Ireland – 3 Centre Tour

This 3 Centre Tour is perfect for the traveller who prefers to explore the countryside from a number of bases rather than switch accommodations every night or two.

The tour will allow the customer a greater amount of time to get to know the areas in which they are residing and of course the locals that reside in those locations. One of the greatest advantages of the 3 Centre Tour is that you will undoubtedly feel considerably more rested at the end of the tour than someone who has taken the alternative 11 day tour where they stay in each location for just one or two nights. The tour will enable you to visit Ireland’s most famous sights including Trinity College and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, Powerscourt House & the Waterford Crystal Factory in the South East, Blarney Castle and the Cobh Heritage Centre in Cork, Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the ‘Burren Landscape’ of County Clare and Ireland’s most visited attraction, the ancient Megalithic Tombs at Newgrange, just 45 minutes north of Dublin.

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A Taste of Quebec

Experience the many flavours of Québec – the history, culture and traditions are unique.

View the majestic Laurentian Mountains, the mighty St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls and the pastoral Charlevoix Valley. Visit Québec City, the oldest walled city in North America and explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the famed Notre-Dame Basilica.

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Windstar Cruises -Experience Alaska in Private Yacht Style.

Mountains erupted from the tundra, rising higher than any others in North America. 

Glaciers clawed their way across the landscape, scratching deep fjords into the coast and scouring archipelagos from the sea.
And in the aftermath of these geologic gyrations, wildlife and marine life flourished, adapting to a land of extremes.
Come. Gaze upon wondrous sheets of topaz ice and rivers thick with spawning salmon. Navigate narrow fjords whose secrets are only revealed to small ships like ours.
Find your way to Russian cathedrals, Tsimshian villages, and a greater understanding of why they call this the Great Land.

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Haida Gwaii

Visit Haida Gwaii and experience a world of intrigue, adventure and undeniable breathtaking beauty! 

Chosen as one of National Geographic’s 20 Best Trips of 2015, the serenity and cultural richness of Haida Gwaii make it a one-of-kind unforgettable destination. Check out the welcoming arts scene and vibrant First Nations Culture. Experience the incredible raw beauty of the islands parks and beaches.

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Windstar Cruises – Canada & New England

Now you can trace the paths of hardy Vikings, whalers and pilgrims as Star Pride begins exploring the timeless waters of Cape Cod, Newfoundland and Labrador, where nature still nourishes both body and soul.

Learn the lore of the region from our onboard experts, go ashore to explore historic whaling villages, and join in a rustic lobster bake on the beach to sample the local cuisine, pulled fresh from the bountiful sea. Join Windstar to explore unique ports that only small ships can reach.

Now you can trace the paths of hardy Vikings, whalers and pilgrims as Star Pride begins exploring the timeless waters of Cape Cod, Newfoundland and Labrador, where nature still nourishes both body and soul. Learn the lore of the region from our onboard experts, go ashore to explore historic whaling villages, and join in a rustic lobster bake on the beach to sample the local cuisine, pulled fresh from the bountiful sea. Join Windstar to explore unique ports that only small ships can reach.

Itineraries include:

  • The Maritimes and Manhatten- New York to Montreal -12 Days
  • Postcard Ports of Cape Cod and Canada – Boston to Montreal – 12 Days
  • Southeast Canadian Explorations – Montreal to Boston – 9 Days
  • North Atlantic Odyssey – Rekjavik to New York City – 16 Days

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Take A Hike!

Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds, England.

31 August – 08 September, 2017

$1969.00 Land Package

14 Days / 12 Nights – Daily Departures

Includes Airfare

Stay at Harrington House, a mainly Georgian house that retains many of its stunning original features.

Enjoy up to 3 guided walks each day. The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills and grassland harbour thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone.

Price included accommodation with en-suite and full boards. No single supplement.

liz@athlonetravel.com

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India – A Memorable Journey!

India – A Memorable Journey!

11 – 26 November 2017

Experience India on this 14-night journey hosted by Vivek Khanna,

President of Tourcan Vacations. Vivek is originally from India and looks forward to sharing the majesty of India with you and making your journey a vacation of a lifetime.

Your tour will visit Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

liz@athlonetravel.com

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Circumnavigate Iceland!

Circumnavigate Iceland!

No single supplement. Sailing from Reykjavik around Iceland will provide you with amazing sites, spectacular scenery and an excellent insight into a magical land.

See majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, mighty glaciers, remote fishing villages, abundant wildlife and active volcanoes.

liz@athlonetravel.com

Iceland 2017 PDF Brochure

AFRICAN QUEEN – 2017 – Kenya and Uganda

Jane Purdie, Athlone’s AFRICAN QUEEN, will be returning to Africa with her 11th Escorted Group since 2008!

Jambo!  As you may be aware I was anticipating Fall 2016 as my last escorted trip to Africa!   Due to requests for Fall 2017, my arm only needed a slight twist to think of returning!  Kenya, is truly amazing with the animal encounters I have experienced there – truly awe-inspiring.  A return to Encounter Mara and a new locale in Samburu National Park, is truly exciting!  Of course a Visit to the Sheldrake Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi – not to be missed!

This will be my first trip to Uganda  –  having experience the Gorillas four times in Rwanda, it will be exciting to explore a new country and experience the Gorillas of Uganda!

It is possible to just chose one of the countries.  Airfares vary, however, cad$ 1800 including tax round trip for Economy Class, is a safe amount for Budget.  If you chose to travel to one Country, it is a perfect opportunity to break your journey one way in Europe and spend some time there as well!

My maximum will be 16 of us travelling!  ( and 10 minimum ). Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Truly , would love to share Africa with you – it touches the heart like nothing else.

Click here to see my special webpage with your quote.

Please call me – Jane Purdie 250-598-5252

Internet Savvy Customers – 10 things travel sites won’t say

10 things travel sites won’t tell you

For one thing, they don’t bring up prices from all airlines, because some carriers, don’t work with them.

This article (click here) covers a comprehensive list of issues which clearly explain how you should :

  1. Research your options on the Internet using your own time
  2. THEN VISIT ATHLONE TRAVEL in Oak Bay – where one of our expert agents will be more than happy to guide you to your final conclusion – with all its many options