Whale watch: Save $200 a couple on an eight-day whale-swim holiday in Tonga departing July 31 or August 7. The $3500-a-person deal from Australian eco-operator Majestic Whale Encounters includes seven nights’ accommodation at Sandy Beach Resort on Foa in Tonga’s Ha’apai group of islands, one night at Scenic Hotel near Nuku’alofa’s airport, welcome dinner, daily breakfast and lunch, five days of guided, boat-based swimming with giant humpback whales, inter-island flights and transfers. More: majesticwhaleencounters.com. Goape: Abercrombie & Kent is offering a discount of $US650 ($710) a couple on stays at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Campas part of its Primates of Uganda itineraries from April 1 to June 20 and November 1 to December 15, 2014. From $7865 a person, the nine-day experience includes two days of gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park plus chimp tracking in Kibale National Park, and game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There’s also the chance to visit the A&KPhilanthropysupported Bwindi Community hospital. More: abercrombiekent.com.au/Uganda/itineraries/ primates-of-uganda.cfm. Capital gains: Stay in the lap of luxury in Knightsbridge, London, with The Capital hotel’s Three Night Dollar deal. From $1758 in a Classic King Room, $2388 in a Deluxe Roomand$2904 in a Junior Suite, the package includes three nights’ twin-share accommodation, full breakfast daily, choice of afternoon tea or up to $50 a person credit at Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital, airport transfers, free Wi-Fi and the option to split the deal into separate night stays. Valid until January 31, 2015 (with seasonal rate variations). More: capitalhotel.co.uk. Baltic bargain: Experience the Baltic States and Poland with a leisurely 25-day itinerary from Toursgallery, with stops of two or three nights in most cities. Starting in Krakow, Poland, on July 12, the tour will visit Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia before ending in Helsinki, Finland and includes stays in four and five-star hotels. Nomorethan 20 guests will be transported in a private 45-seat charter coach. From $8950 a person twin-share. More: toursgallery.com. Save on Europe: Get in quick to secure excellent savings on a wide range of 2014 Europe tours with Back-Roads Touring Co. The small-group tour operator is offering a 5 per cent earlybird discount on more than 30 European itineraries if booked by December 15, including a $144 saving on its eight-day Anzacs at Gallipoli tour departing Istanbul on April 22 (nowfrom $2731 a person twin-share) and a $400 discount on its 13-day Wild & Wonderful Scandinavia package (nowfrom $7595 a person). More: backroadstouring.com.au. Sail away: Huge savings are in store on Rhapsody of the Seas’ Grand Voyage to the Blue Mosque departing Sydney on April 17, 2015. Book before February 28, 2014, to secure a discount of $6500 a person on the 45-night cruise to Istanbul, including stops at Brisbane, Bali, Singapore, Colombo, Goa, Muscat, Haifa, Limassol and Rhodes. Nowpriced from $7249 for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane departures, $7499 ex Adelaide, and $7549 ex Perth, the deal includes all main meals on board, two nights’ accommodation at the Ritz-Carlton in Istanbul and one-way economy flights from Istanbul to Australia. More: ecruising.travel.