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Malta, Sicily, Amalfi Coast & Tuscany – 2018

Day 1
Depart 9.55pm overnight flight Sydney to Dubai on Emirates

Day 2
Malta

Depart 7.55am Dubai to Larnaca, Cyprus (3hrs 40mins) then onto Valletta, Malta (2hrs 20mins) arriving 2pm

On arrival in Valletta we transfer to our hotel in Sliema. Accommodation is generally much more affordable in Sliema than in the walled historical centre of Valletta.

The old town of Valletta is easily accessed by a regular 7-minute ferry service (every 30 minutes) across Marsamxett Harbour. Spend afternoon exploring Sliema.

Accommodation (Highly Recommended): Ta Gianni Guest House, Sliema

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By |2019-06-01T00:17:05+11:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Italy|0 Comments

Eastern Europe – Poland, Baltic States, Russia – May/June 2017

We are big fans of Eastern Europe! After a trip in 2015 through Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, we were inspired to return to see a little more of this beautiful part of Europe in 2017.

Our latest Eastern Europe itinerary took in Poland, the Baltic States and Russia. It was a 5-week trip flying to Europe via South Korea, with a few added highlights (including Prague and Berlin). We can highly recommend this trip.

Photos of 2017 Trip to Prague, Berlin, Poland, Baltic States, Russia and Seoul

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:45+11:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Europe, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia|0 Comments

Eastern Europe: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Parliament - Budapest

Parliament – Budapest

In May/June 2015 we did a wonderful road trip in Eastern Europe starting in Hungary, travelling down through Slovenia, through Croatia (including a few of the islands), then up through Bosnia and Herzegovina back to Hungary.

The itinerary, over three weeks, was as follows:

Budapest – Ljubljana – Lake Bled – Rovinj – Plitvice Lakes – Trogir (Split) – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo – Pecs – Budapest

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Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Visiting Venice is like visiting a living museum. Its beautiful setting, its abundance of artworks and architecture and its maze of streets and canals make it a unique experience.

We arrived by train into Santa Lucia station and were able to change money, buy a snack and get a map from the Tourist Information Office – all within the station building. Going out the main doors and down the steps took us to a large pedestrian area – to the beginning of the Grand Canal – the main thoroughfare of Venice.

From the station we took a Vaporetto (water bus) towards the San Zaccaria stop, just near St Marks Square. This trip down the Grand Canal was a wonderful introduction to Venice. (more…)

By |2018-08-27T15:41:07+11:00January 31st, 2010|Categories: Europe, Italy|1 Comment

Golden Pass Line from Montreux to Lucerne, Switzerland

A Train Journey on the Golden Pass Line: Montreux to Lucerne

After a short stay in Paris we wanted to make our way across to Venice via Switzerland and enjoy the scenery along the way.

Our ‘accommodation guru’ came up with a great plan. We would travel by train from Paris to Montreux (on Lake Geneva) then take the Golden Pass Line through to Lucerne where we would spend two nights and one day, before continuing by train onto Venice.

The Golden Pass Line is a spectacular rail trip with views of Swiss villages, rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. Because of the changes in rail gauge along the route, the Golden Pass Line involves taking three different trains.

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By |2018-03-31T11:35:54+11:00January 31st, 2010|Categories: Europe, Switzerland|0 Comments