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Spectacular Northern Lights Experience with Travel Directors


A three-night glass-roofed chalet stay on the edge of the Arctic Circle overlooking the Northern Lights display, is now available with boutique tour operator Travel Directors. It is available when combined with a six night cruise along Norway’s coastline, as part of the new 22-day Spectacular Trail of the Northern Lights itinerary.

The inaugural departure has sold out, but the company has released two further departure dates in March 2018.

The all-inclusive expeditions is hosted by an expert guide and includes return flights from Australia and all other transport including scenic rail journeys.

The package is priced from $19,950 per person twin share and also all cruise and hotel accommodation and the majority of meals, daily sight-seeing and entrance fees with expert local guides, a Travel Directors tour leader services , visas and courier fees and gratuities.

Festival and Culture Journey through Japan in 2018

Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Japan

Luxury Travel company, Abercrombie & Kent are hosting a Festival and Culture of Japan journey with two departure days in April and September next year. The price is $4,495 twin share per person, and single supplement for $3,295.

The journey includes visit to red cherry blossom gardens, ancient samurai villas and mountain villages, as well as two days of celebration at the popular Takayama Festival.

An expert local host will accompany guests throughout and introduce them to the country’s history and heritage from the modern era back through the feudal period of warlords and shogun to the early Nara village culture of the 8th century. Guests will also experience the country’s fascinating customs from a traditional tea ceremony to a kaiseki ryori dinner with a traditional maiko (apprentice geisha).

Other highlights include the scenic Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, a visit to the atelier of Tokyo’s most famous swordsmith family and some of the country’s most important Shinto shrines.

Byroads Unearths Persia Unveiled tour

Khaju Bridge - Isfahan

Beyond the traditional tourist route the the ancient land of Persia. Today, it is known as Iran, and its is  a magnet for adventure-loving travellers who love to dabble in history.

Byroads Travel is offering a 15-day Persia Unveiled tour which takes in all the major highlights including Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, the hillside village of Abyaneh and Kashan. Three days are also spent in the celebrated city of Isfahan.

The tours start in Tehran – on October 23, 2017 and October 22, 2018 and are priced from USD3895 per person, twin share (approx. AUD$5443).

$99 Business Class upgrades with Wend Wu Tours

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One-way business class flights to China with China Southern, start from only $99 when booked with selected China tours in 2017. The offer is running from March 17 for bookings made by April 13.

The one-way business class upgrade is included on flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on a choice of more than 14 popular China tours with 140 departure dates to choose from. An upgrade to business class both ways can be secured at the additional special price of $599 per person.

Included in the offer is Wendy Wu Tours popular 14-day Majestic Yangtze classic tour, priced from $4680 per person twin share.

The price is inclusive of return airfares between Australia and China, all accommodation and meals, all transportation in China, comprehensive touring with a National Escort and/or local guides, visa fees for Australian passport holders, and gratuities.

Great Travel Savings on European Tours with Collette

Venice, Florence & Rome

Travellers can save up to $500 per person on selected European summer tours, until the 30th of April inclusive. The sale is available for the selected departures and all tours are guaranteed. All prices are per person, land only, double occupancy and subject to change. Offers cannot be combined.

Complete European Journey tour – June 9, 2017 departure date, WAS $7,819 NOW from $7,319 per person (Save $500pp)
France & Italy tour – June 24, 2017 departure date, WAS $6,199 NOW from $5,699 per person (Save $500pp)
Rome & Amalfi Coast tour – July 21, 2017 departure date WAS $3,809 NOW from $3,309 per person (Save $500pp)
Southern Italy & Sicily tour – July 14, 2017 departure date WAS $3,539 NOW from $3,039 per person (Save $500pp)
Venice, Florence & Rome tour – June 4, 2017 departure date WAS $3,259 NOW from $2,759 per person (Save $500pp)

The Collette chauffeur is included for those within 40km of their international gateway giving a truly luxurious start and end to your journey. To save,  use the code EURSAVE17.

$50 Coles/Myer voucher for all bookings over $2k that depart this financial year

Over water bungalows with steps into amazing green lagoon

Asia Escape Holidays are offering last minute booking incentives, by giving $50 Coles/Myer gift cards for all new bookings over $2,000 departing before 30 June 2017*

With less than 4 months left of the financial year, travellers can boost a tax time shopping spree with $50 vouchers, thanks to Asia Escape Holidays. Some of the top deals valid for this financial year include:

  • Seven nights at Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa from $799 per person, with free breakfast buffet, airport transfers, massages and a range of discounts on hotel services.
  • Four nights plus bonuses at Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, from $520 per person, including room upgrade and breakfast.
  • Seven nights plus bonuses at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Kota Kinabalu, from $959 per person, including breafast and room upgrade.

The full list of deals and included bonuses can be found on the Asia Escape Holidays’ website.

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