Monday, 15 November 2010

Vanuatu - Italy - Seadream Amazon - Southern Spain - Paris Luxury


Vanuatu, save big time

There's a new kid on the block, offering a seven night fly and stay which strips of almost $1200 off the usual price.   Book by November 30, 2010 and travel between now and March 31, 2011 and that gets you accommodation in the Warwick La Lagon Resort, return airfares with Pacific  Blue, pre-payable taxes, daily buffet breakfast,- a Port Vila tour and more.  Pay $1238 per person twin share,  ex Brisbane or $1278 ex Sydney.  There are other package options on offer as well.  Check them out and make a booking by calling 1800 800 722 or go visit  

Travel Fit Italy tours

A must consider Northern Italian, fully-escorted tour led by qualified personal trainer, Deb Taylor of Think Fit Personal Training in Noosa.   There's a maximum of 15 travellers per group, with departures June 18 to July 2 and again September 17 to October 1.    Priced from $4,900 per person (double occupancy), with four star accommodation in Rome, Assisi, Siena, Cinque Terre Santa Margherita and Bellagio.  Walking, cycling, hiking, plus shopping and other activities which may be of interest..  Call the Unique Group Travel on  (02) 9424 3100, or (07)  5448 2922 for all the information, including quoted air fares on your personal airline preference for international travel. 

All aboard for the Amazon

There are two near-three week Amazonian adventures scheduled for 2012.    It's luxury all the way.    Also aboard is a naturalist to keep you abreast of this great wilderness, the markets and the exotic lives of jungle animals.

The 112-guest, 5-star mega motor cruiser SeaDream 11 departs Bridgetown, Barbados on February 13, 2012, sailing 20-days to Manaus and Iquitos and 20-days back to Barbados via Manaus.   I'm chasing this one up for more information, so please do keep an eye on these columns.  In the meantime to call your local travel agent, or go visit  

Southern Spain gets a Guernsey

Visit the birthplace of Don Juan, marvel at the splendid architecture of the Alhambra Palace,- just part of the Andalucia coach tour which is for sale and travel until 31 March 2012, with departures from Madrid.  It's a five-day package, priced from $747 per person twin share.  It's a superb way of being introduced to the southern Spain region, particularly  for those with limited time.   The package includes four-nights stay in your choice of budget three-star or standard four-star accommodation.  Check on the terms and conditions, but keep in mind that we are talking about a five-day package at a price that I would call 'very interesting'.     Call 1300 558 987, or go visit

VIP in Paris

The Hotel Napoleon welcomes your enquiries about their VIP package with a classic room priced from 245 Euros.   The sales manager M. Fabien Beauvallet   says the offer also includes a private shuttle roundtrip Charles de Gaulle or Orly, a room with VIP treatment and breakfasts.   The rate is for a three nights minimum stay.       Telephone for confirmation of the package an conditions, -     +33 (0) 1 56 68 44 44, or email  

* 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