The top 5 destination for 2018 & what they will set you back!

Okay, so Lonely Planet lists Canberra as one of the world’s three hottest destinations… but our clients and colleagues have different ideas! So, here’s what’s trending for 2018 (i.e. emerging as a popular!)


Yes, Game of Thrones has a lot to answer for (GOT to devotees). For a cool place, it’s hot in 2018!

Why go there:

  • The spectacular dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis in the northern sky
  • Bubbling volcanic solfataras, rootless craters, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons
  • Gullfoss – Iceland’s spectacular and largest waterfall
  • Fields of lava created by Laki’s famous volcanic eruption of 1793
  • Reykjavik – an amazing city
  • Scenery like nothing you’ve seen before!

What’s it going to cost me?

  • 8-days Cruising Iceland (The Icelandic) Reykjavik to Akureyri, in June and Aug from $3610*
  • 8-days, Icelandic Northern Lights, in Feb, Nov and Dec from $5180*
  • 9-days, Highlights of Iceland in June, July, August and Sept from $6085*
  • 13-days, Spitsbergen, East Greenland & Iceland, July only from $10,200*



“My heart will go on” and on and on, apparently… you have to sing this Celine Dion classic if you are visiting her homeland.

Why go there:

  • Epic scenery: inland rainforests, a park full of glaciers, Niagara Falls and the Canadian Rockies
  • Amazing, English and French-speaking cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Québec City, and Ottawa
  • Banff National Park
  • Grizzly bears, moose and maple-flavoured biscuits

What’s it going to cost me?

Click on the links to check out these Canadian options for 2018:

  • 10-days, Best of Vancouver Island – Limited Edition, in May and Sept from $4160*
  • 12-days, Grand Canadian Rockies, in May, June, July, Aug & Sept, from $4895*
  • 20-days, Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island, departs May to August, from $4395*
  • For 18-29ers: 12-days, Best of Canada, departing May to September from $1525*.



La dolce vita – the good life, and it could be yours in 2018. History, food, culture…

Why go there:

  • Rome’s famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and much more
  • Meet Michelangelo’s David in Florence
  • Lean on the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Tuscan hinterland and Lake Como
  • World-class food and local wines – a foodie’s stomping ground
  • Romantic Venice is like no other city in the world, a watery wonderland

What’s it going to cost me?

Click on the links to check out these Italian options for 2018:

  • 15-days, Best of Italy, departing regularly between April and Oct, from $3680*
  • 15-days, Italy Uncovered, departing May to October, from $3800*
  • 17-days, Rome to Southern Italy, April, May, July, Aug, Sept, from $4395*
  • 4-days, Sail Italy – Procida to Amalfi, regularly during May to Sept, from $1051*



For the love of Africa; its wildlife, landscapes and beauty. This love affair just continues to strengthen.

Why go there:

  • Venture into the wilds of Africa to encounter elephants, giraffes, lions, baboons, rhinos, flamingos in Lake Nakuru, game and wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and all manner of birds and beast as you travel the wide-open plains
  • Etosha National Park, Chobe National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls
  • Cape Town and so much more…

What’s it going to cost me?

  • From 5-days, Kilimanjaro Safari – trek and safari only options, departing June, August & December from $1590*
  • 12-days, South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, departing every 2nd month, from $2345*pp
  • 21-days, Best of East Africa, departing regularly May through to Dec (not Nov), from $4465*
  • 30-days, Southern Africa Adventure, regular departures in 2018, from $4320*


South America

What a country of contrasts: get a taste of everything or narrow your focus for an intense experience.

Why go there:

  • Incan ruins and colonial towns
  • Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest and jungle
  • Machu Picchu, Rio, Lima, Cuzco, Buenos Aires, Santiago
  • Wildlife that must be seen to be believed
  • Amazing dining experiences, beaches and nightlife
  • And the cutest llamas!

What’s it going to cost me?

Click on the links for full itineraries for these trips in 2018:

  • 11-days, Cycle Peru with Inca Trail (Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley), departing monthly from May to October, from $2995
  • 17-days, Buenos Aires to Rio Explorer, departing monthly all year, from $3525*
  • 25-days, Essence of South America, departing monthly from $9920*
  • 31-days, Rhythms of South America, departing monthly from $13,248*
  • For 18-29ers: 26 days, Highlights of South America, departing monthly from $4709*
  • A whopping 58-days, Grand South America, departing monthly from $10,485*

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