HOT DEALS

Fly return to Europe for $799* per person

* When you book a Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations. e.g. Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
With three days in each city, travellers will explore the magnificent cathedrals, imperial palaces and storybook castles of some of Europe’s most dramatic capitals. Visit a traditional strudel house in Budapest, enjoy the scenery while travelling through Lower Austria and Bohemia and visit Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 or until sold out for departure on 14 August 2020. Other departure dates available however, prices may vary.
For more information visit: https://www.insightvacations.com

Untouched Tasmania – Save up to $979*

7 day – Tasmania’s Footsteps & Trails
Save up to $979 per couple when you pay in full by 31 January 2020.*
Guests will be able to breathe the world’s cleanest air as they uncover the wilds of untouched Tasmania and take part in a pilgrimage along the wukalina walk, guided by a traditional custodian of these sacred lands.
Discover spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and magnificent Wineglass Bay. Embark on a journey through time, ancient landscapes, and untamed coastline. This offer is on sale to 31 January 2020 for departures from 19 September to 12 December 2020. See: www.inspiringjourneys.com.au

Cheap Trips to New York from the UK

Heading to the UK and want to add a visit to the US? Norwegian Holidays offer some great holiday packages including airfares from London to New York and other USA destinations.
Due to popular demand, they are adding more flights between London Gatwick and key US destinations such as San Francisco, Denver, Austin and Tampa next year. The increases will take effect from March 29 2020 and run throughout the summer 2020 schedule. For instance, you can enjoy a taste of the Big Apple with flights + 3 days’ hotel stay from £439.

Have a look here

Think About the Road Less Travelled…

With a number of destinations around the world currently experiencing the effects of over tourism, tourists are beginning to see the benefits of taking the road less travelled, according to Tourism Philippines.

“With over 7,000 islands to explore, the Philippines offers a huge range of destinations to take travellers off the well beaten track including Siargao Island voted best island in the world by readers of Conde Naste Traveler.”

Why not find out for yourself? More details:

www.tourismphilippines.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)

Qantas has some great Advanced Purchase fares to Broome – e.g. economy one way from $179 from Perth. Click here
For further details see: Seashells Broome

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.

For details – click here

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
Details: www.thecarrington.com.au
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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