The Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair has teamed with the London Palladium to celebrate Barry Humphries’ farewell show Eat, Play, Laugh. The package includes accommodation in a gladioli-filled room, double tickets to the show, breakfast for two, WiFi access, cocktail and canapes. From £452 ($765), including taxes and tickets for two, from November 13 to January 5. More: athenaeumhotel.com.
Tempo Holidays has a two-for-one special for twin-share passengers on selected river cruise departures next year, but hop to it and book by November 15 for the savings. A seven-night Classical Rhine voyage starts at $2033 a couple for April 12 and October 16 departures aboard Amadeus Princess. More: tempoholidays.com.
Cruise Express is offering two nights at the fabled Savoy in London before a 16-night Arctic Circle voyage aboard Ocean Princess through Norway’s most spectacular fjords. The package departs Australian ports on June 3 and includes return London flights, accommodation and cruise; from $8999 a person, twin-share. More: cruiseexpress.com.au.
Bill Peach Journeys has announced an international collection for next year that features a 20-day World Heritage Aircruise from Sydney to London via prime UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites in Asia and Jordan and a 15-day Empires of Eastern Europe itinerary covering Transylvania, St Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev. Travel is by luxury private jet with a maximum of 29 passengers. More: billpeachjourneys.com.au.
Intrepid Travel has released its 2014 program with a swag of new itinerary inclusions such as homestays and meet-the-locals opportunities including dinner with a Ukrainian village family on the Classic Russia & Ukraine tour. More: intrepidtravel.com/new-trips-2014.
Lapland specialist the White Circle is offering three-night stays at Sorrisniva igloo hotel in Norway from January to March. More: thewhitecircle.com.