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Explore the Azores!

Explore the Azores!

Join FAMTrips.travel and our hosts, Turismo dos Azores, representing also VisitAzores.com for our 2nd amazing educational FAM to the Azores! This program includes extensive touring of Terceira Island, Faial, Pico, and Sao Miguel Islands and is in conjunction with Azores Promotion Board. Included are lovely and unique four-star accommodations on each island, all tours as per the day to day itinerary below, as well as local dining each day to include all meals during the eight day program. FAMTrips.travel will assist agents in their air schedule bookings so that they are booking themselves on the correct flights using Azores Airlines. From Boston, the present rate which will INCLUDE the international round trip and three domestic flights within the Azores was prices at $625 USD total. The same itinerary from Chicago including international flights connecting through Boston on Azores Airlines, and including all three domestic flights in Azores is approximately $750 pp, for example. There are other gateways you can select to use from the USA but all will connect through Boston. The Azores, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles west of continental Portugal has become an uncovered treasure for tourism, particularly for those who love the natural beauty of these volcanic lakes and surrounding terrain. With their main industries being agriculture, dairy farming, livestock, fishing, and now, certainly tourism, the Azores are becoming a wonderful choice for vacationers who love beautiful terrain and great weather year round. Since 1976, the Azores is an autonomous region integrated within the framework of the Portuguese Republic. Since becoming an autonomous region, the executive branch of...
Discover Puglia 2019!

Discover Puglia 2019!

Join FAMTrips.travel and YLTOUR DMC as we return once again to amazing Puglia! This southern region of Italy, forming the heel of Italy’s boot, is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Lecce, the Florence of the South is one of our most featured cities in this Fam and is known as “the city of Barocco” for its unique architecture while one of our last stops on the fam, Alberobello is home to the trulli- stone huts with distinctive conical roofs. These cone-shaped houses huddle together as if gathering for a gnome convention. This region of Italy is also becoming very popular for family-based travel! Added to this, you will enjoy cooking with the Mums of the famous cooking school Cookinpuglia. Together we willvisit UNESCO World Cultural sites. Food, wine and music festivals are so very popular throughout every year in Puglia! Of course no trip to Puglia would be complete without a visit to the amazing seaside villages of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli The art, the culture, the food, AND the wines- all will be highlighted during our educational FAM program to the beautiful Puglia region. Destination Specialist Ylenia Sambati and her team from YLTOUR DMC have also arranged a unique set of hotel inspections in several unique regions you will be touring to will help you to create the perfect travel programs for your clients! Day By Day Itinerary Day One: April 5 – WELCOME TO PUGLIA Upon arrival you will be transferred from Brindisi airport to your Hotel in Lecce, the fashionable Hilton Garden Inn, a 4-star Lecce hotel located 10 minutes from historic city center attractions with its lovely...
Romantic Danube 2019!

Romantic Danube 2019!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we travel on the beautiful Danube through four magnificent European countries, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Together we will experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Vilshofen, continuing on to Linz, Passau, amazing Vienna, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk and ending in spectacular Budapest! You may elect to fly into Munich to transfer to the ship or spend a lovely optional 3-night pre stay in Prague, one of the most astounding cities in all of Europe! On your lovely AmaSonata, you will cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, and explore charming medieval towns and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the week! Experience some of the most luxurious amenities available on the rivers of Europe aboard one of award winning AmaWaterways’ newer Twin Balcony ships, the AmaSonata. Agents can also bring additional friends and family in a separate stateroom at a very special “Friends and Family Rate” based upon availability. ITINERARY DAY 1: Vilshofen This morning or afternoon, you are invited to board the lovely AmaSonata in Vilshofen.  You may elect to fly into Munich and take one of three transfers AmaWaterways offers from that airport.  If you elected to add the three day optional Pre Stay in Prague, you will transfer today from Prague to the AmaSonata in Vilshofen. This evening, meet your fellow passengers and the wonderful AmaWaterways executive team onboard for a welcome dinner as you enjoy the evening in port. DAY 2: Vilshofen and Passau This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising...