Libertyville, IL, July 30, 2009"”TourCrafters is cutting the price of their new Italy by Train Special by $200 per couple, and adding a “goody bag” worth $200 per couple, if the package is booked by August 30.

The 7-night, 3-star package costs $1,319 and includes round-trip air from New York, arrival transfer, a Eurostar train ticket, three nights accommodation in Rome (Hotel Brasile), two nights in Florence (Hotel Meridiana), two nights in Venice (Hotel Malibran), seven buffet breakfasts, a half-day city tour in each city, service charges and taxes.

In addition, each client will receive a “goody bag” valued at $100 that includes a 25% discount on Rome sightseeing tours; in Florence, a free 24-hour city bus pass, free entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Medici Riccardi, a 10% discount on CAF tours and excursions, a 10% discount on bike and scooter rentals; and in Venice, free entrance to the Casino and a free visit to a Murano glass factory.

Upgraded hotels are available. A $1,579 4-star package inludes the Hotel Oxford in Rome, Hotel Cavour in Florence and the Hotel Carlton & Grand in Venice. A 5-star package costs $2,519 for the St. George Hotel in Rome, the Villa Olmi in Florence and the Palazzo Stern (on the Grand Canal) in Venice.

Air fare add-ons from other Alitalia departure cities are as follows: Boston from $60, Chicago from $105 and Miami from $110.

All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes of $115 or fuel surcharges of $260, 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.

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