Going places: Travel deals

TOUR

AROUND AUSTRALIA

Save $2400 per couple on a three-night Sydney to Perth Indian Pacific train trip in platinum class, followed by a 15-night luxury cruise from Fremantle back to the east coast on the Azamara Quest, arriving in Sydney for next New Year's Eve 2018, then going on to Hobart and Melbourne. Rail and sail package is from $11,090 per person twin-share. Ph 1300 766 537. See cruiseexpress.com.au

US

Explore the wild, wild west for 14 days from $3599 per person, a saving of $700 per person. Includes a guided walk at Yosemite Falls, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hollywood, and Las Vegas. Book by December 31 for trips throughout 2018. Includes return flights to Las Vegas, hotels, coach travel. Ph 1300 813381. See ditravel.com.au.

FAMILY

THAILAND

Try out the four swimming pools plus kids' pool, gym, pool room, bowling centre, kids' club, and day spa with a three-free-nights deal at the Patong beachfront Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa. Book by November 30 and travel various dates April 1 – October 31, 2018 from $429 per person twin-share for eight nights, with breakfasts, Wi-Fi, transfers and a free massage. Ph 1300 883 887. See travelonline.com.

PORT STEPHENS, NSW

Take 20 per cent off on a stay by the beach, towering sand dunes, bushland and wildlife at The Retreat Port Stephens, most dates till April 30, 2018. Self-contained cabins and bungalows sleep up to six with barbecues, swimming pool, playground, games room and bushwalks. Five nights for $650 for two, with kids 12 and under staying free. Ph (02) 4982 1244. See theretreatportstephens.com.au.

HOTEL

DUBAI

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Gallop away to the glitz and glamour of the 2018 Dubai World Cup thoroughbred horse race with two nights at the four-star Towers Rotana, breakfasts and grandstand seating at the $30 million cup on March 31. Pay from $689 per person twin-share, including flights. For sale till February 20, 2018. Ph 131 600, deal code 4985680. See flightcentre.com.au.

ALICE SPRINGS

Mercure Alice Springs Resort has a spring package which includes a complimentary upgrade and bottle of wine on arrival. From $119 until March 31, 2018. Ph 1300 656 565. See accorhotels.com.

CRUISE

BRAZIL

Fly to Rio, stay three nights, then cruise for 25 nights through Brazil and the Amazon to Fort Lauderdale, including butler service in every suite, meals, entertainment and alcohol on board Silversea's new luxury ship Silver Muse. Fare, with flights, now reduced to $12,379 per person; cruise departing February 16, 2018. Ph 1300 362 599. See creativecruising.com.au.

SINGAPORE

Pay from $3495 per person from Sydney or $3539 from Melbourne for a one-way airfare to Singapore, two nights at the Furama Riverfront Hotel, a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour and a 14-night cruise to Brisbane on Pacific Aria. Includes all main meals, entertainment, drinks package and bonus $100 onboard credit. For sale until November 30. Cruise departs August 15, 2018. Ph 1300 799 783. See escapetravel.com.au.

RESORTS

BALI

Enjoy three nights in a luxury one-bedroom pool villa at Ubud's newest five-star property, Samsara Ubud, for $999 for two people, valued at $2144. Includes private airport pick-up, breakfasts, an exotic dining experience, a nightly beer or cocktail each, Balinese massages and daily afternoon tea. Ph 1300 88 99 00. See luxuryescapes.com

TAHITI

Book before November 30 to take advantage of special slashed airfares to Tahiti, with a range of packages, such as five nights at the Pension du Plage, close to the beach, shops, car rental and eating vans. With flights, from $1999 per person, and a flower lei on arrival, daily breakfasts and transfers. Ph 1300 858 305. See airtahitinui.com/au

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