Churchill Explorer

7 days / 6 nights Independent Holiday Package

Departs Tuesdays and Sundays, July 1 – 31

From Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Day 1 — Winnipeg / VIA Rail

Tuesday / Sunday

Welcome to bustling Winnipeg, Manitoba. Transfer from the Winnipeg airport to the VIA Rail station for an afternoon departure aboard VIA Rail's Hudson Bay in Northern Spirit sleeping car accommodations which feature comfortable bedrooms or roomettes. As the train heads into the night, relax in your sleeping car accommodations or in the lounge. Overnight VIA Rail.

Day 2 — VIA Rail

Wednesday / Monday

View remote Canada from the comfort of your train as you travel Manitoba for 1700 kilometres (1055 miles), into the province's vast, northern countryside. Overnight VIA Rail.

Day 3 — VIA Rail / Churchill

Thursday / Tuesday

Rise early as you arrive at your destination the accessible arctic town, Churchill. Tour this historic town and the striking tundra region surrounding it. Later this evening, perhaps catch a show of the spectacular Northern Lights! Overnight Churchill.

Day 4 — Churchill

Friday / Wednesday

Today, visit with the beluga whales aboard a boat specially designed for this memorable experience. Optional Helicopter tour available for a chance to see the amazing arctic from above. Overnight Churchill.

Day 5 — Churchill / VIA Rail

Saturday / Thursday

It's an all day close up view of the accessible arctic from a Tundra Buggy®. It's a great opportunity to photograph or just sit back and watch the wildlife go about their daily lives. Early evening transfer to the train station for departure aboard VIA Rail's train Hudson Bay. Overnight VIA Rail.

Day 6 — VIA Rail

Sunday / Friday

Spend a relaxing day on board enjoying the passing scenery and friendly ambiance of the Hudson Bay. Need to stretch? Feel free to move about the train at your leisure. Watch as the landscape changes from rugged barrens to boreal forests. Manitoba is a province filled with so much natural beauty. With all its lakes, rivers, waterfalls and forests, it's Canada's best kept secret for outstanding wilderness viewing. Overnight VIA Rail.

Day 7 — VIA Rail / Winnipeg

Monday / Saturday

Today is yours again to spend time resting and viewing the changing scenery from your private picture window. Head down to the dining car and chat with friends old and new. VIA offers a selection of meal options for your dining experience, including snacks and beverages throughout the day. There may be time to step off the train whilst in station along the way. Check with your rail attendant for information. Late afternoon arrival into Winnipeg with transfer within the greater Winnipeg area. Thank you for traveling with John Steel Rail Tours.

Price includes

  • 2 nights' accommodation in hotels.
  • 4 nights in VIA Rail's Sleeper Class accommodation.
  • Transportation and transfers, as described.
  • Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions, as described (Seasonal Availability).
  • Not included — are the cost of any meals on the train and any items not listed such as but not limited to 5% Goods & Services and/or Harmonized Sales Tax; baggage handling; gratuities; travel insurance; personal expenses; custom tour add-ons.
  • Please read Things To Know Before You Go for further information.

Info to know

  • Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of $250 CDN per person deposit.
  • A complete self-guiding itinerary and vouchers are provided after receipt of full and final payment, due no later than 60 (sixty) days prior to date of Day 1 of your itinerary. (VISA, Mastercard, AmEx, bank draft)
  • All monies paid are non-refundable. Ask your John Steel Tour Consultant about travel insurance, its coverages, conditions, and limitations
  • If applicable, pack an overnight bag for all overnight rail journeys. Safety rules limit carry-on luggage.
  • Please do not make closely connecting travel arrangements before &/or after tour. John Steel is not responsible for missed connections.
  • All products &/or services are subject to John Sharpe's Rail Tours Ltd., operating as John Steel Rail Tours' (JSRT), "General Conditions & Waiver."
  • Please ask your John Steel Tour Consultant for family pricing.

Prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice and vary by season. Prices shown have been adjusted where necessary to reflect seasonal availability of sightseeing and attractions.

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PRICE DETAILS:
2014 Canadian dollar prices — per guest, double occupancy in hotels • Senior prices available (60 years and better).

2014 Season
July 1 – July 30
  ADULT
Priced from: $2259
PEAK SEASON ADULT
Average summer price: $3129

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