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Slow Food Summer Sale on Exclusive Boutique Journeys in Italy!

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autumn in Italy means warm days and wonderful food. Actually, anytime in Italy means wonderful food! Join Brendan Vacations this Autumn on one of their Slow Food Boutique Journeys to some of Italy's great dining destinations, including Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany and Umbria. Brendan Vacations, an award-winning leader in providing unique and memorable guided vacations, has joined with the Slow Food Italia organization and the Slow Food Travel® program in Italy to offer fabulous itineraries focusing on food, culture and the sustainable enjoyment of regionally-rich delicacies. Seldom reduced in price, these savings range from $200-$265 per person, these select departures won't last long! Booking must be made by August 31, 2013.

Brendan Vacations' enticing Slow Food itineraries mix regionally grown ingredients, historic locales and local hosts for a generous serving of something extraordinary.

"Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment," explains Nico Zenner, President of Brendan Vacations.

Boutique Journeys are a collection of premium vacations which accommodate as few as two guests and a maximum of only 24, letting guests delve deeper into local traditions, bond more tightly with their travel companions and interact more personally with the people they meet along the way. Everything from enriching excursions and ideally located accommodations to festive meals and exquisite wine tastings are designed to bring travelers that much closer to the sights they venture to the corners of the world not just to see, but to experience.

Simply choose from the following vacations, select your preferred date and mention the promo code upon booking.

Piedmont's Gastronomic Pleasures

Please your palate with savory cheeses and beautiful bouquets of wines from Italy's northern region of Piedmont.
7 days. NOW from $2,060 per person* land only based on double occupancy

*Advertised price is based on solely the September 22, 2013 departure, for a single traveler, including a $265 per person discount. Discount valid for the September 22, 2013 departure only. Must use promo code SFLMD101 to take advantage of the savings and book by August 31, 2013.

A Tantalizing Taste of Sicily

Mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine is only a bite away with this Slow Food Boutique Journey to Sicily.
8 days. NOW from $2,399 per person* land only based on double occupancy

*Advertised price is based on solely the September 22, 2013 departure, for a single traveler, including the $200 per person discount. Discount valid for the September 22 and October 6, 2013 departures only. Must mention promo code SFLMD105 for the September 22 departure and SFLMD106 for the October 6 departure in order to take advantage of the savings for the select itineraries. Must book by August 31, 2013.

The Foods & Vineyards of Tuscany

Taste the local foods and wines that have put Tuscany on the dining map.
8 days. NOW from $2,255 per person* land only based on double occupancy

*Advertised price is based on solely the September 22, 2013 departure, for a single traveler, including the $200 per person discount. Discount valid for the September 22 departure only. Must mention promo code SFLMD102 to take advantage of the savings and book by August 31, 2013.

Culinary Delights of Umbria

Unearth the delectable delicacies and wonderful wines from Umbria, truly the heart of Italy.
7 days. NOW from $2,020 per person* land only based on double occupancy

*Advertised price is based on solely the September 15, 2013 departure, for a single traveler, including the $265 per person discount. Savings valid for the September 15 and October 20 departures only. Must mention promo codes SFLMD103 for the September 15 departure and SFLMD104 for the October 20 departure in order to take advantage of the savings for the select itineraries. Must book by August 31, 2013.


About Brendan Vacations


Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Independent, Boutique and Group travel options. Established in 1969, its portfolio includes thousands of hotels and unique accommodations, as well as uniquely-inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersive vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Africa, Asia Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America. With high quality products, friendly service and competitive pricing, Brendan Vacations offers memorable experiences for every client.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is a respected brand of The Travel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over 40 years, and a Dublin office contracts product and manages inbound traffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and tour operators. Brendan Vacations is a founding member of USTOA and other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA. CST# 2084503-20.



About The TreadRight Foundation

The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2008 by The Travel Corporation (TTC) to undertake conservation work and foster sustainability in the tourism industry.

Collectively funded by TTC's family of brands, TreadRight supports projects that fall under the themes of water, biodiversity, leadership and community, and which drive the foundation's vision to preserve the earth's unique environments and diversity for future generations.

To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $1.5 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world, in addition to supporting the World Travel & Tourism Council's 'Tourism for Tomorrow' awards. To find out more about the foundation visit: www.treadright.org.

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