Monday, 28 December 2009

Deluxe Egypt


John Crook 

Go South Oz

In what I believe to be the most underrated tourism state in Australia, the Summer's Sun makes a trip to South Australia an even more memorable experience.  Vineyards, events, and gastronomic specialities aplenty, are just part of the activities in store for those who head that way.  For instance, Tour Down Under is scheduled throughout Adelaide and some of the tourism regions,- January 1 2010 to January 24 2010.  For information it's just a matter of emailing 

The World Tennis Championships are also included in the events calendar from January 12 2010.  Just contact 

For the whole picture go visit  

An event not to be missed

Make a beeline to the National Gallery of Australia to catch a viewing of the masterpieces from Paris.  This exciting exhibition, which is on show through until April 6 2010 features the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne.  Tickets are available  through   Adults $25 with concessions also on offer.  You may book on-line or telephone the Canberra Visitors Centre on 1300 554 114 

Holiday with a difference

Here's a chance to go live in one of Africa's most vibrant cities and at the same time help disadvantaged children get a kickstart in life by teaching them vital educational skills. Access to this exciting experience is via STA Travel and its teach English Mombasa program. Those who take up the offer will assist primary school aged children in the poorer suburbs.  Commitments to teaching take place from 8am to 2om and then the rest of the day is free, to go swimming, or to get out amongst the wildlife.  The cost is from $2299 for four weeks and $285 for each week thereafter.  Terms and condition apply and prices subject to change and availability.  So, check it out by visiting 

Deluxe Egypt

There is a cruise-tour of Egypt in May 2010 which is waving the carrot, so much so that this tour experience is  just too god to ignore.  Stylish all the way. Guests will cruise the Nile, stay in the  historic Mena House Hotel (right in the shadow of the pyramids.  There's also a night in a cliff-top hotel, on the shores of Lake Nasser.  Take high-tea at the fabled Old Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor.  It's a 15-day package, fully escorted, and the price ex Sydney  is from $6895 and that includes return economy airfares, eight nights in deluxe hotels, the four-night Nile cruise with all meals, select other meals whilst touring.  Telephone 1800 044 519 or visit  

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