Saturday, 18 April 2009

25% off some Antarctic cruises


By John Crook

Fit for a king

There's a special weekend planned for Victoria's King Valley, on the 6 – 7 June 2009, offering you the chance to do a test run of the local cuisine, premium wines and get the toes a-wiggling in time with plenty of music.   It appears the entire community is behind a cram packed program.     A taste of Italy down-under,  including  authentic Calabrian vino, even a gypsy band.  Far too much to mention here, so be an early bird and get a copy of the program and book accommodation. To set the pace go to or email      

25% off some Antarctic cruises

Such good news for those who are considering a trip to the deep South.  There's a 25% discount on the latest adventures aboard M/S Expedition, that is, if you book before June 30 2009.  Prices now begin from $5576 per person, cruising from  the southern tip of South America.  Check out the four different itineraries which are on offer. This is your chance to get up close and personal at the great white continent.  The full facts and conditions are available by visiting or maybe telephone 1300 363 055.

A touch of the Irish

Ireland's Connemara region and Galway are just two of the top spots included in a' Live like a Lord' offer.  It is an eight-day self-drive package priced from $1507 per person twin share. Book before May 31 2009  and quote TH20LLAL24P  and a 5% discount price applies.  Car hire in Ireland is from $36 pr day. Contact you favourite travel agency or check out   

My kind of cruise

There's an inaugural Australian circumnavigation cruise next year, offering savings of up to $1458 per person for those who book before 31 May 2009.   Eighteen ports of call and a two day Great Barrier Reef experience.  

Departing Sydney on 14 March 2010, the 34-night cruise takes in a multitude of experiences visiting such locations as Port Arthur, the Western Australian coastline including Esperance, Perth and that's just a taste.  

Even an option to visit Indonesia's Komodo national park.  This is the kind of tour I've been searching for.  How about you?   This is one tour which almost demands a visit to or telephone 1300 766 566.

Enjoy a drink? Then read on ..

There's a four-day beerfest package for the opening, middle or closing weekends when the annual Oktoberfest kick starts in Munich from September 19 to October 4.  This is one heck of a festival. The package from Student Flights includes three nights' hostel accommodation, buffet breakfast for those who survive the previous night's activities. Services of a tour leader, transfers to and from the beer grounds.  Prices start from $62 per person, based on multi shared accommodation.  The package is valid on September 18 and 25, and October 2 2009.  International fares to Munich are not included.  Check the details on or ring  1800 069 063.

Go take a walk

Adventurers please note. There is now an indulgence package which takes in Queensland's scenic rim. Hidden Peaks Walk  sets a new standard  for luxury outdoor adventure, with two or three days of guided walks, one of two nights accommodation in well appointed tents and one night in a five-star lodge suite at Peppers Spicer's Peak.  All meals and drinks, including breakfast each day and a degustation  dinner on day-three.  For the full story telephone 1300 773 425 or visit www,  

* 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

Pictured: MS Expedition (Antarctic cruise)