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Save with Bentours – 2 for 1 Symphony River Cruise

Russia is a country of immense contrasts, defined by incredibly rich and fascinating history, onion-domed cathedrals and serene countryside. Bentours has an incredible offer for two people to travel for the price of one on its ‘Symphony River Cruise’. Travel on-board the river cruiser MS Rostropovich along the rivers, lakes and canals of Russia, between St Petersburg and Moscow.

This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to view the fascinating sights of these two great cities and to discover the spectacular interiors of Russia. This eight day cruise includes 20 meals, 8 guided excursions, daily international entertainment and a visa support letter. With prices starting from $2000 per person this really is an unbelievable saving.

St. Petersburg awaits with a city bus tour that takes in Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevsky Prospekt, the Exchange, Palace Square and the magnificent Winter Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy a guided tour of the world renowned Hermitage Museum.

 

Clock ticking on TravelCube’s Premium Collection sale

TravelCubeTime is running out for travel agents to capitalise on TravelCube’s Premium Collection sale, with hotels in 65 countries offering free upgrades*, free nights* or up to 70% savings* on their higher category rooms for bookings made before 30 September 2016.

The discounts – available at more than 450 hotels across Asia, Europe, The Americas, the Pacific and the Middle East – are available until 30 September but clients can travel any time before 30 December 2016.

The Premium Collection sale also includes selected Australian properties, with discounts of between 15% and 25% at 28 four- and five-star hotels such as Four Seasons Sydney, Mantra Legends Hotel on the Gold Coast, and Mansion Hotel & Spa in Melbourne.

 

Tauck’s 7 Days Bugaboos Adventure in Canada

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Join Tauck for the height of adventure in the Canadian Rockies and the Bugaboos! Get set to soar off into an alpine wonderland inaccessible to most. Gently hopping from peak to peak, helicopters give wing to travellers who once only imagined the treasures that await at the top of the world.

Up in the high country of the majestic Bugaboos, summer revels in flirtatious wildflowers meadows and gentle ridges resplendent in glorious solitude. Grand wilderness resorts and a cozy lodge open their doors to offer unexpected luxuries and comfort that raise the bar in a mountain holiday that was ingeniously conceived by heli-skier Arthur Tauck with Austrian alpinist Hans Gmoser in 1978. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar with the eagles in places that entranced past generations of Tauck travellers.

 

Uncover the Festive Spirit of Spain

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There’s a reason ‘fiesta’ is one of the best-known words in the Spanish language. The food and wine is renowned worldwide and with good reason, as is the scenery, art, architecture and history.

From the snow-capped Pyrenees to the sun-baked plains of Andalucía, the wildly beautiful cliffs of the Atlantic northwest to the charming coves of the Mediterranean, every corner gives cause for celebration.

To spread the festive spirit of Spain, Tempo Holidays who are specialists in the destination, are offering 10% off a range of coach tours.

Valid on all bookings until the 4th of November, agents can save their clients up to AU$130 // NZ$138 per person with 10% off. Take advantage of this incredible deal with the added bonus of English speaking only tours and guaranteed departures.

 

Mumbai to Maldives with Creative Cruising

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Book Creative Cruising’s 22-night Azamara Journey by 31 October 2016, and receive a FREE upgrade to a Club Veranda Stateroom. The exquisite Seychelles and Maldives cruise includes a return Economy Class airfare to Mumbai, 1 night pre-cruise accommodation, a 20 night cruise on board Azamara Journey from Mumbai Return, private transfers in Mumbai, 1 night post cruise accommodation, main meals and entertainment on board and more.  Priced from $8,919 per person. Cruise departs on 22 Apr 2017. Conditions apply please see www.creativecruising.com.au or call 1300 362 599 for more information.

 

AAT Kings Tastes of Southern Australia

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Save up to $840 per couple on AAT Kings’ 11-day Tastes of Southern Australia Guided Holiday when booked and paid in full by 28 Nov 2016. Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road, visit the Twelve Apostles and remarkable Kangaroo Island, indulge in delicious food and wine in the Barossa, and experience farm life at Gold Creek Sheep Station. Included in the package are an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide, quality accommodation, travel by luxury coach, airport transfers, specified meals and more. Priced from $3,758 per person (includes discount), twin share and available for travel on select departures from 1 Apr 2017. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit aatkings.com *Conditions Apply

 

Journey from the Black Sea to the North with Uniworld

Save $7,500 per person on Uniworld’s 24-day Ultimate European Journey all-inclusive luxury river cruise departing 25 September 2017 from Bucharest to Amsterdam when booked by 30 September 2016. Enjoy a 21-night cruise in a Riverview stateroom onboard the imperial River Duchess, 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar), services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager, 19 days of captivating excursions, scheduled airport transfers and more!  Sail the romantic Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and visit no fewer than six capital cities (Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest) and a dozen towns and villages, with time to explore each. Priced from $7,500 per person twin share and available for departure 25 Sept 2017 only. For more information call 1300 780 231 or visit uniworld.com

 

Create your own adventure on Busabout

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Save 15% off Busabout’s Unlimited Hop – on Hop – off Pass. The Unlimited Pass takes you across the network in the one ticket. Because no trip should be the same, Busabout’s Hop-on Hop-off passes are the ultimate ticket for travellers to create their own unique European itinerary. With access to 46 destinations, all the sights, culture, history, food & wine, knowledgeable guides – the adventure is in the traveller’s hands. Link up to once in a life time festivals, from the La Tomatina throwing tomato festival in Spain, to Balkan adventures and incredible, vibrant cities – this will deliver it all. To book call 1300 287 226 and quote promo code EB1, valid until 21 December 2016. For more information and a range of other Europe trips on sale visit http://www.busabout.com/.

 

Contiki’s Adriatic Unearthed

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Save $297 per person on Contiki’s 15-day Adriatic Unearthed (Start Rome) when booked by 15 December 2016. Delve deep into the epic Roman sights , fall in love with sun filled days in Corfu, and the charming old world Dubrovnik. Step back in time, and explore the famous remains of Pompeii, and trot in a town that meets old and new in Montenegro’s Kotor. This trip is an all-round bucket-list ticker! Priced from $2,678 per person including discount and available for travel 10 Jun 2017 – 2 Sept 2017. *Conditions apply, for more information visit www.contiki.com or phone 1300 266 845.

 

Fly Free to Madrid with Insight Vacations

FLY FREE to Europe with Insight Vacations newly released Fly Free offer, available across selected 2017 Europe and Britain escorted journeys of 16 days or more until 15 December 2016. Insight Vacations 17 day ‘Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco’ (Summer 2017) is a kaleidoscopic adventure starting in Madrid, where you will explore the famous Prado Museum with an art historian, discover the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada, and the Casablanca coast. This journey includes an expert Insight Tour Director, travel in Business Class coach, porterage, airport transfers and more. Priced from $4,550 per person twin share and available for departures between April and October 2017. For the full range of air deals as well as terms and conditions visit insightvacations.com or call 1300 727 767

 

Great European FLY FREE when booking Trafalgar

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FLY FREE with Trafalgar across selected 2017 Europe and Britain journeys of 22 days or more when booked and paid in full 15th December 2016. Fly Free to Europe, and join a local Specialist on Trafalgar’s 27-day Great European guided holiday. From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes, to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, explore Europe’s man-made triumphs and feats of nature, with visits to Munich, Vienna and Paris along the way. Originally priced from $7625 per person, twin-share including flights and available for travel 1 Apr– 15 Apr 2017. For more information, full terms and conditions or a further selection of Trafalgar’s simply the best Europe trips visit www.trafalgar.com or call Trafalgar on 1800 002 006(toll-free).

 

Turtle Island Escape with Adventure World

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Receive a BONUS 2 day Turtle Island Escape when you book Adventure World’s 9-day Malaysian & Borneo ‘Handpicked Sabah’ private, tailor-made journey by 30 October 2016. Discover the magical tropical rainforest, home to the Orang-utan, or take a canopy walk through the rainforest before travelling to Selingan Turtle Island to snorkel in the turquoise waters. Included in the package is 8 nights’ accommodation, meals and sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and local English speaking driver guides, and return boat and road transfers from Sandakan to Selingan Turtle Island. Priced from $1979 per person and available for travel 1 March- 30 April 2017. For more information as well as full terms and conditions visit Adventure World at www.adventureworld.com call 1300 363 055


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