INTERCONTINENTAL MAR MENOR Golf Resort & Spa opened in
Murcia, Spain, near Cartagena. The 64-room property features a
full-service ESPA spa, six dining venues and bars and a nine-hole
golf course, which will be converted into an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus
course in the coming months. Guest rooms incorporate Spanish and
Moorish themes and offer private balconies overlooking the golf
course or pool. An introductory package is available, priced from
about $232 per night, including breakfast. Valid through December,
the package requires a four-night minimum stay. To book, call (800)
327-0200 or visit www.intercontinental.com.
CITY AIRPORT, located just outside city center, was
renamed George Best Airport May 22 in honor of the citys most
famous sports star. Best, a football legend who played for
Manchester United, died in 2002. Belfasts Aldergrove Airport,
situated about 20 miles or 30 minutes by car from the city center,
remains the citys principal airport.
TOURCRAFTERS tackled the problem of getting
around the top visitor attractions in Rome with a new hop-on,
hop-off bus service called Ciao Roma. The tour itinerary comprises
13 stops, among them the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, Villa
Borghese, Capitoline Hill, the Vatican Museums, St. Peters
Basilica, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. The tours run daily
from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the $23 tickets are commissionable to
travel agents at 10%. For info, call (800) 621-2259 or visit www.tourcrafters.com.
MAC, the Contemporary Art Museum of French-speaking
Belgium, was awarded the title Best Museum of 2006 in Wallonia by
the association of Belgian museums. The museum is housed in the
Grand-Hornu Colliery, a historical mining complex and industrial
heritage site near Mons. The structure consists partly of renovated
buildings and new construction, and the exhibitions offer
explanatory texts and guided visits in English, French, Dutch and
German. For more information, go to www.grand-hornu.be.
JOURNEYS unveiled a seven-night Discover Bulgaria tour
that includes Sofia, Veliko Turnovo and Plovdiv. Priced at $799 per
person, double, departures are from Sofia through Oct. 7. The tour
includes accommodations, daily breakfasts, six lunches, seven
dinners, sightseeing with an English-speaking tour guide,
motorcoach or car transportation, transfers, hotel service charges
and taxes. To make reservations, call (800) 601-4343 or visit www.continentaljourneys.com.
Phone: (781) 659-1301
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