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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday March 19 2015
8 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 19, 2015 www.times.co.nz *Conditions: Pricing and details are correct as of 04/02/15 and based on per person, twin share. Best of Spain departs Mar-Dec 15 & price based on departures between 7 Nov – 5 Dec 2015. Italian Mosaic departs Jan-Dec 15 & price based on departures between 27 Oct – 1 Dec 2015. Deposit of non-refundable, non-transferable $250 per person/per tour is required within 14 days of reservation. Not valid for groups and not combinable with any other offers except Early Payment, 5% Second Tour and 5% repeat traveller discount (must be a Journeys Club member and present member number at time of booking and before deposit is paid). All discounts based on land-only portion of core tour on twin share price, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips and, supplements/reductions. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Valid for singles – single supplement applies. We reserve the right to substitute a similar product of same value. Offer reliant on space availability. Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time. Further conditions apply. Product in this ad is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions, please ask your Harvey World Travel Professional for full terms and conditions. HWT4403 Harvey World Travel Botany email@example.com Park Way, Botany Town Centre 09 277 2010 Harvey World Travel Howick firstname.lastname@example.org 63 Picton Street 09 535 9747 Europe at its Best Globus Best of Spain 9 days Madrid to Barcelona from $2229* pp Includes: 8 nights superior hotel accommodation, expert local guides, full buffet breakfast daily & 4 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Madrid. Globus Italian Mosaic 13 days Rome to Rome from $3999* pp Includes: 12 nights superior hotel accommodation, deluxe coach transportation, expert local guides, VIP access to major attractions & 5 three-course dinners including welcome & farewell dinners in Rome 127305 Experience the Joy of Travel Today we’re coach touring EUROPE Europe IHAD always assumed that travelling around Europe on a bus would entail being uncomfortable, cramped and having to drag my bags on and off the bus at each destination. However my travel consultant at Harvey World Travel assured me that this was not the case and encouraged me to take the tour. So it transpired that Harvey World Travel was right again and I was wrong. When my daughter (23) and I embarked on a Globus Tour, right from the start everything was easy. With the details taken care of before we set off, and the first steps onto our luxury coach confirmed, with the help of Harvey World Travel, we had made the perfect choice. 1. Rome ➤ Harvey World Travel told me that Globus was first-class in touring and the service was impeccable; this was made apparent as soon as we arrived in Rome, the departure city for our tour. We were taken to our hotel, Star Hotels Michelangelo, which was a great prelude to the high quality accommodation that would make up the entire journey. Staying in a beautiful place located just moments from the magnificent Vatican City set our expectations for what was to come. Sightseeing and a local guide were included at each stop, and in Rome this provided VIP access into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and much more. The following day when we boarded our luxury coach we met our very experienced and welcoming tour director and also our driver who both made us feel we were in safe hands. This was quickly proven true as we made our way through the chaotic traffic of Rome at peak hour – Mamma Mia!! 2. Florence ➤ With the traffic a distant memory, the coach journey from Rome to Florence was a true highlight, providing captivating views of the Italian countryside. Our tour director kept us informed as we sat back in our spacious seats with plenty of room to stretch our legs and lap up the magnificent scenery in total comfort. Florence was full of historic highlights which we discovered on a walking tour with our local guide. The most amazing experience on this particular tour was visiting The Academy of Fine Arts. We didn’t have to wait in any lines for tickets and were taken straight inside to view the works of some of the world’s greatest artists, including the original David by Michelangelo. 3. Venice ➤ The journey to Venice was yet another pleasant and relaxing experience thanks to regular stops for refreshments and photo opportunities. Upon arrival our tour director once again handled everything and our luggage was already in our room when we arrived. Not having to carry a single thing had already made such a difference to our tour and after several days spent on our feet it was an even more priceless service! After enjoying sightseeing and gliding through the canals on an optional Gondola ride we had time to find the best pizzeria in town, a must do for any Italian holiday. It was also a real benefit that breakfast was included daily as well as some evening meals. We also had the flexibility to venture out alone on other evenings to sample local cuisine. 4. Lucerne ➤ At this stage our expectations of coach touring had been blown out of the water. We were very impressed and always looked forward to embarking on our next adventure. On arrival in the stunning Swiss city of Lucerne we were in awe of its beauty. After completing our walking tour and gathering our bearings we set off to make the most of our free time. We took a stroll along the lake-side promenade and meandered through the cobbled streets and markets. The one thing we will always remember is joining the optional excursion to take a cable car ride up Mt Pilatus to embrace the unbelievable Swiss Alps and city below – a must-do! 5. Paris ➤ Paris Je t’aime! I had always dreamed of visiting the Eiffel Tower by day and watching it sparkle at night but had heard that queues were a guaranteed problem; not with Globus! When we arrived at the Eiffel Tower on our included Paris sightseeing tour, sure enough there was a huge queue. Thanks to our local guide we went straight to the front. I will never forget this lifelong dream coming true with no stress at all. We also enjoyed free time in Paris which allowed us to explore parks, cafes, shops and the French way of life, before making our way back to our hotel with a baguette and bottle of wine in hand. 6. London ➤ After bidding farewell to our luxury coach we prepared to travel on the high-speed Eurostar train. It was a quick way to change continents and gave us time to plan for the final stop of our tour – London! With two nights there we had so much to see... the London Eye, West End shows, Big Ben as well as experiencing the London Black Cabs and famous London underground. Globus even had local hosts in a dedicated Globus area of the hotel to help with all the elements of our stay. Globus were a fantastic tour company to travel with. They had covered everything we needed to take the hassle out of travel. Arriving at each destination with nothing to think about except what to see, do and explore first made it a real holiday. Memo to self – trust your travel agent. Thanks Harvey World Travel ■ for the advice. I have found the teams at Harvey World Travel in Howick and Botany to be both experienced and helpful. As a number of them have also enjoyed the many destinations and products that Globus offers, they are in a position to advise on the itinerary that best meets your requirements. They are even happy to arrange for you to meet with a representative from Globus to discuss which Globus tour would suit you. COACH TOURING Who said it couldn’t be luxurious and comfortable? Sue Fairbairn shares her experience on a Globus Tour which revealed a new perspective to coach touring Florence Photo supplied FACT FILE For more than 80 years, ➤ Globus have been one of the leading coach-tour companies introducing travellers to the world’s most awe-inspiring places. To find out more and view their vast range of itinerary options visit www. globustours.co.nz or call the Harvey World Travel teams for your free brochure.
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