Extended Tours

Mosey Through the Begonias

4 Day tour to Victoria

Departing 9 March 2019

The Ballarat Begonia Festival is one of Australia's oldest and most popular community events. The festival was launched in the Autumn of 1953 by local Ballarat residents, who were keen to highlight and celebrate the growing post-war prosperity of their town and the local region. With gardening tips and displays, live comedy, craft and garden markets, a brewers, distillers and wine garden, floral demonstrations and displays and more there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Join us on this 4-day tour to Victoria. We enter the world of television when we are joined by a specialist guide who will show us the various locations used in the filming of Australian TV series 'The Doctor Blake Mysteries' starring Craig McLachlan. Step back in time with a visit to Sovereign Hill, where Australia's history comes to life! 'Mosey through the Begonias' at the Ballarat Begonia festival, starting with the Power FM Begonia Festival Parade. Visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum  formed to preserve the tramway experience that existed on the streets of Ballarat from 1887 to 1971. 

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Melbourne Flower Show

4 Day tour to Melbourne

Departing 29 March 2019

This is a hallmark event for Victoria and is the most prestigious of its kind in Australia. Over 300 exhibits are "on show" representing horticulture, nurseries, landscape gardening, floristry and cut flowers, together with their associated products and services. The show will simply take your breath away with the work of Australia's leading floral designers creating exquisite feature displays.

On this 4 day tour, experience an evening of mind-blowing magic and illusion at Melbourne's Premier Magic Show Impossible Occurrences. Spend a day immersing our senses at the 24th Annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show with a major focus on emerging lifestyle trends, the show is set to inspire with breathtaking floral displays and spectacular Show Gardens. See the sights of The Mornington Peninsula, including the famous Tyabb Packing House Antiques Centre. Board the state-of-the-art Arthurs Seat Eagle Chairlift and take the 14-minute gondola journey, as we travel over state forest making our way to the bottom. visit the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, established in 1971 McClelland has a collection of over 100 outdoor major sculptures of national and international significance, displayed in a distinctive bushland setting.

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Focus on Southern Africa

17 day tour to Southern Africa

Departing 12 June 2019

Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the open plains, the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai River Area and the untamed wildlife of the Chobe river, Chobe National Park and Kruger National Park. Africa offers some of the most impressive subjects to photograph in the world, seeing wildlife up close in their natural habitat, diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures is a once in a lifetime experience. Featuring local professional photographer, Robert Hayson as Photographic tour guide.

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Sound of Music with Oberammergau

9 days, 8 Cities. Once a decade in the town of Oberammergau in Germany, locals perform a dramatic re-enactment of the Passion Play. This experience displays a profound representation of faith and dedication to share the life of Christ through art. Join the Von Trapps on a lyrical adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval splendour and the romance of Salzburg's 'Sound of Music' to Oberammergau's poignant Passion Play.