Travel to Australia

Australia

How many of you have had a dream to travel "Down Under"?

How many of you went through a map of Australia, learning about the cities, measuring the distance to North America and with sadness made a conclusion: "oh so nice but so far"

Actually, Australia is not so far and traveling there is not complicated.

You have a direct flight from Vancouver and it takes just 4 hours more then traveling to most of the European cities.

What is even more important is that there is a very comfortable and direct Air Canada flight from Vanouver to Sydney. When you arrive, all other important sites like: Cairns with barrier Reef, Australian Desert with Ayers Rock, Brisbane with Golden Coast or Melbourne with "Marching Penguins" are just a short flight away.

After visting over 900 cities in over 60 countries, I have to declare that Sydney is one of the "top five" cities in the world. Great temperature year-around, probably the most beautiful city-bay in the world, clean, relaxed, safe,  great people and a great atmosphere. Stay for 4-5 days, explore Darling Harbour, famous Bondi Beach and do not miss Manley (just a short ferry ride), take the excursion to Blue Mountains, take any ferry from Circular Quay to explore the harbour and then sit and relax in front of the famous Sydney Opera House.

To visit the North-West Territory and the city of Cairns is a must. Stay in Cairns for 3-4 days and make several day trips:

A full day Quicksilver catamaran journey to a marine station on "The Great Barrier Reef" is one of the best adventures on earth.

Then take a scenic old train to Kuranda. Go for a tour to Green Island or feed the famous salt water "crocks" 

At the end, why not  take another flight to Ayers Rock, stay there for two days (it's not a city, it's an outpost). Take a tour to Uluru (the sacred rock) twice. One tour will bring you there to see the sunset and another one to see the sunrise. It's absolutely amazing!

Menu surprises are plentiful in Australia and one choice is to make your own "crock-qebab" or "kengi-tale BBQ"

It's yummi.

If you would like to learn more, send me an e-mail.

"Good day mates"

Mario

 

Canadian History

Canadian History

On the footsteps of Canadian heroes in WWI and WWII. Trace the steps of history's soldiers through the sands, the beaches, the fields, and the cities they traveled while winning the freedoms we enjoy today! Paschendale, Vimy Riddge, Juno Landing Beach, Ortona, Montecasino, Agira Cemetery,

Adult Group Tours

Adult Group Tours

Sailing the Adriatic Sea on Private Charter Yacht - Tuscan Towns with cooking workshops, and Parma Prosciuto & Parmigiano Cheese - Greek Islands Cruise - Walls of Dubrovnik (Game of the Thrones) - Argentinian Patagonia & Cape Horn Cruise - Australian Red Desert & Barrier Reef

England & France

England & France

Our England and France tours include the best tours that have been put together from years of experience responding to every group's desired itinerary.From medieval Edinburgh and Irish castles to London and from Paris to French Riviera Provence and Dordogne. We have it all.

Central Europe

Central Europe

From Ancient Roman to Medieval Castles, the Vienna Boys choir to the crystal blue water of Adriatic Sea. You can see everything including traces of the Berlin Wall, Auschwitz, and the wonders of the Plitvice Lakes. Tip: Ask for your tour to include the amazing walled town of Dubrovnik.

Mediterranean

Mediterranean

From the sites of "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" to the "Seven New Chosen Wonders of the Ancient World". Some great sites to explore with Mariden: Masada, Petra, Petra, the Roman city of Jerash. Palace of the Grand Master, Celsius Gate, Temple of Artemis, Palace of Knossos and many others

The Americas

The Americas

From Maya sites in Central Mexico to amazing Inca city of Machu Pichu. From the rain forest in Costa Rica and Panama to Uper Amazon in Peru and Brazil. From the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio to Boca tango dancers of Buenos Aires. Mariden offer the best selection of Central-South American tours

Asia - Pacific

Asia - Pacific

Exotic is a word that captures places like China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Visit the panda sanctuaries in Sichuan, fish with cormorants in Guilin, ride an elephant in Chiang Rai, explore the Angkor Wat Temples, visit the Barrier Reef, or taste a Crock BBQ in Ayers Rock.

All Tours

All Tours

See every group tour in our catalog. Whatever your interest, whatever your curious about, whatever you long to visit, we have a tour that goes there. Tell us what you want and it is yours. Use our experience to customize a trip for your memories.

Tours in French

Tours in French

Variety of educational trips to destinations where French language is dominant. Visit some great countries and regions like:France, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Martinique, Guadelupe, St. Lucie and the Provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.

Music Tours

Music Tours

March Choir and Orchestra Music Festival in sunny Croatia.March and April performances in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and Greece.June and July choir festivals in Baltic Countries, and Austria Jazz workshop in Brazil.

Biology & Eco Tours

Biology & Eco Tours

Biology and Eco section cover programs in Central and Sounth America, Australia and South Asia.Tours require reasonably fit travellers