Our Partners

Some of Our Partners 

ABERCROMBIE

 ABERCROMBIE & KENT – With local guides on the ground in 52 offices around the world, Abercrombie & Kent can provide you with exclusive insider access to experiences that other travel companies simply can’t provide. So whether you want a tour of the pyramids with your own Egyptologist, would like to try your hand at elephant polo in Jaipur or browse the private art collection of the Medici’s in Florence, their experts will know just how to make it happen. And as they are the partner of choice for many hotels and resorts, their clients are guaranteed to receive the best service available.


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ALBATROSS TOURS - Albatross Tours have created tours specifically for people like you travelling to the far side of the world, and wanting more from their escorted coach tour than a few hurried, all too brief visits and repetitive, long intercity drives. That is why they ensure the touring pace is always so much more sensible! Longer stays in each destination provide you with far more time for sightseeing, and a more fulfilling overall touring experience. That is also why they make sure each tour is genuinely inclusive, with no additional ‘on tour’ costs.


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APT - A family-owned company since its conception in the 1920s. APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill’s son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia’s dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 1970s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.


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AVALON WATERWAYS – Welcome to Avalon Waterways River Cruises.Visit the world’s most extravagant river cruising destinations on board their award winning, indulgent river cruise fleet. You might be trotting the globe in search of new cultures and experiences, rekindling an old romance or starting a new one, or simply making the most of some well earned holiday moments. Whether it be river cruising in Europe, Southeast Asia, China, the Galapagos Islands, or the Peruvian Amazon, at Avalon Waterways your choices are many and are as individual as you.


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BACK-ROADS TOURING CO. – With over 25 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original small group touring company. By limiting their group sizes to a maximum of 18 passengers (22 on our Charming Waterways programme), they are experts at providing a friendly, relaxed, and flexible form of touring. In fact, their belief in the advantages of small group travel underpins everything that they do – from the type of vehicles that they use, to the places they visit, and the accommodation that they hand select.


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CELEBRITY CRUISES – Since Celebrity’s first sailing in 1990, it has been recognized as an industry leader, praised for providing spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 and unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. The introduction of Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, widely heralded Solstice Class of ships has reinforced Celebrity’s position as an industry leader.


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CHIMU ADVENTURES – Chimu Adventures take great pleasure in personalising  journeys to Latin America and or Antarctica for travellers from all over the world, they aim to provide the unique experiences their clients desire. With Chimu, you will discover these wonderful regions through the eyes of a native. Whether it’s discovering the ancient civilization of the Incas, exploring the pyramids of Mexico or trekking into the very heart of Patagonia. They can make your Latin American dreams come true!


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COLLETTE - True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across hundreds of destinations across the world. Since 1918, they have been sharing their love of travel. Today their worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, garden holidays and more.


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CRYSTAL CRUISES - The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience® is a heady combination of indulgent services and enriching discovery. Since their debut in 1990, they have been elevating and redefining the traditional notions of luxury cruising with innovative excellence, exquisitely designed ships, bold itineraries, customized destination immersion, and the highest standards of personalized service at sea and on land. A proven leader in evolving the guest experience to stay ahead of global luxury travel trends, they were the first cruise line to partner with celebrity chefs.


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 DRIVEAWAY HOLIDAYS – DriveAway Holidays has over 25 years of experience providing Australians with domestic and international car hire, European car leasing and motorhome rentals across the globe. They do their best to guarantee the highest level of service and lowest rates for all customers. At DriveAway Holidays, they understand you have many options for booking car hire and appreciate your choice to work with their elite team of specialists. They work with over 60 car hire suppliers worldwide, so whether you are travelling for pleasure or business, DriveAway Holidays can provide the best solution to suit your needs.


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EVERGREEN TOURS – With 35 years of experience, Evergreen Tours hand crafts travel itineraries that deliver the right balance of must-see attractions, cultural interaction and culinary delights so you will discover both the iconic sights as well as the best kept local secrets. Their tours are comprehensive but you will also appreciate the freedom for personal discoveries in your own time.


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GRAND PACIFIC TOURS – Grand Pacific Tours is recognised as the market leader for providing a comprehensive range of all inclusive, value for money New Zealand coach holidays. Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves on the highly professional and personalised service we offer to thousands of travellers every year.


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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking their guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. They are committed to their mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.


INSIDER

INSIDER JOURNEYS – When you travel with one of their small groups, you’ll discover all the must-see attractions, while you weave your way through Asia as an insider. They’ll help you uncover genuine experiences and real insights into the places we travel. Their small groups means you do not lose the spontaneity, flexibility and sense of independence and their expert guides mean that everything is taken care of so you can relax and just enjoy your holiday. When it comes to carefully handcrafted journeys that create stories to last a lifetime, you can be sure they’ll take you there.


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MOORINGSLE BOAT AND THE MOORINGS - part of the Sunsail group of skipper yourself, or crewed yachts and canal boats are an exciting edition to the program.  If you have the time and want to explore the local waterways of Europe then a skippered canal boat or crewed barge can be a most rewarding  way to travel.  As a main component to a holiday or as part of a holiday, boating is always an exciting option for couples, groups of friends as well as families.  The Moorings offers the opportunity to sail the coastlines of the world, again skipper your own vessel or enjoy a relaxing holiday with a crewed charter.   This experience is perfect for those who want a more intimate escape and the flexibility to explore at your own pace rather than that of a big ship itinerary, a tour….and even more exciting than car hire. ** Yes, we also organise barge holidays with Afloat in France, part of the Orient Express group.


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OCEANIA CRUISES – A spectacular menagerie of diverse and exotic destinations, your world is just waiting to be discovered, and there is no better way to explore it than on the elegant ships of Oceania Cruises. Their unique itineraries are specifically designed to showcase the most fascinating destinations across the globe. As Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena, Marina and Riviera are all intimate and luxurious, each ship can call on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities to modern meccas to charming seaside villages nestled along sparkling coastlines. On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, each day offers the exciting opportunity to experience the history, culture, art and cuisine of a wondrous new destination.


 

 

imagesPONANT – The mission of Ponant is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships. It’s also to offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character. It’s finally to combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.


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PRINCESS CRUISES – From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.


SCENIC

 SCENIC – Quality in every destination – Scenic deliver on this promise with their captivating and comprehensive portfolio of exclusive tours to all corners of this incredible planet.
Their itineraries are rich in culture and content, and always to the heart of the destination, whether staying in a top hotel, luxury cruise liner, on a magnificent train adventure or their unique floating hotels – the Scenic Space-Ships.



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– Renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages aboard six intimate, all-inclusive ships, Silversea is a luxury cruise line that offers unparalleled service and superlative comfort. Silversea Cruises is owned and operated by one family — the Lefebvres of Rome. That means genuine pride in ownership and a true Italian passion for embracing the best of life. On board guests enjoy sumptuous, all ocean-view suites – 85% with private verandas, the luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle, butler service, complimentary beverages and open seating dining with menus by culinary partner Relais & Chateaux.


TAUCK

TAUCK - We here at the 50+ Travel Club love Tauck Tours and River Cruises.  This American company has a loyal and high repeat international customer following.  Interesting itineraries, fun people to share these experiences with and a perfect tour balance between touring, sightseeing, learning and free time make this tour group unbeatable.  Still owned and operated by the same family since the first tour  in 1923, the itineraries you see online and in the brochures are, on average, researched and tested over a 3 year period before they are offered to market so there are no better organised tours than with Tauck.


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 TRAFALGAR – Trafalgar Travel has been creating exceptional guided holidays for almost 70 years. With more than 230 trips to worldwide destinations, including Europe, North & Central, South America, and Asia, they continue to offer new ways to travel every year. A family company they pride themselves on their ability to innovate. They were the first to create Insider Experiences; enabling their guests to appreciate their destination through genuine local experiences, such as dining with locals in their homes. And they continue to evolve guided travel in new directions.


TRAVELMARVEL

TRAVELMARVEL – In 1996 Travelmarvel became part of the APT Group, one of the most consistently awarded touring companies in Australia, and around the globe. Today Travelmarvel offers Premium Worldwide Experiences throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Alaska, Europe, Russia, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South America, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and has earned a reputation of providing travellers with great value for money holidays.


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UNIWORLD – When exploring Europe’s greatest locales, it isn’t often that the ship one travels on rivals the destinations themselves. Yet this is more than true for Uniworld’s fleet of luxurious floating boutique hotels. Every Uniworld ship is a work of art designed to be as unique and inspiring as the destinations it visits. Once aboard one of their award-winning ships, you will immediately notice the thoughtful touches, sublime artistry and quality amenities that set us apart. A simple walk from your sumptuous stateroom to breakfast will reveal original works by famous painters, master craftsmen and furniture designers commissioned exclusively for Uniworld ships.


VIKING

VIKING CRUISES – Whether on river or ocean cruises, Viking Cruises offers cruises that are destination focused and carefully crafted with a mix of cosmopolitan and smaller ports of interest. Ocean itineraries are specifically designed to offer longer hours in port than competitors, including late evening stays and overnights to take advantage of night life in select ports, and river cruise itineraries are similarly planned. Cruises are priced to provide top consumer value by leveraging economies of scale and experienced management, and include such items as shore excursions and wine or beer with onboard meals. The company also ensures a focus on enrichment through shore excursions by local guides, regional foods, and Privileged Access for in-depth exploration of the destinations.


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VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY – Their cruises are worlds away from the mainstream and offer a relaxing and enriching voyage to remember.  This cruise line are known for their small intimate cruise ships that take passengers to fascinating destinations around the world – taking in the must do sights as well as off the beaten track destinations.  Past passengers rate highly the meticulously planned itineraries and Guest Speaker program.


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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY - They have created a cruise experience which is designed for travellers who want to understand more about the history, culture and natural wonders of the ancient world. Their small ship, Aegean Odyssey, is perfectly suited to their destination-rich itineraries while their lecture programme connects you with the places you’ll visit before you even go ashore.


WENDY WU TOURS - At Wendy Wu Tours they live and breathe Asia. With 21 years of experience, they offer a wide variety of group tours, private and independent touring options and tailor-made holidays to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, India, Taiwan, Mongolia and South Korea. They’ve developed strong relationships with airlines, hotels and local ground partners to provide the best level of service and they continue to push boundaries and think of new ways to create unique travel experiences that our their customers will remember for life.