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FULLY ESCORTED TOURS DEPARTING CLARE

We know that sometimes the hardest part of a holiday is just getting to your destination. Airports can be big scary places and usually difficult to navigate. So here at Phillip Basham Travel, we have started a range of tours that are fully escorted from Clare! We'll pick you up and drive you to the airport, help you with the check in and security process, and deliver you safely to your assigned seat.

Rest assured that everything is looked after once you arrive as well, you can look forward to comfortable transfers to your accommodation, room check in, and an introduction to your Tour Director.

Join us as we explore all the corners of the globe; experiencing new cultures; seeing new sights; and making new friends.


A few extra pieces you can expect on our tours include

  • The services of a Phillip Basham Travel consultant throughout the entire trip
  • Visas for Australian Passport Holders (where applicable & available)
  • A "Getting to Know You" dinner in Clare where you'll meet the other locals joining your tour and ask any last minute questions (provided on select tours)
  • Return transfers to Adelaide Airport from The Clare Valley

Have a read below of the few tours we have already organised and keep posted for others on the way!

If there's somewhere you'd like to go, let us know and we'll add it to the list

TASMANIA | 15 MARCH 2021

11 DAYS FROM $4'685* PP TWIN SHARE

Discover why Tasmania really is a cut above the rest when it comes to natural beauty and fascinating historical sites. The tour starts with a transfer from the Clare Valley to Adelaide for a lavish dinner and an overnight stay in a 4 star hotel before an early morning flight to Launceston to start the tour. Explore the rugged landscapes of Freycinet National Park, Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain; Follow the 'Convict Travel' to Richmond, Port Arthur and Sarah Island's penal colony; Visit the controversial Museum of Old & New Art or wander the Salamanca Markets. Enjoy breakfast daily and exquisite dinner's in Strahan, Smithton & Launceston.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 9 night land tour in an air conditioned coach
  • Services of a dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides
  • 18 meals - 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 8 dinners
  • Transfers, taxes & gratuities included

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Return Transfers from The Clare & Gilbert Valley's
  • Airfares with Qantas inc 20kg luggage
  • Overnight stay in Adelaide
  • Pre Tour "Getting to Know You" Dinner

KANGAROO ISLAND | MARCH 2021

5 DAYS FROM $1'690* PP TWIN SHARE

From its inspiring landscapes and spectacular coastlines, to the rich diversity of its bushlands and wetlands, Kangaroo Island is a real treat for your senses. Drive through the Flinders Chase National Park and witness the devastation caused by the 2020 bushfires. Walk among the famous Remarkable Rocks and watch seals playing under Admirals Arch. Taste world class Kangaroo Island Honey at Cliffords Honey Farm. Get up close and personal with unique wildlife at the KI Wildlife Park and Raptor Domain. With something for everyone Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination to start exploring our own backyard.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 4 night land tour in an air conditioned coach
  • Services of a dedicated Sealink Driver Guide
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides including bushfire affected Flinders Chase
  • 12 meals with 2 course dinner included every night
  • Transfers, taxes & gratuities included

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Overnight stop in Victor Harbour
  • Fully Escorted by a Phillip Basham Travel Consultant*
  • Return Transfers from The Clare & Gilbert Valley's

*Subject to minimum numbers

RED CENTRE | APRIL 2021 DETAILS COMING SOON

9 DAYS FROM $4'895* PP TWIN SHARE

Explore the Red Centre of Australia on this breath-taking journey through centuries old landscapes. The ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior – and the jewels in its crown, magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Close encounters with local people add an enriching layer to your outback experience. Depart directly from The Clare Valley aboard an air conditioned coach and head to the Flinders Ranges for your first night on tour.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 8 night land tour in an air conditioned coach with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Services of a dedicated AAT Kings Tour Director
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides including Uluru Sunrise Tour
  • 14 meals including an Outback BBQ dinner under the stars
  • Transfers, taxes & gratuities included

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Fully Escorted by a Phillip Basham Travel Consultant*
  • Economy Airfares from Alice Springs to Adelaide
  • Door-to-door pick up/drop off in Clare (and surroundings)
  • "Getting To Know You' dinner a month prior to departure*

*Subject to minimum numbers

MURRAY RIVER | MAY 2021

5 DAYS FROM $1'890* PP TWIN SHARE

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4 night cruise along the outback river highway. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands. Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the 350 bird species that inhabit the riverlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 4 night cruise aboard the authentic Paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours, Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard entertainment

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Fully Escorted by a Phillip Basham Travel Consultant*
  • Return Transfers to Mannum from The Clare Valley
  • 2 course lunch & wine tasting at Angaston
  • Tour & hot lunch at Monarto Safari Park

*Subject to minimum numbers

CANADA & ALASKA | 22 AUGUST 2021

23 DAYS FROM $13'313* PP TWIN SHARE

A journey to Western Canada is one full of awe and wonder. The jewel in the crown are the majestic Rocky Mountains; beautiful snow-capped sculptures lined by forests of fir, spruce and pine, dotted with lakes, bordered by rivers and inhabited by prolific wildlife who will often pop out to greet you by the side of the road. Combine all of this with historic properties, a legendary cruise through the Inside Passage and a rail journey on board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train, for a completely satisfying journey.

Our first stop is Vancouver, a vibrant city that is the perfect blend of nature and cityscape. Set on a harbour with a backdrop of verdant mountains, it is the ideal scene for exploring the variety of sights, tastes and sounds the city has to offer. The magnificent Rockies speak for themselves. Naturally spectacular, they are a stunning sight. The national parks of Banff and Jasper with the towns of the same name afford ample opportunity to soak up and explore this wonder of nature. Both are typical mountain towns that allow you to get to know the friendly people, spot iconic wildlife and indulge in the majestic mountain scenery. The piece de resistance is the “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise, a picture perfect lake in one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings in the world. Victoria, located on Vancouver Island  is a rich and historic town with an abundance of traditional architecture, deep cultural background, as well as being home to the world renowned Butchart Gardens.

Top off this magnificent land journey with a 7 day cruise aboard Holland America's ms Eurodam, through the Inside Passage and visit some coastal and secluded Alaskan cities before heading home with your helpful guide assisting you through the airports.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Fourteen night land tour in an air conditioned & Wi-Fi accessible coach
  • Seven night cruise aboard the ms Eurodam in an Oceanview Room
  • Two day all inclusive rail journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer in Silverleaf standard
  • Services of a dedicated Evergreen Tour Director
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides including world famous Butchart Gardens
  • 43 meals including a mountaintop dinner in Banff
  • Transfers, port charges & tipping included

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Fully Escorted by a Phillip Basham Travel Consultant
  • Return Economy Airfares
  • Return Airport transfers from The Clare Valley
  • Canada & USA Visa Waiver
  • $100pp group discount
  •  "Getting To Know You' dinner a month prior to departure

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | 20 MARCH 2021 POSTPONED

13 DAYS FROM $5,620* PP TWIN SHARE

Come and explore the bustling cities and sleepy villages of Vietnam and Cambodia along a cruise on the Mighty Mekong River!

Departing from Clare, you will be driven in air conditioned coach to Adelaide Airport for your mid-morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City (via Singapore).

Spend 3 nights exploring the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh either on your own or join the organised city tour (extra expense). Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dining experience at the Chopsticks Saigon Restaurant and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels built by resistance fighters during the Vietnam war. Next we travel to the Mekong Delta to board our ship- the RV Apsara. With her sophisticated design and premium facilities, we're sure you'll enjoy sitting in your balcony suite watching the unique scenery sail by. Our tour ends in Siem Reap, but not before we meet the adorable children of Opportunities of Development thru Art- an organisation that offers educational support; and a sunset tour of Angkor Wat temple complex.

Finally it is time to come home. Your consultant will help you through Siem Reap and Singapore Airports until you land in Adelaide where they will help you to the coach and then you're home bound to Clare.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Seven-night premium river cruise aboard the new RV Apsara, in an Outside Balcony
  • Services of a dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides including Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Two night stay at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap
  • 27 meals plus wine & local beer included with lunch & dinner on board your cruise
  • Transfers, port charges & tipping included

EXCLUSIVE TO PHILLIP BASHAM TRAVEL

  • Fully Escorted by a Phillip Basham Travel Consultant
  • Return Economy Airfares with Singapore Airlines
  • Return Airport transfers from The Clare Valley
  • One night accommodation pre-tour in Ho Chi Minh
  • Local pre-tour dinner
  • Vietnam Visa

* Price to be confirmed at time of booking. Phillip Basham Travel escort is dependant on minimum numbers reached. Agency Terms & Conditions apply. Third Party terms, conditions & fare rules apply. Itinerary's and dates are subject to change due to availability, weather and reasons outside our control.