By John Crook
Highlighting the best of Europe
Travel the Danube River as part of a 2009 itinerary and really get the feel of history, culture and architecture. Highlights include Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. The journey departs from either Vienna or Bucharest. Get ready to see fairytale castles, grand cathedrals and ancient villages. The ten-night cruise Vienna to Bucharest starts at US$4,899. Book before December 19 and make a real saving. For details, price range and inclusions visit www.traveltheworld.com.au
Make a note of the date. October 25 for a concert in the vineyard of Windowrie Estate. The Macquarie male singers
will perform in a concert beginning at 4-00pm. Be there when gates open at 2.30pm ad that gives you time to wander the gardens. Cost per person is $20 with all profits going to St Vincent de Paul Society. Check availabilities on firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults only please
Early in the new year, construction will commence of a new accommodation precinct for couples-only at Aggie Greys in Samoa. It should be ready to welcome guests mid-2009. To book a holiday (without the kids) or a honeymoon Aggie Greys could be the answer. In the meantime the hotel, bungalows, the Lagoon, Beach Resort and Spa are waiting to welcome you right now. Telephone (02) 9531 4500 or visit www.aggiegreys.com
Ten days includes the battle fields
There's a ten-day Western Front Tour which departs April 18 2009 which contrasts the grand boulevards of Paris to the Gothic squares of Ypes and retraces the steps of the WW1 Diggers.
Prices begin from $2989 per person, twin share. This has the makings of a brilliant experience. For all the details check www.flightcentre.com.au or ring 131 600.
Sydney to Honolulu for Queen Vic
Here is news of a fly, cruise and stay special from Honolulu to Sydney. The 20-night package includes one-way air fare from Sydney, including taxes, two-nights pre-cruise accommodation, 18 nights aboard the Queen Victoria with all meals and entertainment on board. All port charges, taxes and fees are included. The deal starts from $4,649 per person twin share. The cruise departs from Honolulu on February 1 2009. Domestic add on fares are available from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth starting from$100. Ring 1300 131 633 or visit www.cruisespirit.com.au
Unsafe Sax on Norfolk
Join the crowd heading to Norfolk Island for the 2008 jazz festival. Music provided by the likes of Trevor Furner, Jo Elms band, the MonSTARS and Unsafe Sax. There's a beaut package on offer for the December 8 to 12 funfest. Packages start from $1409 per person, twin share. Email email@example.com or freecall 1800 111 653.
* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability. The information is provided as a guide only. Check with your travel agent.
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