Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

Tourcrafters has great travel deal to Greece

July 13, 2010

LIBERTYVILLE, IL – With both the euro and the Greek economy in the pits, this is the year for an affordable trip to the Greek Islands. TourCrafters is offering a midweek 9-day/8-night package to Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini for US$1,849 in October, US$1,999 in September – the optimum months when the weather is warm and sunny, the Aegean is perfect for swimming, and the tourist hordes have gone home. The package is also available in July and August, but high-season air fare means the price is higher.

The package includes round-trip air fare from New York or Boston to Athens; two nights at a modern, conveniently-located Athens hotel; three nights at a deluxe beach hotel with pool on Mykonos; three nights at a Santorini hotel with pool in Fira town; daily breakfasts; a half-day Athens city tour with English-speaking guide and entrance fees; dinner in a typical restaurant on Mykonos and Santorini; ferry tickets Piraeus-Mykonos and Mykonos-Santorini; air fare Santorini-Athens; and arrival and departure transfers in each destination (6 total). All hotels are air-conditioned.

The Athens sightseeing tour covers city highlights, as well as the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. On Mykonos, there’s time to relax on the beach, browse the streets and sophisticated shops of the blue and white town, enjoy an ouzo in a waterfront café, or even take a day-trip to Delos. And on Santorini, travelers can explore the fascinating Minoan ruins at Akrotiri, visit a winery, relax in a picturesque Oia café, and watch the sensational sunset over the Caldera.

Air fare add-ons are US$75 from Miami and Chicago and US$130 from Los Angeles. All prices quoted are per person double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include the fuel surcharge and taxes of approximately US$461, which are subject to change. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking.

For additional detailed information, visit . For reservations, call 800-482-5995.

Europe’s historic hotels association releases iPhone app

June 30, 2010

Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is introducing a new free app that enables travelers to search for traditional and authentic hotels throughout Europe, to look up availabilities and to book their stay.

Historic Hotels of Europe consists of 20 historic hotels organizations representing nearly 700 unique and handpicked historic properties throughout Europe. They are all presented on the federation’s website

Content and search facilities of the website are now combined with the powerful functionality of the iPhone.

Through the new iPhone app, you can search by situation (hotels “near me”), kind of lodging (castle, palace, manor house, boutique…), activities and location (seaside, mountains, city…).

Interactive Google maps help travelers to find easily the nearest hotel in the area. Once the hotel of your dreams is located, you also can easily access all relevant information about the property, see three pictures, check availabilities, and call the property or tbook online.

The app also gives you access to all information about the umbrella federation, Historic Hotels of Europe, the different historic hotels organizations and special offers.

The new iPhone app is free and will be available on and the App Store by the middle of July.

–Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate,