‘Singletons’ are just as valuable to our group – as they are at the Bridge table. So, if you are a single and traveling alone – know this:
Gary is author of 6 Bridge books, with one winning the prestigious 2007 American Bridge Teachers’ Association’s ‘Book of the Year’. He also created Flash Cards (the Ultimate Guide by the Bridge Player’s Side). He runs duplicates, teaches and organises Bridge Holidays around the globe – having now hosted over 55 Cruise Holidays/Bridge Boot Camps. Our focus is always on making the experience – your ‘trip of a lifetime’. The Bridge program is extensive, but casual. You play only when you want. A partner is guaranteed.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday 5 August 2022 Uluru
Tour members will be met at Ayres Rock airport at 2.00pm and transferred to our hotel in the Ayres Rock Resort. Standing at 348 metres high, Uluru is one of the world’s largest monoliths, 550 million years old and towering over the surrounding landscape. On arrival, we check into our hotel. This evening as the sun sets over Uluru, we will have a Welcome Drinks Party for group members to formally meet each other, have a drink and enjoy the spectacular sight of Uluru at sunset.
Day 2 Saturday 6 August 2022 Uluru
This morning we enjoy a tour of Ayres Rock and the surrounding area, with a local guide. We will learn about Uluru’s history and hear stories of aboriginal mythological ancestors and visit a couple of aboriginal rock art sites. We begin our Bridge this afternoon with ‘Welcome Pairs’.
Day 3 Sunday 7 August 2022 Uluru
This morning we will visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a collection of large domed rock formations that jut out of the arid landscape. They were believed to be originally joined together (like Uluru) but have been weathered over millions of years into separate formations. There will be time to walk the short distance to Walpa Gorge and experience this magnificent ancient rock formation. We return to our resort midday and there will be afternoon Bridge.
Day 4 Monday 8 August 2022 Uluru
Morning clinics followed by free time for lunch and afternoon Bridge. There will be an option to visit the spectacular “Field of Lights” installation in the shadow of Uluru.
Day 5 Tuesday 9 August 2022 Uluru
Bridge today includes two morning clinics and an afternoon session of Duplicate. Tonight we will get together for a very special dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine and a gourmet barbecue buffet as you watch the sun set in a blaze of reds and oranges over Ayres Rock.
Day 6 Wednesday 10 August 2022 Kings Canyon
We depart Uluru this morning and travel to Kings Canyon in Watarraka National Park. We travel past salt lakes, red dessert and bush land and see Mt Conner (a similar rock formation to Uluru) in the distance. Upon arrival we check into Kings Canyon Resort.
Day 7 Thursday 11 August 2022 Kings Canyon
We start early and venture into the spectacular Kings Canyon. For those who are keen you can take the Kings Canyon Rim Walk (6km) and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the sheer sandstone cliffs, palm-filled crevices, valley floor and desert. The walk begins with a steep ascent, then follows the canyon’s cliff face before descending to the Garden of Eden waterhole and the weathered rock domes of the Lost City. Alternatively take the gentler Kings Creek Walk (2km) and enjoy equally spectacular views from below. We return to our resort for afternoon Bridge.
Day 8 Friday 12 August 2022 Alice Springs
Today we depart Kings Canyon and travel to Alice Springs. Alice Springs nestles in a valley in the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges, on the banks of the often dry Todd River. The vibrant town, which acts as the business centre of a vast area of Central Australia, has modern facilities and has a particularly good selection of cafés and restaurants. On arrival we check into our hotel.
Day 9 Saturday 13 August 2022 Alice Springs
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs, we will see numerous sites of historical significance such as Anzac Hill which features panoramic views of the MacDonnell Ranges and also the Old Telegraph Station Reserve, which marks the town’s important role as the mid-point of the 19th-century telegraph line running from Adelaide to Darwin. We return to our hotel for afternoon Bridge.
Day 10 Sunday 14 August 2022 Alice Springs
Today we explore the spectacular region to the west of Alice Springs, including West MacDonnell National Park. Visit Simpsons Gap, one of the most prominent waterholes in the region, the Flying Doctor’s Memorial, Standley Chasm and the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, where famous aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira was born & raised. We return to our hotel for afternoon Bridge.
Day 11 Monday 15 August 2022 Depart
This morning after breakfast, we are transferred to Alice Springs Airport for flights back home.
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International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the assistance from others.
Tour Operator: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 6 4 0 05 817 078) is the tour organiser.
Deposit and Payment: A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours) a confirmation advice will be emailed to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made creditcard.
Cancellation Charges: * Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 90 days||Deposit refundable|
|61 - 90 days||$500|
|60 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The tour is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for 30 kgs of baggage on flights to join or return from the cruise. The coach can only accommodate 1 piece of luggage per person.
Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
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How to Book: Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
About Travelrite International: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
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