#1 Canadian Rockies by Train
Top of most travellers list is a grand tour of the Canadian Rockies, and the once-in-a-lifetime rail journey to see the best of the majestic views. Join in Vancouver, head out on VIA Rail’s The Canadian sleeper train with you own private cabin, take the opportunity to sit in one of the dome cars and enjoy excellent dining in the restaurant car. Awake early and take in the mountain views as you head into the Rockies and the final train stop of Jasper. Take in the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel along the Icefields Parkway and stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as well as two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Canadian Rockies by Train is perfect for the traveller who enjoys rail journeys, mountain views and great Canadian hospitality.
#2 America’s Music Cities
This is a music lovers dream holiday featuring New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Immerse yourself in the sounds of jazz, blues, country and rock & roll. Uncover a rich history incorporating music, food and fun as you journey through some of the most important cities that have influenced so many in the music scene. Stroll through New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, take part in a cooking demonstration and end your day listening to all that jazz. Enjoy a tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, visit an historic plantation and indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience. In Nashville stay at the Gaylord Opryland hotel, take a seat at the Grand Ole Opry, tour the historic RCA Studio B and visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The America’s Music Cities tour showcases so much and will have you humming long after you return home.
#3 Southern Italy & Sicily
Taking you through a crossroads of civilisations to spectacular coastlines the tour incorporate the best of Sicily and southern Italy. Discover Sicily’s Moorish and Norman influences that are intertwined with Greek and Roman ruins. Explore the ancient Valley of the Temples and wander the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Visit Matera, an ancient town in southern Italy, known for its cave dwellings, in the mystical town of Alberobello see the cone-shaped roofed homes known as “trulli.” You will visit spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park and spend time along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Before Rome take in Pompeii in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Exploring Southern Italy & Sicily is a dream for history buffs, food enthusiasts and lovers of great scenery.
#4 Spain’s Classics
Let Spain beckon on this exciting tour taking in the art, history and culture of this stunning destination. Discover the treasures of the Royal Palace, one of Europe’s largest, visit the Cathedral in Seville and the exotic Moorish Alhambra. Enjoy an authentic paella making experience, see the skills in the making of the Lladro figurines and discover cobblestoned streets and historic markets. From sunny Mediterranean shores to grand mountain ranges; the Spain’s Classics tour will delight those with an interest in architecture, history, art and unique cultures.
#5 Best of Eastern Canada
With two-night stays in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as an overnight stay in Ottawa, this tour showcases the best of the region from old world Quebec City to magnificent Niagara Falls. Enjoy great regional specialties like a local sugar shack and try your hand at maple syrup making. Experience the energy of Niagara Falls up-close, including a cruise through the spectacular unspoiled 1000 Islands. View the busy St. Lawrence River from high atop Montreal’s Mount Royal and take in multicultural Toronto. This eight-day tour is an unforgettable journey through the Best of Eastern Canada.
Collette is a family owned company celebrating 100 years in 2018. Offering travellers affordable quality with world class experiences across all seven continents. Well thought out itineraries, with a focus on well-paced regional tours, allow full exploration of a destination and real immersion into the local culture while staying in well located 4 star & above hand-picked hotels. Bookings will receive complimentary chauffeur drive airport transfer within 40kms drive of all international airports in Australia.