A Christmas Wonderland: Celebrating the Christmas spirit in Frankenmuth, St. Jacobs and Niagara Falls
Join Travac as we embark on an adventure to celebrate the Christmas season. Our first stop will be in Frankenmuth, Michigan which Time magazine has described as one of the most Christmassy towns in America. This small town of 5000 welcomes over 2 million tourists a year to celebrate Christmas. Its German Christmas markets are only one attraction. It also features the largest Christmas store in the world and lots of events to enjoy the season.
From Frankenmuth we travel to St Jacobs where its Christmas holiday market is renowned through southern Ontario.
Our last stop is in Niagara Falls where you will be able to enjoy its fabulous Christmas lights and the quaint shopping found in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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At 6:30 am, depart Westgate Shopping Centre for your journey to Frankenmuth. A lunch stop will be made on route. Expect to arrive in Frankenmuth around 4:30 pm. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center. After checking into your hotel, you will have some free time to freshen up before heading to dinner in the hotel. (D)
Depart the hotel for your included city tour of Frankenmuth. It is famous for its Bavarian architecture and its large Christmas store. Bronner’s Christmas wonderland is the size of 5 ½ football fields with a Christmas inventory to match. You will have some free time to shop and enjoy this festive village after the city tour. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a Strudel Making Experience and Wine Sampling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Tonight’s dinner is included at the hotel. (B, D)
After your included breakfast in the hotel, depart Frankenmuth for St. Jacobs. The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. This small community is known for original arts and crafts and myriad of stores featuring home decor, clothing, jewellery, accessories, toys, gourmet foods and gifts. We will stop for lunch on route. Expect to arrive in St. Jacobs around 3:00pm. Your hotel for the night is the Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo, St. Jacobs. (B)
This morning you will have time to shop at the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. You will depart St. Jacobs for Niagara-on-the-Lake so see the afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol** (optional). If you do not wish to see the show, you will have free time to explore Niagara on the lake. After the show, you will depart for your hotel in Niagara Falls. This evening you will have a chance to enjoy the spectacular lighting that has become a trademark to the Niagara Falls Christmas season. Your hotel for tonight is the Embassy Suites, Niagara Falls. (B)
After breakfast your morning will be at leisure to explore Niagara Falls. You will make your way back to Ottawa after an early lunch. Your tour director will advise you of your departure time and your expected arrival time in Ottawa. (B)
Reserved orchestra & balcony seating for “A Christmas Carol” at the Shaw Festival. $58 per person if numbers are met.
Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth
Hotel Address1 Covered Bridge Ln
Courtyard By Marriott, St Jacob's
Hotel Address50 Benjamin Rd East
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview
Hotel Address6700 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON