skyeblue

skyeblue

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33-year-old Female living in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Level 4 Traveler

4 tours

12 countries

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Trips I've Done

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Simply Fabulous

Hogmanay New Year (Start London) 2 countries \ 4 days

30 Dec 2012 - 02 Jan 2013 \ Having been to Hogmanay before, I knew what to expect but had such a fantastic time the second time around too. My travel buddy and I were in the spirit of the festival and meeting people and enjoying the atmosphere, trying to collect random bits and pieces for her costume for Loony Dook the next day. The hostel was one of the best I have been in. Granted it was a hike to the city and it was all uphill, it made getting home at the end of the night easier. We had a fantastic tour manager Evana and Andy our driver was great too. So much knowledge and experience. The visit to Stirling Castle was great - the walking tour made the history come alive, Edinburgh itself is an architectural wonderland, where old meets new and there are hidden stories around every corner, such as Mary King's Close. A must see for all history fanatics. The Scottish Evening was pretty good. I think some people didn't realise what they were ordering and were a bit taken back when they got their chicken and it had haggis in it but the entertainment was funny and the location was lovely. Whilst not personally participating in Loony Dook, I did go to watch and take pictures. It was hard to see things but I guess the town isn't really built to accommodate that many people trying to swim in the freezing water with thousands of spectators on one tiny beach trying to watch the crazy one's swim. It was a fun atmosphere and I am glad I went. All in all, this was a nice finish to our European holiday and you haven't really done New Years until you have been to a street party with 100,000 other people trying to get the best location to watch fireworks, sing auld lang syne and try to get an alcoholic beverage from a street vendor. Should be on the to do list for any traveller :)

Having been to Hogmanay before, I knew what to expect but had such a fantastic time the second time around too.

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European Encounter (Winter)

11 countries \ 17 days \ from US$2399 per person

Grand Explorer (Auckland - Christchurch)

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European Discovery

9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1823 per person

Favorite Tours

Scandinavia & Russia Plus

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8 countries \ 23 days \ from US$4116 per person

From the Vodka bars of Russia to the surreal landscapes of the Norwegian Fjords, venture into some seriously impressive & historical places while on tour. Sit lakeside in Lillehammer, tour the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, visit Brest Fortress in Belarus & tour the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw (& that’s just the start!). There’s so much happening here & with 8 fascinating countries to visit in 22 day...

Ultimate European plus Greek Islands

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16 countries \ 46 days \ from US$6999 per person

THE Ultimate European experience! Visit 16 countries & hit up all the major European destinations in the first half of the tour. Then relax & chill in the stunning Greek Islands with a cocktail. The second half of the tour is all about uncharted territory before exploring Germany, Switzerland & the Netherlands. After this, your hardest decision will be finding somewhere new to visit for your ne...

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$3844 per person

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. But here's food for thought: Our equally eclectic travel menu of mouth-watering southern destinations, nicely sandwiched between prime left- and right-coast stop-overs. Get a taste of Texas, full servings of Memphis and New Orleans, and a ...

Big Indochina Adventure

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4 countries \ 25 days \ from US$4295 per person

The Big Indochina Adventure is just that...big on adventures, incredible sights, experiences & good times. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, to the serenity of Thailand's north, to the amazing colours & culture of Vietnam & the rugged terrain and archaeological treasures of Laos, it’s all here. Finish it up with the rich but tragic past of Cambodia & more as 25 days unfold Indochina’s best.

Great Britain & Ireland

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5 countries \ 17 days \ from US$2655 per person

This tour is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got an o...

Oktoberfest - 5 Days Camping (Start/End London)

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3 countries \ 5 days \ from US$485 per person

Known worldwide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is actually so much more! From humble beginnings as a royal wedding celebration, the 'Fest has become a party with enough beer, pork, merchandise & amusement park attractions to entertain you for days. Travel with us on the coach from London - once you get to Munich, you'll be camping in our pre-set up tents. There’s no thinking required, just ha...

Simply Italy

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$1631 per person

Discover the big cities and some of the less famous destinations in this fabulous country. This is the only Contiki tour to stay in La Spezia in the Cinque Terre region and Milan, Italy's fashion capital! You'll also visit the picturesque village of Sirmione at Lake Garda, and re-enact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet in fair Verona where the story was set. Simply Italy, simply perfect!

Spanish Spree (Winter)

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1738 per person

There's nothing quite like immersing yourself in the culture, language and way of life of a country but sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin. The Spanish Spree is the perfect blend of culture and party, both of which Spain has in abundance. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada and the Rock of Gibraltar, enjoy traditional Flamenco dancing in Seville and live la vi...

Spanish Spree

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2444 per person

Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable Spain. The Spanish Spree tour is the perfect blend of culture & partying. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada & the Rock of Gibraltar, then cap off a fantastic holiday by watching the sun set over the Mediterranean on the beaches of Ibiza.

European Whirl

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10 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2251 per person

If you've been dreaming of going to Europe but don't know exactly where to start, the European Whirl is your best option. Taking in the usual destinations of Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, it also ventures out east to Prague and Berlin. Both of which are currently on Europe's 'must see' list. The perfect combination of culture, relaxation and of course, good times!

Winter Wanderer

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12 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3587 per person

The Winter Wanderer is like a leisurely stroll through Europe's top destinations. Some of the highlights of the tour include: driving along the French Riviera, exploring the Eternal City of Rome (it's never too cold for Gelato!) and sampling traditional Spanish tapas in Barcelona not to mention retracing the history of WW2 and the Cold War in Berlin and Prague. Winter in Europe is not only magi...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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