Active Travel is offering a $1000 air credit and a bonus two-night stopover, with city tour, in either Buenos Aires or Santiago for earlybird bookings on 2016/17-season Antarctica cruises made before December 1 this year.
Expedition cruises aboard Akademik Ioffe or Akademik Sergey Vavilov ranging from 10 to 19 nights are available from Ushuaia or Punta Arenas, with fares from US$10,095 for a 10-night voyage, including trips ashore and use of hi-tech polar clothing.
Phone 1300 783 188 or visit www.activetravel.com.au.
Worth getting up early for … dawn at Angkor Wat.
Wendy Wu Tours is offering a complimentary Cambodia extension package in conjunction with Vietnam fully inclusive classic tours between September 24 and October 9 next year.
The offer includes return airfares from Vietnam to Siem Reap, two nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, a half-day Angkor Wat tour with an English-speaking guide, return airport transfers and visa fees for Australian passport holders.
It is valid on a selection of Vietnam classic tours with departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide between March 3 and June 6 next year.
The nine-day ‘Vietnam Impressions’ fully inclusive classic tour, for instance, begins in Hanoi and includes an overnight stay on a junk boat in Halong Bay, two nights in the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An and also visits to the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon. It is priced from $2990 per person twin-share, including return international airfares and all meals.
Phone 1300 815 749 or visit www.wendywutours.com.au.
Dewi Sri Hotel … a friendly, boutique property.
Experience the beauty of Bali at a rock-bottom price with TravelOnline’s half-price seven-night special at central Kuta property Dewi Sri Hotel, with rates from $169 per person twin-share.
The offer is valid for booking to October 11 and for travel to December 27and from January 4 to March 31.
The deal includes buffet breakfast daily, welcome drink, free wifi and return airport transfers by private car.
Dewi Sri Hotel is a friendly, boutique property a 15-minute walk to the beach and five minutes from Legian shops.
Phone 1300 883 887 or visit www.travelonline.com.
Cape York … journey to the most northerly point of the Australian mainland.
APT’s is offering an air credit of $1200 per couple on its 11-day Cooktown and Cape York excursions in 2016, with prices starting at $7695 per person twin-share.
Guests will have the chance to discover Mossman Gorge, walk along the pristine beaches of Cape Tribulation, travel the rugged Bloomfield track, traverse the Old Telegraph Track, journey to the most northerly point of the Australian mainland, and have exclusive access to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
Phone 1300 196 420 or visit kimberleywilderness.com.au.
Master of your own destiny … cruising through France in a canal boat.
Skipper your own canal boat in Burgundy for seven nights next April and stay six nights in Paris , including a visit to the famed Moulin Rouge.
Cruise Traveller’s ‘Moulin Rouge & Skipper My Cruise’ holiday is priced from $4999 per person twin-share, including return Emirates flights to Paris from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth, and internal rail fares in France.
The boat carries two or three passengers for maximum comfort.
Phone 1800 507 777 or visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au.
Magna Carta outside Windsor Castle.
European Waterways is offering 10 per cent off cabins on many of its all-inclusive luxury hotel barge European cruises in spring 2016.
A six-night Thames River cruise on board Magna Carta is priced from $5730 per person, with a route that includes some of the British Monarchy’s most historically significant sites, such as Hampton Court Palace, Dorney Court and Her Majesty’s Royal Residence Windsor Castle.
Starting with a quintessential English cream tea the cruise will take guests on a true British journey.
Phone 1800 828 050 or visit www.gobarging.com.
Mantra Towers of Chevron … three towers connected by a level-five swimming pool.
The Mantra Group is celebrating its management takeover of Australia’s largest apartment hotel with a 30 per cent discount on a minimum three-night stay at its Mantra Towers of Chevron property at Surfers Paradise.
Rates start from $158 per night in a one-bedroom apartment (from $186 for two bedrooms and $308 for three).
The three-tower property features full resort facilities, including indoor and outdoor lap pools, plus a 600 square-metre lagoon swimming pool on level five, connecting the three towers.
Each apartment enjoys scenic views ranging from the Pacific Ocean to the Nerang River and Gold Coast hinterland.
Sunset on the Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk Gorge.
Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge, one of Australia’s iconic natural wonders, while sipping on sparkling wine and dining on a three-course meal as you drift past the immense sandstone cliffs of the Gorge — all as the sun slowly sets, revealing the Northern Territory night sky.
A Nabilil dinner cruise is available free-of-charge when you book a one-bedroom cabin in the Nitmiluk National Park.
Prices begin at $353.50, based on one night in a twin/double cabin and the offer is valid until October 31. Extend your stay for from $157.50 per night.
Phone 08 8971 0167 or visit www.nitmiluktours.com.au.
Piermonde Apartments, Cairns … two-bedroom apartments from $279 per night.
Book three nights in a two-bedroom apartment at Piermonde Apartments, Cairns, and only pay for two nights.
Located in the heart of Cairns, on the shores of the Coral Sea, Piermonde Apartments offers spacious rooms, rooftop BBQ area and sundeck.
Room prices start from $279 per night, with complimentary car parking, free wifi up to 250MB per day and noon checkout.
The offer is valid for sale and travel until November 30.
Copenhagen Lake … one of Scandinavia’s most scenic locations
Book Beyond Travel’s 12-day small-group ‘Across Scandinavia by Land and Sea’ by December 31 and receive up to $500 in travel vouchers.
This tour has been designed to combine Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, using a selection of regional stays and focusing on authentic local experiences.
It includes the magnificent journey on the Flam Railway along the west coast of Norway, through rugged mountains and past thundering waterfalls, plus an boat journey along the serene Auerlandfjord and the Sognefjord to Balestrand.
Prices are from $7995 per person twin-share, including daily breakfast and a large selection of other meals, plus comprehensive sightseeing with an English-speaking guide.
Phone 1300 363 554 or visit www.beyondtravel.com.au.
Straddie Camping has opened its first eco-shacks.
Straddie Camping has opened its first eco-shacks at the Amity Point camping ground on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island.
The eco-shacks incorporate local indigenous design features and take in extensive views of Moreton Bay’s sunsets.
Each shack can sleep up to six people and includes kitchen facilities and a private ensuite.
St Regis Bora Bora Resort … rated one of the world’s most idyllic locations
Air Tahiti Nui has launched a range of new high-end packages to French Polynesia.
Packages, including overwater bungalows, are priced from $3075, including
return economy flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, for a five-night stay in Tahiti and Moorea.