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MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM is off to a flyer, with 2018 2018yet more travel

destination experiences being offered and new cruise ships taking to the high seas. Just recently saw the exciting launches of the Crystal Debussy and Viking Sun, with Symphony of the Seas and Norwegian Bliss also taking to the waters very soon. Luxury small ship expedition cruising seems to be the hot topic at the moment as we look forward to the launches of 4 boutique expedition ships from Ponant, and the stunning new Scenic Eclipse. Here at Travel Masters and The Travel Studio we have also had a memorable start to 2018, collecting the Brand Support Award at the recent CruiseCo Awards, along with a nomination for Agency Promotion of the Year at the 2017 CLIA Awards for our annual Cruise Sale Day.

We have a new member of the team join us at Travel Masters as we welcome Liz to the agency. Liz comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in the Travel Industry and lists North America and Europe as her specialist destinations. There is so much happening in the world or travel currently, so this edition of the Wanderings has been stretched out to 12 pages full of travel ideas and inspiration to help you plan your next holiday. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for the latest news. Happy Travels! Julie & Neil

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Incl: All flights, accommodation, meals, all touring, Rovos Rail, Local Englishspeaking guides, transfers, gratuities, all sightseeing & entertainment. A once in a lifetime experience that discovers Africa’s cultures, history, attractions and landscapes A LUXURY TENTED SAFARI $21,925pp twin share $4,500 Single Supplement


N LONDON O S U C FO IN A ROYAL WEDDING YEAR! LONDON is the political, economic and cultural capital of the United Kingdom, and its world class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe. With 30 historic gardens and 123 historic buildings, London also has more than 200 museums, 600 cinema screens, and 108 music halls. London's 33 boroughs, including the City of London, are spread over an area of 1572 square kms. The River Thames runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The biggest day in London’s calendar this year is the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, due to take place in May at Windsor Castle, just a few miles outside London. The City will once again erupt in the ‘’pomp and circumstance’’ that makes royal occasions such as this viewed on television sets and mobile devices all over the world. So if a trip to London is on your plans, and would like to experience some “Royal Treatment”, where do you stay? Here are our choice of two of the very best historical hotels to enjoy afternoon tea and soak up the regal atmosphere…

The Goring

The Corinthia London

The Goring stands out from the crowd as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, with over a hundred years of passion for hospitality and commitment to service. The Goring’s staff are trained to the highest standards of hospitality. Built in 1910, The Goring has been lovingly run by the Goring family since its inception. A visionary, Otto Goring saw great promise in a plot of land situated at the Buckingham Palace end of what today is known as Beeston Place. After removing a public house and several cottages, the path was laid clear for the last grand hotel of the Edwardian era – The Goring. Opened in 1910 this historic hotel was finally complete, along with en-suite facilities and central heating in each and every bedroom – widely believed to be a world first. Today, The Goring remains a favourite address and hidden gem for anyone seeking out that impeccably English luxury hotel in the centre of London.

Originally built as the Metropole Hotel, it acted as the gathering point for competitors in the first London to Brighton run in 1896. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII entertained guests at the hotel on various occasions using the Royal Suite, thought to have been the first rooms fronting Whitehall Place. The hotel’s location near the Palace of Westminster and Whitehall Place meant it was commandeered in both World Wars. The Goring has been a firm Royal favourite for many years, since it first opened its doors. The coronations of George VI & Her Majesty The Queen saw the hotel filled with royalty from all over the world. The Queen Mother also famously enjoyed Eggs Drumkilbo – a lobster and egg-based dish that remains one of the most popular dishes in The Dining Room. In 1990, George Goring accepted an O.B.E. from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace for ‘services to the hotel industry’. This was followed by the appointment of a Royal Warrant to The Goring in 2013 - the only hotel to have been awarded a Royal Warrant for hospitality services. Royal Warrants of Appointment are a mark of recognition to those who supply goods or services to the Households of Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Book The Goring Hotel with Travel Masters or The Travel Studio, and receive the following added benefits: • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, in The Goring Dining Room • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability • Complimentary Wi-Fi

After the Second World War it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence and used as government houses until it was declared surplus to requirements and sold. In 2007 it was extensively restored and reopened as one of London’s finest hotels. Combining traditional grandeur with modern freshness, the luxuriously redesigned Victorian destination is ideally located in the heart of London. Corinthia London provides a superb ground floor including the elegant British restaurant The Northall, the vibrant Massimo Restaurant & Bar offering modern Italian cuisine, and the musically inspired Bassoon Bar. The heart of the hotel is its Crystal Moon Lounge, where guests can take afternoon tea or enjoy an evening cocktail. Perfectly positioned in the heart of London, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, the Southbank Centre, and the London Eye. Book The Corinthia London Hotel with Travel Masters or The Travel Studio, and receive the following added benefits: • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability • 85 GBP Hotel Credit to be utilised during stay • Guaranteed flexible check-in/check-out • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Burgundy Biking

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Tuscany Biking

5 nights - From US$4,995pp

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You will go to the top of the gorgeous Hautes Côtes, uncork the splendid vintages from French wine’s ancestral home, and bed down in the region’s most exclusive hotel, the Abbaye de la Bussière. In sum, it is pure pleasure.

This is the region you imagine when you think of Italy; home to olive groves and cypress trees, Roman battlefields and Renaissance churches, and a who’s who of charming villages—from tiny Trequanda and Montisi to Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, and Pienza.

Cotswolds Walking

6 nights - From US$5,595pp

Sri Lanka Walking

7 nights - From US$6,995pp

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MAY - SEPTEMBER 2018 Immerse yourself in the Cotswolds, championing Britain in all its glory. Feel transported back in time as you traverse by foot the quiet country roads, connecting honey-coloured villages & bustling market towns. Your experience of this iconic region of England is one you’re sure not to forget.

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Each month we like to focus on a Virtuoso partner of Travel Masters and The Travel Studio, and what makes them stand out from the crowd…. The Butterfield & Robinson difference is the best biking and walking routes in the world’s most incredible places (and they should know— they’ve been discovering them for over 50 years!). It is the most capable and genuinely friendly guides you’ll find anywhere. It is the most interesting hotels the region has to offer (of course, by “hotels” they mean castles, riads, ryokans…you get the idea). It’s amazing culinary experiences, stateof-the-art equipment, great wines at dinner, a water bottle that’s always full, suggestions you won’t find in any guidebook, and an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else. At Butterfield & Robinson, they have elevated the craft of planning adventures to an art form. They have created their very own standard of travel, far exceeding the norm, for one simple reason: when your time is precious, and you’re travelling half way around the world, they think you deserve a journey that moves you—and surprises you—at every turn. Butterfield & Robinson meticulously map out easy-to-follow route notes for their trips. By no means do you have to follow them, but if you do, they promise nothing short of spectacular (think quiet country lanes, glorious vistas and, often, being the only ones in sight). Their guides always have additional scenic routes up their sleeves, too. Up for more of a challenge? Ask and you shall receive. Worried about the pace? Don’t be – “She’s on her third descent”. “He’s on his third cappuccino”. There’s no such thing as “off the pace” when you set it yourself. This is one of the joys of travelling with B&R. You go as fast or as slowly as you want. So, if you like the idea of an easy paced, meticulously planned, incredible biking or walking experience in over 50 countries across the globe, speak to Travel Masters or The Travel Studio for more details on Butterfield & Robinsons comprehensive range of tours…

MARCH, APRIL OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018 Golden beaches, hilltop rock temples, lush rainforests, vanished empires and stunning highland tea plantations make up the colourful mosaic that is Sri Lanka, all of it hiding in plain sight to discover. Let the island pull you in as you become one with this legendary nation.

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ill Peach Journeys invites you to encounter a once in a lifetime experience at Uluru and the Field of Light. Internationally recognised artist Bruce Munro’s immersive illuminated installation at Ayers Rock in the spiritual heart of Australia is on exhibition for a limited season.

Exclusive Highlights

• Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Sails in the Desert Hotel, itself a destination of exploration and indulgence • Experience the incredible Field of Light art installation • Touring of Alice Springs, the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, Simpson’s Gap & Standley Chasm

Uluru & The Field Of Light

FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!

• Experience an extraordinary helicopter flight over the iconic Kings Canyon, Uluru & Kata Tjuta • All meals -breakfast, lunch and dinner including Sounds of Silence Dinner, ‘Tali Wiru’ fine dining and the award winning Earth Sanctuary evening

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6 Days | 8 Aug - 13 Aug 2018 $6,495pp twin share

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Around The World Cruises Philias Fogg did it in 80 days, but these days there are many ways to circumnavigate the world in a much more relaxed way. Imagine four, five or even six months away from home, being waited on hand and foot while you sail the globe experiencing multiple exciting destinations along the way. A World Cruise has to be the ultimate holiday at sea, and they are proving to be some of the most popular and fastest selling cruises available. World cruises are also a great deal, with many starting from just a few hundred dollars per person per day – but entice you with added benefits of thousands of dollars of cabin credit, drinks packages, shore excursions and even free medical care! Here are our selection of the best World Cruises departing in the next few years:

Departs 8 January 2020

2020 AROUND THE WORLD CRUISES Feature your choice of 78 Shore Excursions, a Beverage Package or up to a US$7,800 Shipboard Credit

OCEANIA CRUISES

180 days - Miami to San Francisco

UNBELIEVABLE VALUE $295pp per day aboard 5* Insignia

Exclusive Prestige Package Incl: Gratuities, 1 night pre-cruise stay, US$500pp onboard credit, onboard medical care, unlimited Internet, laundry services, exlucisve shoreside events, transfers.

From $53,110pp

Aboard 5* Insignia, max 684 guests

Departs 6 January 2020

1ST TIME EVER!

SILVERSEA CRUISES

7 Continents 32 Countries 62 Ports

140 days - Florida to Amsterdam The 1st World Cruise to Include Antarctica - $664pp per day!

Legends of Cruising Incl: Business Class return airfare, $2,000pp onboard credit, Unlimited Internet, Baggage Valet service, onboard medical care, laundry services, open bar, parka for Antarctica

Aboard 6* Silver Whisper, max 382 guests

Vista Suite from $92,500pp

Departs 24 January 2020

30 Countries 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 13 overnight stays

REGENT SEVEN SEAS 132 days - San Francisco Return

$630pp per day

The most luxurious World Cruise Incl: Gratuities, 337 FREE Shore Excursions, 5 exclusive Regent shoreside experiences, unlimited open bar, specialty restaurants, unlimited Internet, laundry services, onboard medical care

Aboard 6* Seven Seas Mariner , max 700 guests

From $82,850pp

Departs 5 January 2020

MSC CRUISES

117 days - Genoa Return

23 COUNTRIES IN 117 DAYS Only $160pp per day

Voyage of a lifetime

Incl: 15 Shore Excursions, Unlimited Beverages during meals, 30% All Laundry Services, 116 nights aboard 4* Magnifica and much more!

Aboard 4* MSC Magnifica , max 2,550 guests

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February 2018 I was privileged to experience the lovely 'Crystal Serenity', from Sydney to Cairns. From the moment you arrive at the Cruise Terminal, you know that cruising on a Crystal ship is a very special kind of experience. You are immediately looked after with bottles of water, luggage assistance and so forth, from dedicated Crystal staff. Friendly and efficient fast-track check-in whisks guests aboard after security clearance. Crystal ships embrace a world of authentic discovery, offering exceptional experiences and personal connections, matched with the finest of luxuries. They cater for those seeking a holiday adventure, and for the discerning guest who wants only the best but in a comfortable relaxed environment. They certainly know how to turn on the 'Wow Factor' for guests!

Lola Schema The Travel Studio

Life on board a Crystal ship is never dull! Plenty to do, as much as you want to do. No one is stuffy or overly reserved – in fact the opposite. I found Crystal guests generally to be highly educated and well-travelled, very friendly and socially interactive. They are keen to participate, for instance, in physical activities and the enrichment program. Crystal provide on-board a Life Spa & Salon, a Computer University At Sea, Fitness Centre, a Creative Learning Institute of classes and workshops, and many innovative options. These ships are for those who love life!

band. Ambassador Hosts (well-travelled gentlemen) are employed on every cruise to dance and socialise with female solo travellers and those who love to dance. After the excellent Broadway-inspired entertainment, for the latenight owls there’s a funky night club with a world class DJ at the helm! Of course, nibbles and canapes are always available, even if it is very late! A superior standard of service is at the heart of the Crystal Experience! These staff are incredible and do not hesitate to interact with guests respectfully and enthusiastically at all times.

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here are many gorgeous bars and lounges in which to share a drink or two, and a laugh with fellow guests. Understated contemporary elegance is everywhere. Multiple entertainment options spring to life in the evenings, including, of course, a dance

Brazilian inspired restaurant, for meat lovers! Throughout the ship there's exceptional Michelin-inspired cuisine, plus lots of healthy choices (and small servings if you prefer). Crystal are one of the few cruise lines that still employ sommeliers to advise on selecting from the many inclusive wines featured onboard. The Bar fridge in your stateroom is always stocked with soft drinks, water, juices, beers and if you prefer wines or champagne, just dial your phone and it is delivered without hesitation.

'Crystal Serenity' will shortly welcome exciting new restaurants including the Chinese inspired 'Silk', and ‘'Umi Uma and Sushi Bar’' – Nobu Matsuhisa’s only 'at sea' restaurant in his eponymous empire. Completing the line-up will be 'Churrascaria' – trendy new

Your generously-appointed stateroom offers a sanctuary of comfort and calm, featuring luxury amenities. All guests enjoy free, unlimited WiFi featuring the 'Crystal Connect' guest portal with Internet and shipboard information accessible on all devices. Ultra-thin interactive TVs are installed in all staterooms. All gratuities aboard and ashore are included in your cruise fare.

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rystal Cruises have carved out an enviable name for themselves in the world of luxury cruising - the Best of the Best, Always! The finest of everything! Inherent in the Crystal Experience are the nuanced underpinnings of luxury. You enter a world of shimmering refinement and Crystal's acclaimed cuisine. Those of you who seek the best travel experiences, should really check out Crystal! Lola Scherma

Sharing the limelight with her fleetmate, Crystal Serenity is one of two magnificent ships that has earned Crystal Cruises the distinction of being The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. Inspired by the casual-yet-cultured vibe of southern California, Crystal Serenity boasts a chic and contemporary style featuring several cruise industryfirsts including a chef's herb garden as part of vibrant "vertical walls" of greenery. Fine design is an inherent part of the Crystal guest lifestyle, and Crystal Serenity boasts a sophisticated look blending Hollywood glamour and Fifth Avenue elegance. Entered Service Built by Godmother Size Passengers Category

2002 STX Europe, St. Nazaire, France Dame Julie Andrews 68,870GRT 1,070 (From November 18 – 980) Luxury

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The World’s Greatest East-West Trade Route Today, oasis towns, tranquil lakes, snow capped mountains, Buddhist caves, and remnants of ancient cities add allure to this desert wilderness, maintaining the mystique and romance of the Silk Road. Large communities of Muslims continue to flourish, and vast Buddhist cave complexes mark the ancient frontier between old China and the deserts of Central Asia. Today it is not just the historic significance that makes the Silk Road intriguing, but the incredible scenery and ethnic diversity along the way.

SILK ROAD & TIBET r fo E y a R od CHU t s O ll u BR a C LL FU

21 Days, All-Inclusive from $11,945pp twin share

Departure: 6 September 2018

Xian, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi Kashgar, Xining, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse Tsetang & Chengdu

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ICE & SNOW FESTIVAL

Including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Yangtze River Extension Available!

Escorted Small Group ex Brisbane 7 days - Departs 14 January 2019 A TRULY UNIQUE & SPECIAL ESCORTED PACKAGE

Incl: All flights, accommodation, meals, all tips, transfers, comprehensive sightseeing & entertainment.

$4,995pp twin share $895 Single Supplement

The Amazing Harbin Ice & Snow Festival • St. Sophia Church • Buddhist Temple Central Street Precinct • Jewish Synagogue • Siberian Tiger Park • Germ Warfare Museum Stalin Park • Songhua River and more!

ALWAYS POPULAR - CALL FOR MORE DETAILS

THE LOWER VOLGA

Escorted Small Group ex Brisbane 14 days - Departs 6 July 2018

Incl: All flights, accommodation, meals onboard, transfers, daily sightseeing & entertainment.

THE CASPIAN SEA TO MOSCOW SEIZE THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY!!

Standard/Twin Share $4,925pp Deluxe/Double $5,950pp

Volga Dream - Russia’s only 5-star Boutique River Ship

Astrakhan • Volgograd • Saratov • Samara • Kazan • Nizhniy Novgorod • Yaroslavl • Uglich • Moscow

A TOTALLY DIFFERENT CULTURAL EXPERIENCE - BOOK NOW CHRISTMAS MAGICAL WHITE & NEW YEAR

Hosted by Beth & Bob Malcolm Departs 17 December 2018 JOIN US ON ALL TOURS OR PICK YOUR FAVOURITE OPTIONS!

Incl: Accommodation, meals onboard, transfers, gratuities, daily sightseeing & entertainment.

An Authentic ‘Arctic in Winter’ Adventure

17 - 27 Dec 2018: Christmas Markets Crystal River Cruise - 10 nights - From US$6,360pp 29 Dec - 9 Jan 2019: ‘Golden Eagle’ Arctic Explorer - 11 nights - From US$11,995pp 9 - 13 Jan 2019: Glass Igloo Stay, Finland - 4 nights - From AUD$4,899pp

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SMALL GROUP TOURS

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SOUTH AMERICA 32 days in Chile, Peru, Brazil & Argentina South America is one of the most fascinating destinations on Earth! From the raw pulsating energy of Rio, the European sophistication of Buenos Aires and the mystery of long-lost civilisations in Peru, to the awe-inspiring peaks of the Andes and the steamy secrets hidden in the lush folds of the Amazon, South America is a continent of contrasts – alluring, intoxicating and unforgettable.

All-Inclusive from $20,595pp twin share

NORTHERN INDIA

Departure: 24 April 2018

Escorted Small Group ex Brisbane 20 days - Departs 24 March 2019 VIBRANT INDIA IS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR AND ACTIVITY!

T Si rave A gn l at Ma ur st e T er ou s r!

LAST FEW SPACES! CALL NOW TO BOOK

Incl: All flights, accommodation, meals, Englishspeaking guides, all tips, transfers, comprehensive sightseeing & entertainment.

$10,915pp twin share $2,995 Single Supplement

ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS - DELHI TO THE HIMALAYAS Visiting the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, the famed Golden Temple, the scenic Kangra Valley, Ladakh, Old & New Delhi and much more!

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK EXPERIENCE - BOOK NOW

NORTH KOREA

Escorted Small Group ex Brisbane 13 days - Departs 9 August 2018

Incl: All flights, accommodation, meals, Englishspeaking guides, all tips, transfers, gratuities, all sightseeing & entertainment.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT $8,449pp twin share Rural THE HERMIT KINGDOM $1,375 Single Supplement North Korean SHANGHAI - DANDONG - PYONGYANG - KAESONG - BEIJING Countryside

Panmunjom & the DMZ • The Great Wall & One Step Across • Kim Il Sung Square Pyongyang Metro • USS Pueblo • Kumsusan Memorial Palace

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Hokkaido Explorer Diamond Princess Max 2,670 guests

Departs 20 August 2018 16 days - Aboard 4* Diamond Princess Tokyo - Kanmon Straits - Busan (South Korea) - Yokkaichi - Kushiro Korsakov - Otaru - Hakodate - Tokyo Incl: Return airfare, 2 night pre-cruise stay in Tokyo, Half day Tokyo Tour, 13 night cruise Tokyo roundtrip, transfers, port charges, government fees, air taxes.

FLY, CRUISE & STAY from $3,850pp

Japan’s northernmost island appeals to travelers who crave both the rhythms of dynamic cities and natural attractions. Behold nature’s beauty in Kushiro, on Hokkaido’s southern coast, where you’ll encounter a national park boasting glimmering lakes and the endangered Japanese Crane.

Land of the Northern Lights

Departs 28 October 2018 17 days - Aboard 4* Magellan

CMV Magellan Max 1,250 guests

Enchanting Danube S.S.Maria Theresa Max 155 guests

Departs March to November 2018 8 days - Aboard S.S. Maria Theresa UNIWORLD CRUISING Budapest - Cruising the Danube River, Vienna - Durnstein, Melk- Linz - Passau Incl: Flights from Australia, 8 days Danube cruise onboard the Maria Theresa, 2 night stay in Budapest, 6 days of excursions, unlimited beverages, Gala Dinners, Free Internet.

FLY, CRUISE & STAY from $6,899pp

Mediterranean to West Indies

Incl: Return airfare, private transfers, 2 night pre-cruise stay, 14 night cruise aboard Magellan, all onboard meals and entertainment, port charges, fees and air taxes

London - Rotterdam Olden - Kristiansund Alta - Honningsvag Tromso - Trondheim Andalsnes - Bergen

FLY, CRUISE & STAY HOLIDAY from $4,401pp Featured Excursions in Vienna, Austria: • Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art History Museum • Exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at Viennese palace • Choice of Exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Vienna walking tour or Vienna city tour

Departs 21 November 2018 21 days - Aboard 4* Preziosa Inclusions: Return airfare to/from Australia, from Martinique to USA, private transfers, 16 night cruise, onboard meals and entertainment, Gala Dinners, 1 night hotel stay in Miami

MSC Preziosa Max 3,959 guests

FLY, CRUISE & STAY from $3,699pp

Extend your experience in the West Indies 7 nights from only $919pp! Genoa - Marseille - Barcelona - Malaga Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Bridgetown St John’s - Basseterre - Philipsburg - Fort de France Conditions apply. Subject to change / this applies to all deals

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Small Ship Kimberley Le Laperouse Max 180 guests

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Full Spectrum of Asia Silver Shadow Max 382 guests

All Shore Excursions Included Departs 13 Nov 2018 11 days Aboard 6* Silver Shadow

At around two-thirds the size of France, Kimberley is one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. In the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests wheresaltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

Be the first to book and pay in full & you’ll save $3,000pp off this price - ONE CABIN ONLY!

Hong Kong - Ha Long Bay - Chan May Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Singapore

Incl: Return flights from Australia, All Shore Excursions, FREE Butler service, onboard gratuities, in-suite beverages, 24-hour dining service, transportation.

FLY, CRUISE & STAY from $6,660pp

Departs August 2018 - August 2019 11 days - Aboard 6* Le Laperouse Broome - Lacepede Islands - Montgomery Reef - Freshwater Cove - Raft Point - Hunter River - Vansittart Bay - Wyndham - Darwin Incl: All Zodiac outings, open bars and in-suite beverages, all meals onboard, expert local guides, transfers, port taxes.

Prestige Balcony Cabin fr $12,300pp

Feel the warmth of the sun on your shoulders and smell the gentle ocean breeze during days at sea, and be sure to tantalise your taste buds with the exquisite gastronomy both on board and on land. An overnight in the ethereal Ha Long Bay gives you a chance to experience it’s beauty long after the day trippers have left, while two overnights in Ho Chi Minh City leave your senses overflowing with stories.

FLY, CRUISE & STAY HOLIDAY

Inca Empires & Central America

Pacific Coast Panama

Crystal Serenity Max 1,070 guests

Celebrity Eclipse Max 2,850 guests

Departs 7 December 2018 16 days - Aboard 6* Crystal Serenity

Departs 24 March 2019 20 days - Aboard 5* Celebrity Eclipse San Antonio - La Serena - Lima - Manta Puntarenas - Huatulco - Puerto Vallarta Cabo San Lucas - San Diego

Los Angeles - San Francisco - Santa Barbara Ensenada - Puerto Vallarta - Mazatlan La Paz - Cabo San Lucas - San Diego

Incl: Return airfare, 2 night pre-cruise stay in San Antonio, 15 night voyage aboard Eclipse, 2 night post-cruise stay in San Diego, port charges, gratuities, air taxes.

Incl: Return airfare, 2 nights pre-cruise stay in Santa Monica, 14 night cruise onboard the luxurious Crystal Serenity, unlimited beverages, grauities, butler service, entertainment

FLY, CRUISE & STAY from $5,259pp

Oceanview fr $7,999pp, Veranda fr $8,799pp

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Travel Masters Escorted Cruises VANCOUVER TO ALASKA TO LA 16 days - Departs 20 June 2019

Vancouver • Ketchikan • Tracy Arm • Juneau • Skagway Hubbard Glacier • Sitka • Victoria • San Francisco • LA

INSIDE fr $3,514pp OCEANVIEW fr $4,749pp

PLUS Receive up to US$270pp onboard credit!

Includes: 15 night cruise, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment aboard, taxes and fees.

Hosted by Dave Oakes

BRISBANE TO HONG KONG 18 days - Departs 2 March 2019 Brisbane • Airlie Beach • Darwin • Bali Ho Chi Minh City • Nha Trang • Hong Kong

INSIDE fr $3,599pp OCEANVIEW fr $4,049pp

PLUS Receive US$75pp onboard credit!

Aboard 5-Star Queen Elizabeth

Includes: 17 night cruise, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment aboard, taxes and fees. Aboard 5-Star Queen Victoria

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Amsterdam to Budapest 15 Days - fr $6,995pp Departs March - December 2019

Calgary to Toronto (17 Days) 2 Sep 2019 departure - fr $13,595pp 7 Sep 2020 departure - fr $14,595pp

Kenya-Tanzania-Zimbabwe-South Africa

Cruise in luxury with Concerto river ship

Seek polar bears & other arctic wildlife

All Inclusive Deluxe Escorted Tour

Dine at the famous Namedy Castle

Experience the majestic Northern Lights

ONE TWIN SHARE PLACE LEFT

Attend Vienna’s Musical Legacy

Zodiac cruise among icebergs

At the Migration of the Wildebeest time

Amsterdam - Cologne - Rudesheim Miltenberg - Wurzburg - Bamberg Nuremberg - Regensburg - Passau Melk - Vienna - Budapest INCLUSIONS

Kugluktuk (Coppermine) - Usqsuqtuuq (Gjaa Haven) - Beechey Island - Aujuittuq (Grise Fjord) - Bulissat Itilleq Fjord - Kangerlussuaq INCLUSIONS

Victoria Falls, The Luxurious Rovos Rail, Hwange NP, Nairobi, Masai Mara, The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP

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All-inclusive sightseeing in 16 destinations Finest dining - 41 meals • Complimentary beverages served onboard • Butler room service, complimentary laundry for select suites

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19 Days - fr $21,790pp Departs 7 August 2018

ESCORTED TOUR BY TRAVEL MASTERS

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Zodiac outings, onboard entertainment, meals, coffee and tea, sightseeing, museum entries, park accesses, port taxes, onsite archaeology workshops, community programming.

All flights ex Australia, gratuities, deluxe accommodation, meals, transfers, all sightseeing, entertainment, local English speaking tour guides.

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ONE SINGLE SPACE LEFT

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Cairo Return 12 Days - fr $1,760pp Departs 19 October 2018 & 19 October 2019

See the mighty pyramids, witness the spectacular Sun Festival at Abu Simbel, then set sail down the Nile onboard a traditional felucca. Followed by, sightseeing in Luxor and relaxation on the beach in Hurghada. Bliss! HIGHLIGHTS: Cairo - Pyramids & Saqqara - Philae Temple - Sun Festival - Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo - Edfu Temple & Luxor - Hurghada - Abu Simbel Sun Festival - Valley of the Kings - and much more!

INCLUSIONS: All meals, 2 days in the Red Sea, 1 overnight night bus, 1 overnight train, comprehensive sightseeings, 7 night 4,5* hotel stays, 2 nights aboard Felucca, transfers.

Cruising n g o k e M c Classi NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT! Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 8 Days Double Cabin for Single Occupancy for just $2,499pp Departs 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 22 Sep 2018 There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. HIGHLIGHTS: My Tho - Sa Dec Phnom Penh - Tonle River - Kratie The Dolphin Grounds - Siem Reap

ABOARD THE RV MEKONG PANDAW INCLUSIONS: All Shore Excursions, professional English guide services, gratuities, all meals, soft drinks, tea & coffee, transfers

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Match the Airport

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Many countries name airports after a citizen that has achieved greatness during their lifetimes. How well do you know your airports and their namesake?

We are about to show you the outlines of 8 different countries in the world. Can you guess the country based on its shape?

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Match the 15 airports with the person they have been named after!

Napoleon Bonaparte Galileo Galilei Lech Walesa Federico Fellini Christopher Columbus Louis Armstrong Wolfgang A Mozart Nicola Tesla Guglielmo Marconi Mother Theresa John Lennon Cristiano Ronaldo Giuseppe Verdi Marco Polo Bob Hope Yuri Gagarin

Belgrade, Serbia Orenburg, Russia Venice, Italy Gdansk, Poland New Orleans, USA Liverpool, UK Rimini, Italy Pisa, Italy Ajaccio, Corsica Burbank, USA Genoa, Italy Tirana, Albania Parma, Italy Salzburg, Austria Bologna, Italy Madeira, Portugal

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By the end of the year Royal Caribbean International will have a total of 25 ships in their fleet across the globe. The names of each of their spectacular ships always feature the words “………….. of the Seas”. Can you find all 25 in the grid below? The first one is on us – NAVIGATOR of the Seas…the rest are yours to find!

seas Freedom of the QUANTUM ANTHEM OVATION HARMONY OASIS SYMPHONY ALLURE FREEDOM JEWEL LIBERTY VOYAGER NAVIGATOR MARINER

ADVENTURE EXPLORER INDEPENDENCE BRILLIANCE SERENADE RADIANCE ENCHANTMENT GRANDEUR VISION RHAPSODY MAJESTY EMPRESS

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Your Say MYANMAR Dear Bob, your photos have captured the essence of the gentle Burmese people and the way of life in Myanmar and have given us the opportunity to reminisce on all the unique experiences we enjoyed in this amazing country. We would like to thank you for all you did to make our tour of Myanmar so special. We appreciated the high standards throughout the tour and your attention to detail. - Sondra & Michael

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ROVOS TRAIL OF TWO OCEANS 15 days | Tanzania - Zambia - Congo Dr - Angola

TWO FABULOUS LUXURY RAIL JOURNEYS

16 July 2019 - Dar es Salaam to Lobito 2 August 2019 - Lobito to Dar es Salaam

Across the heart of Africa

“Travel Masters = excellent service + took all the worry away organising the trip” – Greg & Michelle “Lori from The Travel Studio was brilliant and always had time for us when we called in. She made everything so easy for us.” – Karen “Michelle was amazing from the first phone call – I will be booking every holiday through her. I cannot speak highly enough of her!” - Renae “Other passengers commented on how much better Travel Masters were compared to their agent” – Michael & Kerry

HARBIN ICE & SNOW FESTIVAL 2018 “This would be the best tour that we have done with man made attractions, the Snow & Ice Sculptures were out of this world” - Keith & Mary

In July 2019, the Rovos Trail Of Two Oceans Angola Tanzania will be the first passenger train to travel the famous copper trail crossing Tanzania, Zambia, Congo and Angola. The inaugural voyage of the Rovos Trail Of Two Oceans Angola Tanzania includes the Selous Reserve, a fly-in two-night safari in the South Luangwa National Park (Zambia) and tour of Lubumbashi (Dep. Rep. of Congo). The train then joins the Benguela line before arriving in Lobito.

FROM US$12,820pp TWIN SHARE

US$5,695 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

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EL TRANSCANTABRICO GRAN LUJO 8 days | San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela & vice versa journeys April - October 2018 departures Across the North

of Spain

“Thanks for a wonderful trip, I really enjoyed the entire experience” - Kath “Harbin was a great destination & Neil a very competent tour leader along with local guides” – Meridee & Fred

From San Sebastián in the east to Santiago de Compostela in the west, this route shadows in part the classic St James’ Way. In Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum is a major attraction. The journey in El Transcantabrico allows privileged viewing of (and visits to) the often dramatic countryside. Religious and secular architecture highlights the history of the region, Romans to the present; Upper Paleolithic cave paintings remind us of the lives of earliest humans. The tour has an impressive climax - Santiago de Compostela and its Cathedral.

FROM $8,299pp TWIN SHARE

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