Delve into an ancient world

Book Blue Dot Travel's small-group tour to Eastern Turkey, departing May 2013, and receive a free two-night stopover in Seoul on the way home, including two dinners, a breakfast, accommodation and transfers.

The tour takes in many of the historical places of interest in Turkey's east including Trabzon, Erzurum, Mardin, Antakya and the prehistoric Gobekli Tepe site - the oldest-known temple in the world. It is 23 days, fully escorted from Sydney, flying Asiana Airlines and costs $8990 twin share, economy flights. See Phone (02) 9906 5770.

First-class offer

China Southern Airlines is offering half-price companion return fares in business or first class. The deal is for flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Vancouver and any of 17 Chinese cities.

Valid for booking until January 31 and for travel until March 31 from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth via China Southern's main hub in Guangzhou (old Canton). See

Palace perfection

Taj Lake Palace in Rajasthan, India, has a winter package that includes accommodation for two nights, breakfast and set-menu dinners, airport transfers, a non-alcoholic welcome drink, one-hour morning yoga session each day and one half-day sightseeing tour in a private hotel car, as well as a 10 per cent discount on food, beverages, laundry and spa treatments.

The package starts from $1358. Valid for travel until March 31. See

Tassie by coach

Travelmarvel's 10-day Grand Tasman tour takes in Tasmania's wilderness, heritage towns and cultural sights. The company has taken $150 off the usual price of $2995 a person. The price includes coach touring, some cruises, nine nights' accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and tour director and driver. The cost is $2845. Valid for bookings made before December 31. Phone 1300 300 036. See

High time

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is offering up to 20 per cent off accommodation, as well as complimentary full-buffet breakfast for two in Alluvial Restaurant, for online bookings of two or more nights over summer. The offer is priced from $239 a room a night, not including tax-and-service charge, which must be pre-paid. Valid for travel until February 28. See

Luxurious island getaway

Anantara's Rasananda Villa Resort & Spa has put together a five-night Koh Phangan Discovery package for two. The package includes six choices from a menu of tours and activities, including elephant trekking, jungle zip-lining and snorkelling, as well as cultural excursions to temples, markets and villages.

Daily breakfast is included, as well as speedboat transfers between Koh Samui and Rasananda. It is priced from $255 a day (for a pool suite).

Available for travel until May 31. See

Sixth night free in Fiji

Pay for five nights at Likuliku Lagoon Resort in the Mamanuca Islands in west Fiji and receive a sixth night free. If 10 nights are booked, two extra are free. The offer is available over Christmas and the new year. Valid for travel until March 31. From $2255 a person ($F4185 a person) for six nights, including all meals.

Honeymooners staying a minimum of five nights receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a couples Serenity Massage Treatment. See

Family fun in the sun

Harvey World Travel is offering a special price on a short family Whitsundays holiday.

Included is three nights' accommodation at the three-and-a-half-star Long Island Resort in a Garden View Room for two adults and two children. The price per family starts from $480, for three nights, land only.

Valid for sale and travel until March 31, unless sold out prior. Phone 1300 855 492. See

Value in wine country

Receive free breakfast daily for two and a 10 per cent discount on room rates at the four-star Sebel Kirkton Park in NSW's Hunter Valley wine country.

Prices start from $119 a room a night in a Heritage room midweek, or from $233 a room a night for weekend stays, including taxes and fees. Valid for sale until December 30 and valid for travel until February 8. Phone 1300 888 180. See