Travel Weekly's Europe E-letter: Nov. 8, 2006

UNITED VACATIONS is trimming prices on air fares to London, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Brussels and Dublin from most origin cities by as much as 35% when booked by Dec. 13. In addition, travelers who book air and at least four nights' accommodations will receive 2,500 Mileage Plus bonus miles per adult. Travel must take place by Dec. 14 or between Dec. 25 and March 31. Sample London vacation packages include accommodations at the Craven Gardens and a fourth night free from $499 per person, double, from New York; $519 from Boston; $559 from Washington; $589 from Chicago; and $669 from Denver, Los Angeles or San Francisco. For details, visit

TRAVEL AGENTS who want to create tours based on Germany's car and motorcycle culture can take advantage of the German National Tourist Office's new Drive Deutschland brochure. The publication highlights museums, factories and scenic driving routes and includes such practical visitor information as locations, hours of operation and maps. The brochure features attractions country-wide, from the Autobahn to a Formula 1 Race Track. More details can be found at

CONTINENTAL JOURNEYS unveiled a six-night, air-inclusive winter getaway to Slovenia and Croatia, priced from $1,479 per person, double, through March 31. The package includes air from New York to Ljubljana, Slovenia, and back from Zagreb, Croatia, as well as three nights' accommodations in each city; daily breakfast; and a two-hour walking tour and a three-day city card in each capital. Also included are a reserved seat on the train ride between cities, airport and rail transfers, hotel taxes and service charges. To book, visit

THE PARK PLAZA HOTEL in Cardiff, Wales, which opened less than two years ago, received the 2006-07 Automobile Association Hotel of the Year award for Wales. The 129-room four-star deluxe property, which is situated in the city center, features a stainless steel indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and spa treatment rooms; the open-kitchen Laguna Restaurant and Bar; wireless Internet access throughout; and more than 300 works of original art. Information on the hotel can be found at

FOR THE HARD-TO-IMPRESS CLIENT, a New Year's bash aboard the restored Majestic Imperator luxury train in Vienna might fill the bill. The train will travel through and around Vienna the night of Dec. 31, while passengers celebrate with a black tie formal dinner and dancing. Priced at about $357 per person, the event includes rail ticket, dinner, champagne and wines. To book the plan, log onto

Europe Editor:

Felicity Long

Phone: (781) 659-1301

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