Whether traveling to Paris or Prague, Berlin or Barcelona, St. Petersburg or Sorrento and anywhere in between, getting there and getting around has never been more simple or fun, thanks to Monograms. Today, the independent travel arm of the award-winning Globus family of brands, unveiled more than three dozen independent, customizable travel packages to Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Holland, Austria and the Czech Republic for 2011.
"Monograms is the perfect travel companion for independently minded travelers," said Scott Nisbet, president and chief executive officer for the Globus family of brands. "We take care of the details such as arranging ‘must-see’ sightseeing and transportation to recommending centrally located hotels in cities worldwide to help our travelers focus on one thing: Having fun on vacation."
In addition to managing pre-trip details for travelers, Monograms provides on-site support in the form of Local Hosts. This local expert helps Monograms vacationers get to know their destination by facilitating a half-day of sightseeing, answering questions, arranging excursions and providing suggestions to help travelers explore their interests and passions.
And, in 2011, Monograms is inviting travelers to personalize and pack fun into their vacation, pre-trip. Customizable options in Europe include such unique experiences as taking a trip to Normandy landing beaches, driving to the hilltop town of Tivoli to view the ruins and enjoying a guided ghost tour of Venice to walking through the Olympic Village in Barcelona, biking through Amsterdam and learning about the art of beer-making in Munich. These options, and many more, are available to travelers for pre-purchase, before they embark on their journey.
Monograms is also introducing European Panorama packages to travelers in 2011: NEW! London, Paris, Venice, Florence & Rome (16 days) and NEW! London, Paris, Budapest, Vienna & Prague (16 days).
"Travelers can delve in on a multi-country adventure, spend a week in the city of their choice for an in-depth discovery or just three nights for a mini-break. The options we afford travelers are innumerable," said Nisbet.
Sample 2011 Europe Monograms Vacations:
- NEW! Dublin Summer Getaway (4 days), priced from $699*
- Venice Getaway (4 days), priced from $725*
- A Week in London (7 days), priced from $720*
- Paris & Nice (7 days), priced from $1,568*
- Budapest & Vienna (7 days), priced from $1,187*
- Vienna & Munich (7 days), priced from $1,397*
- Rome & Sorrento (7 days), priced from $1,279*
- St. Petersburg & Moscow (7 days), priced from $1,738*
- Barcelona & Madrid (7 days), priced from $1,639
- Rome, Florence & Venice (10 days), priced from $1,905*
- NEW! London, Paris, Venice, Florence & Rome (16 days), priced from $3,397*
- NEW! London, Paris, Budapest, Vienna & Prague (16 days), priced from $3,343*
*Land and intra-vacation flight- pricing. Air-inclusive pricing from the US is available.
**Book a 2011 air-inclusive Monograms Europe vacation of six or more nights and enjoy a free hotel upgrade in one or multiple cities up to a value of $300 per person. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 15 and October 26, 2010 for travel commencing by December 31, 2011. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club. Applies to new 2011 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.
With nearly 40 offices staffed with more than 200 travel experts that extend as far as Asia and as wide as Europe, Monograms has a rich reputation as a company travelers can depend on to help them simplify travel planning while creating special dream getaways. Monograms affords travelers the power to personalize their vacation without having to take care of planning details or logistics, thanks to the on-site support of a Local Host. With Monograms, travelers are assured their vacation details are taken care of, including hotel, transportation, sightseeing and more, so they can simply focus on having fun. Monograms is part of the Globus family of brands, an award-winning, travel industry leader with more than 80 years of international travel expertise. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).
Consumers can book a Monograms vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.270.9841. For more information, please visit www.monogramstravel.com.