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Program #19788RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 28 total, 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Irwin's Mountain Inn: Banff, Alberta, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: Family owned and operated for over thirty years, Irwin's Mountain Inn was completely reconstructed by the fall of 1995 making the property one of Banff's newer accommodations. Originally built in 1967 by Paul and Elizabeth Irwin with their two sons, Arlen and Larry, Irwin's Motor Inn was recognized as one of the best values in Banff. With farming as their previous livelihood, the Irwin's extended the same hospitality to their guests at the motel as was characteristic of the way they greeted and treated visitors and friends to their farm. A tradition of hospitality and friendliness was established in those early years and the Management to this day still endeavors to live up to Paul and Elizabeth's example in the service and quality of comfort they provide guests to Irwin's Mountain Inn. The name has changed and three times the motel has undergone major rebuilding phases, but the standard of excellence in hospitality that Paul and Elizabeth Irwin exemplified over thirty years ago still serves as the benchmark for the next generation of Irwins that share in the ownership and management of the Irwin's Mountain Inn.

Contact info:
429 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1B2 Canada
phone: 403-762-4566
web: www.irwinsmountaininn.com

Room amenities: Satellite TV and movie channel

Facility amenities: Fitness centre, coin laundry, small gift shop, sauna and steam room, 10 person jetted pool, games room, massage therapy. Located within walking distance of downtown Banff. On-site dining at the El Toro restaurant, located on the street level of the inn, it has a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Banff, El Toro specializes in steak, seafood and Greek dishes.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact Inn
Contact Irwin's directly for rates & availability.

Amethyst Lodge: Jasper, AB, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: The Amethyst Lodge is close to the center of Jasper and just a short walk from rail and bus terminals, museums, and art galleries. Enjoy amazing wildlife viewing and unspoiled wilderness within blocks of your Jasper home.

Contact info:
200 Connaught Drive
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Canada
phone: 780-852-3394
web: www.mpljasper.com/hotels/amethyst_lodge/index.html

Room amenities: In-room coffee makers, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: The lodge offers a number of amenities for your convenience. Two outdoor hot tubs and a coin-operated laundry facility nearby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Kamloops Hotel TBA: Kamloops, British Columbia, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
TBA
TBA
Kamloops, BC N/A Canada
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Sands by the Sea: Vancouver, BC, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Sands by the Sea is conveniently located one half block from the beach at beautiful English Bay and three blocks from Stanley Park's 1,000 acres of trails and gardens. Three bus routes stop at the front door for easy access to other parts of town.

Contact info:
1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 Canada
phone: 604-682-1831
web: www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee makers, iron and ironing board, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include a sauna and exercise room. Same-day dry-cleaning and laundry service is available, and there is a laundromat six blocks from the hotel. Restaurant and 2 bars on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Check for availability.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Cleland Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
ms Amsterdam: At Sea, 3 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line's over 135-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ms Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches and superior service that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated cruise lines in the world. At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. Dutch heritage and tradition is clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,380 Crew members: 615 Gross tonnage: 62,735grt Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 Maximum speed: 22.5 knots

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, BC Canada
phone: 877-932-4259
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Amsterdam#

Room amenities: Holland America Line ships are known for graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space. We offer four major types of staterooms: Interior, Ocean-view, Verandah Suites and Deluxe Verandah Suites. Depending on the ship, there may be more than one stateroom category in each type. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information. Interior: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. All L-, N- & NN-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. All M- & MM-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 182 sq. ft Ocean View: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All FF-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. Approximately 197 sq. ft. Verandah: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. All A-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 292 sq. ft. Deluxe Verandah: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 556 sq. ft Penthouse Verandah: Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,159 sq. ft All staterooms are equipped with flat-panel television, DVD player, multi-channel music and ship to shore telephones. Daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service. Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, luxurious terry cloth bathrobes, lighted magnifying mirrors, massage showerheads and salon-quality hair dryers. Generous storage and safes for your valuables. Complimentary fresh fruit, shoeshine service and ice service; 24-hour in-room dining.

Facility amenities: Full laundry and dry cleaning services available, fitness centre, internet access. Other onboard services include: Digital Workshop The Culinary Arts Centre Explorations Cafe Greenhouse Spa & Salon Lido Restaurant Pinnacle Grill Queen's Show Lounge Crow's Nest

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Sands by the Sea: Vancouver, BC, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Sands by the Sea is conveniently located one half block from the beach at beautiful English Bay and three blocks from Stanley Park's 1,000 acres of trails and gardens. Three bus routes stop at the front door for easy access to other parts of town.

Contact info:
1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 Canada
phone: 604-682-1831
web: www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee makers, iron and ironing board, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include a sauna and exercise room. Same-day dry-cleaning and laundry service is available, and there is a laundromat six blocks from the hotel. Restaurant and 2 bars on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Check for availability.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Cleland Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


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28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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