Deals: See Australia by rail

Line of sights...take a friend free on a three-day journey on the Ghan.
Line of sights...take a friend free on a three-day journey on the Ghan.

See Australia by rail

Buy one ticket and get one free on rail journeys on the Indian Pacific or the Ghan. A four-day journey on the Indian Pacific for two passengers from Perth to Sydney in a Red Sleeper Cabin costs $1510. A three-day journey on the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide in a Red Sleeper Cabin costs $1469. For travel until March 31. Phone 1300 387 245; see

Ski Japan and save

SkiJapan has a deal for the resort of Niseko. Seven nights in a three-level, loft-style cottage costs from $697 a person, quad share. The cost includes a six-day, all-mountain lift pass including night skiing, meeting at New Chitose Airport and return transfers. For stays from December 1-8. Phone 1300 137 411; see

Relax at Cable Beach

Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome includes studio rooms, self-contained bungalows and villas and luxury suites with butler service. A five-night stay costs from $1849 a person and includes full buffet breakfast daily, one free night and private airport transfers. For travel from October 15 to March 31. Phone 1800 044 066; see

Chase the whales

An eight-day tour of Greenland includes Disko Bay and the glacier of Eqi. The Icebergs and Whales of Greenland journey costs from $3270 a person; $1190 for a single supplement. The trip departs Greenland from mid-June to late August. See

Voyage with Andre

A luxury 14-night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam includes an Andre Rieu concert in Vienna and airfares of up to $800 a person to Europe. It costs from $7789 a person, twin share. The voyage aboard MS AmaVerde takes in villages and cities of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary. For sale until November 30, the trip departs Budapest on December 21. Phone 1300 450 133; see

See the south in style

Insight Vacations has a new 17-day journey in the deep south of the US. The trip includes Nashville and a cruise down the Mississippi aboard American Dream, a genuine steamboat. It costs $6515 a person, twin share (single supplement from $4200), and includes luxury accommodation and luxury coach transport. The trip departs on April 12 and 17 and May 31. Phone 1300 237 886; see

To Rome, and London, with love

Book a 13-day tour of Italy from $3999 with six nights in London included. The cost includes return economy airfares from Australia flying with British Airways or Malaysian Airlines, 12 nights' hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, nine evening meals, sightseeing in a five-star motor coach and excursions in Lake Garda, Siena, Rome, Florence and Pisa. Book by November 30. Phone 1300 813 391; see

Penguins on parade

World Expeditions has savings on 11-day trips to Antarctica between November 3 and March 20. In Search of the Emperor Penguin, departing Ushuaia on November 24 and December 4, now costs from $US8362.50 ($8099) a person, quad share (usually $US11,150). The Discover Antarctica journey departing Ushuaia on December 3 now costs from $US4683 a person, quad share (usually $US6690). Phone 1300 720 000; see

Canada and Alaska await

Cruise through Alaska and explore Canada on the Rocky Mountaineer plus nights in New York on a new 24-night package. The trip departs on May 18 and includes a one-night hotel stay in Vancouver before boarding Celebrity Cruises' five-star ship Celebrity Century for a seven-night voyage through Alaska, including Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau and Ketchikan. Spend one night in Vancouver before an 11-night journey to Toronto on the Rocky Mountaineer train taking in Hell's Gate, the Canadian Rockies and province of Alberta, Banff, a night at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Niagara Falls and the Columbia Icefield. The deal also includes two nights in Toronto, a flight to New York for a three-night hotel stay and return international flights. Departures from Sydney cost from $7999 a person, twin share; Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane $8299 and Perth from $8599. Phone 1300 596 345; see

Luxury in the bush

Stay in bush luxury at Western Australia's Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef and Bamurru Plains in the Northern Territory. The "stay three nights and pay for two" deal at Sal Salis costs from $1370 a person, twin share (saving $1370 a couple), and includes three nights' accommodation in a wilderness tent, all meals and drinks from a select open bar. Valid until March. Stay at Bamurru Plains from $990 a person, with two nights' accommodation in a safari bungalow and all meals and drinks from a select open bar. Valid until November 30. See

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Correction The cost of a three-night stay on Heron Island, Queensland (Traveller, October 20) is $999, not $99 as stated. See

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