The Christmas Season in the Eastern Townships is a magical time of year. Activated with an unmistakeable holiday spirit, this picture-perfect vacation will take you through the very best that the townships’ winter wonderland has to offer.
Join us as we visit “Bleu Lavande,” famous for its lavender and its wonderful gift shop. We will also stop at the Saint Benedict Abbey, overlooking Lake Memphremagog, known for its stunning architecture. We will then travel to Sherbrooke to partake in its Christmas experience at Marché de la Gare. Find a special gift made by local artisans, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and take in the authentic Christmas atmosphere and all it has to offer. We’ll also incorporate a visit to the wonderful Christmas exhibits at the Sherbrooke Historic Museum, enjoy a wine tasting at Le Cep d ’Argent vineyard, take in the region’s local Christmas markets, and drive through the area’s scintillating Christmas light “trail” made famous for its yearly Christmas light competition. Finally, we will make a stop in Valcourt to experience the Museum of Ingenuity’s interactive exhibit featuring the history of the Bombardier snowmobile.
Your holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, 2 nights accommodation at the Grand Times Hotel in the heart of Sherbrooke, 2 continental breakfasts, 1 dinner, all admission fees and a full sight-seeing program, as well as the services of a Travac Tours director.
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This morning we will depart Westgate Mall for the Eastern Townships. Stops will be made enroute. In the Eastern Townships, your first stop will be in Magog where you will have free time for lunch and to enjoy the ambiance of the town. Later, we will depart for our visit to “Bleu Lavande” lavender farm before heading to the Benedict Abbey, then heading to our hotel, the deluxe Grand Times Hotel to check in. This evening you will have the chance to explore the signature Christmas experience at your leisure.
Your first stop this morning will be at the Sherbrooke History Museum where you will have plenty of time to explore its many exhibits and enjoy its Christmas theme. Lunch will be on your own on Wellington Street where you will discover Sherbrooke’s delightful “elf hunt.” Your tour director will advise you of your departure time for your wine tasting.
Your afternoon will be free to enjoy the Christmas Markets or shop in the many stores that offer a variety of wonderful gift ideas. Dinner tonight is included. After dinner we will drive along the “Scintillating Trail” with its Christmas Lights Competition (B, D)
After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and make our way to Valcourt for our visit to the Bombardier Museum. Expect to arrive back in Ottawa at dinner time. (B)
Itinerary and hotel are subject to change.
Grand Times Hotel
Hotel Address1 Rue Belvédère S
November 24th-27th, 2023
Join Travac as we embark on an unforgettable adventure to southern Ontario to celebrate the holiday season. Begin with Niagara Falls where you will experience the magic of Niagara’s winter while taking a coach tour through the Festival of Lights at night. Enjoy a free afternoon in Niagara-on-the-lake to explore and shop on your own OR purchase (at additional cost) theatre tickets for selected productions at the Shaw Festival. Then travel to St. Jacobs to experience “St Jacobs Sparkles” where you will be immersed in a village enveloped in holiday spirit. Shop into the night amidst thousands of twinkling lights, indulge in delicious cuisine, and enjoy the old-fashioned charm of St Jacobs and all that Sparkles has to offer. You will also have the opportunity to visit the St Jacobs Market and the quaint village of Elora.
This fabulous holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, 2 nights accommodation at the Hampton Inn and Suites Waterloo St Jacobs and 1 night at the Hilton Niagara Falls, 3 full breakfasts, all admission fees, and the services of a Travac Tours Director.
This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre on your journey to Niagara Falls. A lunch stop and restroom stops will be made along the way. Expect to arrive in the late afternoon. You will have free time to shop, have dinner, and relax before reboarding the motor coach to enjoy the Festival of Lights which features light displays around Niagara Falls.
Overnight: Hilton Fallsview Casino and Hotel
Enjoy your included breakfast at the hotel before checking out mid-morning. We will depart Niagara Falls and we will stop in the beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake for lunch and shopping ($). Late afternoon, reboard the motor coach as we depart for St. Jacobs. After checking into your hotel, the evening is at your leisure. Enjoy St. Jacob’s holiday event “Sparkles” in the village of St. Jacobs (transportation included).
Overnight: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Enjoy your included breakfast at the hotel. Today will be a free day at your leisure to enjoy all St. Jacobs has to offer and the Sparkles holiday activities. Your Tour Director will have optional tours available ($). We will have shuttles to St Jacobs village in the afternoon and evening.
Overnight: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Enjoy your included breakfast before checking out of the hotel. Today you will make your way back to Ottawa.
Expect to arrive late-afternoon.
Itinerary subject to change.
Hampton Inn and Suites St Jacobs
Hotel Address55 Benjamin Rd
Hilton Niagara Falls
Hotel Address6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON