Sunday, 3 July 2011

Burma Railway - Black Sea - Germany - Queen Mary 2


John Crook 

Follow in the footsteps of the Diggers

The Diggers who served in Thailand will never be forgotten and an 11-day Old Siam and River Kwai tour will further enhance the memories of the prisoners of war who built the notorious death railway between Thailand and Burma.  Departures include a two-day cruise down the Chao Phraya River in a converted rice barge, a stay in a jungle raft house, a night on an overnight train, all in all, nine nights accommodation.  Get the full facts by calling Venture Holidays on 1300 414 151 ort go visit  

Free air

If you book a 28-night cruise from Southampton to the Black Sea tour aboard the 660-passenger Saga Ruby, you could utilise an exclusive fly-free offer.  Conditions apply.  The October 4 2011 sailing includes the offer, if booked up to and including July 29, unless sold-out beforehand.  Take a look at these ports,- Vigo in Spain, Valletta on Malta, cruise the Dardenelles, visit Vama in Bulgaria, Constanta (Romania), along with Talta and Sevastopol, Sochi in Russia, Istanbul and on the list goes.  Priced from $6647 per person twin share get in touch with Cruiseco for the names of cruise specialist travel agencies.  The contact website is  

Germany awaits

Austria as well, in a 15-day Grand German Circular tour, which allows you to explore the wonderful scenery of the Rhine Valley, Black Forest and the Alps. Tour includes Dresen, Potsdam, Berlin, Bavaria and Weimar.  Plenty more as well, so please do yourself a favour and call 1300 558 987.  Get the details of inclusions by visiting  

Queen Mary 2

The world's most famous cruise liner will visit Sydney prior to a departure for a history-making 12-night Royal circumnavigation of New Zealand.\ in March of 2013.   She is but one of three Queens' making history in 2013.  Queen Mary visits Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle and then onwards to NZ.   Call 13 24 41 for more information. 

* 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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