Back-Roads Touring Europe discounts and more

The Amalfi Coast, a summer view from Ravello

Back-Roads Touring Europe Discounts:

BOOK and pay for a 7-day small group tour through southern Italy with Back-Roads Touring by February 28 and enjoy a 5% earlybird saving. Enchanting Southern Italy explores Naples, Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast from the comfort of a luxury mini-coach now from $A2674 per person twin share, a saving of $A141.  Starting in Naples, the itinerary explores the city’s historical and artistic treasures including the National Archaeology Museum of Naples, visits a local farmhouse in Sant’Agata dei Goti for wine, buffalo mozzarella and olive oil tastings and includes a guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii.

It continues to the spectacular island of Capri, Positano for limoncello liquor tasting, the picturesque coastal towns Amalfi and Ravello and the ancient Greco-Roman city of Paestum, home to gleaming temples that date back to the 6th century. Six nights’ accommodation, a tour guide, driver, coach transport, local guides in Naples, Pompeii, Ravello and Paestum, three dinners and one lunch are also included.

SAVE 5% on any other Back-Roads Touring summer 2013 tour if you book by February 28. The offer applies to more than 20 small group tours ranging from three to 14 days through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. They include the 6-day Flavours of Southern England which explores the cuisine of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, New Forest and Dorset now from $A2418 per person twin share, a saving of $127. The tour includes meals at the restaurants of three celebrity chefs – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli, Mark Hix’s Hix Oyster & Fish House and Marco Pierre White’s Wheelers Inn – as well as tastings of local cheeses, breads and homemade clotted ice cream.

Back-Roads TouringOr explore Portugal’s Silver Coast on the 8-day Discover Portugal & Galicia now from $A3130 per person twin share – a $165 saving. Highlights include tastings of ‘Pasteis de Belem’ pastries, suckling pig and port, the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and an overnight stay in rustic accommodation overlooking the Lima Valley and surrounding vineyards. Back-Roads Touring caters for mature travellers with small group tours of no more than 18 people.

Contact Back-Roads on 1300 100 410 or info@backroadstouring.com.auBack-Roads Touring caters for mature travellers and offers leisurely-paced, small group tours of no more than 18 people across the UK and Europe.

CRUISE1st is offering huge savings of $A2500 per person on a last minute cruise through China, South Korea and Japan. The cruising specialist has a fly, stay and cruise package which includes a 14 night voyage aboard Holland America Line’s 5-star ship MS Volendam departing Hong Kong and visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Pusan, Nagasaki and Kobe. Departing March 16, it includes a one night pre-cruise stay at the Royal Pacific in Hong Kong, a one night post-cruise stay at the Kobe Bay Sheraton & Towers and return flights with Malaysia Airlines from $2299 per person twin share from Sydney and Adelaide; from $2399 from Perth; from $2499 from Melbourne and Canberra; and from $2599 from Hobart Departures from Brisbane include the cruise, a two night pre-cruise stay in Hong Kong (due to flight schedules with Malaysian Airlines), a one night post-cruise stay in Kobe Bay and return flights from $2299 per person twin share. The offer applies to bookings made by February 28 or until sold out. www.cruise1st.com.au.

Dust off your tux (and sequins) and head for Sweden

DUST off your white tuxedo or sequined mini dress and head to… Eurovision(!!)  this year with Bentours. The Scandinavian specialist has secured a small allocation of highly prized tickets to the world’s biggest song contest in Malmo, Sweden as part of its 15-day Eurovision Capitals package from $A3513 per person, twin share. Departing May 5, 2013, it includes tickets to the two semi-finals and the grand final in the highly prized fan club area on the dance floor in front of the stage, as well as a coach tour of former Eurovision host cities including Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The tour leaves from Helsinki and will be led by Sharleen Wright, former Eurovision commentator for SBS Radio. Thirteen nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels, one night overnight ferry in an outside cabin, 14 continental buffet breakfasts, two dinners, coach transfers and sightseeing tours with an English speaking guide are also included. enquiry@bentours.com.au.

 

 

 

 

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