Odysseys Unlimited, named one of the "World's Best" Tour Operators for 2005 by Travel & Leisure magazine *, is extending its small group reach with three new tours for 2006 in Turkey, Morocco, and China
The leader in affordable small group travel (just 12 to 24 guests, guaranteed), Odysseys Unlimited offers 30 small group tours and small ship cruises around the world "“ all with a pleasing mix of free time and organized time for guided sightseeing and cultural encounters. The three new tours for 2006 reflect the hallmarks of Odysseys' signature small group experience.
On the 14-day Turkish Treasures, guests roll up their sleeves for a Turkish cooking lesson, sail on a private cruise on the Bosphorous Strait, attend a pottery-making demonstration, and visit a traditional karavanserai, a traditional inn welcoming weary travelers to rest from the road. Mind you, the well-paced tour is bound to invigorate with ample time in Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, and Antalya. Priced from $1,995 for 14 days, air and land inclusive, Odysseys Unlimited is offering nine departures for Turkish Treasures between March and November, 2006. Guests on the March 21, 2006, departure will be in Cappadocia when the path of a total solar eclipse passes directly overhead on March 29. The region's clear skies and wide-open spaces promise to provide a remarkable venue for this rare event.
On the 14-day Moroccan Discovery tour, Odysseys Unlimited's guests enjoy such small group touches as a private Sahara sunrise excursion and camel ride, visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a home visit with a Berber family. The well-crafted itinerary, which begins and ends in Casablanca, guides travelers as they explore ancient ruins and sacred mosques, and travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and the vast Sahara. Priced from $2,795, air and land inclusive, with mostly deluxe hotel accommodations throughout, Moroccan Discovery has nine departure dates from January through November, 2006.
Guests on 22-day China In Depth will take a Beijing hutong tour (riding rickshaws through the city's ancient back roads and alleys) and visit with a local family as well as embark on a finely tuned itinerary that combines the classic sights of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai with the natural beauty of Guilin, and the ethnic and scenic diversity of Yunnan Province cities Lijiang and Kunming. The tour also includes a three-day Yangtze River cruise with an excursion to the stunning Small Gorges. Priced from $3,695 air, land, and cruise inclusive (including three domestic flights in China) Odysseys Unlimited offers seven China in Depth departures between April and November, 2006.
The leader in affordable small group travel (just 12 to 24 guests, guaranteed), Odysseys Unlimited offers fully escorted small group tours and small ship cruises in Europe, Asia & The Far East, Antarctica, The Americas, Africa, and Australia & The South Pacific. Hallmarks of the company's tours include well-located, high quality hotels; comprehensive included sightseeing; and included gratuities. The company also offers guaranteed pricing and fully refundable deposits.
To learn more about Odysseys Unlimited or to receive a free copy of the company's new 2006 brochure, please call toll-free (888) 370-6765, ext. 700, or visit Odysseys Unlimited at www.odysseys-unlimited.com.
* Travel & Leisure's "World's Best 2005" appears in its August issue. Published annually, the list results from a survey of Travel & Leisure subscribers (with travel industry personnel excluded) that the magazine conducts in association with Harris Interactive. The complete survey methodology is available in the August issue of Travel & Leisure, and online at travelandleisure.com/worldsbest. Tour operators and safari outfitters were rated based on the following criteria: staff/ guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value.
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