Okanagan Wine Adventure

6

days

starting from US $1,795per person

Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy.

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

A thousand miles north of Napa lies Canada’s Okanagan - an arid region of soft sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, and distant mountain valleys. On this fun-filled 6 day adventure, you’ll sample your way through the region’s best boutique wineries and farm-to-table eateries, plus enjoy the perfect amount of adventure.

Okanagan Wine Adventure  – Map Western Canada's wine region Kettle Valley bicycle tour Kelowna winery and lakes Sailing on Lake Okanagan Hot air balloon ride over the Okanagan wine country Drive to Osoyoos Okanagan farm tour Southern Okanagan winery
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Trip at a glance

Arrive Kelowna
3 nights Kelowna
2 nights Osoyoos
Depart Kelowna

Itinerary

Please note, all our Canadian vacation packages can be customized to your interests, time frame, and budget - just ask one of our local experts when you call.

Day 1 – Arrive Kelowna
Welcome to Kelowna! Ideally located deep in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, this small town is the perfect launch pad from which to explore. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, it is surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards, and mountains. After picking up your rental car at the airport, kick back and relax this evening at your hotel, in anticipation of the excitement tomorrow will bring.

Day 2 – Taste of Kelowna:
Set out and explore the amazing scenery that makes the Okanagan one of the top places to visit in British Columbia. With beautiful sandy beaches, gorgeous vineyards, towering pine trees and desert landscape, it is like no other place in Canada you can enjoy the best of everything in one place.

Today you have the choice of one of the following
2 activities to get your exploring started:

• Kelowna Wine Tour
Experience scenic rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, and panoramic lake views of Kelowna. And of course, tour vineyards and sample unique wines along the way. Joining this tour will get you the VIP treatment at all the wineries you visit! The tour includes a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, bread and spreads, charcuterie, and artisan cheese. Delicious!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

• Bike and Tasting Tour
On this tour, explore Myra Canyon – a Canadian National Historic Site built from 1912-14. Cycle along 18 old railway trestles and through two tunnels on this 20km tour. Tour also includes a stop at Hillside Estate Winery for a tasting and lunch on the lake in Penticton.
Activity rating: Moderate

Day 3 – Explore the Okanagan
Head out to explore the Okanagan and all the beauty it beholds. Visit the small streets in downtown stopping in at the local cafes, markets and restaurants or take a leisurely stroll along the lake on the cities beautiful boardwalk.

Today you set out to take in the Okanagan Valley by a different vantage point. Choose from one of the following
2 activities to enjoy today:

Explore by Hot Air Balloon
You’re in for a real treat today as you soar through the air in a hot air balloon! Conquer the skies as you fly above the Okanagan Valley floor, taking in the scenery in this unique and exciting way! Flights last one hour and include a champagne celebration and flight certificate.
Activity rating: Easy

Cruise on Lake Okanagan in a Sailboat
At Fresh Tracks Canada, we know all the different ways to enjoy an area, and it doesn’t have to mean sitting on a bus! Enjoy an experience of a lifetime on beautiful Lake Okanagan in a 26’ sailboat. History and wildlife abounds! A perfect way to sightsee, relax, and soak in scenery.
Activity rating: Easy

Day 4 – Kelowna to Osoyoos
A short two hour drive south brings you to the town of Osoyoos. Pass through White Lake Grasslands protected area, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Oliver. All these areas are abundant with vineyards and small farm shops, so be sure to pick up some fresh produce along the way to enjoy!

Day 5 – Osoyoos
With its desert landscape, rolling hills, multitude of vineyards to choose from and the sandy beaches that surround the city, you can’t ask for a better location to relax and unwind. The temperatures in the summer months are unbeatable, along with the local ice cream shops placed perfectly along the beachside while you are out taking a leisurely stroll.

Today you have the choice of one of the following
2 options to enjoy Osoyoos to its fullest today:

• Farm and Vineyard Tour – Canadian Signature Experience
Tour this fourth generation 650-acre organic farm, vineyard and winery in a vintage 1952 Mercury 1 Ton truck! Feed the cows, try grapes and strawberries directly from the vine and end with a wine tasting where you taste all the varietals that you learned about on the tour. This location has an organically grown wine portfolio that includes Roussanne/Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Rosé and a variety of red blends. This truly is a fully immersive experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

• South Okanagan Wine Tour
Tour the South Okanagan Valley through Osoyoos, Oliver, The Golden Mile, The Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Falls, The Naramata Bench and the Similkameen Valley. At Fresh Tracks Canada, we understand it’s important to sip, savour, dine, learn, make new friends, and most of all, have great fun!
Activity rating: Easy (19+)

Day 6 – Depart the Okanagan
Much too soon, your BC adventure comes to an end. Make your way back to the airport to drop off your car rental.

What we love about this trip

Unique Okanagan wine tours
Farm to table foodie experience
Plenty of outdoor activity options such as biking and sailing
Option to drift over beautiful vineyards and lakes by air balloon
Stunning desert scenery flanked by mountains

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration - Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration
Intermediate Car Rental for freedom of exploration
Choice of tours to explore the area as you like - Choice of tours to explore the area as you like
Choice of tours to explore the area as you like
Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options - Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options
Delicious picnic lunches and samples on many tour options
Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries - Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries
Time to explore some of Canada's best wineries
Accommodation Inclusions:
• 5 nights’ 3.5 star hotel accommodations

Kelowna Activity Options:
Day 1 - Choose 1 of 2:
Kelowna Sailing Cruise on Lake Okanagan
Kelowna Bike & Tasting Tour

Kelowna Activity Options:
Day 2 - Choose 1 of 2:

Wine Tour of Kelowna and North Okanagan
• Explore by Hot Air Balloon (additional cost)

Osoyoos Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 2:
• Osoyoos Organic Farm & Tasting Tour

Osoyoos and Southern Okanagan Wine Tour

Transportation Inclusions:
• 6-day Intermediate car rental, including Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental, airport surcharges, Unlimited Kilometers, Third Party Liability Insurance, GPS

Other Inclusions:
• Comprehensive documentation package including driving directions and suggested stops along the way
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Not Included

• Fuel and refueling fees
• Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
• Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
• LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
• Fee for drivers under the age of 25
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare
• Gratuities for hotel, scheduled tours and transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
* please ask your Vacation Advisor for a quote
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Add-on a visit to Vancouver
Add-on a visit to Vancouver
Visit the Olympic city of Whistler
Visit the Olympic city of Whistler
Stay at a remote fly-in lodge
Stay at a remote fly-in lodge
Add a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort
Add a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort
• Add on time in Vancouver for an ultimate British Columbia experience
• Combine this trip with a scenic train trip into the Rockies
• Visit the Olympic Village of Whistler and spend a few extra nights
• Add on a once in a lifetime stay at a floating bear viewing lodge
• Extend your time in BC with a luxurious stay at Sonora Resort on the west coast

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Manteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Lakefront LocationManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Deluxe Lakeside Room with Two Queen BedsManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Indoor PoolManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Restaurant PatioManteo Resort Hotel & Villas - Beach Access

Manteo Resort Hotel & Villas

An example of our Superior accommodations

This waterfront resort situated on Lake Okanagan in Kelowna offers great views of the mountains and lake. Offering spacious accommodations and full-service amenities, including a private theatre and on site restaurant. Dine on the waterfront and take advantage of the lakefront location.

Walnut Beach Resort - Lakefront LocationWalnut Beach Resort - Suite BedroomWalnut Beach Resort - Lakeside Outdoor PoolWalnut Beach Resort - Wine BarWalnut Beach Resort - Bathroom

Walnut Beach Resort

An example of our Superior accommodations

Located near dessert wine country in the Okanagan Valley, the Walnut Beach Resort is surrounded by breath taking mountain views. This idyllic lake side accommodation is one of the finest hotels from which to explore the Southern Okanagan. Enjoy private lakeside beach on Canada's warmest lake, an on site grill & wine bar, and designer suites.

 

Prices & Dates

2018 Start Dates*
Daily departures April 30 to September 26

* Additional departures may be available with customization.
Superior Resorts
from US $1,795to US $2,155per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

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