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Love is an adventure on our Romantic Routes

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Cupid has drawn back her bow and it’s heading straight to you with lots of Romantic Routes from Island Routes Adventures. 14th February is around the corner and while chocolates and champagne is always appreciated; adding adventure to the Valentine’s Day agenda creates an unforgettable experience of love.

Island Routes Northern Site Buggy Adventure

Let yourself explore the extent of your love on a two hour guided tour of St. Lucia’s rugged but picturesque Northern coastline in the Island Buggies Northern Adventure or on a six-hour guided tour that takes you from the North of the Island all the way to the Western Town of Soufriere to see its fascinating and famous features up close on the Island Buggies Soufriere Safari in St. Lucia.  You can take the wheel and take charge of your adventure while being ensconced in the unparalleled beauty of St. Lucia.

Dune Buggy Safari

Or you can choose to get down and dirty with the Dune Buggy Safari adventure in Jamaica or on the Couples ATV Ride in Antigua. Both adventures offer you a trip to the islands’ lush and natural hinterlands where you can enjoy the dirt tracks, animal trails, scenic vistas and each other with very little distraction.  In Antigua these trails take you through old cane roads, rural lands and the historical Monks Hill. In Jamaica, this journey gives you glimpses of the verdant countryside and amazing coastline.

Luxury Transfer Packages, Jamaica

Whether you are just beginning or just ending your journey; a luxury private car transfer adds that extra special touch of romance. After all, what more can a girl or guy ask for than to be given the royal treatment on Valentine’s Day? Imagine being fast tracked through immigration and customs so that your holiday can start without delay, being whisked away by your personal butler-trained chauffeur in a full catered Audi A6 that takes you right to the lobby of your hotel. On the other hand if your are heading home; You can seal your vacation memories with a stamp of love by departing in style via our Luxury VIP Transfers. Not only will you arrive at the airport relaxed and refreshed but you can also have the luxury of awaiting your flight in the VIP Lounge.  For a bit extra, you can also customize your experience to suit your needs. Should champagne, chocolates or roses be needed, Island Routes will be happy to oblige.

Private Castaway Getaway

One of the best things about being in the Bahamas is that there are so many islands on which to play.  If you are there on this special day, decide to be a castaway. Island Routes Private Castaway Getaway is the perfect opportunity for you to live that Robin Crusoe dream with the one you love.  On our Private Castaway Getaway being deserted bad at all as it comes with a packed gourmet picnic basket, beach chairs, beach umbrella and perfect company.

Catamaran Cruises

Island Routes is the number one stop for choice catamaran cruises of the Caribbean. Our custom built Catamarans in Jamaica offer a uniquely luxurious experience on the Caribbean Seas that comes complete with an all-inclusive bar, appetizers and a dedicated D.J. You will want to have the experience of rocking to the rhythm of love on the Island Routes Lover’s Rock Catamaran Cruise especially for Valentine’s and so we are offering a buy one get one free deal on the Lover’s Rock Catamaran Cruise.

Evening Party Cruises

Not in Jamaica?  You can still toast to and cherish magical catamaran memories on the Evening Party Cruise or the Lovers Rock Sunset cruise in Saint Lucia, the Twilight Sunset Catamaran Cruise in Turks & Caicos or the Sunset Cruise, Antigua.

Heritage Horseback Beach Ride

Fancy a Heritage Horseback Beach Ride with your honey? We thought that you would too.  This adventure takes your clients on a fascinating trip through the annals of Jamaica’s history and then back to the present with a splash and plunge onto the Caribbean Sea on horseback. Original and fun and makes for great Jamaican vacation memories.

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Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Africa

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Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Africa Singles Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arusha, Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative. He will introduce you to the group’s safari guides as well as our vehicles. Once everyone arrives the group will embark on a drive to Arusha and check in into our rooms.

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge before our pre – safari briefing. Then collect your picnic lunch box as we are on our way to Lake Manyara National Park for our first game viewing. Lake Manyara National Park spreads out across the Great East African Rift Valley, dominating a vast landscape. Often called Tanzania’s water due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports, Lake Manyara NP is also famous for its’ tree-climbing lions.

Following our wonderful safari we drive to Migunga Tented Camp for dinner and overnight. Nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of the lake, Migunga Tented Camp is only 5 minutes from the entrance of the park.

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
After a leisurely breakfast we check-out of Migunga and drive to Serengeti National Park. Arriving by the Naabi gate about noon, we complete our check in procedures and enjoy our picnic lunch boxes. Our game safari begins as we drive towards Ikoma Tented Camp, set in the midst of an incredible vista of savannah and skies and sheltered in a grove of acacia trees.

Ideally situated along the path of the migrating wildebeest between Kenya and Tanzania, the camp is situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. We will find ourselves on one of the best game drives in the area – along the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti river – home to the infamous wildebeest-eating giant crocodiles. There is no better place to take in one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles.

Day 4: Serengeti
Today we get to explore the vast Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park with both a morning and afternoon game viewing safari. The Serengeti, a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.

Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
Meals and Overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
A leisurely breakfast at the Camp before we depart the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We stop at Oldupai Gorge for a short but nformative lecture, and at the same time we shall have a moment to enjoy our delicious picnic lunch boxes.

Then we continue on to Crater Forest Lodge, for our overnight stay arriving before dusk. We will have twilight dinners on the verandas while enjoying astonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch wildlife, like elephants, roaming through the forest, hear the lions roar and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night.. It will be an experience you will never forget. The lodge, established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, directly borders Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Day 6: Ngorongoro
After breakfast we collect our picnic lunch boxes and descend into the crater floor for our full day safari, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (809,440 ha) spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests, from the plains of the Serengeti National Park in the north-west, to the eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley. The area was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing.

It includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world largest caldera, and Olduvai Gorge, a 14km long deep ravine. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation in view of the presence of globally threatened species such as the black Rhino, the density of wildlife inhabiting the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding areas throughout the year, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thompson and Grants gazelles and other ungulates into the northern plains.

In the evening after our full day crater experience, ascend out and return to Crater Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar
A leisurely breakfast at the Camp dining facilities, Soon after drive to Arusha for lunch at a restaurant in town. We then transfer to Arusha airport for our scheduled 1 1/2 hour flight to Zanzibar at 3:00pm.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport, we will be met and transfered to our hotel in Stone Town, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most unique cities in the world, blending Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African traditions and architectures, it is possible to spend days winding through Stone Town’s labyrinthine alleys; shopping; drinking tea; and visiting the city’s historic sites.Time to do some exploring before an optional dinner.

Day 8: Zanzibar
Today we discover the history and small shops of Stone Town. Made from Zanzibar’s coral stone, this ancient city with its narrow alleys and twisting streets is a trip into the past. Once the centre of the slave trade, Stone Town no longer smells of human flesh but of the fragrant spices that have been the island’s main export since the slave trade was abolished.

There are a number of historically important buildings and beautiful doors in Stone Town. The House of Wonders and The Arab Fort is worth a visit. The market in Stone Town is one of the largest, most vibrant open-air markets anywhere. Here, you can find several varieties of bananas, “elephant garlic” unique to the island, the largest avocados you’ll probably ever see. Even if you have no intentions of purchasing food, the spectacle alone is worth a stop.

Day 9: Zanzibar
An essential ingredient in a Zanzibari’s everyday life, is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. that dates back to the 16th century. Apart from being an important commodity on the trade routes, spices are used in traditional dishes, as cures for ailments and even for dyeing traditional ceremonial outfits for weddings and festivals. A spice tour just outside Stone Town is a fantastic way to see the countryside, take in rural Zanzibar and connect with its people.

Our spice tour is a sensory experience as we will be introduced to cinnamon, ylang-ylang, nutmeg and vanilla in their raw forms.

Enjoy some free time before our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10: Zanzibar
Have breakfast at our hotel before beining transferred, according to your flight schedule) to the Zanzibar Airport, where our singles safari and Zanzibar tour ends.

Tanzania & Zanzibar Africa

Includes the following

  • 9 nights Accomodations
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Air flight Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Experienced Driver/Guides
  • Park entrance fees
  • Complimentary mineral water during safari
  • Zanzibar Spice Tour
  • All transfers
  • All Taxes & Services charge.

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Tanzania Visa ($100 get upon landing)
  • Tips – $100 collected first day of trip

The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available so there is never a need to pay a “single supplement”. If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional $785.

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Colors of Thailand

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Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Bangkok.

Day 2
Sightseeing includes a tour of Bangkok visiting the three most famous monasteries in Bangkok: the Marble Temple, Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha Temple, concluding with a visit to the Grand Palace.
Overnight Bangkok. (B)

Day 3
Early-morning departure by road to one of the most authentic floating markets, the colorful Damnoen Saduak, boat-ride around the market. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight Bangkok. (B)

Day 4
Excursion to see the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and Bang Pa-In, the former Summer Palace. Board a luxurious river-cruiser for lunch which will be served while returning to Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River.
Overnight Bangkok. (B,L)

Day 5
Flight to Chiang Mai., upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 6
Visit Doi Suthep Monastery, situated on a mountaintop with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 7
Visit Mae Ta Maan elephant camp. After a demonstration of how the elephants are trained to haul lumber in the jungles and forests you will take an elephant ride through the forest followed by an ox-cart ride passing rice fields and small farms. Participate in an exciting bamboo-raft trip down the Mae Tang River.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 8
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B).

 

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Michelangelo Tour – Italy (14-Days)

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Tour Summary:

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1 Milan | Como
On your arrival at Milan’s Airport you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in Como by private car. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Como.

Day 2 Como
Today is free to explore the city.

Day 3 Como | Venice
This morning board a first-class train to Venice. A motor launch, the Venetian mode of transportation, will transfer you to your hotel in Venice. The afternoon is free to enjoy.

Day 4 Venice
This morning enjoy a comprehensive walking tour of the main attractions of Venice. The afternoon is free.

Day 5 Venice | Florence
This morning a motor launch will transfer you to the train station to board a first-class train for Florence. In Florence you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is free to do as you please.

Day 6 Florence
Enjoy a guided tour of Florence – the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, visiting the main attractions. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 7 Florence | Pisa | Florence
Enjoy an afternoon guided motor coach tour to your choice of either Pisa or Chianti with an early evening return to Florence.

Day 8 Florence | Rome
A first-class train will transport you from Florence to Rome. Private transfers between train stations and hotels are provided. The remainder of today is free.

Day 9 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour visiting some of the best-known monuments of Rome. The rest of your day is spent as you please.

Day 10 Rome
Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon a guided tour features a visit to the Roman Forum, Basilica St. Paul’s.

Days 11 & 12 Rome | Pompeii | Sorrento
Depart early this morning to the South. Enroute enjoy a short tour of Naples before traveling on to Pompeii for lunch and a visit to the excavations. Tonight have dinner and overnight in first-class hotel accommodation in Sorrento. In the morning, travel by boat to the Isle of Capri and visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Enjoy lunch in Anacapri. Return to Sorrento by boat. Your return to Rome takes you by way of Castellamare for a late evening arrival at your hotel.

Day 13 Rome
An entire day to explore Rome.

Day 14 Rome
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast a transfer to Rome airport for your return flight or ask your travel agent about extending your vacation with CIT Tours.

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Raffaello Tour featuring Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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Tour Summary:

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1 Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Airport make your way to your selected hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Rome.

Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour, which includes a visit to some of the best known monuments of Rome including the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The tour ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire many masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Pieta. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Day 3 Rome | Florence
Today travel by first-class train from Rome to Florence. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 4 Florence
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” – Florence. Visit the Cathedral complex with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower & the ancient Baptistery with its bronze door. Another stop this morning will be at Palazzo Pitti Museum, or if on Monday, the Bargello Museum or Medici Chapels. A drive up the Viali dei Colli (Avenue of the Hills) to Piazzale Michelangelo to view the entire city finishes this morning’s tour. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5 Florence | Bologna
Travel by first-class train from Florence to Bologna. After check-in at your selected hotel the remainder of the day is free to explore this city located in the Po river valley in Emilia-Romagna. Known for its cuisine, it’s porticoed streets, and as home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, Bologna is a place to visit – especially if you like people and food.

Day 6 Bologna
Today is free to spend as you wish further exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the Lamborghini Museum, the Ferrari Gallery or the Ducatti Museum or perhaps take a cooking class at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese.

Day 7 Bologna | Venice
Today travel by first-class train from Bologna to Venice. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 8 Venice
This morning’s walking guided tour visits the historic centre of the city and its monuments. Points of interest will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baptistery, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9 Venice
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you may consider one of the many optional tours available through CIT tours or travel to the airport for your return flight

 

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Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

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Tour Summary:

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1 Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Airport make your way to your selected hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Rome.

Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour, which includes a visit to some of the best known monuments of Rome including the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The tour ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire many masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Pieta. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Day 3 Rome | Florence
Today travel by first-class train from Rome to Florence. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 4 Florence
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” – Florence. Visit the Cathedral complex with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower & the ancient Baptistery with its bronze door. Another stop this morning will be at Palazzo Pitti Museum, or if on Monday, the Bargello Museum or Medici Chapels. A drive up the Viali dei Colli (Avenue of the Hills) to Piazzale Michelangelo to view the entire city finishes this morning’s tour. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5 Florence | Venice
Travel by first-class train from Florence to Venice. After check-in at your selected hotel the remainder of the day is free to shop or explore Venice.

Day 6 Venice
This morning’s walking guided tour visits the historic centre of the city and its monuments. Points of interest will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baptistery, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 Venice
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you may consider one of the many optional tours available through CIT tours or travel to the airport for your return flight.

 

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Impression of the Emirates

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Tour Summary:

Experience the best of the Emirates

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the handiwork of the women while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on all the information about the history of the “Black Gold” in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Arabian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon, you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion in USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Al Ain (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure for a half-day excursion to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraimi-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.

Day 4: Al Ain – Fujairah (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will head off through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains, the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns in Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest Mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check-in at your beach resort. Dinner with fresh fish at the beach and overnight in Fujairah.

Day 5: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a few hours of the beautiful beach. Later you can join an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters of the front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. On board you will enjoy a typical local lunch. In the afternoon, return to your hotel. Overnight in Fujairah.

Day 6: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah – Desert – Dubai (420 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure through the coastal mountains of Fujairah to Ras al Khaimah, the northernmost of the 7 Emirates. Here you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will continue on via the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Aman to Sharjah. In the early afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will try on comfortable 4×4 vehicles with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp. Where you will be having a BBQ dinner on the sunset on the rhythm of traditional Arabic Music, an unforgettable experience. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 7: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai and Sharjah during a full-day excursion. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeriah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices the the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Dubai

Day 8: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown or visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure, time during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.

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U.A.E. Cities of the Desert: Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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Tour Summary:

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Dubai
Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage, transfer to your hotel in a car or coach with air condition. Overnight in Dubai

Day 2: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai during an optional half-day city tour. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Afterwards, return to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel and overnight in Dubai.

Day 3: Dubai – Sharjah – Dubai (70 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today your program contains a tour of the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the Pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Clue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. In the early afternoon you will join a guided shopping tour in Dubai. You will visit the famous shopping malls Burjuman and the Mall of the Emirates, with the well-known skiing-area. Dinner and overnight in Dubai.

Day 4: Dubai – Abu Dhabi (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will be on the two hours transfer to Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the women’s handiwork while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on all the information about the history of the “Black Gold” in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Arabian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 5: Abu Dhabi – Liwa – Abu Dhabi (400 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will join another off-road experience into the sandy desert. You will drive towards the oasis town of Liwa in the south of the Emirates. On your way you will use small unpaved roads, only accessible with 4×4 vehicles. Unique landscapes and unadulterated pure nature will take you into another world. On your way you will enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch in the sandy dunes. After an exciting day you will return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 6: Abu Dhabi – Al Ain – Abu Dhabi (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure for a half-day excursion to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraimi-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will return to the Arabian Gulf. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 7: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown or visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure time, during the day transfer to the airport. Departure

 

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The Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

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Tour Summary:

Enjoy The Best of the United Arab Emirates

 

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

  • 10 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • Half board (except 1 and last day)
  • Meet & Greet at the airport
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Transportation in modern coaches or cars (depending on group size) with A/C
  • Day 3 and 4 transportation in 4×4 with A/C
  • Experienced tour guide or driver guide (depending on group size)
  • All entrance fees for excursions shown in the itinerary
  • Visa fees for Oman
  • Local taxes

Itinerary:

Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage, transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car of coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the women’s handiwork while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on introduced to the history of the Black Gold in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Aravian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Liwa(200 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will join another off-road experience into the sandy desert. You will drive towards the oasis town of Liwa in the south of the Emirates. On your way you will use small unpaved roads, only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. Unique landscapes and unadulterated pure nature will take you into another world. On your way, you will enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch at the sandy dunes. After an exciting day, you will check-in at your hotel in the evening. Overnight in Liwa.

Day 4: Liwa – Al Ain (330 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure by 4×4 vehicles to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraiml-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.

Day 5: Al Ain – Masfi – Khor Fakkan – Fujairah(300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Than you will head forward through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains to the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Guld of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns of Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check in at your beach resort. Traditional dinner with Arabian entertainment and overnight in Fujairah.

Day 6: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a whole day at the beach with the warm water of the Gulf of Oman. You may book an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters in front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. In the afternoon return to your hotel. Enjoy a beach BBQ with fish and shish kebab. Overnight in Fujairah

Day 7: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Musandam(190 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you leave Fujairah and you will drive through the impressing landscape of the coastal mountains and via Ras al Khaimah to the peninsula of the <usandam, which belongs to the Sultanate of Oman. After you cross the border you drive along the coastline on a winding and scenic road to the city of Khasab, located at the end of a huge fjord. On your way you will find lot of places for unique pictures. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Khasab.

Day 8: Musandam – Ras al Khaimah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a our on board of a traditional Arabian Dhow through the cliffy fjord of Musandam. Lonely beaches and arduous rocks will give you an idea, why the locals used this region to hide their ships during invasions and wars in former times. Traditional Arabic lunch on board. After lunch you will leave the Sultanate of Oman and you will arrive again in Ras al Khaimah. After a short city tour you will check in at your beautiful beach resort. Overnight in Ras al Khaimah

Day 9: Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will drive through the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Ajman. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the Pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Sharjah.

Day 10: Sharjah – Dubai (25 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai during a city tour. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al0Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use local water taxis, called Abras to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading downwards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Afterwards return to your hotel. Than you will leave to the Mall of Emirates where you will experience the unique “Ski Dubai” skiing area in the desert. Later in the evening you will join a dinner at the famous Madinat Jumeirah, where you will enjoy the nightly lighted atmosphere. While dreaming you will enjoy a romantic dinner. Afterwards transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 11: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown of visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure time, during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.

 

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The Sultanate & the Gulf of Oman

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Tour Summary:

Experiences the best of the Sultanate of Oman.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1: Muscat
Arrival at Muscat airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 2: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Discover today the fascinating capital Muscat. You will discover the city on a full day excursion. In the early morning, your first stop will be at the local fish market in Muttrah. See how the fisherman in traditional small boats bring in the fresh fish to market and learn about the variety of seafood available the Gulf of Oman. Close by you will visit the ancient souks of Muttrah, where you can be part of the unique atmosphere. You will be impressed by the number and variety of goods offered. A highlight in town is the Grand Mosque Muscat. Be amazed by the impressing architecture of the mosque with fantastic ornamentation on the walls. even non-Muslim are allowed to enter the Mosque, but in respect to the religion of the Islam you must wear appropriate clothing. After the buffet=lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the old town. You will walk around and will be amazed by the impressing sultan’s palace. You will see the old harbor with the two fortresses Jalai and Mirani, which protected the bay against aggressors in former times. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 3: Muscat – Sohar – Muscat (480 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the Northern Al Batinah region, a place full of history. Departure along the coastline to the city of Sohar. On your way you will see one of the unique Wadis, typical for this region. You will pass the picturesque Corniche of Sohar and you will visit the informative local museum located in the fortress of the town. Lunch with typical seafood in a beach property. Tour continues to the ancient fortress Al Hazm. Later on you will also discover the monumental fortress of Rustaq in front of the Hajar Mountains. During a guided tour you will learn everything about the life of the soldiers in former times. Arrival in Muscat in the evening. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 4: Muscat- Nizwa – Muscat (410 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the former centre of the Oman around the city of Nizwa. You will start with downtown Nizwa. See the bustling activities on the cattle market, stroll through the spacious souks and visit the ancient fortress of Nizwa. Tour continues on the Bahla, a city which was covered once by a 37 kilometers long wall. This wall is under renovations of the UNESCO now. Later on you will see the famous fortress of Jabreen, with it’s impressing adorned ceilings. In the evening, arrival at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Muscat.

Day 5: Muscat – Salalah (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards transfer to the airport and short flight to the “garden city” Salalah. During a short city tour after arrival you will visit the famous silver market and the sultan’s office. Highlight of the tour is the visit of the incense market. Overnight in Salalah.

Day 6: Salalah
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the beautiful surrounding of Salalah. Your tour guide will show you the historic incense harbor of Taqah which was very important for the economy in this region. You will also visit the ancient fortress of Mirbat. Continue on to the Western region of Salalah and see in Mughsayl the well-known blowholes. Situated on a magnificent beach, you will experience how the water rockets high several meters into the sky. In the late afternoon, you return to your beach property in Salalah. Dinner in your hotel and overnight in Salalah.

Day 7: Salalah – Muscat (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you may enjoy the beautiful beach of your property. Transfer to the airport and flight back to Muscat. In the evening, a farewell-dinner at Al Bustan Palace hotel. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 8: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at your disposal. During the day transfer to the airport. Departure.

 

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