Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Asia Cruise - Barossa Valley - Self Drive Europe - Gallipoli Package

Travel briefs
With John Crook

Cruise around Asia in style

Some people enjoy the hustle and bustle of Asian streets, but if you're like me, and enjoy a few breaks along the way, Cruise1st is offering a fly, stay and cruise package.
You get to explore exciting Shanghai, before departing on a 7 night round trip aboard Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas. The journey stops off at Xiamen in China and Kagoshima and Beppu in Japan to give you more than a fair share of Asian culture.
Most meals and entertainment are included, and so are the return flights with Singapore Airlines, and the one night pre-cruise stay at the 4-star Seagull of the Bund in central Shanghai.
Prices start from $1799 per person twin share from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth and $1999 from Adelaide.
For bookings, visit www.cruise1st.com.au <http://www.cruise1st.com.au> or call 1800 331 506.
The Hills contain a few surprises

A lot of people who visit Adelaide head straight to the Barossa or Clare valleys, or even to Kangaroo Island. But don't discount a place, which is a hop, skip and jump away from the city. Ok, the Adelaide Hills is a little more than that, but you won't be disappointed if you stop over instead of driving by!
The Hills have plenty of B&B's to try, and one of the newest is Aldgate House. You'd pay a packet to buy a place like this, but for a few days, at a fraction of the price, you can make it "briefly yours."
The opening special includes a picnic basket to the value of $30, for every booking made for stays of 2 days or more up to and including April 30th. Goodies include some fabulous regional produce from the local farmers market, including a bottle of wine.
Midweek prices at Aldgate House start at $225 per night.
Bookings can be made by calling 0418 700 323.
Show yourself around Europe

If you're a little adventurous, and don't mind taking a few wrong turns, then Renault's Eurodrive deal is well worth considering.
Book a mid or family size lease vehicle before the end of February, for a minimum 45 day stay, and you don't pay the normal collection or return fees. The deal applies to vehicles collected before December 31 this year.
The lease deal applies to twenty-seven models of coupes, sedans, estates and seven people movers that can be collected at nine airports, including Belgium, Germany, and Italy.
Prices of these brand new vehicles begin from just $2260 with extra days from just $33 a day. In case your sense of direction is a little poor, most models have built-in GPS Europe.
Phone toll free 1300 55 11 60 or visit www.renaulteurodrive.com.au <http://www.renaulteurodrive.com.au>
Trip of a lifetime to Gallipoli

Lots of people compile a bucket list during their life, and it is fair to assume that at the top of many would be a trip to Anzac Cove.
Most people describe this as the experience of a lifetime, and while that saying is overused, in this instance, it's not exaggerated. While Anzac Day is just around the corner, it's still not too late to book your passage to this years dawn service at the Lone Pine Memorial and cemetery.
Tempo Holidays has 3 to 13 day packages on offer, with prices starting at just $346 per person twin share. The itinerary includes coach trip, guided battlefields tour, one night's accommodation at Ilion Hotel in central Canakkale, ferry charges, and of course admission to the dawn service.
Visit www.tempoholidays.com <http://www.tempoholidays.com> or call 1300 558 987

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