Collette Worldwide Holidays is a family-owned, independent specialist escorted tour operator and has been providing fantastic holidays for over 90 years. Collette has a reputation for creating extraordinary experiences, providing excellence and delivering the ‘trip of a lifetime’. Collette commit to offering safe, high quality tours with unique and enticing itineraries to fully capture the history, culture and overall flavour of the destination, with leisure time built in for independent exploration. Each tour includes quality, well located hotels, UK door to door transfers, many meals, entertainment and those all-important culturally rich experiences, as well as being accompanied by a friendly, knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout to ensure a safe, stress-free and enjoyable holiday.
Collette endeavours to provide exceptional value, comfort and convenience with their personalised service. Their tours include a door to door transfer service with every booking, for distances up to 100 miles from the collection point to the departure airport in mainland UK and Northern Ireland only. For those who are located outside of the 100 mile radius, the service is still available, but at a supplementary cost.
Collette continuously strive to create innovative new tours including specialist tours for those searching for something a little different, and their new 2013/14 brochure is out now! With 11 new additions, there’s a wider variety of exhilarating tours to choose from, boosting the number of escorted tours to over 50, and with departure dates up to April 2014 and early booking offers, what are you waiting for?!
Here we unveil the 11 exciting new tours:
Exploring Australia – Prices from £4,499 per person
This is the first time that Collette has offered an Australia-only tour, an addition that has been prompted by the success of the stand-alone New Zealand tour which has proved hugely popular. This 19 day tour includes 23 meals and offers highlights including Sydney, Melbourne, Barossa Valley Wine Region, Blue Mountains, Alice Springs, Uluru, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
Discovering Poland – Prices from £1,699 per person
An 11 day tour, including 15 meals, with highlights including the docklands of Gdansk, site of the 1980 Solidarity uprising against Communist rule; overnight in medieval Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Teutonic Knight’s Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world; dining out in a choice of Krakow’s fantastic restaurants; a visit to the Jasna Gora Monastery and a poignant visit to Auschwitz.
Rockies Rail Highlights – Prices from £2,699 per person
On a 9 day itinerary, venture down the road travelled on an overnight journey to Jasper to Vancouver aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, stand on glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick at Columbia Icefield, spend three nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, enjoy a day trip to Yoho National Park,view Emerald Lake and take in the beauty and serenity at Peyto Lake.
Heart of the South and New Orleans – Prices from £1,849 per person
9 Days to see some of the amazing highlights of this soulful part of the USA, with a focus of the much loved city of New Orleans. Highlights in New Orleans include a tour of the French Quarter and dinner at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant. Further into Louisiana, there are visits to the McIlhenny Company Tabasco Factory, a Bayou Cruise and a Cajan Cooking School experience, not to mention trips to Baton Rouge and Natchez, as well as an included 11 meals.
Imperial Cities – Prices from £1,549 per person
Featuring Prague, Vienna and Budapest, including 28 meals. A 10 day tour featuring a delightful Danube river cruise and city tours of three of the most impressive and culturally fascinating cities in Europe.
Discover South America – Prices from £7,599 per person
A mammoth 26 day itinerary including 38 meals, and covering some of the most iconic sights of South America across countries including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. This tour also comes with the option of a 4-night Peruvian Amazon or Easter Island post-tour extension.
Machu Picchu and Galapagos – Prices from £5,749 per person
Two of the World’s most incredible experiences combined in one 17 day itinerary that includes 28 meals, a five day Galapagos Cruise, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
TWO Mississippi River Cruise options:
Are available within two different itineraries in America’s Deep South for 2013.
New Orleans, Graceland and Memphis – Prices from £2524 or Memphis, Graceland and Vicksburg – Prices from £2,599. Clients can choose from two different itineraries covering the footsteps of Elvis Presley, featuring visits to Memphis, Tupelo and Graceland, with the options of a three or four night river cruise on board the paddlewheel steamboat, American Queen.
Two new tours have been added to Collette’s Explorations programme, where groups are kept small – no more than 28 – and experiences are kept personal, tailored and cultural.
Inspiring Iceland – Prices from £2,099 per person
9 Days with 10 included meals and highlights including a bicycle tour of Reykjavik, a trip to the Gullfoss Waterfall, a visit to a family shark farming business and a chance to try Icelandic delicacies like cured ‘hakare’. Relax in the Blue Lagoon and travel to the Golden Circle to see many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Maximum of 28 passengers on this tour.
Exploring South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls – Prices from £4,249 per person
No more than 20 people for this incredible 15 day tour that begins in Cape Town and includes 23 meals, 7 wildlife safaris in Botswana’s Chobe National Park and, of course, a visit to the most iconic Victoria Falls.
Please note that all prices quoted above are based on two people sharing and flying from London Heathrow Airport, door to door pick up (within the 100 mile radius) and the services of an experienced Collette Tour Leader throughout. All tours are subject to availability. Full terms and conditions are available upon request. All holidays and flights are ATOL (4832) and ABTA (W050X) protected.