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San Antonio

April 10-15, 2024

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

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

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

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

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

Day 3

This morning you will depart for your Riverwalk Cruise.

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

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

Day 4

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

Day 5

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

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

Day 6

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

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Drury Inn & Suites

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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San Francisco

 

May 22-29, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 4

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

Day 5

Free day to enjoy the flavours of San Francisco.

Day 6

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

Day 7

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

Day 8

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Parc 55

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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New England Fall Colour Cruise

September 28- October 6, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

Booking early will save you money.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

Newport, Rhode Island

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

Day 4

Portland, Maine

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

Day 5

Bar Harbour, Maine

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

Day 6

Saint John, New Brunswick

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

Day 7

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Day 8

At sea.

Day 9

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

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hilton New York Midtown

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

(212) 586-7000



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Ontario- Agawa Canyon, Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth

September 17-21, 2023

September 24-28, 2023

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 4

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

Overnight – Frankenmuth

Day 5

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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


Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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


Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Boston

September 1-4, 2024

Boston is a city that preserves the historical tradition of colonial times while maintaining a lively and modern ambience. For almost four hundred years Boston has stood as the cultural hub of New England welcoming visitors from around the world with its distinctive architecture, elegant parks and legendary attractions.

While in Boston, you will experience the elegance of the Hilton Boston Park Plaza, optimally located close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The Hilton is also within a comfortable walking distance to many popular landmarks.

A knowledgeable, local tour guide will accompany you on a narrated tour of the city where you will receive little-known facts about John F. Kennedy. 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.

Travac’s Boston holiday includes round trip transportation via a comfortable chartered coach, accommodation in downtown Boston, a narrated city tour highlighting JFK, a visit to the John F. Kennedy Museum and the services of a knowledgeable Travac Tours Director.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Travac’s exciting Boston tour.

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 Boston’s Back Bay.

Your hotel for the next three nights: Hilton Boston Park Plaza

Day 2

This morning enjoy an included half day city tour of Boston. With the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you will see most of the city’s famous sights and end with a short walking tour through the historic North End. The tour will end at Faneuil Hall Marketplace where you can grab lunch ($) and check out the local shops. Your Tour Director will advise what time to meet the coach. From here enjoy a relaxing ride to the JFK Museum and Library. Admission is included and your Tour Director will advise when to rejoin the coach to return to the hotel.

Day 3

Today is at your leisure to enjoy Boston. Your hotel’s concierge and Travac Tour Director will be happy to provide suggestions.

Day 4

Your Tour Director will advise what time to meet the coach for your return to Ottawa today. There will be rest stops and a lunch ($) stop made on route. Expected arrival is late evening.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hilton Boston Park Plaza

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
02116
1-617-426-2000



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Cape Cod

June 9th-13th, 2024

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 Comfort Inn 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.

In all, your Cape Cod getaway includes round trip transportation via a comfortable chartered coach, 4 night’s accommodation, guided tours, 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.

Your hotel for the next four nights: Hyannis Inn.

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. You will have part of your afternoon to explore the village of 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 favorite 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. (B)

Day 4

After breakfast, we will visit the JFK Museum. This afternoon is at leisure, with the option to spend the afternoon in Provincetown. Or spend the day exploring Hyannis at your leisure. (B)

Day 5

Following breakfast, we will depart Hyannis for Ottawa. A lunch stop will be made en-route. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the evening. (B)

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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Hotel Information


Hyannis Inn

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
473 Main St
Hyannis, Massachusetts
02601
+1 508-775-0255



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Memphis & Nashville

 

December 5-11, 2023

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 Tours Director at the Ottawa International Airport for your flights to Nashville. Upon your arrival in Nashville, you will be transferred to your hotel. 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 2

This morning we’ll be touring Nashville. Besides its musical heritage, Nashville is the state capital and home to Vanderbilt University. 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 3

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

Day 4

We will be heading to Memphis later this morning. After arriving at the hotel, the balance of your day will be free.

Day 5

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 6

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 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


Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown (or similar)

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
310 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
37201
(866) 238-4218


Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown (or similar)

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
164 Union Ave
Mamphis, TN
38103
+1 901-479-1001



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Washington

Coming Fall 2023!

Come and enjoy America’s capital at arguably the best time of year to visit the city. There are no school groups visiting, and the normal bustle of the city slows down during the Labour Day weekend. This simply means that you will see a considerable number of sights and attractions in less time and appreciate your experience all the more.

While in Washington, you’ll enjoy a four hour city tour with a local guide with stops at many of the Memorials that Washington is known for and, of course, Capitol Hill. We will drive through neighbourhoods, past Embassy Row, the Washington National Cathedral, as well as the famous National Mall (encompasses 11 of the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries). This tour will give you great ideas of what you can explore in your free time.

In your spare time visit any of the 17 FREE Smithsonian Institutes like the National Air and Space Museum, the American Art Museum, and the National Museum of Natural History, just to name a few. Your Travac Tours Director will offer optional tours ($) to see the Washington Monuments by night, The Jefferson Library or a visit to the Arlington Cemetery.

Your home in Washington is downtown at the Hamilton Hotel. This hotel offers a truly unmatched location offering you easy walking access to the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums and many of the city’s monuments. The hotel is also located close to a Metro Subway line giving you affordable travel to other destinations in the DC area.

Travac’s leisurely-paced 5-day getaway includes private transportation aboard a comfortable chartered coach, four nights’ accommodation, a city tour conducted by licensed Washington specialist and the services a Travac Tours Director. No other tour gives such exceptional value in a prime downtown location!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre for Washington. Two washroom stops and one lunch stop will be made en route. At approximately 6:00pm you will arrive at your hotel in downtown Washington. You will have the evening free to enjoy dinner and relax.

Day 2

This morning we will meet our local guide and motorcoach for a half-day tour of the city. You will have a chance to see all the capital’s famous attractions, including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and Canadian Embassy. This tour will also familiarize you with the city and its neighbourhoods to make your stay more enjoyable. After the city tour, you will have time to explore and enjoy Washington on your own. (B)

Day 3

Today is a free day. You will have the opportunity to visit the prestigious Smithsonian Institution. This collection of museums and galleries, scattered along the beautiful National Mall, is home to some of the world’s most intriguing exhibits and impressive collections. You can explore the American History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and many more institutions along the one mile stretch of the Mall. Best of all, admission to the Smithsonian’s museums is free! (B)

At 9:30am we offer a free shuttle service to the Smithsonian-drop off at Smithsonian Castle. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. We will offer a drop off and pick up to the Smithsonian Museums.

Day 4

Today you will have a free day to explore Washington on your own. You may wish to return to the Smithsonian, visit some of the various monuments or explore some of Washington’s neighborhoods. (B)

At 9:30am we offer a free shuttle service to the Smithsonian-drop off at Smithsonian Castle. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. At 4:00pm we offer a free shuttle from the Smithsonian Castle back to the hotel.

Day 5

At 7:30am the bus departs Washington for Ottawa. A lunch stop and 2 washroom stops will be made enroute. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at 7:00pm. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


The Hamilton Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Washington Cherry Blossom Festival

March 22-26, 2024

The cherry blossom season is without a doubt the most idyllic time to visit Washington.  Bursting with over 3700 cherry trees, America’s capital comes alive in a magnificent pink splendor, accenting the area’s abundant historical sites with the arrival of spring.  Join Travac as we take you to all the very best of Washington during this incredible season: visit the capital’s most famous attractions including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and the Canadian Embassy; take in any number of renowned exhibitions within the Smithsonian Institute; and explore the city under its blanket of ethereal beauty.

Your home in Washington is The Hamilton Crowne Plaza on 14th Street. This hotel offers a truly unmatched location, offering you easy walking access to the National Mall, all of the Smithsonian Museums, and many of the area’s monuments. The hotel is also located close to a Metro (subway) line giving you affordable travel options to other destinations in the DC area.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart by private motorcoach from Westgate Shopping Centre (no parking) on your journey to Washington. Two washroom stops and one lunch stop will be made en route. At approximately 6:00pm you will arrive at your hotel in downtown Washington. You will have the evening free to enjoy dinner and relax.

Day 2

At 8:30am, a local guide will take you on a guided half-day tour of the city. You will have a chance to see all the capital’s famous attractions including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and the Canadian Embassy. This tour will also familiarize you with the city and its neighbourhoods to make your stay more enjoyable. After the city tour, you will have time to explore and enjoy Washington on your own. (B)

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 3

Today is a free day. You will have the opportunity to visit the prestigious Smithsonian Institution. This collection of museums and galleries, scattered along the beautiful National Mall, is home to some of the world’s most intriguing exhibits and impressive collections. You can explore the American History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and many more institutions along the one mile stretch of the Mall. Best of all, admission to all the Smithsonian’s museums is free!

A shuttle service to the Smithsonian will be offered. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. (B)

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 4

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

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

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 5

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


The Hamilton Hotel

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
1001 14th Street NW.
Washington, DC
20005
(202) 682-0111



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New Orleans and the Songs of the South

 

March 24-29, 2024

May 26 -31, 2024

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 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

Explore and shop the streets of New Orleans on your own today. Your hotel concierge and Tour Director will be happy to offer suggestions or make dinner reservations for you.

Day 4

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 5

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 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

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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