Grand Rapids, MI (PressExposure) February 13, 2009 -- Tour operators have seen an increased interest in travel to the British Isles due to the rising value of the dollar. The U.S. Dollar value against the British Pound has experienced a substantial strengthening of more than 50 cents compared to the average rates in 2007 and most of 2008. While other currencies continue to fluctuate, the British Pound rate has remained fairly consistent in its downward movement over the last few months. Mike Kasmauskis, marketing director for Image Tours, stated âI can not remember seeing the British Pound this low, which has clearly encouraged travel to England, Scotland and Ireland.â
To celebrate the strengthening of the dollar, Image Tours is offering a special $800 per couple discount ($400 per person) on land and air inclusive reservations for their 16-Day Heart of British Isles Tour departing May 13, September 16 or October 7. This discount is subject to availability of air and land and may be discontinued based on changes in pricing factors. While available, Image Tours is offering air and land inclusive pricing from over 200 departure cities, ranging from $3690 to $4490 per person based on double occupancy. For more information, call your travel agent, or you can go online at http://www.imagetours.com.
Image Toursâ Heart of British Isles Tour visits England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Included in the price are admission to Shakespeareâs Birthplace, Gretna Green, Trinity College in Dublin, Kildare Stud Farm, Blarney Castle, Roman Baths, and Stonehenge. Hotels, tour manager, coach transportation, ferry crossings, city sightseeing by local guides, breakfast daily, English tea, and nine dinners are also included in the price. The only remaining items to pay in local currency during the tour are lunches, beverages, a few independent dinners and souvenirs. Image Tours takes care of the tour arrangements for you, and this is the time to purchase your tour and your souvenirs for less.
Founded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Image Tours has 70 years experience in escorted touring. The company began U.S. operations in 1960, with the belief that everyone, at least once in their lifetime, should experience the rich beauty, culture, and history of Europe and Britain. The company designs, markets, and operates escorted tours of Europe and Britain.