Tour Packages and News for Fall 2010

Tour operator news, packages and promotions By: Naz Papen
The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xian // © 2010 Ritz Tours
The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xian // © 2010 Ritz Tours

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Tripoli, Libya // © 2010 Salutandre

Tripoli, Libya // © 2010 Salutandre

North America
Insight Vacations offers clients an eight-day excursion to the Cities of the East Coast, including New York City, priced from $1,925 per person.

South America
Catering to photography enthusiasts, G.T. Tours Inc. has introduced a unique 11-day journey through Peru led by photographer Sunny Reynolds and local English-speaking guides.

Middle East
Friendly Planet Travel is offering nine new 2011 departure dates for its nine-day Pyramids and Nile Cruise, priced from $2,099 per person.

New Zealand
Anderson Vacations recently released its Luxury New Zealand Coach Touring Brochure, which offers specialized tours for people of all ages and interests.

Through Oct. 1, clients can take advantage of reduced prices on Boundless Journeys’ Indochina cultural tour for savings of up to $2,000 on a companion’s reservation for travel through Nov. 14.

In Brief

Ritz Tours Exposes the Scenic Side of China
Ritz Tours is offering a 12-day China Scenic Deluxe package this winter. Travelers can take in scenic attractions along Guilin’s Li River; explore the ancient Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing; visit Xian’s famous Terra-Cotta Warriors; wander through Shanghai’s tranquil Yuyuan Garden and the famous Bund area; and more. Priced from $1,907 per person, based on double occupancy, the tour offers roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco; accommodations; sightseeing in air-conditioned motorcoaches; intra-China airfare; meals and entertainment per itinerary; and complimentary travel protection insurance on every 2010 tour that is booked 60 days prior to departure.

Ritz Tours

Cox & Kings Offers Getaway in Libya
Cox & Kings recently launched a new custom travel itinerary to Libya, Timeless Treasures of Libya. The tour is designed to take advantage of the country’s new visa access and its national investment in infrastructure projects — including the construction of a national railway network — allowing Libya to boast tourist-friendly accommodations once more.

“The Mediterranean is timeless, and Libya is an undiscovered cache of history,” said Thomas Stanley, centre head and chief operating officer of Cox & Kings USA. “It does not disappoint in offering travelers a sense of discovery in a land virtually unknown to the modern world.”

The eight-day itinerary includes an in-depth look at Libya’s bustling capital city of Tripoli; a full-day visit to Northern Africa’s once dominant trading center, Leptis Magna; a trip to the outskirts of the Sahara desert; and more. Rates begin at $4,185 per person, based on double occupancy.

Cox and Kings

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