Las Vegas, NV–November 16, 2005. In response to an increasing demand for short winter getaways with a flair, Maupintour offers two exceptional programs celebrating holidays in Montreal and in Venice–the Winter Carnival in Quebec and Carnevale in Venice.

On Winter Carnival in Quebec, a 4 day independent program, guests attend the Carnival at the Plains of Abraham, a park along the St. Lawrence River, which transforms into a winter wonderland with an abundance of terrific activities for the entire family, including the fabulous Night Parade. Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, 3 nights at the striking Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, a Carnival Passport, a half-day guided city tour (choice of seat-in-coach or private car), 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included. Departs February 9, 2006.

On Carnevale in Venice, a 7 day independent tour, guests attend one of the world’s premiere pre-Lenten celebrations in exotic Venice, where exciting masquerade parades, fireworks and festivities make for a unique winter escapade. With plenty of free time built in, guests may shop for Murano glassware and lace, explore the many art galleries which house incomparable paintings and sculpture from across the ages, and sample exceptional wines and cuisine. Highlights include a half-day guided walking tour of Venice, a visit to the Doge’s Palace, an evening gondola ride (with a musical serenade), exploration of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the opportunity to join the Carnevale fun through the streets and along the canals of enchanting Venice. Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, 5 nights at the Hotel Bauer, a Vaparetto Card for unlimited public waterbus service, 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included. Departs February 20, 2006.

For further information on these programs or to book a tour, please call Maupintour at 800-255-4266 or visit www.maupintour.com.