The Mart for November 2021

 

Tours
Places to Stay
 

Tours

NORTHERN ITALY FOOD TOUR: Oct 6-16, 2022. White truffle hunting in Piemonte is a highlight on this 11-day relaxed small group (8-16 people) excursion into Italian cuisine and culture. Visit the regions of parmigiano, prosciutto, balsamic and pesto. Includes Bologna, Parma, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Alba, Barolo, Lake Orta. Pre-tour Venice extension available. Call Paola, ANDIAMO TOURS, PO Box 8907, New Haven, CT 06532; 888/313-6380, info@andiamotours.com, www.andiamotours.com 1121

PANTANAL: Jaguars, birds and much more! Contact Frank for more info. TUNDRA RIVER ADVENTURES, 4168 Wyman Way, Roseville, CA 95747; 541/441-2016, info@tundrariveradventures.com, www.tundrariveradventures.com 1121

PRIVATE BULGARIA TOURS — Ultimate Balkan experience going far beyond your expectations. PATRICK PENEFF, 3A, Benkovski, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; bulgariaprivateguide@gmail.com, www.guide-bg.com 821-822

SICILIAN SMALL GROUP TOUR: June 10-20 & Sept 2-12, 2022 — 11-day loop of Sicily combining major attractions with lesser-known destinations. Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana, Modica, Taormina, Cefalu. Amalfi Coast extension available. Small groups (8-16 people), relaxed pace, emphasizing superior regional food & wines. Call Paola, ANDIAMO TOURS, PO Box 8907, New Haven, CT 06532; 888/313-6380, info@andiamotours.com, www.andiamotours.com 1121

TEXTILE TOURS: Meet artisans, learn about natural dyes, designs, silk weaving in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand. Small groups & individual travel. BESTWAY TOURS & SAFARIS, 206-8678 Greenall Ave., Burnaby, BC, Canada V5J 3M6; 800/663-0844, www.bestway.com 9-1021

TO ITALY WITH LOVE TOURS: Two-week small group tours to enchanting Sperlonga, the pearl of the Mediterranean, staying 14 nights at Marconi’s charming B&B! Day trips to lovely quaint villages, gardens, castles, islands, Rome, Pompeii, Positano & more. 10 years’ experience with repeat customers. “A Trip of a Lifetime” personalized & customized to your individual needs. Great culinary experiences. Approx. $4,500-$5,000, includes air. Departures 2022: May 2-17, May 17-31, Sep 14-29, Sep 28-Oct 13. JUNE MORROCCO, 233 Morewood Lane, Grants Pass, OR 97526; 971/706-9328, www.toitalywithlovetours.com 1121 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ~ UNIQUE & UNUSUAL – planning customized vacations to Australia & New Zealand for 25 years for small groups & independent travelers – nature, history, self-drive, adventure, wine & food, Aboriginal & Maori culture & more! It’s not too soon to plan! We are hopeful that borders will be open in spring and early summer. We’ll design the trip of your dreams from moderate to very upscale! Having lived ‘down under’ for 20 years, we know the South Pacific & islands well. Please call or email with phone number & best time to call. SPRINGBOARD VACATIONS, PO Box 927136, San Diego, CA 92192; Direct: 858/550-9622, 858/550-9696 (PST), anzlindsey@earthlink.net (CST# 2059428-40) 921-1022

TRAVEL DOWNUNDER: Specializing in customizing independent itineraries and booking small group tours to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands. As an Australian, I visit my home country at least once every year and have made many trips throughout New Zealand and most of the South Pacific islands. We can also book Kenya and the Maldives. Wendy Schatz, TRAVEL DOWNUNDER, 100-98th Ave NE, E6, Bellevue, WA 98004; 425/454-0631, info@travel-downunder.com, www.travel-downunder.com 11-1221

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Places to Stay

COTACACHI, ECUADOR – CASA MARANO: 4 condos/rooftop terrace, 1 block from downtown, (2)2BR/2B; (2)3BR/2B. Newly finished, modern interiors w/local themes. High-speed internet, common washer/dryer. Spectacular 360˚ rooftop view. No pets, no smoking/vaping. Min. 14 nights, 2 weeks/$400, 3 weeks/$550, 1 month/$650. MARILYN, 2668 E. 1st St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401; 208/403-7792, escape2cotacachi@gmail.com, www.escape2cotacachi.com 521-522 

PARIS: BEAUTIFUL 1-BR/STUDIO APARTMENT OFF CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES, sleeps 2/5. Safest area, near Presidential Palace; beautifully appointed, equipped for comfortable stay. Typical Parisian building, air conditioning, parquet floors, antiques, rugs, marble fireplace, designer fabrics, phone, Internet, printer, CNN, queen bed+, double+; kitchen, bath, washer — from $200/night. And also BEST OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA right on the Med!!! Beaulieu/Villefranche sur Mer large 2BR/2B – park & direct access to the Mediterranean. See photos & rates on “Homeaway” property #4615987, then call or e-mail for special prices from $233/night. MARIE LEFEBVRE, 2521 Buckeye St., Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949/433-5110, marieeastbluff@gmail.com, www.parisianapartment-2to5.com 1121, 122, 322

 

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