Goway is offering incredible savings on the once-in-a-lifetime luxury rail journey between Singapore and Bangkok. Travellers who book this train experience with Goway by 30 June, 2013 for travel between May 2013 and September 2013, will receive one FREE night at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, one FREE night at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, and hotel to station transfers. This is valued at over $1000 per couple!
Travellers will experience the highest level of comfort on this enchanting train, with opulent dining and elegant cabins through mysterious Thailand, exotic Malaysia and exciting Singapore. The train runs in both directions and can be done in either 3 or 4 days. For full details of the itinerary, click here.
Alternatively, travellers can receive a 15% per person price reduction (savings up to $1100 per couple!) on the following train departures when booking with Goway.
Singapore to Bangkok:
May 22, July 11, 20, September 19, 28
Bangkok-Singapore: May 27, June 24, July 15, August 12, September 23
Offers are subject to availability. Offers listed above cannot be combined together or with another promotions. Valid for new bookings only for two persons sharing State or Pullman cabins only. Hotel accommodations must be taken directly before and after train journey. Must book with Goway and deposit by June 30, 2013.
Due to the growing popularity of Goway’s 11-day China Odyssey and 14-day China Odyssey, new departure dates have been added for travel this fall: Sept 13 and Sept 20.
Priced from $3039 (twinshare) and $4349 (single), this small group travel idea shows off the classic areas of China and includes 4- and 5-star hotels, all flights within China, small group sightseeing (max 20 travellers), English speaking National Guide and local tour guides, most meals and more!
September is one of the best times to visit China, when the weather is comfortable and it’s also a good time to get an airfare deal. Make sure to book soon – departures in fall are selling fast!
Thailand is one of Asia’s most popular travel spots – famous for its world-class beaches, friendly locals, incredible value and unique culture. For travellers looking for a unique vacation (and hoping to come home with more than just souvenirs and a tan), Goway recommends visitors try one of these fun and educational ‘hands on ideas’
in Thailand, as listed below.
“In a cooking class, for example, travellers get a taste of Thai culture and a chance to come home with a new skill to show off to their friends and family” said Bronwyn Hodge, Asia product manager. “I am a big proponent of experiential travel – where clients actually experience the destination rather than just see the sights… and Thailand has so many options to choose from” Continued Hodge.
Here are Goway’s six recommended travel ideas that offer clients a chance to learn something new in Thailand:
- Take a Thai cooking class. Spend a day in an interactive “classroom” learning the intricacies of preparing classical Thai dishes, such as delicious curries, mango salads and Pad Thai from some of the top chiefs in Thailand. Through Goway’s Classic Thailand, lessons can be taken in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket.
- Become a “Mahout”. Spend a day with an elephant at one of the most popular camps in Chiang Mai; Patara Elephant Farm. You will learn how to care for and feed these majestic beasts, and have a chance to both bathe and ride the elephants! This is available as an extension idea to Goway’s Chiang Mai package.
- Try Muay Thai Boxing. This experience is for the active, fit, and fearless. You can learn the art of the famous, Muay Thai Boxing at an accredited training course. This is available as an add-on to Goway’s Exotic Bangkok.
- Ease tensions at a Thai Massage School. The most renowned place in the Kingdom to learn traditional Thai Massage is the famous Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho) in Bangkok. Dedicated students are trained to give professional body massages in a course that takes over 30 hours. An official certificate is provided at the end of the session. This is available as an extension from Goway’s Exotic Bangkok.
- Learn to give Alms. Experience a spiritual side of Thailand with an early morning visit to a local temple where you “make merit” by offering food and flowers to the local monks. This is available as an add-on to Goway’s Chiang Mai package.
- Practice Diving, Snorkelling, or Sea-kayaking. There are numerous opportunities for travellers to learn or practice scuba diving, snorkeling and sea kayaking in Thailand’s beautiful southern islands of Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Goway’s 10-day Island Hopping packages offers the perfect opportunity to practice these fun water activities in three islands!
A motorhome holiday is free and easy! It’s fun and it’s great value for families, friends, groups or individuals. You just stop where you like and that’s home for the night… because your warm, comfortable hotel-room-on-wheels has everything you need. All the facilities and equipment to cook your own meals just the way you like them and cozy, comfortable beds for a great nights sleep.
Pay for 14 days and you will receive 7 bonus days for FREE!
Travel to 24 Sept’13. This offer must be booked by 31July’13 and is subject to availability at time of reservation. Does not include associated Liability Reduction Options.
For more information click here
Experience it like a Local with Goway! Starting from $400 per person this is the perfect choice for soccer fans!
Every four years, people from all over the globe gather for the worlds largest sporting event – the FIFA WORLD CUP– and 2014 sees Brazil as host to this spectacular event.
There is nothing like being at a world cup game but a lot of locals will be heading to their local bar to watch the matches live on TV with friends, family, good food, and drink.
The “Experience Like a Local World Cup” packages are available in Buenos Aires – Bogota – Cartagena -Quito – Lima – Cusco and Rio include round-trip private transfers to a local restaurant / sports bar, a local guide, dinner or lunch based on the match start time, a local beer, World Cup t-shirt or jersey, a country flag, and in Brazil a Voovoozela!
Click here for more information and stay tuned for our complete game tickets inclusive packages coming soon
Costa Rica - 6 days $1485CA/$1310US
includes International Airfare!
In Costa Rica visitors can enjoy stunning tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature and scintillating culture; all the necessary components of an ideal vacation. No wonder, then, that thousands of travellers have made Costa Rica their top travel choice. For those with limited time the Costa Rica Express itinerary takes in the famous highlights of this diverse country. Have more time – then you can easily customize the trip to suit time, desires and budget!
Your Costa Rica Vacation includes:
- 1 night accommodation in San Jose
- 2 nights accommodation in Arenal
- Zip lining in Arenal
- Volcano Tour Arenal
- 2 nights accommodation in Manuel Antonio
- Private return transfer to San Jose
- All transfers
- VIP Meet and Greet Service San Jose
- All tours as listed
- Many Meals
Prices are based on twin share, private arrival and departure transfers, shared tours and services for travel June in the low season. Other travel dates available. Accommodation is moderate with upgrades available. Black out dates for Easter, New Years and local long weekends apply, international air is based on departures from Toronto and Miami, add $145 for Montréal, $168 for Calgary and Vancouver – $100 for JFK and LAX. Seasons: High Season: 01Jul – 31Aug’13. Low Season: 01May – 30Jun & 01Sep – 30Nov’13.
Click here for full itinerary
In the 1990’s, Goway introduced the concept of sending North American Snowbirds to Australia, and eighteen years later the program is as popular as ever. In addition to the original program in New Zealand and on Australia’s Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Goway has expanded the concept to include the South Pacific gems of Fiji and the Cook Islands.
Available for 1, 2 or 3 month stays, a Goway Snowbird vacation to Australia or New Zealand includes arrival transfers, welcome grocery pack, toll free assistance to Goway’s local office and accommodation for 28, 56 or 84 nights in a self contained apartment all located just a short walk walk to the beach.
The Cook Islands options include 26 nights self catering accommodation, transfers, meet and greet, island breakfast daily, early check in and late check out and depending on the property bonuses such as genuine black pearl pendants, car or scooter rental, restaurant vouchers and more.
Fiji includes 28 nights accommodation at a 5 star resort in a self catering unit, transfers, meet and greet and world famous Fijian smiles!
“A journey on the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad aboard the private Tsar’s Gold train is a trip of a lifetime, and should be on every traveller’s bucket list,” says Diane Molzan, Goway’s Asia General Manager. As the world’s longest train journey, it is one of the last great travel adventures in our world.
The Trans-Siberian traverses two continents, eight time zones and 9656km of Siberian steppe between Beijing and Moscow. Clients have the option to embark the train at either Beijing or Moscow, and Goway offers both a 13-day and 15/16-day itinerary.
“The Tsars’ Gold is like a private magic carpet of a train with 44 attendants, six chefs, scores of guides, waiters and engineers, as well as a doctor, a librarian and an accordion player” continues Molzan. It is a very unique experience with fascinating sightseeing and numerous inclusions.
The train only operates between the months of May to September and space is for this summer is quickly disappearing. Thankfully Goway has allotment in a few cabins across the 9 departures in 2013. We highly suggest you interested travellers book fast, to not be disappointed! Alternatively, Goway is also taking reservations for 2014 bookings already.
Private two berth cabins start from $8895CAD / $8725USD. Find out more about the train.
Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is a smart, contemporary city that is full of life and bursting with energy. Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, in the heart of two National Parks is a place still Sacred to the native Guarani Indians – Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world. Blessed with a wonderful natural setting, wedged among towering hills and the sea, watched from above by Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, and surrounded by tropical forests and lagoons, Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Argentina & Brazil – 8 days for only $3480CAD/$3470USD includes:
- International and 2 domestic air flights
- All air taxes
- 7 nights moderate accommodation – upgrades available
- All transfers
- 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Buenos Aires City tour
- Tango Show with drinks
- Brazil tours on Argentinean and Brazilian sides
- Corcovado and Sugar Loaf tours
- Rio Cultural Show
- Park Entrance fees
Click here for trip details
Prices are based on twin share, private arrival and departure transfers, shared tours and services for travel in Sept. Other travel dates available. Accommodation is moderate with upgrades available. Black out dates for Easter, New Years, Carnival and local long weekends apply, international air is based on departures from Toronto and Miami, add $112 for Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver – $90 for JFK and $ 245 for LAX
Welcome to the Globetrotting Spring/Summer 2013 (Issue #18) Travel Teaser Quiz
Good luck! All questions relate to articles in this edition of Globetrotting Magazine. All correct entries submitted by current or new Globetrotting Magazine subscribers will be eligible to win a $250 Goway Travel Voucher. Non Subscribers can still test their knowledge but will not be eligible for the prize.
Globetrotting Travel Teaser #18