Vietnam with an ocean view
Couples or families can book an eight-night Vietnam holiday for less than half price through Asian travel specialists deals.com.au.
The deal includes seven days and six nights at Sunrise Beach Resort in Hoi An staying in an Ocean View room, with round-trip private airport transfers, all meals (or daily spa treatments) and two nights at the StarCity Saigon Hotel, with round-trip private airport transfers, buffet breakfasts, a Vietnamese dinner and a half-hour foot massage. The price is $1399 for two adults (and up to two children), down from $4000.
Valid for travel until December 2013. The offer will remain on the site until 10am on Tuesday, December 4 (unless sold out). See deals.com.au.
Revel at Raffles
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Raffles has created a series of 125 Hours packages for stays at its heritage hotels: Le Royal Monceau in Paris, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh and Raffles Beijing. The high-end, deluxe and bespoke packages include such things as behind-the-scenes tours, private cooking classes and movie screenings, five-star dining experiences and special tours. The Paris package, the most expensive, includes the presidential suite for four nights and a helicopter trip to the Loire Valley.
The packages are for two and range from $7210 for five nights (Cambodia) to $30,720 a night (Paris). Taxes are not included. Available to book until September. See raffles.com.
Gecko's Asia sale has been extended to December 4, offering 30 per cent off some tours and 15 per cent off others. Departures are mostly throughout December and January and include a seven-day tour of Japan (was $1520, now $1064) departing on January 20; a 12-day Vietnam tour departing on January 12, which was $650 and is now $455; and a 10-day tour of northern Thailand, departing on January 13, which is down from $945 to $662.
Tour groups are capped at 16 people. See geckosadventures.com/asia-sale.
APT is offering return business-class flights for $3995 a person for couples who book a twin balcony, category P Suite or above for the 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. This applies to bookings made until December 31 for cruises departing from April to December 2013. Flights are with Malaysia Airlines and the price includes taxes.
APT's Twin Balcony Suites feature both a Panoramic Balcony (a three-sided conservatory-style sun lounge) and an Outside Balcony (with table and chairs).
The 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise in a P Suite is priced from $9190 a person, twin share, which includes meals and drinks, local touring and dining, expert guided excursions, transfers, port charges and tipping.
Phone 1300 229 804, see aptouring.com.au.
St Moritz's Crystal ball
Small Luxury Hotels of the World is offering five nights for the price of four at the Crystal Hotel in one of the world's most famous ski resorts, St Moritz, Switzerland.
The cost is $232 a room a night and includes a discount on ski passes, daily buffet breakfast, free minibar and wi-fi, access to Crystal Wellfit, the hotel's fitness centre, all transfers and taxes.
The five-night deal is valid for travel December 4-25. See slh.com.
Bunbury or bust
Stay for two nights between Friday and Sunday at Mantra Bunbury Hotel at Bunbury in south-west Western Australia from $179 a night in a Superior Studio. The hotel is on the historic Bunbury waterfront. It has an indoor heated pool and spa, Escape Day Spa, children's play area and tennis courts. Valid for travel until March 31. Phone 13 15 17. See mantra.com.au.
InterContinental Sydney's OpenAir Cinema Package includes an overnight stay in the harbourside hotel, valet parking and two adult tickets to the cinema, which sets up annually near Mrs Macquaries Chair in The Domain. InterContinental Sydney is within walking distance of the cinema.
Stay in a Club InterContinental guest room or suite, which affords access to the hotel's rooftop lounge, starting from $490 a night. The package including other room categories starts from $350 a night.
The package is available to book from December 13 for single-night stays during the 2013 St George OpenAir Cinema season, running from January 10 to February 16. Bookings must be made more than 24 hours in advance. Phone 1800 221 335, see intercontinental.com/openaircinema.