Deals - international

$ Ireland

Break out your green clobber and do St Patrick's Day in Dublin as part of a tour. Join the four-day festival, March 15-18, 2012, and get three nights' hostel-style accommodation, breakfast and guided transport to the St Patrick's Day Parade on March 17. For travellers aged 18-30, the tour also includes a stop at the Temple Bar and a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Priced at $429 a person, terms and conditions apply. Phone Topdeck on 1300 886 332, topdeck.travel.

$$ Bali

Low season discounts at The Seminyak Hotel are on offer until November 10 for travel until December 18 and again between January 11 and March 31. Receive five nights' accommodation in a beach wing room for $805 a person. Includes breakfast. Extra nights available for $157 a person, twin share. Terms and conditions apply. 132 757, harveyworld.com.au.

$$$ Malaysia

Stay in over-water accommodation on the private island of Pangkor Laut and get seven nights in a sea villa for the price of six. Includes breakfast, return private ferry and car transfers from Kuala Lumpur airport. Prices start at $2109. Offer available until November 30 for travel dates from April 1 to July 31 and September 1 to December 19, 2012. 1800 044 066, travel-associates.com.au.

$$$$ Antarctica

See the icy grandeur on the 13-day In Depth itinerary - departing on November 7 - which takes in the remote South Shetland Islands and the Drake Passage. Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina, and spend one night before boarding the MS Expedition. Includes accommodation, meals, tours to research stations, shore trips and educational lectures. Priced at $4955 a person twin share, terms and conditions apply. 1800 221 712, bentours.com.au.

$$$$$ Europe

The countries of the former Soviet bloc can now be freely explored. Join the Captain's Choice train through Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Berlin, where you will be accompanied by local guides and escorted to cultural and historic icons as part of the 23-day tour. Includes accommodation in high-end, central hotels and some meals. Departs July 6. From $19, 965 a person, twin share. 1800 622 628, captainschoice.com.au.

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