Con­tiki 11-day package Cox & Kings 23-day package Flight Cen­tre 18-day package

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GO stargazing in the US on a unique 23-day as­tron­o­mythemed tour priced from $7120 a per­son, twin share, from (land only) from Ade­laide. The Grand Amer­i­can As­tro­nom­i­cal Ex­pe­ri­ence is a one-off tour led by As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mel­bourne founder Cris El­lis. Among the ma­jor ob­ser­va­to­ries vis­ited on the tour are Mt Wil­son Ob­ser­va­tory, the Palo­mar Ob­ser­va­tory, the Low­ell Ob­ser­va­tory, Mt Gra­ham Ob­ser­va­tory and the Kennedy Space Cen­tre. You will also visit Hawaii, the Ne­vada desert, Las Ve­gas, the Grand Canyon, Tuc­son and Florida’s re­sort area of Or­lando. The tour de­parts Oc­to­ber 4 and in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion in first-class ho­tels with break­fast daily, air­con­di­tioned tour­ing coaches, sight­see­ing and en­trances fees as per itin­er­ary and pro­fes­sional lo­cal guides. Ph 1300 836 764 or email travel@coxand­kings.com.au BUD­DING pho­tog­ra­phers can fo­cus their lens on the sights of Italy and cap­ture per­fect pho­tos with the help of an ex­pert on this guided 18-day pho­tog­ra­phy tour priced from $5559 a per­son, twin share. Pic­ture Per­fect Italy by In­sight Va­ca­tions, vis­its Venice, the Ital­ian Lakes, Santa Margherita, Tuscany, Orvi­eto, Posi­tano and more and will be guided by a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher who will teach trav­ellers tips and tech­niques to im­prove their pho­tog­ra­phy skills. The tour in­cludes 17 nights in pre­mium ho­tels, break­fast daily, a high­light lunch in the Chi­anti wine re­gion, four din­ners, travel by lux­ury coach, ser­vices of a tour di­rec­tor and guided sight­see­ing. Book­ings must be made be­fore Septem­ber 10 for a Septem­ber 17 de­par­ture. Ph 1300 939 414 or see flight­cen­tre.com.au

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