Tried and tested va­ca­tions

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NOTH­ING beats a first- hand ac­count. Globus Fam­ily of Brands is an es­teemed in­ter­na­tional travel brand of­fer­ing land tours and river cruises. Take it from th­ese trav­ellers who have ex­pe­ri­enced th­ese tour­ing op­tions; they’ll have you con­vinced to fol­low in their choice, too.

* Cos­mos – Af­ford­able coach tour­ing:

Cos­mos tours are the per­fect fit for the value- minded trav­eller and al­though its itin­er­ar­ies are af­ford­able, its ser­vice and qual­ity is top of the class. Aline Yap is a loyal pas­sen­ger of Cos­mos, trav­el­ling with them for the past 10 years.

Among the tours on her ros­ter are the 9D Slove­nia and Croa­tia and 8D High­lights of An­dalu­sia.

When asked why she keeps re­turn­ing to Cos­mos, she had only praises to sing:

“Un­like any other con­ven­tional tours, I usu­ally don’t find my­self rush­ing from place to place.

“Some tours even have free days for me to do my own ex­plo­ration.”

As Cos­mos is an in­ter­na­tional tour op­er­a­tor, you’ll find var­i­ous na­tion­al­i­ties shar­ing your hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence with you.

Yap still keeps in touch with her tour mem­bers till this very day.

It’s not only the fel­low Cos­mos pas­sen­gers, but the tour di­rec­tors that have left her with favourable im­pres­sions.

“There was once I missed a day of my tour be­cause of a flight de­lay.

“The tour di­rec­tor made up this day of tour­ing on a dif­fer­ent day, in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion with­out any ex­tra charges.”

* Avalon – Deluxe river cruis­ing:

Avalon Wa­ter­ways is deluxe river cruis­ing with the youngest fleet on Euro­pean wa­ters, win­ning the “Best Cabin 2015” award. Each ship comes com­plete with spa­cious panoramic suites with wall- to- wall win­dows en­sur­ing stun­ning views through­out the day. The 8D Tulip Time cruise to Hol­land and Bel­gium was Ng Ah Loi’s first ven­ture with Avalon.

She had some ap­pre­hen­sions be­fore the cruise: “I was so wor­ried about sea­sick­ness, I even brought sea­sick­ness pills, but I didn’t need them. The cruise was so smooth you couldn’t tell it was mov­ing.”

Each day in­cluded a guided sight­see­ing on land with a fun in­ter­na­tional crowd from her cruise.

Staff on board were ex­cep­tional too, as Ng said, “The tour lead­ers were very knowl­edge­able and help­ful.

“The cruise staff were friendly and made me feel at home, I got VIP treat­ment through­out the trip.”

The favourite part of her cruise were the panoramic rooms.

“The rooms were spa­cious,” she said. “I got great views of the scenery with the cool breeze drift­ing into my room. It was nice to sit with a cup of coffee on the bal­cony en­joy­ing the scenery.”

Save up to 35% on se­lected de­par­tures and be­tween RM1,200 to RM4,000 when you book any Cos­mos and Globus Europe tours dur­ing this MATTA Fair.

With Avalon Wa­ter­ways, you can “Fly for Free” on the 15D Mag­nif­i­cent Europe cruise and get a “Buy One, Free One” of­fer on se­lected Europe river cruises.

Se­dunia Travel is the Ger­eral Sales Agent for Globus Fam­ily of Brands.

Visit Se­dunia Travel at Booth No. 2154 to 2183 in Hall 2, and en­quire about a Cos­mos or Avalon pack­age.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 2142 0222 ( open Satur­day and Sun­day) or log on to www. se­duni­a­travel. com/ matta- fair.

Aline yap is a loyal pas­sen­ger of Cos­mos, trav­el­ling with them for the past 10 years. — Photo cour­tesy of Aline yap Aline yap’s selfie dur­ing her 2015 Cos­mos 9D Jew­els of slove­nia and Croa­tia trip: ‘ Just pack your bag. Let Cos­mos take you there,’ says yap. — Photo cour­tesy of Aline yap

Ng dur­ing her hol­land and Bel­gium cruise: ‘ I’ll al­ways choose Avalon if I want a river cruise.’ — Photo cour­tesy of Ng Ah Loi

Avalon won ‘ Best Cabin 2015’.

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