Etcetera Newsletter June 2013
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This month in Etcetera

Schengen Notice

Schengen news

* Effective June 6, Schengen member states will start collecting biometrics for visa submissions, requiring all applicants to appear in person to apply for their visas. Once the biometrics have been processed, it will hold good for 5 years, irrespective of which Schengen country you travel to and normal applications will then be allowed.

Call us on 051 406 2500 for further information or queries.

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Catch Johann on Radio sonder Grense Saturdays Mornings between 09h00 – 11h30 Twice a month.

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Vatican Etcetera

Skip the line -Walking tour of the Vatican Museums

Skip the Line: Walking tour of the Vatican Museums, including Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s
Queuing lines for entrance are very long, sometimes up to two hours (!). Even the priority lines absorb much time. But due to a new initiative, new tours provide VIP access to small groups of 20, or even just 10 people through a reserved entrance, allowing a visitor to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

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River boat Etcetera

Cruise: River Barging in Europe

River Cruising and Barging is an new and growing trend in the European tourism market.  What is better to explore the beautiful countryside and wine regions of Europe in your own slow cruising river boat? You determine the pace, you decide what you see and do – take a bicycle trip to the nearest town or stay in and enjoy the luxuries of your boat. Sure Etnique together with TRAVELwithus knows all the operators that would suite your tastes, needs and budget.

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 Travel wishlist

Great Travel Ideas 2013

How do you fancy tracing Roald Amundsen’s route to the North Pole, or walking in Edmund Hillary’s footsteps on Everest?
Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013.

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msc opera


Msc Opera Summer Schedule
The MSC Opera cruise ship certainly lives up to her name - classic, grand, opulent - and really is a luxury liner with something to sing about! A true sense of grandeur and spaciousness prevails on MSC Opera, one of MSC Cruises’ most welcoming cruise liners.

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 Cruise loire valley

River Barging Cruise the Loire Valley

Explore the lovely Loire Valley on your own time on your own self-catering river boat, especially designed and built to navigate the rivers of France. Stop whenever you want wherever you are and treat yourself to a wine tasting or explore the small towns and gather your own supplies.

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Svalbard Etcetara

Polar Bear Cruise Svalbard

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for exotic animals, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac.

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Machu Pichu Inca Trail

Inca Trail 4 day Trek

The Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, consists of a 4-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archaeological legacy they left behind.

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Busabout – Explore Europe on you own time

For the young at heart, take an adventure loop on your own time at your own pace.. Hop on Hop off stay as long as you like at any stop as long as it is in your loop.
From the decadence of Italy to the majesty of the Alps, every day is pure hedonism.

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Back Roads Tours

9 Days Back-Roads Tour - VINTAGE FRANCE

CHABLIS, BURGUNDY, ALSACE & CHAMPAGNE - This wonderful journey takes us to three of France’s greatest wine regions, each with its own distinctive charm.

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reunion island Etcetera

Explore Reunion Island

BREAKING NEWS! South African passport holders do not need a French visa anymore to travel to Reunion!
With only 4h30min flight from Johannesburg, why not get to know this island on your own terms?

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Shandrani Etcetera

Shandrani hotel Mauritius

Vast tropical grounds, a location with its own peninsula hugged by three beaches, Shandrani is the first choice for action-filled holidays for families and nature lovers. It boasts a range of land and water sports, five restaurants, fully inclusive benefits and a wide variety of facilities on offer. This hotel will leave you spoilt for choice.

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Namibia Etcetera

The beauty of Namibia

Endless horizons, clear skies and a population density that ranks among the lowest in the world all combine to give you a true sense of freedom. Whether your interest is in wildlife, landscape, adventure, people or culture, your days will be filled with plenty of sunshine, beautiful sights and unforgettable experiences found nowhere else on earth.

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