Sailing up the Nile from Luxor and Aswan. Photo / Getty Images
STYLE ON THE NIL SHORE
Imagine traveling Egypt and the Nile for 12 amazing days, in luxury travel style. For a discounted price of $7,699, double fare, this Uniworld cruise includes seven nights on the Nile and four nights in Cairo. All meals aboard the SS Sphinx (or SS River Tosca) and an eight-day excursion led by trained Egyptologists are included. Flights between Cairo and Luxor are also covered. Please place your order by February 7th. There are a variety of departure dates to choose from at varying prices, but you can save $2,000 on select dates. Flights from New Zealand are additional.
Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715 www.houseoftravel.co.nz/hot-deals/deals/crs-splendors-of-egypt-and-the-nile-with-uniworld-cmpuni2301
TWO NIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOR
Three nights of luxury accommodation awaits you at Knight Residence Apartments in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Scotland. Priced at $1,069, this double occupancy package includes a Malt Whiskey tour. Flights from New Zealand are additional. Order by February 19th. Travel between September 1 and October 31.
Contact: Travel Associates, 0800 951 655 or check travel-associates.co.nz/accommodation/edinburgh/the-knight-residence-apartments—discover-malt-whisky-tour–16847237
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HIGH Aspiration in ADELAIDE
Tucked away in the Adelaide Highlands, stay at Sequoia Lodge for three nights, a private, luxury sanctuary for adults to truly relax and enjoy bespoke on-site and privately organized off-site activities. At the hotel, guests have access to the 30-acre leafy Mount Lofty Estate. The property has numerous easy walking trails and moderate hiking trails. This four-day, three-night package comes with a rental car and starts at $3,579 for two Sunday through Tuesday stays. Wednesday through Saturday rates are $3,809 plus two percent. Travel dates are February 1 to April 6, April 26 to September 28, or October 3 to 31.
Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715 houseoftravel.co.nz/hot-deals/deals/AST-adl-hideaway-in-adelaide-hills-CMPTA3110
THERE IS A STORE IN THE SOUTH
A four-night cruise aboard the Pacific Explorer takes you and three friends on a Marlborough vacation where you can hike to the top of the South Island and visit wineries. On the plane, your room has its own balcony and all the main meals on board are included. Each seat comes with A$100 flight credit, valid for the first two passengers in this quadruple package. Departing Auckland on September 8, the price is $679 per square foot. Travel to Auckland is optional.
Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or exit flightcentre.co.nz/product/16991926
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Experience Italy on an 11-day Guided Tour of Italian Treasures from $6,143. A local expert will accompany you to explore the Eternal City, visit the Vatican Museums, tour the Papal Art Collection, and wander the Colosseum. You will then travel to Capri, where you will meet a guide, then proceed to Venice and finish your trip with a celebratory dinner on the sugar-hued island of Burano. This trip will take off on April 17th. There will be additional flights from New Zealand. Most of the other cruises are sold out, but there is one available on May 29, starting at $6,503 for two.
Contact: Insight Vacations, 0800 568 769 or check insightvacations.com/en-nz/tours/treasures-of-italy