Subject: Re: Scotland-Ireland
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How about the following? Sandy

Arrange an Untour. Instead of rushing from country to country, travelers stay put in one place. A chalet in Switzerland or an apartment in Austria, Germany or London, or perhaps a farmhouse in Scotland. You can then explore the countryside on your own by train, bus, lake steamer (traveling by day, returning home by night). No rush, no panic, no fuss, and no packing or unpacking! The idea is to make Americans feel as if they are temporary residents of the country they are visiting. Example of prices: $780 per couple for 3 weeks in Austria, $775 a family of five accommodated for three weeks in the Rhine Valley in Germany, (less than $7.50 per person per day). A two-week stay in central London costs $464 per person in a studio apartment with a kitchen, bath, daily maid service, luggage assistance from the airport, an escorted tour of off-beat London, dinner in a pub, a newsletter and suggested day trips. For more information and an update on prices write: Idyll Untours, P.O. Box 405, Media, PAS 19063; phone: (215) 565-5242, or call UNTOURS (610) 565-5242. Participating countries are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland. Untour packages include round-trip air transportation between Eastern US gateway cities and the destination on major US or international air carriers. Rail passes or automobile rentals in the host country are included. Prices run from $1,500 to $2,000 per person for three weeks. 888/868-6871 or visit its Web site at