We bring you some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this new page for 2014 and check back each week for all the latest specials.
Trojan horses, ancient cities, bustling bazaars and haunting battle sites are on the itinerary of Trafalgar's eight-day Highlights of Turkey guided holiday. Starting and ending in vibrant Istanbul, the tour is priced from $1850 per person twin share for the April 26 departure only, a saving of $185 per person. Phone 0800 Trafalgar or ask your travel agent.
Time out in Thailand
Relax on the stunning beaches of Thailand's two most popular islands on a deal from Our Asia. The package includes two nights in Bangkok followed by six nights in both Phuket and Koh Samui. Prices start at $2349 per person and include return flights from Auckland, a one-way flight from Phuket to Koh Samui, daily breakfast, and private airport transfers in Thailand. It must be booked by March 19, and some close-out periods apply. Phone 0800 802 742.
Summer's last gasp
Make the most of the warm sunny days and extend your summer at the Beachside Resort Whitianga. Book the Oceans Wotif deal and you'll get a one-bedroom motel-style apartment from $135 per night for two people, with a minimum two-night stay. The resort is a stone's throw from the beach, and has a tennis court and a heated pool. Valid until the end of April or until sold out. Phone 0800 441 092.
Spend Easter in tropical luxury on Travel Associates' Tahiti Easter break. The deal includes return airfares, four nights' 4.5-star accommodation in Papeete, plus four nights' in Bora Bora in a five-star deluxe lagoon overwater bungalow, transfers, and full breakfast daily. Prices start from $6599 per person from Auckland, $6799 from Wellington or $6899 from Christchurch. Valid for sales until March 17 for travel on April 18. Phone 0800 951 655.
Glory of Gujarat
The north Indian state of Gujarat boasts a rich culture and history, forgotten tribes, colourful textiles, incredible architecture and fascinating wildlife. Adventure World's 14-day Glorious Land of Gujarat private tour encompasses bustling cities, traditional villages, a national park, and the small island of Diu, which retains elements of its time as a Portuguese colony. The tour starts and ends in Ahmedabad, and is priced from $3319 per person. It includes accommodation, specified meals and sightseeing with entrance fees, local guides and transport by private vehicle.
Med in style
Cruise from Rome to Barcelona in five-star luxury aboard Oceania's elegant Riviera, which debuted in 2012. Ports include Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Portofino, Monte Carlo, Monaco, St Tropez, Marseilles, and Palma on Majorca. The seven-night Flavours of Europe cruise departs Rome on June 28, and prices start from $3960 per person, twin/double share. As a bonus you get a US$350 (approx. NZ$415) shipboard credit per stateroom plus unlimited internet on board. Contact Mondo Travel on 0800 955 655, or email: email@example.com.
Eat, drink, pedal
One of Australia's most respected wine critics, Nick Stock, is coming to New Zealand - and you can tour Martinborough's top food producers alongside him - on a bicycle. You'll meet celebrated local chefs and 'taste' your way around the countryside, including partaking in a five-course degustation dinner, with wine matched by Nick Stock.
The tour, named 'Trail within a Trail,' is a two-night package on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, and is hosted and organised by your accommodation managers at Peppers Parehua. Prices for the package start at $996 for each room, which covers the cycling and tasting tour and two nights' accommodation for two in a 'Winemaker's Cottage,' plus full provincial-style breakfasts each morning.
Peppers Parehua is just over an hour's drive from Wellington.
Contact: Peppers Parehua on 06 306 8405 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico's top five destinations, with grand scenery, climate and beaches where the water is crystal clear. Best-known is Playa Medano which is 3km long and boasts several bars, nestled right on the beach.
Return airfares from Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch to Cabo, and five nights' accommodation where the food, beverages and entertainment are all included, start at $3349 each, twin-share for all but a few days in November, this year. Book by March 17.
Contact: Flight Centre on 0800 427 555.
Forget lions and tigers, elephants and giraffes. Go on safari in Canada and see polar bears. A six-day Polar Bear Safari in Churchill and Winnepeg is priced from $3475 each, twin-share, for set departures between October 1 and November 30. Book by March 31.
The package includes a tour of Churchill and the surrounding area, entrance to Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, dog sledding and two day-trips on a Tundra Buggy, with a knowledgeable guide on board. Travel from New Zealand to Canada is not included in the package price.
Contact: House of Travel on 0800 838 747.
A luxurious Easter break in Tahiti for eight nights with daily breakfasts and return airfares from Auckland, is priced from $6599 per person, or - from Wellington, $6799, or Christchurch, $6899. You'll spend four nights in 4.5-star accommodation in Papeete in a deluxe ocean view room, and four nights in five-star accommodation in Bora Bora in a deluxe lagoon overwater bungalow. Book by March 17. Travel on April 18.
Contact: Travel Associates on 0800 951 655.
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