Spicers New Farm – Danube Cruise – Merlo Red Ride for Life – Russian River Cruise

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with John Crook

Warm up this winter

Stay in the sunshine with a stopover at Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm.  Stay for two nights in this inner Brisbane hotel. Pay $399 per couple per night Friday to Sunday.  This package includes  two tickets to the Surrealism Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, a two course dinner for two at the Continental  restaurant (winter menu) on one night, canapés each evening in the rooftop bar, a fully cooked breakfast each morning, with complimentary  bubbles on arrival. Sounds good to me,- so how about you and your partner ?  For booking details and conditions go visit www.spicersgroup.com.au

The Danube

There is a 35% discount on an ‘early bird’   cruise-tour special travelling from Prague to Budapest in 2012.  It is a 13-day package including three nights in Prague, and visiting port stops including Nuremberg, Regensburg  and Vienna (to mention a few).  The  package is now priced from $5869 per person twin share. Return air fares with Emirates from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Accommodation in Prague is five-star.  There’s even a night’s accomm  at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel, and two nights stay at Raffles in Dubai. There’s more to this story, so to get the facts ring 1300 369 848 or check www.ecruising.travel 

It’s a freebie, for just a bit of blood

Give blood and get an invite to a sausage sizzle and a coffee.  Not just any old coffee, but a Merlo coffee. The event is the Merlo Red Ride for Life, on Saturday 16 July, which peddles off from Merlo Coffee Torrefzione, at 10 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills.  To register visit www.merlo.com.au or ring (07) 3620 4239.    Keep an eye out for the bikies who are on a mission. 

Vikings on the way

Check the details of the 13-day Waterways of the Czars between St Petersburg and Moscow, with a saving for earlybirds of up to $2000 per person on the 2021 Viking River Cruise itineraries.   The discount also applies to the 12-day Footsteps of the Cossacks from $2299 per person twin share.  Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest fleet of superior vessels built especially for river travel.  To be sure that we are reading from the same hymn book, check out the deals and conditions by visiting www.bentours.com.au

Just imagine, there you are visiting the highlights of Russia’s imperial heartland.  Full payment required by 31 July 2011. It’s just as easy to do the checking by ringing 1800 221 712.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.   

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