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Explore Iceland - couple at glacial lagoon. Photo © Home At First.

 We saw scenic wonders every day ! 

Explore

Iceland

OFFER EXTENDED!

SPRING 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package Self-Driving
Fixed Itinerary of Iceland with
Flights + Lodgings + Rental Car
& A LIVE VOLCANO!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY FEBRUARY 2, 2022

— SPRING 2022 —

TRAVEL 26MAR22 – 05JUN22

$AVE UP TO 26% – $701/person!

$1,999

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 26% below our official,
published 2022 Spring price to Iceland.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or BOS 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 drive the nearby historic Golden Circle. 2 nites lodging.

Days 3&4: Drive the scenic Ring Road northeast along the coast and across mountains to Akureyri, Iceland’s second city just south of the Arctic Circle, and a center for whale-watching. 2 nites lodging.

Day 5: 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. One nite lodging.

Days 6&7: Drive the Ring Road along the extraordinarily scenic coastal route southwest to Höfn fishing port and the Vatnajökull National Park. See glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, more than a dozen glaciers. 2 nites lodging.

Day 8: 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 before checking-in for your flight back to North America.

7 NIGHTS LODGING & BREAKFAST.

At inns located conveniently around Iceland.

8 DAYS USE of CAR RENTAL

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

Includes taxes, unlimited mileage,
and liability insurance.

GUIDEBOOK for TOURING ICELAND

Sightseeing, Activities, Restaurants,
and Scenic By-Ways.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to REYKJAVIK,  ICELAND : Departures Daily between March 26 and June 5, 2022, from Boston (BOS) or New York City (JFK), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF). Pick-up your rental car at the airport and drive (45min) to your first Icelandic inn in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Your 7 nights of lodging starts in Reykjavik and continues clockwise around Iceland — see Pre-Set Independent Fly/Drive Itinerary above.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) back to Boston (BOS), 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 set 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 8 days. Please note that this pre-set driving itinerary involves drives of 45min on Day 1, 5-7 hours on Day 3, 5-7 hours on Day 5, 5-7 hours on Day 6, and 5-7 hours on Day 8.
         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 & return your car at Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport. 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 FEBRUARY 2, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of February 2, 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 — an island nation with low population density and excellent health & IT infrastructure — has been notably successful at minimizing the impact of Covid-19 during this pandemic. At this writing (19JAN22) Iceland has a Covid infection case rate of 393 per 100,000, about 71% higher than the current USA rate of 230 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map).
          Iceland is open to pre-registered visitors from North America who are certified fully-vaccinated against Covid-19, and who have tested negative within 72 hours of arrival in Iceland via an official PCR or rapid antigen test.
          Currently, Iceland requires no on-site testing or quarantining of visitors with certificates of vaccination or proving prior infection. We do recommend that travelers receive a Covid booster shot at least 2 weeks prior to departure for Iceland.
         We strongly urge travelers to follow the science and the recommended behaviors they may encounter locally in Iceland. Bring masks for use on the airplane journey, in the airports, and at any stores, restaurants, or other Icelandic locations that 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. Unvaccinated children who fail a Covid-19 test can ruin your travel plans quickly, as quarantine will be required. 

• 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 quarantining in Iceland until testing negative again.

• IMPORTANT: To take advantage of this special offer Travel Bargain, you must be able to certify that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson). Iceland requires all visitors to Pre-Register Electronically before traveling to Iceland: https://visit.covid.is/

 Travel to Britain is no longer just castles in the sky! 

BRITAIN IS GREAT AGAIN!

LondonEngland,

Scotland, Wales

SPRING 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package:
Independent Travel with Flights
+ Lodgings + Ground Transport

NEW!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY FEBUARY 14, 2022

— SPRING 2022 —

TRAVEL 08APR22 – 03JUN22

to any destination in Great Britain:
LONDON, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES

$AVE UP TO 23% – $603/person!

$1,997

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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

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

• A 8-Day London Transport Pass for London guests.

• Optional ScotRail FlexiPass for Edinburgh guests.

• 7-Day Car Rental for guests in rural villages and towns in 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 April 8 and June 3, 2022 from New York City (JFK & EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) 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.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in the heart of the Swiss Alps or in lively, surprising Italian Switzerland. 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 FEBRUARY 14, 2022 — VALENTINE’S DAY! To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of February 14, 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 now (along with Ireland) the least affected by Covid in Western Europe. At this writing (26JAN22) Britain has a Covid infection case rate of 139 per 100,000, 28% lower than the current USA rate of 194 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map). Britain is open to visitors from the USA and Canada who are fully-vaccinated with official documentation. We do recommend that travelers receive a Covid booster shot at least 2 weeks prior to departure for Britain.
       Although entry into Britain by fully-vaccinated American and Canadian visitors currently requires pre-departure and post-arrival Covid tests, the UK government has announced the expected dropping of these requirements by mid-February.         Visitors to Great Britain should check the latest official entry requirements HERE.
       Prior to arrival in Britain, all visitors must submit a complete PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM.
       Although mask-wearing is increasing voluntary in Britain, visitors should bring masks for use on the airplane journey, in the airports, on public transportation, and at any British locations that may require their use. 

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: Children must vaccinated, and must bring official certificates of Covid vaccination, or entry will be refused.

• 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 quarantining in Britain until testing negative again.

• IMPORTANT: To take advantage of this special offer Travel Bargain, you must be able to show that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).

 Our Amalfi apartment was close by !

SPECTACULAR!

Italy!

ROME, & AMALFI

SPRING 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

7-Day Full-Package 
Independent Travel with
Flights + Lodgings + Transfers

OFFER EXTENDED!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY FEBRUARY 2, 2022

— SPRING 2022 —

TRAVEL 26MAR22 – 04JUN22

$AVE UP TO 24% – $612/person!
below 2021 Spring (Main Season) prices to Italy.

ROME or AMALFI

$1,910

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 24% below our official,
published 2022 Main Season prices to Italy. NOTE: travel for Easter Week (15-23APR22) incurs a supplement of $275/prs.

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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.

ROME: In centrally-located historic district within walking distance of key Roman sites & the Vatican.

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.

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).

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK for ROME or AMALFI

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 DAYS IN ROME: as few as 3-Days

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ROMEITALY : Departures Fridays between March 26 and June 4, 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).

• 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 to take 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 to take occupancy of your apartment.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Rome (FCO) back to New York (JFK or EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Rome or in Amalfi. Note that early flight departures from Rome’s FCO Airport may not be reachable from Amalfi, 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.

• 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 other areas of Italy, including: Florence, Vienna, Cinque Terre, 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 numbers and some luxury upgrade 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 throughout the area.

• 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 only available locally.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Italy receive regionally-keyed guidebooks with dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring Rome or Amalfi 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 and coastal byways.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 2, 2022: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of February 2, 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: At this writing (19JAN22) Italy has a Covid infection case rate of 295 per 100,000, about 28% higher than the current USA rate of 230 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map).
      Italy is open to documented fully-vaccinated visitors flying from the USA or Canada. We do recommend that travelers receive a Covid booster shot at least 2 weeks prior to departure for Italy.
       A negative PCR or antigen test taken 72/48 hours before flying to Italy from the USA or Canada is now required. You will need to complete a “passenger self-declaration form” and a passenger locater form certifying your eligibility for entry to Italy and listing your contact information while in 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 transportation, and indoors in public places (stores, restaurants, museums, etc.) as well as any crowded outdoor space, where Italy requires their use.

• TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: In order to enter Italy, children must have certificates of vaccination. 

• 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. 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 (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).

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