Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

HOW ROMANTIC

Take an early bird 10 per cent off an 11-day tour of Germany and Austria. The Germany's Romantic Back-Road to Vienna itinerary kicks off in Frankfurt, before moving through Heidelberg, Rottenberg and Munich, then into the Austrian alps and on to Vienna. It includes accommodation, beer and wine tastings, some meals and transport. The price is $4495.50 a person twin share with the discount if booked and paid in full by August 31. Valid for travel April-October, 2015.

Phone 1300 100 140. See backroadstouring.com.au.

FINE CHINA

Be quick to grab $500 off Helen Wong's 14-day Yangtze Wonders or Jewels of China tours departing later this year. Both itineraries include cruises and visits to Shanghai, Beijing and the home of the Terracotta Warriors, Xian. The Jewels of China tour also goes to Chengdu and the giant panda sanctuaries. Yangtze Wonders is $3480 a person, twin share for tours leaving Shanghai on October 8 and 22 and November 12. Jewels of China is $5020 a person, twin share, for departures from Beijing on September 13 and October 11. The discount is valid to August 8.

Phone 1300 788328. See helenwongstours.com.

SPRINGS ETERNAL

Ski Resorts Japan has a couple of good deals going. One is on the Hilton, Niseko, which is in a good ski in, ski out location. For $1200 a person twin share you get seven nights' accommodation, a five-day lift pass each and return airport transfers. Inquire on the website with #nisekohiltonspecial. The other deal gives 35 per cent off eight-night stays at the TripAdvisor highly rated Hakuba Springs Hotel if booked by August 31. Priced $1400 a person twin share for the eight nights, it also includes a six-day lift pass each and return airport transfers. Inquire on the website with #hakubaspringsebspecial; valid to March 2015 with a surcharge applicable December-February and some blackout dates.

See ski-resorts-japan.com.

BEAM ME UP

No need to wait till summer for Moonlight Cinema - the Port Douglas season has already started on the lawns of the QT Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. The hotel is offering two tickets to Moonlight Cinema in the gold grass section and breakfast daily for two on stays of two nights or more. Priced from $240 a night. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only. Valid to October 5.

See qtportdouglas.com.au.

WINE AND DOZES

Barossa Pavilions is a hillside romantic retreat in South Australia's famous Barossa wine region with six free-standing and private self-contained villas on 30 hectares of pastoral land. Each affords 180-degree views towards the Barossa Ranges. Stay three nights or more and save 40 per cent off regular rates. With the discount, the price is $330 a night for a "pavilion room" plus breakfast hamper. The offer is valid year round.

See viewretreats.com.

CITY SLICKER

Smart budget hotel the Park Regis Griffin Suites on Melbourne's St Kilda Road offers great access to many of the city's attractions, including the MCG and Etihad Stadium. Save 30 per cent when staying two nights in a one-bedroom apartment or 40 per cent when staying three nights. Rates start at $90 a room, a night. Valid for sale and travel until August 31.

Phone (03) 8530 1800. See parkregishgriffinsuites.com.au.

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