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Vacations

TRAVEL TO DREAM DESTINATIONS WITH ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

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ALSO— CUSTOM-MADE TRAVEL TO CONTINENTAL EUROPE: FRANCE, GERMANY, HOLLAND, ITALY, and SPAIN.

YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!

Custom-

Designed  Independent European Travel

Independent

travel custom-

planned to fit your

vacation dreams for

European destinations:

• France

• Germany

• Italy

• Netherlands

• Spain

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Now Home At First offers independent travel to continental European destinations with all the
lodgings, ground transport, and flights you need in a personalized, custom-made package.

How it works:

Imagine your dream trip to France, Germany, Italy, Holland,&/or Spain.

Contact Home At First: (800) 523-5842 (toll-free within the USA & Canada) or info@homeatfirst.com.

Tell us your dream. Ask us for a Free Trip Proposal with Cost Estimate.

We prepare an itinerary & cost estimate with all the lodgings and transportation you need. We send it to you via email and/or regular postal mail.

You review our proposal; accept it, reject it, or revise it until we have it just right for you. It is, after all, your dream trip, to be done the way you wish.

Once accepted, we request an initial payment by check along with your signed acceptance.

We begin putting your plans in place, securing your lodgings, flight reservations & tickets, car rentals, and/or any train tickets or transportation passes required.

Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure, or when you are ready to lock in your included airfares, whichever comes first.

All travel documents for your trip — including a guidebook appropriate for your destination — will be sent to you by 30 days prior to your trip departure date.

ITALY

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Home At First offers independent travel throughout Italy. Lodgings include apartments and villas.
Many places (including Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast, pictured here)
are best visited using public transport. Others, including Tuscany & Umbria
and the alpine states, may be better explored by rental car.

Unique Lodgings: At Home At First, we specialize in apartments, cottages, villas, and other self-contained accommodations that provide space, comfort, cleanliness, and a unique hominess rarely found in hotels. At minimum, our unique lodgings have:

English-speaking hosts who welcome you and remain accessible during your stay.

Safe settings near shops, services, restaurants.

Central locations convenient for exploring the destination.

Private, secure entrances.

Private bathroom(s) with toilet, sink, and shower, tub, or tub/shower.

A well-equipped kitchen.

Bedroom(s) with comfortable bed(s).

Living & dining space. Television—yes; WiFi—often; telephone—sometimes.

Convenient parking for those traveling by car.

Close proximity to public transportation for those traveling by rail/bus/boat.

Laundry facilities: either in the lodging, nearby at a laundromat, or via the landlord.

Non-smoking, no-pets lodgings are standard. Exceptions by special request.

Hotels, too: Some trips may require hotel lodgings en route to or from your destination (e.g. near the airport). Some trips with short stays (usually less than one week in any location) may only be possible using short-stay lodgings (hotels, bed & breakfasts, guesthouses, etc.). And, while we admit that we are not hotel specialists, we will find appropriate hotels for your budget, location, and date requirements.

GERMANY

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Home At First offers independent travel throughout Germany. Lodgings include apartments and
 cottages. Many places (including cities like Berlin & Munich) are best visited using public
transportation. Rural regions may be readily explored by rental car. Some places, like
the historic Middle Rhine (pictured here), can be visited well by rental car or by
public transportation (in this case, by train and Rhine river boats).

Airline Reservations & Tickets: Home At First does all the flight research, reservations, and tickets you require for your travels. Our expert in-house airline booking team has dozens of years of experience planning international and domestic travel. We are not aligned with any airline or airline consortium, and we will get the best flight arrangements for your trip at the best available fares using the best available airlines. We work with you during the research/reservations/ticketing process to be sure you are satisfied with our recommendations before tickets are issued.

SPAIN

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Home At First offers independent travel throughout Spain. Lodgings include apartments and
cottages in cities, along the coasts, and in the country. Many places (including cities like
Barcelona & Madrid) are best visited using public transport. Rural regions may be
readily explored by rental car. Intercity rail is modern, fast, safe, and frequent.
Pictured is Barcelona's fanciful Park Güell by the great architect Antoni Gaudi.

Ground Transportation:

Car Rentals: In some locations you may want the convenience and freedom of driving a rental car. If you have a rural destination in mind and intend to travel in rural areas except from and to the airport, a rental car can be an efficient and relatively safe way to get around. In some places — especially in cities — rental cars can be more trouble than they are helpful. Parking congestion, traffic congestion, and narrow, one-way streets can make driving in ancient European cities maddening, inefficient, and, sometimes, dangerous.

Rail Tickets & Transportation Passes: Virtually all European cities and most western European countries offer quality public transportation. Cities frequently offer comprehensive transportation passes that sometimes include free entry to principal attractions like museums and galleries. Intercity rail provides excellent long-distance express trains frequently across Europe. National and regional rail networks are good to excellent throughout western Europe. Regional, national, and continental rail passes are available. Service can be so reliable, fast, and pervasive that we will recommend an appropriate rail pass even for many rural European destinations.

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