FEBRUARY 3 - 17, 2019
When we first decided 26 years ago to offer long stay winter holidays, we knew we wanted to offer something different, unique and an alternative to the standard winter coach tours. “We did not want to be like everyone else.”
We added more meals, attractions and features to create a semi-inclusive holiday tour.We wanted our clients to know what their holiday would cost up front, with no hidden extra expenses. We created our unique “one of a kind” Winter Getaways. Fly in, unpack, relax, explore and enjoy your vacation.You deserve it!!!!! Please join us in Palm Springs this year and let us show you why people return to Palm Springs year after year.
Debbie & Lee
Echo Tours is excited to offer one of our favourite winter getaway Palm Springs, California. Long deemed California’s ultimate desert playground, and winter home to the stars. Palm Springs boasts 350 days of sun a year with average temperatures of 75– 85 during February. For the golfer there are approximately 130 golf courses within 30 minutes of Palm Springs.
Feb 03: We will pick you up at your door and transfer you to the Ottawa airport for your flight to Palm Springs. After arriving you will be transferred to The Residence Inn by Marriott, Palm Desert. The Residence Inn offers fully equipped studios or two bedroom two bath units. Enjoy a hot breakfast daily and Monday through Wednesday relax at a social hour that includes a light supper, soda, wine and beer.
Feb 04 - 16: While in Palm Springs enjoy a guided Tour of the City and Stars Homes, visit the Joshua Tree National Park, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and the Walk of Stars.Enjoy samples at the Date Farm, step back in time at Ruddy’s General Store Museum, and explore the Historic Downtown area.Shop the Outlet Mall and the College of the Desert Flea Market and spend an evening at Villagefest, featuring local entertainment and artisans.
No visit to Palm Springs is complete without a ride on The Palm Springs Aerial Tram.The Palm Springs Tram is the world’s largest rotating tram making two complete rotations during the 10 minute ride, providing breathtaking views and spectacular photo opportunities.The Aerial Tram will be offered as an optional tour. Should there be enough interest a one day tour to Las Vegas or to Pasadena will be offered.
We will offer a variety of additional excursions such as shopping, markets and the casino.
Feb 17: Our return flight will depart from Palm Springs and arrive in Ottawa, where our coach will be waiting for us.
STUDIO UNIT: features a sitting/living area with king bed and a sofa bed, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.
TWO BEDROOM UNIT: features a living room, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and two bathrooms. There are three flat screen televisions, one in the living room and one in each bedroom. Units with one queen bed in bedroom #1 and 2 queen beds in bedroom # 2 are available on request.
The hotel offer a large pool, and hot tub, laundry facilities, fitness room, indoor and outdoor gathering areas and BBQ area, free Internet service.There are restaurants and shops in the area.
*transportation from your home to and from the Ottawa airport
*round trip airfare and all air taxes
*transfers to and from the Palm Springs airport
*accommodations for 14 nights
*14 breakfasts, two lunches, 6 light suppers, 4 dinners
*guided Palm Springs City & Homes of the Stars Tour,
*admissions to the Joshua Tree National Park, TheLiving Desert Zoo & Garden with an all-day ride pass
Ruddy’s General Store Museum, The Date Farm.
Visits to Historic Downtown Palm Springs, the College of the Desert Flea Market, Villagefest.
*shuttles to shopping, church, casino, etc.
*luggage handling, all hotel taxes and all HST, gratuities on included meals
*all transportation to attractions, shuttles and optional tours offered during your holiday
* An Echo Tours & Travel holiday manager will host this tour.
Echo Tours & Travel has made this tour as inclusive as we possibly can.It includes many meals, attraction admissions, transportation costs and taxes.We want you to know the cost of the tour before you depart and not be surprised by any hidden costs after you arrive.
$3979.00 per person double occupancy
Single rates available
TWO BEDROOM UNIT:
$4175.00 per person double occupancy
$3752.00 per person triple occupancy
$3599.00 per person quad occupancy
Please note checked baggage fees are not included.
Prices are subject to change after, should the airline increase the fare.Book Early!
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
A non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is required at time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
Prices are subject to change after November 1, when the airlines increase the air fares we have on hold. Book Early!!!!
This tour is 100% non-refundable 59 days prior to departure.
We recommend the purchase of cancellation and medical insurance to protect yourself in the event of illness.Cancellation insurance must be purchased at time of booking. Cancellation insurance as well as all other forms of travel insurance is available through Echo Tours.
Echo Tours & travel reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary, to substitute an attraction with one of equal value should circumstances require a change.
A valid passport is required for this tour.Please bring your passport with you at time of booking