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  • Manitoba

    Churchill Winnipeg

    Sitting in the heart of North America, the central province of  Manitoba is the undiscovered treasure of Canada. Defined by its prairie lands, aboriginal heritage, spectacular wildlife and unequalled hospitality, the Heartlands slow the pace of this magical country.

    • Polar Bears of Churchill

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    • Duck Mountain Provincial Park

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    • Northern Lights

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    • Churchill Shoreline

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    • Whiteshell Provincial Park

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    • Tundra Buggy Polar Bear Adventure

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    Manitoba is bursting with a vibrant new energy. Its cultural diversity stems from the original inhabitant blend of six nations, which today have encouraged a vast array of festivals, cuisines and ethnic attractions.

    The roots of the province are embraced as an important part of local heritage. A living history of colourful re-enactments can be enjoyed at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and, named as one of Canada’s three leading museums, The Manitoba Museum vividly portrays Manitoba’s history and also boasts a planetarium, science centre and a replica of the 17th century trade ship Nonsuch.

    The boreal forests, prairie vistas and Arctic tundra create a natural diversity unseen in any other location across the globe. The province's 10,000 lakes are perfect for whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, wilderness paddling and kayaking. Wildlife watching opportunities abound too, drawing visitors to see moose, elk, Arctic fox, caribou and whitetail deer, and of course to Churchill, known as the polar bear capital of the world.

  • Alberta Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Calgary by Night

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    • Drumheller

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    • Longhorn Sheep

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    • Horse Riding at Lake Louise

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    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

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    Calgary

    Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

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    Banff

    Today you start your epic journey into the majestic Rockies. Leave Calgary behind, witness a never ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks, providing plenty of photo opportunities. Once in Banff, take the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of the Bow Valley before enjoying the great alpine village atmosphere back in town.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    79Mi/126Km

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    Lake Louise

    A short drive today, but wonderfully scenic as you journey toward Lake Louise. Offering endless outdoor activities, this is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, your hotel provides an ideal base.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    40Mi/64Km

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    Jasper

    Driving distance: Your journey continues through the spell-binding Rocky Mountains. En route enjoy Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular mountainous drives. A visit to the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier is an absolute must. Jasper is a charming mountain village offering many scenic highlights. Take the tram up Whistler Mountain or perhaps take a boat out onto Maligne Lake.

    Hotel: Sawridge Inn

    149Mi/239Km

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    Edmonton

    The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

    226Mi/363Km

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    Drumheller

    Step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the Badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50 kilometre Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrell Museum of Archaeology and explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.

    Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Hotel

    175Mi/282Km

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    Calgary

    Today, a short drive brings you back to Calgary where your journey began. You have the opportunity of visiting any of the attractions you may have missed on your first stay or you may decide to partake in an afternoon of shopping and picking up those last minute souvenirs. Enjoy a final meal in one of Calgary’s fantastic restaurants.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    88Mi/141Km

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    Journey home

    Should you wish to extend this itinerary, taking the two day rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, ending in Vancouver, enhances the itinerary perfectly. Should you elect to leave today, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2555 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    British Columbia Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Vancouver Harbour in the Fall

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    • Kayaking in Tofino

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    • Victoria Evening Carriage Ride

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    • Whistler Village

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    • Floatplane North Vancouver Island

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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel, where you spend the first two nights of your adventure.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    We’ve included a full free day for you to explore Vancouver, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Stanley Park covering over a thousand acres, historic Gastown, with its myriad of shopping and dining options, and perhaps take a trip out of the city to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This cosmopolitan city has great nightlife too for the young, or young at heart.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Whistler

    This morning collect your rental car and commence your journey of discovery. Today’s short but beautiful drive takes you along the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way included Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock, where climbers all over the world migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of the alpine valley.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    78Mi/125Km

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    Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia and today's adventure showcases it perfectly. Take the short drive to Horseshoe Bay, where you board the ferry to Langdale. From here you wind your way along the coastline, enjoying the amazing views as you go. Once in Half Moon Bay, there are so many choices to keep you busy. Take a kayak or boat tour onto the water, hike or bike the trails, explore the quaint villages and unique stores or take a floatplane ride for bird's-eye views.

    Hotel: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

    97Mi/156Km

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    Parksville

    Retrace your footsteps to Langdale this morning, where you board the ferry back to Horseshoe Bay. From here, you take the ferry across the channel to Departure Bay on Vancouver Island. Just a short drive north brings you to Parksville, your base for the next two nights, where your hotel is conviently located to explore the area's delights.

    Hotel: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    51Mi/83Km

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    Tofino

    It's a scenic journey from the east coast to the west, through the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains and majestic Sutton Pass. Stop off at Sproat Lake, home to the world's two largest water-bombers which are used for the sole purpose of extinguishing forest fires. Also take a stop at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of the 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. Tofino is the gateway to the majestic Pacific Rim National Park. Take a stroll along famed Long Beach, boasting miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf. During your stay, explore the rainforests' well groomed trails or take a whale watching cruise through Clayquot Sound.

    Hotel: Wickaninnish Inn

    105Mi/169Km

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    Victoria

    Today your drive takes you to the south of Vancouver Island and to its capital city Victoria. En route we suggest a stop at Chemanius, where you can admire the giant murals adorning exterior walls throughout the town, and Duncan, known as The City of Totems. Once in Victoria, explore the imposing facades of the Parliament Buildings, St. Ann's Academy and nearby Butchart Botanical Gardens. The historic old town is ideal for soaking up Victoria's atmosphere, visiting the myriad of boutiques, museums, galleries and cafes.

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

    197Mi/317Km

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    Vancouver

    This morning you leave Victoria for a short and leisurely drive to Swartz Bay, where you make the return 95 minute crossing to Tsawwassen on the mainland. This afternoon you have the opportunity to experience any of Vancouver's attractions that you didn't manage to see at the start of your itinerary.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    74Mi/119Km

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    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2699 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Canada's Eastern Explorer

    Begins in Toronto and ends in Quebec City

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation 
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Sunset Over Niagara Falls

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    • Toronto Harbour

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    • Historic Montreal

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    • Mont-Tremblant

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    • Quebec City - Quartier Petit Champlain

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    • Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada

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    • Toronto

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    • Niagara Falls

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    Toronto

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Toronto

    The cosmopolitan city of Toronto is a delight to visit. Great food, wonderful shopping and a wide array of attractions will keep you entertained. Visit the multi-cultural neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy and Greektown in addition to the spectacular SkyDome, Royal Ontario Museum and the CN Tower.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Niagara Falls

    Heading south takes you past the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula. Stop in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and try the Whirlpool Jet Boat tour before continuing along the Niagara Parkway. We suggest a boat tour to view Horseshoe Falls, but prepare to get wet!

    Hotel: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

    81Mi/130Km

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    Huntsville

    Today, head north through scenic rural villages where we suggest a stop at Muskoka Pioneer Village en route. Huntsville is located on the edge of Algonquin National Park, a beautiful setting with a wide array of recreational activities available. Hike the trails and waterways of the National Park or enjoy some of the activities available at your hotel, such as golf, tennis, horse riding.

    Hotel: Deerhurst Resort

    205Mi/330Km

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    Ottawa

    Perhaps enjoy some more time at Algonquin National Park before taking the short drive to Ottawa. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa is an impressive yet intimate multicultural city. It is filled with national and historic sites, has a very walkable downtown and boasts a beautiful natural setting which supports year-round recreation. Every stay should include a visit to Parliament Hill to see the changing of the guard ceremony, as well as the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian Museum of Nature, National Gallery of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier

    106Mi/170Km

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    Mont-Tremblant

    Today you head north into the splendid Laurentian Mountains. No matter what time of year you visit, there is always plenty to keep you entertained, from skiing and hiking to horse riding and rafting. Keep you eyes open for the resident wildlife! The picturesque village of Mont-Tremblant offers great restaurants and small boutiques to peruse.

    Hotel: Fairmont Tremblant

    242Mi/390Km

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    Montreal

    A short drive today leaves you with lots of time to enjoy Montreal. Explore the underground walkways, connecting shops, hotels and restaurants, or sit back and watch the world go by at one of the sidewalk cafes. No visit is complete without visiting Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d’Armes, Mount Royal Park and the Biodome de Montreal.

    Hotel: Le St-Martin Hotel Particulier Montreal

    88Mi/142Km

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    Quebec City

    Follow the St. Lawrence River northeast to enchanting Quebec City. We suggest a stop at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada’s shrine to the Virgin Mary. Québec City provides a fascinating urban experience, where the old complements the new unlike anywhere else in Canada. The Lower Town is a living museum of narrow cobbled streets and 17th and 18th century houses, all accented by beautiful French/Canadian architecture. This city is also wonderfully cosmopolitan, alive with an abundance of sidewalk cafes, fine dining restaurants, eclectic shopping and stylish hotels. The majestic St. Lawrence River meanders right through its centre, providing wonderful outdoor opportunities from energetic running and biking routes to picnics and romantic strolls. The Fortifications, Place Royal and the Basilica are all must-sees.

    Hotel: Hotel 71

    155Mi/250Km

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    Journey home

    Make the journey back to Quebec Airport where you return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2240 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Maritime Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Halifax

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

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    • Docked Fishing Boats

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    • Tait House Inn, Shediac

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    Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: The Hollis Halifax, a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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    Lunenburg

    You have a short, but beautifully scenic journey this morning. We suggest a stop at Peggy’s Cove; a small fishing village built into the granite rock and protected by its historic lighthouse, and at the pretty town of Mahone Bay. The Victorian town of Lunenburg, lovingly restored to its historic splendour, provides your accommodation for this evening.

    Hotel: The Mariner King Inn

    62Mi/99Km

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    Annapolis Royal & Digby

    Today you cross from the south to the north of the island, accompanied by beautiful scenery provided by Kejimkujik National Park. Before arrival into Digby, we suggest a slight diversion to Annapolis Royal. Founded in 1605, it boasts 150 heritage buildings offering numerous unique shops, artists’ studios and galleries and is home to Fort Anne National Historic Site, a location of great historical significance.

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

    97Mi/156Km

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    St. Andrews

    This morning, take the three hour ferry journey from Digby to Saint John and the short drive to St. Andrews. We’ve allowed two full days for you to enjoy St. Andrews, a lovely seaside town full of character and old world charm.

    Hotel: The Algonquin Resort

    110Mi/175Km

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    Fundy Trail Parkway & Moncton

    Following the coastline and make a stop at Saint John to experience the reversing tide boat ride. Hugging the coastal cliffs, the 16 kilometre Fundy Trail Parkway is one of the itinerary's highlights. Be sure to stop at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick's most famous attraction. At low tide you can walk the sea floor, whilst at high tide the waters flood the caves. Your destination is Moncton, where a visit to Magnetic Hill provides the illusion of being pulled uphill by a magnetic force.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Beausejour

    160Mi/258Km

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    Charlottetown

    New Confederation Bridge brings you to the smallest province in Canada - Prince Edward Island. Enjoy two days exploring the sand dunes and beaches, Prince Edward Island National Park and the island's many other attractions. Explore Province House National Historic Site in Charlottetown, the site of Canada’s birthplace in 1867, and absorb the great charm of this colonial seaport.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward

    103Mi/165Km

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    Ingonish Beach

    Take a short drive from Orwell Corner Historic Site to the southern tip of Prince Edward Island, where the ferry carries you across to Pictou, Nova Scotia. Your journey continues with a scenic drive to Cape Breton Island, which is reminiscent of a small Scottish island. Take the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton, aligned by the lochs and glens once settled by Scottish Highlanders, and hugging the scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. From your resort, you can enjoy easy access to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which is filled with moose, deer, lynx, bear and beaver.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

    212Mi/341Km

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    Dundee

    It's an easy driving day today, so you can set off at your leisure for a short but beautiful journey to Dundee. View spectacular vistas, rolling seaside terrain and breathtaking seascapes as you approach Baddeck, a picturesque village on the shores of Bras d'Or Lakes. We suggest a stop for a scenic cruise on the lake or simply wander the boardwalk, before arrival into Dundee

    Hotel: Dundee Resort

    115Mi/185Km

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    Halifax

    Today, your final drive brings you back to where your journey began in Halifax. The rugged Atlantic coast accompanies your journey, dotted with small fishing villages and many photo opportunities. First settled in 1749, today Halifax is Nova Scotia's capital and the largest city in the Maritime Provinces. Visit Fort Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour, or Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for terrific views of the city.

    Hotel: The Hollis Halifax, a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

    213Mi/343Km

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    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to Halifax Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2650 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Newfoundland Explorer

    Begins in and ends in St. John's, Newfoundland

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Four wheel drive car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Arrive St. John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St. John’s. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    St. John's & Avalon Peninsula

    Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery. On the second day, drive to Bay Bulls where you can take a boat excursion to see whales and Atlantic puffin, and maybe even an iceberg. Next it’s on to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, which is settled by thousands of sea birds, all nestled along the rocky shore’s edge.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Bonavista & Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    167Mi/268Km

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    Port Rexton

    Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton and hike the Skerwink Trail. This easy walking trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular views of the surrounding villages. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Bonaventure before returning to Trinity.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

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    Twillingate

    Today is a scenic drive via Terra Nova National Park, home to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails, to Boyd’s Cove. Here you can visit the ancient Beothuk village, which was discovered by archaeologists in the 1980’s. Once in Twillingate, why not include an afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour for an opportunity to see icebergs, whales and a beautiful sunset?

    Hotel: Anchor Inn

    193Mi/310Km

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    Gros Morne National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park is spectacular. The park is home to quaint villages, bare topped mountains and forests populated by moose and caribou. Visit the village of Rocky Harbour and take a short hike to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. Ensure you include Lookout Trail which provides panoramic views of the park, and Tablelands Hiking Trail which cuts across the barren rock. Your accommodation is located in Norris Point.

    Hotel: Neddies Harbour Inn

    268Mi/430Km

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    Main Brook & L’Anse aux Meadows

    Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop at Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. On the second day, visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the earliest European settlement in the Americas. We suggest a walk to the original village to see the full scale replicas of Norse buildings.

    Hotel: Tuckamore Lodge

    189Mi/303Km

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    Steady Brook

    Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has the Humber River flowing through its heart. We’ve included a second day so you can explore the Humber Valley and Bay of Islands.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

    249Mi/401Km

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    Grand Falls-Windsor

    Crossing the island into central Newfoundland, an oasis awaits in the tranquil setting of Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Hotel: Riverfront Chalets

    158Mi/255Km

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    St. John’s

    It is over 250 miles back to St. John’s, but a wonderfully scenic drive, and you are rewarded with another evening in the capital city.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

    266Mi/427Km

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    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to St. John’s Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2355 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Ontario Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Toronto

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to October

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Thousand Islands

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    • Toronto Skyline at Night

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    • Parliament Hill, Ottawa

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    • EdgeWalk Lakeside, Toronto

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    • Cultural Ottawa

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    Arrive Toronto

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Toronto

    We have allowed a full day to explore Toronto, as this cosmopolitan city has a wide array of attractions to keep you busy day and night. Don’t miss taking a trip up the CN Tower, for a bird's eye view of the city, or a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. If you love shopping then Eaton Centre, showcasing more than 200 retailers and restaurants.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Niagara Falls

    No visit to Ontario would be complete without seeing the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. En route, you pass the beautiful orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula. Perhaps take the short drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a historic village a few miles away.

    Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Fallsview Resort & Spa

    81Mi/130Km

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    Cambridge

    Today you leave Niagara behind and make the short journey to Cambridge. Located in Grand River Country, Cambridge boasts over 80 parks and its Farmers Market is rated one of the best in Canada. Your hotel, Langdon Hall, exudes the air of an old Ontario estate with majestic gardens.

    Hotel: Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa

    70Mi/110Km

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    Georgian Bay & Collingwood

    Journeying west, you continue to enjoy the scenery of Grand River Country. Perhaps make a stop at the village of Saint Jacobs, which is known for its quaint shops filled with local crafts. Your hotel sits close to the shores of the majestic Georgian Bay, where a myriad of water activities can be enjoyed. There are also hiking and biking trails surrounding the resort.

    Hotel: The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain

    95Mi/152Km

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    Muskoka Lakes

    It’s only a short drive, but a wonderfully scenic one, to your next destination of Muskoka Lakes. Magnificent Muskoka Country is home to sparkling lakes shimmering under pale blue skies and glorious white pines swaying in the breezes. Kayak across the lake, follow the nature trails by bike or on foot, or simply relax in the spa.

    Hotel: JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

    95Mi/152Km

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    Algonquin Provincial Park & Ottawa

    Although the longest driving day, the splendid scenery en route makes it an enjoyable journey. Heading east, you pass the base of Algonquin Provincial Park, a must stop on any itinerary if you enjoy spectacular scenery and a little wildlife spotting. Your destination is Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, steeped in history and boasting a wide array of museums and galleries. Take time to visit the Parliament Buildings, take a cruise along the Rideau Canal and explore the training centre of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier

    254Mi/408Km

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    Kingston & Thousand Islands

    It’s a short journey into the southern plains of Ontario today. Be sure to stop at Upper Canada Village, sitting on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, where a living history museum depicts the early life of Canadian inhabitants. Kingston is the gateway to Thousand Islands, a myriad of tiny islands dotted through the water. You may choose to take a boat trip, meandering between the isles, or perhaps take to the skies on a helicopter flight for the ultimate birds eye view. This evening, select one of the waterfront restaurants which specialise in locally sourced seafood.

    Hotel: Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel

    122Mi/196Km

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    Toronto

    Today make the short journey back to Toronto. Hugging the coast along Lake Ontario, there are plenty of small villages where you can stop and explore. Back in Toronto you have the opportunity of visiting the attractions you missed on your first visit.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

    165Mi/266Km

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    Journey home

    Today, return your rental car to Toronto International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2415 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Ottawa & Algonquin Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Ottawa, Ontario

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Algonquin Provincial Park in Autumn

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    • Rideu Canal, Ottawa

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    • Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada

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    • Lake Views at Algonquin

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    • Ottawa, Cycling Parliament Hill

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    Arrive Ottawa

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Ottawa and take a transfer to your boutique hotel.

    Hotel: The ARC Hotel

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    Ottawa

    Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is a spirited, cosmopolitan destination that celebrates Canada’s achievements and culture with historical sites, national museums, a non-stop roster of festivals, plus a myriad of shopping and dining. We suggest exploring the city on either an informative walking tour or by taking the narrated Amphibian Lady Dive and City Tour, which showcases the best of the city from land and water. Be sure to include a visit to Parliament Hill during your stay.

    Hotel: The ARC Hotel

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    Algonquin Provincial Park

    Today, collect your rental car and journey toward Algonquin Provincial Park. Your home for the next three nights is at Killarney Lodge, a secluded log cabin resort which holds an enviable position in the heart of the wilderness.

    Hotel: Killarney Lodge

    153Mi/246Km

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    Algonquin Provincial Park

    Algonquin’s dramatic scenery consists of endless stretches of trees, rocky ridges, spruce bogs and crystal clear lakes and rivers. We suggest visiting the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre’s viewing deck, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the wild Algonquin landscape. There’s a myriad of guided and independent hikes to keep you entertained as well as a plethora of wildlife to discover from moose and white-tailed deer to black bear and wolves.

    Hotel: Killarney Lodge

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    Journey Home

    Make the journey back to Ottawa Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    153Mi/246Km

    Prices

    From £1855 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Quebec Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Montreal

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • 4 wheel drive car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • VIA Rail train journey from Quebec City to Montreal
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Sacacomie, St-Alexis-des-Monts

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    • Cosmopolitan Montreal

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    • Autumn in Mont-Tremblant

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    • Whale Watching on the Saguenay

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    • Old Montreal

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    • Biking in Quebec

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    Arrive Montreal

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Montreal. Upon arrival collect your rental car and transfer to your hotel in Old Montreal.

    Hotel: Le Place D'Armes Hotel & Suites

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    Montreal

    Montreal has two distinct sides which complement each other beautifully. Old Montreal, with its quaint cobbled streets, has great character and is home to many of Montreal's historical attractions. Downtown Montreal boasts a myriad of shopping malls, chic restaurants and lush parks and gardens.

    Hotel: Le Place D'Armes Hotel & Suites

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    Mont-Tremblant

    Today, you make the short journey northwest to Mont-Tremblant. En route, you pass through the beautiful villages of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Sainte-Adele and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, where you can visit Cabane a Sucre Millette. Mont-Tremblant is a spectacular destination with plenty to keep you busy including horse riding, rafting and golfing.

    Hotel: Fairmont Tremblant

    90Mi/145Km

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    St-Alexis-des-Monts

    Bordering the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve, Hotel Sacacomie sits in the heart of the forest overlooking a majestic lake whose shores span more than 40 kilometres. Blending harmoniously with its surroundings, there is nowhere more serene or as close to nature. The outdoor possibilities are almost endless, from easy hikes and pedal boat rides to kayaking and horse riding.

    Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie

    127Mi/205Km

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    North Hatley & Eastern Townships

    A very scenic journey today, as you cross the majestic St. Lawrence River and travel south into the Eastern Townships. We suggest a stop at Trois-Rivieres, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634, before arriving in the small village of North Hatley. Your hotel for this evening sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Massawippi.

    Hotel: Manoir Hovey

    127Mi/205Km

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    Quebec City

    Today it's back to city life, making the return journey across the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. A visit to the waterfront market and cruise along the St. Lawrence River are both highly recommended. Place-Royal, Quarter Petit-Champlain and the small boutiques and cafes of Old Quebec are perfect ways to while away an afternoon, and those interested in Quebec's history will enjoy visiting the 17th century military sites.

    Hotel: Hotel 71

    158Mi/255Km

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    La Malbaie

    Today is all about enjoying the Charlevoix Region, which has been inspiring artists for centuries. Choose whether to head out onto the river, browse the quaint art galleries or spend some time at Baie-St-Paul, one of the oldest towns in Quebec. A stop at St-Joseph-de-la-Rive provides an in-depth look at the region's maritime history.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

    86Mi/138Km

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    La Baie

    Your journey northeast continues along the Marine Park Road, a wonderfully scenic route. Saint-Simeon, carved our by glaciers, is a popular tourist destination offering great outdoor activities. Known for beautiful sandy beaches and boat tours, during which you can take a close-up look at the whales that inhabit the waters, Baie-Ste-Catherine and Tadoussac are must-see locations before heading into the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of the province.

    Hotel: Auberge des Battures

    97Mi/156Km

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    Rail Journey to Montreal

    Returning to Quebec City, you return your car rental in preparation for a wonderfully scenic rail journey to Montreal. Sit back and relax as the landscape changes throughout the four hour journey aboard VIA Rail Corridor Train. Your final evening is back in Montreal, but, in contrast to your previous visit, we've chosen a hotel in downtown so you get the opportunity to see Montreal old and new.

    Hotel: Le St-Martin Hotel Particulier Montreal

    142Mi/229Km

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    Journey home

    There’s time for some last minute sightseeing this morning, before making your way to Montreal Airport to check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2799 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Rocky Mountain Explorer

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    14 Days / 13 Nights

    Departures: Selected dates from April to October*

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
    • Personalised Road Book
    • The Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Canoes on Lake Louise

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Black Bears

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    • Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Kamloops

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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Vancouver

    Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Jasper

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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    Jasper

    Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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    Lake Louise

    It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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    Banff

    It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

    244Mi/393Km

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    Calgary

    It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    44Mi/71Km

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    Journey home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    129Mi/208Km

    Prices

    From £3550 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Silver Trail Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: May to August

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (conditions apply)
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Ferry crossing from Skagway to Haines
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Emerald Lake

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    • Panning For Gold

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    • Dawson City

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    • Dall Sheep, Kluane National Park

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    Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Today you have time to explore Yukon’s capital, and the pretty region which surrounds it. Why not visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve? A unique place, it features ten species of northern Canadian mammal. You may also choose to head down to the Yukon River for a kayak or canoe ride.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Skagway

    Your journey begins with a drive along the South Klondike Highway, which connects the Yukon with Alaska. Also known as the Skagway to Carcross Road, the highway winds through the subalpine landscape of Tormented Valley to Tutshi Lake, Tagish Lake and the frequently photographed Emerald Lake. Dating back to 1897, Skagway was a lively gold mining town with a booming population of 20,000. Today it is just 800, but has maintained many of its original charms from the gold rush days. Hotel:

    Hotel: Westmark Inn

    110Mi/176Km

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    Haines

    Spend the morning in Skagway and explore the old town buildings before taking the afternoon ferry to Haines. Lasting around one hour, this journey offers a spectacularly scenic and relaxing ride along the Lynn Canal, a magnificent fjord. Located in the Valley of the Eagles, Haines is home to almost 4,000 American bald eagles who gather along the Chilkat River during autumn.

    Hotel: Hotel Halsingland

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    Haines Junction

    The Haines Highway winds from Haines over the Chilkat Pass, which is its highest summit. Pass Klukshu, a native summer fishing camp offering great photo opportunities. Haines Junction, a picturesque mountain village, with quaint restaurants and bakeries, is considered the gateway to Kluane National Park.

    Hotel: The Raven Hotel

    147Mi/238Km

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    Kluane National Park

    Today is a day of adventure. Take the Haines Highway, which climbs from the Chilkat River Valley and skirts the boundaries of Tatshenini-Alesk Provincial Park in British Columbia before arriving at Kluane National Park. Part of the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness on earth, it is home to a myriad of wildlife. It’s also where you find Canada's highest peak and the world's largest non-polar icefields.

    Hotel: The Raven Hotel

    155Mi/250Km

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    Tok

    This morning you drive north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. We suggest a stopover at Sheep Mountain to see the Dall sheep grazing on the slopes. Your journey continues along the famous Alaska Highway before arriving in Tok, which is often referred to as the Dog Mushing Capital of Alaska.

    Hotel: Cleft of the Rock Bed & Breakfast

    290Mi/467Km

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    Dawson City

    The Top of the World Highway takes you through spectacular backcountry and gold mining areas. After crossing the Yukon River you arrive into Dawson City. The legendary Gold Rush of 1898 brought thousands of hopeful gold seekers to Dawson City. Now a National Historic Site, the city is reminiscent of a bygone era.

    Hotel: Aurora Inn

    185Mi/297Km

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    Dawson City

    We’ve allowed two full days to explore the historical sights of Dawson City. Depending on your interests you might like to visit Dredge No 4, a giant gold digging machine or SS Keno, the last steamer ship to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse. The Grand Palace Theatre is home to the Gaslight Follies Show and there's Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino, featuring gambling tables and can-can shows.

    Hotel: Aurora Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Heading south, enjoy the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. Stop at Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    333Mi/532Km

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    Journey home

    This morning take the short ride back to Whitehorse Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2225 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

    Toronto & Niagara

    Begins in and ends in Toronto, Ontario

    6 Days / 5 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Niagara Falls

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    • Toronto

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    • Toronto St. Lawrence Market

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    • Aerial Views of Niagara Falls

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    Toronto

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto and proceed to your hotel, the Chelsea Hotel, your accommodation for the next 3 nights.

    Hotel: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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    Toronto

    Toronto brims with energy and excitement. With iconic architecture, fascinating attractions, museums and galleries, enticing restaurants, performing arts and nightlife – the city is always bustling! Attractions include the iconic CN Tower and its newest thrill, the Edgewalk; culture and natural history at the Royal Ontario Museum; the spectacular Art Gallery of Ontario; unique Bata Shoe Museum. Family friendly attractions include the brand new Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre and Canada’s Wonderland. We recommend the Toronto City, Harbour and Island Boat Tour, which is comprehensive and gives you a full Toronto experience in just three hours! The first two hours includes a guided bus and walking tour. Then you’ll head out on the water to see Toronto from a completely different perspective. We also recommend shopping in Toronto’s chic boutiques, upscale malls and colourful markets. When evening falls, experience a live theatre production or support the home team at one of the professional sporting events.

    Hotel: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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    Niagara Falls

    Today, collect your rental car and head towards Niagara Falls where you will be staying for the next two nights at Niagara Falls Marriot Fallsview Hotel. Sitting just 100 metres from the awe-inspiring brink of Niagara Falls, the hotel boasts the perfect position from which to enjoy this remarkable wonder. Witness the extraordinary spectacle of six million cubic ft of water drop almost 200 ft per minute - it’s quite simply one of the most breath-taking sights you’ll ever see. Thrilling attractions allow you to take in the beauty by land, water and air. Evening brings its own atmosphere, with nightly illumination of the Falls, plus a wide array of restaurants, bars and a casino providing downtown entertainment.

    Hotel: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel

    80Mi/129Km

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    Niagara Falls

    With a full day to explore the Niagara region we recommend visiting the Journey Behind The Falls and a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour is also a must, with an exciting combination of stunning scenery and the thrill of a helicopter ride during which you’ll see Niagara River, Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge and, of course the unrivalled Horseshoe Falls. Although just 20 minutes from the Falls, the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake offers an altogether different experience. We recommend making time for a short visit. Expect historic, tree-lined streets, boutique shopping and quaint inns. It makes the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy outdoor recreation along with the regions 90 local wineries, whilst having easy access to Niagara Falls.

    Hotel: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel

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    Journey home

    Make the journey back to Toronto Airport where you’ll return your car to the depot and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    80Mi/129Km

    Prices

    From £755 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Town & Country Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Toronto

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Moose in Algonquin Provincial Park

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    • Muskoka Lakes

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    • Cosmopolitan Toronto

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    • Georgian Bay

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    Arrive Toronto

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of downtown.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Toronto

    Toronto overruns with energy and excitement. With iconic architecture, renowned attractions and museums, enticing restaurants and a lively nightlife, this is one of the most vibrant and popular cities in Canada.

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

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    Georgian Bay

    Today, collect your rental car and journey 90 minutes north to the beautiful Blue Mountain region, which is nestled close to the shores of Georgian Bay. This area is filled with numerous recreational activity options including hiking, biking, zip-lining and caving

    Hotel: The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain

    99Mi/160Km

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    Muskoka Lakes

    This morning, take the short and beautiful drive to Minett. Renowned for natural beauty, sparkling lakes and clean air, the Muskoka Lakes region is Ontario’s favourite retreat. It is a perfect destination for those who wish to combine outdoor experiences with a little rest and relaxation.

    Hotel: JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

    99Mi/160Km

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    Algonquin Provincial Park

    The oldest provincial park in Canada, spanning 7,653 square kilometres, Algonquin is simply breathtaking. Your accommodation is located within the park, where all guests are assigned a personal canoe. Whether exploring on water or land, there is an abundance of wildlife including the elusive moose, and many scenic lookouts for you to discover.

    Hotel: Killarney Lodge

    84Mi/135Km

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    Journey home

    Make the journey back to Toronto Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    195Mi/314Km

    Prices

    From £2145 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Parks Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Moraine Lake

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Osoyoos

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    • Yoho Emerald Lake

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    • Osoyoos - Fruit Orchards

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    • Whistler - shopping

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    • Black Bear

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    • Vancouver Cycling

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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    Often ranked as one of the best cities in the world, you’re sure to enjoy exploring Vancouver. Covering over a thousand acres you may want to spend some time in Stanley Park, visiting the various gardens and perhaps taking a horse drawn carriage ride. Stroll historic Gastown, boasting a variety of boutique shops and excellent dining.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Whistler

    Today you take the short but scenic drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. Widely regarded as one of the most scenic road trips in the world, highlights include the majestic Howe Sound and Shannon Falls. Whistler is a fabulous place to visit. We suggest a horse riding trip and zip-lining, both exhilarating experiences.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    78Mi/125Km

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    Clearwater

    Travel north from Whistler to the town of Clearwater, located on the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The park features 39 waterfalls, including the stunning Helmcken Falls, the fourth tallest in Canada. The abundance of wildlife in the park includes bears, moose, deer, wolves and over 250 species of birds.

    Hotel: Alpine Meadows Resort

    263Mi/423Km

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    Jasper

    Some of the most stunning scenery imaginable is your backdrop today as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Jasper. Why not take a tram up Whistler Mountain or take a trip to Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world. Don’t miss the stunning sunset at Pyramid Lake.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    198Mi/318Km

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    Lake Louise

    Your journey from Jasper to Lake Louise takes you through the heart of the sensational Rocky Mountains. As you head south along the Icefield Parkway, stop at the Columbia Icefield and venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier on one of the Ice Explorer vehicles. Lake Louise is filled with recreational opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in summer to skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    144Mi/232Km

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    Invermere

    Today’s short drive takes you through the awe inspiring Yoho National Park to the Kootenay Valley. Located on the shores of the warmest lake in the valley, Invermere is known for relaxation. Perhaps visit one of the numerous beaches on the lakeside or soak in a mineral pool at one of the nearby hot springs. Golfers are spoilt with a choice of no fewer than nine golf courses, which combine to create the Columbia Valley Golf Trail.

    Hotel: Copper Point Resort

    91Mi/146Km

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    Okanagan Valley

    Due to its unique climate, Okanagan Valley is Canada’s second largest wine producing region, so visiting a selection of the area's world-renowned vineyards and picturesque orchards is a must.

    Hotel: Sparkling Hill Resort

    257Mi/414Km

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    Osoyoos

    Known as Canada’s ‘Pocket Desert’, due to it boasting the warmest average temperatures in the country, Osoyoos is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Osoyoos Lake offers vast lengths of beach and a variety of water sports, from boating to wakeboarding. There are also many vineyards in the area.

    Hotel: Walnut Beach Resort

    109Mi/176Km

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    Vancouver

    Your journey today takes you west along the Coquihalla Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at one of the many roadside stalls selling fresh cherries, apples, apricots, pears, peaches and grapes, all grown in the local region. Cross the spectacular Dry Gulch Bridge, which is over 280 metres long and 180 metres high.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    248Mi/399Km

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    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car at Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2635 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Whitehorse & Frances Lake Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully-inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (ground or flight transfers can be arranged)
    • Accommodations as stated
    • All meals, boat transfers and activities at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
    • Frances Lake Shoreline

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    • Local Wildlife

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    • Frances Lake

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    • Whitehorse Visitor Centre

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    Arrive Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Whitehorse is the largest city and capital of Canada’s Yukon territory. Located on the banks of the mighty Yukon River, as well as beautiful scenery there’s also plenty of history to explore. You may choose to take a day tour to Kluane National Park where you can hike and partake in wildlife watching, or to Carcross which boasts the smallest dessert in the world.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

    Today you travel along the scenic Alaskan Highway to Frances Lake where a 30 minute boat trip carries you to Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge. A comfortable but rustic resort of just five cosy cabins, this destination is all about the outdoor beauty and activities it affords. During your four night stay, try your hand at fishing for arctic grayling, canoeing the remote lake, wildlife viewing or hiking one of the well-marked trails. Visitors in September may also enjoy aurora viewing.

    Hotel: Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

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    Whitehorse

    Following breakfast, you make the return journey to Whitehorse. This scenic journey takes you through the Yukon’s backcountry, renowned for wildlife spotting, so keep your eyes open for moose, eagles and bears en route.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to the airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2145 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

    Whitehorse & Tagish Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully-inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (ground or floatplane transfers can be arranged)
    • Accommodations as stated

     

     

    • Campfire by Tagish Lake

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    • Tagish Lake

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    • Whitehorse at night

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    • Whitehorse SS Klondlike

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    • Whitehorse Kayaking on Yukon River

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    Day 1 Arrive Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes. You can hike or bike the vast network of trails, many of which follow the shores of the Yukon River. We suggest taking the short journey to visit the White Pass & Yukon railroad, which was constructed in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush and offers scenic day trips.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Tagish Lake

    Today, you travel along the scenic Alaska Highway toward Tagish Lake. Southern Lakes Resort is a spectacular lakefront resort with beautiful, private log cabins situated on beautiful Tagish Lake. Incredible outdoor adventures await! Optional activities include hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife watching and boat sightseeing trips. It is also perfectly located for day trips to picturesque Carcross.

    Hotel: Southern Lakes Resort

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    Whitehorse

    After breakfast, make the return journey to Whitehorse. Spend the afternoon picking up last minute souvenirs, or try a canoe trip along the Yukon River.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Journey home

    This morning return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1615 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

    West Coast Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Victoria
    • Admission to Butchart Gardens and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    • Orca Spirit whale watching cruise
    • 2 day Vancouver hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass.
    • Vancouver

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    • Harbour Air Seaplanes

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    • Vancouver

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    • Orca Whales

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    • Butchart Gardens - Victoria

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    • Whistler

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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight into Vancouver. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you will be staying the next 3 nights.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    Spend the next two days exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver. The cosmopolitan city, which is renowned for its shopping, dining and culture is an outdoor playground. We have included a 2 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass to allow you to easily get around the tourist attractions of this vibrant city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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    Whistler

    Enjoy two days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the resort of Whistler. Known for its multitude of summer activities and outdoor adventure pursuits such as rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining and heli-hiking, there is something on offer for all ages. Relax in the evening at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler and enjoy a drink on the outdoor fire lit terrace.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

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    Victoria

    The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria offers some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada and many historic buildings. We have allowed two days for you to explore Victoria, including a half day whale watching with Orca Spirit, with the chance to witness resident Orca whales in all their glory.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

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    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back into Vancouver in time for a relaxing final evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Journey Home

    Today, spend the morning shopping for those last minute souvenirs before catching a taxi back to Vancouver Airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2365 per person based on twin occupancy of a standard room, departing from Heathrow. Other prices available on request.

     

    Quebec Winter Wonderland

    Begins in and ends in Quebec City

    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Departures: January to March

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Ice Hotel Bar

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    • Beautiful Quebec City

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    • Ice Hotel Exterior

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    • Hotel Sacacomie

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    • Dog Sledding Experience

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    • Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Towers Over Quebec City

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    • Ice Hotel Fireplace Suite

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    Arrive Quebec City

    Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Quebec City. Upon arrival, make your way to Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, one of the most iconic hotels in Quebec City and your base for the first two nights. Renowned as one of the most romantic destinations in Canada, cobbled streets lined by quaint shops, small eateries serving delectable French cuisine and green parks filled with historic attractions, fill your days with warmth and charm. We have included a half day dog sledding experience, where you will feel at one with nature as you speed through the snow.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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    Experience The Ice Hotel

    A stay at the Ice Hotel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which is on many peoples bucket lists. Due to the hotels short life, whilst the temperature sustains its structure, and its relatively small size, very few will ever have the opportunity to stay at the Ice Hotel, but those who do delight in the unique experience. We have included a guided tour and a cocktail reception so you make the most of your stay.

    Hotel: Ice Hotel Quebec

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    Saint-Alexis-Des-Monts

    You'll follow the meandering St. Lawrence River south west, passing through Cap-de-la-Madeline, toward St-Alexis-Des-Monts where your accommodation for the next three nights sits adjacent to Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. Hotel Sacacomie is located on Lake Sacacomie, resting serenely under the beautiful forest canopy. Daytime activities abound, so the GEO Spa package which is included is a welcome treat at the end of a busy day.

    Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie

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    Journey Home

    Make the short drive back to Quebec City Airport, where you return your car rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2160 per person based on twin occupancy in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Canada Discovery

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Selected departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Vancouver
    • Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West'
    • Call for for details of the current departure dates applicable

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    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Vancouver

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Whistler

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf

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    • Lost Lake, Whistler

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    • Victoria

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    • Stephen Street, Calgary

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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer independently to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you will spend your first two nights. Enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps taking in a meal at one of Vancouver's many excellent restaurants.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    Today, you have a day at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. Shop Robson Street, filled with big name brands and small quaint boutiques or visit Granville Island where you can take a food tour around the bustling market or a kayak out onto the water. Pack a picnic and relax in Stanley Park or cycle along the waterfront and watch the cruise ships enter port. Vancouver is truly a city of contrasts.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort. Enjoy the next three days exploring Whistler and its surrounding area.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

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    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at Fairmont Empress in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

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    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back in Vancouver in time to enjoy an evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Banff

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Banff, transfer to the Rimrock Resort Hotel, where you will spend the evening.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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    Banff

    We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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    Calgary

    Transfer by motorcoach along the Trans-Canada highway to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

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    Journey Home

    Spend the morning picking up last minute souvenirs before transferring independently to Calgary Airport. Depart Calgary on your chosen scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3,899 per person based on two sharing a standard room and SilverLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer. Other room categories and classes on the Rocky Mountaineer are available on request.

     

    Newfoundland's Irish Loop

    Begins and ends in St John's, Newfoundland

    5 Days / 4 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Three Sisters Beach, Avalon

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    • Beautiful scenery

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    • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, Avalon

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    • Downtown St John's

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    • St John's

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    Arrive St John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St John's International Airport. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and transfer independently to the the JAG Boutique Hotel.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    St John's

    Today you will explore this delightful city! This morning you will enjoy a city tour of St. John's - a great orientation of St. John's, as well as the most Easterly point in North America. You will visit the National Historic site of Cape Spear as well as Signal Hill. Other stops include Quidi Vidi Village, Government House, the Roman Catholic Cathedral and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of downtown St. John's. Other sightseeing suggestions include visiting The Rooms, Johnson’s GEO Centre, the Newman Wine Vaults or maybe taking a gentle stroll along sections of the Grand Concourse, which comprises of 40 km/25 miles of spectacular trails and walkways within St. John’s, Quidi Vidi Lake and Rennies River.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Bay Bulls

    Today depart St. John’s along the Irish Loop to the scenic Avalon Peninsula, home to over 5500 woodland caribou. Continue on to Bay Bulls where you will take a cruise around the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, a protective sanctuary for Kittiwakes, Murres, Puffins and other seabirds. The waters off Bay Bulls are home to the world’s largest population of Humpback whales. Continue along the south shore via Ferryland where you may wish to enjoy a culinary experience like no other! The Lighthouse Picnic offers exquisite food at one of the most beautiful locations in the world – Ferryland Head. Continue to Bay Bulls.

    Hotel: Bread & Cheese Country Inn

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    Avalon Peninsula

    This morning drive the western shore of the Avalon Peninsula via Cape St. Mary’s. Take time to visit the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve Seabird Sanctuary – the Interpretive Centre overlooks Bird Rock – one of the largest nesting sites for gannets in North America. Continue along the Cape Shore Route to Castle Hill National Historic Park – a fort erected in the 17th century to protect the once French capital of Newfoundland.

    Hotel: Bread & Cheese Country Inn

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    Journey Home

    Depart Bay Bulls and take the scenic coastal loop along Conception Bay to the charming village of Brigus - residence of the world famous northern explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Be sure to visit Hawthorne Cottage, Ye Olde Stone Barn Museum and The Tunnel whilst in Brigus. Depart Brigus and continue along the Baccalieu Trail through scenic communities such as Cupids, Harbour Grace, Heart’s Content, Hearts Delight and Dildo to name a few! Return back along the Marine Coastal Drive back to St. John's Airport, ready for your onward journey back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1025 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Wonders of Western Newfoundland

    Begins in and ends in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate SUV car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Quirpon

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    • Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

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    • Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne

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    Arrive Deer Lake

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Deer Lake Airport. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and transfer independently to the the Marble Inn Resort.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

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    Humber Valley Area

    This morning why not drive to Newfoundland’s second city - Corner Brook, located on the south shore of the Humber Arm. Places to visit are the City Museum, the Newfie Bullet Historic Train and the Captain James Cook Monument. Further afield follow the Captain Cooks Trail following along the spectacular South Shore of the Bay of Islands - site of the former Frenchman’s Head Lighthouse and the picturesque communities of Bottle Cove and Lark Harbour. Continue back to Humber Valley and while en route see Shellbird Island - best viewed from the rest area at the exit from Bay of Islands to Marble Mountain. According to local legend, the Spanish buried treasure on Shellbird Island in the Humber River and if you look closely, you will see the face of The Old Man in the Mountain in a rock formation "standing guard" over the island. Also be sure to visit Steady Brook Falls, one of the Humber Valley's most scenic areas.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

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    Gros Morne National Park

    Take a leisurely drive north along the Viking Trail to Gros Morne National Park - designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for its impressive geological features, the 1805km.sq park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed anywhere else in the world. Gros Morne is a hiker's paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100kms of the park.

    Hotel: Seaside Suites

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    Quirpon Island

    Depart Gros Morne National Park driving north along the great Northern Peninsula, en route take time to visit Port au Choix National Historic Site and view artifacts of the Maritime Archaic people who occupied the region over 3700 years ago. Continue on to Quirpon Dock where you will be met at 4 pm to be transferred by small power boat over to Quirpon Island. A unique remote island experience awaits you! You will stay in a refurbished original Light Keeper’s residence, which is located on Quirpon Island in Cape Bauld on the northernmost tip of the Northern Peninsula. This is a truly once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

    Hotel: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

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    Main Brook

    Drive to the town of St. Anthony where it is possible to you take a nature cruise and explore the breathtaking coastal waters off St. Anthony; in season, expect to see whales and icebergs. Later visit the Grenfell Historic Properties and learn of the impact that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s during his worldwide mission. The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years. Tonight why not join The Great Viking Dinner Theatre at Leifsburdir. This building is a replica of the 1000 year old Leif Erickson's home at nearby L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. "Leifsburdir" is covered in sod and nearly invisible from the outside, but inside it takes you back to 1000 AD when the Vikings roamed our land. Truly an experience not to be missed! Return back to Main Brook.

    Hotel: Tuckamore Lodge

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    Gros Morne National Park

    Depart the Great Northern Peninsula and head back south along the Viking Trail to the north side of Gros Morne National Park. En route be sure to visit Table Point Ecological Reserve, “The Arches” provincial park, Shallow Bay Beach and to visit the shipwreck remains of the "SS Ethie. Continue to the North side of Gros Morne National Park and visit the scenic communities of Rocky Harbour – the service hub of the Gros Morne area.

    Hotel: Neddies Harbour Inn

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    Journey Home

    Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive the short distance back to Deer Lake Airport, ready for your onward journey back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2145 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Luxury Newfoundland

    Begins in and ends in St John's, Newfoundland

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate SUV car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Colourful St John's

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    • Dining, Fogo Inn

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    • Fogo Inn

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    • Fogo Island

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    • JAG Hotel, St John's

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    • Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador 2

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    Arrive St John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St John's International Airport. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and transfer independently to the the JAG Boutique Hotel.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    St John's

    Today is yours to explore the charming city of St John's. Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

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    Fogo Island

    Today, you will depart Trinity for the afternoon ferry to Fogo Island. With a long maritime history, the largest offshore island of Newfoundland and Labrador is a gentle world of bright-colored clapboard houses, sea-cliff footpaths, lush forest, and warm hospitality set against a striking coastline. Your home for the next two nights is one of the most unique hotels in the world; the Fogo Island Inn. Founded by resident Fogo Islander, Zita Cobb, the Inn is made from materials native to the island and all produce is locally sourced from fellow Islanders. Enjoy an island orientation tour from a local, go berry picking and have the kitchen turn your results into jam or simply kick back in the cinema. The next few days are yours to explore this stunning island and unique hotel.

    Hotel: Fogo Island Inn

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    Take the morning ferry back to the main island of Newfoundland, before continuing your journey back to St John's. Stop en route at Gander and take in the Aviation Museum, which features displays from the famous Gander Airport, including the time when Gander played host to 6,122 passengers with nowhere to go on September 11th 2001, in one of the more heart warming stories from that day. Once back in St John's, enjoy a meal on your final night in Newfoundland.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Journey Home

    Spend the morning shopping for souvenirs before driving the short distance back to St John's Airport, ready for your onward journey back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2485 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: October and November

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 6 nights as specified
    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Polar Bears

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    • Northern Lights, Manitoba

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    Arrive Winnipeg

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Upon arrival, transfer to Inn at the Forks. Enjoy the evening at your leisure and relax before the start of your adventure. 

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (no meals)

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    Winnipeg

    Discover why Manitoba’s capital city is often called the "Gateway to the West" during an afternoon sightseeing tour. The evening welcome cocktail reception and dinner is held at the Manitoba Museum, which houses artifacts donated by the famous Hudson’s Bay Company; one of the oldest commercial enterprises in the world. The highlight of the museum is Nonsuch; a replica of the 17th-century ship responsible for the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670.

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (Dinner included)

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    Churchill's Cultural Heritage

    An early private charter flight takes you to Churchill - 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. This area is only accessible by boat, plane or train and has a population of only 950! Upon arrival take a guided tour which includes the village of Churchill. Located on the shores of Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Churchill River, Churchill is situated at the juncture of two eco-regions – the boreal forest to the south and the Arctic tundra to the north. This remote location allows a thriving Arctic wildlife population, including waterfowl, beluga whales, seals and polar bears. Your accommodation for the next three nights is at the Lazy Bear Lodge, the largest log building in Manitoba. It is built in a style reminiscent of the fur trade era, handcrafted from fire-killed logs. Dinner tonight is at the lodge. 

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    The Polar Bears

    This morning, visit the Eskimo Museum to view one of Canada's oldest, and most comprehensive collections of Inuit artifacts and sculpture. Indigenous peoples have lived here for centuries, and the museum displays one of Canada's finest collections of Inuit art and artifacts. Next you climb aboard a specially designed tundra vehicle for a full-day excursion into the heart of bear country in search of the magnificent Polar Bears. Each autumn, small groups of polar bears migrate from frigid inland locations to Churchill, the staging area for their winter food-hunting season, so this viewing is in their natural habitat. From the safety of your vehicle, you'll have unrestricted views of the bears as they go about their daily business. Your expert naturalist guide shares insights into the conservation efforts in place to protect these beautiful animals from environmental factors which threaten their survival. After dinner at the lodge this evening, a well-known arctic photographer gives a special presentation featuring his acclaimed work.

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Arctic Wonderland

    Today you have a second chance to explore the subarctic plains with a naturalist pointing out the local wildlife. White snowy owls with a wing span of up to five-feet perch on high, falcons cruise over bushes, white arctic foxes trot across the flats, all looking for unsuspecting prey. Warm up by the roaring fire back at the lodge this evening.

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Dog Sledding

    Your Manitoba experience continues with a closer look at the sport of dog sledding, a popular local pursuit in the Manitoba wilderness. You'll see a demonstration by dog trainers before climbing aboard a sled yourself for a ride with your canine drivers. After lunch, a private charter flight takes you back to Winnipeg for a final overnight stay and farewell dinner.

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute solvenier shopping or sightseeing before you transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £5175 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Hudson Bay Odyssey

    Winnipeg

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    • Polar Bears of Churchill

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    • Churchill Tundra Buggy

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 7 days/6 nights

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg

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    Arrive in Winnipeg, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lake-view. A dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.

    Includes: Dinner


    Day 2-
    You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning on Calm Air International. Upon arrival in Churchill you will transfer to a private charter for your one hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. You may have some excellent opportunities for aerial photography during the flight so make sure you have your camera ready.

    Upon arrival at the Lodge, your hosts will provide a tour and show to your room to get settled. Lunch is served shortly after your arrival, and you will then be given an orientation regarding your stay in polar bear country.

    Your first day includes an afternoon of exploring the coastline in search of the “Great Ice Bear”. Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6pm and dinner is served at 7pm. During the evening there will be an informative lecture or slide show presentation narrated by one of Churchill Wild’s knowledgeable guides or staff. If it is a clear night you may also have a chance to view one of the spectacular aurora borealis displays common at this latitude.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Days 3, 4, 5 -
    Breakfast will generally be served at 8:00am and your outings will begin at about 9:30am. If there are bears near the Lodge your tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. The option is also always available for anyone to stay behind to take photos of the wildlife around the Lodge and relax. Daily outings may include the following, depending on weather and ground conditions;

    #1 The average day includes morning and afternoon excursions with lunch served either at the Lodge or out on the trail.

    #2 An ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline. Lunch served around a campfire.

    #3 A full day tour of the coastline of Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears and other abundant wildlife in their unique environment. Lunch and a tea boil are served around a campfire. After lunch you will explore the river deltas and coastal eskers.

    #4 Staying close to the Lodge to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves as the day unfolds, to photograph the King of the Arctic and other wildlife. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the Arctic environment. Lunch is served at the Lodge on this day.

    Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6:00pm and dinner is served at 7:00pm. During the evening there will be an informative lecture, slide show presentation, or informal visiting. Churchill Wild staff will monitor Aurora Borealis after dark if conditions are optimal and will provide a gentle wake-up call to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities to witness and photograph this spectacular Arctic phenomenon.

    Day 6 -
    After another hearty Lodge breakfast, they will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in Churchill.

    Upon your return to Churchill, the representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of great interest. Please refer to your “Top Things to Do and See” list they provided.

    Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and hope to see you back at one of the Eco lodges for more polar bear viewing very soon! Upon your arrival into Winnipeg, collect your bags and settle in at THE GRAND Airport Hotel for a restful night filled with cherished memories.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 7 -
    Today you will fly home on your own travel arrangements, marking the end of your adventure with Churchill Wild and the beginning of a lifetime of savoring the experiences of the Arctic.

    Departures Winnipeg, from August to September

    Prices

    From £6319 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 6 nights accommodation and meals shown.

    This tour is often taken as a component of a longer itinerary; therefore international flights are not included.

    Great Ice Bear

    Winnipeg

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg

    Day 1 –
    Arrive in Winnipeg, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. At 7:00pm a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You’ll need your rest before an early morning departure to Churchill.

    Includes: Dinner

    Day 2 -
    Arrive in Churchill by air, where expert staff will meet you at the airport and provide you with instructions for your morning transfers. You will then be transferred by fixed-wing aircraft to the Dymond Lake Eco lodge. This exciting flight takes you out over the historic Churchill River and northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada’s most exclusive polar bear viewing properties. Keep a sharp eye en-route for possible sightings of caribou, moose, seals, wolves and of course the “Great Ice Bears”.

    Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travelling in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings. This day includes a guided hike on the rugged and starkly beautiful coastline, an interpretive slide show featuring the wildlife of Hudson Bay, and hopefully a clear night for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Dymond Lake Eco lodge features an Aurora viewing tower for northern lights observation. All this will be topped off with a lunch and dinner, where your hosts and guides will regale you with tales of life and adventures in Canada’s Arctic.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Days 3 & 4 -
    In the coming days, your breakfast will be served at 8:00am and the first walking tour will generally depart at 9:30am. Should there be a polar bear in camp, the walking tour may be delayed for picture taking, but no one ever seems to mind!

    Once you’ve fuelled up with one of Churchill Wild’s legendary full course breakfasts, you’ll be eager to bundle up and head out into the snow. The walks are comfortably paced, as they are geared towards plenty of viewing and photo opportunities. These walks are guided by the professional and knowledgeable tour leaders and you may do a lot of learning along the way! Obviously they cannot allow the bears to approach too closely, but your guides are experts in keeping bears at a safe distance without sacrificing exciting viewing.

    Polar bears are also known to saunter by the Lodge, so you can often view them from the warmth and comfort of one of the lounges through the massive picture windows. This opportunity is all too welcome when a squall blows in! They have a variety of other activities to take part in as well, should the weather prevent us from exploring the outdoors, though such is rarely the case.

    Lunches are served at the Lodge. You are generally back at the Lodge by 4:00pm for hot or cold drinks and appetizers. Your full course delectable dinners are served at 7:00pm after which the fireplace is almost always central. Your guide team will give informative lectures and beautiful slide presentations as well as initiate a discussion about the activities for the following day. Bedtime is at your leisure. The entire Lodge area is patrolled for polar bears all night by one of the night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit from one of the Great Ice Bears. Or by a dazzling displays of northern lights!

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 5 -
    Following a hearty breakfast it’s time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say your goodbyes and snap a few more photos. After another exciting aerial tour, you’ll arrive in Churchill, where your bags will be stored until you can check into your hotel later in the day. You are then free to explore and wine and dine in this frontier community at your leisure. They recommend local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum and the Parks Canada exhibit. Dog sledding and helicopter charters fit nicely into this afternoon if you’re so inclined.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 6 -
    Today you will travel across the tundra in a “tundra vehicle” for more polar bear viewing. Transportation by bus to and from the station is provided at 8:00am and 5:00pm respectively so remember to grab some breakfast beforehand. Lunch “with the bears” will be prepared and served to you on the tour. Your flight south to Winnipeg is scheduled for this evening and thus they wish you safe travels back to reality. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. THE GRAND Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lake-view is only a two minute walk away.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7 -
    After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

    Departs Winnipeg, from October to November

    Prices

    From £6319 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 6 nights accommodation and meals shown.

    This tour is often taken as a component of a longer itinerary; therefore international flights are not included.

    Birds, Bears and Belugas

    Winnipeg

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    • Enjoy a variety of guided tours

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 8 days/7 nights

    Departs and ends in Winnipeg

    Day 1 -
    Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lake-view. At 7:00pm a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.

    Includes: Dinner

    Day 2 -
    You’ll arrive in Churchill by air and one of the expert staff will meet you at the airport to provide you with instructions regarding your morning transfers. Your adventure begins with a breathtaking aerial view of the winding Hudson Bay coast en route to your home for the next six days – Seal River Heritage Lodge. Be prepared to see huge pods of whales, countless birds, as well as caribou and of course, the magnificent polar bears. The Seal River Estuary is a summer favourite for these goliaths and they are regularly seen swimming or basking near the water’s edge. Upon your arrival at Seal River Lodge, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travel in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings.

    After a full-course lunch Churchill Wild-style, you will experience the Hudson Bay coast for the first time. The combination of diversity and sheer natural elegance will amaze you. Make sure your camera battery is charged. If you’re like previous Churchill Wild guests, you’ll be eager to document each and every moment in this extraordinary and rare ecosystem.

    Your first day at the Lodge will be rounded out by the first of many full-course meals followed by a cosy fireplace for the evening wind down. Relax, recharge and get a good rest because you have five amazing days to go!

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Days 3 to 6 -
    In the coming days, your breakfasts will be served at 8am and the tour of the day will typically depart the Lodge at 9:30am. Depending on both weather and group interest, you will enjoy the following activities:

    Marine Tours – Tides and weather permitting, you will do at least two expeditions by boat to view beluga whales, seals, seabirds, and polar bears. Marine tours are conducted in large, nine-man inflatable boats, fully equipped with two way radios, safety gear, flotation jackets for each passenger, and a hydrophone so that that you can listen to the whale songs. Each expedition is a half day in order to coordinate with the high tides. Refreshments and snacks will be served aboard. Expect to see hundreds of whales per outing! Beluga whales are very curious and social and will investigate your presence with a bold courage expressed by few other creatures. Getting up-close and personal with these awesome creatures has been life-changing for many Churchill Wild guests.

    Trekking/Walking Tours – These are a daily part of the program and they range from short jaunts to photograph a playful fox, to day trips with a packed lunch. There is no better way to experience the sheer vastness of the Arctic’s flora and fauna. Nesting bird life, fox dens, wild flowers, and sik siks are just a few of the sights you may take in. When polar bears are sighted, your guide will advise you about the best way to maintain a safe viewing distance.

    Coast by Tundra Tracker – See the Hudson Bay coast on the custom made Tundra Tracker. A day trip in one of these vehicles allows us to cover a lot of shoreline while searching out wildlife. Lunch is a picnic en route. They provide ample time for exploration and photography of the trail.

    Snorkelling with Whales and Exploration by Zodiac – Take to the bay for the ultimate plunge and join the beluga whales in their watery world. Dry suits will be provided to offset the chill of the Hudson Bay.

    Wildlife Photography – Your guides have many years of experience in the field both as photographers themselves and through working with professional photographers. They can assist you in many aspects of wildlife photography, including both the composition and the execution of that memorable shot of a lifetime.

    Aurora Watching – Yes, you can enjoy the greatest light show on earth during the summer, especially in the latter part of the season. The northern skies are a perfect ballroom for the aurora borealis, but remember, the northern lights are best photographed with a tripod. If you have one, bring it along.

    Bird Watching – 150 species of birds visit this area and the expert guides can help you locate and identify a wide variety of these – chances are you will add several “lifers” to your book.

    Photo Presentations and Lectures – From lectures on “Travelling in Bear Country” to “Wildlife of the Arctic,” their own northern adventurers will regale you with photos and stories. These conversations provide you with the opportunity to learn about the Arctic wildlife, the landscape, and its people.

    Rest and Relaxation – Should you decide that curling up by the fireplace with a good book or enjoying a hot drink and sharing stories with your fellow adventurers is what you need, feel free to do that too!

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7 -
    After another hearty Lodge breakfast, they will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight, as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill region.

    Upon your return to Churchill, the representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit, are all of great interest. Please refer to your “Top Things to Do and See” list they provided.

    Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and they hope to see you back at one of the Eco-Lodges for some more polar bear viewing very soon! Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. THE GRAND Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview is only a two minute walk away.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 8 –
    After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

    Departs Winnipeg, from July to August

    Prices

    From £6900 per person based on 2 adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 7 nights accommodation and meals shown.

    This tour is often taken as a component of a longer itinerary; therefore international flights are not included.

    Arctic Discovery, Manitoba

    Manitoba

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    • Sitting pretty

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    • Kayak with Belugas

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    • Wiener roast

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    • Rhino bear

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 9 days/8 nights

    Day 1 -
    Arrive into Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand by Lakeview at the Winnipeg airport. To start off your northern Manitoba experience you will enjoy a tour of the Manitoba Museum in the Arctic Gallery and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the vault to see historic York Factory artefacts. Then dinner is served in the Nonsuch gallery with a short trip orientation. The shuttle will leave the hotel for the tour and dinner at 4:30pm. You will return back to the hotel to prepare for your early morning departure to Churchill.

    Includes: Dinner

    Days 2 & 3 -
    You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning on Calm Air International. You will be greeted in Churchill by your Churchill Wild hosts, who will shuttle you to one of the preferred hotels, your home base for the next couple of days. After settling in, you will enjoy a hearty brunch in a restaurant where your local guide will introduce you to the itinerary for your time in Churchill.

    During your two days in this historic port town you will be scheduled for four separate marine excursions. These will include a combination of kayaking or snorkelling with beluga whales in the Churchill River and touring the Prince of Wales Fort while beluga watching from the boat. Excursion times for your Churchill adventures will vary with the tides in order to maximize your time with the belugas.

    One of your days will conclude with a relaxing dinner at a favoured local dining spot while another will include a gourmet dinner hosted by local resident Helen Webber in her home. Helen has a multi-generational connection with this northern community, going back to the fur trade, and you will enjoy her culinary talent first hand while also taking home your meal in the form of a cookbook from her bestselling series “Blueberries and Polar Bears”.

    Throughout these two days there will also be time to wander about the unique shops, visit the excellent Parks Canada museum located in the historic train station, the award winning Itsanitaq Museum or other points of interest.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Days 4 to 7 -

    Day 4 begins with a scenic flight from Churchill over the coastal flats of the Bay before arriving at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Hot breakfasts will be served daily, generally around 8am and your outings will begin at about 9:30am. Lunch will either be served at the Lodge or enjoyed out on the land. Daily outings may include the following, depending on weather and ground conditions:

    Coastal exploration in the specially designed “rhino” (you’ll see!) to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline.

    An immersive tour of the Hudson Bay coastline to photograph polar bears and other abundant wildlife in their unique environment.

    An exploration of the river deltas and vast beach ridges in this pristine area.

    Staying close to the lodge to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves as the day unfolds, to photograph polar bears and other wildlife.

    Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6:00pm and dinner is served at 7:00pm. During the evening there will be an informative lecture, slide show presentation, or informal visiting. Churchill Wild staff will monitor Aurora Borealis after dark and will provide a gentle wake-up call to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities to witness and photograph this spectacular Arctic phenomenon.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 8 -
    After another hearty Lodge breakfast, they will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill area.

    Upon your return to Churchill, the representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsantiq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of great interest. Please refer to you “Top things to do and see” list they provided.

    Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and they hope to see you back at one of the Eco-Lodges for some more bear viewing very soon! Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. The Grand Hotel is located just across the way.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 9 -
    After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg

    Prices

    From £12,295 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 8 nights accommodation and meals shown.

    Fall Dual Lodge Safari, Manitoba

    Manitoba

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    • Polar bear approaching

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 11 days/10 nights

    Day 1 -
    Arrive in Winnipeg and head to The Grand, located just outside the main terminal of the airport. A Churchill Wild representative will host an informative orientation dinner at your hotel this evening where you will have the chance to meet your fellow travelers and ask any last-minute questions. This is also the day that you will pick up winter gear if you have rented.

    Includes: Dinner

    Days 2 to 5 -
    After a restful night in Winnipeg you will depart for Churchill on Calm Air. Upon arrival in Churchill, be met by the expeditor who will explain how the charters to the Lodge will work. After a short flight over the Bay, arrive at Seal River Heritage Lodge where you’ll be greeted by your guides and hosts who will show you to your rooms. After settling in, enjoy a delicious lunch before your guides provide you with an orientation on travelling safely in polar bear country and then you’ll head out for your first wildlife hike!

    The remainder of your days at Seal River will start around 8:00am with a hot breakfast followed by your morning hike around 9:30am. After a few hours out on the tundra, seeking out polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, you’ll head back to the Lodge for lunch. Evenings start with appetizers, followed by a full course meal and time to relax in the lounge and enjoy a presentation by your photo leader or one of the knowledgeable guides.

    Bedtime is at your leisure. They monitor the Lodge area all night so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the great ice bears (or by one of the dazzling displays of northern lights!)

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Days 6 to 9 -
    Time to head to the second stop of your dual-lodge experience! Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is about 250 km southeast of Churchill and the 75 minute charter flight will include a flyover of York Factory, the hub of the historic fur trade. Upon arrival, you will once again be met by your host(s) and given the opportunity to settle into your rooms.

    Your days at Nanuk will be filled with more exciting wildlife encounters. The wildlife at Nanuk is incredibly diverse and includes polar bears, wolves, moose, caribou, Arctic and coloured fox, and Arctic hare. They use custom-designed, open-air “Tundra Rhinos” to get the guests along the coast and, across the many small rivers and creeks that lead to the Bay.

    Your evenings at Nanuk will be much the same as at Seal with plenty of time for visiting, relaxing around the fire, sharing photographs and enjoying informative presentations by your guides and/or photo leader.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 10 -
    After another hearty Lodge breakfast, they will begin transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill area.

    Upon your return to Churchill, the representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of great interest. Please refer to you “Top things to do and see” list they provided.

    Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and they hope to see you back at one of the Eco-Lodges for some more bear viewing very soon! Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. The Grand Hotel is located across the way only a two minute walk.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 11 -
    Today you will fly home on your own travel arrangements, marking the end of your adventure with Churchill Wild and the beginning of a lifetime of savoring the experiences of the Arctic.

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg

    Prices

    From £16,995 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 10 nights accommodation and meals shown.

    Seal River Polar Bear Photo Safari, Manitoba

    Manitoba

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    • Polar Bear

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    • Landscape

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    • Snow fox

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    • Polar bear at sunset

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    • Photo opportunity

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    The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.

    Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.

    Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.

    Duration: 7 days/6 nights

    Day 1 -
    Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand by Lakeview at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7:00pm a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. This is the day that you will pick up winter gear if you have rented. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.

    Includes: Dinner

    Day 2 -
    Arrive in Churchill by air, where one of the expert staff will meet you at the airport and provide you with instructions regarding your morning transfer. You will then be transferred by fixed-wing aircraft to the Lodge. This scenic flight takes you along the Hudson Bay coast over historic waterways and landmarks on your way to Canada’s most exclusive polar bear viewing properties. Keep a sharp eye en route for caribou, seals, wolves and of course the “Great Ice Bears”.

    Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travelling in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings. Then it’s time to assemble all those priceless cameras, hard drives, and tripods and start burning some serious gigabytes!

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Days 3 to 5 -
    The Lodge is located in a wildly rugged and remote locations catering to the dedicated wildlife photographer willing to spend long hours in the field getting up close and personal with the Arctic wildlife. Ground level photo opportunities are offered for Arctic wildlife including polar bears in a pristine wilderness setting. You ARE in the heart of polar bear country! Your photos will have stunning backdrops with the sea and/or landscapes surrounding the Lodge. The shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on snow and ice. Furthermore they have an exceptional number of clear nights for northern lights photography.

    Full service meal times will be adjusted to accommodate photo opportunities, which are the priority, so expect many a meal to be interrupted. Generally breakfast is served at 8:00am, lunch as required; with appetizers at 6:00pm followed by a veritable feast for the palate at 7:00pm. Evenings are spent near the fireplace downloading images, sharing the day’s adventures, or taking in an informative lecture or slide show. Bedtime is at your leisure. The entire Lodge area is patrolled for polar bears all night by one of the night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears or one the dazzling displays of northern lights!

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 6 -
    After another hearty breakfast it’s time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say good-byes and snap a few more pictures. After another exciting aerial tour, you’ll arrive in Churchill, where your bags will be stored for you until your flight back to Winnipeg later in the day. You are then free to explore and wine and dine in this frontier community at your leisure. They recommend local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum, as well as the Parks Canada exhibit, all of which are of great interest. Dog-sledding and helicopter charters fit nicely into this afternoon if you’re so inclined.

    After dinner you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight back to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview is only a two minute walk away.

    Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7 -
    After a wonderful sleep full of polar bear dreams you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg

    Prices

    From £12,995 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 6 nights accommodation and meals shown.