Holidays Away : Easter Edition 2009
www .holida y s a w a y .net – a range of seven-day packages combining car hire and pre-selected accommodation with suggested itineraries in six different regions. stay four, pay three T PARIS HOTEL OFFER French Travel Connection has released its biggest ever range of holiday options in its 2009 brochure, from living like a local in a Paris apartment to cruising the canals aboard a traditional barge. o celebrate the new Brochure’s release, French Travel Connection is offering a Stay Four, Pay Three deal on dozens of quality Paris hotels. Available from July 1 to August 31, 2009, the deal covers a wide choice of three- and four-star hotels in top locations. As Australia’s largest specialist in Above: Gordes, Provence, France. travel to France, French Travel Connection has expanded its range of escorted tours and introduced new independent travelling options, all designed to create a more fl exible holiday that can be mixed or tailored to suit any taste. Highlights and new features in the 2009 brochure include: • New independent touring – the 21- day Independent Rail Tour of France, combining accommodation and rail passes with a selection of day tours and an open plan of recommended sights and activities, travelling through the best of regional France. • Independent self-drive holidays Stay at Australia’s only RESORT WATER PARK Plus One Free Adult Sea World Island Cruise or Sea World Sunset Cruise valued at $45† . In late 2008, Accor opened the only new-build hotel in the Sydney CBD since the 2000 Olympics –Ibis Sydney King St Wharf. Guests will enjoy FREE unlimited water slides, 3 lagoon pools plus our $1 million WaterPlay playground. Book Now for packages including unlimited entry to Sea World! Call 1800 074 448 or visit *Per room, per night. Minimum 3 night stay. Valid until 26 June 09. Excludes QLD school holidays. † 1 free adult ticket per twin room to enjoy Sea World Cruises during your stay. Excludes group bookings. Conditions apply. our renowned King Street Wharf precinct that has become one of Sydney’s leading restaurant, bar, and entertainment areas in the past decade. With direct harbour access for ferry and cruise services, this hotel is an ideal base for domestic leisure travellers and is close to our historic Rocks area, T 14 HOLID A YS AWAY • EAS TER 2009 his eight-storey, 91- room hotel, on the corner of Erskine and Shelley Streets is only a short stroll from Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. For those coming by rail, Wynyard Station is just around the corner. The Ibis brand of economy hotels puts its major emphasis on rooms rather than restaurants and bars and as such can offer very competitive rates for such a prestigious location. There are three  room types including their premier harbour king style as well as four [ accessible rooms. Modern chic styling and comfortable beds Holidays Away is produced and published by Rural Press Sales – a subsidsiary of Fairfax Media. Rural Press Sales, 68 Chandos Street St Leonards NSW 2065. Printed by Rural Press Printing, North Richmond for Regional Publishers Pty Ltd ABN 20 000 014 700 combined with broadband and wireless internet make a stay great value for money. The I Bistro provides a full breakfast as well as snacks, great coffee and a cold beer or glass of bubbly. Security parking is also available. Room only rates start from $129 and are subject to availability. For reservations call 02 8243 0700 or visit www.ibishotel.com Advertising and Editorial Enquiries: Tony Glynn E: email@example.com T: 02 9478 1200 Artwork and Technical Specs: Sam Woods E: firstname.lastname@example.org holidaysaway • Expanded choice of escorted tours – including a new signature tour of regional France, the 14-day French Connection, and a new France-Italy tour, the 17-day Provence & Tuscany. • Expanded range of Paris packages – designed for all budgets and accommodation styles, a range of short stays in Paris combining accommodation with a selection of activities, half-day tours, attraction passes and transfers. • Expanded range of Paris apartment hotels – Australia’s biggest selection of Paris apartments, offering self- contained accommodation with full-time reception staff. • New range of Paris extras – a choice of authentic French experiences and add-ons, including cooking classes, market tours, wine and cheese tasting, meet and greet services and private guides. • Expanded range of hotel barges – indulgent holidays aboard traditional French barges with full crew, sightseeing excursions and meals included, offering between three and 10 cabins and four different grades from comfortable to ultimate luxury. • Self-guided walking and cycling holidays – a chance to discover the hidden gems of regional France at your own pace, with pre-selected accommodation and luggage transport between destinations. • Australia’s biggest selection of self-drive canal boats – an expanded range of boats on waterways throughout the country, offered by Australia’s leading agent for self- drive canal boats in France. Other features in French Travel Connection’s 2009 program include private Paris apartments, Australia’s biggest range of Paris hotels, a decadent selection of Chateau hotels and a choice of thousands of character villas and cottages throughout France. “The new program lets travellers take as little or as much support as they want, whether they take a fully- escorted tour or a tailored independent holiday,” Mr McDonnell said. “Either way, they can use us for advice and support to get the style of holiday that suits them best.” French Travel Connection’s new brochure also includes Paris day tours, short escorted tours from Paris, escorted Somme battlefield tours, language classes, cooking classes and independent regional tours. For more information and bookings contact French Travel Connection, 1300 858 304, email@example.com or visit www.frenchtravel.com.au sydney’s only cbd hotel DEVELOPED THIS DECADE From $166 per night* 0902184 SEA WORLD © 2009 & TM Sea World Property Trust.