Travel deals: Shizuka Ryokan

The Peninsula Paris, now open.
Go Japanese in Victoria or channel Peninsula style in Paris: the world is your oyster, so add garnish and drink it up in this week's international and domestic travel deals.

GO NOW
VICTORIA
Save on an airfare to a Japanese spa and instead stay at Shizuka Ryokan in Hepburn Springs, 75 minutes from Melbourne: expect green tea, tatami and spa cuisine. Book and pay in full by July 31 and get $50 credit. From $179 a room a night, three-night stay. See shizuka.com.au.

INDIA Do India in five-star style and save $1165 a person for travel until September 30. Begin in Delhi and travel by private car to Agra, the pink city of Jaipur and the city of palaces, Udaipur, staying in Oberoi hotels. From $2785 a person, twin share. See abercrombiekent.com.au.

GO SOON
QUEENSLAND
Set in Brisbane's CBD, the new Mantra on the Quay opens with a bang - and a discount until August 31. The one, two and three-bed self-contained apartments all have balconies, and facilities include an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts. From $189 a night, one-bed apartment. See mantra.com.au.

ZAMBIA
Save over $2600 a couple on an eight-day stay in six camps in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Travel includes walking safaris and game drives. Departs Lusuka, travel by October 31. From $5487 a person. Phone 1300 363 302, see africanwildlifesafaris.com.au.

GO LATER
FRANCE
The ultra-luxe Peninsula Paris opens its doors on August 1 and is celebrating with an offer that saves $580 from the standard rate. Expect 360-degree views from the rooftop restaurant, a Rolls-Royce in the driveway and an elegant spa. From August 1-31. From $1005 a night. See peninsula.com.
NSW
Sneak in a staycation at one of Metro Hotels and Apartments' four Sydney properties and catch a winter special until August 31. Stay at the Metro Hotel Sydney Central, with breakfast for two and Wi-Fi included. From $143 a night, saving $207. See metrohotels.com.au.

KIDS' DEAL
SCHOOLIES GOT SOUL
Skip the hedonistic schoolies celebrations and channel that new-found freedom into voluntouring in Cambodia. Spend five days volunteering on community projects such as teaching English or working in a team on a development project, overseen by an experienced co-ordinator. Then reward yourself with some beach time in Cambodia's resort town, Sihanoukville, and take a guided tour of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap's UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat. Includes international flights, transfers and 24-hour emergency contact. Departs November 22. From $2700 a person. 1300 559 527, travelpartners.com.au.
This travel deals column by Belinda Jackson is published in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper every Sunday. 

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