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Québec City German Christmas Market

In December Quebec City comes alive. Lights, decorations and snow create an enchanting setting like no other in North America. It’s no wonder that CNN ranked Quebec City among the world’s top destinations for celebrating the holidays. In fact, USA today went farther calling it “North America’s best winter wonderland.”

On November 26th, Travac Tours wants to take you to Quebec City to celebrate the holidays and enjoy its famous German Christmas Market, nestled right in the heart of Québec City. With one-of-a-kind décor the market has a festive atmosphere with wooden kiosks and scintillating lights. It is truly an exceptional multi-sensory experience you don’t want to miss! Of course, the whole city is alive with its Christmas atmosphere and you will have a chance to see it all.

Your Quebec holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, accommodation in the heart of Old Quebec at the 4-star Hotel Clarendon (just footsteps from the market), a city tour, and the services of a Travac Tours director.

Attractively priced at only $499 per person based on double occupancy plus HST (total selling price with taxes is $563.87) this getaway is sure to be popular. Early booking guarantees your space!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning we will depart for Quebec City and the German Christmas Market Festival. Upon our arrival in Quebec City, we will embark on a short tour of Quebec City. The balance of your day will be free to enjoy the festivities, just steps from your hotel.

Day 2

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

Day 3

Quebec City is in a class by itself when it comes to enjoying the four seasons. You will have the morning to again amble through the streets of Old Quebec. Your tour director will advise of the departure time for Ottawa.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website



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



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Québec City and the Shores of the St. Lawrence

Enjoy a Taste of Europe in Your Own Backyard

October 14-17, 2021

4 days 3 nights

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

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

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

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

Day 4

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Quebec City – Picasso Figures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Hotel Clarendon

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

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



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Iles de la Madeleine & Prince Edward Island- Fall 2021

Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a green archipelago surrounded by white-sand beaches and red cliffs wields a magnetic attraction on everyone that steps on its shores. Iles de la Madeleine offers a perfect summer escape. Renowned for their warm hospitality, the islanders here have created a perfect summer getaway with exquisite seafood, fabulous attractions including wonderful galleries and shops.

While on PEI you will experience Charlottetown as well as landscapes filled with rolling hills and green forests. You also have a chance to stroll along the beckoning sandy beaches with their dunes and red sandstone cliffs. Imagine walking in the footsteps of Lucy Maud Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables. During the tour of this island you will be charmed by the yarns of our local host as he guides you through some of the most beautiful and colourful villages in Canada.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Edmundston

This morning you will depart Ottawa and travel east along the south shore of the St Lawrence River. Expect to arrive in Edmundston in the late afternoon.

Overnight – Edmundston

Day 2

Edmundston to Brudenell River

Leaving Edmundston we will continue our journey along the Trans-Canada highway making your way east through New Brunswick to the sea, where you will cross Confederation Bridge. Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. Your home for the evening will be alongside the Brudenell River. (B)

Overnight – Brudenell River

Day 3

Summerside to Iles De La Madeleine

After a leisurely breakfast and a bit more time in Summerside, you’re off to Souris for the ferry crossing to Iles De La Madeleine. Our route to the ferry will take us along the north coast of PEI. (B, D)

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline

Day 4

Iles De La Madeleine

The Îles de la Madeleine is an isolated archipelago made up of seven inhabited islands in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Six of these islands are linked by the main road, Route 199, while the seventh, Entry Island, is only accessible by boat. The total population of the islands is under 15,000. While on the islands you enjoy a complete change of pace. Today we tour the western part of the archipelago. In the morning we will visit the villages of Cap-aux-Meules, L’Etang-du-Nord and La Cote. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to explore the island of Havre-Aubert. Dinner is included tonight.

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline (B, D)

Day 5

Iles De La Madeleine

Today we visit the eastern part of the islands. In the morning, we explore the village of Havre-aux Maisons and make a stop at the Pointe-Basse Harbour to visit the herring smokehouse economuseum. We will then make our way to the Echourie lighthouse before stopping at Dune-du-Sud for a walk on the beach and a look at the brilliant cliffs carved by the sea. In the afternoon we will visit the villages of Grosse-Isle and Grand-Entrée. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline

Day 6

Iles De La Madeleine- Charlottetown

After an early breakfast we will journey to PEI. Upon our arrival the remainder of the day will be at leisure. (B)

Overnight – Charlottetown

Day 7

Charlottetown

This morning, we will be met by our local guide for a tour of this appealing island. We will start off with a tour of Historic Charlottetown. Next, we will be off to Anne’s Land. Your journey will take you to Cavendish, one of the prettiest towns on the island. The fictional redheaded Anne of Green Gables is everywhere in this area. When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. Your visit will take you to Green Gables heritage place. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, is famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tale of fiction. We will also visit PEI Preserve Company, North Rustico, PEI National Park, and a stop at a winery. (B)

Overnight – Charlottetown

Day 8

Charlottetown to Edmundston

After a hearty breakfast you will begin your homeward journey stopping again in Edmundston. (B)

Overnight – Edmundston

Day 9

Edmundston to Ottawa

It will be an early start back to Ottawa. Expect to be back in the city for dinner. (B)

 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston, or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
100 rue Rice Street
Edmunston, NB
E3V 1T4
(506) 739-7321


Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
86 Dewars Ln
Brudenell River, PEI
C0A 1G0
(902) 652-2332


Auberge Madeli (Iles de la Madeleine), or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
485 chemin Principal
Cap aux Meules, QC
G4T 1E4
1 866-332-3590


Rodd Charlottetown, or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
75 Kent St
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4
1-800-565-7633



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Shaw Festival

Gypsy. Pictured: Kate Hennig. Photo by Peter Andrew Lusztyk. Design by Key Gordon Communications.

Travac Tours is pleased to announce its program to the Shaw Festival for 2020. This year we will be offering two exciting plays, “The Devil’s Disciple” and “Gypsy”.

“The Devil’s Disciple” is classic Shaw. This, Shaw’s first major “hit”, has some of his best scenes and his sharpest comedy. It is the story of Revolution-era New England and a Presbyterian minister who is sentenced to the gallows for helping “rebels”. The play unfolds with many twists and turns that are so common to Shaw and his social conscience.

“Gypsy” is an American musical fable about Gypsy Rose Lee, America’s most famous striptease artist of here time. You’ll be able to follow her story in Stephen Sondheim’s timeless musical that features legendary songs including “Let Me Entertain You” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.

Travac’s Shaw Festival holiday is affordably priced at only $689 per person based on double occupancy + plus HST of $89.57. Total cost per person with HST is $778.57 (May departure).

Your holiday includes round trip transportation, 2 night’s accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express in Niagara on the Lake, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, orchestra seating for both plays and the services of a Travac Tours Director.

Early booking is essential.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you depart Westgate Shopping Centre for Toronto. A rest stop will be made enroute. Expect to arrive in Niagara on the Lake in the late afternoon. Your guide will advise you of your departure time for your performance of “The Devil’s Disciple”.

 

Day 2

After breakfast you will have some free time before we depart for Niagara on the Lake and your backstage tour of the Shaw Festival. You will be free for lunch in Niagara on the Lake before the afternoon performance of “Gypsy”. After your show you will be heading to Niagara Falls for dinner and some free time to enjoy all that Niagara Falls has to offer. (B, D)

Day 3

We depart in the morning for Ottawa. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the late afternoon. (B)

Itinerary and hotel are subject to change.

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Hotel Information


Holiday Inn Express

Hotel website



Hotel Address
524 York Rd
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0
(289) 362-2400



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Agawa Canyon and the Route of the “Group of Seven”

AN ARTISTIC TRIP ON THE RAILS THEY RODE

See what they saw and capture your own moment in Algoma.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie

This morning you will depart for Sault Ste. Marie. You will arrive in time for dinner. There are several options for dinner close to the hotel.

Day 2

The Agawa Canyon Train and the “Group of Seven”

After breakfast we depart your hotel for the Algoma Central Railway Terminal where we board the train for the Agawa Canyon. Your lunch is included on board. Your rail trip takes you 114 miles north into the forests and hills of the Canadian Shield. Upon reaching the observation point you will have a chance to get off the train and enjoy the spectacular views. Along the way you will pass areas where the “Group of Seven” painted. Our local guide, a “Group of Seven” specialist, will be on board the train to enhance your experience. The train will have you back to Sault Ste. Marie in time for dinner.

Day 3

The Path of the “Group of Seven”

Our journey today covers some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the Great Lakes. From secluded bays on the shoreline of Lake Superior to sandy beaches, campgrounds and ancient aboriginal paintings, the drive from Sault Ste. Marie north will follow the route that the Group of Seven followed in 1918. Several stops will be made where the Group of Seven stopped themselves and created some of the most iconic images in Canadian art. This may be the most picturesque of all driving tours in Ontario. Indeed, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.

Day 4

Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury

Leaving Sault Ste. Marie, we head to Sudbury. One of the great attractions in Sudbury is the Big Nickel where a stop is included. We will also venture to Science North. Science North is an internationally renowned science centre offering hands on exhibits encouraging visitors to play and explore. It tells the story of northern Ontario like no other museum in its class. Your evening will be free. (B)

Day 5

Sudbury to Ottawa

Regrettably, you will begin your journey back to Ottawa today. Our route takes us into Huntsville for a brief stop. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the late afternoon.

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Lavender Festival in Prince Edward County

Departing Ottawa early in the morning, we will drive directly to the Lavender Festival in Prince Edward County.

You will have 2 ½ hours at the Festival to enjoy the lavender fields, music and food ($). Learn about the process of essential oil making and sample delicacies in the tasting tent. There is a retail store to purchase all types of herbs and lavender products.

After the festival we will head to the quaint village of Wellington for your included lunch.

We will then depart Wellington for two delicious local wine tastings.

Approximate arrival time back into Ottawa is 6:00pm.

**Itinerary are Subject to Change**

Québec’s Eastern Townships

Québec's Eastern Townships

Join Travac as we head into the very heart of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. It’s an experience like no other. You’ll enjoy cruising on Lake Memphremagog, shopping in quaint villages or enjoying a cheese tasting at a local fromagerie as well as other fine options. Your lodging for this wonderful experience will be at the OTL Gouverneur Hotel in Sherbrooke. This modern, deluxe hotel is extremely well located and offers incomparable comfort for your stay in the Eastern Townships.

A maximum of 34 passengers can be accepted on this tour.  Last date for booking is September 10th- book now!

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning we will depart Ottawa and make our way to Magog. Upon our arrival you will have some free time to enjoy the city and have lunch on your own ($). The afternoon will feature a cocktail cruise on Lake Memphremagog. After the cruise we will check in at your hotel, OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 2

You will begin your day in Sherbrooke where you will enjoy a guided to of the town and its famous murals. Afterwards, you will have some free time to discover the town and have lunch on your own at one of Sherbrooke’s excellent restaurants. Your first stop in the afternoon will be at Domain Ives Hill for a tour and tasting of their black current products. From there you will visit La Station Fromagerie to enjoy their organically produced cheese. Your evening will be free to enjoy the facilities at your hotel. (B)

Day 3

After breakfast you will depart for Bleu Lavande, a lavender farm with a deep history that is sure to please. Following the lavender farm, we will visit the Saint- Benoit du Lac Abbey famous for its cheeses and apple cider. A lunch stop will be made enroute with some free time for you to enjoy the quaint townships ($). Subsequently we will continue onward to Ottawa, the expect to arrival will be in the early evening. (B)

Tipping is included for luggage handling at the hotel. Most bus tours often recommend that each person tip their Travac Tour Director $5 per person per day, the coach driver $3 per person per day and the local guide $2 per person per tour. While we at Travac do not stress a tipping policy, any gratuities provided are greatly appreciated.

Itinerary subject to change depending on Covid-19 restrictions.

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Hotel Information


OTL Gouverneur

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
3131 Rue King Ouest
Sherbrooke, QC
J1L 1C8
+1 888-910-1111



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Québec City

Quebec City at Night

Enjoy a Taste of Europe in Your Own Backyard

3 days, 2 nights

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

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

You will spend two nights at the fabulous Delta Hotel. This 4 star hotel is an ideal base for exploring all the old city has to offer. A wonderful city, with a taste of Europe, that can be explored by foot.

Travac’s Québec expedition provides you with a fully narrated glimpse of the city.

Your Québec City holiday includes round-trip transportation in a comfortable chartered coach, two nights’ accommodation as well as a guided tour of Old Québec.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning we will depart for Quebec City.  Upon our arrival in Quebec City we will embark on a short tour of Quebec City.  The balance of your day will be free.


Day 2

Today is a free day to enjoy all the wonderful sights of Quebec City. Shopping is unique and very European. Restaurants feature a French flavor that can’t be beat! Your Travac Tours Director can assist you with making plans to enjoy this magnificent city.


Day 3

You will have the morning to again amble through the streets of Old Quebec. Your tour director will advise of the departure time for Ottawa.


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Hotel Information


Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
690 Boulevard René-Lévesque E
Québec, QC
G1R 5A8
(418) 647-1717



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Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival is one of the most celebrated live theatre events in North America. Every year, thousands of theatre-goers descend on the town of Stratford in southwestern Ontario to see the festival’s diverse array of plays and performances. Stratford is a picturesque city modeled after its Shakespearean English counterpart on the Avon River. Join Travac Tours for the ultimate weekend of theatre and exploration in Stratford!

Stratford is much more than just theatre and your getaway will acquaint you with the historic environs with a chance to visit the town of Stratford and the Mennonite centre of St. Jacobs. You’ll love shopping and browsing the unique main streets of these quaint towns! In order to ensure your getaway is worry free, your tour includes breakfast each morning, one dinner and the services of a knowledgeable Travac Tours Director. Indeed, you’ll be fully immersed in the elegance and splendour of Stratford!

Travac’s Stratford getaway is the hot ticket this festival season, so you’ll want to book early! This year we will feature Shakespeare’s Richard III and the multiple award-winning play Spamalot.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you depart Westgate Shopping Centre on your journey to the Stratford Festival. A lunch stop will be made on route. Expect to arrive in St Jacobs at around 4:30 pm. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Courtyard by Marriott, St. Jacobs. After checking into your hotel, you will have some free time before heading to Stratford for your evening performance of Spamalot (June) Richard III (September).

Day 2

The first part of your day you will have time to shop and enjoy a leisurely lunch at some of the unique shops in St. Jacobs. Later in the day you will head to Stratford where again you will have some free time before attending your evening performance of Richard III (June) or Spamalot (September). Dinner is included while you are in Stratford. (B,D)

Day 3

After breakfast there will be a bit of time to relax. You will make your way back to Ottawa after an early lunch. Your guide will advise you of your departure time and your expected arrival time in Ottawa. (B)

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Hotel Information


Courtyard By Marriott, St Jacob's

Hotel website



Hotel Address
50 Benjamin Rd East
Waterloo, Ontario

(519) 884-9295



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