The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1986 · Page 43
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 43

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 26, 1986
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The Salina Journal Entertainment Sunday, January 26,1986 Page? Tours cater to retired people By The New York Times Question: My parents are retired and are interested in guided tours in this country at a leisurely pace. Are there tour organizations that cater to retired people? Can the elderly get discounts? Answer: One tour company that specializes in travel for older people — of 60 and over — is Saga International Holidays (120 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 02116; 617-451-6808 or, outside the 617 area code, 800-343-0273). Its tours are conducted at a slower pace and, according to a company offical, with more attention to detail than many other programs. A new bus trip it has Travel Q&A scheduled to start in April is a 24-day Trans- America Tour that will originate in New York, go south and continue by way of Texas and Arizona to Los Angeles. The cost of $1,809 includes hotels, most breakfasts and dinners, sightseeing, insurance and air fare from Los Angeles back to New York. Saga also offers bus programs in New England, to national parks in the West and along the California coast, and cruises to Alaska. Another organization that serves older travelers — 50 and over — is the American Association of Retired Persons Travel Service, a division of the California-based travel company called Olson- Travelworld. The Travel Service's programs, mostly bus tours, are run exclusively for members of the AARP. They are centered on several areas, including California, the Northeast and the Canadian Rockies. In Hawaii, the service offers condominium accommodations as well as escorted island tours. A 14-day, four-island tour, including hotels, most meals and round-trip air fare from New York costs from $2,038 to $2,168 a person, double occupancy. These programs are available only to members of the AARP (1909 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20049; 202-872-4700), which charges dues for a member and spouse of $5 for one year and $12.50 for three years. Members qualify for discounts of from 15 to 40 percent at many hotels and motels and some car rental agencies. Similar discounts are available to travelers who belong to another membership organization, Mature Outlook, a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck & Co, (Post Office Box 1205, Glenview, 111. 60025 (312291-7800). The age minimum is 50 and membership costs $7.50 a year for a couple. Bus tours and stays at resorts are arranged for the organization by the Ask Mr. Foster Travel Service. Grand Circle Travel (347 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. 02210; 617-350-7500 or 800-221-2610) offers a variety of vacations for people 50 and over. Among those described in its free catalogue is a 15-day tour of national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, that costs from $1,599. The tour starts in Boseman, Mont., and the price includes hotels, most meals and sightseeing. The company's Extended Vacation program offers apartments with maid service in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for from 2 to 26 weeks. Rates for a one- bedroom apartment rise to $425 in high season (Jan. 23 to April 3). Question: I want to fly from Venice to either Madrid or Seville in Spain. Can you tell me what service is available and provide an estimate of the cost? Answer: Alitalia, the Italian airline, and Iberia Air Lines of Spain provide daily service between the two countries. Alitalia has a direct flight from Venice to Madrid. It departs daily from Venice at 7:15 a.m., makes a stop in Milan and arrives in Madrid at 11 a.m. To get to Seville, the passenger has to switch to Iberia, and it might be possible to transfer quickly enough to catch the first available connection, at 11:40, arriving in Seville at 12.35 pan. There are other daily flights to Seville but the next one doesn't leave until 4:25 p.m. The one-way, coach fare from Venice to Madrid is $273, and to Seville, $328. Alitalia also has daily flights from Venice to Rome that connect with flights for Madrid. Iberia offers daily service to Madrid from Milan and Rome but not between Venice and those two cities. In Madrid, again, passengers make a connection for Seville. Top dog is holding out for more money LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here's a Hollywood shaggy dog story: The biggest laughs and praise for the film "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" is going to a lovable and neurotic black-and-white Scottish Border Collie named Matisse. His real name is Mike, and he stole the thunder from stars Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler andNickNolte. In the movie, Mike rolls his eyes, walks on hot coals and plunges snout-first off a diving board. Efforts by the Disney Studio, [ravel |ip* Call us for all your travel needs. Foreign & Domestic •Agent for all major 'Carriers & Amtrak •Credit Cards Accepted •Cruise Lines Agent ch ANYWHERE HEART OF EUROPE TOUR I A 15-day tour of I IrHolland, Germany, Austria. Italy, Switzerland. France and Belgium.l IntbeSeinCeoter 8*1191 I I I I I Year-round Via Kan«» City Martlnalr Price applies lo May 1 departure Fully-escorted, including airfare, motorcoach, hotels and 29 meals. For the free 38-page brochure, write to Emhage Tours 5011-28th Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 Or, call (616) 957-1000 We've been around a long time! In Europe since 1939, in the USX since 1960 As direct wholesalers to Europe, we bring you savings.! ' «hout sacrmcing quality. The Proof I. In our Price.. If you! an Snd a comparable tour for less, we will you $100 off . 1 Travel (Continued from Page 6) rosti — finely sliced and baked potatoes — at around $2.75. The second-floor Au Premier has French cuisine, a large choice of bottled and carafe wines and quick service. The menu recently offered Belon oysters at $2.25 apiece and Chateau-briand with mixed vegetables at $13.70. The ground-floor Le Bistro, a good place for a cup of coffee, a snack or a full meal, is open from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Zahringerstrasse, with rates of $65 to $75 for two. Shopping Hotels Zurich really has no off-season, but some hotels charge lower rates from Nov. 16 to March 31. The most expensive hotels are Baur au Lac, 1 Talstrasse, a lakeside establishment with a vaunted wine cellar (a bottle of 1970 Lafitte Rothschild Bordeaux $191); the Savoy Baur en Ville, 12 Post- strasse; Dolder Grand Hotel, 65 Kurhausstrasse, a Victorian building with a modern wing on the wooded slope of a hill, and Edan au Lac, 45 Utoquai, on the eastern lake front. Rooms for two with bath in any of the four range from $130 to $180. Many executives like the Zurich, 42 Neumuhlequai, a high-rise on the right bank of the Limmat, with rooms for two at $93 to $140. First-class hotels charging between $80 and $150 for two include Schweizerhof, 7 Bahnhofplatz, and Europe, 4 Dufourstrasse. Two less expensive favorites are City, 34 Lowenstrasse, with rates for two of $58 to $75, and Zurcherhof, 21 Zurich is a major marketplace for art and antiquities. Among principal galleries are Modern Art Center, Werd- muhlestrasse; Gallerie Roller, 8 Raemistrasse; Galerie Pon, 130 Klosbachstrasse, and Galerie Nefer, 14 Augustinergasse. At the large department stores — Globus, Jeimoli and Vilan — on the Bahnhofstrasse, almost every visitor snaps up a plastic, quartz- movement Swatch timepiece ($23). Clothing and accessories are generally more expensive in Switzerland than in Italy, France or Austria, but Bahnhofstrasse fashion boutiques like Saint-Phil at Nos. 20 and 26, Grieder at No. 30 and Gucci at No. 36 have ample supplies of cotton underwear, quality linen, Bally footwear and elegant luggage. FLORIDA Bus Tour departing from Salina March 15-26 ALASKA Air Motoreoach-Cruise departing from Wichita Aug. 15-Aug. 27 Cull or write for a free hrocluirc. TRAYLOR TRAVEL 126 N. Santa I'V Salinu 913-825-0537 makers of the new Paul Mazursky movie, to nail down Mike for a long-term contract weren't successful. A frustrated Disney executive said: "He's holding out until the picture opens because he thinks he can get more in the free market." la Arc a Break lours, inc. Special to LAS VEGAS NON-STOP FROM SALINA February 14-17 214 Morning departure Evening return Air only per person Complete air & hotel packages available. Jan. 31 & March 10 departures available too. For Reservations Call Your Travel Agent Today -L ANYWHERE TRAVEL SearsCentcr 825-2191 TRAYLOR TRAVEL 126 N. Santa Fe 825-0537 INTERNATIONAL TOURS Mid State Mall 823-1150 WORLD TRAVEL CENTER 1827 S. 9th 827-0496

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