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WHY IT RATES: These itineraries will offer travelers a deep dive into the Canadian experience, a combination of beautiful outdoor vistas and culture. - Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor
From mountains to Mounties, the beauty travelers will experience in Canada can only be upstaged by the stories. In 2017, Globus and Cosmos are inviting travelers to see the beautiful rock formations on the shores of the upper reaches of New Brunswick and hear the stories behind their names (“Mothers-in-Law,” “Lover’s Arch” and “ET”); go to the place where the sun rises first and the Vikings landed more than 1,000 years ago; travel across Canadian landscapes by train; and wish Canada a happy 150th birthday with dozens of itineraries and great deals.
“There’s a lot to see, experience and celebrate in Canada in 2017,” said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus Family of Brands. “This is the year to enjoy breathtaking moments. To wake up in the ‘Castle of the Rockies’ surrounded by pristine beauty in Banff. To walk around Lake Louise while hearing about the first settlers. We immerse travelers in the sights and 150-year history of Canada in countless ways — with discovery and wonder for all.”
For travelers wanting to be a part of the special Canada Day events, Globus is inviting them to spend an extra night in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, on the June 26 departure of Historic Cities of Eastern Canada. Guests won’t want to miss the celebratory parade or fireworks show.
Other popular Canada tours — most of which feature Canada’s beautiful landscapes and some incredible, outdoor activities — include: Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies (a 9-day tour that starts/ends in Calgary); Spirit of the Rockies (a 12-day adventure that begins/ends in Vancouver); Great Canadian Rail Journey (13 days from Toronto to Vancouver); Newfoundland & Labrador (a 12-day journey from Corner Brook to St. John’s) and Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Breton (a 9-day vacation that begins/ends in Halifax).
Never settling for cookie-cutter itineraries. As part of every vacation, Globus provides travelers Local Favorite moments with experiences like:
• Meeting a Canadian Mountie who will share stories and the history of the RCMP
• Walking through nature with a picnic lunch in Banff
• Touring and dining at Summerhill Pyramid Winery
• Dining lakeside in Jasper National Park
• Enjoying an evening with a cowboy poet in Calgary
Those travelers hoping to enjoy more special Canada moments might also be interested in two “Special Event” getaways: An 8-day Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure or 4-day Calgary Stampede itinerary.
On all of Globus’ North America tours, travelers are privy to expertly designed, inclusive land programs that feature world-class accommodations, guided sightseeing, engaging lectures and unequaled VIP access into key destinations. Globus also invites travelers to stay connected — even on the road — with free Wi-Fi on every motorcoach.
And, for those travelers hoping to experience the best of Canada on a budget, Cosmos is offering seven vacations through Western and Eastern Canada including three priced less than $150 a day. They are 13-day The Canadian Rockies (priced from $1,679), 10-day Heart of the Canadian Rockies (priced from $1,479) and 15-day Eastern U.S. & Canada Grand Vacation (priced from $2,219).
Book early and save. For travelers booking early, Globus is offering 10 percent off all tours. Couples can save an additional $300 on select Canada tours featuring Via Rail or Rocky Mountaineer. Cosmos travelers can save $50.
For more information and vacation details, visit GlobusJourneys.com or “like” on Facebook. Or to learn more about the American Icons Globus has targeted for preservation and restoration funding through Tourism Cares, click here.
SOURCE: A Globus Family of Brands press release