Luxury cruise liner Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer has partnered Aman Summer Palace in Beijing to offer passengers one night's free stay in the resort for two of its cruise packages.

The stay includes breakfast, access to Unesco World Heritage Site Summer Palace and activities at the resort's Cultural Pavilion such as Chinese tea ceremony.

The cruise packages start from HK$11,744 (S$2,120) a person. Choose from the three-night Chongqing-to-Yichang voyage or the four-night Yichang-to-Chongqing one. Free onboard activities include taiji, Chinese cooking classes and calligraphy and silk embroidery workshops.

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Banyan Tree Ungasan in Bali has introduced a new package called Sense of Romance for honeymooners. Priced at 2,400 dirhams (S$913) a night for a villa, the package includes breakfast, a 90-minute spa session and a three-course set dinner at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant. Half-day Balinese cooking classes, which include lunch, are offered at 344 dirhams a person.

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Chan Brothers Travel will celebrate its jubilee year with a Celebrate 50 Holiday Fiesta Preview Sale from Friday to next Sunday. Packages include the seven-day Picturesque Kyushu via Eva Air Hello Kitty Charter (from $2,688) and the 13-day Enchanting Danube River Cruise (from $3,538). Prices exclude taxes and surcharges. The sale will be held at Levels 1 & 7, Fook Hai Building, 150 South Bridge Road. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm on Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturday and noon to 6pm next Sunday. Admission is free.

Call 6438-8880 for inquiries.


Families staying at Belmond hotels in Italy and Mallorca in Spain will be able to enjoy a whole host of family-friendly activities.

For starters, Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice is offering three children's tours which include treasure hunts in St Mark's Square, a gondola ride and a Venetian boatyard painting session. Prices start from €210 (S$335) with a 10 per cent value-added tax a child. Other terms and conditions apply.

Guests at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Taormina, Italy, can sign up for underwater photography sessions at the hotels' swimming pools.

Children will be provided with the necessary equipment, including a waterproof camera which they can take home. The sessions, which are supervised, start from €95 a child an hour, excluding taxes.

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Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 20, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe