Concierge Travel news and deals: Europe flight deals

Deer in Shiretoko National Park, one of the sites along the Hokkaido Snow Tour itinerary with Walk Japan. The luxury Atix Hotel in La Paz in Bolivia.
Deer in Shiretoko National Park, one of the sites along the Hokkaido Snow Tour itinerary with Walk Japan.PHOTO: WALK JAPAN

EUROPE FLIGHT DEALS

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, today is the last day to score Emirate's year-end deals to more than a dozen European destinations, which include return economy fares to Amsterdam ($979), Barcelona ($999), London ($1,039), Paris ($1,029) and Prague ($1,289).

Bookings are applicable for travel between tomorrow and Dec 30.

Emirates Skywards members can also take advantage of the airline's new Cash+Miles offer, which allows customers to pay with a combination of cash and Skywards miles.

For more information, go to emirates.com/sg


TRAVEL FAIR

Today is the last day of the Insight Vacations Travel Special at Raffles City, where travellers can save up to US$890 (S$1,240) a couple on selected itineraries, such as the 10-day Best of Italy, the 10-day Best of Morocco, the eight-day Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany and the nine-day Best of Spain & Portugal tours.

The fair is at level 1 of the mall and is open from 11am to 8pm.

For more information, go to insightvacations.com


NEW OFFBEAT TOURS

Tour company Walk Japan, which specialises in off-the-beaten-track tours of Japan, has added two new itineraries.

One is a fully-guided, six-day tour of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu in western Japan.

Guests will walk and cycle past farm houses and fields and through forested valleys before arriving in Beppu, a seaside town known for its onsen and hot springs. The tour starts at 316,000 yen (S$4,230) a person.

Those willing to brave the cold can venture north to join the Hokkaido Snow Tour, an eight-day, seven-night fully-guided snowshoe exploration of one of Japan's snowiest regions.

The tour will begin in the fishing port of Kushiro before travellers traverse frozen seas and the remotest of landscapes.

The trip will end in Utoro, a small onsen town on the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula. The tour starts from 498,000 yen a person.

Prices include accommodation, equipment rental, ground transportation and most meals.

For more information, go to walkjapan.com


NEW HOTEL IN BOLIVIA


The luxury Atix Hotel in La Paz in Bolivia. PHOTO: ATIX HOTEL

The luxury hotel is home to Ona, a fine-dining restaurant specialising in Bolivian produce.

It boasts a rooftop with an infinity pool and the +591 Bar where guests can sip locally inspired cocktails created by award-winning mixologist David Romero, while enjoying dramatic views of the city.

Original, specially commissioned pieces by Bolivia's most important living artist and photographer Gaston Ugalde decorate the hotel's public areas, hallways and 53 guest rooms.

Inside the rooms, the decor of indigenous wood, local stone and woven alpaca are complemented by floor-to-ceiling bay windows.

To help the country's less fortunate, the hotel will donate a portion of the room rate to charity when guests book directly with it.

For more information, go to atix hotel.com

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 23, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe