The best travel deals this week, as spotted by the Australian Times editor
10% off an African adventure
Embark on your amazing African adventure with Topdeck and save 10% on any trip price!
From game parks and Gorillas to desert trips and western safaris, Topdeck are offering these awesome trips of a lifetime. Blessed with epic landscapes, majestic wildlife, friendly people and diverse cultures, Africa truly has something for everyone. And Topdeck , in partnership with Acacia Africa, are offering a range of great overland packages from seven days South Africa to Zambia to a massive 58 days trip from Nairobi to Cape Town.
Track gorillas in Uganda, surf the sand-dunes of Namibia, search for the Big Five in Tanzania, get your adrenaline rush at Victoria Falls and chill out on the beaches of Zanzibar.
To save 10% off a trip price, just book and pay in full six months in advance and use the promo code TDAfricaEarlyBird10 when booking.
For full details, see: Topdeck.travel/africa/safari-tours#
Berlin to Budapest
Explore Europe like a pro with Contiki’s Berlin to Budapest trip. And save money doing it!
Visiting five countries over 11 days, you’ll get to see Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. And if you’re quick, you might just be able to knock almost £200 off the trip price.
The tour departs 7 April and if you get in by 20 February you could save £163. This tour encompasses the big four cities of eastern Europe – Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Having two or three nights in each city will mean you have a chance to really discover the cities in depth. You’ll also pop in to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for lunch! Horse burgers anyone?
For full details, see: Contiki.co.uk/destinations/europe/tours/100-berlin-to-budapest
Become and Antarctic polar explorer
Inspired by our awesome polar bears feature this week, we have found a deal for the ‘polar explorer’ within you. You could save up to 30% aboard the M/V Plancius when you join Explore’s Antarctic Peninsula trip on 20 March.
A voyage to Antarctica is the ultimate trip for the extreme traveller. Just imagine waking up surrounded by glaciers and mountains as far as the eye can see, standing encircled by penguins.
Travelling with Explore, you’ll see the region on a small, informal expedition ship, maximising your time with the wildlife and on-shore. You’ll also see these regions responsibly, as all of their expeditions are run in accordance with environmental guidelines.
See three penguin species, humpback, minke and fin whales, plus seals and different bird species on a 10 day trip to the White Continent. You must book by 18 February 2012 to get the discount. To book, call Explore’s specialist polar team on 0844 875 1895
For full details, see: Explore.co.uk/polar/16651-save-up-to-30-aboard-the-mv-plancius