If you want to take the worry out of travel – an escorted group tour with Senior Discovery Tours is the way to go. They pick you up from home. Your Tour Manager is there with you at the airport as you leave. You won’t have to worry about things like baggage, tips for maids, drivers or guides. You won’t have to check in or check out of hotels or keep track of admission tickets or booking meals. You won’t have to worry about what time you should arrive or leave or about finding your way in unknown places. You can just relax, enjoy the company of your fellow group travelers, and discover the world.
Founded in 1975, Senior Discovery Tours is Canada's largest operator of escorted tours for people aged 55 plus who love to travel. With more than 100 different international tours and cruises across six continents to choose from, they are well known for combining outstanding service and value with discovering the world.
Senior Discovery Tours include many excursions for which you would have to pay extra when travelling with other tour companies. Flights, hotels, meals, baggage handling, meals, pre-arranged sightseeing and entertainment, all taxes, travel insurance and tipping are all taken care of. The price is guaranteed in Canadian dollars, and there are never any hidden or unexpected surcharges.
Most meals are pre-arranged so you never have to worry about finding a restaurant in a strange place. On most tours, daily breakfast, dinner and sometimes even lunches are included in the price. In most Canadian cities, they will even pick you up and drop you off at home.
For many travelers the chance to share the experience with like-minded companions is one of the highlights of the trip. With Senior Discovery Tours everyone starts the journey together from a single departure point. And friends made on the trip are likely to be fellow Canadians who may not live too far away from you.
Since many of their clients are retired, Senior Discovery Tours tend to run tours in the shoulder season. They do not offer tours to Europe during the summer months when everyone is travelling with their families. A big part of their program is cruising – they offer 29 Cruise itineraries including both Ocean Cruises and River Cruises. Itineraries range from Alaska to Europe to the Southern Caribbean. For Ocean Cruises they work with Princess Cruises and for River Cruises they work with Amadeus Cruises and AMAWaterways – all high end leaders in their field.
Travellers always rave about the Tour Managers at Senior Discovery Tours. They attend to every detail, ensuring your trip runs smoothly. Their energetic approach to travel enlivens every tour, and their experience prepares them to gracefully and expertly handle unexpected situations. Their Tour Managers are also expert at creating a positive group dynamic so that everyone enjoys a great sense of camaraderie.
Most of their tours offer a limited number of single accommodations so a single traveller can book a single room and pay a single supplement. If you prefer not to travel alone they can put you on their “Partner List” - but they do not arbitrarily match travellers up as room-mates. Potential partners are provide with each other’s phone number so they can contact each other and decide if they would like to share accommodations.
To find out more, or to book a tour, you should contact Senior Discovery Tours directly. By not going through a 3rd party travel agent or tour operator they believe it enables them to offer the best price possible. Friendly, experienced Travel Consultants are available to help you with all aspects of your booking and to help you choose the tour that’s right for you.
Travel the world with Senior Discovery Tours! Take an exotic ocean cruise with Princess Cruises along the South American coast from Chile to Argentina. Visit the exciting European city of Barcelona and combine it with a luxury river cruise along the rivers of France. Explore Ancient Kingdoms of South East Asia to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Explore all around Ireland...have a two centre holiday in Austria...and more! It’s all possible, in the company of like-minded travelers, with Senior Discovery Tours.
Ocean cruises, river cruises, city stays, tours, stay-put holidays, cycling and walking tours – Senior Discovery Tours have it all in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and North and South America.
Here are some example itineraries:
“Across Canada by Rail”
September 26, 2017 - October 5, 2017: 10 Days
October 3, 2017 - October 12, 2017: 10 Days
Depart from the bustling city of Toronto and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snow peaks of the majestic Rockies. “The Canadian” brings you the landscapes of our vast country as you’ve never see any other way – with ease, comfort and exceptional service. Whether from the comfort of your cabin or from the perfectly designed scenic dome car, you’ll see why VIA Rail is called Canada’s best window.
“Grizzlies and Whales on Vancouver Island”. September 6, 2017
September 15, 2017: 10 Days.
Vancouver Island is ranked as one of the world’s best islands to visit by most travel publications, and has been designated Canada’s Number One Destination by Trip Advisor. From Victoria – BC’s historic capital, to the rugged wilderness around Tofino on the west coast, “The Island” as it’s known locally has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems: rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes.
“Hiking the Scottish Highlands”
- September 18, 2017 - October 2, 2017: 15 Days
This exciting new tour, geared to the avid walker, includes a week of active sightseeing and hiking through the impressive countryside and picturesque villages in the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by experienced hiking guides. Each day you can choose either an easier walk with sightseeing, covering an average of 7 kms with up to 700 ft of ascent, or a harder hike (without sightseeing) covering up to 14 kms with ascents of up to 1000 ft. During the walking tour portion of our tour we will stay at a First Class Grand Country house in Alltshellach, which has a stunning location on the shores of Loch Leven, surrounded by towering mountains.
“Cycling through Northumberland and Lake District”
September 3, 2017 - September 17, 2017: 15 Days
This new tour is rated as a moderate cycling holiday, for those who cycle as a form of exercise and enjoy exploring routes that may involve some climbing. If you are fit and ride regularly, this tour is the level for you. The rides involve distances of up to 50km and ascents of up to 500m over the course of a day (maximum individual ascent is 120m).
Nicknamed “the Secret Kingdom” for its sparse population and hidden wonders, Northumberland has untamed open landscapes and rugged seascapes, dotted with castles. The lovely coastal village of Alnmouth, and Malhamdale (Gateway to the Dales), will be our bases as we head out into the glory of the Yorkshire Dales each day.
Our base in the stunning Northern Lake District will be Derwent Water – the highlight of the region.
Cycling from Prague to Dresden
August 30, 2017 - September 12, 2017: 14 Days
On this exciting new bicycle tour, we’ll cycle between two European centers of cultural importance: Prague and Dresden. The route is rated Easy to Moderate, as it is mostly flat along dedicated bike trails and along river banks. There are a few short uphill ascents on the Prague to Melnik sections. Total cycling length is 240 km, averaging between 25 and 70 km per day over the 6 days of riding. We will be joined by experienced guides, who will provide commentary and detailed travel material enroute.
Walking in Provence and the French Riviera
October 7, 2017 - October 20, 2017: 14 Days
This walking tour in Southern France showcases the unspoiled parts of Provence and the French Riviera. Discover picturesque perched villages, spectacular scenery, fascinating history and gorgeous architecture while walking on beautiful marked trails. Each day there will be a choice of two gentle walks, ranging from 7 – 16 km with ascents of 200m – 700m, led by experienced hiking guides and complemented by a daily delicious selection of freshly prepared local cuisine and wines.
Other new tours in 2017:
Himalayan Adventure – Bhutan and Northern India
Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands (Cruise)
Christmas Markets on the Danube (River Cruise)
Wales and Liverpool
Romantic Europe (Paris to Rome)
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