This will be my 2nd Escorted Tour to India, it truly is an outstanding destination. The North is very different than the South with climate, food, cultures & sites.
Some of the highlights include: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, River Ganges – Varanasi, Tiger Safari Panna National Park, Overnight House boat, Goa Beaches, Cooking Classes.
February 7 to March 3, 2018 – 25 days….OR, you may opt to take the shortened program for 17 days ending in Goa after the Northern Itinerary.
Maximum 18 travelling. US$ 6950 p.p. plus airfare for Long Program – US$ 5275 p.p. plus airfare for Shorter Program. Call for details…. Or firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Alaskan Panorama Cruise
Round trip from Vancouver.
20 -29 July, 2017
Kids Sail Free on this voyage.
Great way to make some family memories!
Malta attracts more and more visitors every year. It has preserved the beauty of its landscapes which are at the most ancient yet very well known. From prehistoric temples, to the baroque architecture of Valletta, feasts of rabbit to festas of noisy fireworks, rattling buses to colorful fishing boats, this nation has loads of unique charm. Far from the excesses of mass tourism, Malta offers travelers a pleasant balance between authentic charm and modern comfort at prices considerably lower than many other comparable Mediterranean destinations.
The celebrations are important in the life of the Maltese (which, on occasion, does not disdain to drink to the health of the Knights of the Order of St. John): the calendar of religious holidays, in fact covers six months of the year.
Beach, Culture, Stay!
Enjoy 2 night’s in Lisbon with a city tour then transfer to the Algarve for a 21 night stay. Includes flights from Vancouver
All the impressive locations in Chile are distributed over an area of 746 767 km2 in southeast South America and it is the longest and narrowest country in the continent. The most interesting thing about this country its is contrasts : you can visit the desert, the Patagonia and its ice, the exuberant nature in the south, the Andes Mountains, the beautiful beaches resorts and of course Santiago, its capital.
Chile has a population of 16 000 000 including an ethnic minority called the « Mapuches » who represent 3% of the population.
Three nights in Tokyo includes a private car tour visit to all of the iconic sites including Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace. Then you experience the world class bullet train adventure passed Mount Fuji to the amazing cities of Hakone, Hiroshima , Osaka and Kyoto.
The Cook Islands are the secret of the South Pacific. The 15 Cook Islands lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. No chain restaurants or brand hotels.
It’s a place preserved in time yet still blessed with all the modern amenities of today like 5-star properties, wi-fi, and gourmet restaurant options.
In the Cooks, adventures are everywhere if you’re looking for it, but total relaxation is always with you.
South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast, southwards around the tip of Africa, then north to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Going from west to east, South Africa shares long borders with Namibia and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe, has a strip of border with Mozambique to the east,
and lastly curves in around Swaziland before rejoining Mozambique’s southern border. In the interior is the small mountainous country of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South African territory.
Hong Kong and Bangkok make the perfect city pair for an exhilarating short holiday to Asia. These energetic metropolises offer some of Asia’s best food, shopping and cultural treasures. Walk, bike and explore!
Saturday 03 June
Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
100 Harbour Road
- 11:30 am South East Asia River Cruising
- 12:45 am Ocean Cruising Presentation
- 2:00 pm Europe River Cruising
or call 250 598-5252
Oak Bay Sidewalk Sale – Saturday 27 May
from 10 – 2pm
Athlone Travel will feature a Cruise Sale. Enjoy great rates, reduced rate deposits and added value on board the ship.
Discover Ireland’s Legends and Folklore. Enjoy a pub dinner at the Brazen Head, sheepdog Trials and visit Smithwick’s Brewery. Experience an Irish Night at Kate Kearny’s Cottage with traditional music and dance. View the Cliffs of Moher by boat.
Calling all food fans! Get ready to discover the incredible tastes of Ireland on an eight-day tour filled with the flavors of farm-to-fork cheeses, freshly caught seafood, world-famous stouts, Irish coffee, and more. Enjoy interactive food-focused experiences including cooking classes and talks with esteemed chefs.
You’ll also dine in style at L’Ecrivain Restaurant, a Michelin Star Restaurant. With only five Michelin Star restaurants in Dublin, you’ll experience some of the finest cuisine the city has to offer. Our best advice: come hungry!
Steeped in history and lapped by the Mediterranean sea, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. Sample them in a traditional Greek dish along with a glass of ouzo.
Greeks are master of charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats. Souvlaki is still Greece’s favourite fast food, both the gyros and skewered meat versions wrapped in pitta bread, with tomato, onion and lashings of tzatziki. At the taverna, local free-range lamb and pork dominate, though kid goat is also a favourite.
Settle down at a seaside taverna and eat as locals have since ancient times. Fish and calamari fresh from the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas are incredibly tasty and cooked with minimum fuss – grilled whole.
Italy has always ranked among the top visited holiday destinations. It’s an incredibly easy and comfortable place to visit.
The diversified cuisine of local specialties is recognized as a form of art. This private Culinary Tour of Tuscany includes 6 nights accommodation in Boutique 4* hotels or B&B’s, wine tastings, culinary classes and tours.
Daily departures April 2017 – March 2018
This unforgettable Adventure lets you explore Kota Kinabalu National Park
Home to giant ferns and various Rhododendrons. Visit the Orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan. Enjoy an overnight lodge along the Kinabatangen River and have a chance to see famous Hawksbill turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.
Private sightseeing with an english speaking guide.
Enjoy romantic rolling countryside, rippling vines and verdant olive groves. Your base for the week is small hotel with a seafront restaurant in the town of Marina di Cecina.
The tour includes breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy small group travel with no single supplement.
Enjoy the comfort of your own room on this solo holiday small group travel departure. Lake Garda is a picture-perfect vacation destination.
The base for the week is the small medieval town of Arco.
Facilities at the small family run hotel includes a restaurant, a bar and a small wellness centre.
Explore the Outback is a 7-day vacation idea starting in Adelaide. Passengers enjoy a 3-night stay in Adelaide before embarking on the Ghan for a journey through the Australian Outback.
They enjoy the comforts of all-inclusive Gold Service accommodation with all meals on board featuring modern Australian cuisine served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, plus off-train experiences.
Beverages are also included and are available in the Outback Explorer Lounge.
Gold Service Twin Cabins feature a three seater sofa during the day converting to upper and lower berths at night with compact en-suite facilities.
On arrival in Alice Springs, passengers enjoy some free time before heading to Uluru – a highlight for many. A special evening is spent at the Field of Light, an art installation of 50,000 lights in the desert overlooking Ayers Rock.
A sunrise tour completes the experience, taking in the spectacular morning light as it spills over the Rock. Pricing starts at $1779CAD per person, twin share.
Take a 10 day Culinary & Cultural Tour of Vietnam with renowned chef Vinod Lohtia.
Tour highlights include cooking classes, local interactions, market visits and regional delicacies. Enjoy an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, a walking Tour of Hanoi’s old town and an excursion to the Mekong Delta.