5* Deluxe Room
The Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok on the riverside is up there with the most spectacular places to stay in the Thai capital, which certainly has its fair share of luxury hotels to choose from. Firstly, the location of the Shangri-La Bangkok is difficult to beat, both in terms of practicality and scenery. Nestled on the east bank of the majestic Chao Phraya River, the views from your window or balcony will be enough to take your breath away. However, the Shangri-La Bangkok experience is much more than just great views. This hotel boasts six dining venues, a riverside swimming pool, 802 stylish Thai-themed rooms and even has its own river cruise which glides past some of Bangkok’s best-loved cultural jewels.
5* Lanna Deluxe Room
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa is part of the Centara Boutique Collection. Featuring Thai-Lanna architectural style, the hotel’s rooms and suites feature teakwood interiors and large private balconies or terraces with direct pool access. Each of the suite categories comes with an outdoor pavilion for private massage, Jacuzzi or dining.
Other hotel facilities include a lagoon style pool with three islands and expansive sun decks, fully equipped fitness centre, wellness spa, business centre, a Kantoke restaurant, Kham Saen Thai restaurant and swim-up pool bar. The resort is located in the city centre, approximately 15 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport, 10 minutes to the famous Night Bazaar and Old City Centre, 15 minutes to Chiang Mai Zoo and Chiang Mai Aquarium, and about 30 minutes to Chiang Mai Night Safari.
5* Superior Ocean Front Room
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. A stone’s throw from Patong Beach, the luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It features 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. With every room sea-facing, Amari Phuket lives up to its name. Rooms and Suites are spacious with private balconies.
5* Superior Studio Room
A scenic speed-boat ride away from Phuket, through the spectacular, world famous Phang Nga bay, Paradise Resort is situated in a remote corner of the idyllic island of Koh Yao Noi. Nestled within a national reserve tropical rain-forest on it’s own private bay, and surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, Paradise KohYao is well named. With it’s tranquil environment, guests from all over the world return again and again to get ‘back to nature in total comfort’ in this remote hideaway. Chill out in relaxing hammocks strung between the palm trees along our private beach, indulge in a massage at the beach side salas, or partake in a few tropical beverages under the trees at their new Beach Club, sprawled between their main infinity pool and the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea.
Tropics, temples and tremendous beauty
- November 1-12, 2019
Base trip price per person:
There is no destination in Southeast Asia which draws crowds quite like Thailand.
Thailand is famous for its golden riverside temples and palaces, its colorful botanical gardens, and its beautiful beaches and dense forests.
Begin at Bangkok, the dynamic capital of Thailand, we will take you through a delightful and eye-opening trip with royal palaces, cultural music and dance, mouth-watering cuisine as well as traditional market. Away from the urban life, in the midst of nature of Chiang Mai, immerse yourself in the culture by visiting temples and dining with local families. End your trip relaxing under swaying palm trees, jumping into crystal-clear waters, drenching yourself in sunshine in the best of southern Thailand’s islands!
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Hand picked deluxe hotels with daily breakfast
- Transfer services in air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees and boat fees where applicable
- Meals as listed in the program prearranged at local restaurants based on local food
- English speaking local guides
- Champagne welcome brunch at Bangkok hotel
- Farewell dinner for the group with wine or local beer
- Freshwater (two bottles/person/day)
- Tour manager throughout
Thailand’s capital is south-east Asia’s most enigmatic city, a head-on clash between tradition and modernity – an urban cornucopia of smells, tastes, sounds and sights that one is unlikely to forget. Created as the Thai capital in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic center. More than anywhere else in the country, Bangkok expresses Thailand’s uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. This lends a thrilling sense of discovery to one’s sightseeing and adds an element of surprise when exploring what is the Orient’s most fabled city. Ultimately it is from the people that Bangkok derives its unique flavor. Fun-loving and easy going, they possess a rare tolerance which imbues the city with a real sense of freedom.
Popularly known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is blessed with stunning natural beauty and unique indigenous cultural identity. Founded by King Mengrai the Great as the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom by merging the various city states in the region in 1296. Today Chiang Mai is the economic, communications, cultural and tourism centre of Northern Thailand.
About 700 kilometers from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is situated on the Mae Ping River basin some 310 meters above sea level. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, it covers an area of approximately 20,107 square kilometers. The terrain is mainly jungles and mountains, parts of which are within national parks which are still fertile and verdant with plentiful flora and fauna. There are many sites and locations where tourists prefer to visit to study the lifestyle of the tribal people who live on high hills.
The largest island in Thailand and is a province in itself. Phuket is a beautiful island with many great beaches, rocky capes, mountains and forested hills as well as lush farmlands incorporating crops such as rubber, pineapple and tapioca. Phuket is also a central point from which travelers may discover alternative but equally exciting destinations.
Phuket has a major International airport, hotels of all categories, excellent infrastructure, established international standard restaurants, small local eateries, shopping centers, excellent nightlife, marina, movie cinema and a wide choice of recreation activities.
Phi Phi Island is Thailand’s island-superstar. For some, it’s the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn’t disappoint. Phi Phi’s beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle.
Phi Phi is a group of six islands. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach (with Leonardo Di Caprio) was filmed. Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute ferryboat ride from either Phuket or Krabi, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway.
Phang Nga Bay lies between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island. Also known as Ao Phang Nga National Park, it’s characterized by limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small islands. Among the islands are Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island for its appearance in a Bond film. Koh Phanak Island is known for its caves and lagoons. The bay’s waters are dotted with coral reefs.
Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai are a pair of large islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland. While the pace of development is accelerating on Koh Yao Noi in particular, the islands remain a quiet refuge that feels far removed from the crowds of Phuket. It is a little slice of paradise that tends to attract a much smaller crowd than its neighbors. Koh Yao Noi (and neighboring Koh Yao Yai) is a relaxed, eco-minded island with far less tourism than the bustle of Phuket or the thumping party scene of Koh Phi Phi. It tends to cater to a higher end and sporty crowd and has maintained a peaceful elegance.
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Request a quote for Group trip, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND LANDSCAPES 2019
Rating: 5 star
The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features an amazing 2-acre roof garden with views over Calton Hill. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the roof terrace or over Edinburgh city center. Luxurious touches include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a free newspaper and Highland Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. Most bedrooms offer a balcony or private seating within the roof garden.
Rating: 4 Star The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel means that every room is unique, with quirky original features, however, the truly outstanding feature of all our rooms is the view. Each of the 78 bedrooms is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home. The Hotel also features a SPA and indoor swimming pool and other local attractions within the town are only a short walk away.
Rating: 4 Star The Grand Central Hotel is one of the longest established hotels in Glasgow. The Hotel has been brought back to its former glory with a modern contemporary twist. The Hotel features a comfortable lounge along with a now popular Glasgow meeting place, the Champagne Central bar. While still retaining the character for which it’s known the Hotel has 186 luxury bedrooms ranging from the Hotel’s classic rooms to suites. The Grand Central, because of its central location is ideal for visiting the city’s shopping areas and many of the city’s visitor attractions, coupled with direct rail links from Central station.
Rating: 5 Star A medieval Irish castle relocated to the heart of Dublin and re-imagined for the boom years. The Fitzwilliam is Terence Conran’s big Irish hotel design statement, and it’s not a quiet one. This hundred-odd-room palace lords over the west side of St. Stephen’s Green, complete with park views from the terrace, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a second casual-chic Conran-designed eatery — and it’s about as central as it gets, around the corner from the shops on Grafton Street and walking distance from more nightlife than any one person can handle.Situated in the heart of Belfast city next door to the Grand Opera House, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is a new boutique style hotel.
Rating: 4 Star
Belmore Court and Motel offers two distinctive choices of places to stay while in Enniskillen. The Belmore Court offers 30 modern, superior and executive bedrooms and with a choice of double, twin, triple and family rooms. Finished to the highest of standards, these rooms offer a new level of luxury, space and style. The motel standard rooms also offer a choice of room types: double, twin and family rooms, as well as having the option of having a mini kitchen for light meals and snack; cooking facilities, fridge, crockery and cutlery. The motel accommodation puts the emphasis on comfort. Townhouses have been transformed into 30 rooms furnished to a high standard – one and two bedroom apartments suitable for 1 to 6 guests. All are ensuite with LCD television, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial phone. All rooms are designed to a high standard with ensuite, 32″ LCD multi-channel television and direct dial telephone. The motel has several ground floor apartments which are suitable for people with disabilities. There are also a number of family rooms. Continental style breakfast is served in the breakfast room. There is no bar or full restaurant on site. Complimentary Wifi and free, private and safe car parking are provided. All room are non-smoking. Smoking areas are provided externally.
*The group will be staying in the hotel section.
Rating: 4 Star
This contemporary hotel with leisure facilities, free parking and free internet access is opposite the racecourse, close to Galway city and just 1.2 miles from Galway Airport. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV, a desk and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a hair dryer.
In the evenings, relax in the comfortable Enclosure Bar, which serves drinks and bar snacks. Head to the restaurant to sample fine Galway cuisine. Clayton Hotel’s leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Service at Clayton Hotel is precise, friendly and of a high standard. The hotel is ideal for exploring Galway and its great restaurants, pubs and shops.
Rating: 4 Star
Croke Park Hotel is located on Jones’s Road close to the famous Croke Park Stadium, the home of Ireland’s national Gaelic sports. Ideally situated 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport it is a short walk from the city center’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street. With 232 spacious, air conditioned and sound insulated rooms it is a perfect base for business or leisure guests and also features a tempting bistro and bar in addition to its fully modern gym.
Rating: 4 Stars
The Holiday Inn London Kensington is centrally located near Hyde Park and the High Street Kensington tube station, making it very well connected to the public transport network. The hotel has 706 rooms, all of which are furnished in a contemporary style and feature tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, safe, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The Boulevard Restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, while the Lounge Bar serves traditional afternoon tea. The hotel also has a Health Club & Spa.
- July 02-16, 2019
- Optional Pre-trip Extension to London July 02-06, 2019
From medieval old towns and fairytale castles to rolling green hills and craggy coastlines, the allure of Scotland and Ireland beckons your imagination. Leprechauns vs. lake monsters. Bagpipes vs. Blarney Stone. Guinness vs. gallons of whiskey. It’s impossible to choose a favorite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 10 nights at 4/5 star hand picked hotels with daily breakfast
- Welcome cocktail reception (2 drinks per person)
- Welcome dinner (3 courses with wine tea/coffee)
- Dinner at your hotel on day 3 (3 courses with tea/coffee)
- Lunch at a local pub/restaurant with beer tasting on day 7
- Lunch at the Doolin Music House (light lunch with 1 glass of wine)
- Farewell dinner at a local restaurant (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- Edinburgh Castle
- St. Andrew’s Castle
- St Andrew’s Cathedral
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery
- Balmoral Castle
- Titanic Belfast
- Marble Arch Caves
- Cliffs of Moher
- Cruise on Loch Lomond
- Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
- Traditional Irish music session at the Doolin Music House
- English speaking guide on all tours
- Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel included
- Service charges and taxes
- All transfers by deluxe motorcoach
- 3 nights at 4 star hotel with daily breakfast
- Lunch at a local restaurant (2 courses with tea/coffee)
- Farewell dinner at the Swan at The Globe (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- All tours and entrances as mentioned
- Modern motor coach
- English speaking guides
Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe. Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.
Elegantly arranged along the Tay, Perth is a pleasant city with large tracts of parkland surrounding an easily navigated center. Perth was once the capital of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament once sat here. Today, the city is laced with gorgeous city architecture, unrivaled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. The ‘Fair City’ of Scotland continues to inspire locals and travelers alike.
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.
A harbor city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid back city is an adventure in itself. Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic, and, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe’s friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime.
London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center.
At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Explore Scandinavia. Experience the city life and see the stunning nature
of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
Places you’ll visit:
The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and lies clambering up the mountainsides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, before continuing on to explore the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway. Bergen is a large city with a small-town charm and atmosphere. You can enjoy local attractions, museums, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Visit Fantoft Stave Church, and Troldhaugen, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg.
The Flam Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. The journey features the finest aspects of the stunning scenery of Western Norway.
See the major sights of Copenhagen, including the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn district, The Royal residence, the Parliament Christiansborg Castle. Visit Rosenborg Castle, the home of the Danish Crown Jewels.
The beautiful Swedish capital prides itself on being open to anyone and everyone. A curious city, eager to try anything that is new, anything that’s different. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town and over the picturesque bridges that span the city’s canals. The 19th-century Skansen was the world’s first open-air museum and is still a premier place to learn about Swedish history.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.
- September 05-18, 2019
- Base trip price per person, double occupancy: $3,219.00
- Single supplement: $1,399.00
- Optional tours:
- North Sealand – Full day tour: $199
- Drottningholm Palace Sweden – Half day tour: $199
- Tallin, Estonia – Full day tour: $149
Your package includes:
- 10 nights at hotels in double/twin rooms as mentioned in the program
- 2 nights overnight ferries outside cabins
- 12 Breakfasts – Buffet style
- 4 Dinners as mentioned in the program
- Deluxe coach for city tours and excursions as mentioned in the program
- Deluxe coach for transfers as mentioned in the program. Transfers are without assistance
- City tours of Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki (with local guides)
- CruiseBergen– Flam
- Flam Railway (Flam – Myrdal)
- Train Myrdal– Bergen in 2nd class
- Containerporterage service on overnight ferries
- Welcome dinner at Bryggeloftet and Steune: 3 course dinner incl. coffee/tea and 2 glasses of wine per person or 2 beers
- Farewell dinner in a local restaurant : 3 course dinner incl. coffee/tea and 2 glasses of wine per person or 2 beers
- North Sealand – Full day tour of Kronborg Castle
- Drottningholm Palace Sweden – Half day tour of Royal Swedish residence
- Tallin, Estonia – Full day tour of the medieval capital city of Estonia