Previous to a European river cruise in November, my husband and I plan to visit Scotland. What locations would you counsel we visit? A. Lee, Kirrawee NSW
Edinburgh is a wonderful metropolis with a medieval Outdated City and a chic Georgian New City set side-by-side, dwelling to the Nationwide Museum of Scotland, the gorgeous Edinburgh Citadel and the Royal Mile, the place you will get your self fitted out with a kilt or purchase a positive bottle of whisky. Barely an hour away on the quickest trains, Glasgow brims with character, with many positive galleries and museums, nice buying and a full of life bar and nightlife scene. Each cities deserve a three-night keep. There may be rather more to savour to the north of those cities in Scotland’s majestic and brooding countryside, however in mid-November it will be chilly, gray and darkish, with barely eight hours of daylight per day. For these causes you would possibly favor to visit this area in the summer season months but when not, you may take a guided tour and Tauck [tauck.co.uk], Leger Holidays [leger.co.uk] and Concord Holidays [harmonycoachholidays.com] are only a few prospects.
My household is planning a visit to Queensland, what if a number of of us contracts COVID and has to isolate, presumably one after one other? M. de Witt, Field Hill South VIC
If any of your loved ones develops COVID-19 signs they should get examined. A optimistic take a look at requires them to instantly isolate for seven days after the take a look at. Isolation means staying away from others together with relations as a lot as doable. If you do not have someplace appropriate to isolate, name 134 268 for assist. The web site of the Queensland Authorities has extra info.
Two of us are hoping to visit Japan in September, aiming to incorporate a stroll alongside the Kumano-Kodo. Is it straightforward to do that with out taking an organised tour? Additionally, any advice for lodging in Kyoto? P. Arnold, Bowral NSW
A standard pilgrimage route by way of the mountains and forests of the Kii Peninsula south of Osaka, the Kumano-Kodo is a good perception into Japanese tradition. One tremendous info supply is the Tanabe Metropolis Kumano Tourism Bureau web site [tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo], which has maps in addition to outlines of the completely different strands of the path. Doing the path with out a information is not any downside, it is properly signposted and the web site will assist you find lodging and prepare baggage transport and storage, and Japan has that right down to a positive artwork. Alternatively, there are numerous Shinto shrines alongside the best way and so they’re troublesome to unravel with out a proof from a information. Shiraume (shiraume-kyoto.jp) is a ryokan on the coronary heart of Kyoto’s Gion district, town’s stunning and atmospheric historic quarter. It is very conventional and slightly costly in addition to well-liked so it’s essential e-book properly forward, however a keep in a basic ryokan is to not be missed. How else will you uncover such delights as sleeping on the ground with a pillow in regards to the measurement of a wadded serviette, to not point out strolling round in a full-length cotton yukata gown feeling such as you’ve simply crashed a cultured pyjama occasion, which is what a ryokan mainly is?
I am hoping to place collectively a household group journey, eight individuals, to northern Italy subsequent 12 months and we wish to have a information to help with planning after which accompany us to organise meals, transport and each day actions. Any strategies? B. Cavan, Jannali NSW
The perfect information I can counsel for you is Luca Pacchioni [email@example.com]. At the moment primarily based in Milan, Luca has greater than a decade of expertise working as a information, for many of that point with an upmarket operator specialising in small-group excursions catering primarily to North American shoppers. He is aware of Italy from prime to toe, has wonderful communication abilities and might tailor a visit to your wants and finances and ship many experiences that can make your visit really particular.
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