February 2013



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 ♥  Give the Gift of Travel 
What better way to say “I Love You” than with a trip abroad? We have gift certificates available that can be made up in any amount, for any value, and of course, there is no expiry date


ANNOUNCEMENT

HST
Prices for all Canadian tours leaving after April 1 have been reduced due to the change from HST to GST. 
 

Sample Savings:
Coast to Coast by Train -- $400
Salt Spring Island --  $75
Inside Passage & Skeena Train -- $125
Alert Bay & Nakwakto Rapids -- $85
Bella Coola & Tweedsmuir Park -- $135
Maritimes, Newfoundland & Labrador --  $400
Stratford & Shaw Festivals -- $220
 
Please call our office for details.
 

NEW TOURS JUST RELEASED
click on tour for daily itinerary

Barkerville & Sun Peaks
July 17, 2013 --- 5 Days


Vancouver to San Francisco Cruise
September 28, 2013 --- 11 Days


UPDATES
special notes and updates on upcoming tours 

Coast to Coast by Train
This just in: The theatre production in
Toronto on June 8th is The Book of Mormon.

Romantic Rhine River Cruise
Avalon Waterways offers a
5% Repeat Traveller Discount.
Please inform your local Wells Gray Tours office or agent if you qualify so we can help you save!



Travel Tips
Expert Guides


What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a tour guide when travelling?

An expert guide is a great way to enhance your experience of the destination, and can save you a lot of time in researching your trip. This is one of the great advantages of group travel - you have a tour director who coordinates the tour plus expert local guides who you pick up along the way. They have local knowledge, so they are usually trained in the history, culture, traditions and must see attractions. They often know the best restaurants to go to, and can introduce you to local people so you can have an authentic experience. In foreign countries, they can bridge the language barrier and help you be aware of local customs so that you know what to say, what to pay for something in a market or how to deal with beggars. Plus they help ensure your safety in unfamiliar environments.

A disadvantage is that you may give up flexibility if you join a group tour. Sometimes local guides will take you to shops or markets where they receive a commission, which can be awkward if you do not buy. And the cost of a private guide can be high in some locations.
Kootenays Hot Springs
Feature Tour

MEMPHIS &
NASHVILLE

April 27, 2013

13 days
  Early Booker Discount of $150 still available!
Memphis is the birthplace of rock and roll, the genre that changed the face of music worldwide, and the home of soul. Nashville is the home of country, with the mother church of country music herself, the Grand Ole Opry.

Highlights:
> Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas
> Locally guided tour of Memphis including the famous Sun Studios
> Platinum Tour of Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion
> Locally guided tour of Nashville including Ryman
Auditorium and Music Row
> Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Historic RCA Studio B
> Barbara Mandrel's Fontenal Mansion
> Ticket to the Grand Ole Opry (show TBA)
> Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery tour
and tasting
> Locally guided tour of Great Smoky Mountains
National Park
> Locally guided tour of Asheville including
Thomas Wolfe Home and the Folkart Center
> Biltmore Home & Gardens
> North Carolina's Chimney Rock with boat cruise on Lake Lure
> 17 meals included

$3795
per person, double

 
Click here for itinerary.

photo:
Grand Ole Opry
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