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WALKING TOUR of ATHENS : THE BYZANTINE ERA

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 Departures: All year round Duration: 1/2 day – Private Tour If you are a lover of history, museums and Byzantine churches then this is the tour for you. Your walking tour begins with a visit to the Byzantine Museum of … Continue reading

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WALKING TOUR OF ATHENS & THE ACROPOLIS

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Departures: All year round Duration: 1/2 day – Private Tour An easy walking tour with your own professional guide, explore the city’s rich ancient past and visit the world-famous Acropolis.   Start at Syntagma Square and see the Monument to the … Continue reading

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FULL-DAY TOUR to EPIDAURUS & MYCENAE

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     Departures: All year round Duration: Full day, – Seat in Coach or Private Tour available. Optional lunch – additional cost Depart from our meeting point for one day tour via the Corinth Canal, after which point we enter the … Continue reading

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FULL-DAY TOUR to DELPHI

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Departures: All year round Duration: Full day – Seat in Coach, Small Group or Private Tour available. Includes lunch Meet at our meeting point in Athens.  En route to Delphi, travel via the city of Theva, birthplace of King Oedipus and … Continue reading

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AFTERNOON TOUR to CAPE SOUNION

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Departures: All year round Duration: 1/2 day – Seat in Coach or Private Tour available. A perfect, lazy afternoon drive along the coastal road from Athens, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf.  Pass through some of Athens most … Continue reading

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ATHENS CITY TOUR & CAPE SOUNION

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Departures: All year round Duration: Full day – Seat in Coach or Private Tour available. Includes Lunch An extension of the half-day city tour, this journey is slightly more relaxed and certainly more detailed.  From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, … Continue reading

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ATHENS CITY TOUR

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Departures: All year round Duration: 1/2 day   – Seat in Coach or Private Tour available. See all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this is … Continue reading

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CYPRUS DISCOVERY

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Departures: All Year Round Duration: 6 days/5 nights DAY 1 Set out this morning with a visit to the Church of Saint Lazaros built in the 9th century, before taking in Haltan Sultan Tekke, one of the most important pilgrim sites … Continue reading

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ISLAND DELIGHTS

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Departures: All Year Round Duration: 8 days/7 nights Day 1 This morning, visit the Monastery of Agia Napa and the sea caves at Cape Greco.  Time permitting, we may also take in the occupied town of Famagusta and visit the … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding – Dubai

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Hyatt Regency Dubai Summer is Dubai

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DATES KING ROOM VIEW ROOM 27 March – 7 May 2015 $162 $205 08 May – 31 August 2015 $115 $156   -          15% off standard rates -          Buffet breakfast daily -          Complimentary WIFI for View Room guests -          Upgrade … Continue reading

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Oceania Weighlifting Federation, Proudly sponsored by Touchdown Tours.

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Touchdown Tours is the official travel agent for the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and has been sponsoring the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation for the past four years. This is a great report on Paul Coffa (head coach) and his success. CLICK HERE  It was Touchdown … Continue reading

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ANZAC Landing

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 2 Days/1 Night Day 1  Early morning departure for Gallipoli, stop on route for lunch at a local restaurant. Fully guided tour of the Gallipoli site including Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC Cove and the ANZAC Commemorative Site. Overnight in Canakkale … Continue reading

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Big Bus Tours in Arabia

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Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned double story bus tour and a unique sightseeing experience. Operating in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat, Big Bus Tours operate open-top bus tours, which provide an informative and entertaining commentary, so you can get to … Continue reading

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Hyatt Regency 2015 Earlybird Specials

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Low Season 8 May – 16 July 2015 $312 per person twin share Book by 26 Apr 2015, Shoulder Season 3 Sept – 28 Sept 2015 $394 per person twin share High Season   27 Sept – 25 Dec 2015 … Continue reading

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Smiles all around as the Tenedos Tour comes to an end

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Smiles all around as the Tenedos Tour comes to an end Continue reading

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More Feedback from the Tenedos Group

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Feedback from the Tenedos Group

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Excellent feedback from the Tenedos Group.. Continue reading

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Taste of Turkey Evening

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On Tuesday 1st July 2014, Touchdown Tours hosted it’s ‘Taste of Turkey’ evening to launch our new Turkey Brochure. The evening was a great success with a fantastic turnout! The highlight of the evening was Jaqui’s informative presentation on Turkey … Continue reading

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Mr. Bartone’s Trip of a Lifetime

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Touchdown Tours was delighted to hear from Louella from Wings Away Travel after her client had returned home with some superb feedback. Mr Bartone had booked ‘The Imperial Cities of Morocco’ tour along with Qatar stopovers. Louella advised us that Mr. … Continue reading

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Our Turkey brochure is now here!

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Our new Turkey brochure has arrived! You can download a copy here: Turkey Brochure or request a hard copy from by emailing your request through to travel@touchdowntours.com.au

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Cruise Express Group lands in Gallipoli

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Touchdown Tours was delighted to hear from Carla at Cruise Express. The group has been cruising around the Mediterannean and sent us this tremendous photo of them all at the landing Beach in Gallipoli. Touchdown Tours has helped to organise … Continue reading

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Arabian Travel Mart 2014

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Jaqui is attending Arabian Travel Mart this week in Dubai. A total of 41 appointments with suppliers, 6 site inspections and endless network events! A great way for Touchdown Tours to keep upto date with whats happening in Arabia and … Continue reading

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Reviews like this are the icing on the cake!

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From: Vicky Wanless Sent: Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:49 AM To: Jaqui Subject: FEEDBACK Hi Jaqui Just some feedback from clients G***Y who stayed in Dubai in May. They said the whole stopover was excellent. The tours, and the pickups … Continue reading

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Majestic Mountains

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  Departures:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Duration: Full day Our first stop is at the 300-year-old fort, Bait Na’aman. It’s a beautiful country house, which has been restored and furnished. At this fort, it is seen how traditionally the … Continue reading

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Wahiba Wilderness

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Departures: Daily. Duration: Full day Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing, Maximum 4 passengers. The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 metres are also host to a … Continue reading

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Twilight Dhow Cruise

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Departures: Monday, Thursday. Duration: Evenings Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing Transfer from the hotel to the Marina to embark on a relaxed dhow (traditional fishermen’s boat) cruise. See Muscat coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied this … Continue reading

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Big Bus Muscat

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Departures: Daily. Duration: Full Day Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing     With magnificent views from an open top bus, the Big Bus Tour is the perfect introduction to the capital city of Oman. The carefully designed route takes you … Continue reading

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Al Hoota Caves

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Departures: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Duration: Full Day Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing The highlight of this trip is a visit to the latest attraction in the Nizwa region, the Al Hoota caves. Depart Muscat to Nizwa. … Continue reading

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Mystical Muscat

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Departures: Daily Duration: 4 hours, includes transfers Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat means  “Anchorage” & … Continue reading

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Highlights of Oman

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Departures: Daily Duration: 4 days 3 nights   Cost: Click Here for our latest pricing Day 1: Morning Muscat City Tour – Jebel Akhdar Set out to visit the magnificent Grand Mosque (open Sat – Thur), one of the largest in the … Continue reading

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Auto-drome Racing in Dubai, Karting and Laser Tag

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For most people the opportunity to drive on a race track is a distant dream!  The Dubai Autodrome is the region’s first fully integrated motor sports facility boasting an IAF (International Automobile Federation) sanctioned 5.39 kilometers circuit, a Race and Driving Centre and … Continue reading

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Dubai and Beyond

$550* per person, pricing includes: •  Day trip to Abu Dhabi & Ferrari World •  Mystical Mussandam •  Hatta Mountain Safari Explore the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and jump on the crazy rides at Ferrari World! Drive … Continue reading

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A New Dawn

$375* per person, pricing includes: •  New Dawn Experience  (including Burj Khalifa, At The Top) •  Al Jadeedah •  High Tea at Burj Al Arab Explore the iconic landmarks that make Dubai distinctive today by combining some driving, monorail and … Continue reading

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Family Fun

$285* per person, pricing includes: •  KidZania •  Sega Republic •  Aquaventure OR Wild Wadi Water Park •  Burj Khalifa, At The Top (observation deck experience) Take your family on a crazy, kid-friendly adventure in the city’s most popular theme … Continue reading

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Traditional Trio

$285* per person, pricing includes: •  Big Bus Ticket (Full Day) •  Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner •  Dinner Dhow Cruise If you have limited time, our Traditional Trio will show you the city’s highlights. Take in the most significant … Continue reading

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Big Bus Discovery

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A flexible approach to city discovery, your Big Bus ticket offers an alternative perspective on Dubai & Abu Dhabi. The convenient hop-on, hop-off service includes recorded tour commentary, and takes in all the major city sights.  Your Big Bus ticket … Continue reading

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Royal Brunei 787 Dreamliner Inauguration Melbourne flight.

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On Thursday 3 April 2014, Jaqui and Joanna attended the Royal Brunei 787 Dreamliner Inauguration. It still had the new plane smell! A wonderful aircraft with fantastic onboard facilities such as 9 inch touch screens in early seat, USB ports  … Continue reading

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Malaysian Airlines

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Mr Vallender and Ms Su’s trip to Egypt

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Hi Joanna, As mentioned here are some photos from Mr Vallender and Ms Su’s trip late last year to Egypt.  They had a ball, guides were amazing, everything went to plan, hotels fantastic, what more can I say other than jealous! - Thanks Katerina! … Continue reading

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Arabia brochure is here!

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We are very excited with the launch of our newest Arabia brochure, covering Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman. To get your copy please click here or to have some sent to your office, please  fill in our Contact us form!  

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Kashtah: The Freedom to Explore

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The ultimate freedom to explore the United Arab Emirates in style. Enjoy discovering Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the neighbouring emirates in the safety and comfort of your own luxury car with our friendly and knowledgeable chauffeur at your service. Departures:  Day … Continue reading

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The Capital Tour

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The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a fascinating mix of tradition and progression, from the magnificent Emirates Palace Hotel and Yas Island Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and traditional Heritage Village. … Continue reading

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Boating Adventure

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Hold tight and brace yourself for this rush hour experience on the seas of Abu Dhabi!  Whether you have a need for speed, a genuine love for the open waters, simply an occasion that needs to be celebrated, this experience … Continue reading

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Yas Waterworld

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Situated next to the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit on Yas Island, this 15-hectare waterpark is an ideal attraction for a family day out. Follow the adventures of Dana, a young Emirati girl in her exciting search for ‘The Lost … Continue reading

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Oasis Adventure – Al Ain

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Known as the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’, Al Ain is characterised by tree-lined avenues, oasis and traditional falaj irrigation systems. Uncover the charm of this desert oasis on the caravan trail. An exciting full day tour, stopping at points … Continue reading

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Starlight Express

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Watch the fiery twilight, drift off to sleep under the stars, and awaken to the rosy dawn. Observe golden sand dunes, valleys bathed in numerous hues and great expanses fading into the distance. An overnight stay in the desert must … Continue reading

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World of the Falcon

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One of nature’s most awe-inspiring birds of prey, the falcon has always played a prominent role in the history and culture of the Middle East. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital provides a rare opportunity to explore the world of falconry. … Continue reading

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Cultural Walking Tour of Dubai

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Step back in time and explore the heritage and culture of Dubai on this afternoon walking tour around historical areas of the city. Visit a local mosque, walk through Heritage House, the residence of a wealthy pearl merchant in the … Continue reading

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Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy a 360-degree view of Dubai Creek from the sleek, all-glass,  Seine-designed Bateaux Dubai boat. This elegant two-and-a-half hour dinner cruise offers the best sightseeing with fine dining, personalised service and  contemporary classical music played by resident DJ. Spectacular photo opportunities … Continue reading

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