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July 7 - 13, 2018 - 7 Days
Receive the royal treatment on this holiday to the heart of British inspired Canada! A major highlight of this summer sojourn will be world class entertainment at two internationally acclaimed theatre festivals: Shakespeare Festival in Stratford and Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stratford Ontario Canada’s resemblance to Stratford-upon-Avon England is deliberate and is showcased in its manicured parks and Victorian downtown. Next up is sparkling and sophisticated Toronto with a very special two night stay at the elegant Fairmont Royal York Hotel located in downtown Toronto. Experience merry old England without crossing the pond on this summertime delight!
- Round trip airfare on regularly scheduled flights
- Transportation to/from Chicago airport
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- 6 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
- 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- All taxes, gratuities (including driver & tour director), luggage handling, & airline bag fee for 1 bag per flight.
- All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
- Services of an experienced American Classic Tour Director
- Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance
- Guided Tour of the Victorian-Styled City of Stratford
- Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Stratford Theater Production
- 2 Live Shows at the Stratford Theater Festival
- Guided Tour of Toronto
- 2-Night Stay at the Elegant Fairmont Royal York in Toronto
- Tour Casa Loma & Gardens
- Dinner atop the CN Tower - Toronto's Highest Skyscraper
- Royal Botanical Gardens in Toronto
- 2-Night Stay at the Charming Prince of Wales Hotel
- Live Show at the Shaw Theater Festival
- Niagara Falls Boat Tour
- Tour Historic Fort George
Flight to Toronto. Travel to Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Arrive at the Festival Inn for a 2 night stay in charming, Victorian Stratford located on the Avon River. Dinner in Stratford.
Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of Stratford showcases the English heritage & beauty revealed in manicured parks & Victorian downtown. View creations of Stratford Festival’s world-class designers on the Costume & Props Warehouse Tour. Matinee producation at the Stratford
Festival (tba). Relax at the hotel & enjoy the amenities. Dinner in Stratford. Evening performance at the Stratford Festival (tba).
Breakfast at hotel. Travel to sparkling & sophisticated Toronto, capital city of the province of Ontario. Explore Queen’s Quay - a lively waterfront area of restaurants, sights & shops. View the scenic Toronto skyline & the Toronto Islands on board the Lake Ontario Harbour Cruise. Arrive at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, 2 nights. Experience regal elegance & luxurious appointments of this renowned hotel in the centre of downtown Toronto. Dinner at the Hot House Restaurant in the historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood downtown.
Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of Toronto. Explore downtown on own. Tour Casa Loma & Gardens - Canada’s Majestic Castle. Step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, & beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. Return to the hotel to relax & enjoy the amenities. Dinner atop CN Tower, the defining point in the Toronto skyline at just over 1,815 feet! This iconic landmark is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and engineering marvel!
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Royal Botanical Gardens - the largest botanical gardens in Canada during July blooming. Travel to Niagara-on-the-lake, known as the “prettiest little town in Canada." Arrive at the Prince of Wales Hotel & receive royal treatment in the heart of Niagara-on-the-lake, 2-night stay. At the Prince of Wales Hotel nestle into luxury that combines exquisite décor with award-winning amenities for a taste of Niagara royalty. Dinner at the hotel. Evening performation at the Shaw Festival (tba) featuring world class theater.
Breakfast at hotel. Board the legendary Hornblower Niagara Falls Boat Tour. Experience the thundering roar, awesome power & enveloping mist of mighty Niagara Falls by cruising past the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Journey Behind the Falls - an unforgettable experience through 130-year-old tunnels drilled through bedrock to feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls from the observation deck. Free time at Table Rock offering panoramic views of Niagara Falls. Tour historic Fort George, a British military post that defended upper Canada in the War of 1812. Witness soldiers in redcoats fire muskets, fifers’ and drummers’ tunes drift past blockhouses, and cannons on the lookout. Free evening in Niagara-on-the-lake.
Breakfast at hotel. Flight to Chicago.
Featuring Two Theater Festivals...
Actors, playwrights, and theater enthusiasts from around the world flock to Stratford Festival each year. The Stratford Festival is famous for its Shakespearean plays.
What started as an annual celebration of the work of George Benard Shaw in 1962, has blossomed into one of world's most popular theater festivals.