Monday, 25 April 2011

Croatia and Dalmatia - Paris - QM2 - Festival of Voices - Kings Canyon


John Crook 

Birthplace of Marco Polo

There are discounts of up to $1500 per couple in the Best of Croatia and Dalmatia cruise package, with two departures in June and likewise October.  What caught my eye was the mention of Marco Polo.  His birthplace is included in the tour itinerary.  Fabulous historical and cultural heritage throughout.  Also included is a four night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split aboard M/S Pape Prvi. All those intense hours set aside for history and geography lessons at Eudunda Area School now come alive via these escorted tours.  Full details by calling 1300 363 554 or email  

Four nights in gay Paree

Book selected hotels under the banner of Tempo Holidays and enjoy an extra day in Paris.  Stay four-nights but pay for only three on a range of properties including Sully Saint Germain which is located in the heart of the Left Bank.   Prices start from  $309 per person, twin share .  Just note that the deal on offer is valid for sale and travel until August 25 2011.  For all the facts and conditions give this number a ring – 1300 558 987.  Or, email  

Queen Mary 2, London and New York

Wowee,- this has to be one of the best cruise offers around.  An entire week cruising the Atlantic aboard the grand dame herself, - Queen Mary 2.  Then staying in luxury at the finest hotels in New York and London.  Included in the cruise package are airfares and taxes  from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.   Cruiseco has four of these packages between May 9 and June 8 this year, - priced from as low as $3850 per person twin share,- and in my book that's totally affordable. Go visit  

Festival of voices in July

Sing your hearts out! The 2011 Festival of Voices incorporates choral and ensemble singing, hip hop, musical theatre and on and on it goes.  July is the month to get involved with a Tasmanian arts and music festival.  The events are scheduled in Hobart's majestic and historic buildings, concert halls and open spaces.  Get the full facts by visiting   That website has more details of the program of events, including workshops and performances. 

Kings Canyon is terrific

I've made numerous visits into Central Australia, and without doubt one of my most favoured locations is Kings Canyon.    A five-day Red Centre Long Weekender awaits you and that includes car hire with unlimited kilometres.  The price is from just  $717 per person twin share.  That includes a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe spa room.   Whilst at Kings Canyon you will also experience the award-wining Under the Desert Moon dining experience. The deal is valid until 30 June.  For all the details and conditions which may be applicable, telephone 13 38 43 

* 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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