Sunday, 12 February 2012

England Countryside - Crete Luxury - Cirque du Soleil

Take a holiday in the English countryside

It can be comforting to be part of a small group tour in a strange country. That's not to suggest that England, and in particular Cornwall are strange – but you know what I mean!

Back-Roads 7-day "Corners of Cornwall" small group tour will explore Salisbury and its magnificent cathedral, the gardens of  Trebah and Heligan, and even Port Isaac which features in the TV series Doc Martin. You'll even get to have lunch in Padstow at the restaurant of celebrity chef, Rick Stein.

If you book and pay in full by 28 February, prices start from $2261 per person twin share, which is an early bird saving of 5%,

Contact Back-Roads on 1300 100 410 or

Luxury all the way in Crete

If you've saved up for something special this year, then you could always take a private tour of Crete in a deluxe Mercedes with an English-speaking driver.

Icon Journeys' Island Explorer Crete holiday includes visits to Athens, Knossos, Vathypetro and Chania

By Mediterranean standards, Crete is a large Island with many isolated villages, and an abundance of archaeological sites and beautiful views.

The 3-day tour is priced from $3802 twin share, and includes breakfasts and two lunches, car and driver, guides and air tickets Athens to Crete return.

Contact 1300 853 953 or see <>

Run away to join the circus  - for a night

Going to see a show is a pretty good reason to have a break. But when that show happens to be Cirque du Soleil's latest offering, then it's probably worth having a holiday.

OVD by Cirque du Soleil is worth travelling far and wide to see if you miss it in your home city. OVD means "egg" in Portuguese, and represents a world teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.  While tickets to the general public don't go on sale until February 20th, advance online ticket sales are available for Cirque Club members. To join for free, simply go to <>

The new show is set to premiere in Brisbane from July 14 under the trademark BIG TOP, and will then move on to Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne, before finishing up in Perth in April 2013.

* 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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