Choose to stay for seven nights or just four; Vanuatu holiday packages start at $989pp, twin-share, with Air Vanuatu flights from Auckland. Stay at Mangoes Resort, where breakfasts, a 50-minute massage and a guided waterfall tour are included. Or, book a seven-night stay at 3.5-star Breakas Beach Resort. This package starts at $1375pp, twin-share. Travel for Breakas Resort by March 23. Mangoes Resort packages are available to May 28. Book by March 31.

Split the difference

An eight-day 'Croatian Island Escape' Contiki tour is priced from $1825pp, twin-share, taking you by sail boat on a round trip from Split to Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Trstenik and Makarska. The boat is your accommodation and the package includes breakfasts, five lunches and two dinners, and selected activities. Book by February 29. Departures are on August 3 and 17. Airfares fromNew Zealand are additional.

Stormin' Norman-dy

If you love history, an eight-day tour in France is bound to intrigue. The 'Normandy, Brittany and The Loire Valley Tour' is an eight-day round-trip from Paris, with departures from April this year. Highlights include delving into the tumultuous history of Normandy. The tour price starts at $3550pp, twin-share. All meals are included.


Deal of the week

Christmas gift

A 22-night White Christmas cruise package will take you through Europe's picturesque scenery. The rivercruise aboard the AmaVenita, sailing with APT, comes with special features, including a private opera recital at the Hungarian State Opera House and a cocktail reception and private concert from the Vienna Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna. Flights are included in the $15,940pp price. The deal is available until February 15, and the voyage starts on December 16.

Walk New York

New York City boasts more than 200sq/km of parks and open spaces where old train tracks have been reclaimed and planted with gardens, trees and water features. It's a city where the locals jog, walk, cycle, in-line skate, horseback ride, ice skate, and play basketball, softball and soccer. A four-night stay in New York and return airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch are priced from $3359pp, twin-share, and daily breakfasts are part of the package. Book by February 1. Travel between May 19 and June 12. Price based on Thursday night to Sunday night accommodation.