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.
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
Edmundston to Summerside
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. It won’t take long once you have crossed this engineering marvel to reach Summerside, your home for the evening. (B)
Overnight – Summerside
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
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)
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
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
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
Charlottetown to Edmundston
After a hearty breakfast you will begin your homeward journey stopping again in Edmundston. (B)
Overnight – Edmundston
Edmundston to Ottawa
It will be an early start back to Ottawa. Expect to be back in the city for dinner. (B)
Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston, or similar
Hotel Address100 rue Rice Street
Quality Inn and Suites Summerside, or similar
Hotel Address618 Water Street
Auberge Madeli (Iles de la Madeleine), or similar
Hotel Address485 chemin Principal
Cap aux Meules, QC
Rodd Charlottetown, or similar
Hotel Address75 Kent St
Enjoy a Taste of Europe in Your Own Backyard
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 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. 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 Baie St-Paul.
Bus departs Westgate Shopping Centre for Quebec City. Our accommodation for the next three nights is the Delta Hotel. From this famous hotel, you will easily be able to enjoy the cobblestone streets and their seventeenth and eighteenth century stone houses and churches. You will also be free to come and go at your leisure, perhaps stopping for a croissant and steaming bowl of coffee in a Parisian-style café.
This morning we will depart for a guided tour of Québec City. Our tour includes visits to the Plains of Abraham, the Parliament Buildings, Artists’ Alley and much of the old city. We will then head along the Beaupré coast to visit Montmorency Falls and Sainte Anne de Beaupre Basilica. Late in the 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.
After breakfast we will be making our way to Baie St- Paul. Founded more than 350 years ago, Baie St- Paul is a quaint village on the shores of the St. Lawrence. It is best known as a haven for artists who come during the summer months to capture its natural beauty. This inviting community also has a distinct architectural style with plenty of local shops and restaurants to enhance your experience. Expect to arrive back in Québec City by mid-afternoon.
Your morning will be free. Your tour director will advise you of our departure time from Québec City. Expect to arrive back in Ottawa in the early evening.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec
Hotel Address690 Boulevard René-Lévesque E
The Rocky Mountains of Canada are a vast land – filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of activities plus great cities and towns.
Join Travac as we explore unforgettable ice fields, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls that flow into rushing rivers, ancient glaciers and the ever present imposing cliffs that all create the vibrant canvas we know as the Canadian Rockies. The Travac experience is like no other including rail or other coach journeys. You will see more, do more, enjoy great hotels and get the experience for a lot less than traditional tours of the same calibre.
Your journey includes round trip airfare, accommodation, deluxe coach transportation through the entire journey, breakfast daily, two dinners, side excursions and the services of a Travac Tour Director.
Day 1: Ottawa to Calgary
Your journey begins. Today you will depart Ottawa for Calgary. Upon your arrival in Calgary you will be taken on a short tour of this picturesque city before arriving at your hotel. Your tour takes on a voyage feel from frontier times to the great oil boom. The balance of your day will be free.
Day 2: Calgary
Explore and shop the streets of Calgary on your own today. Your hotel concierge will be happy to offer suggestions of things to do today. There are lots of parks and museums for you to visit. (B)
Day 3: Calgary to Banff
This morning you will visit Calgary’s Heritage Park. Heritage Park is Canada’s largest living history museum, with hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants, daily demonstrations and activities to keep you captivated.
After your visit to the park you will travel from Calgary to Banff and catch your first glimpse of the Rockies. Upon your arrival in Banff you will check into your hotel. The balance of your day will be free to explore Banff village and its fine artisan shops. (B, D)
Day 4: Banff
After breakfast, we will drive through Banff and visit the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos.
This afternoon you will make your way to the Sulphur Mountain gondola and ride to the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. While on the summit you are able to marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges that reach 2281m (7486ft) above sea level. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world standing on the spacious main level observation deck. The balance of your day is free. (B)
Day 5: Banff to Jasper
This morning your journey north will take you along the extraordinary ice fields that are part of the landscape of this region. Your will witness beautiful waterfalls and rushing rivers. At the Columbia Icefields, you embark on the glacial adventure of a lifetime. Your tour takes you onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer; a massive vehicle specially designed for glacial travel. An experienced driver-guide shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment during this one hour and 20-minute experience. After your icefield adventure, you continue north with a stop at Athabasca Falls before arriving at Jasper. (B)
Day 6: Jasper
Your holiday will continue with a visit of Maligne Lake one of the most beautiful and iconic lakes in the Rockies. Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs. You will enjoy a fabulous cruise on the lake before returning to Jasper. Your afternoon in Jasper is free to enjoy on your own. (B)
Day 7: Jasper to Edmonton
Leaving Jasper, we will begin our journey to Edmonton. Edmonton is a wonderful town and capital of Alberta that offers a host of outdoor activities and great shopping. It is also listed as one of the top 10 cities to visit by National Geographic, simply because it is so unique. Travac’s visit to Edmonton will include a stop at the West Edmonton Mall, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy this spectacular facility. (B)
Day 8: Edmonton
Today you are completely free to enjoy Edmonton. It will be your chance to visit some of the museums and parks that make up the fabric of this wonderful city. (B)
Depart for Ottawa. Your Travac Tour Director will advise you of your departure time from the hotel. (B)
The Westin Calgary
Hotel Address320 4TH AVENUE S.W.
Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
Hotel Address459 Banff Avenue
The Crimson Jasper
Hotel Address200 Connaught Dr
Matrix Hotel (or similar)
Hotel Address10640 - 100th Avenue