Travcoa launches 17-night 'Jewels of the Persian Gulf'

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Celebrating its 45th anniversary with a choice of tours designed for experienced traveler, Travcoa is offering a 17-night Jewels of the Persian Gulf itinerary.

A colorful gateway welcomes visitors to Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Departure from New York is on Feb. 4, and the inclusive land cost is $7,795 per person, based on two people sharing.

The Jewels tour features the following highlights:

  • During a three-night stay in Kuwait, which includes a festive welcoming party, tour members visit the Kuwait Oil Co. and the Burgan oil fields, which were made famous during the Persian Gulf war, as well as the Tareq Rajab Museum.
  • Bahrain sightseeing focuses on the island's great antiquities, such as the Bahrain Fort; the 100,000 burial mounds, which make up the world's largest necropolis, and artifacts housed in the National Museum.
  • When visiting Qatar, travelers will stay in Doha and visit the National Museum, once the palace of Qatar's ruler, as well as the Ethnographic Museum, which is a traditional Qatari house.
  • In the United Arab Emirates, tour members will stay in the capital of Abu Dhabi, a modern city of palaces, sprawling gardens and mosques.
  • Sightseeing stops include several palaces and visits to a dhow boat building center and Batina, the old quarter of the city.

  • A three-night stay in Dubai is also included in the emirate destinations, and sightseeing highlights the old spice and gold souks and the museum, housed in a 150-year-old fort.
  • Also from Dubai, tour members will drive to the neighboring emirates of Sharjah and Ajman.

  • Four nights are spent in Muscat, Oman, at the famous Al Bustan Palace, with visits to forts, museum, mosques, the Nizwa souk and a full-day excursion with picnic lunch along the coast to Shab village.
  • Further details and reservations are available from Travcoa at (800) 992-2003 or (949) 476-2800.

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