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Creating Affordable Travel Experiences


Adventure Destinations

At Adventure Destinations, we believe it shouldn’t cost the earth to see the world. For over a decade, we’ve searched out the very best value for money travel experiences on the planet, designing a constantly expanding range of products to suit every style and budget. Our expert staff have over 60 years combined experience in international travel, and we make frequent trips back to our specialised areas to stay on top of the latest trends, properties and attractions.

We pride ourselves on unwavering attention to detail, ensuring that your Adventure Destinations holiday is a wonderful and rewarding experience you’ll never forget. So come plan your next holiday with us. It won’t just be a holiday – it will be an experience. Anita McGaw & Karryn Papenfus Managing Directors

Wherever you want to go, whether you want to relax on a beach, see the sights or challenge your limits, Adventure Destinations has the expertise to turn any holiday into the trip of a lifetime. Our travel specialist’s are passionate about creating exciting journeys to some of the world’s most amazing places, including Canada, Alaska, USA, Africa, Borneo, Malaysia, Middle East, Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and South America.

The Adventure Destinations Difference

Since 1997, Adventure Destinations has been sending travellers to Canada and Alaska to explore its vast attractions. Our itineraries have been hand selected to give you the best holiday experience at affordable prices. With our experienced team having travelled extensively to Canada and Alaska, we are able to offer you the best travel advice for your holiday. Adventure Destinations offer independent and escorted tours or can tailor a holiday especially for you, catering for your specific needs, style and budget. Enquire about our special interest group tours or put a group together yourself and experience these exceptional countries.

Canada & Alaska

Canada, the second largest country in the world, has so much to offer you’ll find plenty to do whether it’s your first trip or a return visit. Modern cities with shopping, entertainment, museums, bars and restaurants are never too far from the amazing wildlife, national parks and Canada’s postcard perfect scenery. The perfect addition to any Canadian holiday is a trip to Alaska. Whether you’re looking at cruising the famed Inside Passage by ship or ferry, rail tours, camping trips, escorted tours, drive/stay holidays or wildlife tours, Alaska has it all.

The Best Time to Travel Canada The southern provinces of Canada enjoy sunshine and temperatures in the mid 20’s from late May through to early September. This is the best time to experience the abundance of wildlife and adventure that Canada has to offer. From November through to March temperatures can fall below zero particularly in the mountain ranges, making Canada one of the best skiing destinations in the world.

Alaska The weather in Alaska is dependent on the region. The Inside Passage and Anchorage area have temperatures around 20°C in summer, while in Fairbanks and the Interior the temperature can be as high as 30°C. Within the Arctic Circle you’ll find 24 hours of daylight during summer, but 24 hours of darkness in winter. The Interior and South Central Alaska also have reduced sunlight as well as reduced temperatures, with Fairbanks to Anchorage experiencing temperatures below zero in winter.

Individual Itineraries

In order to meet your specific travel requirements Adventure Destinations can tailor an individual itinerary for you. Use the itineraries given in the brochure as a starting point or design your own tour from the outset. Whichever way, our experienced staff can make the necessary arrangements. By formulating your own mixture of adventure and comfort you can visit the regions of your choice at a style and price to suit.

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Style of Accommodation

Depending on your budget and preferences, Adventure Destinations is able to cater to your needs. We offer a wide range of accommodation from rustic wilderness lodges and cabins, to B&B’s, to high end 5 star hotels and everything in between.

Getting There

Canada and Alaska are well served by international airlines flying from Australia, Asia and Europe. Have your travel agent contact Adventure Destinations for a quotation on the many special airfares available.

Single Travellers

If you wish to join us on one of our tours and you are single but unable to pay the single supplement, Adventure Destinations will endeavour to match you up with a travel companion of the same sex with similar interests where possible*. This only applies on certain tours, so please check with our specialist staff. *Conditions apply

Health Requirements

It is mandatory that you contact your health adviser regarding health requirements that may be applicable in the countries you are visiting.

Pricing

Adventure Destinations produces a separate price insert for this brochure. If your copy of the brochure does not have a price insert, please contact us.


Canada & Alaska Contents

Create Your Own Holiday 4 Canada & Alaska Escorted Tours 6 Canada & Alaska Trains, Buses & Ferries 8 Alaska Cruise & Canada 9 Self Drive Holidays 10 Car & Motorhome Rental 12 Transportation Passes 13 Rocky Mountaineer Rail Holidays 14 Canada VIA Rail Holidays 15 Canada Small Group Escorted Tours 16 Canada Wildlife Tours 18 Western Canada - Mini Stays & Calgary Stampede 20 Canada Resorts, Lodges & Ranches 22 Yukon 23 Winter in Canada 24 Eastern Canada - Mini Stays 25 Eastern Canada Tours 26 Canada Cruising 28 Arctic Canada & Alaska 29 Alaska Cruising - Small Ship 30 Alaska Mini Stays 32 Alaska Wildlife Tours 33 Alaska Tours 34 Alaska Small Group Tours 35 USA Mini Stays 36 USA Self Drive Tours 37 USA Coach Tours 38 Booking Terms & Conditions 40

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Day 1: Calgary – Banff

Coach transfer from Calgary to Banff along Canada’s highway. Spend 3 nights in Banff.

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Day 3: Banff Fairbanks

Today is free to explore Banff.

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Day 4: Banff – Kamloops

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Enjoy your scenic rail adventure onboard Rocky Tok Mountaineer. Overnight in Kamloops.

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Dawson City Day 5: Kamloops – Vancouver

The Rocky Mountaineer continues following the Yukon Thompson and Fraser Rivers to Vancouver. Enjoy a 2 night stay in Vancouver.

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Day 6: Vancouver

10 days / 9 nights

Day 1: Depart on Alaska Cruise

Day 2: Jasper Arrive in Jasper for a 2 night stay. Afternoon at leisure. (B,L)

Day 2: Cruise Inside Passage

Day 3 Jasper Visit Patricia and Pyramid Lakes, stroll along Maligne Canyon and enjoy a stop at Medicine and Maligne Lakes. Day 4: Jasper – Lake Louise Coach journey from Jasper to Lake Louise via the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer. Overnight in Lake Louise. Day 5: Lake Louise – Banff Coach transfer to Banff for a 3 night stay.

Juneau

Day 7: Banff Day at leisure in Banff.

Watson Lake

Vancouver

Kelowna

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See the spectacular Hubbard Glacier, North America’s longest river of ice and one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. (B,L,D)

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Day 8: Arrive Seward

Day 9: Kelowna – Vancouver Continue by coach to Vancouver. Stop at a local winery, before a two hour stop at the Minter Gardens for lunch and a guided walk. Arrive in Vancouver for overnight. (B,L)

Day 10: Vancouver Enjoy a morning deluxe city tour including Capilano Suspension Bridge and tree tops walk. Tour Edmonton concludes.

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Fairbanks

Anchorage Seward

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Yukon Territory Hubbard Glacier

Northwest Territories

Whitehorse Skagway

Icy Strait Point

Juneau

Watson Lake

Fort Nelson Ketchikan

British Columbia

Lake Louise Banff

Grande Prairie

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Regina

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A day in Juneau, Alaska’s Capital city, for exploration or optional shore excursions. (B,L,D)

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A day in Skagway, known for its gold rush history. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Banff – Kelowna Travel by coach from Banff. Highlights today include Roger’s Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, Craigellachie, before arriving into Kelowna for overnight. (B,L)

Ketchikan

Depart Vancouver today on your cruise of Canada and Alaska’s Inside Passage. (D)

Day 6: Skagway

Day 6: Banff

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8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Vancouver – Jasper Arrive Vancouver. This afternoon board VIA Rail for an overnight journey to Jasper.

Enjoy a half day tour of Banff, Lake Minnewanka, Enjoy a morning tour of Vancouver’s City Sights and Whitehorse Northwest Sulphur Mountain and the Cave and Basin Historic Capilano Suspension Bridge. DaySkagway 7: Depart Vancouver

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Royal Caribbean - Inside Passage Cruising

Cruising Big Ship Vancouver Round Trip Cruise

Alaska Touring

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6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Depart Vancouver on Alaska Cruise

Depart Vancouver today on the Inside Passage Cruise.(D)

Day 2: Cruise Inside Passage (B,L,D) Day 3: Icy Strait Point

Located near Glacier Bay National Park, today is a great day to look out for humpback whales, orcas, dall porpoises, seals and otters. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

See spectacular Hubbard Glacier, North America’s longest river of ice and is one of the most active glaciers of it’s kind in Alaska. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Juneau

A day in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.

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Day 6: Ketchikan

A day in Ketchikan, a multi-island community located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Inside Passage Cruising (B,L,D) Day 8: Arrive Vancouver

Cruise arrives in Vancouver early morning where the tour concludes.

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Small Ship Cruising also available. See page 30 & 31 for small ship cruising options.

Wildlife & Goldrush Tour 10 days / 9 nights

Day 1: Arrive Seward

Day 1: Seward – Anchorage

Day 2: Seward – Denali

Day 2: Anchorage – Denali

Arrive Seward and enjoy an afternoon visit to the Alaska Sea Life Centre. Overnight in Seward. This morning board the coach for your transfer to Denali. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on route through Turnagain Arm to Denali. Spend 2 nights in Denali. (B)

Day 3: Denali National Park

Explore Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour travelling into the heart of Denali National Park. Today is a great day to spot moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, wolves and other wildlife. (L)

Day 4: Denali – Anchorage

The morning is free before boarding the Alaska Railroad for your scenic rail journey to Anchorage. Keep watch for more wildlife today. Spend 2 nights in Anchorage.

Day 5: Anchorage

This morning enjoy a Anchorage City Highlights Tour including the Alaska Heritage Centre. The afternoon is free to explore Anchorage. (B)

Day 6: Depart Anchorage

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Note: This tour can only be added to Big Ship Alaska Inside Passage Cruise not the Big Ship Vancouver Round Trip Cruise.

Coach transfer from Seward to Anchorage for overnight. Remainder of day at leisure to explore Anchorage. Travel by Alaska Railroad to Denali for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 3: Denali

A full day Kantishna Wilderness Tour to view wildlife in the Denali National Park, travel to the end of the Denali Park Road and see Wonder Lake. (L)

Day 4: Denali – Fairbanks

Morning at leisure for further exploration of Denali. Take the Alaska Railroad train to Fairbanks for a 2 night stay.

Day 5: Fairbanks

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour and Sternwheeler cruise.

Day 6: Fairbanks – Dawson City

A full day travelling by bus from Fairbanks to Dawson City for overnight.

Day 7: Dawson City – Whitehorse

A full day travelling by bus from Dawson City to Whitehorse for overnight.

Day 8: Whitehorse – Skagway

Travel on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to Skagway for overnight stay. Explore this historical Goldrush town.

Day 9: Skagway – Juneau

Morning at leisure before boarding the ferry for Juneau. Spend the night in Juneau.

Day 10: Depart Juneau

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Canada & Alaska Escorted Tours Alaska, Yukon & the Rockies

Day 10: Fairbanks – Denali – Wasilla

21 days / 20 nights

See it all on this escorted 21 day highlights tour of Alaska, Yukon and Western Canada with plenty of inclusions.

Travel on the SuperCoach

40 leather reclining seats, satellite TV, electrical outlets, WiFi internet access, galley for food & beverages.

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

Arrive Calgary and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Calgary – Edmonton – Grand Prairie

Travel through lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and untapped wilderness. Overnight Grand Prairie. (B)

Travel from Fairbanks and onto Denali National Park. Overnight in Wasilla, home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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Day 11: Wasilla – Anchorage

Visit an Alaskan Husky dog kennel and go on a nature puppy walk. Continue to Anchorage and explore the past at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. Dinner is served inside a gold mine. (B,D)

Travel through spectacular landscapes and national parks, follow the trails of the old gold diggers and adventurers, experience glaciers, impressive mountain massifs and admire a variety of wildlife in the land of the midnight sun.

Day 12: Prince William Sound Cruise

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Cruise the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound as icebergs glide silently by. Float right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier! See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glaciers. This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close. (L)

Met and transferred to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Anchorage – Denali

Travel north to Denali National Park for a 2 night stay.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Day 13: Anchorage – Beaver Creek

Day 3: Grande Prairie – Fort Nelson

See stunning vistas travelling to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok and on to Beaver Creek for overnight. Enjoy the Rendezvous Dinner Show. (D)

Travel deep into Denali National Park on a Denali Wildlife Tour. Weather permitting see majestic Mount McKinley. Opportunity to see wolves, Dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears.

Day 4: Fort Nelson – Watson Lake

Day 14: Beaver Creek – Whitehorse

Day 4: Denali National Park – Fairbanks

Travel through the great northern prairie region of Alberta en route to Fort Nelson for overnight. (B) Travelling to the “Gateway to the Yukon”, enjoy a brief stop at Liard Hot Pools. Visit the Northern Lights Centre. Overnight Watson Lake. (B)

Day 5: Watson Lake – Whitehorse

Cross the Nisutlin Bay Bridge into Teslin, Yukon, the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway. Overnight Whitehorse and enjoy a city tour. Whoop it up at the “Frantic Follies”. (B)

Day 6: Whitehorse – Dawson City

Travel north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Laberge to Dawson City. Tonight test lady luck or just people watch at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall. Two nights in Dawson City. (B)

Day 7: Dawson City

This morning take a tour of Dawson City and stop at an actual Gold Mining Dredge. Try panning for a fortune. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Dawson City – Tok

North to Alaska on the “Top of the World” Highway and stop at Chicken. Continue to Tok for overnight. (B)

Day 9: Tok – Fairbanks

Stop at the Santa Claus House. Step on board the Discovery Sternwheeler for a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Tonight enjoy a musical review at the Palace Theatre and Saloon. Overnight Fairbanks. (D) Ar

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Travel the White Pass Summit to Skagway. Optional train trip. Visit Skagway’s gold rush past. Return to Whitehorse late afternoon. Farewell Yukon dinner. (B,D)

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Juneau

Day 18: Stewart – Prince George

Travel through Burns Lake and Fraser Lake, following the beautiful rivers and valleys to Prince George. Overnight Prince George.

Day 19: Prince George – Jasper

Head over the great Canadian Rocky Mountains. Upon arrival in Jasper visit Maligne Canyon and Pyramid Lake before leisure time in the shops of the town site. Optional ride on Jasper Tramway. Overnight Jasper.

Day 20: Jasper – Lake Louise – Banff

Stop at dramatic Athabasca Falls, before arriving at the Columbia Icefields to enjoy an Ice Explorer ride. Stop at Peyto Lake and Lake Louise. Overnight Banff. (L)

Try your luck panning for gold. Visit Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, the Midnight Dome, and the Gold Diggers Museum. Afternoon at leisure. This evening visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall.

Day 8: Dawson City – Whitehorse

Travel to Whitehorse following the mighty Yukon River. Stop to visit the Five Finger Rapids. See old post offices, roadhouses and small villages from the gold rush era 100 years ago. Spend 2 nights in Whitehorse.

Day 9: Whitehorse or Skagway

Free day in Whitehorse or take an optional tour to Skagway on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.

Day 10: Whitehorse – Haines Junction

Drive to Haines Junction, situated right next to Kluane National Park. Known for its variety of wildlife it is also the largest glacier area of the world outside the north and south poles. Take a guided small hike into the national park or an optional flight over the glaciers. Overnight at Haines Junction.

Day 11: Haines Junction – Tok

Drive along the scenic shore of Lake Kluane. Stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre. Continue to Tok for overnight.

Day 12: Tok – Valdez

Travel along rivers, lakes and glaciers to the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Drive south to the mountainous seaport of Valdez for overnight.

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Day 13: Valdez – Whittier – Anchorage

Fort Nelson

Travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Pass calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier and spot wildlife and marine life. Ashore again, stop at Portage Glacier. Drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage for overnight.

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British Columbia

Day 6: Tok – Dawson City

Day 7: Dawson City

Continue to Stewart through spectacular scenery, surrounding glaciers and thriving industrial port. Overnight Stewart. (L)

Dease Lake

Ketchikan

Travel southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers. See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and in Delta Junction visit the local visitor centre. Continue to Tok for overnight.

Day 17: Dease Lake – Stewart

Head back into the Province of British Columbia and visit a jade mine. Overnight Dease Lake.

Northwest Territories

Whitehorse

Skagway

Day 5: Fairbanks – Tok

Travel via the Top of the World Highway through tundra scenery and cross the border. Cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City for a 2 night stay.

Yukon Territory Hubbard Glacier

Stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum and reach Fairbanks for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure for optional tours.

Day 16: Whitehorse – Dease Lake

Take a morning tour of Banff including Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel and a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Travel to Calgary where the tour concludes. (B)

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Prince William Sound

Day 15: Whitehorse – Skagway – Whitehorse

Day 21: Banff – Calgary

Fairbanks

Anchorage

Seward

Depart for historic Burwash Landing and travel alongside the magnificent St. Elias Range and Kluane Lake. Visit Haines Junction before arriving in Whitehorse for a twonight stay. (B)

Grande Prairie

Day 14: Depart Anchorage

Prince George

Morning free then transfer to the airport. Jasper

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Edmonton

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Canada & Alaska Escorted Tours Best of the Rockies 11 days / 10 nights

See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this guaranteed departure tour which travels from Vancouver to Calgary or vice versa. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Make your own way to the hotel for an overnight stay. (D)

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria

Transfer by ferry and coach to Vancouver Island and the elegant city of Victoria for an overnight stay. City tour. Optional whale watching tour available. (B)

Day 3: Victoria – Whistler

Visit the famous Butchart Gardens. Return by ferry to the mainland and travel on the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Whistler – Vancouver

Return to Vancouver for a tour of this exciting city. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 5: Vancouver – Sun Peaks

Lake Kayaking

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Best of Alaska

Explore the best of Eastern Canada including historical sites, spectacular landmarks and delightful cuisine.

Discover the secrets of Alaska on this fully escorted small group wilderness adventure. Stay in charming chalets in magnificent wilderness.

Enjoy a ride up Whistler Mountain on the Jasper Tram. A full day of sightseeing including Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake. (B)

Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Day 1: Anchorage – Eklutna

Day 8: Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Banff

City tour including City Hall, Chinatown, Rogers Centre, Casa Loma and a ride to the top of the CN Tower. (B)

Continue east towards the Cariboo Plateau and Sun Peaks Resort for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 6: Sun Peaks – Jasper

Travel through forests and past Mt Robson to Jasper for a 2 night stay. Optional float trip on the Athabasca River.

Day 7: Jasper

Drive one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world with unsurpassed scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. Visit Athabasca Falls, take a ride on the Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefields and visit Peyto Lake. Continue to Banff for a 2 night stay. (L)

Day 9: Lake Louise – Yoho National Park – Emerald Lake

Travel the famous Bow Valley Highway through the Yoho National Park. Stop at Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. (B)

Day 10: Banff – Calgary

Banff sightseeing tour including Cascade Gardens and Bow Falls. Travel east to Calgary for overnight stay. (D)

Day 11: Depart Calgary

City tour of Calgary including downtown, Chinatown, Eau Claire Market, Kensington District and take an elevator ride to the top of the Calgary Tower. Transfer to the airport.

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Transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay.

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Day 2: Toronto

Visit the Native Heritage Centre. Travel to Matanuska Valley and visit the native village of Eklutna. Travel through tundra covered lowland before arriving in Wasilla for a 2 night stay in comfortable chalets.

Day 3: Toronto – Niagara Falls

Day 2: Chickaloon

Day 4: Niagara Falls – Kingston

Day 3: Talkeetna

Travel to Niagara Falls with a stop at beautiful Niagara On The Lake. Explore the falls area and get a close up view on the “Maid of the Mist” cruise. Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking Niagara Falls. Overnight Niagara Falls. (B,L) Travel from Niagara Falls to Kingston, start of the 1000 islands dotting the St Lawrence River. Take a cruise to see the historic sights. Overnight in Kingston.

Day 5: Kingston – Ottawa

Drive to Ottawa, the nation’s capital, for an overnight stay. A guided sightseeing tour includes Parliament Buildings, Rideau Hall, Rideau Canal, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Byward Market, museums, café’s and galleries. Optional evening performance at the National Arts Centre.

Day 6: Ottawa – Montreal

Before departing Ottawa visit the National Gallery of Canada. Board the VIA Rail train to Montreal. On arrival a city tour of Montreal including the French Quarter, Old Montreal, Notre Dame Cathedral, St Joseph’s Oratory and see beautiful views from the top of Mount Royal. Dinner this evening is an original feast of the old colonies of New France. Overnight Montreal. (D)

Day 7: Montreal – Quebec City

Day 8: Quebec City

City tour including the Parliament Building, the Citadel, Place d’Armes, the Plains of Abraham and other historic sites. Travel north to Montmorency Falls. Dinner this evening is in an authentic Sugar Shack. (B,D) Transfer to the airport.

Tour the Iditarod Race Headquarters and experience the thrill of a summer dog sled ride. Take in the beauty of Talkeetna with a choice of Denali Flightseeing and Glacier Landing or a 2 hour Riverboat Adventure. Continue to Denali National Park for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 4: Denali

Enjoy the Denali Park tundra wildlife tour to spot moose, bear, wolves, caribou, dall sheep. (B,L)

Day 5: Denali – Wasilla

Morning is at leisure for hiking, ranger talks, dog sled demonstrations. Optional ATV 4 wheeler adventure. Travel back to Matanuska Valley for an overnight stay in Wasilla in comfortable chalets. (B)

Day 6: Wasilla – Knik Glacier – Anchorage

Experience spectacular views of Hatchers Pass and the Independence Gold Mine. Travel to Palmer and board an airboat to the base of Knik Glacier and Lake George, a photographers dream with ice bergs, wildlife and glaciers. Continue to Anchorage for overnight. (B)

Day 7: Anchorage – Seward

Travel along the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, Canada’s oldest city. Time is at leisure to explore Old Quebec. Spend 2 nights in Quebec City.

Day 9: Depart Quebec City

Take a scenic drive north to Chickaloon. Optional activities include a scenic glacier float or white water rafting. After lunch a glacier trek before returning to the chalet via Palmer. (B)

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Travel to Seward by train and experience the unique Kenai Peninsula. Take a cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and view glaciers and wildlife. Overnight in Seward. (B,L)

Day 8: Seward – Anchorage

A flexible day with a choice of a glacier walk, dog sled ride or sea kayaking activity. Optional upgrade to go Salmon Fishing. Travel by train back to Anchorage where tour concludes.

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Best of Western Canada Trains, Buses & Ferries 15 days / 14 nights

Travel like a local on this great tour for independent travellers combining ferry, bus and rail services throughout Western Canada. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Make your own way to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria

Travel by coach and ferry to Victoria with a stop en-route at Butchart Gardens. City tour of Victoria. Overnight Victoria.

Day 3: Victoria – Port Hardy

Full day coach tour from Victoria to Port Hardy with stops at Chemainus, Coombs Country Market and Cable Café. Overnight Port Hardy.

Day 4: Port Hardy – Prince Rupert

An unforgettable full day ferry trip from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. See the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Queen Charlotte Sound with opportunities for wildlife sightings. Stay in Prince Rupert for 2 nights.

Day 5: Prince Rupert

Day at leisure in Prince Rupert to explore it’s First Nations heritage. Add on a Grizzly Bear day tour from Prince Rupert.

Day 6: Prince Rupert – Prince George

Travel onboard VIA Rail train from Prince Rupert to Prince George through spectacular canyons and open valleys. Overnight Prince George.

Day 7: Prince George – Jasper

Travel onboard VIA Rail train from Prince George to Jasper along the Fraser River. Spend 2 nights in Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper

Day 2: Prince William Sound

Travel by rail to Whittier for a 26 Glacier cruise of Prince William Sound. Return to Anchorage this evening for overnight. (B,L)

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Travel by coach from Banff to Kelowna stopping at the Spiral Tunnels, Revelstoke, Craigellachie, Sicamous and into the Okanagan Valley. Overnight Kelowna. (B,L)

Travel by rail on the Alaska Railroad to Denali. Spend 2 nights in Denali. Enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali.

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Travel the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Bellingham along the Inside Passage. Spend 3 nights onboard. It is possible to make additional stops in the inside passage (contact us to discuss details).

Day 16 Bellingham – Vancouver

Arrive Bellingham and transfer to Vancouver where the Beaufort tour concludes. This tour may also be terminated in Sea Seattle.

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Fairbanks

Denali

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Inuvik Tok

Dawson City

Valdez Prince William Sound

Yukon Territory

Travel by rail to Fairbanks. Overnight Fairbanks. Hubbard Glacier

Day 6: Fairbanks – Dawson City

Whitehorse

Icy Strait Point

Take a full day transfer by coach to Dawson City, heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Overnight Dawson City.

Northwest Territories

Skagway Juneau

Watson Lake

Day 7: Dawson City – Whitehorse

Fort Nelson

Travel by coach from Dawson City to Whitehorse for a 2 night stay.

Ketchikan

British Columbia

Grande Prairie

Day at leisure in Whitehorse.

Day 9: Whitehorse – Skagway

Combine the coach to Fraser to board the White Pass and Yukon Railroad for Skagway. Spend 1 night in Skagway.

Alberta

Prince Rupert

Day 8: Whitehorse

Travel by coach from Kelowna to Vancouver including stops at a winery, Merritt and Minter Gardens. Overnight Vancouver. (B,L)

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Port Hardy

Jasper Edmonton

Vancouver Victoria

Kelowna

Lake Louise Banff Calgary

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Alaska Ferries

Ferry services operate from Bellingham or Prince Rupert through the Inside Passage connecting Southeastern to Southwestern Alaska. Enjoy the freedom to stop and explore small out-of-the-way ports and travel the way the locals do.

Day 15: Depart Vancouver Add a 7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise, contact us for details.

Ferries are fast and efficient, offering travel in coach style seats, or cabins with shared or private facilities. Meals are economical and you get to meet the locals too!

Grizzly Bear Getaway

Take time out of your tour and enjoy an extended stay out of Port Hardy at the Great Bear Nature Lodge for grizzly bear viewing. (see page 18)

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Day 4: Denali

Day 5: Denali – Fairbanks

Enjoy a full day cruising along the shores of Tongass National Park to Tracy Arm Fjord.

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Day 14: Kelowna – Vancouver

Arrive Anchorage for a 2 night stay.

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Board the ferry bound for Juneau for a 3 night stay.

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Travel by coach from Jasper to Lake Louise along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Stop at Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefields for an Ice Explorer ride and Peyto Lake. Overnight Lake Louise.

Day 10: Skagway – Juneau

16 days / 15 nights

Day 3: Anchorage – Denali

Day 9: Jasper – Lake Louise

City tour including Bow Falls, Hoodoos, Lake Minnewanka and Sulphur Mountain for an optional gondola ride.

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Alaska Cruise & Canada Canada and Alaska Cruise/Stay

Alaska Cruise and Rail, Rockies Rail

Alaska Cruise, West & East Canada

Looking for a tour that has hotels, train and a cruise booked but free time in each place to do your own touring? This tour is ideal.

See the highlights of Alaska and the Rockies, travel on the Rocky Mountaineer, and cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage.

See it all on this comprehensive tour that can be amended to suit your individual needs.

Day 1: Calgary – Banff

Day 1: Calgary – Banff

Arrive in Vancouver for a 4 night stay.

20 days/19 nights

23 days / 22 nights

Arrive Calgary, transfer to Banff for a 3 night stay.

27 days / 26 nights

Day 2-3: Banff

Motorcoach transfer from Calgary to Banff for a 3 night stay.

Day 4: Banff – Lake Louise

Half day tour of Banff.

The next two days are free to enjoy Banff at leisure. (B)

Day 2: Banff

Motor coach transfer from Banff to Lake Louise for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 3: Banff

Day 5: Lake Louise

Day 4: Banff – Jasper

Explore one of the many picturesque walks around Lake Louise.

Day 2: Vancouver (B)

Day at leisure in Banff.

(B)

Icefields Parkway Full Day Tour with Ice Explorer ride at Columbia Icefield and stop at Lake Louise, before arrival into Jasper for overnight. (B)

Day 6: Lake Louise – Jasper

Enjoy a full day tour along the picturesque Icefields Parkway including an Ice Explorer ride. Arrive in Jasper for a 2 night stay.

Day 5: Jasper – Kamloops

Day 7: Jasper

Day 6: Kamloops – Vancouver

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jasper National Park.

Rocky Mountaineer Rail from Jasper to Vancouver. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L) Continue Rocky Mountaineer Rail from Kamloops to Vancouver. Spend 4 nights in Vancouver. (B,L)

Day 8: Jasper – Vancouver

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Half Day Tour.

Day 3: Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Tour.

Day 4: Vancouver – Whistler – Vancouver Whistler and Shannon Falls Day Tour.

Day 5: Vancouver – Kamloops

Rocky Mountaineer Rail from Vancouver to Kamloops. Transfer to hotel for overnight. (B,L)

Day 6: Kamloops – Banff

Transfer to train station. Rocky Mountaineer Rail from Kamloops to Banff. Spend 2 nights in Banff. (B,L)

Day 7: Banff

Discover Banff Half Day Tour. Afternoon at leisure.

(B)

Day 8: Banff – Jasper

Travel by train on VIA Rail’s overnight service from Jasper to Vancouver. (D)

Day 7: Vancouver

Day 9: Vancouver

Day 8: Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver

Day 10: Vancouver

Day 9: Vancouver – Whistler – Vancouver Explore spectacular Whistler on a full day tour.

Morning at leisure. VIA Rail from Jasper to Vancouver on overnight train. (D)

Day 11: Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Day 10 - 16: Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Day 10: Arrive Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver for a 2 night stay. Day at leisure. (B) Free day.

(D) Free morning then board the cruise ship to Alaska with Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises.

Day 12: Inside Passage Cruising

(B,L,D)

Day 13: Visit Ketchikan, Alaska

(B,L,D)

Day 14: See icebergs in Icy Strait Point

(B,L,D)

Day 15: Explore Juneau Alaska

(B,L,D)

Day 16: Cruise to Skagway Alaska

Day 17: Hubbard Glacier Cruising Day 18: Seward – Anchorage

(B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Full Day Tour.

Day 17: Seward – Anchorage

Cruise arrives in Seward in the morning. Motorcoach transfer from Seward to Anchorage for a 3 night stay. (B)

Day 18: Anchorage Day at leisure.

Day 21: Denali National Park

(B)

Prince William Sound Full Day Rail / Cruise Tour.

Day 19: Anchorage

After breakfast this morning tour concludes.

(B)

Day 19: Prince William Sound

Day 20: Anchorage – Denali

Day 20: Depart Anchorage

Day 9: Depart Jasper

Free day then board Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises for Alaska Inside Passage Cruise. (See day 11 - 18 of Canada & Alaska Cruise/Stay) (B,L,D)

After disembarking the ship in Seward transfer by coach to Anchorage for a 2 night stay. (B) Today is a free day to explore Anchorage and surrounding areas. (B)

Tour the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper including Ice Explorer ride at Columbia Icefield. Overnight Jasper. (B)

Day at leisure.

Rail transfer Anchorage to Denali for a 2 night stay. Tundra Wilderness Full Day Tour.

(B,L) (B) (L)

Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight Vancouver.

Morning at leisure. Commence 7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise. (D)

Day 12: Inside Passage Cruising

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Day 13: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

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Day 14: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

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Day 15: Juneau, Alaska

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Day 16: Ketchikan, Alaska

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Day 17: Inside Passage Cruising

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Day 18: Vancouver – Toronto

Arrive Vancouver. Fly to Toronto for a 3 night stay.

Day 22: Denali – Fairbanks

Day 19: Toronto

Day 23: Depart Fairbanks

Day 20: Toronto – Niagara Falls – Toronto

Rail transfer Denali Park to Fairbanks for overnight. Tour concludes this morning.

(B)

Day 11: Big Ship Cruise

(B)

Toronto City Sights Tour. Afternoon at leisure. Full day tour to Niagara Falls.

(L)

Day 21: Toronto – Ottawa

VIA Rail from Toronto to Ottawa for a 2 night stay. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 22: Ottawa

Discover the Capital Half Day Tour. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 23: Ottawa – Montreal

VIA Rail from Ottawa to Montreal and spend 2 nights.

Day 24: Montreal

Greater Montreal Half Day Tour. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 25: Montreal – Quebec City

VIA Rail from Montreal to Quebec City. Afternoon at leisure. Spend 2 nights in Quebec City.

Day 26: Quebec City

Rendezvous with History City Tour. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 27: Depart Quebec City

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Self Drive Holidays

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Western Canada Self Drive Tour 9 days / 8 nights

Experience the freedom of travelling through the Rocky Mountains at your own pace with a rental car but have the security of pre-booked accommodation. Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver and collect a rental car. Make your way to the hotel for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Vancouver

Today is free to explore Vancouver, take a drive to Stanley Park and view the Indian Totem Poles. We recommend a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Tree Tops Walk.

Day 3: Vancouver – Whistler

Travel the scenic highway to Whistler for a mountain stay. Overnight Whistler.

Day 4: Whistler – Clearwater

Travel from Whistler to Clearwater for overnight.

Alaska Self Drive Tour

Day 5: Clearwater – Jasper

Travel from Clearwater to Jasper in the Rockies. Spend 2 nights in Jasper.

(B)

Day 6: Jasper

Today is free to explore Jasper. Take a drive to Medicine and Maligne Lake for an optional cruise to see Spirit Island.

Day 7: Jasper – Banff

Experience the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, the pristine wonder of Prince William Sound and the awesome Denali National Park. Day 1: Anchorage

On arrival at Anchorage Airport collect the rental car. Make your way to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway and take an included ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Visit Lake Louise before finishing in Banff for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Anchorage – Seward

Day 8: Banff

Day 3: Kenai Fjords National Park

Today is free to explore Banff. Visit Banff National Park with its natural wonderland of mountains, lakes, rivers, canyons and wildlife. Watch for elk, deer and bighorn sheep. (B)

Day 9: Banff – Calgary

Continue the drive through the Rockies to Calgary and return the car. The tour concludes in Calgary. (B)

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Day 5: Valdez – Knik River

Travel through the western edge of the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. Continue to the Knik River Valley for a 2 night stay in basic cabin accommodation. (B)

Day 6: Knik River

Watson Lake

Northwest Spend the day enjoying a narrated bus tour through Territories Denali National Park to Kantishna. Search for moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and more. (B,L)

Day 9: Denali – Fairbanks

Enjoy a scenic drive north to Fairbanks for a 2 night stay. Known as “Alaska’s Golden Heart City”, this community serves as a hub for Interior and Arctic regions. (B)

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Day 10: Fairbanks

Today is free to explore. Choose to take a riverboat cruise, experience Alaska’s Arctic villages, or tour the state-of-the-art Museum of the North. Enjoy an Alaska salmon bake this evening. (B,D)

Day 11: Fairbanks

Drop off the car. Tour concludes.

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Take a scenic drive from Seward to Whittier through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, North America’s longest tunnel. Board the car and passenger ferry for a cruise through Prince William Sound. Overnight Valdez. (B)

Day 8: Denali

Skagway Juneau

Day 4: Seward – Whittier – Valdez

Drive north to Denali for breathtaking scenery. You may see wildlife and Mt McKinley. Spend 2 nights in Denali. (B)

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Hubbard Glacier

Take a scenic cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. Watch for abundant wildlife, seabirds and spectacular glaciers calving. (B,L)

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Travel to Seward for a 2 night stay. Visit the Alaska Sealife Centre. (B)

Embark on an airboat tour to the face of Knik Glacier. Enjoy time at the glacier camp for outdoor activities. (B)

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Anchorage

Canada and Alaska Cruise / Drive / Stay

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29 days / 28 nights

This self drive itinerary gives complete flexibility to go wherever you please and stay wherever you choose. In Canada stay at RV parks in fantastic locations. Whilst in Alaska select unique accommodation. Experience the luxury of a Big Ship Alaska cruise. Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver and collect an 8ft truck camper for 14 days rental.

Day 2 – 14: Canada Motorhome Rental. Day 15: Commence Alaska Cruise

Drop off the motorhome today and make your way to the cruise terminal for an Inside Passage Cruise. (D)

Day 16: Cruise Inside Passage

Cruise the magnificent Inside Passage.

(B,L,D)

Day 17: Ketchikan

Visit the world’s largest collection of totem poles. (B,L,D)

Day 18: Icy Strait Point

Located near Glacier Bay National Park, look for seals, otters, dall porpoises, humpback and orca whales. (B,L,D)

Day 19: Juneau

A day in Juneau, the capital of Alaska.

Day 20: Skagway

Experience Skagway and its gold rush history.

(B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 21: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

Visit Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska. (B,L,D)

Day 22: Seward

After breakfast disembark and transfer by coach to Anchorage to collect a compact car for 7 days rental. (B)

Day 23 – 28: Alaska Car Rental Day 29: Anchorage

Return the car and tour concludes.


Self Drive Holidays Best of the East Self Drive 15 days / 14 nights

Visit the highlights of Eastern Canada plus the hidden gems of Algonquin Park, Mont Tremblant and 1000 Islands. Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Collect rental car and proceed to the hotel for a 2 night stay in Toronto.

Day 2: Toronto

Free day to explore this fascinating city. Optional hop on/hop off bus tour of Toronto. Admission included to CN Tower.

Day 3: Toronto – Niagara Falls

Collect a rental car and drive along the shore of Lake Ontario to the beautiful town of Niagara On the Lake. Continue to Niagara Falls, one of the world’ s natural wonders, for an overnight stay. Experience the falls on the “Maid of the Mist” cruise. Remainder of the day is free to visit the attractions of the area.

Day 4: Niagara Falls – Algonquin Park

Drive north to Ontario’s “cottage country” bound for Algonquin Park. Take a detour to see highlights such as Marie Among the Hurons historic site or the Muskokas Lake region which makes for a scenic drive. Arrive in Algonquin and enjoy the serenity of the wilderness on a 2 night stay. (D)

Day 5: Algonquin Park

Enjoy hiking, observing wildlife and canoeing. A visit to the Algonquin Logging Museum and visitor centre are recommended. (B,D)

Day 6: Algonquin Park – Ottawa

Morning in the park before heading to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Spend 2 nights in Ottawa. (B)

Day 7: Ottawa

Day is at leisure to explore the sights of Ottawa like the Museum of Civilization (admission included), Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, National War Memorial and ByWard market.

Day 8: Ottawa – Mont Tremblant

Head north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. Enjoy optional local activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking or a spa visit.

Day 9: Mont Tremblant – Quebec City

Enjoy pleasant scenery travelling from Mont Temblant to Quebec City with a stop at historic Trois Rivieres enroute. Spend 2 nights in Quebec City.

Day 10: Quebec City

Experience the old city of Quebec on a walking tour. In the afternoon explore the rest of Quebec City at leisure.

Day 11: Quebec City – Montreal

Follow the St Lawrence River through rural landscapes and tiny villages to Montreal for a 2 night stay.

Day 12: Montreal

Day is at leisure to explore the sights of Montreal including the Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, the French Quarter and much more.

Day 13: Montreal – Kingston

Travel south to Kingston and stop enroute at the reconstructed Upper Canada Village for a visit. Continue to Gananoque to join an hour cruise of the 1000 islands before arriving in Kingston for an overnight stay.

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Sunshine Coast Circle 9 days / 8 nights

Explore sun-warmed beaches, sparkling waters and idyllic coastal scenery on the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver. See breathtaking Desolation Sound on a wilderness cruise. Day 1: Vancouver – Sunshine Coast

Collect a rental car and drive to Horseshoe Bay to board a ferry to the Sunshine Coast. At Langdale, disembark and drive through virgin forests and fishing villages to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Sunshine Coast

Take part in a variety of outdoor adventures.

Day 3: Sunshine Coast - Quadra Island

Travel north to Earls Cove to board a ferry to Saltery Bay. Continue along the coast to Powell River to board another ferry to Vancouver Island. Drive north to Campbell River and Quadra Island for a 2 night stay.

Day 4: Desolation Sound Wilderness Cruise

Cruise by zodiac through breathtaking Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet to seek out Black Bears.

Day 5: Quadra Island – Tofino

Travel by ferry from Quadra Island to Vancouver Island and head to Tofino on the rugged West Coast. Stay in Tofino for 2 nights.

Day 6: Tofino

Morning at leisure for beach and rainforest walks. In the afternoon a whale watching cruise with a chance to see Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Killer Whales as well as puffins and bald eagles.

Day 7: Tofino – Victoria

Travel east then south to Victoria, stopping enroute at the artist community of Chemainus and Duncan, the “city of totems”. Spend 2 nights in Victoria.

Day 8: Victoria

Free day to explore Victoria. Admission to the magnificent Butchart Gardens is included.

Day 9: Victoria – Vancouver

Drive north to Swartz Bay and board the ferry to Tsawwassen on the mainland. Continue to downtown Vancouver where the tour concludes.

Okanagan Wineries, Lakes & Culture 5 days / 4 nights

Live life to its fullest on this discovery of food, wine and cultural beginnings. The Okanagan is the best place in Canada to taste exquisite wines and valley-grown, farm fresh products. Day 1: Vancouver – Manning Park – Osoyoos

Travel to Manning Park for wildlife viewing opportunities. Continue to Hedley and plan a visit to the cultural interpretive centre. Travel on to Osoyoos and make time for the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural centre where there is an aboriginal winery next door. Overnight Osoyoos.

Day 2: Osoyoos – Penticton

Travel north to Penticton and take time to stop at some of the many wineries on the Golden Mile. Spend the rest of the day exploring Penticton’s wineries, museums and historical attractions. Don’t miss the Wine Information Centre. Overnight Penticton.

Day 3: Penticton – Kelowna

Continue north to Kelowna, possible stops include wineries, the BC Orchard Industry Museum, BC Wine Museum, the Okanagan Lavender Farm and Carmeli’s Goat Cheese Farm. Make your last stop of the day, the Summerhill Pyramid Winery for its magnificent view of the valley. Overnight Kelowna.

Day 4: Kelowna – Kamloops

Travel to Vernon and make time to visit the Brooks Nature Centre, Planet Bee and historic O’Keefe Ranch. Continue north to Salmon Arm to take a stroll along the world’s longest inland pier on famous Shuswap Lake. Opportunity to visit the Heritage Park and Museum or sample more wine. Other possible stops are Demille’s Sweet Corn & Produce and Gort’s Gouda Cheese. Travel onwards to Kamloops for overnight.

Day 5: Kamloops – Vancouver

Before leaving Kamloops take the time to visit the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park to experience the rich cultural history of the Shuswap People or take a hike to the top of Kenna Cartright Park. Travel along the Fraser Canyon on the Trans Canada Highway to Vancouver with a stop at Hell’s Gate enroute. Tour concludes on arrival in Vancouver.

Day 14: Kingston – Toronto

Travel to Toronto via Peterborough for an overnight stay.

Day 15: Depart Toronto

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Car & Motorhome Rental

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Don’t want to be committed to set times or numbers of days in destinations? Then self drive is for you. Enjoy the freedom of going as you please, spend as much time in each place as you choose and save money. Explore places off the beaten track with a rental car or a motorhome. If travelling by motorhome then RV Parks are located in some of the most magnificent settings surrounded by wilderness and million dollar views. To make it easy and hassle free, rent a GPS Navigation system for directional information or in Canada hire an electronic Gypsy Guide delivering interesting and entertaining commentary.

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Car Rental

Car Rental makes it easy to experience the beauty of Canada, Alaska & the USA. There is no better way to explore the vastness and diversity offered by these scenic and majestic landscapes. In the drivers seat, have the freedom and flexibility to travel where you want, when you want. For convenience, depots are located in all major towns in Canada throughout the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, QuĂŠbec and Nova Scotia. Alaska also offers many options with depots in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Elmendorf, Homer, Juneau and Seward. In the USA depots are located in all of the following states: Florida, California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Texas, Washington, Hawaii, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Motorhome Rental

Renting a motorhome is the most affordable way to see Canada, Alaska and the USA. The investment will quickly pay off with large savings on transportation, lodging and meals. This form of travel gives the flexibility to make travel plans as you go, and if a particular spot is appealing then stay an extra night or two. Choose from 8ft to 32ft motorhomes and truck campers. All motorhomes come equipped with air conditioning and flush toilets and all, except the 8ft Truck Camper, have a built in shower. Motorhomes run on petrol in Canada & Alaska, diesel in the USA and are automatic.

City Passport Guides

The Attractions Passport is a guide book with over 160 pages of information, history, combined with hundreds of dollars in attraction incentives and savings per person (Adult). Receive up to 50% off at over 50 top attractions, museums, theatre, restaurants, adventure activities, bike rentals and spas in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City or Niagara Falls.

In Canada depots are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Whitehorse, Halifax and Toronto. If your chosen city is not listed please contact us. Motorhome Rental in Alaska is expensive, we therefore recommend you pick up and drop off your motorhome in Whitehorse to take advantage of Canadian prices. USA depots are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco & Seattle (Tacoma).

GyPSy Guide More than a GPS!

The GyPSy Guide is a small electronic tour guide that attaches to the windshield of any rental car or RV. The device always knows where it is and delivers interesting and entertaining commentary that activates automatically and plays through the stereo of the vehicle. The information is prepared and presented by professional tour guides and is similar to the style of commentary heard on escorted tours. It is filled with stories of history, local tips and advice, points out places to stop and recommends short side trips off major routes. GyPSy Guide also provides directions at major intersections and highway junctions. It acts as a personal tour guide for the independent traveller. GyPSy Guide is available as an optional add-on for most western Canada fly/drives with commentary in English. Pick up and drop off locations include Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Vancouver.

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Transportation Passes Canada Moose Bus Pass 1 - 27 days

The Moose Travel Network is Western Canada’s only Jump-on, Jump-off adventure transportation network. In the East, scheduled tours operate. There are 21 different small group trips on offer from coast to coast, varying in length from one day to one month with regular departures several times a week. Travel through large cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal and visit the back country to swim, hike and enjoy the unique Canadian wilderness. Here are a few reasons to join a Moose tour: ●● Western Canada Jump On, Jump Off Tours – Flexibility to create your own itinerary based on what you want to see and do. Take up to eight months to complete our Jump-on Jump-off routes. ●● Eastern Canada Scheduled Tours – Choice of including accommodation or purchasing transport only on 3 different itineraries. ●● Small Groups – maximum of 14 or 21 like-minded travellers on each trip. ●● Accommodation – take an optional accommodation package to ensure accommodation is reserved enroute ●● Best Value – The best value when compared to other modes of transportation. ●● City, Scenic and Adventure Stops – Tours are designed to show all of Canada; from the bustling cities to quiet lakes and waterfalls in Canada’s wilderness. Get “off the beaten path” where other companies don’t venture. ●● Discounts – Save money on activities, attractions, and accommodation along the way. ●● Canadian Drivers/Guides – Only Canadian drivers / guides to offer a local perspective.

Hoodapus

Popular Tours

The top selling Hoodapus pass offers an excellent opportunity to see the major highlights of both the Canadian Rockies and the interior of British Columbia in a minimum 7 days.

Big East Tour

The Big East tour offers a great opportunity to enjoy some of Canada’s most vibrant eastern corridor cities as well as spectacular wilderness.

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VIA Rail

Rout-Pass Bus Pass

Train Travel Passes

Eastern Canada & New York

VIA operates up to 497 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometres of track, and serves 450 communities across Canada from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay.

Rout-Pass is the inter-city bus pass system in Quebec, Ontario and New York that gives you the freedom to travel on your own for a set price. It lets you develop your own mix of individual itineraries featuring an easy to work with fixed ground travel cost.

The Canrailpass allows for 7 trips anywhere along the VIA Rail network during a 21 day period, one stopover allowed per trip. Perfect for those who want to go a long way on a limited budget. Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific and up to Hudson Bay. The Canrailpass can be used on all VIA Rail trains including between Vancovuer and Toronto with stops in Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and others; between Prince Rupert and Jasper with a stop in Prince George; from Winnipeg to Churchill; between Montreal and Halifax; from Montreal and Quebec to Gaspe; and Eastern Canada (as below). The Corridorpass allows for 7 trips in 10 days in Eastern Canada in the Windsor – Quebec City corridor: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City & Niagara Falls. Discover Canada’s ever changing landscape and modern urban centres steeped in tradition and history. If a travel pass is not for you, talk to us about sector fares on all rail routes. Let us design an itinerary to suit you.

Capital Sites & Cities

7 consecutive day pass for travel between Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Quebec City.

The Classics – Quebec, Ontario & New York:

16 or 20 consecutive day pass for unlimited travel in Quebec, Ontario and New York. The 20 day pass can be extended for extra days up to a maximum of 30 days.

Flextur

Ideal for those who want to stay put for several days at a time and then move on. Flextur 5 – 5 days of travel within a period of 14 consecutive days. Flextur 12 – 12 days of travel within a period of 30 consecutive days.

Mohawk Tour

The Mohawk Pass is the longest tour offered in the east and gives you an opportunity to see almost everything eastern Canada has to offer!

Mustang

This comprehensive 13 day tour includes the Rocky Mountains, Whistler and Vancouver Island.

The Schooner Tour

For those with lots of time to explore Eastern Canada. Travel over 4,500kms through Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto, Cape Breton and Charlottetown.

Contact us for a detailed brochure, other tours, itineraries and route maps.

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Rocky Mountaineer Rail Holidays

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Mountains to Coast by Rail 10 days / 9 nights

See the best of the Canadian Rockies and experience the Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush route. Day 1: Calgary – Banff

Coach transfer from Calgary to the picturesque town of Banff for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Banff Free day.

(B)

Day 3: Banff – Lake Louise

Transfer to Lake Louise for overnight. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Lake Louise – Jasper

Lake Louise to Jasper via the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. Overnight Jasper.

Day 5: Jasper – Quesnel

Exshaw, Alberta - Rocky Mountaineer

Travel by rail through the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel. Overnight Quesnel. (B,L)

Day 6: Quesnel – Whistler

Continue with Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler travelling through the scenic areas of the Fraser Canyon and the Caribou Plateau. Overnight Whistler. (B,L)

Day 7: Whistler – Vancouver

Most of today is free to explore Whistler before the train transfer to Vancouver for a 3 night stay. (A/tea)

Day 8: Vancouver Free day.

Rocky Rail Tour 8 days / 7 nights

The perfect add-on to an Alaska cruise, visit the highlights of the Canadian Rockies and travel on the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver and overnight.

Day 2: Vancouver – Kamloops

Travel by rail along the Fraser and Thompson rivers with Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops for overnight. (B,L)

Day 3: Kamloops – Jasper

Continue with Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper through the Canadian Rockies. Spend 2 nights in Jasper. (B,L)

Day 9: Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver

Enjoy a day tour to Victoria to visit the world renowned Butchart Gardens.

Day 4: Jasper

Tour ends with check out from the hotel.

Day 5: Jasper – Lake Louise

Whistler Sea to Sky Climb

Travel from Vancouver to Whistler on the Rocky Mountaineer on a three hour mountain journey. Enjoy a unique blend of contrasts of the Sea to Sky highway corridor passing through the city and old growth forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep valleys and snow capped peaks and seascapes and mountain views. It truly is a wondrous journey.

2 days / 1 night

Day 1: Vancouver – Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include Hell’s Gate and the steep slopes of the Thompson River. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 2: Kamloops – Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary

Transfer to the train. Continue east onboard the train to Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary. Highlights include Craigellachie, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the Canadian Rockies. (B,L)

Journey Through The Clouds 2 days / 1 night

Free day.

Day 10: Depart Vancouver.

First Passage to the West

Coach tour from Jasper to Lake Louise via the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6: Lake Louise – Banff

Coach transfer to Banff for a 2 night stay.

Day 7: Banff

Enjoy a half day touring including the Cave and Basin Historic Site, Lake Minnewanka and Sulphur Mountain. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Banff – Calgary

Travel by scheduled coach to Calgary where the tour concludes upon arrival. (B)

Day 1: Vancouver – Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include Hell’s Gate and the steep slopes of the Thompson River. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 2: Kamloops – Jasper

Transfer to the train. Continue north and east onboard the train to Jasper. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass. (B,L)

Coastal Passage 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: Seattle – Vancouver

Board the train for the rail journey to Vancouver. ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jasper

Quesnel

Journey through the Clouds Lake Louise

Banfff VANCOUVER ISLAND

Whistler

First Passage to the West

Kamloops

Vancouver

C A N A D A U S A

Victoria a

Calgary

Rainforest to Gold Rush Coastal Passage Whistler Sea to Sky Climb Motorcoach

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Day 2-3: Vancouver – Kamloops – Banff/Jasper

First Passage to the West (Vancouver – Kamloops – Lake Louise/Banff/Calgary) or Journey Through the Clouds itinerary (Vancouver – Kamloops – Jasper). (B,L)

Rainforest to Gold Rush 2 days / 1 night

Day 1: Whistler – Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Whistler to Quesnel. Highlights include Anderson and Seton Lake, Fraser Canyon and Deep Creek Bridge. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Quesnel. (B,L)

Day 2: Quesnel – Jasper

Transfer to the train. Continue the journey onboard to Jasper. Highlights include Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson & Yellowhead Pass. (B,L)


Canada VIA Rail Holidays Prince Rupert to Jasper 2 days / 1 night

A two day journey from the Pacific Coast to the rugged splendour of Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Connect with a tour of the Rockies at Jasper or ferries or cruise along the “Inside Passage” at Prince Rupert. Day 1: Prince Rupert – Prince George

Board VIA Rail for the journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George through the coastal mountains and along the Skeena River. Overnight Prince George.

Day 2: Prince George – Jasper

Board VIA Rail for the journey from Prince George to Jasper enjoying spectacular views of the peaks of the Rockies, including Mount Robson. Tour concludes on arrival in Jasper.

Canada Rocky Rail Circle Tour

Skeena Dome, VIA Rail

10 days / 9 nights

Enjoy the Canadian Rockies on this circle tour for a complete Rockies experience. Day 1: Vancouver Arrive Vancouver and overnight. Day 2: Vancouver – Jasper Day is at leisure in Vancouver. Board VIA Rail and travel from Vancouver to Jasper in an upper or lower berth, arriving Day 3. Day 3: Jasper Arrive in Jasper for a 2 night stay.

(B,L)

Day 4: Jasper Discover Jasper on a half day tour including Patricia and Pyramid Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake viewpoint and Maligne Lake. Take the Jasper Tramway Tour to the top of Whistlers Mountain – the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rockies. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Day 5: Jasper – Lake Louise Enjoy a full day tour along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise including an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier at Columbia Icefields. Overnight at Lake Louise. Day 6: Lake Louise – Banff Morning is at leisure to explore Lake Louise. Then transfer by coach to Banff for a 3 night stay. Day 7: Banff Enjoy a morning tour discovering Banff with a visit to Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos and Bow Valley viewpoint, Lake Minnewanka and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Day 8: Banff Free day in Banff.

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Day 9: Banff – Kamloops Travel by rail through the majestic Canadian Rockies on Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops in RedLeaf service. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L) Day 10: Kamloops – Vancouver Continue with Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver travelling through the scenic Fraser Canyon along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. On arrival tour concludes. (B,L)

Vancouver to Toronto Rail Adventure

Eastern Canada Rail 9 days / 8 nights

15 days / 14 nights

Canada is a country built by its railway systems. What better way to explore it than by train. Begin the journey in Vancouver and along the way stop in the famous Canadian Rockies and Niagara Falls. A great way to traverse Canada. Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver for a 3 night stay.

Take a rail tour to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City to experience Eastern Canada’s magical cities and spectacular beauty. Day: 1 Toronto

Arrive Toronto for a 3 night stay.

Day 2: Toronto Explore Toronto on a Hop On/Hop Off bus tour. Day 3: Niagara Falls Day Tour

Day 2: Vancouver City Sights

Enjoy a deluxe city sights tour including Capilano Suspension Bridge and tree tops walk.

Enjoy a full day tour to Niagara Falls. Tour includes “Maid of the Mist” cruise, a buffet lunch overlooking the falls, free time in Niagara on the Lake. (L)

Day 3: Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Day 4: Toronto – Ottawa

Enjoy a day tour to Victoria to visit the world renowned Butchart Gardens.

Day 4: Vancouver – Kamloops

Travel by rail along the Fraser and Thompson rivers with Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops for overnight. (B,L)

Day 5: Kamloops – Banff

Continue with Rocky Mountaineer through the scenic Canadian Rockies to Banff for a 2 night stay. (B,L)

Day 6: Banff

Enjoy a half day tour of Banff city sights. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 7: Banff – Lake Louise

Coach transfer to Lake Louise for overnight. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Lake Louise – Jasper

Coach tour from Lake Louise to Jasper via the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. Stay in Jasper for 1 night.

Day 9: VIA Rail Jasper – Toronto

Begin the 3 night rail journey across the prairie provinces and northern Ontario. (D)

Day 10-11: Onboard Train

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Day 12: Toronto

Arrive Toronto this morning for a 3 night stay.

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Day 13: Toronto Enjoy a Toronto city tour. Day 14: Niagara Falls Day Tour

Board VIA Rail for a journey to Ottawa. Overnight in Ottawa. Take a 2 hour Ottawa hop on hop off city sights tour on an open top double decker. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Ottawa – Montreal

Board VIA Rail for the short rail journey to Montreal. Afternoon is at leisure. Spend 2 nights in Montreal.

Day 6: Montreal

Take a 3 hour Montreal city sights tour taking in more than 20 points of interest. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 7: Montreal – Quebec City

Board VIA Rail for the journey to Quebec City travelling along the St Lawrence River. Spend 2 nights in Quebec City.

Day 8: Quebec City

Take a 2 hour Quebec city sights tour taking in the city’s history. Enjoy a 40 minute tour through Old Quebec, learning about the history and cuisine. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 9: Quebec City – Toronto

Board VIA Rail for the journey to Toronto. Tour ends on arrival in Toronto.

Add this tour to the Vancouver to Toronto Rail Adventure for a complete Canada rail experience

Enjoy a full day tour to Niagara Falls. The tour includes “Maid of the Mist” journey and a buffet lunch overlooking the falls. (L)

Day 15: Depart Toronto

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Canada Small Group Escorted Tours Canada West Safari

Enjoy the highlights of Western Canada. This trip is structured using four separate legs comprising 28 tour days with city breaks in between. You can choose to take all four legs on a consecutive basis or purchase individual legs.

Rockies East (Leg 1) 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Vancouver – Okanagan Travel to Manning Provincial Park, host to over 200 species of birds and numerous mammals including mountain beaver, wolverine and grizzly bear. Continue to the Okanagan region for a two night stay. Day 2: Okanagan Travel to Kettle Valley Steam Railway before a trip to a winery around lunchtime. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Day 3: Okanagan – Revelstoke This morning, see the architecture and beautiful views of Mission Hill Estate Winery before continuing northeast to Revelstoke for overnight. (B) Day 4: Revelstoke – Banff Travel Roger’s Pass in Glacier National Park with eyes peeled for mountain caribou, mountain goat, grizzly bear and lynx. Then over Kicking Horse Pass through Yoho National Park making brief stops at Emerald Lake and Takakaw Falls. Overnight Banff. (B) Day 5: Banff – Radium Hot Springs Morning at leisure in Banff before departing for Kootenay National Park where, the Continental Divide sends mountain streams to both the Pacific and the Arctic. Travel via Sinclair Canyon to Radium Hot Springs for overnight. (B) Day 6: Radium Hot Springs – Waterton Lakes Follow the Columbia River Valley and head over Crow’s Nest Pass and the Continental Divide. Continue towards the US border entering Waterton Lakes National Park. Wildlife abounds in the park, including black and brown bears, wolves, big horn sheep, moose and bison. (B) Day 7: Waterton Lakes Day to explore Waterton Lakes National Park. Start off with the Bison Paddock, then take a short walk to Blakiston Falls, before a boat ride at Upper Waterton Lake. Moose, bear, deer and many species of birds are plentiful along these shores. Later visit the famous Prince of Wales Hotel for an optional English Tea. (B)

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Rockies West (Leg 2)

Vancouver Island (Leg 3)

Day 1: Calgary – Banff / Lake Louise – Valley of Ten Peaks Leave the prairies behind and travel to the Rocky Mountains. Make a stop in Banff for a short scenic tour, then take a stroll through Johnson Canyon, arriving into Lake Louise for a look at the magnificent emerald green glacier fed lake. Enjoy a short drive to the Valley of Ten Peaks for overnight.

Day 1: Victoria – Tofino/ Ucluelet Travel north over the scenic Malahat Drive. Walk among 600-year-old Douglas fir trees at Goldstream Provincial Park. See Chemainus with its outdoor murals before travelling west to Ucluelet for 2 nights.

6 days / 5 nights

8 days / 7 nights

Day 2: Valley of Ten Peaks – Jasper Ride the Lake Louise gondola before travelling the Icefields Parkway passing Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit, and Peyto Lake. A stop will be made at the Icefields Centre to take in views of the Athabasca Glacier before arriving in Jasper for two nights. (B) Day 3: Jasper Take a tour of Jasper keeping an eye out for elk, mule and white-tail deer, bighorn sheep and perhaps a grizzly bear. See Maligne Lake and take an optional guided boat tour to the world famous Spirit Island. (B) Day 4: Jasper – Mt Robson Provincial Park Morning at leisure in Jasper. Cross into British Columbia to Mount Robson Provincial Park.

(B)

Day 2: Tofino/ Ucluelet Today, explore Pacific Rim National Park, stopping at the Wickaninnish Centre and Long Beach before arriving in Tofino. In the afternoon take a short boat trip across the bay to Meares Island. (B) Day 3: Tofino / Ucluelet – Quadra Island This morning enjoy a narrative tour of the Rainforest Trail. A stop will be made at a winery to taste Blackberry wine then its onto Campbell River to board a ferry for Quadra Island for overnight. (B) Day 4: Quadra Island – Alert Bay / Telegraph Cove Head to the remote Nimpkish Valley for an opportunity to spot black bear, Roosevelt elk and deer. Arrive in Telegraph Cove then board a boat for a whale watching tour in Johnstone Strait. Then take another coastal ferry from Port McNeill to Alert Bay for two nights. (B,D)

Day 5: Mt Robson Provincial Park – Wells Gray Provincial Park Head south following the Thompson River into the Clearwater Valley. Arrive in Wells Gray Provincial Park to explore meadows and view waterfalls. Overnight at a ranch where optional horseback rides are available. (B)

Day 5: Alert Bay Day at leisure in Alert Bay. Optional tours may be a tour of Alert Bay or a full day grizzly bear tour. (B)

Day 6: Wells Gray – Lillooet Take a canoe trip this morning. Following this, head east along the Cariboo Highway towards Lillooet for overnight. (B)

Haida Gwaii (Leg 4)

Day 7: Lillooet – Whistler Leave the Lillooet Valley and take the scenic drive to Whistler crossing one way bridges over crystal clear streams, see forests, meadows and even a snow packed glacier. Overnight in Whistler. (B) Day 8:Whistler – Vancouver Take the Sea to Sky Highway winding through five biogeoclimatic zones towards Vancouver where the tour ends. (B)

Day 6: Alert Bay – Port Hardy Morning at leisure. Afternoon ferry ride back to Port McNeill for the final drive up to Port Hardy where the tour concludes. (B)

6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Port Hardy – Prince Rupert Begin the adventure with a 15 hour ferry to Prince Rupert. Keep an eye out for gray and humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, dolphins seals, and black bears. Many species of birds call this land home. Arrive in Prince Rupert for overnight. Day 2: Prince Rupert – Masset Visit the Northern Museum, a testament of the traditional ways of First Nations. This afternoon, board a floatplane for Masset, gateway to Naikoon Provincial Park. Tour a carving studio and enjoy a First Nations dinner in a private Big House. (B) Day 3: Masset – Tlell Today, travel to Naikoon Provincial Park and walk its rainforests and beaches. Visit the Delkatla Nature Sanctuary, a vital resting stop for migratory birds. Travel to Tlell where the next two nights accommodation is owned by the Haida. (B)

Day 8. Waterton Lakes – Calgary Enroute to Calgary stop at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Fort Macleod. Tour ends in Calgary. (B)

Day 4: Tlell Today, tour the Villages of Skidegate and Queen Charlotte. The morning is set aside to learn about Haida culture. Attractions include the Carving Shed, the Canoe House and Yahl, the Performing House and the Eating House. (B,D) Day 5: Tlell – Sandspit Today, start with a ferry from Skidegate to Moresby Island, then drive a logging road to the outfitting station. Don survival suites and prepare to board zodiacs to visit abandoned villages of the Haida. End in Sandspit for overnight. (B) Day 6: Sandspit – Vancouver Free time in Sandspit before taking a flight to Vancouver where tour ends.

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Canada Small Group Escorted Tours Algonquin Family Adventure

Hiking Beaches & Glaciers of Vancouver Island

Located 3 hours from Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park is renowned for its waterways and abundant wildlife. This adventure designed for families is suitable for children 6 and up and any level of experience.

Vancouver Island offers incredible choices of day hikes. See ancient rainforests, wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, glaciers and cascading waterfalls. On this guided camping tour walks range from easy on the beach to demanding full day alpine treks.

5 days / 4 nights

7 days / 6 nights

Day 1: Toronto – Algonquin Park

Transfer by shuttle service to Algonquin Park for a 4 night stay. In the afternoon canoe into Algonquin Park. Set up camp at a scenic point and cook over the campfire. (L,D)

Day 2: Algonquin Park

Explore some classic lakes with opportunities to see beaver, Great Blue herons and moose. Set up camp on a beautiful lake and the afternoon is spent hiking, swimming, fishing or resting. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Algonquin Park

After packing up, hike through the forest and learn to solo a canoe and navigate to the take out. Transfer by vehicle to the Algonquin Log Cabin for a 2 night stay. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Algonquin Park

Hike to Music Lake and on to Surprise Lake where a 26 foot Voyageur Canoe awaits. A leisurely paddle island hopping down the lake back to the log cabin. Time for relaxing before a BBQ dinner followed by “Voices of Algonquin” night paddle. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Algonquin Park – Toronto

A morning “wild edible” walk to Lookout Bluff overlooking Algonquin Lakes. Lunch back at the cabin. Depart for Toronto by shuttle or train. Tour concludes on arrival in Toronto. (B,L)

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A range of other itineraries are available Contact us for further details.

Active Canada 11 days/10 nights

A camping tour focusing on hiking, wildlife viewing and getting off the beaten track. Explore 7 provincial and national parks. Day 1: Vancouver – Fraser Canyon

Drive through the Fraser Canyon and stop at Hell’s Gate. Continue to Nahatlatch Provincial Park known for it’s wildlife and old growth ecosystems. (D)

Day 1: Vancouver – Victoria – Juan De Fuca

Day 2: Wells Gray Provincial Park

Day 2: Juan De Fuca Marine Trail

Day 3: Wells Gray Provincial Park

Transfer by bus and ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island. The camp for the next 2 nights is a short drive from Victoria. This afternoon a 3-4 hour beach walk to hidden pools and waterfalls. (D)

Hike to Mehatl Falls then the breathtaking Mehatl Cascades. Then head north following the Thompson River to Wells Gray National Park for overnight in the bunkhouse. Prepare for overnight canoe trip. (B,L,D)

Hike for 20km (4-7 hours) at Botanical Beach, one of the most unique and richest tidal areas along the west coast. Pools with starfish, urchins, sea anemones and cucumbers, shoreline trails with fantastic geological formations of shale and quartz. (B,L,D)

Today, a leisurely paddle on Cleatwater lake to the camp site. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Parksville

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Hike for 2-4 hours. A short climb from the beach ends at a rock shelf with fascinating views. Depending on the tide chart there are further parts of the beach to explore. Late afternoon move to the eastern shore of Vancouver Island where the new campground features old growth forest and a wide sandy beach. Camp for 2 nights near Parksville. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Parksville – Strathcona Park

Hike for 5 hours. Some of the best wilderness hiking is among the glaciated peaks of Central Island. Strathcona Park was created for those seeking adventure in alpine surroundings. Reach the “Forbidden Plateau” and hike Mt Washington for panoramic views. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Port Alberni

Hike 4-6 hours. Port Alberni is set at the end of an inlet against a backdrop of rugged mountains. Trails today offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, surrounding lakes and neighbouring peaks. Camp for 2 nights by a freshwater lake. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Port Alberni – Tofino

Hike 1½-4 hours. Today see Pacific Rim National Park and hike trails with boardwalks and stairs through ferns, lichens, mosses and thousand year old trees. Visit Ucluelet and Tofino, or join optional whale or bear watching excursions. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Victoria – Vancouver

Pass through Cathedral Grove with giant cedars and Douglas fir trees. Return via the highway and ferry to Victoria and Vancouver where tour concludes. (B,L)

Day 4: Wells Gray Provincial Park

Free time to canoe, fish, swim or relax. Head back to the bunkhouse late afternoon for overnight. (B,L) Head north and stop at the Mt Robson Provincial Park visitor centre. Continue to Jasper and enter the Rockies. Camp for 2 nights in Jasper National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Jasper National Park

Jasper is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks. Drive out to Maligne Canyon and Lake. Options for hiking or a boat tour. (B,L)

Day 7: Banff National Park

Travel to Banff National Park. Drive the Rocky Mountain Icefields Parkway stopping at Mount Kerkeslin viewpoint, Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield. Optional icewalk on the Athabasca Glacier. Spend 2 nights camping in Banff National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Banff National Park

Sightseeing tour of Banff before heading to Johnston Canyon for a one hour hike. Return to the Banff Hot Springs and then free time. (B,L)

Day 9: Golden via Yoho National Park & Lake Louise

Head to Moraine Lake and then Lake Louise. Head back into BC with stops at Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint. Drive out to Takakkaaw Falls and visit Emerald Lake. Continue to Golden, at the base of Yoho National Park, for an overnight at a guesthouse. (B,L)

Day 10: Chase via Glacier National Park

Leave the Rockies and head west to Glacier National Park. Stop at the visitor centre and hike in an old growth forest. Continue to the Shuswap Lake area and spend the last night in a First Nation’s Resort on the shores of the lake.

Day 11: Vancouver

Drive along the Trans Canada Highway from Salmon Arm to Kamloops and over the scenic Coquihalla Highway to Hope. Arrive in Vancouver late afternoon.

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Canada Wildlife Tours

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Algonquin Park Moose Photography Safari 3 days / 2 nights

Want to get close to a few moose? Take this fun filled canoe trip, hosted by professional photographer Rob Stimpson to Algonquin Park, 3 hours from Toronto. Day 1: Toronto – Algonquin Park

Travel from Toronto to Algonquin Park. Transfer by vehicle to the Algonquin Log Cabin. Enjoy a hike before an introduction to wildlife photography. Wine, cheese and dinner followed by a sunset photo shoot. Overnight at Algonquin Log Cabin. (D)

Day 2: Algonquin Park

Travel by canoe through lakes to base camp. Spend the day doing activities before a sunset/dusk photo shoot. Overnight camping. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Algonquin Park – Toronto

Early morning, canoe to a wildlife viewing location with great opportunities for beavers, Great Blue herons and loons. Return for breakfast, pack up and hike through mixed maple forest for a photo shoot. Paddle back to the take out and transfer back to Toronto. (B)

Great Bear Nature Lodge 4 days / 3 nights

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the best places in the world to observe grizzly bears and other wildlife such as wolves, black bears, otters, pine martins, mink and bald eagles. Day 1: Vancouver – Port Hardy – Great Bear Nature Lodge

Fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy. Connect with a seaplane to Great Bear Lodge in the Nekite Valley. This two storey lodge has 5 bedrooms each with ensuite and operates on wind and solar power. Spend 2 nights at Great Bear Lodge. (D)

Day 2: Great Bear Rainforest

Today there will be afternoon and morning bear viewing sessions from enclosed viewing stands or boats (depending on season), guided by a wildlife biologist. Other activities include guided hiking, boat cruises, sea kayaking, slide shows and video presentations. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Great Bear Nature Lodge – Port Hardy

More time for activities and bear viewing before returning to Port Hardy by seaplane. Overnight Port Hardy. (B,L)

Day 4: Port Hardy – Vancouver

Fly from Port Hardy to Vancouver. Tour concludes on arrival in Vancouver.

Algonquin Moose Photography Safari

Spirit Bear Lodge 4 days / 3 nights

Situated in the heart of the rainforest, Spirit Bear Lodge is owned and operated by First Nations with exclusive access to special Spirit Bear (white bear) viewing areas and the Spirit Bear Conservancy. Day 1: Vancouver – Bella Bella – Shearwater

Fly Vancouver to Bella Bella and transfer by shuttle to shearwater for overnight stay.

Day 2: Shearwater – Spirit Bear Lodge

Water taxi to Spirit Bear Lodge at Klemtu. Spirit Bear Lodge has 12 rooms with ensuite facilities and takes full advantage of the ocean and rainforest viewscapes. Enjoy an afternoon bear viewing tour with a guide. Evening Big House Interpretive tour. Spend 2 nights at Spirit Bear Lodge. (L,D)

Day 3: Spirit Bear Lodge

A full day excursion by boat, small skiffs and foot to the main grizzly viewing area. The Spirit Bear is elusive and shy so it is recommended to have a longer stay at the lodge to be rewarded with a sighting. Evening guide presentation/slide show. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Spirit Bear Lodge – Bella Bella – Vancouver This morning choose from sea kayaking, rainforest walk or cultural tour. Board the water taxi back to Bella Bella and take and afternoon flight to Vancouver where tour concludes. (B)

Packages for 4, 5, 6 & 7 days also available, contact us for details.

Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Valley 4 days / 3 nights

Be one of only 200 visitors per year to visit the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary on a 40 foot private yacht with a maximum of 6 people. A unique and up close experience. Day 1: Prince Rupert – Khutzeymateen

Travel by boat or floatplane to the private yacht located in the Khutzemayteen area. The 40ft yacht is the mother ship utilised for eating, sleeping, relaxing and preparing for viewing excursions for the next 3 nights. Private cabins with shared facilities. Afternoon for activities. (D)

Day 2-3: Khutzeymateen

Two days spent viewing bears from the deck of the yacht or from the large inflatable boat. Go ashore to view bear trails, old growth trees and in season wildflowers. Early May to mid July grizzlies are courting, mating, playing with cubs etc. Late August until mid September see them eating salmon. The Khutzeymateen is jewel on the planet and has been called “the Garden of the Grizzlies”. It has lush green meadows with mountains rising straight out of the water. Waterfalls are everywhere. Free time for kayaking or canoeing. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Khutzeymateen – Prince Rupert

This morning depart the Khutzeymateen by floatplane or boat to Prince Rupert where tour concludes. (B)

Packages also available for 6 and 10 days, contact us for details.

Packages for 5 days and ex Port Hardy are also available, contact us for details.

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Canada Wildlife Tours Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

7 days / 6 nights

Polar Bear Adventurer

Knight Inlet is a 100km long fjord with pristine wilderness that is home to one of the greatest concentration of grizzly bears in British Columbia.

Summer in Churchill brings over 3,500 Beluga Whales to Hudson Bay and polar bears hunting along the shore. This tour gives the best opportunities to see polar bears, Beluga Whales and other arctic wildlife.

Spend 2 full days viewing polar bears in their natural habitat and learn about the fascinating culture and history of Manitoba’s north.

Day 1: Vancouver – Campbell River

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg

3 days / 2 nights

Fly from Vancouver to Campbell River. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Campbell River – Knight Inlet Lodge

Transfer to the seaplane terminal and fly to Knight Inlet Lodge, 60km from the mouth of the inlet. This floating lodge is tucked into Glendale Cove and has 15 cedar panelled rooms with ensuite facilities. On arrival travel up the estuary in search of bears and other wildlife. In the afternoon choose from a bear viewing tour, sightseeing cruise or kayaking. Overnight at Knight Inlet Lodge. (L,D)

Day 3: Knight Inlet Lodge – Campbell River – Vancouver

This morning a quick bear viewing tour then fly to Campbell River by seaplane. Connect with the flight to Vancouver. Tour concludes on arrival in Vancouver. (B)

Packages for 4 & 5 days and ex Campbell River are also available, contact us for details.

Big 5 Safari 8 days / 7 nights

See the incredible array of mega-fauna that populates the rivers, forests and tundra of the beautiful province of Manitoba. Discover Manitoba’s own Big Five: moose, black bear, bison, beluga whale and polar bear. Day 1: Winnipeg

Arrive Winnipeg for overnight.

Day 2: Winnipeg – Riding Mountain National Park

Travel to Riding Mountain National Park for a 2 night stay. Guided tour of the Parks Canada Centre. Evening Safari with chance to see moose, black bear and bison. (B)

Day 3: Riding Mountain National Park

Morning safari. Afternoon is at leisure. Evening dinner cruise. (B,D)

Day 4: Riding Mountain National Park – Churchill

Travel back to Winnipeg. Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill. Transfer to the hotel for a 3 night stay. Evening Parks Canada presentation. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Churchill & Beluga Whales

This morning a Roads & Trails Tour of Churchill. Afternoon Beluga Whale Boat Tour and a visit to the historic Prince of Wales Fort. (B,L,D)

Belugas & Bears

6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg

Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Winnipeg.

Make your way to the hotel for an overnight stay. Time is at leisure to explore Winnipeg.

Day 2: Winnipeg – Churchill

Day 2: Winnipeg – Churchill

Day 3: Seal River

Day 3: Tundra Buggy Tour

Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill for a 4 night stay. Transfer to the lodge and take a tour of Churchill including historic Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Jail. (B,D) At high tide transfer to the boat launch to embark on the Seal River boat tour to view the Polar Bear, Beluga Whales and other wildlife of the north. (B,L)

Day 4: Beluga Whales

At high tide transfer to the boat launch for the Beluga Whale boat tour and visit the Prince of Wales Fort. (B)

Day 5: Churchill

Today is free for optional kayaking or snorkelling tours, or relax and spend time exploring. (B)

Day 6: Churchill – Winnipeg

Time at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to Winnipeg. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 7: Depart Winnipeg Transfer to the airport.

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Polar Bear Tundra Buggy Lodge

Morning free for further exploration. Transfer to the airport and fly to Churchill. Transfer to the hotel for a welcome dinner and orientation with the guide. (B,D) Travel on the giant Tundra Vehicle to view polar bears in their natural environment. Each fall the bears prowl along the coast of the Hudson Bay, anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. (B,L)

Day 4: Churchill

A morning cultural and historical tour of Churchill including Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Polar Bear Compound. The afternoon is free to visit the Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada display or take an optional helicopter trip or authentic dog sled excursion. Watch the sky tonight for a chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights. (B)

Day 5: Tundra Buggy Tour

A second full day on the Tundra Buggy observing polar bears. Other wildlife include the Arctic Hare, cross fox, snowy owl and ptarmigan. After a farewell dinner transfer to the airport for the flight to Winnipeg. Transfer to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

5 days / 4 nights

(B)

A unique experience staying at Polar Bear Point in the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Wake up with the bears and watching them play during this thrilling and intimate experience. Day 1: Winnipeg

Arrive Winnipeg for overnight.

Day 2: Winnipeg – Tundra Buggy Lodge

Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill. Free time in Churchill then travel to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Opportunity to view, photograph and learn about polar bears and arctic wildlife. Spend 2 nights at Tundra Buggy Lodge. (D)

Day 3: Tundra Buggy Tour

Spend the day in search of wildlife.

(B,L,D)

Day 4: Tundra Buggy Lodge – Winnipeg

After breakfast, a last Tundra Buggy expedition. Transfer to the airport and fly to Winnipeg for overnight. (B)

Day 5: Depart Winnipeg Polar Bear Adventurer - Mother and cubs

Day 6: Beluga Whales & Dog Carting

A morning zodiac tour in search of Beluga Whales. In the afternoon learn about the tradition of Dog Carting. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Tundra Buggy – Winnipeg

A full day on the Tundra Buggy searching for the majestic polar bear. Enjoy a BBQ lunch. Dinner in Churchill then transfer to the airport for the flight to Winnipeg. Transfer to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Depart Winnipeg

Other packages available for photographers and staying in hotels or lodges with varying durations, please contact us for details.

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Western Canada - Mini Stays

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The Western Canada provinces of British Columbia and Alberta offer great travel experiences in locations such as Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Whistler, Kamloops, Kelowna, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Edmonton, Calgary and more. Gaze at mountains, explore cosmopolitan cities, hike in rainforests and national parks, view unique wildlife, discover art and history. Be enthralled by the culture of the First Nations people and the Cowboys of the ‘wild west”. Explore this spectacular region by rail, coach, self drive or mini-van.

Stanley Park, Vancouver

Vancouver City Stay 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver for a 3 night stay.

Day 2: Deluxe City Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

See the sights of Vancouver including Stanley Park, West Coast Nature Indian Totem Poles, Lions Gate Bridge, Cleveland Dam, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetop walk, Granville Island, Chinatown and historic Gastown.

Day 3: Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Enjoy a full day tour by ferry and coach visiting the historic town of Victoria and it’s world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Return to Vancouver.

Day 4: Depart Vancouver

Victoria Overnighter 2 days / 1 night

Day 1: Vancouver – Victoria

Depart this morning with Pacific Coachlines for a coach and ferry transfer to Victoria. Enjoy a stop at the world renowned Butchart Gardens and a city sights tour. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 2: Victoria – Vancouver

The day is free to explore Victoria before the afternoon ferry and coach transfer back to Vancouver.

Whistler Overnighter 2 days / 1 night

Day 1: Vancouver – Whistler

Depart Vancouver on the Whistler Mountaineer for a 3 hour rail journey to Whistler. Arrive at noon and enjoy a free afternoon to explore Whistler. Overnight in Whistler. (B)

Day 2: Whistler – Vancouver

Morning to enjoy Whistler before taking the afternoon coach transfer back to Vancouver.

Discover Edmonton 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: Arrive Edmonton

Arrive in Edmonton for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Edmonton Attraction Pass

Today, use the Edmonton Attractions Pass to take in 15 of the most visited places in Edmonton and the surrounding area. Attractions include: Muttart Conservatory, Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta Aviation Museum, Devonian Botanic Garden, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre, Capital EX, Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, Royal Alberta Museum, Telus World of Science, The Alberta Legislature, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, West Edmonton Mall Marine Life All-Day and Old Strathcona.

Day 3: Depart Edmonton

Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver for a 4 night stay

Day 2: Deluxe City Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

See the sights of Vancouver including Stanley Park, West Coast Nature Indian Totem Poles, Lions Gate Bridge, Cleveland Dam, Capilano Suspension Bridge with Treetop walk, Granville Island, Chinatown and historic Gastown.

Day 3: Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Enjoy a full day tour by ferry and coach visiting the historic town of Victoria and it’s world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Return to Vancouver.

Day 4: Whistler and Shannon Falls

A magical day visiting the resort town of Whistler. Along the way see the majestic Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls (weather permitting). Return to Vancouver.

Day 5: Depart Vancouver

Discover Banff 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1: Calgary – Banff

Arrive Calgary and transfer by coach to Banff and the hotel for a 3 night stay.

Day 2: Banff

Enjoy a morning tour discovering Banff with a visit to Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Lake Minnewanka and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. The afternoon is free to explore Banff. (B)

Day 3: Columbia Icefields

Today’s spectacular route travels along one of the most scenic highways in the world - the Icefields Parkway. Enjoy an Ice Explorer excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier for an up close view of a glacier. Return to Banff. (B)

Day 4: Banff – Calgary

The morning is free before an afternoon transfer to Calgary. (B)

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Mini Stays & Calgary Stampede Gardens, Grapes & Glaciers

Strathcona Park Lodge Adventure

Poet’s Cove Retreat

Journey through Canada’s mountain, garden and wine country between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies.

The possibilities for adventure in Strathcona, on Vancouver Island, are limitless. Use the Strathcona Park Lodge as a base and pick the activities to fill your days.

Poets Cove Resort & Spa, tucked away in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, British Columbia, offers a variety of experiences set in the midst of incredible natural beauty.

Day 1: Arrive Strathcona Park

Day 1: Vancouver – Poets Cove

2 days / 1 night

4 days / 3 nights

Day 1: Vancouver – Kelowna

Depart Vancouver through the Fraser delta region, over the Coquihalla Pass and along the Fraser River to Minter Gardens. Enjoy lunch and a guided walk. Continue into the Okanagan Valley wine region and take an exclusive tour and educational wine tasting before arriving in Kelowna for an overnight stay. (L)

Day 2: Kelowna – Calgary

Head north to Vernon, then continue to Sicamous, the “Houseboat Capital of Canada”. Travel past Craigellachie and stop for lunch in Revelstoke. Ascend Rogers Pass then stop at Spiral Tunnels before reaching Banff National Park and making a stop at world famous Lake Louise. Continue to Calgary with a brief stop enroute in Banff. Note: Tour can be terminated in Banff. (B,L)

Lakes, Dinosaurs & Head-Smashed-In

Make your way to Strathcona Park Lodge near Campbell River. Spend 3 nights at Strathcona Park Lodge. (D)

Day 2-3: Strathcona Park

Days are at leisure to utilize the Adventure Unlimited package which includes rock climbing, ropes course, zip line, kayaking, canoeing, hiking overnight trips, white water, backpacking, survival skills, orienteering, navigation, bog walk and wildlife viewing. The private guide can assist you to learn a new skill or take your skill to a new level. All equipment provided. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Depart Strathcona Park

Morning at leisure for more activities or time to relax. Depart after lunch. (B,L)

3 days / 2 nights

Take a 30 minute float plane flight from Vancouver to the secluded resort of Poets Cove on Pender Island in BC’s Gulf Islands. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Spend 2 nights at Poets Cove.

Day 2: Poets Cove

A full day to enjoy the peace, tranquillity and elegance of this premier luxury resort. Take part in numerous activities or pamper yourself at the world class spa.

Day 3: Poets Cove – Vancouver

Enjoy the day before taking the 30 minute float plane flight back to Vancouver.

Hills Health Ranch & Spa 3 days / 2 nights

5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Calgary – Waterton National Park

Pick up the rental car and drive the Cowboy Trail into the rolling foothills of Southern Alberta to Waterton National Park, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Afternoon at leisure to explore by car, hike, take a boat ride or relax.

Day 2: Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump – Lethbridge

Drive via Fort Macleod to Lethbridge. Just outside Fort Macleod is UNESCO Heritage Site, Head-Smashed-InBuffalo Jump, a remarkable testimony of prehistoric life. Lethbridge’s attractions include the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre, Sir Alexander Galt Museum, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

Day 3: Dinosaur Provincial Park

Travel north to Brooks and enter Dinosaur Provincial Park, where more than 300 dinosaur skeletons have been discovered. Continue north to Drumheller, heart of the Canadian “Badlands” for a 2 night stay.

Day 4: Drumheller

Imagine 20,000 acres of beautiful western ranchlands with a unique ranch and spa resort located in the middle! Enjoy horse riding and be pampered at the spa with a body massage. Day 1: Vancouver – Hills Health Ranch

Fly from Vancouver to Williams Lake and transfer to Hills Health Ranch for a 2 night stay. Hills Health Ranch is located in BC’s Cariboo Region, cattle country. (D)

Day 2: Hills Health Ranch

Day is at leisure to take a western riding adventure or a guided walk or hike. Other activities are biking, canoeing, horse whispering demonstrations and western riding lessons. At the end of the day relax and be pampered at the spa with a body massage. This evening enjoy a hayride sing along party. (B,L,D)

Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Day 3: Hills Health Ranch – Vancouver

This morning there is time for more activities before the transfer to Williams Lake to board the return flight to Vancouver. (B,L)

Drumheller is the “must see” destination in Alberta. Wander through a historic “Badlands” landscape and visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. (B)

Day 5: Drumheller – Calgary

Return to Calgary and drop off the rental car.

(B) The Hills Health Ranch

Calgary Stampede - 4 days / 3 nights Attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of events including bull riding, roping, chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Each days ends with a spectacular Grandstand Show. Day 1: Arrive Calgary Make your way to the hotel for a 3 night stay. Time to explore Calgary.

Day 2: Stampede Park & Afternoon Rodeo Event

Morning is free to enjoy the entertainment before settling in for an afternoon of excitement with the Rodeo event featuring Ladies Barrel Racing, Trick Riders, Calf Roping, Bull Riding, Hoop Dancers, Wild Horse Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding.

Day 3: Stampede Park & Evening Chuckwagon Race & Stage Show

Today is at leisure to enjoy the Calgary Stampede and take a Skyride over the Stampede grounds. This evening check out the energy of chuckwagon racing followed by the evening Grandstand Show which ends with a world class fireworks display.

Day 4: Depart Calgary

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Canada Resorts, Lodges & Ranches

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Resorts, Lodges and Ranches are becoming popular trends in Western Canada. Choose your holiday style, whether it be quaint and cosy, or lush and luxurious. We can help you discover a whole new way of exploring Canada... places that tell a story, scenery that leaves you breathless and friendships that spark and last for a lifetime. Make your Canadian holiday an experience to remember with a stay on a ranch or at a resort. Experience the raw wilderness of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Learn, enjoy and experience life on a working ranch. There’s no experience required so get on out there and breathe some fresh mountain air.

Emerald Lake Lodge

Rafter Six Guest Ranch

Chilcotin Ranch

Emerald Lake Lodge

Rafter Six Ranch is 45 minutes from Calgary and 30 minutes from Banff, in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by Provincial parkland and the Stoney Indian Reserve. Standing 3 storeys high, this beautifully crafted log structure is one of the largest in the world. The lodge houses 18 unique guest rooms, a common room, restaurant, lounge and gift shop. The rooms have no televisions or phones but these amenities are available in the common areas of the lodge. Activities include hiking trails and horse riding trail rides.

Located in British Columbia, just a 4½ hour drive north of Vancouver, 2 hours north of Whistler and 20 minutes from Gold Bridge. Chilcotin Ranch is Western hospitality with all the activities of a true western lifestyle, and reliable Cayuse horses matched to ability. Wilderness horse adventures are based from the guest ranch. Choose between a leisurely trip, action packed or something in between.

Emerald Lake Lodge is a year round resort located on 13 acres on the shore of Emerald Lake, 25 miles west of Lake Louise. Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, the Lodge includes a formal dining room, quiet reading and sitting rooms, conference facilities and a games room. The lounge is enhanced by an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon. From upper or lower large verandahs, the visions nature presents are as fresh and breath-taking as ever. Accommodation is in 24 cabin-style buildings (accommodating up to 200 guests), with each room containing private baths, balconies and wood burning fieldstone fireplaces, which are stocked daily with complimentary firewood.

Seebe, Alberta

Gold Bridge, BC

Field, near Lake Louise, BC

Elmhirsts Resort Keene, Ontario

Chilcotin Ranch with riders Rafter Six Guest Ranch

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Jesmond, BC

Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is surrounded by wide-open spaces and tranquil wilderness in BC’s Cariboo country and is a spectacular setting for one of the world’s premier ranch resorts and spas. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa offers a generous blend of trail riding, hiking, spa activities and relaxation in surroundings that are quintessential BC – magnificent mountains, boreal forests, pristine lakes, rivers and canyons. Facilities include gift shop, spa, library, pool table and games room, hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, disk golf course, TV in the library, internet access, lounge and bar.

Nestled in British Columbia’s most natural settings on Vancouver Island, Tigh-Na-Mara is a unique log themed resort. The incredible seascape and 22 acres of forest make it a perfect setting for any escape. Each unit offers a cosy fireplace and kitchen facilities. Resort facilities include restaurant, lounge, spa, playgrounds, pool, beach, business centre, hiking trails and shuttle service.

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This 240 acre lakeside resort is located 150km north-east of Toronto on the shores of quiet Rice Lake. Comfortable country style cottages are fully furnished with every amenity - wood burning fireplace, private outdoor deck and dock. Ideal setting for enjoying nature on the waterfront, surrounded by gardens. Have a BBQ on the deck or dine in the Pub or Hearthside Room. Activities available include horseback riding, guided ATV and snowmobile safaris, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, boat rentals, tennis courts, cycling, hiking and sightseeing flights.

Sonora Resort Sonora Island, BC

Less than an hour away from Vancouver by seaplane, Sonora Resort is located at the northern end of Desolation Sound. This five star resort is surrounded by breathtaking scenery with thrilling outdoor adventures set against the wild beauty of BC’s West Coast.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort - Suite

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Yukon The Yukon Territory is located in northwestern Canada, next to Alaska. It is a land of adventure, pristine wilderness, friendly people, vibrant First Nations and some of the most awesome natural beauty to be found anywhere. Access to Whitehorse, the capital city, is by road or flight. Alternatively enter via Skagway using the ferries, a cruise and then the train. Highlights include Kluane National Park, the world’s largest non-polar ice cap; Dawson City, the home of the Klondike Gold Rush; Aurora Borealis, the northern lights; and abundant wildlife. Cross the Arctic Circle, go hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, dog sledding, snowmobiling, fishing, 4x4 driving and more. The Yukon Territory is also the access point for the Arctic.

Kluane National Park, Yukom

Northern Lights of Yukon 5 days / 4 nights

Enjoy viewing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the comfort of the exclusive and unique Northern Lights Trading Post 20 minutes north of Whitehorse. Built in the tradition of the historic wall tents used by gold seekers and trappers a century ago, the Trading Post offers ideal viewing conditions in an unobstructed and undisturbed view due north. During the day enjoy a city tour and optional activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and flightseeing. Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse

Transfer to the hotel. Attend an information meeting then free time to shop, explore and fit winter clothing. Depart at 9:30pm for the Aurora Borealis viewing site – cosy, heated wall tent – including hot drinks and snacks. Return to the hotel at 1:30am.

Day 2: Whitehorse & Aurora Viewing

Mid morning city tour of Whitehorse. Afternoon is free for optional tours. Aurora Borealis viewing as per day 1.

Day 3–4: Whitehorse & Aurora Viewing

Day is at leisure for relaxing or optional tours. Aurora Borealis viewing as per day 1.

Day 5: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport.

Yukon Adventure Summer & Winter

Western Arctic Explorer 8 days / 7 nights

4 days / 3 nights

A soft adventure tour that also shows the best the Yukon has to offer. Canoe, hike and flight-see in the summer. View the Northern Lights and choose dog sledding, snowmobiling or ice fishing in the winter.

A small group tour to Canada’s only roadaccessible Arctic! Visit Dawson City, cross the Arctic Circle and fly to Tuktoyuktuk on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse

Transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Summer Itinerary:

Day 2: Dawson City

Day 2: Kluane National Park Glacier Flightseeing Tour. Half day ATV Tour in the Yukon Wilderness.

Day 3: Dawson City

Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse for a 3 night stay. Pick up a rental car. Yukon River guided canoe & kayak ½ day tour.

Day 3: Kluane National Park Guided Hiking Tour. Day 4: Drop off the rental car. Depart Whitehorse.

Explore the Gold Fields. Drive the Dome Road. Visit Dredge#4, Discovery Claim and an active placer gold mine. Visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall tonight.

Day 4: Eagle Plains

Winter Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse and transfer to the hotel for a 3 night stay. Free afternoon for shopping and exploring. Depart at 9:30pm for the Northern Lights Centre. Return to the hotel at 2am. Day 2-3: Choice of 2 winter activities – dogsledding, ice fishing or snowmobiling. Depart at 9:30pm for the Northern Lights Centre. Return to the hotel at 2am. (B) Day 4: Transfer to the airport.

See Five Finger Rapids and cross some of the great Northern rivers to Dawson City for a 2 night stay.

(B)

Unsurpassed views, overwhelming beauty and immense landscapes. Travel the Dempster Highway through Tombstone Territorial Park to Eagle Plains for overnight.

Day 5: Inuvik

Cross the Arctic Circle. Visit Fort MacPherson and cross 2 rivers by ferry. Spend 2 nights in Inuvik.

Day 6: Tuktoyuktuk

A full day tour by small aircraft to Tuktoyuktuk, on the shores of the Beaufort Sea. Get to know the Inuit, who still live a subsistence lifestyle, and dip your toe in the Arctic!

Day 7: Whitehorse

Fly back to Whitehorse over the expanse of the Western Arctic interior. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport.

Caribou © Government of Yukon

Aurora Borealis - Yukon

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Winter in Canada

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Snow Train to the Rockies 9 days / 8 nights

Experience the beautiful Canadian Rockies in winter time on a tour from Vancouver to Calgary using the unique Snow Train from Vancouver to Jasper. Enjoy a sleigh ride and an ice walk with free time for additional activities. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Make your way to the Vancouver hotel for a 2 night stay. Vancouver Attractions Trolley Hop On / Hop Off Tour (valid 48 hrs).

Day 2: Vancouver

Day is at leisure in Vancouver.

Day 3: Depart Vancouver

Day at leisure in Vancouver. VIA Rail overnight journey from Vancouver to Jasper in upper and lower berth accommodation.

Day 4: Arrive Jasper

Travel through dramatic scenery onboard the train. Around lunch time begin the passage into the Canadian Rockies with views of snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon and transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay. (B,L)

Day 5: Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

Day is at leisure. In the evening experience the wonders of the Maligne Canyon on a guided walk along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls.

Day 6: Jasper – Lake Louise & Sleigh Ride

Coach transfer along the Icefield Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise through glacier country highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and valleys. Evening Sleigh Ride beside the lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Snow Train - VIA Rail

Yukon Winter Dream

Sleighs, Snowmobiles, Dog Sleds & Snowshoes

5 days / 4 nights

Experience 5 days of winter adventure in the far north of Canada. Go snowmobiling, dog sledding and flightseeing. An eventful tour for the whole family with loads of activities. Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse

Transfer to the Whitehorse hotel for a 4 night stay in a double room with jacuzzi. (D)

Day 2: Hot Springs, Wildlife & A Birds-Eye-View

Coach transfer Lake Louise to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley. Spend 2 nights in Banff.

Sightseeing tour of Whitehorse including the Paddlewheeler SS Klondike. Drive to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for wildlife viewing such as elk, moose, caribou, mountain goats and porcupines. Visit the Takhini Hotsprings. Return to Whitehorse for a 20 minute sightseeing flight. (B)

Day 8: Banff

Day 3: Snowmobiling & Northern Lights

Day 7: Lake Louise – Banff

Day is at leisure in Banff.

Day 9: Banff – Calgary

Morning is at leisure in Banff. Coach transfer Banff to Calgary Airport where tour concludes.

Drive into the mountains close by Whitehorse for a snowmobiling adventure. In the evening seek out the Northern Lights at Fish Lake. (B)

Day 4: Dog Sledding

Learn the old tradition of mushing (dog sledding) along the frozen bends of the Yukon River to Miles Canyon. A very unique experience. Enjoy a horse led ride and snowshoeing before sampling a beer at the local brewery. (B)

Day 5: Depart Whitehorse. Transfer to the airport.

(B)

8 days / 7 nights

Only a short distance from Vancouver is the all season resort of Whistler. See it in all it’s winter glory and enhance the trip with very special experiences - a sleigh ride, snowmobile tour, dog sled ride and a snowshoeing adventure. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Make your way to the Vancouver hotel for a 2 night stay. Vancouver Attractions Trolley Hop On / Hop Off Tour (valid 48 hrs).

Day 2: Vancouver

Day is at leisure in Vancouver.

Day 3: Vancouver – Whistler

Coach transfer to Whistler for a 5 night stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Whistler.

Day 4: Whistler & Sleigh Ride

Full day to enjoy the charm of Whistler Resort or partake in the many optional winter leisure activities on offer. This evening enjoy a magical sleigh ride under the stars. Begin with a hot beverage gathering around the outdoor fire pit. Tuck yourself in the blanketed warmth of the cutter sleigh and glide pristine wilderness.

Day 5: Snowmobile Tour

Journey by snowmobile into the pristine depths of the hidden valley nestled between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Suitable for families and first timers, with a perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery.

Day 6: Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing

Step into a dog sled behind a team of energetic and lovable Alaskan Racing Huskies and get ready for an unforgettable backcountry journey. This afternoon ride the gondola up Whistler Mountain, then strap on snowshoes for a trip through freshly fallen snow in Whistler’s most pristine old growth forest.

Day 7: Whistler

Free day Whistler.

Day 8: Whistler – Vancouver

Coach Transfer to Vancouver Airport.

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Eastern Canada - Mini Stays Eastern Canada offers everything you need to make a holiday special and with it’s European influence, is very different to the west and is a place of beauty and culture. Visit the cities of Toronto, Canada’s largest city; Ottawa, the nation’s capital; Quebec City, the cradle of French civilisation in North America; and Montreal the second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. Experience New Brunswick’s natural wonders from the sea floor to the mountain top; the relaxation, heritage and beauty of Prince Edward Island; the history and natural treasures of Newfoundland and Labrador; and Nova Scotia, rich in maritime heritage and scenic variety. If you haven’t been to the East, you haven’t seen all of Canada.

Algonquin Canoe at dawn

Toronto City Stay 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1: Toronto

Arrive in Toronto for a 3 night stay.

Montreal and Quebec Historic Getaway 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Montreal

Arrive Montreal for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Toronto

Enjoy a Toronto city tour.

Day 3: Toronto – Niagara Falls – Toronto

Enjoy a drive through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula on the way to Niagara Falls. Tour includes: Maid of the Mist or journey behind the falls, buffet lunch and free time. Return to Toronto. (L)

Day 4: Depart Toronto

Discover Halifax 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: Halifax

Arrive Halifax for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Halifax City Tour

Visit Nova Scotia’s historic city exploring the natural, cultural and political history of this seaside town. See the site of the Halifax Explosion, historic properties, the Titanic burial site, the Spring Garden Road area, Province House, Old Town Clock, St Paul’s Church, City Hall, Grand Parade, Government House, the busy port, Point Pleasant Park and Halifax Citadel National Historic Park.

Day 3: Depart Halifax

Algonquin Park Log Cabin Explorer

Day 2: Montreal City Sights Tour

Enjoy a morning city sights tour of historic Montreal, taking in more than 200 points of interest. The afternoon is free to explore Montreal.

Day 3: Montreal – Quebec

Take the VIA Rail train to Quebec for a 2 night stay. The afternoon is free to take a look around.

Day 4: Quebec City Sights Tour

Discover in comfort the renowned sites and heritage of Quebec City on a city tour. The historical, cultural and sacred monuments bare witness to four centuries of life in North America.

Day 5: Depart Quebec

Culinary Delights of Quebec City 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: Arrive Quebec City

Make your way to the Quebec hotel for a 2 night stay. Day is at leisure.

Day 2: Quebec City

3 days / 2 nights

This three day experience features rustic cabin accommodation in Algonquin Park with guided canoeing and hiking excursions in spectacular wilderness. No experience necessary. Day 1: Toronto – Algonquin Park

Transfer by shuttle service to Algonquin Park for 2 nights in a log cabin. In the afternoon a canoe lesson and the remainder of the day is free for hiking or canoeing. (L,D)

Day 2: Algonquin Park

A morning guided hike to beaver pond and up to a viewpoint overlooking Algonquin Lakes. Lunch back at the cabin. Afternoon to relax, explore on your own or take part in traditional activities. Late afternoon paddle to a campfire point for sunset, bonfire and dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Algonquin Park – Toronto

Sunrise canoe in search of moose and beaver lodges. Cook out maple syrup breakfast. Return to the lodge for a Canadian BBQ lunch. Depart late afternoon for Toronto by shuttle. Tour concludes on arrival in Toronto. (B,L)

Additional nights and range of packages , for different activity levels also available contact us for details.

A guided tour by pedicab of the Old Port District including the public market to meet sellers and explore the wealth of artisan products made in Quebec. Enjoy a gourmet dinner at a heritage home turned restaurant. (D)

Day 3: Depart Quebec City

Niagara Falls

Toronto skyline

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Atlantic Canada & Maritimes 10 days / 9 nights

Day 1: Halifax

Transfer from the Halifax airport to the hotel for an overnight stay and welcome briefing.

Day 2: Bay of Fundy

Cross rivers, streams and marshlands that are connected to the Fundy tides before arriving at Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape for the gradual rise or fall of the Bay of Fundy tides, an average change of 6 to 8 feet per hour. Next, travel over the 8 mile Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island for a two night stay. (B,D)

Day 3: Prince Edward Island

Enter the magical and enchanting world of Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House, stroll through Lover’s Lane and other settings. A brief tour of Charlottetown is followed by free time. (B)

Day 4: Cape Breton Island

Enjoy a morning ferry ride from Prince Edward Island back to Nova Scotia. Continue to Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Travel to Cheticamp for a 2 night stay in this French-speaking Acadian fishing village. (B,D)

Day 5: Whale Watching

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour 13 days / 12 nights

Drive through breathtaking scenery in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Then to Baddeck for a 2 night stay. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. (B)

Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples and travel to coastal fishing communities. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!

Day 7: Fortress of Louisbourg

Day 1: Arrive Halifax

This morning, enjoy a thriling whale watching cruise (weather permitting). Look for fin, minke, and pilot whales.

(B)

Day 6: Cabot Trail

Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg, an 18th century fortress brought to life by colourful characters and events from Louisbourg’s glorious past. Return to Baddeck for afternoon at leisure. (B,D)

Day 8: Peggy’s Cove

Drive south across the Canso Causeway and return to mainland Nova Scotia. Visit the Mi’kmaq Heritage Centre. Visit the idyllic fishing village and artists’ retreat of Peggy’s Cove. Sightseeing drive of Halifax before arriving at the hotel for a two night stay. (B)

Day 9: Halifax

Guided stroll this morning along the historic waterfront and enjoy a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Remainder of day at leisure. (B,D)

Day 10: Halifax

Transfer to the Halifax airport.

Extend your Vacation!

(B)

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation in Halifax, Ottawa, Niagara Falls or Toronto can be arranged. Please contact us for details.

Arrive in Halifax for overnight stay and tour meeting.

Day 2: Halifax – Port aux Basques

Cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. Board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing crossing to Port aux Basques, the port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. Overnight Port aux Basques. (B,L)

Day 3: Port aux Basques – Port au Choix

Drive to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast. Continue to the fishing town of Port au Choix and visit the National Historic Site. Overnight Port au Choix. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair

Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. (B,D)

Day 8: Cow Head – Gander

A morning in Gros Morne National Park. Travel through central Newfoundland and visit the Mary March Regional Museum in Grand Falls–Windsor before arriving in Gander for a 2 night stay. (B,D)

Day 9: Twillingate touring

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outpost of Twillingate. At the tip of the island, visit Long Point Lighthouse and the local co-op. Return to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Gander – Clarenville

Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s national parks. Visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, stroll through Trinity then head to Clarenville. (B,L)

Day 11: Clarenville – St John’s

Drive to Bay Bulls for a boat tour to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary (weather permitting). Later visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. Arrive in St. John’s for a 2 night stay. (B,D)

Day 12: St. John’s

Enjoy an intriguing tour of this old seaport. See the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. (B)

Day 13: Depart St John’s

Day 5: L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening attend The Great Viking Feast. (B,D)

Day 6: St. Anthony – Cow Head

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay. *June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs! (B,D)

Day 7: Gros Morne local touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of this tour. Visit the Broom Point fishing exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) to learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequalled in eastern Canada. (B,L,D)

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Eastern Canada Tours Eastern Explorer 12 days / 11 nights

Travel Canada’s original wilderness highways and discover New World settlements, frontier trails and the modern excitement of lively, multi-cultural cities.

Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Transfer to the Toronto hotel for a 2 night stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Ottawa, view from waterways cruise

Day 2: Toronto

City tour viewing the Eaton Centre, old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Yorkville, Rogers Centre and the CN Tower. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Toronto – Montreal

Travel by coach along the shore of Lake Ontario to the Thousand Island region. Take a cruise before continuing to Montreal for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 4: Montreal

City tour viewing Olympic Complex, Old Montreal, McGill University and Mount Royal. Afternoon is at leisure. Optional Montreal by Night tour. (B)

Day 5: Montreal – Quebec City

Travel by coach through French-Canadian villages to Quebec City. City tour viewing the Lower Town, the Citadel, Battlefields Park and the city gates. Spend 2 nights in Quebec City. (B)

Day 6: Quebec City

Day is at leisure in Quebec City. Optional tour to Tadoussac on the St Lawrence River including whale watching. (B)

Day 7: Quebec City – Ottawa

Follow the St Lawrence River to capital of Ottawa. Stop for lunch at an authentic sugar shack. City tour viewing the Parliament Buildings, residences of the Prime Minister, the Rideau Canal and much more. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Spend 2 nights in Ottawa. (B,L)

Day 8: Ottawa

Turtle Island aboriginal experience breakfast on Victoria Island. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the museums, galleries, shops etc. The Museum of Civilisation is a must see for those interested in Canadian history. (B)

Day 9: Ottawa – Midland

Travel west and stop at Alonquin Park for a scenic walk in this immense forest and wildlife preserve. Continue to Muskoka for overnight in Midland. (B)

Discover the Magdalen Islands 7 days / 6 nights

Come to a magical part of Quebec, the Magdalen Islands, in the gulf of St Lawrence. Travel along sandy isthmuses and blue lagoons, see the red cliffs and unspoilt beauty of the islands. Day 1: Halifax

Arrive into Halifax for overnight.

Day 2: Halifax – Charlottetown

Depart for Prince Edward Island. See the red sandstone cliffs, white beaches, sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park. Visit the home of “Green Gables”. Enjoy a delicious lobster dinner. Overnight in Charlottetown. (B,D)

Day 3: Charlottetown – Cap-aux-Meules

Briefly tour Charlottetown before continuing to Souris to board the ferry to the magical Magdalen Islands. Spend 3 nights in Cap-aux-Meules. (B)

Quebec Scenery

Day 4: Magdalen Islands

Today enjoy a boat tour and learn about the history, geology, and birds of the Magdalen Islands from a local tour guide. Later, stop at Dune-du-Sud where red cliffs shelter this beautiful red sand beach. Visit Verrerie La Méduse to view glass blowers at work. (B,L)

Day 5: Magdalen Islands

Visit the Museum of the Sea, the Aquarium of the Islands and La Grave, home to many artisans and craftspeople. (B)

Day 6: Cap-aux-Meules – Halifax

Take a ferry back to Prince Edward Island, cross over to New Brunswick via Confederation Bridge and then travel back to Halifax for overnight. (B)

Day 7: Halifax

Tour ends today.

Rue Saint-Louis at night, Old Québec

Day 10: Midland – Niagara Falls

Travel to the reconstructed historic site of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Drive south past Toronto to Niagara Falls. Maid of the Mist cruise and a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower provide spectacular views of the falls. Optional helicopter flight. Overnight in Niagara Falls. (B)

Day 11: Niagara Falls – Toronto

Drive on the scenic Niagara Parkway to the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Return to Toronto for an overnight stay and farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 12: Depart Toronto

Transfer to Toronto Airport.

(B)

A similar tour is also available by rail, see page 15.

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Canada Cruising

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Canada has scenic coastlines with pristine wilderness areas perfect for exploring by yacht, expedition ship and steamboat. View wildlife and immerse yourself in nature aboard a 68 foot yacht, take a learning and cultural experience on an expedition ship to the Arctic, relive the age old tradition of steamboating up the magnificent St Lawrence River. All of these cruises are very different, going to diverse areas in unique vessels for once in a lifetime experiences. There are a range of itineraries available and below is just a selection of cruises on offer.

Houseboats

Hire a houseboat on Shuswap Lake - Canada’s houseboating paradise. Contact us for details.

Island Roamer - Queen Charlotte Islands

Haida Gwaii & Queen Charlotte Islands 10 or 9 days

One of the World’s 50 Best Trips! Sail the Queen Charlotte Islands and tour the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve aboard a 68 foot yacht. The reserve holds the totem poles of old Haida villages, Ninstints and the biological wonders of the ‘Canadian Galapagos’. Day 1: Arrive Sandspit

Make your way to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Sandspit – Graham Island – Cruise

Canadian River Cruising 6 days / 5 nights

New York City to Montreal River Cruising

The M/V Canadian Empress, a 66 passenger replica steamboat, will carry you through Canada’s most beautiful scenery on routes specifically selected for their history, natural beauty and modern vitality. Calm-water cruising on a replica steamboat is an adventure into an old tradition.

A great way to combine the USA with Canada. Cruise by small ship from New York via the Hudson River, Erie Canal & St Lawrence Seaway to Montreal. Go where the big ships cannot.

Day 1: Depart Hull (near Ottawa)

Board the ship for a cruise from New York to Montreal.(D)

Late this afternoon, board the M/V Canadian Empress for the start of the 6 day Canada’s Capital Cruise. (D)

Day 2: Cumberland & Carillon

Travel by bus to Graham Island. Visit the Haida Heritage Centre and enjoy a traditional Haida lunch. Travel to yacht for dinner and start the voyage. Spend 7 nights in private cabins onboard the yacht. (B,L,D)

Visit Cumberland Township Museum to tour an historic 1900’s village. Depart for Montebello, tour Manio-Papineau and see Chateau Montebello from the water. (B,L,D)

Day 3-9: Gwaii Haanas/South Moresby Wilderness

Cruise to Lachine, a quaint borough of Montreal and take a guided tour of Montreal. Exit the Ottawa River, the largest tributary of the St. Lawrence River. (B,L,D)

Spend time exploring the eastern and southern shores of Moresby Island. Daily activities include wildlife watching, beautiful forested creek walks, ancient Haida villages and perhaps exploring the shoreline by kayak. Visit SGaang Gwaay (Ninstints), designated as a United Nations World Heritage Site. Each evening anchor in a different secluded spot for slide shows and discussions on the wildlife sightings encountered. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Depart Sandspit

Disembark the yacht and transfer to Sandspit Airport. (B)

Day 3: Montreal

Day 4: Upper Canada Village

Enroute to Upper Canada Village pass through a series of four International Seaway locks. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Prescott & Brockville

Horse-drawn wagon trip to Upper Canada Village then return to the ship. Depart for Prescott, Ontario and tour historic Fort Wellington. Continue to Brockville, Ontario (City of the 1000 Islands). (B,L,D)

Day 6: 1000 Islands & Kingston

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Day 1: New York Day 2: Kingston

Visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Later, cruise to Troy and witness the lowering the ship’s pilot house to travel under the low bridges of the Erie Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Amsterdam

Pass through Lock 11 of the Erie Canal to Amsterdam, originally a Dutch settlement on the Mohawk River. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Sylvan Beach

Enjoy the day on the Erie Canal’s calm, blue water. Tonight, a local performer will entertain. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Oswego

Cruise the Oswego Canal. Witness the pilot house being raised. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Clayton & Alexandria Bay

Cruise to Clayton in the Thousand Islands region. Visit the Antique Boat Museum. Overnight in Alexandria Bay with views of the famed Boldt Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Ogdensburg

Continue through the Thousand Islands. Visit Dark Island and tour Singer Castle. Continue to Ogdensburg. (B,L,D)

Day 8: St. Lawrence Seaway

Cross into Canada cruising the St. Lawrence Seaway dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Quebec City

Enjoy the charming and historic Quebec City. Tonight, a local pianist entertains you onboard. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Saguenay River

Cruise along the St. Lawrence River to the beautiful Saguenay River, noted as one of the world’s best locales for attracting belugas, right whales and even the elusive blue whale. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Montreal

Spend the day cruising south to Montreal.

(B,L,D)

Day 12: Montreal

Enjoy Montreal today. This evening enjoy a performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers. (B,L,D)

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Disembark in Montreal.

(B)


Arctic Canada & Alaska The Arctic is one of the world’s final frontiers, fragile and priceless. It has pristine regions with countless undiscovered wonders. It offers encounters with wildlife and native Inuit, with an ancient culture, who have adapted to a harsh environment. Watch Narwhals joust with their ivory tusks, get up close and personal with Beluga whales, see enormous walrus and observe polar bears on the prowl for seals in the pack ice. In the land of the midnight sun summer temperatures are almost always above freezing and often 15ºC. Stay in eco-lodges or have the unique experience of staying in a luxury tent on the floe edge in comfort and style. Come to the Arctic for a powerful and memorable experience!

Arctic Base Camp

High Arctic Expedition Cruising 11 days / 10 nights

The best way to experience the Arctic – this trip takes you to the top of the world! See breathtaking scenery, colourful communities, giant icebergs and unique Arctic wildlife. Travel aboard an iceclass rated 118 passenger expedition vessel with an expedition team. Day 1: Resolute Bay

On arrival, board the cruise vessel.

(D)

Day 2: Prince Leopold, Somerset & Beechey Isl

The tall cliffs in this area are one of the top bird sites in the High Arctic. Beechey Island is best known as the epicentre of the Franklin expedition search. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)

Bustling Arctic community in one of the most beautiful Eastern Arctic landscapes. Explore the town and enjoy a cultural presentation at the Nattinnak Centre. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Northeast Baffin

We will make an expeditionary stop today on our way south on Baffin Island. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River)

Perched on a floodplain, surrounded by spectacular fiords, Clyde River offers excellent views of glacial action. The area is home to various species of seal and the polar bears that prey on them. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Igaliqtuuq (Isabella Bay)

This area is a late summer and fall feeding destination for many Baffin Bay/Davis Strait bowhead whales. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Karrat Fjord

Cruise one of Greenland’s most spectacular fjords. Narwhals and seals frequent this area. See colonies of dovekies. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Uummannaq

Uummannaq is the sunniest place in Greenland with an impressive and imposing hunk of red gneiss which serves as the town’s backdrop. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Illulissat

Visit the community and see spectacular icesheets and bergs, including the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Itilleq

Narwhal & Polar Bear Floe Edge Adventure 8 days / 7 nights

Experience the real Arctic. Narwhals, polar bears, glaciers, Inuit culture and ice bergs make this an unparalleled adventure. Temperatures are mainly above zero, you’ll be at the floe edge watching whales, polar bears and arctic birds. Live on the sea ice in a modern base camp in comfort and style for an up close and personal arctic experience.

Arctic Ocean Adventure 4 days / 3 nights

Take a journey by land and air to view the majesty of Alaska’s Arctic wilderness. Experience first hand the culture of the Inupiat Eskimo. Day 1: Fairbanks – Arctic Circle – Coldfoot

Travel by van or coach on the Dalton Highway. View the Trans Alaska Pipeline and visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post. Continue north and cross the Arctic Circle. Overnight at rustic Coldfoot Camp.

Day 1: Ottawa – Iqaluit – Pond Inlet

Day 2: Coldfoot – Brooks Range – Prudhoe Bay

Day 2: Pond Inlet – Base Camp

Day 3: Deadhorse – Arctic Ocean – Barrow

Fly from Ottawa to Iqaluit and onto Pond Inlet. In the evening enjoy a truly authentic cultural presentation of Inuit throat singing, drum dancing and storytelling by local elders. Overnight hotel at Pond Inlet. (D) Meet the guides on the beach (yes! there are sand beaches in the Arctic) and depart for the floe-edge where ice meets open water. Travel by qamutiq (sled) towed by a snowmobile across the sea ice for 90km scenic journey with possible stops at historic grave sites, hanging glaciers, and an abandoned whaling station. The base camp is set up just back from the ice edge and consists of safari-style tents with a wooden floor equipped with electric power, heaters, elevated beds and ample standing room. Tented camping for 5 nights. (B,L,D)

Day 3-6: Ice Floe Edge

Travel to historic Wiseman. Pass through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and cross the Continental Divide. Walk on the tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain. Overnight at Deadhorse Camp (Prudhoe Bay). Tour Prudhoe Bay’s vast oil fields and dip your toe in the waters of the Arctic Ocean. Fly from Prudhoe Bay to the Inupiat Eskimo village of Barrow for overnight and enjoy the midnight sun.

Day 4: Barrow – Fairbanks

Tour the village and meet the people while enjoying a cultural program featuring ceremonial song and dance, traditional games and demonstration of native crafts. Walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Return by air to Fairbanks where tour concludes.

The base camp will enable you to enjoy the warm spring weather (midday sun 24 hrs/day) and engage in a variety of activities both on the land and at the floe-edge. Watch for narwhals, ring seals and over 15 species of migratory birds. Also a chance to observe polar bears in the pack ice possibly on the prowl for seals or sunning themselves as well as bowhead whales. Ice conditions permitting, there will be a visit to the bird sanctuary with 20,000 plus birds nesting. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Base Camp – Pond Inlet

Return to Pond Inlet late in the afternoon, explore the hamlet and possibly purchase soapstone carvings or local prints. Overnight hotel at Pond Inlet. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Pond Inlet – Ottawa

Early morning departure by plane via Iqaluit for Ottawa. Tour ends on arrival in Ottawa. (B)

Itilleq’s residents are closely tied to the land and its resources. Engage the local soccer team in a friendly match before parting ways. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Kangerlussuaq

Cruise up Sondre Stromfjord, the longest fjord in Greenland. Disembark the cruise vessel.

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Alaska Cruising - Small Ship

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Small Group Wilderness Voyages The Un-Cruise experience is for active and curious travellers wanting to get close to water and land. Cruise in low draft vessels in small groups of 60 to 76 passengers with an expert crew. Enjoy healthy meals, creature comforts like DVD’s and iPod docks, experienced Expedition Leaders/ Naturalists plus a wide variety of excursions to suit any activity level. Hike where others cannot and use top quality equipment such as kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear and skiffs to provide a unique Alaska experience. Facilities include hot tubs, saunas, exercise equipment, yoga classes and optional massage.

Wilderness Discoverer

Alaska’s Inside Passage Juneau to Ketchikan 8 days / 7 nights

Explore the back passages and narrow waterways of the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. Reach rarely seen areas with spectacular scenery and pristine beauty. Day 1: Depart Juneau

Transfer to the ship and set sail for Tracy Arm. Spend 7 nights in a private cabin onboard the ship. (D)

Day 2: Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound

At the end of Tracy Arm sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots, and mountain goats, usually spotted high on the cliffs. Later today cruise to Frederick Sound, known for large concentrations of humpback whales. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Thomas Bay

Choose kayaking and a forest trek on a scenic trail or go big on the 11-mile hike to the glacially-fed Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Glacial Landscapes / Wrangell Narrows

In an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz, adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. Cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture at Chief Shakes Tribal House for native storytelling. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal – orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown bears, black bears, mink, marten and eagles. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low elevation trek. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Misty Fjord National Monument

Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness Area is a haven for sea birds, brown and black bear, mountain goats, Sitka deer, mink, moose, river otters and other marine wildlife. Kayak through Walker Cove or explore the area by skiff. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Depart Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan, disembark and transfer to the airport or hotel where tour concludes. (B)

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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay 8 days / 7 nights

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and remote wilderness exploration highlight this adventure cruise. Spend days cruising among massive icebergs, hiking into wildlife-rich forests; standing atop a glacier; kayaking, paddle boarding and riding a skiff along a dramatic fjord; learning about the Tlingit culture; and whale watching.

Family Discoveries Selected departures are available for families. These cruises are geared toward entertaining and educating kids from various age groups with activities tailored for all ages. Kids under 13 years receive a 30% saving.

Day 1: Depart Juneau

Transfer to the ship and cruise the scenic channels of the Inside Passage. Spend 7 nights in a private cabin onboard the ship. (D)

Days 2-4: Glacier Bay National Park

Over the next 3 days enjoy Glacier Bay National Park. Linger near South Marble Island and spot the many species of birds that call this area home, keeping your eyes on the water and the island for brightly coloured puffins. After searching for more wildlife, stop at the Park Service’s Headquarters at Bartlett Cove for a hike through the rainforest or possibly a native cultural presentation. See tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys. Conditions permitting, you’ll also have a rare opportunity to hike or kayak or tour via shore boat. (B,L,D)

Wilderness Adventurer Pathfinder queen cabin

Day 5: Icy Strait

Scour the nutrient-rich waters in search of humpbacks, porpoise, sea lions and other wildlife. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear sightings. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Chichagof Island / Baranof Island

Meander along the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the spirit of expedition un-cruising, marvel at the grand scenery and hidden treasures of the region. Anchored in a remote shelter for the evening, there’ll be another opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Peril Strait / Serius Narrows

Running 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound, this haven for small ships is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This wildliferich waterway is a great place to explore the shoreline for bear, the waters for otters and whales, and to watch for eagles. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Depart Sitka

Arrive in Sitka, disembark and transfer to the airport or hotel where tour concludes. (B)

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Exploring sheltered coves

Combination Cruises & Other Itineraries

Cruises are available on other itineraries such as Ketchikan to Juneau (Western Coves) and Seattle to Juneau or Juneau to Seattle. Cruises can be combined to make different 15 - 22 day itineraries. Hawaiian Islands Cruise also available. Please contact us for details or call today for your free brochure.

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Alaska Cruising - Small Ship Exclusive Yacht Adventures Travel in casual elegance aboard three luxury yachts. Cruise into areas that are not accessible to larger ships, and on excursions and activities that are exclusive, private and unavailable to most other travellers. From 22 to 88 guests onboard, the itineraries are flexible to maximize wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities. Staterooms feature heated tile floors, ensuites, some with jacuzzies, some with balconies, TV’s with DVD players and iPod docking stations. Some yachts have complimentary massage and sauna and all have hot tub. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included on the cruise.

Safari Explorer

Discoverer’s Glacier Country

The Famed Inside Passage

Meander through the largest national forest in the USA – home to grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and wolves. En-route to Alaska’s massive glaciers, enter some of the world’s deepest fjords to hike and kayak.

Experience the full length of the Inside Passage with shores tight to the sides of the yacht. Embrace exhilarating closeness to snow-capped mountains, wildlife, birds, waterfalls and narrow passageways.

Day 1: Arrive Juneau

Transfer to the yacht and cruise to a secluded wilderness anchorage. (D)

Embark the vessel and sail through a lock where you’re lowered 20ft into the Salish Sea. This evening cruise to an anchorage near the Olympic Peninsula. (D)

Day 2-3: Glacier Bay National Park

Day 2: Salish Sea / Friday Harbour

Seattle to Juneau 15 days / 14 nights

8 days / 7 nights

Over the next 2 days cruise 60 miles to Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers, frequently calving huge icebergs into the bay. Lower the inflatable and weave among the icebergs (conditions permitting). Anchor in hidden coves and hike and kayak in majestic wilderness. Opportunities to see puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, moose, eagles and spectacular scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Icy Strait

Scour the nutrient-rich waters in search of humpbacks, porpoise, sea lions and other wildlife. Late afternoon, drop the skiffs and kayaks to explore the remote coastline with eyes set on shore for possible bear sightings. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Chichagof Island / Baranof Island

With no binding agenda, cruise along the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. Marvel at the grand scenery of Alaska’s wilderness. This evening, perhaps tucking away in a waterfall-laced fjord, there’ll be time for skiff operations and sea kayaking to look for sea otters and bears before calling it a day near Baranof Island. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Frederick Sound / Stephen’s Passage

Spend the day exploring Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage - an excellent chance for viewing humpback whales and other marine wildlife. Watch sea lions at a large rookery. Later, cruise picturesque bays where evergreen forests crowd the shores. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Ford’s Terror / Endicott Arm

Enjoy Ford’s Terror – a pristine tidal inlet and fjord – and view rugged ice-covered mountains gleaming high overhead and a glacier that actively calves into the icefilled fjord of Endicott Arm. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Depart Juneau

Arrive in Juneau and transfer to the airport or hotel where tour concludes. (B)

Day 1: Seattle

Day 13: The Brothers Islands / Stephen’s Passage

Wildlife viewing today - this area is the summer feeding ground for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the northern hemisphere. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness

See Dawes Glacier and tides permitting, explore the narrow passage of Ford’s Terror. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Juneau

Arrive in Juneau and transfer to the airport.

(B)

Forested islands dot the seascape. Explore quaint Friday Harbour and the Whale Museum. Keep watch for the resident orca pods. (B,L,D)

Day 3: San Juan Islands

Weave through the San Juan Islands exploring its bays, inlets, and beaches. (B,L,D)

Day 4-6: Canada’s Inside Passage

Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests and mountains are ideal for sightings of orca, seals, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, porpoise, bald eagles, and sea birds. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument

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One of Alaska’s greatest natural and cultural treasures and home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys and 3,000 foot sheer-walled granite cliffs are a haven for wildlife. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Ketchikan

Explore Tlingit culture, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Tongass National Forest / El Capitan Passage Explore the Tongass National Forest, in El Capitan Passage. Highlights include high forest and the El Capitan Cave. If time allows, stop at Marble Island for some freshly harvested oysters and fish from a local family. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Klawock Native Village

Discover living history in Klawock—one of Alaska’s most authentic Tlingit villages. Visit the carvers’ shed where the art is passed on to the local youth. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Chatham Strait

Explore intricate passages and shores along Chatham Strait’s Kuiu or Baranof Islands. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Frederick Sound

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Bubble net feeding from zodiac

Private Charters

Let us work with you to customize an itinerary to suit your own private cruise for a family or group of people. Group sizes can range from 12 to 86. Imagine finishing up a meeting then stepping out on deck to photograph humpback whales. Celebrate a reunion or anniversary with family members or a group of friends on a cruise customized for your interests. Simply tell us what you’d like and we’ll make it happen.

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Alaska Mini Stays

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Alaska is an experience you will never forget. From sharing a riverbank with mighty grizzly bears to searching for whales and other marine life, the opportunities to see this amazing land are like no other. One-fifth the landmass of the United States, this vast destination offers unlimited possibilities. It’s amazingly different with the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parklands, the highest concentration of glaciers and the longest stretch of coastline in all of the United States. Our extensive tour options include wildlife viewing, National Parks, rail tours, self-drive vacations, big and small ship cruises, ferry packages, glacier viewing, wilderness lodges, fishing, winter activities, native cultures and outdoor adventures.

Mt. Mckinley - Denali

Denali Getaway

Glacier Experience

Arctic Getaways

Take a short break to Denali National Park to see its abundant wildlife. Watch for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep.

Enjoy the glacier experience of Prince William Sound, Portage Glacier and Kenai Fjords. A chance to spot humpback whales, sea otters and sea lions.

Alaska’s Arctic is one of the last great wilderness regions on earth. A remote, wild and sparsely populated land of vast wilderness expanses. Day tours and overnight packages are available from Fairbanks.

4 days / 3 night

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive Anchorage and overnight.

5 days / 4 nights

1-2 days

Day 1: Anchorage

Day 2: Anchorage – Denali

Arrive in Anchorage for a 4 night stay.

Arctic Circle Land Adventure

Day 2: City Tour and Portage Glacier

Day 3: Denali

Enjoy a city sights tour including the Alaska Native Heritage Centre and a cruise out to Portage Glacier. (B)

A one day guided round trip journey by land across the Arctic Circle. Travel by tour van or coach north from Fairbanks and view the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post and travel the rugged Dalton Highway experiencing expansive landscapes.

Take the scenic journey on the Alaskan Railroad to Denali for a 2 night stay. (B)

Take a 6 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour deep into Denali National Park to spot moose, grizzly bears, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep. (L)

Day 3: Prince William Sound

Day 4: Denali – Anchorage

Day 4: Kenai Fjords

Transfer from Denali to Anchorage by coach. Tour ends upon arrival into Anchorage.

Yukon Railroad and Inside Passage 6 days / 5 nights

Take the White Pass Railroad to Skagway through some of the most outstanding scenery in the world. Explore the Inside Passage’s towns and glaciers. Day 1: Whitehorse

Arrive Whitehorse and overnight.

Day 2: Whitehorse – Skagway

Take a coach from Whitehorse to Fraser and meet White Pass Railroad for the journey to Skagway. Spend 2 nights in Skagway.

Day 3: Skagway

Free day to explore Skagway.

Day 4: Skagway – Juneau

Enjoy a ride on the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Juneau. Spend 2 nights in Juneau.

Day 5: Juneau

Cruise Tongass National Park to Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier. Watch for bears on the shores of Admiralty Island. (L)

Day 6: Juneau

Tour ends with check out of hotel.

Take the Alaskan Railroad to Whittier for the Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise. (B,L) Take the Alaska Railroad to Seward for the Kenai Fjords Cruise. (B,L)

Day 5: Anchorage

Tour ends with check out of the hotel.

(B)

6 days / 5 nights

Upon arrival into Seward from a cruise, why not extend your stay and take a wilderness getaway. This tour can also be done ex Whittier. Day 1: Seward

Upon arrival into Seward enjoy a tour of Seward and Exit Glacier before taking a dog sled ride. Overnight Seward.

Day 2: Seward – Denali

Coach transfer from Seward to Denali via Anchorage for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 3: Denali

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Day 4: Denali – Anchorage

Enjoy a free morning before taking the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. Spend 2 nights in Anchorage.

Day 5: Anchorage City Sights

Enjoy a city sights tour including the Alaska Native Heritage Centre.

Day 6: Anchorage

Tour ends with check out of hotel.

A one day guided round trip journey by air and land across the Arctic Circle. Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range, experiencing an aerial view of the vast Alaska wilderness. Take a guided tour from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks with the same sightseeing as the Arctic Circle Land Adventure.

Arctic Circle Overnight Adventure

Cruise Extension

Take a full day Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park for wildlife viewing.

Arctic Circle Fly/Tour Adventure

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An overnight guided round trip journey by air and land in to Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range. Itinerary same as Arctic Circle Fly/Tour Adventure but includes overnight Coldfoot and optional sightseeing tours such as Anaktuvuk Pass Adventure, Arctic Mountain Safari, Wiseman Wilderness Community Visit or Koyukuk River Scenic Float.

Anchorage Stopover 3 days/2 nights

Visit Alaska’s largest city and the hub for Alaskan land based touring. Surrounded by wilderness and mountain ranges, Anchorage boasts luxury hotels, delectable restaurants, museums, heritage centre and shopping. Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and take the hotel shuttle service to the hotel for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Anchorage

Explore the historic points of interest in downtown Anchorage & visit the 25-acre Alaska Native Heritage Centre on a 3 hour tour. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Depart Anchorage

Transfer by the hotel shuttle service to the airport or railway station.

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Alaska Wildlife Tours Kodiak Island Brown Bears 2 days / 1 nights

Kodiak is home to one of the largest land carnivores in the world - the Brown Bear. As the second largest island in the United States, Kodiak is rich in natural beauty, wildlife and Alutiiq native heritage. Over 200 species of birds, Sitka Blacktail Deer, mountain goats, sea lions, sea otters, whales and, of course, the bears call this island home. Day 1: Anchorage – Kodiak

Fly from Anchorage to Kodiak. Transfer to the hotel. Later depart on a float plane for a bear viewing flight providing incredible views of the Kodiak landscape with an emphasis on viewing the brown bears. Overnight in Kodiak.

Day 2: Kodiak – Anchorage

A guided tour of Kodiak City including the Alutiiq Museum, Russian Orthodox Church, Baranof Museum and Kodiak Island Wildlife Refuge Centre. Transfer to the airport and fly back to Anchorage where tour concludes.

Brown Bears, Katmai National Park

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Denali Backcountry Lodge

The only lodge within the 700,000 acre Kenai Fjords National Park. Comfortably appointed log cabins feature a private bath and view of the lagoon. Wildlife viewing includes Steller sea lions, harbor seals, sea and river otters, Dall’s porpoises, humpback and/or orca whales, mountain goats, black bears, bald eagles, puffins, and a myriad of other birdlife.

Don’t limit your visit to Denali National Park to the developed areas near the park entrance. Be more adventurous and head deep into the heart of the park to the Denali Backcountry Lodge.

Day 1: Seward – Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Day 2: Denali Backcountry Lodge

3 day/2 night package also available, contact us for details.

Bears of Katmai 3 days / 2 nights

Katmai National Park is home to over 800 Alaska Brown Bears, the largest protected population in the state. Witness the feisty salmon battle their way through the rapids, past hungry bears to jump over the falls on their way to the spawning grounds from July to August. Relax in the comfort of a modern log cabin styled lodge. Day 1: Anchorage – King Salmon – Brooks Falls

Transfer to the airport and fly to King Salmon. Transfer to a seaplane for the flight to Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park. The remainder of the day is spent exploring Brooks Camp, viewing brown bears from observation platforms, and hiking on the numerous trails. Spend 2 nights at Brooks Lodge.

Day 2: Katmai National Park

Full day of activities at the lodge including bear viewing, hiking and park ranger programs.

Day 3: Brooks Falls – King Salmon – Anchorage

Spend the day at Brooks Lodge. Relax, view bears or take an optional bus tour to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes. In the afternoon return to Anchorage via King Salmon.

4 days / 3 nights

3 days / 2 nights

Enjoy a 4-5 hour wildlife and tidewater glacier boat ride of Kenai Fjords National Park followed by a 20 minute trail walk to the lodge. Orientation, optional afternoon activity and evening program. (L,D)

Day 2 & 3: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Daily activities include guided sea kayaking (short and long options), nature walks, exploring the lagoon by canoe, and interpretive programs. Take time to relax if you wish. Evening programs nightly. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge – Seward

Choose a short morning activity. After lunch return to Seward on another scenic boat ride. (B,L)

Knik River Lodge & Denali Tour 6 days / 5 nights

Join the many activities from hiking, biking, gold panning, Natural History presentations and Wonder Lake shuttles to simply relaxing in one of the riverside Gazebos. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Denali Backcountry Lodge – Denali

Transfer back to Denali with another opportunity to search for Moose, Caribou, Sheep and Grizzlies. Arrive Denali’s Rail Depot where tour ends. Take the time to visit the Visitor’s Centre. (B)

Bears, Whales and Glaciers 6 days / 5 nights

Enjoy a wilderness tour of the Inside Passage taking in the lush coastal rainforest, deep blue fjords and abundant wildlife. Arrive Juneau for a 3 night stay.

Day 2: Juneau

Arrive Anchorage and overnight.

Day 2: Anchorage – Palmer

Collect a rental car and drive to Palmer and on to Knik River Lodge for overnight. (B)

Day 3: Palmer – Denali

Enjoy a 4 hour airboat tour to the glacier. This afternoon continue driving north to Denali for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 4: Denali

Take a tour into Denali National Park, where you may see grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and mountain sheep.

Day 5: Denali – Anchorage

The morning is free to explore Denali before driving back to Anchorage. Overnight Anchorage. Tour concludes.

Travel 92 miles into the Park searching for Denali’s famed wildlife and enjoying the vistas of the park. Spend 2 nights at Denali Backcountry Lodge. (D)

Day 1: Juneau

Day 1: Anchorage

Day 6: Depart Anchorage

Day 1: Denali – Denali Backcountry Lodge

Day at leisure in Juneau including a Mt Roberts Tram ticket.

Day 3: Bear Viewing

Enjoy a 20-30 minute scenic fight to Admiralty or Chichagof Island for bear viewing.

Day 4: Whale Watching

Fly from Juneau to Gustavus for a 2 night stay. Afternoon whale watching cruise into Icy Strait. (L,D)

Day 5: Glacier Bay

Transfer to Glacier Bay Lodge for a full day Glacier Bay National Park cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Gustavus – Juneau

Fly from Gustavus to Juneau where tour concludes. (B)

(B)

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Alaska Tours

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Yukon Highlights Tour Anchorage to Juneau 11 days / 10 nights

Immerse yourself in the unique history and overwhelming beauty of the Yukon. Visit Denali National Park for wildlife viewing and experience a cruise along the mighty Yukon River. Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage for two night stay.

Day 2: Anchorage

Travel to Portage Lake and board the m/v Ptarmigan for a cruise to within 300 yards of Portage Glacier.

Day 3: Anchorage – Denali

Travel deep into the Alaska Range aboard luxurious glass-domed railcars past Mt McKinley to Denali National Park. Overnight in Denali.

Day 4: Denali – Fairbanks

Take a Tundra Wilderness Tour to explore Denali National Park and try to spot moose, caribou, bear and Dall sheep. This afternoon board the train to Fairbanks for overnight.

Seward Resurrection Bay - Travel Alaska

Fairbanks to Anchorage

Glacier and Wildlife Tour

Day 5: Fairbanks – Tok

A great tour to do before or after a cruise. View the wildlife of Alaska, see Mt McKinley and discover the Gold Rush era.

Day 6: Tok – Dawson City

Day 1: Fairbanks

Experience the glaciers and wildlife on this wilderness tour. Watch for breaching humpback whales with a magnificent backdrop of mountains and glaciers. Take a sled dog ride and enjoy the journey to Denali to watch for grizzly bears and moose on the Alaskan Railroad.

Enjoy a cruise on an authentic Riverboat. Later enjoy a miner’s lunch before travel by motorcoach along the Alaska Highway to Tok for overnight. (L) Travel the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City for two nights. (D)

Day 7: Dawson City

Morning is free for optional tours. This afternoon, cruise on the Yukon River aboard the Yukon Spirit paddle boat.

7 days / 6 nights

Arrive Fairbanks for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Fairbanks

Discover the Gold Rush era, take in the city sights and enjoy a cruise on an authentic sternwheeler riverboat. (L)

Day 3: Fairbanks – Denali

Travel along the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse for overnight. (L)

Day 9: Whitehorse – Skagway

Travel on the Yukon Railroad to the White Pass summit. Overnight in Skagway.

Day 4: Denali

Take a full day Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park to spot moose, grizzly bears, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep.

Explore picturesque Skagway this morning then fly to Juneau where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Juneau.

Day 5: Denali – Talkeetna

Coach transfer to Anchorage. The afternoon is free to visit Anchorage’s Museum and city sights. Overnight Anchorage.

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Day 4: Anchorage – Seward

Transfer to the railway station. Take the Alaska Railroad to Seward for a Kenai Fjords Cruise. Spend 2 nights in Seward. (B,L)

Day 5: Seward

A day tour of Seward and Exit Glacier before meeting the famous sled dogs for a sled ride. (B,L) (B)

Day 6: Seward – Denali

Transfer by coach from Seward to Denali for a 3 night stay.

Day 7: Denali

Take a full day tundra tour into Denali National Park to spot moose, grizzly bears, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep. (L)

Day 10: Anchorage

Northwest Territories

Skagway Juneau

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— Yukon Highlights Tour Anchorage to Juneau

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Tour ends with check out from the hotel.

Whitehorse

Ketchikan

Transfer to the railway station. Take the Alaskan Railroad to Whittier for the magnificent Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise. Return to Anchorage and transfer to the hotel. (B,L)

The morning is free before taking the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Anchorage.

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Day 9: Denali – Anchorage

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Today is free to explore Denali at leisure or take one of the park activities available.

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Day 6: Talkeetna – Anchorage

Day 11: Juneau

Arrive in Anchorage for a 3 night stay.

Day 3: Prince William Sound

Coach transfer to Talkeetna this morning. This afternoon is free to explore. Overnight Talkeetna.

Day 10: Skagway – Juneau

Day 1: Anchorage

Enjoy a city sights tour including the Alaska Native Heritage Centre.

Take the Alaska Railroad to Denali for a 2 night stay.

Day 8: Dawson City – Whitehorse

Alaska

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Alaska Small Group Tours Secrets of the North 11 days / 10 nights

This guided tour features the coastal cities of Seward and Homer, the bustling metropolitan community of Anchorage, the glacier-carved Knik River Valley and the wildlands of Denali National Park and Kenai Peninsula. Discover the best of Alaska! Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Transfer to the hotel. Day is at leisure to explore Anchorage. Sights to see include the Anchorage Museum and the Saturday Market and Festival or take a walk or bike ride on the coastal trail.

Day 2: Anchorage – Denali

Head north to Denali with stops and views of Mt McKinley (weather permitting). Stop at the Denali Park Visitor Centre. Spend 2 nights in Denali. (B)

Day 3: Denali

Enjoy an 8 hour tour into Denali National Park to the Eielson Visitor Centre to view interpretive exhibits. Join a guided walk or explore a hiking trail on your own. Excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and views of Mt McKinley and the Alaska Range.

Day 4: Denali – Talkeetna – Knik

Board the train for the journey to Talkeetna. Time for a short visit of the colourful town of Talkeetna. Then transfer to Knik River Lodge for a 2 night stay.

Day 5: Knik

Travel to Hatchers Pass and Independence Mine State Historical Park and learn about one of Alaska’s largest gold mining camps. Optional Knik Glacier boat tours, helicopter flight seeing or helicopter dog mushing tours.

Day 6: Girdwood – Cooper Landing – Soldotna

Leave the Matanuska Valley and drive to the Kenai Peninsula. Stop at the Alyeska Hotel for an aerial Tram ride with outstanding views. Continue to Cooper Landing for a 2 hour float trip on the Upper Kenai River. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is home to moose, eagles, Dall sheep, salmon, waterfowl, beaver and bears. Drive to Soldotna for overnight.

Day 7: Soldotna – Homer

Travel to Homer, home of many famous Alaska artists and breathtaking views of glaciers and mountains. Spend 2 nights on the Homer Spit. (B)

Day 8: Homer

Day is at leisure for optional excursions such as fishing, bear viewing or touring of local communities such as Seldovia or Halibut Cove.

Day 9: Homer – Seward

Drive to Seward and visit the Alaska SeaLife Centre, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue centre. Overnight in Seward.

Moraine Walk - Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Unique Alaska Lodges 9 Days / 8 Nights

The very best of Alaska in one unique journey - the stunning seacoast teeming with marine wildlife, a cosy eco-lodge nestled in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, an exclusive seacoast lodge situated within Kenai Fjords National Park, and time to explore the splendours of Denali. Day 1: Kenai Backcountry Lodge

Depart Anchorage and drive along Turnagain Arm and through the Chugach National Forest to Cooper Landing. Gear up for a full day raft into the heart of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Watch for moose, bald eagles and other bird species. The Kenai River is also famous for its salmon. Arrive at Kenai Backcountry Lodge for a 2 night stay. (L,D)

Day 2: Kenai Backcountry Lodge

Spend a full day exploring the remote wilderness of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Hike a secluded trail, explore the tundra and enjoy great views of the lake and surrounding wilderness. Or explore the lake by boat, stopping for scenic views, wildlife sightings and short walks. Return to the lodge and enjoy the wood-fired sauna or simply relax. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Embark on a marine wildlife and glacier cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park. Arrive at the private Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge for a 2 night stay in a private cabin. Nestled on the edge of a protected tidal lagoon, the Glacier Lodge offers miles of pristine beachfront and views of the stunning Pedersen Glacier. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Seward – Anchorage

Day 4: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Today choose from guided activities including walks, canoeing, sea kayaking, coastal explorations or relax at the lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Seward

Enjoy an activity before boarding for the return wildlife cruise to Seward. Overnight in Seward. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Talkeetna

In the morning begin the journey north through the scenic Chugach State Park to Talkeetna, gateway to the Alaska Range. Choose from several activities, including an optional flightseeing tour of Mt. McKinley (Denali) and its adjacent glacial canyons or wander through “downtown” Talkeetna. Overnight in Talkeetna. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Denali National Park

Continue travelling north to Denali National Park. After lunch embark on a five to six hour Denali wildlife drive through the park. Watch for caribou, moose, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, resident and migratory birds, and weather permitting, the tallest peak in North America, Denali. Arrive at Kantishna Roadhouse for a 2 night stay in cabins deep within Denali National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Denali National Park

Enjoy a full day of exploration and hiking in the Denali National Park. The activities available include guided hiking, natural history programs, gold panning, dog sled demonstration and mountain biking. Optional add-on flightseeing tours. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Anchorage

Return to Denali and watch for wildlife. Board the first class GoldStar rail cars of the Alaska Railroad for the return journey to Anchorage. Tour ends on arrival in Anchorage. (B)

Enjoy a 6 hour wildlife and glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. Depart for Anchorage along Turnagain Arm. Overnight in Anchorage. (L)

Day 11: Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage Airport.

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USA Mini Stays

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Los Angeles Access Hollywood 4 days / 3 nights

Each year, Hollywood’s undeniable magic draws millions of visitors to Los Angeles to place their hands and feet against the timeless impressions of their beloved celebrities at Mann’s Chinese Theatre and trace their footsteps along the Walk of Fame. In the centre of it all, the stage is now set for the stunning Hollywood & Highland, one of southern California’s premiere entertainment and shopping attractions and the heralded home of the Academy Awards! Enjoy browsing through a unique selection of one-of-akind stores, dining in world-class restaurants and seeing how Hollywood lives. Highlights include: 3 nights accommodation in Los Angeles; Red Line Behind the Scenes Tour revealing filming locations, classic movie palaces, the Hollywood Sign, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame; admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood, an interactive experience with a-list celebrities, super heroes, Hollywood icons, Movie makers and much more; admission to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience rides such as E. T. and Jurassic Park, shows featuring stunt men, special effects and trained animals as well as the world famous studio lot tour.

San Francisco Stopover 4 days / 3 nights

The world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, authentic cable cars, Chinatown and Lombard Street, “the Most Crooked Street in the World” are among the popular attractions for visitors and locals alike in San Francisco. Highlights include: 3 nights accommodation in San Francisco; Alcatraz Island tour; Wine Country tour including a winery tour and complimentary wine tastings.

New York Central Park

New York I’ll Take Manhattan

Las Vegas & The Grand Canyon Skywalk

New York is buzzing with excitement and activities. Enjoy Central Park, which offers 840 acres of lawns and recreational facilities for the whole family. Savour the ethereal gospel music of the Baptist church in Harlem. Behold the fantastic skyline of Manhattan, the glitter of Broadway, the world-class museums and famous restaurants. Experience the essence of this dynamic, heart of the world city...a blend of all cities. This is the big time: The Big Apple, the most exciting city in the world!

Las Vegas is known for its glitz, glamour and excitement. Its crowds of people in polyester pantsuits, big hair and gold chains, staring at neon signs and spinning cherries like deer hypnotised by headlights. Yet, aside from the over-the-top spectacle, it is a destination filled with exciting attractions to fill your days as well as nights. It also has great access to the Grand Canyon - one of the world’s natural wonders.

4 days / 3 nights

Take a bite out of “The Big Apple.” See the major attractions and neighbourhoods on a tour that contrasts life in this dazzling, fast-paced city. Highlights include: 3 nights accommodation in New York; Theatre ticket for a Broadway Show; Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island ferry ride; admission to the Empire State Building Observatory.

4 days / 3 nights

Highlights include: 3 nights accommodation in Las Vegas; Las Vegas Power Pass which grants admission to a host of attractions and also provides discounts on show tickets and shopping; Air/Ground tour of the Grand Canyon travelling to the Grand Canyon by air and upon arrival a coach tour of the South Rim stopping at several scenic points.

Washington D.C. 4 days / 3 nights

The nation’s capital is not a boring, bureaucratic town, but a powerful and historic city filled with monuments, museums, theatres and galleries. It has exciting neighbourhoods where the residents work hard, but play even harder. Throw in the embassies and international institutions such as the World Bank, and this incorporates an enormous immigrant population into the mix. The soaring possibilities of the American dream, and the harsh realities so many dreamers awaken to, play out against a superpower capital made up of neighbourhoods that are still cozy enough to care. Highlights include: 3 nights accommodation in Washington D.C.; Washington D.C. hop on / hop off city tours stopping at the United States Capitol Building, Supreme Court, several of the Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial, Museum of American History, Ford’s Theatre; admission to the Spy Museum and the Newseum; full day bike rental (seasonal); admission to Madame Tussauds.

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USA Self Drive Tours Whether you want to explore one part of the USA or travel across the country, a self drive holiday allows you to travel at your own pace and discover new places that are off the beaten track. The USA is a large and diverse country, if you don’t want to waste a minute then take one of our pre-arranged itineraries (see below) and we’ll have someone meet you at the beginning of your trip to provide a detailed briefing on your chosen route, provide a welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary and have pre-booked all accommodation. We have 40 itineraries to choose from. If you’d prefer to freewheel then refer to page 12 of this brochure for car or motorhome rental information.

Route 66

16 days / 15 nights Travel the famous Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. In the dust bowl years of the 1930’s, 15% of Oklahoma’s population started out on Route 66 in single cars or caravans, carrying all their belongings, children, hopes and dreams with them. Day 1: Arrive Chicago

Make your own way to the hotel for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Chicago

Meet with a representative who will provide the welcome kit including driving instructions, vouchers and maps. Day is free to explore the Windy City.

Day 3: Chicago – St Louis

Collect the rental car and begin the journey along Route 66 traversing the Illinois farmland to St Louis, Missouri for an overnight.

Day 4: St Louis – Springfield

Leave the Mississippi River and travel through the scenic Missouri Ozark region. Overnight in Springfield.

Day 5: Springfield – Tulsa – Oklahoma City

Travel through rolling countryside, once the haunt of Native Americans, cowboys and outlaws and along part of the Cherokee Strip. Overnight in Oklahoma City.

Day 6: Oklahoma City – Amarillo

Travel through Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian territory. Enter the Texas panhandle, haven of cowboys, oil-field roughnecks and self made millionaires. Overnight in Amarillo.

Day 7: Amarillo – Albuquerque

Make a visit to the Cadillac Ranch. Leave Amarillo and travel through the land of tumbleweeds, cattle, cotton and oil. Continue to New Mexico through old Comanche Indians hunting grounds. Spend 3 nights in Albuquerque.

Day 8: Albuquerque

Enjoy the sweeping views of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

Day 9: Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Albuquerque Visit Santa Fe, famous for its galleries and museums.

Day 10: Albuquerque – Holbrook

Today’s highlight is the Petrified Forest National Park. Overnight in Holbrook, Arizona.

Day 11: Holbrook – Grand Canyon

Travel through Navajo Indian Country to the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park. Walk along the rim for stunning views. Overnight Williams.

Day 12: Grand Canyon – Las Vegas

Drive through Kingman to Hoover Dam. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering oasis in the desert, for a 2 night stay.

Day 13: Las Vegas

Day is at leisure in Las Vegas.

Day 14: Las Vegas – Santa Monica/Los Angeles

Journey through the Mojave Desert, stopping at the ghost town of Calico enroute to Los Angeles and the termination of Route 66, Santa Monica. Overnight Los Angeles.

Day 15: Los Angeles/Santa Monica

Day is at leisure in Los Angeles or Santa Monica.

Day 16: Depart Los Angeles

Return the rental car to the airport where tour concludes.

Pacific Coast Explorer 11 days / 10 nights

Drive the spectacular Pacific Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles with stops in Portland, Redwood National Park, Mendocino, San Francisco, Carmel, Big Sur and Cambria. Day 1: Arrive Seattle

Collect your rental car and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Mt Rainier National Park – Mt St Helens – Portland

Meet with a representative who will provide the welcome kit including driving instructions, vouchers and maps. Travel to Mt Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest. Stop at Mt St Helens to see the devastation created by the 1980 eruption of this active volcano. Continue to Portland for overnight.

Day 3: Oregon Dunes – Redwood National Park

See panoramic vistas on the dramatic, desolate coastline of Oregon. Drive through small towns and overnight in Redwood National Park.

Day 4: Redwood National Park – Eureka

Drive south passing former Russian fishing settlements. The giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks that collectively are a World Heritage Site.

Day 5: Eureka – San Francisco

Follow the coast of California to Mendocino, a Historic Preservation District with a superb coastal setting. Continue to San Francisco for a 2 night stay.

Day 6: San Francisco

Day is at leisure in San Francisco.

Day 7: Monterey/Carmel

Travel down the California Coast to Monterey/Carmel for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Big Sur – Central Coast

Follow the Pacific Coast Highway south along the Big Sur Peninsular. Take time to visit Hearst Castle. Overnight in California’s central coast.

Route 66

Day 9: Santa Barbara – Malibu – Santa Monica – Los Angeles Drive along the beaches of Southern California to Los Angeles for a 2 night stay.

Day 10: Los Angeles

Day is at leisure to explore Los Angeles.

Day 11: Depart Los Angeles

Return the rental car to the airport where tour concludes. Bixby Bridge, California

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USA Coach Tours

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Choose from 38 coach tour itineraries throughout the USA. Concentrate on visiting a state or region of the USA or take one of the transcontinental itineraries to experience many different states. Coach touring allows you to sit back and relax whilst someone else does the driving and provides you with knowledge on the areas you are travelling through. You won’t run the risk of missing an interesting attraction, seeing a magnificent vista or experiencing a unique culture when you do a coach tour. Let someone else take the worry out of a holiday in a foreign country. If one of the itineraries below doesn’t suit you then call us to discuss the other itineraries on offer.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Western Discovery Tour 15 Days / 14 Nights

A complete tour of the West Coast of the USA including such spectacular natural sights as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Painted Desert, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the buzz of Los Angeles, the bling of Las Vegas and the beauty of San Francisco. Day 1: Los Angeles

Transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay.

Day 2: Los Angeles – The O.C – San Diego – LA

Tour commences. Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village and the San Diego bay front. Return to Los Angeles.

Day 3: Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Depart Los Angeles and travel towards the rugged San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs, across the desert to Arizona’s state capital, Phoenix for overnight.

Day 4: Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, with its towering Saguaro cacti. Continue to Sedona and see the spectacular red rock scenery. Tour the Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s natural wonders. Overnight in the Grand Canyon area.

Day 5: Monument Valley – Page / Lake Powell

Optional sunrise breakfast at the Grand Canyon. Travel to the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron and through the Painted Desert to beautiful Monument Valley, with its red sandstone spires and monoliths. Continue to Lake Powell for overnight.

Day 10: Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park Travel across Tioga Pass and then spend the day seeing some of the wonders of Yosemite National Park. Overnight in Yosemite Gateway Area at Modesto.

Day 11: Yosemite National Park – San Francisco

Depart early and cross the Oakland Bay Bridge to arrive in San Francisco for a 2 night stay. Enjoy a city tour.

Day 12: San Francisco

A full day at leisure to explore the “City by the Bay.”

Day 13: Monterey / Carmel – Shell / Pismo Beach

Drive to the Monterey Peninsula and visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Tour charming Carmelby-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon drive south past Paso Robles, home of real cowboys and wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California coast town.

Day 14: Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

8 days / 7 nights

See the highlights of the West Coast with this 8 day tour visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco. Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles

Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Los Angeles – Las Vegas

Travel to Las Vegas, glittering entertainment capital of the world for overnight.

Day 3: Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes*

Travel to the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains for the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes. Overnight Mammoth Lakes.

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, enjoy a sightseeing tour through the “City of Angels,” including Hollywood and Beverly Hills before reaching the hotel. Overnight in Los Angeles.

Day 4: Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Day 15: Los Angeles

Cross the Oakland Bay Bridge to San Francisco. City tour. Optional night tour.

This morning the tour ends with check out from the hotel.

Travel over the Tioga Pass into Yosemite National Park with its spectacular collection of waterfalls and glacial shaped granite formations. Overnight in Yosemite Gateway area at Modesto.

Day 5: Yosemite – San Francisco Day 6: San Francisco

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* Winter Routing may be necessary between October and May. Alternative overnight for Mammoth Lakes may be in Fresno or Visalia.

Day 6: Page / Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon

Pass through the town of Kanab before touring spectacular Bryce Canyon. Overnight at Bryce Canyon.

Day 7: Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Travel to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the glittering man-made entertainment capital of the world. Enjoy a 2 night stay in Las Vegas.

Day 8: Las Vegas

Today is at leisure to explore Las Vegas.

Day 9: Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes*

Travel through Death Valley, the lowest point below sea level in the Western Hemisphere, to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes for an overnight stay. Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

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Day at leisure in San Francisco.

Day 7: Monterey / Carmel – Shell / Pismo Beach

Travel by coach to the Monterey Peninsula and Carmelby-the-Sea. In the afternoon continue through Paso Robles to a Central Coast town for overnight.

Day 8: Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara then continue to Los Angeles. City tour then trip concludes.


USA Coach Tours Eastern Discovery Tour 9 Days / 8 Nights

Visit the highlights of the East Coast of the USA and the eastern Canada cities of Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. See the mighty Niagara Falls and experience the traditional culture of the Amish people. Day 1: New York – Boston

Depart New York for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to Boston and enjoy a walking tour. Overnight in Boston.

Day 2: Boston – New England – Québec City

Travel through New Hampshire and Vermont on the way to Canada. Drive through the picturesque White Mountains before crossing the border and entering the province of Québec. Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 3: Québec City – Montréal

Begin the day with a drive through Québec City. Enjoy a walking tour of the walled city. This afternoon, continue along the St. Lawrence River to the beautiful city of Montreal. Tour of old Montreal. Overnight in Montreal.

Day 4: Montréal – Ottawa – Toronto

Depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa, boasting one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the Thousand Islands Parkway to Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 5: Toronto – Niagara Falls

Drive through Toronto’s business district to see its impressive collection of modern skyscrapers. Continue along Lake Ontario crossing the Welland Canal before arriving at Niagara Falls. Time at leisure to explore the Falls. Overnight in Niagara Falls.

Day 6: Niagara Falls – Gettysburg – Amish Country

Ride through the rolling farmland of upstate New York, known as the Finger Lakes Region, and enter the State of Pennsylvania. This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.

Day 7: Amish Country – Washington, D.C.

Travel through rural countryside to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple, rural living. Continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C for a 2 night stay.

Day 8: Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

Toronto downtown

Southern Explorer 12 days / 11 nights

Day 1: New York – Washington DC

Transfer from New York to Washington DC via Philadelphia. Spend 2 nights in Washington DC.

Day 2: Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a city tour. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute.

Day 3: Washington – Williamsburg – Roanoke Depart this morning for historic Williamsburg before continuing to Roanoke for overnight.

Day 4: Roanoke – Blue Ridge – Cherokee

Travel through the Blue Ridge Mountains to Cherokee for overnight.

Day 9: New Orleans – Mobile – Pensacola

This morning, travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile to Pensacola. Enroute visit the rose garden at Bellingraths Home. Overnight in Pensacola.

Day 10: Pensacola – Orlando

Travel through Florida to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue to Orlando for a 2 night stay.

Day 11: Orlando

Day at leisure. Optional visit to Orlando attractions such as Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios.

Day 12: Orlando – Kennedy Space Centre – Miami Travel by coach to the Kennedy Space Centre, home of America’s space program. Then continue along the coast and arrive in Miami by early evening. Tour ends upon arrival in Miami.

Day 5: Cherokee – Great Smoky Mountains – Nashville

Enjoy the scenery of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, home of country and western music. Overnight in Nashville.

Day 6: Nashville – Memphis

Travel across Tennessee to Memphis, the city known for blues music and cotton. Enjoy a city tour including Beale Street. Optional Graceland Tour.

Day 7: Memphis – Jackson – New Orleans

Today’s tour travels to Mississippi. Pass by Jackson and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans – the most exciting city in the South. Spend 2 nights in New Orleans. Optional Mississippi Steamboat cruise.

Day 8: New Orleans Day at leisure.

Day 9: Washington, D.C. – New York

Transfer to New York via Philadelphia. The tour ends in midtown Manhattan this evening.

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Booking Terms & Conditions BROCHURE VALIDITY This brochure was published in January 2013. The information presented in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. Changes may occur since publication with respect to prices, itineraries, duration of holidays, service standards, tour content, airline fares and schedules. Please confirm details of your requirements at the time of booking to ascertain if there have been any alterations to the tour you select before you book. PRICES Prices stated in this brochure are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and are indicative only and current at the time of printing. Adventure Destinations reserves the right to vary the cost of the tour, taxes and airline prices if necessary by reason of currency fluctuation, component cost increase, or airfare increase. All prices are subject to confirmation from local tour operators. DEPOSIT A non-refundable 25% deposit per person, with a minimum of $250 per person plus a signed and completed Adventure Destinations booking form, is required within 7 days (unless otherwise stated) of confirmation to confirm a booking. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Receipt of non-refundable deposit and the signed/completed booking form, will be taken as an understanding by Adventure Destinations that the participant has checked their confirmed travel arrangements and has read and agreed to the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure. SPECIAL DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS Some overseas suppliers require either an additional or higher non-refundable deposit to be collected to meet their booking conditions. These are usually between 20% and 50%. Please contact Adventure Destinations for full details and to see if this applies. Otherwise relevant details will be provided upon confirmation. FINAL PAYMENT Payment in full must be completed no less than 60 days before travel. Note: some tours may require payment earlier and this will be advised with the booking confirmation. PRICE GUARANTEE ON FULL PAYMENT No surcharge in respect to cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the arrangements of your holiday once full payment has been received by Adventure Destinations, unless any changes are made to your booking in accordance with these terms and conditions. This price guarantee does not apply to: fares, charges or levies imposed by airlines up until ticketing; or any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government or their agencies.

CANCELLATIONS Cancellation fees will be levied relative to the amount of notice given as follows: Days Notice 60 or more 59-46 45-31 30-1 % of Fare Loss of Deposit 65% 85% 100% The above are Adventure Destinations cancellation fees. Airlines and Tour Operators may have additional fees. Transfer of a confirmed booking to another tour or departure date is deemed to be cancellation of the original booking. No refund for cancellation or unused services on or after commencement date. Please note that employees of any overseas suppliers are not authorised by Adventure Destinations to make any undertakings to our clients in respect of refunds or other matters. NOT INCLUDED IN COSTS International and domestic airfares and airport/ hotel transfers are not included unless specifically stated. Passports, visas, vaccinations, passenger taxes, insurance, meals (other than those stipulated), emergency evacuation costs, all items of a personal nature such as excess baggage, telephone calls, laundry, room service, airport taxes and government taxes CLIENTS NAMES – EXACTLY AS PER PASSPORT For security reasons, airlines and our overseas suppliers, require names to be given exactly as stated in your passport. It is your responsibility to provide this important information. If you or your Travel Agent do not advise the correct information and we have to re-issue airline tickets or other documentation, then you will incur any fees charged, such as airline cancellation charges or re-issue fees, in addition to Adventure Destinations own administration fee. ITINERARY CHANGES Adventure Destinations endeavours to perform all holidays in line with published itineraries but reserves the right to amend or alter itineraries for such reasons as service requirements, seasonal demand, road or weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where a change is of a significant nature, it will be advised to all tour participants. Adventure Destinations reserves the right to substitute hotels, lodges, inns and camps with properties of similar standard. CREDIT CARDS Non-refundable credit card service fees will be applied to the dollar amount charged as follows: Mastercard and Visa – 1.12%. We do not accept payments via American Express or Diners Club.

TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a condition of your booking that you are adequately insured for the duration of your trip. We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellation, health requirements, luggage and additional expenses. Insurance policies rarely cover for loss of cash. The choice of insurer is at the sole discretion of the client. We strongly suggest that insurance be purchased at the time the non-refundable deposit is paid, as Adventure Destinations cancellation conditions will be strictly enforced. HOTEL AND TOUR INFORMATION Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of hotel and tour information, we rely on the information supplied to us. As all hotels and tour operators can make changes to the service and facilities, with or without notice, Adventure Destinations cannot be liable for any errors or omissions caused by the hoteliers and operators concerned. PASSPORT You must have a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from departure date from the country you are visiting. CONSULAR ADVICE The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issues travel advices on most countries. These are available by calling 1300 555 135 or visiting their web site www.smartraveller.gov.au. We recommend that you review this information both prior to making your booking and prior to departure. VACCINATIONS Please discuss with your doctor, Travelvax or a Travel Medical Vaccination Centre, in regards to any recommended or compulsory vaccinations and medical requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate vaccinations and necessary documentation required.

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TOUR CONDITIONS Adventure Destinations does not itself provide carriage services, accommodation, transport or tours. Adventure Destinations acts as an agent for accommodation providers, air, coach, shipping, rail and other transport providers, tour operators and other service and product providers (referred to as “Service Providers”). All products and services provided by Service Providers are provided on those Service Providers own terms and conditions which may include limitations and exclusions of liability. All bookings with Adventure Destinations and all tickets, vouchers, receipts, coupons, exchange orders and other like documents issued to the client, are subject to each Service Providers terms and conditions governing the provision of products and services to be provided by that Service provider. Adventure Destinations shall not be liable for any acts, omissions or defaults whether negligent or otherwise, of any Service Providers. Adventure Destinations shall not be liable (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, delay or inconvenience resulting directly or indirectly from circumstances outside of Adventure Destination’s control, including acts of nature, war, civil disturbances, strikes, floods, acts of government or authorities, breakdowns, accidents, disease, quarantine, terrorism, medical or customs regulations, and alterations, cancellations or delays concerning itineraries, timetables or accommodation. CONSUMER CLAIMS Should you encounter any problems on your holiday, it is always better to try and solve it directly with the supplier. If it is not possible to do so and you wish to lodge a complaint please do so in writing within 30 days of completing your Adventure Destinations arrangements. CONTRACT The contract between Adventure Destinations and the client shall be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria. By making a booking with Adventure Destinations, the client agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions referred to in our brochure and in the Adventure Destinations booking form.

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VISA REQUIREMENTS It is mandatory that you familiarise yourself with any visa requirements applicable in the countries you are visiting. Foreign nationals require a re-entry visa for Australia, which should be obtained before departure. Adventure Destinations will not be held responsible for passengers travelling without the correct travel documents. We refer you to the following link for VISA guidelines www.adventuredestinations.com.au/Visalink. html. This information is a guide only, so please check with the appropriate consulate for exact information.

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BREAKDOWN OF COSTS As all Adventure Destinations touring modules and packages are based on confidential and specially negotiated rates, we reserve the right and will not give out nor supply a breakdown of costs at anytime.

LATE BOOKINGS AND AMENDMENT FEES Any reservations made within 60 days of travel before departure from Australia must be accompanied with either full payment or a credit card guarantee, due to being within the cancellation penalty period. In addition a late booking fee of $55 per file will be charged for bookings made within 14 days of departure. Should you need to alter your original reservations, due to extra administrative and communication costs incurred, there will be an automatic fee charged of $50 per amendment or transaction. Additionally there may be cancellation fees levied by the tour operator or fees may be applicable where arrangements have been pre-purchased.

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