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  • Worldwide Quest - France
    unto itself its world renowned art museums the Louvre and Orsay can be visited multiple times and so often are Foodies will be overwhelmed by the wide selection of culinary treasures History buffs can relive the uprisings of the French Revolution and marvel at the iconic Arc de Triomphe or be dazzled by the visual splendor and literary fame of the Notre Dame de Paris Beyond the borders of Paris are lush vineyards quaint villages expansive fields of lavender and the warm beaches of the Mediterranean Standing on the beaches of Normandy in the northwest is a uniquely humbling experience Butterflies patrol the glamourous gardens while the resplendent European Bee eater delights casual and keen birders alike It s no wonder that France is one of the planet s premier destinations for travellers Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The best view of Paris isn t from the Eiffel Tower it s actually from the Arc de Triomphe While wine is often free with most meals beer is considered a luxury drink saved for special occasions Prior to Versailles French Kings called the Louvre home There are over 300 kinds of cheese made in France There are about 2 new cooking books published every day in France Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Living the life of La Belle Epoque Profoundly standing on the shores of the beaches of Normandy Literary Adventures The Pity of War English Poets of WWI Jun 19 26 2016 8 days Alumni Expeditions WWII Canadian Battlefields Paris to Berlin Apr 30 May 12 2017 13 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials

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  • Worldwide Quest - Greece
    the height of their splendor are the iconic Colosseum and the theatre at Delphi The Greek Islands are a collective treasure trove of natural wonders and attract hordes of visitors annually Loggerheads Sea Turtles depend of the sandy beaches to lay their eggs the island of Lesvos is regarded as one of the best places in Europe to see both breeding and migratory birds In the country s north spectacular mountains are ornamented with endemic wildflowers and often overwhelming congregations of butterflies Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments You will not find many vegetarian restaurants in Greece Do not be surprised if on rural roads you have to stop the car and let sheep cross in front of you You must eat a gyro during your visit Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century in Greece are still producing olives Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Scouring the Plaka market Cruising the Greek islands Cultural Explorations Greece Cyprus with UBC Prof Kevin Fisher May 13 26 2016 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street

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  • Worldwide Quest - Guatemala
    sense of enchantment in those who explore them Today the indigenous peoples of Guatemala still wear their traditional embroidered clothing as they tend to fields and sell their produce in some of the world s most lively and colourful markets Like other countries in the biodiversity hotspot of Central America Guatemala is home to a plethora of unique species including the gentle West Indian Manatee Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Guatemala is the most populated of the central America republics Full names should be used when addressing acquaintances Chocolate was first enjoyed in Guatemala during Mayan times Guatemala is the world s leading producer of jade Tikal was the first place to be declared Human Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Witnessing heathen rites while shamans combine religious seance with Mayan dance Visiting the Mayan ruins of Tikal Bathing in the thermal waterfall in Rio Dulce Quest Nature Tours Belize Tikal Mar 02 13 2017 12 days Private Journey Guatemala Mysteries of the Mayan World 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map

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  • Worldwide Quest - Iceland
    basalt The powerful effect of the warm Gulf Stream keeps temperatures moderated but is not so potent as to keep Iceland from being more than 10 covered in glaciers Geothermal heat manifests in the form of numerous hot springs boiling mud pits spouting geysers and of course the volcanoes many of which remain very much active The rugged landscape also features an impressive array of waterfalls including the sweeping Gullfoss and its mist born rainbows The almost 24 hours of daylight in the summer offer near endless photo opportunities of loud inland landscapes and louder coastal colonies of cliff nesting seabirds Iceland also has the highest per capita rate of books published of any country in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Almost all of Iceland s electricity and heating come from hydroelectric power and geothermal water reserves Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland Icelanders formally address others by their first names even their prime minister The word Geyser is derived from the Icelandic Geysir the name of a hot spring in the valley of Haukadal Iceland is home of one of the world s oldest democracies the Althingi established in 930 AD Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Photographing the magnificent falls at Gullfoss Taking in Eyjafjorder Iceland s longest fjord Whale watching around Melrakkaey Island Womens Travel Network Iceland Adventure Jun 04 11 2016 8 days Expedition Cruise Iceland Circumnavigation Expedition Cruise Jun 19 29 2016 11 days Quest Nature Tours Iceland Land of Fire Ice 16 Jun 28 Jul 08 2016 11 days Literary Adventures Literary Iceland Sep 05 14 2016 10 days Quest Nature Tours Iceland Land of Fire Ice 17 Jun 28 Jul 08 2017 11 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491

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  • Worldwide Quest - India
    the Taj Mahal will dazzle any traveller In addition to the Bengal Tiger wildlife aficionados exploring Madhya Pradesh or middle province will seek to discover the other members of India s Big Five including the Leopard Asian Elephant Indian One horned Rhinoceros and perhaps even the less known Asiatic Lion North India s cultural pulse undoubtedly lies in Rajasthan with its palaces and temples Almost a world unto itself South India is home to the Venice of the East in Kochi India s complex culinary character and history which can be relived through ancient tales of trade and cultural intersecting that stretch back centuries Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Everyone speaks English Most food isn t spicy hot Indian cuisine may be the oldest continuously prepared cuisine in the world It is believed that Chess was invented in India Varanasi is the oldest inhabited city in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Receiving blessings at Ranakpur Temple Going to the movies in Jaipur complete with Indian popcorn Celebrating Holi at a family dinner Visiting with the maharajah in Narlai Cultural Explorations Amritsar Rajasthan the Pushkar Camel Fair Nov 03 17 2016 15 days Quest Nature Tours Justin s Essential India The Great Northwest Nov 15 Dec 05 2016 21 days Cultural Explorations South India Exquisite Temples Landscapes Feb 08 21 2017 14 days Literary Adventures South India Temples Traders Tamarind Feb 11 20 2017 10 days Private Journey North India Temples and Palaces 14 days Private Journey North India Tigers the Taj and more 14 days Private Journey North India Rajasthan and the Golden Temple 13 days Private Journey Sublime South India 15 days Private Journey Ultimate North India Jaisalmer Desert Festival 21 days Private Journey India Wildlife Spectacular A Private Journey 14 days Private Journey India

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  • Worldwide Quest - Indonesia
    beaches of Bali and Lombok the ancient temple of Borobudur in eastern Java and the stunning landscapes of Sumatra with its mountains volcanoes forests and wildlife After the setbacks of the last decade Bali is booming again Its allure has always been an enticing mix of spiritual pursuits and sybaritic pleasures Devotional art is everywhere you look graceful sarong clad men fill the streets and children practice intricate dance moves along rural roads A quiet out of the way feeling still remains on Bali s sister island Lombok with its magnificent beaches and decorative artistry Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world and a must on any visit to the area And beyond in Sumatra are magnificent national parks huge primal rainforests home to orang utans clouded leopards and elephants Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments There over 18 000 islands in the archipelago Indonesia is the world s third largest coffee producer Indonesia is the only place in the world to see a Komodo dragon in the wild Religion is important here every citizen must officially subscribe to one of six recognized religions regardless of their actual religious practices The expression running amok comes from Indonesia Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Watching the monkey dance performance at Uluwatu Temple Observing the joyous cremations ceremonies of pageantry and faith Arriving at the top of Guning Agung at sunrise Cultural Explorations Indonesia Feb 02 17 2017 16 days Private Journey Indonesia Bali and Beyond 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your

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  • Worldwide Quest - Iran
    and throughout the country we have been met by the open hearted welcome of the Iranian people Tehran offers a wealth of museums and a level of comfort in hotels that lets you settle in nicely Beyond the capital there is scenery that looks straight out of a Persian miniature There are snowcapped mountains and rows of olive groves that could be in Tuscany But the real treasures in our opinion lie in the heartland in the brooding city of Yazd with its Towers of Silence in Shiraz and in the tiled mosques of Isfahan The ruins of Persepolis the magnificent palace conceived by Darius the Great in 518BCE is truly a must see for any lover of ancient civilizations Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Iran is not Arab but Persian Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Sipping tea with our hosts everywhere Hearing a poetry reading in Shiraz Exploring Tehran s bazaar Visiting crumbling clay baked caravanserais President s Tours Treasures of Ancient Persia Apr 01 12 2018 13 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg

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  • Worldwide Quest - Ireland
    time to medieval Ireland while traditional Irish dance gets your adrenaline pumping This breath taking country provides wild landscapes blanketed in bog and heather isolated white sandy beaches and a roughly hewn coastline Get your cameras ready Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments There are three World Heritage Sites on the island the Brú na Boinne Skellig Michael and the Giant s Causeway Much of the land is covered with pasture and many species of wild flower Ireland s oldest pub Sean s Bar was founded some 900 years ago The Original guiness Brewery has a 9000 year lease Newgrange constructed over 5 000 years ago is the world s oldest solar observatory older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Taking in the view along the famous Ring of Kerry Laying with your head back to kiss the famous Blarney Stone Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our

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