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Experience The Beauty Of Nature At The Jacaranda Festival

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The Jaracanda festival is the oldest floral festival in Australia. It is the celebration of the magnificent lilac-blossomed trees that grow along Grafton’s avenue. It was inaugurated in 1934 and is the first of Australia’s folk festivals. Today, the beauty of these trees are known all over the world. Why don’t you witness it for yourself this year?

Victor Tours and Travel has created another wonderful tour this year to Grafton to appreciate the beauty and majesty the Jaracanda festival has to offer. In this 9-day trip to Grafton, you will get to cruise through the picturesque town of Uralla, stop off at Ebor Fall and enjoy a tour to Lanbruk Gunyah, just to name a few of the attractions!

A Tour through History and Nature

This 9-day trip to Grafton isn’t just about appreciating the beauty of the Jaracanda trees. During this tour, we will get to enjoy a few stops along the way. One of the places we’ll visit is Uralla. Uralla is a home to many historic buildings and residences. After that, we will get to enjoy our lunch at the Ex-Services Memorial Club in Armidale. To cap the day off, we will get to see Ebor Falls from the viewing platform.

A Local Tour of Grafton

We’re finally in Grafton! The first activity for the day is to meet up with our guide who will give us a sightseeing tour of the town. Together with our tour guide, we will visit the Squatters Rest Private museum in the small town of Tucabia. Here we will get to enjoy a tour of the old house, take a look at the rural memorabilia and see the vintage tractor engines in the area. From here, we will head to Junction Hill to visit Lanbruk’s Gunyah – a property belonging to Dorothy and Don Enders. We are going to take our time to see the farm animals, visit their gift shop and pick up a bottle of olive oil before finally enjoying a nice afternoon tea. We then go back to our hotel rooms to rest because tomorrow’s finally the day of the festival!

The Grand Float Procession at the Jaracanda Festival

What an exciting day! This is the event we’re all waiting for. After touring Grafton, it’s finally time to enjoy the spectacle of the Jaracanda Festival. We will have a chance to look around and shop at the markets. Maybe even buy a small trinket to remind ourselves of this trip. There are also some local open gardens to admire before watching the Grand Float Procession down Prince Street. This is truly a day for admiring the beauty of nature!

These are just some of the things in store for you! There are certainly more activities to look forward to in this trip. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the beauty the city of Grafton has to offer. Visit www.victor.travel today to know more about this trip!

New Direct Flights from Adelaide to Fiji

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South Australians will be able to fly direct to the beautiful island paradise of Fiji, with the national airline Fiji Airways from mid-2017. Fiji Airways have announced plans for a twice weekly direct service from Adelaide to Nadi starting from Friday, June 30.

The new route will also be a gateway for flights to the USA, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, via Nadi. The new service was also good news for SA’s sizeable Fijian community. Fiji Airways are delighted to launch the airlines fourth Australian route, after Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

The new leg will connect South Australians with other South Pacific regions including Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu, via Nadi, and comes as the airline announces its new B737 Max 8 aircraft. Fiji Airways will fly on Mondays and Fridays — departing Adelaide at 10pm, with return flights from Nadi leaving at 4.30pm.

Speak to Victor Travel for more information.

A night to remember under the stars at Opera in the Alps

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Have you always wanted to go to an opera show? How about a chance to visit a vineyard to taste wine at Milawa? Maybe even an opportunity to taste a range of olive oils, relishes and jams on an olive farm? Look no further because Victor Tours & Travel has planned an incredible 5-day tour to Opera in the Alps just for you!

Opera in the Alps is celebrating their 21st anniversary, and you’re invited! Spend 5 days with us visiting a museum, a family-owned olive farm, tasting wines and going on a short cruise on Lake Mulwala! We have created a 5-day tour packed with activities, so you will not only get to enjoy Opera in the Alps but you will also get to see other tourist spots as well.

A Quick Trip to the Vineyard

Our first stop for this trip is to The Brown Brothers Vineyard. The Brown Brothers have been growing grapes and making wines since 1889 at Milawa. You will have the chance to tour the area and taste some of the wines. You may even learn a thing or two about the wine that they produce. Any wine lover will surely enjoy this stop!

A Day of Leisure and Music

We’re not done yet! Get ready to taste various olive oils, salad dressings, jams and more at the Rich Glen Olive Estate. This family run business claims that all the products they sell are “passionately made on the farm”. You will get to know more about this when we take you back in time through “Pops Storage Shed” where we can see displays of old farm machinery, historic photos and antique furniture from five generations. After this, we head out to Lake Mulwala to board the MV Paradise Queen to enjoy a BBQ lunch on board while taking in the scenery. Just when you think the day’s over, we head to Beechworth to purchase our dinner then head to the Opera in the Alps!

An Unforgettable Night at the Opera

Opera in the Alps happens annually at the picturesque grounds of Baarmutha Park. Thousands of people from all over the country gather to witness this magical event. The drive might be a long one but the experience is surely worth it. You will witness great artists such as Teddy Rhodes and Alexandra Flood sing under the stars. You will not only experience the amazing music but great food and wine will be available at the venue too. You definitely shouldn’t  let this chance pass by!

One Last Stop at the Museum

Before we head back home, we will take a trip to the Golden Dragon Museum where we will learn about the history and culture of the Chinese people who immigrated to the region. We will then have our lunch and make our way to Horsham for our last overnight stop.

Victor Tours & Travel ensures that you will not only have a great time but a safe trip as well. This is your chance to finally watch the Opera in the Alps without the stress of driving and booking a hotel room. Do yourself a favour and contact us today at www.victor.travel.

Visit The Australian Open

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We’re sure that any tennis fan is already excited about the upcoming Australian Open being just around the corner next year in Melbourne. Everyone is certainly looking forward to seeing Novak Djokovic take on the tennis court again. Will there be a new champion this time?

The Australian Open first took place in 1905 and it’s been held in Melbourne since 1972. The population of the event’s attendees are growing bigger and bigger each year. The Australian Open offers tennis fans the unique experience to watch their favourite players live. But with over 700,000 fans at the last event, attending the next Australian Open will definitely be challenging. A lot of preparation must be made in advance in order to get a hotel room and maybe even a plane ticket just in time for the game. But what if there’s a simpler way to do all of this?

Exciting Days Ahead!

There’s no need to fuss about booking a hotel room and getting a seat at the game. Victor Tours & Travel has you covered! If you’re looking for a great five-day Australian Open experience, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. This five-day trip to Melbourne will not only be fun but memorable too! It includes a trip to the Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Park which is the home of the Australian Open amongst other places.

Want to Experience a Fun Behind the Scenes Tour?

Aside from watching tennis players at the Margaret Court Arena, you will be greeted with a short video about the history of the Open. You will also get a chance to take a tour into the heart of the Australian Open site where you will get to see the areas shared by players, coaches and working staff. How’s that for a fun and educational visit? It will be an exclusive behind the scenes tour that you will never forget!

A Day to Explore the City

Want to visit some of Melbourne’s famous spots? During the five-day trip, you will have the chance to enjoy all the city has to offer. If you’re planning on shopping and eating all day, you should visit Southbank. The Eureka Skydeck is also a great option as it offers a fantastic birds’ eye view of the city. Melbourne is also home to Australia’s largest market which is the Queen Victoria Markets. There are more places to visit around the city so you will never get bored!

We’re Looking Forward on Sharing This Experience with You!

For some people, attending the Australian Open is a once in a lifetime event. Victor Travel & Tours believe that you deserve to have a unique and memorable experience. We guarantee a stress-free tour so you will get to enjoy the whole trip! Visit our website at www.victor.travel to book this trip today.

See you on the tennis arena!