The Hydro Majestic Hotel will forge ahead with Roaring 20s Festival events in February to rally support for the struggling Blue Mountains community, despite experiencing an unprecedented downturn itself.
The annual Charleston for Charity community dance will be held in front of the Hydro Majestic Pavilion as a fundraiser for Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service at 11am on Saturday, February 8, as planned.
Gold coin donations will be collected from dance participants and all proceeds from beverage sales (tea, coffee, water) from the onsite Vittoria mobile van will go to the RFS.
The Majestic Long Lunch at 12pm that day will go ahead but with a focus on RFS fundraising.
The Deco Dinner and The Roslyn’s pop jazz entertainment will wrap up events that day in grand style.
The Gatsby Casino Night on Saturday, February 29, will raise funds for Rotary and RFS.
Get in quick and book yourself a spot on ecruising’s sensational 21-night Singapore Sling, Raffles & the Kimberley cruise package, and you could fly free and enjoy free accommodation upgrades for a limited time only.
Includes a 17-night cruise onboard Silver Explorer from Singapore to Broome in Western Australia, topped and tailed by stays at two of the world’s most iconic hotels – Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort in Broome.
Even better, if you book now, for limited time only, fly free and enjoy free upgrades on Silver Explorer, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort.
For more information visit: www.ecruising.travel
Free flights and upgrades on ecruising’s Singapore Sling, Raffles & the Kimberley Journey
Shake off the Winter blues in June 2021! Get in quick and book yourself a spot on ecruising’s sensational 21-night Singapore Sling, Raffles & the Kimberley cruise package, and you could fly free and enjoy free accommodation upgrades for a limited time only.
This epic itinerary from one of Australia’s leading cruise travel experts, includes a 17-night cruise onboard Silver Explorer from Singapore to Broome in Western Australia, topped and tailed by stays at two of the world’s most iconic hotels – Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort in Broome.
ecruising’s 21-night Singapore Sling, Raffles & the Kimberley journey departs from Singapore 5 June 2021 and is priced from A$16,799* per person twin share including one-way economy airfares to Singapore, all accommodation, all meals and beverages in-suite.
Special Offer – Even better, if you book now for limited time only, fly free and enjoy free upgrades on Silver Explorer, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort.
For more information about this itinerary or ecruising please visit:
Special offer on 12 day tour of Country Roads of Ireland
Guests will experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as they explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way travellers will encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.
Highlights: In Dublin, guests will enjoy VIP priority entrance to the Book of Kells, meet a hurling player in Kilkenny to gain an exciting insight into this unique Irish cultural experience and join John and his wife Freda in Killarney for drinks and a Farm-To-Table experience
Meals included: Daily breakfasts & 5 dinners.
Price and price inclusions: Starting from $4,093 * per person, twin share (discount included).
So close to Australia but worlds away. Discover the incomparable beauty that lies just beyond our shores in the Land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand.
Its proximity to Australia means New Zealand is ideal for seniors wanting the benefits of an overseas adventure without the hassle of sitting on a plane for the better part of a day. You’ll enjoy the country’s finest destinations, all brimming with natural beauty, with the flexibility to choose experiences that peak your interests. You’ll reap the benefits of seeing New Zealand your way, with a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and adventurous experiences available.
For more information see: www.aptouring.com.au
Explore Downton Abbey in London!
London is toasting one of England’s most infamous and beloved families as Lord and Lady Grantham invite audiences back into their world via the Downton Abbey film.
They had the privilege of being chauffeured wherever they went, but for the servants downstairs, walking would sometimes be their only option.
Visit all the London film locations by foot with the Downton Abbey Walking Tour and re-live the London season first-hand. See locations from Series 5 including the hotel where Lady Mary and Lord Gillingham have their secret liaison! Fans will love this…
For further details click here
Underwater Accommodation Now Here!
Australia’s first underwater accommodation is now open for bookings with travel as early as December 2019.
Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefsuites,’ are located on Hardy Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows affording guests panoramic views of marine life. The Reefsuites are the centrepiece of the $8 million redevelopment of the Reefworld pontoon, which has been meticulously reconstructed after damage sustained in 2017’s Cyclone Debbie. Guests will have the chance to snorkel, scuba dive, tour in the semi-submarine and view the marine life from the underwater observatory. See: www.cruisewhitsundays.com/reefsuites
Save $300pp Flying to Vietnam & Cambodia
Wendy Wu Tours is offering a saving of $300pp on tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, when flying Vietnam Airlines for travel in 2020. There are 15 tours and over 80 departures to choose from, ensuring there is a Southeast Asian adventure for you.
The Vietnam Airlines special is valid for bookings made by 29 November on a range of Wendy Wu Tours departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.
Classic Tour prices include international flights, accommodation, all meals, touring with guides and entrance fees and visa fees for Australian passports, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday as everything is taken care of.
To view all the tours included in this special offer – visit: www.wendywutours.com.au/special-offers
Wilderness Adventures with APT
Save $1,500 per couple*
Visit Cooktown & Cape York
- Take a breathtaking helicopter flight into the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, with exclusive access to APT guests.
- Journey to the most northern point of Australia with sweeping views of Torres Strait.
- Explore the Daintree National Park by 4WD adventure and learn from an APT tour guide.
- Discover Indigenous culture and thousands of years of knowledge on the Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk.
* T & C apply – see website for more information: www.aptouring.com.au
NZ Uncovered – save up to $748 pp
With AAT Kings’ Early Bird Savings.
Discover the sights of New Zealand on this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands.
Highlights: Guests will connect with locals for lunch on their Waikato Dairy Farm, witness Milford Sound’s waterfalls and Mitre Peak and explore Tamaki Maori Village and Walter Peak Sheep Station.
Meals included: 16 full buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon tea & 11 dinners with wine. Starting from $6,728* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 Jan 2020 for departures between 1 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021. See: www.aatkings.com/new-zealand-uncovered/
12 day Tasmania – Early Bird Specials!
Save up to $558* per person on AAT Kings Perfect Tasmania.
The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, guests will get to visit Hobart, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park.
Highlights: Travellers will visit a local family at an awarded gin distillery at Shene Estate, enjoy access to incredible Wineglass Bay (minus the trek) and indulge in fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.
This offer is on sale now until 31 January 2020 for all departures until 31 March 2021. Website: www.aatkings.com
For more information or to book call 1300 228 546 or visit www.aatkings.com/earlybird
Hot Special – Stay & Dine Package
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne from $199 a night!
Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travellers Club, this heritage-listed hotel has been refurbished and fully retains the ambience of the Edwardian period throughout its immaculate guestrooms and grand suites. Situated right in the heart of Melbourne at328 Flinders St.
Includes: Overnight accommodation
- 2 Course dinner per person served at Strait Café on the first night.
- A complimentary bottle of wine per stay served with your dinner at Strait Cafe
- Free cancellation up until 2pm one day before arrival
- Additional charges apply for extra guest. Bedding configuration is subject to availability. Tel: (03) 9250 1888
Tasmanian Wild Stay Special Deal
Corinna Wilderness Experience is an eco-conscious retreat, located in Tasmania’s pristine Tarkine region, a remote and large temperate rainforest, Corinna is offering a tempting stay deal until August 2019. This dramatic landscape is home to unique flora and fauna, including rare Quolls, healthy Tasmanian Devils, Wedge-Tailed Eagles and giant Freshwater Lobsters.
$650 for 3 nights single or $700 double
The package deal includes:
3 nights’ accommodation, Hearty breakfast packs daily plus Dinner pack (first night only) and a Bottle of Corinna Wine
For full details see: www.corinna.com.au
Summer bargains in Broome!
Seashells Broome – just 300 metres from the world-renowned Cable Beach – is offering the following deals for stays from 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 (excluding 21 Dec to 5 Jan)
1 bedroom apartment – 2 nights just $280. Add another night for just $100 per night (up to 7 nights)
2 bedroom apartment – 2 nights just $320. Add another night for just $120 per night (up to 7 nights)
Save the Rhino and Save Money too!
On this 8-day tour you will be visiting Kruger National Park as you enjoy some incredible wildlife experiences. Begin your time in South Africa on a safari game drive and visit a local community and school. Get involved with some hands-on experiences, unlike any other experienced in South Africa with counter-poaching units, vets and professionals who work to ensure the safety of the wildlife in the region. Highlights include Kruger National Park Game Drives, Community Tour & School Visit, Helicopter Flight through Kruger to spot rhino and Blyde River Canyon cruise.
Mention Seniors Traveller Deal for $300 Discount – from $5799* per person/ twin share – *conditions apply. See: website for details
Canada’s Rockies from $6999
Canada is one of the great destinations in the world – and fortunately it’s still not over-crowded. One of the best deals we have seen for a while comes from Webjet Exclusives – 18 days from $6999 pp twin share. Includes flights, eight nights’ accommodation, two days aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer and a seven night inside passage cruise. Includes travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer and a luxury cruise through the Inside Passage, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.
Explore Europe via Helsinki!
Looking for a new way to visit Europe – and a new city to explore into the bargain? What about visiting Helsinki with Finnair?
Helsinki, is the capital of Finland and it’s a trendy city with plenty of culture, great shopping and restaurants that offer world-class food and much, much more. From the picturesque heart of the city, attractive green areas, perfect for relaxation, are within easy walking distance. The carrier currently has several special fares including: Helsinki return from $1721, Rome $1773, London $1904, and Berlin $1823.
For further details click here
Carrington Hotel Katoomba – Special Deal
Seniors Special Package – Retirement and Leisure Package
This special package is only available for Australian Seniors Card holders
$410.00 per room for two people
$360.00 per room for one person
Valid Midweek only – includes:
2 nights accommodation in a Colonial Room
Cake of the Day or Devonshire Tea for two
Continental buffet breakfast each morning
Two course dinner for two, at award winning Old City Bank Brasserie
To read about the historic Carrington – click here
Explore Australia with a Pack-Free Walking Holiday – and Get $100 off!
See the best of Australia without all the hard work. Life’s an Adventure have 43 walking tours throughout Australia, such as the Three Capes Walk, Bay of Fires, Larapinta and or the Kimberley walk. Their specialty is providing a pack-free walking experience allowing you to walk with as little as your water and camera. And, at the end of each day, you’ll enjoy fine local produce, perfectly matched with local wines and the best hand-picked accommodation. Mention Senior Traveller Magazine and get $100 off any current offer.
See www.lifesanadventure.com.au for details
Knit your way around Ireland!
Love knitting – and the idea of exploring Ireland?
KnittingTours.com offers a range of tours including the 9 night Southern Ireland Tour. You will meet your host Carol Feller at a knitting workshop. This tour includes the Aran Islands, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Dublin and Connemara.
What about non-knitters? Don’t worry, you can bring your husbands, wives, partners or friends that don’t knit. They offer alternative touring options for them during knitting classes.
More details here
One-Stop Shop for Booking Shows & Events Overseas at Discount Prices
Ryan Air is a massive cut price airline in Europe that offers a lot more than just discount airfares these days.
As well as car hire and accommodation, you can now book tickets to major events at discount prices. That includes everything from London stage shows, to major European football games or even getting a close-up view of Leonardo DaVinci’s painting, The Last Supper with your own personal guide.
Take a look at some of the shows and events you can book – click here.
Real Life Along the Meekong River
As the world becomes more crowded, the search continues for new destinations offering peace, tranquility and discovery. One attraction stands out in Asia – the mighty Mekong River. Mekong Villas for instance, offer stunning views and tasty Isan home-cooking. A magical retreat situated on a promontory overlooking the Mekong, in Pakchom, Loei Province. Reflecting the area’s unspoiled beauty, and its panoramic views of the Mekong and Laos. Activities include an evening canoe ride through beautiful jungle countryside. The 3 villas sleep 12 people in 6 double rooms.
For further details click here
Secret Retreats that Care for the Environment
If you worry about the environment, Secret Retreats is a name to remember. This company believes in responsible, sustainable tourism offering pioneering tours designed to give back to local communities.
Examples include WOW Borneo’s Orangutan and Dayak Village River Cruises. By modifying traditional Dayak riverboats, the founders have enabled guests to visit the flora and fauna of this pristine rain-forest up close. Watch the orang-utans on the Rungan river islands. Meet local jungle tribes and visiting their villages.
For further details click here
Norfolk Island – 230th Anniversary of HMS Sirius Shipwreck – 22 March 2020
Sirius Week Package includes:
Return airfare to Norfolk Island from Sydney or Brisbane and Norfolk Island airport transfers. Seven nights accommodation (various styles) including hire car. Half day Norfolk Island tour plus old Sydney Town tour.
Plus enjoy the special day for the 230th anniversary of the shipwreck of HMS Sirius, including lunch with heritage guest speakers. Our tours are are hosted by a personalised heritage and history guide.
For more information click here
InterContinental Sydney relaunches Cafe Opera with Land to Sea Buffet
Who doesn’t love a seafood buffet? If you are planning a trip to Sydney or you already live here – don’t miss this one.
The Land to Sea Buffet, is now available Wednesday to Sunday for both lunch and dinner. Feast on fresh oysters, prawns, mussels, and sushi, succulent premium roasts, salads, plus international and Asian cuisines. And don’t miss the desert bar, comprising tiers of cakes, tarts, ice creams and a luxurious chocolate fountain.
In celebration, Cafe Opera is offering 20% off dining (food only) for Seniors until 31 December 2019. For more information click here
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