PSU Lehigh Valley Provence and French Riviera participants with Ann Williams (front)
The French Riviera from the top of the medieval town of Eze
The 2014 Tour Schedule is Here:
Celebrating 15 Years of Service to Our Clients:
ArawjoTours is happy to unveil its 2014 tour schedule, which we believe represents a fantastic combination of old and new. No matter what your budget, or your travel interests, there is something for you below. The letters ATC indicate an "ArawjoTours Classic," which is a package the we have offered in the past with much success. Among the most outstanding ATCs are the Wonders of the Aegean Greek Island tour and the Classic Italy tour (formerly the Romantic Italy tour). Director's Choice tours are those which-- due to their destination and potential for a unique experience--we believe deserve special attention. Among these exciting destinations are the National Parks of the American Southwest, Best of Ukraine, Autumn in Newfoundland and Christmas Market in Heidelburg, Germany. Consistent with our aim to offer at least one South American and one Asian trip per year, we are happy to present a fantastic trip to Rio de Janeiro and a wonderful November getaway to beautiful Thailand. And, of course, our promotional weekend trip to NYC in February is also represented.
Now that the list has been posted, we will begin to flesh out the narrative details of each trip, updating our web site regularly as each tour is fully described. So be sure to check us out frequently for further information on a trip that might be of interest to you. We expect to have ALL of the tours defined by January 1, 2013.
We have also begun to take advance courtesy reservations on each of our tours for 2014. In order to be sure to get seats on the tour that interests you, we recommend signing up early, as many of our trips sell out long in advance.
LECTURE SERIES: An exciting new feature to some of our tours will be historical lectures offered by Kevin Arawjo (Owner of ArawjoTours), who has taught history and political philosopy at various colleges in the Lehigh Valley area for over 19 years. The lectures will be free to tour participants and will certainly add an educational dimension to several of our best trips. Those tours that will include one or more historical lectures will are identified below.
1. Weekend in NYC (Feb. 2014) - ATC
2. London Pub Crawl (Feb. 28 - March 6, 2014)
3. PSU Berks Spring Break in Bruges, Belgium - ATC
4. In Search of Dracula: Bulgaria, Romania and Transylvania (March, 2014) - NEW
5. PSU Lehigh Valley Springtime in TBA soon. (April, 2014)
6. National Parks of the American Southwest: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion (May, 2014) - DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
7. The Cradle of Civilization: Egypt and the Land of the Pharaohs (late June, 2014) - ATC - Includes Lecture Series
8. Best of Ukraine and the Black Sea: Kiev, Odessa and Yalta (July, 2014) - DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
9. Wonders of the Aegean: Athens, Crete and Santorini (July, 2014) - ATC - Includes Lecture Series
10. Classic Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento with Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Capri (late July - early Aug. 2014) - ATC - Includes Lecture Series
11. The Italian Lake District with Tina Dyer (Sept. 2014) - ATC
12. Autumn in Newfoundland, Canada: St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula (Oct. 2014) - DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
To make reservations for any of the above, just contact us through this web site or via email at ArawjoTours@aol.com
ArawjoTours Nomads All Over The World!!!!
Nomads ready to hike the Samaria Gorge, 2012
Nomads in Egypt, 2009
NEWS UPDATE 4/29/2013:
News Flash: NEW TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT - LONDON PUB CRAWL (Feb. 28 - March 6, 2014) - Check out our new six days tour to fabulous London, England. Click onHot Deals for complete details. Sign up now as spaces are limited.
Did you know that ArawjoTours is currently celebrating its 15th year in business in the Lehigh Valley? We have operated hundreds of tours since 1998 and our clientele has grown to about 2700 world travelers. We are happy to have served the Global Nomads during these many years and thank you for your loyalty and friendship. We are dedicated to continuing our reach and influence as a leading provider of reasonably-priced tour packeges to destinations around the globe. If you want a more intimate experience than large-scale tour operators can provide, then ArawjoTours is for you. Despite having grown substantially over the years, we still firmly believe in offering you the kind of personalized service and attention that you deserve. In most cases, when you contact us, you will be dealing directly with the owner of the business. What other major tour operators in the area can say that? So if you are not already a member of our Global Nomads Travel Community, give us a shot next time you are considering purchasing a tour. You won't regret it.
OPENINGS FOR A FEW TOURS IN 2013 - We have spaces still available on the Insider's Crete tour and on our fabulous summber package to beautiful Portugal. Contact us for further information over click on 2012-2013 Tours for further information.
Raid A Bar II was a great success on Friday, September 7. Over 120 Nomads came out to celebrate at Mach's Gute Pub and Grill in Bethlehem, PA. Lots of prizes were raffled and a good time was had by all. Our next Raid A Bar will be sometime in early winter. We will keep you posted via email on when and where it will take place.
Penn State Berks group in Krakow, Poland, 2012
Welcome to ArawjoTours, LLC and the Global Nomads travel community. Our family of culture-lovers now includes over 2,600 members, all of whom share a passion for fun, friendship and the foreign experience. We now operate tours to destinations all over the world with continued emphasis on Europe and the Mediterranean and a growing number of short getaways throughout North America. Membership in our organization also includes frequent perks, such as non-profit day and weekend trips to New York City, Washington, D.C. and Canada as well as a variety of promotional events. The advantages of traveling with us are many:
FRIENDSHIP: The amazing opportunity to join a well-established network of people who share common interests and whose "Facebook" is inter-personal communication in exciting foreign lands. Repeatedly we are told by clients that one of the greatest virtues of ArawjoTours over the years has been to provide a positive forum for people of all ages to come together and to establish meaningful relationships. We have clients who have gone on 30 or more tours with us over the years and who have been instrumental in fostering the spirit of camaraderie that so pervades our activities.
PRICES: Because we are a small, family-run operation with lower overhead than larger tour operators, we can pass on to you tremendous savings on package deals to countries throughout the world. Our bundled products benefit from contracted prices on airlines, hotels and sightseeing services that offer high quality at low rates. We pride ourselves on our relentless determination to ensure that you receive the most for your money.
FLEXIBILTY: Our tours are designed for every budget and vary from a two-night stay in the Big Apple to a seventeen day adventure through Turkey or Southeast Asia. Most of our trips are semi-independent, which means that we provide all of the logistics--air, hotels, transfers--and some sightseeing, while you have the time to relax and appreciate each culture at your own leisurely pace. For those of you who like more structured tours, we offer a strong line-up of fully escorted tours to such places as Egypt, Italy, Greece, China and many other destinations. In short, we are confident that if you explore our website, you are likely to find something of interest.
CREATIVITY: In addition to offering travel destinations or combinations that you might not find elsewhere, we also believe in listening to our clients' suggestions about where to go next. Many of our tours have been inspired by Global Nomads whose creative feedback has enabled us to mature with our repeat customers while steadily offering a general line of our most popular tours to newcomers. Our principle goal is always to offer something that makes people say "Wow, that is interesting!"
Joining our travel family is simple: choose a tour, complete the enrollment form on-line and let the adventure begin. We know that you will meet many wonderful people during your trip and that your lives will be enriched by your international experience. The best defense of freedom is its practice--see the world!
Nomads in Ireland
GLOBAL NOMADS BUDDY PROGRAM: The GNBP is a promotional program designed to bring new nomads into our travel family while rewarding existing nomads for their recruitment efforts. An existing nomad will be awarded a maximum $50.00 off of his/her tour price if he/she brings a friend(s) on an ArawjoTours trip. The GNBP can be repeated for subsequent trips. In order to receive the reward, the new nomads must actually have gone on the same tour as the the person who made the referral. They must also be entirely new to ArawjoTours. Awards will not be offered for sign-ups that lead to tour cancelations. If you have any questions about the plan, please drop me a line. (Important note: This program no longer applies for tours with a base rate of less than 999.00 per person.)
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