TORONTO — Cruise Strategies Ltd. is now representing Albion Journeys in the Canadian market.
Based in Cheltenham, England, and a division of the JG Travel Group, Albion Journeys offers fully escorted Heritage Tours of Great Britain and Ireland that have been created specifically for travellers from Canada and the U.S. Most of the tours range in length from eight to 10 days.
Albion partners with key organizations, including the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Historic Houses Association. These partnerships allow privileged access to a host of properties with behind the scenes experiences and even insights from the owners of the properties themselves, says Vanessa Lee, President and CEO, Cruise Strategies Ltd.
“The tours are of excellent quality, diverse, well priced and perfectly positioned for the heritage buff clients of our retail partners. This is a ‘best kept secret’ that you should be aware of,” said Lee.
Susan Lethbridge, Albion’s Business Development Director for the U.S. and Canada, added: “Albion’s tours are ideal for affinity groups, given the variety of themes including art & architecture, literature, royalty, gardens and regions of outstanding natural beauty. They can all be customized to meet the needs of a specific group.”
Some of Albion’s most popular tours include:
- Chelsea Flower Show & Hidden London (May 2018)
- England’s Finest Cathedrals (June 2018)
- Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Scottish Highlands & Islands (September 2018)
- Poldark Country & the West (September 2018)
- Shakespeare Country & the Cotswolds (September 2018)
- The Brontes & Literary Classics of Yorkshire (planned for 2019)
- Queen Victoria 200: Regal Splendor & Island Getaway (planned for 2019)
- Glorious Gardens & Grandeur of North Wales (planned for 2019)
Lee adds that most Albion tours include an engaging and informative after-dinner talk by an expert in their field. Tour group sizes range from 10 to 30 travellers and Albion offers a certain number of rooms with no single supplement.
All tours include breakfast, and some lunches and dinners are also covered depending on the itinerary. Tours also come with ample free time for guests to explore and make their own plans.
Albion’s brochure will be available in January 2018 upon request, and will include new 2019 programs available for booking.
For group planning and pricing contact Lethbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.