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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Seven tour categories offered Cruising on The Rhine A cruise ship passes Oberwesel on th e Rhine with Schoenburg Castle on the hill- top. This is the heart of the romantic Midd le Rhine district. Romantic Rhineland Returning visitor finds little change in 36 years By HARRY BERRY OBERWESEL It was In 1936 that I last visited Ober- wessel on the Rhine. It also was my first trip abroad. The mayor met our party on arrival then and in the market bade us welcome and concluded his speech with the hope that the Germans and the Now In Stock for You A selection of: HOLIDAIRE Trailers TRIPLE E-E-E Trailers TRIPLE E-E-E Campers TRAVE-L-MATE Campers for every imported truck Foreign Car (Lethbria'ge) Ltd. 1102 3rd Ave.S. Phone 328-9651 British would never take up arms against each other again. Three years later both his and our dream was shattered. But the Rhine to me remained a romantic wonderland picturesque towns and villages dot the banks; the steep terraced vineyards surmounted at frequent intervals by impos- ing castles; the music, the dan- cing, the wine festivals, the happy cheerful nature of the Rhenish people. It was the most exciting and glamorous time I had in my young life and the vision re- mained with me over the years. I kept meaning to return, but it was not until recently more than 36 years later that I revisited Oberwesel. Within two hours of leaving London on a British European Airways jet for Cologne I was boarding a German train. As we sped southwards following the Rhine valley my excitement grew and when I stepped out at the small station I looked around and was thrilled. The Rhine- land had not changed. No ugly skyscraper hotels or blocks of concrete apartments had been erected to spoil the country- side. Everything was exactly as I had remembered. Oberwesel on the left bank and two miles upstream from the famous Lorelei Rock, is in the heart of the romantic mid- dle Rhine district. It is a wall- ed medieval town with eight- een ancient towers still stand- ing and overlooked by the Friday Junt 22, 1973 TH! LfTHBRIDGE HEftALD -11 PEI fly-in vacations Schoenburg (beautiful castle perched on top of the nearby mountain the perfect place for relaxation. E you are fond of walkini you can follow the quiet foot paths into the nearby country side of woods, murmuring trou streams, and meadowland. Or you can spend pleasant hour just sitting in the Rhineside gardens, sipping wine, breath ing the wine-like air, and wat ching the river-traffic glide by One way to enjoy more o the scenic beauty is to take a trip in a Rhine Yoi can make this last a whole da; or you can get off to explor any of the romantic old towns And should you become so fas cinated that you miss your boa you can, for a small suppla ment, return by train and still enjoy the scenery. Wine festivals are celebrat- ed in practically every Rhine- side town and I attended one at Bacharach another beau- tiful town just a few miles south of Oberwesel. In the mor- ning the village band played Rhine songs in the market square and people were sing- ing and dancing. In the after- noon there was a parade through the narrow streets with color- ful floats, each representing a wine-producing town. The Germans who gather in their hundreds from nearby towns and villages make a point of enjoying themselves. Like the Welsh they love sing- ing. There is little, if any, CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island Atlantic Tours Limited, with offices in Saint John, Halifax, Moncton and Fredericton, has been ap- pointed the exclusive whote- aler for Summer Wings fly-in iracations to PEI, a unique ser- es of package tours on Prince Edward Island. The announce- ment of the new tours was made by PEl's Department of the Environment and Tourism. The primary carrier is East- ern Provincial Airways with et service from Montreal and lalifax. Connecting arrange- ments can be made to EPA through Air Canada, CP Air, American Airlines, Eastern Air- ines and Air France, from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Philadel- phia. From flight requency is three jets daily on Friday through Monday, and wo jets a day on the remain- ing days. From Halifax, two ets a day will connect to Bos- on, New York and Toronto. In a major consumer adver- ising campaign that has never before been developed for a domestic top, the Department of the Environment and Tour- sm and EPA are promoting Prince Edward Island as a single destination during peak season, rather than as part of a Maritimes tour. In the past, the Atlantic provinces have >een packaged regionally as a tour and not as individual des- tinations. SEVEN TOURS Seven categories of Summer Wings fly-in vacation packages are being offered with a var- iety of pricing structures. All tours, one, are for six and seven days, with ex- tension options, and some prices include accommodations, transfers, car and theatre. They consist of: Basic Tour. Starting at per person, this tour price includes two tickets each for two performances of the Char- lottetown Summer Festival and sight-seeing tours on a London double-decker bus. A rentec car is optional. Fly-Drive Tour. Starting at this tour offers the same elements as the basic but adding an economy-class auto and unlimited mileage. Tuna Fishing Tour. At this tour includes ac commodation at the BrUdenel Resort, with complete resort an< golf facilities, tickets to tw Festival performances, and a car with unlimited mileage Also offered is an all-inclusivi tuna-fishing excursion at per day (up to five people a per The tuna sea son runs from about July 1 to November. nell Golf and Country Club, Green Gabels Golf Course, Bel- vedere Golf and Country Club and Mill River Golf and Coun- Flights abroad drop this year TORONTO (CP) Canadian wokings for flights across the Atlantic this summer are not up to the expectations of several airlines. Spokesmen for Air Canada, CP Air, British Overseas Air- ways Corp. and Air France all say transatlantic travel figures apparently will be below last Passport Photos Candid Framing Photo Supplies A. L CROSS STUDIO 328-0111 710 3rd Av.. S. Phone 328-0222 Family Golf Tour. At per person, based on two per sons sharing, this tour includes a housekeeping unit at the Brudenell Resort, unlimitet golf and green fees on the 18 hole championship Brudenel course, and tickets to one Fes tival performance. Additiona persons under 21 years of age are Golfer's Special. At based on sharing twins, this tour includes unlimited gol and green fees at the following championship courses: Brude- rowdyism. The Rhineland Is for those who prefer a holiday that is quite different. It can be an extremely pleasan change from the plastic an< chrome hotels, the computer ized meals and the crowded beaches of the Mediterranean In fact, most of the hotels in the Rhineland are of the fam ily type and you will be for lunate if you fnnd a room wit! private bathroom. But no mat ter how humble your hotel or Gasthaus, they are all spotless ly clean and mine host is for ever at your service. With the mark worth about 35% cents bed and breakfast for two in a small hotel can cost any- thing from to and these are good helpings- range from to around Enjoy a Carefree Sunflight Holiday numnun Hniunii Mexico's most beautiful holiday area. 2 weeks from Fly P.W.A. private jets... white you enjoy our complimentary in-flight meals and bar. You have a choice of excellent hotels, too! All with air-conditioned accommodation. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A FRLE COLOUR BROCHURE -CALL: The paradise of the Pacific. 2 weeks from ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 Sunflight try Club. Also included is a car with unlimited mileage and accommodation of traveller's choice. 'Explorer9 tours new CN offer Canadian National, this year, will operate series of "Ex- plorer" tours through north- ern Manitoba to Churchill. These six-day vacation trips are in addition to CN's annual ihurchill Excursion and its eight new train-air tours to 3iurchill and Rankin Inlet in the Northwest Territories, ar- ranged in conjunction with Transair. The Hudson Bay Explorer tours are scheduled to leave Winnipeg on June 24, July 1, Aug. 5, and 26 and on Sept. 16. summer when most had sub- stantial increases over 1971. An exception is Alitalia which operates a direct Toronto-Italy route. It will increase its flights to one daily June 22 from four flights weekly. From June 15 Into August an Alitalia spokesman says the flights are sold out "and then the traffic starts to come back." But if transatlantic travel ap- pears to have dropped off for most airlines, both Air Canada and CP Air report an unex- pected demand for flights within Canada this summer. Bryan Renwick, CP Air vice- president of marketing, said in an interview domestic bookings are 23 per cent ahead of last year. An Air Canada spokesman at- tributed the demand for domes- tic flights to new excursion fares introduced by Canadian airlines. Devaluation of the dollar anc reports of rising costs in Eu- rope probably are the reasons many Canadians are not trav- elling across the Atlantic this summer, said Andre Boily of Air France. "I think many of them have just made up their minds to stay at home where at the least the dollar is worth 100 cents.' Centennial Golf Weekend- er. At per person, based on sharing twins, this tour in- cludes unlimited golf and green fees at Brudenell, Green Gab- les and Belvedere, a car with unlimited mileage, and accom- modation of tourist's choice. Farm Vacation. Starting at per week, based on shar- ing twins, this tour includes a wonderful stay at a PEI farm- tiouse with bomecooked meals. Tourists can learn how a farm operates, help with chores, or just relax in the peaceful coun- tryside. Using the farm accom- modation as a base, tourists may rent an optional car to explore the Island. Details of this tour are confirmed upon request. Atlantic Tours can also ar- range other activities such as horseback riding, sight-seeing, harness racing, golf, harbor cruises, deep-sea fishing, etc. The initiation of Summer Wings fly-in vacations on PEI part of a major new policy of the PEI government, with the active support of Premier Atex Campbell and his government. Summer Wings grew from an announcement in a speech from the throne regarding develop- ment of PEI's tourist industry, which is the province's fastest growing industry. The funda- mental policy decision is to in- crease the number of air tra- vellers to the Island, because studies have shown that air tourists to PEI spend about three times as much aad stay twice as long as auto tourists. Although Summer Wings is being promoted primarily in Canada in 1973, it will be avail- able in much of the U.S. through major participating airlines in that country. FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Blind Bay. C.C, Halfway Calgary end Vancouver Tram-Canada moil mt a frit CHARTER FLIGHTS TO LONDON (ENGLAND) by WARDAIR limited flights still available to AMSTERDAM and FRANKFURT DVANCE OOKING HARTERS NO BOOKING REQUIREMENTS Frequent departures still available in JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER, 1973 A.M.A. World Travel Service 608 5th Ave.S. Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 All enquiries welcome Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Ample parking at rear of building GR6OT WAY to a qoodtimc weekend! o "IT'S A HOLIDAY WITH GREYHOUND" DOMINION DAY WEEKEND JULY 1st. Visit your friends. Meet new ones! Take a holiday with Greyhound. No reservations. Your leisurely long weekend begins at your convenience! Relax and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of a restroom-equipped Scenicruiser as you head for your favourite vacation landl From LETHBRIDGE: WINNIPEG 2 trips daily (effective June 27) EDMONTON 6 trips daily................ "-80 REGINA 2 trips daily (effective June 27) 15.55 CALGARY 6 trips daily 4.70 Holiday Helper Information: 327-1551 Packages prefer Greyhound Express Ask about year-round AMERIPASS! 30 days of freedom lor 60 days Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us. For fatf travel facts, charm ttrvict end package Information, call 5th Street S., 327-1S51, ycur Ortyhound ;