Offer ends June 30 on Tourcrafters’ US$699 summer package to Italy


With air fare to Italy currently US$749, how can TourCrafters offer a Summer Special to Florence for only US$699 — and that includes round-trip air from New York, four nights in a 4-star hotel, and four buffet breakfasts? Well, that’s TourCrafters’ secret. But any Italy-lover can take advantage of this incredible deal by booking it before June 30.

In addition to the basics — air, hotel, breakfasts — the package includes entrance to Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Medici Riccardi, a 24-hour city bus pass, a 20 percent discount on admission to “Galileo, Images of the Universe” at the Strozzi Palace, a 10 percent discount on bike and scooter rentals, and a 10 percent discount on CAF Tour & Travel’s city tours, excursions to other cities, outlet shopping tours, cooking classes, and horseback riding. Plus, TourCrafters is offering a special gift to those who book the Florence Summer Special: for every US$20 a couple spends, they will get a US$1 voucher to spend for a winter vacation in Italy.

The smart contemporary San Gallo Palace, which provides mini-bars and air conditioners, is the hotel offered for the base price of US$699 from July 5 to September 3, but several hotel upgrades are available. For example, the elegant traditional-style and centrally-located Grand Hotel Baglioni, which also has mini-bars and air conditioning, costs US$826 from July 5 to September 8. And air fare add-ons are available from other US cities.

All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes of US$110 and a fuel surcharge of US$240, which are not included in the quoted price because they are subject to change by the airline. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking.

For additional information, visit For reservations, call 800-482-5995.