Featuring over 10 trips including new Newfoundland and Labrador itinerary
TORONTO, June 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With Canada Day festivities just a couple of days away, Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) the Insider of guided vacations invites travellers to celebrate the occasion by exploring this beautiful country like never before. With 10 Canadian itineraries to help travellers discover our own "backyard," through a mix of must-see sights and in-depth experiences off the usual tourist path, Trafalgar helps guests travel beyond the expected.
"Canadians can truly celebrate our 147 years of rich heritage, multiculturalism and achievements by exploring our incredible country which should be on every travellers' bucket list," says Doug Patterson, president of Trafalgar Canada. "Our exclusive Insider experiences showcase the best of our nation from spectacular train rides, breathtaking national parks to the enchanting Maritimes."
Newfoundland & Labrador
This new 11-day journey begins in St. John's, Newfoundland, a city that captures the ideal balance between nature and nightlife. Take in the stunning scenery, colourful entertainment district and join a Local Expert to hear about the significance of Signal Hill where Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal was recorded. Continue to Clarenville and indulge in tasting berry wines with a visit to the only kosher winery in Canada! Heading north, guests will travel to Gander, Rocky Harbour, St. Anthony and L'Anse Au Clair before heading back south to Deer Lake. Travellers will visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the way, catch whales swimming in the deep waters and take in the beautiful coastal scenery.
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
The 8-day Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island journey begins in the vibrant city of Halifax. Guests will love breathing in the fresh air at Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay while taking in the picturesque views of the red lighthouse and colourful fishing village. Spend two nights in Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d'Or Lake before heading to Cape Breton Highlands where guests may catch a glimpse of black bears, moose or bald eagles on a breathtaking journey on the famed Cabot Trail. Travellers will continue the journey to magical Prince Edward Island and picturesque Charlottetown where they will learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves before partaking in a Be My Guest dining experience complete with local dishes like potato pie with bacon crust and maple dressing.
This 7-day Canada's Rockies journey begins in Calgary where travellers will stay in the heart of downtown where they can spend the day relaxing or exploring all that Calgary has to offer. Travelling north on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, guests will pass snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers and may catch glimpses of grizzly bears, moose and mountain goats. They can explore Jasper National Park at their own leisure and later, cruise Maligne Lake and enjoy a rustic dinner by the water. On the way to Banff, they will visit Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Spending three nights in Banff, travellers will enjoy visiting postcard-perfect Lake Louise, browsing the shops along Banff Avenue and perhaps enjoy partake in an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. The journey ends in Calgary where guests can choose to extend their trip and attend the world-famous Calgary Stampede.
About Trafalgar: Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With some 67 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider's view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada.
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