Okanagan Wine Adventure

6

days

starting from US $1,795per person

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Sample Itinerary

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Day 1 – Arrive Kelowna
Welcome to Kelowna! Ideally located deep in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, this small town is the perfect launch pad from which to explore. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, it is surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards, and mountains. After picking up your rental car at the airport, kick back and relax this evening at your hotel, in anticipation of the excitement tomorrow will bring.

Day 2 – Taste of Kelowna:
Set out and explore the amazing scenery that makes the Okanagan one of the top places to visit in British Columbia. With beautiful sandy beaches, gorgeous vineyards, towering pine trees and desert landscape, it is like no other place in Canada you can enjoy the best of everything in one place.

Today you have the choice of one of the following
2 activities to get your exploring started:

• Kelowna Wine Tour
Experience scenic rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, and panoramic lake views of Kelowna. And of course, tour vineyards and sample unique wines along the way. Joining this tour will get you the VIP treatment at all the wineries you visit! The tour includes a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, bread and spreads, charcuterie, and artisan cheese. Delicious!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

• Bike and Tasting Tour
On this tour, explore Myra Canyon – a Canadian National Historic Site built from 1912-14. Cycle along 18 old railway trestles and through two tunnels on this 20km tour. Tour also includes a stop at Hillside Estate Winery for a tasting and lunch on the lake in Penticton.
Activity rating: Moderate

Day 3 – Explore the Okanagan
Head out to explore the Okanagan and all the beauty it beholds. Visit the small streets in downtown stopping in at the local cafes, markets and restaurants or take a leisurely stroll along the lake on the cities beautiful boardwalk.

Today you set out to take in the Okanagan Valley by a different vantage point. Choose from one of the following
2 activities to enjoy today:

Explore by Hot Air Balloon
You’re in for a real treat today as you soar through the air in a hot air balloon! Conquer the skies as you fly above the Okanagan Valley floor, taking in the scenery in this unique and exciting way! Flights last one hour and include a champagne celebration and flight certificate.
Activity rating: Easy

Cruise on Lake Okanagan in a Sailboat
At Fresh Tracks Canada, we know all the different ways to enjoy an area, and it doesn’t have to mean sitting on a bus! Enjoy an experience of a lifetime on beautiful Lake Okanagan in a 26’ sailboat. History and wildlife abounds! A perfect way to sightsee, relax, and soak in scenery.
Activity rating: Easy

Day 4 – Kelowna to Osoyoos
A short two hour drive south brings you to the town of Osoyoos. Pass through White Lake Grasslands protected area, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Oliver. All these areas are abundant with vineyards and small farm shops, so be sure to pick up some fresh produce along the way to enjoy!

Day 5 – Osoyoos
With its desert landscape, rolling hills, multitude of vineyards to choose from and the sandy beaches that surround the city, you can’t ask for a better location to relax and unwind. The temperatures in the summer months are unbeatable, along with the local ice cream shops placed perfectly along the beachside while you are out taking a leisurely stroll.

Today you have the choice of one of the following
2 options to enjoy Osoyoos to its fullest today:

• Farm and Vineyard Tour – Canadian Signature Experience
Tour this fourth generation 650-acre organic farm, vineyard and winery in a vintage 1952 Mercury 1 Ton truck! Feed the cows, try grapes and strawberries directly from the vine and end with a wine tasting where you taste all the varietals that you learned about on the tour. This location has an organically grown wine portfolio that includes Roussanne/Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Rosé and a variety of red blends. This truly is a fully immersive experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

• South Okanagan Wine Tour
Tour the South Okanagan Valley through Osoyoos, Oliver, The Golden Mile, The Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Falls, The Naramata Bench and the Similkameen Valley. At Fresh Tracks Canada, we understand it’s important to sip, savour, dine, learn, make new friends, and most of all, have great fun!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

Day 6 – Depart the Okanagan
Much too soon, your BC adventure comes to an end. Make your way back to the airport to drop off your car rental.

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What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration - Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration
Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration
Choice of tours to explore the area as you like - Choice of tours to explore the area as you like
Choice of tours to explore the area as you like
Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options - Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options
Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options
Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries - Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries
Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries
Accommodation Inclusions:
• 5 nights’ 3.5 star hotel accommodations

Kelowna Activity Options:
Day 1
Choose 1 of 2:
• Kelowna Sailing Cruise on Lake Okanagan
• Kelowna Bike & Tasting Tour

Kelowna Activity Options:
Day 2 – Choose 1 of 2:

• Wine Tour of Kelowna and North Okanagan
• Explore by Hot Air Balloon (additional cost)

Osoyoos Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 2:
• Osoyoos Organic Farm & Tasting Tour

Osoyoos and Southern Okanagan Wine Tour

Transportation Inclusions:
• 6-day Intermediate car rental, including Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental, airport surcharges, Unlimited Kilometers, Third Party Liability Insurance, GPS

Other Inclusions:
• Comprehensive documentation package including driving directions and suggested stops along the way
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service


Not Included
• Fuel and refueling fees
• Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
• Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
• LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
• Fee for drivers under the age of 25
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare
• Gratuities for hotel, scheduled tours and transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
* please ask your Vacation Advisor for a quote
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Add-on a visit to Vancouver
Add-on a visit to Vancouver
Visit the Olympic city of Whistler
Visit the Olympic city of Whistler
Stay at a remote fly-in lodge
Stay at a remote fly-in lodge
Add a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort
Add a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort
• Add on time in Vancouver for an ultimate British Columbia experience
• Combine this trip with a scenic train trip into the Rockies
• Visit the Olympic Village of Whistler and spend a few extra nights
• Add on a once in a lifetime stay at a floating bear viewing lodge
• Extend your time in BC with a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort on the west coast

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Manteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Lakefront LocationManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Deluxe Lakeside Room with Two Queen BedsManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Indoor PoolManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Restaurant PatioManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Beach Access

Manteo Resort Hotel & Villas

An example of our Superior accommodations

This waterfront resort situated on Lake Okanagan in Kelowna offers great views of the mountains and lake. Offering spacious accommodations and full-service amenities, including a private theatre and on site restaurant. Dine on the waterfront and take advantage of the lakefront location.

Walnut Beach Resort - Lakefront LocationWalnut Beach Resort - Suite BedroomWalnut Beach Resort - Lakeside Outdoor PoolWalnut Beach Resort - Wine BarWalnut Beach Resort - Bathroom

Walnut Beach Resort

An example of our Superior accommodations

Located near dessert wine country in the Okanagan Valley, the Walnut Beach Resort is surrounded by breath taking mountain views. This idyllic lake side accommodation is one of the finest hotels from which to explore the Southern Okanagan. Enjoy private lakeside beach on Canada's warmest lake, an on site grill & wine bar, and designer suites.

 

Trip Start Dates

2018 / 2019 Start Dates*
Daily departures April 30 to September 25

* Additional departures may be available with customization.

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Superior Resorts
from US $1,795to US $1,938per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

What you'll love about
this trip

Unique Okanagan wine tours

Farm to table foodie experience

Plenty of outdoor activity options such as biking and sailing

Option to drift over beautiful vineyards and lakes by air balloon

Stunning desert scenery flanked by mountains

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

You'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

Is it safe to drive in Canada?

New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

A thousand miles north of Napa lies Canada’s Okanagan - an arid region of soft sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, and distant mountain valleys. On this fun-filled 6 day adventure, you’ll sample your way through the region’s best boutique wineries and farm-to-table eateries, plus enjoy the perfect amount of adventure.

Trip Outline

Arrive Kelowna 3 nights Kelowna 2 nights Osoyoos Depart Kelowna

Okanagan Wine Adventure  – Map Western Canada's wine region Kettle Valley bicycle tour Kelowna winery and lakes Sailing on Lake Okanagan Hot air balloon ride over the Okanagan wine country Drive to Osoyoos Okanagan farm tour Southern Okanagan winery
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Everything Arranged

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Do you want to get the most of your Canadian travel experience in 2019? By booking early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, the best hotel accommodations, unique tours, and spectacular train journeys.

Plus, for bookings made before October 31, you'll receive our 2019 Early Bird Booking Bonus, including one free night paired with a unique Canadian experience.

Add a free night in Vancouver, and enjoy one of the following:

  • A spectacular float plane tour over the Coastal Mountains and city
  • Foodie tour of Vancouver's finest eateries
  • Sightseeing tour including stunning Sea to Sky Gondola

Add a free night in Banff, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Banff Gondola experience to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Guided canoe tour along the Bow River

Add a free night in Toronto, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Food tour to discover Toronto's unique culinary culture
  • A scenic bicycle tour to experience twilight on Toronto Islands
  • 9 minute helicopter tour, from downtown Toronto

Add a free night in Montreal, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Scenic St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • A bicycle tour of North or South Montreal
  • Half-Day Wine & Apple Cider Tour (available Wednesdays and Fridays)

Add a free night in Halifax, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Nature and whale watching cruise
  • Halifax foodie tour

Our Early Bird Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31. The team at Fresh Tracks Canada is standing by to help bring your dream Canadian vacation to life – contact us to book your trip now.

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There are lots of great reasons to visit Canada on a winter vacation this year. Escaping to snowy solitude, seeing breathtaking frozen landscapes, and trying thrilling winter activities are just a few.

And here is another great reason – if you book one of our spectacular Canadian winter vacations before October 31, you'll receive up to $600 per couple in add-on travel credits to enhance your trip.

Here are some of our favorite add-on ideas:

  • Extend your trip – add a night in Vancouver or the Canadian Rockies.
  • Join a professional photographer on a private tour, to get the best pictures of Banff National Park in its winter splendor.
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  • Soar above the snowy Coastal Mountains of Vancouver, on a spectacular float plane tour.

Email or call our friendly Vacation Advisors today, and they'll help you plan your perfect winter experience. And remember, our Winter Wonderland Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31st, 2018.

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Now is the ideal time to book your trip, while space is still available. By booking now, you can also take advantage of our Christmas Special Offer.

Book a Christmas in the Canadian Rockies vacation before October 31, and you'll receive a $50 per person Fairmont Resorts Gift Card, to use towards additional Christmas activities on your trip. Use your Gift Card for stocking decorating, an Ice Bar Experience, Gingerbread House decorating, and more at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

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