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CURRENT TRAVEL BARGAINS

The Latest & Hottest International Travel Bargains to Home At First Destinations.

 

 Save Money! Save the Date! 

OUR ANNUAL

Early-Bird Special!

2022 TRAVEL at 2021 PRICES

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

Pre-Reserve your Home At First
2022 Full-Package Trip Now.
Get the Best Selection of
Destinations, Lodgings, &
Travel Dates You Want. 

Hold your provisional 2022
booking for a fully-refundable
$200/person Early-Bird fee.

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

Confirm your 2022 trip plans by NOVEMBER 1, 2021,
& avoid any 2022 price increases!

• Your $200/person Early-Bird fee will be applied to the cost of your 2022 trip.

• If you choose to release your provisional 2022 trip reservations, your $200/person Early-Bird fee will be returned to you.

SAVE THE DATE!

PRE-RESERVE YOUR 2022 TRIP BY OCTOBER 31, 2021

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TWO WAYS TO BUY YOUR
2022 HOME AT FIRST TRIP

1. BUY NOW — PAY NOW

• On/before November 1, 2021, confirm your provisional 2022 trip reservations by paying for your 2022 Full-Package trip using current 2021 prices.

• Your $200/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 once your Full-Package Payment is received.

THE UPSIDE:
• Make reservations for the time & location of your choice. Confirm your 2022 trip reservations by paying the 2021 price for your 2022 Full-Package Trip. By locking in the 2021 price you avoid any potential price increases that may affect your 2022 trip’s international airfare, lodgings, and /or ground transportation arrangements.

THE DOWNSIDE:
• Once paid, your payment for your 2022 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 November 1, 2021, confirm your provisional 2022 trip reservations by paying your $800/person non-refundable deposit.

• Your $200/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 2021 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), Newark (EWR), &/or Boston (BOS) 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, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of October, 2021. Your payment must be received no later than November 1, 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: 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-19 than they do at home in the USA & Canada. We strongly urge travelers to follow the science and practice the recommended behaviors they encounter locally at home, underway, and once at their overseas destinations.
     At this writing (01OCT21) almost all HOME AT FIRST destinations are open to vaccinated visitors from the USA and Canada. (Exceptions: Sweden, Norway & New Zealand.) Some destinations require negative pre-arrival Covid tests before allowing entry. UK destinations currently also require a negative Covid test 2 days after arrival in the UK. HOME AT FIRST will accept advance 2022 reservations only for destinations currently open to vaccinated USA or Canadian travelers.

• IMPORTANT: By placing & paying for 2022 reservations with HOME AT FIRST, you are certifying that you are currently qualified for and/or will meet all future qualifications to travel internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic, 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 2022 travel with HOME AT FIRST.
    HOME AT FIRST is in no way liable for travelers’ failure to present acceptable proof of Covid-19 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-19 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-19 test can ruin your travel plans quickly, as quarantine will be required. 

• RETURNING HOME: Currently, US citizens need a 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 at all HOME AT FIRST overseas travel destinations. Arranging and paying for this required test is a responsibility of the traveler once overseas. Please note that a positive test may mean quarantining in an overseas hotel until testing negative again.

• THE KEY: International travel is not a right. It is a privilege we believe Americans & Canadians even of modest means should be able to afford. Historically, wars, terrorism, and natural disasters have at times limited our ability to travel to certain destinations. Now, the plague of Covid-19 has placed new limits on international travel. We should not be free to potentially add to the spread of the pandemic. Science has provided us with a passport for international travel that most destinations recognize as low-risk to them and to us: the vaccines accepted & approved as effective. They are the key, not only to permitting international travel to continue, but to ending this world-wide pandemic.

  

 Shop & Celebrate in London!

Enjoy the Holidays in

London

CHRISTMAS 2021 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

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

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY NOVEMBER 2, 2021

HOLIDAY SHOPPING TRAVEL

Departures: December 3 & 10

NOW $AVE 30%
$AVE $748/person!

BELOW PUBLISHED PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$1,760

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

Departures: December 19 & 26

NOW $AVE 20%
$588/person!

BELOW PUBLISHED PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$2,260

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or EWR.

Flights from all USA & Canada airports available.

Please inquire about fares from your home airport.

7 NIGHTS APARTMENT LODGING

At Home At First’s centrally-located apartments near the Tower Bridge within walking distance of major historic & cultural sites, restaurants, cafés, shops, & Christmas markets on the Thames South Bank.

LONDON TRANSPASS

valid for all 9 London Transport Zones, including Underground trains to/from Heathrow Airport & Thameslink trains to/from Gatwick Airport.

OUR EXCLUSIVE LONDON ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK

Full of Suggestions for Sightseeing, Activities, Walking, Castles, Cathedrals, Shopping, Pubs, Restaurants, Royal London, much more.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to LONDON, ENGLAND : Departures on December 3, 10, 19, & 26, 2021 from Newark, NJ (EWR) 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 London (LHR or LGW). Self-transfer by London Underground (LHR) or Thameslink train (LGW), to your central London apartment. Take occupancy that afternoon.

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

• LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging in your centrally-located apartment near London’s landmark Tower Bridge. HOME AT FIRST‘s London specialists will help you plan an individualized, independent London visit that meets your needs, tastes, interests, pace, and budget. 

• GROUND TRANSPORT: Guests in London have use of a LONDON TRANSPASS, with excellent coverage throughout greater London.

LONDON ACTIVITY GUIDE: London guests receive our exclusive London Activity Guide with dozens of pages of suggestions for sightseeing, walking, shopping, pubs, restaurants, castles, churches & cathedrals, royal London, museums, London theatre, and much more.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 2, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of November 2, 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: London and the UK are among world leaders in the percentage of vaccinated citizens. At this writing (07OCT21) London has a Covid infection case rate of 50 per 100,000, 61% higher than the current USA rate of 31 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map).
      London is open to visitors from North America who are fully-vaccinated (with official documentation) and can show a negative test result (PCR or rapid antigen) before boarding an aircraft to London, taken within 72 hours of departure for London.
     Currently, London requires a follow-up Covid PCR or rapid antigen test at an on-site test facility (pharmacy or other) 2 days following arrival. HOME AT FIRST can arrange your test appointment for you.
     We strongly urge travelers to follow the science and the recommended behaviors they may encounter locally in London and throughout the UK. 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 will check your Covid test results certificate before permitting you to board. International airlines are now requiring proof of Covid vaccination.

• 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 (including many pharmacies) located throughout London. Official test results to to be presented to your airline in London and again upon arrival in the US. Please note that a positive test may mean quarantining in London 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).

 Experience the Holiday Season in Rome this year.

 This year it’s Rome for the Holidays!

Celebrate IN

Rome!

CHRISTMAS 2021 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

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

NEW OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY NOVEMBER 5, 2021

HOLIDAY SHOPPING TRAVEL

Depart 26NOV21 to 15DEC21

$1,878

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$AVE 25.5% — $644/prs!

BELOW OUR SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED
2021-22 MAIN SEASON ROME PRICE

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ROMAN HOLIDAYS!

Depart 16DEC21 to 6JAN22

$2,209

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$AVE 22.6% — $644/prs!

BELOW OUR SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED 2021-22 HIGH-SEASON ROME PRICE

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or EWR.

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 major historic & cultural sites, Vatican City, restaurants, cafés, shops, & Christmas markets at the Piazza Navona & Spanish Steps.

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK for ROME

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 — inquire for pricing.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ROME, ITALY : Depart any Tuesday thru Fridays November 26, 2021 thru January 6, 2022 from New York City (JFK) or Newark (EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from all other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Rome (FCO).

• ARRIVING IN ROME: Self-transfer (by taxi) to your reserved vacation apartment in a delightfully central, very walkable, historically rich section of Rome. Meet your landlord/host at a pre-set time & place to take occupancy.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Taxi back to Rome’s FCO airport to check-in for your daytime flight from Rome (FCO) back to New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Rome.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in historic central Rome. You will love your apartment’s central location just minutes from most of Rome’s major attractions, restaurants, and shopping — including the large Christmas market at the Piazza Navona.

• 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: 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. Otherwise, HOME AT FIRST Rome guests can easily walk 5-30 minutes to most major attractions, restaurants, cafés, shops, and markets. For non-walkers or further distances, taxi ranks are within 5-minutes walk of most HOME AT FIRST Rome lodgings.

ACTIVITY GUIDE: Guests staying in Italy receive regionally-keyed guidebooks with dozens of pages of suggestions for exploring Rome on foot, taxi, or by public transit: historic sites, museums & galleries, food & wine, restaurants, shopping, churches, and the Vatican.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 5, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of November 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: At this writing (07OCT21) Italy has a Covid infection case rate of 5 per 100,000, about 1/6 the current USA rate of 31 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map).
      Italy is open to documented fully-vaccinated visitors flying from the USA or Canada. A negative PCR or antigen test taken 72/48 hours before flying is now required. You will need to complete a “passenger locator form” showing your address 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: 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 PCR or antigen Covid-19 test result taken within 72/48 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 documentation that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson). 

 Experience Rome up close & personal without the summer crowds.

 Experience Rome’s Eternal Glory ! 

EXPERIENCE

Rome!

without THE crowds

WINTER 2022 SALE

TRAVEL BARGAIN!

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

NEW OFFER!

BOOK THIS TRAVEL BARGAIN
BY DECEMBER 15, 2021

AT HOME IN ROME

Daily Departures 7JAN22 – 25MAR22

$1,699

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$AVE 23.6% — $526/prs!

BELOW OUR SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED
2021-22 LOW-SEASON ROME PRICE

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THIS FULL-PACKAGE TRIP INCLUDES:

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS from JFK or EWR.

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 major historic & cultural sites, Vatican City, restaurants, cafés, shops, & Christmas markets at the Piazza Navona & Spanish Steps.

ON-SITE GUIDEBOOK for ROME

suggesting sites, activities, restaurants, museums, etc.

——————————————

CONSIDER THIS POPULAR ADD-ON:

To see more while you are in Italy —

ADD DAYS IN ROME: as few as 3-Days — inquire for pricing.

THE FINER DETAILS:

FLY TRANSATLANTIC OVERNIGHT to ROME, ITALY : Depart any day from January 7, 2022, through March 25, 2022, from New York City (JFK) or Newark (EWR), USA. (Departures & Connecting Flights are available from all other USA & Canada airports — please inquire.) Arrive the following morning at your destination airport in Rome (FCO).

• ARRIVING IN ROME: Self-transfer (by taxi) to your reserved vacation apartment in a delightfully central, very walkable, historically rich section of Rome. Meet your landlord/host at a pre-set time & place to take occupancy.

• RETURN FLIGHT 8 DAYS LATER: Taxi back to Rome’s FCO airport to check-in for your daytime flight from Rome (FCO) back to New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), or to other USA/Canada airports after 7 full days & nights in Rome.

• 1-WEEK’S LODGING: 7 total Nights Lodging (Saturday to Saturday) in pre-reserved apartments in historic central Rome. You will love your apartment’s central location just minutes from most of Rome’s major attractions, restaurants, and shopping — including the large Christmas market at the Piazza Navona.

• 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: 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. Otherwise, HOME AT FIRST Rome guests can easily walk 5-30 minutes to most major attractions, restaurants, cafés, shops, and markets. For non-walkers or further distances, taxi ranks are within 5-minutes walk of most HOME AT FIRST Rome lodgings.

THIS OFFER EXPIRES MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 15, 2021: To take advantage of this special Travel Bargain offer, you must book and pay for your trip prior to the end of December 15, 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: At this writing (07OCT21) Italy has a Covid infection case rate of 5 per 100,000, about 1/6 the current USA rate of 31 per 100,000 (source: NY Times Covid Tracker World Map).
      Italy is open to documented fully-vaccinated visitors flying from the USA or Canada. A negative PCR or antigen test taken 72/48 hours before flying is now required. You will need to complete a “passenger locator form” showing your address 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: 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 PCR or antigen Covid-19 test result taken within 72/48 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 that you have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).

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