Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Cruising European waterways

Travel briefs

John Crook

Special deals on car rentals

Aussies using lease vehicles in Europe should be delighted  with the offer by Renault Eurodrive which includes  an additional seven-days free vehicle use on top of 21-day bookings.   Prices are actually below those of 2009  This is one deal which is so good it will last only to cover bookings made and paid by April 30 and for collection any time up to December 31 2010.  Check this one out with your travel agent, or go visit www.renaulteurodrive.com.au or telephone 1300 5511 60.  I like the sound of this offer. 

Just love Amtrak

It's now possible to book US rail network Amtrak on line. The Amtrak rail pass includes key US cities.  Available for eight segments over 15 days, 12 segments over 30 days or 18 segments over 45 days.  The 15-day deal is priced from $453 adult/ $227 for a child.  For other prices and conditions go visit www.railplus.com.au  

Cruising European waterways

Pre-registrations are now open for the 2011 European collection of cruises.  By paying the pre-registration deposit of $500 you get to select your preferred cruise, cabin and departure date   You will still qualify for generous early booking discounts when the cruises open for sale in the next few months.  A wise move would be to go visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au  

Battlefield sites are part of tour

War relics, battlefield sites and memorials form part of a Western Front tour. Reduced rates on a three-day battlefield tour departing London apply for sale from $788.   

Prices  are per person, twin share and that includes a saving of $174 per couple.  

Included are two nights accommodation, return Eurostar transfers from London, European breakfast daily, battlefield guide, on-tour transport and itinerary  fees as per the published itinerary.    Check it out by calling 1800 044 066. International airfares not included and price is valid until April 30 2010 for travel every Saturday  until November 2010. 

Rail enthusiasts

I reckon the tours on offer for touring India aboard plush rail carriages and being looked after like royalty, would have to be a consideration. There are some packages available priced from $6337 per person, twin share.  That includes cabin accommodation, all meals including beer and wine with dinner.  The Maharajas' Express caters for just 82 passengers, has two fine dining restaurants, a bar and an observation lounge, plus butler service, celebrity chefs and guest lecturers.  Simply telephone 1300 558 987 for more details, prices and conditions. 

* 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 


Visual : Avalon scenery