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5 DAY OKANAGAN WINE TRAIL

CODE
OKWT
STARTING FROM
$1,125 USD
PLACES VISITED
Kelowna
TRIP DESCRIPTION
Discover the best of the Okanagan Valley: lakes, orchards, wineries and beautiful rolling hills. Starting in Kelowna and heading South to Osoyoos (Canada’s only official desert) we will sample wines of the Similkameen Valley and visit Oliver and the only wine village in Canada. Sampling wines as we go, we continue along the shores of spectacular Lake Okanagan viewing the vineyards and orchards which dominate the hillsides on both sides of the lake. Our journey will take us through a region home to over 200 wineries and through communities of Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, and Kelowna.
Start Location: Kelowna End Location: Kelowna
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lake Okanagan dinner cruise
  • Similkameen Valley & wines
  • Osoyoos and Canada’s only desert
  • Mysterious Spotted Lakes & Grist Mill
  • Oliver, wine capital of Canada
  • Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum
  • 7 Wine tastings included at:
  • Nk’Mip Cellars Winery
  • Top winery in Similkameen Valley
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
  • The brand-new District Wine Village
  • Bench 1775 Winery
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Kelowna, BC

Arrive in Kelowna for the start of your Okanagan journey. Check into your hotel and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader. Tonight we’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board a 2-hour cruise of beautiful Lake Okanagan. We will sail around City Park, under the William R. Bennett Bridge, around the south side of the bridge with views of spectacular homes and vineyards, and back through the bridge for a picture perfect shot of the cityscape illuminated by the glow of Kelowna’s lights.
Overnight: Kelowna
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Kelowna – Osoyoos – Oliver, BC

This morning we’ll start our journey south along the Okanagan Wine Trail towards Osoyoos, Canada’s only true desert area. We make our first stop at the mystical Spotted Lakes, unique to this region and the object of lore for the First Nations People. Our journey then takes us through the Similkameen Valley, a pristine stretch of vineyards, orchards and small farms set amongst the dramatic background of rugged mountains. The absence of pesticide use leads the region to claim the title of “Organic Capital of Canada”. We’ll visit a historic Grist Mill before stopping in Keremeos for our first tasting of the regions Organic Wines. We’ll stop next at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Indigenous-owned winery in North America, to experience the art of food and wine pairing with award-winning wines and specially prepared “Four Food Chief” inspired food bites. After our light lunch, we’ll journey back up the valley and spend some time sampling the fare of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. We continue north to nearby Oliver, “Wine Capital of Canada,” where we’ll spend the night. Overnight: Oliver
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Oliver – Kelowna, BC

A beautiful and relaxing day lies ahead. Our first stop will be a visit to the newly completed District Wine Village, where you can meet some of the local vintners and sample their offerings. We’ll continue north to the resort community of Penticton, neatly perched between Skaha and Okanagan Lakes. The city is famous for it’s annual Peach Festival and renowned for its’ wines. We’ll stop for a short tour of the SS Sicamous a visual reminder of the vital role that Sternwheelers paid in the early transportation routes in the area. Our journey continues along the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake to an area known as the Naramata Bench, home to over 40 wineries with plenty of terroir to swirl, sip and savour. The historic Naramata Inn will be our host for lunch followed by an early afternoon tasting at Bench 1775. Later in the afternoon we return to the western shore of the 90-mile-long lake and travel through the popular resort communities that dot the shoreline. Along the way watch out for the famed lake monster OGOPOGO. Our final tasting will take place at Mission Hill Family Estate. Creating wines that rival the world's best, the winery is renowned for its elegant architecture, dazzling hilltop views, gracious hospitality, Concert Series and the acclaimed Terrace Restaurant. From here we’ll cross the Graceful Bennett Bridge to the beautiful city of Kelowna and our home for the next 2 nights.
Overnight: Kelowna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Kelowna, BC

Today is a day to relax and enjoy this beautiful destination. The morning is free to explore Kelowna or do some local shopping. There will also be optional tours available for wine tasting, cycling, kayaking, or even a round of golf on one of the areas many championship courses. Our Tour Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and facilitate booking any activities. Later this afternoon, we’ll regroup and head to the Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum to unearth the agricultural treasures that make this region unique. Meet the determined people who lived the trials and triumphs of the tree fruit and wine industries. Discover how growing, processing, transporting and enjoying tree fruits and wine diversified the local landscape and communities. Our Farewell Dinner tonight will be at the famous CedarCreek Estate Winery overlooking Lake Okanagan. We’ll tour the vineyard and learn about their commitment to organic farming, followed by a wine tasting, before enjoying a multi-course “Trust the Chef” dinner. Enjoying fantastic food in this gorgeous setting is the perfect way to celebrate the end of our Okanagan journey.
Overnight: Kelowna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Depart Kelowna, BC

Our tour ends today after breakfast. Look back fondly on a memorable trip with new friends as you begin the journey home.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
We accept
START DATE
END DATE
PRICE
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Thu, 08 Sep 2022
Mon, 12 Sep 2022
$1,225 USD
$340 USD
$100 USD
Fri, 14 Oct 2022
Tue, 18 Oct 2022
$1,125 USD
$250 USD
$100 USD
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • professional Tour Leader
  • transportation on private motorcoach
  • 7 Wine Tastings
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

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What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

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After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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