Monday, 3 August 2009

Twice the fun, around half the price


John Crook 

Kremilns and Tsars touring

December 20 2009 is the kick-off point for you to experience a traditional Russian Christmas eve dinner and party. The tour starts in Moscow and ends in St Petersburg.  Included in the nine-days of touring will be sightseeing in the UNESCO–listed Red Square, the Hermitage Museum, the winter palace in St Petersburg,- ice skating and a Russian sauna.  The price from $1929 per person twin share includes seven nights accommodation , an overnight train from Moscow to Pskov and plenty of other highlights.  Airfares to Russia and visa costs not included.   Check the conditions and inclusions by visiting or telephone 1800 046 462.03 

Take a Walk

There are plenty of options when it comes to walking the UK. There are also plenty of savings to be made this walking season.  For instance there's a sizable discount available for the seven nights walk of Scotland-Glen Coe. It's remote and spectacular with lochs, mountain ridges and wooden glens. It's one of the best mountain walking trails in Britain.  The price, including meals, accommodation and guided walking,  was $1550 pp twin share.  That now reads (for a departure in September) $1245, with a saving of $415.  There are heaps of departures, so check out which deal best suits you. Call toll free 1800 331 582 or visit  

Holy fashions

Melbourne is the centre of fashion during Spring Fashion Week which runs September 1 – 6. Parades galore, exhibitions and this year Collins Street Baptist Church is the base for Fashion for the Soul.  They didn't have this sort of thing when I attended Sunday School.  A good enough reason, for those amongst us who have wandered somewhat,  to again grace the doors of the beautiful old church in the heart of Melbourne. I wonder whether the local parson knows this is all a part of Melbourne Spring fashion fever,- horse racing and all.     For more info go to 
Cycle Vietnam

There's a classic cycling adventure which traverses a slice of Vietnam, pedalling all the way between Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.  It's a 15-day journey making it one of the best bicycle adventures on offer.  Priced from $1319, plus a local payment of US$250.  Truly, amazing stuff.  It's suggested to budget around US$195 for meals.  There are monthly departures from September to December 2009.   Before you get too excited, best thing is to check availabilities.  Call 134 782 or visit   

Twice the fun, around half the price

Thank you  SeaDream Yacht Club.  Here is an international company which appreciates the vast distances we Aussies have to travel to cruise-holiday for just a week in locations of the Med or Caribbean.   So now there's an exclusive Australian/New Zealand deal which offers two-weeks with 15 % off the price of the second consecutive week, which in many cases has already been price-discounted by as much as up to 50%.  Awesome and unbelievable,- two words to describe what awaits those who follow through with an enquiry.  To do that, check out  
* 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 

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