Travelers to Europe and the Middle East experience a variety of cultures, languages, customs and dress that are unique and varied and yet encompassed in a relatively small geographic scale. The refinement of centuries of European culture provide a real window into Western civilization and into the cultural and psychological background of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Middle East holds for the Western mind an exotic allure. Here are the mosques of Islam, the camels of the Bedouin, the belly dancers of Lebanon, the home of the Bible, the Koran and the Torah, the land of medieval Crusades and the cradle of civilization itself. Travelers discover that as a guest, they are treated in a time-honored tradition of hospitality and warmth, and have a unique opportunity to see many of the world’s real treasures encased in as authentic a culture as will be found anywhere.