Monday, 24 May 2010

Europe, Sydney, Self-drive, Alaska


John Crook 

Strong early bookings

There are upward movements on the charts as far as 2011 European river cruises are concerned, obviously deals on-offer have something to do with the increased interest from travellers.   The deals range from free

airfares (plus pay own airline taxes of $700), no single supplements and $2000 a couple discount across all suite categories  on various departures between July and December.  Check the conditions which include bookings need to be made by July 31 2010.  To get the facts call 1300 229 804 or go visit  

History at every turn

Sydney may have its share of history, as does Brisbane and even Melbourne town, however, let's be honest about it all, nothing compares with the southern most capital of Hobart.   Battery Point, the old pubs, and the historic walks which share stories behind the sandstone buildings,- the smugglers, the brothels and the  characters.      Hobart Historic Tours offer a range of walking tours of this beautiful city.  To make it easy for you, each of the tours are priced from $29.50 per person, with concessions for children.  Really become part of that history, initially by contacting the operators.  Check it out by visiting 

Europe self-drive

There's a fast growing trend towards self-drive holidaying in Europe, with great interest in the very affordable Renault Eurodrive which has just announced a cut of $100 off the previously advertised rates.  For instance the popular mid-size Megane Coupe Petrol 1.4 that now costs from just  $1499 for a 21 day lease, free delivery  and return in 18 French cities and airports. 50% off delivery  and return fees at 14 others in eight European countries including Great Britain, unlimited K's and full insurance  with no excess in 42- European countries.  There are other benefits which should be checked out, also for details of conditions call toll-free 1300 55 11 60.  Full details can be viewed online at  

Experience Alaska

There's so much on offer in Alaska and now there's more, with a last minute #340 discount  on the popular McKinley Explorer tour  from Gray Line of Alaska. Check out the itinerary and the conditions  through Adventure World on 1300 320 795 or visit    There are savings to be made between now and September, bookings and deposit received by May 31 2010.