Professional Tour Manager, 4 Nights Accommodations, Ground Transportation in Yellowknife, 8 Meals, Yellowknife City Tour, Dog Sledding Excursion, Bison Viewing, 3 Nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing, Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration, Choice of Guided Snowmobiling or Snowshoeing Tour.
On winter nights, the Aurora Borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, watch the night sky light up. A placed where traditional culture blends with modern amenities for a truly remarkable experience. It is a true marvel of elegance and raw beauty. Yellowknife is probably the best place to view one of the Earth’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
DAY 1 – Vancouver to Yellowknife
DAY 2 – Yellowknife Tour (1st Aurora Viewing)
DAY 3 – Great Slave Lake (2nd Aurora Viewing)
DAY 4 – Dog Sledding (3rd Aurora Viewing)
DAY 5 – FLY HOME
Spotlight on New York City
4 Nights Accommodations at Sheraton Times Square, Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, Hotel Transfers, Home Pick-up, 5 Meals: 3 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners.
Two Broadway Shows, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial, Choice of 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
DAY 1 – New York City
New York City, New York – Tour Begins
“Start spreading the news,” because today you arrive in America’s most exciting metropolis for a getaway filled with shopping, sightseeing and endless entertainment. Relax as you enjoy a single hotel stay in the heart of the city.
DAY 2 – New York City
This morning, enjoy breakfast at a local eatery before setting out to embrace the energy of this fascinating city on a locally guided tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire Province Building, Central Park and other time-honoured landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Centre site. This afternoon, visit the 9/11 Memorial. Then, the choice is yours! You may choose to visit the 9/11 Museum, a poignant tribute to the lives lost at the World Trade Centre site in September 2001. Or, perhaps you would prefer One World Observatory, an amazing observation deck with spectacular views of New York City and beyond, located on the 110th floor of One World Trade Centre. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the city’s popular locations in exhilarating Times Square. Following dinner, take your seat for an included Broadway show! You’ll choose from a selection of Broadway’s biggest hits.* (B, D)
DAY 3 – New York City
Start your day with a fun-filled breakfast at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a 50s-themed restaurant featuring a singing wait staff. Next, board a ferry to Ellis Island. Take in the incredible views of the towering Statue of Liberty as your ferry cruises by her. More than 12 million people passed through Ellis Island on journeys of immigration. Since 1886, “Lady Liberty” has welcomed immigrants and visitors to New York Harbour. Created as a token of friendship between the U.S. and France, the Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore “the city that never sleeps.” (B)
DAY 4 – New York City
This morning it’s another Diner’s Choice…your breakfast is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the city’s great restaurants. Enjoy some free time to discover the city at your own pace. Your Tour Manager will have plenty of suggestions for great ways to spend your time. Maybe you’d enjoy a shopping spree at some of the world’s most famous department stores, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. This afternoon, the curtains rise for your second Broadway show. Say farewell to this extraordinary city as we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 5 – New York City
Your tour comes to a close with many pleasant memories of your exciting tour of fabulous “New York, New York.”
Spotlight on New Orleans
4 Nights Accommodations at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, Hotel Transfers, Home Pick-up, 6 Meals: 4 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners.
French Quarter, Choice of Cabildo or Presbytere Museum, New Orleans School of Cooking, Jazz Revue, Swamp Tour, Choice of National WWII Museum or Mardi Gras World
DAY 1 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Tour Begins – Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.
DAY 2 – French Quarter
Get to know the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley and the Pontalba. Then the choice is yours! Perhaps you’ll enjoy exploring the Cabildo, a Spanish Colonial building that houses the Louisiana Province Museum and extensive exhibits on the Battle of New Orleans. Or, you may choose to spend time at the Presbytere strolling through exhibits that feature the history of Mardi Gras and Louisiana hurricanes including Katrina. Next, stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the “Birthplace of Jazz” when you take in a spirited jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club. (B, D)
DAY 3 – French Quarter
Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way. (B)
DAY 4 – New Orleans
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of New Orleans with a local guide. Begin by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries. Then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. This afternoon, the choice is once again yours! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Or, you may prefer to celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World; come to know the history of this unique tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, enjoy a taste of New Orleans during dinner at one of the French-Creole restaurants the city is known for. (B, D)
DAY 5 – New Orleans
Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. (B)Questions?Book Tour!