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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
  • Return transfers to Adelaide Airport from Clare

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

RED CENTRE | MAY 2021 DETAILS COMING SOON

9 DAYS FROM $4'895* PP TWIN SHARE

Explore the Red Centre of Australia on this breathtaking journey through centuries old landscapes. Depart directly from Clare aboard an air conditioned coach and head to the Flinders Ranges for your first night on tour.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 8 nights land tour in an air conditioned coach with onboard wifi
  • Services of a dedicated AAT Kings Tour Director
  • Key sightseeing with expert local guides including Uluru Sunrise Tour
  • 13 meals including a sunset dinner overlooking Uluru
  • 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

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 & wifi 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 Clare
  • 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 Clare
  • One night accommodation pre-tour in Ho Chi Minh
  • Local pre-tour dinner
  • Vietnam Visa