NORFOLK, Va. – (January 17, 2012) – VisitNorfolk recently debuted several unique travel packages for 2012 to help visitors better plan their stay in Norfolk and neighboring cities.  Packages range from quick getaways to date-specific adventures that allow visitors to explore the area’s most popular attractions. The “Norfolk Tall Ship Maritime Festival 2012” package features a series of rare events: A spectacular 30-mile long parade of sail showcasing international tall ships, naval vessels, tug boats and assault ships; a blue angels flight show, fireworks, food, music and more.  This special package coincides with OpSail 2012 Virginia and Norfolk’s annual Harborfest celebration.  VisitNorfolk is offering combination packages with other cities in Coastal Virginia including an “Ocean Breezes” package where visitors explore Sandy Barrier Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina; an “All-American Fun” package featuring trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Washington D.C. During the winter months, travelers can enjoy packages such as “Holidays in the City” and “100 Miles of Lights & Grand Illumination.”  The “Quick Getaway” package includes river cruises, food & art museum tours and a trip to the breathtaking Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Each package is customizable to meet the visitor’s needs and provide them with a unique experience.  All packages are 10% commissionable to Tour operators and Travel agents.  For more information, visit http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com/stayinnorfolk/norfolk-travel.

~ Norfolk, Virginia ~

Considered the dynamic heart of Virginia’s storied Hampton Roads region, Norfolk attracts thousands of travelers each year to enjoy its lively downtown waterfront and 144 miles of shimmering coastline.  Offering a vibrant blend of history and heritage with contemporary attractions, outdoor adventure and the Commonwealth’s most revered cultural institutions, Norfolk is an exciting destination.  Here, where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake Bay, visitors will find an easily walkable downtown that offers eclectic dining options, a rich arts scene, high-end shopping and year-round special events.  For more information about Norfolk, visit the city on the Web at www.visitnorfolktoday.com, or call 757-664-6620 or toll free at 800-368-3097.