Long Term Travel Group Coordinator – Contact Russell Allsop
Committee has decided it is in the interest of member safety to not continue to tour in 2020 but is currently agreeable to postpone the planned tour until probably to around a similar time in 2021. Individual traveller have been emailed with the sad news and asked to consider available options.
Croatia – Slovenia plus a bit of Venice and Montenegro (Tony and Russell)
A comprehensive Itinerary and other back-grounding information is available for review. Talk to Tony or Russell.
As one day’s example, our Day 6 Itinerary experience is clipped below:
Departing Zagreb …. we continue our journey to enchanting Istria, which still retains its Venetian heritage, to explore its lesser known inland region of delightful medieval hilltop villages. Our guide will take us for a true taste of the region to visit a small family-owned olive oil factory, sample locally produced oil and enjoy lunch at a quaint local restaurant. To read a bit more, click on:- Lonely Plant info on Istria
We are able to offer an alternative to the Cruise leg which achieves a more in-depth look at particularly the Hvar and Korcula Islands. To cater for this possible approach, we will seek to reserve some accommodation to be able to cope with enquiries – the likely hotels on the islands look quite appealing!
Some things about Slovenia:
- There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia – we visit probably the best known at Postajna, said to be 2 million years old.
- I understand Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, translates to “the Loved One”. We will spend a little time in Ljubljana.
- The first married couple to summit Everest were from Slovenia – achieved in 1990 – they married at Base Camp and then scaled to the summit – a pretty ‘cool’ honeymoon venue.
- Melanija Knavs (wife of the current POTUS) was born in Novo Mesto, and grew up in Sevnica in Slovenia. We will drive quite close to her birthplace.
Sri Lanka and South India
Given world events and the Croatia Tour now postponed into 2021, the work done in relation to this destination will be treated as a foundation step to develop appealing structures for both countries but without a date being scheduled. We had hoped early in 2021 would be ideal from a touring experience but this is now unlikely.
Outback Queensland – South West circuit from Longreach
Realistically, no one is currently focused on anything other than keeping safe and well. So no more done to develop this destination.
Recent Tour to Japan – November 2019
This tour has now concludrd. There is a Japan Tour Supplement to our Club’s December Newsletter and is available to members who may be interested in reading about the tour.
A range of photos are available here. Members enjoyed different options throughout the tour but the photos do not touch on all activities – they represent a small sample only.
No doubt some feedback will have trickled back from travellers along the way.
Read Japan thru the eyes of Anne which briefly describes the tour events
on a daily basis from 17th to 30th November. All in all, a great experience.