TORONTO — Victours has released its 2017-2018 ‘Journeys to Europe & Beyond’ brochure, featuring Italy as its core destination and also including France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Iceland.
“We have created a layout throughout the brochure that will offer travel agents greater flexibility to customize their client’s travel,” says Firdosh Bulsara, Victours’ Manager of Product and Marketing.
Short duration modules in major cities will help agents create a customized itinerary for their clients, said Bulsara. In Italy clients choose from short stays in Rome, Venice, Tuscany, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, Lakes Orta, Iseo, Maggiore and Garda, and several options in Puglia and Sicily. Agents can request a selection of hotel stays and can even alter the sequence of itineraries to suit clients’ travel plans.
Victours has access to a large number of villas all across Italy. “Ranging from moderate to high-end luxury villas, Victours will help you select the right villa for your client’s stay,” said Bulsara.
Victours car rental product in Italy includes AVIS, Maggoire, and Europcar. A large selection of cars and vans are available as well as long-stay rentals. All rentals include Super CDW and PAI as well as airport/railway station surcharges, road tax and government tax.
In France there are sample itineraries ranging from four to eight days covering Paris, Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Riviera, Nice, Provence and Marseille.
Vacation ideas to Greece include a four-day Athens Stopover, a seven-day Classical Greece touring program and longer duration Island-hopping itineraries.
New for 2017 and beyond is Victour’s collaboration with Celestyal Cruises, offering four, five and seven-day cruises in the Aegean. Agents can book these as ‘cruise only’ and combine them with land programs.
Victours’ Spain is a combination of private and group touring ideas with opportunities to customize. Barcelona, Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Andalucia and the Spanish Islands (Mallorca, Ibiza) are all available as modules, allowing agents and clients to create touring itineraries. Self-drive tours with stays in historic castles and paradors are becoming a favourite with Canadians, notes Bulsara.
Meanwhile Portugal is experiencing an unprecedented boom in tourism, he adds. “Victours has an expanded lineup of product in Portugal including stays at historical manor houses in North and Central Portugal. There are several self-drive touring ideas that cover the country extensively.”
Victours’ long-stay options for Canadian snowbirds wintering in the Algarve include 24-day long-stays with three days in Lisbon, some touring and a three-week stay at the four-star Oura-View Beach Club.
Victours’ holidays in Croatia follow the pattern of short stay modules and also include longer itineraries covering the country extensively. There are culinary tours as well as island hopping options. In Croatia, Victours is also offering escorted group tours guided in English-only. There are also small-ship Adriatic cruising options.
Iceland has become a most popular destination over the last two years and Victours covers this destination in depth with several touring and soft-adventure options.
Bulsara notes that agents will benefit from booking air with any of the above offered land programs. Consolidator nets are available. Victours can be reached at (416) 736-6613 or 1-800-668-7475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.