Europe

The Best of Northern Spain & Bordeaux

Spain & Bordeaux - Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, September 2017 We are privileged to walk the very soil that both kings and pilgrims trod before us As we wander through castles, chateaux and wooded lanes Dreams become a joyous reality As our palates delight in delicacies of both food and wine Ancient skies adorned with billowing clouds Criss-crossed with vapour …

Southern Italy

Courtney Southern Italy

by Courtney Bell, July 2017 In July, I was lucky enough to experience Italy with Insight Vacations, on a luxury coach tour! Sometimes overlooked or disregarded, coach touring is a brilliant way to see everything; sitting at this height, you can see landscapes changing and locals going about their day, with the bonus of being able …

Secrets of Italy

Secrets of Italy 2017

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, May 2017 My commitment on this tour was to reveal ‘The Secrets of Italy’ to my guests. Italy is a destination that has been popular with Australian travellers for many years. Many before us have trod the soil, visited the villages and stood in awe at the relics of the Ancient World, which begs …

Northern Lights of Norway

Northern Lights_Recent destinations

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, February 2017 As we left Hobart in search of the Northern Lights it was with great anticipation as we knew we were venturing forth into the great unknown. What would we see?  What would we feel?  How does an experience such as this unfold? This was a fully escorted tour and every …

Onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam

Emma Holland America

by Emma Blacklow, October 2016 I was lucky enough to experience Holland America’s brand new ship “Koningsdam” last month on an 8 night Greek Island Cruise from Athens to Rome. I visited some wonderful ports including Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Naples. Koningsdam is very different to the rest of the “Dam” fleet as it …

Discover Croatia

Join Judy Tierney in Croatia this September! 19 days | departs Tasmania 15 September Judy would like to invite you personally to join her in discovering the stunning country of Croatia. Indulge in fine Croatian fare on this leisurely paced holiday, discovering fascinating history, breathtaking experiences and relaxing on board a private seven day cruise. Click here to read more about this tour …

The Splendours of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

The Splendours of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

Escorted by Judy Tierney, October 2015 What a marvellous journey this was. 17 of us headed to Barcelona first for a feast of Gaudi’s often gaudy but magnificent architecture including the astonishing Sagrada Familia cathedral. We ate truly memorable meals in restaurants from The Ramblas to the vine laden hills dropping into the achingly beautiful …

Wonders and Delights of Turkey

by Ruth Moon, October 2015 Recently I had the pleasure of escorting a wonderful group of Travelling Ladies Club members and Andrew Jones Travel clients on our Wonders and Delights of Turkey tour. Arriving in Istanbul early in the morning on the 11th of September, we were greeted by a guide and our coach driver …

Turkey

by Brooke Allison, September 2015 Wow where do I start, I absolutely loved Turkey and can’t wait to go back! Some fun facts; Turkey has over 2000 mosques, 120 churches, 134 volcanoes and 7 countries surrounding it. Only 3% of Turkey is in Europe, the rest in far western Asia. Istanbul is the only city …

Secrets of Italy & Croatia

Cathi has not long returned from her escorted tour and cruise ‘Secrets of Italy and Croatia’. Some of Cathi’s guests have shared their experiences with us: “Cathi takes care of all the little (and big) details of the tour and is always available to discuss (and solve) any problems that may arise. She thinks ahead …

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