Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The adventure begins on September 10, 2015, with three days in Singapore staying in the central area of Clarke Quay- home of many restaurants, bars and retail outlets.
On board the Legend of the Seas, spend 14 nights cruising through South East Asia with port visits to Port Klang and Langkawi in Malaysia, Phuket in Thailand and Bali and Lombok in Indonesia before entering Australian waters to visit Broome and Geraldton then disembarking in Fremantle.
Join the Indian Pacific for three nights and travel across Australia to Sydney. Upgrade for a Gold Cabin for $1250 per person to have all meals included and unique outback excursions at Whistle Stops along the way in Kalgoorlie, Adelaide or Broken Hill.
Ecruising is selling this exclusive package from $3399 per person, which includes one-way economy airfare from Sydney and Perth, three nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay, entry to the Singapore Flyer, Singapore City sightseeing pass, 14 nights cruise accommodation with all meals and entertainment on the ship, three nights Red Saver accommodation on the Indian Pacific, transfers, port charges and government taxes.
The package is priced from $3679 for Brisbane and Melbourne passengers, Coolangatta from $3789 and from Adelaide from $3699.
For more information contact ecruising.travel on 1300 369 848 or visit www.ecruising.travel.
Travellers heading to or from France for their European winter holidays can look forward to savings on their point-to-point rail journeys on various services including the Eurostar, Thalys and TGV.
In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, Eurostar is celebrating the occasion with a heavily discounted promotion on its London – Paris & Brussels services. Travellers who book their tickets by 17 November can enjoy one-way journeys in Standard Class for AUD58 or AUD144 in Standard Premier when travelling between Mondays and Thursdays. All travel must be completed between 7 November 2014 and 31 March 2015.
Travellers visiting France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium can take advantage of Thalys' winter promotion where one-way ticket bookings made between 11 November and 14 December will enjoy prices as low as AUD36. Travel must be completed between 6 January and 28 February 2015.
TGV is also offering massive discounts of more than 70% off on their 1st and 2nd class routes between Brussels and Paris CDG; and Brussels and Marseille. One-way tickets start at AUD59 and bookings must be made by 3 December 2015.
Finally, TGV Lyria is offering travellers one-way tickets at AUD43 on 2nd class and AUD80 on 1st class for journeys between Paris and Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basel or Zurich. Bookings must be made by 3 December and travel completed within the next 90 days.
Black out dates and terms and conditions apply. Visit www.raileurope.com.au for more details.
Monday, 20 October 2014
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Enter before 31 October to win a cash voucher of AUD$100 (first prize) and the chance to be featured on Traveltherenext.com, alongside award-winning travel journalists.
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A special 'Hunter Valley Christmas Lights package' is now available which includes overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast and entry to the Christmas Lights Spectacular for two adults and two children. Rates start from $289 per night weekdays for stays between 7 November and 23 December. Terms and conditions apply.
For those wanting a special Christmas Day with ease, a 'Christmas Escape package' is also available. The package includes:
- Two nights' accommodation (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
- Full buffet breakfast daily
- Three-course Christmas lunch
- A welcome bottle of wine
- Two adult tickets to the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular on Christmas Eve
- A Christmas dinner picnic hamper for two
Rates start from $899 per package for a twin share studio room and two night's minimum stay. Terms and conditions apply.
The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular will be the biggest display of its kind in Australia and will feature an array of fantastic activities including fountain firework lights, a larger than life nativity scene, children's entertainment and Santa Claus will of course make an appearance. New features include Cinderella's Castle, a Light's Spectacular marquee, underwater light display as well as a display train.
Located just footsteps away from this magical wonderland, Mercure Hunter Valley Resort offers a range of accommodation styles including studio suites, garden studios, spa rooms, and family rooms. Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a heated pool and spa, games room, day spa and lounge library with pool table. The hotel is within walking distance of half a dozen wineries and the Roche Wines cellar door, with McGuigans Winery and The Cheese Factory right on the doorstep.
For bookings, visit www.mercurehuntervalley.com.au or call (02) 4998 2000.
This diverse region is no longer a once in a lifetime destination. Since the merger of LAN and TAM Airlines to form LATAM Airlines Group in 2012, the two airlines offer connections to more than 115 destinations, giving Aussies access to the most comprehensive network in South America.
Globetrotters of all ages and destinations are invited to come along for free on Saturday Nov 8 and Sunday Nov 9, to pick the brains of a room full of adventure aficionados ready to send you to all corners of the globe. Whether you're planning on trekking the peaks of Mount Everest, or staying a little bit closer to home and sleeping under the stars by Australia's iconic Uluru in Alice Springs, all the information you need is in the one place at the Adventure Travel Expo.
A very special guest of the Expo will be this year's Adventure Travel Ambassador: Jeremy Scott. A heroic human being, Scott cycled 52,000kms around the world, despite being born with a huge hole in his aorta valve and undergoing open heart surgery at the tender age of 4 years old. Come along to hear his courageous story and more, and grab some awesome freebies while you're there. Also go in the draw to win some amazing prizes, including a trip to the Amalfi Coast, two for one deals and a $1000 STA Travel Voucher to go toward your next escape.
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Sunday, 19 October 2014
Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, Beijing
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Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, Beijing
Save up to 32%
Book by: 31st December 2014
Stay by: 31st December 2014
Prices from: AU$ 156 per night
With just a 5 minute walk to Jianguomen subway station, the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong puts you in the perfect location to explore this vibrant city. Visit to the luxuriously decorated Scitech Plaza, take a walk down the colourful Wangfujing Street and Silk Street Market, or visit the Ancient Observatory, one of the oldest observatories in the world. With four restaurants, a bar, swimming pool and fitness centre, the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong is perfect for all travellers especially those looking for a few days of leisure at the end of a business trip!
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^Hotel Deals: Price quoted is per room per night based on two people sharing and is inclusive of all fees and taxes. Rates are subject to availability. Minimum stay requirements and black-out dates may apply. Prices are available as of 17 October, 2014. Prices may fluctuate due to changes in taxes, fees and currency. Visit www.hotels.com for full terms and conditions.