Distribution W/c Monday April 21 2008
TRAVELLERS GOOD BUYS
By John Crook
Sail the historic waters of Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula next year, as part of an epic 104 night world voyage. Thirty-five ports are included in this departure ex Sydney July 5 2009. Fares are from $22,606. I did mention that it is a 104 night cruise! Contact Princess Cruises 13 24 88 or www.dawnprincess.com.au
A romantic get-away is on offer from Birchwood Retreat in the Strzelecki Ranges. Birchwood is a two hour drive from Melbourne. The two-night package includes accommodation for two in a self contained cottage, a $60 dinner voucher including transfers for the Grand Ridge Brewery, continental breakfasts daily, plus beer or wine with chocolates. The price is $330. Terms and conditions apply. To book ring (03) 5668 1757 or try www.birchwoodretreat.com.au
A Galapagos Express package is available, priced from $1903, which includes a three-night cruise on the four star 90-passenger Santa Cruz. The price includes coach transfers, bilingual guides, two nights at the Quito Hotel, eleven meals and shore excursions. Air fares not included. Bookings through Tempo Holidays 1300 558 987.
The Riesling Trail
Wineries such as Jim Barry Wines, Penna Lane Wines and Tim Adams Wine, feature in Clare Valley’s Riesling Trail which provides cyclists and bush walkers with around 25 kilometres of well prepared tracks between Clare and Auburn. Set right beside the trail is a group of cottages which says it all, - Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages. To check on tariffs, availability and conditions telephone 0427 842 232 or take a look at www.rtcvcottages.com.au
Vietnam from under $2000
Include South East Asia’s oldest city and make savings with a special package. A seven-night package includes return airfares with Vietnam Airlines, domestic air in Vietnam, accommodation with breakfasts and sightseeing with an English speaking guide. The package is for travel May 3 to June 22 and also from July 14 to August 31. Conditions apply. For prices from your nearest capital city departure point, contact Adventure World on 1300 363 055 or check details on www.adventureworld.com.au
Great Ocean Road deal
Boomerangs at Johanna is a great base for those seeking relaxation and value for money. A wonderful spot from which to enjoy the Great Ocean Road. Self contained cottages are on offer at $180 per cottage per night, on a four night basis. Fresh flowers on arrival, a complimentary bottle of wine and a late checkout. The deal is valid Sundays to Thursdays through to December 2008. Bookings and more details by going to www.roamfree.com
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