Concierge: New tour to Scandinavia


Dynasty Travel has a new itinerary to Norway and Sweden so travellers can chase the Northern Lights this winter.

The 12-day, nine-night package takes guests from Oslo to Stockholm, stopping in Arctic towns including Tromso, Honningsvag and Kiruna along the way.

Highlights include tours of both cities, a chance to explore a viking ship museum, ride in a husky sledge, visit the Aurora Sky Station and the world's oldest ice hotel, spend two nights on board a cruise and learn about Sami culture in Lapland.

Scheduled departures are on Nov 22, Dec 7, 14 and 31, Jan 26 and March 26. Prices start from $7,188 a person.

For bookings and inquiries, call 6532-3833 or e-mail


Hotel company Belmond has announced the arrival of South America's first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer, in May next year.

The train will travel on one- and two-night journeys along one of the highest rail routes in the world, traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Peru's colonial-era capital Arequipa.

There will be four journeys to choose from. Prices start from US$462 (S$620) a person for the one-night Spirit Of The Andes journey, inclusive of all meals, an open bar and scheduled excursions.

This will be Belmond's eighth luxury train and it complements the day trips between Cusco and Machu Picchu by the Belmond Hiram Bingham train in Peru.

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For every four-night stay, enjoy one of the nights free at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius from now till Dec 19.

Famous for its fine white-sand beaches, crystal lagoons, waterfalls, lush mountains and colourful underwater life, the volcanic nation in the Indian Ocean is a direct journey from Singapore via thrice-weekly Air Mauritius flights.

The Angsana Balaclava Mauritius can arrange biking, snorkelling, water-skiing, fishing and sailing activities as well as tours on board a glass-bottomed boat or a champagne cruise aboard a catamaran.

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Starting July 1, previously adults-only resort Club Med Kani in the Maldives is opening its doors to children aged two and above.

A new programme of activities for children aged four to 17 will include art and craft, beach volleyball, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, dance shows, clown hunts and sandcastle challenges.

To celebrate the new programme and as part of the Great Singapore Sale, the resort is offering discounts of up to $551 (adults) and $337 (children) for a four-day, three-night stay.

Children aged below four stay free.

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Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 26, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe