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New Zealand Itinerary Focus

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With a New Zealand itinerary tailored to meet your exact needs, Experience Holidays believes it offers its customers one of the best ways to explore this tourist destination.

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Our holiday itinerary for New Zealand extends to from 3 to 6 weeks, and as with all of our holidays it is bespoke and can be designed according to your own individual plans. If you want to stay longer, we’ll be happy to advise you on how to make the most of your time in New Zealand so you can experience as much of it as possible.

New Zealand Holiday Itinerary

The New Zealand holiday itinerary starts in Auckland and continues on into Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua.  Next, you’ll have the chance to experience Napier as well as the Abel Tasman Park.

What will you get to see when you visit Auckland? We have fitted in as much as we possibly can to our itinerary.  You’ll have the chance to visit the Sky Tower, see the harbour and the bridge, and so many more breath-taking views along the way.

Next, you will have the chance to visit Coromandel Peninsula, where the Hot Water Beach awaits, and you can even get busy digging your own thermal bath for an experience of a lifetime.

Rotorua is next in line. One of the reasons that Rotorua is so popular is due to its vast amounts of Geo thermal activity. This helps to create many opportunities for the tourist to indulge themselves along the way, including hot pools and bubbling mud. If that isn’t your scene, try the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute for a look at New Zealand culture at its finest.

You’ll also visit Punakaiki, Fox Glacier, Wanaka, Te Anau, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, and you’ll finish your dream holiday in Christchurch. Along the way you’ll have experienced whale watching, national parks, scenic flights and visitor centres; you might have even bungee jumped and skydived.

And with one of Experience Holidays bespoke itineraries, you’ll have done it all your own way.

If this article has piqued your interest and you want more information on Tailor made holidays New Zealand, contact us and find out more today.

Focus on Fly Drive Canada

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The beautiful scenery of Canada shouldn’t be missed but due to the vast nature of the landscape, it can be difficult to find time to explore everything; this is why Experience Holidays believes a Fly Drive Canada holiday is perhaps one of the best ways of exploring Canada and all of its beauty.

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By taking part in one of the Fly drive holidays in Canada, you will have the opportunity to take in far more than the most famous attractions such as the Rockies. Instead, you’ll get to witness all of the spectacular views between Calgary and Vancouver, which will help to create memories you’ll never forget, and make a holiday experience like no other.

As a tourist, it can be difficult to know which landmarks to visit first, but with the extensive itinerary offered by Experience Holidays, the holidaymaker will be able to take in Calgary, Jasper, Wells Grey Park, Vancouver, Whistler and Banff, and all of the views along the way.

Our detailed itinerary will take you to Yoho National Park, Johnston Canyon, Bow Falls, and a Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain; you’ll also get three days explore Jasper and indulge in the sights and the scenes.

Our itinerary for Jasper will take you through some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever see in your life. From the Jasper National Park to the Maligne Canyon, and a cruise on the Maligne Lake, Jasper will be forever etched on your memory.

When you travel with Experience Holidays as part of a Canada Fly Drive, the Wells Grey Park will also be a key part of the itinerary. Wells Grey Park is ideally suited to the wildlife lover and to anyone that enjoys the great outdoors; you’ll even have the chance to hire a canoe or take part in a guided boat tour.

Whistler is one of the stop off points that mustn’t be missed – and it’s not just for skiers. If you visit in the summertime, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in mountain biking or some hiking.

To find out more about our tailor made holidays and how Experience Holidays can help to give you a vacation of a lifetime, contact us for further information.

Alaska Holidays

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The number of people taking Alaska holidays has now reached record levels. According to an article by CBS News, between May 2013 and April 2014 almost 2,000,000 people visited the state.

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Alaska has always been a popular holiday destination, and with so much to offer the tourist, it is perhaps not surprising that holidays to Alaska are now attracting record numbers of visitors.

Alaska’s vast landscape offers the tourist numerous options to enjoy their holiday. Whether it is just taking time to enjoy the many national parks, visiting the local state museums, participating in outdoor sports and activities, or visiting landmarks such as the Denali National Park, or Lake Louise, there is so much for the holidaymaker to see and do; Alaska is truly a destination that offers something for everyone.

If you not the adventurous sort, you might want to make the most of the wildlife; whales, seals and  bald eagles are just some of the sights you can expect to see, and  the stunning scenery will never be forgotten.

Whether you are travelling by road, rail or car or taking part in one of the many Alaska cruises, you are guaranteed some spectacular sights.

For those are planning on making the state their next holiday destination, it’s a good idea to enquire about tailor made holidays in Alaska as this will offer you the best opportunity to see the many highlights it has to offer.

Highlighted below are some of the most popular attractions:

Kenai Fjord

The icy waters of the Kenai Fjord are home to many forms of different wildlife. It is also home to the Harding Icefield and numerous glaciers. A visit to Kenai Fjord is a must for any avid bird spotter, and there are also many spectacular species of plants to view.

Anchorage

With numerous trails and national parks, its wildlife, and the opportunity to learn more about Native American cultures, Anchorage is truly one of the high spots of any Alaskan holiday.  One landmark that mustn’t be missed is the Chugach Mountains, and there’s also plenty of opportunity to see glaciers when you are taking part in one of the Alaska Cruises.

Prince William Sound

Prince William Sound is famed for its beaches and for its hundreds of different species of wildlife. You’ll also have the chance to explore many different types of Marine life including whales, seals and sea lions.

Tailor Made Holidays USA

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What better way to enjoy the United States than a bespoke itinerary that enables you to witness all of the sights you want to see? Tailor made holidays USA are the perfect solution for the holidaymaker who wants to do their own thing and set their agenda.

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Whether your ambition is to visit Texas, New York State, the Carolinas, the Smokey Mountains or the Deep South, we have the perfect selection of tailor made American holidays for you.

Explore Western USA

Western USA itineraries are among our most popular options, and if you decide to treat yourself to one of our tailor made holidays to America, the information outlined below will give you a good idea of what you can expect.

Grand Circle

The Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Monument Park are just some of the highlights of this tailor made American holiday. This bespoke holiday begins in Las Vegas and ends in Vegas, and as with all of our other packages, you can tailor it down to the very last detail, and only see the sights you wish to see.

The Wild West

If the Wild West has always held its appeal, then the package that Experience Holidays has put together is the one for you.  These 13 day tailor made USA holidays will begin in Rapid City and end in Jackson.

You will have the opportunity to see numerous sites along the way including the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Custer State Park the Big Horn Mountains, the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone.

This could be one of the few opportunities in your lifetime to witness grizzly bears, wolves, elks, black bears and mule deer, so make sure to have a camera ready.

Road West Trip

If you have ever dreamed of driving down Route 66, then the Road West trip offers just that chance. When you choose this tailor made American holidays’ itinerary, you’ll begin on a journey that starts in Amarillo and ends in all of the glamour of Las Vegas.

This tailored holidays in the USA package will take you to the Palo Duro Canyon, National Heritage site Taos, the Bandelier National Monument, the Canyon de Chelley, Monument Valley and numerous other landmarks in between.

We offer numerous other bespoke holiday packages, and our expert team can advise you when best to time your holiday if you want to take in some of the key events as you travel. For further information about our tailored holidays in the USA, contact us to find out more.

Tailor made holidays Australia

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If you like sun and sea, and you have a taste for adventure that you wish to indulge in, then our tailor made holidays to Australia are the ideal package. We have put together a number of separate itineraries in order to cater for everybody’s tastes; whether you want to visit Melbourne or go off the beaten track we have a something to suit you.

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The highlights from our tailor made holidays in Australia include:

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains region of New South Wales is popular with tourists due to the diverse amount of activities on offer. Various festivals and events are held throughout the year so time your visit right to experience them. Our team can advise you on the best times to take a vacation, and we can tailor a package specifically for your needs.

Tasmania

The National Parks and reserves of Tasmania have to be seen to be believed. Our Tasmania package will take you from Hobart to Port Arthur, and you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage along the way.

When it comes to Tasmania the Mount Field National Park, Derwent River Valley, Tamar Valley Wine Route or Cradle Valley are all key parts of our Tailormade holidays in Australia.

Broome

Situated in Western Australia, Broome might be an area that a lot of people aren’t familiar with. It is famed for its Cable Beach, Roebuck Bay, the Broome Bird Observatory, and its huge population of bats.

Queensland

We offer many different ways to see Queensland. Choose from our flora and fauna package or see the Great Barrier Reef, visit the tropical islands and rainforests of Southern Queensland, or visit Queensland by rail for breath-taking landscapes.

Australian Capital Territory

Our detailed schedule will take you from Sydney through to Melbourne with stop offs in the Snowy Mountains, Canberra and Woolongong. Our tailor made holidays in Australia are one of the best ways to see this extensive area, and our bespoke service means you get to choose what is on the itinerary.

To find out more about are tailor holidays in Australia, visit our contact us page for further information.

Bespoke Holidays is What we do!

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Sometimes you don’t want to stick to an agenda that has already been drawn up when you go on holiday. As a tourist, you want the opportunity to do what suits you without being committed to a set plan that cannot be altered.

Bespoke holidays

This is why bespoke holidays have become increasingly popular in recent years and there are many more reasons why so many holidaymakers now prefer the tailored approach to their vacation.

 

 

With Bespoke Holidays you’re in charge

The main benefits of tailor made bespoke holidays is you are in charge of the itinerary. You have the freedom to plan it every step of the way and create an agenda of your own. There’s no need to feel obliged to visit a certain place or indulge in a certain activity – you are free to do as you choose.

Suit your needs

By using a bespoke holiday planner, you can create the perfect package to suit your needs. Whether you want a 10 day tour or a six week vacation, the choice is entirely yours. By speaking to a bespoke holiday specialist, you’ll be able to come up with the perfect agenda for your vacation.

Budget

Many consumers are budget conscious these days and this can sometimes restrict your choices when going on holiday. Alternatively, you might have some money to spend and want to take a longer vacation. However much you wish to spend on your trip, a bespoke holiday specialist will take your budget into account and help you to plan your ideal dream vacation.

See the sights you want to visit

Another benefit of tailor made bespoke holidays is you get to see the sites you really want to see. Many holiday firms have a strict agenda that can sometimes restrict where the tourist can visit, but by choosing a bespoke holiday, you can go off the beaten track and do your own thing.

To speak to one of our bespoke holiday specialists, contact the team at Experience Holidays and start making your dream vacation a reality.

Visit Japan

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One destination that seems to be popular for next year is Japan. I have done several quotes recently so we have decided to add a new itinerary for Japan to our website.

Japan is a great place and has a mix of ultramodern and traditional attractions that will please everyone. From the neon lights, skyscrapers and shopping centres in Tokyo to the Temples, shrines, gardens and cherry blossoms in Kyoto.

Most people tend to visit late March to late April as this is when you will see the cherry blossoms at their best, and although you can see them through out Japan some of the best displays are in the parks in the city of Kyoto.

Other places of interest include Mount Fuji and Hakone where you can enjoy a relaxing Hot Spring & Spa treatment at a traditional Ryokan. Hiroshima –  where you can visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which commemorates the atomic bombing during WWII, other prominent sites include Shukkei-en, a formal Chinese-style garden, and Hiroshima castle.

A trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without a journey on the iconic Bullet Train, the easiest way to travel from city to city. The train covers the length of the main island and can reach speeds of up to 200 mph.

So, whether you want to visit the vibrant cities or take in the history and culture of this amazing country we can create the perfect itinerary for you. All you need to do is contact us ion 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for more information about your bespoke, tailor made holiday to Japan.

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Cape Town

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Angie recently visited South Africa and loved Cape Town – below are her thoughts about the city and just some of the reasons to go there. With current exchange rates, South Africa offers fantastic value for money, so there’s never been a better time to plan your South Africa holiday. 

With little time difference, no jetlag, and direct flights offered from the UK, a visit to Cape Town can be the start of your South African adventure, or a stand alone destination from which to explore. Of an evening, meander the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – home to a number of great restaurants, and a large shopping centre. The skyline is dominated by iconic Table Mountain, and no visit to the city is complete without a visit to the top – either by revolving cable car or for the more active, a strenuous but beautifully scenic climb.

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Another iconic attraction in the city is a visit to Robben Island. Originally home to a leper colony, the island’s more recent history is as a home to a prison housing political and criminal prisoners until its closure in 1996. It’s most famous inmate was Nelson Mandela who served 18 of his 27 years there. The island is reached by scenic cruise, providing fantastic views back to the city and Table Mountain. Part of the island tour is conducted by former political prisoners, giving a fascinating insight into life in the prison.

Outside of the city centre, take time to explore the Cape Peninsula with a hire car, or self drive if you prefer. The spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive is a 9km road that hugs the coastline, offering dramatic scenery around every bend. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point – perhaps taking the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular railway to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Boulders Beach is a must to see the African Penguins, and from Simons Town, a trip out to SealIsland is popular.

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Further afield from Cape Town consider visiting Hermanus for its whale watching, or Franschhoek for its winelands and gourmet restaurants. Hire a car and drive the Garden Route, before finishing your trip with a safari on the Eastern Cape.

For more information about Cape Town and South Africa, and how a bespoke, tailor made holiday to this fascinating country might take shape, please call our office on 01323 446550 or email us at info@experienceholidays.co.uk.

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