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Polar Bear Churchill and Tundra Experience by VIA Rail

7 Nights from €6,549 per Person

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Overview

A holiday of a lifetime, this itinerary combines an iconic Canadian rail trip through the province of Manitoba, with a stay in the remarkable northern community of Churchill to view polar bears in their natural habitat. After a night in Winnipeg, you'll board the Via Rail train for a thousand mile journey over two days and two nights. You will admire the superlative northern landscapes throughout this journey on the only dry-land connection to the town of Churchill. You'll spend three nights here enjoying day trips out to the Tundra to view the polar bears by the specially-designed Tundra Bugg. You'll enjoy a variety of different experiences including the Tundra Buggy adventure and activities such as dog-sledding, museum visits, cultural programmes and slide presentations. The maximum number of guests on any one tour is 22 - a great number of people to be able to socialise with but also have space to enjoy the polar bear experience.

Highlights

  • A two-day journey through Manitoba, starting in Winnipeg and travelling a thousand miles north to the Hudson Bay
  • Unique Tundra Buggy tours to spot polar bears and other wildlife, and enjoy talks from the guide about the area's geology & history
  • Visit the famous Itsanitaq Museum with the worlds best collection of Inuit exhibits
  • Dog-sledding excursion with local dog "musher"
  • Medium-sized groups led by an Interpretive Guide
  • Combine this tour with any other destination in North America, perhaps explore the Rockies, visit Toronto and Niagara Falls or return via a city such as Ottawa, Montreal, New York or Washington DC.

Details

Day 1

Fly to Winnipeg. Overnight at Inn at the Forks or similar. Meet with your group and the guide for dinner

Days 2-3

The train will be leaving mid-afternoon, so you have a morning at leisure. Your luggage will be transfered to the station whilst you will make your own way to the station just a couple of minutes walk away (there is a shuttle bus if needed). Board the VIA Rail train for your two day journey to the northern most reaches of Manitoba. All your meals will be included for the duration of the journey. You'll need a small carry on for the train and the rest of your luggage will be checked-in.

Two nights on board the train

Day 4

When you arrive in Churchill thre will be an area tour as your transfer to your hotel, and if time you'll be visiting the Isanitaq Museum to discover the Inuit culture. This evening there will be a cultural presentation by a local expert.

Overnight Churchill hotel, all meals are included.

Days 5-6

Transfer each day to the Tundra Buggy launch area. Two days spent in a Tundra Buggy with knowledgeable guide, viewing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. All meals are included. Overnight Churchill hotel.

Day 7

Morning dogsledding and afternoon visit to Parks Canada Interpretive Center. Evening return flight to Winnipeg. All meals are included.
Overnight Four Points by Sheraton airport hotel or similar.

Day 8

Depart Winnipeg at leisure.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 9ºC
THU 12ºC
FRI 12ºC
SAT 8ºC
SUN 11ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-21ºC
1
Feb
-19ºC
1
Mar
-13ºC
1
Apr
-4ºC
1
May
4ºC
2
Jun
14ºC
1
Jul
20ºC
2
Aug
18ºC
3
Sep
11ºC
3
Oct
3ºC
3
Nov
-8ºC
2
Dec
-17ºC
1

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