GREAT VALUE ESCAPES
Holidays on ice: Abercrombie & Kent has earlybird savings for twin-share cabins in selected categories on its late 2014 and early 2015 Antarctic voyages aboard the 199-passenger Le Boreal; book by February 28 to save $US2500 ($2585) a person on a 12-day Classic Antarctica: Drake Passage & Antarctic Peninsula itinerary (departs December 9, 2014, and January 3, 2015) or $US3000 a person on 17-day Antarctica: Falklands & South Georgia departures (December 19, 2014, and January 13, 2015). More: abercrombiekent.com.au. High times: The Korea Tourism Organisation has released a free Winter in Korea discount coupon booklet with savings of up to 50 per cent at ski resorts, tourist attractions and ice and snow festivals; the snow season runs from mid-December to mid-March (best months are January and February) and as Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics, many ski resorts are being upgraded. (For a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.) Trails and tales: Book by November 30 for 10 per cent off a 12-day motorcycle tour of southern India departing from Kochi in Kerala on January 12; participate as a rider or pillion passenger on a Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet on the 1600km journey, which includes a sojourn at Mudumalai National Park. More: extremebiketours.com. (For the discount, email email@example.com.) Hill of content: Bebe Spa at Fiji’s Outrigger on the Lagoon has picked up the Pevonia International Spa Award a week after winning the Best Destination Spa Resort 2013 at the Australasian Spa Association’s awards of excellence. Perched on a hill above the Coral Coast resort on the main island of Viti Levu, Bebe Spa features relaxation baths, early morning yoga sessions and a suite of eight serene treatment salons with private balconies. More: outriggerfiji.com; bebespafiji.com. Shop and flop: Until December 30, Metro Hotel Perth has a Shop Til You Drop package for $220 a night (Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays) in a Superior Riverview room with buffet breakfast for two, late check-out and taxi vouchers to the value of $30 for mid-city shopping excursions. More: metrohotels.com.au. Insider’s Cuba: Book by November 15 for a saving of $US100 a person on Tauck’s Cuba: Connecting with Culture tours. Tauck has been granted a licence to provide educational travel to Cuba and itineraries feature meetings with students and teachers, artists, farmers, musicians and charitable organisations. The seven-night round-trips from Miami start at $US5490 a person; next weekly departures are between November 1 and December 30. More: traveltheworld.com.au. Make mine Milano: Book an Emirates flight to Milan from any destination and enjoy extended stays at the luxurious and well-located 95-room Armani Hotel Milano; the offer is valid from November 1 to January 31 for a free night when two nights are booked. Book four nights and the offer extends to an additional two nights at no cost; book six nights, and three extra nights are free. Some blackout dates apply. Quote promotional code EKAHM2013 when booking and produce your Emirates ticket or boarding pass at hotel check-in. More: firstname.lastname@example.org. Share and save: The boutique Kiridara Luang Prabang hotel in Laos has packages at its two-bedroom private villas, which come with butler and shopping service, chef-prepared meals, WiFi and inclusions such as airport transfers. From $US1620 for four persons for four nights. More: kiridara.com.
All aboard Le Boreal for Antarctic voyages