EXPERTS TO SERVE YOU
During your Central Asia adventure, you’ll be well taken of. Your Adventure Leader will provide briefings about upcoming ports, coordinate social and cultural activities on board ship, and generally make sure that your experience is the best it can be. Your Concierge can provide expert advice and assist with special requests, be it restaurant reservations, spa appointments, event tickets and more. And to guide your included excursions, we’ve selected the best Regional Experts. You will also enjoy the services of a City Host at your hotel, who can help you plan your exploration.
ADVENTURE LEADERS MAKE YOUR TRIP UNFORGETTABLE
Your Vantage trip will be led by a seasoned Adventure Leader who’s job it is to see to your comfort and satisfaction. Think of him or her as your “host,” the person to turn to with questions about your itinerary, updates on the day’s activities, reservations for optional tours, and so much more.
Anait, while from Armenia, is a proud resident of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She attended Samarkand State University where she studied to be an English teacher. After ten years of lecturing at the collegiate level, she felt the winds of change and decided to pursue tour guiding. Since then, she’s lead tours in all five of the Stans and has traveled through Russia, Thailand, Georgia, Armenia, and the United States. She wishes for travelers on her trips to enjoy the local cuisine and history, as well as the warm hospitality of the local people.
Zhanar was born and currently resides in Almaty City, Kazakhstan. He speaks English, Russian, and Kazakh, and holds several different degrees and certificates, including a national certification in tour guiding. Zhanar first had the idea to become a guide when he was tasked with giving the First Lady of Kazakhstan a tour of his school’s campus in 2001 and received feedback from her that he would make an excellent professional guide. Although he’s traveled all over the world, he says “I have no favorite destinations as I see that every country is unique with its own history and culture.” He also feels that if his travelers are going to purchase a souvenir, it should be a chocolate Kazakh flag.
NEW! ENHANCED COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE CONCIERGE SERVICE
If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, your Vantage Concierge is here to help. Even better, this new and complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!).
Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, secure restaurant reservations in Paris, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true.
Plus, Concierge service is available before or during your journey. Simply log in to MyPortfolio, submit a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com, or call 1-888-982-6824 and you'll have your answer from our Concierge within two business days. Travelers on our European river ships can also stop by the Concierge Desk (located in your ship’s lobby) to make a request during your journey; for land adventures and small ship cruises, your Adventure Leader or Cruise Director doubles as your onboard Concierge.
No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your Adventure Leader, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced, English-speaking regional experts in select locations during your included excursions. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this area get by? What are some of the local legends? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you.