BBC's Simon Reeve on tour with Kuoni

Thursday 2, May 2013


BBC's Simon Reeve on tour with Kuoni


BBC TV travel presenter Simon Reeve (Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Indian Ocean) is to make a series of exclusive appearances as a guest of Kuoni from 21 May to 20 June 2013 at locations around the UK. He will be talking about his latest series ‘Australia’, a 3 x 1hr BBC2 TV adventure series which starts on 19 May 2013.


Guests are invited to join Kuoni to hear the inside story of Simon’s adventures, put their own questions to him and share their travel tales over a glass of Champagne and some canapés.  To get complimentary tickets (there is limited availability) to the listed events please contact Kuoni’s ‘Simon Reeve Hotline’ on tel: 01306 744 010 (between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or email with your name, telephone and address details.
The evening events are:
  • Tuesday 21 May at The Prior’s Hall, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, SL23 9LS
  • Thursday 23 May at the Kuoni store, Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EL
  • Tuesday 11 June at Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA
  • Thursday 13 June at Kuoni John Lewis, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1EG
  • Tuesday 18 June at Market House, Market Place, Kinston upon Thames, KT1 1JS
  • Thursday 20 June at the Kuoni  store, 50 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1LY
Simon’s riveting journey blends a travelogue with current affairs, history, culture, wildlife, conservation, and offers unique insights into life in glorious AUSTRALIA.  The first leg of Simon’s journey takes him from the ‘red centre’ of the country south to the wine region, then west to Perth. On the second he travels across the remote and wild north to the Great Barrier Reef. And his third takes him down the east coast to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
On his journey Simon encounters an array of extraordinary and engaging characters. He goes ‘bush’ with an elite group of Australian army trackers, and meets the pumped and tattooed members of a motorcycle gang accused of involvement in organised crime, as well as bikini-wearing meter maids, a former British binman now making a fortune as a truck-driving instructor, and Australia’s first Muslim ladies Aussie Rules Football team.
Simon drives a huge Prime Mover truck, rides the Indian Pacific train across the vast Nullarbor Plain, meets gold-panners working near the most valuable patch of ground on Earth, and learns how an extraordinary resources boom has made Australia rich - but doesn’t seem to be benefitting the country’s Aboriginal people. He gets a tasting lesson from a legendary winemaker, helps scientists catch the most venomous creature on the planet, and has close encounters with Australia’s extraordinary wildlife, including the strange poisonous cane toad, camels from the world’s largest herd, and the Crown of Thorns starfish and shoals of iridescent fish on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.
Says Helen Roberts, Kuoni’s National Sales Manager, Retail: “We are delighted to have Simon tour with us again following the success of our last set of events around the UK in 2012 where he talked about his Indian Ocean series.  The Australia events will be just as exciting and really get us in the mood for travelling to this epic destination.  Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are eager to help craft the perfect holiday ‘down under’ for anyone wishing to travel there after being inspired by Simon!”



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