Agawa Canyon - Ontario

Agawa Canyon - Ontario - August

Located in out very own province of Ontario, the Agawa Canyon is an amazing destination to catch views of vibrant fall colours! The best time to visit is around the end of September until the beginning of October, however the Canyon is accessible year-round!

There are five short nature trails in the area: the Ed Foote Trail, Lookout Trail, Otter Creek Trail, River Trail and Talus Trail.

Did you know that the Group of Seven used the Agawa Canyon as their inspiration for creating some of their artwork?

Great Canadian Holidays – Group of Seven Agawa Canyon

This 4-day tour will take you to the areas that inspired many of the Group of Seven artists. You will take a sight-seeing cruise on the 30,000 islands, a visit to Science North and Dynamic Earth, enjoy a heritage dinner at Ermatinger-Clergue House as well as take a train tour of the Agawa Canyon.

Hanover Holidays – Agawa Canyon-All Canadian

This 5-day tour will take you to points in Ontario that include Manitoulin Island and the Agawa Canyon. You will have the chance to ride the Chi-Chee Maun to Manitoulin Island and later on you will ride the Agawa Train to catch views of all the beautiful fall colours.

Denure Tours – Agawa Canyon plus Mackinac Island

This 5-day tour consists of travelling by motorcoach, train, and horse drawn carriages. Mackinac Island is special for its absence of motor vehicles and European feel. Once you are in the Agawa Canyon, you will enjoy a picnic on the canyon floor or hike to The Lookout for unforgettable fall views.

Ask your travel agent about planning this wonderful fall getaway!

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Chicago Illinois

Chicago Illinois - July

Come and experience Chicago, known for countless things like Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and the Navy Pier.

An attraction known to many is the famous Cloud Gate; a mirrored bean shaped sculpture perfect for taking funny mirrored pictures of yourself, your friends and family.

The Navy Pier is a hot spot for shopping, food and rides! There is a Ferris wheel at the Navy Pier which is a must do. The Navy Pier is known for spectacular fire works that are scheduled once or twice every week, a perfect way to end the night.

The Magnificent Mile is the premier shopping area of Chicago. From high end hotels, unique restaurants to brand name fashion outlets. Be sure to bring some extra spending money for this part of your trip!

If you are a baseball fan, be sure to plan your trip around a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field. A great day time activity on a beautiful sunny day. 

Whether you want to drive, take the train, or let a motor coach take you to this wonderful city it is completely up to you.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador - June

Discovered in 1497 by John Cabot on June 24th. This day is now known as a provincial holiday called Discovery Day.

A charming province perfect for a getaway  in the summer months. Rent a cottage, go camping or stay at a boutique B&B.

From whale watching to bird watching and spotting icebergs. Do all this in just one trip. The best time to do this from mid-May until September by boarding a boat, renting a sea kayak or watching from land. 

Spend a day at Gros Morne National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its spectacular views and wildlife – plenty of caribou, black bears, arctic fox and birds.

Did you know that the Northern Lights can be spotted in Newfoundland? Reports showing 20 – 40 sightings each year. The best opportunities to spot them are at Gros Morne National Park, Cow Head and Ferryland.

After your visit to Newfoundland don’t forget to visit the other East Coast provinces to discover even more of Canada’s secret wonders!

Hanover Holidays, a motor coach company, offers two tours specifically highlighting Newfoundland, a 7-day tour and a 12-day tour. There are many dates through the summer months to take advantage of.

Ask your travel agent about planning this wonderful summer getaway!

 

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The Netherlands

The Netherlands - May

The Netherlands is home to vibrant coloured tulips, windmills and picturesque canals.

An amazing way to discover The Netherlands is to rent a bicycle and bike along side the canals and gardens filled with tulips.Bicycles are The Netherlands major mode of transportation; something you will see on every corner of the street. The Netherlands is home to the most bicycles per capita and 36% of the population use bicycles as their main mode of transportation.

The top Dutch Foods to try while in The Netherlands would be:

  1. Olliebollen – a deep fried pastry with apple or raisins and rolled in powered sugar, typically eaten on special occasions.
  2. Bitterballen – an appetizer to the main course, they are delicious deep fried finger food and consist of a beef mixture on the inside, usually served with mustard.
  3. Stroopwafels – an after dinner snack with two waffle-like cookies filled with a caramel syrup in the middle.

The Netherlands has many historic elements dating back to the World War. Preserved houses such as the Anne Frank House and the Corrie Ten Boom house – The Hiding Place, where you can see real artifacts and take steps through the houses where it all occurred. A truly eye-opening experience.

A day in the life of a tourist in The Netherlands would consist of a visit to the cheese market, buying your own pair of hand crafted wooden clogs, a cup of tea at a street side cafe  and a visit to the Van Gogh Museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada - April

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Visit the Entertainment Capital of the World! Loaded with casinos, bright lights, and amazing shows like Celine Dion, Reba McEntire, Raiding the Rock Vault and Jerry Seinfeld.

Gain full access to all of the hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Visit the Greek inspired hotel – Caesars Hotel and Casino, or go back in time to Ancient Egypt and visit the Luxor Hotel and Casino. While exploring the Las Vegas strip be sure to check out the Fountains of Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower and take a ride on the Las Vegas Observation wheel called the High Roller.

If you’re a sports fan, plan your trip accordingly so you can watch the newest NHL team to join the league, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Not so far from here is the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Make your travels a special one and go on the Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour which will pick you up from any Las Vegas strip hotel, proceed to fly over Hoover Dam, then following that you will touch down at the Grand Canyon and enjoy a champagne toast and lunch!

WestJet offers flight and accommodation Las Vegas packages direct out of Toronto, and connecting out of London and Hamilton. Be sure to contact any Robert Q location to inquire about your future travels to Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Barbados

Barbados - March

Barbados is part of the many islands of the Caribbean located towards the southeastern part of the region.

Barbados has many 5-star all-inclusive resorts for those who want to relax in the sun and swim in the crystal blue waters. There are highly rated places such as The Crane Resort, Sugar Bay Barbados  and Crystal Cover by Elegant Hotels to name a few.

It is also a popular cruise port for many Caribbean cruises. While in port, cruisers tend to take advantage of the excursions offered here:

  1. Visit the famous cavern, Harrison’s Cave.
  2. Turtle Swim—Take a swim with the friendliest sea turtles of Barbados.
  3. Meet the Green Monkeys, up close and personal.
  4. Take on your inner love for the sea, and take a tour through the waters in a submarine.

Bajan Busses are also famous in Barbados to sight see, tour  and beach hop. They are stunning colourful busses that are eye catching to anyone who sees one!

After a ride on the Bajan Bus in the major town of Bridgetown, be sure to visit Mustor’s Restaurant which offers Barbados Famous Dish, CouCou. A dish made with corn meal and okra.

If Reggae is one of your favourite music genres don’t miss out on the Famous Barbados Reggae Festival coming up soon, April 27th 2019. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee the best price at this festival.

Head somewhere new and visit the stunning island of Barbados.

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Chile

Chile - February

Where it’s warm and certainly not -15 degrees outside. Chile is known for the Andes Mountains, Atacama Desert and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Santiago is the capital of Chile and surrounded by vast mountain-tops. Here you are able to shop, dance and eat like a Chilean. Since Chile is so close to the Pacific coast, seafood is a local favourite. 

Easter Island is best known for the Moai statues. These statues were created dating all the way back to the 13th and 16th centuries. They are human like statues thought to be made in honour of past ancestors and chiefs. 

Torres del Paine National Park has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1978. It is known for its Cordillera Paine mountains and bright blue glaciers and lakes.

Valparaiso, “The Jewel of the Pacific”, is filled with colour and character. It is overflowing with narrow roads, hills and staircases; a large inspiration for poets and painters.

The Hand of the Desert is in the middle of the Atacama Desert. It is simply a hand-shaped sculpture that is known all across the world. This landmark is free to visit, far from the city and 36 feet tall!

Did you know?

Chile is home to the world’s largest swimming pool, it can hold 66 million gallons of water.

It is a World Class wine destination.

Chile has lots of wildlife, even penguins.

There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites.

 

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Alberta

Alberta - January

Turquoise waters and snow filled mountain-tops. Visit Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper and other places anytime during the year to see these picture perfect spots.

Drink some maple syrup, see some bears and live like a true Canadian on this vacation while sitting back in a Muskoka chair in Banff National Park.

Partake in excursions during the wintertime and go for a ride in a horse drawn sleigh, enjoy breathtaking views in the Banff Gondola, or snow shoe your way through the mountain tops.

Summer brings a whole new set of things to do in Alberta . Whether it be kayaking or canoeing in the picturesque lakes, hiking through the crisp mountain air or white water rafting the Bow River with your friends and family. 

You can spend a day indoors and visit the famous Edmonton Mall that has places like the Fantasyland Hotel, a carousel, a water slide and of course stores to shop at!

Stay in Canada this season, the possibilities are countless in Alberta no matter what season it is. 

Did you know?

The capital is Edmonton and the largest city is Calgary.

Alberta is called the “Wild Rose Country”.

Wayne Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers.

 

 

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia - December

St. Lucia is a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate, it’s a paradise island that is located in the Caribbean. Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and closer by there are great spots to visit like Vigie Beach, Marigot Bay and the Derek Walcott Square. Outside of the capital you’ll discover top rated, luxury resorts awaiting to pamper you during your entire stay. Choose from villas, apartments, all-inclusive , boutiques and guesthouses.

Plan your trip around one of the many famous events that happen yearly in St. Lucia like the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, Chocolate Heritage month, Jounen Kweyol and Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival.

A beautiful resort to consider staying at is Jade Mountain. Jade Mountain is a majestic place where the hotel is built against the walls of mountain. The rooms are unique since the hotel is built against a mountain consisting of an open atmosphere where you can enjoy nature first hand in your own personal infinity pool while taking in breathtaking views of the famous Gros and Piti Piton Mountains. Such a unique and luxurious place to stay.

Take part in cultural experiences and adventure, go sailing in the turquoise waters, rejuvenate yourself at the spa, join in on water activities such as the jetovator, kite surfing and snorkeling. Immerse yourself in nature and visit the Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens. The possibilities are endless in St. Lucia, a perfect spot for everyone.

Take a break from winter and head to St. Lucia!

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Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya - November

Head down south to the Riviera Maya where snowfall will be the least of your worries. The best months to visit Riviera Maya are December to April, perfect for a Spring Break or Christmas Holiday. Take a trip to this paradise destination filled with bright blue waters, sandy beaches and palm trees. 

Book an all-inclusive trip to one of the many resorts in this area. Indulge yourself in a 5-star rated resort like Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, Grand Riviera Princess All Suites, Dream Tulum Resort and Spa and Moon Palace Cancun. 

Excursions are a popular add-on when booking an all-inclusive package. Some excursions include:

  • A day trip to Chichen Itza to see the massive step pyramid which is known as a famous ancient landmark in Riviera Maya.
  • Take a ride on the Bacalar Lagoon Sightseeing Boat tour with snorkelling included and an open bar.
  • Go on an underground river tour and visit the crystal caves. 
  • If you are feeling adventurous, the Mountain Biking Mayan Jungle tour and Cenote Swimming is a good option.

 

 

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Croatia

Croatia - October

Croatia, filled with colours and culture. Step away from the everyday and visit a place that will make you feel like you are in a different world! Bursting with adventure, surreal views and a medieval atmosphere.

You can visit places like Dubrovnik. It is also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a truly enchanting city to visit. Refresh yourself at the Plitvice Lakes, thought to be one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in Europe. Croatia is home to a captivating coastline, pristine beaches and mountainous landscapes. 

If you are looking to go on an adventure; walking and cycling tour packages are huge in Croatia. Spend your days cycling or walking through the islands and cities immersing yourself in the culture first hand. 

Did you know ‘Games of Thrones’ is filmed here? You can visit places like Krka National Park or Dubrovnik where many of the scenes in the show took place.

Croatia is the perfect getaway, a small country with so many things to offer. If you are looking to explore a place full of culture, flavours, nature, colours and amazing views, this is the place to go! It is definitely a country to put on your Bucket List.

Did you know? 

  • Home of the dog breed Dalmations
  • Has 1246 island, isles and inlets to visit
  • Croatia has 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Walt Disney World Florida

Walt Disney World Florida - September

Whether it’s your first visit or your 20th The Walt Disney World Resort n Florida offers new Magic and Adventures for you to enjoy as a family, extended family, couple or any combination. Walt Disney World is an all ages vacation that offers the opportunity for nostalgia, childhood imagination and pixie dust!

There are many facets to a Disney Vacation that as vacation planners we can assist with, including:

  • Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts options
  • Quick Service, Disney Dining and Deluxe Dining Packages
  • Park ticket options that include Base (one park per day), Park Hopper (multiple parks per day) and Park Hopper Plus (multiple parks plus water parks and more)
  • Disney’s Magical Express Airport Shuttle
  • And more!

Walt Disney World offers many options that can be adjusted to fit your needs, budget and dreams! Disney is always releasing promotions that offer additional savings and benefits such as the Canadian Ticket Offer!

What’s New!

Pandora – The World of Avatar – Animal Kingdom

Toy Story Land – Hollywood Studios

Coming in 2019!

Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Canadian Resident Ticket Offer

Canadian residents can purchase an adult 4-day or longer base theme park ticket for as low as $316 USD plus tax – that’s just $79 USD per day, plus tax. Upgrades to a Park Hopper Option are also available.

Tickets may be purchased through March 15, 2019 for usage through September 27, 2019. Blackout dates  of December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019 apply.

 

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