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Viking Tours has announced two new programs with departures
beginning in September. The itineraries will highlight destinations
in Italy as well as South America and along the Amazon, and are
featured in the company’s new brochure.
“We are pleased with all aspects of our new programs, but it is
our attention to the supreme quality of the accommodations that
truly sets Viking Tours apart,” said Ted Sykes, president of Viking
Tours. “Always striving to exceed our guests’ expectations, we are
proud to be affiliated with some of the highest-rated and premium
quality properties such as Rio’s world-famous Copacabana and the
finest selection of Italy’s deluxe five-star hotels.”
The new 13-day Italian Lakes & Swiss Alps program takes
guests on a journey through one of the world’s most romantic
regions, visiting breathtaking landscapes in Italy’s famed lakes
region. Highlights include Milan, Lake Garda, Verona, Lake Lugano,
Lake Como, Zermatt (Matterhorn), Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. The
itinerary features top-quality accommodations with scenic lake
views at Lake Lugano’s Hotel Splendide Royal and Lake Maggiore’s
Regina Palace Hotel, as well as Milan’s five-star Hotel Principe de
Savoia and balcony rooms with Matterhorn views at Zermatt’s Hotel
Other Viking Tours advantages include alpine train excursions
and a number of cultural immersions highlighted by a viewing of da
Vinci’s Last Supper and two home-hosted meals.
There are six scheduled departures in September and October 2008
with all-inclusive prices starting at $6,675. To complement the
main itinerary, a four-night pre-tour extension tours Venice and
Florence and a three-night post-tour extension visits Rome.
The Amazon Cruise & South America is a 14-day program
highlighting various destinations in South America including Iguazu
Falls and Rio de Janeiro as well as a seven-night cruise capturing
the natural beauty and colorful wildlife along the Amazon River.
This program features the region’s best accommodations including
all suites at Rio’s world-famous Copacabana Hotel; all balcony
staterooms aboard the five-star Iberostar Grand Amazon; and
five-star accommodations with falls-view rooms in Iguazu.
Other tour highlights include small boat expeditions, piranha
fishing and bird watching.
There are nine scheduled 2008 departures beginning in September
with all-inclusive prices starting at $5,625. A six-night pre-tour
extension visits Peru’s Lima, Cuzco and the wonder of Machu
Viking Tours pricing includes all meals, guided tours,
excursions and entry fees. Viking continues to offer their
long-standing price guarantee: once booked and paid in full,
travelers are safe from any increases in tour prices or airfares,
additional fuel surcharges or currency fluctuations. Those guests
who pay in full for their 2008 travels will benefit from a special
savings totaling $500 per couple ($250 per person); this offer
expires Feb. 28.