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Journeys : April May 2009
A picture-perfect Christmas Salzburg W e’ve all seen Christmas cards with snow-covered forest paths, merry crowds and laughing children wrapped in bright red scarves and woollen mittens. The reality is even more nostalgic! Many European towns and villages create a festive wonderland as they fill their historic cobble-stoned squares with fabulous Christmas markets. Mulled wine is served from steaming cauldrons alongside rows of ginger biscuits, hand- crafted wooden toys, pottery, gifts and colourful decorations. Chestnuts roast on open fires and merrymakers juggle hot potatoes near rows of freshly-cut Christmas trees waiting to be taken home and decorated. You can be part of this Christmas fairytale by joining one of the Albatross Travel Group’s range of fifteen Christmas and New Year tours, which focus on romantic Germany, Switzerland, the Austrian Tyrol, Slovenia, Italy and Canada. Designed specifically for Australians, each tour usually starts with in-depth visits to the major cities. As Christmas approaches, you’ll escape to medieval castles and boutique hotels in the mountains for a holiday that captures the essential European winter magic. These Innsbruck tours are great value – the 8-day Swiss Christmas break starts from $1799. Imagine waking up on Christmas Day beneath a thick eiderdown quilt in an 800-year-old coaching inn, deep in the heart of the snow-covered Austrian Alps; or taking a sleigh ride to Mad King Ludwig’s Bavarian fairytale castle. They’re just two of the ways you can make Christmas 2009 one to remember. Call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch for the new Albatross 44-page colour brochure. Perfect Christmas Tours Imagine yourself spending this Christmas in a ‘fairytale’ hotel amongst the snow covered Alps with candlelit Christmas markets, ginger biscuits, mulled wine and sleigh rides. Stay in medieval hunting lodges or dramatic 13th century castles and have Christmas Dinner and carols in an 800 year old rustic Inn! Come and experience the difference, the Albatross Difference! Choose from over 15 different European festive tours ? ? ? ? ? Specially designed for the Australian festive traveller. Very leisurely pace with 4, 5 or 7 night stays in one delightful place over Christmas. Hotels specially selected for their location, style and nostalgia. Genuinely inclusive – no options lists or hidden later charged extras, even end of tour tips are included. Guaranteed departures on all tours. For further information please call 1300 368 111 or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch. • BURNIE • ULVERSTONE • DEVONPORT • LAUNCESTON • HOBART - Collins St • HOBART - Murray St • GLENORCHY • ROSNY • KINGSTON Lic.No. TAS025 Service Fees imposed by the Travel Agent are in addition to the price quoted. April / May 09 49 ATG0166 2009 BROCHURE OUT NOW
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