Newsletter European Winter 2013

Walkabout Gourmet NewsEuropean Winter 2013


Dear Walkabout Walkers and Friends,

Firstly we would like to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy 2013 and we hope that the year has begun well for you.

2013 Information Evenings

We have recently confirmed the dates for our 2013 Video & Information Evenings:

NSW




Thursday, 21st February 2013 at 6.30 pm
chev Victoria Room on Level 3
Royal Automobile Club of Australia
89 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY
Guided Walking Holidays View location Eventbrite - Information Evening - Sydney

VIC




Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 6.30 pm
Guided Walking Holidays Function Rooms 1-2
Life Saving Victoria HQ
200 The Boulevard (access from Todd Rd)
PORT MELBOURNE
Eventbrite - Information Evening - Melbourne
ACT




Wednesday, 13th March at 6.30 pm
Guided Walking HolidaysJacaranda Room
Hotel Kurrajong
8 National Circuit
BARTON
Eventbrite - Information Evening - Canberra
QLD




Thursday, 14th March at 6.30 pm
Guided Walking Holidays Michener’s Room on Level 3
Rendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane on George
103 George Street
BRISBANE
Eventbrite - Information Evening - Brisbane

IMPORTANT: As nibbles and refreshments will be served and seats limited, please confirm your attendance with Trish (see 'Register' button) now to your chosen information evening.

TURKEY in 2014
After Christmas we all managed to get away for a family holiday to Istanbul, Turkey. We had a wonderful time and we were really taken with this vibrant and friendly metropolis. It has been on our mind for sometime so we have now decided to introduce a new walking holiday to Turkey for 2014 – it will be in our 2014 brochure which we hope will be out in the middle of the year.

If you would like to receive a copy of the pre departure notes when they become available, please
let us know.

2013 WALKING HOLIDAYS FILLING UP FAST
We are very happy to see that our 2013 Walking Holidays are filling up fast, quite a few of our walks are already full and general bookings are strong so that is very encouraging. At the present time the following walks are fully booked:

   Guided Walking HolidaysSea to the Summits (2 vacancies for the last 8 nights - Chamonix & Grindelwald)
   Guided Walking HolidaysOn the Celtic Way
   Guided Walking HolidaysFollow the Gourmet Trail
   Guided Walking HolidaysGastronomic Trail
   Guided Walking Holidays
Explore Slovenia & Croatia
   Guided Walking HolidaysAfrican Walkabout

Of course we realise that booking numbers change constantly so even though the above tours may be fully booked now, tomorrow we may have a vacancy – if you are interested in any of the above tours, please contact Trish and ask to have your name put on the waiting list.

All other tours are available at the moment. Our season this year will begin with Morocco on 6th April and finish with Africa on the 15th October. Our Australian season will commence on the 23rd November with the Grampians & Great Ocean Road.


ON THE SNAIL TRAIL
"Will I keep up with the group ?" This is a question which many first time walkers with WGA often ask themselves – with this question in mind we decided to introduce the "Snail Trail" to our program back in 2011. The average daily walking time on this tour is 4 hours and the pace is leisurely. Of course not only is this walk very well suited for those guests who haven't been with us before but also for our many repeat guests who are now getting a little older !

So back to that initial question – "Will I keep up with the group ?" - the answer is "yes" and you will enjoy it even more if you do some regular exercise and walking before you join us !

On the Snail Trail scheduled for June 2013 still has 3 vacancies available !

ON THE SNAIL TRAIL -> TOUR IMPRESSION
Guided Walking HolidaysThis is our fourth Walkabout Gourmet Adventure and we have enjoyed all our previous trips but this one exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was excellent. Our four days in Biarritz prior to commencing the walk was delightful with good shopping, food and lovely walks. A day trip to Bilbao to visit the fabulous Guggenhein Museum was a highlight. We chose "On the Snail Trail" because it was less hurried with more time to relax or explore or whatever. We were also keen to return to Provence which we had enjoyed on a previous tour. We loved Gascony & the Cevennes which were new to us and were both very special. We were impressed with the villages, towns and undulating terrain in Gascony and the fabulous Tarn River and the National Park in the Cevennes. All six walks were enjoyable and gave us a greater insight and enjoyment of the individual localities. The three hotels were charming and we enjoyed the regional variations in the cuisine and wines. Our final lunch at Bastide de Moustiers was a gourmet delight and a memorable finish to the holiday. We had a marvellous group of fellow travellers from Melbourne & Sydney. Eight members were first timers and it was interesting to hear them talk about their enjoyment of experiences which we "old timers" took for granted. Congratulations WGA on another outstanding holiday!”
Guided Walking Holidays
John & Lorraine, Armadale, Australia [ On the Snail Trail 2012]
A PLACE IN PROVENCE
We would like to give you an update with availability for our Holiday Apartments for the coming season. Bookings are very strong for June and September – we still have availability in all other months - so don't forget about our lovely apartments when planning your 2013 European holiday.

We shall be doing some renovations on Apt No. 2 during Winter – we have just received the planning permit to build a balcony overlooking our enchanting courtyard. This addition will allow our guests a delightful outdoor area to relax and enjoy their meals during the Summer months. Please refer to our architectural sketch!

Happy & Safe travelling!

Best wishes,

Gabriela, Graeme and the Walkabout Team


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IN THIS ISSUE
news INFORMATION NIGHTS
news TURKEY IN 2014
news 2013 WALKS FILLING UP FAST
news ON THE SNAIL TRAIL TOUR
news A PLACE IN PROVENCE

 


WGA Info nights

walking tour
Reserve your night!

Les Trois Eveches near Barcelonnette France

walking tour
Secrets of Provence


Walking Tour in Turkey Istanbul

walking tour
2014 Walking Tour in Turkey

Alb Valley Soutern Black Forest

walking tour
Walking the Black Forest in Germany, Taste of Europe


Les Trois Eveches on the Secrets of Provence

walking tour Les Trois Eveches on the Secrets of Provence

Delicatessen from Provence

walking tour
Delicacies from Provence

On the snail Trail

walking tour
On the Snal Trail in the Cevennes, France


La Dolce Vita Italy

walking tour La Dolce Vita Tour in Selinunte, Italy


Holiday Accommodations Provence

walking tour
Architectural sketch of the new balcony overlooking our enchanting courtyard