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  • Worldwide Quest - Poland
    its urban centres but also offers a wild hinterland for intrepid travellers The city of Wrocław is known as the Venice of the north with its many bridges and waterways Kraków the 1000 year old former capital dazzles with medieval renaissance and gothic influences and capital Warsaw has some of the finest reconstructions of cultural buildings in Europe Warsaw is also one of Europe s greenest cities which reflects a nationwide commitment to preservation of natural spaces of which there are many Białowieża National Park is a stand out housing one of the oldest primeval forests remaining in the continent It is also home to a small population of European Bison Rugged terrain can be found in the country s far south where three mountain ranges lie the wet lowland Biebrza National Park in the northeast is an important staging and breeding area for migratory birds Summer visits to the Baltic coast are popular and offer a chance to mix fresh seafood with national specialties such as pierogis Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Poles are well educated 90 of Poland s youth complete at least secondary education and 50 have an academic degree Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners including 4 Peace Prizes and 5 in Literature The biggest section of any grocery store in Poland is the candy section Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Coming soon Literary Adventures Kraków City Of Literature Jun 07 15 2017 9 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 Catalogues Here All our greatest adventures in one place

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  • Worldwide Quest - Polynesia
    South Pacific about halfway between South America and Australia and includes the triangular area roughly with corners at Hawaii New Zealand and Easter Island The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century French Polynesia is now made of over 100 islands and atolls each of indescribably beauty These islands are not the Seychelles or the Galapagos There are few birds and no giant tortoises The joy is in the people and the rediscovery of their ancient culture Choose a romantic island stay or a voyage by freighter through the Marquesas remember this is the place where many ended their search for paradise Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments French Polynesia is an overseas land of France French nuclear testing in the area was halted in 1996 Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Seeing the inspiration for Paul Gauguin s artwork Discovering Tahitian joie de vivre Hiking remote trails on Nuka Hiva Private Journey French Polynesia Adventure Cruise 15 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Portugal
    wine country along the Douro River north to Porto and its architectural splendor The diversity of inland habitats includes mountains lush forests and dry desert lands Impressive congregations of migratory birds fleetingly occupy coastal areas seabirds whales and dolphins abound in the waters surrounding the offshore volcanic archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Fish particularly cod bacalhau is a very popular dish The Portuguese eat more fish and shellfish per head of population than people in any other country Port wine gained popularity when in the 1700 s Britain banned the import of French products including wine With the same defined borders since 1139 Portugal is the oldest nation state in Europe Over half of the world s cork comes from Portugal Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Original Port tasting in Porto Cruising up the Duoro Literary Adventures Portugal Straddling Two Worlds Oct 15 25 2016 11 days Mindful Journeys Portugal Spain A Mindful Journey May 14 24 2017 11 days Literary Adventures The Caminho Português de Santiago Jun 14 25 2017 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East

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  • Worldwide Quest - Scotland
    uniquely rolled r s Even the dominant sense of humour is uniquely Scottish a lovingly dry wit that forces you to be sharp and on your toes Capital city Edinburgh is the gem of the south nestled on the eastern shores where the waves of the North Sea end their journeys from various corners of the Northern Hemisphere s oceans Seemingly watching over the historic city is the Edinburgh Castle from atop its Castle Rock perch and with an entranceway flanked by statues of historical icons William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Rocky coastal cliffs host impressive congregations of gannets and kittiwakes The sweeping moors and valleys of the Highlands to the north are home to hearty northern fauna such as Golden Eagles and Red Deer Not to be forgotten are the galleries and museums of Glasgow and the world renowned St Andrews Links which is much enjoyed by golfers and non golfers alike Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Scotland is renowned for its unrivaled produce Theatre lovers from around the world go to Edinburgh for its famous theatres festival Scotland has some 790 islands 130 of which are inhabited Edinburgh the capital like Rome was built on seven hills Until 1603 Scotland had its own King Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Golfing at St Andrew s Golf Club where enthusiasts have been playing for over 600 years Sampling whisky at Glenfiddich Seeing cutting edge art at galleries Walking amongst medieval castles Quest Nature Tours Scotland Wildlife of the Highlands the Islands Jul 09 19 2017 11 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - South Africa
    lush southwest is a decidedly Mediterranean climate characterized by hot breezy summers and cool moist winters The spectacular floral assemblages here in this biome known as the fynbos have given rise to the moniker Cape Floral Kingdom Here also lies Cape Town South Africa s oldest city set against the formidable Table Mountain Travelling along the Garden Route and Tsitsikamma coasts introduces you to lush forests where bird diversity is astounding For the wine connoisseur there are many delights to be had in Wine Country such as in the Stellenbosch area Not to be forgotten are the Kalahari Desert in the northwest the spectacular geology of the Great Karoo and Mpumalanga Province or Paradise Country a label that could well apply to the entirety of this breath taking land Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Wearing khaki olive tans and browns increases your chances of good game viewing while on safari South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe Kruger National Park supports the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent Table Mountain alone has over 1 500 species of plants more than the entire United Kingdom South Africa is the third most bio diverse country in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Watching southern right whales at Walker Bay Walking with a ranger in the Sabi Sabi reserve Tasting the wines that don t make it out of the country Quest Nature Tours South Africa The Best of the Cape Aug 29 Sep 16 2016 19 days Quest Nature Tours South Africa The Best of the Cape 17 Aug 29 Sep 16 2017 19 days Private Journey South Africa Panorama 13 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario

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  • Worldwide Quest - South Korea
    the alpine zone is a direct contrast to the rich south coast where fields of ginseng thrive in a more tropical climate Korea is also home to many game birds including native pheasants in the open countryside and waterfowl in the wetlands The internationally threatened Red Crowned Crane finds winter refuge in the country s northern reaches Rice paddies rural fishing villages and peaceful temples allow for exploration of a slower paced lifestyle The heart of ancient life lies in the city of Gyeongju with its temples pagodas and royal tombs In Korea a warm welcome awaits the eager traveller seeking both urban exposure and an adventure off the beaten track Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The youngest person in the group always pours the drinks Courtesy is highly valued Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Jostling with the crowds in the early morning at the Busan fish market Being inspired by the beautiful scenery at Seoraksan National Park Touring the Bulguk sa temple with the priest Cultural Explorations Japan South Korea with UBC Prof Henry Yu Oct 01 18 2017 18 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491

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  • Worldwide Quest - Spain
    pilgrimage route the Camino de Santiago is where tourism as we know it began in the Middle Ages Here spiritual rejuvenation is the goal for so many visitors each year as they peacefully trek through the ethereal northern countryside and seek inspiration from the sweeping landscapes and architectural gems Olive groves and medieval villages connect the great cities of Barcelona and Madrid where jaw dropping architecture and some of the world s best loved art museums house landmark pieces The naturally inclined will also enjoy the plethora of migratory shorebirds and imposing raptors such as the hulking Spanish Imperial Eagle Off the southeast coast lie the Balearic Islands rich in water birds and the starting points of many a Mediterranean cruise Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Plan on lunch between 2 and 5pm dinner starting around 9pm Tapas and sherry are a must Spain produces 44 of all the earth s olive oil There are 8 000 plant species in Spain with 2 000 of them being indigenous Spain is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Understanding Picasso s Guernica Getting the recipe for home cooked paella Touring the Reina Sofia gallery with the curator Cultural Explorations Spain Sep 14 26 2016 13 days Cultural Explorations Camino de Santiago with UBC alumni The Clements Oct 15 28 2016 14 days Mindful Journeys Portugal Spain A Mindful Journey May 14 24 2017 11 days Literary Adventures The Caminho Português de Santiago Jun 14 25 2017 12 days Quest Nature Tours Spain in Spring Apr 14 28 2018 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 TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our

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  • Worldwide Quest - Sri Lanka
    as you travel into the interior where misty green hills lush jungles and sparkling waterfalls immerse you in a world like no other As with many isolated islands Sri Lanka has a high rate of endemism Almost all of its amphibians are unique to island the ubiquitous elephants and elusive leopards represent endemic subspecies The azure waters of the surrounding Indian Ocean s Laccadive Sea offer some of the world s best whale watching opportunities 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites showcase some of the earliest Buddhist kingdoms while bountiful tea plantations cover about a half million acres of land Infrastructure is also on the rise nearly as quickly and the tourists passion for exploring this remarkable Pearl of the Indian Ocean Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments It is impolite to refuse tea Shoes and hats must be removed when visiting places of worship Cinnamon originated in Sri Lanka and was discovered there by the Egyptians In Sri Lanka when a person shakes their head from side to side they mean yes Yala National Park is said to have the highest concentration of leopards in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Hiking through tea plantations Relaxing by Hunas Falls Watching elephants playing in the river Climbing the Sigiriva rock fortress Cultural Explorations Sri Lanka Jan 23 Feb 06 2017 15 days Quest Nature Tours Sri Lanka The Land of The Leopard Feb 16 Mar 02 2018 16 days Private Journey Sri Lanka Ceylon Rediscovered 11 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 Catalogues Here

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