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TravelManagers Scarborough

Sara Birtwhistle and Wendy Ellis operate TravelManagers Scarborough.

We are a full service travel agency specialising in cruising and tours in Australia and around the world and we excel at helping you co-ordinate a holiday you could only dream about.  We take your initial thoughts about a holiday and design a wonderful getaway.  Let’s face it, we all love to travel and we all come home with memories that last much longer than the holiday.  That is why it is so important to invest the time and money in making sure you have a trip that is perfect just for you.

To contact Sara and Wendy call 1300 068 885.

Sara direct +61 433 420 255     Wendy direct +61 433 420 258

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Do you love cruising? CLICK HERE for a listing of even more great cruise offers.  For a quote select the cruise package you are interested in, select Sara Birtwhistle and we will contact you within 1 working day.  Not 50 and over – no worries. We can still help with your travel co-ordination. 

Where I've Travelled

TOP 5 TravelManagers Agency in Queensland

Wendy and Sara have been lucky enough to travel extensively over the last twenty years.  Travelling extensively through Europe, Asia, North America, the Caribbean and here in Australia and New Zealand.

We specialise in escorted touring and cruise holidays.  We run a few of our own tours as well as working with trusted tour operators.

If you have seen a package you love we work with you to co-ordinate all arrangements – we are a one stop travel shop.  Why book with a few companies when you can have one point of contact to manage everything?

Tour Operators we work with:

• Scenic • Evergreen • APT • TravelMarvel • Bunnik Tours • Tiki Tours • Peregrine • G-Adventures • Hidden Italy • 50 Degrees North • Rothschild Safaris • Collette • Tauck • Abercrombie & Kent • TCS Stardust Expeditions • Bill Peach Journeys • Luxury Rail Journeys • Albatross Tours (Europe) • Lindblad Expeditions • Chimu South America • Great Walks of Australia • Captains Choice • Belmond (rail/hotels/cruise) • Secret Italia • Globus • Trafalgar • Insight • AAT Kings • Back-Roads • Grand Pacific Tours • Inspiring Journeys • Luxury Gold • On the Go Tours • Adventure World • Natural Habitat Adventures •

These are just a few tour leaders who work with and recommend, if you don’t see a tour operator you want just ask us and we can source the best available offer for you.

Cruiselines we work with:

•  Holland America • Cunard • Princess • P & O Australia • P&O World Cruises • Seabourn • Royal Caribbean • Celebrity Cruises • Azamara Club Cruises • Carnival Cruises • Scenic Eclipse & River • Heritage Cruises • European Waterways • Crystal Cruises (river/yacht/ocean/expedition) • Uniworld • Tauck • APT Small Ship & River • Ponant • Aurora Expeditions • Silversea • Hapag-Lloyd • Paul Gauguin Cruises • A&K Expeditions • Viking River & Ocean • Adventure Canada • Amazon Nature Tours • Aqua Expeditions • Belmond Afloat France • Lindblad Expeditions • Kimberley Quest • Windstar Cruises • Regent Seven Seas Cruises • Oceania • Peregrine Adventure Cruising • Pandaw Cruises • Polar Latitude • Sanctuary Cruises • True North Adventure Cruises • Coral Expeditions

These are just a few cruise companies who work with and recommend, if you don’t see a tour operator you want just ask us and we can source the best available offer for you.

Cruise lines we have personally experienced:

  • Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody, Radiance and Voyager of the Seas (range of durations/verandah staterooms)
  • Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Solstice (Auckland to Sydney 14 night cruise/Concierge Class Verandah Cabin)
  • Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Millennium (Sydney to Auckland 10 night cruise/Interior Cabin)
  • Pandaw River Cruises in Asia  (Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh 7 night cruise/Upper Deck Cabin)
  • Ponant Small Ships – L’Austral (Darwin to Cairns 6 night cruise/Deluxe Suite)
  • P&O World Cruises – Arcadia and Aurora (2 night sampler cruises/Verandah Staterooms)
  • Carnival Cruises – Carnival Splendour (Mexican Riviera/Ocean View Stateroom
  • Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony Ocean (Caribbean 7 night cruise)
  • Crystal Cruises – Crystal Bach River (Frankfurt to Amsterdam Christmas markets 14 night cruise/S1 Suite)
  • Oceania Cruises – Riviera (Rome to Barcelona 7 night cruise/Penthouse)
  • Evergreen River Cruises – Emerald Star (Amsterdam to Budapest/Window stateroom. Host for 50+ Travel Club)
  • Silver Muse – Australian Coastal Cruise
  • Holland America – ms Noordam, ms Eurodam

Ships inspected:

  • Oceania Insignia and Marina
  • P&O Australia, Aria and Dawn
  • Princess Cruises – Sun and Dawn
  • Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Voyager and Mariner
  • Silverseas, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper
  • Hapag Lloyd – Europa 2
  • Lindblad, National Geographic – Orion
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria
  • Viking Cruises – Viking Orion

We continually travel, taking in destinations, restaurants, sightseeing.  Travelling in different classes of cabin on ships/airlines and trains and different hotel room types to ensure we can give you the best possible advice when you are planning your next holiday.

Whilst our area of speciality is the premium to luxury holiday, we can co-ordinate family holidays through to hiking trips.  As researchers and planners we can create just about any individual and small and large group holiday.

Services I Provide

You deserve a Personal Travel Manager

With over 30 years combined experience, we get to know you. Find out your travel style. Your general likes and dislikes and then apply it all to tailor your holiday. So it’s perfect – just for you.

No two holidays are the same and we take great pride in planning each of our client experiences. We do not give you a brochure and tell you to call us when you know what you want, we listen and make recommendations. Travel can be complex. Knowing the right locations, hotels, reputable tour providers, the right local tour operators – and having ties with them – makes what we do so unique.

We love what we do and that’s why we’ve created such a fun and successful business and why our loyal and lovely customers come back to us time and time again. Honest advice, excellent travel knowledge and being keen travellers ourselves you can expect unbiased travel advice when you utilise our services.

Services we provide:

  • Escorted touring, Self Drive Holidays, Airline Flights (all classes of travel), Ocean, River, Yacht, Expedition Cruise personal experience – the time we take out of the business to sample different travel styles is vital in allowing us to recommend based on experience. 
  • Itinerary Management – before, during and after your holiday
  • Documentation as you wish – email or paper
  • Individually Crafted Itineraries
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Applications
  • Monitoring your holiday for potential disruption and 24/7 support


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Sara Birtwhistle
Based in Scarborough, QLD
Trading Hours
Mon - Fri 9-5. Outside of this time by appointment. 24/7 Whilst you are travelling.

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