Travel to the Olympics in Style

It’s Not Too Late to Plan Additions to Your Torino Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — The Winter Olympics are fast approaching, but there’s still time to make the vacation a truly unforgettable experience. Have event tickets but no accommodations yet? Classic Vacations, the premier provider of luxury travel to Europe, is offering a solution: a private villa in Tuscany with a private helicopter transfer to and from the Olympic Village.

Villas provide the ideal accommodation for families and groups, and may include such services as private maids and chefs. Depending on the villa selected, travelers can simply walk outside their door to the helicopter, eliminating additional transfer time to another location. The helicopter can accommodate up to five passengers, and offers breathtaking views of the regions of Tuscany and Piemonte during the two-hour trip. And same-day departures and returns mean vacationers can join the crowds for an event and retreat immediately afterwards to their secluded and peaceful home away from home. “For many people, a trip to the Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; adding luxury components to the trip can ensure a truly memorable experience,” said Terry Follosco, Classic’s European product manager.

Follosco reminds travelers that combining their Olympic itinerary with a side trip to another area can provide variety to the vacation and a more colorful snapshot of Italy’s culture. She suggests the following locations, which are all within a two-hour driving distance of Torino:

– Milan — The city is an excellent point of entry and exit for international travelers, and provides a metropolitan mix of high fashion, shopping and culture.

– Lake Como — The lake region offers a range of villa and hotel accommodations, as well as beautiful scenery and leisurely boat tours.

– Rapallo — The Italian Riviera is a perennial favorite with travelers seeking a mix of relaxation and adventure.

For more information or to book travel, call your travel agent or 866-230-2149.


Villas require a minimum stay of seven days. Round trip helicopter transfer costs begin at $10,000. Classic Vacations provides transfers to and from Torino, but does not provide accommodations in Torino or Olympic event tickets. Helicopter transfers must be booked 10 days prior to use and are non-refundable once paid in full.

About Classic Vacations(R)

Classic Vacations provides perfectly tailored vacations for discerning travelers. Classic offers a full line of vacation components — hotels, car rentals, flight options, activities and private transfers — to create customized luxury vacations in Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe and Tahiti. For more information, contact your travel agent, call 800-635-1333 or visit Classic Vacations is based in San Jose, California. CST: 2079429-50

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