Are you and your clients bored of seeing the same old tour packages? Well, so were the planners with Brendan Vacations, and they’ve done something about it. New in their 2012/2013 European Guided Vacations brochure are no less than 13 brand-new itineraries featuring Ireland, Italy, and some of Europe’s grandest cities. And for the first time, Brendan Vacations is offering programs in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
“We are very excited to launch these new and intriguing itineraries,” says Brendan Vacations president Nico Zenner. “Our novel Guided Vacations in central and eastern Europe, and in the Balkans, and our non-traditional take on cities like Venice assure our guests to seeing these places in a most exclusive way.”
Additionally, tours offered by Brendan Vacations now include additional personal touches such as upgraded hotel accommodations and immersive dinners hosted in local homes to enhance your clients’ understanding and appreciation of the local culture and sights.
Slovenia The Highlights of Slovenia tour takes eight days to discover seven cities. On the journey, travelers can look forward to exploring intriguing sights such as the Postojna Cave, Predjama and Bled castles, and optional tours to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda or Lake Bohinj. Rates start at $1,566 pp dbl.
Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania The 11-day Discovering the Balkans will have your clients staying in six of the most popular cities within Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, stopping at an additional five locations to see cultural sites along the way. Just a few of the places they’ll see include the Kalmegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the castles of Bran and Pales, the Parliament Palace in Bucharest and the National History Museum in Sofia. Rates start at $1,758 pp dbl.
Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia Guests taking part in the Crossroads of Cultures and Contrasts: Bosnia, Croatia & Slovenia program will arrive in Sarajevo, Bosnia and spend 12 days traveling toward their final destination in Zagreb, Croatia. During the tour, travelers will stop to see the remains of the Turkish Quarter in Sarajevo, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Bled Castle and the Central Market in Ljubljana. Rates start at $1,985 pp dbl.
Greece and Dalmatia Visiting six countries in 17 days, the From Greece to Dalmatia itinerary takes guests from their arrival point in Athens northwards to finish in Zagreb, Croatia. Along the way, they’ll enjoy visiting historic sites including the Acropolis in Athens, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, and the ruins of Rozafa Castle, overlooking the city of Shkodra. Rates start at $3,288 pp dbl.
All tours above include first-class accommodations, daily breakfast, and some lunches and dinners, varying by tour. For more information, call (800) 421-8446 or visit brendanvacations.com.