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National Geographic Traveler – “Best Trips 2019”

WHY GO NOW: Dig into Tut’s treasure trove. Heritage Tours offers custom trips that give glimpses inside the Grand Egyptian restoration labs and explore the Giza Plateau with an archaeologist.

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National Geographic Traveler – “Cairo, Egypt”

Heritage Tours offers custom trips that give a glimpse inside the Grand Egyptian restoration labs and explore the Giza Plateau with an archaeologist.”

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Travel Market Report – “Heritage Tours: Egypt Beyond the Pyramids”

“Heritage Tours — a specialist in providing custom-designed, culturally rich touring packages in Morocco, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Sub-Saharan Africa, Israel and Jordan — is appealing to travelers who want to take their experience of Egypt beyond the basic, standard approach.”

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360 Magazine – “Egypt x Heritage Tours”

“Heritage Tours, leader in custom-designed private travel, announces the addition of Egypt to its growing portfolio of destinations. Heritage Tours is widely respected for its expertise in providing clients unique and meticulously-tailored journeys to some of the world’s most fascinating and culturally-rich destinations, with a focus on authenticity and granting insider access that is otherwise unattainable.”

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Qantas Magazine – “Chefchaouen, Morocco”

“‘This area has been popular with visitors for a long time but tourism has exploded in the past five years,’ says Zouhair, a guide with custom-travel operator Heritage Tours,”

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TravelAge West – “Heritage Tours Opens Desert Encampment Luxury Experience”

“Sixty-two percent of Jewish-American adults believe that being Jewish is a matter of culture, rather than religion, according to a 2016 survey from Pew Research Center. Operator Heritage Tours, which caters to clients of Jewish heritage, helps groups create meaningful, cultural encounters through FIT trips, which combine visits to popular attractions with intimate excursions and expert guides. ”

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Travel Market Report – “Heritage Tours Opens Desert Encampment Luxury Experience”

“Why did Heritage Tours — a 24-year provider of custom-designed trips to Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Africa, Israel and Jordan — recently open Thaalab Sahara, its own private luxury desert encampment in the Northwestern Sahara Desert in Morocco, near the village of Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi? Mike Korn, senior manager of Morocco for Heritage Tours, takes a shot at putting the unexplainable into words. Ironically, it comes back to the old maxim: location, location, location. It’s really all about “this place,” and its magical ambiance. ”

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Travel + Leisure – “T+L’s Top Travel Advisors”

“Whether it’s with a private dinner at the foot of the Pyramids at Giza, an exclusive nighttime visit to Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, or a dance lesson with a Cuban rumba master, a seasoned advisor can help turn your next vacation into the experience of a lifetime. In Travel + Leisure’s 17th annual A-List, we showcase our picks of the 117 top agents and tour operators in the business.”

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Brides – “7 Pulse-Pounding Adventure Honeymoons”

“Heritage Tours, a leader in custom-designed private travel, is uniquely positioned to help adventure seekers unlock this part of the Sahara, in part because they operate Thaalab Sahara, a private encampment one day’s drive from Fez. .”

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Virtuoso Traveler – “A Hands-On Holiday”

“A recent college graduate and her parents get to know Moroccan culture ( and livestock) on a once-in-a-lifetime family trip.”

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The Knot – “5 Adventure Honeymoons That Are Anything But Boring”

“Tour companies are a great place to begin if you want added adventure in your itinerary. Head to Africa with Heritage Tours and hike through the jungle of Rwanda to spot some of only 900 gorillas left on this planet. Heritage Tours plans a trip perfect for your level of excitement, no matter what that is. .”

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The Washington Post – “Another thing your DNA can tell you: Where you might go on your next vacation”

“Maybe it’s not about finding a distant cousin or a family farm. Instead, maybe it’s about visiting a place you’ve never been and seeing something you recognize in the people you meet.”

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Town&Country- “The Travel Gurus You Should Use to Plan Your Next Trip”

“The hotels in our guide to the best new hotels in the world were nominated and vetted by this global round table of 34 global travel gurus—whose day job is to design the best itineraries out there. Go ahead and call them next time you need help planning a trip. You won’t regret it. ”

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Recommend- “New Tours to Israel and Jordan”

“Heritage Tours has added Israel and Jordan to its portfolio after witnessing a 20 percent increase in inquiries over the last two years from North American travelers. These new tours will offer travelers a full cultural immersion in comfort and style, while combining adventure and behind-the-scenes excursions led by local experts. Ranging from a rejuvenation trip to the Dead Sea or a full immersion into the region’s culinary scene or history, there’s something to fit every traveler. ”

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Wendy Perrin – “How and Where to Avoid the Crowds in Spain”

“A whopping 8 percent jump in international visitors in 2017 made Spain the second most visited country in the world (after France; the U.S. has been bumped to third place), and yet, much of the country remains relatively unexplored. To help you zero in on the less-touristed areas that are most colorful and charming, Ally Lewing, one of the Spain specialists on Wendy’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts, has kindly provided a short list, along with tips on the best way to see these less crowded locales. ”

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Family Fun Canada – “Where to Play and Stay in Portugal”

“Want a truly unique adventure in Lisbon? How about spending the day with a local expert who will provide exciting insights into the art, culture and history of the city including thrilling stories of Portuguese explorers. ”

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US News & World Report – “8 Top Travel Resolutions for 2018”

“US News & World Report asked Heritage Tours for our 2018 travel resolution. Our answer: slow down to take it all in! We shared our favorite ways to practice slow travel including visiting isolated tribal communities in Madagascar to see the lemurs and hiking through Israel’s Hula Valley.”

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Virtuoso Traveler – “Emerging Artists” Spotlight on Heritage Tours in Marrakech

“Virtuoso Traveler tapped travel insiders for the latest must-dos in Marrakech. This Morocco city is having a renaissance, from the just-opened Yves Saint Laurent museum to an up-and-coming design district. Heritage Tours weighed in on bespoke touring experiences including behind-the-scenes gallery tours and connecting with expert artisans.”

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Condé Nast Traveler “Top Travel Specialists” 2017 – Ally Lewing & Mike Korn

“Three cheers for Heritage Tours’ travel experts Ally Lewing and Mike Korn who were named to Condé Nast Traveler’s highly-exclusive list of Top Travel Specialists for 2017. Ally made the list for her expertise in Spain travel and Mike for his unsurpassed knowledge of travel in Morocco.”

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Travel + Leisure “World’s Best List” 2017 – #3 Tour Operator

“Heritage Tours debuts this year at No. 3. According to a T+L reader: “Heritage has booked three trips for us. Everything we did, every place we stayed, every experience we had (tours, cooking experiences, chef dinners, etc.) was of the highest quality. We highly recommend this team for travels to South Africa, Spain, and Portugal.”

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Travel + Leisure “A-List” 2017

“[Ally] Lewing is known for paying attention to the details—her clients’ transportation options of choice, bedding preferences, and how strict their budget is. Her connections throughout the Iberian Peninsula mean she can arrange cocktails with a Barcelonan couple in a Modernist apartment or secure visits with Seville’s cofradias (brotherhoods) at churches as they prepare for Holy Week processions. Best for: families, foodies/epicurean travelers, luxury seekers Extras: Is Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls on your bucket list? Watch it from a private apartment along the route, then join your host for drinks with a group of locals celebrating the occasion.”

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Wendy Perrin “Wow List” 2017

“Mike [Korn] and Ally [Lewing] have spent years collecting a unique Rolodex of local experts and specialists in a variety of fields, enabling them to offer you exclusive experiences: Imagine spending an afternoon with one of Portugal’s best-known chefs or enjoying Seville’s festive Semana Santa procession from a private balcony above the raucous crowds. Mike and Ally are based in New York City but travel to Spain and Portugal frequently to develop experiences with local fashionistas, architects, museum curators, and even nobility. They can open up the Alhambra when it’s closed to the public, or arrange lunch with a family that has been making vinho verde since the 14th century. Mike and Ally are also the right resource for travelers who want to add Morocco to a Spain or Portugal trip, since they have colleagues who are well-connected in Morocco and can work with them to arrange a logistically seamless trip combining the three countries.”

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Departures, “Devouring Portugal, from Lisbon to Porto”

“We leave and spend the morning strolling down Rua de Santa Catarina, through the old Mercado do Bolhão and along the winding alleys of the Ribeira, the city’s oldest area, down by the Douro River, which snakes sedately through the city. Buildings are hewn from dark granite, solid and dependable, like their inhabitants. I lunch at Mosaico de Sabores on tripas a moda do Porto : white beans, tomato, and blood and smoked sausage. Discreet and understated, the dish has a seriousness of purpose. Just like the city from which it takes its name.”

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