Germantown, MD (June 19, 2012) — Sights and Soul Travels, LLC, a boutique tour operator specializing in luxury tours and vacations for women, has just announced its 2013 calendar featuring tours to 26 destinations around the globe. The company has been in operation since 2004.
For 2013, Sights and Soul Travels, LLC will offer tour programs to the following destinations: The Amazon, South Africa (with Zimbabwe/Victoria Falls extension), Egypt (with Jordan/Petra extension), Vietnam (with Cambodia/Angkor Wat extension), Washington, DC, New York, Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Croatia, Poland, Prague, Austria, Iceland, Ireland, England, Italy (five separate tours including Venice and the Lakes, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast, and Sicily), Turkey, Morocco, Argentina, and Germany's Christmas Markets. The company's founder, Yolanta Barnes, will accompany a number of these tours.
According to Ms. Barnes, a passionate global traveler herself, "Our tours go beyond the usual 'drive-by' visit and offer an in-depth approach to the world's culture and history. The tours we create do not feature the typical tourist spots and they allow women to truly immerse themselves in the world's best destinations. Our tours are geared for those women from all walks of life who appreciate history, art, people, adventure, and great food."
Ms. Barnes adds that women travel differently than men. From her experience, she notes that many women who finally invest in a global adventure have waited until they have achieved in their careers, gotten married, and had children who are now grown before they take the time for themselves. As a result, when they do finally travel, they want to do so in a safe, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere, and that is what Sights and Soul Travels, LLC offers.
One of the unique elements of the Sights and Soul Travels experience is the fact that the company's website, in addition to giving in-depth information about the itinerary and the tour inclusions, also features recommended reading as it relates to the destination (including both guidebooks as well as novels that take place in that destination and other fun reads) as well as videos of the actual tour.
On most Sights and Soul Travels tours, participants will change hotels only once, thereby eliminating the need for constant packing and unpacking. And while at a boutique city hotel or spa resort, women will have enough time to become familiar with their surroundings and take exciting side trips.
"When you are on a Sights and Soul Travels tour," notes Ms. Barnes, "you will have the opportunity to discover your own personal passions whether they be studying Titian artwork or photographing wildflowers. You can choose to wander aimlessly for as long as you want or simply slow down, relax, and just be." She adds that all participants come home with one of life's most prized gifts: new friendships and incredible memories.
Prices for a Sights and Soul Travels, LLC vacation start from $1,395 per person land only for a 5 day/4 night Arts and Politics in Washington, DC tour during the Cherry Blossom Festival from April 14 to 18, 2013, and from $1,895 for a 6 day/5 night Amazon Expedition from January 7 to 12, 2013. The company does not sell airfare. There is currently space available on a number of 2012 tours including those to Prague, Morocco, and Germany's Christmas Markets.For more information on Sights and Soul Travels, LLC, call 1-866-737-9602 or visit: www.sightsandsoul.com.