Shades of Green offers a range of luxury holiday and travel experiences that allows you to explore the untapped variety and beauty of these southern hemisphere countries in an atmosphere of calm, quality and comfort. We ensure that you are able to combine the awe-inspiring experiences of the natural scenery, wildlife and activities with organised and secure arrangements, luxurious yet unique accommodation and levels of service and cuisine that satisfy the demands of the most discerning traveller. We will guide you through what can be a baffling array of places, geography, scenery, climates, logistics, activities, types of accommodation and make sure that your holiday matches what you really want. When you’re travelling this far, you have to get it right. From personal experience we know that choosing the right accommodation can be daunting – someone’s ‘luxury lodge’ is not always another person’s ‘luxury lodge’.
Shades of Green is based on lodges, houses, boutique hotels and hotels
(all personally selected) for holidays and tailor-made travel
arrangements. Multi centre stays and touring holidays a real speciality
of what we provide, with each one being unique. Includes the very best
luxury lodges in New Zealand but also tailor-made activities too
including fishing, sailing and helicopter trips. This is authentic,
luxury, tailor-made travel at its very best.The way our programme works reflects the diversity of the destinations and the scope of experiences on offer. We offer you a menu of distinctive possibilities, both travel and accommodation, and then you select with our guidance. We then put it all together for you. Because no two holidays to the southern hemisphere are likely to be the same, the packages are based on components that allow all arrangements to be completely tailor-made. We will include international and domestic flights, land and sea and all local arrangements as well as accommodation, in as many places for as many nights as you want. The starting point is really to talk to one of our sales consultants who will base a suggested itinerary on what you want to see and do, how long you can be away for and the type of accommodation that suits you best. We will then construct the itinerary for you and price it, giving options for alternatives as appropriate.
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Jade Mountain Club at Anse Chastanet is an exclusive and private retreat that ha
Le Mas Candille in Mougins is a luxurious five star hotel combining a beautiful
The five star Anassa in Polis is of world-class standards, and continues to be o
The Pine Cliffs Hotel and Resort, near Albufeira in the Algarve is an immensely
Finca Cortesin is an elegant hotel with plenty of special touches to guarantee a
Il Pellicano in Tuscany is one of our personal all-time favourites. Elegant and
Amirandes is conveniently situated a short distance from the airport and occupie
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Fiji CapitalSuvaAirportNadi International AirportCurrencyFijian Dollars (£1 = 3 Fijian dollars)Size850 islands scattered across an area of the Pacific measuring roughly 370 miles by 220 milesPopulation850, 000Average temperaturesTemperatures range from 26C to 31C year-round
French PolynesiaCapitalPape’eteAirportFaa’a International Airport, three miles west of Papeete on TahitiCurrencyComptoirs Francais du Pacifique Francs (£1=137.25 Francs)Size130 islands spread across 965,255 sq miles of the PacificPopulation267,000Average temperatureYear-round average temperatures in the low- to mid-80s
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth are the main gateways
CurrencyAustralian dollarThe climateAustralia’s
size results in a variable climate. The expansive interior is hot
throughout the year but can often be very cold at night. The southern
third of the country enjoys warm summers (December – March) and mild
winters (June – August), although there are extremes of this, such as in
the alpine country of New South Wales and Victoria where winters are a
lot colder. The far north of the country has just two seasons because of
its position on the monsoon belt – hot and wet, and hot and dry.
CapitalWellingtonAirportsInternational gateways are Auckland and Christchurch. Most other towns and cities have airports for domestic flights.CurrencyNew Zealand dollarClimate New Zealand enjoys a maritime climate, which explains partly the lush vegetation and the rich pastures, but also makes it very changeable. It is subject to prevailing winds from west to east although most rain falls in winter (June to August) and the summer months (December to March) are generally drier. The southern and western parts of the country are wetter than the northern and the eastern parts. On top of this longitude and altitude plays a role, with the northern part of the North Island enjoying an almost ‘winter-free’ year and being subtropical.
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Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups
Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.
Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy
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Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.
Luxury tours for individuals around the world
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The meadows, towns, and villages of Provence will be brought to life this summer with opera, dance, parades, and classical and contemporary music.
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The Sani Resort in Greece has just announced the opening of the Ozone Teens House.
Between the 21st and the 25th June 2017, Barbados is hosting the 12th World Flower Show, entitled ‘Flowers in Paradise.’
New gardens and villas added to our Italian Garden Tour Holidays.
Exciting developments to our Swiss programme have lead to many more personalised rail holiday options.
The performance and dates for the 2017 Verona Opera Festival have been released, and we have begun taking bookings.
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