Cycle touring through Central & Eastern Europe

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The very best way to explore Central and Eastern Europe at a relaxed pace is by bicycle. Especially when you’re with a guide, accompanied by a support vehicle, with heaps of drinks and snacks in case you need a break. On this laid-back 10-day cycling tour you’ll visit three capitals, and a number of medieval and renaissance UNESCO towns. You’ll ... Read More »

The Inca Trail… In Comfort

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The Inca Trail is a challenging 4 day high-altitude hike along a path created by the Incas centuries ago – ending at the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The terrain is rough, but the payoff is enormous. Whether you go on the traditional Inca Trail or one of the other trails (which are significantly less “touristy”) you’ll be happy with ... Read More »

The Deluxe Insider Tour of Peru

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This Travel Society Exclusive is the best way to experience Peru: with our expert guide, Mandy Kalitsis. She grew up in Toronto but has spent many years running and leading tours in Peru. We are proud and pleased to work with Mandy: she lives and breathes Peruvian culture from her home in Cusco, and understands the unique challenges and joys ... Read More »

Deluxe China Yangtze Spectacular

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This is a Guaranteed Departure! Join two Travel Society members on this superb 18 day tour of China’s highlights from September 12 – 29, 2015.   Your holiday includes: Round trip economy class airfare from Toronto or Vancouver via Air Canada Economy class domestic airfare in China All 5 star accommodations listed below Cruise: Victoria Anna (5-star) Sightseeing and meals as specified ... Read More »

East Africa Migration Safari

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Have you dreamed of going on safari to see The Great Migration? Well, here’s your chance! This top-notch trip is specially timed to coincide with one of the most incredible natural phenomenons on earth: the annual relocation of over one and a half million animals in the African plains. Watch in awe at the seemingly endless herds of chaotic, loud, ... Read More »

Exclusive Iceland Adventure!

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Join a group of Travel Society members on this exclusive, encompassing tour of Iceland. The trip includes many of the country’s main highlights; The Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Thingvellir, Hraunfossar, Barnafoss, Gulfoss and others – and also gives you a glimpse into real life in Iceland. An original itinerary, this trip operates with a minimum of 6, and a maximum of ... Read More »

A Finger Lakes Road Trip

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Story and Photos by Diana Ballon The U.S. border is often an intimidating barrier for Canadians looking for a quick weekend getaway. But it shouldn’t be. In just over three hours, Torontonians can be driving along winding country roads overlooking long slender lakes, with wineries, microbreweries and quaint inns at their fingertips. On a recent family road trip to the ... Read More »

Venice Tips & Tricks by Bennett Little

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Story by Bennett Little THE ARRIVAL Ah, Venice – if there is a city more magical in Europe…….. We arrived in Venice an hour and 40 minutes after our departure from Paris (see the Fall 2014 issue for the full story!) After much review and evaluation, I ultimately used the Views On Venice Company to rent a beautiful palazzo apartment ... Read More »

Fiji Beyond the Beach: Adventure on the Sigatoka River

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Story and Photos by Helen Hewetson “Bula, families!!” Was the enthusiastic – and loud — greeting sputtering out of the van’s loudspeaker; “Buuuuulaaaaaaaaaa!” No matter that our driver and guide, Inia, can easily be heard two cars down without the microphone, we all yell back the – by now as familiar as “Hello”- greeting with gusto. “BULAAAA!!!!” Nobody is surprised ... Read More »

Massimo Bruno’s Culinary Tour – Puglia, Italy

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2015 SOLD OUT! Bordering the Adriatic Sea, the Southern Puglia region, which makes up the high heel of the “boot” of Italy,  boasts rich culture, exceptional wine and a beautiful coastline. It’s sun-bleached landscape of limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches provides the perfect backdrop for exceptional culinary adventures. The mostly flat farming region produces world renowned wine, flavourful olive ... Read More »