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THORNHILL, ON — Dan Tours has launched its new 2020 – 2021 ‘The World of Dan Tours’ brochure featuring trips to the Med, Middle East and Asia.
Featured destinations include Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Morocco, Dubai, Portugal, Turkey, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Carefully crafted and designed to meet every budget and preference with several departures, the tours work for all clients, from value-conscious to luxury-seekers.
Best of all, every tour is a guaranteed departure. “Every Dan Tours itinerary will run, meaning once a booking has been made and fully paid by the client the tour will go. It will not be cancelled by Dan Tours for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues),” says the company.
The 2020 World of Dan Tours brochure includes four new destinations for the tour operator: Dubai, Portugal, China and Thailand.
Dubai has a choice of four itineraries …
8 days / 7 nights Distinctive Dubai
3 days / 2 nights Dubai stopover
3 days /2 nights Abu Dhabi stopover
5 days/ 4 nights Dubai / Abu Dhabi Explorer.
Dan Tours’ new Portugal product includes itineraries to the mainland, as well as the islands of the Azores and Madeira.
One stand-out tour, appropriately called ‘The Wines & Shrines of Portugal’, is an 11 day/10 night itinerary that offers a unique way of tasting and experiencing Portugal, with tours of several wineries with wine tastings (including the magnificent Douro Valley and Porto, famous for Port wine) along with visits to the main churches and shrines of Portugal, including Fatima.
Another option, the ‘Portugal Highlights’ trip can be experienced as a private tour or can be taken as a self-drive itinerary, which includes a car rental for the nine-day duration of the trip.
Also featured in the Portugal section is an Azores tour of Sao Miguel & Terceira Islands, with everything from lagoons to volcanic sites. Travellers can experience a special Cozido das Caldeiras lunch at Vale das Furnas.
Meanwhile in Madeira, the beautiful island known as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’, clients will find second-to-none beaches and views for days. The tour includes two overnight stays in either Lisbon or Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores island of Sao Miguel. The program is a seven-day tour and includes airport transfers.
Two tours to choose from in China include the 14-day ‘The Mother River of China’ with visits to the China Capital cities and a Yangtze River cruise. There are 12 departures available in 2020 with a land only price of US$1,101, double occupancy. The second option is the 11-day ‘The Dynasty of the Dragon’ itinerary with visits to Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xian, also with 12 departures to choose from and a land-only price from US$871, double. A Yangtze River cruise extension is priced at US$640, double.
As a new addition to the Dan Tours brochure Thailand can be experienced in 3 different ways: the 10-day ‘Ancient Kingdom of Siam’ to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Damnem Saduak, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, and Sukhothai; the ‘West Thai Island Hopper’, also a private tour with island stays on Koh Phi Phi and Krabi; and the 12-day ‘Thailand City Culture & Beach’ tour to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket, all the major temples and sites, and a full day tour to Phi Phi and Bamboo or Khai Island.
Here are more highlights from the World of Dan Tours 2020 brochure …
In addition to classic itineraries, new in Jordan with Dan Tours is a six-day Leisure & Wellness trip with stays in Amman, Petra, Aqaba plus a visit to Hammamat Ma’in Hot Springs. The second is a six-day The History & Culture, also a private tour, that includes Amman, Jerash, Ajlun, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea. A one day tour to Petra can be an extension from Eilat, Israel and a two-day stay in Petra & Wadi Rum.
Dan Tours offers the 14-day ‘The Colours of India’ as a private tour with stays in Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Bundi, Udaipur, Pushkar and Jaipur. There’s also the 12-day ‘Classic India’, a private tour, and new in India, a 12-day private tour called ‘Trip to God’s Own Country: Kerala’. The tour starts in Cochin and continues to Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom and Marari. There’s also a 14-day ‘Highlights of the South’ starting in Chennai and heading to Pondicherry, originally a French colony and still maintaining its French flavour. Cities visited include Tanjore, Madirai, Munnar, Cochin and Mumbai.
Five tours to choose from: the five-day Athens Experience (operated daily); the seven-day Aegean Experience & 3-Day Cruise; the 12-day Greece Island Hopping (daily); the six-day Classical Greece & Meteora; and a 10-day Greece Discovery Land & Cruise.
Four tours to choose from: three to 12 day itineraries with Highlights of Egypt, Wonders of Egypt, Best of Egypt, and Taste of Cairo.
Three tours to choose from: the eight-day Imperial City; the seven-day Nomad Sahara Adventure; and the 15-days Discover Morocco tour.
Four tours with durations of 11 and 15 day itineraries: Glories of Turkey, Highlights of Turkey, Classics of Turkey and the Best of Turkey and Greece.
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
Offers 13 and 15 day itineraries: Amazing Vietnam, Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery and Scenic Vietnam. Also included is a three-night Marvelous Angkor Wat package and a two-night Phnom Penh short stay.
All Dan Tours itineraries in the brochure can be booked as FIT or as a group departure. Plus, groups can be customized with private tour guides and itineraries to suit any budget, type of group and inclusions. Bespoke itineraries are also available including Active Journeys, Special Interest, Religious and more to anywhere in the world. “We can also offer affordable airfares with all the major airlines to destinations in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia,” says the company.
Dan Tours can be reached at (416) 999-9939 or see dantours.com. Copies of the new 2020 brochure will be polybagged with the Jan. 23 issue of Travelweek.