TD has welcomed its first customers back to Italy with its Lake Como, Milan ad St Moritz tour including the Bernina Express recently.
And it is hoped it will be a springboard for the bounceback.
They should know too with 25 years’ experience bringing holidaymakers to Il Bel Paese.
My old (but not old) friend Sara Zimmerman, CEO of Travel Department said: “We were delighted to welcome our first customers back to Lake Como.
“It’s clear that many of those joining our tour, whether first timers or returning customers, really welcomed the reassurance of travelling with a trusted tour operator with best in class safety standards.
“Our customers know that they can rely on us to check all the finer details in advance of travel.
“And to provide guidance on any additional paperwork, so all they have to do is relax and enjoy their well-deserved holiday.
“Our Lake Como, Milan and St Moritz tour includes all the same highlights as before.
“But on top of that, our customers are benefitting from the services of an experienced local guide, ready and waiting to share their insight.
“Not only on the local sights and culture, but also on local Covid-19 safety protocols.
“We are also operating smaller group sizes to allow for social distancing and more personalised attention”.
Deal me in
To celebrate being back in Italy Travel Department has launched its Italy Offer which gives €50pp* off any 7 night or more 2022 holiday to Italy.
By using the code: VP-ITALY50 when booked before 30th of September 2021.
Everything is included in your Travel Department Holiday price from flights, accommodation, transfers, and excursions to an expert local guide.
So we’d advise all lovers of Il Bel Paese to follow George and Amal to Lake Como.
Now have you any biscotti with the coffee, George?
Which also means two continents – Asia and Africa.
Now having dipped my toe in the Jordan part of the Ref Sea, I’m ready to try Egypt, Israel and Saudi.
Now let’s start with Egypt and our friends TravelDepartment www.traveldepartment.ieand let’s start in its capital, Cairo.
There you will absorb the ancient sites including a full-day guided city tour.
Taking in the Egyptian Museum and a visit to the Khan El Khalili bazaar.
Then head for the Pyramids of Giza and thr Great Sphinx on a half-day guided tour.
Fancy a relaxing river cruise on the 4* HS Radamis II down the Nile?
With a range of excursions along the way taking in the Temple of Horus, the Valleyof Kings, the High Dam and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Finally, you’ll enjoy a three-night stay in Hurghada, the beautiful beach resort toen stretching 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast.
Prices start from €1,629pp for 12 nights including return flights, 7 night full-board 4* river cruise, 4* and 5* B&B/half-board hotel accommodation, transfers, and excursions with expert local guides, departing April – November 2020
There are three new countries to the Journeys product line. As well as us here in Ireland there’s Singapore and Greece.
It doesn’t surprise me that Ireland is included. I remember well a story-telling afternoon in an authentic Irish cottage in Killiney, Co. Dublin when I stayed at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel http://www.fitzpatrickcastlehotel.com.