North & South India with Jane

This will be my 2nd Escorted Tour to India, it truly is an outstanding destination.  The North is very different than the South with climate, food, cultures & sites.

Some of the highlights include:   Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, River Ganges – Varanasi, Tiger Safari Panna National Park, Overnight House boat, Goa Beaches, Cooking Classes.

February 7 to March 3, 2018 – 25 days….OR, you may opt to take the shortened program for 17 days ending in Goa after the Northern Itinerary.

Maximum 18 travelling.  US$ 6950 p.p. plus airfare for Long Program – US$ 5275 p.p. plus airfare for Shorter Program.  Call for details…. Or jane@athlonetravel.com

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Malta

Malta attracts more and more visitors every year. It has preserved the beauty of its landscapes which are at the most ancient yet very well known. From prehistoric temples, to the baroque architecture of Valletta, feasts of rabbit to festas of noisy fireworks, rattling buses to colorful fishing boats, this nation has loads of unique charm. Far from the excesses of mass tourism, Malta offers travelers a pleasant balance between authentic charm and modern comfort at prices considerably lower than many other comparable Mediterranean destinations.
The celebrations are important in the life of the Maltese (which, on occasion, does not disdain to drink to the health of the Knights of the Order of St. John): the calendar of religious holidays, in fact covers six months of the year.

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Chile

All the impressive locations in Chile are distributed over an area of 746 767 km2 in southeast South America and it is the longest and narrowest country in the continent. The most interesting thing about this country its is contrasts : you can visit the desert, the Patagonia and its ice, the exuberant nature in the south, the Andes Mountains, the beautiful beaches resorts and of course Santiago, its capital.

Chile has a population of 16 000 000 including an ethnic minority called the « Mapuches » who represent 3% of the population.

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Cook Island

The Cook Islands are the secret of the South Pacific. The 15 Cook Islands lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. No chain restaurants or brand hotels.
It’s a place preserved in time yet still blessed with all the modern amenities of today like 5-star properties, wi-fi, and gourmet restaurant options.
In the Cooks, adventures are everywhere if you’re looking for it, but total relaxation is always with you.

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South Africa

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast, southwards around the tip of Africa, then north to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Going from west to east, South Africa shares long borders with Namibia and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe, has a strip of border with Mozambique to the east,
and lastly curves in around Swaziland before rejoining Mozambique’s southern border. In the interior is the small mountainous country of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South African territory.

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Savour Ireland Culinary Tour

Calling all food fans! Get ready to discover the incredible tastes of Ireland on an eight-day tour filled with the flavors of farm-to-fork cheeses, freshly caught seafood, world-famous stouts, Irish coffee, and more. Enjoy interactive food-focused experiences including cooking classes and talks with esteemed chefs.

You’ll also dine in style at L’Ecrivain Restaurant, a Michelin Star Restaurant. With only five Michelin Star restaurants in Dublin, you’ll experience some of the finest cuisine the city has to offer. Our best advice: come hungry!

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Greeks – the masters of charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats

Steeped in history and lapped by the Mediterranean sea, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. Sample them in a traditional Greek dish along with a glass of ouzo.

Greeks are master of charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats. Souvlaki is still Greece’s favourite fast food, both the gyros and skewered meat versions wrapped in pitta bread, with tomato, onion and lashings of tzatziki. At the taverna, local free-range lamb and pork dominate, though kid goat is also a favourite.

Settle down at a seaside taverna and eat as locals have since ancient times. Fish and calamari fresh from the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas are incredibly tasty and cooked with minimum fuss – grilled whole.

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Culinary Tour of Tuscany

Italy has always ranked among the top visited holiday destinations. It’s an incredibly easy and comfortable place to visit.
The diversified cuisine of local specialties is recognized as a form of art. This private Culinary Tour of Tuscany includes 6 nights accommodation in Boutique 4* hotels or B&B’s, wine tastings, culinary classes and tours.

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Borneo Adventure

Daily departures April 2017 – March 2018
This unforgettable Adventure lets you explore Kota Kinabalu National Park

Home to giant ferns and various Rhododendrons. Visit the Orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan. Enjoy an overnight lodge along the Kinabatangen River and have a chance to see famous Hawksbill turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.
Private sightseeing with an english speaking guide.

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Australian Outback

Explore the Outback is a 7-day vacation idea starting in Adelaide. Passengers enjoy a 3-night stay in Adelaide before embarking on the Ghan for a journey through the Australian Outback. 

They enjoy the comforts of all-inclusive Gold Service accommodation with all meals on board featuring modern Australian cuisine served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, plus off-train experiences.
Beverages are also included and are available in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

Gold Service Twin Cabins feature a three seater sofa during the day converting to upper and lower berths at night with compact en-suite facilities.

On arrival in Alice Springs, passengers enjoy some free time before heading to Uluru – a highlight for many. A special evening is spent at the Field of Light, an art installation of 50,000 lights in the desert overlooking Ayers Rock.

A sunrise tour completes the experience, taking in the spectacular morning light as it spills over the Rock. Pricing starts at $1779CAD per person, twin share.

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