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THE MATURE TRAVELER

Another Alaska Cruise

July 16, 1989|HANK KOVELL | Kovell is a veteran journalist in seniors' interests

An increased selection of tours is being offered by Trieloff Tours, which has been among the leading packagers of tours to Hawaii for seniors. It has added an Alaska cruise, with two remaining departures, Aug. 24 and Sept. 14.

Price includes round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco to British Columbia, where visits to Vancouver and Victoria are included.

In Vancouver, travelers board the Daphne for an eight-day cruise of the Inside Passage, with stops at such Alaskan towns as Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Wrangel.

Ground tours of each of these cities are included, as well as two nights' deluxe accommodations in Vancouver. Tour prices begin at $1,599 per person.

Some additional tours for summer and fall offered by Trieloff for the mature traveler include:

--New England and Eastern Canada Fall Foliage Tour, departing Sept. 29 for 12 days, $1,699 per person, including air fare.

--Mississippi Queen cruise aboard the Dixie, departing Oct. 25 and Nov. 22, from $1,499 per person, which includes round-trip air between Los Angeles and New Orleans, plus ground tours and many other features.

--A "Fun Fling" to Florida for 13 days, including round-trip air plus visits to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Palm Beach, Key West and Naples. Stops at Disney World and Epcot and frequent stops and layovers to visit attractions and join local tours. Price is $1,499 per person, with departure set for Nov. 14.

--Another Trieloff tour goes to New Zealand and Australia for 22 days, departing Nov. 1 and priced at $4,299 per person.

--An autumn tour of Kentucky and Tennessee departs Oct. 4 for 10 days and includes Nashville, Memphis, Opryland, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Lexington and Louisville. Priced at $1,099 per person. The price includes round-trip air fare from West Coast cities.

Complete information and brochures on these and other destinations are available by calling Trieloff Tours toll-free at (800) 432-7125, or write P.O. Box 2100, Laguna Hills 92653.

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Brook Farm Inn, a 100-year-old restored B&B in historic Lenox, Mass., is offering a 10% discount for seniors, except during July and August. Regular midweek rates begin at $55 per room a night during late summer and fall, higher on weekends.

Rates are for two people, including a full breakfast each day and English tea in the afternoon. Weekly rates (seven nights) for two from $350 to $765, depending on the season.

Brook Farm Inn has only 12 guest rooms, all with private bath and some with canopied beds and fireplaces. A large library holds 1,200 volumes of poetry and novels, and there is a heated swimming pool and garden.

Prominent attractions near the city of Lenox include the Berkshire Theatre Festival; Tanglewood, where the Boston Symphony frequently appears, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Hiking and skiing areas are nearby.

For a brochure and tariff card, write to Brook Farm Inn, 15 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 01240, or call (413) 637-3013.

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