Itinerary: This triangle of nation’s 35-day farming tour flying with Singapore Airlines to Barcelona will introduce you to these extraordinary lands, their wonderfully rich cultures and their hospitable peoples of complex origins, where history, custom, language and religion have been interwoven leaving extraordinarily rich, diverse and vibrant cultures. Each country has its distinctive art, architecture, music and gastronomy. At the conclusion of the tour in Barcelona tour members if they wish may depart later from Barcelona or from any city in Europe or England serviced by Singapore Airlines at no additional charge.
Highlights: As the tour includes many on-farm and technical visits it may well qualify as a tax deductible expense. To this end your tour leader David Whyte will maintain a detailed daily diary for you to submit with your income tax return. However, it is not all work and no play and the tour includes leisure and sightseeing to provide a well rounded itinerary including a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar. Spanish speaking Michael Barker, known to many Australian farmers will be guiding this tour. Michael has successfully guided quite a number of Australian Farmers tours through eastern, central and southern Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, USA and Scandinavia.
Tour Cost: The cost of this 35-day tour flying with Singapore Airlines from either Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane is $14,800 per person based on share twin rooms with private facilities in 4 star class hotels, all breakfasts, 16 lunches and 25 dinners with sightseeing, entrance fees, on-farm and technical visits. The cost also includes carrier imposed charges, airport taxes and fees plus all tipping. The single room supplement is $2,750.
Tour Leader: David Whyte is currently Elders Hamilton Victorian branch manager and over many years he and his wife Lynne have led Australian Farmers tours to China, New Zealand, Great Britain & Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia, USA, Canada & Alaska, and in 2009 the highly acclaimed 30-day Eastern European Farming Tour, in 2011 a 24-day Farming Tour of Turkey, in 2013 a 31-day tour of Vietnam & Cambodia, in 2014 a 32-day Farming Tour of France, in 2015 an 18-day Farming Tour of Japan and in 2016 a 22-day Farming Tour of Germany.
About Us: Australian Farmers Travel, registered in Victoria and owned and operated by Andrew Curry is Australia’s leading agricultural tour operator. It commenced in 1973 as a service to primary producers and shareholders of the then major rural co-operatives Victorian Producers’ (now Elders), Westralian Farmers (Landmark), Primaries (Elders), Gippsland and Northern, Bennetts Farmers and Farmers & Graziers. Our tours offer more than just travel as each tour is uniquely planned to provide something special, a careful blend of agricultural and horticultural visits, sightseeing and free time. Our world wide program of tours offers you the chance to see how farming is practised in every sort of climate and condition. In addition, all our tours provide a sense of fellowship and the chance to meet other farm families from all over Australia. Friendships formed on an Australian Farmers Tour often last a lifetime. We value the loyalty of our past tour members and appreciate the fact that many of them continue to book with us year after year. We feel this is a mark of the quality of our tours and tour leaders and we will continue to strive to attain the high standards that we set ourselves.