Niagara’s Festival of the Stars and Lights

Festival of Stars and Lights

The winter season in Niagara kicks off in early December with the spectacular and brilliant Festival of Lights celebrations. This, the 35th annual version of the event, has become one of North America’s leading winter attractions bringing in visitors from all over the world.

To enhance your visit to the Festival of Stars and Lights Travac has booked platinum seats for the hottest shows in town, The Neil Sedaka Show and The Mickey Gilley Show.

Your Niagara experience includes round trip transportation via private chartered coach, two nights at the Sheraton Falls View in Niagara Falls, two breakfasts, two dinners, platinum seating for The Neil Sedaka Show and The Mickey Gilley Show, a visit to Niagara on the Lake, a driving tour of the Festival route and the services of a Travac Tours Director.

Neil Sedaka is in a class of his own with songs such as Oh Carol, Breaking up is Hard to Do, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Laughter in the Rain, Stairway to Heaven and so many more. He has also written songs or collaborated with Elton John, John Lennon, ABBA and the Captain and Tenille just to mention a few.

Mickey Gilley is a country and pop musician who has won entertainer of the year and has had literally dozens of hit records on both the country and pop billboard charts.

Affordably priced at only $669 per person based on double occupancy + HST (Total selling price of $755.97 with tax). Tickets will sell out quickly. Book early!

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre on your journey to Niagara. A lunch stop will be made on your journey to Niagara Falls. Expect to arrive in the late afternoon. Your hotel is the Sheraton Falls View in the heart of Niagara Falls. Your Travac Tours Director will advise you of your departure time for dinner. After dinner, you will be taken to your first show, the Mickey Gilley Show. (D)


Day 2

Your morning will be free. The Sheraton Falls View is perfectly located close to the falls and to shopping. After lunch you will depart for the Neil Sedaka Show. You will enjoy “platinum seating” for the show. This evening you will have a chance to enjoy the spectacular lighting that has become a trademark to the Niagara Falls Christmas season. (B,D)


Day 3

Before heading back to Ottawa we will stop in Niagara- on- the- Lake with free time to explore this quaint colonial village. We will then make our way back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in the early evening. (B)


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Sheraton on the Falls

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5875 Falls Ave
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 3K7
(905) 374-4445



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Italy- The Treasures of Tuscany

Tuscany

The Fabulous Treasures of Italy 

With Visits to Rome, Florence and Tuscany 

Very few regions of the world evoke the same romantic images as do Rome, Florence and Tuscany. Italy is a gift to the senses and a foodie’s dream vacation. On April 30, 2017 join Travac Tours for a 14 day, 12-night holiday to this incredibly beautiful part of Italy renowned for art, culture, and cuisine.

You will start your holiday in the eternal city, Rome. This exquisite city is one of Europe’s most vibrant towns with awe-inspiring ancient and modern attractions.

While in Tuscany you’ll experience all that this province of Italy is world famous for. You’ll see picturesque medieval cities with their signature skylines of bell towers. Each day in Tuscany will offer spectacular rolling landscapes blanketed in grapevines and olive groves. You will enjoy lunch and a chance to sample recent vintages at a local winery after your tour with the vintner. This will surely be a highlight of your trip. Complete your visit of Tuscany with a trip to Pisa, famous for its leaning tower and inspirational cathedral.

From Tuscany you will travel to Florence. This city was the cradle of the Renaissance and once the most powerful city in Europe. Florence holds world-class art collections that rival any city such as the Uffizi Museum and of course Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. To properly experience Florence our Italian guide will take you on a walking tour through its ancient streets and piazzas.

Travac’s tour to Italy includes round-trip flights from Montreal, ground transportation, 12 nights’ accommodation and day trips throughout your holiday. This holiday is fully escorted by an experienced Travac Tours director whose first priority is your satisfaction.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa by motorcoach for your overnight flights to Rome from Montreal. You will be served a dinner and a continental breakfast on board your overnight flights. (D-on aircraft)


Day 2

Upon arrival in Rome you will meet your Travac Tours Director in the baggage claim area and then be transferred to your hotel. Please keep in mind that check in time is 4:00 pm. A welcome dinner is included tonight. Rome is an eternally engaging city. It is a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture, and centuries of history. We trace the rise and fall of classical Rome, meander through the heart of Bernini’s Baroque Rome, and make a pilgrimage to the Vatican (optional). You will also have the chance to uncover the charms of hidden neighbourhoods. (B-on aircraft, D)

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Day 3

This morning you will embark on a half day tour of this delightful city. Your local tour guide will chaperone you through some of the best sites that Rome has to offer. Later in the day you will be able to explore some of Rome’s neighbourhoods on your own (B)

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Day 4

With galleries and museums, an amazing cafe culture, the magnificent Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, Rome never fails to inspire and amaze. You will have plenty of time to explore the eternal city. (B)

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Day 5

Today we will be joined by a local guide to take a tour of the Vatican (optional $). The Vatican is the world capital of Catholicism and is the world’s smallest state. The Papal Palaces, next to the great basilica of St. Peter’s, are home to the Sistine Chapel and the eclectic collection of the

Vatican Museums, as well as being the residence of the Pope. Expect to spend several hours in this magnificent city. (B)

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Day 6

This morning we depart Rome for Siena. The drive from Rome to Siena is approximately 4 hours. We will make a stop enroute for lunch. Upon arrival we will embark on a 2-hour walking tour of Siena with a local guide to experience the history of this medieval city. (B)

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Day 7

After breakfast we’ll embark on a full day tour of Tuscany. Tuscany is renowned for its history and art, its evocative landscape, and, perhaps most notably, its food and drink. Our tour will encompass eastern and central Tuscany. We’ll visit Cortona, with its spectacular hillside views and Montepulciano, known for its Renaissance palazzo. (B)

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Day 8

Today we will explore the wineries and olive groves of Tuscany. You will have a chance to visit one of the region’s noted wineries (more details to follow). Lunch and tasting is included. (B,L)

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Day 9

Once a regional capital that challenged Florence’s power, Siena might be Italy’s prettiest medieval town. Its old alleys and town square, the Piazza del Campo, possess a unique charm that captivates visitors to this historic town. Take the day to explore the sights of Siena on your own. (B)

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Day 10

After breakfast, we depart Siena for Florence – the drive is approximately 2 hours. Once we arrive in Florence we will have time for lunch. After lunch we will meet our local guide at the hotel for a 3 hour walking tour of Florence. Our tour of Florence will include many of the city’s churches, monuments and squares. Florence first began life as a Roman colony in 59 BC and has been ruled by some of the most notable Italian families. The most famous of these – the Medici family. During this time, Florence was the cultural and intellectual heart of Europe. Artists, architects and sculptors flocked to the city and their work is still evident in the city’s fabric. (B)

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Day 11

Today we explore the western region of Tuscany. Our full day tour will highlight the city of Pisa. In its early days Pisa was famous for its powerful Navy, which had trade links to Spain and North Africa. We’ll see the Leaning Tower of Pisa (admission into Tower not included), one of Italy’s best known icons. Other stops on today’s tour will include Lucca, a Roman town dating back to 180 BC, the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini and Leonardo da Vinci. (B)

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Day 12

Today is free to explore Florence at your leisure. You might also consider walking through the eastern part of the city, which still retains a distinctly old-world Italian atmosphere. You may wish to visit the Galleria dell’Accademia or The Academy of Fine Arts, where you can see Michelangelo’s David. A must-see is the richly decorated Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore. The church’s dome, built by the famous architect Brunelleschi, was the largest and most impressive such construction of its time. (B)

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Day 13

Today is another free day in Florence. Enjoy all the museums, shops and cafes Florence has to offer. Your Travac Tours Director can help you with ideas for sightseeing today. Tonight is our farewell dinner. (B, D)

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Day 14

Today we depart for our return flights and transfers to Ottawa. Details will be provided by your Travac Tours Director. (B – Lunch onboard aircraft)


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Hotel Information


Rome – Hotel Miami

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Via Nazionale, 230 - 00185 Roma
Rome, Italy

+39 064817180


Florence – Hotel Adriatico

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Via Maso Finiguerra, 9, 50123
Florence, Italy

+39 055 27931


Siena – NH Excelsior

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Piazza La Lizza. 53100 Siena
Siena, Italy

+39 0577 382111



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