Escape Travel Holiday Ideas

Your Story: An Unforgettable Escape to South America

Sarah Walker recently returned from an unforgettable holiday to South America, ticking off bucket list sights and famous cities along the way. From exploring the city sights of colourful Rio de Janeiro to scaling the incredible heights of Machu Picchu, here she tells her story. Tell us about your recent holiday We were lucky as we had some Aussie friends living in Santiago and we … Continue reading

Introducing Tailor-Made Air

Every dream holiday begins with a dream airfare. To complement our popular Tailor-Made Holidays collection we’re now bringing you a range of Tailor-Made Airfares connecting the best destinations around the globe. It is the ultimate airfare range – spanning double-stop, triple-stop and multi-stop journeys – so you can do, see and eat it all in one go. Here are five reasons why a Tailor-Made Airfare offers so much more … Continue reading

European Gems Best Explored from the Water

River cruising offers the best of both worlds; serenity, relaxation and indulgence on board the ship, and ashore, connections with places far-flung. Europe has no shortage of inspiring destinations to explore, including these four magical cities. Amsterdam A visit to Amsterdam is no fleeting romance, especially when your first glimpse at its winding canals and wonky facades are from the deck of a luxurious river … Continue reading

Celebrity Solstice Getting Revamp in Modern Luxury Makeover

Cruise fans will be excited to learn that Celebrity Solstice is set to undergo a multi-million dollar modern luxury makeover. With a line-up of new features and enhancements in the works, the ship will be ready for debut just in time for her 2016-17 summer season in Australia and New Zealand. Current highlights of Celebrity Solstice include the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the Sky Observation Lounge … Continue reading

Why We Love Cruising with APT

Experiencing Europe with APT is really something else. Cruise along Europe’s grandest rivers in award-winning, all-inclusive luxury. With APT, absolutely everything down to the last detail is taken care of, allowing you to lose yourself in the moment for a truly unforgettable experience among Europe’s hidden gems and well-known destinations. Here are just some of the reasons we love cruising with APT. Wine Series Cruises … Continue reading

Your Story: Ocean Cruising for a First Timer

Escape Travel consultant Skye Sadauskas recently returned from an ocean cruise with Carnival, taking in all the sights of the beautiful South Pacific Islands. As her first ever cruising experience, she was thrilled to discover the variety of facilities available on board as well as the wonderful discoveries on offer at each stop along the way. Here, she tells her story. Tell us about your recent holiday My … Continue reading

All at Sea with P&O Cruises

With a spectacular list of cruise itineraries for 2017-18, P&O has an itinerary to bring your cruising dreams to life – whether that’s a South Pacific getaway, a close-to-home cruise exploring Australia’s stunning coastline or something else. With a new ship in the fleet, plus many brand-new onboard experiences, P&O is one of Australia’s favourite cruise lines for good reason. Sample the idyllic Pacific Islands on a seven- … Continue reading

Be Romanced by Europe with Avalon Waterways

Cruising the old world on the newest ships has never been easier. Avalon Waterways offers over 48 exceptional river cruise itineraries so you can experience all the charm and wonder of Europe’s iconic waterways from the luxury of your onboard suite. Imagine waking up in a dream destination each and every day. With Avalon Waterways you can, as the world becomes the perfect backdrop to … Continue reading

5 Best After-Dinner Drink Spots in Hong Kong

No holiday experience would be complete without taking in the nightlife of a new city and Hong Kong is no exception. From rooftop oases to hopping bars with live music, Hong Kong has something for everyone – regardless of your after-dinner drink style. So if you’re struggling to pick a location, here are a few bars you won’t want to miss. Eyebar, Kowloon Just a … Continue reading

Bucket List Moments to Tick Off in Rome

One of the great capital cities of Europe, Rome gives us a ring side seat to ancient life. Great Roman buildings, once the centre of a thriving kingdom, may now be crumbling relics, but they offer a revealing look at what life was like all those centuries ago. From the Forum to the Pantheon and the Colosseum, you’ll find a wonderful link to the past … Continue reading

Cruise Into the New with Princess Cruises

A holiday is about more than just getting away. You should return rejuvenated – with new memories, new perspectives, possibly even new friends. With 40 ports in over 24 countries around the world, expand your horizons and come back new with Princess Cruises. The ‘Come Back New’ promise filters into every aspect of the onboard guest experience. As the world’s third-largest cruise line, Princess Cruises carries … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About our Tailor-Made Holidays Collection

Bring your dream holiday to life with an itinerary that’s created specifically with you in mind. If you prefer travelling at your own pace over sticking to a strict schedule or enjoy authentic local experiences over stock-standard sightseeing, then our Tailor-Made Holidays collection is for you. Build your own dream holiday Let us plan an itinerary that suits your interests, your style and your pace … Continue reading

7 Stunning Historic Lodges in the UK

From sleepy old country houses set in the hills to symbolic city hotels with a modern twist, the United Kingdom touts many unique stays that offer a welcome a change of scenery your standard hotel range. Take a step back in time with a night or two in these historic lodges, which can all be found in our Europe Tailor-Made Holidays range. O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s ‘The Peak’ Not Just a Pretty View

A Hong Kong holiday is not complete without a trip to Victoria Peak, or ‘The Peak’, where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong. By day you can enjoy views of Victoria Harbour as well as far off into the distance into the New Territories. By night, watch the bright city lights sparkle beneath you. Getting to The Peak Half the fun … Continue reading

Ideas for a Day in Australia’s Top Cruise Ports

Close-to-home cruising could see you visiting Australia’s best ports as you sail your way around your own backyard. Whether you’re stopping in one of these destinations during your cruise or perhaps before it even begins, you could enjoy the sights and sounds of Australia’s most popular cities. Sydney Cruises to and from Sydney will arrive and depart from the Overseas Passenger Terminal found at Circular … Continue reading

Europe’s Best River Cruising Shore Excursions

It’s easy to be lulled by the notion of a gently drifting journey, winding through picturesque scenes while living a life of elegant luxury on board. But a river cruise is as much about the stops along the way, brought to life by shore excursions and free time to roam and explore. Here are our favourite shore excursions on river cruises throughout Europe. Cycling Amsterdam From … Continue reading

The Best Travel Apps for Seniors

Travelling without technology is a dream for some who want to switch off from the world for a while, but there’s no denying that some smartphone apps make travelling easier, safer and more enjoyable, whatever your age. With a wide variety of both free and paid apps available, you can easily manage your itinerary. Here are our top picks. Google Translate No other language apps … Continue reading

Top 7 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon, is just as well known for its towering, modern skyscrapers and amazing food as it is for its French colonial architecture and stark reminders of the Vietnam War. As times continue to change this busy city, here are seven unique things to do in Ho Chi Minh. 1. Saigon Central Post Office The Central Post Office is as stylish … Continue reading

What to do in Tasmania this Spring

It’s easy to overlook Tasmania in search of more northern warm and sunny shores once a wintertime escape calls. But with spring now lurking just around the corner, it’s time to put our southernmost state back on the radar. As the days get longer and lighter, flowers are about to flourish, there are new trails to blaze and from top to bottom, Mother Nature is … Continue reading

A First Timer’s Guide to Getting Around Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a beast of a city. Made up of the Kowloon peninsula, Hong Kong Island and over 200 other islands that fall within the city limits, there is so much to explore that it easily warrants back-to-back trips that could always offer something new to discover. ‘To the first-timer, it can be overwhelming to navigate with so much to do, see and eat … Continue reading