Spain- Costa del Sol- Breakfast & Dinner Included

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 3 week packages to the Costa del Sol region of Spain that include 2 meals per day, 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.

January 30 – February 21, 2025 (21 nights)

Total selling price including all taxes:

 

Standard room (Lateral Sea View)  

Double occupancy: $4,249 per person ($3,399 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $6,169 ($5,319 + taxes of $850). 

 

Premium room (Frontal Sea View)  

Double occupancy: $4,819 per person ($3,969 + taxes of $850).

February 06 – February 28, 2025 (21 nights)

Total selling price including all taxes:

 

Standard room (Lateral Sea View) 

Double occupancy: $4,249 per person ($3,399 + taxes of $850).  

Single occupancy: $6,169 ($5,319 + taxes of $850). 

 

Premium room (Frontal Sea View)  

Double occupancy: $4,819 per person ($3,969 + taxes of $850). 

February 20 – March 12, 2025 (19 nights)

Total selling price including all taxes

 

Standard room (Lateral Sea View) 

Double occupancy: $4,449 per person ($3,599 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $6,369 ($5,519 + taxes of $850). 

 

Premium room (Frontal Sea view) 

Double occupancy: $5,019 ($4,169 + taxes of $850).

 

Hotel Information


Hotel Best Triton

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. Antonio Machado, 29, 29630
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

+34 952 44 32 40



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Portugal- The Algarve 3 Week Stay at the Wyndham

January 29-February 20, 2025

February 28 – March 22, 2025

March 9-31, 2025

January 29-February 20, 2025

Side Seaview:

Double occupancy: $4539 per person ($3689 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7009 ($6159 + taxes of $850).

Frontal Seaview:

Double occupancy:  $4609 per person ($3759 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7245 ($6395 + taxes of $850).

February 28 – March 22, 2025

Side Seaview:

Double occupancy: $4749 per person ($3899 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7449 ($6599 + taxes of $850).

Frontal Seaview:

Double occupancy: $4849 per person ($3999 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7609 ($6759 + taxes of $850).

March 9-31, 2025

Side Seaview:

Double occupancy: $4749 per person ($3899 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7449 ($6599 + taxes of $850).

Frontal Seaview:

Double occupancy:  $4849 per person ($3999 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $7609 ($6759 + taxes of $850).

Hotel Information


Wyndham Residences Alvor Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Praia de Alvor, R. do Barinel, 8500-053
Portimão, Portugal

+351 282 460 250


Hotel HF Fenix Urban

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 14, 1050-016
Lisbon, Portugal

+351 21 351 5000



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Spain and Morocco Combination Tour- January departure

January 25 – February 16, 2025

For all of our other 2025 Spain/Morocco Combination Tour dates, please click here.

Enjoy the very best of the Costa del Sol with the Imperial cities of Morocco this winter with Travac!

This holiday will take you on a tour of Morocco before heading to the Costa Del Sol for a 2 week stay.

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 Marrakech. Along the way you will visit Rabat, Casablanca, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, and Tangiers. 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 are a maximum of 36 seats available on this tour.  Early booking is essential!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart from Canada 

Depart Westgate Mall to Montreal airport by private motorcoach. Your flight departs with Air Transat from Montreal direct to Marrakech, Morocco. Our office staff will be happy to give you flight details.

Day 2

Arrival in Morocco

Upon arrival in Marrakech, you will be transferred to your hotel by private chartered coach. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check-in. The balance of the day is at your leisure.

3 nights at Kenzi Rose Garden & Spa (or similar).

Day 3

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 4

Marrakech

After breakfast, depart for an exciting excursion to Ourika Valley. You will enjoy one of the most spectacular Atlas Valleys with stunning and captivating settings. The Berbers, local inhabitants, still keep their uses and traditional way of living. You will visit a typical Berber House and experience the local atmosphere while enjoying Moroccan Tea as part of their hospitality. Stop for lunch (not included) and return to your hotel in Marrakech in the afternoon.

Day 5

Marrakech to Rabat

Today you will depart for Rabat with a brief stop in Casablanca. Upon arrival, you will have 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. Free time in the popular Corniche of Ain Daib (promenade) for lunch (not included). You will then continue to Rabat to check in to your hotel. This evening, you will have time to see the beautiful Kasbah of Oudayas fortress, located on the Buregregs riverbank.

1 night at Hotel Le Diwan Gallery (or similar).

Day 6

Rabat to Fez

This morning, the city tour of Rabat will show you the exquisite 12 th century Tower of Hassan, the bustling Kasbah, and the imposing Royal Palace (from the exterior). You will also visit the Mohamed 5 th Mausoleum and the ruins of the old mosque. After leaving Rabat, our first stop will be Volubilis to visit its Roman ruins. Free time for lunch then on to Meknes. There you will stroll through the medina, Plaza El-Hedim and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. You will then continue to Fez to check in to your hotel.

2 nights at Hotel Les Merinides (or similar).

Day 7

Fez

Today you will have a full tour of Fez, the first imperial city of Morocco, founded in the 9 th 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.

 

Day 8

Fez to Tangiers

After breakfast, depart for Tangiers. You will have a tour of Tangiers including Cape Espartel & Hercules Grotto (outside). Lunch on your own in Tangiers. This afternoon, we will visit the Kashbah, the Zocos, and stroll into the Medina.

1 night at Hilton City Center and Residences (or similar).

Day 9

Transfer from Tangiers to Costa del Sol, Spain

After breakfast, depart for Tangiers harbour where you will board the ferry (you are responsible for taking all your luggage onto and off the ferry) to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tarifa, Spain. On arrival, we will board our coach for the transfer to Costa del Sol. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with hotel check-in and advise you of a meeting time for your information session on optional tours.

Day 10 to 22

Costa del Sol, Spain

The Hotel Best Triton is located on the beachfront and in front of the Benalmádena promenade. The Best Tritón is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday tanning and enjoying the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.

Completely renovated, this hotel in Benalmádena will have an outdoor pool, a large terrace, a buffet-style restaurant with “live cooking” offering national and international cuisine, brasserie, bar-cafeteria, pool bar, an extensive day and night entertainment program, gym and spa, hairdresser and beauty salon, 24-hour reception, luggage storage and parking.

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.

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Hotel Information


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-Gallery or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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

+212 5372-62727


Hotel Les Merinides or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Avenue des Mérinides، 30000
Fez, Morocco
30090
+212 5356-45226


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


Hotel Best Triton or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. Antonio Machado, 29, 29630
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

+34 952 44 32 40



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Portugal, Spain, and Morocco

 

February 9- March 9, 2025

Please note: this tour will be in Morocco during Ramadan.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart from Canada

Depart Westgate Mall to Montreal airport by private motorcoach. Your flight departs with Air Transat from Montreal direct to Lisbon, Portugal. Our office staff will be happy to give you flight details.

Day 2

Arrival in Portugal

Upon arrival, you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the Algarve in Portugal. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check-in.

Day 3 to 11

Algarve, Portugal

With many of the country’s safest and loveliest beaches, 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 contrast beautifully with broad expanses of sand. Take in some of the local cuisine such as chicken piri-piri, cataplana, fish stew, local fish, olives, almonds, and desserts.

Details and costs of optional tours will be presented to you on your second day in Portugal. All monies are paid for these tours in Euros and must be in cash. Once paid, the monies are non-refundable.

Day 12

Transfer from Portugal to Spain

Today your Travac Tours Director will assist you with checkout. They will travel with you on your private motorcoach from Portugal to Spain. Driving time is approximately 6 hours (washroom and lunch stops enroute). Once you arrive at the hotel in Spain, your Travac Tours Director will assist with check-in.

Day 13 to 21

Costa del Sol

The Hotel Best Triton is located on the beachfront and in front of the Benalmádena promenade. The Best Tritón is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday tanning and enjoying the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
Completely renovated, this hotel in Benalmádena will have an outdoor pool, a large terrace, a buffet-style restaurant with “live cooking” offering national and international cuisine, brasserie, bar-cafeteria, pool bar, an extensive day and night entertainment program, gym and spa, hairdresser and beauty salon, 24-hour reception, luggage storage and parking.

During your 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.

Day 22

Transfer to Tangiers, Morocco

Today you will travel to the Spanish harbour, Tarifa, where you will board the ferry (you are responsible for taking all your luggage onto and off 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.

1 night at Hilton City Center and Residences (or similar).

Day 23

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 a stop enroute for lunch (on your own), then on to Meknes. There you will stroll through the medina, Plaza El-Hedim and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. The route continues to Fez, where you will check in to your hotel.

2 nights at Hotel Les Merinides (or similar).

Day 24

Fez

Today you will have a full tour of Fez, the first imperial city of Morocco, founded in the 9 th 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.

 

Day 25

Fez to 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 12 th century Tower of Hassan, the bustling Kasbah, and the imposing Royal Palace (from the exterior). You will also visit the Mohamed 5 th Mausoleum and the ruins of the old mosque. Before checking in at the hotel, you will have time to see the beautiful Kasbah of Oudayas fortress, located on the Buregregs riverbank.

1 night at Hotel Le Diwan Gallery (or similar).

Day 26

Rabat 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. Free time in the popular Corniche of Ain Daib (promenade) for lunch (not included). You will then continue to Marrakech to check in to your hotel.

3 nights at Kenzi Rose Garden & Spa (or similar)

Day 27

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 28

Marrakech

After breakfast, depart for an exciting excursion to Ourika Valley. You will enjoy one of the most spectacular Atlas Valleys with stunning and captivating settings. The Berbers, local inhabitants, still keep their uses and traditional way of living. You will visit a typical Berber House and experience the local atmosphere while enjoying Moroccan Tea as part of their hospitality. Stop for lunch (not included) and return to your hotel in Marrakech in the afternoon.

Day 29

Return to Canada 

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

Itinerary and flights are subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Luna Solaqua

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
R. do Mediterrâneo, 8200-156
Albufeira, Portugal

+351 289 540 980


Hotel Best Triton

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. Antonio Machado, 29, 29630
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

+34 952 44 32 40


Hilton City Center and Residences

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Rond point de la gare ferroviaire
Tangier , Morocco
90000
+212 5393-09700


Hotel Les Merinides

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Avenue des Mérinides، 30000
Fes, Morocco

+212 5356-45226


Hotel Le Diwan Gallery

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Place De L'Unité Africaine
Rabat, Morocco
10005
+212 5372-62727


Kenzi Rose Garden & Spa

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. du Président Kennedy
Marrakech 40000, Morocco

+212 5244-47400



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Portugal and Spain

Portugal’s Algarve province, with its magnetic Moorish appeal has become a Mecca for snowbirds trying to escape the harsh reality of winter. It’s also one of Europe’s most picturesque and friendly holiday destinations. The Algarve is what most of us envision the Mediterranean to be. The whitewashed villages cascade into the sea. Cobblestoned streets are lined with outdoor cafes, bistros, wine bars, and markets full of fresh fruits and vegetables. The weather is wonderfully spring like and invigorating.

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.

Whether this is your first visit to the Costa del Sol or you have enjoyed its pleasures in the past there is always something new to discover.

Early booking is your best guarantee of enjoying this great holiday!

January 29-February 26, 2025

Luna Solaqua in Portugal (14 nights) and Sunset Beach in Spain (13 nights)

Based on a One Bedroom Land view apartment with Kitchenette in Portugal and a Standard One Bedroom (Mountain side-North

facing) apartment with kitchenette in Spain:

Double occupancy: $4,399 per person ($3,549 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $6,099 ($5,249 + taxes of $850).

Portugal upgrade:

One Bedroom Pool View apartment: Add $75per person based on double occupancy |Single $150

Spain upgrades:

Prime One Bedroom Sea Side (South facing) Apartment: Add $200per person based on double occupancy | Single $400
Deluxe Junior Suite Sea Side (South facing) Studio Apartment: Add $339 per person based on double occupancy | Single $678

February 12-March 14, 2025

Luna Solaqua in Portugal (13 nights) and Sunset Beach in Spain (16 nights)

Based on a One Bedroom Land view apartment with Kitchenette in Portugal and a Standard One Bedroom (Mountain side-North

facing) apartment with kitchenette in Spain.

Double occupancy: $4709 per person ($3859 + taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $6579 ($5729 + taxes of $850).

Portugal upgrade:

One Bedroom Pool view apartment: Add $70per person based on double occupancy | Single $140

Spain upgrades:

Prime One Bedroom Sea Side (South facing) Apartment: Add $269 per person based on double occupancy |Single $538
Deluxe Junior Suite Sea Side (South facing) Studio Apartment : Add $450 per person based on double occupancy | Single $900

February 26-March 28, 2025

Luna Solaqua in Portugal (15 nights) and Sunset Beach in Spain (14 nights)

Based on a One Bedroom Land view apartment with Kitchenette in Portugal and a Standard One Bedroom (Mountain side-North

facing) apartment with kitchenette in Spain

Double occupancy: $4709 per person ($3859 +taxes of $850).

Single occupancy: $6579 ($5729 + taxes of $850).

Portugal upgrade:
NOT AVAILABLE

Spain upgrades:

Prime One Bedroom Sea Side (South facing) Apartment: Add $269 per person based on double occupancy |Single $538
Deluxe Junior Suite Sea Side (South facing) Studio Apartment: Add $450 per person based on double occupancy | Single $900

Hotel Information


Luna Solaqua

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
R. do Mediterrâneo, 8200-156
Albufeira, Portugal

+351 289 540 980


Sunset Beach

Hotel website

As of July 8, 2024 – we have received a notice of some rennovations at the Sunset Beach as follows:

“As continuation of our annual maintenance programme, maintenance, repair and general improvement works (including changing bath to shower in some bathrooms), will be undertaken in the interior of the hotel from middle of November until the end of March.

The only project foreseen for common area of the hotel is the renovation and redecoration of the corridor between the supermarket and the fitness centre on the first floor. Dates are pending confirmation and will be posted on our website as soon as available. We will also inform you by email.

As always, we assure you that guest satisfaction is our top priority, so any disturbance to our much valued customers will be kept to an absolute minimum.”


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Av. del Sol, s/n, 29630 Benalmádena
Malaga, Spain

+34 952 57 94 00



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Ontario- Pelee Island and Windsor Getaway

August 28-31, 2024

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 nights’ 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.

Point Pelee

Hotel Information


Best Western Plus Leamington Hotel and Conference Centre

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
566 Bevel Line Road
Leamington, ON
N8H 3V4
519-326-8646


Holiday Inn Express Waterfront

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Arizona and Canyon Country

October 1-12, 2024

Arizona and Utah are home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. These states’ magnificent red rock formations, their exotic desert life, and their dramatic canyons make Arizona and Utah a truly magical holiday destination. Beyond their dramatic landscapes, the confluence of the Native American and “the old west” heritage is also a compelling reason for a visit to this part of the southwest. Don’t forget the near perfect climate. With sunshine almost every day you are sure to find your Canyon experience a remarkable holiday.

Travac Tours wants to send you to Arizona – as well as its neighbours, Nevada and Utah – for twelve days of exploration, relaxation and excitement.  You’ll fly to Las Vegas to start your tour. You’ll visit Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Page, and Zion National Park. Your last stop will be in Phoenix.

Travac’s Arizona Tour includes return transfers from Ottawa to Montreal, airfare from Montreal, visits to Valley of Fire state park, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park in Utah, and the Grand Canyon, all accommodation and transportation, and a stop in the city of lights, Las Vegas!

Demand for this tour is very high and it will sell out quickly. Early booking is essential if you wish to be part of this Travac experience!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Las Vegas

Today we will take a private coach from Ottawa to Montreal before boarding our flights from Montreal to Las Vegas. Upon arrival in Las Vegas, we will transfer to our hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure.

Overnight in Las Vegas.

Day 2

Valley of Fires State Park

This morning we will make our way to The Valley of Fires State Park. This, the oldest of Nevada’s state parks, derives its name from the red sandstone formations shaped by shifting sand dunes some 150 million years ago. There will be plenty of sightseeing opportunities and photo stops while in the park.

Overnight in Las Vegas

Day 3

Las Vegas

Today will be a free day to explore Las Vegas. Enjoy your time on the famous Las Vegas strip and all it has to offer. In the afternoon, there will be an option to visit the Hoover Dam.

Overnight in Las Vegas

Day 4

Las Vegas to Springdale, Utah

This morning we will make our way to Zion National Park. This park is known for its spectacular cliff and canyon landscapes. Your overnight will be in the picturesque town Springdale, Utah.

Day 5

Springdale to Page, Arizona

Today we will visit Bryce Canyon.  Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology consisting of a series of horseshoe shaped amphitheaters, carved from erosion and rainfall. The canyon is tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name. Its landscape provides some of the most exciting and memorable walks imaginable.

Overnight will be in Page, Arizona.

Day 6

Antelope Canyon

Today we will be visiting Antelope Canyon. This canyon offers some of the most awe-inspiring views you will see on your trip-its spiral slots are what make it so picturesque.

Overnight will be in Page, Arizona.

Day 7

Sedona

Today we will head to Sedona. Sedona has been referred to as one of the most beautiful places in America. It is characterized by its red sandstone formations. You will have ample time to explore this quaint town, which is also known for its artisan shopping.

Overnight in Sedona.

Day 8

Sedona to Flagstaff

This morning, we will be heading from Sedona to Flagstaff. After a few long days in the Canyons, your day is completely free to rest and to wander among the many sites. Your tour director will have plenty of ideas on how to spend your day.

Overnight in Flagstaff.

Day 9

Flagstaff to Grand Canyon

This morning we will visit the Grand Canyon’s southern rim. The Grand Canyon is arguably America’s most famous natural feature. With elevations more than 7,000 feet, your canyon visit to the south rim will offer you an unparalleled sightline of this breathtaking gorge.

Overnight in Flagstaff.

Day 10

Flagstaff to Phoenix

This morning we will head into Phoenix, the largest city in Arizona. Also known as the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix enjoys a subtropical desert climate, making it a most enjoyable city to spend time in. Once in Phoenix, we will have a tour of this magnificent city. In the afternoon, we will visit the Desert Botanical Gardens. These gardens host one of the finest collections of desert plants in the world. It is an opportunity to view 139 rare and endangered plant species from around the world.

Overnight in Phoenix.

Day 11

Phoenix

Today your day is completely free to enjoy Phoenix. You will find museums, galleries, and shops within a short walk from your hotel. Your tour director will have plenty of ideas on how to spend your day.

Overnight in Phoenix.

Day 12

Return to Canada

Today we will say goodbye to Phoenix and the southwest as we fly back to Montreal.  A private motor coach will pick us up at the airport to transfer us back to Ottawa.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Las Vegas: Flamingo Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV
89109
702-733-3111


Hurricane (Zion): Comfort Inn and Suites Hurricane/Zion Park

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
45 N 2600 W
Hurricane, UT
84737
435-879-7220


Page: Best Western Plus View of Lake Powell Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
716 Rim View Dr
Page, AZ
86040
928-645-8868


Sedona: Hampton Inn Sedona

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1800 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ
86336
928-282-4700


Flagstaff: Hampton Inn Flagstaff East

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
990 N Country Club Dr
Flagstaff, AZ
86004
928-433-1234


Phoenix: Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
4415 E Paradise Vlg Pkwy S
Phoenix, AZ
85032
602-765-5800



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Madrid, Mallorca, and Barcelona

October 13-27, 2024

Travac wants you to enjoy the magic of Spain this fall with a 15 day holiday across 3 cultural centres:  Mallorca, Barcelona and Madrid.

Your holiday begins in Madrid. Madrid offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and vibrant urban life. From exploring iconic landmarks like the Royal Palace and Prado Museum to savoring delicious tapas in bustling markets, Madrid promises an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re admiring world-class art, indulging in culinary delights, or simply soaking up the lively atmosphere, Madrid welcomes you with open arms for a holiday filled with warmth and excitement.

From Madrid you will fly to Mallorca- the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands- where you’ll be mesmerized by its stunning landscapes and turquoise blue waters. During your five-night stay in the capitol city of Palma, stroll along its beautiful boardwalk and immerse yourself it its rich cultural history. We have included several tours on the island for you to explore and experience.

Your last stop will be in Barcelona. Barcelona is renowned for its famous and unique architecture such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and Casa Battllo each of which is visited by millions each year. You will also be able to explore its historic Gothic quarter and stroll down La Rambla, a bustling avenue filled with shops restaurants and street performers.

With 4 nights in both Madrid and Barcelona and 5 nights in Mallorca, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the fabulous attractions that draw people in from around the world.

This is a small group experience with only 30 spots available.

Early booking is essential. You’ll save $200 per person if you book by July 18.

We look forward to seeing you on this wonderful adventure.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Madrid

This evening, we will depart Ottawa by private motorcoach to Montreal for our overnight flight to Madrid.

Day 2

Madrid

Upon our flight’s arrival in Madrid, you will be met by a local representative to be transferred to your hotel. Once settled in, the balance of your afternoon is at your leisure. Evening group welcome dinner included tonight.

Overnight – Hotel Catalonia Gran Via (or similar)

Day 3

Madrid

This morning you will meet the group to depart the hotel at 9:30am for a half-day guided city tour of Madrid. Tour through the most important avenues, streets, and squares of the city to admire its buildings and monuments. You are free to explore this afternoon at your leisure.

Overnight – Hotel Catalonia Gran Via (or similar)

Day 4

Madrid

Today is a free day to continue exploring all that Madrid has to offer. Optional tours will be offered by your Travac Tours Director ($).

Overnight – Hotel Catalonia Gran Via (or similar)

Day 5

Madrid

You will have another free day. Optional tours will be offered ($).

Overnight – Hotel Catalonia Gran Via (or similar)

Day 6

Madrid to Palma de Mallorca

This morning you will have a very early breakfast prior to check-out. We will then meet for our transfer to the airport for our flight to Mallorca. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by a local representative and be transferred to our hotel. The balance of your afternoon is free. In the evening, we will gather in the hotel lobby and meet a local guide for a short walk to a local restaurant for our included dinner.

Overnight – Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Day 7

Palma

This morning you will meet the group to depart the hotel at 9:30am for a half-day guided city tour of Palma. The balance of your day is at your leisure.

Overnight – Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Day 8

Palma

After breakfast, the group will embark on a full-day guided tour of Formentor and Pollensa. Spend the day in awe, viewing spectacular coastlines and white-sand beaches. Have a chance to enjoy the landscape from the sea on an included boat ride. Lunch today is included at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel by early evening.

Overnight – Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Day 9

Palma

Spend today at your leisure, maybe do some shopping, or go for a stroll along the promenade.

Overnight – Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Day 10

Palma

Today the group will depart the hotel around 9:00am for a full-day guided tour to Valldemosa & Soller. Enjoy the scenery from the motorcoach on route, with stops for guided walking tours of these charming towns. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant, and we will return to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight – Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Day 11

Palma to Barcelona

Expect another very early breakfast prior to check-out from our hotel in Palma. The group will then meet for our transfer to the airport for our flight to Barcelona. Upon arrival, we will be met by a local representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in, spend the remainder of your day at your leisure.

Overnight – Hotel Exe Cristal Palace (or similar)

Day 12

Barcelona

This morning, we will depart the hotel for a guided half-day city tour of Barcelona. You will have a chance to familiarize yourself with the famous works of Antonio Gaudi such as Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, before finishing the tour near the Picasso Museum. The balance of your day will be free.

Overnight – Hotel Exe Cristal Palace (or similar)

Day 13

Barcelona

Today is a free day to explore the sights and flavours of Barcelona. Optional tours will be offered ($).

Overnight – Hotel Exe Cristal Palace (or similar)

Day 14

Barcelona

Spend the day at your leisure or take an optional tour that will be offered ($).  Tonight, there will be a group farewell dinner at our hotel.

Overnight – Hotel Exe Cristal Palace (or similar)

Day 15

Barcelona to Ottawa

Today you will meet your Travac Tours Director for our transfer to Barcelona airport for our flight back to Montreal. Upon arrival, we will board the private motorcoach for our transfer to Ottawa.

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Catalonia Gran Via (or similar)

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Hotel Address
C.Gran Vía, 7-9, Centro
Madrid, Spain
28013
+34 915 31 22 22


Hotel Palma Bellver (or similar)

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
Av. de Gabriel Roca, 11, Ponent
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
07014
+34 971 22 22 40


Hotel Exe Cristal Palace (or similar)

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Hotel Address
C/ de la Diputació, 257, L'Eixample
Barcelona, Spain
08007
+34 933 93 09 70



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San Antonio

November 6-11, 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 The Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk San Antonio.

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 Plaza Hotel Riverwalk

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Hotel Address
105 South St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX
78205
(210) 270-7799



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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


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

+33 4 92 00 80 00


Novotel Avignon Centre or similar

Hotel website


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

+33 4 32 74 70 00


NH Collection Marseille or similar

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Hotel Address
37 Bd des Dames, 13002
Marseille, France

+33 4 96 11 31 20



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