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f854d2d4-dd44-4183-a87b-9c0da70f2ed0APT is offering a range of deals to mark the launch of its 2017 African safaris program, including air credits, free companion flights and the chance to fly to Africa in business class at reduced rates.

Book the 15-day ‘African Adventure with Zambezi Queen’ and you’ll receive an air credit of $1000 on a tour that includes 11 days exploring South Africa, two days in Zambia, and two days in Botswana, spotting game on the banks of the Chobe River.

Prices start at $9845 per person twin-share, with highlights including the Garden Route in South Africa, and game-viewing at a private reserve in the Kruger National Park.

The offer is valid for bookings made by December 31.

Phone 1300 196 420 or visit aptouring.com.au/africa2017.

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 Celebrity Equinox … including Malta and Italy on a Barcelona-return cruise.

Ecruising.travel has combined a 10-night Mediterranean Barcelona-return cruise on Celebrity Equinox and a 14-night Singapore-Sydney cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice in a 32-night package priced from $5999 per person twin-share, including flights from Sydney to Barcelona and from Barcelona to Singapore.

Also included are four nights hotel accommodation in Barcelona and three in Singapore.

The first cruise includes port calls in Spain, Malta and Italy, while the second visits Darwin, Cairns, Airlie Beach and Brisbane.

Phone 1300 106 466 or visit http://www.ecruising.travel.

France; Provence

The Provencal countryside … full of charming villages.

Save up to $3060 per couple on luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent’s eight-day ‘Simply French’ package.

Pay from $10,315 per person twin-share for this private journey that starts in Paris and includes gourmet delights, fine wine, the world-famous art of Versailles, and a rail journey south to Avignon and the charming Provencal countryside.

Fine wine, mouth-watering cuisine, world famous art, cosmopolitan cities and charming villages, France is a world in one compact country.

Phone 1300 590 317 or visit www.abercrombiekent.com.au.

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Metro Apartments Darling Harbour … offering a Sydney-attractions package

Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is offering a Sydney-attractions package priced from $269 per night in an apartment for two adults and two children aged 12 years or under.

The package includes a family pass to any two of the following attractions: Sydney Tower Eye, SeaLife Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Wild Life Sydney Zoo or Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

Phone 1800 004 321 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au.

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 Norwegian Jewel … pictured in Juneau, but scheduled for its inaugural Australasian season

Norwegian Cruise Line has released pricing for Norwegian Jewel’s inaugural Australasian season, comprising 15 sailings from October next year through to the following March.

The season starts with a 39-day Vancouver-Sydney cruise via Hawaii, followed by seven round trips ex Sydney to south-east Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Prices start at $1147 for the five-day ‘Tasmanian Sampler’.

To finish, there is a 40-day Sydney-Yokohama cruise.

Passengers booking by 31 August 2016 will be able to choose from five free offers —beverage package, specialty dining, a shore-excursions credit, 250 minutes wifi or reduced rate for family and friends.

Phone 1300 255 200 or visit ncl.com.au.

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 Sailing the Elblag Ostroda Canal through the Polish countryside

Toursgallery will include a trip on the Elblag Ostroda Canal during its 25-day tour of the Baltic States and Poland next July.

This 80-kilometre waterway opened in 1860 in what was then the Kingdom of Prussia, and traverses forest, farmland and marsh, with boats being hauled between the canal’s five levels aboard a railway carriage.

Along the cruise through the wetlands of the Mazurian Lakes, passengers will see varied birdlife such as black-headed gulls, cormorants, grebes, marsh harriers, greylag geese and white-tailed eagles.

Prices for this small-group escorted tour start at $9380 per person twin-share.

Phone 1300 307 317 or visit www.toursgallery.com.

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Lady Eugenie … home base for a four-day Tasmanian hiking tour

Scoopon has released a series of short-break deals encapsulating some classic Australian experiences.

Included is a four-day hiking-and-sailing tour of Tasmania’s east coast, with days spent exploring Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula and nights aboard the 75-foot luxury sailing yacht Lady Eugenie.

Prices are from $2240 per person twin-share, including all meals and use of a backpack, day-pack and wet-weather jacket.

The deal is valid until May 16 next year.

Visit https://www.scoopon.com.au.

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 Glamis … one of Scotland’s finest medieval castles.

Private tours of English royal palaces, an exclusive dinner in Scotland’s Glamis Castle, a stay at the London Ritz, and a journey aboard the opulent Belmond Royal Scotsman train are some of the highlights of a 21-night Cruise Express tour next August to England and Scotland.

Prices for ‘A Very Royal Affair’ start at $22,990 per person twin-share ex Australia, including tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, morning tea aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and private tours inside Kensington Palace, home to Prince William and his family, and Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and his wife and once the residence of the Queen Mother.

The centrepiece of the tour is a seven-night cruise from Invergordon to Oban around the top of Scotland and through the wildly beautiful islands of The Hebrides aboard the 49-guest Hebridean Princess.

Phone 1300 764 509 or visit www.cruiseexpress.com.au.

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