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Fall Trips to Eastern Europe and Eastern U.S. : Hungary and Russia are among countries visited. Foliage tours take in New England and the Great Smoky Mountains.

July 18, 1993|HANK KOVELL

Travelers 50 and older can receive discounts on two fall tours of Eastern Europe. Each trip includes round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles, hotel accommodations, most meals, sightseeing excursions, airport transfers and luggage handling. Ample free time for exploring or relaxation is provided on both tours.

"The Eastern Explorer," a 15-day trip through Hungary, the Ukraine and Russia, departs Los Angeles Sept. 16. Following arrival and sightseeing in Budapest, travelers will visit other Hungarian cities, then continue into the Ukraine for stops in Lvov and Kiev. From there, the trip proceeds into Russia for visits to Moscow and Novgorod, returning from St. Petersburg. Seniors get a 10% discount off the regular price of $2,798 for the all-inclusive tour, a savings of $280 per person.

The more comprehensive "The Grand Tour of Eastern Europe" is a 27-day sojourn departing Los Angeles Oct. 8. Countries visited include Hungary, the Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Stays of one or two nights in the major cities of each country are included. The 10% discount off the regular tour price of $3,598 amounts to a savings of $360 per person.

To qualify for the discounts, only one of the two persons traveling together needs to be over 50. For more information and brochures, including itineraries and components of these and other tours to Eastern Europe, contact Value World Tours, 14126 Sherman Way, Suite 303, Van Nuys 91405, (800) 795-1633.

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Seniors who have never experienced the vibrant spectacle of the leaves turning in New England or the Great Smoky Mountains have a choice of three fall foliage tours offered by Trieloff Tours, a Southern California company specializing in the senior market. Prices quoted for all three package tours are per person, double occupancy, and include round-trip air fare, hotel accommodations, full-time escort and some meals. Prices are valid from Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix or San Francisco.

* A 10-day New England and Canada tour offers two departure dates, Sept. 25 and 27. It includes round-trip air fare to Boston, plus a city tour and visits to nearby Lexington and Concord; Portland, Me., with a lobster dinner cruise; Kennebunkport, Me., home of former President George Bush; the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and return to Boston via New Hampshire. Per-person price for the 10-day tour is $1,499.

* An eight-day tour departs Oct. 7 and includes visits to many New England cities and states, including Boston, Lexington and Concord, Mass.; Kennebunkport, Me., and Killington, Woodstock, Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington and Plymouth Union, Vt. Return is from Boston. Per-person price for this tour is $1,249.

* A nine-day "Bluegrass Fall Foliage" tour to Kentucky and Tennessee departs Oct. 20 and includes Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn., and Lexington, Bardstown and Louisville, Ky. This tour includes visits to Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry, Churchill Downs, bourbon distilleries, horse farms, candy factories and the beautiful scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains.

For more information and brochures, see your travel agent or call Trieloff Tours at (800) 432-7125.

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