Québec City German Christmas Market

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 November 26th, 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 (just footsteps from the market), a city tour, and the services of a Travac Tours director.

Attractively priced at only $499 per person based on double occupancy plus HST (total selling price with taxes is $563.87) 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. The balance of your day will be free to enjoy the festivities, just steps from your hotel.

Day 2

The German Christmas Market is one of the highest regarded festivals of its type in North America. Your day will be free to do your Christmas shopping, enjoy the entertainment, and to explore the rest of Old Quebec. Its shops and restaurants are generally decked out in cheerful colours for the Christmas season. A shuttle will also be provided to two additional Christmas Markets in the city.

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.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website



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



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Québec City and the Shores of the St. Lawrence

Enjoy a Taste of Europe in Your Own Backyard

October 14-17, 2021

4 days 3 nights

Québec City, built on the banks of the St. Lawrence River at Cap Diamant, is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in North America. It is the continent’s only walled city, a fact that aided UNESCO’s 1985 decision to classify it as a prestigious world heritage site.

Let Travac Tours transport you on a four-day, three-night holiday to this breathtaking capital of the province and enjoy a taste of Europe in your own backyard.

You will spend three nights at the fabulous Hotel Clarendon. Located within the gates of Old Québec, this 4 star hotel is an ideal base for exploring all the old city has to offer. A wonderful city, with a taste of Europe, that can be enjoyed by foot.

Travac’s Québec expedition provides you with a fully narrated glimpse of the city. With the help of a knowledgeable tour guide, we’ll take you on a half day excursion where you’ll see the Plains of Abraham, Artists’ Alley, Montmorency Falls, and much more.

Your Québec City holiday includes round-trip transportation in a comfortable chartered coach, three nights’ accommodation as well as a guided tour of Old Québec and a visit to Ile d’Orleans.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning your private motorcoach departs Westgate Shopping Centre for Quebec City.

You will arrive in Quebec City in time for lunch on your own. After lunch you will start you tour with a walking portion of Old Quebec, followed by a coach tour of the Plains of Abraham and the Parliament Buildings.

We will then proceed to check you into your hotel, the Hotel Clarendon, located inside the gates of Old Quebec. From this famous hotel, you will easily be able to enjoy the cobblestone streets and their seventeenth and eighteenth century stone houses and churches. From your location in the centre of the old city you will be free to come and go at your leisure, perhaps stopping for a croissant and steaming bowl of coffee in a Parisian-style café. Your evening is free to do as you wish.

Day 2

This morning we will drive along the Beaupré coast to visit Montmorency Falls and the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. We will return to Quebec City early afternoon you will again be free to stroll through the streets of old Quebec. You may also wish to visit the Musée de la Civilisation, which skillfully presents tourists with a display of French-Canadian culture.

Day 3

This morning we will be making our way to Île d’Orléans. We will visit a number of shops along the Taste Trail.

Expect to arrive back in Quebec City for a late lunch. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 4

Your morning will be free to shop and enjoy this magnificent city. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the early evening.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Quebec City – Picasso Figures

On September 10th,  Travac Tours wants you to join us as we travel to Québec City to enjoy one of the most important art exhibitions to visit Canada in recent memory, The Picasso Figures.

Picasso Figures will feature many paintings and drawings never before exhibited in Canada. This is a rare opportunity to experience one of the 20th century’s most important and prolific artists.

This exhibition itself, has been assembled from a selection of masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée National Picasso-Paris. Many of these works have never been exhibited outside of France.

In total, this Picasso exhibition has assembled a selection of 77 works, including 45 major paintings produced between 1895 and 1972. Québec City will be the only Canadian stop.

Your leisurely three-day escape to Québec City includes round trip transportation aboard a deluxe chartered coach, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, a walking tour of old Québec, admission to the Picasso exhibition as well as ample time to stroll through the streets of old Québec.

Space is limited. Early booking is your only guarantee. We look forward to having you join us.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning we will depart Ottawa for Quebec City. Upon our arrival you will have a chance to enjoy lunch on your own and familiarize with your surroundings. After lunch we will join our guide for a walking tour of old Quebec which will bring part of its eclectic history to life. After the tour you will check into your hotel, the Clarendon, in the heart of the Old Town. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 2

This morning we will depart for the Picasso exhibition. Your tour director will give you the specifics on the planned departure time. You can spend as much time as you wish at the exhibition. A transfer back to the hotel will be available if you wish to use that service. Again, your tour director will advise you on the timing of the return transfer. The remainder of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy in old Quebec. (B)

Day 3

You will have the morning to again stroll through the streets of Old Quebec, visit its shops or enjoy a coffee in one of the many outdoor cafes. Your tour director will advise of the departure time for Ottawa. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Canary Islands 2022

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 warm year-round climate, beautiful natural surroundings and tourist infrastructure designed to let you make the most of your holiday.

Travac’s adventure to the Canary Islands includes round trip airfare; 2 nights’ accommodation in Madrid with breakfast daily; 19 nights (3 week trips), 26 nights (4 week trip), or 33 nights (5 week trip) accommodation in Tenerife with breakfast and dinner daily, transfers in Europe and the services of a Travac Tours Director.

This exciting 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.

Dates and pricing for 2022:

February 14- March 8, 2022

3 Weeks

Total selling price including all taxes:

Double occupancy: $3939 per person ($3179 + taxes of $760).

Single occupancy:  $5329 ($4569 + taxes of $760).

February 28- March 22, 2022

3 Weeks

Total selling price including all taxes:

Double occupancy: $3939 per person ($3179 + taxes of $760).

Single occupancy: $5329 ($4569 + taxes of $760).

February 21- March 22, 2022

4 Weeks

Total selling price including all taxes:

Double occupancy: $4399 per person ($3639+ taxes of $760).

Single occupancy: $6259 ($5499 + taxes of $760).

February 14- March 22, 2022

5 Weeks

Total selling price including all taxes:

Double occupancy: $4759 per person ($3999 + taxes of $760).

Single occupancy: $7869 ($6329 + taxes of $760).

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

You will make your own way to Montreal for your overnight Air Transat flight to Madrid.

Day 2

Upon arrival in Madrid, you will be met by your Travac Tours Director and will be transferred by private coach to your hotel for an overnight stay in the heart of the city. (4 Star Hotel Emperador or similar)

Day 3

This morning, you will be transferred by private coach from your hotel to the airport for your Air Europa flight to Tenerife. (B)

Day 3-20 (3 week stays); 3-28 (4 week stay); 3-35 (5 week stay)

During your stay at Hotel Semiramis, breakfast and dinner are included.

Upon arrival in Tenerife, you will be transferred to your hotel (Hotel Semiramis) by private coach. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check-in. Your time in the Canary Islands is at your leisure. Your Travac Tours Director will be available to assist you with any special needs that you might have. Travac does not organize independent optional excursions but will advise you of excursions that are available from local suppliers.

 

Day 21 (3 week stays); 29 (4 week stay); 36 (5 week stay)

Today your Travac Tours Director will assist you with checkout, and you will be transferred to the airport by private coach for your flight from Tenerife to Madrid. You will overnight in Madrid at an airport hotel.(4-Star Hotel TYRP Madrid Alameda or similar).

Day 22 (3 week stays); 30 (4 week stay); 37 (5 week stay)

This morning, you will be transferred by private coach to the airport for your return flight to Ottawa. Your Travac Tours Director will be there to assist with you check-in but will remain in Madrid.(B)

 

Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you.  All other nationalities other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required. 

At the time of travel, you will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Best Semiramis

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Calle Leopoldo Cólogan Zulueta, 12
Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
38400
+34 922 37 32 00


Hotel Emperador (or similar)

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
C/ Gran Vía, 53
Madrid, Spain
28013
+34 915 47 28 00


TRYP Madrid Alameda Aeropuerto Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. de Logroño, 100
Madrid, Spain
28042
+34 912 76 47 47



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Malta 2022

A lovely year-round climate, 7,000 years of history and a Mediterranean Lifestyle that is second to none.

Malta is a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean with a rich history and a tranquil ambiance that summons tourists from around the world. While its population is just over 400,000 it is a deeply religious country that is 98% catholic and boasts 365 churches… one for every day of the year.

History lovers will be in their element in Malta, discovering man-made structures older than the Egyptian pyramids, some of which date back 7000 years.

Due to Malta’s geographical position it has been of great strategic significance over the centuries and is dotted with forts, defensive walls and towers, as well as an excellent National War Museum. The Canadian air force played a significant role in Malta in World war II during the island’s darkest days

Malta’s historic 17th century capita, Valletta, has over 300 monuments each with special significance.

Travac wants you to enjoy the balmy weather of Malta on our semi- inclusive holiday as you stay and relax on some of the island’s best beaches. You will be able to explore a whole host of natural and man-made sights, from the caverns of the Blue Grotto to 5,000-year-old underground necropolises, and megalithic temple complexes. Shopping is excellent as are the choices in its restaurants and pubs.

Your hotel during your stay is apartment hotel the AX Sunny Coast Aparthotel in St. Paul’s Bay.

Property Location

With a stay at Sunny Coast Resort & Spa in Qawra, you’ll be near the bay and minutes from Malta National Aquarium and Bugibba Beach. This 4-star aparthotel is within close proximity of Birdpark Malta and St Paul’s Island.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 91 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and stovetops. Rooms have private balconies. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Breakfast is included daily during your stay.

Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This aparthotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and a television in a common area.

Dates and pricing for 2022:

February 19- March 7, 2022 (17 days/15 nights):

Total selling price including all taxes:

Land View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $2949 per person ($2169 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $3299 ($2519 + taxes of $780).

Sea View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3199 per person ($2419 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $3549 ($2769 + taxes of $780).

March 19- April 3, 2022 (16 days/14 nights):

Total selling price including all taxes:

Land View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3059 per person ($2279 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $3479 ($2699 + taxes of $780).

Sea View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3309 per person ($2529 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $3729 ($2949 + taxes of $780).

February 17- March 13, 2022 (25 days/23 nights):

Total selling price including all taxes:

Land View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3279 per person ($2499 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $3949 ($3169 + taxes of $780).

Sea View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3659 per person ($2879 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $4329 ($3549 + taxes of $780).

March 3-27, 2022 (25 days/23 nights):

Total selling price including all taxes:

Land View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3,459 per person ($2,679 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $4,109 ($3,329 + taxes of $780).

Sea View One Bedroom:

Double Occupancy: $3,839 per person ($3,059 + taxes of $780).

Single Occupancy: $4,489 ($3,709 + taxes of $780).

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart from Ottawa to Malta

This afternoon you will be transferred with your Tour Director by private coach to Montreal for you flights to Malta. Your flights will transit through Munich and Frankfurt with Lufthansa and Swiss Air. Our office staff will be happy to assist you with more information.

Day 2

Arrival in Malta

Upon arrival in Malta, you will be transferred to your hotel in St Paul’s Bay by private chartered coach. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check in to AX Sunny Coast and advise you of the meeting time for your information session on optional tours. AX Sunny Coast is an apartment hotel, but breakfast is provided daily.

Day 3-24

St. Paul’s Bay, Malta

During your stay at AX Sunny Coast breakfast is included.

Malta is very diverse. The history is still evident today and dates back as far as the Neolithic period. Many temples are scattered around the island and “Ggantija” is said to be one of the oldest surviving, free-standing monuments in the world, predating Stonehenge by around 1,000 years! Thanks to their strategic position in the Med, the Maltese islands have played a crucial role in the making of history too, including the wars between Rome and Carthage, the Second World War and the Cold War, but it was perhaps the period of the Crusades which left the biggest impression. When the Knights Hospitaller of St John were driven out of Rhodes and handed Malta by Charles V, they bequeathed palaces, forts, cathedrals, an abundance of art and, of course, the Maltese Cross. Malta is also a very exciting destination. You can enjoy boat rentals and plenty of beach activities. If you’re a movie buff “The Da Vinci Code” and “Troy” with Brad Pitt along with many others were filmed here. You can take a full day tour of the sets for the series “Game of Thrones”. Although your time is free to discover Malta on your own, your Travac Tours Director will assist you with optional tours and activities throughout your stay.

Day 25

Return to Canada

Your Tour Director will assist with check out you will transfer from the hotel to the airport via private coach. Your flight will transit through Munich enroute to Montreal with Lufthansa.

Itinerary and hotel are subject to change.

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Hotel Information


AX Sunny Coast Aparthotel

Hotel website



Hotel Address
Dawret Il - Qawra, Qawra
St Paul's Bay, Malta
SPB 1981
+356 2157 2994



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Spain- Sol House- Breakfast & Dinner Included 2022

The Costa del Sol region of southern Spain is remarkable for its diverse landscapes, fabulous beaches and coastal sites as well as a wealth of small villages that dot the shore line. This Mediterranean coastline is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, hosting millions of tourists on an annual basis. Villages have grown into robust towns with great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The area’s history dates back thousands of years and it has developed a unique and warm culture that defines the region.

Travac is pleased to be offering exceptional new packages to the Costa del Sol region of Spain that include 2 meals per day, perfectly located deluxe accommodations in Torremolinos, and the services of a local guide while at your destination.

Attractively priced, space is sure to sell out quickly- early booking is your best guarantee of enjoying this fabulous holiday.

 

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

Day 3-24

Costa del Sol, Torremolinos

The Hotel Sol 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. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with optional tours and outings ($) during your stay. The optional tours are paid locally in Euros and once paid are non-refundable. A listing of these tours along with costs are only available locally once in Spain. The towns of Benalmádena, Málaga, Fuengirola, Mijas and Marbella are all close by and can be easily reached by public transportation. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the cities in the region including Seville, Malaga, Granada and the jewel of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar ($). Shopping opportunities are extensive. There are also local markets in each village that operate on different days of the week.

Day 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/flights are subject to change. 

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Hotel Information


Sol House

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Salvador Allende, 45
Torremolinos, Spain

(34)952387066



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Spain- Costa del Sol 2022

The Costa del Sol region of southern Spain is remarkable for its diverse landscapes, fabulous beaches and coastal sites as well as a wealth of small villages that dot the shore line. This Mediterranean coastline is one of Europe’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Villages have grown into robust towns with great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The area’s history dates back thousands of years and it has developed a unique and warm culture that defines the region.

Travac is pleased to be offering exceptional new packages to the Costa del Sol region of Spain for 2022 that include perfectly located deluxe accommodations in Benalmádena and the services of a local guide while at your destination.

Attractively priced, space is sure to sell out quickly- early booking is your best guarantee of enjoying this fabulous holiday.

Dates and pricing for 2022

Please note your deposits are refundable until September 1, 2021!

 

February 23- March 10, 2022 (2 weeks):

Exterior Mountain View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $2769 per person ($2079  + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy:  $3519 ($2829 + taxes of $690).

 

Exterior Pool/Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $2859 per person ($2169  + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $3709 ($3019 + taxes of $690).

 

Prime Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $2979 per person ($2289 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $3969 ($3279 + taxes of $690).

 

Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View – Studio Apartment

Double occupancy:  $3089 per person ($2399 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $4219 ($3529 + taxes of $690).

 

February 9- March 3, 2022 (3 weeks):

Exterior Mountain View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3079 per person ($2389 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $4209 ($3519 + taxes of $690).

 

Exterior Pool/Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3209 per person ($2519 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $4489 ($3799 + taxes of $690).

 

Prime Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3389 per person ($2699 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy:  $4879 ($4189 + taxes of $690).

 

Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View – Studio Apartment

Double occupancy:  $3559 per person ($2869 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $5249 ($4559 + taxes of $690).

 

February 16- March 17, 2022 (4 weeks):

Exterior Mountain View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3409 per person ($2719 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy:  $4909 ($4219 + taxes of $690).

 

Exterior Pool/Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3579 per person ($2889 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $5279 ($4589 + taxes of $690).

 

Prime Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3829 per person ($3139 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy:  $5819 ($5129 + taxes of $690).

 

Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View – Studio apartment

Double occupancy:  $4039 per person ($3349 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy:  $6289 ($5599 + taxes of $690).

 

February 2- March 10, 2022 (5 weeks):

Exterior Mountain View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3659 per person ($2969 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $5529 ($4839 + taxes of $690).

 

Exterior Pool/Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $3879 per person ($3189  + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $5999 ($5309 + taxes of $690).

 

Prime Sea View – One Bedroom

Double occupancy:  $4169 per person ($3479 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $6649 ($5959 + taxes of $690).

 

Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View – Studio apartment

Double occupancy:  $4449 per person ($3759 + taxes of $690).

Single occupancy: $7269 ($6579 + taxes of $690).

Hotel Information


Sunset Beach Club

Hotel website



Hotel Address
Av. del Sol, 5
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
29630
+34 952 57 94 00



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The Great Canadian Train Experience: VIA The Great Western Way

Travac wants you to see Canada the way it was meant to be seen, travelling onboard VIA’s unforgettable rail journey.

This epic journey will fly you to Vancouver where you will leave the bustle of this large metropolitan city and slip through the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, the gentle prairie fields, the picturesque towns, and the incredible scenery of Canada’s rugged lake country.

The Journey will take you from Vancouver to Kamloops and on to Jasper, continuing to Edmonton, Winnipeg. Sioux Lookout and Toronto.

This unforgettable rail experience lets you enjoy the wonderful diversity of our great nation.

Join us this October as we embark on one of the world’s most renowned rail experiences.

Canada awaits you.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you will meet your Travac Tours Director at the Ottawa Airport to board your flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your Vancouver hotel The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. Within walking distance to Vancouver Harbour and Canada Place with wonderful views of Stanley Park you are very well situated. After arriving at your hotel the rest of the day is free to enjoy the surrounding area. Your Travac Tours Director will have ideas of things to do. Reminder that check-in time is 3:00pm.

Day 2

This morning you will have a ticket for the hop on hop off bus. It is valid for 24 hours so you are free to discover Vancouver at your own pace. Your afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to visit Gastown, a lovely walk in Stanley Park or make your way to Granville Island. This beautiful city has so much to offer.

Day 3

Morning at leisure. Check out time is 12:00pm. This afternoon you will be met at the hotel for your transfer to the Pacific Central Station. NOTE: You are only permitted to have a carry on size bag to take to your cabin. Your larger checked bag has to be checked in with Via and it will be stored away. You cannot access your checked bag while on the train.

Today your wonderful train adventure begins aboard VIA’s The Canadian. You will be completely immersed in the single most contributing factor to what connected Canada from east to west.

Get comfortable in your “Manor Sleeping Car”. The cabins for one (with a concealed toilet) or two (with an ensuite toilet) both have vanities, and the chairs configure to make up your beds for the next four nights. The beds are made up while at dinner and put back away while at breakfast. The cabins for 2 have one upper and one lower bunk. The single cabin has one lower bed. A public shower, and 2 washrooms per car, are at your disposal. Your meals and access to the Dome Observation Car are included. Breakfast is first come, first served while lunch and dinner are set times. Times can only be reserved on the train the day before for the following day.

All 3 meals have 4 choices (one of which is vegan).

It is important to note that the train stops about every seven hours for operational reasons. The length of the stop can vary from ten minutes to two hours.

We will depart Vancouver at 1500 and you will travel to Jasper.

Cabin for two 

Cabin for one

Day 4

Wake up and enjoy your wonderful breakfast in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Expect to arrive in Jasper at 1100 and then depart at 1230. You will enjoy full daylight for this breathtaking segment from Jasper to Edmonton. Jasper to Hinton is likely the most stunning scenery. Enjoy the Dome Car, the Dining Car and the Park Car to take in all the scenery.

Expect to arrive in Edmonton at 1850 and then depart at 1950.

Day 5

Today we will travel to Winnipeg. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery and perhaps enjoy time with new friends. The train will follow a beautiful stretch on the Saskatchewan and Manitoba border of the Assiniboine River There will be a 1 hour stop in Saskatoon very early in the morning.

Expect to arrive in Winnipeg at 2200 and then depart at 2330.

Day 6 & 7

We travel from Winnipeg through the night onto our destination of The Canadian to Toronto. Depending on our fall weather we should enjoy all the spectacular autumn colours along with the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Shield of Northern Ontario.

Expect to arrive in Toronto at 1430 on Day 7. We will then leave The Canadian and board our train #48 departing Toronto at 18:47 and arriving in Ottawa at 23:26.

Schedules are subject to change.

CN Freight has priority over Via Rail and can delay our arrival times.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Hotel website



Hotel Address
1133 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3T3
(604) 689-9211



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Beautiful Kelowna and the Okanagan Wine Valley

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Meet your Travac Tours Director at the airport. We will have a connecting flight from Ottawa to Kelowna. Upon arrival in Kelowna we will be transferred to our hotel. Reminder that check in time is not till 4pm.

Day 2

This morning we will meet our local guide and motorcoach for a 4-hour tour of Kelowna and its surroundings along with our first wine tastings. Free time for lunch on your own ($). This afternoon we will walk from the hotel to the harbour (10-15min walk) to board a two-hour harbour cruise. After cruise free time to experience downtown Kelowna’s great restaurants and shops.

Day 3

Today we head north of Kelowna through the picturesque areas of Lake Country and Vernon. Our first stop will be Vernon at the Planet Bee Honey Farm to see, taste, browse and sip the experience! We will have some time for lunch ($) then onto the Alpaca Farm to learn and purchase (if you wish) Alpaca items. On our way home will stop at a vineyard for a wine tasting then back to Kelowna. Evening is free to explore the many great restaurants and shops.

Day 4

This morning we drive to the far south of BC’s border to Canada’s only desert –Osoyoos. Native culture prevails in the town of Osoyoos – We will visit first the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre for a guided tour with some free time there to explore on your own. You will then have some free time in downtown Osoyoos to shop and have lunch ($). On our way home we will stop and do a wine tasting.

Evening is free time.

Day 5

Free day to explore more of Kelowna. Your Tour Director will have a few optional ($) activities today.

Day 6

Today we will head south to Summerland a vista of scenery. We will do a very scenic ride on the steam train then after lunch we will visit the 6-hectare Ornamental Gardens, created in 1916 by Agriculture Canada, while there you will have amazing views of Okanagan Lake, Giant’s Head Mountain and the Trout Creek Trestle railroad bridge, an outstanding engineering feat constructed for the Kettle Valley Railway. Evening is free to explore.

Day 7

We will depart on an early morning flight. We trust you enjoyed your time in beautiful Kelowna! You will probably want to go back…

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Hotel Information


Royal Anne Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
348 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6N5
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Ultimate Atlantic, Oranjestad to Barcelona with Oceania Cruises

The port of Oranjestad, Aruba

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Oranjestad, Aruba (boarding time 1 pm; depart 9 pm)

In Oranjestad, you will be met at the arrivals gate by your Oceania representative and transferred to the ship. There will be no Travac representative escorting you, but Oceania will ensure that your transfer and boarding goes smoothly. Flights are booked by Oceania – schedule available approximately 75 days prior to sailing.

Distinguished by its colorful Dutch colonial architecture, Oranjestad is the capital of Aruba, first settled in 1796. Named as a tribute to the Dutch king William of Orange, the city today attracts tourists searching for duty-free bargains and strolling around the beautiful streets. (D)

Day 2

Willemstad, Curacao (6 am – 1 pm)

Take in the charming Dutch colonial architecture along the Willemstad harbor in this historic town that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the aquamarine waters of Curacao’s numerous beaches and dive along the stunning coral reefs and hidden caverns. Hike the trails or join a safari through Christoffel National Park to observe the rare flora and fauna (B, L, D)

Day 3

St. George’s, Grenada, (2 pm – 10 pm)

You can smell the cinnamon and nutmeg well before you dock in St. George’s; a tour of the spice estates on Grenada is almost mandatory. You can also take in a visit to a distillery to see how the island’s sugarcane juice is first turned into syrup and then into rum. A ferry trip to sister island Carriacou offers fantastic diving opportunities, and romantics can climb the waterfalls or just relax on the sun-kissed beaches. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Bridgetown, Barbados (9 am – 5 pm)

Discover the many beautiful aspects of this island, from its rugged Atlantic coastline to its beautiful Great Houses, cane fields, exquisite gardens and glorious beaches. See the island’s spectacular underwater treasures on your own snorkeling expedition. (B, L, D)

Day 5-10

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

(B, L, D)

Day 11

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (9 am – 11 pm)

Volcanic in origin, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. While in port, you’ll notice the Auditorium of Tenerife, an amazing, organic structure that instantly became an icon when completed in 2003. Another modern landmark is the Oscar Domínguez Institute, a contemporary art gallery named after the 20th century surrealist. For a respite from the urban environment, visit the Palmetum, a botanical garden with more than 400 species of palms. (B, L, D)

 

Day 12

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain (8 am – 5 pm)

Stroll along Calle O’Daly, the pedestrian district named after an Irish banana merchant and lined with historic residences. Visit the Town Hall and the church, Iglesia del Salvador, both of the 16th century. There is an interesting museum of natural science as well as a naval museum. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Funchal (Madeira), Portugal (9 am – 6 pm)

Breathtaking vistas await throughout this beautiful island. Take a cable car up to Monte for spectacular views of the botanical gardens and the charming town. Don’t miss a ride in one of the famous wicker toboggans! Drive along the coast to a village where Winston Churchill painted seascapes or out to the stunning cliffs of Cabo Girão and enjoy a visit to a quaint fishing village. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

(B, L, D)

Day 15

Lisbon, Portugal (6 am – 6 pm)

Visit the ornate Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery and stroll the narrow, winding streets of the charming Alfama district. Enjoy marvelous old Sintra, a royal country retreat, and Cascais, a beautiful seaside resort. Explore medieval Obidos or make a pilgrimage to Fatima, where the Virgin Mary appeared repeatedly to three shepherd children in 1917. (B, L, D)

Day 16

Portimao, Portugal (8 am –5 pm)

Situated on the sun-kissed coastline of Algarve, Portimão is a colorful city with a bustling waterfront and a charming city center decorated with parks and plazas. The Museum of Portimão traces the history of human settlement in the area as far back as the Roman and Islamic periods. Enjoy beautiful views and explore hidden caves on a scenic boat trip up the coast and along the Rio Arade. (B, L, D)

Day 17

Seville, Spain (arrive 8 am)

Spend a fabulous day in Seville visiting the magnificent cathedral, climbing the famed Giralda Tower and strolling through the gorgeous Alcazar and its gardens. See the ceramic-encrusted Plaza de España and stroll through the alleys of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Or explore the Andalusian wine country and Jerez, the home of sherry. Don’t miss the charm of Cádiz with its gracious squares, its flower-filled parks on the city bastions and its bustling markets. (B, L, D)

Day 18

Seville, Spain (depart 8 pm)

(B, L, D)

Day 19

Tangier, Morocco (8 am – 6 pm)

Explore the Mendoubia Gardens, which contain a fascinating banyan tree that is more than 800 years old. Or experience a more traditional Morocco in Tetouan, a mountain city of grace and culture and the location of the beautiful white royal palace. The Caves of Hercules are nine miles west of Tangier in the Cap Spartel area; it is a place of great beauty and archaeological significance. (B, L, D)

Day 20

Melilla, Spain (7 am – 4 pm)

Appreciate the unique nature of graceful Melilla, an autonomous Spanish city on the African coast carved out of Morocco. Soak up the Triángulo del Oro district’s stylish architecture, which outside of Barcelona showcases Spain’s largest collection of modernisme buildings, the architectural style epitomized by Antoni Gaudí. In fortified Old Melilla, stroll cobbled lanes sandwiched between defensive walls and step into the Cuevas des Coventico, natural caves used as a hiding place throughout the ages. Witness the city’s captivating mix of cultures at the Mercadillo de Melilla, where savvy shoppers throng in search of colorful Moroccan goods.

Day 21

Ibiza, Spain (11 am – 8 pm)

With its youthful spirit and natural beauty, the Balearic island of Ibiza (or “Eivissa,” as it’s known locally) appeals to those who love the outdoors. The beach-blessed coastline is majestically rugged, and the hills are covered with olive and fig trees. The capital of Ciudad de Ibiza offers a multitude of diversions, especially in the historic Dalt Vila district. Visit its 16th century Castle of Ibiza and the churches and Museum of Contemporary Art inside the fortified walls. With its cobblestone streets, Ibiza is a scenic city to walk. Two of the most popular beaches are Talamanca and Ses Figueretes.

Day 22

Barcelona, Spain

After breakfast, Oceania will transfer you from the ship to the airport for your flights home. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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