Commissions Applicable to All Programs When Booked by September 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk has announced a new 15% travel agent commission program that is applicable to all tours booked by September 30, 2017. The company is also expanding its travel agent FAM program to include any tour in its itinerary, allowing agents to experience first-hand the quality and diversity of Blue Walk tours in the company of actual clients. Agent can also bring up to three guests for only $100 per person above the agent rate.
The Blue Walk offers tours throughout Italy, France, Greece, and the U.K. that are suitable to all fitness levels. In addition to the classic itineraries that include walking the scenic coastal paths, historic village streets and gentle hiking trails of these countries, the company offers themed programs such as art walks led by noted artists, as well as “chalk walks” in which participants learn the techniques of street art and chalk painting. Most tours are limited to just 12 people, fostering a sense of comradery that often turns into life-long friendships.
“We continue to expand the variety and program themes as the popularity of walking vacations grows,” said Jeannette Candau, co-owner of The Blue Walk, a Florida-based tour specialist. “Every tour is a unique opportunity to experience the delightful trails, charming small towns and sandy beaches of the destinations like a local, instead of through bus windows or from the distant shore of a crowded boat.”
The Art of the Matter
With art an especially popular theme, The Blue Walk’s 12-night Chalk Walk in Greece with American chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum continues to gain new fans every year. Known for her amazingly realistic 3D street paintings, Stum once held the Guinness World Record for the Largest Chalk Painting by an Individual. Starting in Athens, the tour explores the sheltered bays, sandy beaches, and rugged landscape of the Greek islands of Amorgos, Naxos and Santorini – islands rich in history, culture, architecture, and natural beauty. Chalk art classes are given at various locations throughout the islands as well as at “home base” in the four- and five-star hotels where guests spend their nights, in rooms that overlook the Aegean.
The Chalk Walk Greece with Tracy Lee Stum is scheduled for September 3rd – 15th and is $3,990 per person, based on double occupancy, land only. Tour is limited to 12 people.
The Blue Walk also offers a classic 12-night Art Walk in Greece with Leslie Fehling, an artist whose vibrant watercolors perfectly reflect the sun splashed vistas of the Greek Islands. Fehling, who teaches classes throughout the U.S. and Europe, provides instructions in drawing, watercolor techniques, hand lettering, page design and travel sketching. With the group limited to 12 participants, everyone is guaranteed personalized attention tailored to their individual skills level. The itinerary includes walks and classes in Athens, as well as the islands of Naxos, Santorini and Amorgos. The walks, appropriate for all fitness levels, include strolls around Plaka and Monastiraki Square, historic neighborhoods in the shadows of the Acropolis that have barely changed in hundreds of years. Guests are invited to visit The Loom – a local rug shop – for a taste of mastika, a popular liqueur seasoned with the resin from the mastic tree, which is native to the Mediterranean.
The fully escorted tour incorporates art classes at various locations, both “in the fields” and at the four- and five-star hotels included in the price, wine tasting excursions, daily buffet breakfast, all ferries, and transfers.
The Art Walk Greece 2017 is scheduled for October 3rd – 15th and is $3,795 per person, based on double occupancy. It accepts a maximum of 12 people, so advance booking is encouraged.
“Our tours are suitable for all fitness levels and composed of small groups, so people can walk as briskly or as leisurely as they like,” said Candau. “That’s why we say that our guests ‘travel at the speed of you!’”
The Blue Walk also offers themed yoga and wine appreciation tours led by experts in their fields. Groups stay in luxury boutique hotels and resorts along the way.
About The Blue Walk
The Blue Walk offers small-group walking vacations in unique and undiscovered regions of France, Italy, Greece, and England. Its clients enjoy leisurely strolls along the beautiful coastlines, village squares and open spaces of the destinations while staying at luxury four and five-star boutique hotels and resorts. Each tour includes daily one hour to half-day walks in some of the world’s most serene surroundings. The Blue Walk also offers themed vacations with well-known, talented and creative teachers. Hiking boots and backpacks are optional, as the routes are always “people friendly,” following safe paths that are a unique blend of scenic walking trails, coastal meandering, and urban strolling. For more information, contact The Blue Walk toll-free at 551-258-3955 or by email at infothebluewalk.com. Visit them online at www.thebluewalk.com.