Thursday, 9 April 2009

Six Magical Weeks


By John Crook

April 30 is the key.

Book and pay deposit by April 30, 2009,  and benefit with some decent savings on a 13-day Eastern European Panorama tour which includes Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague.  Pay from $3719 per person, twin share and the saving is $532 per couple. Choose travel in the months of April, May and June 2009 to make those savings.  The price includes accommodation, daily breakfast ad transportation in a high quality air-conditioned coach. Get the facts by contacting 1300 363 554 or visit 

Six magical weeks

Set sail out of New York on July 25 2010 and be prepared for 40-days of pampering aboard the luxury Dawn Princess.  The cruise takes in  the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific and on to Sydney Harbour.  There's a free cabin-category upgrade and if you book before July 31 this year there's an added bonus of $200 per person onboard spending credits.  Prices begin from $8499 per person twin share, plus air taxes and fuel surcharges.  Included in the price is air from Sydney to New York.  Full details by visiting or telephone 1300 369 848. 

Fishing school

The current seafood cooking school in Sydney is attracting he attention.  The June line-up at the Sydney Seafood School features classes led by Matt Kemp of the Restaurant Balzac and The Burlington, James Kidman from Otto and Matt Moran from Aria.  Check the full list of tutors and dates by viewing or ring (02) 9004 1111.

Take the kid to Africa

There's a 'you beaut' eight-day safari package where a child travels free, when travelling with two adults.  It is the Great Kenya Safari which starts in Nairobi, then to the Masi Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli national park, Tsavo national park and ends on the Swahili coast in Mombasa.  The deal costs from $2900 per adult and that includes transport, accommodation and most meals. The package also includes entrance fees to game parks and game-viewing drives listed on the published itinerary.  The offer is from June 1 to November 30, 2009.  Call (02) 9290 2877 or visit

Great holiday spot

Do the holiday capital of the Queensland coast, at sale price.   Stay at the multi-award winning Mantra Hervey Bay and if you book and travel by April 30 2009, you pay from just $111 per room per night. This has to be a perfect spot for a tranquil holiday.  To get the facts visit or telephone 13 15 17.   

Fly SAS and discover Copenhagen

There's an easier way to check out Copenhagen these days.  A special card, available throughout April and May 2009,  offers up to 20% at a number of restaurants and car rentals.  The card, valued at EUR31 is free, to those flying  SAS on a return ticket, into Copenhagen.   For more information check  

* 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