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2014 TOURS

Joe Laufer's International Culture Quest is happy to refer you to

Collette Vacations tour to Cuba

February 23 - March 3, 2014

Collette Travel Service, Inc. d/b/a Collette Vacations ("Collette") has applied to the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for renewal of its license to operate tours to Cuba. Until such time that Collette's license has been renewed Collette will not be accepting any payments from customers for any tours to Cuba. However, Collette will be accepting applications, checks and credit card information that will be held until the licence has been renewed.

Double $ 4,569 (Early bird - before Aug. 23, 2013 - after Aug. 23 = $4,669)

The tower at the Manaca Iznaga Sugar Factory and Estate

Who's Who on This Trip?

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Application Form (use one for each applicant)

Save $100 per person by applying before Aug. 23, 2013

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with optional 3-Night Rome post Tour Extension

April 24 - May 1, 2014

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Highlights: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Theatre Performance, Eurostar Train, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Seine River Cruise, Ac de Triomphe, Paradis Latin Cabaret

Early Bird Price (Twin) $3,599

Early Bird Price EXTENDED to November 25, 2013


After November 25: (Twin) $3,849


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Tour at capacity, with 20 PASSENGERS. However, if interested contact us and we will attempt to secuire extra spaces through Collette.



June 25 through July 11, 2014

Package includes:

Beijing,Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Beijing Zoo, Temple of Heaven, Rickshaw Tour, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Bund, Acrobatic Show, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Museum, with extension in Hong Kong

Peek into the past, present, and future of China on this comprehensive tour of a diverse country with an amazing history. This tour weaves the best major sites with personal experiences — from a walk on the Great Wall, to lunch in a local family’s home, to the discovery of the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors. Relax in the tranquility and beauty of Guilin. Explore the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao and enjoy a boat cruise along the canal. Take in a chinese acrobatic show, and explore vibrant Shanghai with its futuristic skyline. This trip to China is unforgettable.

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This is a repeat of a tour we conducted 13 years ago in November, 2000. Read about our experiences then by clicking below:

Travelogue of Joe's year 2000 tour of the Best of China

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If you have a preferred destination for a dream tour, let us know. Perhaps you have a group of friends who would like to join you on a special domestic or international tour. Take a look at the Collette Vacations website and then contact me and I will consider booking that tour as we plan for 2014 and 2015.

I have also listed below all of Collette's tours on a special summary page for your convenience.

Click here for the list of possible future tours.




Premier 2015 tour:


Culture & Nature in Harmony

April 20 - May 2, 2015

13 Days, 21 Meals

Early Bird Price (until Oct. 20, 2014)

Double: $4,999

After Oct. 20: $5,249

Add $900 for single

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South Africa 2015 Application

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South Africa 2015 Credit Authorization Form

Click here for illustrated tour itinerary in Power Point Format, prepared for participants for a previously scheduled tour of South Africa in 2011

Note regarding above Power Point: This is based on formerly planned trip. Tour venues are basically the same as for the 2015 tour, except that the Hotels are different. Program will be edited shortly to reflect the hotels chosen for the 2015 tour.












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