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Premier 2015 tour:

SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICA

Culture & Nature in Harmony

April 20 - May 2, 2015

13 Days, 21 Meals

Early Bird Price (until Oct. 20, 2014)

Double: $4,999

After Oct. 20: $5,249

Add $900 for single

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2013 TOURS

Just Back from

"THE BEST OF PORTUGAL"

FEATURING THE ESTORIL COAST, AZORES & MADEIRA ISLANDS

NOVEMBER, 1-13, 2013

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OF THIS THIRTEEN-DAY ADVENTURE IN LISBON, THE ESTORIL COAST OF PORTUGAL, THE AZORES AND ISLAND OF MADEIRA

LISTED AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST TRIPS OF THE SUMMER OF 2011 BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL MAGAZINE, HAND PICKED BY THE EDITORS AS AN "OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY DESTINATION" FOR THE SUMMER OF 2011, Click here for the link at National Geographic Travel.

We discovered the beauty of Portugal's Riviera with visits to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril; we experienced an entertaining evening featuring Portuguese cuisine, local wine, folkloric dances and the moving sounds of Fado; spent four nights exploring St. Michael, the "green island," and largest of the Azorean islands. We enjoyed regional wine with included dinners; Batalha Monastery, and Espetadqa dinner and show.

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2014 TOURS

Joe Laufer's International Culture Quest is happy to refer you to

Collette Vacations tour to Cuba

February 23 - March 3, 2014

Collette Travel Service, Inc. d/b/a Collette Vacations ("Collette") HAS RECEIVED from the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) the renewal of its license to operate tours to Cuba.

Double $ 4,569 (Early bird - before Aug. 23, 2013 - after Aug. 23 = $4,669)

The tower at the Manaca Iznaga Sugar Factory and Estate

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LONDON & PARIS

April 24 - May 1, 2014

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Highlights: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Theatre Performance, Eurostar Train, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Seine River Cruise, Ac de Triomphe, Paradis Latin Cabaret

Early Bird Price (Twin) $3,599

Early Bird Price EXTENDED to November 25, 2013

9 passengers already registered

After November 25: (Twin) $3,849

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THE BEST OF CHINA

18 passengers already enrolled!

Tour Filled

20 passengers have signed on. That is my maximum allocated spaces. Anyone still interested, we can still attempt to add you, but no guarantees.

June 25 through July 11, 2014

Package includes:

Beijing,Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Beijing Zoo, Temple of Heaven, Rickshaw Tour, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Bund, Acrobatic Show, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Museum, with extension in Hong Kong

Peek into the past, present, and future of China on this comprehensive tour of a diverse country with an amazing history. This tour weaves the best major sites with personal experiences — from a walk on the Great Wall, to lunch in a local family’s home, to the discovery of the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors. Relax in the tranquility and beauty of Guilin. Explore the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao and enjoy a boat cruise along the canal. Take in a chinese acrobatic show, and explore vibrant Shanghai with its futuristic skyline. This trip to China is unforgettable.

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WHO'S WHO ON THIS TRIP

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This is a repeat of a tour we conducted 13 years ago in November, 2000. Read about our experiences then by clicking below:

Travelogue of Joe's year 2000 tour of "The Best of China"

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Travel's Triple Reward:

Anticipation - Realization - Remembrance!

"What is Traveling? Changing your place? By no means!
Traveling is changing your opinions and your prejudices."

Anatole France (1844-1924)

"The world is a great book of which they who never stir from home read only one page."

St. Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 A.D.)

"To move, to breath, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live." -

Inscription on the base of the statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

 

 
 
   

In August, 2000 I led a Scandinavian tour and visited this statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen. Recently, Andersen's famous quote "To Travel is to Live" was popularized as a challenge to contestants on the TV Reality Show, "The Amazing Race."

 
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