Egypt continues to be a very popular place to enjoy a holiday. After all it is the home of two of the seven ancient wonders of the world in The Great Pyramid of Giza (the only one of the seven still in existence) and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. There is no doubt about it; Egypt is a sightseer’s paradise, with many attractions to visit and enjoy.
As the British summer comes to an end, people travel far and wide to extend their summer for just a couple more weeks. Crowds start to disappear as peak season finishes and the kids are heading back to school, making September one of the best months of the year to travel.
New Zealand in September marks the start of spring meaning you start to see the flowers blossom again and nature awakes from it’s winter slumbers, you can ski, swim and explore in New Zealand in September as slopes are still open in the ski resorts and the weather starts to improve so you can see all the major attractions.
A holiday to New Zealand is likely to be packed full of adventure and exploration, with beautiful, unspoiled landscapes waiting to take your breath away. You will need plenty of film rolls and disk space in order to capture moment after moment of unrivalled scenery. As you travel across the two main islands (North and South) you might be forgiven for thinking the vistas look somewhat familiar.
A holiday to New Zealand is likely to be packed full of adventure and exploration, with beautiful, unspoiled landscapes waiting to take your breath away. You will need plenty of film rolls and disk space in order to capture moment after moment of unrivalled scenery. As you travel across the two main islands (North and South) you might be forgiven for thinking the vistas look somewhat familiar. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and the Hobbit Trilogy were filmed in the country and the stunning scenery can be seen in large portions of the movies.
As well as the impressive natural sights such as mountains, lakes, glaciers, volcanoes and forests, there are also some major cities to take in along the way. Most of the larger cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton are on the North Island, whilst Christchurch is the biggest city on the South Island.
So, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on your travels throughout the country and perhaps one of the best ways to see it all is to check out one of the escorted tours to New Zealand.
Auckland – It may not lay claim to being the capital of New Zealand (Wellington) but Auckland is the largest city on either of the two islands. It’s full of all the things you would expect from a high quality city and is a haven for shoppers and for those who love to dine out in one of the many delightful restaurants. The harbour area is a particular draw which is a hive of activity both day and night. If you are a sports fan, then you may be lucky enough to be in town when the All Blacks or the Black Caps are staging rugby or cricket (respectively) matches at the Eden Park Stadium.
Wellington – The Capital of New Zealand was given the nickname of “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet in 2011, so that goes someway to telling you that it’s well worth including on your New Zealand escorted tours. As well as all the shops, eateries, museums and the famous Wellington cable car, there are also a host of attractions surrounding the city and nearby areas. Mount Victoria and Mount Kaukau are nearby and offer stunning panoramas.
Christchurch – The largest city on the South Island is now well on the road to recovery after the devastating earthquake of 2011 and remains one of the major tourist attractions in New Zealand. Check out the botanical gardens, Cathedral Square and Canterbury museum in between shopping trips and great restaurants.
While you are on the South Island, the list of places worth visiting is long and varied, so here are just a few worth checking out: Lake Pukaki, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, the Waitaki Valley, Nelson and Marlborough.
For adventure seekers and holidaymakers, New Zealand is a mouth watering prospect but to ensure you get to see all the best bits it’s important to have a structured itinerary. Please contact for much more information about any of our escorted tours to New Zealand.
The Maldives don’t take much explaining, known to be the definition of paradise by pretty much everyone concerned in travel. Set in the crystal clear Indian Ocean these breathtaking islands are home to stunning nature combined with a selection of outstanding resorts which really make you feel like you have arrived in heaven and we can provide some of the best deals available for you to take advantage of.
September in The Maldives is outside it’s usual peak season which runs from December to April, this usually means air fare is cheaper and the resorts are less busy which means we can provide the best rooms and offers as well as quieter beaches. Less people also means you can enjoy more marine life which is a real bonus as this is one of the best places on the planet for snorkeling with a varied selection of Maldivian wildlife but expect to see a wide range of fish all shapes and sizes, turtles gliding through the water, black tip sharks in which occupy the waters all year round and will provide a unique experience you will be talking about for the rest of your life and if you are very lucky some playful dolphins.
I can recommend taking a tour with a marine biologist in which will have the knowledge of where to find you the best marine life the Maldives can offer. September is also a good time to see the mysterious Manta Ray off the island of Ari, whale sharks can also be found all year round on the western side of the islands with boat tours available either through your resort or speak to one of team to organize the best possible tour for you.
Relaxation is usually the main priority of every visitor to the Maldives and with golden beaches, calm turquoise blue waters and some of the very best spa settings on the planet you can see why people leave the islands rejuvenated and holding a new lease for life. Each resort will have a world class spa set with beautiful views and the best treatments available to make you feel high on life, follow this up with a dip in the warm Indian Ocean and your sure to be in pure relaxation. Club Med Kani offer over 20 different treatments all believed to provide a different sensation in regards to body, soul and even spiritual experiences.
The resorts here are world famous and can be seen on most travel websites as well as all over your Instagram news feed, we have the experience and knowledge to provide our recommendations on where we believe are the best resorts on the islands that we sell.
Club Med Kani a family friendly all inclusive resort with delicious all you can eat buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner an open bar and endless water and land sports. Keep the kids occupied with their kids clubs while you relax with a cocktail on the beach and experience the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Stay in one of their beautiful overwater bungalows with ocean views and your own access to the warm crystal clear waters so dive straight in before you head for breakfast.
Club Med Finolhu Villas are the perfect place for a honeymoon, wedding or simply an unforgettable holiday. This slice of tropical Pacific paradise situated south west of Sri Lanka forms part of the archipelago known as the Maldives. The resort itself is on Gasfinolhu Island and is made up of picture-perfect white sand beaches, clear turtle-filled waters and one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.
So if it is the perfect holiday you are after then head to the Maldives – you simply won’t be able to top this incredible part of the world.
Egypt continues to be a very popular place to enjoy a holiday. After all it is the home of two of the seven ancient wonders of the world in The Great Pyramid of Giza (the only one of the seven still in existence) and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. There is no doubt about it; Egypt is a sightseer’s paradise, with many attractions to visit and enjoy. The mighty Nile River is found here, the unique city of Cairo, Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings & Queens, as well as the breathtaking pyramids. In recent years another side of Egypt has opened up with luxury all inclusive holidays to Red Sea resorts like Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.
So, whether you are looking for escorted tours to Egypt, Nile River cruises or just looking to soak up the sun on a sandy beach, then this country really offers a little bit of everything.
Nile River Cruises – If you want to be able to enjoy large swathes of this fabulous country, taking in as many sights and historical landmarks as possible, then perhaps a cruise on the river Nile will suit you perfectly. The Nile is the longest river in the world and as it passes through 10 different countries (including Egypt, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia) it stretches more than 4000 miles, with around a thousand of those within Egypt itself.
The sights and places you visit on a Nile cruise or an escorted tour to Egypt will of course vary depending on the length of your itinerary but some of the beautiful places you might visit are as follows:
The Pyramids of Giza – Although there is much more to see in Egypt, no trip to the country would really be complete without seeing the Pyramids, one of the most well known sights in the world. The main Great Pyramid of Giza is thought to date back as far as 2560 BC and probably took between 10 and 20 years to build. Once you have seen the pyramids, they will remain with you forever!
Cairo – The capital of Egypt, Cairo, is also the biggest city in the whole of Africa and to see it all properly you would need more than a few excursions. However, wandering through some of the bustling streets and visiting some of the museums and famous landmarks will certainly give you a good taste of this exciting city.
Aswan – Another city well worth exploring is Aswan. Further south than Cairo, there is plenty to see and do here. The Temple of Philae, Nubian Museum, Kitchner’s Island, the Botanical garden and the unfinished Obelisk are just some of the highlights of this particular area.
Luxor – One of the most famous cities and tourist destinations in Egypt is Luxor. Too many highlights to list all of them but the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple, Avenue of Sphinxes and Valley of the Artisans are just some of the places that should certainly be on your list.
So, Egypt is full of wonder and magic and makes a great place for an adventure holiday or one of relaxation. Please feel free to contact us for much more information about any of our escorted tours to Egypt.