Sail into next summer with Star Clippers!
15 days through Southern Thailand from $4825pp
Star Clippers, Beaches & Elephants
Enjoy a two night stay in Phuket before boarding the luxurious Star Clippers yacht. This small ship offers a sailing experience like no other, an opportunity to meet new people, see new places and create the holiday experience of a lifetime. After discovering hidden islands, pristine beaches and endless blue ocean, your journey will take you to Khao Sok National Park to experience untouched wilderness at Elephant Hills.
Everyone needs a holiday after their holiday, so relax at the luxurious Sarojin Resort, set on a secluded white beach for the remaining nights. This property has been voted the world's most romantic hotel, just one of many accolades it has received! Imagine the stories...
- Two nights hotel accommodation at La Flora Patong
- Two nights tented camp accommodation at Elephant Hills
- Three nights hotel accommodation at The Sarojin
- Seven nights cruise accommodation
- Breakfast daily, eight lunches and eight dinners
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Private and join-in touring, entrance fees, local English-speaking guides and return transfers
WHY STAR CLIPPERS?
Star Clippers offer a sailing experience like no other. If you are looking for an adventure which combines the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises, a Star Clippers sailing adventure is the perfect experience. With a maximum of 170 passengers on board you will have the opportunity to meet new people, and are provided a much more intimate experience than you may expect to find on board a contemporary cruise liner.
Please call (08) 9389 5899 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with one of our friendly personal travel managers about this great offer!
Price per person, twin share. Valid for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time.
Cultural & Gastronomic Portugal
7 nights escape from only $3230pp!
Explore the highlights of northern Portugal’s gastronomy and culture on this fascinating tour. Walk through green valleys and oak forests, along ancient mountain trails in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, visit historical cities and villages and discover the stunning vineyards and architecture in the Douro Valley. A combination of easy country hikes, cultural walking tours and guided visits.
7 nights from only $3230 per person!
Includes accommodation w/ breakfast, private guides, 1 boat trip, 3 winery tours, 6 lunches and 3 dinners. Departs any day at your request!
Price based on 2 people, double/twin room, subject to currency fluctuations.
- Day 1: Porto - Peneda-Geres National Park
Arrival into Porto airport where you are met by your private driver who will take you to the eastern part of Peneda-Gerês National Park. You’ll be warmly welcomed at a renovated rural cottage in a small complex of former farm buildings in the Montalegre district, where you will stay for the first 3 nights. Dinner and Overnight.
- Day 2: Peneda-Geres National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a one-day guided driving tour through wolf territory where you will discover old villages and castles, wolf traps, local traditions, waterfalls, oak forests, wild horses as well as other the National Park's other treasures. Lunch. Return to your accommodation and enjoy a typical Tras-os-Montes region dinner. Overnight.
Day 3: Peneda-Geres National Park
- Breakfast. Today, head off on a fantastic self-guided walking tour of the local area. A 19 km circular trail passes through many interesting places such as old pastoral paths and villages. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight.
- Day 4: Peneda-Geres National Park - Vila Real - Peso da Régua
Breakfast. An interesting day as your private driver takes you to visit the Pedras Salgadas water-bottling factory followed by lunch at a local restuarant in Vila Real. After lunch, explore the famous 18th century Baroque style Mateus Palace on a guided tour of the winery, gardens and grand family home. After the tour, your driver will take you to the Douro Valley where you will be spending the next two nights in a delightful wine hotel near Peso da Régua. Overnight.
- Day 5: Peso da Régua - Valenca do Douro - Peso da Régua
After breakfast your driver will take you to Valença do Douro to start a 6km guided walking trail through the vineyards and stunning landscapes. As you walk, you’ll learn about the terroir and techniques used to cultivate the vines that contribute to fine port wines and table wines. These terraced vineyards have created a cultural landscape of extraordinary beauty, now classified as World Heritage. Enjoy a well-earned traditional lunch at Quinta do Seixo wine estate with views across the vineyards; some of its vines are over 100 years old. The estate uses advanced technology to produce top quality wines which you will discover on your tour of the cellars and wine tasting. After admiring the hand painted azulejos of Pinhão’s train station, visit Quinta do Bomfim, one of the Douro Valley’s finest vineyards where you’ll have the opportunity to tour the cellars and taste their port wine. You’ll then head back to your hotel. Overnight.
- Day 6: Peso da Régua - Ervedosa do Douro - Pinhao - Porto
Breakfast.This morning’s drive takes you along the N222, voted the World’s Best Driving Road in 2015 due to the glorious undulating scenery around the River Douro. Arrival at the wine-producing village of Ervedosa do Douro, where it is time to start your Vineyards Route walking tour. Walk through an amphitheatre of vine terraces with the River Douro as your backdrop. You’ll encounter several villages with breathtaking views over the river and their curved slopes of terraced vineyards. Enjoy a gourmet picnic at Quinta das Tecedeiras, a port wine producer. After lunch cruise to the riverside village of Pinhão on a traditional Rabelo boat, formerly used to transport barrels of port wine to the cellars in Vila Nova da Gaia. After the boat trip head back to Porto. Overnight.
- Day 7: Porto
Breakfast. Another World Heritage site, Porto is a place of extraordinary visual and architectural beauty. Enjoy a guided morning tour of the discovering the cities highlights. Lunch today is in a typical fish restaurant in the fishing village of Afurada where you can watch the catch of the day being grilled in the street. Afternoon free. We recommend ending the afternoon at Cálem wine cellars where you can combine two of Portugal’s greatest cultural icons, port wine and fado music. Overnight.
- Day 8: Porto
Breakfast. Farewell the city as you are transferred to the airport.
Andalucia by train!
Experience the essence of Spain from $1555pp
Dramatic scenery, unforgettable culture. Explore Sevilla, Granada, Ronda and Malaga on this 10 day independent tour by rail. The scenes from the train window are sure to be breathtaking! You'll have the time and freedom to explore these historic locations to your heart's content, while guides, tours and admission fees are included at the right moment to maximise your experience in each city.
From only $1555pp, departing all year!
Includes 9 nights accommodation w/ breakfast, Santa Cruz walk and Flamenco night in Sevilla, Alhambra Palace and Gardens group tour in Granada and more!
Price based on 2 people, double/twin room, subject to currency fluctuations.
- Day 1: Sevilla
Arrival in Sevilla where you are met at the airport / train station and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Sevilla, capital of 'Andalucia', is an energetic city with charming, tiny cobbled streets and beautiful, colourfully tiled patios. Overnight Sevilla.
- Day 2: Sevilla
Breakfast. A full day to explore this exciting city. You can visit the Giralda and the Cathedral, the Reales Alcazares, Casa de Pilatos, La Maestranza (Bull Ring), the fabulous Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park. Tonight, enjoy a Santa cruz walk and Flamenco experience. 1hr guided walk through the old Santa Cruz quarter, which was once a Jewish ghetto. Your guide will then take you to a flamenco tablao where you will part ways and head in to enjoy a flamenco performance at your leisure. Overnight.
- Day 3: Sevilla
Breakfast. A free day to further explore or perhaps take the train to visit Cordoba for the day (50mins each way). In Cordoba you can visit the city’s great Mosque and well preserved Jewish quarter. Overnight.
- Day 4: Sevilla - Granada
Breakfast. Farewell the city as you take the regional train to Granada, a journey of approximately 3hrs. Arrival in Granada and make your way to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Granada is Spain's great Moorish city and is lively and vibrant. A walk through the Arab quarter the 'Albaizin' is well worthwhile. Overnight Granada.
- Day 5: Granada
Breakfast. This morning enjoy a tour of the fabulous Palace of the Alhambra and the Gardens of the Generalife from where the last Caliph Boabdil defended the diminishing Moorish lands of 'Al-Andalus'. The Nasrid dynasty brought the Alhambra to its height and saw the completion of the palace in the 14th century. Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
- Day 6: Granada - Ronda
Breakfast. Take the regional train to Ronda today, Queen of the white towns of Andalucia. Here you can stay at the wonderful local Parador and enjoy yourselves soaking up the local scenery and the regional cuisine. Overnight.
- Day 7: Ronda
Breakfast. A day to explore the whitewashed streets of Ronda. Ronda is proud owner of the oldest bullring in Spain and was the sight of the last battle between the Moorish and Christian armies. Overnight.
- Day 8: Ronda - Malaga
Breakfast. A short regional train will take you to Malaga today. Arrival and head to your hotel. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city Sevilla, Malaga now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels and boutiques. Overnight.
- Day 9: Malaga
Breakfast. A day to explore this wonderful city including the Casa Natal de Picasso where the painter spent his early years which is now the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation. On the hill directly behind the Alcazaba are the ruins of the Castillo de Gibralfaro, a 14th century Moorish castle. You have tickets today to visit the Museo Picasso Malaga at your leisure. Overnight.
- Day 10: Malaga
Breakfast and end of services.
Tierra Hotels - Adventure Lodges in Chile
'High Luxury In The Middle Of Nowhere' - Forbes
Adventure Begins Here. Located in Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and Chiloé, Tierra Hotels are design lodges offering all-inclusive luxury adventure experiences in Chile.
Exclusively for residents of Australia & New Zealand, receive a voucher for USD $1000 off published (rack) rate plus 1 free night at Hotel Le Reve, Santiago, when combining at least 2 Tierra Hotels for a minimum of 7 nights.
>> Tierra Atacama Boutique Hotel & Spa
Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is a sun swept 32-room desert oasis in northern Chile. Known for its dramatic architecture and locally inspired interiors the lodge offers a cozy and authentic environment. With Tierra´s all-inclusive program, you can explore the desert landscapes with our guides and, upon return, enjoy delicious meals and Chilean wine under the stars. Tierra Atacama´s Uma Spa is also the ideal place for you to relax and soak up the energy of the desert.
>> Tierra Chiloe Hotel & Spa
Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa is located on a largely unexplored island that has rich and timeless culture. The rolling countryside and blue waters of the inland Pacific are the setting for the sustainable 12-room lodge, which comes complete with its own private vessel. Through Tierra´s all-inclusive program, you can discover Chiloé by land and by sea and enjoy locally sourced produce that arrives daily, including succulent oysters, farm fresh eggs and the daily catch.
>> Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is an architectural marvel that blends seamlessly into the Patagonian pampa. Here, at the ends of the earth, you will enjoy inspiring views of Torres del Paine National Park from every corner of the 40-room lodge. Warm interiors inspired by the local culture, and a welcoming team are there to make you feel right at home. Tierra´s all-inclusive program allows you to explore the surrounding estancias and mountains with some of the best-trained guides around. The lodge´s Uma Spa offers you endless Patagonian views while rejuvenating in its sumptuous interiors.
Terms and Conditions apply. Valid for travel until 30th May 2018, except 20th Dec - 2nd Jan 17/18. Offer subject to availability. Hotel stays must be consecutive, in the same trip to Chile.
Experience the world's finest homes.
onefinestay - unprecedented level of service & care.
onefinestay offers guests the chance to stay in distinctive private homes, in the world’s greatest cities. Carefully chosen by onefinestay’s team for space, character and comfort they’re attentively tended, with a friendly face to meet you, beds made with pristine sheets, the towels and toiletries taken care of to exacting standards, and an iPhone for local calls, data, and 24/7 guest services. The ever-growing portfolio of welcoming homes currently spans London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Miami and Rome.
THE FINEST HOMES
- onefinestay handpick the finest homes in their favourite cities
- Each home must meet their exacting hospitality standards
- They are the only company that visits and vets every home in person
- onefinestay looks for space, character and comfort - only 1/10 make the cut
- We'll work with onefinestay to help find a luxury home perfect for your stay
- onefinestay's housekeeping team prepares homes with pristine sheets, towels and toiletries
- Stay connected with free WiFi and a complimentary iPhone, local calls and data
- You'll be welcomed at the home in person, and given 24/7 access to support
In February onefinestay launched Collections in the Hamptons, allowing guests to stay in a prestigious $10m+ home in one of the globe's top vacation spots.
“Since inception, we set out to bring something new to the hospitality category, and offer a singular, special experience driven by impeccable, high-touch service paired with the best homes in our favorite cities. As we grow and scale, we are inspired by our guests: doing more of what they love, and in places they want to be,” said Evan Frank, CEO and co-founder of onefinestay.
As part of onefinestay’s launch in the Hamptons, the company is partnering with Bespoke Real Estate, the region’s premiere luxury real estate brokerage that only represents $10M and above properties, to expertly curate the local portfolio with the most stunning homes in the market, and properties ranging from ocean-front residences to estates nestled closer to town.
“Even as a hospitality brand, onefinestay has made a name for itself in the real estate world as an incredible resource for homeowners and travelers alike” said Michael Cantwell of Bespoke Real Estate. “The Hamptons has the oldest and richest tradition in the vacation home rentals category, and we aim to add to this tradition by offering our clients onefinestays concierge level of service in hopes to elevate their experience with Bespoke.
New Club Med Resort in the Maldives
The Finolhu Villas are now open!
Promising the ultimate in indulgence and modern charm, you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and all-inclusive services offered in this unique setting. Designed to be in perfect harmony with their surroundings, each of the lagoon and sunset villas offer a private plunge pool overlooking the lagoon with free-flowing French champagne from 6pm.
Finolhu Villa guests can enjoy full accessibility to the nearby Club Med Kani Resort, located just a short 5-minute boat ride away.
This eco-chic paradise in the Maldives boasts an organic spa and the use of solar energy to ensure an experience completely at one with nature.
* Resort valid for adults only.