Going Places: top travel deals including discounts on tours, cruises and stays
The spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu perched high in the Andes, Colca’s vast canyon, the dazzling market of Pisac, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca … A 15-day Best of Peru package with Tempo Holidays now has 10 per cent off. Prices start from $3650 a person. Ph 1300 362 844. See tempoholidays.com.
Always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and try your luck in Vegas? A seven-night self-drive Escape Travel adventure tour takes in both, as well as Monument Valley and parks in between, for $849 a person twin share, including hotels, car hire, tour briefing and itinerary. Ph 1300 799 783 and quote deal code 4217101. See escapetravel.com.au.
From Sydney via Hobart and Port Arthur to the fairytale Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park, then Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington and Rotorua, Holland America’s 14-day March 14 cruise from $2602 a person offers a free $US1200 drinks package per stateroom and a special dinner for two. Ph 1300 987 322. See hollandamerica.com.
PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
A week-long cruise via UNESCO World Heritage sites, a wine trail along picturesque vineyards, bustling marketplaces and flamenco bars has 10 per cent off if booked by August 31, travelling from January 1. With unlimited alcohol on board, prices start at €806 a person via Spain & Portugal Travel Connection Ph 1300 858 795. See spanishtravel.com.au
In one of the most remote wilderness areas on earth, the Berkeley River Lodge – only accessible by air – is offering four nights in September/October for the price of three, saving $1650. Guest can fish, swim at waterfalls, cruise, picnic on secluded beaches, explore in a helicopter, and go bush with 4WD tours. Ph 08 9169 1330. See berkeleyriver.com.au
Book a weekend in a deluxe room at Singapore’s Grand Park Orchard Hotel for $495 a person twin share and receive a free night if booked before September 30. The package also includes daily breakfast, a 20 per cent food and drink discount and airport transfers, with Travel Online. Ph 1300 883 887. See travelonline.com
Guarantee a white Christmas with this family cruise by luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent. Kids have special Young Explorers’ activities, including squid dissection, child-only Zodiac rides, nautical knot tying and photography lessons. With bookings of two adults and one child, a second goes for free. Ph 1300 590 317. See abercrombiekent.com.au
Club Med Bali Nusa Dua has three new dedicated children’s facilities including a music academy, local art studio and games factory, as well as an adults-only Zen Pool. Save up to $2260 on a trip for a family of four on departures before October 31. Packages start from $4200 for seven nights. Ph 1800 258 263. See clubmed.com.au
Who can resist orang-utans? Check them out while saving $500 a person on an eight-day package to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, close to rainforest and white beaches. Travel October 10- November 30 or February to March next year for $1449 a person twin share. Phone Destination International 1300 813391. See ditravel.com.au
Laze on the private beach, splash out in the three-tiered pool or be pampered at the spa at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa. With a 40 per cent off special offer of a five-night stay from $769 a person twin share for sale until August 31 and for select travel periods October 30-March 31, 2017. Ph 1300 883 887. See travelonline.com
A week in Turkey, Greece or Croatia will cost less than that same week in Britain, France or Switzerland. Hustle in the north, linger longer in the south.
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