Los Angeles, October 2006 — Continental Journeys offers an eight-day, air-inclusive winter getaway to Ljubljana and Zagreb, charming centuries-old cities and the capitals of Slovenia and Croatia, priced at $1,479 per person, double occupancy, for tourist-class, $1,689 with first-class and $1,999 for deluxe hotels. Daily departures are scheduled from November 1 to March 31, 2007.

The eight-day/six-night package for independent travelers includes round-trip flights from New York to Ljubljana and back from Zagreb, three nights in each city in the hotel category selected, breakfast daily, a two-hour walking tour and three-day city card in each capital, a reserved seat on the scenic train ride between cities, airport and rail transfers, hotel taxes and service charges. Airfare from other U.S. cities, single rooms, extra nights and optional excursions are available. Air taxes are not included. Holiday supplements apply from December 15 to January 1.

Inland from the Adriatic coast and for centuries part of the Hapsburg Empire, Ljubljana and Zagreb retain Austrian and Italian influences in their medieval, baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. The city cards provide free public transit, free or reduced rates at museums and discounts for restaurants, shops and many services. The packages combine second-class train tickets with tourist-class hotels and first-class rail compartments with first-class and deluxe accommodations. Lake Bled in the Julian Alps, Postojna Cave and Plitvice Lakes are among the day-trip options. Free time can be used to explore castles, churches, museums and squares and to enjoy the lively cafes, galleries, shops and open-air markets.

The Ljubljana and Zagreb Getaway can be combined with cities such as Berlin, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Kiev, Krakow, Munich, Moscow, Prague, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw and Zurich. Continental Journeys, which specializes in independent, escorted and customized vacations, web site www.continentaljourneys.com.

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