Cheap Hotel Bookings in Paradise

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TowelsCheap accommodation when going on holiday can be a nightmare. What is better than going to one site, put in a destination and tons of choices come up. You are even able to put in the currency that you are familiar with, choose between popularity, distance form amenities, price or even by guest reviews. I, for one, like to check out each option before making my selection. Price is not always the best criteria as you could be miles away from anything worth seeing, and public transport can also be a problem. hotel-bedroom-8086123

Always try and do your hotel investigations very early in the trip planning as availability can become bothersome. The best deals, like 50% discounts, are to be found by the early planners. This goes for finding the cheapest flights, the cheapest hotels and even the cheapest Tours. Early booking discounts are always to be found. Last minute deals could work out quite costly, so be alert.

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Phuket is a fantastic exotic, very colourful destination with wonderful hotels to choose from. For most countries they hotels are very cheap and you can pick and choose whether you want to be in “hip” surrounds or in quite family orientated hotels. Shopping in Phuket is wonderful, prices are fantastic.
Bali
The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite destination for both adventurers and those in need of a little relaxation. The waters off the coast of Bali’s white beaches are an ideal spot for diving, while the dense jungles, teeming with monkeys and hidden stone temples, call out for exploration. Hike the rugged path to the summit of Mount Batur, and your effort will be rewarded with a stunning view. Then coax your sore muscles back into action with a massage at one of Bali’s many luxury spas.

These are just some of the numerous deal available. Click on any of the pictures to go and peruse a virtual paradise of cost saving deals on hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and much much more.

Planning a trip can be quite an expensive experience. Hotel bookings can take up a large chunk from the budget, after the flights that is. You have been dreaming of a wonderful break at an exotic destination with no distractions except sun surf and wind. You therefore surf the web to find something that will suit you. We take the worry out of this with awesome deals, cheap hotels with good ratings leave cash over for fun, fun fun. Look at the following great deals available, but hurry they do not  last long.

Hua Hin Thailand
Hua Hin is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a quiet fishing village, it grew into a fashionable escape for residents of Bangkok after the 1920s, when the Thai royal family built summer palaces here. Hua Hin Beach, popular for kitesurfing and other water sports, is the main stretch of sand, lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks
Dubrovnik
George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”.

 

Best of Germany and Austria – 2016

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Best of Germany and Austria 2016

Cruising on the Rhine. Taking Bavaria’s Romanticberlin tv tower Road. Passing through the scenic UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Vienna. This is the ultimate German and Austrian road (and river) trip.

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… starting your day with exclusive early access up the Berlin TV Tower, for a 360° view, so you can find your feet before having free time to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Duration: 13 days
  • From: R31238 pp
  • Trip available Jul 2016 until Oct 2016

Day 1: ARRIVE FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) Welcome to Frankfurt. After cGBGA_WIN_MAP_WW_16heck-in, your Travel Director shows you the dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz during your orientation. Later meet for a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone.

Day 2: FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE This morning see the site of the famous Lorelei Rock and cruise along the mighty River Rhine past medieval castles and terraced vineyards. Stop to experience a unique Be My Guest lunch at an atmospheric castle above the river. Continue by road to Cologne where an orientation includes views of the magnificent Gothic cathedral. Spend free time before dinner relaxing or exploring on your own.

Lorelei Rock
The tales of a woman named Lorelei in Germany’s Rhine River Valley date back several centuries. According to legend, many boats lie at the bottom of the Rhine River because of her. As the legend goes, in the narrowest and deepest point of the Rhine there once was a woman of such beauty that she would cause sailors to wreck their ships as they sailed the dangerous currents along the river’s jagged shorelines. To read the rest story click on the picture

Day 3: COLOGNE – HIGH SPEED TRAIN – BERLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Take a high speed train to the fascinating capital Berlin. This afternoon marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building which were all major points of focus 25 years ago in 1990 during the re-unification of East and West Germany. Also see the Tiergarten and Kurfürstendamm famous for its shopping and entertainment.

Day 4:  BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIMEThis morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Spend the rest of the day exploring this city on your own or learn more about Berlin’s secret past. This evening you might like to discover the vibrant nightlife for which Berlin is famous.

Day 5: BERLIN – BAYREUTH – ROTHENBURGThis morning travel south and cross the River Elbe en route to Bayreuth – home of the exclusive Wagner Festival. Continue your journey to Würzburg, see the Marienburg Fortress and the Prince-Bishops’ residence before arriving in Rothenburg. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 5: BERLIN – BAYREUTH – ROTHENBURG This morning travel south and cross the River Elbe en route to Bayreuth – home of the exclusive Wagner Festival. Continue your journey to Würzburg, see the Marienburg Fortress and the Prince-Bishops’ residence before arriving in Rothenburg. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 6: ROTHENBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy an orientation walk in the medieval town of Rothenburg. Continue through splendid countryside to Munich in the heart of Bavaria. See the Olympic Stadium before arriving at your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities

Day 7:  MUNICH ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME -This morning visit Marienplatz, the focal point of the city and view the City Hall with its Glockenspiel. Tonight why not discover some of Munich’s lively beerhalls – it’s what the region is famous for. To listen to the sounds of a Glockenspiel click play below

Day 8: MUNICH – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – OBERAMMERGAU – Visit the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig II. Later arrive in Oberammergau and see the theatre where the Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Wilten Bascilica
The basilica Mondsee reached international fame because the wedding scene in the movie “Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was filmed inside. This is the reason why more than 200.000 people are visiting the church every year and therefore is one of the most photographed churches all over the world. Pope John Paul II upgraded the church to a basilica in 2005. In 2009 the church was reopened after a huge restoration which ended in the title “Austria’s monument of the year”.

Day 9: OBERAMMERGAU – INNSBRUCK ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME – A short drive takes you to Innsbruck. See the famous Olympic ski-jump before your orientation that includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Explore medieval lanes, visit museums and Habsburg palace or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show.

Day 10: INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING – Travel to Salzburg where spires and domes rise in the shadow of Hohensalzburg Castle, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Admire the city featured in ‘The Sound of Music’ during your walking tour with your Local Specialist. View Mozart’s birthplace and family house in the picturesque Getreidegasse, and the Domplatz dominated by Salzburg Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 11: SALZBURG – DÜRNSTEIN – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

mondsee Enjoy breathtaking scenery on your drive past Lake Mondsee to the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Sloping vineyards line the river from Melk Abbey to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner and subsequently found by Blondel, his faithful minstrel. Arrive in Vienna this afternoon for free time to explore the city.

St Stephens Cathedral
For more than 700 years now, the magnificent cathedral has stood watch over the city, and Austrians see it as one of the most important and most beloved landmarks of the country. Climb the 343 steps up to the tower and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

Day 12: VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME – From the Opera to the Hofburg and St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Parliament, view all the wondrous sights of the elegant Austrian capital during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the oldest and most secret part of old Vienna on your walking tour. In your free time discover a wealth of cultural delights, museums, galleries and memorials to famous composers. Your Travel Director will be able to advise as to how to get the most out of your free time in this city. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 13: DEPART VIENNA – Bid farewell to your companions at the end of this wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Included in the tour is the following

  • City tour in Berlin, Salzburg and Vienna
  • Orientation of Frankfurt, Cologne, Rothenburg, Munich and Innsbruck
  • Visit Berlin TV Tower and Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • View the Cologne Cathedral, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Marienberg Fortress and the Prince-Bishops’ residence in Würzburg, and Melk Abbey

Travel highlights are as follows:

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

Cruise Trips around the world

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Have you ever wondered why  such a large number of travelers return home, raving about their most recent cruise? In case you are among the lucky few who are thinking about a first journey – yet who has not yet taken the jump – look these ten reasons  why a cruise can be the ideal holiday for pretty much anybody.

A Cruise Vacation Offers Great Value

Cruises offer incredible value for your hard earned money on the grounds that the passages include needs: food, board, daytime and night activities and transportation between travel destinations. We frequently see voyage bargains on standard cruises for less per individual, per night, which is considerably cheaper than you’d spend for and hotel, supper and entertainment.

On some cruise lines, kids even sail free or at reduced rates when sharing with two grown-ups. Upscale lines may include , refreshments and soda , tips, shore visits, tips, and even flights regularly packaged into the base cost.

 See Multiple Destinations, Unpack Only Once

On a voyage, you unpack once and you hop from city to city or from island to island and there’s no to look at schedules or carry luggage around with you. Each morning, you’ll wake up in another place. You get to visit multiple destinations for a minimum amount

Cruise Ships are Family Friendlycruise 2

From tots to teens, grandparents to grandchildren, family travels are a good time for all ages. In case you’re attempting to discover a get-away that your 5-, 10-and 15-year-olds will all affection – and that has grown-up exercises, as well – transports now have on-broad children’s play areas, split by age. Teens have their own particular hangouts, far from the parental relaxation territory. You cannot help, but love a holiday that gives kids computer games and swimming pools, while offering time for families to be as one at supper or inland journeys? What’s more, parents can relax with some together time.

 Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes

The perfect ship for one individual might be a super ship equipped with installed rock-climbing walls and open air motion picture theaters, while another will lean toward a private boat with an upscale feel and another person will need the nautical experience of a masted tall cruising ship. Fortunately, every one of those distinctive sorts of cruises exists.

Ships Offer a Variety of On board Activities

cruise 1Today’s cruises are designed to keep everybody cheerful. Need to spoil yourself at the spa while your companion hits the casino? On the other hand, lounge in the sun perusing a book while your family plays ball. Entertainment on cruises are varied to suit all kinds of tastes.. Also, on the off chance that all you need to do is nothing while the boat sails from port to port you can do that, as well.

Cruise Vacations are Easy to Plan

Once you have a destination cruises are easy to organize. Just remember you may need to book flights to and from the cruise start and destination.sail boat

Group tours are a snap to book. They are generally cheaper and the theory is the more that got the more you get perks.

Ships Are Floating Cities

In case you’re worried about being stranded amidst the sea, relax. Cruise ships resemble miniature urban communities with all that you could need locally available. Today’s vessels are equipped with Wi-Fi, cell services and satellite TV so you can stay in contact with the rest of the world while on your journey (on the off chance that you even need to). Installed shops offer the toiletries you neglected to pack, doctors can give medication if necessary, and laundries let you wash your garments mid-journey so you don’t have to over-pack.

Plan an Exotic Vacation

Language is never a barrier in foreign country when you are on a cruise as all tours normally have a guide that do any translations required. Tour itinerary’s are available for you to decide just how much/or how little you want to do.

Cruising Is Romantic

Cruises are of course very romantic. So many films have been made of on-board romances , weddings and suchromace

Cruising is Social

And finally, because cruises are very social, with all the activities and close proximity, you get to make some very unique friends from all walks of life. They really do add to the enjoyment of the cruising experience.

 Popular Cruises in 2016

Important: When going to the booking page, by clicking on any of the maps, please sort by popularity to find these cruises easily

Croatia Island Hopper – Classic Standard – Below Deck

8 Days from $780

Highlights

  • Attend a party in a monastery
  • Explore the beautiful city of Dubrovnikmap 1
  • Experience a traditional local sword dance
  • Visit the Diocletian Roman Palace

Start and end in Split! With the sailing tour Croatia Island Hopper – Classic Standard – Below Deck, you have a 8 day tour taking you through Split, Croatia and 7 other destinations in Croatia. Croatia Island Hopper – Classic Standard – Below Deck includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket

7 Days $1749

Highlights

  • Discover Ko Phi Phimap 2
  • Snorkel in blue waters
  • Go island hopping in Thailand
  • Relax on stunning beaches

Start and end in Phuket! With the sailing tour Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket, you have a 7 day tour taking you through Phuket, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals,transport and more.

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6-Day Luxury Sailing Adventure, Myanmar

6 days $2159

Highlights

  • Visit a Buddhist monasterymap 3
  • Snorkel with tropical fish
  • See Rhino Island
  • Have a dinner party on the beach

Start and end in Kawthaung! With the sailing tour 6-Day Luxury Sailing Adventure, Myanmar, you have a 6 day tour taking you through Kawthaung, Myanmar (Burma) and 3 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). 6-Day Luxury Sailing Adventure, Myanmar includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

14 days $8549

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Start and end in Ushuaia! With the polar / arctic / antartica cruise tour Quest for the Antarctic Circle, you have a 14 day tour taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and 2 other destinations in Argentina. Quest for the Antarctic Circle includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Sydney Tours

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SydneyAhhh, Sydney. An absolute feast for the eyes with its gorgeous harbour setting, surf beach suburbs, and hipster style haunts. Combine the laidback Australian approach with a healthy dose of good times and you’ll have the vibe that oozes from Australia’s biggest city. Enjoy this awesome metropolis with a local guide by your side on a Sydney city tour that takes you from the city’s glistening present back into its sometimes sordid past.

The main people to settle in the territory now known as Sydney were Australian Aborigines.  It was found that the Aboriginals used charcoal, stone instruments and conceivable old campfires. Near Penrith, a far western suburb of Sydney, various Aboriginal stone implements were found in Cranebrook Terraces rock remains  This would imply that there was human settlement in Sydney sooner than thought.

The key dialect gatherings were Darug, Guringai, and Dharawal, before the English arrived.. The soonest Europeans to visit the territory noticed that the indigenous people were directing exercises, for example, outdoors and angling, utilizing trees for bark and nourishment, gathering shells, and cooking fish. Subsequently, they were first to endure the impacts of dispossession when the British arrived.map Sydney

The eastern “authority” side of the first settlement still contains the structures that indicate power and control – government workplaces, the senator’s living arrangement, the places of parliament.

The western side of the town was by and large all the more uncontrollable. Today, the slanted lanes of The Rocks, which stamp the early settlement’s western limit, bring out an alternate sort of society. Here, convicts made an existence admirably well building harsh houses. Mariners who’d invested months adrift, then cut loose in the various little open houses, some of which even now serve consumers today.

 

 

Impressions of South America

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This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night.

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Tour Map

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil’s citrusy national drink – as you enjoy a barbecue night at a local churrascaria, with traditional music, tasty barbecued meats and freshly made cocktails.

Copacaban Beach
Copacabana Beach

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your lovely hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach and minutes from downtown Rio.

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

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Sugarloaf Mountain

Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, with a Local Specialist and then indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria.

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favella.

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Iguassu Falls

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, with a Local Specialist, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel.

Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your resort hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Take advantage of your resort’s amenities or choose from a variety of optional experiences, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve home to more than 500 species of birds.

jungle train
Jungle Train

Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area at the Visitors Centre. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls and ride the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. Argentina’s sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits and modern theatres.

Embark with a Local Specialist on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafés and verdant parks.  See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and Cultural Insight. Take a  tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and the main stage. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango – the most representative and beloved music in Argentina.

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Recoleta Cematory

Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this family will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your convenience, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may choose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires.

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