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anzacTempo Holidays has two Gallipoli tours coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing next year.

The eight-day Legends of Gallipoli Pilgrimage and the nine-day Anzac Spirit Pilgrimage are both priced from $3700 per person twin-share ex Istanbul.

Those able to obtain tickets to the ceremonies will attend official Anzac Day services, while those without tickets will observe on large on-board screens from a ferry anchored offshore.

The itineraries include a full-day city tour taking in the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, a visit to the ancient ruins of Troy and plenty of time in Gallipoli to explore significant sites such as Anzac Cove, the French Memorial and V-Beach Cemetery.

Both tours also include three-star hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, some meals, arrival and departure group airport transfers, tour escorts and sightseeing and entrance fees.cambodia

Phone 1300 558 987 or visit 

Backyard Travel is offering a new four-night Cambodian trip taking visitors behind the scenes at Siem Reap to experience a different side of the region.

As well as investigating the most popular temples of Angkor and the ‘lost city’ of Mahendraparvata, participants will also see a performance at the Phare Circus, take a private cooking class, and see legendary Angkor Wat from a 120-metre-high tethered balloon.

Prices are from US$1030 per person twin-share.


Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge has been announced as the only Australian property on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 ‘Extraordinary Places to Stay’ list.

Coming in at number five of the list, the resort is located at the northern entrance to the spectacular World-Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain—Lake St Clair National Park.

The stunning wilderness setting is complemented by the lodge’s variety of contemporary-style cabins and suites, a highly acclaimed restaurant and the Waldheim Alpine Spa.

Phone 1300 737 444 or visit

A week’s sojourn in the south of France, cycling past Roman ruins and vineyards and through medieval villages in the beautiful Languedoc region, is the latest addition to the Cycle Tours Global website.

The seven-day ‘Backroads of Eastern Languedoc’ tour is a self-guided circuit tour tracing 240 kilometres of little-used farmers’ roads, starting in the ancient Roman city of Nimes.

A highlight is the World-Heritage-listed Pont du Gard, an imposing 49-metre-high Roman aqueduct built almost 2000 years ago.

Operated by Cycling Languedoc, the tour is priced from €1195 per person twin-share, including six nights accommodation, breakfast elephantsdaily, two dinners, bike hire, daily luggage transfers between hotels, a GPS device and local emergency support.


This year’s Anantara King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be moved from its traditional venue of Hua Hin and held in Bangkok from August 28-31.

Over its 13-year history, the tournament has raised more than $750,000 for projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population.

Last year’s event drew 16 teams, including Thai supermodels, professional horse polo players, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team and Thailand’s famous transgender cabaret team Miss Tiffany’s.

Visit www.anantaraelephantpolo.comfairmont

PIC: fairmont.jpg — Fairmont Resort MGallery … will host the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama of Tibet will conduct a Buddhist yoga initiation and teaching event at the Fairmont Resort MGallery in the Blue Mountains during his 10th visit to Australia in June next year.

The resort at Leura will host up to 600 attendees during the five-day retreat-style event with group practice, meditation and discussion.


Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa has added 16 new Luxury Family rooms to its accommodation portfolio.

All are located on the ground floor with direct access to the beach, lawn and lagoon pool.

The rooms contain a queen-size bed plus bunk-style single beds. A children’s area comes with bean bags, playstation3, separate dedicated LCD TV and individual reading lights to minimise disruption by late-night book worms.

Visit www.sofitel.comtuscan

Australian-based Carolinasusi Italia Tours has a 22-day small-group journey to Tuscany and Umbria this April and May, with a weeklong stay in each of three family-owned ensuited properties — in historical Montecatini Terme, on a farm in rural Umbria’s picturesque Montefalco region, and in the tiny hillside town of Pienza.

Highlights include medieval villages, famed birthplaces (including those of St Benedict and St Francis), wineries and art galleries, boutique potteries, a cathedral whose marble floor took 200 years to complete, and first-class dining throughout.

Prices are from $7645 per person twin-share ex Rome.

broomePhone (07) 3396 8652 or visit

Get savings on flights and accommodation in Broome.

Book a minimum four nights accommodation (from $421 per person) with Broome and The Kimberley Holidays to get return Qantas airfares ex Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from $599 ($399 ex Perth).

Bonus sunset meal overlooking Cable Beach; other bonus offers include room upgrades, day-spa vouchers, breakfast and wine inclusions.

Valid for sale until March 14 for travel April 1 to October 31.SONY DSC

Phone 1300 357 057 or visit

Save 20 per cent off Intrepid Travel’s new range of ‘Real Food Adventures’.

Pay, for instance, from $2444 per person twin-share for an 11-day Peruvian adventure, including accommodation, transportation, 10 breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners, plus pisco and wine tasting.

Sample fresh produce in Cusco’s San Pedro market and take part in a cooking class where alpaca is on the menu.

Book by March 15 for departures from June 1 to August 31.

Phone 1300 797 010 or visit


Stay eight nights for the price of four at Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, right on Patong’s beachfront.

Pay from $410 per person twin-share.

Includes breakfast daily, return airport transfers by private vehicle, welcome drink and your choice of a relaxing two-hour Thai massage for two or a four-hour Phuket tour for two.

Book by March 31 for travel between April 1 and November 15.


Save more than $5000 per person on’s 19-night fly-cruise Mediterranean package.unnamed (16)

Pay from $4939 per person twin-share ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, including two nights in Venice, a 12-night cruise on board Norwegian Spirit, two nights in Barcelona and a three-night stopover in Dubai.

Destinations include Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Rome, Florence and Toulon.

Departs Venice May 30.

Phone 1300 369 848 or visit

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