Treasures of Europe Tours May 4th-12th

PraguePrague 2 2013……….SPRING TOUR DESCRIPTION Treasures of Europe

One of our fine antique dealers, Tom Conrad of the People’s Store, runs fabulous tours into many untouched places.  He has a few spaces available, but you would need to reply ASAP. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Treasures of Europe Tours, “Upclose Tours” Feature Antiques Tour Spring Dealers’ and Pickers’ Antiques Safari
May 4-12, 2013
Join Us this Spring for a Glorious Treasure
Hunt in Europe’s Attic …
Comb five markets for antique treasures, design objects
and collectibles. Sleep in a castle one night and a
medieval walled city another. Scour warehouses, old
factories, mills and under-the–radar dealers for bargain priced smalls, furniture, estate finds, art and other finds.
Enjoy the adventure and excitement of a top-flight,
expertly-guided antiquing tour in the heart of Europe!
You’ll hunt for antiques in the nooks and crannies of
Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria… the UNESCO World
Heritage City of Bamberg… Medieval Nürnberg…
and the Imperial City of Dresden…
Shop at the biggest flea market in Germany, held
only twice a year. Scour warehouses, shops, galleries
and farmsteads you would never be able to find on
your own. Stay in one-of-a-kind historic hotels. This will
be an adventure like no other. Come with a friend,
fellow dealer, picker, collector or designer, family
member or someone special who shares your
passion. Our spring antiques getaway is
designed to help you get the
best out of your travel
experience. We’ll be
traversing the old kingdoms of
Franconia, Saxony, and
Bavaria. A large part of this
region was part of the former
Eastern Bloc. Travel was difficult
for westerners. Much of the
area was isolated. Since
private enterprise was frowned upon, trade in
antiques was nearly non-existent since the end of
World War II and all during the Cold War years.
Antiques, estate treasures, collectibles, design
objects, art, décor, and other finds backed up in
people’s houses, attics, cellars and barns for
decades because there was no antiques market. An
antiques trade has gradually emerged in the 20 years
since the Velvet Revolution and the fall of the Wall,
but the market is still underdeveloped. You’ll find an
immense selection of treasures to choose from.
Join us for an unforgettable adventure!
Itinerary
This expedition is a hands-on
safari, not a white glove tour.
We’ll be visiting antiquing
venues every day. Since we
keep the group size small, we
can be flexible and offer options that you would not
get on large tour. We’re often able to tweak the
schedule and add impromptu stops. And, of course,
we’ll do our best to help you arrange other activities
that are not part of the core tour, if you would like.
Day 1 Franconia, Central Bavaria and Munich
Day 2 Munich, Keferloh, Landhut, Dresden
Day 3 Dresden
Day 4 Dresden area and southern Saxony
Day 5 Chemnitz, Grünhainichen, Erzgebirge region
Day 6 West Saxony, Thuringia, the Vogtland and
Northern Bavaria
Day 7 Franconia, Bamberg and Nürnberg
Day 8 Nürnberg, Frankfurt area
Day 9 Return from Frankfurt Airport
Price
$3495 based on double occupancy. Single
supplement $250. If you are traveling solo and would
like to share a double room with another participant,
please let us know when you send us your
reservation. No guarantees, but we’ll do our best to
find a match. A price adjustment is possible,
depending on prices for fuel and coach. We will
inform you of any change beforehand.
What’s Included
* 8 nights/9 days
* Extensive prep materials
* Airport transfers on the
first and last day of the
trip
* Full itinerary — dealer visits, shops, markets and
warehouses
* Delectable smalls, antiques, art, collectibles,
furnishings and décor — all price ranges, all
periods, all styles
* Comfortable hotel accommodations for 8 nights,
double occupancy
* 9 meals
* Complimentary welcome dinner
* Private driver and ground travel in a comfortable
coach throughout the trip
* Tourist taxes, value-added tax (19%) and road use fees
* Ongoing services of your guide and technical
support during the tour
Who Are We?
Treasures of Europe Tours is your on-ramp to
the Antiques Trail in Europe.
We offer customized, value-priced tours for small
groups and individuals. Our clients are designers,
collectors, antiques dealers, pickers and people who
are new to antiques, as well as design geeks, gallery owners and bargain-hunters from across North
America and around the world.
Our expeditions give you unfiltered access to the
antiques marketplace in Europe. We specialize in
under-the-radar shops and warehouses, markets and
special trade sources to help you find what you’re
looking for at prices you can afford. Our expeditions
have been featured in Australian House & Garden, the
trade press, USA Today, Country Living and the Home
section of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Treasures of Europe Tours “offers guided shopping
forays to Europe for adventurous antiquers who prefer
to explore the roads less traveled.” (Country Living,
November 2007) The company’s owner was dubbed
the “Antiques Road Pro” by The Philadelphia Inquirer
in 2006.
Would you prefer to travel solo or with just one or two
others? We also offer customized, a la carte tours.
Treasures of Europe Tours
6920 Boyer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119 USA
Telephone and Fax
+1 215 991 9892
Email
upclosetours@gmail.com
Our New Name…
We recently changed the name of our company from
Heart of Europe to Treasures of Europe Tours. New
name – same people – same great insider
expeditions. We’ll be online with our new website
www.treasuresofeuropetours.com
soon.
In the meantime, please contact us by phone or email to find
out about our tours!

upclosetours@gmail.com

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