NEWS FLASH - 26 March 2018

There is one space left on our Italian, French, Croatian  adventure departing New Zealand on July 31st . We’re heading to Rome where were met by our lovely drivers Domenico and Luca .  We’re going to our family home base in Umbria for a couple of days then meandering around the Cinque Terra and Italian and French rivieras . We’re visiting lots of fabulous areas in France ...Aix en Provence, Bordeaux and of course Paris  then  its on to Croatia  for more exploring . On the latter part of the journey we visit the prosecco area in northern Italy and depart Italy from beautiful Venice.  ( a place  I know and adore). On our tours which are small only 12-14 people we allow plenty of   time to wander in markets, shop for antiques , see the sites and of course enjoy the local food specialities and wines. We’ve organised great accomodations en route and you can add on other travel experiences in Europe or head home with us.Flights  for this tour can be with the airline of your choice. If you’re interested and would like more information or to discuss your options please  do not hesitate to get in touch with my dear friend and my travel partner Pam Young —-designer of Holidays , House of Travel .

For more informarion email Pam Young (Designer of holidays) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime as she co-ordinates all the tours and workshops for me or phone her anytime 021 352 705

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My wonderful travel partner and friend Pam Young of House of Travel handles all the details, departure dates, costs and information on our fabulous tours. Scroll down the page to submit a online request form for further information on our upcoming tours.

Italy in June

On the 4th June 2018 we depart Auckland to Dubai then onto Venice where our own driver meets us in Venice for the drive to Umbria passing through central Italy. 

We'll take small group of 10-12, the trip is all inclusive of meals, taxes, flights and transfers.

We stay in a beautiful villa in the town of Eggi near Spoleto and Assisi for a week in the countryside sightseeing which includes; antique markets, cafes, restaurants, farms, cheesemaking, cooking classes with Mama, wineries, lots & lots of shopping and then onto Rome for three days.

Italy and France in July and August

31 July 2018 we depart Auckland for Dubai then onto Rome our own driver meets us in Venice for the drive to Umbria.

We'll take small group of 10-12, the trip is all inclusive of meals, taxes, flights and transfers.

We pass through the Italian and French Riviera on to Provence and Bordeaux then finally to Paris where we will fly or drive to Croatia for 4 days.

There will be lots of sightseeing, a cooking school and lovely accommodations.

Iceland in August and September

For a tour starting in Iceland

We'll take a  small group of 10-12, the trip is all inclusive of meals, taxes, flights and transfers and the cruise.

We deaprt 31 August 2018 from Auckland to Dubai then onto Reyjkavic for 3 days

3 September 2018 we depart cruising from Copenhagen, Denmark visiting along the way;

Gdansk, Poland - Klaipeda, Lithuania - Tallinn, Estonia - St Petersburg, Russia - Helsinki, Finland - Stockholm, Sweden - Kiel Canal - Amsterdam, Holland - Zeebrugge, Belgium, arriving Southampton, UK on the 15th of September 2018.

Morrocco in October/November

21 October we fly from Auckland to Morrocco

We'll take a small group of 10-1, the trip is all inclusive of meals, taxes, flights and transfers.

We have Said as our guide who will show us all the wonderful sights of Morrocco including the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Included on the trip will be cooking schools, fabulous accommodation and meals, outstanding shopping, a camel ride and lots of meeting of the locals.

Melbourne in November

22 November 2018 for 5 nights

We will visit some fabulous restaurants, do Christmas shopping, visit Vintage and Italian shops and take in a great show.

For more informarion email Pam Young (Designer of holidays) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime as she co-ordinates all the tours and workshops for me or phone her anytime 021 352 705

 

Our Tours

Italy

FullSizeRenderItaly 2017 Next year we have two Italian trips planned, also a new tour from Montreal cruising down the St Lawrence river around Nova Scotia and down the Maine coast to New York with days in both Montreal and New York at either end. This is going to be fantastic taking in all the beautiful fall colours of the maple trees and arcadia national park.
I’m also researching a show to attend and what’s on in the museums and galleries of New York and a few local knowledge shopping trips so get your name on the list quick, even an early show of interest can secure you get a place. Our tours are only even about 12—16 passengers so places are naturally limited.

We are putting together a return tour to London, the Cotswold’s and Scotland for next year too so lots to think about and look forward too.

FullSizeRender 1Dubai is always our preferred stop over for 3 days---- there’s nothing in Dubai that we miss out on including fabulous day tours to the desert to a Bedouin camp, we go on a tour to the palm islands and Atlantis, up to the top of the world’s tallest building (quite a challenge for Christchurch people) and of course loads of shopping and sightseeing. Our hotel is right next to the Burj Kalifa tallest building and a few steps to the huge shopping mall. The Old Palace Hotel where we stay in Dubai is very luxurious and has incredible restaurants including one where we have a Middle Eastern cooking lesson.

Interested? If you are interested, the please fill out the form below, please note that all information is treated confidentially and if you can provide your name and email address, the remainder is at your discretion.


Morocco

PA070107We have had a wonderfull tour to Morocco tour this year. I will update you all with some wonderfull images in due couse, to those of you who did travel, it was a wonderful trip to be remembered and treasured.
Mama in Italys son in law Said [ pronounced Si EDE ] was our wonderful guide for this tour. Ive been five times to Morocco with him and he really is great. We feel incredibly safe with him and see so much more with the locals knowledge, he's also great when it comes to buying persian rugs etc and can get you by far the best price and for the really authentic work. Said is a berber from the desert area just near the atlas mountains and we get to visit his family in their village this is a brief itinerary of the trip this year, Please click on Pams link pammy@hot.co.nz for all the costs dates and details

Said 3rd from left our tour guide at the Mosque at Casablanca


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