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Journeys : Jun Jul 2011
Here, there, everywhere with RACT Travelworld Kingston Shop 49A Channel Court Phone 6242 3211 Glenorchy Corner Terry Street and Main Road Phone 6212 9500 Launceston Corner York and George Streets Phone 6335 5655 Devonport 119 Rooke Street Mall Phone 6421 1977 Ulverstone RACT Travelworld 38 Reibey Street Phone 6425 8050 Burnie 24 North Terrace Phone 6434 2955 2012 APT Escorted European Cruise Tour Program on sale now eastern Bloc & Magnificent europe 26 days, departs 9 May 2012, Prague to Amsterdam Switzerland & Magnificent Europe 29 days, departs 3 June 2012, Geneva to Amsterdam Italy & Magnificent Europe 32 days, departs 28 August 2012, Rome to Amsterdam Rhine & Rhone Treasures 21 days, departs 13 August 2012, either Barcelona to Paris or Monte Carlo to Paris Includes free return air travel from Hobart or Launceston and an extra night’s accommodation pre-tour Fly free to Europe or Superdeal savings are also available Conditions apply Meet your RACT House Travelworld consultant Tim Dobson is one of our newest team members at R ACT House, Murray Street. But he’s not new to the travel business – T im has over 29 years of experience, 28 of them with Qantas Airways, so he is very familiar with the features of various aircraft types. Tim says that know ing what your chosen airline can offer you for inflight service can make or break your flying exper ience. What’s your favourite Qantas holiday destination? It’s difficult, but probably Thailand – for the people, the food and the good weather. I’ve travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA. We also love to take the family to Disneyland and Disneyworld. R ACT Travelworld has some great packages to enjoy the many options offered by Disney worldwide. Why should our customers come into RACT House to see you? Having an airline background I have excellent fares knowledge and the ability to construct complicated itineraries to give my clients the best value for money. Ahighlight of my recent fun-packed weekend in Sydney was standing on the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above the water. It was a warm sunny day with not a breath of wind as we walked along catwalks and stairways through the middle of the bridge, gradually ascending to the top. There are three different climbs – the Classic Climb and Discovery Climb both take 3 1⁄2 hours and the Express Climb is a journey of just over two hours for the return trip. There’s an hour’s preparation before you start the climb, which includes registration, a breath test, a bridge suit, safety har ness and radio on your belt, with headset to hear instructions from our expert guides as well as information on the histor y of the bridge. It was a fantastic experience – I never felt unsafe – and I’m proud to have the souvenir group photograph and a certificate recording my achievement! We stayed in 5-star luxury at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, centrally located to the shopping, Botanical Gardens and the Theatre Royal, where we enjoyed the current show Jersey Boys. The stor y of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is such a high energy show – it’s one of the best musicals I have seen. Dinner and breakfast were served at the Captain’s Table, a private room on the 5th floor at Garden Court Restaurant, a fine dining exper ience featuring French contemporary cuisine. The Sofitel Lounge is the place to enjoy all types of beverages including a bistro style menu. Wentworth High Tea has been introduced for afternoon tea daily. We were very fortunate to be in Sydney on the last weekend of The First Emperor and the Entombed Warriors exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Local villagers discovered pottery frag ments and ancient bronze weapons while drilling wells. An archaeological dig uncovered more than 8000 life-sized terracotta warriors, which had been entombed for over 2000 years. It was an amazing exhibition. There’s so much to see and do in Sydney and your RACT Travelworld consultants can arrange a great itinerary for you – whether or not you want to try climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Climbing the Coathanger RACT Travelworld’s Trish Giffard June / July 2011 57
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