The Travel Department Announce 2012 Holidays

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Irish escorted tour operator, The Travel Department, has announced their new range of 2012 holidays.

Highlights of South Africa - 2012 holidays from The Travel Department

Highlights of South Africa - 2012 holidays from The Travel Department

Irish escorted tour operator, The Travel Department, has announced their new range of 2012 holidays. Available now, the range includes everything from lake holidays to brand new destinations and long haul to solo-friendly holidays.

The Travel Department’s 2012 holidays include:

  •     Highlights of South Africa
  •     Highlights of Sri Lanka
  •     India – Taj and Tigers
  •     Egypt
  •     Lake Garda Venice and Verona
  •     California, Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon by Rail
  •     China
  •     Plus many more.

New for 2012, The Travel Department has launched escorted holidays featuring the highlights of South Africa and Sri Lanka and India. These destinations are renowned for their diversity, natural beauty and wildlife safaris.

The ‘Highlights of South Africa’ holiday includes game drives in the famous Kruger National Park and the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, famous for its rhino breeding programme. ‘Highlights of Sri Lanka’ allows visitors to walk back in time as they explore the island, visiting ancient cities, sacred temples and centuries-old monuments and ‘India – Taj and Tigers’ includes a sunset guided excursion to The Taj Mahal and game drives through Rathambore National Park, famous for its tiger population.

Discover the best of ancient and modern Egypt with tours including the Pyramids at Giza, The Valley of the Kings and a 5* Nile Cruise. We also specialise in escorted tours of Italy and offer a wide selection of Italy holidays including:

  •     Lake Garda, Venice and Verona
  •     Lake Como, The Swiss Alps and Milan
  •     Tuscany

Why not sample The Travel Department’s Rail holidays with California, Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon by rail? During the tour you can visit some of the great Western cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas combined with the great outdoors. Featured rail journeys include a journey to Merced via the San Joaquin route through California’s Central Valley, a vintage rail journey along the rim of the Grand Canyon and an overnight trip to Los Angeles.

The Travel Department’s customers benefit from the experience of local tour guides with in-depth knowledge of the destination, its sights, history and attractions. Customers also experience the benefits of socialising in a group in the evenings. Like all holidays from The Travel Department, the range includes the convenience of return flights, airport transfers and hotel accommodation.

About The Travel Department

The Travel Department is a leading operator of escorted holidays worldwide. Their holidays offer a professionally planned itinerary, the expert knowledge of a local guide and the convenience of booking an "all-in" package.

Operating to over 40 countries around the world, The Travel Department offer a wide and varied range of holiday destinations and types. The company offers 150 destinations worldwide ranging from leading European locations including France, Italy and Spain, to long haul destinations in Asia, Africa, Australasia and The Americas.

The Travel Department’s holiday types range from popular sightseeing and cultural holidays and short breaks through to special interest tours, cruise holidays and activity breaks.

Full details of all holidays are available on or by calling 01 637 1600.


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