Monday, 8 December 2008

A free Citroen lease – but read on


by John Crook

'Fall'  in love

Canada and New England will be at their best come the northern hemisphere's Autumn season and by joining a seven-night cruise aboard Carnival Triumph you will be part of the experience. New York, Boston, Portland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are included in the itinerary.  Departures are during September and October of next year, with the price from $1051 per person, twin share for an inside stateroom.  Tours, taxes, fuel supplement and gratuities are additional. To get more information visit or telephone 1300 766 566.

Christmas carols

A Christmas celebration is scheduled for the Domain in Sydney,- Saturday December 20.  The Citigate Sebel Townhouse has a carols special with rooms available from $194 per night twin share. That includes a superior breakfast package and stylish accommodation. Exercise the tonsils and prepare for a night of singing.  Log onto or call 1800 421 800.

Four nights and five stars

A full buffet breakfast each morning is part of the extraordinary land-only package price for guests staying at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.  Pay from $649 per person twin share for four nights.  The package is valid from 7 January to 31 March 2009. For all the details call Qantas Holidays on  13 14 15 and for more info on the hotel take a look at

Kids travel for $1

When the whole family travels by train to any of CountryLink's 360 destinations in New South Wales, up to four kids get to travel for just $1 each.  Travel must be from now through to 28 February 2009 and of course conditions apply.  To be sure of the facts call 13 RAIL (13 7245).  For instance fares are not available to adults in possession of a concession card, pensioner travel voucher, nor a family group travelling on rail employee passes.  Still sounds pretty good to me.

A free Citroen lease – but read on

A free 24-day lease on a brand new Citroen is included in a $2499 'earlybird' return flight to France, flying with Swiss International Airlines, if purchased before January 31, 2009.    Travel may be from any mainland capital in Australia, to France, Nice or Geneva and can be made at any time of the year.  The offer, excluding taxes, is available based  on two people travelling together.  Get the facts by visiting

Well and truly 

Off the beaten track are two unique tours for the adventurous.  Twenty-four days exploring Turkey and the independent state of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in April.  There's another, 21-days through Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, with an inclusion of the Baalbeck festival – dance, theatre, opera and jazz and the 2009 tour also includes an Australian Ballet performance.  Itineraries, details and inclusions are available by calling 1800 083 141 or visiting

There are sharks in Sydney

Get to be perilously close to the man eaters of the ocean,.. and then (carefully) feed them.  The  feeding frenzy costs $25 and that includes a seat aboard a glass-bottom boat in the Sydney Aquarium.  The menu includes large squid and a variety of fish, .. but first, visit

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.    Need a holiday ?  We're archived on

Visual : An earlybird deal from Citroen.