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    Sydney Australia - credit Jackie Appleton

Destinations Show, Olympia

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Photograph by kind permission of UnCruise Adventures

Don’t forget we will be at Destinations Show at Olympia, London, on February 02, 03, 04 and 05. Find us on Stand AC32 which we are sharing with the American company Uncruise Adventures. Most of the team will be there over the 4 days and would love to see a friendly face or two. This is one of the biggest travel shows in the U.K and a great place to find new destinations and experiences that would suit you. If you have a particular place in mind for your holiday next year (or the year after) give us a call to book an appointment with our team expert for that part of the world. However we will be very pleased to see you as and when you are free.

For your free tickets to Destinations Show, please go to: http://www.destinationsshow.com/london/form/registration  and then type in MSC97 in the appropriate place.

We look forward to seeing you at either event.

Getting more from your trip to New York City

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There is plenty to do in New York City from shopping along some of the most famous streets in the world, going to the top of iconic skyscrapers, heading across the river to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to browsing through all the various markets. The attractions are legion but if you are willing to travel a short distance out then there is even more to offer.

Join a tour, drive yourself or take the train and taxi to the following attractions which are just a couple of hours away from downtown NY. Overlooking the Hudson River is the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a guided tour and tour of the garden will leave you far more knowledgeable about this historic President. The first presidential library is located here and gives you details of this particular era. Just a short drive further along brings you to the Vanderbilt Mansion. Full of stunning art, furniture and surrounded by national parkland, you soon understand why they lived here.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

While in this area why not visit the Culinary Institute of America where students will give you a guided tour of the facilities and finish of dining at one of four restaurants found here. The food is excellent, as you would expect, and the prices very reasonable.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

To stretch your legs, head to Poughkeepsie and the New York State Park found here. One of the key attractions is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. This crosses over the Hudson River and is over 2 kms long.

For those interested in history (and flying) then make your way to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome which is home to a huge collection of 1900 – 1939 aeroplanes, cars, motorcycles and their memorabilia. From June to October there is an air show every weekend (weather permitting) with vintage aircrafts flying including WW1 German Fokker planes. For those intrepid enough, you can take to the skies in a biplane ride any day of the week.

A wonderful way to see this beautiful and interesting part of New York State.

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Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

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Sydney and Melbourne are two cities that often feature on the wish list for a visit to Australia. Whilst the cities can be linked with a flight or rail journey, if time allows we suggest driving between the two – taking time to explore the beautiful scenery along the way.

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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

Sydney and Melbourne are two cities that often feature on the wish list for a visit to Australia. Whilst the cities can be linked with a flight or rail journey, if time allows we suggest driving between the two – taking time to explore the beautiful scenery along the way.

There are two key routes to choose between – the Coastal Drive and the Heritage Drive. In description, we have suggested an itinerary for the Coastal Drive.

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Day 1: Sydney

With its compact city centre and efficient public transport, Sydney is an easily accessible city with many of the main attractions close by. Enjoy a morning harbour cruise, a concert at the Opera House and blow away the cobwebs doing the Bridge Climb. Visit Bondi Beach and watch the surfers on the waves, shop in Paddington’s markets, enjoy a stroll around the Rocks and Circular Quay, or head out to glamorous Double Bay for designer shopping.

Three nights Sydney

Day 4: Wollongong

Take the stunning Grand Pacific Drive down the coast today. Starting south of Sydney at the entrance of the Royal National Park, this drive passes through picturesque seaside villages, coastal rainforests and the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. With plenty of un-crowded beaches, a relaxed café culture and a plethora of activities on offer, Wollongong is a great place to stop along the way.

Two nights Wollongong 

Day 6: Jervis Bay

The Grand Pacific Drive continues south, through Shell harbour and Kiama before ending in Shoalhaven. Continue on to Jervis Bay – this is a beautiful marine park with stunning white sand beaches. Dolphin watching cruises are popular here, and you may be lucky enough to see migrating humpback and southern right whales (June/July and September to November).

Two nights Jervis Bay 

Day 8: Narooma

Continue down the coast to Narooma – from here explore Bateman’s Marine Park, or visit the Montague Island Nature Reserve and view the wildlife there – shearwaters, little penguins and fur seals.

One night Narooma

Day 9: Mallacoota

Crossing into Victoria today, for an overnight stay in the pretty coastal town of Mallacoota. Explore Croajingolong National Park and the many walking trails in the region. Gypsy Point is well worth a visit – a beautiful peninsula home to plenty of kangaroos.

One night Mallacoota 

Day 10: Lakes Entrance

Continue along the coast to Lakes Entrance. This is located on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach, where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean. Boating is a key activity of the area – take a cruise on the lakes, or enjoy some of the amazing fresh seafood that this region is known for. Explore the quaint seaside village of Metung and try your hand at fishing.

Two nights Lakes Entrance

Day 12: Wilsons Promontory

Drive towards Wilsons Promontory today. This park is a haven for native wildlife and has a plethora of walking trails. It’s the largest coastal wilderness area in Victoria, and is home to kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and emus amongst others.

Two nights Wilsons Prom 

Day 14: Phillip Island

Drive on to Phillip Island today. Here, see the little penguins as they come ashore at dusk, or explore some of the islands many cycle and walking trails. Phillip Island is also home to fur seals at certain times of the year, as well as koalas.

One night Phillip Island

Day 15: Melbourne

Complete the drive to Melbourne today. A free tram service circles around the edge of the Central Business District, enabling easy access to many attractions. Take in a sporting event at the Telstra Dome – a sliding roof here means there are no stoppages for rain. For an interesting dinner, try The Tram Car Restaurant, which tours the suburb of St Kilda with an excellent meal (remembering to hold onto your wine glass as the tram passes over the points)! Take a tour out to Pin Oak Court, the home of Neighbours’ Ramsey Street, or enjoy an adventurous city tour by Harley Davidson motorbike. Visit the Eureka Tower, which has a viewing platform 88 floors up, as well as The Edge – a cubed glass room which projects out from the building allowing you the view straight down.

Three nights Melbourne

Day 18: Depart Melbourne

Depart Melbourne today, for the onward or homeward journey.

Sydney Opera House Credit Tourism Australia

Sydney Opera House Credit Tourism Australia

 

 Jervis Bay, NSW, Credit Jarvis Bay Kayaks - Tourism Australia

Jervis Bay, NSW, Credit Jarvis Bay Kayaks – Tourism Australia

 

Beach at Wilsons Promontory, VIC Credit Hamish Ta-me, Tourism Australia

Beach at Wilsons Promontory, VIC Credit Hamish Ta-me, Tourism Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, VIC Credit David Hannah - Tourism Australia

Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, VIC Credit David Hannah – Tourism Australia

 

Koala Phillip Island, VIC Credit Ross Holmberg - Tourism Australia

Koala Phillip Island, VIC Credit Ross Holmberg – Tourism Australia

 

Wilsons Promontory; Coastlines Credit Jeff Drewitz - Tourism Australia

Wilsons Promontory; Coastlines Credit Jeff Drewitz – Tourism Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip Island Credit Tourism Australia

Phillip Island Credit Tourism Australia

 

Australia's Coastal Wilderness Credit Sorrel Wilby - Tourism Australia

Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Credit Sorrel Wilby – Tourism Australia

 

Skyline, Melbourne, VIC Credit Cameron Ernst - Tourism Australia

Skyline, Melbourne, VIC Credit Cameron Ernst – Tourism Australia

 

 

 

 

 

St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC Credit Roberto Seba - Tourism Australia

St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC Credit Roberto Seba – Tourism Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC Credit Roberto Seba - Tourism Australia

St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC Credit Roberto Seba – Tourism Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why not experience the exhilaration of a helicopter flight.  See Sydney’s most famous landmarks bathed in the glow of the setting sun above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and tracking north over the water at 500 feet for approximately  25 min.

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Winter in Alaska

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Without a doubt, a good display of Aurora Borealis is one of the most magical sights ever. The eerie lights in the northern skies float and dance rather like a voile curtain on a summer breeze. 

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Winter in Alaska

Without a doubt, a good display of Aurora Borealis is one of the most magical sights ever.  The eerie lights in the northern skies float and dance rather like a voile curtain on a summer breeze.  Sound romantic?  It is and once seen, never forgotten.  The following idea is a short itinerary aimed at getting you to the right place to have a good chance of seeing this natural phenomena – but if you have a little more time available, consider extending the holiday by a few days.

Day 1: London to Seattle
Day 2: Fairbanks
Day 3: Coldfoot
Day 5: Fairbanks
Day 6: Anchorage
Day 7 – Anchorage to London

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In this itinerary we offer the opportunity to visit the Winter Wonderland of Alaska, with the added expectation of viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). As with all our holiday ideas, there are many ways that one can vary the itinerary. The following is a sample outline, which can be amended or adjusted to suit your personal wishes and budget.  For keen skiers, Alaska offers several ski opportunities, both on groomed piste at the resort of Alyeska and off piste by helicopter or snow-cat into the Chugach Mountains

Day 1: London to Seattle
Fly from London Heathrow to Seattle. Whilst it is possible to continue your journey to Alaska today, we suggest an overnight break in Seattle. Seattle is a delightful city in its own right and a couple of nights here either at the beginning or end of your holidaywould be well worth considering.
One night Seattle

Day 2: Fairbanks
Fly from Seattle to Fairbanks. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska and is the gateway to Alaska’s Arctic. The city has a long and colourful history dating back to the late 1800’s and discovery of gold. There is an opportunity here to add in a couple of nights at Chena Hot Springs – these hot springs are well developed and visitors can enjoy the hot springs in hot pools and swimming pools.
One night Fairbanks.

Day 3: Coldfoot
Fly north, into Alaska’s Arctic, above the Arctic Circle to rustic Coldfoot. Arrive in time to enjoy lunch at the Trucker’s Café and get settled into your overnight accommodation. Choose to join an optional aurora viewing expedition to nearby Wiseman. Coldfoot was originally names Slate Creek and was founded around 1898 when thousands of stampeders came to the area in search of gold. At this time, Coldfoot was a well established town. Today, Coldfoot consists of a few buildings and services and provides a welcome break for the Dalton Highway traveller.
Select from a variety of optional tours which include an excursion along the Dalton Highway into the Brooks Mountain Range, as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting); a two-hour dog sledding experience with a local musher and additional aurora viewing in Wiseman.
Optional tours from Coldfoot:

  • Arctic Mountain Safari: Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Brooks Mountain range on a drive north from Coldfoot on the Dalton Highway as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting).
  • Arctic Village Aurora: Enjoy an evening tour to historic Wiseman for a unique cabin visit and an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the Brooks Mountain Range as you scan the northern sky for Northern Lights.
  • Dog Sledding Adventures: Enjoy an experience with real Alaskan sled dogs. Learn what it takes to have a dog team in Alaska and enjoy a 30 minute ride.

Two nights Coldfoot.

Day 5: Fairbanks
Return to Fairbanks on a guided ground tour in the personalized comfort of a tour vans. Appreciate the low light on the horizon as it shines on the windswept arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Traverse the frozen Yukon River and enjoy the snow-sculpted forest as you make your way back into Fairbanks.
One night Fairbanks

Day 6: Anchorage
One of the most delightful and leisurely ways to travel anywhere in the world is by rail, and Alaska is no exception. In the winter months, the Alaska Railroad offers a limited service on this popular route. The train leave Fairbanks at 08.30, arriving into Anchorage almost 12 hours later. For the winter sports enthusiast, the ski slopes of Alyeska are not far away, and a few days downhill skiing could easily be added here. Whilst the skiing is not extensive, some of it is challenging, with some good runs for all grades of skier.
One night Anchorage

Day 7 – Anchorage to London

Vertical Aurora  w lit Yurt (Chena Hot Springs Resort)

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Winter

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Little Gems

Little Gems

On the first weekend of March every year, Main Street, Anchorage is transformed into a snowy trail, awaiting the ceremonial start of the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  This 1100 mile race across the icy wastes of interior Alaska is the ultimate test of man and beast and without the aid of satellite navigation, teams of one man and 16 dogs set off towards Nome on the Iditarod Trail.  This is an extraordinary site and you could be there! 

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South Island NZ

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Gateways to the South Island will be Christchurch, Queenstown or the ferry port of Picton in the north. The visitor arriving via Picton will be treated to the delightful scenery of Marlborough Sound – the myriad of islands and inlets that make up the Sound stand remote and beautiful against the sky. The Alpine range runs north/south through the spine of the Island, giving the dramatic contrasts between sea, rain forest and mountain on the western side. Abel Tasman in the north is delightful – explore on foot using the unique water taxis to drop you on a remote beach. Further south, the thriving towns of Queenstown, and lesser known Wanaka await your visit – rugged mountains cascading into the clear deep blue waters of a dozen lakes. 

The Fjordland National Park is a must on most wish lists – Milford and Doubtful Sounds should not be missed, and for the more intrepid, perhaps an overnight stay aboard the exploration vessels. The Catlins and Stewart Island at the Southern end complete the Island, remote and wild – and a paradise for birders. Finally, the east coast and the whales of Kaikoura, the remarkable pre-historic remains of the Canterbury area and the city of Christchurch. What are you waiting for?

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Western Canada Fly Drive

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Picture courtesy of Jackie Appleton. Think of Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains will probably spring to mind, but take a self drive tour between Calgary and Vancouver, in either direction, and you’ll soon realise that there is a lot more than simply the Rocky Mountains. Explore the Canadian Rockies on this tailor made itinerary.

Summary

Western Canada Fly Drive

Think of Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains will probably spring to mind, but take a self drive tour between Calgary and Vancouver, in either direction, and you’ll soon realise that there is a lot more than simply the Rocky Mountains.  Western Canada has so much to offer, from its world class ski resorts for winter visitors to hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities in the many National Parks.  The Parks offer numerous walking trails for both keen hikers and those preferring a casual stroll and a quick call in to the Visitor Centre will provide you with maps and ideas and possibly the opportunity to join Ranger lead programmes.

Day 1: Calgary
Day 2: Banff
Day 5: Jasper
Day 8: Wells Gray Park
Day 10: Whistler
Day 11: Vancouver
Day 14: Depart Vancouver

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This is just one idea for exploring the Canadian Rockies states of Alberta and British Columbia. As with all our itineraries this can be adapted to your exact requirements and to fit your budget.

Day 1: Calgary
Arrive at Calgary Airport and take either the Airport Shuttle bus or taxi into the city.
One night Calgary

Day 2: Banff
Pick up your hire car this morning and head west along the Bow Valley Parkway to Banff. Explore Banff National Park. You are now in the heart of the Rockies and for spectacular views of Banff and the surrounding area, take a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain. Also visit Bow Falls and Johnston Canyon. Take a day trip across the Great Divide for a visit to the spectacular (and often overlooked) Yoho National Park.
Three nights Banff

Day 5: Jasper
Head north to Jasper along one of the most scenic drives in North America; The Icefields Parkway. Stop en route at the Columbia Icefield for a ride in the huge Ice Explorer on to the Athabasca Glacier. Jasper National Park offers a wide choice of stunning sightseeing drives, visit Maligne Canyon, take a cruise on Lake Maligne, one of the most photographed lakes in the world or enjoy a rafting trip down the Athabasca River.
Three nights in Jasper

Day 8: Wells Gray Park
Leave Jasper and take the scenic Yellowhead Highway past mighty Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Rockies. Follow the Thompson River to Wells Gray Provincial Park. A full day to explore this wonderful park where leaping salmon, bears and moose are often spotted. Visit Helmcken Falls; the drop is deeper drop than Niagara. Hire canoes or take a guided boat tour deep into the park.
Two nights Wells Gray Park

Day 10: Whistler
Drive to Whistler for an overnight stay. Whistler is a popular ski resort. The chair lifts are open year-round making this a popular summer destination for mountain bikers and hiker.
One night Whistler.

Day 11: Vancouver
Today take the scenic drive along the Cheekamus River by Mt Garibaldi and the logging town of Squamish and on to Vancouver. Before entering the city take a detour to Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge into the city through the famous Stanley Park. Drop your car at the downtown depot. You will have two full days to explore this vibrant and beautiful city. Take the all-day Trolley tour; a hop-on hop-off tour of the city covering all the major attractions, you can spend as much or as little time on this as you please! It’s a great way to see the city at your own pace. Take in some last minute shopping or a day trip across to Victoria; the Butchart Gardens are a must-see. Take a whale watching trip through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands; during the season you are almost guaranteed a sighting of the resident Orca whales.
Three nights Vancouver

Day 14: Depart Vancouver

Credit Jackie Appleton

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bighorn

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Whale

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Well Gray Provincial Park is a true gem.  Visit in the early part of the season and you will be rewarded by carpets of Alpine flowers as the winter snows melt and the fresh young shoots appear.  This can also be a good time to spot black bear as they emerge from their winter hibernation and feed on the juicy young growth.

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Ontario in Winter

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Ontario has much to offer on a winter break in Canada as well as the more popular summer and with the opportunity for a little skiing as well, this is an idea with wide appeal.  

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Ontario In Winter

Day 1: Toronto
Day 2: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Day 4: Blue Mountain Resort
Day 7: Huntsville
Day 9: Ottawa
Day 11: Toronto

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Here is one suggestion for a memorable self drive winter itinerary through this beautiful Province …

Day 1: Toronto
Fly into Toronto and spend the night in the city. Shop at the world’s largest underground shopping centre ‘The Path’; full of shops, restaurants and entertainment this is great place to explore when it’s chilly outside. Take a trip up the CN tower for superb city views.
One night Toronto

Day 2: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Collect a hire car and drive to the quaint village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The area is famous for the production of Ice Wine and each January the village hosts its own Ice Wine Festival where you can tempt your taste buds with this delicious regional speciality. The magnificent Niagara Falls are a short drive away; during the winter the falls often have the illusion of being partially frozen as the mist wraps around them – a magical sight.
Two nights Niagara on the Lake

Day 4: Blue Mountain Resort
Drive to Blue Mountain Resort on the edge of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. There is plenty of family fun to be enjoyed as you learn to ski on the gentle slopes, ice skate, stroll along the cobbled streets of the village nestled at the foot of the slopes, or simply relax in the Spa.
Three nights Blue Mountain

Day 7: Huntsville
Next stop is Huntsville, your base for experiencing wintery adventures in Algonquin Provincial Park. In this winter wonderland dogsledding, back country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are amongst the activities on offer
Two nights Huntsville

Day 9: Ottawa
Continue to Ottawa, with its charming blend of English and French culture. The Winterlude Festival held annually in February is a great family event. Skate on the Rideau Canal, watch spectacular firework displays and marvel at the magnificent ice sculptures.
Two nights Ottawa

Day 11: Toronto
Return home today for your overnight flight home from Ottawa.

WS Rideau Canal

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Little Gems

A winter holiday in Canada is far more than a skiing holiday.  In this itinerary, there are so many opportunities to take part in winter activities besides skiing.

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The Province of Quebec

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So often overlooked, but in our opinion, a Canadian province that offers charm, sophistication and a huge welcome, to say nothing of gourmet meals, wildlife and an array of interesting places to stay.  Quebec offers some excellent skiing in the winter time and other winter activities as well.  Both Montreal and Quebec City are great choices for a shorter city break

Summary

The Province of Quebec

Day 1: Montreal
Day 3: St Alexis des Monts
Day 6: Lac St Jean
Day 8: Chicoutimi
Day 9: Tadoussac
Day 10: Le Malbaie
Day 12: Quebec City
Day 14: Depart Quebec

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This vast area is home to over 7 million inhabitants, mainly clustered along the banksand floodplains of the mighty St Lawrence – the Eastern Townships and Gaspé Peninsular to the south, the Laurentians, Lac St Jean and the Saguenay Fjord to the north. This itinerary offers a taste of the Province to the self-drive traveller and as with all our itineraries can be adapted to suit you.

Day 1: Montreal
Fly to Montreal for a two night stay in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city.
Two nights Montreal

Day 3: St Alexis des Monts
Drive to St Alexis des Monts for a stay on the shores of Lac Sacacomie.
Three nights St Alexis des Monts

Day 6: Lac St Jean
Drive north east where your destination is Lac St Jean. We suggest a two-night stay at Val Jalbert, a historic village once home to a thriving paper and pulp business, now lovingly restored. A cycle trail skirts the lake itself – the zoo at St Felicien is worth a visit. Discover the history & way of life of the Montagnais Ameridians through an exhibition & films at Pointe-Bleue. Visit the small Perron Cheddar Cheese factory in St Prime.
Two nights Lac St Jean

Day 8: Chicoutimi
Today, head into the Saguenay Fjord, and to the small town of Chicoutimi. A short distance away the Site de la Nouvelle-France was used as the film set for the movie ‘Black Robe’ and has now been transformed into a visitor attraction. Visit Quebec City as it was in the 1600’s and the house of its founder Samuel de Champlain. The Parc du Saguenay sits on the shore of the Riviere Saguenay, stretching from the banks of the estuary to Sainte Rose du Nord.
One night Chicoutimi

Day 9: Tadoussac
Down to the mouth of the fjord today, to Tadoussac where whale watching is the order of the day. Visit the Mammals Interpretation Centre where you can learn more on the fascinating way of life of the whales & play at being a Marine Biologist!
One night Tadoussac

Day 10: Le Malbaie
Follow a route west to the little town of La Malbaie for a two night stay. Charlevoix is famous for its local artisan food producers – follow the Flavour Trail and sample many of the local delights. Visit the Parc des Hautes Gorges, hire a bike and cycle through the Parc.
Two nights La Malbaie

Day 12: Quebec City
Return to Quebec City – stunning with its walled old city and historic significance, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the area of Petit Champlain, or take a ferry across the St Lawrence for stunning views of the city. Visit the Citadel and walk on the Dufferin Boardwalk for stunning views of the mighty St. Lawrence River or take a ride up to the top of the Observation tower.
Two nights Quebec City

Day 14: Depart Quebec

Cap Jaseaux

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Lac St Jean

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Sacacomie

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The Province of Quebec

Nothing can be more beautiful than to awake to the sight of a pristine lake surrounded by wooded hills.  This is the view that awaits with a stay at one of our all time favourite properties – Hotel Sacacomie

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We had a fantastic time in Canada. We saw and experienced so much that I hardly know where to start. The hotels were top class (!) Highlights were the wildlife (bears, beavers and whales in the wild, plus the ones at the Biodome in Montreal), Quebec, the botanical gardens at Montreal (absolutely superb!). All the arrangements worked perfectly.

Skiing in Canada – Big White and Silver Star

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British Columbia skiing at its best – and away from the crowds

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Skiing in Canada – Big White and Silver Star

 Many people are aware of the superb resorts of Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta and Whistler in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, but in-between are several resorts that many have not heard of, but which offer champagne powder throughout the season and skiing at its best Canadian style

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
Day 3: Fly to Kelowna
Day 9: Return to Vancouver, fly to London

Description

Skiing in Canada – Big White and Silver Star

 Day 1: Big White

Fly from London into Vancouver or Calgary where you will connect onto your flights to Kelowna.  On arrival, hire an SUV vehicle and make the drive up to the wonderful resort of Big White – 4 nights here with 3 full days of excellent skiing.

Day 5: Silver Star

Drive the short distance on to Silver Star Mountain Resort – in 2 hours you could be checking into your hotel for a 4 night stay with 3 full days of skiing on champagne powder. 

Day 9: Depart Kelowna

Short drive back to Kelowna airport and fly home via either Vancouver or Calgary, arriving the next day 

Day 10: Arrive back in the UK

 

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Skiing in Canada – Big White and Silver Star

Fantastic champagne powder

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Yukon in Winter

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From November to April, snow turns Yukon into a winter playground. Dog mushing, snow-mobiling, cross country skiing and simply relaxing and waiting for the light show to begin – Yukon offers an easy, yet spectacular addition to your winter adventure. The one thing that can be absolutely guaranteed year after glorious year is snow! 

Summary

Yukon in Winter

The one thing that can be absolutely guaranteed year after glorious year is snow! Snow that covers the boreal forest, snow that coats the peaks in white, snow that melts beneath the ski or flies from the snowmobile track, or flutters from the paws of a dog team. From November to April, snow turns Yukon into a winter playground.

Day 1: Vancouver or Calgary to Whitehorse
Day 2 and 3: Take part in numerous winter activities of your choice.
Day 4: Leave Whitehorse

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The one thing that can be absolutely guaranteed year after glorious year is snow! Snow that covers the boreal forest, snow that coats the peaks in white, snow that melts beneath the ski or flies from the snowmobile track, or flutters from the paws of a dog team. From November to April, snow turns Yukon into a winter playground.

Dog mushing, snow-mobiling, cross country skiing and simply relaxing and waiting for the light show to begin – Yukon offers an easy, yet spectacular addition to your winter adventure.

This sample itinerary could be combined with some downhill skiing in BC or Alberta to give the perfect winter holiday.

Day 1: Vancouver or Calgary to Whitehorse
Take the short internal flight to Whitehorse, and plan on a three night stay. This gives you three possible opportunities to view the magnificence of the Aurora Borealis. Stay in downtown Whitehorse, or head out to Yukon’s premier winter resort, located 55 kilometres south of Whitehorse along the shores of the beautiful Marsh Lake. Settle in on arrival, and prepare for a long evening. The display will typically occur between the hours of 10.00 pm and 2.00 am – although of course, this depends on the level of activity at the time of your visit.

Day 2 and 3
You’ll probably want to lie in after a busy evening watching the lights, but no matter, once you are up, take part in numerous winter activities of your choice. Drive a dog sled, try show shoeing or cross country skiing, take a snow mobile along scenic trails, or enjoy a sightseeing flight over breath taking glaciers and mountain ranges. After dinner in the evening, settle in for the evening show as the ghostly lights dance and float all around.

Day 4: Leave Whitehorse
At the end of your adventure, return to the airport for your flight out.

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Little Gems

Canada offers so much more than downhill skiing – a winter holiday may have an element of downhill skiing, but the majority of your holiday might be taking part in other winter activities – dog sledding and snow mobiling to name but two. 

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Experience Holidays is fully bonded under the Civil Aviation Authority ATOL scheme and is a member of the Worldchoice Consortium.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays sold by us on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
Book your holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that your money is protected and your holiday is in safe hands.