Tiara Tours is a Dutch travel agency who is specialized in the Trans Siberian Express. The director of Tiara Tours is Addie Schiphorst Preuper who founded the organization in 1996. Tiara Tours also organizes a ten day Join-In tour to Tibet and Nepal. The Trans Siberian Express is one of the many train tours Tiara Tours offers, they also offer the Trans Mongolian Express, the Peking Express and some other varieties. Besides the Trans Siberian Express they also organize individual tours, city trips, fly-drives and cruises to Eastern Europe and Asia.
Cox & Kings is the longest established travel company in the world celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2008. Promoting and awarded for the responsible tourism, it has erected the tradition of high quality service and attention established by Richard Cox in 1758. It now provides travel arrangements of the highest caliber in many of the most culturally and naturally fascinating parts of the world with tailor-made itineraries. The company has now extended its expertise to cover the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, Europe and Australasia.
Aventura, meaning adventure in the Spanish and Portuguese language, is a tour operator specializing in long-distance journeys. It organises adventures around the world and offers a wide range of natural and cultural tours and activity holidays, offering tailor-made independent travel to meet the tourists’ needs and schedule. They are a member of the Association of Finnish Travel Agents (AFTA 33 903) and the Pacific Asian Travel Association (PATA).
Mandala Travel Ltd. is a leading tour operator based in Finland that specializes in handling personalized travel for small groups. With years of footwork and fieldexperience, Mandala Travel has organized tours to four continents and has a carefully selected portfolio of great journeys and quality partners worldwide.
Riksja Travel started in 2000 standing for experience, respect for nature and culture, and individual travel with room for initiative. It is born from the idea that there is lots of fexibility to offer the adventurous traveler. Travel Riksja stands for building on own travel preferences, contact with locals, staying in typical properties, travelling with experienced travel specialists, but with individual freedom. Riksja supports several small projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Every country has a specialized website with lots of travel options.
AVONTUUR.NU (Adventure Now) was founded in 2003 as result of a merger between three companies, Shoestring, Koning Aap (Monkey King) and Ticket2go.Shoestring and Koning Aap are well known brands in the Netherlands and have been active in the adventure travel market since the last 20 years. In January 2006, Kuoni Travel, Switzerlands best known luxury travel and touroperator, bought all the shares of avontuur.nu. Currently, they organize adventure tours for around 20,000 passengers every year with a turnover of about Euro 35 million (2007).Its office in Amsterdam has about 35 full time employees while around 150 Dutch speaking tour leaders take care of tours on the spot.
The Russian Department Director of Royal Mountain Travel is Ms Ekaterina Goryshina. The company has provided informational and organizational support for almost three dozen expeditions to Nepal and Tibet. Ms Ekaterina Goryshina has many years of experience in tourism having worked in the Intourist State Company, Top Sport Pvt. Ltd., Russia, Guide Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Russia, and also as a travel consultant for a number of travel agencies in Russia, Ukraine,Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. She has published numerous articles on Nepal. The company has guided and provided briefings for more than 3000 Russian-speaking tourists visiting Nepal.