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

 How we spent our summer vacation! 

Explore

Iceland

SPRING-SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

SALE EXTENDED WITH EVEN LOWER PRICES!

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

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY JULY 5, 2021

— LATE-SPRING & SUMMER —

TRAVEL NOW thru 22AUG21

NOW $AVE UP TO 23% – $568/person!

OLD PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$1,901

NEW PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 23% below our official,
published 2021 Summer prices to Iceland.

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— LATE-SUMMER & FALL —

TRAVEL 23AUG21 – 31OCT21

NOW $AVE UP TO 27% – $608/person!

$1,644

NEW PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 27% below our official,
published 2021 Spring-Fall prices to Iceland.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or BOS.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

AIRPORT BUS TRANSFER ARRIVAL DAY.

From Keflavik Airport to your Reykjavik hotel.

7 NIGHTS LODGING with BREAKFAST.

At inns located conveniently around Iceland.

5 DAYS USE of CAR RENTAL

following first 2 nights in Reykjavik city.

Pick-up in Reykjavik; drop-off at Keflavik Airport.

Includes taxes, unlimited mileage, & liability insurance.

GUIDEBOOK FOR TOURING ICELAND

Sightseeing, Activities, Restaurants, Scenic By-Ways.

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CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

For a more leisurely trip with more time for
activities en route around Iceland,

ADD 3 NIGHTS LODGING & CAR RENTAL FOR:

$704

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to REYKJAVIK,  ICELAND : Departures Daily between now and October 31, 2021 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). Self-transfer by pre-paid airport shuttle to your reserved hotel in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Take occupancy at your first Iceland lodging, the hotel in Reykjavik, that afternoon.

• 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 5 days. Pick-up in downtown Reykjavik following 2 days in the city where you get around on foot, by public transport, or by taxi. At the end of your week in Iceland, return your rental car at Reykjavik’s Keflavik 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 JULY 5, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of July 5, 2021. 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 Iceland is open to visitors from North America who are fully-vaccinated &/or can show proof of previous Covid-19 infection via a reliable antibody test. Currently, Iceland requires no on-site testing or quarantining of visitors with certificates of vaccination or proving prior infection. Nevertheless, 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.

• AIRLINES may require a fresh negative Covid-19 test of passengers before being permitted to board. As several airlines (including Icelandair, Delta, & United) currently fly from North America to Iceland, and as individual airlines’ Covid-19 rules and regulations are evolving, passengers need to contact their carrier about a week prior to departure for Iceland to learn the latest policy regarding passenger testing.

• 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 72 hours of their flight departure in order to enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers strategically located around Iceland. 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 show that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) or have successfully recovered from infection by Covid-19 and are no-longer contagious. At this moment — and until further notice — Travelers not vaccinated against or successfully recovered from Covid-19 must undergo testing and quarantining protocols in Iceland that will preclude their eligibility for this special trip itinerary. Iceland requires all visitors to Pre-Register Electronically before traveling to Iceland: https://visit.covid.is/

                    Italy: Rome — Pantheon people. Photo © Home At First.

 Just like old times in Rome!

Celebrate

Italy!

ROME or tuscany

SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

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

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY JULY 8, 2021

— SUMMER & FALL —

TRAVEL 30JUL21 – 22OCT21

ROME

$1,885

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$AVE UP TO 30.2% – $816/person!
below 2021 Summer prices to Italy.

TUSCANY

$2,040

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$AVE UP TO 24.5% – $661/person!
below 2021 Summer prices to Italy.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK 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.

SIENA, TUSCANY: On a historic estate by the city walls.

IN ROME: 2x 3-Day ROMA Transit PASSES

IN TUSCANY: 1-Week of CAR RENTAL

Pick-up & drop-off at Rome (FCO) Airport.

Includes taxes, unlimited mileage, & liability insurance.

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK for ROME or TUSCANY

suggesting sites, activities, restaurants, museums, etc.

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CONSIDER THESE POPULAR ADD-ONS:

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
+ a 3-Day ROMA Transit PASS

ADD DAYS IN SIENA: as few as 5-Days
+ a 5-Day CAR RENTAL

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ROMEITALY : Departures Fridays between July 30 and October 22, 2021 from 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 Rome (FCO).

• ROME VISITORS: Self-transfer (by airport train—good with your RomaPass, bus, or 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.

• SIENA, TUSCANY, VISITORS: Pick-up your pre-reserved rental car at Rome’s FCO airport for the 2.5-3 hour drive north to Siena, Tuscany, to your reserved vacation apartment on a secluded, historic estate just outside Siena’s Renaissance city walls. Meet your landlady/hostess at a pre-set time & place to take occupancy.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Daytime flight from Rome (FCO) back to New York (JFK), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Rome, or in Siena, Tuscany. Note that early flight departures from Rome’s FCO Airport may not be reachable from Siena, 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 on a beautiful estate within walking distance of Renaissance Siena.

• 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 Amalfi. 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.

• GROUND TRANSPORT IN ROME: Rome guests are furnished two 3-day RomaPass transit cards for use on Rome’s subway (métro), buses, and airport train. Most Rome guests use a car transfer service from the airport to their apartment and back again. HOME AT FIRST can arrange for airport car transfers as an extra-cost option for your trip.

• GROUND TRANSPORT FOR TUSCANY: Guests in Tuscany have use of a RENTAL CAR for 7 days. Pick-up and drop-off at Rome’s FCO 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 an International Driving Permit is required for driving in Italy. Licensed USA drivers can get an International Driving Permit by mail or in person at AAA in the USA.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Italy receive regionally-keyed guidebooks with dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring Rome on foot or by public transit, touring Tuscany by car, 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 JULY 8, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of July 8, 2021. 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: Italy was one of the first European countries to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. At this writing (22JUN21) Italy is experiencing a new-infection-rate of 1.8 per 100,000 persons — compared with 3.4 per 100,000 in the USA — one of the lowest rates in Europe. Italy is open to visitors flying from the USA and Canada with documented full-vaccinated &/or proof of previous Covid-19 infection via a reliable test. You should be prepared to travel by being fully vaccinated with documentation and without any Covid-19 symptoms. You will need to complete a “passenger locator form” showing their address while in Italy. While in Italy, we strongly urge travelers to 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 (including Lazio region where Rome is located). Italy currently imposes a 12M to 5AM curfew with plans to drop the curfew in late-June, 2021.

• 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. 

• 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 Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of their flight departure in order to re-enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers in Rome, Rome Airport, and Siena, Tuscany. 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 that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) or can certify you have successfully recovered from infection by Covid-19 and are no-longer contagious. 

                    Paris: Rooftop chimney pots with the Eiffel Tower. Photo copyright Home At First.

 Wow! Our apartment’s rooftop view! 

Romantic!

Paris

Monumental!

SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

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

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY JULY 5, 2021

— LATE-SUMMER & FALL —

TRAVEL 27AUG21 – 22OCT21

$AVE UP TO 26.33% – $750/person!

$2,099

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Special low rate 26.33% below our official,
published 2021 Main Season prices to  Paris.

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK to PARIS.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

AIRPORT TRANSFER ARRIVAL DAY.

From Paris CDG Airport to your Paris lodging.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGINGS.

Central Paris locations: Districts 1-8.

7 DAYS PARIS TRANSIT PASS

valid on the métro, RER, & buses.

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK FOR PARIS

suggesting sites, activities, restaurants, museums, etc.

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CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

For a more leisurely trip with more time to settle in to the Parisian lifestyle,

ADD 7 NIGHTS LODGING & TRANSPASS FOR:

$1,346

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to PARIS, FRANCE: Departures Fridays between August 27 and October 22, 2021 from 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 Paris (CDG). Self-transfer by pre-paid airport shuttle to your reserved apartment lodging in central Paris (in arrondissements 1-8). Meet your landlord and take occupancy at your Paris apartment that afternoon.

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

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in romantic central Paris near shopping, the métro, historic sites, restaurants, cafés. Note that minimum occupancy numbers and some luxury upgrade supplements may apply to a few specific lodgings.

• GROUND TRANSPORT IN PARIS: Paris guests are furnished a Paris transit cards for use on Paris’s métro (subway), buses, and RER trains. Paris guests receive a pre-paid, pre-arranged car transfer service from the airport to their apartment. At guests’ request, HOME AT FIRST will arrange for car transfer back to the airport as an extra-cost option.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Paris receive a printed guide with dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring Paris on foot or by public transit, visiting historic sites, museums & galleries, shopping for food & wine, restaurants & cafés, churches & cathedrals, monuments, and relaxing in parks and along the River Seine.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT JULY 5, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of July 5, 2021. 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: Paris, France — 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 Iceland is open to visitors from North America who are fully-vaccinated &/or can show proof of previous Covid-19 infection via a reliable antibody test. Currently, Iceland requires no on-site testing or quarantining of visitors with certificates of vaccination or proving prior infection. Nevertheless, 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.

COVID-19: France has been substantially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. At this writing (22JUN21) France is experiencing a new-infection-rate of 3.5 per 100,000 persons — compared with 3.4 per 100,000 in the USA — in the middle range for European countries. Paris, France, is open to visitors from the USA and Canada flying from North America on a non-stop flight or certain connecting flights who are fully-vaccinated &/or can show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hrs or negative Antigen test within 24 hrs of flight departure time.
          You should be prepared to travel by being fully vaccinated and/or tested with documentation and without any Covid-19 symptoms. Passengers who test positive for Covid-19 in the USA will be refused boarding.
          We strongly urge travelers in Paris to 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 at any stores, restaurants, or other Parisian locations that require their use. Paris currently imposes an 11PM to 5AM curfew with plans to reduce or drop the curfew effective in late June or July, 2021.

• 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. 

• 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 Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of their flight departure in order to re-enter the United States. Testing is available at testing centers in Paris, and at Paris CDG Airport. Please note that a positive test may mean quarantining in France 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) or have successfully recovered from infection by Covid-19 and are no-longer contagious. At this moment — and until further notice — all travelers must undergo pre-flight testing that will confirm their eligibility for this special trip itinerary.

• WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TRAVEL TO PARIS RIGHT NOW? Here’s a first-hand detailed report from June 9, 2021: https://thepointsguy.com/news/travel-to-reopened-france-covid/

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