Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

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  In 1987  Scenic Tours  Managing Director Glen Moroney started running  packaged holidays  for Melbourne seniors clubs. The destination was along the Great Ocean Road to a refurbished motel in the small coastal town of Warrnambool. The area is well known as the "shipwreck coast" and stretches along part of the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. The idea to start up "Warrnambool Scenic Tours" came about after it was discovered that the refurbished motel was not in a prime location to attract passing travellers.    Warrnambool  Scenic Coach Tours  became remarkably successful and as a result the company and tour range began to expand rapidly. This growth coupled with Expo '88 was the catalyst for the company’s name change to Australian  Scenic Tours . Australian  Scenic Tours  purchased its first coach in 1989 and the continued growth of the company saw a fleet of  5-star Mercedes Benz coaches, custom built for Australian  Scenic Tours .    In December 1990, a range of tour programs for  The Phantom of the Opera  were released and Australian  Scenic Tours  was quickly recognised as Australia's largest coach operator to this musical spectacular. During 1991-92 Australian  Scenic Tours  also developed a successful program for both  Australia  and  New Zealand Tours .    In 1997  Norfolk Island tours  commenced and 1998 saw an overseas expansion with the introduction of tours to  Southern Africa. 1999 brought with it more tour programs and an expansion into overseas destinations including  Canada ,  Alaska  and  USA.     The company name was simplified to  Scenic Tours , to reflect the international tour programs offered alongside the already established and highly successful  Australian  and  New Zealand  tours.    Today  Scenic Tours  are the leading  touring company  to Canada and Alaska. Continued overseas expansion has been a focus of Scenic Tours,  with itineraries now operating on every continent. Destinations across  Europe  and  Russia , throughout  Asia including  China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia  and  Laos , spanning  South America, Central America  and  Antarctica , and across the Middle East including  Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria  and  Dubai  have all been added to Scenic Tours expansive international touring programs.      2008 hailed the beginning of a new chapter for Scenic Tours, with the launch of their exclusive  Scenic "Space-Ships"  for Europe. The  Scenic "Space-Ships"  unique design, were like no other ships on Europe’s waterways. Reminiscent of the facilities of an Ocean Liner, the ships boasted private balcony suites for more than 80% of their cabins, more space than any other river cruise ships and offered a choice of dining and private butler service. They were also the first river cruise ships in Europe to be 100% owned and operated by an Australian company. In July 2008, the first ships  Scenic Sapphire  and  Scenic Emerald  were launched, followed by the  Scenic Diamond  and  Scenic Ruby  in 2009 and the  Scenic Pearl  in 2011.     Scenic Tours  is still proudly owned by Glen Moroney, employing staff and tour crew world-wide.  Scenic Tours  can now certainly claim its place as a truly global tour company. After such a humble beginning,  Scenic Tours  are proud to now operate hundreds of extended touring programs to many exotic domestic and international destinations.       Here at  Scenic Tours  we understand that when you're on holidays you want to make the most of every moment. Sharing your passion for travel,  Scenic Tours  believes that what you experience on your holiday is as important as the destination itself. Finest Luxury Hotels   We stay in the finest luxury hotels, resorts and wilderness lodges every destination has to offer, such as the stunning  Fairmont Hotels   in  Canada,  outstanding  Serena Game Lodges   in  Africa  and other magnificent locations closer to home such as the beautiful  St Moritz Hotel in Queenstown,  or the superb ecotourism escape of  Cradle Mountain Lodge   in  Tasmania. New to  Scenic Tours   is Scenic Special Stays, a range of accommodation exclusive to  Scenic Tours,  providing you with an extra special treat whilst on your holiday. And let's not forget the luxury  Scenic 'Space-Ships".  With larger than average cabins and 80% of the rooms with private balconies, you can watch  Europe  glide by from the privacy of your own room.    Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice Activities   Each of our itineraries has been designed with your interests in mind. Well paced and with plenty of sightseeing, we also take you off the beaten track to bring you unique and unforgettable experiences.  Scenic Enrich  is a new concept, an inventive program of themed events and activities to improve every part of your holiday experience. You'll take part and live the destination you are in, not just travel through it. You can also tailor your holiday to suit your needs with  Scenic FreeChoice Activities.  Choose from a range of activities in different destinations and we will take care of the rest!   All Inclusive Touring Whether you're travelling to one of our many destinations around the world, or exploring the hidden treasures in our own backyard, with our all inclusive touring programs you won't have to worry about any additional costs. Enjoy our distinctive style –  always the best! Scenic Tours   don't just propose a travel destination, we offer all inclusive, flexible and personalised touring to ensure you enjoy your holiday as much as we enjoyed creating it! We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.   The Book with Confidence Plan The “Book with Confidence Plan” is provided at a cost of $55 per person per tour (including GST). The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of booking Your tour. Where You cancel a tour, and the Book with Confidence Plan applies, We will hold Your deposit for Our tour products only (i.e. not products provided by third parties such as air travel) and We will credit that portion of the deposit towards an alternative tour product if You book within 24 months of cancellation. If You do not book within 24 months, Your Deposit will be forfeited. The Book with Confidence Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance.     OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT Scenic Tours are committed to preserving the wonders of the remarkable destinations that you will enjoy on your holiday. As an industry leader, we are committed to taking responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the day-to-day operations of an international touring business. We will continue to work towards minimising the impact of our administrative operations on the environment and climate change, and take positive action whenever we can.   PARTNERSHIPS Scenic Tours has joined Climate Friendly™, an Australian based organisation committed to reducing large scale greenhouse gas emissions by funding renewable energy projects. Since 2003, Climate Friendly™ has been helping businesses and individuals to take positive action on their carbon emissions in any activity that uses energy. They help Scenic Tours and our guests offset the carbon emissions from their travel at the same time as contributing towards the clean energy industry.    CLIMATE FRIENDLY OFFICES Since the start of 2007 Scenic Tours have partnered with Climate Friendly™ to make our Australian offices and sales team climate friendly. We have formed a committee dedicated to further reducing our environmental impact and increasing the efficiency of our operations.   CLIMATE FRIENDLY TOURING & CRUISING Climate Friendly™ have calculated the average daily greenhouse emissions for the luxury hotels, coach, rail and cruise travel that feature in our European itineraries and for just $5 per person per day you can offset your European Holiday. Simply let your travel agent know that you wish to take the Scenic GreenChoice option and Scenic Tours will add GreenChoice to your booking. The money you spend will support new renewable energy projects that prevent as much greenhouse gas from entering our atmosphere as your tour will have released.    CARBONS CREDITS Scenic Tours purchases carbon credits from Climate Friendly™ to fund renewable energy projects such as wind and solar energy plants. Scenic Tours commit to periodically measure our carbon footprint, offset the unavoidable emissions by purchasing the equal amount of carbon credits as our offices, sales team and staff flights produce in emissions per year.    CLIMATE FRIENDLY FLIGHTS By purchasing carbon credits for your flights to and from your holiday destination, as well as your tour, your holiday will be offset. It is easy to offset your flights with Climate Friendly’s online calculator, where you can calculate and offset the impact of your flights. Offset your flights can be done directly though Climate Friendly™.  Return flights to Europe will generally cost between $200-$250 per person to offset.       WHAT DOES BEING A CLIMATE FRIENDLY BUSINESS MEAN? Being a Climate Friendly Business means that we have measured 100% of emissions generated from our business operations from the current reporting period, and are taking steps to reduce the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and offsetting the unavoidable emissions that are created. Scenic Tours have committed to taking these steps - effectively becoming a Climate Friendly Business. You too can take action on climate change by measuring and offsetting your personal contribution to climate change  –  such as your electricity use, your car use and your flights.     

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