and sail past the big lighthouse south of the caldera. Explore secluded volcanic beaches, experience the volcanic hot springs or simply relax on deck.

Experience the many flavours of Santorini with this food and wine tour. Learn about Santorini’s viticulture with a visit to traditional wineries, where you will enjoy sampling delicious wines including Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto. Discover the secrets of Greek cuisine from a local chef at a traditional restaurant, trying plenty of Greek appetizers.

Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia by Boat

Taste the award winning volcanic wines of Santorini on an intimate small group tour to three of the most distinctive wineries of the island. Learn about the ancient vineyards of Santorini and how the volcanic soils influence the wine making. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles, accompanied with local cheese, salami and olives.

Sunset Boat Cruise

Akrotiri Bus Tour

from $82* per person

from $119* per person

from $78* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

6 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DEPARTS

Athinios port

DEPARTS

Old port of Fira

DEPARTS

Fira

OPERATES

Daily at 11am (20 Apr – 18 Oct)

OPERATES

Daily at 3pm (May – Sep)

OPERATES

Daily at 9.45am (May – Sep)

Board a traditional wooden boat for an unforgettable sailing trip. First stop is the volcano, where you can soak in the hot springs before cruising over the submerged crater. Continue to the small island of Thirassia and enjoy some free time for lunch, a swim and a visit to the village of Manola. Finish in Oia with a climb to the village to witness the spectacular sunset before returning to Fira.

Spend an evening cruising the Aegean aboard a traditional sailing boat. Sail out to the volcano and explore the rocky terrain before taking a swim in the hot springs. Admire the spectacular sunset then savour a traditional Greek dinner accompanied by local wines and live music. Note: Volcano entrance fee is payable locally Note: Volcano entrance fee is payable locally

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Enjoy a guided visit to one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Greece. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement which was buried during a volcanic eruption. Discover the beaches and enjoy some time at Red Beach and Perivolos. Join a walking tour at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island and finish the day with striking views from Profitis Ilias Mountain. Note: Hotel pick ups are available for an extra charge.

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Caldera Sailing

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MYKONOS

Once an exclusive haven for the jet set, Mykonos can now be enjoyed by everybody. Blissful beaches, old windmills and whitewashed buildings with blue trim typify this ruggedly beautiful island. The cobblestone streets of Mykonos Town are crammed with shops and bars, while the nightclubs are guaranteed to kick on until dawn.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Ios, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Sifnos, Amorgos, Heraklion (Crete) & Samos

GENERAL Tourlos (New Port)

PORTS

Tourlos (new) port; Old port (transfers available)

AIRPORTS

Mykonos National Airport (transfers available)

BEST BEACHES

Agios Ioannis, Ornos, Platis Yialos, Agia Anna, Paranga, Paradise & Super Paradise

MAIN TOWNS

Mykonos Town

GETTING AROUND

Cars are not permitted to be taken into Mykonos Town. There is ample parking available on the outskirts. Boats are a great option and can take you to many secluded beaches. Public buses around the island tend to be slow but are a great way to meet the locals

Megali Ammos

MYKONOS Mykonos Town (Old Port)

Ornos Agios Ioannis Platis Gialos

Kalafati Elia Beach

Paradise Beach

MYKONOS TOWN HOTELS

Mykonos Town, also known as Chora, has a tranquil old world charm during the day and a lively cosmopolitan nightlife. It’s an interesting little place with traditional cube shaped whitewashed houses and a maze of tiny streets lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. from $

Petasos Town Hotel

86*

127*

from $

Mykonos Bay

Situated in the town centre close to shops, restaurants and bars, the Petasos Town Hotel has 18 rooms with air-conditioning and a terrace or balcony. There is no swimming pool, but guests can catch a free shuttle to the pool at the Petasos Beach Hotel.

Located on the beach at Megali Ammos, this great value hotel is only 300 metres from the town centre. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, with sea views and facilities include a seaside restaurant, pool and lounge. The hotel operates a shuttle service to Mykonos Harbour.

Classic Room

123*

from $

Leto Hotel

Leto Hotel is uniquely located on the narrow stretch of the Old Harbour beach right in the centre of the bay of Chora. Built in a Neo-Classical style all 25 rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished, with balconies overlooking the port of Mykonos and the enchanting Aegean Sea.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

GREECE

177*

from $

Semeli

MYKONOS

Close to the town centre, this fantastic Myconian-style hotel features a restaurant, swimming pool, pool bar, gymnasium, jacuzzi, health spa and private garage. All rooms boast contemporary design, state of the art facilities and a private balcony or terrace. Superior Room

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Twin Room

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from $

K Hotels

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The stylish K Hotels (Kohill, Korali, Kyma & Kalypso) offer affordable accommodation within a 15 minute walk of the town and several beaches. Facilities include tennis courts, pools, jacuzzi’s, restaurants, bars, a Thalasso Spa and a gym. All rooms have a balcony or terrace. Standard Sea View

108*

from $

Porto Mykonos

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Situated 350 metres from the town centre, this beautiful hotel enjoys superb views over the port. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, jacuzzi and large outdoor pool. The 59 Bohemian-style rooms come complete with air-conditioning, satellite TV and a DVD player. Soak up the sea views from your balcony or terrace Classic Double

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

173*

from $

Cavo Tagoo

Classic room

Cavo Tagoo is a stunning luxury seafront property nestled in on a cliffside overlooking the Aegean Sea and the enchanting nearby town of Mykonos. Its tasteful minimalist architecture and decor will soothe and delight the most demanding of guests. The hotel’s 80 superbly-equipped rooms, suites and villas are complemented by a spa, pool, bar and renowned restaurant serving refined, creative local and international cuisine.

Golden Villa with Pool

257*

from $

Kouros

GREECE

MYKONOS

Classic Double Sea View

Deluxe Suite with Private Pool

This charming boutique hotel is located at the entrance of Mykonos Town, offering luxurious accommodation with designer details. It features a swimming pool, a fine dining restaurant, a health spa, a gym and magnificent sea views from all rooms. Classic Double Sea View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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HOTELS

MYKONOS – ORNOS BEACH HOTELS

A sandy bay with clean, calm waters, Ornos is an ideal area for families. The beach is only 4 km from Mykonos Town and has regular bus and boat services to transport you all over the island.

Town of Little Venice, Mykonos

from $

Vanilla Hotel

61*

Vanilla hotel is small elegant and located at Ornos Beach. The hotel consists of 25 well appointed rooms overlooking the swimming pool or garden and located only 100m from the beach, with the bus station to Mykonos just 50m away from the hotel.

Panagia Paraportiani Church, Mykonos

142*

from $

Mykonos Ammos

70*

from $

Yiannaki

Overlooking the bay, this boutique property boasts Aegean-inspired rooms with an array of modern facilities. Most rooms enjoy direct access to the beach and are ideal for couples. Facilities include sunbeds, wellness centre, gym, two pools, two restaurants and parking.

Yiannaki Hotel is situated in Ornos Bay, walking distance from the beach and the bus stop. The hotel features a beautiful pool area with a sea-water pool, pool bar and a relaxing terrace with sun beds and umbrellas. The 45 guest rooms are simple but spacious and all have a balcony or patio. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Room

Superior Room

MYKONOS – AGIOS IOANNIS HOTELS

Agios Ioannis is a tranquil seaside town just 10 minutes by bus from Mykonos Town. The town boasts a great beach, views to Delos island, charming tavernas and fantastic sunsets. Movie buffs might recognise it as the setting for the film ‘Shirley Valentine’.

GREECE

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa

MYKONOS

Located on the beach 4 km from the town centre, this stunning traditional-style hotel is one of the island’s best. Facilities include two restaurants, a swimming pool with bar, a jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna, a squash court and a tennis court. The 112 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed, spacious and offer sea or garden views. Sea View Room

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190*

from $

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10% O EARLYFF BIRD

162*

from $

Occupying five acres and a private beach, Saint John has a beautiful Grecian design and excellent facilities including an infinity pool, spa, tennis court, three restaurants and lively bars. There are a total of 136 stylish and well equipped guests rooms and nine exclusive and private suites. Please note: Access is via many steep steps so this property may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Standard Garden View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

MYKONOS – PLATIS GIALOS HOTELS

Only 10 minutes from town, Platis Gialos is one of the island’s best beaches – a wide stretch of white sand lapped by turquoise waters. Boats depart from Platis Gialos to many of Mykonos’ more remote areas. The famous Psarou Beach is nearby and great for people watching!

View of Platis Yialos

Mykonos Palace Hotel

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa

Set on Platis Gialos Beach, the Mykonos Palace Hotel is ideal for families. Facilities include a restaurant, a swimming pool and a wide range of water sport activities. Decorated in traditional Cycladic style with a modern twist, the 28 rooms and suites come with a satellite TV and a mini fridge and most have a balcony with a pool or Aegean Sea view. Standard Room

213*

from $

The Nissaki Hotel is built above Psarou Beach, only a few steps away from Platis Gialos, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, massage treatments and other sport facilities. All 25 comfortable rooms offer a spectacular sea view from a private balcony. TO SELLEP R

Deluxe Double

76*

from $

Pelican Bay Hotel

Only 50 metres from the beach and 3.5 km from town, this modern resort features two restaurants, three bars, two pools, a gym, a sauna, a jacuzzi, massage facilities, and a state of the art spa centre. All rooms have a private terrace or balcony, with garden or sea views.

Classic Room

Mykonian Ambassador

This hotel is located 300 metres from Platis Gialos Beach and 4 km from Mykonos Town. Pelican Bay features a swimming pool, cocktail bar, fitness centre, sauna and a breakfast room serving Americanstyle breakfasts. All rooms include airconditioning and a balcony or terrace.

Standard Room

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

160*

from $

Situated 150 metres from the beach and 4 km from town, this stylish contemporary property includes gourmet restaurants, a bar, pool, sauna, health club, tennis court and an outstanding Thalasso spa centre. All rooms are very well appointed, spacious and feature a balcony or terrace with views of the Aegean.

MYKONOS

Nissaki Boutique Hotel

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

121*

from $

GREECE

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

76*

from $

Deluxe Room

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HOTELS

MYKONOS – ELIA BEACH HOTELS

Located 10 km from Mykonos Town, Elia Beach is the largest beach in southern Mykonos. It’s a vibrant, colourful place with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and numerous 5-star resorts.

Myconian Imperial Resort & Spa

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

130*

from $

Myconian Imperial is located 20 minutes from town and 10 km from the airport. This luxurious property offers fabulous modern rooms with balconies overlooking Elia Beach. Facilities include a private beach, three pools, three bars, a fine-dining restaurant and a wonderful spa. Deluxe Room

Royal Myconian Resort & Villas

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

130*

from $

Set on a private sandy beach, the Royal Myconian boasts 112 elegant rooms with balconies and spectacular views of the Aegean. Guests can enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant or sip a cocktail in one of the three pool bars. Deluxe Room

MYKONOS – PARADISE BEACH HOTELS

Located on the south side of the island where the most beautiful beaches are, Paradise Beach is only 5 km from the city centre. Paradise Beach is the most famous beach on the island, with golden sands, crystal waters and plenty of action.

Paradise Beach, Mykonos

GREECE MYKONOS

202*

from $

San Giorgio Hotel

Located between Paradise and Paranga beaches, this hotel features true Myconian architecture. Rooms are elegantly decorated with hand picked touches creating a local flavour. Features include a pool, bar and restaurant serving local cuisine. Guests become VIP members of Paradise Club during their stay. Basic Room

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Paradise View Hotel

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80*

Located 300 metres from Paradise Beach and a 15 minute drive from town. Built in a traditional style, the hotel has 25 fully refurbished rooms with balconies and sea views. Facilities include a pool, jacuzzi and private parking.

Standard Double

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SIGHTSEEING

Mykonos Windmills

MYKONOS SIGHTSEEING City & Island Tour

Three Island Cruise

from $145* per person

from $91* per person

from $104* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

7 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

4.5 hours

DEPARTS

Ornos Beach

DEPARTS

Fabrika Square, Mykonos Town

DEPARTS

Delos Pier, Old Port, Mykonos Town

OPERATES

Mon, Wed, Sat at 9.30am (01 May – 14 Sep)

OPERATES

Tue & Wed at 4pm (01 May – 14 Sep) Sat & Sun at 9am (01 May – 14 Sep)

OPERATES

Tue – Sun at 10am (01 May – 14 Sep)

Cruise the stunning south coast of Mykonos, stopping to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the protected Frangias Bay and enjoy an aperitif on the beach. Continue to Kalafatis for lunch in a beautiful seaside restaurant, followed by time to relax. Reboard your craft and sail on to the very lively Paradise Beach, where you can join the party or have a final swim.

Discover the highlights of Mykonos on a comfortable city walk to unique sites such as Little Venice, the iconic windmill area, the beautiful Paraportiani Church and the harbour front. Explore this magnificent island, travelling to many of its glorious bays and beaches. Visit the traditional village of Ano Mera with its picturesque village square and 16th century monastery.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Only 45 minutes by boat from Mykonos, the island of Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Inhabited between 2500 and 69 BC, Delos boasts many treasures such as the ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos Lions, the House of the Dolphins and a wonderful amphitheatre.

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South Coast Cruise

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HOTELS

Naousa Port, Paros

PAROS

Paros is watched over by a single mountain, its gentle slopes dotted with vineyards and fruit trees. Parikia is the island’s capital, a gorgeous Cycladic township of winding cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses. Situated on the north coast is Naoussa, a picturesque fishing village with typical Greek taverns and outstanding views.

GETTING THERE Kolimbithres

BY AIR

from Athens and Thessaloniki

BY FERRY

from Piraeus, Santorini, Mykonos, Ios, Naxos, Milos, Folegandros, Sifnos, Syros, Amorgos & Heraklion (Crete)

Naoussa

Knos Beach Parikia Parasporos

GENERAL

Agia Irini

PORTS

Parikia

AIRPORTS

Panteleou Paros Airport

BEST BEACHES

Livadia, Krios, Agia Irini, Santa Maria, Golden Beach, Piperi & Molos

MAIN TOWNS

Parikia, Noussa, Lefkes & Aliki

from $

Polos Hotel

50*

NAXOS PAROS

Aliki

74*

from $

Kanale’s Rooms & Suites

PARIKIA

NAOUSSA

The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from Parikia town, and only 50 metres from Livadia beach. Polos Hotel feature Cycladic and traditional elements, with an amazing combination of functionality and spacious air-conditioned rooms.

Kanale’s is only a 5 minutes walk from the heart of Naoussa. All rooms are contemporary Cycladic design and spaced around the uniquely shaped pool. Each room has air-conditioning, mini fridge, telephone, Wi-Fi and balcony or patio. Enjoy the roof-top restaurant lounge-bar offering stunning sea views and exquisite cuisine.

95*

from $

Paros Agnanti

from $

Eri Hotel

48*

KRIOS

PARIKIA

Paros Agnanti is situated on a hill above Knos Beach and 2 km from Parikia. The property has spacious rooms with sea views as well as individually decorated apartments. Features include a pool, games room, jacuzzi, grill house, restaurant, coffee bar, and tennis and basketball courts.

A friendly family-run hotel situated 10 minutes from the Parikia city centre and 300 metres from the beach. The 43 rooms and two apartments are equipped with balconies, and hotel facilities include a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

Superior Double Sea View

GREECE PAROS

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

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130*

from $

Archipelagos Resort Hotel

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Superior Double

140*

from $

Yria Resort & Spa Hotel

AGIA IRINI

PARASPOROS

Located on the west coast of the island, this resort offers magnificent views of the Aegean sunset. The 30 elegantly appointed rooms feature a private balcony. Facilities include an infinity pool, pool bar and restaurant. The hotel is 7 km from the airport and 5 km from the port.

This small luxury hotel is situated on the beautiful bay of Parasporos, about 3 km from Parikia. Guests of this delightful retreat will find warm, welcoming rooms, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym and lavish spa. Classic Room

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

Port, Naxos

NAXOS

The Cyclades’ greenest island is a scenic delight, offering outstanding beaches and lovely traditional villages. The main town of Naxos is divided into two parts – the Venetian-influenced Kastro and the Greek-style Bourgos.

GETTING THERE

Apollonos

BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Ios, Paros, Milos, Sifnos, Syros, Folegandros, Amorgos & Heraklion (Crete)

Eggares

Naxos Town & St George Beach

GENERAL

Kourounoxori Apiranthos

Agios Prokopias Agia Anna

PORTS

Naxos

AIRPORTS

Naxos Airport

BEST BEACHES

St Georges, Agios Prokopios, Plaka, Agia Anna & Kastraki

MAIN TOWNS

Naxos Town, Apollonos, Filoti, Eggares, Apiranthos, Danakos & Kourounoxori

from $

Astir of Naxos

Filoti Plaka

Danakos

NAXOS

Kastraki Pyrgaki

67*

CHORA Built in a classic Naxian style, this hotel is very close to St George Beach and only a 10 minute walk from Naxos Town. The rooms blend traditional design with modern amenities and facilities include a swimming pool and children’s pool. Standard Room

Port, Naxos

Standard Room

SAINT GEORGE BEACH

SAINT GEORGE BEACH

This boutique resort hotel is situated on St George Beach, approximately 2 km from the airport and close to the main town. The 26 spacious rooms are elegantly designed and all rooms include a balcony or terrace. Features include a pool and a sea view restaurant serving fresh fish and Mediterranean cuisine.

Situated right on St George Beach and close to town, this traditional Venetian style hotel features a restaurant, bar, pool, kids’ pool, fitness centre, sauna, jacuzzi, massage facilities and Wi-Fi. All rooms have a balcony or veranda with views.

117*

from $

Porto Naxos

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Standard Sea View

from $

Lagos Mare

A contemporary property only a few minutes from the beach and within walking distance of Naxos town. The elegant rooms boast modern decor and enjoy garden or sea views. Facilities include two restaurants, swimming pool, pool bar, tennis court, fitness room and on site parking.

86*

AGIOS PROKOPIOS

SAINT GEORGE BEACH

Standard Room

67*

A 7 minute walk from Agios Prokopios Beach, the boutique-style Lagos Mare boasts 38 spacious rooms and suites with balconies. Facilities include two swimming pools, a pool bar, a restaurant and a fitness centre. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

NAXOS

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

from $

Naxos Resort

GREECE

123*

from $

Nissaki Beach Hotel

Double Room

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HOTELS

IOS

A popular spot for tourists of all ages, Ios is a pristine, hilly island that really comes alive in the summer months. The main town is Chora, situated on a rise about 2 km north of Gialos, the main port. Mylopotas is one of the best beaches, and can be easily reached by boat from Gialos during summer.

GETTING THERE BY FERRY

from $

Far Out Village Hotel from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Amorgos, Folegandros, Sifnos & Heraklion (Crete)

MYLOPOTAS Only 2 km from Chora, the Far Out Village is a stylish modern hotel with views over Mylopotas Beach. All 45 rooms have balconies. Facilities include a pool, restaurant and pool bar.

GENERAL PORTS

Ios

BEST BEACHES

Mylopotas, Psathi, Agia Theodoti, Kalamos & Maganari

MAIN TOWNS

Ios Town

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

from $

Ios Palace

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

40*

86*

Double Room

from $

Dionysos Seaside Resort

60*

MYLOPOTAS

MYLOPOTAS

Ios Palace is located on Mylopotas Beach overlooking the Aegean Sea, just a short walk from town. The 59 rooms have modern decor and most offer ocean views. Facilities include three swimming pools, a margarita bar, spa centre, restaurant, fitness amenities and a games room.

Overlooking Mylopotas Beach, this traditional hotel is just 1.5 km from Chora. All rooms are fresh and modern and boast a private balcony or terrace. Guests can take advantage of a freshwater pool, bar, a la carte restaurant and state of the art fitness centre.

Standard Room

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Standard Garden View

MILOS

Milos lies halfway between Athens & Crete. The island’s volcanic origins have produced beaches & waters of extraordinary beauty, leading to its nickname ‘the island of colours’. Most accommodation is located in the main towns; however, a visit to some of Milos’s smaller villages is an absolute must.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Ios, Paros, Amorgos, Folegandros, Sifnos, Heraklion (Crete) & Rhodes

Plaka

GENERAL

Tripiti

PORTS

Adama

AIRPORT

Milos Airport

BEST BEACHES

Papikinou, Provatas, Sarakiniko, Kleftiko & Agios Ioannis

MAIN TOWNS

Adamas, Plaka, Pollonia, Triovassalos, Tripiti & Zefiria

Kastanas

Adámas Port

MILOS

GREECE

110*

from $

Golden Milos Beach Hotel

Agios Ioannis Provatas Beach

from $

Portiani Adamas Port Hotel

50*

IOS • MILOS

PROVATAS

ADAMAS PORT

Located on the sands of Provatas Beach, the Golden Milos Beach Hotel is only 3.5 km from the airport and a 15 minute drive from Plaka, the island’s capital. All 29 rooms are tastefully decorated with a selection of modern furniture. Facilities include a beach bar, two outdoor pools, a jacuzzi and a fine traditional restaurant.

Portiani is located right in the heart of seaside town of Adamas close the traditional tavernas, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. With excellent service and a prime waterfront location, the hotel offers excellent views of the harbour and marina.

Standard Bungalow

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

SIFNOS

Sifnos is a beautiful island located in the western part of the Cyclades. It is a typical example of a Cycladic Island, with traditional architecture, calm beaches, seaside taverns and low hills. The most popular beaches are located on the southern side of Sifnos and have crystal clear water and soft sand. The picturesque village of Kastro is lined with narrow paved streets, stone houses and great sea views.

GETTING THERE BY FERRY

Herronisos from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Folegandros & Syros

GENERAL

Kamares Port

PORTS

Kamares

BEST BEACHES

Platis Yialos, Vathi, Chrissopigi, Faros & Heronissos

MAIN TOWNS

Kamares, Kastro, Vathi & Apollonia

Vathi

272*

from $

Elies Resort

Kastro

SIFNOS Platis Yialos

125*

from $

Alexandros Hotel

VATHI

PLATIS GIALOS

Set in a 50,000 square metre area surrounded by olive trees and on a private beach, Elies Resort features 32 stylish rooms, suites and villas overlooking the Aegean Sea or gardens. The resort offers an outdoor pool, tennis court, children’s playground restaurant, bar and spa centre.

A small family run hotel, the Alexandros is located 180 metres from the beach and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the bus stop. The 49 rooms are bright and airy, each with a balcony overlooking the gardens or Platis Yialos bay. Guest facilities include and outdoor pool, poolside cafe and bar.

Superior Room

SYROS

This charming small island with its distinctive medieval architecture, home to Ermoupoli, is a grand Cycladic town with an unusual history. Syros offers everything you might want from a Greek island: seductive beaches, nightlife, history, old churches, a thriving port, and great food at reasonable prices. There are no large, beach front resorts but it’s a great place to experience Greek culture and hospitality. The island is ideal for families and couples looking for a romantic holiday.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Folegandros, Amorgos, Rhodes, Kos & Samos

SYROS

GENERAL

Ermoupoli Port

PORTS

Ermoupolis

AIRPORT

Platis Yialos, Vathi, Chrissopigi, Faros & Heronissos

BEST BEACHES

Syros National “Demetrius Vikelas”

MAIN TOWNS

Ermoupoli, Galissas, Kini, Vari & Poseidonia

Spacious Garden View

from $

Dolphin Bay Resort

56*

FINIKAS

GALISSAS

This hotel is located in the southwest of Syros, in the beach village of Finikas and only 10 minutes drive from the port. The hotel features a cafe bar, 24 hour reception and internet access and combines modern facilities with traditional Greek hospitality. The 14 rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and have a veranda or balcony with views of the garden or sea.

Dolphin Bay is a large resort in the beach side town of Galissas with 156 guest rooms, suites and apartments built in traditional Cycladic architectural style featuring a veranda or balcony. Facilities include a tavern, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, games room and children’s playgrounds.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

GREECE

44*

SIFNOS • SYROS

Finikas

from $

Brazzera Hotel

Galissas

Standard Room

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HOTELS

AMORGOS

The Eastern most island of the Cyclades, Amorgos is one of the most impressive with ancient footpaths leading through steep rocky terrain, azure waters fantastic for diving, gorgeous caves, scenic bays and a long cultural history. Step off the beaten track and visit an island that offers something for everyone. This island is deal for soft adventure lovers and those who enjoy unspoilt villages and open countryside.

GETTING THERE BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Folegandros & Syros

Aegiali

GENERAL PORTS

Katapola, Aegiali

BEST BEACHES

Aegiali, Katapola, Agia Anna, Levrossos, Mourou, Plakes & Kambi

MAIN TOWNS

Amorgos town, Katapola & Eyiali

AMORGOS

Tholaria Lagada

Hozoviotissa Kloster

Katapola & Port

Arkessini

from $

Vigla Hotel

84*

92*

from $

Aegialis Hotel & Spa

THOLARIA

AEGIALI

Overlooking Aegiali’s sandy beach, Vigla is located in the traditional village of Tholaria and is just 2.5 km from the port. The 25 rooms are designed in traditional architecture and feature comfortable amenities. The onsite restaurant serves homemade Greek dishes overlooking the sea and free Wi-Fi is provided in the hotel lounge.

Aegialis Hotel & Spa is located in the north part of Amorgos Island, near the port of Aegiali. The hotel stands on a hillside, overlooking the lovely bay and offering a breathtaking view into the deep blue of the Aegean and to the surrounding islands. It features a large outdoor pool, spa, gym facilities, restaurant, bar, a range of activities and 49 bright and airy rooms.

Single Room

Superior Modern

FOLENGANDROS

Lying on the southern edge of the Cyclades, Folegandros is a mostly untouched gem with a beautiful old town, small tourist class hotels, picturesque houses and secluded coves, making it an ideal Greek hideaway. Folegandros offers a number of archaeological sites in addition to its natural beauty. It is perfect for those who want an authentic island experience without the glitz and glamour of the bigger islands.

GETTING THERE BY FERRY

Agios Georgios from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Folegandros & Syros

GENERAL

GREECE AMORGOS • FOLENGANDROS

40

FOLEGANDROS

PORTS

Karavostasi

BEST BEACHES

Angali, Livadi, Katergo, Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos & Vardia

MAIN TOWNS

Chora, Karavostasis & Ano Meria

Angali

Chora Karavostasis & Port

Livadi

110*

from $

Chora Resort

Standard Room

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220*

from $

Anemi Hotel

CHORA

KARAVOSTASIS

Based in the main town with first rate facilities including an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, jacuzzi, spa and hamam. The 24 rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with a patio or balcony.

Within metres of the port and walking distance to Vardia and Hochlidia beaches, the Anemi boasts minimalistic design, traditional architecture and a sumptuous restaurant serving traditional delicacies all made with local produce. The 44 rooms are elegantly appointed with modern furnishings. Facilities include a pool, bar restaurant, fitness centre and tennis court.

Double Room

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGE • HOTELS

Chania Harbor

CRETE

Crete is Greece’s largest and most diverse island. Explore and discover its treasures - rugged mountains, endless beaches with turquoise seas, exciting cities, picturesque towns and tranquil villages, stunning countryside, fantastic gastronomy and vibrant entertainment. The island is best explored by car, giving you the freedom to discover its quaint fishing ports, Venetian-style towns and Minoan archaeological sites at your leisure.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Folegandros & Syros

BY FERRY

By ferry from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Paros, Naxos to Heraklion

BY FERRY

By ferry from Athens to Chania

Kissamos Chania Rethymnon

Samaria Gorge

CRETE Kalamaki

Heraklion Hersonissos Elounda

Sitia

Agios Nikolaos Ierapetra

GENERAL PORTS

Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, Sitia

AIRPORTS

Heraklion & Chania

CRETE – HERAKLION HOTELS

Battle of Crete - ANZAC 75th Anniversary

7D/6N

2795* Group

DEPARTS

Athens

OPERATES

17 May 2016

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation • Fully escorted • Battlefield tours • Commemorative services

112*

from $

Galaxy Hotel

from $ TYPE

Crete’s largest city is the ideal base for visiting the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum and the island’s exquisite interior.

This award-winning luxury hotel is located near the city centre. It boasts a large freshwater pool, two restaurants, a lounge bar, a gym, complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking. The rooms are elegant and modern and have pool or city views.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Superior Room

DAY 1 ATHENS

Lato Boutique Hotel

DAY 2-6 ATHENS – CHANIA

We leave Athens on an overnight ferry to Chania. Over the following days we attend commemorations and visit the battlefields escorted by our historians.

A family run boutique hotel opposite the old Venetian harbour. All 79 rooms are recently renovated in a modern design and feature a balcony. Hotel facilities include a 24 hour front desk, a relaxing steam room and jacuzzi, mini gym, free internet corner, lounge bar and three dining options.

DAY 7 CHANIA

End of pilgrimage in Chania. Note: Please contact Tempo Holidays for a full brochure or visit our website

74*

from $

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Standard Room

HOT TIP Souda Bay Cemetery

GREECE CRETE

Arrive in Athens.

Tempo Holidays is also running an overland expedition from Gallipoli to Athens to coincide with the Crete pilgrimage.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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HOTELS

CRETE – RETHYMNON HOTELS

Great beaches, a gorgeous Venetian harbour and the famous Monastery of Arkadi make Rethymnon an excellent place to be based. It is just over an hour from Heraklion and two hours from Chania.

Old Harbour, Rethymnon

78*

from $

Pearl Beach Hotel

104*

from $

Aegean Pearl

This seafront hotel is at the end of the promenade in the old part of town, just a short walk to the city centre. The 160 spacious rooms have balconies or terraces. Facilities include two pools, an a la carte restaurant, a wellness centre and a minimart.

Situated at the end of the beach promenade, this hotel is within walking distance from the town centre. The 100 stylish rooms are located over two floors and feature a balcony with sea views. Facilities include three pools, two restaurants, a bar and fitness and wellness centre.

Superior Room

CRETE – HERSONISSOS HOTELS

Located 25kms from Heraklion on Crete’s north shore, Hersonissos offers many beach hotels and is considered the most developed tourist resort in Crete. The harbour is famous for its nightlife and is mostly preferred by younger travellers who want to have some fun. Car hire is recommended.

96*

from $

Galaxy Villas Koutouloufari

Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel

Galaxy Villas is located in Koutouloufari, a hilltop village with the town and beaches only 1 km away. Villas are warmly decorated and contemporary, and are built in a local style with sea, garden or mountain views. Many villas have their own balconies and are suitable for up to 4 adults. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Villa

from $

54*

The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from town and 20 metres from the beach. This hotel offers a swimming pool, a wellness centre and two restaurants. There is a bus stop 350 metres away connecting to Crete’s main towns. All 205 rooms are tastefully decorated and feature a furnished balcony. Note: Car hire is recommended Superior Room

CRETE – ELOUNDA HOTELS

This exclusive resort area on Mirabello Bay is in northeast Crete. The bay is simply breathtaking, offering great beaches, a peaceful lagoon, crystal-clear waters and views of Spinalonga, a rocky offshore islet. Perfect for couples or that special occasion.

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

GREECE

Situated about 70 km from Heraklion, this resort offers 170 beautifully appointed rooms, all with views of superb Mirabello Bay. Guests can relax at the Six Senses Spa, play tennis or enjoy a round of golf on the private 9-hole course. Dine in your choice of seven restaurants and five bars. Extensive children’s amenities are a feature.

CRETE 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

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257*

from $

Porto Sea View Room

Blue Palace Resort & Spa

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Superior Sea View Bungalow

276*

from $

Set on the Elounda beach front, combining luxurious accommodation with award winning cuisine. This resort offers 251 elegant suites and bungalows, most with private pools and spectacular views. Delicious Cretan, Italian and Asian dishes are served in a range of restaurants and bars. Facilities include infinity pools, a spa, water-sports, fitness centres, tennis courts and two Turkish hammams.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

CRETE – AGIOS NIKOLAOS HOTELS

A picturesque port town on Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos is close to many beaches and coves, the lake and only 62 km from Heraklion airport. It pairs cosmopolitan buzz with a laid-back beach life, and though it’s become one of the island’s most popular destinations, it still packs plenty of old-school appeal. Agios Nikolaos is ideal for everyone, young and old, singles, couples and families wanting a quiet beach escape. from $

Miramare Resort

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

82*

132*

from $

Minos Palace Hotel

Miramare is located close to the town of Agios Nikolaos and Mirabello Bay. It is built in a traditional style with 153 spacious, well appointed guest rooms (including family rooms), most with sea views. Facilities include two restaurants, two pool bars, three freshwater pools, a games room, fitness centre and children’s playground.

Ideally situated on a rugged headland with magnificent views of Agios Nikolaos Bay, the 97 rooms and suites are modern in design and fully equipped. Facilities include a private beach, beach bar, pool, a la carte restaurants and a wellness centre. Parking is also available on site.

Double Sea View Room

Sea View Room

CRETE – CHANIA HOTELS

This fascinating Venetian town has a beautiful harbour and Old City. Chania is the island’s second largest city and the best place to stay while exploring the natural beauty of western Crete. It has a rich history and cultural heritage, with a variety of monuments from the Byzantine and Venetian period. There are many beautiful beaches just outside the town.

Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

134*

from $

126*

from $

Santa Marina Plaza

Located 8 km from the centre of Chania, this boutique hotel is set on Agia Marina beach and is close to bars, cafes and taverns. Facilities include a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a restaurant and a pool bar. With modern decor, all 51 air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony with full or side views of the Cretan Sea or the garden. Note: This is an adult’s only hotel

TO SELLEP R

Double Sea View Room

from $

Kydon Hotel

The centrally located Kydon Hotel has spectacular views of the old town, the Venetian harbour and the White Mountains. Guests can select from 114 rooms and suites with balconies, airconditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Room

110*

from $

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with sprawling pools, only a two minute walk from Platanias beach and 10 km from the centre of Chania. Minoa offers all the facilities expected of a world class resort including four pools, two children’s pools, four eateries, five bars, spa facilities and a huge range of sport and leisure activities. Double Mountain View Room

Porto Veneziano

10% O EARLYFF BIRD

93*

from $

This recently refurbished hotel is located right on the waterfront, close to the centre of the city. It has panoramic views of the picturesque harbour and the mountains of Crete and offers 51 tastefully decorated rooms and six luxurious suites, all with private balconies. Facilities include a snack bar and internet cafe.

CRETE

Standard Room

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

80*

GREECE

This 17th century Venetian palazzo is located in the heart of Chania’s old town. The 24 luxury suites are individually furnished and feature marble bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers and modern amenities. Facilities include a spa, a library and a roof terrace with lounge bar. The hotel specialises in gourmet Cretan breakfasts.

Double Economy Room

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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SIGHTSEEING

CRETE SIGHTSEEING

Spinalonga Fortress, Crete

Knossos & Modern

Minoan Magic

The Island – Spinalonga BBQ

from $95* per person

from $123* per person

from $112* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

6 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DEPARTS

Main Road, Knossos

DEPARTS

Alpha Bank, Chania Town

DEPARTS

Alikarnassos, Heraklion

OPERATES

Thu at 8.30am (15 May – 15 Oct)

OPERATES

Mon at 7.20am (Apr – Sep)

OPERATES

Sun at 6.30am (15 May – 15 Oct)

Begin this memorable day by visiting the largest and most impressive Minoan palace, the Palace of Knossos. Continue to Heraklion, whose central square, with its stylish cafes, stores and restaurants, is dominated by the Fountain of the Lions. Admire the elegant Venetian Loggia, and enjoy some free time in Heraklion to explore at your own pace.

Explore the most famous archaeological site in Crete, the Palace of Knossos, birthplace of the mythical Minotaur and home to the Minoans, one of the earliest European civilisations. You will be accompanied by an expert guide and also have some free time to discover vibrant Heraklion and its many shops and pavement cafes.

Elafonisi Island Paradise

Sail from Elounda to the tiny uninhabited islet of Spinalonga. Formerly a powerful fortress of Venetian Crete, the island was also once home to a leper colony. Continue onto Kolokytha, where you can enjoy the water, the sun, and a delicious BBQ on the beautiful sandy beach before a visit to the delightful seaside town of Agios Nikolaos. Tour excludes entrance fee to Spinalonga.

Tastes of Crete

Chania Walking Tour

GREECE

from $160* per person

from $227* per person

from $54* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

10 hours

DURATION

5 hours

DURATION

2.5 hours

DEPARTS

Alpha Bank, Chania Town

DEPARTS

Chania hotel

DEPARTS

Chania Old Town Square

OPERATES

Wed at 8.30am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Tue & Sat at 9.30am (May – Sep)

OPERATES

Tue, Thu & Sat 5.30pm (May – Sep)

CRETE

Depart Chania and head south-east through groves of graceful plane and chestnut trees, passing enchanting villages and the famous cave at Agia Sofia. Swim in the deep blue sea surrounding the delightful island of Elafonisi before departing by boat for Paleochora, enjoying spectacular views of beautiful southern Crete en route. Pass through wild forests and extensive olive and orange groves on your return journey.

Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts will delight in this hands-on insight into Crete’s culinary traditions and regional foods. It features personal instruction from a local cook in a beautiful 18th century farmhouse surrounded by organic gardens. Choose to relax and observe, or participate in the wine and cheese tasting, before joining in the ultimate enjoyment of a delicious meal with traditional Cretan wines.

This well-researched tour will reveal Chania’s most significant sites, including its Venetian fortifications, the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic cathedrals, the Etz Hayyim synagogue, and the fascinating Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. Discover hidden gems which reflect the mix of influences that give the city its unique atmosphere.

Note: Tour operation is subject to participation and weather conditions. Tours may be cancelled or rescheduled accordingly. Hotel pick up for sightseeing tours is available upon request at time of booking and at an extra cost. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply.

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HOTELS

SKIATHOS – MAMMA MIA

Skiathos is paradise on Earth. This pristine yet cosmopolitan island is blessed with lush pine forests, crystal-clear waters and more than 60 beautifully clean beaches. The most famous of these is Koukounaries, which has been voted one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Volos, Ag. Constantinos & Skopelos

Aegean Sea

GENERAL

SKIATHOS

PORTS

Skiathos

AIRPORTS

Skiathos airport “Alexandros Papadiamantis”

BEST BEACHES

Koukounaries, Agia Paraskevi, Achladies, Vromolimnos, Elia & Mandraki

MAIN TOWNS

Skiathos Town, Kaliva, Katsaros & Troulos

Achladies Beach

Koukounaries

Agia Paraskevi Beach

from $

Skiathos Princess

Skiathos Port

86*

173*

from $

Atrium Hotel

AGIA PARASKEVI

AGIA PARASKEVI

Located 7 km from the port and airport and set in lovely gardens with direct access to Agia Paraskevi Beach. All 133 rooms boast classic Mediterranean decor as well as balconies with sea or garden views. Facilities include a large outdoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, spa, three restaurants and three bars.

Built into a hillside overlooking Platanias Bay, this boutique-style hotel offers fantastic views and a great location close to the beach. Facilities include a well-maintained pool, children’s pool and playground, buffet restaurant, taverna and pool bar. The 75 guest rooms are well equipped offering the added bonus of sea views and suites including a jacuzzi or private pool. Tempo says:

Standard Club Room

Standard Double

SKOPELOS – MAMMA MIA

Greece’s greenest island enchants visitors with azure waters, golden sands, traditional Pelion architecture and an easy going atmosphere. More than half of Skopelos is covered with virgin pine forest, and it was the island’s extraordinary natural beauty that led Hollywood producers to select it as the location for the movie ‘Mamma Mia’.

GETTING THERE from Volos, Ag. Constantinos & Skiathos

Loutraki Port

PORTS

Skopelos

AIRPORTS

Stafylos, Velanio, Panormos, Limnonari, Agnondas & Milia

BEST BEACHES

Stafylos, Velanio, Panormos, Limnonari, Agnondas & Milia

MAIN TOWNS

Skopelos town, Glossa & Elios

SKOPELOS

Kastani Beach

114*

from $

Skopelos Holidays Hotel

Agios Ioannis

Panormos

Skopelos

91*

from $

Blue Green Hotel

GYFTOLAKAS

PANORMOS

Situated near the port, this property is close to Stafylos and Valanio Beach and enjoys wonderful views of Skopelos Bay. All 48 rooms feature free Wi-Fi and delightful verandas. Facilities include a huge pool, pool bar, fitness room, sauna, full-service spa and a superb restaurant.

Located in the lush green bay of Panormos, a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and golden sand. Each of the 16 tastefully furnished rooms has a balcony or veranda with amazing views. The hotel features a lovely pool area with a restaurant and Mojito beach bar offering a selection of food and beverages all day.

Double Room

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

SKIATHOS • SKOPELOS

GENERAL

GREECE

BY FERRY

Standard Room

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HOTELS

Hippocrates Square, Old Town

RHODES

This popular holiday island has beautiful white sands that fringe the dazzling waters of the Aegean. The medieval arches, ramparts and cobbled streets of Rhodes’ Old Town are a legacy of the Knights of St John and have earned the town a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The island has a rich collection of historical sites and monuments that represent Greek history and are worth visiting.

Ixia

Rhodes Port Old Town/New Town Faliraki

Kalavarda

695

RHODES Lindos

4D/3N

Discover charming Rhodes on this introductory package. See it all, from the Temple of Apollo to the port of Mandraki and Old Town.

Best Western Plaza Hotel from $ *

Ladiko Beach

Kamiros

Taste of Rhodes

Mediterranean Hotel from $ *

716

Sheraton Rhodes Hotel from $ *

928

TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Rhodes airport or port

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 31 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 3 breakfasts B • Return airport or port transfers by taxi • Rhodes hop on/hop off tour of the Old and New City

DAY 1 RHODES

GETTING THERE

Arrive at Rhodes airport or port and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Spend the rest of the day exploring Rhodes at your leisure.

BY AIR

from Athens and Heraklion

BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Syros, Kos, Patmos, Symi, Fethiye & Marmaris

GENERAL PORTS

Rhodes tourist Port, Mandraki & Acandia

AIRPORTS

Rhodes International Airport “Diagoras”

BEST BEACHES

Afandou, Lindos, Ialysos, Faliraki, Lardos & Prasonisi

MAIN TOWNS

Rhodes city, Archangelos, Ixia, Asklipio & Gennadi

DAY 2-3 RHODES

Experience a great orientation of Rhodes with the hop-on hop-off bus tour and become acquainted with several of its sights and points of interest, both within the city and along the trajectory from site to site. Attractions en route include the aquarium, the port of Mandraki, the government buildings, the new market, the Old Town with the Palace of the Great Magister, the new marina, the hill of Monte Smith with the Acropolis of the Ancient city of Rhodes, the Temple of God Apollonos, the Ancient Theatre and the Ancient Stadium. Enjoy the rest of your time in Rhodes at your leisure. B DAY 4 RHODES

The package ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport or port. B

RHODES – OLD TOWN HOTELS

A maze of narrow streets that bustles with activity day and night. Many of the old sandstone buildings have been converted into charming tavernas, hotels and shops.

GREECE

Kokkini Porta Rosa Hotel

This traditional house turned hotel is located in the heart of the old town. The furnishings are light and earthy with warmth and care being taken in restoring this charming hotel.

RHODES

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119*

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Avalon Boutique Hotel

117*

from $

This medieval retreat within the imposing walls of the old city was lovingly resorted under the supervision of the Archaeological Authorities. Combining a style of the past with modern conveniences to provide maximum comfort in this 6 deluxe suite gem.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

RHODES – NEW TOWN HOTELS

Most modern hotels are situated outside the city walls near the beach areas. The New Town boasts Neoclassical Venetian buildings and a lovely marina within 15 minutes walk of the Old Town.

Lindos Bay, Rhodes

Mediterranean Hotel

97*

from $

Mediterranean Hotel is located opposite a sandy beach within walking distance of Rhodes Town. The 241 spacious rooms are well equipped, and guests can upgrade to a sea view room for superb vistas of the Aegean. Facilities include a freshwater pool and restaurant. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Garden View

Rodos Park Suites & Spa

Walls of The Old Town, Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes

151*

from $

119*

from $

Sheraton Rhodes

Standing opposite the walls of the Old Town, this small luxury hotel offers 59 beautifully renovated rooms with balconies. Facilities include an outdoor pool, wellness spa, gym, a restaurant and rooftop lounge bar with great views. The beach is a 10 minute walk away.

Just 4 km from town, this family-friendly resort overlooks Ixia beach. The 401 spacious rooms are extremely stylish and have private balconies. Facilities include three restaurants, four swimming pools, a pool bar, tennis court and a private beach with free sunbeds. 10% O EARLYFF BIRD

Double Room

Classic Mountain View

RHODES – IXIA

98*

from $

Atrium Platinum Resort

Set in a singular location on one of the most alluring destinations of the Mediterranean, the Rodos Palace blends luxury with space and freedom, redefining accommodation standards.

from $

85*

The Atrium Platinum is placed harmonically in the cove facing the alluring endless Aegean Sea. With a distinct luxury design with contemporary and modern rooms with comfort in mind.

GREECE

Rodos Palace

RHODES

Situated northeast of Rhodes, Ixia is a quintessential, pretty, purpose-built resort town clinging to the curl of the Aegean coastline known as Ixia Bay. Ixia’s 2 km shingle beach washed by warm blue waters that look towards the Turkish mainland.

Terrace View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS

RHODES SIGHTSEEING Lindos Cruise

Cruise to Symi Island

Marmaris - Turkey

from $76* per person

from $97* per person

from $98* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

9 hours

DURATION

9 hours

DURATION

9 hours

DEPARTS

Mandraki Port

DEPARTS

Acandia port

DEPARTS

Tourist port

Wed – Sun at 8am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Thurs – Fri at 8am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Thurs at 8am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Cruise along the east coast of Rhodes to the idyllic port of Lindos. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, admire its magnificent Acropolis, sample the local cuisine and swim in the inviting blue waters of the Aegean. Re-board the boat in the afternoon, stopping at Stegna Beach or Tsambika Bay for a short swim before disembarking at Mandraki Port.

Spend a glorious day on Symi, one of the most picturesque islands in the Dodecanese group. Famous for its high-quality natural sea sponges, Symi boasts many impressive buildings, including Gialos’s neoclassical houses, which climb the hillside like an amphitheatre. Stop at the beautiful bay of Panormitis and pay a visit to the 17th century Monastery of St Michael.

A 70 minute catamaran cruise takes you to Marmaris, one of the most attractive cities on the west Turkish coast. Built around a delightful bay, Marmaris combines old and new architecture with a good dose of oriental charm. Pay a visit to the lively Marmaris Bazaar, taste some of Turkey’s mouth-watering cuisine and soak up the rich culture of this wonderful seaport. Return to Rhodes in the evening.

Kos

KOS

The ancient home of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, Kos is the second-largest island in the Dodecanese. Beautiful beaches, an impressive castle and fantastic weather all year round make Kos an ideal family destination.

GETTING THERE Lambi Kos Port

Psalidi

BY AIR

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Patmos, Kalymnos & Bodrum

GENERAL

Antimachia

KOS Kefalos

PORTS

Kos

AIRPORTS

Kos International Airport “Hippocrates”

BEST BEACHES

Paradise beach, Agios Theologos, Tigaki, Lambi, Kardamena & Marmari

MAIN TOWNS

Kos town, Kefalos, Kardamena & Mastichari

GREECE

from $

Kosta Palace

52*

78*

from $

Hotel Atlantis

RHODES • KOS

KOS

LAMBI

The Kosta Palace Hotel stands in the centre of town and overlooks the breathtaking harbour. The 165 air-conditioned rooms are equipped with all modern amenities. Facilities include a rooftop terrace and a swimming pool with views of the medieval castle and the Aegean.

Situated on the beach 2 km from town, this hotel is ideal for families. Facilities include two swimming pools, a private beach, a tennis court, a restaurant and a children’s playground. A shuttle goes into town, where there is an abundance of restaurants, shops and nightlife.

Standard Twin

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HOTELS

Kokkari Port

SAMOS

Visit Samos, the closest Greek island to the Turkish coast. This lush island has many archaeological sites and the highest peaks in the Aegean. Vathy is the busy main town, while Pythagorion is the most popular tourist resort, set around a picturesque harbour. The island is an ideal stop for visitors travelling between Greece and Turkey.

HOT TIP Take a ferry to Kusadasi and spend the day exploring the ancient ruins in Ephesus.

Karlovarssi

Please contact Tempo Holidays for further details.

Kokkari Kalami

SAMOS

85*

KALAMI

Pythagorion Port

Just 15 minutes from Samos Town and 500 metres from Gagou Beach, Ino Village has fantastic panoramic sea views. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool and free onsite parking. The 65 rooms are comfortably furnished and feature a spacious balcony or terrace overlooking the pool or sea.

Arion Hotel KOKKARI

This 4 star hotel is named after Arion, the famous poet and composer who lived in Samos from 625 to 585 BC. The hotel features 108 rooms, divided between the main building and a bungalow complex. The rooms are fully air- conditioned and equipped with the latest amenities.

127*

from $

Doryssa Seaside Resort

GETTING THERE BY AIR

from Athens & Thessaloniki

BY FERRY

ferry from Athens, Lesvos, Chios, Mykonos, Syros & Kusadasi

GENERAL PORTS

Vathy, Pythagorion & Karlovassi

AIRPORTS

Samos International Airport

BEST BEACHES

Kerveli, Lemonakia, Mykali, Pythagorion & Tsamadou

MAIN TOWNS

Vathy, Pythagorion, Kokkari & Karlovassi

from $

Samos City Hotel

58*

PYTHAGORION

VATHY

Located on the beach near historical Pythagorion, this modern resort displays traditional Samian architecture. All rooms feature satellite TV, air-conditioning, internet access, a mini-bar and a safe. Facilities include two restaurants, a spa retreat and water sports.

Samos City is located in the very centre of the picturesque town of Vathy. All rooms feature a balcony which, in most cases, has beautiful views of the sea and beyond. With comfortable well appointed rooms, each offering air-conditioning and central heating for the year round stay.

Classic Garden View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

SAMOS

116*

from $

Kerveli

GREECE

from $

Ino Village

Vathi (Samos Town & Port)

Standard Room

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SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS

SAMOS SIGHTSEEING Ephesus (Turkey) Excursion

Day Cruise Patmos

from $192* per person

from $162* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

10 hours

DURATION

10 hours

DEPARTS

Pythagorion port

DEPARTS

Pythagorion port

OPERATES

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun at 8.30am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Mon & Fri at 8.30am (May – Oct)

Take a trip to Ephesus in Turkey and discover the bestpreserved ancient city in Asia Minor. Sit in the theatre where St Paul preached and Roman dramas were performed. Stroll past the Library of Celsus, the Roman baths, Roman terrace houses, and the Temple of Hadrian. Drive back to the port for the ferry ride back to Samos. Transfer to hotel.

Named as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea” the island of Patmos is one of aesthetic austerity. This tranquil destination, formerly a refuge for Christian monks, seems to consist only of jagged rocks, lava stone and beautiful crescent moon bays. Ferry to Patmos to visit St John’s Grotto and the Monastery of St John in the Chora of Patmos. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure before returning to Samos.

Monastery of Spiliani, Samos

CORFU

Sleepy villages, hideaway beaches with first class watersports, and vibrant nightlife makes Corfu ideal for both families and couples. Amongst olive groves and cypress trees are beautiful family resorts, with well-developed hotels and safe beaches.

GETTING THERE CORFU Dassia

BY AIR

from Athens & Thessaloniki

BY FERRY

from Igoumenitsa, Patras or Bari, Ancona & Venice (Italy)

GENERAL

Corfu Kanoni Agios Ioannis

PORTS

Corfu

AIRPORTS

Corfu International Airport, “Ioannis Kapodistrias”

BEST BEACHES

Paleokastritsa, Agios Gordios, Kanoni, Nissaki & Issos

MAIN TOWNS & RESORTS

Corfu Town, Kavos, Dassia, Kerkira & Agios Ioannis

104*

from $

Cavalieri Hotel CORFU

NAFSIKAS

Located 50 metres from the sea in the heart of Corfu’s Venetian old town, this 17th century mansion has been carefully restored into a boutique hotel. Facilities include a bar and roof garden with spectacular views of the town.

The Corfu Palace is located in Kanoni, 3km from the airport, 15km from Glyfada, 25km from Palaiokastritsa and 35km from Sidari. The hotel has 162 rooms with balconies as well as a swimming pool, children’s playground and fitness centre.

Double Room

GREECE SAMOS • CORFU

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Double Sea View

98*

from $

Corfu Chandris Hotel

Deluxe Room

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147*

from $

Divani Corfu Palace

122*

from $

Marbella Beach Hotel

DASSIA BAY

AGIOS IOANNIS

Only 10 minutes drive from Corfu town, this hotel has 213 rooms with balconies and splendid views of the sea or gardens. Facilities include a private beach, three outdoor pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre, two beach bars, restaurants and a lovely seafront tavern.

Boasting a private beach area, Marbella Beach features all the facilities you would expect from a world class resort including outdoor pools, children’s pool, water sports, kids club, gym, spa and many dining options. The recently renovated rooms are bright and spacious and the resort offers many family facilities.

Standard Garden View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

KEFALONIA

The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia boasts a towering mountain range, dramatic cliffs and superb beaches. This scenic island was the setting for the popular novel and movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.

GETTING THERE Fiskardo

from Athens

BY FERRY

from Patras, Zakynthos, Lefkada & Ithaca

GENERAL

Myrtos Beach

Sami Port Argostoli/ Pessada Port

BY AIR

PORTS

Sami, Passada & Fiskardo

AIRPORTS

Cephalonia International Airport

BEST BEACHES

Lassi area, Skala, Anti-Samos, Lourdas, Poros & Myrtos

MAIN TOWNS

Argostoli, Lassi, Lixouri, Skala, Poros, Sami & Fiskardo

KEFALONIA Lassi Platis Yialos

Skala

Mareblue Apostolata Resort & Spa

76*

from $

Assos Village, Kefalonia

from $

Ionian Plaza

88*

SKALA

ARGOSTOLI

This splendid resort overlooks the ocean 4 km from Skala and 37 km from Argostoli airport. The 166 spacious rooms and suites enjoy great views. Facilities include a pool, a wellness centre, two excellent restaurants and a free bus to Skala and Poros.

Located 9 km from the airport in the centre of Argostoli, this recently refurbished hotel blends traditional charm and neoclassical architecture with fabulous contemporary comforts. Rooms are fully equipped and well appointed. Facilities include a breakfast room and daily maid service.

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ZAKYNTHOS

The most southern island in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos delights travellers with golden beaches, clear waters and lush, pine-covered mountains. The island has plenty of interesting attractions including archaeological sites, quaint traditional villages, Venetian castles and a marine park dedicated to preserving the endangered Caretta-Caretta sea turtle.

GETTING THERE

Ag. Nikolaos Port Alykes

from Athens & Thessaloniki

BY FERRY

from Kilini & Kefalonia

PORTS

Zante & Ag. Nikolaos

AIRPORTS

Zakynthos International Airport

BEST BEACHES

Vassilikos, Laganas, Tsilivi & Alykes

MAIN TOWNS

Zante, Alykes, Laganas, Argasi & Kalamaki

Kalamaki Laganas

Vassilikos

97*

from $

Lesante Hotel & Spa

Blue Caves, Zakynthos

from $

Best Western Zante Park

82*

TSILIVI

LANGANAS

Only 100 metres from one of the best beaches in Zakynthos, this resort property features elegantly decorated rooms with state of the art furnishings and a balcony or terrace. Facilities include three swimming pools, two restaurants, a pool bar, a piano bar and a wellness spa. Zante is about 5 km away.

Located 300 metres from Laganas Beach and 7 km from Zante, the Best Western has 140 well-appointed rooms with furnished balconies or terraces. Family and interconnecting rooms are also available. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, freshwater pool, pool bar, gym and watersports.

Deluxe Room

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GREECE

Zante Port

KEFALONIA • ZAKYNTHOS

GENERAL

Tsilivi ZAKYNTHOS

BY AIR

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CRUISING

CRUISING

A Tempo cruising holiday not only takes you to some of the most picturesque islands and sea ports in the eastern Mediterranean, it takes you there in a relaxed style. There is no packing and unpacking between hotels or sitting on long bus journeys; just beautiful sea and landscapes, delectable meals and dazzling on board entertainment. We have cruises to suit all tastes. Boasting 25 years of cruising experience, Celestyal Cruise Lines have a fleet of comfortable cruise vessels to take you to idyllic and historical destinations at a very competitive price, while Variety’s smaller ships offer a cruising experience reminiscent of a private yacht.

Celestyal Olympia Deck

CELESTYAL CRUISE LINES

INCLUSIONS

Celestyal Lines has an exciting range of cruises for the budget conscious traveller. Relax and watch the Mediterranean landscape drift by, then disembark to visit the Aegean’s most fascinating ports. Back on board, you can revel in fabulous onboard entertainment and enjoy exotic meals prepared by world-class chefs.

• Accommodation • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner • Onboard entertainment • Port taxes and service charges

Celestyal Olympia

Celestyal Olympia

Cabin

GREECE

Celestyal Crystal

CELESTYAL CRUISE LINES Celestyal Crystal

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Named after ancient sanctuary that was the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the mother of Alexander the Great, there is no better way to see these iconic Aegean destinations than on Celestyal Olympia. The cruise ship is impressive and incredibly comfortable. Nine passenger decks comprise of 724 cabins (418 outside cabins, nine of which have balconies and two which are suitable for wheelchairs), air-conditioning, restaurants, 5 bars, two lounges, disco, casino, internet cafe, library, video arcade, cinema, kids area, two swimming pools, whirlpool, fitness centre & spa, beauty salon, duty free and onboard physician.

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Pool Deck

The Celestyal Crystal is a gem of the high seas, a summertime classic. This comfortable cruise ship has a unique yacht-like design and an array of amenities, spacious cabins and suites, elegant lounges and restaurants, internet corner and open promenades. Nine passenger decks comprise of 480 cabins (317 outside cabins, 10 of which have balconies and six which are suitable for wheelchairs), air-conditioning, sun deck, pool, jacuzzi, beauty salon, wellness centre, restaurant, dining rooms, lounges, bars, disco, casino, duty free shops, photo gallery, internet corner and onboard physician.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


CRUISING

Inside from $

Iconic Aegean

4D/3N Inside from $

627

8D/7N

6 Greek Islands & Turkey

Outside from $780*

Athens

Bodrum

Suite from $3252*

TYPE

Cruise

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Athens

DEPARTS

Athens

OPERATES

Fri (11 Mar – 28 Oct)

OPERATES

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

Fri (06 May – 24 Jun & 02 Sep – 21 Oct)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

SAILING SCHEDULE

Ios Santorini

Milos

Port taxes & service charges from $499

*

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Fri

Athens, Greece

-

1pm

Fri

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Sat

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

7am

1pm

Patmos, Greece

4pm

Karpathos

Chania

Crete (Heraklion), Greece

7am

Sun

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

9.30pm

Mon

Athens, Greece

6am

-

Iconic Aegean

5 Greek Islands & Turkey

11.30am

5D/4N

Idyllic Aegean ARRIVE

DEPART

Fri

Athens, Greece

-

12pm

Sat

Istanbul, Turkey

9am

7pm

Outside from $2050*

Sun

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

3.30pm

10pm

Suite from $3365*

Mon

Santorini, Greece

10am

6.30pm

Tue

Crete (Ag Nicholoas), Greece

7am

6pm

Wed

Rhodes, Greece

7am

2pm

Wed

Symi, Greece

4.30pm

8pm

Thu

Chios, Greece

7am

12pm

Thu

Mykonos, Greece

5.30pm

11.30pm

Fri

Athens, Greece

6am

1465*

Port taxes & service charges from $499*

-

908

*

*

Port taxes & service charges from $273

8D/7N

Inside from $

PORT

*

Suite from $1798

Sitia

Heraklion

CRETE

DAY

9pm

Kos

Mediterranean Sea

SAILING SCHEDULE

Outside from $1120

Mykonos

Syros

Port taxes & service charges from $204

Inside from $

Kusadasi

Outside from $1913

*

Sun

Samos

* *

Suite from $1235*

Sat

Cesme

1365

*

TURKEY

Idyllic Aegean

*

Istanbul

GREECE

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Athens

OPERATES

Fri (01 Jul – 26 Aug)

VESSEL

Celestyal Christal (or similar)

SAILING SCHEDULE

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Fri

Athens, Greece

-

1pm

Fri

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Sat

Kusadasi, Turkey

7am

1pm

Sat

Samos, Greece

3.30pm

10.30pm

Sun

Milos, Greece

9am

8pm

Mon

Athens, Greece

6.30am

12noon

TYPE

Cruise

Mon

Syros, Greece

6pm

11.30pm

DEPARTS

Athens

Tue

Cesme, Turkey

7am

10pm

OPERATES

Mon (14 Mar – 24 Oct)

Tue

Bodrum, Turkey

7am

6pm

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

Wed

Kos, Greece

7am

6pm

Thu

Ios, Greece

7am

2.30pm

TURKEY

SAILING SCHEDULE

Chios

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Mon

Athens, Greece

-

1pm

Mon

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Tue

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

7am

1pm

Tue

Patmos, Greece

4pm

9pm

Wed

Crete (Heraklion), Greece

7am

6pm

Thu

Rhodes, Greece

7am

11.30am

Thu

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

9.30pm

Fri

Athens, Greece

6am

-

Athens

Kusadasi Mykonos

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

Fri

Athens, Greece

6.30am

-

Patmos

Santorini

Heraklion

Thu

9pm

Symi Rhodes

Ag. Nicholoas

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

ALSO AVAILABLE • 5D/4N Idyllic Aegean Operates: Mon (04 Jul – 29 Aug) Inside from $995 • Outside from $1207 • Suite from $1928 • 4D/3N Idyllic Aegean Operates: Fri (01 Jul – 26 Aug) Inside from $659 • Outside from $814 • Suite from $1309

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4 Greek Islands & Turkey

GREECE

Iconic Aegean

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CELESTYAL CRYSTAL HERA DECK HERA DECK

HORIZONS BAR

DECK 10

BAR

ELEVATOR HERA DECK

ZEUS

ELEVATOR

HERA DECK

HORIZONS BAR HERA DECK

SANA BEAUTY CENTRE

SWIMMING POOL

ELEVATOR

WELLNESS CENTER MUSES LOUNGE BALCONY

ELEVATOR

HELIOS & POOL BAR

LEDA CASUAL DINING

AURA CASUAL DINING

DECK 9 HERA

EROS LOUNGE AMALTHIA RESTAURANT

7000

7001

7002

7003

7004

7005

7006

7007

7008

7009

7105 ELEVATORS

7106 7118

BRIDGE

7200

7201

7202

7203

6004 6204

6208

6205

6209

6206

6210

6207

6104 6123

6101 6120

6105 6124

6102 6121 6103 6122

6106 6125

6211

6212

6100

6003

6203

6002

6202

6001 6000

DECK 6

6200

VENUS

6201

5000

5001

5002

5003 5004

5005

5006

5007

5008

5009

5010

5011 5012

5013

5103 5111

5104 5112

5105 5113

5106 5114

5107 5115

RE

5108 5116

ELEVATORS

5109 5117

5102

5101 5100

DECK 5

5110

DIONYSSOS

5200

5201

5202

5204

5203

5205 5206

5207

4101 4126 4102 4127

4103 4128

4104 4129

4100 HOSPITAL

DECK 4 POSEIDON

4200 4201

4202 4203 4204

4205 4206

25.611

LENGTH

162

BREADTH

25,6 m

DRAUGHT

6,10 m

CRUISING SPEED

18 knots

PASSENGER DECKS

9

ELEVATORS

4

STABILIZERS

Yes

ELECTRIC CURRENT

110 - 220V C

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

DNV

TOTAL OUTSIDE CABINS

317

TOTAL INSIDE CABINS

163

TOTAL CABINS

480

CREW

3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3100 3116

3101 3117

3102 3118

3103 3119

3104 3120

3105 3121

3122

ELEVATORS

DECK 3 HERMES

CREW MEMBERS

406

NATIONALITY OF OFFICERS

Hellenic & International

NATIONALITY OF CREW

European & International

3200 3201 3202 3203 3204 3205

3206 3207 3208

3209

3210 3211 3212 3213 3214

3215 3216 3217 3218 3219 3220

3221 3222 3223

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

CATEGORY

TONNAGE

CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS

4000 4001 4002

4003 4004 4005

4006 4007

3006 3007 3008

3106 3124

3107 3125

3108 3126

3109 3127

3110 3128

3111 3129

3112 3130

3123

5208

5209

4207 4208

4209

4210

3025

3026

ELEVATOR

4105 4130 4106 4131 4107 4132

4133

3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024

3027

3028

ELEVATOR

5210

4215

4211

4216

4212

4109 4134 4110 4135

4217

ELEVATORS

4111 4136

4218

4108

4213

4112 4137

4214

4113 4138

4219

4220

4221

4222

4223

4224

4226

4225

3029

3115 3114 3113

4008 4009 4010

4011

4012

4013

4014

4015

4016

4017

4019

4018

ELEVATOR

4114 4139

4115 4140 4116 4141

ELEVATOR

PHOTO SHOP

5211 5212

N

4020

4021

4022

4023

4024

4025

4026

4027

4232

4227

4233

4117

4228

4234

4229

4235

4118

4142 4230

4120 4143 4121 4144 4231

4122 4145

4236

4123 4146

4237

4147

4028

4029

4030

4031

4032

4033

4034

4035

4036

4037

4038

4119

5213

TIO

P CE INTERNET CORNER

DECK 7 APOLLO

SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

6005

6006

6007

6008

6009

6010

6107 6126

6127

6213

6219

ELEVATORS

6220

6108

6011

6012

6013

6221

6214 6215

6109 6128

6222

6216

6110 6129

6217

6111 6130

6218

6112 6131

6223

AGORA DUTY FREE & TRAVEL VALUE SHOP

7104 7103 7102 7101 7100

7204

7205

6016

6014 6015

7206

7207

6017

7208

7209

6018

6019

6020

6021

6022

6224

ELEVATOR

7210

7211

7212

7213

6113 6132

WHIRLPOOL

THALASSA BAR

ELEVATOR

7107 7119

7108 7120

7109 7121

7110 7122

7111 7123

6114 6133

6225

6226

6227

6228

6229

6230 6231 6232 6233

6234

6235

EX S CU HO RS RE IO NS

OLYMPUS RESTAURANT

7010

7011

7012

7013

7014

6023

6024

6025

6026

6027

6028

6029

6115

ELEVATOR

7214

7215

7216

7217

7218

7219

7220

7221

7222

6236

6030 6031 6032 6033

6134

6237

7223

6116

6135

6238

7224

6036

6117

6136

6239

6034

6037

6118

6137

6035

7227

6038

6119

7225

7228

6039

7226

7229

ELEVATOR

7112 7124

7113 7125

ELEVATOR

7015

ELEVATOR

7126

7016

7114

7017

7018

7019

7127

7020

7128

7021

7022

7023

7024

7025

7026

7027

7028

7029

7030

7129

7115

DECK 8 OURANOS

SYMPOSIUM

CASINO

7116

DANCE FLOOR

MUSES LOUNGE

CASINO

ELEVATOR

7117

ELEVATORS

ELEVATOR

ELEVATOR

DECK 2

ELEVATOR

ATHENA

CABIN AMENITIES All cabins are equipped with shower, WC, air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, safety boxes and TV.

DECK

DESCRIPTION

NO. CABINS

IA

3-HERMES

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

5

IB

3-HERMES / 4-POSEIDON / 5-DIONYSSOS

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

31

IC

4-POSEIDON

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

42

ID

5-DIONYSSOS / 6-VENUS / 7-APOLLO

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

62

IE

6-VENUS / 7-APOLLO

2 lower beds, bathroom with shower

23

5-DIONYSSOS

1 lower/ 1 upper bed, bathroom with shower (obstructed view)

4

2-ATHENA

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

17 42

INSIDE CABINS

GREECE

OUTSIDE CABINS XAO XA

CELESTYAL CRYSTAL

XBO

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower (obstructed view)

XB

3-HERMES / 5-DIONYSSOS

2 lower beds, bathroom with shower

29

XC

3-HERMES / 4-POSEIDON

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

53

XD

4-POSEIDON

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

73

XE

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

30

XF

7-APOLLO

2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

53

SUITES SJ - JUNIOR SUITE

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

4

S - SUITE

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower

2

7-APOLLO

2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower (small balcony)

8

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with bathtub & shower, large balcony with private whirlpool bath

2

SB - BALCONY SUITE SI - IMPERIAL SUITE

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CELESTYAL OLYMPIA Thalassa Bar

DECK 10 ZEUS

9002

9004

9006

9008

HERA

9001

9003

9005

9007

9009

Aura Grill

Helios Bar

(Deck 12)

Horizons Bar

Leda Casual Dinning

DECK 8

Elevators

Olympian Gym

Elevators

OURANOS

APOLLO

7023

7025

Elevators

7001

7003

7005

7007

7015

7009

7011

7013

7017

7019

Elevators

DECK 7

7000

7002

7004

7006

7008

7010

7012

7014

7016

7018

7020

ECLIPSE BAR

Elevator

DECK 9

KID'S CLUB

SHIP SPECIFICATIONS 6018

6022

6020

6024

6026

6042

6040

6046

6044

6060

6064

6006

6011

6005

6031

6007

6061

6029

6047

6049

6002

6001

6003

6027

5051

5033

5031

5007

5005

5049

5047

5029

5027

5003

5001

5045

5041

5061

4004

4002

4032

4008

4006

4038

4036

4012

4057

4055

4037

4035

4011

4009

4067

4028

4034

4068

4072

4030

4052

4053

4051

4033

4031

4007

4005

4049

4047

4029

4027

4003

4001

4071

3011

3009

3031

3007

3005

3047

3029

3027

3003

3001

3045

3067

3071

HERMES

3013

37,584

LENGTH

214.88 m

BREADTH

28.4 m

DRAUGHT

7m

CRUISING SPEED

19 knots

PASSENGER DECKS

10

ELEVATORS

7

STABILIZERS

Yes

ELECTRIC CURRENT

110

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

Det Norske Veritas

CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS TOTAL OUTSIDE CABINS

418

TOTAL INSIDE CABINS

306

TOTAL CABINS

724

CREW MEMBERS

540

NATIONALITY OF OFFICERS

Hellenic & International

NATIONALITY OF CREW

European & International

2014

2016

DECK 2

2005

ATHENA

2013

2006

2015

2023

2019

2025

2029

2017

2047

2018

2049

2039

2007 2021

2011

2031

2061

2035

2033

2043

2012

2037

2051

2059

2073

2008

2036

2055

2063

2065

2069

2081

2083

2087

2085

2089

2103

2032

2038

2057

3015

3017

2020

2022

2024

2034

2056

2026

2040

2052

2058

TONNAGE

CREW DECK 3

3006

2041

2054

3002

2045

2030

3021

2046

2071

2067

2042

2068

2044

2072

2060

2066

2062

2070

2064

2053

2048

3019

3059

3063

3065

3069

3061

2050

3023

3012

3035

3033

3039

3008

3036

3037

3025

3032

3038

3055

3043

3034

3056 3051

3041

3068

3072

3030

3052

3049

DECK 4 OSEIDON

3014

3016 3018

3020

3022

3024

3040

3026

3042

3044

3046

3060

3064

3062

3066

3070

3048

3054

3004

4013

4015

4017

4039

4019

4021

4023

4025

4045

4059

4061

4041

4043

4065

4069

4073

4063

3028

3050

3053

DIONYSSOS

4014

4016

4018

4040

4020

4022

4024

4026

4046

4060

4062

4044

4042

4066

4070

4074

4064

4048

4054

4050

3057

DECK 5

5015

5053

5017

5009

5019 5021

5010

5011

5023

5006

5012

5035

5025

5002

5008

5036

5037

5039

5004

5032

5038

5055

5043

5028

5034

5056

5057

5059

5030

5052

5058

4056

VENUS

5016

5018

5022

5020

5024

5026

5040

5044

5042

5046

5060

5062

5065

5048

5054

5063

5069

5073

5050

4058

DECK 6

6017

6021

6019

6023

6025

6041

6039

6063

6043

6045

6059

5067

5071

2091 2077

2093

2100

2075

2111

2074

2113

2107

2133

2123

2135

2125

2095

2147

2099

2097

2127

2149

2101

2115

2129

2119

2117

2131

2120

2121

2137

3073

2096

2116

2122

2141

Elevators

2098

2118

2142

2143

2078

2138

2144 2139

2076

2082

2140

3077

3081

2084

2092

2105

2094

6012

6035

6033

3058

3075

3083

2088

2086

2112

2145

2151

2157

2153

2161

2155

2163

2159

Elevators

2114

2109

2160

2164

2134

3079

3087

2090

2104

2106

2108

2124

2110

2126

2128

2130

2132

2148

2146

3085

3089

3103

3109

3107

3123

3125

3105

3127

3131

3129

3145

3147

2150

2152

2154

2156

2158

2162

2136

6036

6037

6051

5072

3091

6038

6055

6053

5068

3093

6062

5074

3111

6056

6057

5066

3113

6058

5064

3074

3133

6008

5070

4077

4075

3135

6004

6032

6065

Elevators

3095

6028

6034

6069

6073

4076

4078

3099

3097

6030

6052

6071

5077

5075

3096 3100

3101

3115

Elevators

3098 3102

3119

3117

6048

6054

6067

Elevators 3078

3076

3080

3082

3116 3120

3121

3137

6072

5078

5076

4079

4081 4083

3084

3118 3122

3141

3139

6068

6077

6075

4080

4082

4084

4086 4085

4087

3088

3086

3092

3138 3142

3143

2102

4088

4089

3090

3094

4091

3104

3106

3110

3108

3124

3126

3128

3112

4090

4092

Shore Excursions

Agora Duty Free and Value shop 3130

3132

3146

3114

3134

3140 3144

3149

3153

3151

3155

3157

3161

2167

3148

3163

2181

3159

2183

2177

2201

2165

2169

2179

2171

2185

2173

2172

2189

2187

2175

2170

2190

2191

2193

2186

2192

2197

2211

2213

2215

2207

2217

2209

2219

2221

2223

2225

2227

2229 2231

2188

2206 2203

3136

Elevators

2204 2205

2195

2168

2166

2174

2176

2178

2182

2199

2184

3165

3173

3175

3177

3179

2194

2180

2196

3193

3197

2200

3195

3199 3207

2208

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3209

2212

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2202

3150

3164

3167

3160

3181

3156

3183

3152

3201

3154

3169

3158

3171

3185

3162

3172

3189

Elevators

Aegean Restaurant

3170

3190

6066

Elevators

Argo Bar

3168

3186

3192 3191 3187

3166

3176

3174

3178

3180

3194

3198

3182

3188

3205 3203

3206

CATEGORY

3196

3200 3208

3210

3214

3212

3216

3218

3220

3224

3222

3226

3232

3228

3230

3184

3204

6070

6074

6078

6076

Muses Lounge

Elevators

Casino

Sana Beauty Centre

Selene Lounge 3202

6050

CABIN AMENITIES All cabins are equipped with shower, WC, air-conditioning, telephone, TV, safety boxes and hairdryers. All SJ, SB & SG categories have refrigerated mini bar

DECK

DESCRIPTION

NO. CABINS

IA

2-ATHENA / 3-HERMES

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

36

IB

2-ATHENA

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

78

IC

3-HERMES

2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower

85

ID

4-POSEIDON

2 lower beds, bathroom with shower

39

IE

5-DIONYSSOS

2 lower beds, bathroom with shower

34

IF

6-VENUS

2 lower beds, bathroom with shower

34

XA

2-ATHENA

2 lower beds, 3rd berth, bathroom with shower

68

XB

2-ATHENA

2 lower beds, 3rd berth, bathroom with shower

92

XC

3-HERMES

2 lower beds, 3rd berth, bathroom with shower

94

XD

4-POSEIDON

2 lower beds, 3rd berth, bathroom with shower

52

XE

5-DIONYSSOS

2 lower beds bathroom with shower

42

XF

6-VENUS

2 lower beds bathroom with shower

40 21

SUITES 7-APOLLO

2 lower beds or matrimonial, sofa bed, bathroom with bathtub or shower

SB - BALCONY SUITE

SJ - JUNIOR SUITE

9-HERA

Matrimonial bed, sofa bed, bathroom with bathtub, balcony

7

SG - GRAND SUITE

9-HERA

Matrimonial bed, sofa bed, bathroom with bathtub and shower, balcony

2

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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CELESTYAL CRUISE & LAND PACKAGES

Experience the best of both worlds with Tempo Holidays’ cruise and land packages. Each package combines an unforgettable Celestyal Aegean cruise with plenty of time to explore Greece’s magical islands at your own pace.

Aegean Delights

8D/7N

Explore Athens’ archaeological wonders then cruise the Aegean, admiring legendary ancient sites and stunning island vistas.

Standard (3-star hotel & Inside Cabin IB) from $ *

2026

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior (4-star hotel & Outside cabin XA) from $2249*

Lindos Street, Rhodes

TYPE

Cruise & land

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Tue (29 Mar – 21 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights in accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 4 night cruise • 7 breakfasts B, 4 lunches L, 4 dinners D • Shared airport, port and hotel transfers • Athens group sightseeing tour • Port taxes and fuel surcharge

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar

11D/10N

Aegean Jewels

This great package showcases the ancient world. Explore Athens and Istanbul then venture to the sacred temples and legendary cities scattered throughout the beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea.

Standard (3-star hotel & Inside Cabin IB) from $ *

2978

PACKAGE UPGRADES

DAY 6 KUSADASI

Consider an optional visit to Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. B L D DAY 7 KUSADASI – SANTORINI

TYPE

Cruise & land

Arrive in Santorini and enjoy this breathtaking island at your leisure. The capital Fira clings to a cliff top, so take a cable car (or for the more adventurous, a donkey) to see the stunning vistas. B L D

DEPARTS

Athens airport

DAY 8 SANTORINI – AGIOS NIKOLAOS – RHODES

OPERATES

Tue (03 May – 18 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights in accommodation in your choice of hotel category • 7 night cruise •10 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L, 7 dinners D • Shared airport, port and hotel transfers • Athens group sightseeing tour • Port taxes and fuel surcharge

Superior (4-star hotel & Outside cabin XA) from $3492*

VESSEL

Celestyal Crystal or similar

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met at Athens airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Standard hotel: Polis Grand or similar Superior hotel: Titania or similar

Discover part of Crete’s remarkable history with an optional excursion to visit the legendary Minoan Palace of Knossos. B L D DAY 9 RHODES – SYMI – CHIOS

Spend the day exploring Rhodes by taking an optional excursion to the magnificent Acropolis of Lindos and the remarkable Valley of the Butterflies. Sail to picturesque Symi, where well-preserved houses cling to the steeply rising hills. B L D Visit Chios, an island of diverse beauty. Sail to Mykonos, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and lively nightlife. B L D DAY 11 ATHENS

Disembark in Lavrion port around 8am. The tour ends with transfer to Athens airport or your hotel. B Istanbul

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Enjoy the ancient and modern sites of Athens with a morning guided tour which includes the famous Acropolis, the new Acropolis museum, the city centre and the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. B

Transfer to the port of Lavrion this morning to commence your 7 night cruise. B L D Cruise vessel: Celestyal Crystal or similar

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Enjoy the ancient and modern sites of Athens with a morning guided tour. Rest of the day at leisure. B DAY 3 ATHENS

A full day free to explore this fascinating city. B DAY 4 ATHENS – MYKONOS

Transfer to Piraeus and commence your cruise, sailing to Mykonos Island, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and lively nightlife. B L D Cruise vessel: Celestyal Olympia or similar Arrive in Kusadasi and join an optional excursion to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Sail to Patmos Island and enjoy an optional tour to the Monastery and Grotto of St John. B L D DAY 6 RHODES

Arrive early at Rhodes, which is known as the island of the roses. Join an optional tour of the medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. B L D At the Cretan port of Heraklion, take an optional tour to the legendary Minoan Palace of Knossos. Cruise to Santorini and discover this beautiful island at your own pace. B L D DAY 8 ATHENS

Chios Athens

Kusadasi

Lavrion Mykonos

Santorini

Heraklion

Disembark in Athens at 8am. Transfer to the airport or your hotel. B

Patmos

DAY 5 ISTANBUL – KUSADASI (TURKEY)

Arrive in Istanbul. Consider an optional tour, exploring highlights such as the St Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Depart late evening for Kusadasi. B L D

DAY 2 ATHENS

DAY 7 HERAKLION – SANTORINI

DAY 3 ATHENS

DAY 4 ATHENS – ISTANBUL (TURKEY)

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Standard hotel: Polis Grand or similar Superior hotel: Titania or similar

DAY 5 KUSADASI (TURKEY) – PATMOS

DAY 10 CHIOS – MYKONOS

DAY 2 ATHENS

Enjoy a full day exploring Athens at your own pace. B D

DAY 1 ATHENS

Ag. Nicholoas

Symi Rhodes

HOT TIP See the best of both worlds: Athens and the Islands.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


CRUISE & LAND

Aegean Classics

14D/13N

Picturesque Town, Symi

Tourist (3-star hotel & Inside Cabin IB) from $ *

2701

PACKAGE UPGRADES

First Class (4-star hotel & Outside cabin XA) from $3142* TYPE

Cruise & land

DEPARTS

Athens airport

OPERATES

Sat (30 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights hotel accommodation • 7 night cruise •13 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L, 7 dinners D • Shared airport, port and hotel transfers • 4 day/3 night Classical Greece and Meteora group coach tour • Athens group sightseeing tour • Port taxes and fuel surcharge

VESSEL

Celestyal Crystal or similar

DAY 1 ATHENS

You will be met on arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure. Standard hotel: Polis Grand or similar Superior hotel: Titania or similar DAY 2 ATHENS

Enjoy the ancient and modern sites of Athens with a morning guided tour which includes the famous Acropolis, the new Acropolis museum, the city centre and the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. B DAY 3 ATHENS – OLYMPIA (422 KM)

Travel the scenic coastal road, making a short stop to see the Corinth Canal before driving to the Theatre of Epidaurus, renowned for its remarkable acoustics. Continue via Nafplion to Mycenae to visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon.

Travel through the central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripolis and Megallopolis, to Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. D Tourist Class hotel: Antonios or similar First Class hotel: Europa or similar DAY 4 OLYMPIA – DELPHI (205 KM)

Explore Olympia’s archaeological site to see the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive through Eliad and Achaia then across the Corinthian Bay to Delphi, home of the great oracle. B D Tourist Class hotel: Hermes or similar First Class hotel: Amalia Delphi or similar DAY 5 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (225 KM)

Discover the wonders of the Delphi archaeological site and museum before continuing to Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the giant Meteora rock pillars and monasteries. B D Tourist Class hotel: Orfeas or similar First Class hotel: Divani Meteora or similar DAY 6 KALAMBAKA – ATHENS (360 KM)

Visit the remarkable rock-top monasteries of Meteora. Seemingly suspended between earth and sky and surrounded by impressive scenery, these monasteries contain priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae, stopping to admire the famous Leonidas Monument. Arrive into Athens early evening where you overnight. B DAY 7 ATHENS – ISTANBUL (TURKEY)

In the morning, transfer to the port of Lavrion to commence a 7 night cruise. B L D Cruise vessel: Celestyal Crystal or similar

Spend time at leisure to enjoy the beauties of Santorini at your own pace. Take the cable car or donkey to Fira and stroll through its narrow streets, taking in breathtaking views over the volcanic caldera. B L D DAY 11 SANTORINI – AGIOS NIKOLAOS

Arrive in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, and join an optional excursion to the legendary Minoan Palace of Knossos. B L D DAY 12 AGIOS NIKOLAOS – RHODES – SYMI

On Rhodes Island, take an optional excursion to the magnificent Acropolis of Lindos and the extraordinary Valley of the Butterflies. Sail to picturesque Symi Island, where historic houses cling to steeply rising hills. B L D

DAY 13 SYMI – CHIOS – MYKONOS – ATHENS

Today visit Chios, an island of diverse beauty, then sail to Mykonos, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and lively nightlife. B L D DAY 14 ATHENS

Disembark in Lavrion port around 8am. Your package ends with transfer to your hotel. B L D Note: In July and August the cruise itinerary for the Aegean Jewels and Aegean Classics will change to the ‘Idyllic Aegean’ itinerary, visiting Mykonos, Kusadasi, Samos, Milos, Syros, Cesme, Bodrum and Kos. Please contact Tempo Holidays for details. Istanbul

Kalambaka

Delphi Athens Olympia

Chios Lavrion

DAY 8 ISTANBUL – KUSADASI (TURKEY)

Enjoy an optional morning tour of mystical Istanbul, which includes the St Sophia and Topkapi Palace. In the evening set sail for Kusadasi. B L D DAY 9 KUSADASI – SANTORINI

In Kusadasi, take an optional tour to Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. B L D

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Mykonos

Kusadasi

Santorini Mediterranean Sea

Symi Rhodes

CELESTYAL CRUISES

This package offers the perfect combination. Spend 7 days on land exploring Athens and mainland Greece, and 7 days relaxing at sea seeing exotic cities, classical sites and picturesque islands.

DAY 10 SANTORINI

GREECE

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Aegean Classics

Ag. Nicholoas

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CRUISING

VARIETY CRUISES

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonder of Classical Greece. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and a rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.

M/S Galileo

Category B Cabin

M/S Galileo

The 48 metre M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors. On the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. The deck area has an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck is equipped with sun beds and deckchairs. The 25 outside cabins are elegantly decorated, with either twin or queen sized beds and ensuite bathrooms with showers. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and offer storage space and radio music controls.

S/C Panorama II

Category A Cabin

S/C Panorama II

This state of the art sail cruiser offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. Relax in one of the ship’s indoor lounges, on the sun deck or have a drink while enjoying the views from the spectacular outdoor lounge bar. The 25 cabins are located on three decks and are finished with beautifully crafted wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, hairdryers and a mini-fridge.

M/Y Harmony V

This modern and elegant yacht has a sleek high-tech look. On-board features include the bar lounge and dining room on the main deck and the sun deck bar where meals are served “al fresco”. The dining room and adjoining cosy bar lounge have large windows providing beautiful views and a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. The 25 cabins offer large windows and ensuite bathrooms and are equipped with flat screen TV, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, air-conditioning and safe deposit boxes.

M/Y Harmony V

Category C Cabin

8D/7N

Classical Greece

From the stunning volcanic caldera at Santorini to the powerful walled palace of King Agamemnon at Mycenae, this 7 night exploration of Greece will inspire even the most casual history lover, while fascinating architecture in Nafplion and refreshing swim stops along the voyage will delight the rest. Arrive at Santorini around noon and travel up to Fira for views of the caldera. Overnight sailing for Crete. B D

3667

DAY 4 RETHYMNON

PACKAGE UPGRADES

TYPE

Cruise

Visit Rethymnon this morning and enjoy some time to explore the city. Take an optional tour of the bronze-age archaeological site at Knossos before departing for Kythira. Overnight at sea. B D

DEPARTS

Marina Zea (Athens)

DAY 5 KYTHIRA

OPERATES

Fri (22 Apr – 21 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation in selected cabin category • 7 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 4 dinners D • Tea, coffee and water • Port taxes

B Category Cabin from $4219 A Category Cabin from $4771* *

GREECE VARIETY CRUISES

M/Y Harmony V

DAY 1 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA) – KEA

Board the ship at Marina Zea port in the afternoon. Relax and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board as the voyage commences to Kea. D DAY 2 DELOS – MYKONOS

Pay an optional visit to the island of Delos before mooring in one of Mykonos’s idyllic bays to go ashore on this famous island. Overnight in Mykonos. B L

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Nafplion

Kea Hydra

Mykonos

Delos

Monemvassia

DAY 3 SANTORINI – RETHYMNON

C Category Cabin from $ *

VESSEL

Athens

Santorini Kythira

Rethymnon CRETE

Arrive at Kythira this afternoon and spend the evening exploring the town of Chora at your leisure. Overnight in Kythira. B L DAY 6 KYTHIRA – MONEMVASSIA – NAFPLION

Visit the medieval fortified town of Monemvassia before continuing to Nafplion, where the old quarter boasts narrow streets and an abundance of period architecture. Overnight in Nafplion. B D DAY 7 NAFPLION – HYDRA/SPETSES

Join an optional morning tour of World Heritage listed Mycenae before continuing to either Hydra or Spetses. Spend some time exploring at your own pace. Overnight in port. B L

Lounge, M/Y Harmony V

DAY 8 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA)

Return to Athens and disembark after breakfast. B

Note: In the case of adverse weather conditions, the cruise itineraries may be altered at the discretion of Variety Cruises and the ship’s captain.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


CRUISING

View of Chora, Patmos

Jewels of the Cyclades

8D/7N

This cruise showcases the Aegean Islands known for their whitewashed villages and ports, bright skies and crystal blue sea.

C Category Cabin from $ *

2899

PACKAGE UPGRADES

B Category Cabin from $3451* A Category Cabin from $4348* Marina Zea (Athens)

OPERATES

Sat (23 Apr – 22 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation in selected cabin category • 7 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 4 dinners D • Tea, coffee and water • Port taxes

VESSEL

M/S Galileo

DAY 1 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA) – POROS

Board the ship in Marina Zea port between 2pm3pm. Sail to Poros for a short stop before continuing overnight to Poliegos. D DAY 2 POLIEGOS – FOLEGANDROS

Arrive in Poliegos, a tiny island known for its amazing beaches. Enjoy a morning swim and a BBQ on deck before sailing to Folegandros to explore this exquisite island at your leisure. B L DAY 3 SANTORINI

Arrive in Santorini this morning to explore Fira, the island’s capital. Overnight in Santorini. B D

Islet with Traditional Chapel, Antiparos

Aegean Odyssey

Discover the wonders of the Aegean Islands and Turkey, from mystical islands and ancient civilisations to beautiful beaches and historic towns.

C Category Cabin from $ *

3505

PACKAGE UPGRADES

B Category Cabin from $3919* A Category Cabin from $4816*

DAY 6 MYKONOS – SYROS

Stop for a swim before arriving at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic Islands. Overnight in Syros. B L DAY 7 SYROS – KYTHNOS – ATHENS (MARINA ZEA)

Visit Kythnos this morning for a swim in the delightful Kolones Bay. Enjoy a captain’s farewell dinner as you cruise back to Athens. Overnight in port at Marina Zea. B D DAY 8 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA)

After breakfast, disembark in Athens. B Athens Poros Kythnos

Antiparos Poliegos

Mykonos Paros

Enjoy an optional tour of ancient Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Sail to Mykonos Harbour with a swim stop en route. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. Overnight in Mykonos. B L

Cruise Marina Zea (Athens)

OPERATES

Fri (22 Apr – 14 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation in selected cabin category • 7 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 5 dinners D • Tea, coffee and water • Port taxes

DAY 6 MYKONOS – TINOS

VESSEL

Vessel S/C Panorama II

Sail to Kythnos or Kea for a final swim stop and beach BBQ. Continue to Cape Sounion for farewell cocktails and dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. Leave for Marina Zea for the night. B L D

DAY 1 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA)

Board the ship in Marina Zea between 2-3pm and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner as your ship sets sail for Ios. D

Sail early for Tinos Island, stopping at Ysternia for a swim and BBQ. At Tinos take an optional excursion to the picturesque villages Exovergo and Volax. Overnight in Tinos. B L DAY 7 KEA/KYTHNOS – CAPE SOUNION – ATHENS

DAY 8 ATHENS (MARINA ZEA)

Disembark in Athens after breakfast. B

DAY 2 IOS – SANTORINI

Enjoy a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Continue to Santorini, which is formed by the half-submerged crescent of a caldera. Take the cable car to Fira, a stunning cliff top cluster of white buildings. Join an afternoon optional tour to the buried city of Akrotiri, Fira and Oia, which is famous for its sunsets. Overnight at sea to Patmos. B D DAY 3 PATMOS

Syros Delos

DAY 5 DELOS – MYKONOS

DEPARTS

Swim in the bay of Antiparos before arriving at Paros. Visit Parikia and the village of Naoussa before enjoying a Greek night on board. Overnight in Paros. B D Join an optional tour to ancient Delos, and then stop for a swim en route to Mykonos. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos. B L

lunch, sail to the quaint port of Pythagorion on Samos Island, where you can take a swim, stroll through the city’s narrow alleys or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening sail to Delos and Mykonos. Overnight at sea. B D

TYPE

DAY 4 SANTORINI – ANTIPAROS – PAROS

DAY 5 PAROS – DELOS – MYKONOS

8D/7N

Morning arrival in Patmos, where your optional excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Grotto and Monastery of St John and Chora, a medieval town. Spend the afternoon at leisure to discover the capital, Scala, or swim at a nearby beach. B D

Athens Cape Sounion

Kea Kythnos Delos

Ios

Tinos

Samos

Kusadasi

Mykonos Patmos

Santorini

Mediterranean Sea

DAY 4 PATMOS – KUSADASI (TURKEY) – SAMOS

Folegandros Santorini

VARIETY CRUISES

Cruise

DEPARTS

GREECE

TYPE

Sail early to Kusadasi (Turkey), and take an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest and best preserved archaeological site in the Aegean region. After

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TURKEY WHY CHOOSE TURKEY? Straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Turkey offers dramatic landscapes, well preserved ancient ruins and azure blue waters along the Turkish Coast to Mountainous ravines along the Black Sea. With influences from the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, Turkey is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Europe. WHEN TO TRAVEL: Generally May to October is a great time to travel. With the more moderate weather from May to mid-June and September to October, while mid-June to mid-September are the hotter months and ideal for a summer break along the Aegean and Turquoise Coast. LANGUAGE: TURKISH CURRENCY: TURKISH LIRA POPULATION: 77 MILLION CAPITAL CITY: ANKARA

HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY Istanbul

This magical place where East meets West offers a glimpse into an historic past. The Byzantine Empire adorned this city with churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes, and the Ottomans decorated it with imperial mosques and architectural triumphs. Walk the streets and watch as the layers of history unfold before your eye. Enjoy a culinary delight that is as diverse as Istanbul’s heritage.

Cappadocia

One of nature’s most exquisite and unique regions, Cappadocia is littered with the most fascinating landscapes. From the towering volcanic ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and cone-shaped troglodyte dwellings to early Christian cave churches decorated with elaborate Biblical frescoes. Enjoy an early sunrise flight by hot-air balloon over this amazing landscape.

Turkish Riviera – Turquoise Coast

With mesmerising crystal clear waters and golden bays, this alluring area of Turkey is best enjoyed on a traditional Gulet. Sail under the Mediterranean sun, stopping in secluded bays for a refreshing dip in the sea.

Black Sea Region

The beautiful and picturesque region has pristine forests, highlands, rocky coasts, stunning rivers and cloudy mountains. This moody region is a must see for a totally unique and unexpected trip to Turkey.

Ephesus

Some of the best preserved ruins of ancient times, in Asia Minor, can be marvelled at in Ephesus. View the temples, Roman terrace houses or be mesmerised at the Library of Celsus. Library of Celsus, Ephesus


PACKAGE • TRANSFERS

Istanbul

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Once the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, this city still reflects the many cultural influences that helped shape it to its current day glory. From the backdrop of major motion pictures, to the scenes in best selling novels, Istanbul still has the exotic pull that makes it a very popular city. Be pulled into the historical Old City with the towering iconic buildings or into the enchanting shops and huge range of dining options in the New City, whatever you do the choices are endless.

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 2 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L • Shared arrival transfer from Ataturk airport to Hotel • Full day sightseeing guided tour

9 6

Ordu Cd Laleli

OLD CITY

DAY 3 ISTANBUL

The package concludes after breakfast. You may like to explore further by choosing one of our many independent packages or escorted tours. B

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Spice Bazaar 12

5 Topkapi Palace

Cankurtaran

14

Arrive into Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the night. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Depending on the day this could be 1001 Faces of Istanbul – including the typical Ottoman houses, Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome and finishing up in the Grand Bazaar - or Bosphorus & Asia – including the Spice Market, a boat trip along the Bosphorus, lunch in a typical fish restaurant, Beylerbeyi Palace and Camilca or Nakkastepe Hill (see page 62 for full details). B L

Bosphorus

Sultanahmet

Atatürk International Airport

Haydarpasa

St. Sophia

Kumkapi

Marmara Sea

PRIVATE ISTANBUL TRANSFERS

Ataturk airport to Istanbul Hotels (and vice versa)

FROM $43*

Sabiha Gokcen airport to Istanbul hotels vice versa

FROM $87*

Istanbul Port to Istanbul Hotels vice versa

FROM $43*

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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Sishane

Sultania or similar from $

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246*

Yasmak Sultan or similar from $ *

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Erbil or similar from $

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Galatasaray

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Brid

Taste of Istanbul

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HOTELS

ISTANBUL TAKSIM NEW CITY HOTELS

Centred on Taksim Square, the newer city is home to many international chains and luxury hotels. It offers a wide range of dining options from budget through to fine dining and features great shopping to a lively nightlife. With an eclectic range of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau buildings to steel-and-glass skyscrapers, it is home to Galata Tower, Ciragan Palace and Rustem Pasa Mosque.

1 | Eresin Taksim Premier

114*

from $

91*

from $

2 | Eresin Taksim

Ideally located in Taksim square, Eresin Taksim is a great base for exploring the new and old parts of Istanbul. Located in the heart of the New City area it’s close to the shops, restaurants and night life. All the rooms feature modern facilities including air-conditioning LCD TV and high-speed internet access.

Centrally located in Taksim Square, Eresin Taksim Premier is a perfect base for leisure and business travellers. With its 67 well appointed elegant rooms offering modern facilities, it also invites guests to experience the stunning panoramic views of Istanbul from the Terrace café.

Standard Room

Standard Room

104*

from $

3 | Germir Palas

4 | Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Standing in the heart of Taksim Square and offering magnificent views across the Bosphorus, Taksim Park and the city. The hotel is located a short walk from the entertainment and cultural districts as well as the business and exhibition areas. All rooms are elegant and comfortable, decorated in an appealing blend of classic furnishings with modern comforts.

292*

from $

Located on the European shore of the Bosphorus, the Ciragan is a former 19th century Ottoman palace retaining much of its original charm. The 313 rooms are luxuriously appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony. The hotel features an infinity pool with views of the Bosphorus and the Tuğra restaurant and lounge offers the ultimate Ottoman dining experience.

Guest Room

Park View Room

ISTANBUL OLD CITY HOTELS

The Old City holds the most significant iconic sites, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. The peninsula, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, is surrounded by water to the north, east and south. It offers diverse selection of hotels, many of which are housed in renovated buildings from the Ottoman period.

119*

from $

5 | Yasmak Sultan

99*

from $

6 | Hotel Yagitalp

Set in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district, this hotel offers 79 spacious, elegantly furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a traditional Turkish spa, an indoor pool, a restaurant with panoramic views and a lobby bar offering a variety of refreshing beverages and snacks.

Located in the centre of the Old City, Hotel Yagitalp is the perfect base for exploring. Given its ideal location, guests can easily reach the famous historical and cultural places. The 83 comfortable and modern rooms are all equipped with private bathroom, central air-conditioning, heating system and wireless internet.

Standard Double

Double Room

104*

from $

7 | Hotellino

TURKEY ISTANBUL

A ten minute walk from St Sophia and the Blue Mosque, this design hotel features contemporary rooms with luxury bedding, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a coffee shop and business corner.

8 | Erbil Hotel

from $

48*

Located amongst the historical heritage buildings of Istanbul, only 500 meters from the Grand Bazaar and 300 meters from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Topkapi Palace. All 56 rooms are well designed with the necessary amenities to make guest comfortable and relaxed.

Standard Room

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

Istanbul

155*

from $

10 | Sirkeci Mansion

Sirkeci is a refurbished Ottoman mansion close to major attractions. Rooms are equipped with modern amenities and deluxe rooms include balconies. Facilities include an indoor pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a rooftop restaurant serving delectable local cuisine.

Located on the historical peninsula in one of the oldest residential areas in Istanbul, the hotel is close to the Historia Shopping centre and many important historical attractions like the Sultanahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. The hotel offers 140 well appointed rooms with modern facilities.

Exterior

Standard Double

150*

from $

119*

from $

12 | Lalahn Hotel

This charming boutique hotel dates back to the 1880’s. Elegantly renovated to meet its initial glory, Lalahn has been brought back to life. Enjoy samples of the works of the orientalist painters depicting characters from the Ottoman daily life. The hotel has a beautiful interior garden, a haven away from the hustle of the streets outside. All rooms are simplistically styled with modern facilities.

Reflecting the Ottoman style of the district, the Sultanhan Hotel offers spacious rooms that provide an appealing mix of nostalgic elegance and modern comfort. The Terrace Restaurant offers beautiful views of the Bosporus, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.

Twin Room

Superior Room

117*

from $

13 | Sultania Hotel

14 | Levni Hotel & Spa

Only 200 metres from Topkapi Palace and close to the Sirkeci station, the hotel features 75 beautifully furnished rooms with modern amenities. Facilities include an Ottoman style restaurant, indoor swimming pool, gym, Turkish bath, sauna and spa.

Located in Sultanahmet, this Ottoman style hotel features 42 lovely rooms with traditional furnishings and flair. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a Turkish hamam and a top floor restaurant serving local cuisine. Topkapi Palace and GĂźlhane Park are less than five minutes away.

Sultan Deluxe

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

112*

from $

ISTANBUL

11 | Sultanhan Hotel

160*

from $

TURKEY

9 | Dosso Dossi Downtown

Standard Room

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SIGHTSEEING

ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING 1001 Faces of Istanbul

Discover Bosphorus & Asia

from $129* per person

from $129* per person

from $108* per person

TYPE

Seat in Coach

TYPE

Seat in Coach

TYPE

Walking Tour

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat (year round)

OPERATES

Tues, Thur and Sun (year round)

OPERATES

Mon and Thur (year round)

See the typical wooden houses, as you stroll along Sougkcesme Street. Visit Topkapi Palace and admire the terraces that overlook the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Admire the masterpiece of the Byzantine architecture, Saint Sophia. After lunch see the Blue Mosque and Roman Hippodrome. Finish in the labyrinthine tunnels of the Grand Bazaar.

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. Stop for a typical Fish lunch under the Galata Bridge. Visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes.

Daily Life in Istanbul

Enjoy a full day walking tour emerging into scenes right out of James Bond thrillers. Start with the Underground Cisterns, one of the settings for ‘With love from Russia’. Climb up to the roof of the Grand Bazaar where scenes from ‘Skyfall’ where shot. Cross to the Maiden tower for the final scene in ‘The World is not enough!’

Turkish Night at Kervansaray Cabaret

Istanbul Night - Like a Local

from $108* per person

from $129* per person

from $140* per person

TYPE

Walking Tour

TYPE

Walking Tour

TYPE

Dinner & Entertainment

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Tues and Sun (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 7.30pm (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 8pm (year round)

Discover the Golden Horn, Taksim square and the pedestrian street of Istikal. Stroll down the hill to the typical Fener and Balat districts. Cross Balata Bridge. Take a historical funicular up the hill and visit Galata Melevihanesi. Set foot on the Asian bank, take a walk in the marketplace. Spend some free time in the Spice Bazaar.

Walk along Istikal and discover the authentic architecture of Cicek Pasaji. Enjoy dinner in the Nevizade district, close to the fish market. Taste ‘mezes’ small fine dishes of Turkish cuisine. Stop at the historical Saray Muhallebicisi and taste the famous dessert ‘Baklava’ before continuing to Ortako district by the Bosphorus, where you can sip coffee.

Bosphorus by Night

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James Bond’s Istanbul

Experience the glamour and authenticity of the Ottoman Sultans tonight. Your lavish dinner is accompanied by memorable performances from a belly dancer, the mystic whirling dervishes, folk dancers and an Ottoman Janissary band. Enjoy a range of traditional style Turkish ‘mezes’ with local drinks while being thoroughly entertained.

hamam: Turkish Bath Experience

Culinary Workshop

from $162* per person

from $151* per person

from $129* per person

TYPE

Dinner & Entertainment

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

5 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily at 7pm (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 4pm (year round)

OPERATES

Thurs and Sat (year round)

Discover the splendour of Istanbul after dark on an unforgettable dinner cruise passing Ottomanera wooden houses. Relax onboard a comfortable Bosphorus yacht and enjoy a rich variety of Turkish and international cuisine while being entertained by belly dancers and folk performers.

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Transfer from your hotel to a respected culinary school, where a talented English-speaking chef will unlock the secrets of perfect Turkish cuisine. Participants will get plenty of hands on cooking experience. After the class you will enjoy your delicious creations for dinner. Spice up your cooking and learn the secrets behind Turkey’s delicious dishes.

Deep cleanse your body and mind during a traditional Turkish bath experience at Istanbul’s Cemberlitas hamam, a gorgeous 16th century bath house. As authentic as cultural experiences get, a Turkish bath remains much the same now as it was during the Ottoman era.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

REGIONAL TOURING EX ISTANBUL 3D/2N

Best of Mesopotamia

An area rich in history and culture, which can be viewed in the magnificent historical sites that dot the landscape. Encircling this area are the Firat (Euphrates) and the Dicle (Tigris) rivers. From Prophets to Christian legends, this area will delight and enlighten all that visit. DAY 1 ISTANBUL – NEMRUT – KAHTA

Standard from $

1759*

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul

OPERATES

Daily (01 May – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 2 dinners D • Hotel pick up/drop off Istanbul • All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • Domestic flights – Istanbul to Adiyaman and Gaziantep to Istanbul • All taxes and service charges

Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk airport for your flight to Adiyaman. Upon arrival, continue to Nemrut Dag to view the giant statues dating back to the period of the Commagene Empire. If time permits walk to the summit and admire the spectacular sunset over the valley. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. D Hotel: Zeus Hotel or similar DAY 2 KAHTA – URFA

Ancient Stone Heads, Mount Nemrut

This morning depart for the town of Urfa. Enroute stop at the impressive Ataturk Dam over the Euphrates. Discover Gobeklitepe, one of oldest temples in the world, dating back to the Neolithic period. On arrival in Urfa, take a guided tour and visit Abraham’s Cave and the pools of Holy Carp in old Edessa. Continue on to Harran, known for its mudbrick beehive-like dwellings. Arrive at your hotel in Urfa for dinner and overnight stay. B L D Hotel: Hilton Garden Hotel or similar

DAY 3 URFA – GAZIANTEP – ISTANBUL

On the drive back to Gaziantep, stop in Birecik, home to over 300 ‘bold isbiscus’ birds. Continue to Halfeti and enjoy a boat trip on the Euphrates, to discover the underwater village. On arrival in Gaziantep enjoy a guided tour of the Zeugma Museum, stroll the old city before continuing onto the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel where your journey ends. B L

BLACK SEA REGION

The Black Sea region has a steep and rocky coast with rivers that cascade through the gorges of the coastal ranges. The plateaux of the mountains in this region are almost permanently cloudy creating very attractive and rich flora and fauna, forests, crater lakes, waterfalls, rivers, streams and mountains.

Standard from $

1608

3D/2N

*

Best of Western Black Sea

3D/2N

Standard from $

1558*

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul

DEPARTS

Istanbul

OPERATES

Daily (01 May – 15 Oct)

OPERATES

Daily (01 May – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in Ayder and Trabzon • 2 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 2 dinners D • Hotel pick up/drop off Istanbul • All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • Return Domestic flights – Istanbul to Trabzon • All taxes and service charges

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in Safranbolu and Kastamonu • 2 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 2 dinners D • Hotel pick up/drop off Istanbul • All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • Return Domestic flights – Istanbul to Kastamonu • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL – TRABZON – UZUNGOL – AYDER

Today is an early start with a hotel pick in Istanbul, then a direct flight to Trabzon. Upon arrival you will be meet and driven to Uzungol, a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. Take a hike around the lake and village then a trip to Demirkapi plateau and Aygir Lake. Taste the famous trout of this area for lunch. Continue to drive to the Firtina Valley. Tonight enjoy a your stay in a unique wooden bungalow type hotel. L D Hotel: Ayderoom Small Boutique hotel or similar DAY 2 AYDER – ZILKALE – RIZE – TRABZON

DAY 1 ISTANBUL – KASTAMONU – SAFRANBOLU

This morning, transfer from your Istanbul hotel to Ataturk airport for your midday flight to Kastamonu. On arrival continue to Safranbolu, a typical Ottoman City that is UNESCO listed. Tonight stay in a typical Turkish House style of accommodation L D Hotel: Kadioglu Boutique Hotel or similar DAY 2 SAFRANBOLU – AMASRA – KASTAMONU

After breakfast visit Zilkale Medieval Castle, before continuing onto Rize. Visit the Botany Garden, kiwi and tea plantations, and visit a tea factory for tasting. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Trabzon which will include the 13th Century Hagia Sophia, Ataturk’s Mansion, Trabzon Castle and Sera Lake. B L D Hotel: Akarsu Hotel or similar

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Safranbolu. Continue to Amasra, a fishing town on the Black Sea. Enjoy lunch at a local fish restaurant before visiting the Roman Castle and Walls. Drive to Kastamonu for dinner at your hotel and overnight stay. B L D Hotel: Serender Park Boutique Hotel or similar

DAY 3 TRABZON – SUMELA – ALTINDERE – ZIGANA – ISTANBUL

DAY 3 KASTAMONU – ISTANBUL

Start your full day with a visit to the magnificent Sumela Monastery, perched high on the cliffs. Continue onto the Altindere National Park where you will be driven up the Zigana Mountain to enjoy spectacular views of the villages on the Pontiac Mountains. Finally visit Karaca Cave, before you are driven back to Trabzon. Board your flight back to Istanbul, where this package ends with a transfer to your Istanbul accommodation. B L

This morning enjoy a tour of Kastamonu city. View the iconic Serife Baci Monument, a symbol of heroism of the Anatolian people during the War of Independence, historical Ottoman Mansions and Kastamonu Castle. Transfer from Kastamonu airport to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. On arrival your tour concludes with a transfer to your hotel. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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PACKAGES

GALLIPOLI & TROY EXPERIENCES

Anzac Memorial

Gallipoli & Troy (with boat trip to the Landing Beaches) Standard from $

331*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $347* Deluxe from $386*

Trojan Horse in Canakkale

Gallipoli & Troy

2D/1N

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily (year round excl. 22 – 26 Apr)

INCLUSIONS

• 1 nights accommodation • 1 breakfast B, 1 lunch L • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Sightseeing as per the itinerary • Entrance fees

Standard

243*

from $

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $258* Deluxe from $298* TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily (year round excl. 22 – 26 Apr)

INCLUSIONS

• 1 nights accommodation • 1 breakfast B, 1 lunch L • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Sightseeing as per the itinerary • Entrance fees

DAY 1 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE

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Depart early morning from Istanbul for a 5 hour drive to Gallipoli. After lunch in Eceabat, meet your guide to begin your tour of Gallipoli. Your tour will include Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Cross the legendary Dardanelles to arrive into Canakkale and spend the night. Arranged this evening is the Four Corners Documentary ‘Fatal Shores’ and ‘Gallipoli’ the movie staring Mel Gibson. L DAY 2 CANAKKALE – TROY – ISTANBUL

After breakfast you will be taken on a fully guided tour of the ancient city of Troy, immortalised in Homer’s Iliad. Visit and hear about the legendary Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan wars including the famous battle between Achilles and Paris, the Sacrificial Alters, the Odeon concert hall and the many excavations in progress. Return back to Canakkale for time to explore on your own. We suggest taking in the Archaeological Museum and Naval Museum (at own expense) or watch the documentary and movie if you missed them the previous evening. Depart Canakkale in the early evening to arrive back in Istanbul late evening. B

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DAY 1 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE

Depart early morning from Istanbul for a 5 hour drive to Gallipoli. After lunch in Eceabat, meet your guide to begin your tour of Gallipoli. Your tour will include Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), The Nek

and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Cross the legendary Dardanelles to arrive into Canakkale and spend the night. Arranged this evening is the 4 Corners Documentary ‘Fatal Shores’ and ‘Gallipoli’ the movie staring Mel Gibson. L DAY 2 CANAKKALE – TROY – ISTANBUL

After breakfast you will be taken on a fully guided tour of the ancient city of Troy, immortalised in Homer’s Iliad. Visit and hear about the legendary Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan wars including the famous battle between Achilles and Paris, the Sacrificial Alters, the Odeon concert hall and the many excavations in progress. Return back to Canakkale for a ferry across the Dardanelles and for lunch in Eceabat. After lunch continue to board the MAYDOS for your exclusive boat trip of the landing beaches seeing it from the point of view of the ANZACS. The tour includes viewing Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site including sailing over the sunken wreck of the S.S MILO. You will have the chance to snorkel over the sunken wreck. The afternoon you start to head back to Eceabat, where a visit to Kabatepe Simulation Centre has been arranged. Leave Eceabat in the early evening and drive back to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul late evening. B L

3D/2N

Gallipoli in Depth Standard from $

808

2D/1N

DAY 2 GALLIPOLI

*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $852* Deluxe from $896* TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily (May – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 breakfast B, 3 lunches L • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Sightseeing as per the itinerary • Entrance fees

DAY 1 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE

Depart early morning for a 5 hour drive to Gallipoli. After lunch in Eceabat, meet your guide to begin your tour. The tour will include Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Cross the legendary Dardanelles to arrive into Canakkale and spend the night. L

After breakfast enjoy a more in depth tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula, starting with the Helles sector. Here you will visit the sites of the Landing Beaches, Redeubt Cemetery, Skew Bridge, V-Beach, Lancashire Landing, Pink Farm and 12 Tree Copse. Stop for lunch at Eceabat, before heading to the Sulva Sector. Here you will visit the sites of Embarkation Pier NZ No.2 Out Post, 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Hill 660 Cemetery & NZ Memorial, Green Hill Cemetery, Hill 10 Cemetery, Azmak Cemetery, Suvla Bay and Scimitar Hill. Return to Canakkale for the night. B L DAY 3 CANAKKALE – TROY – NAVAL MUSEUM – ISTANBUL

After breakfast you will be taken on a fully guided tour of the ancient city of Troy, immortalised in Homer’s Iliad. Visit and hear about the legendary Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan wars including the famous battle between Achilles and Paris, the Sacrificial Alters, the Odeon concert hall and the many excavations in progress. Enjoy lunch in Canakkale before proceeding to the navel base and museum, the minelayer Nusret and Cimenlik Castle. Later that afternoon depart Canakkale for the long drive back to Istanbul, where your tour ends. B L

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

ANZAC DAY AT GALLIPOLI 2016

ANZAC Day has special significance for Australian’s and New Zealanders. Experience this moving tribute to our troops with one of our short ANZAC Day specific programmes. We combine the Dawn Service with fully guided tours of the Battlefields and Troy.

3D/2N

ANZAC Day with Troy Standard from $

574

4D/3N

ANZAC Day with Troy Standard from $

656*

*

TYPE

Coach

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Hagia Sophia Museum (Sultanahmet, Istanbul)

DEPARTS

Hagia Sophia Museum (Sultanahmet, Istanbul)

OPERATES

23 April 16

OPERATES

24 April 16

INCLUSIONS

• 1 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Guided tours of Gallipoli battlefields and Troy • Admission and ferry charges • Sightseeing as per itinerary

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 3 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Guided tours of Gallipoli battlefields • Admission and ferry charges • Sightseeing as per itinerary

DAY 1 (23 APR) ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (320 KMS)

You will be collected from Hagia Sophia at 6.30am. Stop in Eceabat for refreshments. Continue to Gallipoli, to visit Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ariburnu Cemetery, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After your tour cross the Dardanelles by ferry for your overnight in Canakkale. L DAY 2 (24 APR) CANAKKALE – TROY – ANZAC DAWN SERVICE (75 KMS)

This morning, enjoy your fully guided tour of Troy, the legendary city in Homer’s Iliad. Discover the many layers of this ancient city, the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Alters and the 3700 year old city walls. Hear the stories of Helen of Troy and the famous battle between Achilles and Paris. Nighttime ferry departure across the Dardanelles. B DAY 3 (25 APR) DAWN SERVICE ANZAC DAY AT GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (320 KMS)

The moving ANZAC Cove Dawn Service commences at 5.30am, followed by ceremonies at the Lone Pine Australian Memorial at 10am and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial at 12.30pm. After lunch at Maydos Restaurant in Eceabat, return to Istanbul, where your tour ends at Hagia Sophia around 10.30pm. B L

DAY 1 (24 APR) ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI (320 KMS)

You will be picked up from the Hagia Sophia Museum at 1pm for the coach trip to Gallipoli. Stop at Eceabat Maydos Restaurant for a short comfort stop and to also collect your breakfast box. Continue on from Eceabat for the Dawn Service. DAY 2 (25 APR) ANZAC DAY AT GALLIPOLI

Witness the stirring Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove, followed by a ceremony at Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery at 11am and another at Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial at 1.45pm. Enjoy a late lunch before returning to Canakkale. B L DAY 3 (26 APR) CANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – TROY – CANAKKALE (72 KMS)

This morning, enjoy a fully guided tour of Gallipoli including visits of Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry for your fully guided tour of Troy, the legendary city in Homer’s Iliad. Discover this ancient city, the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Alters and the 3700 year old city walls. Here the stories of Helen of Troy and the famous battle between Achilles and Paris. B L DAY 4 (27 APR) CANAKKALE – ISTANBUL (320KMS)

After breakfast, return to Istanbul. Your tour ends at Hagia Sophia Square around 2pm. B

HOT TIP ANZAC Cove has no accommodation, limited shelter and some walking over unpaved areas is required. Temporary toilets and limited catering is available. Temperatures can drop overnight and rainfall is common so we suggest wearing suitable clothing and take a blanket.

INDEPENDENT PACKAGES 6D/5N

Soak up the splendour of Istanbul, before exploring the battlefields and memorials to the soldiers of WWI on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Standard from $

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Superior from $1055* Deluxe from $1104*

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar

TYPE

Independent

DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round except 20 – 26 Apr)

INCLUSIONS

• 5 nights accommodation • 5 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges

861

*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. B L DAY 4 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (320 KMS)

Depart early this morning for Gallipoli. En route to the Gallipoli Peninsula you will stop for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the battlefields including ANZAC Cove, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. B L Standard: Iris Hotel or similar Superior & Deluxe: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 5 CANAKKALE – TROY – ISTANBUL (370 KMS)

Spend the morning exploring Canakkale at your leisure. In the afternoon, depart for Troy to visit the archaeological and mythical sites, before returning to Istanbul in the late evening. B

TURKEY GALLIPOLI • ISTANBUL

Flavours of Istanbul & Gallipoli

DAY 6 ISTANBUL (2 KMS)

Transfer to the airport after breakfast. B

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HOT TIP Our Flavours packages are hand picked from the hottest selling destinations within Turkey. They are tailor made to suit your travel arrangements. Please contact Tempo Holidays for further details.

Flavours of Istanbul & Ephesus

5D/4N

Standard from $

1251*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1432* Deluxe from $1605*

Golden Horn District, Istanbul

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation • 4 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Return Flights: Istanbul to Izmir

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Flavours of Istanbul & Cappadocia

DAY 3 ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA (120 KMS)

Standard from $

1346*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1496* Deluxe from $1651*

TURKEY ISTANBUL • CAPPADOCIA • EPHESUS

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6D/5N

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 5 nights accommodation • 5 breakfasts B, 4 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Return Flights: Istanbul to Kayseri/ Nevsehir

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

Arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. B L

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Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. B L Standard: Peri Tower or similar Superior: Dinler or similar Deluxe: Dere Suites or similar DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA (60 KMS)

Spend the day discovering the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the red valley of Dervent. Stop for a brief photo opportunity in Uchisar. B L DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (120 KMS)

We recommend an option sunrise balloon ride before visiting the valley of Kizilcukur to see its beautiful geological formations and formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Explore Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the area offering a panoramic view over the village. In the afternoon, discover one of the largest and deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. Transfer back to airport for your onward flight to Istanbul. B L DAY 6 ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Your programme ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. B Note: Flavours of Istanbul & Cappadocia available in a 5D/4N shorter package

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL – KUSADASI (10 KMS)

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for the next two night. B L Standard: Derici or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar DAY 3 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS)

Today discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B L

DAY 4 KUSADASI – IZMIR – ISTANBUL (100 KMS)

Early morning transfer to Izmir airport for your onward flight to Istanbul. In Istanbul, explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. B L DAY 5 ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Your programme ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

Ephesus Amphitheatre

Flavours of Istanbul, Ephesus & Pamukkale 6D/5N DAY 2 ISTANBUL – KUSADASI (10 KMS)

1402*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1620* Deluxe from $1865* TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 5 nights accommodation • 5 breakfasts B, 4 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Flights: Istanbul to Izmir & Denizli to Istanbul

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for the next two nights. B L Standard: Derici or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar DAY 3 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS)

Today, discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B L DAY 4 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE – ISTANBUL (240 KMS)

Drive to Pamukkale and discover its tiers of white limestone cascading down a barren hillside, giving it the name “Cotton Castle”. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s

Flavours of Istanbul, Gallipoli & Ephesus

7D/6N

DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

Standard from $

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

DAY 3 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation • 6 breakfasts B, 5 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Flights: Izmir to Istanbul

1307*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1571* Deluxe from $1816*

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. B L DAY 4 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (320 KMS)

Depart early this morning for Gallipoli. En route to the Gallipoli Peninsula you will stop for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the battlefields including ANZAC Cove, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. B L Standard: Iris Hotel or similar Superior & Deluxe: Kolin Hotel or similar

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Kusadasi

hole, and Masterpiece Theatre. Transfer to Denizli airport for your onward flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and overnight. B L DAY 5 ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. B L DAY 6 ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Your programme concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the Ataturk airport. B

HIGHLIGHT The Greco-Roman world comes to life in Ephesus. Be mesmerised by this well preserved ancient treasure.

DAY 5 CANAKKALE – TROY – KUSADASI (395KMS)

Depart for Troy to visit the archaeological and mythical sites. Discover the Acropolis of Pergamon with Trajan Temple, Hellenistic theatre and remains of Zeus Altar. Drive to Kusadasi and overnight. B L Standard: Marina or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar

DAY 6 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS) Today discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best

preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B L

DAY 7 KUSADASI – IZMIR – ISTANBUL (70 KMS)

Your programme ends with a transfer to Izmir airport and your flight back to Istanbul. B Note: Flavours of Istanbul, Gallipoli & Ephesus 8D/7N also available.

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Standard from $

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HOT TIP Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon ride over Cappadocia. See it from a bird’s-eye-view. Contact us for further details.

Flavours of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Marmaris Cappadocia

Flavours of Istanbul, Cappadocia & Ephesus Standard from $

1660

Standard from $

1947*

7D/6N

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $2212* Deluxe from $2404*

*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1880* Deluxe from $2218* TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Nov 15 – 31 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation • 6 breakfasts B, 4 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Flights: Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Kayseri to Izmir & Izmir to Istanbul

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

Arrive at Topkapi Palace and admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA (120 KMS)

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch, visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. B L Standard: Derici or similar Superior: Dinler or similar Deluxe: Dere Suites or similar DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA (60 KMS)

TURKEY PAMUKKALE • MARMAIS

Spend the day discovering the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the red valley of Dervent. Stop for a brief photo opportunity in Uchisar. Overnight. B L DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA – IZMIR – KUSADASI (140 KMS)

Transfer to the airport in Cappadocia for your flight to Izmir. On arrival, transfer to Kusadasi for the next two nights. B Standard: Marina or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar DAY 6 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS)

Today discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B DAY 7 KUSADASI – IZMIR – ISTANBUL (60 KMS)

Your programme finishes with a transfer to the airport and flight back to Istanbul. B Note: Flavours of Istanbul, Cappadocia & Ephesus available in a 8D/7N longer package.

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TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Nov 15 – 31 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts B, 5 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges • Flights: Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Kayseri to Izmir

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA (120 KMS)

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. B L Standard: Peri Tower or similar Superior: Dinler or similar Deluxe: Dere Suites or similar DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA (60 KMS)

Spend the day discovering the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the red valley of Dervent. Stop for a brief photo opportunity in Uchisar. B L

DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA – IZMIR – KUSADASI (140 KMS)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Izmir. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for the next two nights. B Standard: Marina or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar DAY 6 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS)

Today discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B L DAY 7 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE – MARMARIS (395 KMS)

Drive to Pamukkale and discover its tiers of white limestone cascading down a barren hillside, giving it the name “Cotton Castle”. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theatre. This evening transfer from Pamukkale to Marmaris, arriving around 11pm. B L Standard, Superior & Deluxe: Anemon Hotel or similar DAY 8 MARMARIS (10 KMS)

Your programme concludes after breakfast with a transfer to Marmaris harbour. B Note: Flavours of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Marmaris available in a 9D/8N longer package.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

Pamukkale Travertines

Flavours of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Marmaris

1759

*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $2112* Deluxe from $2198* TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Istanbul Ataturk airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Nov 15 – 31 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation • 8 breakfasts B, 6 lunches L • All transfers (shared) • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles • Group sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide • Entrance fees • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL (20 KMS)

Arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Standard: Vicenza or similar Superior: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar Deluxe: Sultania or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of

Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L

HOT TIP If you have time visit Pamukkale at sunset for some spectacular views.

DAY 3 ISTANBUL (10 KMS)

Explore the historical Spice Market, smelling the exotic aromas of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. After lunch visit the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent. Discover the Church of Saint Saviour in Chora and admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity. B L

DAY 6 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (50 KMS)

DAY 4 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (320 KMS)

DAY 7 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE (185 KMS)

Depart early this morning for Gallipoli. En route to the Gallipoli Peninsula you will stop for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the battlefields including ANZAC Cove, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. B L Standard: Iris Hotel or similar Superior & Deluxe: Kolin Hotel or similar

Drive to Pamukkale and discover its tiers of white limestone cascading down a barren hillside, giving it the name “Cotton Castle”. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theatre. Overnight in Pamukkale. B L Standard: Tripolis or similar Superior & Deluxe: Doga Thermal Hotel or similar

DAY 5 CANAKKALE – TROY – KUSADASI (395KMS)

DAY 8 PAMUKKALE – MARMARIS (210 KMS)

Depart for Troy to visit the archaeological and mythical sites. Discover the Acropolis of Pergamon with Trajan Temple, Hellenistic theatre and remains of Zeus Altar. Drive to Kusadasi and overnight. B L Standard: Marina or similar Superior: Charisma or similar Deluxe: Carina or similar

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Today discover Ephesus, one of the world’s best preserved ancient cities. Drive to Selcuk and visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her final days. A brief photo stop at the nearby Temple of Artemis, where a solo column remains as a reminder of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood. B L

After breakfast transfer to Marmaris for your overnight stay. B Standard, Superior & Deluxe: Anemon hotel or similar DAY 9 MARMARIS (10 KMS)

TURKEY GALLIPOLI • PAMUKKALE

Standard from $

9D/8N

Your programme concludes after breakfast with a transfer to Marmaris Harbour. B

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View of Sirince

9D/8N

1001 Colours of Turkey

TYPE

Small group

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotel

Breathe the fresh air while you lunch in a countryside restaurant. After lunch, descend to Behramkale village, where you visit the Athena Temple offering stunning views over the Aegean and Lesbos Island. Overnight in a Fishermans Village in Assos. B L D Hotel: Nazlihan Hotel or similar

OPERATES

Selected Mon (Apr – Oct)

DAY 4 ASSOS – GALLIPOLI – ASSOS (220 KM)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation in superior hotels • 8 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L, 6 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

Superior from $

2031

*

TO SELLEP R

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL

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Take in a tour into the ‘Daily life in Istanbul’. The first stop is at Yavuz Selim Mosque, which offers stunning views over the Golden Horn. Continue to stroll down the hill to discover the typical Fener and Balat districts. Cross the Galata Bridge to reach the modern part of the city. From here take the historical funicular, built in 1875, up the hill. Visit the Galata Mevlevihanesi to learn more about the philosophy of the whirling dervishes and walk along the very busy Istiklal pedestrian street. Take some time out to enjoy “kebabs” for lunch, the most popular and recognised dish of Turkish cuisine. After lunch, take a public boat across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of Istanbul. Step foot on the Asian bank, taking a lovely walk in the picturesque marketplace filled with vegetables, fruits and fish sellers. Why not try the real Turkish coffee, prepared on wood coal, or buy the traditional rock candies at the historical Haci Bekir Confectionery. Take the public boat back to European side, admiring the silhouette of the Old City. Visit the small Mosque of Rustempasa, a masterpiece of architecture and decoration with blue Iznik tiles. End the tour with free time in the colourful Spice Bazaar, smell the aromas of the spices of the Orient, before returning back to your hotel for the evening. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL – BANDIRMA – ASSOS (263 KM)

Travel over the sea and through the mountains. Take the fast ferry to the south shore of Marmara Sea, before continuing on by vehicle through the back roads, climbing up the mythological Ida Mountains.

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Today we remember those that fought in Gallipoli. Drive north to visit the legendary city of Troy, before arriving into Canakkale. On reaching Canakkale you will cross the Dardanelles Strait to begin the exploration of the Gallipoli Peninsula. While deceptive in its silence here awaits ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Brighton Beach and Chunuk Bair, where some of the bloodiest battles of World War I were fought. On the way back to Assos we have a short stop to visit Adatepe Olive Oil Museum. B L D DAY 5 ASSOS – PERGAMON – PAMUKKALE (432 KM)

Spend the day surrounded in Antiquity. Start the day by travelling south to the ancient city of Pergamon, the city where parchment was invented. Visit the Acropolis, offering breathtaking views over the valley, and discover the remains of the most impressive Hellenistic theatre in Asia Minor. In the afternoon, attend a cultural lecture about hand-woven carpets, the most important handicraft in Turkey. Continue to Sardis to see one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, the main feature of which is the once celebrated Temple of Artemis built by King Croesus. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B L D Hotel: Doga Thermal Hotel or similar DAY 6 PAMUKKALE – APHRODISIAS – PAMUKKALE (178 KM)

Travel through to Aphrodisias, the city dedicated to the goddess of love and home to the school of sculpture, known throughout the ancient world. Sculptural reliefs still adorn many of the buildings. Explore its many Greco-

Roman remains including a stadium, which once sat 30,000 people and the Temple of Aphrodite, which was later converted into a Christian basilica. Follow the scenic road up to Babadag, driving through small mountain villages before returning to Pamukkale, popularly known as the ‘cotton castle’. Marvel at the immense tiers of white limestone cascading down the barren hillside, enjoying the beauty of the terraces and visit the nearby Roman theatre and necropolis. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy the indoor and outdoor thermal pools of your hotel. Dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – SIRINCE (290 KM)

This morning, visit the typical Birgi town, renowned for the original architecture of the well preserved historical buildings and its authentic lifestyle. Climb up Bozdag Mountain to admire the hidden Golcuk Lake at the summit. Here you will stop to have lunch. Drive through the fertile Odemis plain with its sprawling vineyards, tobacco and cotton fields. Discover the brand new Classic Automobile and Motorcycle Museum displaying samples starting from the very first car made in 1886 and first motorcycle made in 1885. Dinner and overnight in Sirince. B L D Hotel: Nisanyan Evleri Boutique hotel or similar DAY 8 SIRINCE – EPHESUS – SIRINCE (40 KM)

Today the journey through history starts with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. With Hadrian’s Temple, Celsus Library, the Theatre and the marble streets as well as the terrace houses reflects the life of Roman citizens. After lunch, walk up the Coressos Hill to visit the chapel believed to be the house where Mother Mary spent the last days of her life. Later, attend a fashion show to learn more about leather, one of the major products of Turkey. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. B L D DAY 9 SIRINCE – IZMIR

Today your tour ends with a transfer to Izmir airport or Kusadasi Harbour. B

Istanbul Gallipoli

Bandirma

Troy Assos Pergamon

TURKEY

Cappadocia

Izmur Sirince

Pamukkale Aphrodisias 1001 Colours of Turkey

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


EXTENSIONS

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS TO 1001 COLOURS OF TURKEY

Temple of Athena, Assos

Post Tour Istanbul

2D/1N

Post tour Cappadocia

2D/1N

4D/3N

Prices from $488* per person

Prices from $486* per person

Prices from $1025* per person

TYPE

Extension

TYPE

Extension

TYPE

Extension

INCLUSIONS

• 1 night accommodation in superior hotels • 1 breakfast B, 1 lunch L • Arrival transfer • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance Fees • All taxes and service charges

INCLUSIONS

• 1 night accommodation in superior hotel • 1 breakfast B • Arrival and departure transfers • Flight from Izmir to Istanbul • All taxes and service charges

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation • 3 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L • Arrival and departure transfers • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to Museums • Flights from Izmir to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

Arrive Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL

Stroll down Sogukcesme Street, lined with the wooden houses, that are now landmarks of Ottoman architecture. Arrive at Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live. Admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. A short photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III, before continuing on to explore Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the 6th century. After lunch, visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles. Continue on to the Roman Hippodrome, before heading to the Grand Bazaar to discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shops in the labyrinth tunnels. B L

Post tour Celestyal Cruise

5D/4N

Take a Celestyal Cruise on the Iconic Aegean. Visit 5 Greek Islands and Athens.

1209*

from $

INCLUSIONS

• Accommodation in selected cabin category • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner • Onboard entertainment • Port taxes and service charges

DAY 9 SIRINCE – KUSADASI HARBOUR

This morning transfer to the pier in Kusadasi to start your Celestyal Cruise.

DAY 9 SIRINCE – IZMIR – ISTANBUL

Transfer to Izmir airport for your onward flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night. B Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion or similar DAY 10 ISTANBUL

Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport, for your onward journey. B

HIGHLIGHT Sirince is a village nestled on the hills in the Central Aegean Region, famous for its wine and houses. An absolute photographers heaven. Contact us for more information or visit tempoholidays.com

DAY 9 SIRINCE – IZMIR – CAPPADOCIA

Transfer to Izmir airport for your onward flight to Kayseri. You will be met and transfer to your hotel. Hotel: Dere Suites Cave hotel or similar DAY 10 CAPPADOCIA

Spend the day discovering the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s 8th century cave churches, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the Valley of Dervent, to admire the chimney-like volcanic formations. Pause for a brief photo stop at Uchisar. This afternoon, discover the unique artefacts of Cappadocia such as pottery and onyx. B L DAY 11 CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL

Transfer to Kayseri airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel for the night. B Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion or similar DAY 12 ISTANBUL

Transfer from the hotel to the airport, tour ends. B

SAILING SCHEDULE VESSEL: Celestyal Olympia or Celestyal Cristal (or similar) DAY

PORT

TUE

KUSADASI (EPHESUS), TURKEY

TUE

PATMOS, GREECE

ARRIVE

DEPART 1PM

4PM

9PM

WED

RHODES, GREECE

7AM

6PM

THU

CRETE (HERAKLION), GREECE

7AM

11.30AM

THU

SANTORINI, GREECE

4.30PM

9.30PM

FRI

ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE

6AM

1PM 11PM

FRI

MYKONOS, GREECE

6PM

SAT

KUSADASI (EPHESUS), TURKEY

7AM

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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COACH TOUR

Troy

14D/13N

Glories of Turkey Superior from $

1935*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Selected Thu (14 Jan 16 – 23 Mar 17)

INCLUSIONS

• Superior Class hotels with private facilities • 13 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 10 dinners D • Licensed guides throughout • Air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and services charges • Arrival and departure transfer: only on arrival and departure days

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Hotel or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL

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Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest, architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered markets with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B DAY 3 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE (333 KM)

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during World War I. Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for your overnight stay. B L Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 4 CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMUM – IZMIR (336 KM)

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War. Before

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arriving in Asclepion, enjoy lunch with the locals in a traditional local village. Continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Centre in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for your overnight stay. B L D Hotel: Swissotel or similar DAY 5 IZMIR – EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE – IZMIR (83 KM)

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year old marble streets, a theatre, the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her final years. Continue to a regional rug production centre to see first-hand this unique artform. Join an option afternoon tour of Sirince. B D DAY 6 IZMIR – PAMUKKALE (218 KM)

Drive through the lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D Hotel: Colossae Thermal or similar DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – PERGE – ANTALYA (240 KM)

In the morning drive to Antalya, arrive midday and pay a visit to the ancient Greek city of Perge, famous for the temple to Artemis. Also located there is an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean Coast. B D DAY 8 ANTALYA

Enjoy a day at leisure. Join an optional tour of Phaselis, an ancient coastal city, or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean. B D DAY 9 ANTALYA – ASPENDOS – KONYA (311 KM)

After breakfast depart for Konya, en route visit the ancient city Aspendos, known for having the bestpreserved theatre of antiquity. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana who was a Sufi philosopher. This is also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Continue to the Karatay Koran School, an 800 year-old building. Overnight in Konya. B D Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn or similar DAY 10 KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (240 KM)

In the morning, drive to Cappadocia, the land of the fairy chimneys. En route, visit a 13th century

Troy

TURKEY

Istanbul Gallipoli Dardanelles Canakkale

Ankara Cappadocia

Kusadasi

Ephesus Pamukkale Konya Perge Aspendos Antalya

Mediterranean Sea

caravanserai. Pay a visit to the underground city of Sarati, one of the many underground settlements built for protection. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B D Hotel: Kapadokya Lodge or similar DAY 11 CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B D DAY 12 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA (287 KM)

In the morning, depart for the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. B D Hotel: Hilton Hotel or similar DAY 13 ANKARA – ISTANBUL (450 KM)

After breakfast, depart on the scenic drive to Istanbul. In the afternoon join an optional half-day Spice Market visit and Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia from Europe. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B D Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Hotel or similar DAY 14 ISTANBUL

Your tour finishes with a transfer to the airport. B D

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOUR

Ancient Amphitheater Ruins, Pergamon,Turkey

HIGHLIGHTS

Whirling Dervishes, Konya

Visit the stunning historic landscape of Cappadocia with its fairy chimneys and cone shaped rocks. Remember our ANZAC’s on a moving visit to Gallipoli.

10D/9N

Turkish Delight

DAY 4 ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA (310 KM)

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Tue (03 Nov 15 – 25 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 9 nights accommodation • 9 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 6 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (30 KM)

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live. Admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL – ANKARA (460 KM)

This morning you have free time in the historical Spice Market to feel the exotic aroma of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. In the afternoon, cross the Bosphorus Bridge and proceed to Ankara. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and your overnight in the Turkish capital. B D Hotel: Ankara Holiday Inn or similar

TURKEY

Istanbul Gallipoli Troy

Ankara

Canakkale

Cappadocia

Pergamon Ismir

Ephesus

Konya

Pamukkale

DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA (80 KM)

Today spend the entire day enjoying the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, which date from the 8th century, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the valley of Dervent where you will admire the chimney like volcanic formations. Stop for lunch and a brief photo stop at Uchisar. In the afternoon, discover the unique artifacts of Cappadocia such as pottery and onyx. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B L D DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (630 KM)

Drive through the Silk Road to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervishes Convent, which is now the Mevlana Museum. Visit a Caravanserail from 12th century, before continuing on to Pamukkale, for dinner and overnight stay. B D Hotel: Tripolis Hotel or similar DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – IZMIR (290 KM)

Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis and enjoy the unique splendour of its cascading hot springs in Pamukkale. Proceed to Ephesus and explore the antique city by wandering along its 2,000 year old marble streets taking in famous sites, such as the theatre and the Celsus Library. Stop at a leather factory in Selcuk to attend a fashion show and to learn more about Turkish leather. Visit the believed final home of the Virgin Mary. Continue to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. B D Hotel: Izmir Ramada Hotel or similar

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Mediterranean Sea

Turkish Delight

DAY 8 IZMIR – PERGAMON – TROY – CANAKKALE (335 KM)

Proceed to Pergamon, the city where parchment was invented. Visit the Acropolis offering breathtaking views over the valley and discover the remains of the most impressive Hellenistic theater in Asia Minor. After lunch, visit the legendary city of Troy, the site of one of the most famous wars of ancient times, immortalized in Homer’s Iliad. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. B L D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 9 CANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (320 KM)

Cross by ferry the Strait of Dardanelles and discover Gallipoli where the bloodiest battles of the First World War took place. Visit Anzac Cove, Brighton Beach, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Continue to Istanbul stopping en route for lunch (at own expense). Arrive into Istanbul in the late afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul. B Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar

ISTANBUL • PAMUKKALE • GALLIPOLI

1379*

This mornings visit to the Archeological museum of Ankara, with its unique collection including Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hattie, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Roman works and Lydian treasures. Then we make a short stop at the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Proceed to Cappadocia, where you will visit an underground city. Check-in to your hotel in Cappadocia, where dinner has been arranged. Overnight in Cappadocia. B D Hotel: Peri Tower Hotel or similar

Your tour concludes with a transfer to Istanbul airport for your onward flight. B

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COACH TOUR

Mevlana Museum, Konya

9D/8N

Turkey Discovered Superior from $

1446*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Wed (04 Nov 15 – 26 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation in superior hotels • 8 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 5 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

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Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (30 KM)

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live. Admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L DAY 3 ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA (120 KM)

This morning you have free time in the historical Spice Market to feel the exotic aroma of the Orient.

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Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Continue to Cappadocia. Check-in to your hotel, dinner and overnight. B D Hotel: Peri Tower Hotel or similar DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA (80 KM)

DAY 7 IZMIR – PERGAMON – TROY – CANAKKALE (335 KM)

Proceed to Pergamon, the city where parchment was invented. Visit the Acropolis offering breathtaking views over the valley and discover the remains of the most impressive Hellenistic theater in Asia Minor. After lunch, visit the legendary city of Troy, the site of one of the most famous wars of ancient times, immortalized in Homer’s Iliad. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. B L D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar

Today spend the entire day enjoying the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, which date from the 8th century, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the valley of Dervent where you will admire the chimney-like volcanic formations. Stop for lunch and a brief photo stop at Uchisar. In the afternoon, discover the unique artifacts of Cappadocia such as pottery and onyx. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B L D

DAY 8 CANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (320 KM)

DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (630 KM)

Your tour concludes with a transfer to Istanbul airport for your onward flight. B

Drive through the Silk Road to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervishes Convent, which is now the Mevlana Museum. Visit a Caravanserail from 12th century, before continuing on to Pamukkale, for dinner and overnight stay. B D Hotel: Tripolis Hotel or similar

Cross by ferry the Strait of Dardanelles and discover Gallipoli where the bloodiest battles of the First World War took place. Visit Anzac Cove, Brighton Beach, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Continue to Istanbul stopping en route for lunch. Arrive into Istanbul in the late afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul. B Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar DAY 9 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

DAY 6 PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – IZMIR (290 KM)

Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis and enjoy the unique splendour of its cascading hot springs in Pamukkale. Proceed to Ephesus and explore the antique city by wandering along its 2,000 year old marble streets taking in famous sites, such as the theatre and the Celsus Library. Stop at a leather factory in Selcuk to attend a fashion show and to learn more about Turkish leather. Visit the believed final home of the Virgin Mary. Continue to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. B D Hotel: Izmir Ramada Hotel or similar

TURKEY

Istanbul Gallipoli Troy

Canakkale Pergamon Ismir

Ephesus

Cappadocia Pamukkale

Mediterranean Sea

Konya

Turkey Discovered

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOUR

Ankara Castle, Ankara

11D/10N

1449*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airports

OPERATES

Selected Fri (08 Jan 16 – 17 Mar 17)

INCLUSIONS

• Superior Class hotels with private facilities • 10 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L, 7 dinners D • Licensed guides throughout • Air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and services charges • Arrival and departure transfers

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Hotel: Renaissance Bosphorus or similar. DAY 2 ISTANBUL

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest, architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered markets with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B DAY 3 ISTANBUL – ANKARA (450 KM)

This morning depart on an optional tour of St. Sophia. Continue to cruise along the Bosphorus

cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with Ottoman palaces, fortresses and old wooden villas. This afternoon depart fro Ankara for your overnight stay. B DAY 4 ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA (290 KM)

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of Modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an option Whirling Dervishes performances. Overnight Cappadocia. B D Hotel: Cappadocia Lodge or similar DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B D DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA – PAMUKKALE (620 KM)

Drive to Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi Order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B D Hotel: Colossae Hotel or similar DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI (186 KM)

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 Hotel: Charisma Hotel or similar

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Troy

Ankara Cappadocia

Kusadasi

Ephesus Pamukkale

Mediterranean Sea

DAY 8 KUSADASI – EPHESUS & ST MARY’S HOUSE – KUSADASI (38 KM)

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world. Explore the 2000 year old marble streets, a theatre, the Library of Celsus and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s cottage, where it is believed she spent her final years. Continue to a regional rug production centre to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D DAY 9 KUSADASI – PERGAMON – TROY – CANAKKALE (403 KM)

Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to a traditional local village for lunch. After lunch, continue on to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for the setting of the Trojan War. Continue on to Canakkale for the night. B L D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 10 CANAKKALE – DARDANELLES – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (406 KM)

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Continue the drive onto Istanbul where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight stay. B D DAY 11 ISTANBUL

Your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport. B

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TURKEY

Istanbul Gallipoli Dardanelles Canakkale

TURKEY

Classics of Turkey

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COACH TOURS Highlights of Turkey

9D/8N

Superior from $

1519*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Selected Thu (14 Jan – 24 Mar)

INCLUSIONS

• Superior Class hotels with private facilities • 8 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 5 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

Celsus Library, Ephesus

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

10D/9N

Gateway to the Aegean

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Hotel: Renaissance Bosphorus or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL

Superior from $

1468*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Sun (03 Apr – 23 Oct 16)

INCLUSIONS

• 9 nights accommodation in superior hotels • 9 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 6 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

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TIME TO SPARE? Ask us about further travel to Greece from Kusadasi or Marmaris via Ferry or a Celestyal Cruise Extension. Please contact us for further details or visit tempoholidays.com

DAY 6 ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA (310 KM)

This mornings visit to the Archeological museum of Ankara, with its unique collection including Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hattie, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Roman works and Lydian treasures. Following is a short stop at the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Proceed to Cappadocia, visiting an underground city. Check-in to your hotel in Cappadocia, where dinner has been arranged. Overnight in Cappadocia. B D Hotel: Peri Tower Hotel or similar

First stop arrive at Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live. Admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles and the Roman Hippodrome. In the afternoon, discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel for the night. B L

DAY 7 CAPPADOCIA (80 KM)

DAY 3 ISTANBUL (30 KM)

Drive through the Silk Road to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervishes Convent, which is now the Mevlana Museum. Visit a Caravanserail from 12th century, before continuing on to Pamukkale, for dinner and overnight stay. B D Hotel: Tripolis Hotel or similar

This morning you have free time in the historical Spice Market to feel the exotic aroma of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. B DAY 4 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (320 KM)

Drive to Gallipoli and discover the peninsula where the bloodiest battles of WWI took place. Visit ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Cross by ferry the Strait of Dardanelles, dinner and overnight in Canakkale. B D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 5 CANAKKALE – TROY – ANKARA (50 KM)

This morning, visit the legendary city of Troy, the site of one of the most famous wars of ancient times, immortalized in Homer’s Iliad. Transfer to Canakkale airport for your midday flight to Ankara, Turkey’s capital, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. B D Hotel: Holiday Inn Ankara or similar

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Today spend the entire day enjoying the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, which date from the 8th century, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the valley of Dervent where you will admire the chimney like volcanic formations. Stop for lunch and a brief photo stop at Uchisar. In the afternoon, discover the unique artifacts of Cappadocia such as pottery and onyx. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B L D DAY 8 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (630 KM)

DAY 9 PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – IZMIR (290 KM)

Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis and enjoy the unique splendour of its cascading hot springs in Pamukkale. Proceed to Ephesus and explore the antique city by wandering along its 2,000 year old marble streets, the theatre and the Celsus Library. Stop at a leather factory in Selcuk to attend a fashion show and to learn more about Turkish leather. Visit the believed final home of the Virgin Mary. Continue to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. B D Hotel: Ramada Plaza Hotel or similar DAY 10 IZMIR (20 KM)

Your tour concludes with a transfer to Izmir airport for your onward flight. B

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum. Tour the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the famous Grand Bazaar. Optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B DAY 3 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE (402 KM)

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during World War I. Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for your overnight stay. B L Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 4 CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – IZMIR (403 KM)

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War. Before arriving in Asclepion, enjoy lunch with the locals in a traditional local village. Continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Centre in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for your overnight stay. B L D Hotel: Swissotel or similar DAY 5 IZMIR – EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE – IZMIR (83 KM)

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s stone cottage. Continue to a regional rug production centre to see first-hand this unique art-form. Optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D DAY 6 IZMIR – PAMUKKALE (218 KM)

Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades). Visit Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D Hotel: Colossae Thermal or similar DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – PERGE – ANTALYA (255 KM)

Morning drive to Antalya, arrive midday and pay a visit to the ancient Greek city of Perge, famous for the temple to Artemis. Also located there is an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean Coast. B D DAY 8 ANTALYA

Today is a free day with choices of optional tours, Tour of Phaselis, an ancient coastal city or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean. Dinner at local restaurant. B D Insert hotel: Crowne Plaza or similar DAY 9 ANTALYA

Your tour finishes with a transfer to the airport. B

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOURS Western Turkey

8D/7N

Superior from $

1699*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Istanbul airport

OPERATES

Thu (07 Apr – 20 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• Superior Class hotels with private facilities • 7 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L, 5 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 ISTANBUL

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli or similar DAY 2 ISTANBUL

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum. Tour the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the famous Grand Bazaar. Optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B DAY 3 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE (333 KM)

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during World War I. Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for your overnight stay. B D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar

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Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s stone cottage. Continue to a regional rug production centre to see first-hand this unique art-form. Optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D DAY 6 IZMIR – PAMUKKALE (218 KM)

Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades). Visit Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D Hotel: Colossae Thermal or similar DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – MARMARIS (209 KM)

Drive south to the resort city of Marmaris. The afternoon is free for you to explore. B D DAY 8 MARMARIS

Your tour finishes after breakfast at the hotel. B

Superior from $

DAY 3 IZMIR – PERGAMON – TROY – CANAKKALE (335 KM)

752

*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Marmaris

OPERATES

Sun (01 May – 02 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation in superior hotels • 4 breakfasts B, 1 lunches L, 3 dinners D • English speaking professional guide throughout • Entrance fees to museums • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 MARMARIS – PAMUKKALE (210 KM)

Arrive into Marmaris and spend the morning at leisure to discover this lively Aegean town. In the afternoon, continue to Pamukkale, for dinner and your overnight stay. D Hotel: Tripolis Hotel or similar

Istanbul Troy

Gallipoli Dardanelles Canakkale

Ankara

Pergamon TURKEY Izmir

Ephesus

Kusadasi

Cappadocia Pamukkale Konya

Marmaris Gateway to the Aegean Highlights of Turkey Western Turkey

Antalya Mediterranean Sea

5D/4N

Marmaris to Istanbul

DAY 5 IZMIR – EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE – IZMIR (83 KM)

DAY 2 PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – IZMIR (290 KM)

Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis and enjoy the unique splendour of its cascading hot springs in Pamukkale. Proceed to Ephesus and explore the antique city, wandering along its 2,000 year old marble streets, the theatre and the Celsus Library and visit St. Mary’s stone cottage. Stop at a leather factory in Selcuk. Continue to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. B D Hotel: Ramada Plaza Hotel or similar

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Proceed to Pergamon, visiting the Acropolis and discover the remains of the most impressive Hellenistic theater in Asia Minor. After lunch, visit the legendary city of Troy, the site of one of the most famous wars of ancient times, immortalized in Homer’s Iliad. Continue on to Canakkale for dinner and overnight in stay. B L D Hotel: Kolin Hotel or similar DAY 4 CANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (320 KM)

Cross by ferry the Strait of Dardanelles and discover Gallipoli where the bloodiest battles of WWI took place. Visit Anzac Cove, Brighton Beach, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Continue to Istanbul stopping en route for lunch. Arrive into Istanbul in the late afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul. B Hotel: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi or similar DAY 5 ISTANBUL (20 KM)

Your tour concludes with a transfer to Istanbul airport for your onward flight. B

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Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War. Before arriving in Asclepion, enjoy lunch with the locals in a traditional local village. Continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Centre in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for your overnight stay. B L D Hotel: Swissotel or similar

TURKEY

DAY 4 CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – IZMIR (336 KM)

View of Marmaris from Castle

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View of Cappadocia, Turkey

CAPPADOCIA This fascinating province full of otherworldly natural sites is a popular region. Centuries of erosion have produced a unique landscape, most notably the ‘fairy chimneys’ and cone-shaped rock formations clustered in valleys throughout the region. A highlight is Goreme, where the Bronze Age homes are carved into the valley walls by troglodytes and later used as refuges by the early Christians.

3D/2N

Taste of Cappadocia Grand Cave Suites from $ *

Peri Tower or similar from $ *

781

892

Dere Suites or similar from $ *

940

TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 2 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L • Transfers Istanbul and Cappadocia • Full day guided tours, as per itinerary • Return flights Istanbul - Kayseri/Nevshir

TURKEY CAPPADOCIA

DAY 1 ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA

Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Be met on arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia then discover the region’s natural beauty and cultural history. See Goreme’s 8th century cave churches’ frescoed interiors, walk through Avcilar and Pasabagi, marvel at the Dervent Valley’s volcanic ‘fairy chimneys’ and stop for photos in stunning Uchisar. L DAY 2 CAPPADOCIA

Visit the isolated valley of Kizilcukur, which boasts beautiful geological formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Stop in Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the area, to see rock cut dovecotes. After lunch, venture into one of Cappadocia’s deepest and largest underground cities. B L DAY 3 CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL

After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your onward flight. B

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS • SIGHTSEEING

CAPPADOCIA HOTELS

Cappadocia, Turkey

143*

from $

Yunak Evleri

233*

from $

Argos in Cappadocia

Carved into a cliff in the centre of Urgup, this luxurious hotel combines a 19th century Greek mansion with 30 cave dwellings dating back to the 5th century. Rooms are extremely comfortable but do not have televisions or air-conditioning.

This breathtaking property is a beautifully restored former cave monastery dating back thousands of years. Its variety of rooms and suites connected by underground tunnels create a truly unique lodging experience.

Standard Double

Standard Room

119*

from $

Dere Suites

Dulce Familia

125*

from $

Kayakapi Premium Cave

Located in Urgup, with the Goreme Open Air Museum just 8 km away, this exclusive boutique hotel has 20 tasteful cave rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms are traditionally decorated and have modern amenities. The property also has a wine cellar, restaurant and terrace bar with lovely views over the nearby villages.

This hotel is formed by hundreds of cave houses and historical structures, from its 10th Century Cave Church to the Historical Mosque. Each Cave Room, Suite and Mansion vary in size, but all designed to meet the needs and luxury of holiday makers. Exterior

CAPPADOCIA SIGHTSEEING Landscapes & Underground City

Hot Air Balloon Ride

from $119* per person

from $119* per person

from $259* per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

Full day

DURATION

Full day

DURATION

2 hours

DEPARTS

Cappadocia hotels

DEPARTS

Cappadocia hotels

DEPARTS

Cappadocia hotels

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 5.30am (year round)

Spend the entire day enjoying the natural beauty and cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed Goreme’s cave churches, take a walk in Avilar, Pasabagi and the Red Valley of Dervent to admire the chimney-like volcanic formations with a brief photo stop in Uchisar.

Visit the isolated valley of Kizilcukur, with its beautiful rock formation and hidden rock-carved churches. Stop in Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in this area, offering panoramic views over the village. Visit the Pigeon houses and rock formations. Later, discover one of the largest and deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon ride over the breathtaking landscape of Cappadocia. Fly over the Fairy Chimneys, pigeon houses, orchards and vineyards. After landing, toast your sparkling wine glass with those who shared the experience before transferring back to your hotel.

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Highlights of Cappadocia

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AEGEAN TURKEY

Ancient ruins, Ephesus

Taste of Ephesus

3D/2N

HOT TIP Stay longer in Kusadasi and take in a trip to Pergamon home to the famous ancient medical healers Eusculapes and Galen.

Standard from $ *

311

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Deluxe from $419* Premium from $483* TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Izmir airport or Kusadasi port

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L • Return transfers from/to Izmir airport or Kusadasi port • Full day guided sightseeing tour to Ephesus

TURKEY

DAY 1 IZMIR AIRPORT OR KUSADASI PORT – KUSADASI

EPHESUS • PAMUKKALE

Arrive at Izmir airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for the next two nights. Standard Boutique: Efe Boutique or similar Deluxe Boutique: Carina or similar Premium Boutique: La Vista Boutique or similar DAY 2 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI

Enjoy a full day tour of the ancient town of Ephesus. See the Celsus Library, the Roman Terrace houses, the Temple of Hadrian, the house of Virgin Mary, the Church of St John and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. B L DAY 3 KUSADASI – KUSADASI PORT OR IZMIR AIRPORT

The package concludes with a transfer to Kusadasi Port or Izmir airport. B

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Taste of Ephesus and Pamukkale

3D/2N

DAY 1 IZMIR AIRPORT OR KUSADASI PORT – KUSADASI

Standard from $

913*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Deluxe from $1025* Premium from $1086* TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Izmir airport or Kusadasi port

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 2 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L • Return transfers as specified in the itinerary • Full day guided sightseeing tour to Ephesus • Half day guided sightseeing tour to Pamukkale • Flights Istanbul to Izmir / Denizli to Istanbul

Pick up from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to Ataturk airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for the next two nights. Standard Boutique: Efe Boutique or similar Deluxe Boutique: Carina or similar Premium Boutique: La Vista Boutique or similar DAY 2 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI

Enjoy a full day tour of the ancient town of Ephesus. See the Celsus Library, the Roman Terrace houses, the Temple of Hadrian, the house of Virgin Mary, the Church of St John and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. B L DAY 3 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE – ISTANBUL

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale and visit Hierapolis, including the well-preserved Necropolis, Main Street and Gates, the thermal baths, the Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theatre. Discover the terraces made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. Transfer to Denizli airport for your flight to Istanbul. On arrival transfer from Ataturk airport to your Istanbul accommodation, where this package ends. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS • SIGHTSEEING

View of Kusadasi Port

98*

from $

Hotel Carina

KUSADASI This thriving beach resort town on Turkeys’ western Aegean coast is the perfect starting point to either cruise or visit the nearby ruins of Ephesus and Pergamon. With its seafront promenade, marina and harbour lined with restaurants and accommodation, Kusadasi is for the perfect coastal getaway. Explore Pigeon Island, the walled Byzantine Castle that once guarded the town, or the many other historical sites of Kusadasi.

Set in landscaped gardens and overlooking the sea between the centre of Kusadasi and Ladies Beach, the Hotel Carina offers 59 recently renovated rooms and suites, all with a balcony and sea view. The hotel boasts an international restaurant, outdoor pool and poolside bar. Standard Room

148*

from $

La Visa Boutique

from $

Derici Hotel

Situated in town, this hotel offers spacious rooms with provincial touches and private balconies overlooking Seferihisar Bay. Facilities include a pool, bar and wellknown seafood restaurant.

Deluxe Room

Exterior

56*

This comfortable hotel is located right in the heart of the centre, by the seafront. Decorated in modern furnishings, the hotel offers a rooftop terrace swimming pool, terrace bar offering magnificent sunset views, an indoor heated pool, patisserie and restaurant. All 87 recently renovated rooms have a balcony and air-conditioning.

KUSADASI SIGHTSEEING Explore Pamukkale & Hierapolis

Explore Pergamon

from $119* per person

from $97* per person

from $151* per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

7 hours

DURATION

7 hours

DURATION

7 hours

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

Explore this ancient city by wandering along the 2000 year old marble streets, leading to famous sites such as the theatre and the Celsus Library. Visit the home of the Virgin Mary with a stop at the Temple of Artemis, where only a single column remains indicating where one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood proud.

Drive to the popular town of Pamukkale, known as the ‘Cotton Castle’ and view the immense tiers of white limestone cascading down the barren hillside. Marvel at this naturally formed beauty of the terraces. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and view the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the thermal baths and the Masterpiece Theatre.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Visit Pergamon’s Acropolis, the Hellenistic theatre, the Temple of Athena and the few remains of the Altar of Zeus. Discover the Asclepion and learn about amazing medical techniques used from the 2nd century BC. Visit Pergamon’s church, which was a major centre of Christianity and one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

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Explore Ephesus

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View of Izmire

IZMIR

from $

Blanca

The third largest city in Turkey, Izmir is a bustling metropolis and main commercial hub for the region. Offering a more European feel to other cities throughout Turkey, this rich historical town is now a hive of activity with many restaurants, cafes and nightlife that dot the waterfront.

61*

Hotel Blanca is located close to the International Fair grounds and the city centre. With 75 fully air-conditioned rooms and rainfall showerheads, this 4 star hotel has all the modern facilities a travel may need including a restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Travertines, Pamukkale

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Centrally located in the Denizli Provence, south of the Aegean, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), meaning ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish, is a natural site and one of Turkey’s top attractions. This natural wonder is comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. The kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis after the 2nd century BC, which the ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can still be seen today.

Tripolis Hotel

from $

56*

Located amongst the terraces, Tripolis Hotel offers modern facilities in a unique location. All rooms have air-conditioning, with the hotel offering features such as a traditional hamam, a restaurant, outdoor thermal pool and indoor pool. Pamukkale’s hot springs are a 10 minute walk from the hotel and the city centre is just 5 minutes drive away.

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Doga Thermal Health & Spa

Standard room

104*

from $

The newly opened Doga Thermal Health and Spa is set in spacious gardens with an indoor and outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. Enjoy the spa facilities including a sauna, Turkish bath, hot spring bath, massage treatments and fitness centre. The 120 rooms are well equipped and feature free Wi-Fi and balconies.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


Turquoise Coast

TURQUOISE COAST – TURKISH RIVIERA Noted for its fine beaches and stunning mountainous scenery, Turkey’s south western most coast has long been dubbed the ‘Turquoise Coast’ or the ‘Turkish Riviera’. Encompassing Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye, the Mediterranean climate with the warm sea and more than a thousand kilometres of coastline makes this the perfect place to pick up a Gulet or stay in one of the many resort towns.

BULGARIA Marmaris Bodrum GREECE

Ekincik Cennet Island

Cokertme Cleopatra Island Karacasogut

Dalyan

TURKEY

Turunc Bay Istanbul

Gocek Island Yassica Island

Marmaris Ankara

Domuz Island

Tersane Island

Fethiye

Cesme Alacati

TURKEY

Bodrum Bozburun

Dalaman

Geyikayiri Fethiye Oludeniz Demre Kalkan Kas

SYRIA

TURKEY TURQUOISE COAST

Bedri Rahmi Bay

CYPRUS

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Gulet Vessel

GULET CRUISES Be captivated by these traditionally designed wooden sailing vessels, originally used by the fisherman and sponge divers, lovingly restored to basic but comfortable cruising motorised sailing yachts. Sail around the Turquoise Coast, swim in crystal clear waters and sail past mesmerizing golden bays, tranquil inlets and picturesque harbour towns. Enjoy the facilities of a spacious sun deck, saloon with bar & dining area, fishing and snorkelling equipment. Each cabin has a porthole, double bed and bathroom. These unique vessels offer a smaller group of travellers from around the world. Your crew will include a professional captain, deck hand & chef.

Best of Turquoise Coast

Standard

924

from $

5D/4N

924*

from $ Cruise

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Fethiye Harbour

DEPARTS

Marmaris Harbour

OPERATES

Tue (21 Jun – 19 Sep)

OPERATES

Sat (18 Jun – 16 Sep)

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation on board with air-conditioned cabins • 4 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 4 dinners D • All taxes and service charges

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation on board with air-conditioned cabins • 4 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 4 dinners D • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 FETHIYE

DAY 1 MARMARIS

DAY 2 FETHIYE – GOCEK ISLAND – YASSICA ISLANDS

DAY 2 MARMARIS – EKINCIK GULF – DALYAN

TURKEY TURQUOISE COAST

DAY 3 YASSICA ISLANDS – BEDRI RAHMI BAY – DOMUZ ISLAND – AGA LIMANI

Set sail for Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first Blue Cruises in Turkey. Continue to Domuz Island for a swim before arriving in Aga Limani for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 4 AGA LIMANI – KADIGRA – TURUNC BAY – CENNET ISLAND – MARMARIS

Early this morning cruise into Kadirga Bay. Enjoy lunch and a swimming break in Kadirga Bay. After lunch sail to Turunc Bay and Cennet Island for more swimming. Arrive into Marmaris harbour for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 5 MARMARIS

After breakfast disembark the Gulet, where your arrangements conclude. B

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Boarding starts at 3pm from Marmaris Harbour. First day is anchored at the Marmaris Port for dinner and overnight stay. D After breakfast cruise to Ekincik Bay. Join in an option Dalyan-Caunos tour. In this tour you will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta. Dinner and overnight will be in the Gulf of Ekincik. B L D DAY 3 EKINCIK GULF – TERSANE ISLAND – MANASTIR – KIZILADA

Before breakfast set sail to reach the famous Fethiye Gulf. Anchor near Tersane Island for breakfast. This naturally protected bay is used as a harbour, however was used as a shipyard during the Byzantine and Ottoman times. By the end of the day, anchor at Kizil Burun for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 4 KIZILADA – FETHIYE

After an early breakfast cruise into Fethiye harbour, where you will overnight. B L D DAY 5 FETHIYE

924

from $ TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Bodrum Harbour

OPERATES

Sat (18 Jun – 16 Sep)

INCLUSIONS

• 4 nights accommodation on board with air-conditioned cabins • 4 breakfasts B, 3 lunches L, 4 dinners D • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 BODRUM

TYPE

After breakfast sail to Gocek Islands. Following lunch and a swimming break head for Yassica Islands for dinner and overnight. B L D

5D/4N

Standard

5D/4N

Standard

*

Board from 3.30pm at Fethiye Harbour. Remain anchored at Fethiye Port for dinner and overnight stay. D

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Highlights of Gokova Bay

After breakfast disembark the Gulet, where your arrangements conclude. B

Boarding starts at 3.30pm from Bodrum Harbour. First day is anchored at the Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. (D) DAY 2 BODRUM – ORAK ISLAND – COKERTME

After breakfast set sail for Orak Island. Take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island. Stop for lunch before sailing to Cokertme, a small yet lovely fishing village. Dinner and overnight Cokertme. B L D

DAY 3 COKERTME – SEVEN ISLAND – KUFRE – LONG PORT

Today is an early start for the Seven Islands. Arise for breakfast as you are greeted by the beautiful Seven Islands region. In the region you will find many small islands and coral reef. Today spend the day swimming, diving or resting. Enjoy an optional walking in the surrounded forests. Your first stop will be Kufre Bay, before continuing to Uzun Liman (Long Port) where you will be anchoring for the night. B L D DAY 4 LONG PORT – TUZLA – LONGOZ – ENGLISH HARBOUR

This morning you anchor in Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swim in the sparkling blue waters. Set sail for Longoz Bay for lunch. After lunch take a short walk through the forest before setting sail for English Port for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 5 ENGLISH HARBOUR – CLEOPATRA ISLAND – KARACASOGUT – MARMARIS

After breakfast sail to Sedir (Kedrae) Island. This unique island, with its small beach, has unbelievable clear water and is like an open-air museum. Walk round the wrecks of pillars with antique writings or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Later sail to Karacasogut Village where you will disembark and head to the town of Marmaris, 25kms away. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SAILING

Deck

Bodrum Castle, Bodrum

Beautiful Gokova Bay from $

8D/7N

Beautiful Turquoise Coast

8D/7N

Standard

882

from $

*

882*

TYPE

Cruise

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Bodrum Harbour

DEPARTS

Marmaris Harbour

OPERATES

Sat (14 May – 07 Oct)

OPERATES

Sat (14 May – 07 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation on board with air-conditioned cabins • 7 breakfasts B, 6 lunches L, 7 dinners D • All taxes and service charges

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation on board with air-conditioned cabins • 7 breakfasts B, 6 lunches L, 7 dinners D • All taxes and service charges

DAY 1 BODRUM

DAY 1 MARMARIS

DAY 2 BODRUM – ORAK ISLAND – COKERTME

DAY 2 MARMARIS – EKINCIK GULF – DALYAN

DAY 3 COKERTME – SEVEN ISLAND – KUFRE – LONG PORT

DAY 3 EKINCIK GULF – TERSANE ISLAND – MANASTIR – KIZILADA

Boarding starts at 3.30pm from Bodrum Harbour. First day is anchored at the Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. D After breakfast set sail for Orak Island. Take the opportunity to swim in the crystalblue waters of Orak Island. Stop for lunch before sailing to Cokertme, a small yet lovely fishing village. Dinner and overnight Cokertme. B L D Today is an early start for the Seven Islands. Arise for breakfast as you are greeted by the beautiful Seven Islands region. In the region you will find many small islands and coral reefs. Today spend the day swimming, diving or resting. Enjoy an optional walking in the surrounded forests. Your first stop will be Kufre Bay, before continuing to Uzun Liman (Long Port) where you will be anchoring for the night. B L D DAY 4 LONG PORT – TUZLA – LONGOZ – ENGLISH HARBOUR

This morning you anchor in Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swim in the sparkling blue waters. Set sail for Longoz Bay for lunch. After lunch take a short walk through the forest before setting sail for English Port for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 5 ENGLISH HARBOUR – CLEOPATRA ISLAND – KARACASOGUT

After breakfast sail to Sedir (Kedrae) Island. This unique island, with its small beach, has unbelievable clear water and is like an open-air museum. Walk round the wrecks of pillars with antique writings or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Later sail to Karacasogut Village for dinner and the night. This lovely village is 25kms from Marmaris. B L D DAY 6 KARGILI – KISEBUKU (ALAKISLA BUKU)

Following an early departure to Kargili Bay, continue to Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku). There is an opportunity to admire the Byzantine ruins before dinner. B L D

Boarding starts at 3pm from Marmaris Harbour. First day is anchored at the Marmaris Port for dinner and overnight stay. D After breakfast cruise to Ekincik Bay. Join in an optional Dalyan-Caunos tour. In this tour you will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta. Dinner and overnight will be in the Gulf of Ekincik. B L D Before breakfast set sail to reach the famous Fethiye Gulf. Anchor near Tersane Island for breakfast. This naturally protected bay is used as a harbour, however was used as a shipyard during the Byzantine and Ottoman times. By the end of the day, anchor at Kizil Burun for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 4 KIZILADA – FETHIYE

After breakfast set sail for Fethiye, in ancient times was one of the most important cities situated on Lykia’s western boarder with Karia. Dinner and overnight stay in Fethiye Port. B L D DAY 5 FETHIYE – GOCEK ISLAND – YASSICA ISLANDS

After breakfast sail to Gocek Islands. Following lunch and a swimming break head for Yassica Islands for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 6 YASSICA ISLANDS – BEDRI RAHMI BAY – DOMUZ ISLAND – AGA LIMANI

Set sail for Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first Blue Cruises in Turkey. Continue to Domuz Island for a swim before arriving in Aga Limani for dinner and overnight. B L D DAY 7 AGA LIMANI – KADIGRA – TURUNC BAY – CENNET ISLAND – MARMARIS

DAY 7 PABUC BURNU – YALICIFTLIK – BODRUM

Sail to Pabuc Burnu for lunch and continue to Yaliciftlik Bay. Head back to Bodrum Port for the final dinner and overnight. B L D

Early this morning cruise into Kadirga Bay. Enjoy lunch and a swimming break in Kadyrga Bay. After lunch continue to sail to Turunc Bay and Cennet Island for more swimming. Later, arrive into Marmaris harbour for dinner and overnight. B L D

DAY 8 BODRUM

DAY 8 MARMARIS

After breakfast disembark the Gulet, where your arrangements conclude. B

TURKEY TURQUOISE COAST

Standard

Cabin

After breakfast disembark the Gulet, where your arrangements conclude. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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PACKAGE • HOTELS

ANTALYA Known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, this picturesque resort town is the gateway to the Turquoise Coast. In Roman times it was once a major port city but today it is a modern metropolis surrounded by ancient fortifications. With its natural beauty and buzzing beaches, Antalya is a great place to stay.

3D/2N

Taste of Antalya Khan Hotel or similar from $

Dogan Boutique or similar

363*

from $

419*

TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Istanbul hotels

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation in your choice of hotel • 2 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L • Return airport transfers in Antalya • Full day guided tour as per itinerary

DAY 1 ANTALYA

Arrive into Antalya and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. DAY 2 PERGE & KURSUNLU

Enjoy a full day tour to discover the ancient Hellenistic and Roman treasures, including the unspoilt ruins of Perge, and the amazing Kursunlu waterfalls. B L DAY 3 ANTALYA

Today is yours to explore Antalya at your own pace. We suggest a visit to Antalya’s bazaars and ancient ruins or make your way to the original harbour to admire its restored Ottoman houses, small shops and wayside cafes. This package ends after breakfast with a transfer to the Antalya airport. B from $

Dogan Boutique Hotel

61*

Old Harbour, Antalya

from $

Khan Hotel

Located in the historic Kaleici District of Antalya, this hotel is only 100 metres from the beach. The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool, sun terrace, and offers rooms with balconies or terraces with panoramic views. All rooms have hard wood floors and traditional decor. Dining options include a restaurant and bar-cafe.

65*

Located in the centre of Antalya, the hotel features spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the sea or the Bey Mountains. The Falez restaurant serves sensational Turkish specialties. Facilities include a large pool, a sauna, a fitness centre and a complimentary shuttle service to Konyaalti Beach. Standard Room

Standard Room

FETHIYE Modern Fethiye is located on top of the ancient city of Telmessos. It is surrounded by stunning beaches and natural beauty as well as a wealth of history, including the Tomb of Amyntas dating back to 350 BC and the Hellenistic Theatre. It is now a well-known tourist centre popular throughout the year, especially in summer.

TURKEY ANTALYA • FETHIYE

from $

Marina Vista Fethiye

Pool

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82*

Set to one side of Fethiye harbour in beautiful gardens, this seafront hotel has elegant rooms with balconies and views of Fethiye Bay. Features include a famous restaurant offering fine cuisine with a Turkish twist. Other facilities include a poolside bar, Turkish bath, children’s play area, a patisserie, rooftop terrace and a great outdoor pool equipped with water jets and a relaxing hot tub.

Yacht Boutique Hotel

74*

from $

The hotel is located on the sea side of the Fethiye Gulf. With its minimalist design and Mediterranean architecture, the hotel offers 34 well appointed rooms with modern facilities. Yacht Boutique is only 5 minutes from the town centre of Fethiye and is surrounded by nature and sea.

Standard Double SeaRoom View

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


HOTELS

MARMARIS With beautiful coastlines, lovely pebbly beaches and a long seafront promenade, this Mediterranean port town offers great fresh food and delicious local wines. Sitting in a valley between pine-forested mountains and clear waters makes Marmaris a popular destination for sailing and diving. With pretty castles and a lovely harbour there is a lot to offer any traveller.

76*

from $

Anemon

Deluxe Room

The Anemon is situated 100 metres from the sea and 1 km from the centre of Marmaris, close to a good selection of bars, shops and restaurants. The 91 rooms are bright and airy with a private balcony and a city or pool view. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a pool bar and restaurant and other facilities include a spa, children’s playground and free Wi-Fi. Fortress and Marina, Marmaris

Yachts in Harbour, Bodrum

BODRUM Well known for its beach towns, resorts, ancient ruins and vibrant nightlife, Bodrum has much to offer. Featuring its twin bays and fabulous views of St Peter’s Castle, this exciting and historic city really does have something for everyone.

164*

from $

Marina Vista Hotel

An intimate oasis, the Su Hotel is located close to the harbour in the quieter western bay, of Bodrum. It offers 28 air-conditioned modern rooms and suites with no television or phones along with a large Mediterranean garden and outdoor swimming pool.

Overlooking the Bodrum Marina, this outstanding hotel features modern rooms with French balconies. The restaurant serves a wide variety of international cuisine, and facilities include a swimming pool, poolside bar, spa, sauna, hamam and gym.

Standard Double

Standard Room

140*

from $

Manastir Hotel

Standard Sea View

from $

The Marmara Hotel

Built on the site of an 18th century monastery, this stylish hotel boasts a striking hilltop location overlooking Bodrum Bay. Facilities include a spa, swimming pools, poolside bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and a games room. The 67 rooms feature views of the garden or sea from the comfort of a furnished balcony or patio.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

318*

Located on a hilltop 30 km from the airport, this fashionable property boasts 96 contemporary rooms with balconies or terraces. Facilities include two outdoor pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, squash courts, a luscious health spa and a jacuzzi with spectacular views over Bodrum.

TURKEY MARMARIS • BODRUM

141*

from $

Su Hotel

Deluxe Room

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CRUISING

Kusadasi, Turkey

CELESTYAL CRUISES Combine your Turkish holiday with a cruise around the Greek Islands. Depart from the port town of Kusadasi or the metropolis of Istanbul. A perfect accompaniment to your overall holiday!

Iconic Aegean Outside

627

TURKEY CELESTYAL CRUISES

90

780

*

from $

*

Suite from $

1235

*

• Accommodation in selected cabin category • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner

• Onboard entertainment • Port taxes and service charge

Iconic Aegean

4D/3N

4 Greek Islands & Athens

Inside from $

INCLUSIONS

5D/4N

5 Greek Islands & Athens

Inside from $

908

Outside

1120

*

from $

*

Suite from $

1798*

Port taxes & service charges from $204*

Port taxes & service charges from $273*

TYPE

Cruise

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Kusadasi, Turkey

DEPARTS

Kusadasi, Turkey

OPERATES

Sat (12 Mar – 29 Oct)

OPERATES

Tue (15 Mar – 25 Oct)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar (see page 52 for more details)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar (see page 52 for more details)

SAILING SCHEDULE

SAILING SCHEDULE

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sat

Kusadasi, Turkey

-

1pm

Tue

Kusadasi, Turkey

-

1pm

Sat

Patmos, Greece

4pm

9pm

Tue

Patmos, Greece

4pm

9pm

Sun

Crete (Heraklion), Greece

7am

11.30am

Wed

Rhodes, Greece

7am

6pm

Sun

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

9.30pm

Thu

Crete (Heraklion), Greece

7am

11.30am

Mon

Athens, Greece

6am

1pm

Thu

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

9.30pm

Mon

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Fri

Athens, Greece

6am

1pm

Tue

Kusadasi, Turkey

7am

-

Fri

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Sat

Kusadasi, Turkey

7am

-

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CRUISING

Iconic Aegean

8D/7N

6 Greek Islands & Attica ex Kusadasi

Inside from $

1365

Outside from $

1913

*

Suite

from $

*

3252*

Port taxes & service charges from $499* TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Kusadasi, Turkey

OPERATES

Sun (08 May – 26 Jun & 04 Sep – 23 Oct)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar (see page 52 for more details)

SAILING SCHEDULE Restaurant, Celestyal Olympia

Istanbul

TURKEY Chios Athens

Kusadasi Mykonos

Rhodes

10pm

Mon

Santorini, Greece

10am

6.30pm

Tue

Crete (Ag Nicholoas), Greece

6.30am

6pm

Wed

Rhodes, Greece

7am

2pm

Wed

Symi, Greece

4.30pm

8pm

Thu

Chios, Greece

7am

12pm

Thu

Mykonos, Greece

5.30pm

12.30am

Fri

Athens, Greece

6am

12pm

Sat

Istanbul, Turkey

9am

7pm

Sun

Kusadasi, Turkey

3.30pm

-

Inside from $

1465

Ag. Nicholoas

Outside from $

1913*

DEPART

Idyllic Aegean Outside

8D/7N

2050

*

from $

Suite from $

*

3365*

Port taxes & service charges from $499*

8D/7N

6 Greek Islands & Attica ex Istanbul

1365*

-

Symi

Iconic Aegean Inside from $

ARRIVE

Kusadasi, Turkey

Patmos

Santorini

Heraklion

PORT

Sun

Suite

from $

3252*

Port taxes & service charges from $499* TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Istanbul, Turkey

OPERATES

Sat (07 May – 25 Jun & 03 Sep – 22 Oct)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar (see page 52 for more details)

SAILING SCHEDULE

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sat

Istanbul, Turkey

-

7pm

Sun

Kusadasi, Turkey

3.30pm

10pm

Mon

Santorini, Greece

10am

6.30pm

Tue

Crete (Ag Nicholoas), Greece

6.30am

6pm

Wed

Rhodes, Greece

7am

2pm

Wed

Symi, Greece

4.30pm

8pm

Thu

Chios, Greece

7am

12pm

Thu

Mykonos, Greece

5.30pm

12.30am

Fri

Athens, Greece

6am

12pm

Sat

Istanbul, Turkey

9am

-

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Kusadasi, Turkey

OPERATES

Sat (02 Jul – 27 Aug)

VESSEL

Celestyal Olympia or similar (see page 52 for more details)

SAILING SCHEDULE

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sat

Kusadasi, Turkey

-

1pm

Sat

Samos, Greece

3.30pm

10.30pm

Sun

Milos, Greece

9am

8pm

Mon

Athens, Greece

6.30am

12noon

Mon

Syros, Greece

6pm

11.30pm

Tue

Cesme, Turkey

7am

10pm

Tue

Bodrum, Turkey

7am

6pm

Wed

Kos, Greece

7am

6pm

Thu

Ios, Greece

7am

2.30pm

Thu

Santorini, Greece

4.30pm

9pm

Fri

Athens, Greece

6.30am

1pm

Fri

Mykonos, Greece

6pm

11pm

Sat

Kusadasi, Turkey

7am

-

Cesme Corinth

Athens

Nafplion

Syros

GREECE

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Milos

Samos Mykonos Ios Santorini

Kusadasi

TURKEY

TURKEY CELESTYAL CRUISES

GREECE

DAY

Kos

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CROATIA WHY CHOOSE CROATIA? With a long coastline surrounded by sapphire waters and ancient walled cities, Croatia is a Mediterranean gem. With over a thousand islands, dramatic Alps and spectacular castles, Croatia has breath-taking landscape that will entice the most discerning traveller. WHEN TO GO: Best time to travel in Croatia is Apr – Sept. Croatia’s coast enjoys the Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Inland enjoys a more continental climate with hot, dry summers and very cold winters. Jul and Aug a peak season so book early to avoid disappointment. LANGUAGE: CROATIAN CURRENCY: CROATIAN KUNA POPULATION: 4 MILLION CAPITAL CITY: ZAGREB

HIGHLIGHTS OF CROATIA Split

This town was an important strategic outpost for the Roman Empire. At the centre is Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence and a World-Heritage listed site. Facing the harbour this imposing Roman ruin is where you will spend most of your time.

Dubrovnik

This city never fails to captive with the beauty of the old town. Feel the history ascend you while meandering through the marble streets, encased in baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Trace the history in Dubrovnik’s museums or capture the true beauty of this pearl by taking a cable car up to Mount Srdj for the most spectacular views of Dubrovnik and her surrounding islands.

Plitvice National Park

This heavily forested national park has 16 crystalline lakes, tumbling into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. This continually changing landscape is a unique phenomenon. Feel the romance of the lakes as you walk the footbridges while clouds of butterflies whisper over head and the rumble of the water growls beneath your feet.

Hvar

Hvar Town is a small bay town with 13th century walls surrounding the beautiful ornamented Gothic palaces and pedestrian streets. Wander the main square, explore the winding stone streets or swim at one of the numerous tranquil beaches.

Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Old Istrian town, Porec, Croatia

AUSTRIA

Nova Gorica

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

Bled Ljubljana

Kumrovec Postoina

Trieste

Zagreb

Aran Venice

CROATIA

Opatija Rijeka

Pula

Banja Luka

Plitvice Lakes

SERBIA

OtoÄ?ac

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Zadar Sarajevo San Marino

Sibenik Trogir Klis

Split

Adriatic Sea

Brac

Omis Makarska

Mostar

Havar Korcula

Kucisce Tristenik Ston Mljet Sipan

MONTENEGRO Dubrovnik Cavtat

Kotor Podgorica

ALBANIA

CROATIA

ITALY

Vis

Rome Tirana

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions. Bari

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HOTELS

DUBROVNIK HOTELS

Port of Dubrovnik

from $

Hotel Lero

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Standard double

Just 300 metres from the beach and a 20 minute walk from the Old Town, the Hotel Lero offers 160 comfortable rooms furnished with a range of modern amenities. Many rooms have a sea view. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and wellness centre. Old Town

from $

Hotel Ivka

58*

58*

This family-owned hotel is situated on the Lapad peninsula, only a 10 minute walk to the beautiful promenade near the sea. Offering 76 non-smoking rooms equipped with Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The hotel has a beautiful restaurant and bar serving a selection of local meals and wines in the evening.

from $

Hotel Neptun

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

CROATIA DUBROVNIK

94

Premium Skyline Seaview Suite

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Hotel Neptun is ideally located on the Lapad peninsula alongside the Adriatic Sea. This intimate hotel offers comfortable accommodation in warm and inviting colours, with the option of sea view rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, coffee shop/cafĂŠ and 24 hour front desk service.

105*

from $

Hotel Excelsior

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

63*

Boasting its own private beach, this luxurious seafront hotel is just 10 minutes from Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Most rooms have sea views and are elegantly decorated with original Croatian artwork. Facilities include four restaurants and a wellness centre. Classic room

77*

from $

Grand Hotel Park

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Standard sea-view

115*

from $

Hilton Imperial

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Double guestroom

Located next to the Old Town, this hotel has stunning sea views and is a delightful mixture of traditional charm and modern technology. There are 147 rooms decorated in a luxurious modern style, a restaurant serving international and Dalmatian cuisine, a panoramic terrace and an indoor swimming pool.

115*

from $

Hotel More

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Located on the Lapad Peninsula and only 100 metres from the beach. The property consists of a main building and two villas, and has 244 well-appointed rooms. Facilities include restaurants, an indoor pool and fitness centre, an outdoor pool with bar, a beach bar and a sauna.

Restaurant

This exclusive five star resort is situated in the Bay of Lapad. Overlooking peaceful green pines and the Adriatic it offers its guests breathtaking sunsets and views of the striking blue sea. All 47 rooms are inviting and bright and come equipped with state-of-the art technology.

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SIGHTSEEING

DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING Old Town Walking Tour

Sunset Kayaking

Dubrovnik by Cable Car

from $30* per person

from $56* per person

from $67* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

1.5 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

4 hours

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 9am (year round)

OPERATES

Daily at 5pm (15 Jun – 01 Sep)

This tour will reveal the finest sites of the Old Walled City and will give you an opportunity to view it from above at a spectacular panoramic spot. The expert guide will lead you through the narrow streets, introducing you to history and culture.

Travel by cable car up Mount Srdj for panoramic views over Dubrovnik and its surrounding islands. Return to the old town for a guided walking tour through the labyrinth of short, narrow streets, market places, palaces, towers, monasteries and houses, each of which are over 300 years old. Learn about the history and culture of this magnificent city.

Your adventure on the Adriatic Sea starts beneath Fort Lovrjenac in the small port of Pile. Paddle beneath the city walls until you reach a hidden cave, where there is a short break for snorkelling and swimming. From there, paddle around Lokrum Island and explore its caves. On your return, experience the magnificent sunset in the direction of Elaphiti Islands.

Ancient Montenegro

City Walls Walking Tour

Island Cruise

from $64* per person

from $88* per person

from $67* per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

2 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

8 hours

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

OPERATES

Tue at 8am (5 May – 13 Oct) Thu at 8am (31 Mar – 20 Oct) Sun at 8am (15 May – 19 Oct)

OPERATES

Tue at 8am (19 Apr – 1 Oct) Wed at 8am (6 Jul – 14 Sep) Thu at 8am (7 Jul – 1 Sep) Fri at 8am (6 May – 23 Sep)

Leaving from Pile square, your guide will lead you to the Old Town, where your exploration begins. See the town of Dubrovnik before going to the walls, which were completed in the 13th century. Ascend the stairway at Pile Gate, to reach the top of the wall. See gorgeous Minceta Fortress, St John Fortress, Bokar Fortress and the Maritime Museum.

From the baroque shore town of Perast, take a boat to one of two islets in the bay and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks. In Kotor enjoy a guided tour of the best preserved medieval walled city on the Adriatic.

Cruising on an elegant replica galleon, you will visit three of the most beautiful of the Elafiti Islands in the Dubrovnik region – Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Explore charming villages and tiny churches. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with live, local music.

Game of Thrones – Unveil Kings Landing and Trsteno Gardens

STAF PICKF

from $91 per person

from $199 per person

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Independent

DURATION

8 hours

DURATION

6 hours

OPERATES

Tue at 7am (year round) Thu at 7am (31 Mar – 27 Oct) Sat at 7am (11 Jun – 10 Sep)

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

*

This is a city of poetry, stone and sleepy narrow winding streets. A city where the first dashes of Mediterranean air is infused with the scents of citrus and sea. Experience the sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques on this tour.

*

CROATIA DUBROVNIK

Mostar

Enter the city of the Iron Throne, walk the streets where the Targaryens, Starks and Lannisters walked. Climb the fortress and walls that were attacked by the Baratheons and visit the gardens of Kings Landing. This tour visits the streets and parks of the ancient city where the filming of Game of Thrones took place. Perast, Montenegro

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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HOTELS

SPLIT HOTELS

Split was an important outpost of the Roman Empire. At the centre is Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a World Heritage–listed complex of ancient buildings and marble streets, which now houses shops, cafes, hotels and private homes. Split is also the gateway to the islands.

Split

128*

from $

Hotel Peristil

98*

from $

Slavija

Located in a spectacular area, Hotel Peristil is in the very heart of the historical city centre. Being only steps from the historical Diocletian’s Palace, this 12 room hotel lends its designs to the magical charms of its soundings. Each room has comfort in mind, coming equipped with air-condition, internet and mini bar.

An enviable location inside the palace walls has made the Hotel Slavija one of Split’s most popular properties. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, some of which accommodate up to 6 people.

Double Room

Standard Room

101*

from $

Radisson Blu Resort

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Located along the Adriatic Sea, this resort has magnificent views of Split and the nearby islands. Facilities include a pebble beach, two pools, three restaurants, chic bars and a spa. There are 246 modern rooms, including 25 suites. Split’s nightlife and restaurants are close by. Deluxe Room

CROATIA SPLIT

78*

from $

Hotel Globo

Located in the heart of Split, this urban hotel has 33 air-conditioned comfortable rooms. Facilities include free guest parking, 24 hour reception, breakfast room and free Wi-Fi.

140*

from $

Hotel Cornaro

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Hotel Atrium

Comfort Room

Designed to maintain its historical value while providing modern day comforts, hotel Cornaro is located in the very centre of Split. The hotel offers 74 rooms, 3 suites and 1 premium suite, decorated in a high stand and design offering features such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar and inroom electronic safes.

114*

from $

This five star hotel is made of marble and glass allowing it to reflect the Mediterranean sky. The hotel is only a 15 minute walk from the Diocletian’s Palace and the vibrant waterfront. The Atrium offers 124 modernly decorated and well equipped rooms.

Double Room

96

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HOTELS • SIGHTSEEING

SPLIT SIGHTSEEING Split & Trogir

Split Walking Tour

from $36* per person

from $79* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

2 hours

DURATION

4 hours

DEPARTS

Diocletian’s Palace (Cellar Entrance)

DEPARTS

Split Harbour’s Office

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

OPERATES

Mon at 10.15am (02 May – 03 Oct)

Take a walking tour of Split with its 1700 years of history covering some of the important historic sights. Visit Diocletian’s Palace with its cellars, dating from the 3rd Century, the Peristyle, the Golden and Silver Gates, the Cathedral and Jupiters Temple are only part of the historical wealth and monuments you will get to see.

Take a walking tour through 4th Century Diocletian’s Palace, visiting the ancient cellars, Peristyle, Roman Temples, Cathedral and Baptistery and the famous Gold Gate. Continue by bus to the small historic town of Trogir, an island settlement dating back to the Hellenistic period. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

Plitvice Lakes

Game of Thrones – Klis

from $112* per person

from $143* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

4 hours

DURATION

8 hours

DEPARTS

Diocletian’s Palace (Cellar Entrance)

DEPARTS

Split hotel

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

OPERATES

Mon at 7am (16 May – 03 Oct), Wed at 7am (20 Apr – 12 Oct), Fri at 7am (29 Apr – 14 Oct)

Enter the city of the Meereen, follow the steps of Daenerys ‘Stormborn’ Targaryen. Climb the fortress of Klis and see the cliffs where the Dragons were! On this tour you will visit Klis fortress and Diocletian’s Palace, and walk the streets and cellars of this ancient city. Your expert guide takes you beneath the city where the Unsullied Army and Queen Daenerys prepares to conquer the world.

ZAGREB

ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING

The capital and largest city of Croatia, this vibrant city is located in the northwest of Croatia. With the Gothic inspired cathedral and 13th century church sitting beside café-lined pedestrian streets, this dynamic and elegant city is a great place to visit.

104*

Superior Twin

156

from $

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Hotel Astoria is in a quiet area of central Zagreb, close to the main train station. The hotel has 98 stylish rooms and facilities include free parking, a bar, and a restaurant serving local dishes and fabulous homemade pastries.

from $36* per person TYPE

Independent

DURATION

2 hours

DEPARTS

Zagreb Central Square of Ban Jelacic

OPERATES

Daily at 10.15am (year round)

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Discover why Zagreb is being recognised as one of the most vibrant and popular tourist spots in Central-Eastern Europe. The tour includes visits to Lotrscak Tower, Klovicevi Dvori, Strossmayer promenade, Stone gate and Bloody Bridge Street plus many other highlights.

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This classic art deco hotel is located in the Donji Grad district, within easy reach of the cathedral, restaurants, shops and main monuments. There are 209 elegant rooms and facilities including three restaurants, a cocktail lounge and bar, a health club and a lavish spa.

Regent Esplanade

EARL BIR Y 10% D OFF*

Zagreb Walking Tour

from $

Astoria

Deluxe Room

Situated in a thick forest, Plitvice Lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. Consisting of sixteen lakes and connected by 92 waterfalls, cascading through picturesque surroundings. A guided tour of the park lasts about 2.5 hours and includes a boat ride and a walking tour.

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PACKAGE

INDEPENDENT PACKAGES

Tempo Holidays’ independent packages offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to customize your itinerary to see and do whatever you want. Choose from our hosted tours incorporating transfers, local hosts, private sightseeing and local buses. Why not self-drive from Zagreb to Split and join a cruise or go island hopping? Alternatively, let us make your dreams a reality with a tailor made package.

Zagreb Main Square and Cathedral

8D/7N

Jewels of Croatia DAY 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE (140 KM)

Standard

This morning take the bus to Plitvice. Upon arrival spend some time exploring the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park at your own pace. B

1772*

from $

PACKAGE UPGRADES

DAY 4 PLITVICE – SPLIT (260 KM)

Superior from $1983

CROATIA ZAGREB • SPLIT • DUBROVNIK

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TYPE

Independent

Spend the morning at leisure before transferring by private vehicle to Split. B

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

DAY 5 SPLIT

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Bus tickets from Zagreb to Plitvice & Split to Dubrovnik • Private transfer from Plitvice to Split • Private sightseeing (walking tours) in Zagreb, Split & Dubrovnik • Entrance Fees – Plitvice National Park, Diocletian’s Palace, Rector’s Palace and Franciscan monastery

8D/7N

DAY 1 ZAGREB

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Meet your host and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. DAY 2 ZAGREB

Today view the highlights of the Croatian capital on your private morning walking tour. With a history dating back to 1094, there is much to see in this city. In the ‘Upper Town’ snap some awesome photos of the Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption and the Gothic Church of St Mark. Visit the ‘Lower Town’, featuring the main square of Jelacic and the Parliament building. B

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In the morning enjoy a private walking tour of the city. Split is the biggest city in Dalmatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rich cultural and monumental heritage of this 1700 year old city is seen on this tour. View the remnants of the city’s Roman Heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, and its contemporary attractions. The tour will mainly focus on the 3rd century Diocletian’s Palace, which represents the heart of the inner city, and where all the most important historical buildings can be found. B

Split

DAY 6 SPLIT – DUBROVNIK (227 KM)

Zagreb

This morning transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the scenic coastal drive south before transferring to your hotel in Dubrovnik. Rest of the day is yours to explore or simply relax. B

CROATIA

Plitvice

DAY 7 DUBROVNIK

This morning you will meet your guide for a private walking tour of this beautiful city. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. Take a pleasant walk to Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century Pharmacy. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. B

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Adriatic Sea

Split

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast transfer to the airport, where your arrangements conclude. B

Dubrovnik

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

View from Waters Edge. Opatija

4D/3N

Zagreb to Split

HUNGARY

552

*

SLOVENIA

TYPE

Self drive

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation in standard accommodation • 3 breakfasts B • 4 days car hire (compact manual)

Zagreb

CROATIA

Opatija

View of Hvar Town, Croatia

Plitvice

Zadar

DAY 1 ZAGREB – OPATIJA (175 KM)

Collect your car at Zagreb airport or have it delivered to your hotel. Travel from Zagreb to the beautiful Bay of Kvarner, and the resort town of Opatija for an overnight stay. The focal point of Opatija is its waterfront promenade which stretches as far as the eye can see. With fantastic restaurants, stunning architecture and wonderful spa facilities, the charm of the Opatija Riviera is undeniable. B Hotel: Bristol or similar DAY 2 OPATIJA – PLITVICE (180 KM)

Head inland to one of the most scenic places in the country. The Plitvice Lakes National park is a UNESCO site with a series of glassy emerald lakes spilling into each other in a series of waterfalls, lying in a valley lined with tree-covered mountains. Just 300 metres from the largest lake, Kozjak, is your home for the night. B Hotel: Jezero or similar DAY 3 PLITVICE – ZADAR (150 KM)

This morning, further explore the Plitvice National Park or take a short drive back to the coast to reach Zadar in time for lunch. Walk the promenade and experience the soothing sounds of

Heavenly Hvar

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

from $ Split Adriatic Sea

the sea organ, powered by the force of the waves below. Zadar boasts a historic old town of Roman ruins and medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums; it is an excellent place for an overnight stay. B Hotel: Kolovare or similar DAY 4 ZADAR – SPLIT (158 KM)

Today continue south via the coastal route or the main highway to Split. The coastal route will reward you with breathtaking coastal scenery and views of the nearby islands. Alternatively, travel via the highway to Skradin and visit the Kraka National Park or spend the afternoon in the picturesque town of Trogir, built on a small island and connected to the continent by a stone bridge. Arrive in Split and drop off your hire car. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

4D/3N

552*

TYPE

Independent

DEPARTS

Split hotel

OPERATES

Daily (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation • 3 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Return Catamaran tickets from Split to Hvar

DAY 1 SPLIT – HVAR

Today you will be collected from your hotel in Split and transferred to the port for your ferry to Hvar. DAY 2-3 HVAR

Enjoy two full days exploring this gorgeous island, which boasts the most sunshine of anywhere in the Adriatic. Hvar’s main town is surrounded by the splendid 13th century city walls and has become one of Croatia’s most fashionable resorts. B

CROATIA ZAGREB • SPLIT • HVAR

Standard from $

DAY 4 HVAR – SPLIT

Today return back to Split, where your trip ends. B

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ISLAND HOPPING

ISLAND HOPPING PACKAGES

Croatia’s coast is dotted with dozens of breathtaking islands. Some are tiny and unpopulated while others are lively port towns and charming traditional villages. Our itineraries are ideal for travellers who want to explore the islands independently without the hassle of booking everything themselves. The packages use carefully chosen 3-5 star hotels and pre-booked ferries or catamarans.

CROATIA Split

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Brac Hvar Korcula Dubrovnik

South Adriatic Island hopping

8D/7N

Beautiful beach near Split

Standard

1122*

from $

Dalmatian Odyssey

PACKAGE UPGRADES

Superior from $1314 Deluxe from $1381 TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Split airport

OPERATES

(Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Ferry tickets: Split – Brac – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik

DAY 1 SPLIT

Standard from $

1079

*

8D/7N

Standard from $

982*

PACKAGE UPGRADES

PACKAGE UPGRADES

TYPE

Island hopping

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik airport

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik airport

OPERATES

Daily (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Daily (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Ferry: Korcula – Hvar – Split

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Ferry: Split – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik

Superior from $1090 Deluxe from $1273

You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Split. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. DAY 2 SPLIT – BRAC

Dalmatia Island hopping

8D/7N

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

Superior from $1055 Deluxe from $1252

You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Dubrovnik. Spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

DAY 1 SPLIT

DAY 3 BRAC – HVAR

DAY 2–3 DUBROVNIK

DAY 2 SPLIT – HVAR

Spend two full days exploring Dubrovnik. We recommend a walk along the city walls and a ride on the cable car. Other optional excursions include a day tour to the Elaphiti Islands or the Island of Lokrum. B

Spend the morning at leisure, before boarding the ferry to Hvar. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. B

DAY 4 HVAR

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK – KORCULA

Spend the whole day discovering the island at your own pace. Hvar is Croatia’s sunniest island as well as one of its most beautiful. B

Spend the morning further exploring Split. Board the ferry to Brac. After being transferred to your hotel you will spend the rest of the day at leisure. B Spend the morning exploring Brac at your leisure. The largest island in the Adriatic, Brac boasts stunning beaches and a quaint old town. In the afternoon depart by ferry to Hvar. Transfer to hotel in Hvar town. B Spend the day exploring this unique cultural and historical heritage town. B DAY 5 HVAR – KORCULA

CROATIA SPLIT • DUBROVNIK

Enjoy the morning to further explore Hvar at your own pace. Take the ferry to Korcula. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day in Korcula at leisure. B DAY 6 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

Depart for Korcula. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. B DAY 5 KORCULA

Spend the day exploring at your own pace. The birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula’s old town is one of the best preserved medieval areas in the Mediterranean. B

Be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 3 HVAR

DAY 4 HVAR – KORCULA

Spend the morning at leisure. Board the ferry to Korcula. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day discovering Korcula at your leisure. B DAY 5 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

Morning is free to explore the old town of Korcula. Early in the afternoon board the ferry to Dubrovnik. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel. B

Spend the morning at leisure to exploring the home town of the famous explorer, Marco Polo. In the early afternoon board the ferry to Dubrovnik. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. B

DAY 6 KORCULA – HVAR

DAY 7 DUBROVNIK

DAY 7 HVAR – SPLIT

Travel to Split to spend the afternoon at your leisure discovering its countless historical and cultural sites. B

Spend two full days relaxing or taking in the historical highlights of this World Heritage–listed seaport at your leisure. We recommend a trip to the nearby Elaphiti Islands or Island of Lokrum. B

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

DAY 8 SPLIT

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a full day exploring Dubrovnik’s World Heritage–listed old town at your leisure. B The package ends with a transfer to the airport. B

Depart on an early morning ferry to Hvar. On arrival transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. B

The package ends with a transfer to the airport. B

DAY 6-7 DUBROVNIK

The package ends with a transfer to the airport. B

Note: Transfers are not always possible on the islands due to pedestrianised areas. Transfers to and from Korcula may be overland depending on ferry schedules. All timings and details are provided locally.

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*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


ISLAND HOPPING

Hvar, Harbour

Standard from $

Beneath the crystal clear water the rocks glimmer in the silver and pink to a depth of 16 metres. B

1716

*

DAY 4 VIS – SPLIT

TYPE

Island hopping

DEPARTS

Split airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 30 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 10 nights Accommodation in standard and superior accommodation • 10 breakfasts B • Transfers as per itinerary • Ferry tickets: Split – Vis – Brac – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik • Excursion to Island Bisevo on day 3

DAY 1 SPLIT

You will be met on arrival at Split airport and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay. DAY 2 SPLIT – VIS

Spend the morning at leisure, before taking an early afternoon catamaran back to Split. B DAY 5 SPLIT – BRAC

Vis is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea and the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. Once used as a secretive naval base today it has a thriving agricultural and tourism industry.

Enjoy the morning at leisure in this magnificent UNESCO listed town. Explore the numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Later transfer to the port for your ferry to the Island of Brac. Upon arrival transfer from Supetar to you hotel in Bol or Postira for your overnight stay. B

island of Korcula (Vela Luka or Korcula). On arrival transfer to your hotel in Korcula town for your overnight stay. B

DAY 6 BRAC – HVAR

DAY 9 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

Spend the morning exploring the town of Bol, the oldest settlement in Brac. The famous beach known by the locals as Zlatni Rat is also referred to as Golden Horn. It is reputed to be the most beautiful beach in the Adriatic. Transfer to the port in Brac for your afternoon catamaran to the island of Hvar. On arrival at the port of Jelsa transfer to your accommodation in the town of Hvar. B

After breakfast, transfer to the port in Split for your late morning catamaran to the Island of Vis. Of all the Croatian islands, Vis is the most mysterious. The furthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis is a lovely sleepy island with a rich marine reserve full of sunken treasures. B

DAY 7 HVAR

DAY 3 VIS – BISEVO – VIS

DAY 8 HVAR – KORCULA

Take a tour to the island of Bisevo; the tiny islet has vineyards, pine trees and a spectacular Blue Grotto.

HIGHLIGHT

Spend the day exploring the island of Hvar. Hvar town has unique cultural and historical heritage and is also an important tourist resort with a pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauty, famous gastronomic hot spots and recreational activities. Overnight in Hvar Town. B Spend the morning at your leisure. Prepare for an afternoon transfer to the port for your ferry to the

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

This morning is yours to explore the town of Korcula, home of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Wander the narrow streets and view the beautiful churches and magnificent palaces, one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Transfer in the early afternoon back to the port of Korcula for your departure to Dubrovnik. On arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. B DAY 10 DUBROVNIK

Spend the day at leisure. We recommend a city walking tour along the old city walls, or take a panoramic ride on the new cable car from Dubrovnik to Mount Srdj for some of the best views over the old city. B DAY 11 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport, where your tour concludes. B

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11D/10N

Best of Dalmatia

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COACH TOURS

COACH TOURS

Enjoy the comforts of travelling with a group on selected tours which feature handpicked hotels, experienced tour guides, comprehensive sightseeing and most meals. Travel with like-minded people and experience the best of these countries.

Dalmatian Sunshine

9D/8N

Superior from $

2491*

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik airport

OPERATES

Selected Sat (Apr – Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation • 8 breakfasts B, 5 dinners D • Airport arrival and departure transfers • Touring by modern air-conditioned vehicle • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling • Service charges and hotel taxes • Sightseeing as per itinerary

Hvar Harbour

Balkan Discovery & the Dalmatian Riviera 13D/12N Standard from $

4577*

NE W

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

OPERATES

21 Apr; 05 & 26 May; 16 Jun; 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 Sep

INCLUSIONS

• 12 nights accommodation • 12 breakfasts B, 2 lunches L, 9 dinners D • Airport arrival and departure transfers • Touring by modern air-conditioned vehicle • Professional Tour Director throughout • Luggage handling • Service charges and hotel taxes • Sightseeing as per itinerary

DAY 6 HVAR – SPLIT

Leave the island life behind as you return to the mainland. Upon arrival in Split take a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Remainder of the day is at leisure before returning to your hotel for dinner. B D Hotel: Park or similar DAY 7 SPLIT – MOSTAR – STON – DUBROVNIK

This morning cross the boarder into Bosnia and Herzegovina and stop at the small town of Medjugorje, one of the most famous places for Catholic pilgrims. Continue onto the lovely Mostar. Drive along the picturesque Croatian Coast with its world-famous natural beauty. Stop in Ston and taste the delicious Oysters at a local restaurant before arriving into Dubrovnik. B D Hotel: Lacroma or similar

DAY 1 ZAGREB

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

You will be met on arrival at Zagreb airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner. D Hotel: Westin or similar

This morning enjoy a walking tour of this Old Town. See Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, as well as the Bell Tower Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city and shops. B

DAY 2 ZAGREB – KUMROVEC – ZAGREB

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK – KOTOR - KOLASIN

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Croatian capital. Walk through the medieval Upper Town to see the Stone Gate, Lotrscak Tower and Cathedral. In the afternoon take a scenic drive to Kumrovec and visit the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo, a well preserved village. Later, follow the winding road through the Zagorje Hills for an early dinner at a local restaurant/farm. Return to your hotel in Zagreb. B D DAY 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES

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surprise with the variety of this island’s landscape. Tonight sit back and relax. Take the opportunity to dine in a traditional “konoba”. B

Toady head to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several lower lakes. After your visit, the remainder of the day is yours to relax in this beautiful green oasis. B D Hotel: Jezero or similar DAY 4 PLITVICE LAKES – ETNOLAND DALMATI – HVAR

Journey into the heart of Dalmatian culture and visit Etnoland Dalmati, where your experience begins with a welcome ceremony. In the afternoon board a ferry and sail to the island of Hvar. B L Hotel: Amfora or similar DAY 5 HVAR

Enjoy a walking tour of Hvar, revealing the island’s Venetian flavour with views of the Fortress and the Franciscan Monastery. Afterwards enjoy the lavender experience with a drive into the inland, which will

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Travel to the republic of Montenegro. Drive towards the beautiful bay of Kotor. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks before visiting Kotor. Stop at Sveti Stefan for a photo opportunity, before continuing on to Kolasin. Dinner and overnight in Kolasin. B D DAY 10 KOLASIN – MONTENEGRO – KOLASIN

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

You will be met on arrival at Dubrovnik airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner. D Hotel: Lacroma or similar DAY 2 DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik and spend the afternoon at your leisure. B DAY 3 DUBROVNIK – SPLIT

Drive along the coast to Split for a tour of the city, including the World Heritage–listed Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. B D Hotel: Atrium or similar DAY 4 SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE

Travel to Trogir before continuing to Plitvice Lakes National Park for a walking tour around the terraced lakes. B D Hotel: Jezero or similar DAY 5 PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – BLED (352 KM)

Visit Opatija before travelling to Postojna, where you will experience a train journey through one of Europe’s largest caves. Continue to Bled and spend the night. B D Hotel: Park or similar DAY 6 BLED

Enjoy a tour of this charming lakeside town and spend the afternoon at your leisure. B DAY 7 BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB (189 KM)

Experience a walking tour of Ljubljana before driving on to Zagreb for the night. B D Hotel: Westin or similar

Today discover the Durmitor National Park. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Also visit the Biogradsko Lake, located in the centre of Biogradsko Mountain. Return back to Kolasin for dinner and overnight. B L D

DAY 8 ZAGREB

DAY 11 KOLASIN – MORACA – TIRANA

The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to airport. B

After breakfast visit Moraca Monastery, the largest medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro. Continue to head south to Albania, visiting the town of Shkodra; the oldest city in Albania. Continue to drive through the ruins of Rozafa Castle to the capital of Albania, Tirana. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel. B D Hotel: Rogner Tirana or similar DAY 12 TIRANA – KRUJE - TIRANA

Enjoy a morning tour of Tirana. In the afternoon head to Kruje, best known as the hometown of Albania’s national hero GK Skanderberg, visiting the Ethnographic Museum and the old Bazaar. Return to Tirana and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. B D DAY 13 TIRANA

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight. B

Discover Zagreb on a city tour and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. B DAY 9 ZAGREB Bled

Opatija

SLOVENIA HUNGARY Ljubljana Kumrovec Postojna Zagreb CROATIA Plitvice Zadar

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Split Trogir Hvar Dubrovnik

MONTENEGRO Kolasin

Kotor Balkan Discovery/Dalmatian Riviera Dalmatian Sunshine

Tirana

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


COACH TOURS Croatian Highlights

11D/10N

Standard from $

3470* Independent

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 30 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 10 nights accommodation • 10 breakfasts B • Airport arrival and departure transfers • Service charges and hotel taxes • Ferry Tickets: Split – Hvar – Korcula - Dubrovnik • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees for Plitvice Lakes National Park

14D/13N

Zagreb to Venice DAY 7 DUBROVNIK – SPLIT

Standard from $

4008*

NE W

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

OPERATES

Selected Sat (16 Apr – 01 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 13 nights accommodation • 13 breakfasts B, 8 dinners D • Airport arrival and departure transfers • Touring by modern air-conditioned vehicle • Tour Director throughout • Luggage handling • Service charges and hotel taxes • Sightseeing as per itinerary

DAY 1 ZAGREB

You will be met on arrival at Zagreb airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner. D Hotel: Westin or similar DAY 2 ZAGREB

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Croatian capital. See the historic ‘Upper Town’ with St. Marks Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore the winding city streets or browse the shops. D DAY 3 ZAGREB – SARAJEVO

Today journey south out of Croatia into the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo. After checking into your hotel, relax and enjoy dinner. B D Hotel: Europe or similar DAY 4 SARAJEVO – DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a city tour of Sarajevo, a city that has been influenced by a number of cultures during its long history. Visit the Turkish bazaar ‘Baa Carsija’, Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip museum. Continue on to Mostar. View the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge. Finally arrive into Dubrovnik on the stunning Adriatic coast. B D Hotel: Lapad or similar DAY 5 DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a walking tour of the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rectors Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. Continue onto the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to further explore this fascinating city. B DAY 6 DUBROVNIK – MONTENEGRO – DUBROVNIK

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor and proceed by boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the two islets off the coast of Perast. On your return to the coast, stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town and view Sveti Stefan. Enjoy a short stop in Budva before returning back to Dubrovnik. B

Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic Coast, past the old fishing villages and new resorts to Split. On arrival enjoy a city tour of the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. B D Hotel: Atrium or similar DAY 8 SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE LAKES

After breakfast, head to Trogir, a centre of artistic activity in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Continue inland, heading towards Plitvice National Park. B D Hotel: Jezero or similar DAY 9 PLITVICE LAKES

Spend the day exploring the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, remember to have your camera ready! Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. B D DAY 10 PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA

Returning to the coast, stop in the beautiful bay of Kvarner and the popular resort Opatija. Enjoy an orientation tour of Opatija of the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Continue to drive across the border into Slovenia to Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by a miniature electric train. Later, continue on to the vibrant and friendly capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. B D Hotel: Union or similar DAY 11 LJUBLJANA – BLED – LJUBLJANA

This morning enjoy a tour of Ljubljana taking in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and the Parliament. Continue on to the Alpine city of Bled, where you will enjoy a tour of this charming town, the stunning lakeshore and the imposing Bled Castle perched on a cliff high above the lake. Return back to Ljubljana and enjoy the evening at your leisure. B DAY 12 LJUBLJANA – TRIESTE – VENICE

Today leave Slovenia behind as you drive south to Trieste, Italy. Enjoy an orientation tour of Trieste, visiting the Miramare Castle and its lovely park. Continue to the romantic city of Venice. B Hotel: Bauer “Palladio Hotel & Spa” or similar DAY 13 VENICE

DAY 1 ZAGREB

You will be met on arrival at Zagreb airport and transferred to your hotel. DAY 2 ZAGREB – OPATJA

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Visit the Upper Town and see the city’s historical centre. In the afternoon, depart for the beautiful town of Opatja. B DAY 3 OPATJA

Enjoy a guided tour to the magnificent Istrian Peninsula. Visit Pula, the Roman amphitheatre, the picturesque seaside town of Rovinj and the small town of Motovun, famous for its truffles. B DAY 4 OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT

Depart for the Plitvice National Park. Enjoy a tour around some of the 16 crystal blue lakes with cascading waterfalls. Continue to the UNESCO protected town of Trogir for a brief stop, before arriving into Split. B DAY 5 SPLIT – HVAR

Enjoy a morning walking tour of this unique city. Enjoy the magnificent town of Split with its numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Transfer to the port for your catamaran ferry to the island of Hvar, where you will spend the next two nights. B DAY 6 HVAR

This morning enjoy a walking tour of the town of Hvar. The town has a unique culture and historical heritage. Enjoy the pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauties and famous gastronomic offerings. B DAY 7 HVAR – KORCULA

Spend the morning at leisure to further explore this island. Transfer to the port for your afternoon departure to the island of Korcula. Arrive early evening and transfer to your hotel for the night. B DAY 8 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

The morning is yours to explore this fascinating island, home to the famous explorer Marco Polo. Wonder through the narrow streets, view the beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Depart Korcula in the early afternoon, to the town of Dubrovnik. B

Begin your day with a walking tour of Venice, taking in the major highlights of St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a master demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers at the Farewell Dinner at a favoured restaurant. B D

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK

DAY 14 VENICE

Today is yours to explore Dubrovnik and her surrounding islands. We suggest an excursion to the nearby Elaphiti Islands or Island of Lokrum. B

After breakfast transfer to Venice airport, where your tour arrangements conclude. B Note: This tour is also available ex Dubrovnik 11D/10N and ex Zagreb 7D/6N

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Enjoy a morning walking tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Explore the historic town with its old city walls and palace. Spend the afternoon at your leisure to further explore this wonderful city. We suggest taking the new cable car up Mount Srdj to see the magnificent views back to the old town and out over the harbour. B DAY 10 DUBROVNIK

DAY 11 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast transfer to Dubrovnik airport, where your tour arrangements conclude. B

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Marina, Opatija

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PACKAGES

9D/8N

Croatian Rhapsody

TYPE

Small group

Relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria. Spend some time at leisure in Rovinj before departing towards Livade for a sample of one of the Istrian tastiest treasures, the Truffle. Return back to Opatija for the night. B T

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

DAY 4 OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES

OPERATES

02, 16 & 30 May; 13 & 27 Jun; 11 & 18 Jul; 12, 19 & 26 Sep; 10 Oct

INCLUSIONS

• 8 nights accommodation • 8 breakfasts B, 1 lunch L, 4 dinners D • Arrival and departure transfers (day of arrival and departure only) • Qualified Tour Manager • Local guides for tours in Zagreb, Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Trogir & Split • Entrances Fees: Pula Colosseum, Diocletian’s Palace Split, Cathedral in Sibenik, Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik & Plitvice Lakes • Porterage & city taxes

Superior from $

1994

*

DAY 1 ZAGREB

You will be met on arrival at Zagreb airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and group get together over a plate of Strukli a local specialty in the Zagreb area. D DAY 2 ZAGREB – OPATIJA

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will visit St Mark’s Church, Parliament, the government palace and many other fine old buildings. After the sightseeing proceed to Opatija, situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay. Enjoy dinner and your overnight stay in this spa resort town. B D DAY 3 OPATIJA – ISTRIA – OPATIJA

Today get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000 year old Roman Colosseum located in Pula.

Enjoy the most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection. The park is located in Lika Mountain region. Included in the entrance fee is a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake Kozjak and a train ride back to the main entrance. After the tour return to the hotel in Plitvice for dinner and overnight stay. B D DAY 5 PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT

After breakfast drive from the mountain region, via the coast, towards the city of Sibenik. Continue on from Sibenik to the Bibich Winery for a gourmet experience that is more than simply wine tasting. Taste the Dalmatian Debit white wine and Cuvee of Shiraz and Merlot, accompanied with delicious Croatian style Tapas. Depart towards Split, where you will stay overnight. B T DAY 6 SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a tour of the UNESCO protected city. Visit this historic masterpiece, with the mash of ancient Roman ruins with 4th century chamber houses to 18th century homes, as well as the palace of the Emperor Diocletian’s. Today’s lunch will be the traditional Dalmatian dish, Pasticada, which will be at the Tragos restaurant in Trogir. Trogir has a fascinating history dating back 2300 years. A high concentration of palaces, churches and towers, as well as a fortress that surrounds this small island. B L DAY 7 SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK

On the way to Dubrovnik, stop near the town of Ston, where you will visit a local winery and taste the famous Plavac Mali wine, a very close relative

Discover the Western Balkans Standard from $

1962*

CROATIA DUBROVNIK • SPLIT • ZAGREB

104

TYPE

Small group

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik airport

OPERATES

02, 16 & 30 May; 13 & 27 Jun; 11 & 18 Jul; 12, 19 & 26 Sep; 10 Oct

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights in standard accommodation • 7 breakfasts B, 7 dinners D • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Experienced multi-lingual Tour Leader • Sightseeing as per itinerary • Entrance fees for Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes and Split

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

You will be met on arrival at Dubrovnik airport and transferred to your hotel. D DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO

This morning depart for the town of Mostar, the city of bridges. On arrival enjoy an orientation walking tour of Mostar. After the tour enjoy some free time to further explore and eat lunch, before departing for Sarajevo. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo is one the most historically interesting cities in Europe. It is an example of the clashes of civilisations and historical turbulence that become a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance. Enjoy a city tour of Sarajevo. B D

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DAY 3 WEDNESDAY SARAJEVO – BANJA LUKA – ZAGREB

This morning we head to Banja Luka. The city lies on the Vrbas River and is well known for its numerous tree-lined avenues, boulevards, gardens and parks. Spend some free time exploring this city, taking in time for lunch, before continuing onto to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital. B D DAY 4 ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA

Enjoy a morning tour of this vibrant city, during which you will have the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre. Depart in the afternoon for the Slovenian Capital, Ljubljana, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the most significant sites of the old centre. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and the evening free to relax. B D DAY 5 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – OPATIJA – OTOCAC

This morning depart for Postojna and enjoy a visit to the Postojna Cave. This 20km long karst cave system with its web of underground passages, galleries and chambers is the largest cave of the ‘classic karst’ and most visited in Europe. Continue towards Opatija, the jewel of the northern Adriatic, where you will have time to walk on the famous promenade. Later, depart for Otocac, located within the Plitvice Lakes area. B D DAY 6 OTOCAC – PLITVICE – ZADAR – SPLIT

Enjoy a morning tour of the well-known UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice Lakes. Tour around the crystal blue lakes and cascading waterfalls, walk along the wooden promenades and marvel at the magnificent natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn. After your tour, head towards the town of Zadar.

Plitvice National Park

to the Zinfandel. The tasting includes a wine presentation, wine tasting and snack. Later, arrive into Dubrovnik for your overnight stay. B T DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

Completed in the 13th century, the old city has remained basically unchanged since. Enjoy a tour of this medieval city with its ramparts and stone bridges. After the sightseeing tour, the time is yours to further explore the city on your own. B D DAY 9 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik airport where your tour arrangements end. B Note: This tour is also available ex Zagreb 6D/5N

SLOVENIA

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

Postojna

Zagreb

CROATIA Opatija Otocac

Banja Luka

Plitvice

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Zadar Sarajevo Trogir

Split

Mostar

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Dubrovnik

On arrival enjoy a walking tour through the Roman Forum, pass the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St Donatus and view St Anastasia Church. Finally head to Split for dinner and relaxing. B D DAY 7 SPLIT – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Split and uncover the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace, the charming little streets, the Peristye, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Depart in the early afternoon for Dubrovnik. On arrival experience a city tour of this historic city. Later, enjoy dinner at your hotel and your evening free to relax or explore. B D DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast transfer to Dubrovnik airport, where your tour arrangements end. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


PACKAGES

IIica Street, Zagreb

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Croatia Countryside

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Plitvice National Park

Coast Express: Venice – Croatia Standard from $ TYPE

Independent

This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of Opatija, once the summer and winter resort of the 19th century elite such as Wilhelm II, Franz Josef, Gustav Mahler and Isadora Duncan. B

DEPARTS

Venice airport or hotel

DAY 3 OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT

OPERATES

Wed (13 Apr – 12 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation • 3 breakfasts B, 1 dinner D • Air-conditioned vehicle • Guided tours as per itinerary • Visitor taxes

941

DAY 1 VENICE – OPATIJA

Today you will be collected from your hotel in Venice or Venice airport and transferred to Opatija on the Croatian Riviera. Spend the rest of the at day at leisure. D

Independent

DEPARTS

Zagreb airport

OPERATES

Daily (01 Apr – 30 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 3 nights accommodation • 3 breakfasts B • City tour of Zagreb • Entrance fee to Plitvice National Park

4D/3N

DAY 2 OPATIJA

*

TYPE

Depart Opatija this morning and head towards the spectacular Plitvice National Park, consisting of 16 lakes connected with a series of waterfalls. Enjoy a 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment enjoying a boat ride on the Emerald Green Kozjak Lake and the street train back to the entrance. Continue onto Split. B DAY 4 SPLIT

Enjoy a guided morning tour of this fascinating historic tour, including the famous Diocletian’s Palace. Your arrangements conclude after your tour. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

DAY 1 ZAGREB

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Visit the Upper Town and see the city’s historical centre. Spend the afternoon at leisure. B

You will be met on arrival at Zagreb airport and transferred to your hotel. DAY 2 ZAGREB

DAY 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT

This morning depart for the Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to walk around some of the 16 crystal blue lakes with the cascading waterfalls. Walk the wooden promenades and enjoy the magnificent views. Continue to the UNESCO Heritage listed town of Split. B DAY 4 SPLIT

CROATIA OPATIJA • SPLIT • ZAGREB

1004*

Your tour arrangements end after breakfast. B

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CRUISING

CROATIA CRUISING

With nearly 6000 kilometres of coastline and 1200 islands, azure blue waters, pristine beaches, secluded coves, bays and quaint seaside villages, Croatia is the ideal destination to discover from the sea. From vintage sailing ships to deluxe motor yachts, we have something to suit everyone!

Adriatic Paradise Cruise

8D/7N

Cruise along the Adriatic coast taking in the beautiful islands and coast line of Croatia on-board this 17 cabin, air-conditioned sailing vessel. Swim in the crystal clear waters or take a guided walk through the historic towns with an expert guide.

Standard from $

1025

*

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Split port

OPERATES

Sat (07 May – 08 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation onboard MS Nikola or similar • 7 breakfast B, 5 light lunches L, 1 dinner D • Complimentary water, tea and coffee • Sightseeing excursions as per itinerary

DAY 1 SPLIT

Embark MS Nikola from 3pm. Spend the rest of the day at leisure while the ship is moored overnight in Split. DAY 2 SPLIT – HVAR

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Split. Sail early afternoon for the island of Hvar. Stop along for

a chance to do some swimming in the clear blue waters. Afternoon a guided city tour has been arranged in Hvar. Overnight in Hvar. B L DAY 3 HVAR – MLJET

DAY 8 OMIS – SPLIT

Depart early morning and travel from Omis to Split. Your cruise finishes on arrival. B

Depart from Pomena to Dubrovnik. En-route stop at Jakljan Island or Lopud for a swim. On arrival in Dubrovnik you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will enjoy a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik. B L DAY 5 DUBROVNIK

Today enjoy a guided excursion to Montenegro. B D DAY 6 DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – KORCULA

Sail from Dubrovnik to the beautiful island of Korcula. Stop along the way at the Elaphiti Islands followed by some sweet snacks. On arrival into Korcula, enjoy

8D/7N

loved seaside promenade. Overnight Split. B L

MS Nikola

CROATIA Split Brac

Omis

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik port (Gruz)

OPERATES

Sun (23 Apr – 08 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation onboard MS Adriatic Pearl • 7 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L • Complimentary water, tea & coffee • Sightseeing excursions as per itinerary

CROATIA DUBROVNIK • SPLIT • SLANO

DAY 2 KORCULA – PUCISCA (ISLAND OF BRAC) – OMIS

This afternoon embark your cruise and enjoy a welcome drink and snacks while you meet your captain and crew. After which the boat will set sail for your first destination. Overnight Korcula

Enjoy a guided tour of the town of Korcula. After your tour set sail for the island of Brac, passing through the scenic channel of the Peljesac peninsula and the south eastern tip of the Island of Hvar. After docking at Pucisca, visit a stone masonry school. Overnight Omis. B L DAY 3 OMIS – SPLIT

Depart for Split in the afternoon. On arrival in Split take a guided tour of this old town. Later enjoy some free time to sip a cup of coffee on the much

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Sail towards Hvar, considered the sunniest Island in Croatia. In Hvar enjoy a guided walk around the ancient streets. After the walk, hop back on board your vessel and head to Korcula. Arrive in Vela Luka in the late afternoon where you will overnight. B L

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Hvar Vela Kula Korcula

DAY 4 SPLIT – HVAR – VELA LUKA (ISLAND OF KORCULA)

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK – KORCULA

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Sail towards Brac, en-route stop in Pucisca, where a short visit to a stone masonry school nearby has been arranged. Continue the journey to Omis. On arrival you are free to take an optional excursion to Cetina River. Overnight in Omis. B L

DAY 4 MLJET – DUBROVNIK

The MS Adriatic Pearl was commissioned in 2012, setting new standards in service, cabin size and overall cruise comfort. The 19 air-conditioned cabins are spacious and comfortably appointed with ensuite facilities. Other onboard facilities include an inside dining area, outside covered lounge, sundeck and Wi-Fi.

1241*

DAY 7 KORCULA – BRAC – OMIS

Depart this morning for the Island of Mljet. Stop en-route for a swim and relaxation near Pakleni otoci (weather dependent). On arrival into Pomena you can take an optional trip and visit the National Park and Lakes of Mljet. Overnight Pomena. B L

Dalmatian Highlights

Standard from $

a guided walking tour of this alluring Dalmatian town. Overnight Korcula. B L

Trstenik Slano Mljet Sipan Island Dubrovnik

Adriatic Paradise Dalmatian Highlights

DAY 5 VELA LUKA – POMENA (ISLAND OF MLJET)

Leave the stunning beauty of Vela Luka behind. En-route to Pomena the Capitan will hand-pick a bay to drop anchor. Continue to sail towards Pomena on the island of Mljet. On arrival you will have plenty of free time to enjoy the National Park or take a bike ride. Overnight in Pomena. B L DAY 6 POMENA – JAKLJAN ISLAND – SIPAN ISLAND – SLANO

Sail towards Slano, passing the beautiful scenery of Elaphiti islands. Stop for a swimming break near Jakljan Island before continuing on to Sipan Island for a couple of hours. Overnight Slano. B L DAY 7 SLANO – DUBROVNIK

The morning is free to explore or take an optional tour visiting Ston. Set sail for the Lopud Island for a short stop, before continuing on to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will enjoy a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Overnight Dubrovnik. B L DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

After an early breakfast, disembark the cruise at 9am. B

MS Adriatic Pearl

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CRUISING K200 Adriatic Cruise

8D/7N

Standard from $

2400* Dubrovnik airport

OPERATES

Selected Sat (30 Apr – 15 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation on board the MS Princess Aloha or Romantic Star • Arrival & departure Dubrovnik airport transfers • Welcome reception • 7 breakfasts B, 6 lunches L, 2 dinners including drinks D • Professional Cruise Manager • Luggage handling • Service taxes and charges • Sightseeing as per itinerary

MS Princess Aloha

CROATIA Split

Omis Pucisca Bol Hvar

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Gruz Harbour, where your embarkation begins at noon. Attend the Welcome Reception this evening.

Korcula

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Trstenik Mljet Dubrovnik

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORCULA

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, before returning to the boat for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Enjoy a tour of Mljet National Park, viewing the many species of birds, the two deep lakes and seeing some of the five types of forests. Continue cruising to the island of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Dinner onboard and overnight Korcula. B L D

MS Prestige

K201 Adriatic Cruise

DAY 3 KORCULA – PUCISCA (BRAC)

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Korcula, visiting the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your ship for lunch and a swimming stop en-route. Arrive late afternoon in Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac. Spend you evening exploring this town and dine at your leisure. B L DAY 4 PUCISCA (BRAC) – OMIS – SPLIT

Set sail along the Dalmatian coast and stop at the ancient town of Omis. After a short walking tour board a small boat and sail into the Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature reserve. Continue to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. Return to Omis and reboard your ship and set sail during lunch. Arrive in Split in the afternoon and take a guided tour of this WorldHeritage-listed city. Evening is at your leisure. B L

Standard from $

2328*

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Split airport

OPERATES

Selected Sat (30 Apr – 08 Oct)

INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation on board the MS Prestige or President • Arrival & departure Split airport transfers • Welcome reception • 7 breakfasts B, 6 lunches L, 2 dinners including drinks D • Professional Cruise Manager • Luggage Handling • Service taxes and charges • Sightseeing as per itinerary

DAY 5 SPLIT – BOL (BRAC) – HVAR

Sail for the small town of Bol on the Island of Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740 foot long golden pebble beach. Return to the ship for lunch, before heading to Hvar. On arrival enjoy a guided tour of this historic town, visiting the first public theatre in Europe and the Franciscan Monastery. Your evening is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this little gem, while indulging in the Dalmatian cuisine and wine in one of the many restaurants. B L

Note: During peak season port of call may be substituted for Stari Grad or Jesla. A bus transfer will be organised to/from Hvar.

DAY 6 HVAR – TRSTENIK

Relax on the Sun Deck as you cruise to the lovely small fisherman’s village of Trstenik on the Peljesac Peninsula. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board. B L D DAY 7 TRSTENIK – DUBROVNIK

As you set sail back along the shores of Mljet Island, gaze at the steep coastal cliffs and stop in the bay for a swim. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Dubrovnik where the rest of the day is yours to relax and explore. B L DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast disembark your cruise. Journey ends with transfer to the airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik. B

K200 Adriatic Cruise K201 Adriatic Cruise

DAY 1 SPLIT

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Split Harbour, where your embarkation begins at noon. Attend the Welcome Reception this evening. DAY 2 SPLIT – BOL (BRAC) – HVAR

Set sail for the small town of Bol on the island of Brac for a swim at the Golden Horn. Return to your ship and continue on to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this town viewing the Franciscan Monastery and one of the first public theatres in Europe, older than Shakespeare’s Theatre in the UK. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own and enjoy your evening meal in town. B L DAY 3 HVAR – KORCULA

After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with a swimming stop en-route in one of the pristine bays and enjoy lunch onboard. Arrive early in the afternoon and enjoy a walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets and visit the majestic Baroque cathedral. Your evening is

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

8D/7N free to further discover this town and enjoy dinner at your own pace at one of the many restaurants. B L DAY 4 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

In the morning set sail for Dubrovnik, the so called “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to further wonder through the city on your own. B L DAY 5 DUBROVNIK – MLJET

Today we turn our compass back north. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Enjoy a guided tour of Mljet National park with its deep salt water lakes and stunning forests. This lovely island is said to have been a favourite holiday spot for the Greek hero Odysseus. Your evening is free to explore and dine at your leisure at one of the local restaurants. B L DAY 6 MLJET – PUCISCA (BRAC)

Take a break for a swim in the stunning azure waters of the Adriatic. Enjoy lunch onboard as you set sail for Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board. B L D DAY 7 PUCISCA (BRAC) – OMIS – SPLIT

As you set sail along the Dalmatian coast, stop in the ancient town of Omis. Admire the fortresses, which stand as reminders of the power and the might of the infamous pirates that once called this town home. After a short walk board a small boat and sail into the Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area. Continue to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. Return to Omis and reboard your ship. While enjoying your lunch set sail for the World-Heritagelisted city of Split. On arrival take a guided tour of the port, seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Your evening is free to further discover this unique town. B L DAY 8 SPLIT

After breakfast disembark your cruise and transfer to your hotel in Split or the airport, where your arrangements conclude. B

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CROATIA

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CRUISING

CROATIA CRUISING WITH KATARINA LINES

Sample the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and her many beautiful islands on board a vintage motor sailing vessel. Made of wood and iron these boats come in all different shapes and sizes, accommodating anywhere from 20 to 40 people. Great value itineraries, perfect for those who do not need all the bells and whistles of larger ships, but still offering guests a relaxed and casual cruising experience. Guests on board can comprise of a range of different nationalities and age groups.

MS Futura deck

Category Deluxe

MS Futura, Deluxe Category

Comprising of 7 newly built luxurious ships offering spacious twin or double cabins. All cabins offer air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. All ships have an option sundeck and lovely restaurant area. All ships have an English speaking tour manager and include transfers and excursions. INCLUSIONS

CROATIA KATARINA LINE

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• Arrival and Departure airport transfers on day of Embarkation and Disembarkation • 7 nights accommodation onboard MV Infinity or MV Futura • Meals as specified in the itinerary Breakfasts B, Lunches L, Dinners D o 1 drink with lunch and 1 litre of water per person daily o Captain’s dinner with live entertainment o Spectacular dinner cruise along the old city walls of Dubrovnik o Croatian wine tasting in Vis or Bol o Abundance of fresh fruit • Professional Tour Manager • Guided walking torus of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Split • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing • Dubrovnik cable car fee • Mljet National Park entrance fee • Visitors’ taxes and port fees • Luggage handling • Daily cabin service • Free Wi-Fi onboard

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A Category

Category A+

Dalmatia, A+ Category

Comprising of 16 different ships, these newly built steel hull ships have spacious cabins, sundecks and restaurant area. This category features double or twin bedding with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The cabins are either located on deck or under deck and typically, the under deck cabins have a porthole window. Guests on a Category A+ will also enjoy a complimentary walking tour of Dubrovnik or Split and an extra special Captains dinner. Cleaning service is included INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation onboard an A or A+ Category Ship • 7 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L • Air-conditioned cabins • Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik or Split • Captains Dinner • Cabin cleaning service

Lopar, A Category

Comprising of 14 different ships, these Vintage style, reconstructed traditional fishing boats still retain most of their charm. These are older and less modern in their design than the Category A. This category offers cabins with en suite bathrooms but not air-conditioned. Most of the A category cabins are bunk beds (doubles are only offered in a triple cabin). Cleaning services and excursions are available at an extra charge. INCLUSIONS

• 7 nights accommodation onboard an A or A+ Category Ship • 7 breakfasts B, 7 lunches L

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SAILING

KL DELUXE SAILING

CROATIA

The perfect way to fully experience the Croatian Islands and coastlines is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend the mornings on the spacious deck or swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the evenings exploring the small historical towns. These one way cruises brings you the best of the Southern Dalmatian Islands with numerous extra services, wine and gourmet experiences.

Split to Dubrovnik

Split

Omis

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Bol Hvar Vis

Korcula

8D/7N

Peljesac Peninsula Slano Mljet Dubrovnik

Split to Dubrovnik KL Deluxe Dalmatian Paradise MV Futura

Deluxe from $

2118*

DEPARTS

Split airport

OPERATES

07 May; 11 & 25 Jun; 09 & 23 Jul; 06 & 22 Aug; 08 Oct

VESSEL

MV Infinity or similar

DAY 1 SPILT

Transfer from Split airport to the harbour for check in at 2pm onwards. After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of Split. Return to the ship for a welcome meet and greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight Split. D DAY 2 SPLIT – (BOL) HVAR

In the morning depart for Brac Island, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia. Continue towards the island or Hvar, enjoying lunch onboard in the Pakleni Islands. With an afternoon arrival into Hvar, a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town’s historical landmarks have been arranged. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour for some lovely scenic views. Overnight in Port. B L DAY 3 HVAR – VIS

Early morning, cruise towards the small island Bisevo to visit the Blue Caves (weather dependant). Continue to the island of Vis, with its special charm making it a real interesting place to visit. Try some exquisite wine in one of the traditional wineries. Overnight in the port of Vis. B L DAY 4 VIS – KORCULA

Early morning, depart towards Korcula Island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en-route. In the afternoon, arrive in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this best preserved medieval city in the Mediterranean. Optional excursion: Travel to the small village near Korcula for a typical Dalmatian dinner and find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korcula. B L DAY 5 KORCULA – MLJET

Head further south to the Island of Mljet, where legend says the Greek Hero Odysseus spent years on the island as a captive of the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St Mary Isle and visit an ancient Benedictine monastery. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters and convertible cars to roam around the Island. Overnight in port Polaca or Pomena. B L DAY 6 MLJET – SLANO/STON

Depart for the small village of Slano on the mainland, the starting point to Ston. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, take a short coastal walk leading to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and tasting these delicious treats. Transfer back to the ship for the night. B L DAY 7 SLANO – DUBROVNIK

Early morning, make the final decent into Dubrovnik, a unique town on the Adriatic. Before we tie the ropes at Gruz Harbour, cruise along the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is being served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for a guided walk of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Mount Srdj to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. This evening is the Captain’s Farewell dinner with entertainment and music. B L D DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast and check out at 9am, transfer to Dubrovnik airport. B

Dalmatian Paradise

8D/7N

Deluxe from $

2118*

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Split airport

OPERATES

07, 14, 21 & 28 May; 04, 11, 18 & 25 Jun; 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 Jul; 06, 13, 20 & 27 Aug; 03, 10, 17 & 24 Sep; 01, 08 & 15 Oct

VESSEL

MV Futura or similar

DAY 1 SPLIT

Transfer from Split airport to the harbour for check in at 2pm onwards. After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of Split. Return to the ship for a welcome meet and greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight Split. D DAY 2 SPLIT – KORCULA

Sail early morning for the island of Korcula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays. Arrive early afternoon and enjoy a guided tour of this enchanting town with its fortified walls. Korcula has an abundant of restaurants, bars and clubs where you can enjoy dinner and entertainment. Overnight in Korcula. B L DAY 3 KORCULA – MLJET – DUBROVNIK

Sail south to the island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in Mljet National park and enjoy a boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine Monastery. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bikes, scooters are a convertible car to roam around the National Park and Island. Return to the ship for lunch followed by the departure for Dubrovnik. Arrive late in the afternoon, cruising along the old city walls while dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik. B L D DAY 4 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast transfer into the old city for a guided walk, and cable car from the old town to Mount Srdj to enjoy the scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. The afternoon is yours to roam around this idyllic spot. Enjoy the chance to dine at one of the many restaurants or cafes. Overnight in Dubrovnik. B DAY 5 DUBROVNIK – PELJESAC PENINSULA

Depart Dubrovnik and sail towards the little seaside village of Kucisce (or similar) on the Peljesac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch enjoy a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands. Today, move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. In the afternoon, transfer to the village of Kuna followed by a visit to a local farm where you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies. Take a late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Kucisce. B L D DAY 6 PELJESAC PENINSULA – HVAR

Sail towards the island of Hvar. Stop for lunch on the small island of Scedro, followed by a stop to swim at the Pakleni Islands. Arrive in Hvar in the afternoon, known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. Hike up to the town fort for to some lovely views of your ship and Pakleni Islands. Overnight in Hvar. B L DAY 7 HVAR – BOL (BRAC)/MILNA

Dubrovnik to Split 8D/7N

Cruise to the Island of Brac with the picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat. After lunch on board take some time to further explore Bol. In the afternoon join in the wine tasting at the oldest Dalmatian wine cooperative followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna. B L D

Departs: Dubrovnik airport

DAY 8 BOL – SPLIT

ALSO AVAILABLE IN REVERSE Operates: 14 May; 18 Jun; 02, 16 & 30 Jul; 13 & 27 Aug; 15 Oct

KATARINA LINE

Cruise

CROATIA

TYPE

Return to Split early in the morning for a 9am check out and transfer to Split airport where your arrangements conclude. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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SAILING

St Marija Monastery, Mljet

Southern Pearls KL7 (ex. Split) BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

CROATIA Split Bol Hvar

Vis

Korcula

A+ Category from $ *

1134

Makarska

Trstenik Mljet

Sipan Dubrovnik

8D/7N

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Split Harbour

OPERATES

28 May; 18 Jun; 16 & 30 Jul; 13 & 27 Aug; 24 Sep

DAY 1 SPLIT – MAKARSKA

Board the ship this morning and sail towards Makarska. After lunch, arrive at Omis and discover the town’s historical monuments. Continue to Makarska, a popular resort town with many cultural attractions. L

Deck, Category A+

DAY 2 MA – BOL (BRAC)

Southern Pearls KL7 (ex. Dubrovnik) DAY 4 VIS – HVAR

A+ Category from $ *

1134

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik Harbour

OPERATES

21 May; 04 & 25 Jun; 09 & 23 Jul; 06 & 20 Aug; 17 Sep; 01 Oct

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK – SIPAN

CROATIA KATARINA LINE

110

8D/7N

Make your own way to Gruz Harbour to board your yacht and sail along the Dalmatian Coast to Sipan. Experience a fantastic sunset in this atmospheric fisherman’s village. L DAY 2 SIPAN – MLJET – KORCULA

Sail to Mljet to admire its magnificent salt lakes and visit St Mary’s Isle, home to an old church and Benedictine monastery. After lunch stop at a small bay for a swim before continuing on to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. B L DAY 3 KORCULA – VIS

Visit Vis, a charming island that was the site of Croatia’s first urban centre. See the remains for the Roman Palace, explore the city museum or simply stroll along the stunning waterfront. B L

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Cruise to Hvar, stopping for a swim at the nearby Pakleni Islands. Hvar has many historical attractions – a Renaissance cathedral, an old theatre, a Franciscan monastery, a World-Heritage-listed Benedictine convent and an impress fortress. B L DAY 5 HVAR – BOL (BRAC)

Sail to the island of Brac and disembark in Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishing village that now attracts an abundance of tourists. See Dalmatia’s best beach, Zlatni Rat, walk along the picturesque promenade or escape the town to discover Vidova Gora, the highest mountain in the Adriatic. B L DAY 6 BOL (BRAC) – MAKARSKA

The next destination is Makarska, a popular resort with numerous restaurants, bars, churches and cultural attractions. B L DAY 7 MAKARSKA – SPLIT

After lunch, cruise to Omis and discover the town’s many historical monuments or climb to the old fortress. After your visit to Omis, proceed to the World-Heritage-listed Split. On arrival we suggest joining an optional excursion of the 1700 year old Diocletian’s Palace. B L DAY 8 SPLIT

The cruise comes to an end after breakfast. B

Sail to Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishing village on the lovely island of Brac. See its famous Golden Horn (Zlatni Rat) beach and stroll along the promenade to Vidova Gora, the Adriatic highest peak. B L DAY 3 BOL (BRAC) – HVAR

After lunch, enjoy a swim near the Pakleni Islands and cruise to Hvar, a popular ancient city. B L DAY 4 HVAR – VIS

Visit Vis, a charming island that was the sit of Croatia’s first urban centre. See the remains of the Roman Palace or visit the stunning waterfront. B L DAY 5 VIS – KORCULA

Depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Step back to the Medieval times with a walk through the old town and spend the evening in one of the numerous konobas (taverns) located within and around the city walls. B L DAY 6 KORCULA – MLJET

Sail to Mljet and enjoy its magnificent salt lakes. You will have the opportunity to take a boat ride to St Mary’s Isle in the Great Lake to see the old church and monastery. B L DAY 7 MLJET – SIPAN – DUBROVNIK

After an early departure, visit Sipan Island. Continue to Dubrovnik. After a sightseeing tour, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. B L DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

The cruise comes to an end after breakfast. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


SAILING

Dubrovnik

Southern Explorer KL2 A Category from $ *

8D/7N A+ Category from $ *

714

1042

TYPE

Cruise

DEPARTS

Split Harbour

OPERATES

Sat (16 Apr – 15 Oct)

DAY 1 SPLIT – MAKARSKA

Board the ship this morning and sail to the Makarska Riviera for a swim before spending the rest of the day at your leisure. L DAY 2 MAKARSKA – MLJET

Cruise to Mljet and spend the afternoon admiring the island’s remarkable salt lakes. Overnight in port at Polaca or Pomena. B L DAY 3 MLJET – DUBROVNIK

Sail to Dubrovnik and spend the day relaxing or exploring this magical medieval town. B L DAY 4 DUBROVNIK – SIPAN/TRSTENIK

Spend the morning at leisure in Dubrovnik before sailing to Sipan or Trstenik. Enjoy a swim before spending the night in port. B L Adriatic Bay, Split

Dubrovnik Discovery KL5

Cruise to Brac for a swim at Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn), one of Dalmatia’s most famous beaches. Sail back to Split and spend the rest of the day discovering this World Heritage-listed city at your leisure. B L

1042

Cruise

DEPARTS

Dubrovnik Harbour

OPERATES

Sun (01 May – 16 Oct)

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

Embark your vessel and spend the afternoon exploring Dubrovnik at your leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik. L

CROATIA Split Bol

Makarska

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Hvar Korcula

Mljet

Trstenik

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET

After breakfast sail to Mljet. Spend the afternoon exploring the island – you might like to admire the salt lakes in Mljet’s National Park. B L

Sipan Dubrovnik

Southern Explorer KL2 Dubrovnik Discovery KL5

DAY 3 MLJET – KORCULA

Sail to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Spend the afternoon exploring before spending the night in port. B L DAY 4 KORCULA – HVAR

Cruise to Scedro to relax in the crystal-blue waters of this little island. After lunch continue to Hvar. B L DAY 5 HVAR – TRSTENIK

Depart Hvar and sail to Trstenik, a small village on the Peljesac Peninsula. Spend some time swimming and exploring at your leisure. B L

Stop in Palkeni Islands for lunch and a swim before continuing to Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. B L

DAY 6 TRSTENIK – SIPAN

Sail to the Elaphiti Islands, a small archipelago west of Dubrovnik. The islands attract tourists with its beautiful scenery and beaches. Overnight in Sipan. B L DAY 7 SIPAN – DUBROVNIK

Return to Dubrovnik and spend the day discovering this fabulous seaport – we highly recommend walking along the 1940 metre long city walls. B L DAY 8 DUBROVNIK

DAY 8 SPLIT

Disembark this morning after breakfast where the cruise comes to an end. B

ALSO AVAILABLE Mini Cruises 3D/2N and 6D/5N Based on Southern Explorer KL2 A and A+ Category Under Deck only (limited availability) Split – Dubrovnik 3D/2N – Join on day 1 in Split and leave on day 3 in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik – Split 6D/5N – Join on day 3 in Dubrovnik and leave on day 8 in Split

KATARINA LINE

723

DAY 6 KORCULA – PALKENI ISLANDS – HVAR

DAY 7 HVAR – SPLIT

A+ Category from $ *

TYPE

Today sail to Korcula, an island with many legends and folktales. B L

CROATIA

A Category from $ *

8D/7N

DAY 5 SIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORCULA

Operates: 14 May; 18 Jun; 02, 16 & 30 Jul; 13 & 27 Aug; 15 Oct

The cruise comes to an end after breakfast. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

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SLOVENIA WHY CHOOSE SLOVENIA? This tiny nation is jam packed with delightful cities, pristine landscapes, imposing castles, baroque churches and exceptionally friendly people. Throughout Slovenia hides behind a rural and rustic charm, however the culinary and cultural sophistication of this country is unique and delectable. WHEN TO TRAVEL: Slovenia is a year round destination, with its most popular attractions delighting in any weather. Slovenia shares the Mediterranean climate on the coast with her neighbours and a cool Alpine climate to the northwest. Enjoy the warm summer days and balmy evenings in Jul and Aug to the freezing temperatures in Dec and Jan, which is perfect for skiing and snowboarding. LANGUAGE: SLOVENIAN CURRENCY: EURO POPULATION: 2 MILLION CAPITAL CITY: LJUBLJANA

HIGHLIGHTS OF SLOVENIA Ljubljana

Slovenia’s capital and largest city is also Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals. Flowing through the heart of this city is the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, with its leafy green banks perfect for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer the cafes are alive with locals and tourists lending the feel to a constant street party. Visit the grandeur of Ljubljana Castle, enjoy a funicular ride to this historic monument or walk over the ornate alabaster bridges.

Bled

Bled’s most mesmerising attraction is the crystal-clear blue-green lake. In the middle of the lake is Bled Island, which is adorned with a 15th century church and small museum. Another major attraction is Bled Castle, perched atop a steep cliff more than 100m above the lake. This medieval fortress, built in the early 11th century, with its towers, ramparts, moats and terrace offering magnificent views over the lake.

Postojna Caves

Postojna is the jewel in the Karst Region crown due to the magnificent and mighty Caves. The largest Karst Cave in Slovenia, this thrilling underground network of chambers and galleries are adorned with stalactites, pillars and translucent curtains.

Bled Castle Overlooking Lake Bled


PACKAGES • SIGHTSEEING

LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital is considered to be an undiscovered gem of Europe. Its beautiful architectural appearance, large parks and botanical gardens show off the city’s proud history spanning over five thousand years. View the iconic Dragon Bridge, the prominent Ljubljana Castle or the centrally located Tivoli Garden for a relaxing afternoon on a sunny day. Be welcomed by the small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while still getting all the facilities of a modern capital.

Taste of Ljubljana Standard from $

3D/2N DAY 1 LJUBLJANA

172

*

TYPE

Mini Break

DEPARTS

Ljubljana airport

OPERATES

Daily (year round excl. Easter Holidays, Christmas & New Years)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts B • Ljubljana guided city walking tour

Welcome to Slovenia! The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure. Overnight Ljubljana DAY 2 LJUBLJANA

Enjoy a walking tour of the old centre. Visit the picturesque open air market, the Three Bridges, the baroque-style town hall and Robba’s Fountain. You can choose between three versions of this tour, two end at Ljubljana and one ends with a tourist boat cruise along the river Ljubljanica. B

The Stories & Legends of Ljubljana

View of Lake Bled

DAY 3 LJUBLJANA

Your arrangements end after breakfast. You can choice to extend your stay in Ljubljana or explore Slovenia and her regions further. B

Underground Treasures and Legends

An Alpine Pearl (Lake Bled)

from $21* per person

from $117* per person

from $151* per person

TYPE

Independent

TYPE

Seat in coach

TYPE

Seat in coach

DURATION

2 hours

DURATION

6 hours

DURATION

7 hours

DEPARTS

Town Hall, Ljubljana

DEPARTS

Town Hall, Ljubljana

DEPARTS

Town Hall, Ljubljana

OPERATES

Daily at 10am (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Wed & Fri at 12.30pm (Apr – Oct)

OPERATES

Tue, Thu, Sun at 8.30am (Apr – Oct)

Discover the highlights of the city as your Englishspeaking guide takes you through the Old Town to Preseren, the cathedral, Plecnik Market and Dragon Bridge. The tour ends with a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle. Admission not included.

Leave Ljubljana behind and travel to Bled, a lakeside town whose natural beauty captivates tourists and locales alike. Board a traditional wooden oared boat (called a plenta) to the island in the middle of the lake before paying a visit to the charming local church. Finally visit Bled Castle, which is perched on a magnificent cliff overlooking the lake.

Experience a thrilling train ride through the Postojna Caves followed by a walk through underground chambers adorned with stalactites, pillars and translucent curtains. Continue to nearby Predjama Castle, a baroque marvel hanging dramatically off a 123 metre high cliff.

LAKE BLED

Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist resorts. The town is best known for its lake, Lake Bled, with its little island in the middle housing a historic church and small museum. Standing guard over the lake is the 11th century castle which stands on a cliff and the famous baroque church whose bell when rung is said to make wishes come true.

3D/2N

SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA • LAKE BLED

Taste of Bled DAY 1 LJUBLJANA – BLED

Standard from $

344*

TYPE

Mini break

DEPARTS

Ljubljana airport or hotel

OPERATES

Daily (year round excl. Easter Holidays, Christmas & New Years)

INCLUSIONS

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts B • Transfer from Ljubljana to Bled • Private sightseeing tour of Bled (includes entrance to the castle and transfers to the castle)

Transfer from Ljubljana to your accommodation in the town of Bled. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. DAY 2 BLED CASTLE

After breakfast, join a private tour to Bled Castle. Perched on a large rock, high above Lake Bled, with over a thousand years of history, this medieval castle offers stunning views over the lake and surrounding areas. B DAY 3 LAKE BLED

Your package ends after breakfast or you can choose to extend your stay in Lake Bled or go on to explore Slovenia further. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.

Church on Lake Bled

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PACKAGE

Preseren Square

7D/6N

Experience Slovenia Superior from $

2405*

SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA • BLED

114

TYPE

Coach

DEPARTS

Venice or Ljubljana airport

OPERATES

02, 30 May; 13 Jun, 04 Jul, 08, 29 Aug; 12 Sep; 03 Oct

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation • 6 breakfasts B, 2 dinners D, • Touring by modern air-conditioned vehicle • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling • Service charges and hotel taxes

DAY 1 VENICE OR LJUBLJANA

Arrive at Venice or Ljubljana airport where you will be met and transferred to your Ljubljana accommodation. The rest of the day is free to relax or to begin your exploring. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for an orientation meeting including a Welcome Drink. DAY 2 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – PIRAN

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Continue to travel to the Karst region. Your first stop is at the Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Enjoy a tour of this unique subterranean world by a miniature electric train. After the tour, travel to a nearby wine producer and sample the teran wine and prosciutto. Continue through to Piran on the Slovenian coast where you will stop for the night. B

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DAY 3 PIRAN – PORTOROZ – GORISKA BRDA – NOVA GORICA

Enjoy the highlights of Piran in a morning tour before heading to Portoroz, a popular tourist resort. Continue to the hilly region of Goriska Brda. Discover the charming town of Smartno and indulge in a delicious dinner at a local tourist farm. Overnight in Nova Gorica. B D

HOT TIP Why not take advantage and start or finish your tour in Venice. Contact us for more information or visit us at tempoholidays.com

AUSTRIA

DAY 4 NOVA GORICA – SOCA VALLEY – BLED

Drive along side the emerald green Soca River, through Kobarid, featured in Hemmingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’, and stop to visit the WWI Museum. Later, continue to Bled, situated in the beautiful Alps. Your evening is at your leisure to explore this delightful town. B DAY 5 BLED

Enjoy a sightseeing tour showing you the highlights of this charming town on the shores of Lake Bled. Visit the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Return to the shores and taste the famous Bled cream cake. In the afternoon travel to Skofja Loka, a beautiful medieval castle that rises above the confluence of the two Sora Rivers, Poljanska Sora and Selska Sora. After your tour visit the Nace homestead and taste some of the local products. B DAY 6 BLED – BOHINJ - BLED

Tour to the other Alpine beauty of Lake Bohinj, enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mt. Vogel, from where you will admire the stoning Julian Alps. Before returning to Bled visit the Shepherd’s Museum and taste some of

Lake Bled Ljubljana

ITALY

Venice

Nova Gorica SLOVENIA

Piran

CROATIA

the best Slovenian cheese. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow travellers with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. B D DAY 7 BLED – LJUBLJANA OR VENICE

After breakfast you will be transferred to Ljubljana or Venice airport, where your tour concludes. B

*Prices are per person, quoted in Australian dollars, based on double or twin share occupancy in lead-in rooms unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and other supplements may apply. Please refer to page 115 for full terms and conditions.


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BROCHURE VALIDITY & PRICING

The brochure is valid for the dates shown. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and current at the time of publication (18 August 2015). We use indicative ‘from’ pricing in this brochure, however prices may vary substantially according to season. We will advise the applicable price which relates to the client’s travel dates at the time of inquiry or booking. Applicable pricing is also displayed on our website. Prices may also change due to alterations in exchange rates, airfares, fuel surcharges, taxes, or other price rises beyond control of ‘The Company’. The current price will be advised on our invoice and revised on further invoices should prices change. We reserve the right to adjust prices at any time up until full payment has been received by us. Our prices are inclusive of research, communication, documentation and marketing costs. No representation is made that identical, or similar product may, or may not, be obtained at a lower price. Receipt of your payment signifies the acceptance of the costs of services provided on your invoice, E&OE* accepted.

PRICE APPLICATION

Prices are applicable for bona fide international leisure travellers. Service providers may refuse to honour our vouchers if presented by travellers who are unable to meet local qualifications for international leisure travellers. We will not be liable for any loss which may result. Prices shown in the brochure are only available when booked and paid for in advance in Australia. Where services are extended overseas, locally published prices may be applied.

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The guarantee is limited to all accommodation and tours featured in this brochure. Eligibility criteria: 1. The product must be available for the dates required. 2. A competitors’ quote must be in AUD. (Rates in foreign currency with estimated AUD conversions do not qualify). 3. A competitors’ quote must be payable in AUD in Australia prior to travel. 4. Written evidence of competitors’ quote which clearly shows like for like in terms of product description, availability for same number of rooms and type, and trading terms is required by us prior to consideration. 5. We reserve the right not to match on line rates published by hotels due to their volatile or dynamic nature. It is recognised that these rates are not identical to ours, and may not include remittance charges or local taxes. When we are satisfied that the above conditions have been met we will honour the booking at a rate of at least $1 cheaper than the alternate quotation.

ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS

Hotels are generally selected for location, facilities and value. In more remote areas we may need to use basic accommodation which is regarded as ‘best available’. Classifications are based on assessments provided by tourist authorities in the countries concerned and reflect the type of facilities offered, rather than denoting a style of hotel. Photographs are intended to give a general impression only and city maps are only a guide to the location of the hotel.

HOTEL FACILITIES

The mention of facilities such as parking, gyms, saunas etc does not imply that the use of these is free. Where charges apply, they will be payable locally (unless otherwise specified). Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms are the exception rather than the rule. Swimming pools, heating and air-conditioning are not necessarily available all year round.

BEDDING CONFIGURATION

Prices are based on lead-in twin share accommodation, unless otherwise stated. Requests for specific bedding types must be made at the time of booking, but are not guaranteed. Double rooms may have either twin or double beds. It is common practice to link two single beds together to use as a double bed. Single rooms are often smaller than other rooms and may contain a single bed. Triple rooms usually consist of a twin or double bedded room with an additional sofa bed, folding bed or rollaway for the third person - the room may be cramped as a result. In villas and apartments the bedding configuration is as advised at the time of publication or booking, and is subject to change. Multiple bedrooms in villas, apartments or similar does not infer that these rooms afford total privacy.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

Where a child shares a room with two paying adults and stays free, an extra bed may not be supplied and the child could be expected to share an adult’s bed. Additional charges may be levied and paid directly for child meals. Where a child discount rate is applied the child receives a bed, normally a rollaway. When children stay in a room without two adults the adult charge may apply.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

No special provision is made for travellers with physical or mental disabilities. Some accommodation and sightseeing may involve walking or climbing stairs. Special requests, such as wheelchair suitable accommodation and touring, ground floor rooms, cabins or limited step access, must be made to us in writing by your travel agent, and confirmed by us in writing; otherwise any such requests cannot be guaranteed.

PASSENGER PARTICIPATION

We, or our agents, reserve the right to refuse a reservation, or to exclude a passenger from a service whose socially unacceptable behaviour or medical condition is likely to affect the smooth operation of a service, or adversely affect the safety or enjoyment of other passengers. Any decision to refuse carriage, or exclude any person on these grounds will be made without recourse, refund or compensation.

VARIATION & CANCELLATIONS

Product descriptions were correct at the time of publication. We, or our agents, reserve the right to cancel or modify services due to events beyond our control including insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions. Where arrangements are cancelled, full refunds will be provided by us.

PAYMENT TERMS STANDARD DEPOSIT

A deposit of $150.00 per person, sent through your travel agent within 5 days of making the booking, is required to secure your reservation, irrespective of the status of the booking. Failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your booking being cancelled. You may be required to pay an additional deposit or mandatory supplements requested by the operator.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Any reservation that has to be rebooked due to expiry of the booking

through non-payment of a deposit will be subject to an amendment fee of $33 in addition to immediate payment of the deposit. If we are unable to confirm the initial booking the deposit will be refunded in full. You will be notified at the time of booking if any additional deposit requirements apply.

ADDITIONAL DEPOSITS & PREPAYMENTS

Tours and Hotels: For booking dates over Easter, Christmas, New Year, Fair Periods and other special dates or holidays (as advised by our operator), you may be required to pay an additional deposit or mandatory supplements requested by the operator. This will be advised upon confirmation of space.

FINAL PAYMENT

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure from Australia. Bookings made over Easter, Christmas, New Year, Fair or Event Periods and other special dates or holidays may require an earlier final payment date. Exceptions to this are bookings made less than 45 days, where full payment is required within 7 days, or by sale-end date, or other payment deadline as specified in individual package conditions, whichever is the earlier. Some airline tickets and/or special offers may require payment well in advance of the normal requirements. We reserve the right to cancel the booking and apply the appropriate cancellation charges where you fail to meet payment conditions.

SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS & OPTIONS

Some services cannot be booked without monies being paid. We will advise you if this condition is applicable. A full refund for the service will be made if the booking cannot be confirmed. For some arrangements an option system is used. Once an option is advised to your travel agent the deposit (or full payment if applicable) must be made within 5 working days in order to confirm your booking. If payment is not received on time the option will automatically lapse.

AMENDMENTS

Except as stated below, no fee will be charged for the first amendment or to extend an existing booking. For second and subsequent alterations, excluding extensions or additions, a fee of A$33 per booking applies. A proposed amendment or name change may be treated as a cancellation. Any additional charges applied by suppliers are payable by you.

EXCLUSIONS

Meals and drinks, transfers, optional sightseeing and entrance fees are not included in packages within this brochure, unless otherwise specified. Selfdrive itineraries do not include car hire. If you are adding car hire to the booking we recommend obtaining an international drivers permit prior to departure. Additional expenses to expect locally include one-way fees, additional and young driver charges, petrol (tank must be full on return), winter tyres and child safety seat.

OTHER COST NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES SHOWN

Airfares unless otherwise stated, visa and passport costs, travel insurance, vaccination and medical expenses, excess baggage, airport departure taxes, local government taxes, laundry, postage, phone calls, fax/email charges, beverages, items of a personal nature, tips not mentioned on the itinerary.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Due to the costs of communication and provision of documents a charge will apply for the following services: • Minimum Booking Value: A$33 for bookings with a total value of less than A$500. • Late Booking: A$33 charge for any booking made less than 7 days prior to departure from Australia or New Zealand. Additionally, full payment is required at the time of booking regardless of whether services are confirmed. This payment will be refunded in the event that we are unable to subsequently confirm satisfactory arrangements. • Document Re-issue Fee: A$66 for any amendment made which necessitates re-issue of documents. This may be in addition to any other amendment fee charged by our suppliers. • Credit Card Payment: A fee of 2% will be applied to all credit card payments and will be added to the amount to be paid. • Courier Fee: Where vouchers, tickets and travel documents are sent via specialist courier this cost will be charged to your booking.

INVOICE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS (E&OE*)

We reserve the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated for any service, notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full. All confirmed bookings are issued with an invoice detailing the services booked. If any service is still on request this will be indicated on the invoice.

DOCUMENTATION

Travel documentation will normally be issued two weeks prior to departure. Documentation will not be issued until we are in receipt of full payment. Issuance of documentation does not absolve responsibility for any outstanding payments due.

CANCELLATIONS

All cancellations must be made in writing through Tempo Holidays in Australia or New Zealand. No responsibility is taken for cancellations of hotel bookings or other services made directly by the client or the client’s travel agent with the service provider, regardless of whether written proof is given.

PARTIAL CANCELLATION

Cancellation of confirmed services forming part of an existing booking will incur cancellation fees as listed.

TEMPO HOLIDAYS CANCELLATION FEES

Our standard schedule of cancellation fees is as follows: • 60 days + prior to the commencement of the service: forfeiture of deposit. • 60-15 days prior to the commencement of the service: 25% of total cost or deposit, whichever is greater • 14 days or less prior to the commencement of the service: 100% of total cost. If your holidays has commenced, 100% of the cost is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed. If you fail to check-in at your designated hotel as confirmed, 100% No Show Fee will be charged.

SUPPLIER CANCELLATION FEES

These fees may be in addition to the charges outlined above. On some occasions, hotels, airlines and other service providers offer instant purchase rates which may involve cancellation or amendment fees of up to 100% if changes occur after booking, regardless of the date of travel. Supplier charges are based on the commencement date and cost of each confirmed arrangement. Some services have cancellation fees higher than the standard scale. Charges may be up to 100% of the cost paid.

REFUNDS

No refund will be given for any service which is not used by you due to late arrival, early departure, or by choice. This includes the failure of any transportation to operate as scheduled. We do not authorise any supplier to promise refunds on our behalf. No refund will apply if the cost of your holiday is reduced after deposit or payment is made.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is not included in our prices. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance from your travel agent at the time of booking to cover yourself against loss of monies paid in the event of cancellation due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances; as well as for medical expenses, loss of luggage and other expenses incurred while travelling.

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Contact details of our local representatives are included in documentation. Please do not hesitate to contact local representatives for any assistance with difficulties or changes. If you need to alter your arrangements once overseas or to add services to your booking you may do this through our local representative. Any additional costs incurred therein must be paid directly. We cannot be held responsible for any subsequent complaint with arrangements booked directly with a supplier abroad. Cancellations of confirmed services must be notified through Tempo Holidays even if you have advised the local representative.

CONSUMER CLAIMS

We endeavour to ensure that all your arrangements proceed smoothly. However, should a problem occur during your travels it is essential and most practical to try to resolve it locally with the service provider. If you are unable to resolve the matter, it should be referred to our local representative immediately. If this is not possible we should be informed immediately. If you are unhappy with your hotel room or cabin please inform the duty manager so the situation may be rectified on the spot. If you fail to take these steps any claim to compensation may be reduced or denied. If you have an unresolved complaint this should be put to us in writing detailing the efforts that were made with the local operator to resolve the issue. Please send this with supporting documentation, via your travel agent, within 30 days of the date of the service. No claim made after this period will be considered.

TIPPING

Our prices do not include tips. Tipping tour drivers and guides is customary in the countries included in this brochure. The amount of your tip is left to your discretion and should be seen as a reward for good service.

OVERBOOKING

Overbooking is common practice among airlines and hotels. You need to accept that any claim arising from overbooking may only be made against the airline or hotel concerned. Without prejudice to the foregoing, we will take every possible action to protect your interest should overbooking occur.

BROCHURE CONTENT

Every effort has been made to ensure that the brochure is accurate at the time of publication. We shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss caused by any unintended inaccuracy. If for reasons beyond The Company’s control, and if The Company determines in the interest of safety and security or for operational reasons to change your package arrangements, modify or cancel scheduled services and/or accommodation, either in whole or in part we reserve the right to do so, and will endeavour to provide alternative arrangements of the same standard as that originally booked where necessary.

COMPANY RESPONSIBILITY

Tempo Holidays Pty Ltd is not itself a carrier or hotelier; nor do we own aircraft, hotels, coaches or cruise vessels. The services that we supply consist of arranging and coordinating accommodation, tours, cruises and transfers, making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers. We exercise every care in the selection of reputable airlines, tour operators, coach operators, hotels and other suppliers of the various travel services used in these services. It is important to note, therefore, that all bookings with Tempo Holidays are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by airlines, coach operators, hoteliers, and other service providers including but not limited to shipping, rail, car hire and restaurant operators, whose services we utilise, some of which limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage of baggage. We always do our best to ensure that your holiday arrangements are satisfactory, and we accept liability for, but only to the extent of, any loss or damage sustained by you as the result of our negligence, or that of our employees or agents. However The Company does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default whether negligent or otherwise, of those airlines, coach operators, shipping and cruise companies, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your services pursuant to a contract between themselves and yourself (which may be evidenced in writing by the issue of a ticket, voucher, coupon or the like) and over which The Company has no direct and exclusive control. The Company does not accept responsibility in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which is beyond its control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on the part of The Company, including but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, flood, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accidents to, or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such actions may be settled by acceding to the demands of a labour group).

PRIVACY

We respect your privacy and will not pass on your details to third parties except as required by law, or in the interests of securing reservations on your behalf. We are unable to accept responsibility for the confidentiality of information after it leaves our direct control.

CLIENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY

You should familiarise yourself with any health, passport or visa requirements that may be applicable in the areas that you intend visiting. You shall be responsible for all entry, exit, health and other documents required by law, regulations, orders, demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. We will not accept liability for any loss or expense due to your failure to comply. You will be liable for any additional costs incurred (whether by the client or by Tempo Holidays on the client’s behalf), as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. You accept that you may be travelling through areas of political or climatic instability, high altitude and remoteness without proper medical services, and accept the associated risks. It is your duty to inform your Agent of any circumstances of which we should be aware, such as medical conditions and other facts which could impact on the smooth running of your travel arrangements. The making of a booking constitutes your acceptance of all booking terms and conditions as described herein and forms the basis of your contract with Tempo Holidays.

TRAVEL AGENT’S RESPONSIBILITY

Travel agents are responsible to advise us of any special requirements you may have and to communicate to you any changes or alterations advised to them by us. It is the responsibility of the travel agent to ensure all invoice details are correct and that you are made aware of, and acknowledge all booking conditions. No representation made by your travel agent to you concerning the quality, location, or any other matter in relation to the services and facilities provided by us shall bind The Company unless your travel agent has been expressly or impliedly authorised by us to make such a representation.

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