Welcome to Arcadia Travel – we are an independent agency and we’re very much 'Open to the World'.
Arcadia Travel is located in Arcadia Walk (near the stairs) in the heart of vibrant Noosa Junction on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Our key points of difference are the greater international range we are happy to offer – and personal, friendly service. We'll be genuine, informative and ready to research, assisting you to create journeys to your desires. Our agency offers a roomy, convivial and relaxed atmosphere to discuss and make plans – and a growing library of destinations books, atlases, maps, guidebooks and background resources to browse.
We're also 'hands-on'. After 3 decades creating and delivering innovative and award-winning travel, touring and adventure experiences in Australia and Europe (About Us), we're excited to open our own retail agency in 2019.
As an independent agency, we want to share ideas, share inspiration and be your launch point to a wider, more intriguing world of travel, touring and experiences.
To get rolling, we are offering the following openers, Europe features our own Mosel River 'My Europe Base' apartments, cycling the Queensland Outback is with OUTBIKE - and the 6 days of coast walks to Sydney is using our 'Bandicoot' mini-coach with Ralph driving you between the beaches.
Opening Special - extend your European River experience!
Enjoy a free 5 night riverfront stay in the lively vintner town of Zell-Mosel - pre or post your river cruise.
We are giving bonus apartment stays with European river cruise bookings.
Book any cruise of 10 nights or longer for 2 people - from a wide choice with Arcadia Travel.
Book with us by 30 September 2019. Apartments are with My Europe Base.
Call/email/visit for more details.
Coast Walks 6 days S-E Qld to Sydney
From $990 / 25-30 Sep 2019
Hike along 100+ kms of NSW's most iconic coastlines, alternating with travel by mini-coach, from S-E Queensland to Sydney. Includes opportunities to walk Brunswick Heads to Byron Bay, Solitary Islands Coast Walk over 3 days, SW Rocks to Trial Bay, Port Macquarie and Newcastle.
It's mostly beaches - with a handful of headlands.
Walking is self-guided with our mini-coach and driver rendezvousing at points along the way.
Cost $990 twin/double, $1340 single room.
Overnights are Ballina, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Newcastle. Motel accommodation included. Meals are extra.
Our 'Bandicoot' mini-coach features extra legroom and reclining seats. Maximum 20 participants (minimum to run 4).
Pickups start from Noosa.
Christmas Markets Small Group Escorted 14 nights
From $2200 plus air / 1-15 Dec 2019
Delve into the magical Christmas Market stalls across Rhineland and a little beyond, travelling by local train, public bus and ferry. Includes the Mosel and Rhine Rivers, Luxembourg, Trier, Bernkastel, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz, Frankfurt and Marburg.
12 nights are based riverfront in the lively vintner town of Zell-Mosel in our 'My Europe Base' self-contained apartments.
The final 2 nights are in a hotel in Frankfurt.
Cost $2200 twin/double, $2900 single. Meals not included. Maximum 9 participants (minimum to run 4).
Further small group tours will be organised through 2020 on themes including walking, cycling, and spas/wellness.
Cruise & Stay European Rivers 9-14 nights
From $1200* plus air / anytime
Combine a river cruise of 4 to 7 nights with a 5 to 7 night apartment stay in Zell-Mosel and a rail ticket to take you between.
Choose from a range of cruises, rivers and companies sailing from Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, Passau or Vienna on the Seine, Rhine or Danube!
Stay nights are riverfront in the lively vintner town of Zell-Mosel in our 'My Europe Base' self-contained apartments. Explore Rhineland and beyond from Zell, travelling by local train and bus. For example, Luxembourg, Trier, Koblenz are within easy reach on direct trains. Nearby spa resorts include Bad Bertrich and Bad Ems, a favourite with Russian Tsars.
* Cost of $1200 is indicative of a 4 night inclusive cruise and 5 night stay, per person, twin/double, studio apartment, Oct-Jun.
Call/email/visit for more details.
JANUARY/MARCH 2020: CRUISE 4 NIGHTS + STAY 7 NIGHTS FROM UNDER $1000!
Escape our Noosa tropical summer with this cool European Winter Season Special (when we can do the best rates).
Cruise fully inclusive from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and back with A'Rosa Cruises. Or how about Cologne to Frankfurt via the Rhine Gorges and back?
Cycle Outback Queensland on the 'Rail-Road-Ride' May-June 2020
OUTBIKE rides OUTBACK again in 2020, this time sticking to the bitumen in a 4-stage road bike epic that complements NSW's and Queensland's outback passenger train services, each stage starting and ending at a rail-head!
The 4 stages vary in duration, distance and difficulty.
Stages 1 and 3 are the toughest while stages 2 and 4 are a milder challenge.
- 'Dig Tree Dash' Moree to Charleville via Coopers Creek 1600 km 7-19 May 2020 $2450
- 'Qantas Roots' Charleville to Longreach via Isisford 535 km 21-25 May 2020 $1150
- 'Min Min Lights' Longreach to Mt Isa via Boulia 840 km 29 May - 6 June 2020 $1300
- 'Gulf Country' Mt Isa to Forsayth via Normanton 870 km 9-20 June 2020 $1800
All stages are timed to match with trains. Dates above show when rides start and end. See our information for extra days required to cover travel to/from and rest days pre/post ride.
Savings apply for 2 or more stages. Cost includes ride support, camping, gear, breakfasts and ride-day lunches and some additional pre/post rest days. Outbike will carry your luggage (also spouses).
Overnight campsites are in towns, beside remote pubs and several in rest areas. Upgrades (DIY) are OK where available.
Choose rail or our bus transfers to Moree or away from Forsayth.
Stage 4 is the most scenic and includes rest days at Lawn Hill (side trip) and Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria - and the chance to ride 3 iconic trains: the Inlander, Gulflander and Savannahlander.
Freighter ship cruising 2 to 80+ nights
From $165* per day / just about everywhere!
Sail Brisbane to Sydney - internationally - or all over the world.
Arcadia Travel is pleased to be an agent for passages on freighter ships sailing frequently on dozens of long routes. You pick where to sail from and to and simply pay the daily rate multiplied by the number of days.
These are NOT 'party ships', in fact, most sailings are dry! There are some with beer and wine available.
* Rates typically range from 100 to 170 Euros per day person with all meals, varying according to the route and whether share or single occupancy.
Call/email/visit for more details. We sell all the passenger ship cruise lines too.
Into Australia or outbound to the World, we can assist. We’ve been looking after groups on tour since 1990.
Simple or complex, near or far, we’re happy to discuss your travels and help put together itineraries.
We know the tour and charter business. From an airport transfer to your own river ship charter, we can arrange it.
With Bandicoot mini-coaches, hotel and resort partners, Arcadia Travel can arrange all sorts of travel on the Sunshine Coast, South East Queensland and beyond.
By late 2019 we will be running special evenings or days as far as Brisbane for theatre, shows and events.
For group holidays to Noosa we can arrange resorts, travel and activities including hiking, cycling, canoeing, wellness, surfing and much more.