The Best Canada Has to Offer | Newmarket Holidays

By geographical size, Canada is the largest country in North America and the second largest in the world. Only Russia is larger than Canada. However, Canada is nowhere near as heavily populated as its neighbour to the south, the United States, which means that it is filled with pristine natural wonders. For those travellers more inclined to exploring culture, Canada is filled with cultural diversity, both with respect to its multicultural cities and towns and the unique cultures of the First Nations. The landscapes of Canada are truly vast. This makes for a travel experience that can take in both the bustle of Toronto, the most populated city in the country, as well as the peaceful majesty of the country’s natural wonders.

Many visits to Canada begin in Toronto. The city is situated on Lake Ontario and is truly cosmopolitan, renowned for shopping and with a skyline marked by the CN Tower, among the tallest structures in the world. Not too far away, the world-famous Niagara Falls beckon. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa, also in the province of Ontario. The city is easily explored en route to Montreal, the largest city in the Francophone province of Quebec. The beautiful city of Montreal offers a unique mixture of North American and European, with a markedly different feel to any other city on the continent. In Quebec City, the atmosphere is distinctly more French, and much of the history of the city has been preserved. That means that travellers can enjoy a taste of Europe in its ancient ramparts and cobbled streets.

Newmarket HolidaysMany travellers then choose to fly west to the Rocky Mountains. Banff is a popular base for exploring this region, offering many dining and shopping options. Canada’s Rocky Mountains are mostly in national parks, meaning that wildlife is well-preserved. Wildlife sightings may include bears, moose and elk. The remarkable glacial waters of Lake Louise draw travellers from far and wide. Further north Jasper National Park is a must-see for travellers to Canada, offering splendid natural beauty that is hard to find elsewhere in the world. Vancouver, on the West Coast, is a great way to end a trip to Canada, but one may choose to venture further to Vancouver Island and see its pretty city of Victoria, which is the provincial capital, where historical British influences are evident.

The escorted holidays offered by Newmarket Holidays can be a great way to explore the vast lands of Canada.

Visit Canada’s Maple Leaf Trail | Newmarket Holidays

The largest city in Canada is Toronto, on the vast Lake Ontario, but it is no less warm and welcoming for being such a large city. Toronto is filled with unique Canadian history while also being a thoroughly modern, cosmopolitan city. Its downtown area features such attractions as a massive labyrinth of shopping malls all connected to one another, as well as the well-known CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings. Toronto is a great place for travellers to start a journey in Canada.

Newmarket HolidaysAside from the pleasures of the city itself, the world-famous natural wonders of the Niagara Falls are not too far away, just a short drive along Lake Ontario. There, travellers can begin on the famous and historic Maple Leaf Trail, going north to Ottawa before going east to Montreal. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and offers visitors the chance to see important and historic Canadian buildings, and to enjoy the city itself –an increasingly vibrant community. From Ottawa, follow the trail to the gloriously beautiful and stylish city of Montreal, once home to the Olympics and truly one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. Montreal is renowned for combining a North American feel and attitude with European influences. It is a young, fascinating city with style and substance as well as a beautiful setting. Finally, travellers along the Maple Leaf Trail will reach Quebec City, one of the most historic cities in Canada and one which still proudly displays that history. Quebec City enthrals travellers with its cobblestone streets, ancient ramparts and a distinctly Old World French feel, all in the New World.

Canada is the second largest country in the world. Many travellers choose to see many sides of the country by attempting an east-to-west trip that covers both the historic east and the wild west. However, another way to approach such a large country is to try to experience one area of the country. Even following the Maple Leaf Trail however will cover drastically different and exciting places, from cosmopolitan, big-city Toronto to quaint, Old World Quebec City. This fact reflects Canada’s general cultural diversity, its massive geographical size and the remarkable history of the Maple Leaf Trail. An escorted holiday such as those offered by Newmarket Holidays is an excellent way to experience the vast and culturally fascinating country of Canada.

The Canadian Rockies and Cruising to Alaska | Newmarket Holidays

When comparing Canada’s sheer geographical size and the vast distances between its cities to its overall population, a picture emerges of a country that is largely unspoiled. Canada is also far from identical to the United States. The original influences in Eastern and Central Canada are originally French, while the original influences in Western Canada come from a variety of ethnic groups who worked to expand the country westward. However, although English and French heritage is common, Canada has been home to many diverse cultures for a long time, preferring the model of the cultural mosaic to the American ideal of the melting pot. What all this means is that Canada is a welcoming and friendly country with a diverse cultural mosaic open for exploration. Outside cities and towns, remarkably vast natural landscapes unfold, attracting travellers from all around the world.

Eastern and Central Canada are the more historical and highly populated areas of Canada. While both these provinces and the Maritime provinces have their own share of natural attractions, travellers often enjoy venturing to the West to see the stunning Rocky Mountains. A great base for an initial exploration of the Rockies is in Alberta at the popular mountain town of Banff, which has many shopping and dining options as well as unbeatable, unspoiled natural surroundings. From there, travellers usually visit the famous waters of Lake Louise before heading north to Jasper, a picturesque town in a national park by the same name. Still in the Rocky Mountains, but further north, Jasper offers travellers pleasures distinct from those of Banff and, with nearby glaciers, a hint of what lies further north.

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A popular travel option after driving west through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver is to set out on a remarkable cruise to Alaska, one of the United States but separated from the rest of its mainland territory by Canada’s vast landscapes. The cruise is its own reward, with astonishing sights such as Glacier Bay awaiting travellers. Juneau, Alaska is an example of the type of port of call travellers will encounter. Sightseeing tours or expeditions into Alaskan backcountry are popular activities for travellers. The Canadian North as well as Alaska are truly among the most sparsely populated regions anywhere on the planet and offer travellers the chance to truly connect with nature. The escorted holidays offered by Newmarket Holidays make for a great way to explore the Canadian Rockies and cruise to Alaska. 

Memorable Travels to Belgian Cities | Newmarket Holidays

Belgium is an extraordinarily urbanized country, with many urban centres. Belgium is also one of the most compelling countries in Europe, with a fascinating history, a great deal of well-preserved architecture and an important place on the continent. Belgium is surrounded by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg; most capital cities of West European countries are within a mere 1,000 kilometres from Brussels, the charming and stylish capital of Belgium. Belgium is truly a top travel destination and sits at the crossroads of Europe.

Visiting Belgium during the summertime means that travellers get to see the country at its most beautiful and the cities at their most vibrant. Belgian cities such as Bruges and Ghent can be viewed in the best light possible. Belgium has many urban centres of interest to travellers, but four cities draw the most visitors each year. Those are Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent, each with their own character and their own compelling history and sights.

Newmarket HolidaysBruges is famous across Europe and beyond for its unique character. Many travellers to Bruges have said that walking through the quaint cobbled streets of Bruges feels not unlike going back in time. The ‘Chocolate and Lace city’ of Bruges is also filled with picturesque canals and astonishing medieval architecture for travellers to explore. The city can be taken in by a canal cruise navigating its romantic maze of bridges and waterways. Antwerp is another enchanting Belgian city, one with many cobbled streets and much stunning architecture from various eras of history. Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and a guided walking tour is a great way to take it in, exploring the many fascinating sights in the stylish, elegant city. Before leaving Belgium, seeing Ghent is a must-do. Ghent is a well-kept secret in Europe – a medieval town that has preserved a great deal of its charm. Stunning architecture and picturesque canals are among the reasons to visit Ghent. Here also a canal cruise is popular among travellers.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays to Belgium, covering many of the attractions mentioned above. An escorted holiday is always a great way to see a country for the first time, or even on return visits, but what makes the deal even better is that these escorted holidays are offered at real value-for-money.

Newmarket Holidays | Escorted Holidays at Genuine Value

Newmarket Holidays has been offering customers quality escorted holidays at genuine value for their money since 1983. Experience is an important element in choosing the right company for an escorted holiday and Newmarket Holidays‘ 30 years of experience means that it can offer everything needed in a quality escorted holiday. Newmarket Holidays has an exciting lineup of holidays planned for 2014, including fascinating journeys of discovery to beautiful and exotic faraway places. Newmarket Holidays is a name that means customers can travel in comfort and learn more about the destination country thanks to the services of a professional Tour Manager. Newmarket Holidays only uses reputable airlines and hotels.

Newmarket Holidays30 years of experience indicates that Newmarket Holidays is entirely capable of planning escorted holidays well. A crucial aspect of an escorted holiday is its itinerary and Newmarket Holidays know where to go and what to see in order to cover a destination’s most exciting and beautiful highlights. Many of the company’s  holidays feature included excursions and optional excursions, giving travellers the choice of some free time at a destination or going on an optional excursion to explore the destination even more, at a reasonable price. The services provided by Newmarket Holidays include those of a professional Tour Manager. This is essential to make sure that these escorted holidays are truly memorable and comfortable, and to really help bring a destination to life.

As one of the largest independent tour companies in the United Kingdom, Newmarket Holidays not only has wide experience, but has also received industry recognition in the form of several industry awards in the UK. Customer care is important to Newmarket Holidays and the quality of its holidays is reflected by the awards it has won over the years.

The Newmarket Holidays Faraway Worldwide Collection is truly exciting, featuring escorted holidays to destinations every traveller dreams of exploring. Countries covered in the Faraway Collection of holidays include Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, China and Argentina. All of these countries are noted for remarkable cultures and natural beauty as well as for compelling history. Exploring new cultures and places is easy and comfortable with Newmarket Holidays. Newmarket Holidays also offers trips by coach to destinations in the United Kingdom and in Europe as well as beautiful river cruises in Europe. The company aims to offer quality service and real value for money in all its escorted holidays, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience for travellers.

Newmarket Holidays | Escorted Holidays to Amazing Destinations

Taking a trip to the sort of destination featured in the faraway holidays collection from Newmarket Holidays is a once in a lifetime experience. Newmarket Holidays fully understands that visiting India, Japan, or New Zealand, for example, is the stuff of dreams for many of the travellers who opt for an escorted holiday with the company. These are special destinations and they deserve special holidays. That is why Newmarket Holidays so carefully operates and organises these holidays.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays has 30 years of experience in operating tours. The company has been around since 1983, so it knows the tour business and knows what matters with respect to an escorted holiday. An escorted holiday should provide real value for money in addition to comfort, professional tour managers, comfortable coaches and of course an exciting itinerary. Sights such as the Terracotta Army and the Taj Mahal should not be spoiled by a poorly organised trip. Instead, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer customers well-organised, well-planned escorted holidays. These are holidays that, with the help of professional and friendly tour managers, will bring  remarkable countries to life for travellers with Newmarket Holidays.

The emphasis at Newmarket Holidays is on providing an enjoyable, comfortable, escorted holiday of genuinely good value. All of their escorted holidays to faraway places include return flights –non-stop direct flights if at all possible. Since customer care is a top priority at Newmarket Holidays, all flights will be with reputable, widely known airlines. A comfortable seat and included meals in the Economy Class on such an airline will get you to the dream destination safely and comfortably.

One of the distinguishing features of Newmarket Holidays is the quality of the accommodation that is included. Each hotel chosen is a trustworthy name that adds to the tour’s quality and to the traveller’s level of enjoyment. After an exciting day of seeing remarkable sights or travelling, a hotel of a good standard is necessary and vital. Each hotel has been selected carefully by Newmarket Holidays, even if it is for a one-night stay. The hotels chosen by the company are selected because they offer the crucial combination of comfort, location and value. Some hotels are individual, while others are from established chains that are well-known. Newmarket Holidays ensure that travellers have a relaxing experience with a variety of amenities and a comfortable night’s rest. Dining is available at most of the hotels, or nearby.

South India | Newmarket Holidays

South India is a region of India with its own character. Anyone who imagines that the crowded streets of Delhi seen on television encapsulate India as a whole will be surprised by the relaxed far south of India. The region is also known for its unique architecture and culture, with dance and literature that differ, often quite dramatically, from that of other regions in the country. The independent literary traditions of the region stretch back as far as 2,500 years. Culinary traditions are also distinct from other parts of India, with many types of food being prepared, both traditional and more recent inventions. The Malabar coast’s higher proportion of non-Hindu groups means that non-vegetarian cuisine is more popular, for instance.

Newmarket HolidaysSouth India may not yet be as widely known as some other regions of India. However, the region’s tropical, idyllic and remarkable beaches are just two of the reasons why the natural beauty and fascinating culture of South India is drawing more travellers to explore this region of India. Kerala’s backwaters stretch through that South Indian state like labyrinths. Traditional houseboats that have been navigating those waters for a long time have become increasingly attractive to tourists as a way to explore the state’s gorgeous environment. Tea and spice plantations are everywhere, including South India’s famous hill stations.

South India does offer its urban pleasures as well. Kochi, the city formerly known by the colonial name of Cochin, lies between Kerala’s restful backwaters and the legendary waters of the Arabian sea. In old Kochi there are many historic colonial buildings with distinct European flavour. For a taste of more uniquely South Indian culture, one may take in a Kathakali dance. This performance is a traditional South Indian experience like no other. Further encounters with the remarkable tradition of Hinduism as practiced in South India can be found in Madurai, which features temples with distinctly South Indian architecture. As in any sacred city, there are opportunities to see Hindu ceremonies as well.

To explore the beauty of nature, few better choices exist than the Kettuvallam houseboats that float along the backwaters. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary features such exotic and magnificent animals as tigers, leopards, and elephants, and the idyllic quality of the Munnar hill station, where tea-growing is abundant, will not be easily forgotten.

Newmarket Holidays is offering escorted holidays to the region, covering many of the highlights mentioned above.

 

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam | Newmarket Holidays

Indochina is so named because the countries in the region have absorbed influences from both China and India. Further colonial influences are visible, but the cultures of these countries are influenced primarily by India and China. The countries of Indochina, including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, feature a dazzling combination of the rural and idyllic and bustling metropolises. These are vibrant countries and essential places to visit for any kind of traveller. An escorted holiday is an excellent way to encounter the stunning vibrancy of the Indochina’s places and cultures. Highlights will be covered and comfortable travel arrangements made while tour managers ensure that travellers get the most they can out of visiting these countries.

Newmarket HolidaysBangkok, the Thai capital, is truly one of the world’s most exciting cities: colourful, thriving and vibrant. The city features many historical sites, including important Buddhist temples. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist in religious orientation, and opportunities abound to explore the unique and fascinating cultural practices of that tradition. In Bangkok, one can find Thailand’s essence, ranging from the ancient to the modern and into the future.

The country of Cambodia offers travellers the opportunity to see phenomenal historical sites, such as Angkor Wat. One will also want to explore the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, which encapsulates examples of Cambodian history in all its variety. As the cultural centre of the country, Phnom Penh is a distillation of Cambodia as a whole. The Royal Palace is one of the most remarkable architectural sites in the country.

The rural, idyllic character of Indochina is best experienced in the Mekong Delta, a region which features remarkable natural beauty. One will find an endless variety of flora, and see rice paddies and floating markets in which traditional rural life continues uninterrupted by the modern world.

Some of the most beautiful sites in Indochina can be found in Vietnam, a country which has experienced cultural influences from all around the world. The natural beauty of Vietnam is but one facet of the experience, as Vietnamese cuisine is known around the world and the culture is fascinatingly varied. Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, remains a remarkable city, in which the new Vietnam mixes with reminders of French colonial presence. Vietnam’s culture is primarily influenced by Chinese culture, but has both Western and other Asian influences as well.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays to these three Indochinese countries, known for their remarkable beauty and fascinating cultures.

New Zealand | Newmarket Holidays

New Zealand combines the stunning beauty and idyllic quality of Pacific islands with a modern, developed urban landscape. Geographically speaking, New Zealand is composed of two main islands, the North and South Islands. Each island has its own character, both geographically and culturally, but both offer a plethora of sights to see and some of the most stunning natural beauty anywhere in the world. New Zealand is modern but retains an untouched quality. Because of how remote it is (around 1,000 kilometres south of New Caledonia, Tonga, and Fiji), it is one of the last places on earth to have been occupied by humans. Having been isolated from human settlers for such a long time, New Zealand’s flora and fauna are distinctive, as is its topography, resulting in a rugged natural beauty.

New Zealand’s first settlers were the Maori people of Polynesian descent. The Maori developed their own distinct culture on the islands. A few centuries later came the Europeans. Europeans now make up the majority of the population, with the population also including large minorities of Maori, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent. Because of New Zealand’s mostly European inhabitants and culture, the country will not seem unfamiliar to Westerners, but travellers can still encounter varying cultures, both indigenous and immigrant.

Newmarket HolidaysAn escorted holiday such as those offered by Newmarket Holidays will cover the majority of the country’s highlights, both natural and cultural. Vibrant resort towns and major cities are only a short distance away from stunning natural vistas. New Zealand has everything from alpine regions to rainforests on the South Island. The North Island features a remarkable, unforgettable desert landscape at Tongariro National Park, with several volcanoes to see, as well as ancient thermal spas.

Travellers can experience the authentic Maori culture as well as encounter strange and exotic wildlife. The country’s seascapes are beautiful, while its cities offer travellers everything they could want from a modern city, including sophisticated accommodation for a good night’s rest and relaxation.

It is no wonder that New Zealand has been used for big-budget film production, given the diversity of its landscapes. Most famous of the movies shot in New Zealand are the “Lord of the Rings” films, which take full advantage of the variety of landscapes and the sheer beauty of New Zealand’s islands. An escorted holiday to New Zealand can be genuinely good-value, offering comfortable accommodation and informative tours while one takes in the natural beauty.

 

Ireland | Newmarket Holidays

Irish culture has spread around the world. It has influenced many, especially through literature. The island remains remarkably attractive to visitors for its stunning natural beauty and amazing scenery. Indigenous Irish culture is still visible and thriving thanks to continuing cultural traditions. Ireland has many historical architectural sites of interest from various periods. As the Romans did not conquer Ireland at any point, Greco-Roman architecture is generally not seen in Ireland. However, many Iron Age architectural landmarks exist on the island, with many exquisite examples being easily accessible to tourists.

Newmarket HolidaysAn escorted holiday offered by Newmarket Holidays can be a very good way for travellers to explore the Emerald Isle, as such holidays cover many highlights of Ireland in a comfortable and secure fashion. Further, the company of guides can assist visitors to Ireland in better understanding the island’s unique and exciting culture as well as its landscapes. The Dingle Peninsula in south western Ireland is a place where one can find some of Ireland’s best scenery. Explore Slea Head to see the most westerly point in Europe before cruising on Lough Leane to enjoy the pleasures offered by the Killarney National Park and by the famous Killarney Lakes. In order to better understand historic Irish life, one may choose to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. At this medieval site brimming with authenticity, one can explore the meticulously restored castle. An ideal journey through this region will also surely include the beautiful vistas of the Ring of Kerry.

One should also explore the various villages and idyllic port cities in the region and along the south coast of County Cork. Clonakilty, near Cork, is a small town but widely known for being the place where the famous Irish hero Michael Collins was born. One may explore the historic port of Kinsale, a fishing village and popular tourist destination.

The north of Ireland also offers travellers many pleasures. Letterkenny is one of the major towns in the region, with shopping and culinary options that draw many visitors. In Letterkenny, one will also find the remarkable cathedral of Saints Eunan and Colomba. Venturing a short distance away from Letterkenny will take travellers toLough Swilly, a beautiful glacial fjord. Also in the region is the astonishing Giant’s causeway, on County Antrim’s coast, in addition to numerous historic architectural sites.