Friday 2 July 2010

Journey to Asia with Travel the World

Luxury cruises, scenic land tours and pampering retreats

Experience Asia in all its wonder and intrigue on a newly released selection of premium cruise, tour and resort holidays from Travel the World. Featuring packages by Holland America Line, Tauck, Compagnie du Ponant and Chiva-Som, travellers can immerse themselves in the culture, history and scenic vistas of this exotic region.

Discover the jewels of South East Asia on a 28-night Grand South East Asia fly/cruise package, which features a 25-night Hong Kong to Sydney cruise on Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam. The Packages depart on 17 October 2010, descending from Hong Kong through Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Cambodia and Singapore. Then Indonesia, Semarang, Komodo Island, down to Darwin and the Great Barrier Reef, before sailing to Sydney via Brisbane. The package includes a one-way airfare from Australia to Hong Kong, 3-nights accommodation at The Langham Hotel Hong Kong, all transfers, cruise NDA's and taxes. This itinerary is priced from AU$6,489 per person twin share ex Sydney; AU$6,479 ex Melbourne; AU$6,499 ex Brisbane; AU$6,489 ex Adelaide and AU$6,299 ex Perth.                      

Hot springs, bullet trains and tea houses feature on Tauck's 12-day Essence of Japan tour from Tokyo to Osaka. Guests will experience ancient traditions first hand, including an exclusive visit to a local Kyoto home where they will enjoy an Origami demonstration and learn the art of calligraphy. Other highlights include trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, legendary samurai residences and Geisha districts. Departures are available on 3, 10 and 17 September 2010, as well as select dates in May, June, July and September 2011. This tour is priced from AU$7,216 per person twin share. Guests who book a 2010 departure before 15 July 2010 can also enjoy last minute special pricing of AU$6,615, which represents savings of AU$602 per person off the brochure price.

Tauck also offers a comprehensive tour of India filled with cultural treasures. Travelling from north to south, the 18-day A Portrait of India tour visits Old Dehli and amazing temples in Khajuraho and cruises through Kerala's beautiful canals. Guests are treated to a private dinner and boat ride in Varanasi to witness spiritual ceremonies along the River Ganges. Priced from AU$10,108 per person twin share, this tour departs on 10 September; 1, 8 and 22 October and 17 December 2010, as well as select dates in 2011 from January through to April, September and October.

Premium French cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant will be sailing to Asia this year for the first time in the company's history. Experience French joie de vivre on the 9-night Diamonds of Siam and Pearls of Malacca cruise which sails from Phuket to Singapore on 23 November 2010. On this cruise, magnificent landscapes, untouched forests and idyllic beaches feature on the six Malaysian ports of Langkawi, Penang, Belawan, Pangkor, Port Kelang and Malacca. This cruise is priced from AU$3,275 per person twin share, and guests who book before 31 August 2010 will receive 25 percent saving.

For those seeking much needed relaxation, Travel the World has a 6-night Wellness Retreat fly/stay package at Chiva-Som Luxury Health Resort. Available for stays from now until 20 December, guests can enjoy 6-nights at the award winning health resort, which offers daily fitness and leisure activities, pampering massages and 3 spa cuisine meals per day. Guests will also enjoy return economy airfares flying Qantas and private car transfers from Bangkok to Hua Hin. This package is priced from AU$4,845 per person twin share ex Sydney; AU$4,865 ex Melbourne and Brisbane; AU$4,865 ex Adelaide and AU$4,665 ex Perth (flying Thai Airways).

For further information, please contact Travel the World on 1300 857 037 or visit

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