Canada 2018

Tours we ran in 2018
Uncle Paul
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Re: Canada 2018

Postby Uncle Paul » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:06 am

And possibly Dave, Dave, Dave.

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby IAN.MCWILLIAMS » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:30 am

Airline tickets purchased! Canada here we come!

Uncle Paul
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Re: Canada 2018

Postby Uncle Paul » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:40 pm

ETA accepted and flights booked - hurrah!

I've opted to extend the trip and have booked flights into Toronto, tour of Niagara Falls, VIA train to Jasper, ice field tour in Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver with an overnight at Kamloops. Then after the PH tour a further 5 days in Vancouver before flying home.

I got a fantastic price including flights from Barrhead Travel :-

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Date: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 17:20
To: Paul Bywater <>
Subject: Your Canada Quote Information - Ref: 2010521

0141 250 7888

Your personalised quote details!

Thank you very much for allowing us to quote for your forthcoming trip. We are confident that we are very competitively priced. However should you receive a cheaper quote then please do not hesitate to contact us to allow us the chance to match your best quotation. I hope you agree that we are very much customer focused and are able to advise and recommend on every aspect of your trip.
Many of our staff have themselves travelled extensively in Canada and we aim to use our combined knowledge to make your Canadian holiday a most memorable one.
So whether this is your first time visiting Canada or your 10th trip, then we are here for advice, knowledge and expertise.
Please find your quote below.
Should you find this quotation unsuitable, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and I will be delighted to arrange a further quotation.
Your Quote Details

Good Afternoon,
It was good to talk to you here are the details of the itinerray
03 May depart London Heathrow 1500 arrive Toronto 1740

Thu, 3 May, 2018
2 nights Toronto staying at the HILTON TORONTO - HILTON ROOM (KING)

The unique boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Both style and comfort wait to greet you from the lobby to the 32nd floor. This hotel offers 600 guestrooms.
Hotel amenities include: Restaurants, bars (2), concierge desk, coffee shop, laundry/valet service, rooms service, safety deposit box, fitness room, pool.
Rooms feature: One king bed, individual climate control, remote control television, on demand movies, in room games, Internet on TV, on demand CD library, digital alarm clock and radio, minibar, iron & ironing board, a hairdryer, a coffee maker, a working desk,
voicemail, data-ports with high speed internet access, and the choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms.

Fri, 4 May, 2018
10:00 Arrive : 19:30
Duration: 10.5 hours
Travel on our air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: Hornblower Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls*, 3-course lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara on the Lake and a winery tour including a wine tasting.
*Hornblower Cruise operates May through October, weather permitting. Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted from Oct to May.
Note: The itinerary may vary in the winter months depending on opening hours of wineries and attractions, and the lunch will either be buffet style or a plated 3-course menu.
Note: Children will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages as a substitute.

Sat, 5 May, 2018
22:00 Arrive : 13:00
3 Days
Please make your own way to Union Station, 65 Front St. W, Toronto. Directly across from Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Check-In Time: 1 hour prior to departure
Please refer to your VIA rail voucher for the train departure time.
**Please note: Space in cabins is limited therefore we recommend that you pack an overnight bag and check your luggage**
This evening board VIA Rail's "Canadian" for the famous train journey to the Canadian Rockies. By day, rest comfortably in an armchair while enjoying the spectacular views of the landscape rolling by. Each spacious bedroom has private toilet facilities, a sink, vanity, razor outlet, small closet and locking door. A shower, just a few steps away from the bedrooms and berths, is reserved for sleeper class passengers. Complimentary shower kits with soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth are provided. A table is available on request. At night, your armchair is replaced by a cozy bed equipped with a reading light. This service includes
hot gourmet meals in the dining car as well as access to the Park Car with complimentary coffee, tea and snacks.
Sleeper Plus Class passengers have full access to the Panorama car for scenic viewing and the Skyline car with its dome section.
Access to the Park Car will be limited to the following schedule during peak season: from 14.00 until 22.30, with the exception of evenings upon departure from Toronto and Vancouver where access will be exclusive to Prestige passengers. Scheduled access
times are subject to change.
Leaving Toronto skirt Lake Ontario before traveling west to the town of Barrie in Southern Ontario. This region has some of the richest farmland in Canada, with beautiful rolling countryside punctuated by small woodlots. Continuing on through Barrie to Parry
Sound where the 'Canadian' enters Rock Country, where hard stone ribs jut from the earth to mark the Canadian Shield. The rock in this region is billions of years old, which has been carved from retreating Glaciers, leaving millions of small lakes, now surrounded by vast forests.
Overnight: On-board Via Rail
Arrival in Jasper 3 days later at 1:00pm.
(Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included on days 2 & 3 and breakfast & lunch on day 4 onboard VIA Rail).

Tue, 8 May, 2018 arrive Jasper and spend 2 nights at the

Centrally located in the heart of Jasper, directly across the street from the Via Rail and within walking distance of all shops, services and activities. Hotel offers 64 air-conditioned rooms.
Hotel amenities include: Two Restaurants, lounge bar, hot tub, steam room, and parking.
Rooms feature: One queen bed, two queen beds or two double beds, cable TV, tea & coffee making facilities, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, hairdryer and iron/ironing board available upon request.
Thursday 10 May Toda you will take the Rocky Mountaineer
2 day rail Journey
Journey through the clouds
Silver leaf service
overnight Kamloops
Breakfast and Lunch served each day on the train
All alcoholic and non alcoholic complimentary on train

Fri, 11 May, 2018 arrive Vamcouver and you will be transferred to Hotel

Located on Vancouver's most popular and famous Robson Street, surrounded by charming boutiques, bistros, restaurants and only minutes from Vancouver's famous attractions. This Art-filled boutique hotel has 129 air-conditioned rooms.
Hotel amenities include: Restaurant & lounge, underground parking (charge), laundry/valet service (charge), fitness facility features whirlpool, treadmill and universal gym for guests wanting a more vigorous workout complimentary passes to a local 24 hour fully equipped gym, located just three blocks away.
All rooms feature: Secured access to guest room floors and parking garage, electronic locks with deadbolts, independently controlled room heating/air conditioning, windows that open, task lighting on desk, two line data port telephones with voice mail, wireless high speed internet access, coffee maker, pay-per-view television, iron and board, hair dryer, radio alarm clock, room service as well as a fully stocked mini-bar.
Standard Rooms: Located on the second floor of the hotel, these rooms feature comfortable modern furnishings with either one king or one queen or two queen beds complete with goosedown comforters. The second floor standard rooms have just been renovated and reflect a sophisticated mix of masculine and feminine forms, fabrics and textures. All rooms are 100% smoke-free.
12 - 19 may own arrangemnets

Sat, 19 May, 2018

Located downtown Vancouver, only 3 blocks to the central business & shopping district and 3 blocks to the now popular Yaletown, previously a warehouse district which now has been transformed into trendy boutiques and fabulous dining. Hotel offers 275 modern air-conditioned one bedroom suites, most with spectacular mountain, city or water views.
Hotel amenities include: Restaurant/bar, room service, concierge, guest parking, guest laundry, swimming pool, whirl pool, fitness room, and sauna.
Rooms feature: Separate living dining area & galley kitchen, cable TV, tea & coffee making facilities, radio alarm clock, iron/board available upon request, hair dryers and direct dial phone with voice mail.
continental breakfast included each morning

24 May depart Vancouver 1840 arrive London Heathrow 1150 ( 25 May )
total cost based on sole occupancy £4509 total
Suplements for upgrades
upgrade to gold leaf on Rocky Mountaineer for £395
premuim economy return flights including taxes suplement of £699 total
business class return £2289 per person total
deposit would be £400 total remainader of balance due 12 weeks prior to departure
best wishes
Canada Travel Specailist
0141 250 7888

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby Dan H » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:34 am

That's awesome. You'll have a fantastic trip...

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby stutaler » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:44 am

222 days :)

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby verysideways » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:50 am

Just 2 rooms left on this tour now - let us know if you want one.

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby verysideways » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Right, up to date list (at Uncle Paul's request):

1. Pete
2. Dan & Caroline
3. Mick & Bev
4. Tom & Jenna
5. Ade & Hilary
6. James & Suzanne
7. Einar & Mette
8. Ufuk & Merve
9. Ian & Marie
10. John & Sheila
11. Glenn & Vanessa
12. Gavin (+1?)
13. Tom + Matthew
14. Stu Fitz
15. Paul D
16. Uncle Paul
17. Fred, Beatrice, Catalin

1 room left...

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Re: Canada 2018

Postby stutaler » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:09 pm

I'm Paid up 64 days to departure.....................

Dutch Tom
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Re: Canada 2018

Postby Dutch Tom » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Anyone else in the Vancouver and/or Victoria area in the week before the tour? We'll be in Vancouver from the 6th to the 9th and Victoria from the 9th to the start of the tour on the 12th. The duke and duchess of Essex are on a similar schedule, so if anyone else wants to join for dinner or drinks, let us know!