Operators promote London winter specials

NEW YORK -- Winter season packages to the U.K. run the gamut from top-of-the-line luxury plans to basic programs for the budget-minded.

Westport, Conn.-based ETM Travel Group is offering its Upper Class Britain itinerary in two deluxe packages in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

The Classic Collection starts at $4,735 per person, double, including roundtrip upper class air and six nights' accommodations from a choice of more than 70 country house and castle hotels. The price also covers full British breakfast daily, daily car rental of a Saab 900, service charges and taxes.

Clients can spend five nights in London on France Vacations' packages, prices from $529 per person in November, December, and March.
The London Theatre Package, which starts at $4,895 per person, double, features roundtrip upper class air; six nights' first class hotel accommodations at either the Radisson Mountbatten Hotel or the Radisson Hampshire Hotel, and continental breakfast daily.

The rate also includes two theater tickets per person to any West End show, a choice of any full-day London tour in or around London with Frames Rickards Coach tours, service charges and taxes.

Prices are based on departure from New York; rates also are available from Miami, Orlando, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Add-on fares are available from additional cities.

For further details, agents can contact ETM Travel Group at (800) 992-7700 or visit its Web site at www.etmtravelgroup.com.

For clients with a smaller travel budget, Los Angeles-based France Vacations introduced a low-season winter special to London starting at $529 for five nights' accommodations at the Regent Palace Hotel during November, December and March. The price drops to $509 during January and February.

The package also includes roundtrip air on Continental or US Airways from Newark and daily breakfasts.

A selection of 14 other London hotels are available, and extra nights can be added.

The program is offered with departures from several other cities.

Flights out of Boston, for example, also will cost $529 in November, December and March, and $509 in January and February. Fares from Atlanta will be $609 and $589, respectively.

Agents can contact France Vacations at (800) 332-5332.

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