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 www.united.com.
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 www.ComeToGermany.com.
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 www.continentaljourneys.com.
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 www.parkplazacardiff.com.
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
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