Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Italian elegance and luxury

Travel Briefs for w/c October 27 2008.


By John Crook 

Adventure touring for more than 80 years

One of South Africa's most exclusive game reserves, steeped in history and adventure, has designed an exclusive Cape Town and Londolozi program for high-end travellers. Check the inclusions and price tag for the 'protector of all living things' touring options created by Southern Africa's oldest and largest travel company Rennies Travel.  Visit www.nemonic.com.au  

Thai specials

A range of island escape packages which hook into Thai's special Spring airfare, make Thailand a real option  if booked before November 1 with travel taken by November 20.There's an eight-night deal to Phuket staying at the Sunset Beach Resort, priced from $1533 per person and that includes two free nights of accommodation.  The package includes return economy airfare from Sydney and taxes, accommodation, daily buffet breakfasts, complimentary late check out and return airport transfers. Check the other offerings and prices ex Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth,  by contacting 1300 369 747. 

Linger longer on Gold Coast

Book and pay before December 15 2008   and travel before March 31 2009 to benefit from a hot deal which offers four nights for the price of three at BreakFree Acapulco.  The price is from just $224 per apartment per night but you stay for four and pay for just three.    For bookings and for news of other Gold Coast escapes telephone 132 007. 

Italian elegance and luxury

The Costa Marina  is elegance afloat and if you travel peak season of June, July or August,  the eleven night cruise next year is priced from $2749 per person twin share  and that includes all meals, entertainment and onboard gratuities.   Sail out of Savona on the Italian Riviera for the Mediterranean, -  Greece, Israel, Egypt including Port Said and Cairo.  Real value with this one.  For details telephone 1300 369 848 or visit www.ecruising.travel   Airfares, taxes ands fuel surcharges are additional. 

Stay at the Mansion

This Christmas and New year celebrate at the Sofitel Werribee Park Mansion Hotel & Spa.

Here's news of a terrific package  which includes luxurious accommodation and a full buffet breakfast in Joseph's Restaurant.   Check out the options which are on offer with this festive package.  A night in a classic room is from $99 per person per night.  Check on the other deals by visiting www.mansionhotel.com.au    Telephone (03) 9731.4000. 

Virgin to Mildura

Daily flights from Melbourne to Mildura have been underway for a week or more.  Jet services have been introduced by Virgin Blue.  A 78-seater has been put into service and whilst initial flights are during the middle of the day, there may be changes pending results of surveys.  To check if these flights suit your travel plans check www.virginblue.com.au or telephone 136 789 

Norfolk , here we come

The history unfolds before your eyes with NRMA Travel offering a series of 8-day tours to beautiful Norfolk Island.  This is a unique chance to learn more about the convict era through the Bounty Mutineers heritage.  The tours run between February 7 and June 10 next year.  Guided touring, a meet and greet with airport transfers, and a seven-night stay at the All Seasons Colonial Hotel, where cooked breakfasts are included each day.   This one deserves  a telephone call, if only to  check on the other extras which are historically tailored and costed into the tour price.    Prices are from $1799 per person, twin share ex Sydney.  Ring for prices ex Brisbane and Newcastle. Just a reminder there's a $30 Norfolk Island tax payable on departing the island.  Call 1300 762 060 or visit www.nrmatravel.com.au  


Visual of Costa Marina.