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World Travel News Weekly: Israel, Ireland and Italy
(Dublin, Ireland) - For those living in Oregon, those on the Oregon coast, or travelers living anywhere, there are some new travel offers in the air these days.
In Ireland there’s a new luxury vacation idea for the holiday season with chauffeured tour specials. In Italy, the 26th Annual Turin Film Festival will be held in late November. And for anyone thinking of visiting Israel soon, the country is offering some ways to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, a jogging sightseeing tour, and some cultural developments.
Travel Solutions Ireland is offering three new chauffeured tour specials at more than 15 percent off, just in time for the family-filled holiday season. The Lords and Ladies Tour is now only €1365 per person, the Irish Highlights tour is €898, and A Break in Dublin is €378. All of the tours are meant for four people or more, but they also accommodate couples and have corresponding rates for twosomes (Lords and Ladies Tour: €1864 per person sharing; Irish Highlights: €1189 per person sharing; A Break in Dublin: €442 per person sharing).
The Lords and Ladies Tour will show travelers the regal side of Ireland, taking them to famous castles, picturesque medieval villages and scenery such as Adare, the Ring of Kerry, and Blarney Castle. In the Irish Highlights Tour, travelers will visit the most famous sites in Ireland such as Dublin, Galway, and the Cliffs of Moher. The Break in Dublin is the perfect getaway for a short and fun-filled getaway to Ireland's capital.
Travel Solutions Ireland's chauffeured tours are the most sumptuous way to travel to Ireland, with custom-tailored vacations and chauffeurs that are courteous, reliable and eager to share their knowledge. They allow you to travel a foreign country without the worry of gas, parking, tolls or car insurance! Opulence and comfort are the key words here, for consumers of any budget with an eye for quality.
Travel Solutions Ireland was founded in 1971 in response to an ever-increasing demand for tours in Ireland. The company offers a wide variety of top-notch tours, from self-driven to chauffeured, from singles travel to groups of 30 or more.
For vacation or booking information about Travel Solutions Ireland please contact Nicola Hegarty at 800-242-3610; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.travelsolutionsireland.com.
New Route In Israel Enables Travelers to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus. Israel has inaugurated the new 'Pilgrim's Route,' a trail enabling travelers to hike to its Christian holy places. Along the route leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, tourists can visit the site that recalls the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, the Qumran caves and the point in the Jordan River believed to be where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. The Good Samaritan site, located just off the highway leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, is home to a Byzantine church built approximately 1,700 years ago. www.goisrael.com.
Sightsee-as-you-jog Through Tel Aviv. In a first of its kind, tourism in Israel has taken a new step - or jog, rather - with the launch of Run the City's "Site Jogging," a new program designed for travelers wishing to discover Tel Aviv via their feet. A personal guide will accompany participants on the tour, sharing stories and connecting them to the rich history of Old Jaffa, the bohemian-chic Neve Tzedek neighborhood and the modern Tel Aviv Marina. Tours will be run for individuals or groups, and range from 60-90 minutes depending on the participants' requested difficulty level and route. Plans have been announced to expand the Site Jogging program to Jerusalem and other cities throughout Israel in 2009. www.run-the-city.com.
Dance Festival Brings Foreign Flavor to Tel Aviv. Beginning this week, the city of Tel Aviv will play host to Tel Aviv Dance 2008, an international dance festival featuring 18 troupes from 13 countries. The month-long exhibition includes dance performances by Copagnia Malucos Danza (Spain), Bat Sheva Dance Company (Israel) and Balle Tage (Argentina), in addition to musical renditions by Balkan Beat Box, Shye Ben Tzur and Patti Page. All festival concerts will be held at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Suzanne Dellal Center and Tamura Theatre. www.suzannedellal.org.il.
Turin Film Fest Coming Soon. The 26th Annual Turin Film Festival will be held from November 21 - 29, 2008. Known to be Italy’s most important international film festival after Venice, the Turin Film Festival began in 1982 as a festival of young movie producers. The Turin Film Festival continues to focus on the works of new, up-and-coming filmmakers, bringing together a great selection of works from the contemporary international film world. With entries submitted by filmmakers from within Italy and around the world, visitors to the weeklong festival can expect to see a wide and varied program of screenings that includes animations, features, shorts and documentaries.
The Turin Film Festival aims to provide viewers with a truthful account of the real world we live in. The festival is divided into ten sub-categories each displaying their own views of the world. The diverse categories range from “Torino 26,” the festival’s main section, dedicated to discovering new cinema and artists, to “The Zone,” focusing on advanced and experimental cinema that will not be distributed in theatres or on television. Not all categories are competitive, however, and the 2008 festival will allow twelve films to enter the festival that lack Italian distribution.
At the conclusion of the 2008 Turin Film Festival, a 25,000 EUR prize (about US $35,700) will be awarded to one film. In addition to best film, awards will also go to best actor and actress, best documentary, and best short film, among others. Additional information on the Turin Film Festival is available at http://www.torinofilmfest.org