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Tip of the Week – Bed & Breakfasts

bed-and-breakfast-irelandClients hoping to immerse themselves in the local culture, may want to consider Bed & Breakfast stays throughout their vacation. B&B’s tend to be smaller, have fewer guests than hotels, and are managed by folks who enjoy conversing with their guests.  In fact, guests at a B&B are likely to come away with a genuine “insiders” perspective of the region.

One of the experts on B&B Travel, Rick Steves, has this to say on his site…

Staying at a European bed-and-breakfast is a bit like having your own temporary mother while you travel. In the morning, your hostess might help plan your day, tipping you off to the best places for lunch and about the live folk music in the village pub that evening. She then sends you out the door with a smile, handing you an umbrella — just in case it rains. The best B&Bs ooze warmth and local color, making these some of my favorite accommodations in Europe.

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Sceptre Tours has a large and growing network of B&Bs in Ireland, Britain & Italy.  Contact our reservations call center at 800-221-0924 or your DSM for more details.

Spotlight on Travel by Rail

Train Travel in Britain is modernized but still an elegant and efficient way to travel

If you have clients who prefer independent travel to escorted tours, but are uneasy navigating unfamiliar roads in a rental car, Sceptre Tours’ Rail Vacations are the ideal solution. Our rail options can provide your clients with the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy scenery they’d likely miss if they were driving. For example, in Ireland, the rail journey between Dublin and Belfast runs along the coast and provides spectacular views of the Mountains of Mourne.

By choosing to travel on any of Sceptre’s Rail vacations, your clients benefit from the freedom of choosing a pre-designed itinerary or designing one tailored to suit their preferences in terms of destinations, length of stay and accommodations. The first step in planning is to select from one of the several different city pairings in each destination. Each of our Ireland Rail journeys originates in Dublin and travelers have the option of pairing with Galway, Killarney or Belfast. They can also opt to extend the vacation and pair all four cities.

Rail travel in Italy offers exciting views

Rail travel in Italy offers exciting views

In Italy, our Rail vacations originate in Rome and pair with Florence, Venice, or both! Once they’ve determined their preferred city pairings, those clients choosing to customize their itinerary can determine the length of stay in each destination. And no matter which destination or city pairing they select, your clients can be assured of easy access to the sites and cities they’ve journeyed to see, as well as transfers to any of our conveniently located 3, 4 and 5-star hotel partners.