The capital cities of central Europe

There aren’t many places in the world where you can visit four national capitals in a day by road or rail. Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic are all huddled together for warmth at the heart of Europe, so why not do them all justice and put their greatest cities together for a two-week holiday?

You can start off in Budapest where an early dip in one of the city’s natural thermal spas will fortify you for the trip ahead. These are no quiet indoor affairs – they are huge, lively places constructed in majestic nineteenth century architecture. And the finest of all is Gellert Furdo where you can soak away in the open air while half of the city splashes about you.

Then, when you arrive in Vienna, you will hear the sound of cakes calling you. The city is splendid with wide boulevards and big-block imperial architecture, but turn your back on it all and ensconce yourself in a coffee house with big windows to see everyone strolling past. For the real Viennese experience, it has to be sachertorte, a local chocolate cake so special to the city it has its own official day: (5 December, if you want to stop by).

Form there, it’s just a few miles to Bratislava, a charming little place that always seems surprised when people visit. There’s something delightfully unassuming about the Slovak capital and that is probably one reason it has remained intact and unspoiled by hoards of tourists. You can walk little cobbled streets and drop into old bookshops and antiques stores for souvenirs.

And finally, it’s Prague with the jaw-dropping architecture of Wenceslas Square. But the city isn’t all about the past – Prague is the hottest spot east of Rome and if you have any energy left at the end of your trip, the little music bars and big nightclubs will wring the last drops from you.

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Fully Escorted Holyland Tour

Destination: Israel
  Fully Escorted Holyland Tour Oct 22-27, 2018 Sunday- 21 October 2018 London /Tel Aviv with British Airways Depart London Heathrow Airport 22:30 Arrive Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 05:15 (22 Oct) Monday-Oct 22 2018 Ben Gurion Airport / Tiberias/ Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and meet your guide and driver. Leave the airport and drive via Tel-Aviv and along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Breakfast en route Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor . Overnight in Nazarethz. Tuesday-Oct 23 2018 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights. Overnight in Nazareth. Wednesday-Oct 24 2018 Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem. Thursday-Oct 25 2018 Jerusalem (Old City) Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem. Friday-Oct 26 2018 Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem* Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem. Overnight in Jerusalem. Saturday-Oct 27 2018 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport/ London Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure on board British Airways. Depart Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 16:45 Arrive London Heathrow Airport 20:05 COST Per person in a twin/double from £1,130.00 Single supplement from £185.00 Quote includes the following services: • Airport assistance on arrival AT BG airport by Diesenhaus representative • Arrival & departure transfers with guide • Touring in Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per itinerary • All touring with an English speaking guide • 5 nights’ accommodation in above hotels on HB. • Entrance to sites as per itinerary • Porterage at Apt & hotels • Hat & map Meals (included): – 5 breakfasts at hotels – 5 dinners at hotels – 1 breakfast en-rout 22 October Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Fully Escorted Holyland Tour and for further information.
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Fully Escorted Holyland Tour
Destination: Israel

 

Fully Escorted Holyland Tour
Oct 22-27, 2018

Sunday- 21 October 2018 London /Tel Aviv with British Airways
Depart London Heathrow Airport 22:30
Arrive Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 05:15 (22 Oct)

Monday-Oct 22 2018 Ben Gurion Airport / Tiberias/ Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre

Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and meet your guide and driver.
Leave the airport and drive via Tel-Aviv and along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Breakfast en route
Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor .
Overnight in Nazarethz.

Tuesday-Oct 23 2018 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.
Overnight in Nazareth.

Wednesday-Oct 24 2018 Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday-Oct 25 2018 Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday-Oct 26 2018 Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday-Oct 27 2018 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport/ London
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure on board British Airways.
Depart Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 16:45
Arrive London Heathrow Airport 20:05

COST

Per person in a twin/double from £1,130.00
Single supplement from £185.00

Quote includes the following services:

• Airport assistance on arrival AT BG airport by Diesenhaus representative
• Arrival & departure transfers with guide
• Touring in Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per itinerary
• All touring with an English speaking guide
• 5 nights’ accommodation in above hotels on HB.
• Entrance to sites as per itinerary
• Porterage at Apt & hotels
• Hat & map

Meals (included):
– 5 breakfasts at hotels
– 5 dinners at hotels
– 1 breakfast en-rout 22 October

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Fully Escorted Holyland Tour and for further information.

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Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre Special

Destination: Pangkor Laut & Kuala Lumpur
Don’t miss Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special. You can travel anytime between now and June 2018 but hurry, this offer ends on the 16th December 2017! With 2 nights in the city at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur followed by 7 nights on a privately owned island, Pangkor Island – this offer is too good to miss out on. The Majestic Hotel is offering a complimentary room upgrade and Pangkor Laut Resort is offering a fantastic complimentary room upgrade, one complimentary couples spa treatment per stay AND a saving of up to 30% off starting from just £1299.00 per person. Pangkor Laut Resort Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a privately owned island off the west coast of Malaysia. This unique island resort is nestled amidst ancient rainforests and surrounded by sweeping sandy bays and emerald waters. With only a fraction of the island developed to house this peaceful Resort, the 140 Villas are either set high amidst the hills, nestled within lush gardens or rest on stilts above the tropical waters. Each villa is traditionally designed and elegantly appointed, the Resort seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of its surrounding environment. With a variety of bars and restaurants, dining options are extensive and ranges from fine dining, Chinese, Seafood, Malay and Western style options to a Private barbecue dinner at Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This island is not only home to one of the world’s premier resorts but also to a variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above, while white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead. Nature is respected here, almost revered and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced. The adult only, multi award-winning Spa Village is a four acre haven, offering spa treatments inspired by the many healing therapies of the Asian region. Embark on a sunset cruise, learn about the island on a guided jungle walk, discover the art of Southeast Asian cuisine with The Chef’s Kitchen Experience or simply indulge in one of the exotic spa treatments at the Spa Village. This idyllic island is the perfect setting for the ultimate tranquil getaway. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ and “Best Overseas Destination Spa” by Condé Nast Traveller; and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Access to Pangkor Laut Resort from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, by road (3.45hrs) and then a speedboat (15mins) The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur A city icon that beautifully balances the old and new, incorporating the 1930’s refurbished neo-classical suites of the Majestic Wing and a new contemporary art deco styled Tower Wing. Located in the historic area of the city and just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station, Guests have complimentary hourly shuttle buses to the station and into the fashionable Bukit Bintang area of downtown KL. Dining at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a confluence of past and present. Contango, with its modern art deco setting, features a varied selection of exquisite modern regional cuisine, many made to order. While the Colonial Café against a lustrous backdrop of turn-of-the-century architecture offers a re-interpretation of the colonial dishes of the Old World. Showcasing a hanging garden and orchid-scape within a glass atrium, this botanical wonder is the only one of its kind in the country. The Orchid Conservatory features a seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids. The Majestic Spa is distinctively appointed in the art nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Willow Tearooms in Scotland. The Smoke House is a two-storey annexe that features a bar, bespoke tailor, old-fashioned barber, cigar room, private dining area with a Chef on call, a screening room and card room. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special and for further information.
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Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre Special
Destination: Pangkor Laut & Kuala Lumpur

Don’t miss Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special. You can travel anytime between now and June 2018 but hurry, this offer ends on the 16th December 2017!

With 2 nights in the city at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur followed by 7 nights on a privately owned island, Pangkor Island – this offer is too good to miss out on. The Majestic Hotel is offering a complimentary room upgrade and Pangkor Laut Resort is offering a fantastic complimentary room upgrade, one complimentary couples spa treatment per stay AND a saving of up to 30% off starting from just £1299.00 per person.

Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a privately owned island off the west coast of Malaysia. This unique island resort is nestled amidst ancient rainforests and surrounded by sweeping sandy bays and emerald waters.

With only a fraction of the island developed to house this peaceful Resort, the 140 Villas are either set high amidst the hills, nestled within lush gardens or rest on stilts above the tropical waters. Each villa is traditionally designed and elegantly appointed, the Resort seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of its surrounding environment.

With a variety of bars and restaurants, dining options are extensive and ranges from fine dining, Chinese, Seafood, Malay and Western style options to a Private barbecue dinner at Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

This island is not only home to one of the world’s premier resorts but also to a variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above, while white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead. Nature is respected here, almost revered and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced.

The adult only, multi award-winning Spa Village is a four acre haven, offering spa treatments inspired by the many healing therapies of the Asian region.

Embark on a sunset cruise, learn about the island on a guided jungle walk, discover the art of Southeast Asian cuisine with The Chef’s Kitchen Experience or simply indulge in one of the exotic spa treatments at the Spa Village.

This idyllic island is the perfect setting for the ultimate tranquil getaway.

Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ and “Best Overseas Destination Spa” by Condé Nast Traveller; and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Access to Pangkor Laut Resort from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, by road (3.45hrs) and then a speedboat (15mins)

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
A city icon that beautifully balances the old and new, incorporating the 1930’s refurbished neo-classical suites of the Majestic Wing and a new contemporary art deco styled Tower Wing.

Located in the historic area of the city and just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station, Guests have complimentary hourly shuttle buses to the station and into the fashionable Bukit Bintang area of downtown KL.

Dining at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a confluence of past and present. Contango, with its modern art deco setting, features a varied selection of exquisite modern regional cuisine, many made to order. While the Colonial Café against a lustrous backdrop of turn-of-the-century architecture offers a re-interpretation of the colonial dishes of the Old World.

Showcasing a hanging garden and orchid-scape within a glass atrium, this botanical wonder is the only one of its kind in the country. The Orchid Conservatory features a seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids.

The Majestic Spa is distinctively appointed in the art nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Willow Tearooms in Scotland.

The Smoke House is a two-storey annexe that features a bar, bespoke tailor, old-fashioned barber, cigar room, private dining area with a Chef on call, a screening room and card room.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special and for further information.

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Chile Argentina and Patagonia

Destination: Chile Argentina and Patagonia
  Escorted Tour to Chile Argentina and Patagonia 13 days, 12 nights from £2249.00 per person Route: London, Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Buenos Aires, London This fascinating tour offers a fabulous insight to Patagonia, combining two of South Americas most famous cities, cosmopolitan Santiago with the elegant and vibrant Buenos Aires. Travel through the delightful colonial city of Valparaiso and the contrasting city of ‘the Garden city’ Vina del Mar. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of sailing through magnificent glaciers, possibly spotting dolphins and seals and delight at the dominance of the stunning icebergs. • Fully Escorted tour with tour guide • Return scheduled flights • All internal flights • All internal transportation • Entry fees to all sights • Escorted tour financially protected Tour Highlights • Tours of Santiago and Buenos Aires • Visit the contrasting cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar • Enjoy the stunning Torres del Paine National Park Chile Argentina & Patagonia Tour have monthly departures, excluding July and August Day 1: UK to Santiago Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Santiago, via Sao Paulo. Day 2: Santiago On arrival in Chile, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon commence your tour of vibrant Santiago. Set against a spectacular backdrop of snow-covered Andean peaks this tour takes you to the city’s historic heart, visiting beautiful baroque buildings and the provincial Santa Lucia Hill where Spanish conquistadors founded the city in the 16th century. • Dinner Day 3: Santiago Following breakfast, today is a tale of two cities. Valparaiso is a colonial city presenting an excellent example of late 19th century urban and architectural development in Latin America, considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Enjoy a ride on a traditional cable car and delight in the outstanding colours of the cliff top homes, bohemian culture and outstanding sea views. Continue to the coastal city of Vina Del Mar, a sharp contrast to neighbouring Valparaiso, known as the ‘Garden City’, a fascinating and beautiful location where you will enjoy delightfully expansive parks, fabulous architecture and the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. There will be an opportunity to visit La Sebastiana museum at an additional fee, famous for inspiring the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda. • Breakfast Day 4: Santiago Today is at leisure for you to explore the energetic and cosmopolitan city of Santiago at your own pace. An optional excursion to the renowned vineyard of Santa Rica will be available. • Breakfast Day 5: Santiago to Puerto Natales Following breakfast transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you will be met and enjoy a tour of the small isolated city of Punta Arenas. Continue to Puerto Natales, gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. This quaint town is situated on the shore of the Sound of Ultima Esperanza, once you have checked in to your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure. • Breakfast Day 6: Puerto Natales Today you will board a ship to sail the Channel of Last Hope, marvel at the awe-inspiring glaciers which sharply pierce the ocean from the southern continental ice field. Enjoy the stunning views as you sail past the famous Heritage Building, a slaughterhouse dating back to 1913 before continuing through the Senorat canal. Hopefully, you will catch sight of the Magellan Dolphins, frequent visitors to this area and possibly as a graceful sea lion whilst admiring the Condor birds by a stunning waterfall. You will then disembark for a stroll towards the Serrano glacier along the shores of Tempanos Lagoon and through a native forest, the huge icebergs and amazing landscapes complete an unforgettable day. • Breakfast & Lunch Day 7: Torres del Paine Considered the highlight of your trip, the National Park Torres del Paine is quite simply spectacular, internationally recognised as one of the most unique and beautiful places on the planet. Known for its soaring mountains, lakes, waterfalls and stunning blue icebergs that slice the glaciers and grasslands whilst sheltering rare wildlife such as guanacos. The three granite peaks of the Pane mountain range which dominate the landscape of the park spectacularly extend up to 2,500 metres above sea level. Following your lunch, you will embark on a short hike to the Grey Lake to witness the many icebergs originating from the Grey Glacier. • Breakfast & Lunch Day 8: Puerto Natales to El Calafate After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Argentina stopping for lunch en route. On arrival, you will be met by your local representative to check in at your hotel in El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier. • Breakfast Day 9: El Calafate The Perito Moreno Glacier is known locally as the 8th Wonder of the World is the planet’s 3rd largest reserve of fresh water and one of the continent’s last advancing glaciers. Your full day tour will leave you in awe of the glaciers unfathomable beauty. Calving icebergs the size of skyscrapers you may witness the glaciers signature movement as they slowly detach. • Breakfast Day 10: El Calafate Full day at leisure in El Calafate to relax and unwind. • Breakfast Day 11: El Calafate to Buenos Aires Following breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Evening at leisure. • Breakfast Day 12: Buenos Aires Enjoy a morning city tour commencing in the historic Plaza de Mayo, the site of the 1810 revolution and now a hub of political life. From here you will see the Casa Rosada government palace and its famous balcony where Eva Peron used to address the people. Continue to the picturesque and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street ‘Caminito’ whose architecture reflects the European influence of the late 19th century. In the evening marvel at a traditional tango, show whilst enjoying dinner. Tango originated in the 1880 ghettos which were populated by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans and Gauchos. From this intersection rose the ‘Compadritos’, whose songs, lyrics, and dances reflect ‘el duelo de cuchilleros’, or knife fights characteristic of the social ambience. The tango rose from a mix of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, some polka, and according to some, also a bit of African music. • Breakfast Day 13: Buenos Aires Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires Airport in time for your flight back to the UK via Sao Paulo, or continue on to your chosen extension. • Breakfast Your Meals • Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour. • Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Escorted Tour to Chile, Argentina and Patagonia and for further information.
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Chile Argentina and Patagonia
Destination: Chile Argentina and Patagonia

 

Escorted Tour to Chile Argentina and Patagonia
13 days, 12 nights from £2249.00 per person
Route: London, Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Buenos Aires, London

This fascinating tour offers a fabulous insight to Patagonia, combining two of South Americas most famous cities, cosmopolitan Santiago with the elegant and vibrant Buenos Aires. Travel through the delightful colonial city of Valparaiso and the contrasting city of ‘the Garden city’ Vina del Mar. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of sailing through magnificent glaciers, possibly spotting dolphins and seals and delight at the dominance of the stunning icebergs.

• Fully Escorted tour with tour guide
• Return scheduled flights
• All internal flights
• All internal transportation
• Entry fees to all sights
• Escorted tour financially protected

Tour Highlights
• Tours of Santiago and Buenos Aires
• Visit the contrasting cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
• Enjoy the stunning Torres del Paine National Park

Chile Argentina & Patagonia Tour have monthly departures, excluding July and August

Day 1: UK to Santiago
Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Santiago, via Sao Paulo.

Day 2: Santiago
On arrival in Chile, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon commence your tour of vibrant Santiago. Set against a spectacular backdrop of snow-covered Andean peaks this tour takes you to the city’s historic heart, visiting beautiful baroque buildings and the provincial Santa Lucia Hill where Spanish conquistadors founded the city in the 16th century.
• Dinner

Day 3: Santiago
Following breakfast, today is a tale of two cities. Valparaiso is a colonial city presenting an excellent example of late 19th century urban and architectural development in Latin America, considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Enjoy a ride on a traditional cable car and delight in the outstanding colours of the cliff top homes, bohemian culture and outstanding sea views. Continue to the coastal city of Vina Del Mar, a sharp contrast to neighbouring Valparaiso, known as the ‘Garden City’, a fascinating and beautiful location where you will enjoy delightfully expansive parks, fabulous architecture and the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. There will be an opportunity to visit La Sebastiana museum at an additional fee, famous for inspiring the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda.
• Breakfast

Day 4: Santiago
Today is at leisure for you to explore the energetic and cosmopolitan city of Santiago at your own pace. An optional excursion to the renowned vineyard of Santa Rica will be available.
• Breakfast

Day 5: Santiago to Puerto Natales
Following breakfast transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you will be met and enjoy a tour of the small isolated city of Punta Arenas. Continue to Puerto Natales, gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. This quaint town is situated on the shore of the Sound of Ultima Esperanza, once you have checked in to your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure.
• Breakfast

Day 6: Puerto Natales
Today you will board a ship to sail the Channel of Last Hope, marvel at the awe-inspiring glaciers which sharply pierce the ocean from the southern continental ice field. Enjoy the stunning views as you sail past the famous Heritage Building, a slaughterhouse dating back to 1913 before continuing through the Senorat canal. Hopefully, you will catch sight of the Magellan Dolphins, frequent visitors to this area and possibly as a graceful sea lion whilst admiring the Condor birds by a stunning waterfall. You will then disembark for a stroll towards the Serrano glacier along the shores of Tempanos Lagoon and through a native forest, the huge icebergs and amazing landscapes complete an unforgettable day.
• Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Torres del Paine
Considered the highlight of your trip, the National Park Torres del Paine is quite simply spectacular, internationally recognised as one of the most unique and beautiful places on the planet. Known for its soaring mountains, lakes, waterfalls and stunning blue icebergs that slice the glaciers and grasslands whilst sheltering rare wildlife such as guanacos. The three granite peaks of the Pane mountain range which dominate the landscape of the park spectacularly extend up to 2,500 metres above sea level. Following your lunch, you will embark on a short hike to the Grey Lake to witness the many icebergs originating from the Grey Glacier.
• Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8: Puerto Natales to El Calafate
After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Argentina stopping for lunch en route. On arrival, you will be met by your local representative to check in at your hotel in El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
• Breakfast

Day 9: El Calafate
The Perito Moreno Glacier is known locally as the 8th Wonder of the World is the planet’s 3rd largest reserve of fresh water and one of the continent’s last advancing glaciers. Your full day tour will leave you in awe of the glaciers unfathomable beauty. Calving icebergs the size of skyscrapers you may witness the glaciers signature movement as they slowly detach.
• Breakfast

Day 10: El Calafate
Full day at leisure in El Calafate to relax and unwind.
• Breakfast

Day 11: El Calafate to Buenos Aires
Following breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
• Breakfast

Day 12: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a morning city tour commencing in the historic Plaza de Mayo, the site of the 1810 revolution and now a hub of political life. From here you will see the Casa Rosada government palace and its famous balcony where Eva Peron used to address the people. Continue to the picturesque and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street ‘Caminito’ whose architecture reflects the European influence of the late 19th century. In the evening marvel at a traditional tango, show whilst enjoying dinner. Tango originated in the 1880 ghettos which were populated by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans and Gauchos. From this intersection rose the ‘Compadritos’, whose songs, lyrics, and dances reflect ‘el duelo de cuchilleros’, or knife fights characteristic of the social ambience. The tango rose from a mix of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, some polka, and according to some, also a bit of African music.
• Breakfast

Day 13: Buenos Aires
Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires Airport in time for your flight back to the UK via Sao Paulo, or continue on to your chosen extension.
• Breakfast

Your Meals
• Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
• Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Escorted Tour to Chile, Argentina and Patagonia and for further information.

Price From
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Mixed Meal Plan
Price From
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