Deals: 10th Anniversary big bargains

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

APT has an exclusive deal for readers to mark the 10th anniversary of Traveller. Book any APT Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tours of 13 days or longer for departure dates from November 2017 to April 2018 and you can fly free with Singapore Airlines (economy), plus save $1000 a couple on the holiday price. 

This offer includes the Luke Nguyen's Vietnam and Mekong River Cruise. This 14-day holiday from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap includes Vietnamese food experiences with celebrity chef and APT ambassador Luke Nguyen. It features all-inclusive sightseeing in up to nine destinations, APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations, gratuities, beverages and on-board entertainment as part of a seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus. There's a total of 34 meals. 

The price, before this exclusive discount, is from $7840 a person twin share. It departs Ho Chi Minh on December 1. 

A limited number of offers are available on selected tours and departures. Book by October 5, unless sold out before. Further conditions apply. Quote "Traveller10" at time of booking to receive the exclusive offer. Phone 1300 196 420. See aptouring.com.au 

DEAL OF THE DECADE

To mark our 10th anniversary, Bunnik Tours is offering Traveller readers an early bird saving of $1000 a person on 2018-19 South and Central America holidays. 

The small group tours applicable include the 21-day Highlights of South America which visits Argentina, Brazil and Peru. Begin in Buenos Aires, visiting the must-see sights including La Boca and Recoleta Cemetery and enjoying a tango show. Travel to Rio de Janeiro to visit some of the best-known landmarks including the statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. 

See spectacular Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina. And take a flight over the Nazca lines, then travel into the Sacred Valley, before seeing the Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Before discount, it costs from $14,495 a person. 

To be eligible for this early bird saving of $1000 you need to book, pay a deposit and applicable airfare payment by October 29 this year. Savings are applicable to new bookings with travel dates from the 2018/19 program only. Applies to air and land bookings only.

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Phone 1800 646 285. See bunniktours.com.au 

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

Book any of Collette's 2018 Europe itineraries and, as a Traveller reader, take $100 off. This is in addition to the 10 per cent early bird discount. 

One trip to which this deal applies is the 14-day Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe. 

Enjoy two-night stays, guided tours and local restaurants in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. You choose your tour in Berlin – a traditional city tour or a Cold War-focused tour featuring "Check Point Charlie". Walk across the spectacular Charles Bridge in Prague. Dinner in Prague is your choice: either a traditional restaurant that features a folklore show and dance lesson, or a tour of one of Prague's most famous brewery pubs. Discover the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Visit Auschwitz and conclude in Warsaw.

The price before discount is $2299 a person twin share and includes 18 meals. 

Phone 1300 027 204. See gocollette.com 

BIG DEAL ON A SMALL BOAT

Save 25 per cent on select 2018 Sanctuary Ananda cruises between Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, and Mandalay. Sailing upstream via Pyay and Bagan, the 11-night Yangon cruise offers spectacular scenery, with immersive cultural shore excursions culture including visits to local villages and communities, alongside exploration of some of Myanmar's most beautiful sites. 

Custom-built using traditional Myanmar materials, the Sanctuary Ananda is a luxury vessel with the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river.

Priced from $US1874.25 a person twin share for departures April 28 – July 24.

See sanctuaryretreats.com

JUMP FOR JOY IN FIJI

This Traveller special from My Fiji gives return economy flights to Nadi with checked luggage and transfers and eight nights in an upgraded deluxe ocean view room at the popular Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

Kids stay, play and eat free; there's breakfast daily; and $FJ2500 of bonus extras. 

These include a $FJ1000 wine, dine & spa credit for each room, Tallai butler service with daily champagne and canapes, the choice of a four-day Mei Mei package or two one-hour Bebe Spa treatments, a community cultural tour, 30 minutes Wi-Fi per day and the choice of either My Fiji's Island Experience in the Mamanucas including marina transfers, cruise, evening beach barbecue, beer, wine and beach cabana butler service or the Malamala Beach Club experience, which is membership to Fiji's ultimate beach lounge in the Mamanucas with boat transfers.

You also get My Fiji VIP concierge services including  airport meet and greet, gift bag and My Fiji tour voucher booklet.

The package, valued at $3440 a person, is from $2190 a person ex Brisbane and Sydney, from $2290 ex Melbourne, from $2690 ex Adelaide and from $2840 ex Perth. 

Upgrade to a plantation bure from $300 a person (available from November 16).

The deal is on sale until September 30 and is valid for travel November 1 – December 10, January 25 – March 20 and May 1 – June 20.

A FASHIONABLE STAY

Travelling to Melbourne to see The House of Dior exhibition? The Sofitel Melbourne On Collins' So Cultural package includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for two at No. 35 Restaurant, plus two tickets to NGV's The House of Dior exhibition.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, until November 7.

The Sofitel package starts from $315 a  room a night.

See sofitel-melbourne.com.au 

SEEN TO BE BELIZE

Turneffe Island Resort, an all-inclusive luxury property in the central American Caribbean nation of Belize, is offering seven nights for the price of four. 

The private 5.7-hectare island resort is close to the Great Blue Hole, one of the world's bucket list dive spots and is also one of the only places where anglers can chase the fly-fishing Caribbean Grand Slam – a bonefish, permit and tarpon all in one day.  

Direct flights are offered from several US cities including Houston, Dallas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Rooms are from around $1000 a night pre-discount. The offer is valid for stays and sale until December 15. See turnefferesort.com 

TASTY TREAT 

The Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival is on November 27 to December 1 showcasing local chefs, eateries, artisans and primary producers in unique settings.

Burnt Pine Travel is offering a Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival package featuring seven nights' twin-share accommodation, return economy airfare with Air New Zealand and transfers on Norfolk, car hire throughout the stay including insurance, a welcome cocktail evening, Taste Norfolk's Bounty Festival night, Thanksgiving Day lunch, Sunset Cinema and Little Eat Street,  gift bag and two complimentary festival options chosen out of a list that includes a chocolate-making class and fresh fish cooking experience. 

Phone 1800 501 128. See burntpinetravel.com.au 

CAIRNS DO ATTITUDE

Representing savings of up to 47 per cent, this five-night package includes return economy flights to Cairns and a stay at the Rydges Esplanade Cairns Resort in an ocean view room. You get buffet breakfast daily for two, one seafood buffet dinner (excluding beverages), a welcome drink voucher for two, parking and Wi-Fi.

Rydges Esplanade Cairns Resort has three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a complimentary fitness centre, spa and sauna and is  walking distance to Cairns' shopping and dining. 

The deal costs from $699 a person twin share, with the price depending on the city of departure. 

The deal is valid for sale until September 30 for travel November 1 – December 12, January 26 – February 9, and February 25 – March 20. Phone 1300 438 589. See www.getluxe.com 

JULIETTA JAMESON

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