ANTIQUING IN THE 'NOOKS AND CRANNIES' OF EUROPE -- ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT ON FALL TOUR CUSTOMIZED FALL BUYING TRIP FEATURES MARKETS, WHOLESALERS, SHOPS AND AUCTION HOUSES IN EUROPE'S NEWEST ANTIQUES HUNTING GROUNDS
FALL EUROPEAN ANTIQUE TOUR FEATURES TAX-FREE SHOPPING AND LOW-COST CONTAINER SHIPPING --
JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT
Philadelphia, PA – August 29, 2006 -- Antique buffs, dealers and designers will scour old warehouses, shops, markets and auction houses for treasures on a special buying trip to Europe September 26-October 7.
The Fall Antiques Extravaganza Tour features Bamberg, Prague, Leipzig and several other cities and towns along the antiques circuit in Central Europe. Transatlantic shipping is included. The buying trip is for seasoned antiquers as well as those who are newer to antiquing.
The trip includes three of the best antique markets on the Continent.
"Our fall trip has just about filled up based on word of mouth alone -- there are only a few spots left," said Philadelphia-based dealer Tom Conrad whose company, Heart of Europe Tours, (www.heartofeuropetours.com) will run the trip.
"People who are interested should call us right away at 215.991.9892 to see if space is available," said Conrad
Central Europe is a terrific new source for affordable antiques, decor and collectibles in every price range, according to the company.
The tour covers a large area of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and the old kingdoms of Saxony, Franconia and Bohemia. Much of the area was shrouded behind the Iron Curtain and very few American antique buffs shop there.
“It would be hard to find another region that is as rich in such extraordinary furniture, art, small antiques, furnishings, decorative accessories, jewelry and textiles," said Conrad. "
"We see antiques and collectibles in all price ranges, from all periods and in all styles -- formal, vernacular, country, primitive, Baroque, Biedermeier, 18th Century, various 19th Century styles, Art Nouveau, Deco, Modernism, up to the 1970s," said Conrad.
Heart of Europe Tours has designed the fall trip to take the stress out of antiquing. The company arranges pickup, packing and handles outgoing customs. "We take care of the details so participants can focus on ‘the hunt,’” said Conrad.
"We include shared transatlantic container shipping, which makes the tour a great value," said Conrad.
Participants who want to buy in larger quantity can also have their own container. Conrad's group handles logistics and arranges ocean freight to any port in the U.S. as well as many other countries.
The tour includes airport transfers, travel by chartered coach, professional bilingual guide, hotel and breakfast, visits to antique markets, retail shops, trade sources and wholesalers, ongoing support during the trip, packing, transatlantic container shipping and export documentation. Participants cover their airfare.
Heart of Europe Tours also offers a beer and brewery tour and a tour of German Christmas markets, December 1-9, 2006.
Information is available at www.heartofeuropetours.com, by phone at 215.991.9892 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of Europe Tours
Tel. & Fax 215.991.9892