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July 6th-15th 2020 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have invited us to a one of a kind adventure throughout Japan! E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/ Our Japan group tours are chock full of diverse activities including unique cultural experiences, fantastic landscape & people photography, and all the beautiful temples and architecture which make Japan so iconic. E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 9 nights/10 days throughout the highlights of Japan * Breakfast Everyday * 1 lunch, 3 Dinners (Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner) Tokyo: 2 Nights Everything that you have heard about Tokyo is true – and it is not. For if ever there was a city that you could not confine to one definition, this would be it. Tradition and technology stand side by side in this city that can be whatever you want to make of it. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Tokyo (Meihi Shrine, Harajuku Fashion District, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kanon Temple, Ginza area): – The Electric Town - Asakusa Kanon Temple (Sensoji Temple) – Meiji Shrine – Shinjuku The Japanese Alps & Her Wonders; 3000 Ft Ropeway, Hot Springs, & Waterfalls Highlights: * Shin-Hotaka Ropeway * Shin-Hotaka no Yu Hot Springs * Hirayu Great Falls Takayama: 2 Nights Mountains in Japan were once believed to be the sacred dwelling places of divine spirits. The Hida, Kiso, and Akaishi ranges, known collectively as the Japan Alps, rise majestically in northern Honshu. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Takayama: - Takayama Morning Market - Takayama’s Old Town - Optional Hida Folk Village Tour Hiroshima & Charming Miyajima Island: 1 Night Hiroshima is a city that needs little introduction. Despite its tragic past, Hiroshima is now a bustling and vibrant city which has risen phoenix-like from the ashes. No visit to Hiroshima would be complete without sampling okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake. While in Hiroshima we’ll take a ferry ride to Miyajima Island where the world famous Itsukushima Shrine is located. Hiroshima: *Privately guided tour of Hiroshima: – Memorial Peace Park, Museum, & A-Bomb Dome - Miyajima Island – Vermilion Torii Gate & Optional Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Kyoto: 4 nights Oozing with tradition, Kyoto is the ultimate destination for anybody who wants to soak up time-honoured Japanese culture. Highlights: * Privately Guided Tour of Kyoto: – Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) - Okochi Mountain Villa – Monkey Park Iwatayama – Gion District (The Old Geisha Quarter) & Optional Geisha Photo Shoot – Free time in Kyoto to explore on your own – Fushimi Inari Shrine *Japan is wonderful country to see by train and of course they are world famous for their advanced bullet train system. For many of our journeys between each city we visit, we’ll use this fun and efficient way to travel the country. This is one place where local public transit is a lot faster than using a vehicle! * All Transfers, All Rail tickets, All Public Transit Passes, All Entry fees and activities as listed in the daily itinerary, & Taxes included! * Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Japan group tours * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Narita International Airport in Tokyo (NRT) and departing from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka) E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/ CST[masked]
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Our friends at Photofly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have planned another great adventure and we're all invited! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! GO HERE to Sign Up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/croatia-small-group-tour/ August 21st - August 30th 2020 From Zagreb to Dubrovnik, we’ll explore the best of the best when it comes to this Eastern European gem. And since this gorgeous country is surrounded by gorgeous neighbors, we’ll explore a few of them too: Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro! Our Croatia small group tour is filled with beauty for us to soak in, photograph, and marvel at. We’ve custom built this adventure to experience the highlights of Croatia and her neighbors including some of the country’s amazing islands just off the coast. * 9 nights/10 days throughout the best of Croatia and her stunning neighbors (Bosnia/Herzegovina & Montenegro) * Charming & Unique Boutique style hotels throughout *Breakfast Everyday * Welcome/Farewell Dinners, & 1 lunch included * Privately guided tours throughout (City tours of Zagreb, Split, & Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Mostar, & Montenegro) _________________________________ Croatia: * Zagreb: We’ll explore the capital of Croatia via a panoramic bus and walking tour of the historical and photogenic highlights (Trg Bana Jelacica (“main square”, Fruit Market, St. Markus Church) * Plitvice Lakes National Park: Oldest park in Southeast Europe & an UNESCO World Heritage Site. * Trogir: Explore the picturesque city known as “The Stone Beauty”, a charming stone town which takes Trogir small group tours pride in their fascinating Romanesque cathedral, churches, towers and beautiful palaces. * Split: The second largest city in Croatia and “the capital of Dalmatia”. ____________________________________ Bosnia & Herzegovina: *Mostar: As we continue south we’ll take a slight detour across the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina’s wonderland town of Mostar. _________________________ Montenegro: Often called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Kotor: This medieval walled town on the coast is situated in the Bay of Kotor. ________________________________ Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik City Tour: Reclaimed, not just as a Croatian treasure but also as one of the world’s treasures. * Optional Sea Kayaking Adventure: Become acquainted with Dubrovnik from its stunning seacoast! An easy paddling kayak excursion beneath the old city walls, is a unique opportunity starting beneath the ancient Fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile. We’ll set off to explore caves and beauties of the mysterious Lokrum Island accompanied by our experienced kayaking guides. ____________________________ * Plenty of free time throughout to explore on our own * A range of optional excursions excellent for photography (Unique farm to table, off the path dinner at family farm in mountainous countryside, white water rafting in Split, walk Dubrovnik city walls, bike/wine tours, & more…) * Optional extra night Dubrovnik: Wind down, relax, swim, or explore more of the Dubrovnik area by staying an extra night at our resort on the coast. A roundtrip boat ride to Lokrum Island with great nature trails, swimming, & the “Game of Thrones” museum is included. Price/details in daily itinerary-E-mail to request! * All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included * Airfare is not included but we will help you find a good flight! (Home Airport → Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) & Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV) → Home Airport) * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] _________________________________ Join Us! *For our solo travelers, we will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/croatia-small-group-tour/
Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have crafted a brand new trip for us! September 2nd – 11th 2020 E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! https://www.photoflytravel.org/norway-small-group-tours/ * 9 nights/10 Days Norway small group tour * Private, Local English Speaking Guide Throughout * Domestic Flight INCLUDED [masked] USD Value!) * Breakfast Everyday * Welcome & Farewell Dinner Included Oslo (2 Nights) * Privately guided orientation tour of the city; Highlights: - Explore different areas and architecture styles from the 1600s to beautiful, ornate buildings of the 19th century. - Photograph functionalist style City Hall, the site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every December - Baroque style Oslo Cathedral from 1697 - Vigeland Park, a sculpture park and museum which display the works of Gustav Vigeland and other temporary art exhibitions. * 48 Hr “Oslo Pass“: The most convenient way to experience Oslo * Free public transport * Entrance to museums and attractions * Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower * Discounts on sightseeing, restaurants, and services Flåm (1 Night) The Flåm Railway w/ “Norway in a Nutshell” “Norway in a Nutshell” takes us through some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery. Experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. * Flåm-Gudvangen Fjord Cruise: UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord is spectacularly narrow and surrounded by steep mountains and snow-covered peaks that stand 5900 ft above sea level, with thundering waterfalls and picturesque villages along the fjord. Bergen (2 Nights) * Privately guided tour of Bergen; Highlights: * Photograph & explore the charming indoor Fish Market * Stroll around Bryggen – the medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of the old Hanseatic Wharf & buildings. * Bergen Fortress area with one of the oldest and best-preserved fortresses in Norway * Town Square and City Park * Fløibanen Funicular: Connects the Bergen city center with the mountain of Fløyen. It’s one of Bergen’s must-do activities with mountain walks and magnificent views of the city. * Free time to explore, hike, visit museums, etc. Lofoten (4 Nights) * Silent Fjord Cruise: Experience this Lofoten classic aboard a silent electric catamaran * Reaching the Top: 3 hikes to choose from (easy, moderate, difficult) * Very Easy: A simple excursion & beautiful walk immersed in the nature surrounding Svolvær. Enjoy the silence, while admiring extraordinary scenery and landscapes. * Moderate: Hike along a path that hugs a stunning mountain lake, and passes through green fir tree forests. * Difficult: Hike through high peaks and follow a path that has the ocean on one side and the imposing mountains on the other! Lofoten Scenic Road Trip: Learn about the fascinating Viking history among old fishing villages, sit on pure white sand beaches facing crystal seas, and admire imposing mountains & magnificent cliffs, which for billions of years have guarded the settlements like ancient Viking warriors… Lofotr Viking Museum: The world’s biggest Viking Age longhouse has been found and excavated at Borg in the Lofoten Islands. * Trekking the famous Reinebringen: This steep scramble leads to one the most beautiful viewpoints on all the Islands: an epic panorama of Reinefjorden and the Lofoten Wall. (*Easier hike or nature walk will also be available) E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! ---------------- Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $[masked] Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/norway-small-group-tours/