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Travel to Germany and the Azores Islands with the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber


The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber, which offers the public annual trips to the Far East, is adding Germany and the Azores Islands to its heavily stamped passports.

The Chamber is encouraging anyone who wants to go—even those who live outside of Rockdale County—to sign up, said Chamber President Fred Boscarino. Last year, travelers from Georgia, New York, New Jersey and even California took the trip with the Chamber to China.


“These are some great trips. Both are great ways to take an international vacation,” said Boscarino. “There will be planned activities and plenty of free time for sightseeing and shopping.”


The trip to Austria and Germany is planned for Sept. 19 – 27. The cost for the nine-day excursion is $3,049 per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $499. The trip will take off from Atlanta for round-trip airfare to Innsbruck. After arriving in Innsbruck, the host destination of the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games, travelers will enjoy superb accommodations and enjoy some 160 restaurants, cafes and bars offering traditional Tyrolean and Austrian specialties and international dishes. Breathtaking alpine views of lakes and rugged Mountains and an array of historic sites await visitors, as well as the world famous “Oktoberfest.”


“Everyone’s been to an Oktoberfest in the U.S., but none of them are like the original,” said Ian Scott, the travel manager who is working with the Chamber on the trips. “The trips offer travelers the best of both worlds. We have something planned for the travelers that just want to go, relax and enjoy the view to the traveler that needs to be on the go every minute of a vacation.”


The eight-day trip to the Azores Islands, located about a thousand miles west of continental Portugal, is planned Nov. 4 – 11. The cost is $2,249 per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $450. The trip will take flight from Boston, Massachusetts, and features stunning vistas and blue lakes bordered by flowers and dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean, the exotic botanical gardens of Parque Terra Nostra, as well as great indigenous food specialties and a visit of a tea plantation.  

Trips include round-trip airfare, first-class hotel stays, breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days, as well as tours with English-speaking guides.  


Payments are being accepted now. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, 936 Green St. S.W., Conyers at 770-483-7049 or visit

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