Monday, 27 April 2009

With Princess to Venice


With John Crook 

Royal Bengal tiger country

Depart Delhi and head for India's major conservation forests, home of the famous tiger.  This 15-day safari also includes a visit to the Taj Mahal, the sensual carvings of Kama Sutra and the busy market streets of Delhi.   Pricing starts from $1285 plus a local payment of INR Rs 12000.  This includes 14 night's accommodation, five breakfasts, one dinner, transport on tour, tour leader and sightseeing as specified.  Airfares to Delhi are not included but can be arranged in conjunction with the tour.  There are several departures between November 2009 and March 20 2010, with ticketing valid for sale until December 31 2009.   For bookings and details contact Escape Travel on 1300 779 783 or visit  

Sail the islands

There is a series of great seafaring options including seven-night cruises priced from $1599 per person, twin share.  These are part of a huge European program which are absolutely enticing.    Australians have fallen for this range of touring so to get the full facts, prices, inclusions and conditions, see your travel agent or call 1324 88 or visit    Princess Cruises features some of the world's most exotic locations,.. such as Venice. 

Paris on your doorstep at the 'new' Brisbane

Brisbane is home to  a special Parisienne precinct.  Truly a most amazing development within Fortitude Valley.   In fact Emporium has put a brand new face on what was once a Brisbane bus depot.   This is a real living slice of Paris, with its narrow tree lined streets.   The precinct includes the award winning Emporium Hotel and its neighbour Belle Epoque, which is a café, bistro, bar and patisserie. Stylish fashion-conscious big-name boutiques and dining options  add to the ambience.  This is one tremendous experience and not to be missed.  Check out the precinct by going to  or telephone 1300 883 677. 

Just think of the money you'll have, not having to access an international fare to sample Paris! 

Victor Harbor – true South Australia

Some weeks back, I did a mention for one of the great accommodation properties of Victor.  Since that story there has been a change of email address.  It's worthwhile noting the new address is   Take time off to have a look at what is a crisp and clean web site.  Then head to Victor Harbor. 
$20 not a bad security investment

An Australian security device keeps subscribers up to date and aware of travel alerts.  For instance travellers in Bangkok and those in Mumbai received warnings of internal unrest and dangers via SMS messages to their mobile phones.  Most travel agents have these priced from $20.  Visit  

It's a dog's life in NSW

Well at least the tourism industry has finally accepted that there are some of us who want to travel with our family pet.  With a pet friendly website it's now possible to check which accommodation, restaurants, cafés and the like actually extend a welcoming paw for visiting pets.  The listings include shops and spas, each of which cater for your furry (or feathered) travelling companions.  For instance, take pooch along to the 4.5 star Sebel Pier One in Sydney, book the De Ville pamper pet package, pay $315 per night and that'll get you room service breakfast for two, bedding for your dog, and a bonus squeaky toy for your pet.  Get the facts and the conditions by clicking on to  

* 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 :    Princess Cruises includes Venice in the tour planner.