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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...
The Best of Kenya!

The Best of Kenya!

Join FAMTrips.travel, Liberty Africa Safaris and KAI Collection, and featuring Sarova Game Lodges, Hotels and Resorts, as we introduce you to the diversity of Kenya, Africa. This 8-day safari fam, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, contrasts the Afro-Alpine scenery of the world-famous Aberdare National Park with the starkly arid beauty of the northern Samburu district of Kenya. It also showcases the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve and the glory of Lake Nakuru National Park, most famous for having the largest population of majestic rhinos, including the endangered Black Rhinos, in all of Kenya. Kenya manages more than 20 national parks and national game reserves, where visitors can view some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife, including the Big Five animals. Kenya is situated on the equator and is bordered by five countries: Uganda (to the west), Sudan (to the northwest), Ethiopia (to the north), Somalia (to the northeast), and Tanzania (to the south). Along its southeast edge, Kenya’s tropical coastline connects the country to the Indian Ocean. If you are interested to extend your trip, Liberty Safaris Africa and KAI Collection can assist with your optional pre or post stays if requested far enough in advance so that they may assist with the best accommodations to meet your individual interests, as well. For agents who might consider flying out of JFK on May 1, Kenya Airways is offering some special fares for direct flights on this itinerary with round trip into Nairobi that are presently pricing at under $800pp. Day By Day Itinerary  DAY 1: Thursday, May 2 – Arrive to Nairobi Today, as you arrive to Nairobi,...
Taste of Bordeaux 2019!

Taste of Bordeaux 2019!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we delight in the most amazing region of France-Bordeaux! Together we will explore this thriving tourist destination and mecca for wine enthusiasts. In one week together we will discover vineyards and amazing landscapes in the Bordeaux region and meet those famous people that make the wine! This itinerary is truly magical each day! Many of the motorcoach and walking tours will take you throughout the most beautiful vineyards and inside of so many amazing Chateau properties that have been in the winemaking industry for generations! For those who are interested to do some biking tours, Bordeaux provides a background canvas of countryside not to be missed as your group winds its way from chateau to chateau! You may elect to begin this cruise with an option four night stay in the Basque region of Spain with two nights in Bilbao and two nights in San Sebastian! Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. Or if you prefer to begin your journey in Bordeaux, AmaWaterways can fly you directly to Bordeaux to begin this lovely cruise. You’ll revel in the beauty of so many stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding natural estuaries, as your ship, the AmaDolce calls upon unforgettable port cities including Cadillac, Pauillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey in the Loire Valley. Join FAMTrips.travel to experience the finest service available on the rivers of...
Poland 2019!

Poland 2019!

Join us and our escort, Sarna Rose, president of Poland Culinary Vacations for our 3rd “Culinary and Spa” focused FAM in another amazing region of Poland!! Lesser Poland (Malopolska), located in the southeast part of the country, is one of Poland’s most beautiful and delicious regions. In addition to its many unique historic and resort attractions, it is home to the regions magnificent capital city: Krakow, designated as a European City of Culture in 2000. The Old Town district of Krakow was built around Europe’s largest medieval market square, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Lesser Poland is also home to the highlanders, or gorale, as they are called in Polish. And, while were in the charming town of Zakopane and surrounding areas, we will spend lots of time immersed in highlander culture: cooking, singing and dancing in their homes and restaurants. The highlanders’ rich culinary and cultural traditions make this region one of the most exciting Polish destinations to explore in depth. Outdoor Attractions:  Lesser Poland offers an exceptionally varied and pristine landscape. First-rate hiking and biking trails run through the Tatra Mountains, offering stunning views of gorgeous scenery. Winter sports facilities and folklore events attract travelers here in every season. This region is also famous for its many fine health resorts and national parks that protect its unique environment. Urban Amenities: Krakow, the capital of Lesser Poland, boasts many of the best museums, theaters and architecture in the country. Krakow is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities, the Jagellonian University founded in 1364. Krakow’s Main Square is filled with unique and beautiful cafés, restaurants, and pubs. The square is frequently...