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Iceland

SUMMER & FALL 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package Self-Driving Iceland Itinerary with Flights, Transfers, Lodgings, Rental Car.

EXTENDED OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY JUNE 6, 2022

— SPRING 2022 —

TRAVEL 26AUG22 – 05NOV22

$AVE UP TO 19% – $508/person!

$2,192

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 18.8% below our official,
published 2022 Late-Summer/Fall prices to Iceland.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDED:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or EWR to ICELAND.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

8-DAY PRE-SET INDEPENDENT
   FLY/DRIVE ITINERARY:

Days 1&2: Downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital & largest city. Discover Icelandic culture walking to local restaurants, museums, and shops. Or tour the nearby historic Golden Circle. 2 nites lodging at a participating Home At First Reykjavik inn in the city center.

Days 3-7: Pick-up your rental car to begin the driving part of your Icelandic itinerary. Drive portions of Iceland’s scenic Ring Road, overnighting at convenient Home At First inns en route. Your choice of driving routes includes:

North & northeast clockwise from Reykjavik along the coast and across mountains to Akureyri, Iceland’s second city just south of the Arctic Circle, and a center for whale-watching. You will want at least 2 nites lodging in Akureyri. (Optional flights from Akureyri back to Reykjavik, or southeast to Egilsstadir.)

From Akureyri you can drive the Ring Road southeast to Egilsstadir, principal town in east Iceland. En route, pass through remote near-wilderness with geo-thermal fields, and impressive waterfalls. At least one nite’s lodging in Egilsstadir. (Optional flight back to Reykjavik from Egilsstadir.)

From Egilsstadir, drive the Ring Road along the extraordinarily scenic coastal route southwest to the coastal villages Höfn and Vik. En route visit the Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier. See glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, more than a dozen glaciers. At least 2 nites lodging en route at Höfn &/or Vik.

Finish your round-trip of Iceland by following the Ring Road west along the volcanic south coast toward Reykjavik, then southwest to Keflavik Airport, perhaps stopping to view Iceland’s newborn active volcano in the Reykjanes Peninsula and spa-ing at the peninsula’s world-famed Blue Lagoon. If time permits, spend one more night in downtown Reykjavik or at Keflavik Airport before flying back to North America.

Day 8: Finish your round-trip of Iceland by driving the final leg (or transferring from Reykjavik city) to Keflavik Airport for check-in for your 4-6-hour flight back to North America.

7 NIGHTS LODGING & BREAKFAST.

At inns located conveniently around Iceland.

5 DAYS USE of CAR RENTAL

Pick-up & & drop-off at Reykjavik Airport or Keflavik International Airport.

Includes taxes, unlimited mileage,
& liability insurance.

GUIDEBOOK for TOURING ICELAND

Sightseeing, Activities, Restaurants,
Scenic By-Ways.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to REYKJAVIK,  ICELAND : Departures Daily between August 26 and October 28, 2022, from Newark (EWR) or New York City (JFK), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports, including newly-service Raleigh-Durham (RDU) & Baltimore (BWI) — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF). Airport bus transfer (included) to your first Icelandic inn in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Your 7 nights of lodging starts in Reykjavik and continues at pre-arranged locations throughout Iceland based on the driving itinerary you select.

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

• LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging in pre-reserved hotels &/or inns at your choice of pre-arranged locations around Iceland. HOME AT FIRST‘s Iceland specialists will help you plan an individualized, independent Icelandic fly/drive itinerary that meets your needs, tastes, interests, pace, and budget. Note that minimum occupancy numbers and some luxury upgrade supplements may apply to a few specific lodgings.

• GROUND TRANSPORT: Guests in Iceland have use of a RENTAL CAR for 5 days. Please note that your driving itinerary may include driving days of up to 7 hours.
         Road conditions are generally good: mostly asphalt paved 2-lane roads, with some stretches of motorway around Reykjavik and Keflavik Airport. Guests departing the Route 1 Ring Road for side-trip excursions may encounter some unpaved roads.
         Also note that potentially poor weather in Iceland can impact road conditions and drive times.
          Pick-up your rental car at Reykjavik’s in-town domestic airport. Drop-off can occur at the same airport or at Akureyri, Egilsstadir or Keflavik International Airports. Rental Cars come with unlimited mileage, basic liability insurance, and most taxes included, but rental may be subject to some locally charged fees.
          Note that you will find pre-paid gas cards the best way for obtaining fuel as you circumnavigate sparsely-populated Iceland. We recommend purchasing gas cards in Reykjavik prior to setting off for the driving journey.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Iceland receive an Iceland guidebook with dozens of pages of suggestions for touring by car, walking/hiking, whale watching, national parks, geothermal & volcanic sites, restaurants, shopping, churches & cathedrals, villages, towns, cities, and scenic inland and coastal byways.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT JUNE 6, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of June 6, 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: Iceland has removed all Covid testing, registering, and quarantining restrictions and is open to all visitors.
          Because no one wants to have even a mild disease interrupt their travels, we recommend that travelers be fully Covid vaccinated (and boostered) at least 2 weeks prior to and not later than 270 days prior to departure for Iceland.
         We strongly urge travelers to follow the science and the recommended behaviors they may encounter locally in Iceland. Although masks may no longer be required (including on Icelandair flights to/from the USA), we recommend you bring masks for use on the airplane journey, in the airports, and at any stores, restaurants, or other Icelandic 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.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: The best plan is to have the children vaccinated, if permitted. 

• RETURNING HOME: Passengers may need to be tested prior to flying back to their home countries. US citizens currently need negative Covid-19 test result taken within 24 hours of their flight departure in order to enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers strategically located around Iceland or may be ordered in advance through this official Iceland government site. Official test results are emailed to you in English and may be presented from your phone at arrival in the US. Please note that a positive test may mean remaining in Iceland until testing negative again. This USA re-entry requirement makes being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance for your trip.

 Choose Rome, Amalfi, or Cinque Terre!

Italy!

ROME, AMALFI, or
CINQUE TERRE

SALE FOR LATE-SUMMER
or EARLY-AUTUMN 2022

CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAINS!

7-Day Full-Package 
Independent Travel with
Flights, Lodgings, & Transfers

EXTENDED OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY MAY 31, 2022

Summer/Fall 2022

TRAVEL 26AUG22 – 05NOV22

$AVE UP TO 25% – $631/person!
below 2022 Main Season prices to Italy.

ROME or AMALFI or CINQUE TERRE

$1,891

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 25% below our official, published 2022 Main Season prices to Italy.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or EWR to ITALY.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGINGS.

AMALFI: In the center of this extraordinarily beautiful, historic town on the Mediterranean (Tyrrhenian) Sea coast south of Naples, and near the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

CINQUE TERRE: In the center of one of the five remarkable, cliff-hugging villages on the Mediterranean (Ligurian) Sea coast northwest of Pisa and southeast of Genoa.

INCLUDED TRANSFERS:

For Rome: Taxi for Arrival & Return trips at Rome (FCO) Airport.

For Amalfi: Round-trip rail tickets from Rome (FCO) Airport to Salerno. (Visitors must purchase bus tickets or taxi for the final 15mi coast road from Salerno station to Amalfi).

For Cinque Terre: Round-trip rail tickets from Florence (FLR) Airport to your Cinque Terra Village. (If needed, visitors must purchase taxi for the final 5min approach to their lodging).

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK for ROME or AMALFI or CINQUE TERRE

suggesting sites, activities, restaurants, museums, etc.

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CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

CONTACT HOME AT FIRST FOR THE ADD-ON PRICES!

To see more while you are in Italy —

ADD as few as 3 DAYS IN ROME or FLORENCE.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ROME or FLORENCEITALY: Departures Fridays between August 26 and October 28, 2022, from New York City (JFK or EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Rome (FCO) or Florence (FLR).

• ROME VISITORS: Self-transfer by pre-paid taxi to your reserved vacation apartment in a delightful, historically rich section of downtown Rome. Meet your landlord/host at a pre-set time/place for occupancy.

• AMALFI VISITORS: Take the fast airport train from Rome’s FCO airport to Rome’s Termini station, then change for the high-speed 2.5 hour rail journey south to Salerno, in Italy’s Campania Region. Then catch the regional bus or hire a taxi for the final 15-mile journey along the famed coastal road of the Amalfi Peninsula to the town of Amalfi. Meet your lodging’s host or hostess at a pre-set time & place for occupancy.

• CINQUE TERRE VISITORS: Take the airport train or bus from Florence FLR airport to Florence train station, then change for the 1¾ hour rail journey northwest to La Spezia, gateway town for Italy’s Cinque Terre Region. Take the local train for the final short journey along the famed Cinque Terre coastal railway to the your lodging town — one of the 5 Cinque Terre villages (most commonly, Riomaggiore). Meet your lodging’s host or hostess at a pre-set time/place for occupancy.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Rome (FCO) or Florence (FLR) back to New York (JFK or EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Rome, or in Amalfi, or in Cinque Terre. Note that early flight departures from Rome’s FCO Airport may not be reachable from Amalfi, or Florence’s FLR Airport from Cinque Terre, requiring overnighting in an airport hotel for your last night in Italy.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in historic central Rome, or a centrally-located apartment in the stunning, historic Mediterranean port town of Amalfi, or an apartment in a magical Cinque Terre fishing village.

• OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL LODGING: Although this special package is priced for 7 nights of lodging, you may add nights in the same apartment or change locations. HOME AT FIRST has lodgings in several areas of Italy, including: Amalfi, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, Rome, and Siena (Tuscany). Please inquire!

• TRIP PLANNING: HOME AT FIRST‘s Italy specialists will help you plan an individualized, independent Italy itinerary that meets your needs, tastes, interests, pace, and budget. Note that minimum occupancy and/or luxury supplements may apply to a few specific lodgings.

• GETTING AROUND ROME: Home At First’s Rome apartments are centrally located in the historic old city, where there is little traffic and the best-known visitors’ sites are within 5-30 minutes walk. For longer distances, bad weather days, or for guests with mobility issues, taxi stands with reliable, metered cabs are conveniently located.

• GROUND TRANSPORT FOR AMALFI: Guests in Amalfi are best-served by using public buses that frequently (& slowly) travel the Amalfi peninsula west from Salerno station to famed coastal towns including Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento, where passenger boats depart for the short journey to the Isle of Capri. Bus & boat tickets are available locally.

• GROUND TRANSPORT FOR CINQUE TERRE: Guests in Cinque Terre are best-served by using the regional trains and buses that frequently travel back and forth along the Cinque Terre coast. Bus & boat tickets (and weekly passes) are only available locally. Railway day-trips to further destinations like Pisa and Lucca are possible. 

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Italy receive regionally-keyed guidebooks with dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring Rome, Amalfi or Cinque Terre on foot or by public transit, visiting historic sites, museums & galleries, food & wine, restaurants, shopping, churches, cathedrals & the Vatican, villages & hill towns, regional towns & cities, and scenic inland & coastal byways.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT MAY 31, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of May 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 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: At this writing (17MAY22) Italy is open to documented fully-vaccinated visitors flying from the USA or Canada. Fully-vaccinated travelers are defined in Italy as those having received their most-recent Covid booster shot within 2-weeks to 6 months prior to departure for Italy.
       While in Italy, travelers should follow the science and the recommended behaviors they may encounter locally. Bring masks for use on the airplane journey, in the airports, on public transport, and indoors wherever Italy requires.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: In order to enter Italy, children older than 6 must have vaccination proof. 

• 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.

• RETURNING HOME: US citizens currently need negative PCR or antigen Covid-19 test result taken within 24 hours of their flight departure in order to re-enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers in Rome, and at Rome’s FCO Airport, and at Florence FLR Airport. Please note that a positive test may mean quarantining in Italy until testing negative again.

• IMPORTANT: To take advantage of this special offer Travel Bargain, you must be able to show official certification that you have been fully vaccinated or boostered within 6 months of travel to Italy (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J & J).

Fortress Britain is Open to Visitors!

BRITAIN IS GREAT AGAIN!

Scotland, Wales,

LondonEngland

SUMMER & FALL 2022 SALE

CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAINS!

7-Day Full-Package:
Independent Travel with Flights, Lodgings, and
Ground Transportation

NOW MORE SAVINGS!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY MAY 31, 2022

Summer/Fall 2022

TRAVEL 26AUG22 – 05NOV22

to any destination in

SCOTLAND:

$AVE UP TO 32% – $840/person!

$1,791

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package, Any Scotland Destination!

For Departures 26AUG & 02SEP, this special low rate is 32% ($840)below our official, published 2022 High Season 2-person price to Scotland.

For Departures 09SEP-28OCT, this special low rate is 22% ($509) below our official, published 2022 Main Season 2-person price to Scotland.

 

 

Summer/Fall 2022

TRAVEL 26AUG22 – 05NOV22

to any other destination in Britain:

LONDON

ENGLAND

WALES

$AVE UP TO 23% – $603/person!

$1,997

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package, Any Destination in England or Wales!

Special low rate 23% below our official, published 2022 Main Season 2-person price to London & England. Savings slightly different but still significant for Wales.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) to London (LHR or LGW), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) or Glasgow (GLA), whichever is the proper airport for your British destination.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT/COTTAGE LODGINGS.

Your choice of lodging locations in the British destination of your choice in London, England, Scotland, or Wales.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

• 8-Day London Transport Pass for London.

• Optional ScotRail FlexiPass for Edinburgh.

• 7-Day Car Rental for guests in rural locations in England, Scotland & Wales.

ON-SITE ACTIVITY GUIDEBOOK

including suggested activities, touring itineraries, scenic sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, museums, castles, historic sites, royal Britain, and sections on golf, fishing, hiking & biking.

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CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

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

ADD 7 NIGHTS LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM:

$690-$1197

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR ADDING ONE WEEK OF LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION. PRICE VARIES BY LOCATION SELECTED AND SEASONALITY. HIGHER RATES APPLY DURING THE HIGH SEASON &/OR IF YOU CHANGE LODGING LOCATIONS.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to GREAT BRITAIN: Departures Fridays between August 26 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: London (LHR or LGW) England, Manchester (MAN) England, Edinburgh (EDI), or Glasgow (GLA) Scotland.

• SELF-TRANSFER TO YOUR BRITISH LODGING LOCATION: Use your included ground transportation (car rental or London Transport Pass) and follow our pre-printed directions to travel to your lodging destination in London, England, Scotland, or Wales. Meet your landlord at a set time/place and take occupancy at your British lodging that afternoon.

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

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in central London or central Edinburgh,  or in cottages and townhouse apartments in rural locations throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. All lodgings are 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 LONDON: London guests are furnished London Transport Passes for use on London’s Underground subway system, certain trains, city buses, and some river boats.

• TRANSPORT IN EDINBURGH: Edinburgh guests can purchase optional ScotRail FlexiPasses for use on Scotland’s Rail Network for days away from Edinburgh exploring Scotland.

• CAR RENTAL: Guests in rural destinations (towns & villages) in England, Scotland, and Wales receive use of a RENTAL CAR for 8 days. Pick-up & return your rental car at your arrival/departure airport in Britain. Rental Cars come with unlimited mileage, basic liability insurance, and most taxes included, but rental may be subject to some locally charged fees.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Britain receive regional guides keyed for their destination. Guides include dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring your British destination by car or public transit, sightseeing, discovering Britain’s 2,000 years (& more!) of history, visiting historic sites, museums & galleries, shopping, restaurants & cafés, churches & cathedrals, and castles. Included are special sections devoted to activities like golf, fishing, hiking and biking for active visitors.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT MAY 31, 2022. To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of May 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 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: Britain is open 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 Britain.
       Entry into Britain requires no pre-departure and post-arrival Covid tests.
     Passenger locator forms are not required.      
      Visitors to Great Britain should check the latest official entry requirements HERE.
       Although mask-wearing is mostly voluntary in Britain, visitors should bring masks for use on the airplane journey, in any airport that requires mask-wearing (optional at Heathrow), on public transportation, and at any British locations that may require their use.

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

• 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.

• RETURNING HOME: US citizens currently need negative Covid-19 test result taken within 24 hours of their flight departure in order to re-enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers throughout Britain, including all the international airports. Please note that a positive test may mean remaining in Britain until testing negative again. This USA re-entry requirement makes being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance for your trip.

No entry restrictions!

Spectacular

Switzerland!

Choose a Destination:

Kandersteg Locarno Mürren

SUMMER-AUTUMN 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package 
Independent Travel with
Flights, Lodgings,
and TransPass

EXTENDED OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY MAY 31, 2022

SUMMER & FALL 2022

TRAVEL 26AUG22 – 05NOV22

to one of these super Swiss destinations:

KANDERSTEG • LOCARNO • MÜRREN

$AVE UP TO 19% – $506/person!

$2,125

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

1-Week, Full-Package, Destination of your Choice!

Special low rate 19.2% below our official, published 2022 Main Season prices to Switzerland. NOTE: supplements apply for 2-person occupancy in larger apartments.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from EWR to Zürich SWITZERLAND.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGINGS, with ENGLISH-SPEAKING HOSTS. Choose from:

KANDERSTEG: Authentic alpine village in the Bernese Oberland of German-speaking Switzerland. Fabulous scenery, hiking & biking. Fine restaurants. Superb train service makes it a great touring base.

LOCARNO: This small city in Italian Switzerland offers a Mediterranean climate, spectacular mountains & lakes, marvelous food & wine, and a location ideal for exploring this unique part of Switzerland (and parts of Northern Italy, too).

MÜRREN: Classic “chocolate box” village in the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland. Reachable only by cablecar, Mürren has unrivaled scenery, world-class hiking, fine restaurants, & James Bond’s famous Schilthorn. Best choice for getting up close to the Swiss Alps.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASS:

An 8-Day Swiss Travel Pass (for Kandersteg & Mürren guests) or a 7-Day Ticino Regional Pass plus round-trip rail tickets from Zürich Airport (for Locarno guests). TransPasses are valid on trains. buses, some cableways, & some lake boats. 

NEW SWISS DREAM BOOK 

Comprehensive guide keyed for your Swiss destination. Suggestions for touring, hiking, cycling, restaurants, museums, much more.

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CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

For a more leisurely trip with more time to discover the regional geography & cultural variety of Switzerland,

ADD 7 NIGHTS LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM:

$850-$930

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR ADDING ONE WEEK OF LODGING & GROUND TRANSPORTATION. PRICE VARIES BY LOCATION SELECTED AND SEASONALITY. THE HIGHER RATE APPLIES IF YOU CHANGE LODGING LOCATIONS.

THE FINER DETAILS:

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

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ZÜRICHSWITZERLAND: Departures Fridays between August 26 (now earlier!) and October 28, 2022, from 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 SATURDAY: Getting to your Swiss destination & lodging. After flying all night from North America to Switzerland, you self-transfer from Zürich Airport’s space-age railway station, following printed instructions we will provide you. Use the frequent, punctual, world-class Swiss Transport System (passes or tickets provided) to get to your Swiss town or village destination (Kandersteg, Locarno, or Mürren). Meet your English-speaking landlord/host at a pre-set time & place. You will be introduced to your apartment by your host when you take occupancy.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in your pre-reserved Swiss apartment in the either of two alpine villages in the high Bernese Oberland, or in the small city of Locarno in Italian Switzerland. 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 Switzerland. HOME AT FIRST has lodgings in several areas of Switzerland, including: Bernese Oberland (Kandersteg & Mürren); Ticino (Italian Switzerland, in and near Locarno); Upper Engadine (Pontresina in eastern Switzerland’s Bernina Alps); Zermatt (internationally famed resort village at the base of the Matterhorn). Please inquire!

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Zürich (ZRH) back to Newark (EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Switzerland. Note that early flight departures from Zürich’s ZRH Airport may not be reachable from your Swiss town or village, requiring an airport hotel stay for your last Swiss night.

• GETTING AROUND SWITZERLAND: Swiss public transportation operates hourly or half-hourly from almost all railway stations. Its bus lines, cableways, and lake cruisers, coordinate their schedules with the trains, providing efficient travel that is safe, reliable, and comfortable.
      Home At First’s Swiss apartments are well located for exploration of their locales & regions. Mürren guests can readily explore the Bernese Oberland, and make day-trips out of the region. Locarno guests can explore Italian Switzerland and cross the border to visit parts of Northern Italy in Lombardy and Piedmont. Using its excellent rail service, Kandersteg guests can travel far and wide throughout German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland, and even day-trip across the border into Northern Italy.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: All Swiss Guests receive regionally-keyed guidebooks with scores of pages of suggestions for exploring their regions by public transit, visiting mountains, lakes, historic sites, museums & galleries, food & wine, restaurants, shopping, churches, villages & hill towns, regional towns & cities, and touring throughout the extraordinary scenery of Switzerland using public transportation. Special sections for hiking & biking provide ideas for enjoying Swiss nature.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT MAY 31, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of May 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 needing to interrupt your trip to return home early. HOME AT FIRST reserves the right to end this offer early.

COVID-19: Switzerland is open to all visitors (including children) without restriction. 
       Travelers should bring masks for use on the airplane journey (if required by your airline). Masks are optional in the airports and on public transportation.

• 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.

• RETURNING HOME: US citizens currently need negative PCR or antigen Covid-19 test result taken within 24 hours of their flight departure in order to re-enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers in throughout Switzerland, and at Zürich Airport. Please note that a positive test may mean quarantining in Switzerland until testing negative again. This USA re-entry requirement makes being fully-vaccinated the best kind of travel insurance for your trip.

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