Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 9

St. Lawrence River, Québec Independent Itinerary Planning Our team is constantly researching new itineraries and ideas to surprise, inspire and grow with our travellers. We are very passionate and proud of North America as a travel destination and have personally experienced the destinations as we work to consistently ensure each itinerary allows you to get the best possible experience with the time you have in each region. Destination Planning by Province We’ve broken down your trip planning by city to showcase the best and unmissable experiences, accommodation and sights to create your perfect and unique itineraries as well as a detailed description of inclusions covered in our escorted and independent itineraries. Our Canada and Alaska experts will work with you from start to finish to plan your trip. Independent Rail Journeys Travel through the Rocky Mountains onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, travel across Canada aboard Via Rail including nights on the train or experience Alaska with the Alaska Railroad. We’ll combine authentic rail experiences with local transportation, sightseeing, accommodation and activities for the best possible itinerary to suit your budget and time. Accommodation All our accommodation choices reflect our clients’ desire for clean, well-located, 3 and 4-star properties with private bathroom facilities. We feature city hotels, boutique inns, adventure lodges and more. Many of our itineraries include moderate, superior and deluxe options. Self Drive Packages Self-drive is a great way to explore at your own pace and it gives you the flexibility to access areas that local tours or public transportation do not go. Canada has excellent driving conditions – the roads are well-maintained and clearly marked. Combine your car rental with pre-arranged accommodation, activities and sightseeing – explore all the ‘must see’ places at your own leisure. Unique Canadian and Alaska Experiences Canada and Alaska feature an array of wildlife such as moose, bear, orca, beluga whales and polar bears. You can choose to stay in very unique lodges which allow up close and personal sightings of wildlife in their natural habitat. Attractions and Day Tours We present a selection of the best must-see experiences in each destination. Whether you are self-driving or on a local day tour we can work with you on your itinerary to make sure you see as much as possible while you are here. Local tour experts will guide you through the culture and history of the area – from bus tours and day cruises to dog-sledding – we have an option to suit any level of adventurer. Suggested Itineraries We’ve included some suggested itineraries within each section of the planner but remember these are fully customizable to your time and budget and are just a starting point for your trip inspiration. Contact one of our destination experts to piece together the perfect itinerary made just for you. Please note: As our escorted tours are planned a year and a half ahead of time and there are times when itineraries may change after print due to circumstances beyond our control. The most up-to-date information can always be found on our website or by calling our escorted tours team. 07