Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario Holland, Michigan Tulip Festival May 13-20, 2016
$1899 Per Person Double / $ 1719 Per Person Triple / $1629 Per Person Quad / $ 2449 Single Occupancy Please Note: This tour requires a valid U.S. Passport that does not expire prior to November 2016. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Cosmopolitan City of Toronto & the Thundering Waters of Niagara Falls!
Toronto, Canada's largest city and premier inland port and Niagara Falls, Ontario are both located on beautiful Lake Ontario. Experience Niagara Falls, its awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Feel the warmth and friendliness of beautiful Toronto, Ontario. This shining city has welcomed millions of visitors to its shores annually, which is why Happy Trails Tours looks forward to being a part of the excitement that draws them there. Add to this delightful eight day adventure...time to "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" in Holland, Michigan at their annual Tulip Time Festival. We invite you to come along with us and experience another Happy Trails Destination! "Oh the Places You'll Go on a Happy Trails Tour!"
Your 8 Day Motor Coach Tour to Toronto & Niagara Falls Includes: Round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation-Northeast and Central MN; Duluth and Superior, Wisconsin Seven nights of great accommodations-Two Nights at the Doubletree Hotel in Toronto; One Night at the Embassy Suites in Niagara Falls, Ontario; One Night @ Hampton Inn Express in Holland, Michigan; Holiday Inn Express in Cleveland, Ohio; Two Nights @ Country Inn & Suites in Elgin, Illinois (1st and last nights on the road) While in Toronto, Ontario: Visit China Town, CN Tower, Queens Park, Eaton Centre, Skydome, St Lawrence Market, Distillery District, Fashion District, Harbourfront and Casa Loma and the Famous People Dinner Show While in Niagara Falls, Ontario: Skylon Tower, Mighty Niagara Falls and Boat Ride under the Horseshoe Falls, Floral Clock, Niagara River and Gorge and the famous Clifton Hill plus dinner overlooking the falls While in Holland, Michigan: 86th Annual Tulip Time Festival, Muziekparade, Dancers and Arts & Crafts 9 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners All Taxes and Most Tips for Luggage Handling & Included Meals & Fully Escorted by Happy Trails Tours
How to Dress: Pack light. Bring casual clothing, comfortable shoes & a lightweight jacket. Everything we are doing or places we eat are casual. No need to pack a jacket & tie or dress outfits unless you wish to.
Luggage: Pack one suitcase each. This suitcase is delivered each night to your rooms by the porter. (Tips are included) You may bring a carry-on bag, as well, on board. Carry-on bags are handled by yourself. Do not make them heavier than what you can carrry. Many properties have indoor pools. Bring a camera, a raincoat, & an umbrella.
Hotels: The hotels are very nice throughout the entire tour. Most have indoor pools, coffeemakers, irons, ironing boards and fitness centers. Read the day-by-day about each property. Occassionally we have a property that does not have an elevator. Be sure to let us know if you have special needs.
Meals: There are many nice meals included in this tour. Some of the breakfasts are deluxe continentals. Many of the lunch / dinner meals will require you to select from a limited menu closer to the time we leave.
The Coach/ Seat Rotation: The coach is newer motorcoach with reclining seats, big windows, restroom, TV’, CD & DVD and chartered through Trobec’s Bus Company, St Stephens & Little Falls. They are beautiful coaches and they have great drivers, too. We practice an open seating upon boarding on the first day. We do not rotate seats so you will keep the seat you have throughout the tour. If you have a special need for seating, kindly let us know in advance. If the coach is full, we will assign seats according to physical need and the date of registration. We stop every 2 - 3 hours for breaks. PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes we end up on a stretch of interstate that may prevent us from stopping exactly at 2 - 3 hours. We do our best to accommodate but remember…there’s also a restroom on board.
Special Needs: Be sure to let us know of any special needs...such as diet, walking, stairs, allergies or motion sickness, etc…. If you use a wheelchair, walker (one with a seat is best) or a scooter, please let us know. Please refrain from using strong cologns or perfumes while on board the coach. So many folks have allergies and we want everyone comfortable while traveling. Diabetics are encouraged to bring along some little snacks as we cannot always promise meal breaks on schedule though we do our best to. Remember we are also on eastern time zone. So pack accordingly.
Tipping: The tour includes tips for luggage handling, meals and step-on-guides while touring Niagara Falls and Toronto. Tips are not included for your driver & on board travel host.
On Board Activities: We play movies, play games, listen to CDs & tell stories as we pass the time along while traveling. If you have a cute joke or story (and it’s appropriate for all audiences!) then we invite you to use the microphone and share your humor with all on board.
Travel Protection Insurance: Travel protection insurance offers financial security as well as, “peace of mind”. Should a delay occur due to unforeseen weather, added expenses become the liability of the traveler, which travel insurance can help defray those expenses. Cancellation insurance is available at an additional charge. Pre-existing conditions are waived when purchased within 12 days of your initial down payment. Call us for a brochure. 1-800-635-7779
Disclaimer: Happy Trails Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, theater, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Happy Trails Tours, INC and their respective employees, agents, representatives accept no liability what-so-ever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of country in which they are provided. Happy Trails Tours INC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by Happy Trails Tours. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.
Registration Information and Deadlines: Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is secure without a deposit paid within 7 days of registering. A deposit of $125 per personis due with the registration form and is non-refundable after March 1, 2016. Final payment is due March 15, 2016 (Personal checks, cashier checks or money orders and credit cards accepted.) Cancellation Deadlines: Monies returned with cancellations between March 15-April 1, 2016 is contingent to what charters, tour companies, attractions, restaurants and lodging return to Happy Trails Tours. There are no refunds given with cancellations made after April 1, 2016. Travel Insurance is available. It can offer peace of mind and financial security. Kindly let us know if you are interested in a brochure
Your Toronto / Niagara Falls Day By Day Itinerary Will Look Like This:
Day 1-May 13- Friday Travel to Elgin, Illinois 445 miles from Duluth
This is a preliminary boarding schedule similar to give you an idea of what you can expect. Please note that the boarding 2016 schedule will be designed depending on how many and where folks are from throughout Northeast and Central Minnesota and Wisconsin. Thank you. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Trobec Bus Company is our charter company. They offer newer model passenger coaches with reclining seats, huge windows, restroom on board, window shades, foot and arm rests, TV, CD and DVD player and sound system. Some even have seat belts and cup-holders. And the drivers at Trobecs are FANTASTIC!
5:30 AM- Grand Rapids Sawmill Inn; 6:15 AM- Hibbing (Location to be announced); 6:45 AM- Virginia Village Inn 7:00 AM- Eveleth Super Eight (744-1661) (East side of parking lot) 8:00 AM- Duluth Perkins (Miller Hill Mall)– Breakfast break, paying on own. 8:45 am- Duluth Perkins Miller Hill Mall (Bus departs from Duluth at 9 am and continues our journey southeast) Trobec Bus Company – A smaller TROBEC mini-bus or a full size coach (depending on how many people) will bring folks from Central Minnesota to Eau Clair, Wisconsin to meet the rest of the group for lunch. You will arrive around 11 am, take time to meet the rest of gang, have lunch and then continue together your journey to Ontario, Canada. 6:30 AM- Little Falls -Trobec Bus ( TBA ) ;(Brainerd has also been an optional boarding site) ; 7:00 AM- Trobec Bus Company – St Stephens, MN; (413 South county Road 2, St Stephens (320-251-1202) 8:00 AM- Sartell (AmericInn Inn on La Sauk Drive ) 11:15 AM- All will meet in Eau Clair at the Oakwood Mall – This is a great venue to grab a quick lunch before we continue on. 12:00 PM- Re-board the coach. Other stops will be made as the day goes along ~ Enjoy your day getting acquainted with each other. Comfort stops are made as the day goes along. We'll arrive to Elgin, Illinois, Country Inn & Suites around 4:30 pm. This property has an indoor pool, coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards in the rooms as well as hair dryers. They also offer a very good breakfast in the morning and nearby a great restaurant for dinner “Jimmy’s Char House” (within walking distance).
Day 2- May
14- Saturday Travel
to Holland, Michigan 194
Rise bright and
early after deluxe continental breakfast. We'll travel about 3 hours to
Holland, Michigan for their 86th Annual Tulip
Time Festival. Our late morning arrival allows time to view
the Dutch Arts and Crafts and sample the many ethnic foods offered before taking our seats for
the Muziekparade at 2 pm. This parade boasts over 4000 participants with many
floats, dancers and bands. We'll also
enjoy not only the five million tulips they've planted specifically for this
event, but we'll see the Dutch dancers, street sweepers and so much more! Later
in the afternoon, we'll check into the Hampton
Inn in Holland for a well deserved nights' rest.
Day 3- May
15- Sunday Travel
to Niagara Falls, Ontario 286
we'll begin the next leg of the journey.... this time we'll cross the border
into Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stops will be made as the day goes along. Our expected arrival will be
in the late afternoon. We'll check into
the hotel (the Embassy Suites Fallsview) where EVERY room has a lovely view of the falls! Tonight, enjoy a delightful Dinner at the hotel, included, and watch the spectacular lazer light show as it aluminates
the amazing Niagara Falls.
Day 4- May
16- Monday Travel
to Toronto, Ontario 82
After a full
breakfast at the hotel, we'll begin our morning with a Niagara Falls narrated
area tour. We'll learn about the history
and it's people, visit the Floral Clock and take Voyage of the Falls Boat Cruise that will take us underneath the mist of the mighty thundering falls.
We'll also see the Skylon Tower, the Whirlpool Rapids and the Niagara River and Gorge. After lunch, we'll make our way to Toronto...only a couple of hours away. So set your seats back, enjoy the view
out your windows and relax. Our
estimated arrival is in the late afternoon to the Doubletree Hotel downtown. Enjoy a wonderful dinner tonight. Stay tuned as we finalize
this evenings meal.
Day 5- May 17-
After a full
breakfast at the hotel, we'll begin our day exploring this cosmopolitan city. A
full day awaits with attractions to include the following.... Casa Loma, Skydome, Trendy Yorkville and China Town. We'll also visit the CN Tower, Queens
Park, Old and New City Hall, the Distillery District, a Harbourfront
cruise plus so much more.
Day 6- May
18- Wednesday More of
Toronto and then on to Cleveland, Ohio
After a full
breakfast at the hotel, we'll finish up touring the city of Toronto to include
time at the Eaton Center. After lunch, we'll say goodbye to Toronto and begin our journey
southwestward to Cleveland, Ohio... about 5 hours away. We'll arrive to the Holiday Inn Express in the early evening
today. After a full day, we'll
appreciate a well-deserved night's rest.
Day 7- May
19- Thursday Travel
to Elgin, Illinois 400 miles away
After a deluxe
continental breakfast, we'll board the coach and travel to Elgin, Illinois. Set
your seats back and enjoy the scenery and the company of fellow travelers as
the day goes along. Our route takes us directly west on I-90 tollway through
Ohio, Indiana and on to Illinois. Comfort stops are made along the way with an
estimated arrival to Elgin's Country Inn &
Suites around 4 pm.
Day 8 – May
20 - Friday Homeward
Bound 282 miles to Eau Clair, WI
(+ 159 to Duluth) or (+236 to Baxter)
continental breakfast is served at the hotel, prior to our departure. We'll begin our journey home
around 8:00 am. We'll arrive to Eau Clair approximately 1:00 pm to the Oakdale
Mall. Lunch break will be here. When we prepare to depart Eau
Clair, we’ll also say good-bye to our west-central friends as here is where
they will meet their shuttle ride. Both vehicles will continue their homeward
bound routes - one vehicle to Central Minnesota and the other to Northeast
Our friends from
Central Minnesota will arrive home between 4:45 - 6:15 pm depending on where
they are from. Our friends from
the Duluth / Superior area will arrive home between 4:15 -4:45 pm; Iron Range ;
6:00 pm- 7:15 pm