Monday, 1 August 2011

Machu Picchu - Rail Africa - Barge Germany - Emporium Hotel Brisbane


John Crook 

Visiting Latin America

The lost city of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca are absolutely 'musts' for intrepid travellers and to make it easy for adventurers check the itinerary which has been released by Tempo Holidays.  It has those two wondrous highlights included, along with visits to markets, handicraft options and that scenic train ride to the Machu ruins.    Several tours are listed.  For the story and the conditions, call 1300 558 987.  Take a good long look at the inclusions within the Best of Peru tour, priced from $2510 per person twin share.   Departures are from Lima.  Conditions do apply. 

Tickets please

A 16-day rail itinerary awaits at a cost from $5910,- destination Africa.  The deal includes two free nights with breakfast and a themed dinner at five star hotels, simply by joining this year's two remaining Shongololo rail safaris.  The special offer has departures on September 28 and November 8, 2011. The price includes a sleeper cabin on the train, breakfast and dinner, airport transfers, sightseeing excursions every day in air conditioned vehicles carried on the train.   Also included are entry fees to attractions and game parks.  A simply super way to explore Africa.  May I suggest you check this out by calling 1300 195 873.  That's the direct telephone contact for Bench International. 

Bike it ! Barge it!

There's easy cycling along the banks of the River Saar and also the Moselle.  Spot ancient castles, try the wines, journey into some fascinating old towns of Germany, visit Germany's oldest river, Trier.   There are savings to be made as well. The 8-days/7-nights cruise is now great value at $1430 (down from $2185).  A journey of a lifetime.  There's so much included in the tour so be sure to move quickly and telephone 1800 331 582 or go visit  

George and Harry

Something a little different. The Emporium Hotel (Brisbane) offers the art of High Tea and High Fashion when, on Thursday September 8, Australian design duo George Cross and Harry Who put on one heck of a showing of their creations on centre stage.  Champers, towers of tasty sweet and savoury treats, and fashion.   What a mix !  Check the time and availabilities by visiting  

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  The information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agent. 

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