Catch the English chasing after a wheel of cheese at their special festival in the Cotswolds on May 25. Thousands of wacky English folk race down Cooper's Hill Gloucester. There's a one-day package priced from $149 per person ex London by coach. The package is on sale until April 13, 2009. International airfares to London are additional. Telephone 1300 554 175 for more details.
TAKE THE YELLOW ROADS
Tauck World Discoveries offers savings for partners and singles, of up to US$520 per couple on all Yellow Roads of Europe land journeys and up to US$580 per couple on selected Canadian Rockies tours. Single travellers can look forward to dollar savings per cabin, or waived single supplements on selected European river cruises. It could pay you to check on the whole range of savings currently on offer. Take a look at www.traveltheworld.com.au or telephone 1300 766 566.
IN MELBOURNE BETWEEN APRIL 4 TO MAY 17?
The Melbourne Theatre Company is one of the nation's most prolific producers of live theatre. 'Realism' is the play to jot in your little black book. It is a backyard farce set in the 1930's, just after the Stalin terror purges. It stars Miriam Margolyse (veteran of stage and screen) and is a must for travellers who may be in the southern city over the next few weeks. Check www.mtc.com.au or contact Ticketmaster 1300 723 038.
MANTRA HOLIDAY SALE
Make a booking at Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort, Wyong (prior to April 30 2009), and travel from April 1 to September 30 and you'll pay from $208 per room per night for a three-night stay package, but in actual fact only pay for two nights. Similar savings may be made at Mantra Aqua, Nelson Bay. By calling 13 15 17 or visiting www.mantraonsale.com.au you may also come across some other big savers at Mantra properties. Check on the conditions.
Forget all the doom and gloom. Here's a recession buster. Book the rate-of-the-day at Ibis and you'll get a full buffet breakfast for just $1 per person. Ibis is also offering an advance-purchase budget saver for Autumn months at a special $99 rate at all Ibis hotels when you book 30 days in advance. The offer is for May and June 2009 and is a per room/per night rate for up to two people. Do check it out by calling 1300 65 65 65, or take a look at www.ibishotels.com.au
QUEEN ELIZABETH BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
The new Queen Elizabeth enters service in October 2010. As from April 2 this year, her first six voyages are open for sale. The October 12 2010 maiden voyage is a 13-night journey taking in the Atlantic Isles at Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma and Madeira, with fares from A$3609 per person twin share. For inclusions please check with your local travel agent or contact Cunard on 13 24 41 or visit www.cunardline.com.au
EASTER SOFITEL STYLE
Check into the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth for six-nights and the package includes two tickets to the Royal Easter Show (valued at $32 per adult) and transfers. Room prices start from AU$224 per night, twin share and a minimum of four night stay. For the package details, availabilities and to book, contact (02) 9230 0700 or visit www.sofitelsydney.com.au
* 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.