Saturday, 10 September 2011

Nile Cruise - Tuscany Umbria - Luna Park - Wollongong


John Crook 

Nile cruising

There is an 11-day tour, including a Nile cruise, of Egypt with return airfare from Melbourne flying with Etihad Airways from $3480, which is $880 per person less than the normal land only package.  The deal is on offer from October 1 until December 20 2011 and that includes a free side flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat in Oman.  Bookings need to be made by November 4. From Sydney and Brisbane the deal is from $3599.  Check prices from other departure points.  Conditions apply. Telephone 1300 195 873 or go visit  

A brilliant mix of history and cuisine

Here's your chance to do just that plus get immersed in the arts and cultures of Italy's Tuscan and Umbria.  Accommodation on these tours provides a weekly change, over the three weeks.  If Italy is your choice, and may it be so, check the content of tours being offered by Carolinasusi Italia Tours. Each of the tours depart Rome.  Accommodation is twin share, and the tours include breakfasts, most dinners, a lunch with wine. Day touring is included by coach, rail and ferry.  I caught up with the movie Under The Tuscan Sun,- and lo and behold you get to visit the town of the author of that movie.  Don't delay, get on the phone and check out the inclusions, itinerary and conditions.  Ring 1800 770 599, or go visit  

Luna Park

It's years since I last visited Luna Park in Melbourne , so the upcoming school holidays provide the excuse to get involved again.

The attraction is open every day during the school holidays. Check the entry prices and get ready for a barrel of fun. For more information go visit 

Go visit the Gong

Spring is when Wollongong really sparkles and to entice your interest the city's best known hotel is offering a room for family of four. It's priced at $229 a night. The centrally located Downtown Motel caters for the budget market, with rooms priced from $100 per night for two adults.

There's heaps to do in the Gong.  For instance,- tandem skydiving, hang gliding, through to the brilliant  Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk.  Get to know more about this part of the world, - call 1800 240 737. 

* 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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