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Questions tagged [tours]

Organized tours as opposed to travelling or seeing things on your own. See also the "guides" tag.

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Transit visa at Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen, currently studying in Moscow, Russia. Willing to fly to Abu Dhabi by Turkish airlines and get a transit at Istanbul which will be more than 12 hours. I want to take the '...
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Have I been granted the visa or not? [closed]

A couple of days ago, I received the following email from Home office(UK) for my spouse visa. I have deposited my IHS fee and it's been a week since I submitted my passport. Is there any chance where ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong to learn more about the city? [closed]

If I have a few days in Hong Kong, what can I do there beyond the normal tourist activities to learn more about the city? I am particularly interested in learning more about HK's economy and socio-...
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Tour options in Doha [closed]

I have a 17hr transit in Doha and am getting a free hotel, thanks to Qatar Airways. What are the best tour options for tours that will pick me up at/near the hotel? I am staying at Oryx Rotana Doha. I ...
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Requesting information about Norway [closed]

Are there any sites free from snow in Norway in March? I'm planning an bicycle tour in Norway,so I want to ride bike safely.
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Guide on Thames-boat in London

Some years ago, I was traveling with boat on the Thames east, I believe from Embankment to Greenwich. I believe this was on a regular TfL-boat, but I may have either accidentally gotten on the wrong ...
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Are there scenic boats to see the ocean floor around Vigo?

The ocean floor around Rias Baixas is very rich in life. I would like to see it, and I was wondering if there are tours in boats with glass bottom to appreciate all the beauty.
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Where can I visit the mussel grow locations in Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain?

I would like to visit by boat where the mussels are grown in Rías Baixas. I have searched but I can only find boat trips where you hear the story and eat mussels. I would actually like to visit the ...
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What federal reserve banks / branches can solo travelers visit? [closed]

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has a Money Museum that anyone can walk into and tour during regular business hours: https://www.chicagofed.org/education/money-museum/index The Federal Reserve ...
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Seeing the Chicago Board of Trade

I'll be in Chicago from July 28 - Aug 3 and I'd like to see the Chicago Board of Trade. According to https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-board-of-trade-building/ there's a ...
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Is it possible to haggle over tours in Indonesia, and to what extent?

I'm planning a customized, private 10-day tour of Flores for which I'm contacting small local tour operators. They will arrange a car and driver, an English-speaking guide and sleeping accommodations. ...
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How do I find reviews of specific tour operators?

This is one of those questions that I suppose everybody already knows the answer to except me, but where do you look to find reviews of tour operators? The last trip I took was a disaster; the tour ...
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Is the tour operator with the website en.arcticexpedition.ru still operating? [closed]

I found the tour operator http://en.arcticexpedition.ru on the web and I'm interested in its tour in remote parts of Russia. However, the latest departure date of the tour in this website is 2015. I ...
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Bus tours from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon without side trips [closed]

I have been looking for bus tours that depart from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon. I am interested to visit Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam on the way. Most of the tours that I found online include ...
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Are there any websites with lists of self-guided themed tours?

I'm planning a tour of the Anglo-Boer battlegrounds (e.g. Magersfontein) and significant sites (e.g. where Winston Churchill was captured) in South Africa. I'm getting all the locations and ...
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Accommodation details for booked tour while applying for a visa

I have booked a tour for my travel to Iceland and accommodation is included in it, but I have not yet received details of accommodation. In order to apply for a visa will the tour itinerary along with ...
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Antelope Canyon - Do I need to purchase a tour? How to avoid crowds and take good pictures in Antelope Canyon?

We are planning a trip to Page, AZ from CA in November. I have been looking around online and it seems like we need to purchase a tour if we want to see the beauty of Antelope Canyon. Is that true? If ...
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Group Travel with Virtual Guide

I just recently returned from an Intrepid Tour to Eastern Europe. Tour group size was about 12 people. Trip was great, but I felt as if the value for the money wasn't ideal. I'm wondering if ...
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Is there a place to leave backpacks at UN headquarters before its tour?

I'm planning to visit United Nations Headquarters during my NY visit. In the security details page they state that they aren't allowing backpacks and bags larger than 14" (35cm) wide x 13" (33cm) high ...
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I heard that Sikkim is not safe for tourists now? [closed]

News and sources said that Darjeeling issue of North East India is misleading tourists . And Doklam/China controversy with India . I am planning a tour on Dussehra for Sikkim . here http://www....
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What can we do during 9-hour layover in Dubai? [closed]

We will be arriving in Dubai at 6 am in the morning and will have to wait until 4 pm for the next flight. Are there any tours that we can do and how do we book them?
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What does “with transfer” mean in the context of guided tours?

On many tour sites such as grayline, goldentours, evanevanstours, etc. tours are either listed as "with transfer" or have an upgrade option for "transfer." Nothing on any of the sites seems to explain ...
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Is it possible to visit manufacturing facilities “for fun” in China?

I recently graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and would like to visit manufacturing facilities in China to get a feel for the differences manufacturing in China and the USA. What ...
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Are there Ijen Crater tours from Bali that finish at Yogyakarta? [closed]

I can see tours starting at Yogya but I cannot find anything that starts at Bali and finishes at Yogya. The plan is to start at Bali, visit the Ijen Crater, visit Mt. Bromo (not a deal breaker if not ...
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Are there interior guided tours of the Seven Sisters?

The Seven Sisters (Stalinskie Vysotki) are a set of seven famous Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style. Apart from the Galina Ulanova Museum in the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, are ...
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What is included in “hotel gratuities”?

I've recently booked a trip to Mexico through Groupon. The trip is booked as all-inclusive. There is a section in the deal description that says that all "hotel taxes and gratuities included." What ...
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Are visitors allowed in the Amazon forest in Brazil?

Are visitors allowed to go deep into the forests surrounding the Amazon river? If so, do we require any special pass from any government agency?
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Are there tours that let you touch Stonehenge?

I am planning to go to the Stonehenge over the next year, and I have done research and plenty of tours let you go inside the inner ring if you book ahead, for example. Is it still possible to put a ...
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What are some pros & cons of doing multiple single day tours vs multi-day tour in Iceland?

My friend and I are visiting for 5 days in early Jan and are uncertain as to whether we should base ourselves in Reykjavik and do multiple single day tours. Or go on an actual multi day tour like ...
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Planning for a private tour with a car in Zakynthos (Summer Season 2017) [closed]

How many Euros would a 6h private tour with a car cost?
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Washington DC odd tour request issue

I recently submitted some Washington DC tour requests to a member of congress that just lost their election. My trip is scheduled for before they leave office. Could the election results affect my ...
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Easiest way to organize hire car to travel North and South Island of New Zealand

I am landing and leaving from Auckland and would like to hire a car to see the north island and south island. I've heard that to go from the North and South islands there is a ferry however, it is ...
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'Travel company' for Russian tourism visa [duplicate]

I'm Belgian and I'm trying to apply for a Russian tourist visa. I'll arrive in Russia September 5th and I'll leave September 20th, which is 16 days. Now I've read somewhere that the max duration of ...
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Are there organized surfing day trips from Bordeaux?

I am eyeing a weekend trip to Bordeaux as flights are cheap and was thinking to go surfing for a day while there, given that some surfing spots are relatively close. I found that I could take the ...
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Are there any large ship tours around the San Francisco Bay Area?

I will be in the Bay Area for July 22, 23, 24. I have a really big interest in large container ships and tanker ships. I learned that there is a tour of the Port of Oakland, but to my dismay, there ...
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How do you book an Emirates Dubai stopover package (from US/Canada)?

Emirates has a Dubai stopover program where you can often add a few nights in Dubai as part of a connection without an additional airfare charge and then purchase a package with hotels (with transfers ...
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Is it normal for a guided tour of Mongolia to cost a couple of hundred dollars per day?

I understand that guided tours offer a lot that unguided tours don't. I don't have to worry about choosing destinations, activities, booking accommodation, the language barrier, and the like. And that ...
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European bus tour companies for middle age people? [closed]

I'm looking to do a tour of Europe for 15 days this September with my mum. I am 34 and she is 65. The package tour companies I've looked at like Trafalgar, contiki and top deck, cater mainly for ...
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European Tour Groups that Allow Unaccompanied Minors

Next summer I'll be 16 and my cousin will be 18. We are interested in a tour group about 2 weeks long that's traveling through general Europe. It's difficult finding a travel group that will allow us ...
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Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak?

All Joint Security Area tours (staying on the South Korean side) I have seen depart from Seoul (example 1, example 2, example 3). Is there any way to sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour ...
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1 day Hạ Long Bay tours from Hanoi, Vietnam

Next week, I have business in Hanoi, Vietnam. I have only a 1-day break. I want to visit HaLong Bay and enjoy a cruise for one night. Any recommendations about how to get to HaLong Bay from Hanoi and ...
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Panama Canal Partial Tour

Do you know if we can just go to the Isla Perico (where most operators start) and chose an operator for a Canal Partial Tour without booking in advance? Or do you know where I can find that kind of ...
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How to vet an overseas travel agency

I am an American planning a trip to Vietnam, and I was planning to book through a travel agency located in Vietnam. In researching the travel agency, I found a lot of reason to feel good about the ...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

I'm not a Muslim (I consider myself as Jain/Hindu, etc) but I wish to travel around Mecca. There is a common belief around the world that only Muslims are allowed inside Mecca. Is that true? Can I ...
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At what time of day are advance bookings opened for the New York Federal Reserve

Every time I try to make a reservation, every available slot is full. This makes me think the slots fill up within potentially as little as half an hour or less after they first become available. In ...
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Tour to Fukushima closed area?

There are several travel agent in Ukraine which organise Chernobyl tour and visited the Closed Area. Is there any travel agents in Japan organising similar trips to Fukushima Closed Area?
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What is the rationale for requiring White House tours be scheduled through a member of Congress?

According to https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events Public tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. My question is… why is that requirement present? Why ...
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How do tour companies book flights and hotels? [closed]

My husband and I are booked with a well-known, established tour company for our trip to Europe. The trip we booked with them originally was cancelled because of lack of customers. We understand that ...
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Is there a website where I can buy wholesale travels?

I want to travel with my friends and family but a want to travel agency price.
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Outdoor climbing tour in/departing from Bangkok

I'll be in Bangkok for 3 days (and only Bangkok). I haven't been able to find any guided tours for rock climbing in Thailand that are based in Bangkok. I've only been able to find indoor climbing in ...