Avalon Waterways has extended its offers for solo travellers, waiving single supplements throughout its 2016 and 2017 seasons of European river cruises.
The offers are now available across all European departures and all cabin categories except Royal Suites, giving solo travellers the opportunity to travel at the same rate per person as couples.
For departures in 2016, the offer is available for bookings until June 30. For departures in 2017, the offer is on sale until July 29this year.
Dozens of different cruises are available, with popular itineraries including the 15-day ‘Magnificent Europe’ between Budapest and Amsterdam, priced from $7278 per person.
Phone 1300 230 234 or visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au.
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2016 … a daily program of dance and musical performance.
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2016 (CIAF) will kick off with a spectacular opening-night event on 14 July and continue until 17 July.
It will feature more than 100 artists and some of Queensland’s most renowned Indigenous artists from remote art communities, including those from Mornington Island, Lockhart River and Pormpuraaw, along with local Cairns galleries and national commercial galleries.
There will be a daily program of dance and musical performance, a bustling art market and a curated art exhibition, and also the Cairns premiere of Spear, a film by Stephen Page, and a collection of archival films depicting Queensland Indigenous culture of past decades.
Hotel Village Katong … inviting Australian travellers to go off the beaten track.
Far East Hospitality, Singapore’s largest operator of hotels and serviced residences, is once again inviting Australian travellers to go off the beaten track and explore Singapore like a local through its ‘Far More Singapore’ promotion, which highlights the flavours and experiences of Singapore.
Guests staying at any of Far East Hospitality’s 11 hotels or five serviced residences during the five-month promotional period will have the opportunity to experience a host of special activities and tours around Singapore’s top heritage and food spots.
The packages include breakfast, unlimited internet access, guaranteed late check-out till 6pm, complimentary hop-on hop-off city tour with a choice from three different routes, complimentary exclusive EZ-Link cards to travel on buses and trains (two cards per room), complimentary ‘Far More Singapore’ branded tote bag, complimentary food and shopping vouchers worth S$30 per hotel room booked.
Book by December 25 for stays until December 30.
Groote Eylandt Lodge … tropical accommodation in the wilds of the Northern Territory.
Experience the thrill of sports fishing with a Groote Eylandt Lodge five-night package.
The package is priced from $2250 per person, including return airfare from Darwin to Groote, share-twin accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, four days privately guided sports fishing, and all transfers on Groote.
Phone 08 8987 7077 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au.
The fabled ancient temples of Mrauk U.
Khiri Travel has introduced trips from Bagan to the ancient kingdom of Mrauk U over the Chin Mountains in north-west Myanmar.
The six-night journey involves four days trekking (about 20 kilometres a day), boat trips, some four-wheel-drive transport and basic accommodation and food in remote areas.
The journey links the glories of Bagan with the remnant splendours of Mrauk U, a temple city that was, some say, as powerful as the trading centres of Amsterdam and London.
Prices are about $1760 per person twin-share.
Ritz Carlton Bali … save more than $5000 per couple on an eight-night package.
Save more than $5000 per couple and indulge in eight nights of five-star-bliss at the Ritz Carlton Bali in Nusa Dua for $1499 per adult twin-share.
The exclusive package includes buffet breakfasts, gourmet dinners every night, daily access to the Luxury Lounge, which includes nightly sunset cocktails and after-dinner drinks, spa treatments, private airport transfers and free wifi.
The offer is available for purchase until June 19 and is valid for travel until April next year.
Phone 1300 889 900 or visit luxuryescapes.com.
Japan’s intriguing snow monkeys … a highlight of Wendy Wu Tours’ new Sapporo package.
Wendy Wu Tours has introduced a new winter Japan tour showcasing the world renowned Ice and Snow Festival in Sapporo and the intriguing Japanese snow monkeys who reside in the Japanese Alps.
Book before July 9 and save $500 per person on the 12-day package, which departs February 1 and is available from $9480 per person twin-share ex Australia.
Spend two days exploring Tokyo before flying to Sapporo, the largest city on the northern island of Hokkaido, to experience the grandest ice and snow festival in the world.
Travel to the enchanting town of Otaru to enjoy some of Japan’s best sushi and experience the magical Snow Light Path Festival where streets are decorated with snow candles transforming this beautiful town into a winter wonderland.
The price includes all accommodation, most meals, all transportation in Japan, comprehensive touring with local English-speaking guides and taxes.
Phone 1300 727 998 or visit www.wendywutours.com.au.
Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane … stay from $119 per night.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch its end-of-financial-year sale on 13 June, offering guests up to 50 per cent discount at all its Pacific hotels and resorts.
Bookings must be made before July 3 for travel from June 13 to August 31.
Stay at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, for instance, from $119 per night, including breakfast.
The hotel is located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, and offers 246 rooms and suites complete with brand-signature facilities such as the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed™.