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New Orleans and the Songs of the South

New Orleans

New Orleans is a multicultural, dynamic city with a special Creole energy that flows through its streets, clubs and restaurants. The city was first settled by the French in 1718 and highly influenced by the Spanish who also occupied it for several years. Today “The French Quarter” with its distinctive architecture and multicoloured buildings is an icon of the south. Bourbon Street and the city’s Mardi Gras are visited by millions of enthusiastic tourists every year. Whether you are walking along its enchanted streets, strolling “The Riverwalk” on the Mississippi River, or riding the St. Charles streetcar through the Garden District, the city’s charm is inescapable.

Many people come to the “Big Easy” for its food – a colourful and tasty mix of Cajun and Creole traditions that can be easily found in many of the city’s fine restaurants and inexpensive sidewalk cafes. Many more come for its Jazz. It is of course the birthplace of Jazz heard throughout the French Quarter and Bourbon Street both day and night. The history and friendly charm of its people add to the universal appeal of this great city.

Travac’s tour to New Orleans includes much more than just New Orleans. You’ll stay at theSt James Hotel in the heart of the Arts District, convenient to the French Quarter. You will visit one of the stately plantation homes that drove the economy of this state in the 19th century. After lunch you’ll visit Bayou Country and enjoy a pontoon swamp tour. Travac’s adventure to New Orleans is exceptionally well priced and will sell out fast. Join us as we explore the colour and charm of this vibrant city.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you meet your Travac Tour Director at the Ottawa International Airport for your flights to New Orleans. Upon your arrival in New Orleans you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 2

Depart hotel for your included bus tour of New Orleans which will take you from Canal Street to the French Quarter. You will also visit “Riverwalk” and the Garden District, Jackson Square, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed and “Faubourg Treme,” the oldest black neighbourhood in America. You’ll also see where Jean Lafitte, the pirate, lived and carried out many of his illicit activities. You may want to consider a stroll along Riverwalk to visit and shop in its many unique shops and sidewalk cafes. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 3

This morning we will leave New Orleans for a drive to Bayou country. Many Acadians made their way to Louisiana and settled into the various Bayous throughout the state. Here they lived freely practicing their own customs and beliefs. We will visit one of the stately Plantations that drove the economy of this state in the 19th century. After lunch you’ll enjoy your swamp tour of these beautiful wetlands.

Day 4

Today is a free day to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this great city! Music is never far from the streets of New Orleans. You may wish to explore some of the musical heritage of the “Big Easy” today. You can also relax in one of its many sidewalk cafes or restaurants and enjoy some of its Creole cuisine. New Orleans also offers excellent shopping. If gaming excites you, Harrah’s operates one of the largest casinos in the south right in the heart of New Orleans.

Day 5

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Drury Inn & Suites

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
820 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA
70112
504-529-7800



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A Christmas Wonderland: Frankenmuth, St. Jacobs, and Niagara

Christmas Markets

A Christmas Wonderland:  Celebrating the Christmas spirit in Frankenmuth, St. Jacobs and Niagara Falls

Join Travac as we embark on an adventure to celebrate the Christmas season. Our first stop will be in Frankenmuth Michigan which Time magazine has described as one of the Christmassy towns in America. This small town of 5000 welcomes over 2 million tourists a year to celebrate Christmas. Its German Christmas markets are only one attraction. It also features the largest Christmas store in the world and lots of events to enjoy the season.

From Frankenmuth we travel to St Jacobs where its Christmas holiday market is renowned through southern Ontario.

Our last stop is in Niagara Falls where you will be able to enjoy its fabulous Christmas lights and the quaint shopping found in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Attractively priced at only $759 plus taxes of $110 per person (total price of $869) this Christmas experience is sure to sell out quickly. To be part of it book now.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

6:30am, depart Westgate Shopping Centre for your journey to Frankenmuth. A lunch stop will be made on route. Expect to arrive in Frankenmuth around 4:30 pm. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center. After checking into your hotel, you will have some free time to freshen up before heading to dinner in the hotel. (D)


Day 2

Depart the hotel for your included city tour of Frankenmuth. It is famous for its Bavarian architecture and its large Christmas store. Bronner’s Christmas wonderland is the size of 5 ½ football fields with a Christmas inventory to match. You will have some free time to shop and enjoy this festive village after the city tour. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a strudel making Experience and wine sampling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Tonight’s dinner is included at the Hotel. (B, D)


Day 3

After your included breakfast in the hotel, depart Frankenmuth for St. Jacobs. The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. This small community is known for original arts and crafts and myriad of stores featuring home decor, clothing, jewellery, accessories, toys, gourmet foods, and gifts. We will stop for lunch on route. Expect to arrive in St. Jacobs around 3:00pm. Your hotel for the night is the Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo, St. Jacobs. (B)


Day 4

This morning you will have time to shop at the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. You will depart St. Jacobs for Niagara-on-the-Lake so see the afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol** (optional). If you do not wish to see the show, you will have free time to explore Niagara on the lake. After the show, you will depart for your hotel in Niagara Falls. This evening you will have a chance to enjoy the spectacular lighting that has become a trademark to the Niagara Falls Christmas season. Your Hotel for tonight is the Embassy Suites, Niagara Falls. (B)


Day 5

After breakfast your morning will be at leisure to explore Niagara Falls. You will make your way back to Ottawa after an early lunch. Your tour director will advise you of your departure time and your expected arrival time in Ottawa. (B)

**Optional show:

Reserved orchestra & balcony seating for “A Christmas Carol” at the Shaw Festival. $58 per person if numbers are met.


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Hotel Information


Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI
48734
+1 989-652-7200


Courtyard By Marriott, St Jacob's

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
50 Benjamin Rd East
Waterloo, ON
N2V 2J9
(519) 884-9295


Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
6700 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 3W6
(905) 356-3600



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Arizona and Canyon Country

Arizona

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.

On April 20, 2020,  Travac Tours wants to send you to Arizona – as well as its neighbours, Nevada and Utah – for ten days of exploration, relaxation and excitement.  You’ll fly to Phoenix to start your tour. You’ll visit Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Page, Zion National Park and Springdale. Your last stop will be in Las Vegas.

Travac’s Arizona Tour includes airfare from Ottawa, visits to Valley of Fire state park, Monument Valley, 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! This popular holiday is sure to sell fast, so reserve your seat early!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Phoenix

Flights from Ottawa to Phoenix. Transfer to your hotel. Phoenix is the capital and 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 you have a tour of this magnificent city. The balance of your day is at leisure

Day 2

Phoenix

Your tour of Phoenix will include a visit to 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, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world. You will also visit some of Phoenix’s major landmarks and neighbourhoods . (B, D)

Day 3

Phoenix to Sedona

Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading 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.(B)

Day 4

Sedona to Flagstaff

This morning you will visit the Grand Canyon’s southern rim. The Grand Canyon is arguably America’s most famous natural feature. With elevations in excess of 7,000 feet your canyon visit to the south rim will offer you an unparalleled sightline of this gorge. Your overnight will be in Flagstaff, Arizona.(B)

Day 5

Monument Valley

This morning you will make your way to Monument Valley. Monument Valley was made famous by film director John Ford in several of his western films. John Wayne appeared in a few of these films. Many locals still recall his engaging personality. From Monument Valley you will travel to Page, Arizona for your overnight stay (B)

Day 6

Bryce Canyon

Today you will visit Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology consisting of a series of horseshoe shaped amphitheatres, carved from erosion and rainfall. The canyon is tinted with colours too numerous and subtle to name. Its landscape provides some of the most exciting and memorable walks imaginable. While in Page you will also visit Antelope Canyon. This canyon offers some of the most awe-inspiring views you will see on your trip. Your overnight will be in Page, Arizona (B)

Day 7

Page to Springdale, Utah

After breakfast you will make your way to Zion National Park. This park is known for its spectacular cliff and canyon landscape and is a favourite among visitors. Your overnight stop will be in the picturesque town Springdale, Utah. (B,D)

Day 8

Springdale to Las Vegas

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. This afternoon there will be an optional visit to Hoover Dam. (B)

Day 9

Las Vegas

Today will be yours to visit Las Vegas at your leisure. Your room will be available to you throughout the day. Your Tour Director will advise you of the departure time from your hotel to the airport for your overnight flight.(B)

Day 10

Las Vegas to Ottawa

You will arrive in Ottawa mid-morning.

***Itinerary Subject to Change***

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Hotel Information


Las Vegas- The Paris Hotel -or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
89109
702-946-7000


Springdale/Zion- La Quinta -or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
792 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT
84767
1-435-627-5280


Page- Days Inn & Suites -or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
961 US-89
Page, AZ
86040
1-928-645-2800


Flagstaff- Embassy Suites -or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
706 S Milton Rd
Flagstaff, AZ
86001
1-928-774-4333


Sedona- Hampton Inn & Suites -or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1800 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ
86336
1-928-282-4700


Phoenix- Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempa -or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1780 W Ranch Rd
Tempe, AZ
85284
1-480-940-3700



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San Antonio- April departure

San Antonio

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 the 4* Drury Plaza Hotel River Walk (located right on the River Walk), 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.

Day 3

This morning you will depart for your Riverwalk Cruise.

After the cruise, you are free to explore Stan 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.

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

Day 5

Today is a free day. Your Travac Tours Director can assist you with plans to go to the San Antonio Zoo, Botanical Gardens or La Villita. Another possibility would be to visit one of the many museums San Antonio has to offer. Between 5:30 – 7:00pm you can enjoy free cold drinks and snacks in the lobby of the hotel.

Day 6

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

**Itinerary Subject to Change**

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Hotel Information


Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Memphis & Nashville

Nashville

Memphis Nashville 2019

Memphis is so much more than a city on the banks of the Mississippi River. It is in many ways the home of the blues, soul and Rock and Roll music. The blues continue to resonate through the streets and clubs surrounding Beale Street.

Nashville on the other hand is famous for its honky tonks with live music from a variety of talented acts. It is also home to some of the best country music museums in the United States.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you meet your Travac Tour Director at the Ottawa International Airport for your flights to Memphis. Upon your arrival in Memphis you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.


Day 2

Your tour of Memphis will focus on Beale Street and the historic district of this town. You will learn about many of the personalities that left their imprint on Memphis from Danny Thomas to Elvis Presley and B.B. King. We will end the tour with a visit to Sun Studio before returning to our hotel.


Day 3

Today we will visit Graceland to explore the Elvis connection to Memphis. Learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. The balance of your day will be free.


Day 4

We will be heading to Nashville later this morning.

After arriving in Nashville, the balance of your day will be free. If you wish to go to a performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman during your stay, your Tour Director will be happy to arrange tickets.


Day 5

This morning we’ll be touring Nashville. Besides its musical heritage, Nashville is the state capital and home to Vanderbilt University. It truly is one of the most vibrant cities in the US. Our tour will follow the music scene and will show you some of the famous and not so famous honky-tonks and saloons. The tour will culminate with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B.


Day 6

Today is at your leisure. There are plenty of museums in Nashville that you might consider visiting including the Johnny Cash Museum.


Day 7

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

Itinerary subject to change.


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Hotel Information


Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
160 Union Ave
Memphis, TN
38103
+1 901-525-5491


Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
305 Korean Veterans Blvd
Nashville, TN
37201
+1 615-251-3013



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Canada New England Fall Colour Cruise

 

Cruise

Early booking is essential – this cruise sells out several months in advance. 

Cruising the shoreline on your Canada and New England vacation as the leaves change color is more than a mere spectator sport. Beyond the explosion of reds and yellows, there are quaint towns and vibrant cities famous for their history, culture, scenery and the best lobster on earth.

This cruise typically sells out about six months in advance with the cruise line.  Early booking is essential to procure your space.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Depart Ottawa for Quebec City. You will have a tour of Quebec City after boarding the ship.

Your ship, the Norwegian Gem, sails at 4:00 p.m.

Day 2

At sea.

Day 3

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Opulent clapboard villas lead the way towards Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. Colour is everywhere – from the Victorian architecture to the red sandstone cliffs. Sample homemade island jams visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk.

Day 4

Sydney, Nova Scotia

The coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world, giving Sydney a multicultural mix of over 50 ethnic backgrounds and a global flavour to its history. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is also an ideal jumping-off point for scenic adventures.

Day 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

Your last day will bring you into Boston. After your disembarkation you will depart for Ottawa.

*Itinerary Subject to Change*

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Agawa Canyon, Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth

Agawa Train

 

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.


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.


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 can rent a bicycle built for two or take a carriage ride to discover the island’s secrets. You can also visit its iconic landmark the Grand Hotel for afternoon tea. You depart Mackinac Island in the late afternoon arriving at your hotel in time for dinner.


Day 4

After breakfast, you will make your way to Frankenmuth. Your scenic drive to Frankenmuth will take you by many of the lighthouses that dot the horizon on Lake Huron. You will have a chance to visit the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena Michigan before arriving in 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 5 ½ football fields with a Christmas inventory to match. You will tour Frankenmuth. After the tour you will have free time to shop and enjoy this festive village.


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
While we at Travac do not stress a tipping policy, any gratuities provided to your Travac Tours Director, driver and local guides are greatly appreciated.


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Hotel Information


Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites Sault Ste Marie -or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
360 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 4Z7



Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City -or similar



Hotel Address
364 Louvigny Drive
Mackinaw City, MI
04970



Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth -or similar



Hotel Address
1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI
48734




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Philadelphia Flower Show

Longwood Gardens

The Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens

The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in March. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 260,000 people annually. The show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations.

Visitors to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops and lectures by experts.

Join us on March 7 as we visit the Philadelphia Flower Show.

The centrepiece of your tour will be a visit to the magnificent Barnes Foundation or the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Barnes Foundation houses one of the most important private art collections in the world. 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 46 Picassos, 59 Matisse, 21 Soutines, as well as innumerable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works adorn its walls. It has been estimated that the Barnes collection is worth as much as 30 billion dollars. This astounding collection is considered to be arguably the best in the world.

You may choose as an alternate to visit The Philadelphia Museum of Art. This museum features:

The world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp; The greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; The finest public collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the United States; Superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and important paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas

During your stay you will also visit Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s premier horticultural destinations. In spring, we experience the dazzling world of orchids as the Conservatory is transformed into a lush oasis showcasing the divas of the plant world. Longwood’s Conservatory is one of the world’s great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. We also allow plenty of time to stroll the outside gardens (over 1,000 acres) and tour the DuPont House.

Attractively priced at only $899 per person based on double occupancy ($799 per person plus taxes of $100) this holiday has always sold out. Book early to reserve your spot!

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

At 6:30am the bus departs from Westgate Shopping Centre. A lunch stop will be made en-route. Your drive will take you through New York and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Expect to arrive at your downtown hotel at 5:00pm. Your hotel for the next 3 nights is the Warwick Rittenhouse Square.

Day 2

At 7:45am you will depart for the Convention Center and the Philadelphia Flower Show. The hours of the show are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At 1:30 pm we will depart the Flower Show for the Barnes Institute or the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Your visit to the Barnes or the Philadelphia Museum of Art will include a self-guided tour. There are no restrictions on how long you may stay, but once you leave the facility you may not re-enter. Our coach will provide shuttle service to the hotel or back to the flower show. Times for the shuttle will be provided by your Travac Tours Director.

Day 3

Depart from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. for our trip to the Brandywine Valley and our guided tour of Longwood Gardens. After lunch at their café (on your own) we will board the coach for our journey back to Philadelphia. A walking tour of the historic district will be available upon our return. There are also several museums in the downtown core that are worth a visit and your Travac Tours Director will be happy to give you directions to these museums.

Day 4

Luggage should be in the hall by 8:30 a.m. for our departure at 9:30am. A lunch stop will be made en-route as well as a stop at Duty Free. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at approximately 6:30pm.

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Hotel Information


Warwick Rittenhouse Square

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
220 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA
19103
(215) 735-6000



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Cape Cod & Boston

Cape Cod

Cape Cod is of course unique.  Its windswept beaches provide vacationers with an endless panorama of the Atlantic Ocean. Its colonial past has left this peninsula with a legacy of beautiful gabled roofed and wood framed villages.

Travac Tours wants to take you to Cape Cod this summer for a 5 day, 4 night escape to one of America’s favourite seaside playgrounds. Your hotel in Cape Cod is The Heritage House Hotel in Hyannis.  The hotel is a short walking distance to the quaint shops, boutiques and eateries of Hyannis. To fully appreciate the history and culture of this special region, knowledgeable local guides will shepherd you through its local attractions. You will also have a chance to visit the legendary island of Martha’s Vineyard.  Fishing was once the mainstay of this island, but it has become a summer retreat for the rich and famous including many of the Kennedy clan.

Travac also includes a city tour in Boston. You’ll travel down the old-world Freedom Trail with stops at Boston’s favourite historical landmarks. You’ll continue your tour with visits to Back Bay, the Public Gardens, Beacon Hill and old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy.

In all, your Cape Cod getaway includes round trip transportation via a comfortable chartered coach, 4 night’s accommodation, guided tours, 2 dinners, 4 breakfasts and the services of a Travac Tours director.  Indulge yourself in a well needed retreat where the past and the present meet in harmony and offers visitors a truly friendly New England experience.  Book early for this unforgettable holiday! Space always sells out quickly.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre. A lunch stop will be made en-route. In the late afternoon you arrive at your hotel in Hyannis. A welcome dinner is included tonight. (D)

Day 2

After breakfast you will depart your hotel for a tour of Cape Cod. With the help of a knowledgeable local guide you will see most of the peninsula’s famous sights – its gabled roofed houses, quaint seaside villages and warm water beaches. A stop will be made in Provincetown. You will have part of your afternoon to explore the village of Hyannis. Dinner will be on your own in Hyannis. (B)

Day 3

Your adventure today will take you to Martha’s Vineyard. Located south of Cape Cod, “the Vineyard” was a retreat for wealthy whalers from Boston during the 19th century. Today it is a favourite island of many of New England’s wealthiest families and it is home to many lavish mansions. While in Martha’s Vineyard you will visit Edgartown and have time to shop in many of its one-of-a-kind boutiques. After dinner your evening is free. (B, D)

Day 4

After breakfast you will be off to Plymouth. Plymouth is best known for being the site of the colony established by the Pilgrim passengers of the Mayflower. Founded in 1620, Plymouth is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. It also is the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the modern United States. Our stop in Plymouth is short, but you will have a chance to see Plymouth Rock. From Plymouth you will make you way to Boston. While in Boston, you’ll travel down the old-world Freedom Trail, with stops at Boston’s favourite historical landmarks. You’ll continue your tour with visits to Back Bay, the Public Gardens, and Beacon Hill. Our hotel this evening will be the Hampton Inn by Hilton on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston (B)

Day 5

This morning a hot and cold breakfast is provided. Following breakfast, we will depart Boston for Ottawa. A lunch stop will be made en-route. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the evening. (B)

Itinerary and hotels subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Heritage House Hotel

Hotel Website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
259 Main Street
Hyannis, MA

(800) 352-7189


La Quinta Springfield

Hotel Website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
100 Congress Street
Springfield, MA

(413) 781-0900



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Hotel Information


DoubleTree by Hilton Hyannis- Cape Cod

Hotel website



Hotel Address
287 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, Massachusetts
02601
+1-508-771-1700


Hampton Inn and Suites Crosstown Center

Hotel website



Hotel Address
811 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
02118
+1-617-445-6400



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Important Information


Itinerary subject to change.

Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you. Non-Canadians may require a visa to enter the U.S. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have such a document if required. Any other nationality other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required.




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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

Year after year visitors return to the Myrtle Beach area to enjoy its 60 miles of coastline and experience the splendid multitude of diverse attractions. In fact, Myrtle Beach was voted by the Travel Channel as the best Family Beach in the US – there is really something for everyone!

When in Myrtle Beach you will be able to dig your feet into the sand and enjoy the South Carolina sunshine. If you like to explore, join us as we visit historic Charleston, world famous Brookgreen Gardens Murrell’s Inlet, the live oaks in Conway, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach plus shopping at the numerous malls and outlet malls. As part of this holiday you will travel to historic Charleston, known as “the holy city,” with its unique architecture and many 18th century churches.

Your hotel, The Caribbean Resort & Villas, is the ultimate in value, relaxation and amenities with both indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis and lazy rivers. All rooms feature kitchenettes. The Atlantic Ocean and beach are at your doorstep. With the Caribbean Resort & Villas, Travac has upgraded you from a standard room to a two-room suite. Each suite contains a separate bedroom, kitchen area, living room and is ocean front.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre on your journey. A stop will be made at Duty Free before entering the United States.  You will arrive at your overnight hotel in Winchester, VA in the early evening.


Day 2

This morning you will continue your journey to Myrtle Beach arriving before dinner.  Your hotel for the next 8 nights is The Caribbean Resort. This hotel is the ultimate in value, relaxation and amenities with both indoor and outdoor pools, indoor whirlpool spa, lazy rivers and kitchenettes. The Atlantic Ocean and beach are at your doorstep.


Day 3-9

You will have free time to enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer! Travac will include a sightseeing tour of historic Charleston and mini excursions to Broadway on the Beach, Barefoot Landing and the Coastal Grand Mall.  Horticulturists will enjoy our visit to Brookgreen Gardens.  Your tour director will advise of the schedule for each excursion.  Travac will also be offering show and dinner deals with transportation.  These optional activities will be paid locally. This will allow you freedom to choose when you would like to go out for dinner or take in a show.  Breakfast daily is included at the resort.


Day 10

This morning you will begin your journey back to Ottawa.  Your overnight hotel stop will be in Carlisle, PA.


Day 11

This morning we depart for Ottawa. A lunch stop will be made en route. A stop will be made at Duty Free on your way back to Canada. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in time for dinner.

Itinerary Subject to Change

While we at Travac do not stress a tipping policy, any gratuities provided to your Travac Tours Director, driver and local guides are greatly appreciated.

Duty Free

Allowance for duty free coming back into Canada is $800 CAD per person. This allowance includes your duty free purchases. Persons must be 19 years or older to purchase alcohol.


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Hotel Information


The Caribbean Resort & Villas

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
3000 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC
29577
1 888-321-9375



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Important Information


Itinerary subject to change.

Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you. Non-Canadians may require a visa to enter the U.S. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have such a document if required. Any other nationality other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required.




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