Magellan on the Orient-Express
SIX Magellan Travel owner managers had the trip of a lifetime recently when Qantas Holidays partnered with Belmond Trains & Cruises to create an itinerary taking in Venice, London and Abu Dhabi.
Transferring from Venice Airport by private water taxi to the five- star Bauer Palazzo Hotel on the Grand Canal, the group enjoyed two nights in La Serenissima before boarding the classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a two- day rail journey to London.
Staying at the posh May Fair Hotel, the group was wined and dined in London before heading to Abu Dhabi where they had a chance to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the new Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Pictured as they prepared to hit the rails are Leanne Chard, Qantas Holidays; Lisa Allan, Shire Travel; Melinda Gregor, Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel; Sarah Tierney, Trans World Travel; Karen Conlon, Belmond Trains & Cruises; Arlette De Brey, Mary Rossi Travel; Adrienne Witteman, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre; and Emma Whiting, Emma Whiting Travel.