Bright lights, glamour, glitz and the frenetic pace of big city life come together in a 13-day luxurious tour of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, priced from $9625pp, twin-share. The "Easy Pace American Contrasts" holiday is discounted 5per cent for bookings made by April 28.

Coastal classic

Circumnavigate Australia over 29 nights in five-star, cruise ship luxury on the MS Maasdam, setting out from Sydney on October 20. Priced from $9079pp, double-share for an inside cabin, this cruise package includes all on-board meals and entertainment and a US$100 beverage credit. The Holland Line cruise ship first heads to Queensland's coast and up to Darwin and Indonesia, before sailing to Western Australia, down to Tasmania and back to Sydney, visiting Australia's main ports all along the way.
On yer broomstick

The enchanting Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in two days. Cast aside your "muggle" life and explore Harry's magical world on a family holiday, priced from $1159pp, family-share, this year.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in two days.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in two days.

Return airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch are included, along with five nights' accommodation and daily breakfasts. The family package pricing is based on two adults and two children aged between 2 and 11. Book by April 11. Travel from Auckland between May 15 and June 19; fromWellington between November 6 and 22, or from Christchurch, between November 8 and 22.
Hi, ho Silver

Twelve nights on board the cruise ship Silver Shadow will fill your travel diary with exotic place names such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Burma, Langkawi and Malacca.

And, this cruise ship boasts a staff-to-guest ratio of close to one to one. The cruise departs from Singapore on October 31 and is priced from $10,479pp, twin-share, for a Vista Suite.

All meals and beverages on board are included. Book and pay in full by April 30, and save 10 per cent.
London to London

A 28-day "European Paradiso Trip" is designed for 18-to-35-year-olds, and covers an astonishing list of destinations on a round-trip from London. Priced from $3705pp, multi-share, this tour is for those who are just as happy to hunker down in hostels and camp-sites as they would be in fine hotels. The itinerary includes Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona, Sardinia, Rome, Florence, Venice, Austrian Alps, Swiss Alps, Rhine Valley, and Amsterdam. Book by April 8. The tour departs on selected dates between May 27 and September 16. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.
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