Thompsons Holidays

Mediterranean Summer 2008

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Why you should insist on a Thompsons Holiday
Turkey harbour

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Thompsons Value for Money
As one of the largest Tour Operators, Thompsons Holidays enjoys excellent rates and booking conditions with our partner airlines, hotels, transfers, excursion and attraction suppliers. This translates into the best possible value for you, our valued customer.

Travel Pack
Prior to departure, your travel documents will be presented to you in a durable Thompsons travel wallet. Each pack contains valuable information, as well as re-usable luggage labels and other surprises, depending on your destination. In the event of an emergency, a Thompsons staff member is contactable by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Thompsons Top-Up’s
Top-Up your Thompsons package with additional attractions and excursions to enhance your holiday experience. You will be spoilt for choice when you see Thompsons huge range of quality Top-Up’s to choose from in every destination. Our extensive range includes sightseeing tours, dinner cruises, dive excursions and museum explorations. Refer to our website www.thompsons.co.za for more information.

Thompsons travel tips
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• Make the most of your

holiday and book a Thompsons Top-Up look out for this symbol

• Mediterranean people are night-owls

and it is normal to only have dinner around 10pm. Most restaurants and tavernas often party until the wee hours

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Discover yourself in the Mediterranean
Contents: 2-3

Thompsons Holidays
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Greece & The Islands
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Greek Island Packages
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Greece, Egypt & Turkey Combos
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Louis Cruise Lines
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Egypt
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Cairo
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Mediterranean

The Nile
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The Magic of the Mediterranean with Thompsons Holidays
The word “Mediterranean” evokes all kinds of images in one’s mind. Azure blue waters, sunlight gleaming off whitewashed buildings, magnificent sunsets, lazy summer days, scrumptious mezze eaten under the shade of an olive tree. Yes, the Mediterranean is all of this and so much more. Thompsons Holidays Mediterranean product will have you cruising the waters of the Nile, exploring the ancient tombs and temples of Egypt, once one of the richest nations on earth. We will have you diving the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, one of the top 7 dive sites in the world and bargaining in markets all over Greece, Egypt and Turkey. Our Mediterranean product will leave you awestruck as we take you on a Gullet Cruise along the Turkish Coast, leaving your troubles behind and living for this moment of exquisite relaxation. If this is your idea of the perfect holiday, then look no further than Thompsons Holidays. Where your Mediterranean dreams come true.

Sharm El Sheikh
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Turkey
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Booking Conditiions

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Hotel Grading
Please note that the hotels in this brochure are the official star ratings from the hotels themselves. All hotels have been given the Thompsons’ stamp of approval. This means that wherever you choose to stay, you have our personal guarantee of comfort and service.

Pricing
All prices are from a starting price per person sharing, are an estimate and are subject to change wthout prior notice. Our “What Things Cost” prices are an estimate and are to be used as a guideline only. Prices correct at time of going to print. Thompsons terms and conditions apply - see page 27 for details.

Greek street café

• Take plenty of sunblock, a

sunhat and a good pair of sunglasses with you to protect you from the strong summer sun

• When sightseeing in Egypt, be
sure to have small denominations of cash with you, the Egyptians expect tips for everything.

• Egypt and Turkey are Moslem

countries and it is advisable to be respectful and to cover shoulders and knees.

• The Islands of Greece are
treasure troves. We recommend that you hire a car, moped or quad bike to explore your island.

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Greece

Mykonos Windmills

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CAPITAL CITY: Athens LANGUAGE: Greek & English

Greece

CURRENCY: Euro VISA: SA passport holders require a Schengen Visa. All other passport holders to check with local authorities. TIME DIFFERENCE: Nov-Mar: GMT + 2 (Same as SA time) Apr-Oct: GMT + 3 (SA time + 1hr) HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations are required.

WHAT THINGS COST
These prices are an average price and may vary according to areas, hotels and season. (Euro’s) Bottle of Wine Beer Bottle of Water Coffee / Tea Cold Drinks Toasted Sandwich Dinner at Hotel € 20 €5 €1 €4 €3 € 4.50 € 30

Crete architecture

Greece, a country of beautiful contrasts, a journey in time, from present to past and back again.
Greece has a landscape that has given us thousands of postcard images but remains incredibly vibrant and impossible to capture. Walk through olive groves and explore ancient sites where the kings of old lived and died. Move to clusters of sparsely inhabited islands. Roam from the beaches to rocky mountains and explore breathtaking scenery. In Greece the fusion of images becomes more than imagery and turns into reality. Athens is an affable city enlivened by outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, parks, gardens and urban eccentrics. Almost every house and apartment has a balcony bulging with geraniums, and many of the city’s streets and squares are fringed with orange trees. All of the hotels in Athens boast either rooftop restaurants, pools or bars so that guests may have uninterrupted views of their beloved Acropolis, dominating the centre of this amazing city.

At the base of the Acropolis, The Plaka still retains its ancient charm with cobbled streets and bustling tavernas, and shop owners sitting outside their shops, sipping coffee and playing chess, just whiling away the time.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Conditions are perfect between Easter and mid-June. Beaches and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded, public transport operates on close to full schedules and accommodation is cheaper and easier to find. Conditions are once more ideal from the end of August until mid-October, as the season winds down. Winter is not a viable period to visit outside the major cities and mainland as most of the tourist infrastructure on the islands goes into hibernation from the middle of October until the beginning of April.

Poseidon

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Thompsons Top-Up’s in Athens
Athens City Tour - Half Day
Enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the cities principal modern and classical sights. Drive by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square and the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896). See vistas of the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings and elegant homes. In contrast, we visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base. We also visit the Acropolis Museum. from €54 pp

One Day Three Island Cruise
Transfer by motorcoach to Flisvos Marina and embark on the cruise ship. At 08h30 sail for the island of Hydra. In Hydra you are at leisure to stroll, shop or swim. In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros. Upon arrival in Aegina you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia or walk around the main town. Lunch is served on board. Sail for Poros. Short visit of Poros. Finally, embark for the sail back to Flisvos Marina. Arrive at the marina at 19h15 (in winter arrive at 18h00), and transfer to Athens. from €96 pp

Argolis - Full Day
Leave Athens on the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. After a short stop, drive on to Corinth, the ancient cosmopolitan city. Proceed to Mycenae, - the city “rich in gold” of the ancient poets (visit the Lion Gate, the Cyclopean walls and the Royal tomb). Depart for Nafplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi fortress. Proceed on to Epidaurus to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens. from €89 pp excl. lunch

Athens

Athens
Map Key
Dorian Inn Plaka Hotel Titania Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis Metropolitan Electra Palace

Athens

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Athens
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Dorian Inn

LOCATION: Centrally located in Omonia Square, the Dorian Inn is within walking distance from the Plaka, Acropolis and Syntagma Square. It is also only a few minutes walk to the nearest Metro station at Omonia Square. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: There are146 air-conditioned rooms all with satellite TV. Enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop pool and take in spectacular views of the city, Acropolis and the Med while dining at the rooftop restaurant, serving Greek and International cuisine. The Dorian Inn is suitable for disabled people. from €50 pp B&B

★★★

Plaka Hotel

LOCATION: The Plaka Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Athens. The Acropolis, museums, Parliament, shopping area of Plaka and the Cathedral are all within walking distance of the hotel. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Air-conditioning, mini fridge, safe, satellite TV, hair dryer, telephone and double glazed windows. The Plaka Hotel has a colourful lounge, bar and breakfast room and a roof garden with a suberb view of the Acropolis, the old city of Plaka, Monastiraki area, Ancient Agora and Lycabettus hill. from €70 pp B&B

★★★★

Titania

LOCATION: The Titania Hotel is nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens, close to Omonia Square. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 385 rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with every modern convenience including airconditioning, fax and modem ports, satellite TV, mini bar and in-room safe. The Titania Hotel features a majestic lobby with an exquisite white marble floor inlaid with mosaics and the award-winning rooftop Olive Garden Restaurant replete with olive grove. from €63 pp B&B

Athens

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Divani Palace Acropolis

LOCATION: Just in the shadow of the Parthenon and a few steps away from the vibrancy of the celebrated Plaka district. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Experience true Greek hospitality, while dining at the roof garden, with a view of the Acropolis. The Hotel offers 250 luxury rooms and suites, all with a private balcony. Every room has a marble bathroom and most rooms have a superb view of the Acropolis. The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing or shopping. from €72 pp B&B

★★★★★

Metropolitan

LOCATION: This luxury hotel in central Athens is only 10-mins away from Syntagma square. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The 374 guest rooms have airconditioning, marble bathrooms, mini bar and satellite TV. The hotel offers a fitness centre, steambath, outdoor heated pool, beauty salon and business centre. The Le Trocadero Restaurant offers authentic Greek and European cuisine to guests 24 hours or the La Veranda Restaurant and Bar, adds the charm of live music and the breathtaking views. from €74 pp B&B

★★★★★

Electra Palace

LOCATION: The Electra Palace Hotel has a unique location in the heart of the old town area of Plaka. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Rooms feature air-conditioning, mini bar, electronic safe, DD telephone, satellite TV and hair dryer. Guests can enjoy their meals at Motivo or have drinks at Ducktail. The health club and spa is the ideal retreat where guests can enjoy a swim or jacuzzi, keep fit in the gym or relax in the steam room or sauna. For the ultimate relaxation enjoy a treatment by one of the professional staff at the spa. The hotel has recently been completely re-constructed, refurbished and expanded. from €119 pp B&B

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Mykonos
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Pelican Hotel

LOCATION: The hotel is located in the School of fine Arts district, about 200m above Mykonos town with stunning views of the town. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel is small and built in the traditional Mykonian-style. Fully renovated in 2007, the hotel offers breakfast room with views of the town and the sea, well stocked bar and TV lounge. Most rooms have town and harbour views and have airconditioning, a mini fridge, en-suite bathrooms and daily room service. Mykonos town is just a 10-min walk from the hotel. from €38 to €82 pp B&B

★★★

Mykonian K Complex

LOCATION: The Myconian K Hotels are perfectly located, only 10-mins walk from cosmopolitan Mykonos town. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel complex appeals to all guests from Honeymooners to families. Multilevel swimming pool and magnificent views are characteristics of this superior hotel. All 156 rooms are fully equipped with satellite TV, mini fridge, DD phone, air-conditioning, hair dryer and safe. Relax and unwind at the jacuzzi or play some tennis. The Windmills Restaurant offers stunning views of the famous windmills of Mykonos. from €46 to €121 pp B&B

★★★★

Acrogiali Hotel

LOCATION: Acrogiali is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos, Platys Yialos. Regular public buses will take you to the town of Mykonos, which is just 10-mins from Platys Yialos beach. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 70 rooms are air-conditioned and have balconies or terraces with views of either the garden or the sea. The hotel has a buffet breakfast area, 2 bars as well as the Atlantida Restaurant, serving Greek and Italian cuisine. The water sports centre at the hotel also has a dive centre. from €41 to €107 pp B&B

Mykonos

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Mykonos Palace

LOCATION: On the beachfront, within easy reach of all the southern beaches of Mykonos. Mykonos town is 10-mins by bus from the hotel. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel consists of 3 buildings built in the Cycladic-style and offers a beach restaurant serving seafood & Greek specialties, beach bar, sea-water swimming pool and children’s pool & playground. A fully equipped water sports centre offers canoes, pedal-boats, diving and jet-ski. All rooms have air-conditioning, mini bar and balcony or terrace with sea or garden view. from €33 to €106 pp B&B

★★★★

Art Hotel Pelican Bay

LOCATION: In “Platys Yialos”, only 300m from the famous beach and 10-mins from the centre of the town of Mykonos. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms are air-conditioned and have either balconies or terraces with left seaside views. 3 rooms have facilities for disabled persons. The hotel offers a fitness centre, sauna, room service, swimming pool and a cocktail-bar surrounded by verandas with superb views. from €50 to €120 pp B&B

★★★★★

Mykonos Grand

LOCATION: This luxurious resort is located on the beach of Ayios Yiannis, just 10-mins from Mykonos town. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Rooms feature air-conditioning, CD player, mini bar, bathrobes and slippers and exclusive bath amenities. Dolphins of Delos is the main restaurant offering open-air dining and delicious meals. Meals can also be enjoyed at the poolside ‘Aqua and Sole.’ The hotel has 2 bars, a sea water pool and an outdoor hot tub, located below the pool area, to offer the perfect setting for romance and tranquility. from €74 to €162 pp B&B

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Santorini
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Melina Hotel

LOCATION: In the main town on Santorini, Fira, a short walk from the town centre. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: This intimate hotel has 20 rooms, all with colour TV, air-conditioning, mini fridge, safe, hair dryer and private veranda. The hotel has a swimming pool and is within walking distance of Fira with its many restaurants, bars and tavernas. from €31 to €60 pp B&B

★★★

Philippion Villas

LOCATION: Philippion Villas Hotel in Santorini, built in 1998 in the Cycladic architectural style, offer a traditional atmosphere with the comforts of a modern apartment, located at the edge of the cliff overlooking the Santorini volcano. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel offers pool bar, swimming pool, money exchange and restaurant. All rooms have private balcony, bathroom, hair dryer, safe box, direct line telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning and mini bar. from €41 to €71 pp B&B

★★★★

Thalassa Resort

LOCATION: Thalassa means “Sea” and this beautiful resort is located on the black beachfront in the Kamari area of Santorini Island. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel’s design is Cycladic. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, DD phone, safe, 24-hr room service and hair dryer. The hotel offers a swimming pool, pool restaurant, sun beds and umbrellas on the beach. Asterias Gourmet Restaurant offers romantic seafood dinners on the beach. The main feature of the hotel is a Thalassa Spa. from €56 to €78 pp B&B

Santorini

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Kallisti Thera

LOCATION: Situated in the centre of Fira town with magnificent views of the Caldera. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and slippers. Superior rooms have private veranda. Kallisti Thera has a luxurious swimming pool, an open air jacuzzi, the Pergola pool bar where you can enjoy exotic drinks and the Kallisti restaurant, a new part of the hotel next to the pool that offers guests the opportunity to taste Greek and Mediterranean specialities. from €52 to €106 pp B&B

★★★★★

On the Rocks

LOCATION: Above the Caldera basin, in the famous village of Imerovigli, 10-mins from the island’s capital, Fira town. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms feature private veranda, sea views, air-conditioning, mini bar and hair dryer. Superior rooms feature bathtub as well as shower. Next to the swimming pool you can enjoy your favourite drinks, cocktails and light snacks. Room service is also available. The On the Rocks Spa offers steam room, jacuzzi and massage treatments. Ideal for Honeymooners or Romantic Getaways. from €119 to €160 pp B&B

★★★★★

Majestic Hotel

LOCATION: The Majestic is the most prestigious 5-star hotel on the island of Santorini. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms enjoy a sea view. 52 luxury rooms feature private terrace, jacuzzi bathtub, mini bar, air-conditioning, satellite plasma TV, Hi-Fi with CD collection and Wi-Fi. The Majestic has 3 pools, 2 restaurants, a spa and fully equipped fitness centre. Kids are welcome to enjoy the play room and the playground. This hotel is accessible for the physically disabled. from €85 to €165 pp B&B

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Paros & Naxos
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High Mill Hotel, Paros

LOCATION: High Mill hotel is located 1km from the centre of Parikia and 150m from the nearest beach. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has a 22m swimming pool and a children’s pool. All rooms have air-conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, refrigerator, private balcony and sea or pool view. The hotel’s breakfast room serves buffet breakfast and guests can enjoy snacks and cocktails at the bar. There is also a mini market in the hotel that is open during working hours. from €25 to €52 pp B&B ★★★★

Kanale’s Resort, Paros

LOCATION: Kanale’s is located only a 10-min walk away from the heart of Naoussa village and only 200m from the sandy beach of Piperi. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Kanale’s is built on several levels and widely spaced around a uniquely shaped swimming pool. All rooms are attractively furnished and offer air-conditioning and satellite TV. The facilities offered at the Kanale’s Resort include a swimming pool with jacuzzi, sun terraces and a bar which serves breakfast, refreshments, snacks and beverages. from €38 to €83 pp B&B ★★★★★

Astir of Paros

LOCATION: The Hotel is situated on the seafront and has its own private beach. The village of Naoussa is only 1,5 km away. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The standard rooms feature a veranda, satellite TV, air-conditioning, mini bar and marble bathroom. The suites with their separate living room, offer glorious views from the spacious verandas. The lovely swimming pool with hydro-massage provides a refreshing oasis. The hotel also offers 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 3-hole mashie golf course, water sports and horse riding. from €106 to €158 pp B&B ★★

Paros & Naxos

Coronis Hotel, Naxos

LOCATION: Coronis Hotel is situated in Naxos town, on the seafront with superior views of the Venetian Castle and the sea. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: This recently renovated hotel has 30 rooms, all with bathrooms, air-conditioning, fridge, satellite TV and a balcony with stunning views. The hotel offers guests a breakfast room and a bar, as well as currency exchange facilities. from €25 to €43 pp B&B

★★★

Astir of Naxos

LOCATION: The Astir of Naxos is situated just a 10-min walk from the centre of town and 2-mins from the sandy beach of St George. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Guests can relax around the spacious swimming pool and the bar, with a panoramic view of Naxos town, the sea and the mountains. All rooms have air-conditioning, internet facilities, satellite TV, mini bar and balcony or veranda with a view of the sea or the mainland. The hotel boasts a warm and friendly environment where guests can enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi. from €40 to €83 pp B&B

Naxos Palace Hotel ★★★★ LOCATION: Naxos Palace Hotel is located in Stelida, 2.5km from the town of Naxos, 1km from the beach of Agia Anna and 500m from the beach of Agios Georgios.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 77 fully equipped rooms and suites with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar and private balcony. This traditionally designed hotel has 2 swimming pools - one of which has hydro massage, pool bar, restaurant, main bar, snack bar, gym, sauna and room service. Guests can hire cars, bikes and book horse riding. from €53 to €103 pp B&B

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Rhodes
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Cactus Hotel

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Ibiscus Hotel

LOCATION: The Hotel Cactus is situated in the centre of Rhodes City, opposite the aquarium, overlooking both the western and the eastern beaches. The Mandraki Harbour, the Trade Centre, the famous Medieval City and the Marina are all within walking distance of the hotel. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 177 recently renovated rooms, most with a view of the sea. All are equipped with direct-dial telephone, radio, satellite TV, fridge, hair dryer, airconditioning and electromagnetic key doors. The hotel has a breakfast room, bar, swimming pool with snack bar and TV room for guests enjoyment. A conference room is available for use by guests during their stay.

LOCATION: The Ibiscus Hotel is situated on the most cosmopolitan, sandy and pebble beach of the city of Rhodes, and just a few minutes walk from the town centre. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 207 tastefully furnished guestrooms and fabulous suites. All guestrooms feature air-conditioning or heating, private bath or shower, satellite TV, radio, direct dial telephone and double glazed windows. The restaurant serves hearty American buffet breakfasts and a variety of international menus for lunch and dinner. The bar, is a popular place to meet for afternoon tea or cocktails. Guests can relax on the sun terraces, go for a swim in the pool, and cool off with refreshments from the poolside bar. The hotel also has a hair salon and 24-hour room service. from €33 to €63 pp B&B

from €35 to €68 pp B&B

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Mediterranean Hotel

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Rodos Palace

Rhodes
LOCATION: In the heart of Rhodes’ most popular sandy beach near the Aquarium, minutes away from Rhodes city. A 10-min walk from the Medieval City, Castle of the Knights and Ancient Ruins. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 241 spacious and elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites, most with views of the Aquarium, beach and the Aegean Sea. All rooms offer private balcony, air-conditioning, satellite colour TV with Pay TV movies, internet connection, fully stocked mini bar and room service. The Mediterranean Cafe serves coffees, drinks and light snacks while The “Thalassa” is the hotel’s restaurant serving Greek & International speciality dishes. The hotel has an outdoor fresh water swimming pool and a variety of water sports is offered on the hotel’s sandy beach. from €58 to €88 pp B&B - based on sea view rooms

LOCATION: Rodos Palace is the finest deluxe resort complex on the island of Rhodes. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The luxurious rooms and suites have spectacular views of the Aegean Sea or gardens. All 785 rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, private balcony or patio, mini bar or fridge, colour satellite TV with Pay TV, internet connection and air-conditioning. Your choice of either Greek or International cuisine can be enjoyed in 10 different restaurants. Days can be spent around the 3 exquisite outdoor pools, the Fitness Centre or the superb family area, especially designed to meet the needs of parents with children of all ages. A variety of activities like horse-riding, 18-hole championship golf course and yachting are also available a short distance from the hotel. from €77 to €113 pp B&B - based on sea view rooms

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The beach at Rodos Palace

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Greek Island Packages

Simply Cycladic 5 Nights Santorini & Mykonos
Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town from R14 300 from R15 835 from R15 415

Sizzling Cycladic Summer 7 Nights Mykonos, Paros & Santorini
Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town from R15 820 from R16 355 from R16 935

Greek Island Packages

INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate taxes & levies • All transfers throughout • 3 nights accommodation in Mykonos at a 3* hotel • 2 nights accommodation in Santorini at a 3* hotel • Highspeed ferry transfers between Mykonos and Santorini • Breakfast daily

INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate taxes & levies • All transfers throughout • 3 nights accommodation in Mykonos at a 3* hotel • 2 nights accommodation in Santorini at a 3* hotel • 2 nights accommodation in Paros at a 3* hotel • Highspeed ferry transfers between Mykonos, Paros and Santorini • Breakfast daily

Add 2 Nights in Athens from only R2 350
Includes 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel with return transfers and breakfast daily. Valid until 21 Jul ‘08

Add 2 Nights in Athens from only R2 350
Includes 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel with return transfers and breakfast daily. Valid until 30 Jun ‘08

Summer of Smiles 5 Nights Mykonos & Naxos
Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town from R12 740 from R14 025 from R13 605

Roam around Rhodes 5 Nights Athens & Rhodes
Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town from R13 910 from R15 195 from R14 775

INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate taxes & levies • All transfers throughout • 3 nights accommodation in Mykonos at a 3* hotel • 2 nights accommodation in Naxos at a 2* hotel • Highspeed ferry transfers between Mykonos and Naxos • Breakfast daily

INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate taxes & levies • All transfers throughout • 2 nights accommodation in Athens at a 3* hotel • 3 nights accommodation in Rhodes at a 3* hotel • Breakfast daily Valid until 30 Jun ‘08

Add 2 Nights in Athens from only R2 350
Includes 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel with return transfers and breakfast daily. Valid until 30 Jun ‘08
All of the above prices are quoted per person sharing

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Getting Around the Greek Islands
The Best of Greece 5 Night Cruise & Coach in Greece

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R21 300 from R22 835 from R22 415

HIGHLIGHTS: THUR: Arrive in Athens. In the afternoon enjoy a City Sightseeing Tour of Athens including the Acropolis. Evening at leisure and overnight in Athens. FRI: Transfer to Piraeus Harbour and embark on your 3 night Aegean Discovery Greek Island Cruise. Sail for Mykonos. Overnight at Sea (B, L, D) SAT & SUN: Cruising the Greek Islands as per the itinerary on page 15. Your cruise includes visits to Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos and Kusadasi in Turkey. Overnight at Sea (B, L, D) MON: Arrive back in Piraeus. Board a coach, which will take you into mainland Greece. Visit the Corinth Canal, the ancient Amphitheatre in Epidaurus, the ruins of the Palace of Agamemnon and the Royal Tomb in Mycenae. Arrive in Nafplion. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring the town of Nafplion. Overnight in Nafplion (B, D) TUES: Spend the morning in Nafplion at leisure. In the afternoon start the journey back to Athens and the airport (B) INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate airport taxes and levies. • All transfers throughout • 1 night in Athens at Titania Hotel • Athens Sightseeing Tour • 3 night Greek Island Cruise in a standard outside cabin with entertainment on board • Full day tour by coach of the Argolis region • 1 night in Nafplion at Amalia Hotel • Meals as specified (B-breakfast, D-dinner, L-lunch) • Port charges and gratuities on the cruise, taxes, fees and levies • Services of Cruise Director on Louis Cruise The above tour is valid for departures from Johannesburg every Wednesday. We have guaranteed limited available seats for the following departures: 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 13 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct & 05 Nov 2008.

Greece

Transfers & Ferries
Athens Transfers
Athens Airport / Hotel Athens Airport / Port Athens Hotel / Port

Cost per vehicle in Euro’s
84 102 40

Island Ferries in Greece
Athens - Mykonos Athens - Paros Athens - Naxos Mykonos - Athens Mykonos - Paros & v.v Mykonos - Naxos & v.v Mykonos - Santorini Paros - Athens Paros - Naxos & v.v Paros - Santorini Naxos - Athens Naxos - Santorini Santorini - Mykonos Santorini - Paros Santorini - Naxos Santorini - Heraklion

Cost pp in Euro’s
79 78 83 82 29 33 48 82 23 43 88 50 55 60 57 58

Cycladic Island Transfers

Cost pp in Euro’s
13 15 18 24 12 17 9

Mykonos Airport or Port / Hotel Santorini Airport or Port / Hotel Paros Airport / Parikia Hotels Paros Airport / Naoussa Hotels Paros Port / Parikia Hotels Paros Port / Naoussa Hotels Naxos Airport or Port / Hotel

Rhodes Island Transfers

Cost per vehicle in Euro’s
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Rhodes Airport / Town Hotels (Cactus, Ibiscus, Mediterranean) Rhodes Airport / Ialyssos Hotels (Rodos Palace) Rhodes Port / Town Hotels Rhodes Port / Ialyssos Hotels

*All transfers are based on one way trips. Night time supplements may apply on the islands. ** Ferry rates are based on one way journeys, on highspeed ferries, in economy class.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

The above price is from price per person sharing. Prices may vary according to the departure date of the tour.

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Cruise and Stay Packages
You have always wanted to see the Greek Isles and what better way to do it than a Mediterranean Cruise, taking in 6 islands in 4 nights. You board your cruise and set sail for Mykonos, your first stop. You arrive in Mykonos and are left at leisure to explore the cobbled streets and enjoy a meal of Mezze as you watch the sun set over the Aegean Sea. But no sooner have you found that perfect souvenir and it is time to go back to the ship for the next departure. How you wish that you could linger a while longer in Mykonos and have some real time to enjoy the town, the beaches and the culture. Well now you can! Take one of our Cruise & Stay packages and you will be able to set sail on your cruise from Mykonos. Thompsons Holidays has put together three different Cruise & Stay packages for you, which include your pre and postaccommodation in Athens as well as either 2 nights in Mykonos at the start of your cruise or 2 nights in Santorini at the end of your Cruise, giving you the opportunity to not only see the Islands but also to experience some of their magic for yourself.

Aegean Discovery 8 Night Cruise & Stay in Mykonos

Jewels of the Aegean 7 Night Cruise & Stay in Santorini

Splendours of Greece & Turkey 9 Night Cruise & Stay in Santorini

Cruise & Stay in Greece

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R18 570 from R20 110 from R19 690

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R20 990 from R22 510 from R22 090

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R20 990 from R22 510 from R22 090

HIGHLIGHTS: • Athens • Mykonos • Rhodes • Patmos • Kusadasi INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate airport taxes and levies • 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel with breakfast daily • 2 nights in Mykonos at a 3* hotel with breakfast daily • 3 nights Aegean Discovery Louis Cruise with all meals and entertainment on board (itinerary as per page 15) • 1 night in Athens at a 3* hotel with breakfast • Services of a Cruise Director on board Louis Cruises • Port taxes, fuel surcharges and cruise staff gratuities

HIGHLIGHTS: • Athens • Mykonos • Kusadasi • Patmos • Rhodes • Crete • Santorini INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate airport taxes and levies • 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel with breakfast • 3 night Jewels of the Aegean Louis Cruise with all meals and entertainment on board (itinerary as per page 15) • 2 nights in Santorini at a 3* hotel with breakfast daily • Services of a Cruise Director on board Louis Cruises • Port taxes, fuel surcharges and cruise staff gratuities

HIGHLIGHTS: • Athens • Istanbul • Mykonos • Patmos • Kusadasi • Rhodes • Crete • Santorini INCLUDES: • Return flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate airpot taxes • 1 night in Athens at a 3* hotel with breakfast • 6 night Splendours of Greece & Turkey Louis Cruise with all meals and entertainment on board • 2 nights in Santorini at a 3* hotel with breakfast daily • Services of a Cruise Director on board Louis Cruises • Port taxes, fuel surcharges and cruise staff gratuities

Valid for Tuesday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 29 July ‘08.

Valid for Friday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 20 Jul ‘08.

Valid for Wednesday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 20 Jul ‘08.

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Greece, Egypt & Turkey Combos
The oldest civilisations in existence are those of Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Egyptian civilisations emerged about 5 000 years ago. Here we find some of the first written words of civilization, ancient pyramids and giant columns supporting massive temples. We find the first paved roads, the first wines and beer and even the first peace treaties between organized governments. We also find the world’s first scientists, doctors, architects and mathematicians. The Greeks emerged from the dark ages about 3 000 years ago and brought drama, art, sculpture, democracy and philosophy to our world. Turkey has it’s own colourful history - it is said that Anthony and Cleopatra honeymooned in Ephesus and that the Virgin Mary lived near Ephesus. In fact many of the first Christian teachings were to the people of Turkey. Thompsons Holidays invites you explore the history of more than one of these great nations by booking one of our combination packages. Discover the ancient tombs of the Pharaohs on a Nile cruise combined with the beauty and history of the Greek isles, or explore the history of the Turkish coast combined with a Greek Isle island hop, or experience the history of all of these amazing places in one trip.

Cruise Glorious Cruise 10 Nights Greece & Nile Cruise

Highlights of Greece & Turkey 14 Nights of the Best of Both

Through the Ages Tour 16 Nights Egypt, Turkey & Greece

Greece, Egypt & Turkey Combos

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R18 290 from R19 480 from R19 900

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R28 140 from R29 320 from R29 730

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R24 690 from R25 870 from R26 280

HIGHLIGHTS: • Athens • Mykonos • Rhodes • Patmos • Kusadasi • Cairo • Aswan • Kom Ombo • Edfu • Luxor INCLUDES: • All flights on Egypt Air including approximate airport taxes and levies • All transfers • 2 nights in Athens at a 3* hotel (B) • 3 night Aegean Discover Louis Cruise visiting Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos and Kusadasi, including all meals and entertainment on board • Services of a Cruise Director on board Louis Cruises • Port taxes, fuel surcharges and gratuities on your Louis Cruise • 2 nights in Cairo at a 4* hotel (B) • 3 night 4* Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor, including all meals, entertainment on board and sightseeing.

HIGHLIGHTS: • Istanbul • Canakkale • Troy • Kusadasi • Ephesus • Pamukkale • Rhodes • Santorini • Mykonos • Athens INCLUDES: • All flights on Olympic Airlines including approximate airport taxes and levies • All transfers • 7 night Western Shore Escorted Tour of Turkey including: 3 nights in Istanbul at a 4* hotel with sightseeing (B), 1 night in Canakkale at a 4* hotel with sightseeing (BD), 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4* hotel with sightseeing (BD), 1 night in Pamukkale at a 4* hotel with sightseeing (BD) • Highspeed ferry transfer to Rhodes • 2 nights in Rhodes at a 3* hotel (B) • Skyplane transfer to Santorini • 2 nights in Santorini at a 3* hotel (B) • Highspeed ferry transfer from Marmaris to Mykonos • 2 nights in Mykonos at a 3* hotel (B) • 1 night in Athens at a 3* hotel (B)

HIGHLIGHTS: • Cairo • Aswan • Kom Ombo • Edfu • Luxor • Istanbul • Mykonos • Patmos • Kusadasi • Rhodes • Crete • Santorini • Athens • Olympia • Delphi • Kalambaka INCLUDES: • All flights on Egypt Air including approximate airport taxes and levies • All transfers • 2 nights in Cairo at a 4* hotel (B) • 3 night 4* Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor, including all meals, entertainment on board and sightseeing • 6 night Splendours of Greece & Turkey Louis Cruise, visiting Istanbul, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini (embark in Istanbul and disembark in Athens), including all meals and entertainment on board • Services of a Cruise Director on board Louis Cruises • Port taxes, fuel surcharges and gratuities on your Louis Cruise • 1 night in Athens at a 3* hotel (B) • 3 night Classical Greece coach tour including overnights in Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka in 3* hotels with sightseeing (BD) • 1 night in Athens at a 3* hotel (B) Valid for Sunday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 31 Jul ‘08.

Valid for Tuesday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 30 Sep ‘08. B = Breakfast. BD = Breakfast and dinner

Valid for Wednesday departures from Johannesburg. Valid until 20 Jul ‘08.

EXCLUDES: Drinks and meals not specified. Tips for cruise staff on the Nile Cruise. Travel Insurance. Shore excursions on your Louis Cruise. All items of a personal nature.

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Louis Cruise Lines

4-Night Cruise Packages on Aquamarine or Perla

PACKAGES INCLUDES: Transfers throughout, 1 night at the Titania Hotel You are invited on a quest of discovery for the natural and cultural on B&B (post cruise), 4 night cruise on board Aquamarine or sailed the in an riches of the Mediterranean. Louis Cruise ships have Perla based oceans inside cabin and includes all meals and entertainment, port charges, taxes, fuel of the world and pioneered innovative itineraries for over twenty years. surcharges and gratuities while on board the ship. Their Greek and European officers and European and International Low Season: 03 March - 28 April / 03 & 10 Nov 2008 R5 184 pps crew, with their gracious hospitality and nautical High Season: 05 May - 27 October 2008 R5 900 pps tradition will offer you an unforgettable experience.

PACKAGES INCLUDE: PACKAGES INCLUDES: Transfers throughout, 2 nights at the Titania Hotel on • B&B (pre &throughout • 2 nights at the board Cristal basedB&B (pre & cabin Transfers post cruise), 7 night cruise on Titania Hotel on in an inside post and includes all meals and entertainment, port charges, in an inside cabin • cruise) • 7 night cruise on board a Louis Cruise shiptaxes, fuel surcharges and gratuities while on board on ship. all meals and entertainment the board the ship • port charges, taxes, fuel

3, 4 or 7 Night Cruise Packages 7-Night Cruise Packages on Cristal

Low Season: gratuities while on surcharges and11 - 25 April 2008 board the ship. Low Season: 07 March - 25 April, 07 & 14 Nov 2008 High Season: 02 May - 31 October 2008

3 Night Package on board Aquamarine or Perla

High Season: 02 May - 24 October 2008

R8 682 pps R9 934 pps R5 084 pps R5 621 pps R5 184 pps R5 900 pps R8 682 pps R9 934 pps

Jewels of the Aegean

Low Season: 03 March - 28 April / 03 & 10 Nov 2008 High Season: 05 May - 27 October 2008 Low Season: 11 - 25 April 2008 High Season: 02 May - 24 October 2008

4 Night Package on board Aquamarine or Perla

Splendours of Greece & Turkey

7 Night Package on board Cristal

Aegean Discovery
Day Monday Port Arr. Dep. Piraeus (Athens), Greece 11:00 Mykonos, Greece • 18:00 23:00 Tuesday Kusadasi (Ephessos), Turkey * 7:00 12:00 Patmos, Greece • * 16:00 21:00 Wednesday Rhodes, Greece 7:00 18:00 Thursday Heraklion (Crete), Greece 7:00 11:30 Santorini, Greece • 16:30 21:00 Friday Piraeus (Athens), Greece 7:00 • Disembarkation by tender boats, weather permitting * Perla’s 4-Day cruise itinerary will first call at Patmos in the morning
(6:30-11:00) and then Kusadasi in the afternoon (15:00-20:00)

Santorini

Departure dates 2008 March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28

August September October November

4, 11, 18, 25 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 6, 13, 20, 27 3, 10

Rhodes

* Perla only sails from 19 May to 20 October 2008
728 nautical miles on board the

AQUAMARINE & PERLA*

Port Arr. Dep. KUSADASI PIRAEUS Piraeus (Athens), Greece 17:00 PATMOS Istanbul, Turkey 15:00 MYKONOS Istanbul, Turkey 18:00 Mykonos, Greece • 15:00 RHODES 24:00 Mykonos Patmos, Greece • 7:00 10:30 Kusadasi (Ephessos), Turkey 14:30 20:30 Istanbul Day Arr. Dep. WednesdayPort Rhodes, Greece 7:00 18:00 Friday Thursday Piraeus (Athens), Greece Heraklion (Crete), Greece 7:00 11:00 12:00 Mykonos, Greece • 18:00 22:00 Santorini, Greece • 17:00 21:00 Saturday Rhodes, Greece Greece 6:00 19:30 9:30 Friday Piraeus (Athens), Sunday Patmos, Greece • 6:30 • Disembarkation by tender boats, weather permitting 10:00 Kusadasi (Ephessos), Turkey 14:00 18:30 Departure dates 2008 Monday Piraeus (Athens), Greece 7:00 April 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Disembarkation by tender boats, weather permitting May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 5, 12, 19, 26 Rhodes Departure 13, 20,2008 October June 6, dates 27 3, 10, 17, 24 Heraklion March 7, 14, 21, 28 June 6, 13, 20, 27 September 5, 12, 19, 26 July 4, 11, 18, 25 April 4, 11, 18, 25 July 4, 11, 18, 25 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 7, 14 1.288 nautical miles on board the

Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday

Louis Cruise Lines Aegean Cruising

Mediterranean Legends
Day Port Arr. Friday Piraeus (Athens), Greece Saturday Istanbul, Turkey 10:00 Sunday Kusadasi (Ephessos), Turkey 14:00 Monday Rhodes, Greece 7:00 Tuesday Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt 8:30 Wednesday Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt Thursday Santorini, Greece • 13:00 Friday Piraeus (Athens), Greece 6:00 • Disembarkation by tender boats, weather permitting Departure dates 2008 October 31 November 7, 14, 21 Dep. 11:00 18:00 20:00 12:30 13:00 20:00

CRISTAL 619 nautical miles onboard the AQUAMARINE

Istanbul

Ephessos

Santorini

Athens

Cairo

1.669 nautical miles on board the

CRISTAL
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Note: Rotation of the ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports, with or without prior notice. On certain departures, itineraries may be operated by other ships of the LCL fleet, of equal standard.

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Egypt

The Sphinx of Giza

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CAPITAL CITY: Cairo LANGUAGE: Arabic & English

Put your bargaining skills to the test at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the oldest market in Cairo. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cairo. Then hop onto an overnight sleeper train and travel to Aswan or Luxor and meet up with your Nile Cruise. Your cruise ship will float you down the River Nile on a trip back in time into a land where the Pharaohs reigned supreme. See such sites as Temple of Karnak and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Marvel at the sophistication and beauty that was Ancient Egypt. Cruise for 3 or 4 nights then head to the coast and the Red Sea. The Red Sea is one the world’s top 7 dive spots and Sharm el Sheikh is at the very heart of this on the Sinai Peninsula. Snorkel right off the beach of your hotel or take a Livaboard dive safari for a few nights. Come to Egypt and experience the history, the culture, the beauty and the majesty.

Egypt

CURRENCY: Egyptian Pound VISA: SA passport holders require a visa
which is free of charge. All other passport holders to check with local authorities

TIME DIFFERENCE:
GMT + 2 (Same as SA time) Oct-Apr GMT + 3 (SA time + 1hr) May-Sep

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations
are required. Anti-malaria precautions recommended if travelling to the Red Sea.

WHAT THINGS COST
These prices are an average price and may vary according to hotels & seasons. (Prices are based on a 4-star hotel) Imported Wine (Bottle) Mineral Water Beer Soft Drinks Toasted Sandwich Dinner Coffee/Tea US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ 20 3 4 2 12 30 3

Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilisation having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 BC.
But Egypt is much more than ancient Pyramids, monuments and temples. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot nightspots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive riverboats and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. Cairo is an amazing city full of energy and movement 24hrs a day. The noise and chaos of the traffic will fascinate you and the beauty of the Nile will captivate you. The food is delicious, the sheisha aromatic and the atmosphere electric. Soak up some culture at the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza and the Pyramids at Memphis & Sakkara.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Egypt has only 2 seasons; a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October. Egypt is a year round destination and none of the attractions in this amazing country are seasonal. It does get extremely hot in summer and guests are advised to try and take a Nile Cruise outside of the peak summer months of July, August and September. The Valley of the Kings and the temples can be quite unbearable at this time of the year.

Nile cruise route

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Thompsons Top-Up’s in Egypt

Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum has the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artefacts from the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt’s Kings and Tutankhamun’s treasures. This tour can be combined with either the Pyramids & Sphinx or the Citadel & Mosque tours to make a full day tour. Duration: 4 hours - from US$28 pp

Pharaonic Village
A unique experience that will take you back a few thousand years, to enjoy the magic of the Pharaohs while cruising the River Nile. Duration: 4 hours - from US$28 pp

Memphis & Sakkara
Visit Memphis, which served as the capital of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5000 years ago, during the 1st Dynasty. Menes, the first Pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace and the Temple of Ptah here. One of the most exciting historical and archaeological areas in all of Egypt is Sakkara, situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo. The famous step pyramid of King Zoser dominates the site. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries, and is the work of the famous pharaonic architect, Imhotep. This tour can be combined with a Pyramids & Sphinx tour to make a full day tour. Duration: 4 hours - from US$38 pp

Thompsons Top-Up’s in Cairo

Old Cairo & Synagogue
Visit the old churches, Coptic monasteries and the famous bazaar of Khan El Khalili, dating back to the late 14th century. You will also visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is in the centre of Cairo. The first Jewish synagogue was destroyed when the Romans occupied Egypt and was later rebuilt by Abraham Ben Ezra, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. It contains a number of artefacts, including a Torah on gazelle skin dating from the 5th century BC and the manuscript known as the “Atlas of Moses”. Duration: 4 hours - from US$25 pp

Alexandria Day Tour
Depart Cairo for the 3 hour trip to Alexandria. Your first stop is the Alexandria Museum, where you can see artefacts that have been salvaged from the Underwater City of Cleopatra as well as items dating from the Egyptian through to the Greco Roman periods. Next visit the catacombs and explore the underground tunnels. Close to the Catacombs is the Temple of Pompeii. Have a short stop here before having lunch at one of the hotels en route. After lunch, visit the famous Alexandria Library, one of the biggest libraries in the world and where the scrolls from Ancient Egypt were stored before a fire destroyed many of them. Make your way back to Cairo in the late afternoon. Duration: 12 hours - from US$97 pp

Citadel, Mosque & Bazaar
Situated on a spur of the Muqattam Hills, the Citadel dominates Cairo’s skyline and was the nerve centre of the city and Egypt for almost 700 years. Its construction was initiated in 1176 by Saladin and completed by Muhammad Ali. Mameluke Sultans and Turkish Governors later on made it their residence, building Palaces and Mosques within the Citadel walls. Facing the Citadel is the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, built between 1356 and 1363 and perhaps the most majestic monument of Arabic architecture in Egypt. The tour also includes a visit to the famous bazaar of Khan El Khalili, which dates back to the late 14th century. This tour can be combined with the Egyptian Museum tour to make a full day tour. Duration: 4 hours - from US$33 pp

Pyramids & Sphinx
Visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chephran and Mycerinus, which the Greeks viewed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built from 2 300 000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting, since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Carved from natural, yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’s body. This tour can be combined with the Egyptian Museum or the Memphis & Sakkara tour to make a full day tour. Duration: 3 hours - from US$29 pp

Nile Cruise Dinner
You are transferred to the Nile Bank to board your cruise along the River Nile. Taking place in the evening, together with live music and a buffet dinner, you are ensured of a memorable evening. After dinner, a belly dancer performs with a professional Oriental band and singer. Duration: 2 hours - from US$48 pp

Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids
Guests enjoy a fabulous sound and light show at the foot of the Pyramids in Giza. The show is held every evening. Duration: 45 minutes (excl return transfer time) from US$35 pp

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Cairo
★★★★

Swiss Inn Nile

LOCATION: Located near the Pharaonic Village and en route to the Pyramids this hotel offers easy access to the centre of Cairo. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: 81 standard rooms have airconditioning, satellite TV, DD telephone, safe, bathtub & shower, hair dryer, mini bar and WiFi access. The Main Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and dinner, as well as a la carte dishes and the Rooftop Terrace Restaurant & Bar offers Oriental grills, drinks and hubbly-bubbly. The hotel has a Business Centre and offers 24-hour room service. 2 nights including return transfers from US$46 pp sharing

★★★★

Shepheard Hotel

LOCATION: Located in downtown Cairo, close to the Egyptian Museum and the Opera House and overlooking the River Nile. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 298 guest rooms have airconditioning, satellite TV and mini bar. The hotel offers a choice of 6 restaurants and bars including an Asian restaurant, a Middle Eastern restaurant, 24-hour buffet restaurant as well as a bar, coffee shop and disco. Room service is 24-hours. The hotel offers a beauty salon, laundry service and the convenience of lobby shops. 2 nights including return transfers from US$85 pp sharing

★★★★★

Ramses Hilton

LOCATION: Located on the east bank of the Nile and is within walking distance of the Egyptian Museum and city shopping areas. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 859 guest rooms offer balconies, air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, mini bar, satellite TV, 24-hour room service and in-room safe. Facilities include 7 restaurants, a coffee shop, cocktail lounge, fitness centre, beauty salon, currency exchange and outdoor swimming pool. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Pyramids. 2 nights including return transfers from US$78 pp sharing

Cairo

★★★★★

Le Meridien Pyramids

LOCATION: Located in Giza, across from the Pyramids. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms have private balconies, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite TV, hair dryer, mini bar and in-room safe. The hotel has a variety of international restaurants to choose from, and a swimming pool. There is also a children’s pool and two floodlit tennis courts. Other facilities include 24-hour room service, a shopping arcade, beauty salon and 24-hour currency exchange. 2 nights including return transfers from US$63 pp sharing

★★★★★

Nile Hilton

LOCATION: Located in central Cairo on the banks of the Nile, within walking distance of the Egyptian Museum. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Each room has Wi-Fi Internet access, marble bathrooms with 3 jet body shower, air-conditioning, balcony, cable TV, mini bar and in-room safe. There are 10 restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Hotel facilities include babysitting, Business Centre, beauty salon, currency exchange, ATM, fitness centre, swimming pool, tennis & squash courts. 2 nights including return transfers from US$81 pp sharing

★★★★★

Conrad Cairo

LOCATION: Located in downtown Cairo, on the banks of the Nile. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 617 guest rooms all with private balconies and views of the river, satellite TV, direct dial telephones, in-room safe, bathrobes, pillow-menu, hair dryer, Wi-Fi Internet access, mini bar and marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower. The hotel features four elegant restaurants, a bar and Lobby lounge as well as Casino. The Health Club has a gym, sauna, steam room and massage treatments. There are two outdoor swimming pools and a Business Centre. 2 nights including return transfers from US$115 pp sharing

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Nile Cruises
★★★★

Presidential Nile Cruise

★★★★★

Ti-Yi Nile Cruise

CABIN FACILITIES: Each cabin is equipped with en-suite facilities, airconditioning, satellite TV, radio, mini bar and 24-hour room service. SHIP FACILITIES: The ship features a Piano Bar/Lounge, sun deck, swimming pool, restaurant, bazaar, jewellery shop. An exciting entertainment programme is featured every night and guests have the opportunity to dress up and have some fun at the Captain’s Dinner. PROGRAMMES: Luxor – Aswan Aswan – Luxor Luxor – Luxor 3 4 3 4 6 nights nights nights nights nights on on on on on Sat & Wed Sat, Mon, Tues & Wed Fri, Sat & Wed Tues & Fri Sat, Mon & Tues

CABIN FACILITIES: M/S Ti-Yi has 59 cabins. Rooms are fully equipped with all modern amenities including en-suite facilities, mini bar, satellite TV, hair dryer and 24-hour room service. SHIP FACILITIES: An open air jogging track and fully equipped gym caters to the fitness fanatics. The Ti-Yi also has a pool, massage room, cyber café and reading lounge. There are 3 dining facilities and bars on board Ti-Yi. The elegant cuisine provides a perfect collection of delicious meals that takes you on a tour throughout the different cultures of the world. PROGRAMMES: Luxor – Aswan Aswan – Luxor 4 nights on Mon 3 nights on Fri

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town ★★★★★

From R9 900 pp From R11 400 pp From R11 970 pp

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town ★★★★★
DELUXE

From R10 580 pp From R12 100 pp From R12 650 pp

Nile Cruises

Sonesta Sun Goddess

Sonesta Star Goddess

CABIN FACILITIES: The Sun Goddess has a total of 62 cabins and suites. All cabins feature panoramic windows, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, safe, mini bar, music system, individual climate control, TV and movie programme and bathroom with full-size bathtub. SHIP FACILITIES: The main restaurant serves buffet breakfast and lunch and á la carte dinner. The lounge serves a range of cocktails and light meals for lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy drinks and cocktails at the Sundeck Bar. Entertainment on board includes Discotheque, Belly Dance Show, Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party, fancy Galabya Party and Nubian Folkloric Show. Facilities on the ship include fitness and recreation areas, outdoor swimming pool, billiards and table tennis and massage room. PROGRAMMES: Luxor – Aswan Aswan – Luxor

CABIN FACILITIES: An all-suite cruise ship, the Sonesta Star Goddess features 33 suites. Each suite has a private terrace, plasma TV, satellite channels and in-house movie programmes, Wi-Fi Internet access, panoramic windows, direct-line telephone, individual climate control, hair dryer, mini bar, complimentary local wine, safe, bathrooms equipped with full-size bathtub and in-room dining available until midnight. SHIP FACILITIES: The main dining room serves buffet breakfast and lunch and a la carte dinners. Guests can enjoy cocktails and barbeque specialities on the sundeck or have a light lunch or dinner in the lounge. The ship also offers a swimming pool on the sundeck as well as a spa & fitness center, with gym, massage services, sauna and steam bath. Nightly entertainment is provided. PROGRAMMES: Luxor – Aswan Aswan – Luxor

3 nights on Sat 4 nights on Tues

4 nights on Monday 3 nights on Friday

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

From R10 810 pp From R12 310 pp From R12 840 pp

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

From R12 400 pp From R13 900 pp From R14 430 pp

PACKAGES INCLUDE: Return international & domestic Egypt flights, all transfers, 3 night Nile Cruise with all meals and sightseeing, taxes, fees and levies. Valid until 27 Sep ‘08
Rate is per person per night. Prices correct at time of going to print.

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Sharm El Sheikh Hotels & Excursions

Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm is the jewel of the Sinai, with history dating back thousands of years and is one of Egypt’s top holiday destinations. Dreams of crystal clear water, magnificent corals, exotic under water flora and rare tropical fish all come true when you visit Sharm El Sheikh on the Southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm El Sheikh, the Red Sea resort for scuba diving, snorkelling and family fun. Sharm is a resort of high quality hotels, world class restaurants, water sports and golf courses. Sharm El Sheikh is listed as one of the top 7 dive spots in the world.

PACKAGES INCLUDE: (Prices are per person sharing). Return international & domestic Egypt flights, all transfers, 3 nights accommodation, meals as specified taxes, fees and levies.

★★★★★

Sierra Sharm El Sheikh

SIGHTSEEING
Glass Bottom Boat
Ideal for the non-diver, this cruise takes you to some of the reefs off the coast of Sharm. Duration: 1 hour & 30 minutes from US$19 pp

Ex JNB from R8 910 Ex DUR from R10 410 Ex CPT from R10 670 All inclusive

The Sierra Sharm El Sheikh is an all-inclusive resort located close to Na’ama Bay. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 300 guest rooms have a view with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, in-room safe, direct dial telephone, marble bathroom, hair dryer and high speed internet. The restaurants offer something to suit all tastes. Dine Around options are available to guests. The hotel has a wide range of diving and water sports, a gym, tennis courts and a Kid’s Club that welcomes kids 4-12yrs. Kids also have their own swimming pool. The Sierra’s Wellness Centre & Spa has several massage rooms, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and rooftop rest area.

Sharm El Sheikh

★★★★★

Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Beach

St Katherine’s Monastery
Visit the Monastery of St Catherine (a preserved Byzantine church built in 542AD), the Moses Well and the village of St Catherine, located 3 hours from Sharm. Enjoy lunch at one of the hotels in the region. Duration: 10 hours from US$58 pp

Ex JNB from R9 010 Ex DUR from R10 510 Ex CPT from R11 040 Bed and Breakfast

LOCATION: Located on its own private beach, only 10-mins walk to Na’ama Bay. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, in-room safe, satellite TV, mini bar and hair dryer. Complimentary coffee and newspapers are offered in the lobby or can be delivered to your room. The hotel has a choice of 9 restaurants and bars serving a variety of cuisine, from beach barbeque and light snacks to sushi and pastries. Activities at the hotel include scuba diving, snorkelling, tennis, horse back riding, water skiing and swimming. There is a fitness centre on the premises and the onsite dive centre offers water sports and diving courses for all levels.

★★★★★
Deluxe

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Coloured Canyon
The walls of the canyon are easily the most colourful and intriguing rock formations in all of Sinai, and have been created by water erosion. In some places the deep coloration of rocks gives the canyon walls a prismatic and metallic sheen, in others, the stone is so smooth that it appears soft and pillowy. Duration: 5 hours from US$83 pp

Ex JNB from R10 280 Ex DUR from R11 780 Ex CPT from R12 310 Bed and Breakfast

LOCATION: The hotel is adjacent to Na’ama Bay. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Rooms have a spectacular view of the Red Sea and are equipped with high speed internet access, marble bathrooms with walk-in shower, mini bar, hair dryer, telephone, ceiling fan, in-room safe, air-conditioning and morning newspaper delivery. There are 5 restaurants and bars. The most popular is the “Souk Restaurant”, with food “stalls” where guests can bargain for their meals. Guests can enjoy a massage in the beach tent at the Club Olympus spa. The Oasis Kid’s Club provides entertainment and activities for the little ones, while you indulge in water sports or just relax beside the pool.

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Sharm El Sheik - Livaboards
King Snefro Livaboards
3 Day Ras Mohamed & Tiran
HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 diving at Jackfish Alley and the Alternatives Day 2 diving at Jackson Reef, North or South Laguona and drift diving at Woodhouse Reef Day 3 diving at Thomas Reef, Gordon Reef and a choice of diving on either Ras Nasrani, Ras Ghamila or Ras Um Sid. Night dives on day 1 and 2

Ex Johannesburg Ex Durban Ex Cape Town

from R10 550 from R12 050 from R12 580

PACKAGES INCLUDE: (Prices are per person sharing). Return international & domestic Egypt flights, all transfers, 3 day Livaboard excursion, all meals, soft drinks, teas/ coffees, 4 dives per day, use of oxygen & weight belts, 1 night at Sierra Sharm on all inclusive basis, taxes, fees and levies. EXCLUSIONS: All livaboard excursions exclude alcoholic drinks, dive equipment and medical insurance. Valid until 31 Jul ‘08

4 Day Ras Mohamed, Thistlegorm & Tiran
HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 diving at Jackfish Alley and the Alternatives Day 2 diving on the Thistlegorm wreck and Small Passage Day 3 diving on the Dunraven wreck, Shark & Yolanda Reef and Gordon Reef Day 4 diving on Jackson Reef, drift dive on either Thomas Reef or Woodhouse Reef and then a choice of diving on either Ras Nasrani, Ras Ghamila or Ras Um Sid. Night dives on day 1, 2 and 3

7 Day Northern Route Classic
HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 planning of your dive safari with your livaboard captain Day 2 – 7 diving the area from the Strait of Tiran, Ras Mohamed National Park to the Gulf of Suez and back to Sharm El Sheikh as per your planned itinerary

Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Diving Excursions

Dunraven Excursion
Min 8 people Dunraven, a Victorian steam and sail-ship that was carrying spices, gold and timber from India. She hit the reef after an allegedly drunken dispute involving the Captain, his wife and the First mate, and sunk soon after near the Gulf of Suez. The Dunraven makes an interesting dive and is home to schools of glassfish, and some of the biggest Napoleon Wrasse you will ever see. Includes 3 dives Duration: 9 hours from US$46 pp

House Reef Dive Excursion
This is a full day excursion which includes 3 dives on the house reefs surrounding Sharm El Sheikh. Possible areas for your dives could include Ras Mohamed at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula and the Straits of Tiran, the site of 4 coral reefs, Jackson, Woodhouse, Gordon and Thomas. The currents around these reefs are the cause for an extraordinary variety of corals and big fish, including sharks. Includes 3 dives unguided with dive buddy Duration: 9 hours from US$73 pp

Dahab Excursion
Min 6 people A day-trip from Sharm offers an easy way to dive at Dahab’s most famous sites, the Canyon and the Blue Hole. These are both shore dives with very unusual topography. They are also home to fish that are rarely seen around Sharm, like the Red Sea Walkman. Lunch is included in Dahab and there may even be time for shopping before return to Sharm Includes 2 dives Duration: 11 hours from US$91 pp

Thistlegorm Excursion
Min 8 people The world famous wreck SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941. Armoured Bren-Gun Carriers, BSA Motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, aeroplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions and a plentiful supply of Wellington boots can all be seen during your dive. The Thistlegorm is heaven for wreck enthusiasts, but is also one of the most underrated fish dives in the area. After breakfast on board, you will make two dives on the wreck and have lunch on board. Includes 2 dives, breakfast, lunch and soft drinks Duration: 12 hours from US$145 pp

Diving and Snorkelling Equipment can be hired - contact Thompsons for rates.

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Turkey

St Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

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CAPITAL CITY: Ankara LANGUAGE: Turkish

Turkey

CURRENCY: Turkish Lira VISA: SA passport holders require a visa. All other passport holders to check with local authorities TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 2 (Same as SA time) Nov-Mar GMT + 3 (SA time + 1hr) Apr-Oct HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations are required.

Turkey is a rapidly modernising country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East.
Turkey is a combination of oriental splendour, mystery, intrigue, whirling dervishes and a destination where history lays side-by-side with a quick paced present. The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles. Turkey still remains one of the Mediterranean’s bargain-basement destinations.

The Turkish landmass has been the stage upon which countless empires and kingdoms have flourished and declined, and its history lingers in famous ruins from Troy to Ephesus. Straddling the Bosphorus, its skyline studded with domes and minarets, Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Known in Ancient Times as Constantinople, today Istanbul hums as Turkey’s cultural heart and goodtime capital. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders once marched, admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety, peer into the sultan’s harem, and hunt for bargains in the Kapalı Çarı (Grand Bazaar).

WHAT THINGS COST
These prices are an average price and may vary according to hotels & seasons. (Prices are based on a 4-star hotel). Bottle of Wine Beer Bottle of Water Coffee / Tea Cold Drinks Toasted Sandwich Dinner at Hotel US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ 35 6 1.5 3 4 7.50 28

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Turkey has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hotel summers. Winters tend to be rainy all over the country and very cold in the central regions. Turkey is a year-round destination and the very best time to visit would be between April and October. Although prices tend to drop between November and March. Turkish market

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Istanbul

Map Key
Asur Hotel Erboy Hotel Barcelo Saray Green Park Taksim Eresin Crown Marmara

Map of Istanbul

SIGHTSEEING Walking Tour in the Old Town Full Day
Start from the Old Roman Hippodrome for the discovery of the old town walking by Blue Mosque ,St Sophia and SogukCesme Sok where the most beautiful Ottoman Houses are concentrated. Take a break in a tiles work shop to experience the making of the world famous Iznik tiles. Continue to the Orient express last station and have lunch overlooking Golden Horn. In the afternoon walk through the spice market and stop by a caravan inn where you will see old Turkish rugs . from US$69 pp

★★★

Asur Hotel

LOCATION: The Asur Hotel is located within walking distance of the historical heritages of Istanbul. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 90 rooms all equipped with wireless internet access, air-conditioning, mini bar and colour satellite TV. The Terrace Restaurant serves both Turkish and International cuisine. *from US$22 to US$30 pp B&B ★★★

Erboy Hotel

Istanbul

LOCATION: In the historical centre of Istanbul within walking distance of major monuments, museums and shopping centres. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: It has a total of 85 rooms, all with bathrooms, hair dryer, room service and TV. The hotel has a panoramic terrace restaurant, an indoor restaurant and Blues Bar. *from US$27 to US$42 pp B&B ★★★★

Barcelo Saray

LOCATION: In Istanbul’s historic area within walking distance of the main attractions. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 96 rooms have airconditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, Wi-Fi and safe. The hotel offers handicapped facilities. There is a Turkish restaurant and Piano Bar. *from US$64 pp B&B ★★★★

Classical Istanbul - Full Day
A guided tour exploring the ancient city includes Topkapi Palace, main residence of Ottoman Sultans, the Sophia Basilica, ancient seat of the Byzantine Church, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome once used for Chariot races and finally the Grand Bazaar. from US$69 pp (excl. lunch) from US$75 pp (incl. lunch)

Green Park Taksim

LOCATION: In the heart of the Taksim Square area. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: The hotel has 179 rooms, 2 restaurants and 1 bar. The Nostalgia restaurant overlooks Taksim Square. Guests can relax in the fitness centre, which comprises a swimming pool, steam bath, Jacuzzi and a Turkish Bath (hammam). *from US$74 pp B&B ★★★★★ Eresin Crown LOCATION: 5-mins from Tokapi Palace, St Sophia and Blue Mosque. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Rooms have jacuzzi bath tubs, air-conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer, telephone, satellite TV. The Terrace Restaurant offers exceptional views. The Boutique Museum displays historical pieces, uncovered when the hotel was built. *from US$148 pp B&B ★★★★★

Bosphorous Cruise - Half Day
The tour starts with a short visit to the Spice Bazaar. Then cruise the Bosphorous between the two continents. Disembark at Sariyer, before you reach the Black Sea. Transfer back to your hotel. from US$43 pp

The Marmara

LOCATION: Located in the Taksim area. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All rooms have panoramic views of The Bosphorus and feature Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers and marble bathrooms. The hotel has an array of international dining options. The spa offers a Turkish Bath and more,
* Supplement applies for Formula 1 week

*from US$157 pp B&B

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The Turkish Coast
Gullet Cruising from Marmaris & Bodrum for 8 Days
The singular design of the gullet, Turkey’s indigenous sea-going vessel, blends practicality and tradition in a relaxed style. Over the years gullets have evolved from traditional fishing and cargo vessels into their present profile of a broad beam and wide deck. Constructed mainly in the shipyards of Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Istanbul, these boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. The number of passengers a gullet carries depends on the boat’s size, although most of them accommodate between eight and twelve people. These vessels have separate accommodation for passengers and are fully inclusive. Modern gullets are comfortably equipped with most home comforts and provide a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all passengers. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, a gullet can explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves of the coastline. The small harbours and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships simply cannot. In many ways a gullet is like a full-service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly. Valid for set departures in May, Sep & Oct ‘08

PACKAGES INCLUDE: • Accommodation in a double en-suite cabin • All meals, welcome cocktail • Fully qualified crew • Harbour & local taxes

Marmaris/Marmaris 8 Day Gullet Cruise from US$547 pp ITINERARY: Sat: Afternoon embarkation in Marmaris marina and overnight on board (D) Sun: Sail from Marmaris to Ekincik and have lunch on board. Visit ruins at Dalyan and Caunos by small boat. Overnight at Ekincik (BLD) Mon: Sail towards Kizilkuyruk Village and have the afternoon free. Overnight at Kizilkuyruk (BLD) Tues: Breakfast at Manastir. Cruise scenic Fethiye Bay, the site of many scattered ruins. Lunch at Tersane, an ancient boat yard. Overnight at Tersane (BLD) Wed: Breakfast at Tersane. Lunch in Fethiye near the rock tombs overlooking the port. Overnight in a quiet bay near Fethiye (BLD) Thur: Depart for Oludeniz, a beautiful small lake adjacent to the sea. Continue to Gemiler, a site of Byzantine ruins. Overnight at Gemiler Island (BLD) Fri: Early departure to Gocek, an area of beautiful inlets and some seaside ruins. Lunch at Gocek. Overnight at Bedirhan (BLD) Sat: Breakfast on the way back to Marmaris. Disembark at noon (B)
B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

Bodrum/Bodrum 8 Day Gullet Cruise from US$547 pp ITINERARY: Sat: Welcome drink and briefing about the yacht and the programme. Overnight in the Bodrum Harbour or in a near bay (D) Sun: Cruise to Çati, a lovely bay on the south coast of the gulf Overnight here in the region of “Seven Islands” (BLD) Mon: Sail to Küfre Bay. Take a short walk through the Storax Forest. Arrive at Löngöz for overnight (BLD) Tues: Visit the Island of Cleopatra. A beach is situated on the west of the island and it is said that the sand of this beach was brought by Anthony for Cleopatra from the desert of North Africa. Anchor in the late afternoon in Karacasögüt, only 30km from Marmaris. Option to take a taxi or bus to explore Marmaris (BLD) Wed: Arrive in Tuzla (Saline) bay. A small creek on the west side of this bay is called Ingiliz Limani (English Harbor). This name is derived from WWII, where English torpedo boats hid from the German battle ships. Overnight in one of the bays (BLD) Thur: Cruise to the northern side of the Gulf to Akbük for lunch and leisure. Continue to Cökertme Bay for overnight (BLD) Fri: Cruise back to Bodrum. Swimming stops at Kisebükü and/or Çiftlik. Overnight in the Bodrum Harbour or in a bay nearby (BLD) Sat: Disembark in Bodrum after breakfast (B) El Vino Hotel, Bodrum
LOCATION: In the town centre of Bodrum, overlooking the Castle. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Rooms are modern and offer coffee maker, hair dryer, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, air-conditioning, mini bar, safe, balcony. El Vino features an open air Jacuzzi, swimming pool, poolside restaurant and lounge. Taste locally produced organic wines and fresh seafood. from US$67 pp B&B

The Turkish Coast

★★★★

Anemon Hotel, Marmaris
LOCATION: Situated in the city centre of Marmaris, on the main boulevard, 100m from the beach. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: All 91 rooms have balcony, telephone, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and Wi-Fi. Facilities include 2 restaurants, swimming pool with children section, Turkish Bath, sauna, gym, pool bar, snack bar, TV room, hairdresser and children’s playground.

★★★★

from US$59 pp Breakfast & dinner.

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Turkey Tours

Classical Turkey - 10 Day Tour
Fri: Sat: Sun:

from US$853 pp Departures on selected Fridays. Valid from 25 Apr - 14 Nov ‘08. Istanbul - arrive, transfer and overnight in Istanbul Istanbul – visits to Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, Blue Mosque and grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B). Optional dinner with Turkish Show Capadoccia – visits to the Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Mausoleum of Ataturk and a scenic drive along the Salt Lake. Dinner and overnight in Capadoccia (BD) Capadoccia – full day excursion to Oztanik, Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Capadoccia (BD). Optional early morning balloon safari Pamukkale – visits to Saltanhan Caravanserai and Mausoleum of Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale (BD) Kusadasi – visit to Hierapolis with Necropolis graveyard and lime cascade. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi (BD) Kusadasi – visit to Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi (BD). Optional tour of Traditional Village of Sirince Canakkale – visits to Bergama, Acropol and Troy. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale (BD) Istanbul – visits to Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and the War memorial and museum. Overnight in Istanbul (B) Istanbul – transfer to airport or to hotel for extension

Turkey Tours

Mon:

Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun:

Optional tours are not included in the rate.

from US$1 020 pp Departures on selected Fridays. Valid 09 May – 17 Oct ‘08 Fri - Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Same as per the itinerary above travelling from Istanbul through Capadoccia to Pamukkale Fethiye - Transfer to Fethiye and embark on the gullet. Dinner and overnight on gullet in Fethiye (BD) Gullet Cruise - Visits to Byzantine ruins of Gemiler and swim or dive off Gemiler Island. Dinner and overnight on gullet in Gemiler (BLD) Gullet Cruise - Visit beautiful inlets and seaside ruins of Gocek. Dinner and overnight on gullet in Bedirhan (BLD) Gullet Cruise - Marmaris Cruise back to Marmaris and disembark at 12pm (B)

Turkish Riviera - 9 Day Tour

PACKAGES INCLUDE: Arrival and departure transfers • 4/5-star hotel accommodation • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner), Professional guides, Luggage handling, Local taxes, Museum entrance fees,

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Turkey Packages

Gullet docked in a Turkish bay

Istanbul & Ephesus - 6 Days
Valid until 09 Sep ‘08 Day 1: Day 2:

from

R15 040 pp

Istanbul & Bodrum - 6 Days
Valid until 31 May ‘08 Day 1: Day 2:

from

R13 140 pp

Day 3: Day 4: Day 5:

Day 6:

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul Full day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hipodrome, St Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B) Spice Market and Bosphorous River Cruise. Overnight in Istanbul (B). Optional belly dancing show in the evening Fly to Izmir. Full day tour of Ephesus and House of the Virgin Mary. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi (B,D) Visit to Pergamum’s ancient acropolis and Roman Medical Centre. Fly back to Istanbul transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul (B) Transfer to airport for flight to Johannesburg

Turkey Packages

Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6:

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul Full day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hipodrome, St Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B) Spice Market and Bosphorous River Cruise. Overnight in Istanbul (B). Fly to Bodrum and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Bodrum (B) Relaxing in Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum (B) Fly to Istanbul and connect to flight to Johannesburg

INCLUDES: Return international flights, all transfers, guided sightseeing in air-conditioned van, 5 nights accommodation at 3* & 4* hotels with meals as indicated, local taxes, museum entrances, airport taxes, fees and levies. Excludes flights between Istanbul and Izmir.

INCLUDES: Return international flights, all transfers, guided sightseeing in air-conditioned van, 5 nights accommodation at 3* & 4* hotels with breakfast daily, local taxes, museum entrances, airport taxes, fees and levies. Excludes flights between Istanbul and Bodrum.

Istanbul & Marmaris - 6 Days
Valid until 31 May ‘08 Day 1: Day 2:

from

R13 680 pp

Istanbul, Gullet & Marmaris - 13 Days
Valid until 31 May ‘08 Day 1: Day 2:

from

R18 110 pp

Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6:

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul Full day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hipodrome, St Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B) Spice Market and Bosphorous River Cruise. Overnight in Istanbul (B). Fly to Dalaman and transfer to Marmaris. Overnight in Marmaris (BD) Relaxing in Marmaris. Overnight in Marmaris (BD) Fly to Istanbul and connect to flight to Johannesburg (B)

Day Day Day Day Day

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul Full day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hipodrome, St Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B) 3: Fly to Marmaris and embark on the gullet (BD) 4-9: On board Gullet Cruise with itinerary as per page 24 (BLD) 10: Disembark in Marmaris and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Marmaris (BD) 11-12: Marmaris (BD) 13: Fly to Istanbul and connect to flight to Johannesburg (B)

INCLUDES: Return international flights, all transfers, guided sightseeing in air-conditioned van, 5 nights accommodation at 3* & 4* hotels with meals as indicated, local taxes, museum entrances. Excludes flights between Istanbul and Marmaris. B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

INCLUDES: Return international flights, all transfers, guided sightseeing in air-conditioned van, 2 nights in Istanbul at a 3* hotel, 7 nights on Gullet Cruise, 3 nights in Marmaris at a 4* hotel, meals as indicated, local taxes, museum entrances. Excludes flights between Istanbul & Marmaris.

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Booking Conditions
Please read the following booking conditions carefully, as they set out the terms and conditions of the contract between you and Thompsons. We act as booking agents for the suppliers of the component parts of the holiday we organise, and as such, bookings for their services will form a direct contract between you and the relevant supplier, and will be subject to that supplier’s standard terms and conditions. 1) Bookings Bookings save for late bookings as referred to hereunder, are confirmed on the condition that a non-refundable deposit, of a minimum of 25% of the total package price, is paid to Thompsons within 72 hours of confirmation of your bookings. You will be advised at the time of booking what payment is required for your particular arrangements. The balance of the cost of your travel arrangements must be paid no less than six weeks prior to departure. If your booking is made within 6 weeks of departure, the total cost of your travel arrangements must be paid at the time of booking. Please note: FAILURE TO PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF YOUR BOOKING. 2) Late Booking Fee & Communication Expenses (Telephone Calls) In the event of a booking (except South Africa bookings) being made less than 7 days prior to the date of departure, Thompsons reserves the right to charge for any extra communication expenses. Full payment is due immediately on confirmation and is non-refundable on all late bookings. Some bookings require full payment at the time of booking i.e. prior to confirmation. If we are unable to secure confirmation you will be refunded in full. 3) Price Changes a) The costs associated with travel arrangements are not always stable, and currency movements can fluctuate sharply. It is impossible to predict these movements in advance. When you book a package through us, we reserve the right to pass on any surcharges to you. Surcharges may be imposed to cover increases in transportation costs, including the costs of fuel and security charges, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates applied to the particular package. b) Thompsons guarantees the price of land arrangements, only once full payment is received. c) Airfares are subject to the prices and conditions quoted by the particular airlines and cannot be guaranteed by Thompsons. The onus is on the agent & the passenger to check that there have been no changes in these prices before making final payment thereof. d) Should the client make a group reservation & subsequently the group numbers deviate from the minimum number required for the booking, Thompsons reserves the right to re-cost the price and raise a surcharge. Should any client refuse to accept and pay such surcharge, it may result in cancellation of the booking and forfeiture of all payments made. 4) Methods of Payment a) Credit Cards: In accordance with International Airline Travel Association (IATA) bulletin # A1/00 we need a signed and validated Standard Credit Card Charge Form. The agent acknowledges that s/he has seen the card and that the signature on the card is the same as that on the Credit Card Charge Form. A signed and validated Standard Credit Card Charge Form (SCCCF) or payment through our Virtual Card Services system, are the only recognised forms of payment for credit cards. If the card is a foreign credit card then you may be requested to supply various other details. b) Cheques: Bank issued cheques or travel agency cheques only (accredited agencies only). Please note we require 7 working days to clear all cheques before documents can be issued. c) Cash or EFT Transfers: We accept EFT transfers, or cash deposited into one of our bank accounts, subject to condition that the EFT transmission report or the cash deposit slip is provided to ourselves and such payment has been confirmed as received by ourselves. 5) Insurance It is strongly advised that all clients take out adequate insurance cover such as cancellation due to illness, accident or injury, personal accident and personal liability, loss of or damage to baggage and sports equipment. Thompsons will not be responsible or liable if the client fails to take adequate insurance cover or at all. It shall not be obligatory upon Thompsons to effect insurance for the client except upon detailed instructions given in writing and all insurance effected by Thompsons pursuant to such instruction will be subject to such exceptions and conditions as may be imposed by the insurance company or the underwriters accepting the risk, and Thompsons shall not be obliged to obtain separate cover for any risks so excluded. Should the insurers dispute their liability for any reason, the client will have recourse against the insurers only. Once the insurance has been confirmed and paid for, the client will be issued with a policy document of the insurer. It is a complex document, which must be READ BEFORE you initiate your travel so that you can address any queries you may have to the insurer PRIOR to your departure. Please note that various credit card companies offer limited levels of travel insurance, which Thompsons does not consider sufficient cover for international travel. Kindly check with the respective credit card companies in order to obtain specific details of the cover. 6) Flight and Other Travel Timings Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control restrictions. All means of transportation are subject to weather conditions, the need for constant maintenance, and the ability of passengers to check-in on time. There is no guarantee that flights, ferries, ships, trains or coaches will depart at the times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive. All timings are estimates only, and we do not accept any liability for any delay, however arising, or for any schedule alterations. 7) Flight Reconfirmation It is your responsibility to ensure that you reconfirm the departure date and times of all your flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. This is particularly important in respect of subsequent journeys once leaving South Africa and Thompsons hereby specifically excludes any liability for any delay and /or loss as a result of your failure to reconfirm any flight and/or connecting flight. 8) Documents a) Documents (vouchers, itineraries, etc.) are only prepared on receipt of full payment of the package price, and signed & completed Booking Form, and will be ready 24 hours after payment has been received. Normally your travel agent will arrange collection of your documents. b) Should you require your documents and air tickets to be forwarded to either yourself or the departure airport this may be arranged by your agent with us. However, the courier costs in respect thereof will be for your own account. c) It is important that you check all details of your travel documents (including your itinerary) before leaving South Africa. If there are any inaccuracies on any of your travel documents, or should you have any further queries, you should contact your travel agent immediately. Thompsons will not be liable for any delay and/or loss occasioned as a result of any inaccuracies on any travel documents once you are in receipt thereof and you have left South Africa. 9) Unscheduled Extensions In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the holiday caused by flight delays, bad weather, strikes, or any other cause which is beyond the control of Thompsons, it is understood that the expenses relating to these unscheduled extensions, (hotel accommodation etc.), will be for the account of the passenger. Thompsons accepts no liability for changes, omissions or delays before or during the course of any holiday occasioned by technical difficulties, weather conditions, strikes or communication breakdowns or the like. 10) Changes by You a) If you wish to make a change to your booking we will endeavour to assist you to make the change wherever this is possible. You will have to pay all charges, whatever kind, imposed by the suppliers providing that component part of your travel arrangements when amending a booking any time prior to departure. Fares will be re-quoted at the time of amendment. b) An administration fee of R100 per person will be charged for each amendment and / or cancellation. c) After departure it is understood that extra expenses incurred as a result of any change will be for the passenger’s account, and any unused service will not be refunded. d) Amendments and cancellations en route must be made with our operators directly. 11) Cancellation by You If you wish to cancel your booking you must advise your agent immediately, who will in turn advise us. You will be liable to pay the following cancellation charges: a) Where your booking includes a special fare, the relevant charges are levied by the airline. In some circumstances this may be 100% of the total fare, regardless of when cancellation is effected. b) Where your booking is for a package, you will be responsible for all cancellation charges, of whatsoever nature, imposed by the suppliers providing the component parts of such travel arrangements. c) Thompsons charges a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the package price on any finalised booking. However, Thompsons reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of up to 100% of the total package, in its sole discretion, in particular circumstances. Any monies, which you have already paid to us, will be taken by us as payment or part payment of any cancellation charges. 12) Our Right to Change Your Travel Arrangements a) A significant change to your travel arrangements would include a change in the departure date from South Africa; where the flight times are changed by more than 12 hours or a change to a lower standard of accommodation to that which is booked. In these instances of significant changes to your travel arrangements Thompsons undertakes to advise you thereof as soon as reasonably possible before your departure date to obtain your further instructions in this regard. b) All other changes are minor changes. A minor change can be made at any time and, if practicable, we will advise you of any such change prior to departure but we are not obliged to do so. Such minor changes may be made by Thompsons, in its discretion, who will not be responsible or liable for the payment of compensation to you as a result of such minor changes. c) Every effort is made by Thompsons to adhere to confirmed itineraries; however, we reserve the right to make changes to your travel arrangements when it becomes necessary to do so. d) Should any travel component be confirmed by Thompsons and this component is cancelled by the supplier for whatsoever reason, then in such instances Thompsons will accept no liability for the cancellation thereof. 13) Lost/Stolen Flight Tickets a) The loss or theft of a ticket must be reported to Thompsons immediately. Certain airlines will not authorise Thompsons to issue a replacement ticket if such ticket is lost or stolen before the passenger leaves South Africa. In the latter instance you will be required to purchase a new ticket, at your own cost, until such time as Thompsons receives authority from the airline to make any refund to you, which authority could take up to 12 months. Should the airline authorise Thompsons to issue a replacement ticket Thompsons will do so and a re-issue fee, per ticket, will be applicable. b) Should your ticket be lost or stolen abroad it should be noted that certain airlines will not issue a duplicate ticket and it will be your responsibility to purchase a new ticket abroad at the local fare. Upon your return to South Africa you may make application to Thompsons for a refund of the amount spent by yourself on the lost or stolen ticket, but it is specifically recorded that any refund will be entirely at the discretion of the airline concerned which may take up to 12 months to authorise. c) It is your responsibility to report the lost or stolen ticket to the police and to provide Thompsons with the proof of such report if required. 14) Airline Refund Procedures a) Refund policies of the various airlines vary greatly. Tickets returned to Thompsons, will be presented to the relevant airline for assessment. Should a refund be authorised, such refund will be made to you, less any cancellation or administration charges. b) If payment for the ticket was made to Thompsons by credit card, the refund will be made to your credit card. Cash payments will be refunded by EFT. c) Partly used tickets will be refunded at less than the pro rata rate on the face value of such ticket. d) Refunds may take up to 12 weeks to process although this time frame cannot be guaranteed by Thompsons e) Unused tickets must be returned to Thompsons for a refund within one year from the date of issue or they will be regarded as expired by the airline and have no refund value. 15) Complaints a) In the event that you have any reason to complain, or experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of the services in question. b) If you are still dissatisfied, you must notify Thompsons immediately to enable us to resolve the problem. Failure to give us the opportunity to resolve any problem at the time it occurs may result in either a reduction, or complete extinction, of any rights which you may have to claim compensation. c) If you remain dissatisfied, contact the Customer Services Manager within 28 days of the unsatisfactory service, giving your booking reference and full details of your d)

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complaint on email: clientservices@thompsons.co.za or fax to 011-770-7498. Whilst every effort will be made to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, it is specifically recorded that Thompsons in no way accepts liability for any claim. 16) Passports, Visas and Health It is entirely the clients duty to ensure that all passports & visas are current, valid, obtained on time and that any vaccinations, inoculations, prophylactics (e.g. for malaria) and the like, where required, have been obtained. Passports must be valid for 6 months after return to South Africa. Please check the requirements with your travel agent before travelling. Thompsons will endeavour to assist the client but such assistance will be at Thompsons discretion and the client acknowledges that in doing so, Thompsons is not assuming any obligation or liability and the client indemnifies Thompsons against any consequences of non-compliance. It is the clients duty to familiarise him/herself with the inherent dangers of and mental and/or physical condition required for the proposed travel arrangements. The client must ensure that the details supplied to Thompsons mirror those details shown on their passport for international travel and ID documents for local travel. 17) General Information i. Taxes: Thompsons will advise you of all mandatory taxes, which you must pay before departure. However, many countries charge departure taxes that can only be paid locally. It is therefore recommended that you retain sufficient local currency to meet such charges. Details of departure taxes can be obtained from the relevant airline when you reconfirm your flight details. ii. Special requests: We can pass on any special requests that you may wish to make at the time of booking, but acceptance of such requests is at the discretion of the airline or other supplier and in no circumstances are special requests guaranteed. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier, or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation, is not confirmation that the request will be met. iii. Medical Problems: If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your holiday, you need to give us full details in writing at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned, we reserve the right to decline their reservation. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we become aware of any such medical problem or disability which has not been disclosed. iv. Renovations: Hotels undergo renovations from time to time and take all possible steps to limit disruption to their guests. We will not entertain complaints or requests for refunds if a hotel is carrying out renovations whilst a guest is resident. If we are specifically advised of renovation work, dates may be provided. It is important to remember that these are subject to change and we are not always notified. v. Refunds and Unused Services: No refunds will be considered for any reason whatsoever. vi. Charges to your credit card: Any charges made to your credit card whilst away are your responsibility. Thompsons will not be responsible, nor accept responsibility for having these charges reversed or corrected upon return to South Africa. vii. Drivers Licence: Even if you have obtained an international drivers licence, please take your national driver’s licence with you. viii. Confidentiality: Subject to statutory constraints or compliance with an order of court, Thompsons undertakes to deal with all client information of a personal nature on a strictly confidential basis. 18) Force Majeure Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss, as a result of “force majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity or actual threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. 19) Responsibility and Limitation of Liability Thompsons act as agents only for local and international ground operators and airlines and accordingly accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay, or any other irregularity howsoever arising. Thompsons makes every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected with a passenger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified in the most efficient and effective way possible. However, we do not have direct control over the provision of services by suppliers and, whilst they are in all cases selected with the utmost care, we do not accept liability for error and omissions of such suppliers. The contract in use by such suppliers (which is often constituted by the ticket Issued by the Principal), shall constitute the sole contract between the supplier and the client and any right of recourse the client may have, will be solely against the supplier. 20) Jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court Thompsons Holidays, a Division of Cullinan Holdings Ltd, shall be entitled, at its option to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract in any Magistrate’s Court having jurisdiction in terms of Section 29 of the Magistrate’s Court Act No 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding that the amount in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction. 21) Legal This document together with Thompsons’ standard booking form and Thompsons invoice / itinerary constitutes the sole record of the agreement between the parties. No party shall be bound by any representation, warranty, and promise of the like not recorded herein. Client acknowledges that he/she has not relied on any matter or thing stated on behalf of Thompsons or otherwise that is not included herein. No addition to the Thompsons standard booking conditions shall be of any force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of the parties. All costs and disbursements, including legal costs on the attorney and client scale incurred by Thompsons in recovering any damages and payments payable by the passenger to Thompsons shall be for the passengers’ account. This agreement shall in all respects be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. The passenger hereby consents to the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court having jurisdiction over its person in respect of all proceedings in connection with this agreement. 22) The Client and Authority The person requesting such quotations or estimates or making such booking or to whom any service is rendered, is deemed to have read and accepted the Conditions and to have the authority to do so on behalf of the person in whose name the estimate or quotation or reservation is requested and/or provided and/or the person to whom the services are rendered (collectively referred to as “the Client”)

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JOHANNESBURG: Travel House, 6 Hood Ave, Rosebank, South Africa. P.O. Box 41032, Craighall, 2024, South Africa. Docex 270, Randburg. Tel: (27) (11) 770-7511; Fax: (27) (11) 770-7670/1/2. DURBAN: 20 The Boulevard, West End Office Park, Spine Road, Westville, South Africa. P.O. Box 2758, Westway Office Park, 3635, Durban, South Africa. Docex 238, Durban. Tel: (27) (31) 275-3500; Fax: (27) (31) 275-3990.

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CAPE TOWN: 15th Floor, Main Tower, Standard Bank Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore, South Africa. P.O. Box 382, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa. Docex 145, Cape Town. Tel: (27) (21) 408-9500; Fax: (27) (21) 408-9596. Thompsons Holidays: A division of Cullinan Holdings LTD (Reg No 1902/001808/06)

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