Join Travac as we head into the very heart of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. It’s an experience like no other. You’ll enjoy cruising on Lake Memphremagog, shopping in quaint villages or enjoying a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Part of your experience will be to appreciate a traditional English tea at the Uplands Cultural Centre. We’ll also call on a cheese factory where you will have a chance to enjoy some of the fabulous regional cheeses. Your lodging for this wonderful experience will be at the Estrimont Suites and Spa, the best lodging in the Magog-Orford region. Each suite comes with a fireplace and the amenities of the hotel are second to none.
Attractively priced at only $744.67 per person based on double occupancy ($659 per person + HST), this getaway vacation is sure to sell out early. Book your space today.
This morning we will depart Ottawa and make our way to Magog. Upon our arrival you will have some free time to enjoy this quaint village and have lunch. After lunch we will make our way to the Merry House Museum which celebrates early life in the Eastern Townships. Your afternoon will be completed with a cocktail cruise on Lake Memphremagog. Your evening will be free to enjoy yourself at our hotel The Estrimont Suites.
You will begin your day with a short drive to Sherbrooke where you will enjoy a guided tour of the town and its famous murals. Afterwards you will have some free time to discover the town on your own and have lunch at one of Sherbrooke’s excellent restaurants. Your first stop in the afternoon will be at La Halte des Pelerin Vineyard. Leaving the vineyard we will make our way to Uplands Cultural Centre to enjoy a traditional English tea. Our final stop of the afternoon at Fromagerie La Station for a small guided tour and tasting. Your evening will be free to enjoy the facilities at your hotel.
After breakfast you will depart for Bleu Lavande, a lavender farm with a deep history that is sure to please. After your visit we will return to Magog where you will again have time to enjoy the rustic beauty of this charming village. Before returning to Ottawa we will make a stop at the Saint- Benoit Abbey famous for its cheeses and apple cider. We will then continue on to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in the early evening.
Estrimont Suites and Spa
Hotel Address44 Avenue de l'Auberge
Travac Tours is pleased to announce that it will be offering a special program to see “Come From Away” the award winning musical about Newfoundland’s generosity during the 9/11 crisis along with Lerner and Lowe’s “Brigadoon.”
“Come from Away” is a Canadian story that literally moved the world. It is opening to the biggest advance ticket sales in Canadian theatre history. In fact, most spring and summer dates are sold.
Kelly Nestruck of The Globe and Mail wrote of “Come From Away” that “the heartwarming musical lives up to the hype” and that “the accessible story, strong emotional core and gorgeous songwriting should not distract from how original and smart this gem of a musical is.” Robert Cushman of the National Post called the production “outstanding.” Liz Braun of the Toronto Sun gave the show a perfect 5-star review.
“Brigadoon” is a musical by Lerner and Lowe. Stumbling upon a magical village that appears out of the Scottish mist for one day every century, Tommy, a modern boy, meets Fiona, a girl from the past. Should he stay with her in Brigadoon, or return to the world he knows and never see her again? This feast of song and dance from Lerner and Loewe (the team behind My Fair Lady) has been entrancing audiences for more than seven decades.
*** Please note: the June 3-5, 2019 departure will feature an afternoon performance of “Getting Married” – a comedy by George Bernard Shaw. On the eve of the wedding, the bride and groom realize what marriage is all about. So, of course, the wedding is off. Or is it? A timeless, laugh-out-loud Shaw comedy about marriage. You will be staying at the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel and suites address: 66361 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls ON L2G 3V9 ***
Travac’s Shaw Festival and Come From Away holiday is affordably priced at only $679 per person based on double occupancy + plus HST of $88.27. Total cost per person with HST is $767.27
Your holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, 2 nights’ accommodation in St. Catharine’s at the Best Western, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, orchestra seating for both plays, and the services of a Travac Tours Director.
Early booking is essential.
This morning you depart Westgate Shopping Centre. A lunch stop will be made enroute. Expect to arrive at your hotel in St. Catharines in the late afternoon. This evening the bus will transfer us to Niagara Falls for our included dinner. After dinner we will return to the hotel. (D)
After breakfast you will have some free time. An optional excursion to Niagara Falls will be available today.
After dinner the bus will transfer us to the Shaw Festival.
This evening we will be seeing “Brigadoon” (8pm show).
After the show the bus will return us to the hotel.
We depart in the morning for Toronto and your performance of “Come From Away”. You will have plenty of time for lunch before the performance. After the show we will make our way back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive back in Ottawa approximately 10:30pm-11pm. (B)
**Itinerary and hotel are Subject to Change**