Quebec City German Christmas Markets

Quebec City Christmas Markets

Enjoy the atmosphere of the European Christmas Markets in your own backyard!

In December Quebec City comes alive. Lights, decorations and snow create an enchanting setting like no other in North America. It’s no wonder that CNN ranked Quebec City among the world’s top destinations for celebrating the holidays. In fact, USA today went farther calling it “North America’s best winter wonderland.”

On December 1 Travac Tours wants to take you to Quebec City to celebrate the holidays and enjoy its famous German Christmas Market, nestled right in the heart of Québec City. With one-of-a-kind décor the market has a festive atmosphere with wooden kiosks and scintillating lights. It is truly an exceptional multi-sensory experience you don’t want to miss! Of course, the whole city is alive with its Christmas atmosphere and you will have a chance to see it all.

Your Quebec holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, accommodation in the heart of Old Quebec at the 4-star Hotel Clarendon, a city tour, shuttles to the German Christmas Market, one dinner and the services of a Travac Tours director.

Attractively priced at only $438 per person based on double occupancy plus hst. (Total selling price with taxes is $494.94) this getaway is sure to be popular. Early booking guarantees your space!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning we will depart for Quebec City and the German Christmas Market Festival. Upon our arrival in Quebec City we will embark on a short tour of Quebec City. Later in the afternoon a shuttle is provided to the German Christmas Market. The balance of your day will be free.


Day 2

The German Christmas Market is one of the highest regarded festivals of its type in North America. This morning you will have another chance to visit and soak in its alluring atmosphere. Your afternoon will be free to explore the rest of Old Quebec. Its shops and restaurants are generally decked out in cheerful colours for the Christmas season. Your tour director will advise you of the time and location for dinner.


Day 3

Quebec City is in a class by itself when it comes to enjoying the four seasons. You will have the morning to again amble through the streets of Old Quebec. Your tour director will advise of the departure time for Ottawa.


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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

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Hotel Address
57 Rue Sainte-Anne
Ville de Québec, QC
G1R 3X4
(418) 692-2480



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Vietnam

vietnam

Vietnam

March 8-23, 2018 (Vietnam only)

March 8-29, 2018 (with Laos & Cambodia extension)

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa for Vietnam.


Day 2

Arrive in Saigon where you will be transferred to your hotel. Tonight you can relax and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Your hotel for the next 4 nights, Renaissance Riverside Hotel-Saigon. (D)


Day 3

The morning is free at leisure.

This afternoon a local guide will meet you in the lobby for your half day city tour. You will visit the Reunification Palace (photo stop), the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Chinatown, the Binh Tay Market and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda. Dinner at local restaurant. (B,D)

Renaissance Riverside Hotel-Saigon.


Day 4

In the morning you will visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch at Viet Heritage Restaurant. The afternoon is free at leisure. Renaissance Riverside Hotel-Saigon. (B,L)


Day 5

Today you are free to shop and enjoy the city. (B)

Renaissance Riverside Hotel-Saigon.


Day 6

Pick up and transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival Da Nang, local guide pick up and take a short tour of Da Nang – historic points of interest – Cham Museum (30min) – have lunch in Da Nang at Blue Whale restaurant (with some shopping time) then travel to Hoi An and arrive in the late afternoon (B,L)

Your hotel for the next 3 nights, Almanity Hoi Anl-Hoi An.


Day 7

8:30am-local guide pick up and take a half day walking tour of the village of Hoi An (3,5hours)– visiting ancient merchants houses, a Hokkien temple, 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful riverside market. On own for lunch in the village. Time in the village on their own. Then transfer to visit a workshop where artisans make Hoi An’s famous lanterns. (1hour) Client will make their own lantern. Dinner at Sakura Restaurant. (B,D) Almanity Hoi Anl-Hoi An.


Day 8

Free day. (B)

Almanity Hoi Anl-Hoi An.


Day 9

Depart for the ancient capital of Hue with a coastal drive via the Cloudy Pass and the photogenic village of Lang Co. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Lunch at Phuoc Thanh Restaurant. Transfer to the airport for departure flight. (B,L)

Your hotel for the next 2 nights, La Residence-Hue.


Day 10

Drive to the outskirts of Hue to visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Stop en-route to see incense being made. Visit to Khai Dinh Tomb. Back to hotel. Lunch on guests own.

1:00pm-: local guide picks up and transfer to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba Market. Dinner at Y Thao Garden Restaurant. (B,D)

La Residence-Hue.


Day 11

Transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon, take a one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture. Dinner at Ly Club Restaurant

Your hotel for the next 2 nights, Melia Hotel-Hanoi. (B,D)


Day 12

Transfer to visit the Ho Chi Minh’s former home, the One Pillar Pagoda (30min) and the Temple of Literature.(45min) Lunch at Press Club Restaurant. The afternoon is free at leisure. (B,L)

Melia Hotel-Hanoi.


Day 13

Drive through rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a lunch and a swim (if weather permits). Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (B,L,D)

Your overnight cruise, Jasmine Junk Halong Bay


Day 14

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf. Return to Hanoi. (B, L)

Your overnight hotel-Melia Hotel Hanoi.


Day 15

Today we wish the enchanting country farewell and transfer to the airport for our departure flight back home. (B)


Day 16

Arrive in Ottawa.

CONTINUED ITINERARY FOR LAOS & CAMBODIA EXTENSION PACKAGE:

Day 15

Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Arrive at Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon drive to town for a brief city tour to the Former Royal Palace (now the National Museum), Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen, Wat Visun. End the day enjoying the sunset from the top of Mount Phou Si. Dinner at hotel. (B,D)

Your hotel for the next 2 nights, Victoria Xieng Thong Palace-Luang Prabang

Day 16

Take a full-day boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to explore local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan. Continue with the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belonged to the royal family and nearby Sackarine Caves and continue cruising Pak Ou cave. Explore caves and cross Mekong River at Ban Ou for lunch at a local restaurant. Return by road to Luang Prabang, stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai, where the residents create a unique rice wine called lao lao and continue to typical Lao villages at Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand-made Jute Sar paper. Lunch at Manivanh restaurant. (B,L)

Victoria Xieng Thong Palace- Luang Prabang

Day 17

Transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Evening, enjoy Dinner at Koulen II Restaurant with Khmer Traditional Apsara Dance Show. (B,D)

Your hotel for the next 2 nights, Le Meridien Angkor- Siem Reap

Day 18

After your exploration of the ancient city by entering Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate, proceed to visit the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terraces and the Leper King Terrace. See the impressive Ta Prohm Temple which is mystically enveloped by jungle. In the afternoon, you will visit magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture and you may have a chance to experience spectacular sunset over the monuments. Lunch at Angkor Reach restaurant.

Le Meridien Angkor – Siem Reap

(B,L)

Day 19

After breakfast, you will visit the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre temple. In the afternoon, you will visit the Silk Farm at Pouk. Transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival pick up and transfer to hotel. Lunch at Neary Khmer Restaurant. (B,L)

Your hotel for the next 3 nights, La Rose Suite- Phnom Penh

Day 20

After breakfast take a full day city tour including the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, the Royal Palace and Phnom Penh’s oldest shrine, Wat Phnom. Afternoon visit Toul Sleng museum and Killing Fields. Dinner at La Rose restaurant.. (B,D)

La Rose Suite- Phnom Penh

Day 21

Free at leisure (B)

La Rose Suite- Phnom Penh

Day 22

Transfer to the airport for departure flight to Canada-Arrive in Ottawa on March 30 (B)

**Itinerary Subject to Change**


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Hotel Information


Saigon: Renaissance Riverside Hotel

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Hotel Address
8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1
Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
700000
+84 28 3822 0033


Hoi An: Almanity Hotel

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Hotel Address
326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoi An Town, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

+84 235 3666 888


Hue: La Residence

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Hotel Address
5 Le Loi Street
Hue, Vietnam

+84 234 3837 475


Hanoi: Melia Hotel

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Hotel Address
44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
001235
+84 439343343


Halong Bay: Jasmine Junk

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Luang Prabang: Victoria Xieng Thong Palace (Laos & Cambodia extension)

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Hotel Address
Kounxoau Road, Ban Phonehueng, Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Laos
01160
+856 71 213 200


Siem Reap: Le Meridien Angkor (Laos & Cambodia extension)

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Hotel Address
Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum
Siem Reap, Cambodia
17259
+855 63 963 900


Phnom Penh: La Rose Suite (Laos & Cambodia extension)

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Hotel Address
4B, Street 21, Sangkat Tonle Bassac Khan Chamkarmorn
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
12301
+855 23 222 254



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Canary Islands with Madrid & Barcelona (March Departure)

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands with Madrid & Barcelona

Travac is pleased to be offering a new tour experience, the Canary Islands, specifically Tenerife. Tenerife is the island of a thousand experiences. You can get lost in nature, relax on the beach, climb Teide (a local volcano), go shopping, see a show, walk the old town cobbles or simply enjoy life at your leisure. In Tenerife, options for your leisure time are endless thanks to its year-round climate, natural surroundings and tourist infrastructure designed to let you make the most of your holiday.

To compliment your Canary Island adventure, we will be including two special stops in Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid (Spain’s capital) is a city of elegant boulevards, expansive manicured parks along with incredible museums. Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region known for its art, architecture, the fantastic Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks.

Travac’s adventure to the Canary Islands, Barcelona and Madrid includes round trip airfare, 2 nights’ accommodation in Barcelona and 1 night in Madrid with breakfast daily, 15 nights’ accommodation in Tenerife with breakfast and dinner daily, all transfers and the services of a Travac Tours Director.

This exciting new winter holiday option is available at an incredible deal.  Join our adventure, book today!

Please note: Departure schedule will vary according to the date selected.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Canada for Europe.

 


Day 2-3

Put under day 2

Upon arrival you will be met by your local representative and transferred to your hotel in Madrid. Your hotel in Madrid is centrally located.


Day 3-18

Hotel balcony

On day 3 you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Canary Islands. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Your time in the Canary Islands is at your leisure. A Travac Tours Director will be available to assist you with any special needs that you might have.


Day 18-20

Balcony 2

On day 18 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Barcelona.

 


Day 20

Return to Canada.

Please note that as with our Spain and Portugal programs this is a fully independent holiday. A Travac Tours Director will be with you through the duration of the holiday to assist you if need be. Travac will not be organizing independent optional excursions but will advise you of excursions that are available from local suppliers.


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Hotel Information


Barcelona: Catalonia Plaza Cataluña Hotel

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Hotel Address
Carrer de Bergara, 11, 08002
Barcelona, Spain

+34 933 01 51 51


Madrid: Hotel Emperador

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Hotel Address
Calle Gran Vía, 53, 28013
Madrid, Spain

+91 547 28 00


Tenerife: Hotel Best Semiramis

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Hotel Address
Calle Leopoldo Cologan Zulueta, 12, 38400
Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

+34 922 37 32 00



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