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Travel Agencies in the West Coast

For students only COUNCIL TRAVEL
This is one company that handles student travel in the United States. You probably know them by now. If you dont, then keep in mind that:
  • There are big discounts for students with valid student IDs (up to 50% in some cases!)
  • They offer special deals for students, catering for more than just travel.
  • They have offices in: Atlanta, Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Minneapolis, San francisco and Seattle to name a few.
  • Council Travel, 530 Bush Street, Ground floor, San Francisco, CA 90108, 415/421-3473
  • Council Travel, 10904 Lindbrook drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310/208-3551

This is another student travel company. It has offices around the US including Honolulu catering for needs of students from the Pacific rim.
Their address is: 48 E 11st street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10003, Tel: 212/986-9470.

For Independent travellers There are thousands of travel agencies in the US. We will only be able to suggest some of them that we have seen. However, you may also want to try the electronic travel agency, Reservation Desk Incwhich allows you to work out travel itineraries and purchase tickets from your desktop computer using the Web!

Dont forget that the Rand McNally bookshop(595 Market at 2nd street, San Francisco, 415/777-3131) has books and info on Greece.

Some Travel agencies we have seen include(fares from San Franscisco published in the San Francisco Examiner):

  • Cultural Folk Tours, 800/935-8875 or 619/566-5951
  • Infinity Travel, 800/900-8444 charges $748 for Athens, return
  • Scan the World, 415/325-0876 in Palo Alto, charges from $678 return to Athens

A combination of tickets via London could be less expensive. London fares are about $370 (SFO-LON) plus �149(about $220) for the London-Athens return.
Via ship You can also book Aegean cruises with Renaissance Cruise line and see the Islands, stopping at Athens, Santorini, Heraclion, Rhodes and Kusadasi from $995 per person, double sharing, (some other conditions apply). The cruise lasts 6 days. Call Renaissance at 800/525-5350 for more information.

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