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World Discovery Tours offer affordable escorted group tours and holiday packages to exotic places as USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia which are popular with over 50's and seniors.
Our holiday destinations will not only enlighten you about their diverse culture and mesmerizing beauty, but will also get to travel with a group of like-minded travellers who’ll probably become your good friends. You can choose the various tour packages according to your budgets or the themes which includes around the world tours, music tours and cruises.
With our flexible options and fantastic value, World Discovery Tours can design a unique, personalised holiday itinerary to suit your holiday needs and budget. World Discovery Tours expertise, passion and service will ensure you complete peace of mind at every step of your holiday, we will take good care of your comfort and convenience so that the trip becomes enjoyable and memorable for you.
35 Day England Scotland Wales & Ireland With Air Fares May (Chelsea Flower Show) & August 2015 (Edinburgh Tattoo)
Departure Dates 2015
23 MAY - Chelsea Flower Show departure
1 AUGUST - Edinburgh Tattoo departure.
Similar Tours Depart regularly at adjusted price levels and are not escorted in the air or in London.
From Brisbane, Sydney & Perth
Twin: $8,995 Upgrade to 4/5 star hotels — add $3,000 twin share.
Single: $11,495 * * Share twin on UK coach tour save $1,000
Please Note: Fares include Airport Taxes.
Add $250 ex Adelaide/Melbourne/ Hobart/Launceston - unless the flight departs & returns to your Home Port)
Early Bird Savings and Discounts:
Deposit $3,000 by 31st Aug. 2014 Save $400
Seniors/Probus Members Save $100
• Return economy class air fares with Thai Airlines, Cathay & Swiss Air.
• 31 nights hotel with private facilities
• Bangkok (3) London (5) Touring UK & Ireland (20) Hong Kong (3)
+ All breakfasts & 10 dinners
• Full schedule of sightseeing as shown
• Touring by deluxe motorcoach, train,ferry and cruise vessels
• Transfers when shown
• All hotel taxes and service charges
• Travel Pack (including maps and Travel Bag)
• Entrance tickets to Chelsea Flower Show or Edinburgh Tattoo.
• Services of a professional WDT escort on 24 May & 2 August departures.
(Subject to 25 passengers Booking).
2015 OPTIONAL CRUISE EXTENSIONS
Avalon Vista 30 June or Avalon Expression 06 September, Amsterdam to Budapest 15 days - ADD from $A6900 - E grade cabin Indigo Deck including Meals, Tours, Wine, Port Taxes & crew gratuity.
2015 OPTIONAL EUROPEAN TOURS
EXTENSIONS INC. ANZAC CENTENARY TOURS
1 European war graves tours to follow on from London.
2 8 days - A Taste of Europe $A1800 twin share - Paris, Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam or lieu of Paris & Brussels
3 12 days - Wonders of Europe $A2500 twin share - Brussels, Germany, Austria, Italy & France.
4 13 days - Imperial Capitals $A2500 twin share - Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Frankfurt & Brussels.
5 16 days - Best of Europe $A3900 twin share - Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Italy & France.
6 27 days - European Masterpiece $A5495 twin share - Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy & France.
7 Many others from which to choose. The above prices do not include any additional nights in London or other arrangements if needed.
Visits to Hampton Court Palace Gardens, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, Hadrian ‘s Wall, Jedburgh and Melrose, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (July departures), St. Andrews, Braemar, Culloden, Inverness, Strathpeffer, Ullapool, Alloway, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Belleek Pottery factory, WB.Yeats’ burial place, Sligo, Knock, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney, Waterford, a handweaving mill at Avoca, Glendalough, Llangollen, Ludrow, Bath, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Plymouth, st. Ives, Salisbury, Arundel, Brighton, Lewes and Royal Tunbridge Wells; orientation drives in Glasgow, Dublin, Card iff; walking tours in Oxford, York, Chester.
Scenic highlights included:
Cotswold Hills, Northumberland National Park, Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, Falls of Shin, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Northern Ireland‘s Antrim coast, The Burren, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Horseshoe Pass, Brecon Beacons and “The Valleys,” Dartmoor National Park, St. Michael’s Mount and Land’s End, Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain.
MAY & AUGUST 2015
Sat 23/ 01: HOME PORT - BANGKOK
Depart Sydney for your flight to BANGKOK Arrive . Transfer to hotel. 3 nights
Sun 24/ 02: BANGKOK (B)
Half day Grand Palace Tour. (early morning departure before it gets too hot)
Mon 25/ 03: BANGKOK (B)
Day free in BANGKOK
Tues 26/ 04: BANGKOK - LONDON (B)
Day use of room till 6.00pm
Transfer to airport & depart by air for London.
Wed 27/ 05: LONDON
Arrive London. Transfer to Hotel.
Thurs 28/ 06: LONDON
Visit Chelsea flower show. ( May Tour.) Day free - August tour
Fri 29/ 07: LONDON
Morning tour of London's famous landmarks: Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horse guards & the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus & Buckingham Palace. Visit St Paul's Cathedral.
Sat 30/08: LONDON - OXFORD - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - COVENTRY (BD)
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and depart at 8 am from your London joining hotel for a memorable day of sightseeing: a photo opportunity at Hampton Court Palace; Runnymede, where King John sealed the Magna Carta; a walking tour in Oxford, one of the country’s oldest seats of learning; and skirting the Cotswold Hills to Shakesepeare’s
Stratford-upon-Avon. Take your pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Finally, at Coventry, whose centre had to be rebuilt after the devastation of World War II bombings, hear the tale of Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, and admire the splendid modern cathedral.
Sun 31/09: COVENTRY -YORK - NEWCASTLE.
Leave the Midlands, passing the once-mighty Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood, and head north to York, England’s most complete medieval city. Stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets including the narrow shambles. Stop for the night in Newcastle, once an important centre for the wool trade and coal mining and now a vibrant modern city. (B,D)
Mon 01/10: NEWCASTLE - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. (B)
See a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to- coast defence against marauding northern tribes, then motor through wild Northumberland National Park to the Scottish border. Stop for photos at Jedburgh, with glimpses of the house of Mary, Queen of Scots, and then Melrose with its 12th-century abbey ruins and connections with Robert the Bruce.
Afternoon arrival at Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers and of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Tue 02/11: EDINBURGH.
A full day to enjoy this “Prince of Cities.” Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town”, drive up the narrow Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. (August tour Military Tattoo.) (B)
Wed 03/12: EDINBURGH - ST. ANDREWS - INVERNESS - STRATHPEFFER.
A day of memorable sightseeing: St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; Braemar, home of the Royal Highland Games for over 900 years; and Royal Deeside, where the Queen is an annual visitor. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then via Inverness, head for your Highland destination. (B,D)
Thu 04/13: STRATHPEFFER. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
More spectacular Scottish scenery: the lovely Falls of Shin; Dornoch Firth, and the Kyle of Sutherland. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote
fishing harbour on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. Our recommendation for this evening: join the optional Loch Ness Experience, which includes a cruise on the loch followed by supper at a local inn. (B)
Fri 05/14: STRATHPEFFER-ISLE OF SKYE-FORT WILLIAM- GLASGOW.
More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig, then breathtaking scenery all the way to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was treacherously massacred by the Campbells in 1692, and a drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotland’s great cultural city. (B,D)
Sat 06/15: GLASGOW - BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.
On this morning’s orientation drive through Scotland’s largest city, see the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian Squares built by the wealthy tobacco barons. Later, stop at Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns, before boarding the ferry for the Irish Sea crossing to Belfast. Consider joining tonight’s optional excursion, a “living history” tour of this fascinating city in the company of a Local Guide. (B)
Sun 07/16: BELFAST-GIANT’S CAUSEWAY-DERRY-SLIGO,IRELAND.
Take the scenic route along the Antrim coast to awe- inspiring Giant’s Causeway, then let the province’s story unfold as you head for the city of Derry, and later Belleek Pottery Factory, renowned for its exquisite cream-colouredParian china. At Drumcliff see the grave of native son and poet W.B.Yeats, before arriving in Sligo, tonight’s destination.(B,D)
Mon 08/17: SLIGO - KNOCK - GALWAY - CLIFFS OF MOHER - ENNIS.
South to Knock, a village that attracts pilgrims from all over the world since the townsfolk saw apparitions, and Galway, on its beautiful bay, where you hear about the infamous Lynch Stone, commemorating the day Mayor James Lynch Fitzstephen hanged his son for murder. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668- foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, a chance to attend an optional banquet at Bunratty Castle. (B)
Tue 09/18: ENNIS - DINGLE PENINSULA - KILLARNEY.
Via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer for the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Breathtaking scenery this afternoon on the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Afternoon arrival in Killarney, your destination for the next two nights. (B,D)
Wed 10/19: KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION.
At Killorglin join the road known as the “Ring of Kerry” for a 100 mile coastal panoramic drive: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney. Then, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Later, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. (B)
Thu 11/20: KILLARNEY - BLARNEY - TRAMORE.
More scenic splendour as you head into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country’s second largest city. Finally, Dungarvan and along the Copper Coast to the seaside resort of Tramore. Tonight, maybe an optional pub tour before dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Fri 12/21: TRAMORE - WATERFORD - AVOCA - DUBLIN.
Highlights on your northbound journey: Waterford, famed for its exquisite crystal; Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; a visit to Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca; views of the Wicklow Mountains; and Glendalough with its ruins of a centre of Irish Christianity founded by St. Kevin. Afternoon arrival in Dublin. Take your Tour Director’s dining recommendation for this evening. (B)
Sat 13/22: DUBLIN.
A day in the “Fair City” starts off with an orientation drive through Ireland’s capital and includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Dublin at leisure. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse. (B)
Sun 14/23: DUBLIN - WREXHAM, WALES.
Across the Irish Sea to Holyhead on the Welsh Isle of Anglesey with its tongue- twisting place names. Enjoy the best of North Wales on a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, including spectacularLlanberis Pass and pretty Betws-y-Coed, before arriving in Wrexham. This evening, why not join an optional excursion by barge along the Llangollen Canal? (B,D)
Mon 15/24: WREXHAM - CHESTER, ENGLAND-CARDIFF, WALES.
In Chester, the historic county town on the River Dee, your walking tour takes in the Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, and the two- tiered shopping arcades called the “Rows.” Head south now through the market town of Ludlow to Cardiff. In the Welsh capital an orientation drive takes in Cathays Park with its splendid civic buildings and Cardiff Castle. Your Tour Director will recommend tonight’s optional Welsh evening. (B)
Tue 16/25: CARDIFF - BATH, ENGLAND - PLYMOUTH
Across the Severn Bridge to the elegant Georgian city of Bath famed for its Roman relics. Into the West Country via Glastonbury and its associations with King Arthur, and wild and romantic Dartmoor with a visit to the picture-book village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Upon arrival in Plymouth hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. (B,D)
Wed 17/26: PLYMOUTH. CORNWALL EXCURSION.
Day full of West Country sights as you head through Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall.
After viewing St. Michael’s Mount rising boldly out of the sea, take your photos at Land’s End, before exploring the popular seaside resort of St. Ives. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for this evening. (B)
Thu 18/27: PLYMOUTH - STONEHENGE - SALISBURY - BRIGHTON.
An interesting day heading into Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and views of the intriguing prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. Take a break in Salisbury for a look at its vast cathedral, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture. Stop for photos at historic Arundel, dominated by the Duke of Norfolk’s huge castle, before continuing on to the seaside resort of Brighton for overnight stay. (B,D)
Fri 19/28: BRIGHTON -TUNBRIDGE WELLS - LONDON.
A leisurely last day on the road with time this morning for a seafront promenade stroll or to browse along The Lanes, a quaint area of narrow streets renowned for its antique shops. Finally, take the scenic route via the pretty market town of Lewes and pause for lunch in picturesque Royal Tunbridge Wells. Return to London about 3 pm., where your coach tour ends. (B)
Sat 20/29: LONDON
Sun 21/30: LONDON LONDON - HONG KONG.
Transfer to the airport & depart by air for Hong Kong. (or travel by train to Brussels or Paris for a visit the war graves of the First World War.)
Mon 22/31: HONG KONG
Arrive Hong Kong. Transfer to hotel. 3 nights
JUNE / SEPTEMBER 2015.
Tues 23/01: HONG KONG. (B)
Morning Hong Kong Island Tour.
Wed 24/02: HONG KONG (B)
Thurs 25/03: HONG KONG - HOME PORT
Transfer to Airport & depart by air for your Home Port. (B)
Fri 26/04: HOME
Arrive Home Port.