Your free Travel Briefs column for w/c August 24 2009.
Chocolate lovers unite
One of the most sought after chocolate festivals amongst Italians is the Eurochocolate Festival off Perugia. Head towards the Umbrian capital between October 16 – 25 for special exhibitions, workshops, cooking classes, tastings aplenty and even real live Italian banquets. This is just the thing when in search of Umbrian hospitality,- it's without peer, providing a terrific opportunity to discover the remotest corners of this ancient medieval town. Get the information by visiting www.eurochocolate.com
Singles week in the show
Destination Falls Creek anytime between September 13 – 18 2009 and join the many agreeable activities. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet up with like-minded singles on and off the slopes. Amongst the scheduled events is the 'traffic Light night party. Or is the Monday night bar crawl more to your liking? Try this for size, - five nights share accommodation, five days of lift passes and ski / board rental, four days of group snow-sports' school lessons, access to the traffic light night function with the first bubbly included. There's a snow tubing and snow bikes session also included, as is a sunset tour (with bubbly and nibbles) on the summit chair. The price is $805 per person, based on a twin share. For more info and bookings telephone Falls Creek reservation centre on 1800 45 35 25, and quote SW50LL.
And you thought the staircase in Gone with the Wind was something to boast about. Just wait until you see QM2,- a right royal experience with soaring ceilings, a grand ballroom and restaurants, bars and lounges, of which there are 13. Prices for the 23-night cruise package, departing Honkers for Sydney February 13 2010, start from $5,239 per person twin share. Along the way, call into Shanghai, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Guam, Rabaul, the Whitsundays, Auckland and the Bay of Islands before arriving in Sydney.
This is one of those most memorable packages which deserves your attention. Check the facts by calling 1300 363 428 or visit www.cruiseabout.com.au
Steaming China style
A brand new 15-day cruise along the Indian sub-continent awaits. Departing Kolkata, travelling upstream to the Ganges with sightseeing along the way. In fact there are ten stops. India unfolds as you travel in comfort aboard the RV Bengal Pandaw ship, a replica of the old colonial river steamers. All staterooms, with private en-suite, have airconditioning, there's a bar and dining area and a promenade deck. The price, from $5413 per person, includes 14 nights twin-share accommodation, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks onboard, coach transfers with all excursions and entrance feeds included. Crew gratuities are also included. Get more information by visiting www.wendywutours.com.au Or telephone 1300 727 998.
Here's the chance to hang out like a Fijiian chief with an offer from TravelOnLine . The package is priced from $362 per person, ( half price package) which includes a meet and greet, four nights accommodation in a tropical garden room, daily breakfasts and return coach transport. The deal is valid for sale through until September 1 to December 24 2009 and for travel between September 24 to December 23 2009 and again from January 13 to March 30 2010.For bookings, information and for competitive airfare prices visit www.tourismfiji.com Bula!
* 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 http://travellersgoodbuys.info
1 RV Bengal Pandaw ship
2. Instructors at Falls Creek
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