San Antonio

April 10-15, 2024

Travac’s 6 day, 5 night getaway is a great way to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Texas – San Antonio. This fabulous package includes round trip flights from Ottawa, 5 nights’ accommodation at a spectacular 4* hotel located right on the River Walk (the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk or Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk), daily breakfast, daily afternoon cold drinks and snacks, local city tour including a visit to the Alamo, River Walk Cruise and a day trip to the German town of Fredericksburg.

Your hotel is located on San Antonio’s Riverwalk; one of the city’s incredible attractions. The San Antonio River Walk is a public park, open 365 days a year.  It is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, located one story beneath the streets of downtown San Antonio.  Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.

The River Walk winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and more. It connects the major tourist draws from the Alamo to River center Mall, Arneson River Theatre and La Villita, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Pearl Brewery.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you depart the Ottawa International Airport for your flights to San Antonio. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Riverwalk Hotel the 4* Drury Plaza Hotel.

Day 2

Today you will enjoy a city tour, visiting the many sites of this diverse cultural city. You will travel on our motorcoach to see The King William Historic District, El Mercado, the Main Plaza and Military Plaza as well we will visit one of the missions outside of downtown San Antonio.

5:30 – 7:00pm you can enjoy free cold drinks and snacks in the lobby of the hotel. (B)

Day 3

This morning you will depart for your Riverwalk Cruise.

After the cruise, you are free to explore San Antonio. A great idea for today would be to go to the Rivercenter mall and watch “The Price of Freedom” IMAX and then enjoy a self-guided tour of the Alamo.

Between 5:30 – 7:00pm you can enjoy free cold drinks and snacks in the lobby of the hotel. (B)

Day 4

Today you will take a one-hour drive northwest to Fredericksburg, Texas – Texas Hill Country Wine Region with over 30 wineries, shopping, art galleries and museums. Try out one of the German restaurants for lunch to get a true flavor of this German town. En route to Fredericksburg we will stop and do a bus tour of LBJ Ranch.

Day 5

Today is free day. There are ample museums, missions and shopping to explore.

Your Travac Tours Director will have lots of ideas to fill your day.

Day 6

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa. (B)

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Drury Inn & Suites

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Hotel Address
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX
78205
(210)-212-5200



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San Francisco

 

May 22-29, 2024

Morning fog shrouds the majestic Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises over the Pacific coast. The city’s characteristic cable cars begin their daily routes, transporting commuters and tourists alike. North of town, Napa Valley’s winemakers monitor the crops of their world-famous vineyards… San Francisco’s mosaic of cultures and its eclectic history produce one of the world’s most unique urban spaces, situated amidst spectacular coastal scenery.

San Francisco’s pleasant climate, its vibrant neighbourhoods and its countless attractions make it one of the most popular holiday cities in North America. This year, Travac Tours wants to fly you there for a week-long excursion. Discover for yourself what makes this region so special!

Hosted by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll experience the Bay area’s premier attractions with an insightful 4-hour orientation tour that will provide you with inspiration for your free time on the town. To complete your western odyssey, you’ll also have a chance to enjoy the charm of nearby Muir Woods National Monument as well as Monterrey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach.

Your hotel in San Francisco is the well-located Parc 55 by Hilton. This first-class hotel is located close to city’s most celebrated shops, attractions and restaurants.

Booking early is the only way to guarantee a spot on this fabulous tour!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will board your flight from Ottawa to San Francisco via Vancouver. Upon your arrival in San Francisco, you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 2

This morning you will embark on a guided half day tour of San Francisco. This tour will cover many of the iconic neighbourhoods that make up this great city. As an option this afternoon, you may wish to visit Alcatraz.

Day 3

Your day is free today to explore San Fransisco and take in this vibrant city.

Day 4

Today you will be treated to a full day tour that will take you to the seaside towns of Monterey and Carmel. This tour includes the scenic 17-mile drive in picturesque Pebble Beach, famous for its dramatic coastal cliffs and snow white beaches.

Day 5

Free day to enjoy the flavours of San Francisco.

Day 6

This morning you will be heading to Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco. It’s known for its towering old-growth redwood trees. After your visit to Muir Woods, we will be stopping in Sausalito. Your afternoon will be free.

Day 7

Another free to explore San Francisco. As an option you may wish to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma, California’s famous wine district.

Day 8

This afternoon you will be returning to Ottawa. Your Tour director will advise you of our departure time from the hotel.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Parc 55

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Hotel Address
55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, California
94102
+1 415-392-8000



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Cote d’Azur and Provence, France

May 2-15, 2024

Provence-Cote d’Azur is the picturesque southeast region of France. It encompasses the inland towns and cities such as Nice, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Chateauneuf du Pape, Isle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux, Fontvieille, as well as the bustling port city of Marseille.

Join Travac Tours as we explore many of the charming villages and towns that have made Provence a mecca for tourists from around the world.

This well-paced tour will start in Nice giving you a chance to soak in the azure complexion of the French Riviera. You will then travel to the fabled city of Avignon, your home for the next 6 nights. It is from Avignon that you will explore the small towns and villages that are the fabric of Provence. Each town will offer a different experience. You will travel into the heart of Provence and savour its natural beauty and captivating 2000 year old history. Your holiday ends in the sea port of Marseille.

Attractively priced, Travac’s Cote D’Azur and Provence program will sell out quickly. Early booking is your best guarantee of space on this vacation!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa by motorcoach for your overnight flights to Nice from Montreal. Dinner and a light breakfast onboard.

Day 2

Upon your arrival in Nice you will be transferred to your hotel. Since check in time is later in the afternoon you will have ample time to orientate yourself to the ambiance of this delightful town.

Overnight – NH Nice or similar.

Day 3

This morning you will embark on a tour of Nice which is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate Nice attracts visitors from around the world. Among its many attractions are its beautiful beaches, its lovely seaside promenade and its many museums. Your tour will also take you to Monte Carlo, famous for its Casino. Monte Carlo located in the principality of Monaco offers a stunning view of the Cote D’Azur. (B, D)

Overnight – NH Nice or similar.

Day 4

Your day will be at your leisure. This delightful town offers an array of opportunities for a relaxing day on the French Riviera. (B)

Overnight – NH Nice or similar.

Day 5

Today is another free day to explore Nice. Your Travac Tours Director will also be offering an optional tour. (B)

Overnight-NH Nice or similar

Day 6

This morning you will travel from Nice to Avignon which is situated in the heart of Provence. Avignon was for a time, the capital of Christendom during the middle ages. Today the city retains a strong link with its past. The Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), the Saint-Benezet bridge, called the “pont d’Avignon” as well as the ramparts that surround the old town are just a few of the monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Avignon will be your home for the next six nights and will act as a base for exploring Provence. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 7

No visit to Provence is complete without a visit to Arles. This enchanting town is dotted with Roman ruins and is one of the most popular destinations in Provence. After your city tour, you will have plenty of time to enjoy this charming town before returning to Avignon in mid afternoon. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 8

Your tour today will take you into the Les Baux region of Provence. Set in the heart of the Alpilles regional country park, Les Baux-de-Provence is a listed heritage site that has won titles such as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. Your tour of this serine area will also include a visit to an olive farm as well as a visit to St Remy de Provence and the St. Paul Asylum. It was at the St. Paul Asylum that Vincent Van Gogh spent a great deal of time. Expect to arrive back in Avignon in the late afternoon. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 9

Your day will be at your leisure. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 10

Your morning will begin with a visit to Chateauneuf du Pape for a wine tasting after which you will head to Uzes for lunch. Your afternoon will take you to Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is a bridge, part of the aqueduct of Nîmes, which was built by the Roman Empire between AD 40 and 60 to transport fresh water across the Gardon River. The Pont du Gard is 900 feet long, 160 feet high, with a maximum span of about 8.5 feet. It was actively used as a source of fresh water by the citizens of Nîmes between the first and sixth centuries AD. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 11

Our journey today will take us to Isle sur la Sorgue. L’Isle sur la Sorgue is one of those places in Provence that one has to see. The river Sorgue surrounds the city as if to hug it. This ancient town is also filled with canals that can be crossed by small bridges that lead into court yards and small avenues filled with shops and cafes. On our return to Avignon, we will pass through the village of Menerbes where we can enjoy its magnificent views. We will also make a short stop in Oppede-le-Vieux. This small village is another of the timeless towns perched in the hills that dot the dramatic landscapes of the Luberon region of Provence. Our last stop will be in Bonnieux. Built on a plateau above the valley, Bonnieux is a frequent stage on the famous Tour de France cycle race and a majestic example of the medieval era. (B)

Overnight – Novotel Avignon Centre or similar.

Day 12

This morning we will bid farewell to Avignon and make our way to Marseille visiting Aix en Provence enroute. The town of Aix itself dates back to early Roman times and certainly there is still some evidence of their occupation in the region. However, it is art that has made Aix so popular. Aix was home to Cezanne whose paintings populate many of the finest galleries in the world. It is these images that have drawn artists from around the world to this quaint town.

On arrival in Marseille, you’ll have a tour of the city before checking into the hotel. Marseille is the second largest city in France by population, its biggest Mediterranean port and the economic center of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Founded by the Phocaeans in 600 BC Marseille is one of the oldest cities in all of Europe. With over a million inhabitants it offers a different flavour from the small villages of Provence. (B)

Overnight – NH Collection Marseille or similar.

Day 13

Your day will be at your leisure. (B, D)

Overnight – NH Collection Marseille or similar.

Day 14

Today you will be returning to Canada, bidding farewell to this charming area of France. (B)

 

Itinerary subject to change.

 

*Please note that a visit to Provence entails a fair amount of walking to fully enjoy your holiday experience. You should feel comfortable being able to walk for extended periods of time. Many of the avenues and walk ways are made of cobblestone. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.

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Hotel Information


NH Nice or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
2-4 Parv. de l'Europe, 06300
Nice, France

+33 4 92 00 80 00


Novotel Avignon Centre or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
20 Bd Saint-Roch, 84000
Avignon, France

+33 4 32 74 70 00


NH Collection Marseille or similar

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
37 Bd des Dames, 13002
Marseille, France

+33 4 96 11 31 20



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Italy: The Amalfi Coast and Sicily

A Cultural Escapade into Amalfi and Sicily 

April 14-29, 2024 

Amalfi is a special place. Left to us by the Gods of the ancient world, Zeus and Poseidon, it has been fashioned with dramatic landscapes and vistas that are truly awe inspiring. Your time in Sorrento will include many escapes, including one of the great drives along the jagged cliffs of this ancient coast. You will also have a chance to visit the island of love, Capri, known for its magical beauty. Another excursion will take you to the ruins of Pompeii, set against the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius.

Travelling south, your holiday will take you to Sicily. Located in the midst of the Mediterranean, this island has a personality of its own, full of flavour and teeming with cultural architecture dating back thousands of years. Ruins from both the Greek and Roman period are said to be the best in Europe. Each day will be filled with unexpected riches that are sure to enhance your experience.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

International flight from Canada to Naples. You will meet your Travac Tours Director at the Westgate Mall for your private transfer to the Montreal airport for your flights to Naples. Onboard you will be served a dinner and a continental breakfast.

Day 2

Upon arrival in Naples you will meet your Travac Tours Director in the baggage claim area. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Sorrento. The balance of your day will be free to explore this charming hillside town. (D)

Day 3

Today you are totally free to explore all the wonders that can be found in Sorrento. (B,D)

Day 4

This morning we will explore Naples and the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii. This fascinating tour will be led by a local guide. We will begin with a short city tour of Naples passing by its Royal Palace and the Grand Cathedral. Afterwards, we will journey to Pompeii to explore the largest archeological site in Europe, visiting the Forum, Thermal Baths, ‘Lupanare’ the Pompeii brothel and more. Your trip will conclude in the late afternoon. (B,D)

Day 5

You are again at liberty to enjoy the flavors of Sorrento on your own. (B,D)

Day 6

It is difficult not to fall in love with the Amalfi coast. Your tour today will show you why the Amalfi coast has, for several decades, become the playground of the rich and famous. You’ll pass by Positano and of course stop at the village of Amalfi itself. Along the way you will have plenty of time to explore and revel in the richness of these iconic gems. (B,D)

Day 7

As an option today you may wish to visit the alluring island of Capri. This holiday includes a boat trip around the island to soak up the views of the unique coastal formations. You will also have time to visit Capri’s old town, where you can stroll around the cobbled streets of Piazza Umberto. (B,D)

Day 8

After breakfast, we will depart Amalfi and make our way to Sicily and our first stop in Catania. Expect to arrive in the early evening. (B)

Day 9

Catania has its own magnetic pull and youthful energy. The city itself is over 2700 years old and is full of UNESCO listed sites. Today our tour will afford you ample time to explore the historic sites of this city while at the same time enjoying its extraordinary cuisine. Our tour will also visit the nearby picturesque villages of Acicastello and Acireale. (B)

Day 10

Today you will travel to the highest active volcano in Europe, Mt Etna. Indeed, it is the highest peak south of the Alps. The region is famous for its wines and of course its spectacular vistas. While on Etna we will stop at one of the local wineries. To complete your tour, we will visit the town of Taormino. This town is spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Sicily. Founded in the 4th century BC, Taormino enjoyed great prosperity first under the Greeks and then the Romans. Their presence is still felt throughout the town which adds to its charm. (B)

Day 11

Tour of Syracuse. After breakfast we will make our way to Syracuse. More than any other city in Sicily, Syracuse captures the timeless beauty of this land. Today ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards. The city itself dates back to 734 BC and at one point it was the most important city in the ancient world. Syracuse is filled with medieval piazzas and small cafes that can be found everywhere on its cobbled streets. (B)

Day 12

After breakfast, we will be leaving Catania and travelling to Palermo. Our route will take us through Villa Romana del Casale. This Roman villa is famous for its ancient mosaics considered to be among the best in the world. From here you will make your way to Palermo. After checking into our hotel the balance of your day will be free. (B)

Day 13

Tour of Palermo. Palermo is at the edge of Europe and the centre of the ancient world. Your tour of Palermo will cover a lot of ground illuminating some of the city’s fabulous UNESCO sites and its history throughout the ages. Palermo is famous for its eateries. You will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the cuisine while falling in love with the setting. Our tour of Palermo will also include a visit to Monreale, famous for its Cathedral and incredible panoramic views of Palermo. (B)

Day 14

Free day. (B)

Day 15

Explore the beautiful Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, famous for its golden stone Doric temples left by the Greeks. Learn about the myths of Hercules, Juno, Castor and Pollux. Relive the glories of the people who founded Sicily, colonizing its cities from the 8th century BC. The temples were constructed some 300 years later and remain the largest collection of early Greek architecture outside of Greece. The Temple of Concord and Temple of Zeus, believed to have been the 3rd largest temple the Greeks ever built. (B, D)

Day 16

Flight home. Your tour director will advise you of your return times.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Bristol, Sorrento

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
Via Capo, 22, 80067
Sorrento NA, Italy

+39 081 878 4522


Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Via Antonello Da Messina 45 Aci Castello, 95021
Catania, CT, Italy

+39 095 711 4111


Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, Palermo

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
Via dei Cartari, 18, 90133
Palermo, Italy

+39 091 320075



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New England Fall Colour Cruise

September 28- October 6, 2024

Embark on an autumn adventure cruise through New England’s breathtaking landscapes as they transform into a vibrant tapestry of reds, oranges and golds. You won’t want to miss our fall colour cruise experience:  it is truly a feast for the senses and you will have a front row seat!

Your cruise adventure includes round trip transportation from Ottawa to New York aboard a private charted motor coach; one night in New York City at the fabulous New York Hilton; a seven-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Breakaway; all your meals while on board the ship; stops in Portland; Bar Harbor; Saint John and the Bay of Fundy and Halifax before returning to New York City.

Attractively priced at only $3289 per person based on double occupancy + taxes of $399 for a balcony mini suite, you are sure to enjoy your fall adventure.

To enhance your cruise experience we have included the following amenities:

  • Beverage package
  • 2 credits at the ships “Ultimate Dining package”
  • $50 shore excursion credit
  • Internet package with up to 150 minutes per passenger

Booking early will save you money.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa for your trip to New York City. You will be overnighting In New York before joining your cruise.

Day 2

Today you will have free time to explore New York City. Everyone loves New York and there are a million reasons why. Here are but a few: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, the Ellis Island National Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich Village, 5th Avenue and Central Park. Then in the evening, it will be time to embark on your ship, The Norwegian Breakaway.

Day 3

Newport, Rhode Island

During the 19th century, Newport served as the summer playground for the rich and famous. Residents displayed their fabulous wealth in the form of palatial estates overlooking the Atlantic. Today, these extraordinary and meticulously maintained homes line the city’s famed “Mansion Row” and are a must-see for any visitor.

Day 4

Portland, Maine

Portland offers all the amenities of a big city: art districts, a vibrant waterfront, museums, parks, and diverse shopping opportunities. But within minutes, you can be enjoying the view from an historic lighthouse or tasting a juicy, local lobster.

Day 5

Bar Harbour, Maine

This coastal attraction has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America’s elite vacationed here in opulent summer cottages. Surrounding the rock-bound harbour is the world-famous Acadia National Park where the opulence of nature is on display.

Day 6

Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John’s history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire that have all contributed to making Saint John the greatest little city in the east. Be sure to look for your ship in the port against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout.

Day 7

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbour. This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to witness the Old Town Clock.

Day 8

At sea.

Day 9

Your last day will bring you back into New York for disembarkation. You will then depart back to Ottawa from New York.

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hilton New York Midtown

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Hotel Address
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

(212) 586-7000



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Portugal- The Algarve 3 Week Stay at the Oriental

February 4th- 26th, 2024

February 25th – March 18th, 2024

March 3rd- 25th, 2024

Travac wants you to explore the ultimate beachfront getaway! Look no further than the breathtaking Oriental Beach Hotel in enchanting Praia da Rocha. Let us transport you to a world of pure relaxation, where golden sands meet the azure waters and every moment is a memory waiting to be made.

Imagine waking up to the gentle sounds of waves caressing the shore, stepping out onto your private balcony, and being greeted by panoramic views of the sun-kissed coastline.

As the sun sets over the horizon, painting the sky with hues of pink, oranges and gold, you’ll find yourself in awe of the sheer beauty that Praia da Rocha has to offer.

Beyond the tranquil shores a world of adventure awaits you. From your hotel you will be able to explore everything that the Algarve has to offer. Your local rep will be happy to assist you with your plans.

The Oriental Beach Hotel offers more than accommodations. It helps create memories that will last a life time. While at the Oriental, both breakfast and dinner are included daily.

Please join us for this fabulous winter escape!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart from Canada

Departure from Westgate Mall to Montreal via private motorcoach. You will arrive to Dorval, Montreal 3 hours prior to your flight time. You will fly with Air Transat from Montreal to Lisbon. Our office staff will be happy to give you flight/time details.

Day 2-21

Praia da Rocha

Upon arrival in Lisbon, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel via private motorcoach. Driving time is approximately 3 hours.

Your local representative will meet you on arrival in the main reception. Baggage is not included, so please bring your baggage into reception. Your stay at the includes:

Accommodation as selected and paid.

Breakfast (Buffet) daily

Dinner (Buffet) daily

With many of the country’s safest and loveliest beaches and a year-round balmy climate, it is not surprising that the Algarve is Portugal’s most popular tourist destination. The 200km coastline of the Algarve features all types of coves, cliffs, caves, and its rocky beaches contrasts beautifully with broad expanses of sand. Optional excursions will be available for purchase locally.

Attend a presentation about optional tour ($) offerings. Your local representative will advise of location & time upon arrival.

Day 21-23

Lisbon

You will be advised by your local representative the time of departure today to Lisbon via private motorcoach. Your local representative will get you onboard the coach and say goodbye.

On arrival into Lisbon, you will be met by a local representative for your check in. Your stay for the next 2 nights is at the Hotel Marques de Pombal.

($) Optional tours will be offered of Lisbon and area.

Day 23

Return to Canada

You will be transferred from your Lisbon hotel to the Lisbon airport (3.5 hours prior to departure time from Lisbon). Your flight today is with Air Transat from Lisbon to Dorval, Montreal. Once you arrive in Montreal you will be met by a Travac representative to transfer you back from Montreal to Ottawa. Our office staff will be happy to give you flight details.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Oriental

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Hotel Address
Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802
Portimão, Praia da Rocha, Portugal

+351 282 480 800


Hotel Marques de Pombal (Lisbon) or similar

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Hotel Address
Av. da Liberdade 243, 1250-143
Lisbon, Portugal

+351 21 319 7900



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Spain and Morocco Combination Tour

January 28- February 19, 2024

February 25- March 18, 2024

Travac tours is pleased to be offering an exciting new package that will combine the Costa del Sol with the Imperial cities of Morocco!

This holiday will take you to the Costa Del Sol for a 2 week stay at the fabulous Hotel Ocean House before leaving for Morocco.

Morocco will offer you an exhilarating mix of culture and history. Each stop has been carefully planned to illuminate Morocco’s proud heritage that dates back thousands of years.

Your tour will start in Tangier on the coast of the strait of Gibraltar and work its way south. Along the way you will visit Volubilis, Meknes, Casablanca, Marrakech and Rabat. Each offers a different perspective on the past and present life in Morocco.

Breakfast and dinner are included every day throughout this fabulous holiday.

Please note there is a maximum of 36 seats available on this tour.  Early booking is essential!

 

January 28 departure

Total selling price including all taxes:

House Suite – Standard View

Double occupancy: $4669 per person  ($3769  + taxes of $900).

Single occupancy: $5839  ($4939 + taxes of $900).

House Suite – Puerto Marina Mediterranean View

Double occupancy: $4878 per person ($3978 + taxes of $900).

Single occupancy: $6257 ($5357 + taxes of $900).

February 25 departure

Total selling price including all taxes:

House Suite – Standard View

Double occupancy: $4799 per person ($3899 + taxes of $900).

Single occupancy: $6039 including all taxes ($5139 + taxes of $900).

House Suite – Puerto Marina Mediterranean View

Double occupancy: $5008 per person ($4108 + taxes of $900).

Single occupancy: $6457 ($5557 + taxes of $900).

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart from Canada

Your flight departs with Air Transat from Montreal direct to Malaga, Spain. Our office staff will be happy to give you flight details.

Day 2

Arrival in Malaga

Upon arrival in Malaga, you will be met by your local Travac Tours Director and transferred to your hotel in Torremolinos by private chartered coach. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check-in and advise you of a meeting time for your information session on optional tours.

Day 3-15

Costa del Sol

The Hotel Ocean House is a four-star resort hotel located beachfront in the popular holiday destination of Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain. Accommodations consist entirely of rooms all with their own terrace, as well as breakfast and dinner daily, making it an ideal choice for a delightful vacation.

During your two- week stay, your Travac Tours Director will assist you with optional tours and activities ($). The optional tours are paid locally in Euros and once paid are non-refundable. A listing of these tours along with costs are only available locally once in Spain.

The towns of Benalmádena, Málaga, Fuengirola, Mijas , Malaga, and Marbella are all close by and can be easily reached by public transportation. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the cities in the region including Seville, Granada and the jewel of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar ($). Shopping opportunities are extensive. There are also local markets in each village that operate on different days of the week.

 

Day 16

Transfer to Tangiers, Morocco

Today you will travel to the Spanish harbour, Tarifa, where you will board the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangiers. On arrival, you will check into the hotel. There will be time to have lunch, followed by a panoramic tour of the city, including Cape Espartel & Hercules Grotto, and a stroll into Medina.

Overnight in Hilton City Center and Residences (or similar)

Day 17

Tangiers to Fez

Today you will leave Tangiers and travel through the Medium Atlas Mountain range. The first stop will be in Volubilis to visit its Roman ruins. There will be an enroute stop for lunch (on your own), then on to Meknes. There you will stroll through the medina, Plaza El-Hedim, where you will see its famous door, Bab Al Mansour, probably the most beautiful in Morocco. The route continues to Fez, where you will check in to your hotel.

Two nights in Zalah Park Palace (or similar)

Day 18

Fez

Today you will have a full tour of Fez, the first imperial city of Morocco, founded in the 9th Century. You will visit the Jewish and Christian Quarters, the Royal Palace (from the outside), the medina (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with its mosques and university, the Nejarine fountain, and the Tanners Quarters, including entrance to Medersa Bouaninia. In the afternoon there will be free time for shopping.

Day 19

Fez to Marrakech

Today you will depart for Marrakech with a brief stop in Casablanca, where you will have free time in the popular Corniche of Ain Daib promenade for lunch on your own. This will be followed by a panoramic tour of this cosmopolitan city with a visit (from the exterior) of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. You will then continue on to Marrakech to check in to your hotel.

2 Nights in Kenzi Rose Garden & Spa (or similar)

Day 20

Marrakech

Today you will have a panoramic tour of Marrakech, the Red City, where you will see the Menara Gardens, the 16th Century Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Jewish Quarter, and the Koutoubia Minaret. A visit is also included to the Majorelle Gardens. Optional lunch and continue visiting the medina for shopping. At the Djemaa El Fna Square, you will see snake charmers, acrobats, water sellers and scribes writing letters for the illiterate.

Day 21

Marrakech-Rabat

Enroute to Rabat, the Capital of the Kingdom, we will stop for lunch (not included) Upon arrival in the afternoon, the city tour will show you the exquisite 12th century Tower of Hassan, the bustling Kasbah, and the imposing Royal Palace (from the exterior). You will also visit the Mohamed 5th Mausoleum and the ruins of the old mosque. Before checking in the hotel, you will have time to see the beautiful Kasbah of Oudayas fortress, located on the Buregregs riverbank.

Overnight in Hotel Le Diwan Rabat-MGallery (or similar)

Day 22

Rabat to Costa Del Sol

Today it will be time to bid farewell to Morocco as your travel back to Tangiers to meet the ferry. You will return to the Costa del Sol for a one night stay before heading home.

Overnight at Sol Príncipe (or similar)

Day 23

Return to Canada

Your Tour Director will assist with check out and he/she will travel with you on your transfer from the hotel to the airport via private coach. He/she will assist you with your check-in. Your flight is direct from Malaga to Montreal with Air Transat.

Itinerary and flights subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Ocean House

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
C. Salvador Allende, 45, 29620
Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

+34 952 38 70 66


Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Rond point de la gare ferroviaire
Tangier 90000, Morocco

+212 5393-09700


Zalagh Park Palace or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Lotissement Oued Fes, Rte Principale Fès Meknès
Fez, Morocco
30090
+212 5359-49949


Kenzi Rose Garden & Spa or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. du Président Kennedy
Marrakech 40000, Morocco

+212 5244-47400


Hotel Le Diwan Rabat-MGalleryat or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Place De L'Unité Africaine
Rabat 10005, Morocco

+212 5372-62727


Sol Príncipe (or similar)

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Paseo Colorado, 26
Torremolinos, Spain

+34 952 38 41 00



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Ontario- Pelee Island and Windsor Getaway

 

September 25-28, 2023

A passage to Pelee Island and Windsor Essex is an excellent getaway. The climate of the Lake Erie Islands Archipelago boasts the highest heat units in the country and the longest frost-free season in Ontario. This helps make the flora and fauna of Pelee Island rather unique.

There are many facets to Travac’s marvelous getaway. You’ll enjoy a Rum Runners tour that lets you understand the nefarious lifestyle of Windsor during the 1920’s. During your adventure you’ll experience Pelee Island through the eyes of a local professional guide, visit a local winery and enjoy tasting. You’ll also stop at Willistead Manor House once the residence of Edward Walker, the second son of Hiram Walker, one of the principle icons of the spirits industry during its formative years.

Your holiday includes round trip transportation on a deluxe chartered coach, 3 night’s accommodation, 2 lunches, a full sightseeing program and the services of a Travac Tours Director. Early booking is your best guarantee of obtain space on this fabulous getaway!

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Leamington

Early this morning you depart Ottawa for Leamington. Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel. The remainder of the evening is free to explore your surroundings.

Day 2

Pelee Island Adventure

After breakfast, we will make our way to Pelee Island by ferry. As your journey begins to Pelee Island, the ferry slowly leaves the mainland and drifts into the horizon on the warm waters of Lake Erie. During this 90-minute crossing, take this time to relax and chat with your travelling companions on the ferry’s open air upper deck.

Pelee Island’s magical charm has been coined the Canadian Caribbean. With summer temperatures that mimic the famed Bordeaux region of France, Pelee Island is a winemaker’s paradise, though you needn’t love wine to love your time on the island. Sand beaches dot the shoreline, and trails criss-cross the island, while rare species of birds soar over it all.

Your first stop will be at a local winery. Here you will enjoy both a tasting and a tour of the facility. Lunch is also included at the facility. Your afternoon will be spent exploring the island under the guidance of a local tour professional. Once we have arrived back on the mainland, we will make our way to Windsor. Your evening will be free.

Day 3

The Rum Runners Tour

This morning you will be met by “The Rum Runners Tour” acting troupe. The group will take you on a journey through prohibition of the 1920s and 30s in Windsor. This tour includes visits to MacKenzie Hall and Bedford United Church, after your lunch and Rum Runner’s show you’ll be of to Willistead Manor House for a visit. Your evening will again be free.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will begin your journey back to Ottawa. You can expect to arrive in the early evening.

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Hotel Information


Best Western Plus Leamington Hotel & Conference Centre

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
566 Bevel Line Road Rural Route 1
Leamington, ON
N8H 3V4
(519) 326-8646


Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
33 Riverside Drive East
Windsor , ON
N9A 2S4
(519) 258-7774



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Philadelphia and Washington, D.C: The Old and New Capitals

Philadelphia and Washington are yours to discover with Travac this September!

Our first stop will take you to Philadelphia, the country’s first World Heritage City and the birthplace of the United States. This is where the founding fathers met, discussed and debated how a new union could be formed. Many of the important sites from this time have been preserved and will capture your attention. Of course, Philadelphia is so much more. You will have a chance to visit world class museums, shop in unique stores or enjoy the fabulous cuisine that is totally unique to Philadelphia.

From Philadelphia we will then travel to Washington.

While in Washington your tour with a local guide will make stops at many of the Memorials that Washington is best known for, including Capitol Hill. We will drive through various neighbourhoods, past Embassy Row, the Washington National Cathedral, as well as the famous National Mall which encompasses 11 of the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. In your spare time, visit any of the 17 FREE Smithsonian Institutes like the National Air and Space Museum, the American Art Museum, and the National Museum of Natural History, just to name a few. Your Travac Tours Director will offer option excursions.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart by private motorcoach from Westgate Shopping Centre (no parking) on your journey to Philadelphia. Two washroom stops and one lunch stop will be made en route. Your evening free to enjoy dinner and relax.

Overnight – Warwick Rittenhouse Square, downtown Philadelphia

Day 2

At 8:30am a local guide will take you on a guided half-day tour of the city. Your afternoon is free to explore the many museums, shops and attractions. Your Travac Tours Director will have an optional tour for you this afternoon ($).

Overnight – Warwick Rittenhouse Square, downtown Philadelphia

Day 3

We will depart this morning after breakfast for our 3.5 hour drive to Washington. Time for lunch on your own, followed by a 4 hour city tour with a local guide. You will have a chance to see all the capital’s famous attractions, including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and the Canadian Embassy. This tour will also familiarize you with the city and its neighbourhoods to make your stay more enjoyable. After the city tour, you will have time to explore and enjoy Washington on your own. (B) Optional Tours will be offered ($).

Overnight – The Hamilton Hotel – downtown Washington

Day 4

Today is a free day. It is the best time of year to visit the prestigious Smithsonian Institute, there are virtually no school groups which makes it a breeze to enter the many museums. This collection of museums and galleries, scattered along the beautiful National Mall, is home to some of the world’s most intriguing exhibits and impressive collections. You can explore the American History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and many more institutions along the one mile stretch of the Mall. Best of all, admission to all the Smithsonian’s museums is free! A shuttle service to the Smithsonian will be offered. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. Optional Tours will be offered ($).

Overnight – The Hamilton Hotel – downtown Washington

Day 5

Today you will have a free day to explore Washington on your own. You may wish to return to the Smithsonian, visit some of the various monuments or explore some of Washington’s neighbourhoods. Optional tours will be offered ($).

Again, we will offer a shuttle service to the Smithsonian. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am.

Overnight – The Hamilton Hotel – downtown Washington

Day 6

This morning the bus departs Washington for Ottawa. A lunch stop and 2 washroom stops will be made on route. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at 7:00pm. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Warwick Rittenhouse Square

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
220 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA
19103
+1 215-735-6000


Hamilton Hotel D.C.

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1001 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
20005
+1 202-682-0111



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Ontario- Agawa Canyon, Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth

September 17-21, 2023

September 24-28, 2023

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre for Sault Ste. Marie. Along the way we will make a stop in Sudbury for a chance to view the Big Nickel. You will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie in time for dinner. There are several options for dinner close to the hotel. Overnight – Sault Ste Marie

Day 2

This morning you will depart your hotel for the Algoma Central Railway Terminal and your trip to the Agawa Canyon. Your lunch is included aboard the train. Your trip will take you 114 miles north into the forests and hill of the Canadian Shield. Upon reaching the observation point you will have a chance to get off the train and enjoy the spectacular views. The train will have you back to Sault St. Marie in time for dinner. Overnight – Sault Ste Marie

Day 3

Following breakfast, you will depart for Michigan. Shortly after crossing the border, you’ll board the ferry and head to Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island is world famous both as a historical site and as a movie location. There are no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, but the options on the island are limitless. You will board a horse-driven carriage for a tour of the island, then have free time. You can rent a bicycle built for two, shop, or visit Mackinac’s iconic landmark the Grand Hotel for afternoon tea. You depart Mackinac Island in the late afternoon arriving at your hotel in time for dinner. Overnight – Mackinaw City

Day 4

After breakfast, you will make your way to Frankenmuth, the most visited spot in Michigan. It is famous for its Bavarian architecture and its large Christmas store. Bronner’s Christmas wonderland is the size of 1 ½ football fields with a Christmas inventory to match. You will have free time to shop and enjoy this festive village.

Overnight – Frankenmuth

Day 5

After breakfast, you will begin your journey back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in time for dinner.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
360 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 4Z7
705-949-8111


Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
109 South Nicolet Street
Mackinaw City, Michigan
49701
+1 231-436-7737


Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, Michigan
48734
1-855-652-7200



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