The U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is offering agents and consumers reminders of the value of outdoor fall getaways from members that offer different outdoor options on land and sea. The advantages: consumers have the freedom to travel at their own pace and options include golf and sailing. Two fall custom tours cited by the USTOA, include:
Golf and Spa Vacations in Ireland – Five Nights
Play golf and enjoy a spa treatment, along with the freedom of a rental car, on Brendan Vacations’ “Enchanting Blarney Golf Resort” six-day, five-night Ireland custom vacation. Priced from $639 per person, land only, the package includes a manual compact car for six days, two nights at the four-star plus Blarney Golf Resort with one spa treatment and green fees for two passengers, a standard room for three nights at the four-star Burlington Hotel, and breakfast daily. The vacation is available for travel through November 30, 2010. For reservations phone 1-800-421-8446 or visit www.brendanvacations.com.
Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Seven Nights
Sail your own course in the British Virgin Islands aboard a crewed yacht charter, with snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and hiking on a seven-day, seven-night “The Moorings Crewed Yacht Vacation” from TUI Marine. This custom itinerary includes accommodations, all meals and beverages, complete with the services of a professional captain and chef. Price begins at $2,042 per person through October 31, 2010. Scuba diving can be arranged for an additional charge. For reservations phone 1-800-416-0224 or visit www.mooringscrewed.com.
All prices are based on double occupancy, the USTOA notes. Airfare on both vacations is additional. Restrictions and additional security fees, departure and local taxes and fees may apply. Rates may vary by date.
For more outdoor options, visit the USTOA web site -- www.USTOA.com, or www.USTOA.travel – where agents can search for member companies by activity or destination.