Travel Deals: $1 cruises, bus through Italy

FROM September 3-9, anyone who books an MSC Cruises’ 2012 Grand Voyage will only pay $A1 plus port charges for the second passenger. This hot deal for couples is one of a number from the leading cruise line during the inaugural International Cruise Week promotion, organised by the International Cruise Council of Australasia. The offer applies to five sailings, one aboard MSC Opera from Venice on November 1, 2012, to South Africa’s Cape Town – 19 nights, the first passenger paying from $1319, the second guest from $476, including the port charges.

Other sailings and prices are as follow: MSC Magnifica, from Genoa on October 27, 2012 for 17 nights to Santos in Brazil, from $1289 and $426; MSC Fantasia, from Genoa on November 11, 2012 for 16 nights to Santos in Brazil, from $1249 and $401; MSC Orchestra, from Genoa on November 25, 2012 for 15 nights to Rio de Janeiro, from $1099 and $376; MSC Lirica, from Genoa on November 30, 2012 for 15 nights to Antilles in the Caribbean, from $1169 and $376. Travel deals:

SEE Rome, Tuscany, Florence and Venice in style with Tempo Holidays’ Italian Discovery coach tour. The 8-day tour explores the best of northern Italy while staying in centrally located, 4-star hotels close to all major attractions. It also features four dinners with drinks, an English-speaking tour escort and guaranteed departures from $A1897 per person twin share. Highlights include a full day sightseeing in Rome taking in the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Colosseum and Roman Forum, the medieval hilltop town of Siena and wine tasting in the Chianti countryside. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Florence including Michelangelo’s masterpiece David, a stop in Verona, a walking tour of Venice and Lake Como and Milan., 1300 558 987 or

SAIL from Barcelona to Sydney visiting eight countries in between including Egypt, Jordan and India on an epic 46-day Cruise1st package. The adventure includes 44 nights aboard the 5-star Celebrity Solstice stopping in Alexandria and Safaga in Egypt, Aqaba in Jordan, Dubai, and Muscat in Oman. The itinerary continues to Kochi in India, Port Kelang in Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Darwin, Cairns and Brisbane. The package departs October 24 and also includes a one night pre-cruise stay at the W Hotel in Barcelona and a one way flight to Barcelona with Singapore Airlines. Prices from Sydney are from $A6299 per person twin share based on an inside stateroom.


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