Vietnam Tour Bundle

Vietnam

LADY HAU DINNER CRUISE Glide along the Saigon River on-board a beautifully restored rice barge from the Mekong Delta. Originally used to ferry goods to and from floating markets, today the Lady Hau offers a unique dining experience. This 3 hour dinner cruise is the perfect way to finish a hectic day in the city and enjoy the unique flavours of Vietnamese cuisine at its best. SAIGON STREET EATS Eat like the locals do in Ho Chi Minh City on a 2.5-hour walking tour with an in-the-know guide. Sample culinary delights that have made Southern Vietnamese cuisine famous, from 'banh mi' sandwiches to popular rice dishes - enough for dinner and dessert. Taste Saigonese coffee, beer and street food from local vendors as you explore markets and caf�s while the sun goes down. STORY OF SAIGON Discover the story of Saigon, from a city of conflict to a modern metropolis on this fascinating half-day tour. You'll visit key locations such as the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, to learn about the city's transition from war-torn Saigon to urban Ho Chi Minh City, and end your day with a sunset speedboat ride along the Saigon River. HANOI STREET EATS With food stalls on every corner, Hanoi is famous for its street food cuisine. This local street eats walking tour has been designed to enable you to enjoy some of the very best of Vietnam's street food. You'll be guided through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter stopping along the way to sample some of the many local delicacies on offer. HANOI HIGHLIGHTS MORNING TOUR See the very best of Hanoi's cultural highlights on a guided morning tour. Visit the incredible Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the One Pillar Pagoda and the iconic Presidential Palace before heading to the ancient Temple of Literature, learning about the stories of Hanoi's incredible 1,000 year history along the way. HANOI AFTERNOON WALKING TOUR Discover the heart and soul of historic Hanoi on a walking tour to the city's top sights and exclusive visits to Hanoi's hidden destinations. Kick back on a cyclo and wander on foot to the central Citadel, Cua Bac Church, Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda while taking time to explore the Old Quarter's lesser known market streets and cultures along the way. Learn about the ancient history and modern charm of this bustling urban hub at a pace perfect for cultural discovery. WATER PUPPET SHOW Visit Hanoi's central Water Puppet Theatre, where the artists have been performing for many years. This North Vietnamese art was created quite by accident, when rural North Vietnam became flooded during performances. As a consequence, this unique art has been practiced for generations. The show lasts in 1 hour.

DepartingValid for select departures from 1 April - 31 Dece

FROM $185*
From $185*

Thailand Tour Bundle

Thailand

PAT'S HOME THAI COOKING CLASS Thai cuisine is one of the world's most delicious, enhanced by fresh, explosive tastes. We proudly present Thai culinary culture for your unique pleasure while visiting Phuket, Thailand. Pat, originally from Bangkok, lived in California for six years where she was Chef at a restaurant. Now she wishes to share her expertise and secrets in the comfort and exotic surroundings of her gracious home utilising a western kitchen, some traditional methods and always the freshest ingredients. The class featuring a hands-on approach, includes certificates, recipes and lunch. Enjoy the art of Thai cooking that you can savour at home with family and friends. PHUKET FANTASEA Spend an evening at Phuket Fantasea, a theme park and entertainment complex the whole family can enjoy. Buffet dinner is included as you sit back and appreciate a charming traditional show depicting Thailand's rich and exotic heritage. PHUKET ISLAND TOUR Familiarise yourself with the island of Phuket - Take in the islands natural beauty as you drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. Each beach offering a different type of holiday experience. Photo opportunities are included at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket 'Wat Chalong'. CORAL ISLAND TOUR Board a traditional long tail boat for the journey out to Koh Taen (Coral Island). Lunch is served at the small island restaurant and there is lots of free time for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing in the sun. The Coral Island is a primitive tranquil island which takes about 20 minutes by long tail boat. On the island lies a small pristine village and there is neither car nor road. The island, surrounded by coral reef with serene white sandy beaches, offers a perfect spot for snorkeling and sun-bathing. KOH PHANGAN SPEEDBOAT You will take a speed boat to Koh Phangan and explore some of the islands by pick up truck. You also visit a small island for snorkeling or swimming and on the main island we will visit a temple and fishing village. AROUND SAMUI ISLAND TOUR The perfect opportunity to get a true feel of the island! See many magnificent beaches and most of the major sites on Samui, such as Big Buddha and Grandpa rock. Sip fresh coconut juice and visit a fishing village. There is also time for shopping in Nathon Town BANGKOK CITY AND TEMPLES TOUR Immerse yourself in the heart of Thai culture on a half-day Bangkok temple tour. Visit Wat Pho, known as the birthplace of traditional Thai medicine and healing, Wat Tramit with its beautiful solid gold Buddha and Wat Benchamabophit, one of the gems in Thailand's temples, with ornate Italian marble carving. LOY NAVA DINNER CRUISE A luxury rice barge journey into Thai culture and the Thai heart. Five star dining, traditional culture and touring, on the only original antique teakwood rice barge on the river in Bangkok. Experience first-class Thai hospitality and delicious food from around Thailand in the comfort and tranquility of this luxury, open-air cruise. DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET Venture from the exotic and colourful Bangkok on a day trip to the countryside and visit Damnoen Saduak floating markets. You'll experience rural Thai culture at its best and cruise by long-tailed speedboat to the markets. See the vendors selling local produce and get an up-close glimpse of everyday life in Thailand. View our great airfares, tours, travel insurance, and car hire.

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Melbourne's Food & Wine Discovery, 4 Days

Victoria

HIGHLIGHTS: Melbourne - Yarra Valley. Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 Melbourne Sights & Dinner on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. See the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. View the fine cathedrals and theatres; see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Fitzroy Gardens to see Captain Cook's Cottage. Your afternoon is free. Early evening you'll board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria's history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you'll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. The trams have been carefully refurbished to provide all the modern conveniences you would expect from a first class restaurant; comforts such as seats covered in plush velvet, beautiful brass fittings to cast a cosy glow and background music to add to your dining experience. B D Day 3 Yarra Valley Wineries with Lunch. Drive through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and take a break to enjoy some traditional Aussie billy tea at Grants on Sherbrooke. You can handfeed Australian birds such as the Crimson Rosella, Cockatoo and Galah. Next stop is Belgrave, to board the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a journey back in time through the heart of the rainforest. You'll head through gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and ride over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. The scenery en route to the Yarra Valley is just spectacular with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop. When you arrive in Victoria's premium wine growing region, you'll visit Rochford Winery for lunch. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the courtyard overlooking the vines and sip on a glass of one of their top blends. Later you may visit estates such as Dominique Portet or other local wineries to taste their selection of Australian wine. B L Day 4 Farewell from Melbourne. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

4 days
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4 days From $849*

Sydney's Food & Wine Discovery, 4 Days

New South Wales

HIGHLIGHTS: Sydney - Hunter Valley. Day 1 Welcome to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure. Early evening why not take a Captain Cook Harbour Dinner Cruise? It takes you past all the main harbour attractions including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You'll witness spring twilight, summer evenings, autumn sunsets or winter city lights, while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu (own expense). Day 2 Sydney Sights & Dinner at Sydney Tower. After a morning at leisure, you'll board your coach to see the sights of the city. Travel through the historic Rocks district, where you'll get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, then travel through Chinatown, with its bustling restaurants, noodle bars and bargain shopping. Next stop is Mrs. Macquarie's Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens, for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House. Continue east to the entrance of Sydney Harbour, known as the Gap, which will give you breathtaking views of the coastline. Your destination is Bondi Beach. You can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear water. Return to the city where this evening you'll dine in the heart of downtown CBD at the Sydney Tower Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with over 40 freshly prepared dishes from a range of cuisines. B D Day 3 Hunter Valley Wineries with Lunch. Visit Hope Estate for a tour and tastings of their Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay wines. At the Hunter Resort enjoy a tasting platter lunch of seasonal local produce and a range of wine tastings to complement the food. Your next stop is McGuigan Wines, with its history in wine-making dating back to the 1800s. Your final stop is the Hunter Valley Gardens Village, where there's time for shopping or browsing. B L Day 4 Farewell from Sydney. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Sydney Airport for with your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

4 days
FROM $895*
4 days From $895*

East Meets West, 4 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Waiheke Island - Kumeu. Day 1 Welcome to Auckland. On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). Day 2 Waiheke Island. Begin your day with a tour of Auckland's scenic city highlights, before a break for morning tea in charming Parnell Village. Board a ferry and cruise to Waiheke Island, for a guided tour of three of Waiheke's premier wineries. Taste the wine at award-winning Mudbrick Estate. Tour the Goldie Room, Waiheke's first and most well-established vineyard, then experience their range of fine wines accompanied by a mouth-watering nibbles. Marvel at the views and stunning architecture while you sample wines at Te Whau winery. B Day 3 Kumeu. Experience New Zealand's amazing scenery and great wines. Wine tasting in Kumeu Wine Country dates back to the 1930s when families of Croatian origin established winemaking in the area. Visit the families who are still living and working in the area, making some of New Zealand's most renowned wines. Your first tasting is at Nobilo Wines, the second largest wine producer in New Zealand. Then enjoy a short morning tea stop before tempting your taste buds at Matua Valley Wines. Choose from premium wine through to the everyday offering. Travel a short distance to Soljans Vineyard. Soljans has won many awards for their wines. By skilfully marrying traditional with modern techniques, they produce stylish, richly flavoured wines. They are widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine at Soljans Winery restaurant. Next you'll have the chance to see one of the world's largest seabirds in their natural environment, the gannet. Here you get a close-up view of their behaviour without disturbing their environment. Your final tasting is at West Brook Winery. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. B L Day 4 Farewell from Auckland. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 February 2015 - 16 M

4 days
FROM $1,085*
4 days From $1,085*

A Taste of Tasmania, 5 Days

Tasmania

HIGHLIGHTS: Hobart - Freycinet National Park - Launceston. Day 1 Welcome to Hobart. On arrival at Hobart Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). There are plenty of museums, markets, restaurants and historic sites to explore before meeting your Tour Director at a welcome dinner at one of Hobart's favourite restaurants near historic Salamanca Place. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor (Superior Harbour View), Hobart. D Day 2 Hobart - Freycinet National Park. This morning board a luxury catamaran for a cruise on the Derwent River to one of Hobart's newest attractions, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). You'll taste the wines and beer from the on-site Moorilla Winery and the Moo Beer Brewery before departing Hobart to the magnificent Freycinet National Park. Day 3 Freycinet National Park. Today is at leisure to explore Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. Cruise along the coastline to stunning Wineglass Bay, take a guided kayak trip through crystal clear waters or journey through Whisky history at Freycinet Lodge sampling Scotland's finest whiskies and fresh Tasmanian produce. Tonight is dinner at the beautiful Freycinet Lodge. B D Day 4 Freycinet National Park - Launceston. Travel through the seaside towns of Bicheno and St. Helens to the Bay of Fires, to see the unique brilliant orange lichen on the rocks, the clear turquoise sea and the dazzling white sands. First stop is Eureka Farm, a working orchard with over 3,000 assorted fruit trees famous for jams. Next, visit a working oyster farm and sample some freshly shucked oysters before stopping for a picnic lunch at Binalong Bay. In Launceston, this evening is free for you to enjoy dinner at your leisure with a number of restaurants located in the area. Day 5 Farewell from Launceston. Your inspiring journey concludes this morning. You'll be transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 18 February 2015 - 16

5 days
FROM $2,349*
5 days From $2,349*

Wine and dine your way around the world

Travelling around the world is not only a chance to open your eyes to new places, people and cultures, but to also add a gala of new and wonderful flavours to your palate. Food and wine are often an afterthought for travellers, as they’re assumed to accompany the other experiences. However, if you really want to give yourself the best chance of experiencing everything a country’s delicacy has to offer, a food and wine tour can guarantee you a fulfilling experience that will turn you into a connoisseur of international delicacies. Variety is the spice of choice here and many tours include cooking schools, famous hosts and visits to renowned vineyards, wine estates and restaurants.

No matter what flavour you’re seeking, Flight Centre’s food and wine tours will satisfy your taste buds. Touring Slow Food's annual Salone del Gusto in Piedmont, hunting for fragrant white truffles in ancient oak forests, or being led through the wine and food regions of Sicily by Fabrizia Lanza, world-renowned chef and co-owner of a cooking school, are just some of the unique experiences you can enjoy on your holiday. Tours range across a variety of locations and lengths, so you can spend 15 days venturing through the diverse Canadian countryside or as short as a few hours visiting Cadbury’s Visitor Interpretation Centre in Hobart.

There’s a rich culinary experience just waiting for you outside your door, with Australia being one of the world’s best producers of wine. You can discover what makes the wine here taste so good by taking a tour during the South Australian wine harvest or embarking on a four-day journey through Melbourne’s wine and food scenes. With knowledgeable guides who are often experienced industry professionals themselves, you can rest assured that you’re experiencing the most memorable flavours of any destination. If you’re looking to find a exciting culinary travel experience, check out the latest food and wine tours available below or contact a Flight Centre travel consultant.

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