Monday, 29 November 2010

Montreaux Christmas Markets - Walk Mt Feathertop - Cunard Queen in NYC - Korea Hotel Deals

Christmas markets

Through until December 24 Montreaux holds traditional markets in no less than five different locations.  The Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel puts forward a 'lucky night' package, from just CHF320 for two persons.

It includes a deluxe room, with a view of the lake, breakfast, gourmet dinner at L'Entrate Restaurant, plus tokens worth ten francs..  That way you get to test your luck before exploring the various markets or going up to the Christmas village of  Caux.  Get the facts by visiting

Go for a walk

There's a remarkable Mount Feathertop Adventure scheduled between January 10 – 14 2011.  This is a walk which will stretch the legs.  It's listed as a moderate-challenging walk over five days.  Ex Bairnsdale the price is $1590 and ex Melbourne $1700.  Telephone Gippsland High Country Tours for details and conditions. Call  (03) 5157 5556. Book and pay before December 1, 2010 and check if you are eligible for a 5% discount off the advertised fare.  There could be further discounts, so check that when booking.   It is certainly  worthwhile calling.

The royal gathering

After spending two nights at the famous Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York, join the Queen Victoria in readiness for the gathering of the royals as they sail out of the Big Apple.  That thrill continues on as Queen Victoria cruises 17-nights at the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, North America, the Panama Canal and on to Los Angeles for two more hotel night at the Beverley Hilton. Wowee! This is some cruise and priced  from $5499 per person. 

That price also includes economy return air and taxes from Sydney.   Telephone 1300 369 848 or visit

Best night in Korea

Visitors to Korea should be interested in the latest offerings from Benikea, which stands for 'best night in Korea'.  The good thing about this new- concept hotel chain is that their rates are mainly below A$100 per night for two.  There are currently 44 participating hotels, graded deluxe and below.  The rate quoted is off peak rate/standard room.  They are located in the most popular  tourist cities and regions.  If travelling to Korea in the near future go check     Also a good  Korea guidebook will not go amiss, so why not put in a request for one to be posted to you,  by emailing

* 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.  

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