Monograms has announced plans to expand its all-in-one vacations packages to new seasons and cities in 2021.
For the first time, travellers can enjoy the seamless vacation planning only Monograms provides – including the on-site services of a Local Host, hand-selected accommodations in the heart of destinations and customizable sightseeing – in the “off season” with savings of up to 40 percent.
Further, the company has added New Orleans, Nashville, San Francisco and San Diego to its global vacation portfolio.
“These new ‘off season’ vacations and departures will offer travellers the chance to enjoy Europe and North America with fewer crowds for less money in the new year,” said Stéphanie Bishop, managing director of the Globus family of brands. “And, in this new travel environment, those things that make Monograms special are even more important, including hand-selected hotels and the on-site services of a local travel expert who can turn questions into answers for travellers.”
New, off-season Monograms Europe itineraries include London; London and Paris; Rome and Florence as well as Rome, Florence & Venice.
Monograms’ four new U.S. city getaways – all of which include superior accommodations in the heart of the city, the guidance of a helpful Local Host and guided sightseeing in the “off season” – are:
New Orleans – Steeped in history, culture, cuisine and architecture—from the wrought iron trellises of the French Quarter to the soul-stirring blues of Bourbon Street – New Orleans is like no other city in the world. This new 3-night getaway exploits all the “Big Easy” has to offer. Guided sightseeing includes the French Quarter, followed by a beignet- and coffee-tasting at the famous Café du Monde.
The rest of the itinerary is free to enjoy New Orleans and might include taking a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue or Canal Street past the moss-covered lanes of antebellum mansions in the Garden District.
Plus, from hurricanes to hot jambalaya, there is never a shortage of soothing Southern comfort food in New Orleans’ historic restaurants from Cajun to Creole.
Nashville – From the price tag on Minnie Pearl’s hat to the country divas’ dresses, Nashville still sways as the home of American music. Monograms invites travellers to get away to Music City, U.S.A. on this new 3-night getaway which includes a visit to the incredible Country Music Hall of Fame and the fascinating historic RCA Studio B.
From there, travellers can enjoy free time exploring Music Row where unknowns took the mic to be plucked for stardom at the Bluebird Café. Or check out a show at the Opry or the historic Ryman Auditorium for some down-home American music.
Last, but not least, discover Nashville’s Southern hospitality while dining on the best barbecue, biscuits and gravy, and the hottest chicken east of the Mississippi.
San Francisco – If California dreaming includes steaming clam chowder served with San Francisco sourdough bread, then San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf will definitely hit the spot!
This new 3-night getaway includes sightseeing at Union Square, Chinatown and Washington Park plus plenty of free time to sample chocolate in Ghirardelli Square, watch the sea lions on Pier 39 or cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the art galleries in lovely Sausalito.
San Diego – From Mission Bay to the USS Midway, there is so much to see and do in San Diego. This new 3-night getaway offers travellers a rich heritage of historic missions and marvelous maritime activities along San Diego’s warm Pacific beaches. Included sightseeing offers travellers a guided walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) with popular world-class boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Plus, there’s ample time to take-in a whale-watching excursion or see a wealth of the amazing wildlife at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. To Stroll Balboa Park, sunbathe on Mission Beach or put toes in the sand beside the classic Hotel del Coronado, made famous by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot.
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