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HOME AT FIRST’S CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAINS

Current Travel Bargains to Home At First’s International Destinations.

 

Save Money! Save the Date!

OUR ANNUAL

Early-Bird Special!

2023 TRAVEL at 2022 PRICES

MAJOR TRAVEL BARGAIN!

Pre-Reserve your Home At First
2023 Full-Package Trip Now.
Get the Best Selection of
Destinations, Lodgings, &
Travel Dates You Want. 

Hold your provisional 2023
booking for a fully-refundable
$300/person Early-Bird fee.

FULL-TRIP PACKAGE =
Independent Travel with Round-Trip
Transatlantic Flights + Lodgings
+ Car Rental or other ground transportation

Confirm your 2023 trip plans by OCTOBER 31, 2022,
& avoid any 2023 price increases!

• Your $300/person Early-Bird fee will be applied to the cost of your 2023 trip.

• If you choose to release your provisional 2023 trip reservations, your $300/person Early-Bird fee will be returned to you.

SAVE THE DATE!

PRE-RESERVE YOUR 2023 TRIP BY OCTOBER 31, 2022

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TWO WAYS TO BUY YOUR
2023 HOME AT FIRST TRIP

1. BUY NOW — PAY NOW

• On/before October 31, 2022, confirm your provisional 2023 trip reservations by paying for your 2023 Full-Package trip using current 2022 prices.

• Your $300/person Early-Bird fee will be applied toward this Full-Package payment.
• Pay any trip costs for things you may have added 90 days before your trip start date.
• Airline Tickets will be issued in November 2022 once your Full-Package Payment is received.

THE UPSIDE:
• Make reservations for the time & location of your choice. Confirm your 2023 reservations by paying the 2022 price for your 2023 Full-Package Trip. By locking in the 2022 price you avoid any potential price increases that may affect your 2023 trip’s international airfare, lodgings, &/or ground transportation.

THE DOWNSIDE:
• Once paid, your payment for your 2023 trip becomes non-refundable. At this point you should consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the full amount of your trip.

2. BUY NOW — PAY LATER

• On/before October 31, 2022, confirm your provisional 2023 trip reservations by paying your $800/person non-refundable deposit.

• Your $300/person Early-Bird fee will be applied toward this $800 deposit.
• Pay the balance of your trip costs 90 days before your trip start date.
• Airline Tickets will be issued once your 90-Day Payment is received.

THE UPSIDE:
• Make reservations for the time/location of your choice without having to pay fully until 90 days prior to the start of your trip. Only once your 90-day Payment is made do all trip costs become non-refundable. At this point you should consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the projected full amount of your trip. 

THE DOWNSIDE:
• Although you pay 2022 trip prices, you do pay for any airfare increases that may occur before the issuance of your flight tickets (usually 90-45 days prior to departure). Be advised that airfares rarely go down, and can rise significantly.

THE FINER DETAILS:

INCLUDED TRANSATLANTIC AIRFARES are based on fares from the lowest-priced East Coast USA gateway airports, usually New York (JFK), and/or Newark (EWR) to your overseas arrival destination.            When making your provisional reservations, be sure to request a quote for supplemental airfare from your home airport. Once flight reservations from your home airport have been made and ticketed, they, too, are locked in at fixed rates.

• LODGINGS & GROUND-TRANSPORTATION PRICES are fixed in place when your trip is purchased. In rare cases local taxes for lodgings and/or ground transportation (car rentals) may be payable only on-site and cannot be fixed at time of payment. Car rental prices include basic liability insurance coverage. You pay for any additional car rental insurance coverage (e.g. comprehensive) you require on-site when you pick-up your car.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 31, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book & pay for your trip by the end of October, 2022. Your payment must be received no later than October 31, 2022.
     These special prices are great travel values, but are non-refundable. We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover (at the least) potential losses due to your needing to cancel your trip or interrupt your trip to return home early. HOME AT FIRST reserves the right to end this offer early for any reason.

COVID: HOME AT FIRST believes in — and practices — safe international travel. We are confident that properly prepared with an up-to-date vaccination status USA & Canadian travelers can visit any available HOME AT FIRST destination with no more concern nor greater risk of contracting Covid than they do at home. We strongly urge travelers to practice the recommended behaviors they encounter locally at home, underway, & once at their overseas destinations.
     At this writing (15AUG22) all HOME AT FIRST destinations are open to vaccinated visitors from the USA and Canada. However, some destinations require negative pre-arrival Covid tests before allowing entry. 
HOME AT FIRST will accept advance 2023 reservations only for destinations currently open to vaccinated USA or Canadian travelers.

• IMPORTANT: By placing & paying for 2023 reservations with HOME AT FIRST, you are certifying that you are currently qualified for and/or will meet all future medical qualifications to travel internationally, especially with regard to maintaining the required vaccination status and arranging for all required testing before or during your trip. Travelers unwilling to meet these requirements set by their destination countries should not attempt to reserve 2023 travel with HOME AT FIRST.
      HOME AT FIRST is in no way liable for travelers’ failure to present acceptable proof of Covid vaccination, or for the consequences of travelers’ positive test results, whether they result in delays, quarantines, postponements, or cancellations.

• Travel Insurance policies may or may not cover Covid-related cancellations, interruptions, medical costs, and/or evacuations. 
     Although we can provide limited advice regarding insuring your trip, HOME AT FIRST does not provide travel insurance, nor are we party to any travel insurance policy purchased by our clients. We recommend contacting a travel insurance specialist to help you obtain the coverage you prefer.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: The best plan is to have qualifying children be vaccinated. Unvaccinated children who fail a Covid test can ruin your travel plans quickly, as quarantine may be required. 

• RETURNING HOME: USA citizens no longer need to take a Covid test before returning home.

Dublin: strolling along Temple Bar. Photo Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland

Ireland begins & ends here!

enjoy A week in 

IRELAND’S CAPITAL:

Dublin

LATE-SUMMER & FALL 2022 SALE

CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package:
Independent Travel with Round-Trip Transatlantic Flights,
An Apartment in central Dublin,
& Dublin Transport Passes

OFFER EXTENDED!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY AUGUST 21, 2022

Late-Summer/Fall 2022

TRAVEL 16SEP22 – 05NOV22 TO:

DUBLIN, IRELAND

$AVE UP TO 14.3% – $333/person!

$1,997

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package!

DUBLIN: This special low rate is $333/prs, 14.3% below our official, published 2022 Main Season 2-person price.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) to Dublin (DUB), Ireland.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGINGS.

Your choice of excellent apartment locations in central Dublin.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Dublin TranPass for Dublin transit.

ON-SITE ACTIVITY GUIDEBOOK

keyed for your destination, including suggested activities, touring itineraries, scenic sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, museums, castles, historic sites, and much more.

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ADD A SECOND WEEK:

For a more leisurely trip with more time to discover the cultural variety and history of Dublin,

ADD 7 NIGHTS LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM:

$892

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR ADDING ONE WEEK OF LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to DUBLIN, IRELAND: Departures Fridays between September 16 and October 28, 2022 from New York City (JFK & EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Some flights may require an international connection en route. Arrive the following morning at your destination airport: Dublin (DUB).

• SELF-TRANSFER TO YOUR CITY APARTMENT: Follow our pre-printed directions to travel to your lodging destination in central Dublin. Meet your concierge, or landlord or his representative at a set time/place and take occupancy at your apartment that afternoon.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Dublin (DUB) back to New York (JFK or EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days/nights. Some flights may require an international connection en route.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments. All lodgings are in the city centers, near shopping, restaurants, cafés, and transit. Note that minimum occupancy numbers and some luxury upgrade supplements may apply to a few specific lodgings.

• TRANSPORT IN DUBLIN: Dublin guests are furnished Dublin TransPasses for use on trams, certain trains, and city buses.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests receive an excellent regional printed guide keyed for Dublin, Ireland. Guide includes dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring on foot and by public transit, sightseeing, visiting historic sites, museums & galleries, shopping, restaurants & cafés, churches & cathedrals, and castles.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT AUGUST 21, 2022. To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of Augusts 21, 2022. These special prices are great travel values, but are non-refundable. We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover (at the least) potential losses due to your needing to cancel your trip or needing to interrupt your trip to return home early. HOME AT FIRST reserves the right to end this offer early for any reason.

COVID-19: Ireland & Northern Ireland are open without Covid restriction to visitors from the USA and Canada. We do recommend that travelers receive their most-recent Covid booster shot within 2-weeks to 270 days prior to departure for Ireland.
       Although mask-wearing is mostly voluntary throughout the Ireland, visitors should consider bringing masks for use on the airplane journey, in airports, on public transportation, and at any locations that may require their use.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: Children under 18 need not be vaccinated. No tests, documentation, or quarantines required.

• Travel Insurance policies may or may not cover Covid-19 related cancellations, interruptions, medical costs, and/or evacuations. Contact a travel insurance specialist to help you obtain the coverage you prefer. We believe being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance.

• RETURNING HOME: USA citizens no longer need to take a Covid test before returning home. 

Sweden, Norway, & Denmark are OPEN!

choose 1-week in ONE OR TWO

Scandinavian
Capitals!

CHOOSE 1 or 2 of these 3 DESTINATIONS:

 Oslo, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden

 
Copenhagen, Denmark

LATE-SUMMER-FALL 2022 SALE

CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package:
Independent Travel with Flights, Lodgings, Breakfast, City Passes

EXTENDED OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY AUGUST 21, 2022

Late-Summer/Fall 2022

TRAVEL 09SEP22 – 05NOV22

to your choice of one or two
Scandinavian Capitals:

STOCKHOLM SWEDEN,
or OSLO NORWAY,
or
COPENHAGEN DENMARK

$AVE UP TO 29.2% – $824/person!

$1,997

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package to any one city (7days) or any two cities (4 days + 3 days)!

Special low rate 29.2% below our official, published 2022 Main Season 2-person, 7-day price to Scandinavia.

ADDITIONAL DAYS:
Add days in your destination city
or cities for $330/person/day.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from New York (JFK), or Newark (EWR) to/from Copenhagen (CPH) Denmark, Oslo (OSL) Norway, or Stockholm (ARN) Sweden, whichever is/are the airport(s) for your Scandinavian destination(s).

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS HOTEL LODGINGS:

are inns or quality small hotels centrally-located in Copenhagen, &/or Oslo, &/or Stockholm. Includes daily breakfast. Guests taking the 2-city option choose which 4 nights in one city and 3 nights in the other.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

are City Transit Passes for use in Copenhagen, Oslo, &/or Stockholm. Passes include free entry to many key attractions in both cities. Note: the Oslo Pass does is not valid for transfers on the OSL airport train.

CONNECTING FLIGHT —

Guests taking the 2-city option receive flight booking & tickets for the short flight between the 2 destination cities.

ON-SITE ACTIVITY GUIDEBOOK

keyed for the city or cities you will visit. Guidebooks include suggested activities, touring itineraries, scenic sightseeing, boat cruises, shopping, restaurants, museums, castles, historic sites, and royal palaces.

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CONSIDER ADDING-ON:

Expand your Scandinavian experience by adding stops in Bergen, Norway, Gothenburg, Sweden, or Reykjavik, Iceland. Minimum stop in any location is 3 days/nights. Stops include lodging, connecting flights, & appropriate ground transport.

INTERESTED? PLEASE INQUIRE!

ADDITIONAL STOPS ARE PRICED PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS OF LODGING, PLUS CONNECTING FLIGHTS & GROUND TRANSPORT. PRICE VARIES BY LOCATION & SEASONALITY.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to SCANDINAVIA: Departures daily between September 9 and October 31, 2022 from New York City (JFK), or Newark (EWR) USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport: Copenhagen (CPH) Denmark, Oslo (OSL) Norway, or Stockholm (ARN) Sweden.

• SELF-TRANSFER TO YOUR LODGING LOCATION IN OSLO OR STOCKHOLM: Follow our pre-printed directions to travel to your lodging destination in Copenhagen, Oslo, or Stockholm. Check-in and take occupancy that afternoon.

• DAY 3 or 4: TRAVELERS DOING 2 CITIES FLY BETWEEN CITIES ON THE 3RD OR 4TH DAY OF YOUR WEEK, THEN SELF-TRANSFER TO YOUR NEXT LODGING LOCATION IN YOUR 2ND CITY: COPENHAGEN, OSLO, OR STOCKHOLM: Follow our pre-printed directions to travel to your second lodging destination in Copenhagen, Oslo, or Stockholm. Check-in and take occupancy that afternoon.

• DAY 8: RETURN FLIGHT TO NORTH AMERICA: Daytime flight from Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL), or Stockholm (ARN) back to New York (JFK), or Newark (EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days/nights in Scandinavia.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved inns or quality small hotels in Copenhagen, and/or Oslo, and/or Stockholm. Lodgings are centrally-located: near shopping, restaurants, cafés, and transit. Daily smorgasbord breakfast included.

• CITY TRANSPORT: Guests are furnished City Passes for use in Copenhagen, &/or Oslo, &/or Stockholm, on the métro system, certain trains, trams, city buses, and even some harbor boats.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests receive regional guides keyed for their use in Copenhagen, &/or Oslo, &/or Stockholm. Guides include dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring your destination by public transit, sightseeing, visiting historic sites, museums & galleries, shopping, restaurants & cafés, churches & cathedrals, palaces and castles.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT AUGUST 21, 2022. To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of August 21, 2022. These special prices are great travel values, but are non-refundable. We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover (at the least) potential losses due to your needing to cancel your trip or needing to interrupt your trip to return home early. HOME AT FIRST reserves the right to end this offer early for any reason.

COVID-19: Although entry into Scandinavia by American and Canadian visitors currently requires NO pre-departure and post-arrival Covid tests, and no passenger locator forms, we strongly recommend that visitors be fully vaccinated and boostered shot not later than 270 days prior to their departure for Scandinavia.
       Visitors to Denmark should check the latest official entry requirements HERE.
      Visitors to Norway should check the latest official entry requirements HERE.
      Visitors to Sweden should check the latest official entry requirements HERE.
       Although mask-wearing is increasing voluntary in Scandinavia, visitors should consider bringing masks for use on the airplane journey, in the airports, and for any Scandinavian locations that may require their use.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: Children under 18 need not be vaccinated. No tests, documentation, or quarantines required.

• Travel Insurance policies may or may not cover Covid-19 related cancellations, interruptions, medical costs, and/or evacuations. Contact a travel insurance specialist to help you obtain the coverage you prefer. We believe being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance.

• RETURNING HOME: USA citizens no longer need to take a Covid test before returning home.

St. Katharine's neighborhood: ideal Holiday base in London. Photo © Home At First.

An ideal base for the Holidays!

Ever wonder about experiencing the Holidays
in a different culture?
This year, consider

LONDON

for the Holidays!

AUTUMN/WINTER 2022-3 SALE

CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package 
Independent Travel with
Flights, Apartment,
& London TransPass

EXTENDED OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY AUGUST 21, 2022

TRAVEL TO LONDON

11NOV22 – 15DEC22

$AVE UP TO 16.33% – $376/person!

$1,927

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package!

Special low rate 16.33% below our official, published 2022 Low Season prices to London. NOTE: supplements apply for 2-person occupancy in larger apartments.

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TRAVEL TO LONDON

16DEC22 – 06JAN23

$AVE UP TO 14.5% – $376/person!

$2,224

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package!

Special low rate 14.5% below our official, published 2022 Main Season prices to London. NOTE: supplements apply for 2-person occupancy in larger apartments.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from NEW YORK (JFK/EWR) to LONDON (LHR).

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGINGS in CENTRAL LONDON close to the Tower of London & Tower Bridge, ideal for:

• Exploring 2,000 years of history
• Walking to Christmas markets
• Seeing plays & holiday shows
• A Dickens Christmas at local pubs
• Holiday services at churches & cathedrals
• Shopping on Oxford St, Regent St, Carnaby St, Bond St, etc.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASS:

A London TransPass for the length of your visit, valid on the Underground (Tube), many trains, red buses, and even some Thames riverboats. 

LONDON ACTIVITIES GUIDE 

Comprehensive guide keyed for your visit with suggestions for sightseeing, Royal London, shopping, museums, restaurants, pubs, churches, castles, day-trips out of London, much more.

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CONSIDER A SECOND WEEK!

For a more leisurely trip & more time to enjoy London’s holiday traditions. 

ADD 7 NIGHTS LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM:

$1,101

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR ADDING 1 WEEK OF LODGING & LONDON TRANSPASS. PRICE CAN VARY BY LODGING SELECTED & SEASONALITY. A HIGHER RATE APPLIES IF CHANGING LODGINGS.

THE FINER DETAILS:

• TRIP PLANNING: HOME AT FIRST‘s London specialists help you plan an individualized, independent itinerary that meets your needs, tastes, interests, pace, & budget.

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to LONDON, UK. Departures daily between November 11, 2022, and January 6, 2023, (except no departures December 24, 30, or 31, 2022) from New York City (JFK) or Newark NJ (EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from all other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Zürich (ZRH).

• ARRIVAL NEXT DAY: Getting to your London lodging. After flying all night from North America to London, you self-transfer from the London (using your London TransPass following printed instructions we will provide you), or via pre-arranged, extra-cost private taxi. You will be introduced to your apartment by your host when you take occupancy.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging in your pre-reserved London apartment located near the Tower of London and the famous Tower Bridge. Note that minimum occupancy numbers and some luxury upgrade supplements may apply to a few specific lodgings.

• OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL LODGING: Although this special package is priced for 7 nights of lodging, you may add a week in the same apartment or change locations to other regions of ENGLAND or WALES where HOME AT FIRST has lodgings. Please inquire!

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from London (LHR) back to New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in London. 

• GETTING AROUND LONDON is easy using your London TransPass on the Underground (Tube), red buses, main trains, and even some Thames River cruisers.
      Home At First’s London apartments are ideally located for exploration of London by public transport. Enjoy urban walking? Our London apartments offer superb access to the Thames River walkways on both sides of the river.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: London Guests receive Home At First’s London Activity Guide, loaded with scores of pages of suggestions for exploring London by public transit: historic and royal sites, museums & galleries, pubs, restaurants, food, beer, & wine, shopping, churches & cathedrals, as well as day excursions by rail to villages, towns & cities away from London. A section for walking in London is included.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT AUGUST 21, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of August 21, 2022. These special prices are great travel values, but are non-refundable. We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover (at the least) potential losses due to your needing to cancel your trip or needing to interrupt your trip to return home early. HOME AT FIRST reserves the right to end this offer early.

COVID-19: The United Kingdom is open without Covid restriction to visitors from the USA and Canada. We do recommend that travelers receive their most-recent Covid booster shot within 2-weeks to 270 days prior to departure to London.
       Although mask-wearing is mostly voluntary throughout the British Isles, visitors should consider bringing masks for use on the airplane journey, in airports, on public transportation, and at any locations that may require their use.

• Travel Insurance policies may or may not cover Covid-19 related cancellations, interruptions, medical costs, and/or evacuations. We recommend contacting a travel insurance specialist to help you obtain the coverage you prefer. We believe being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance.

• RETURNING HOME: USA citizens no longer need to take a Covid test before returning home.

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