Ontario “Fall Country Road” Quilt Tour October 14th – October 23rd, 2020

Fall, Fun and Friendships.  “Meet Canadian Pattern Designer, Sherri Hisey”  Join us for Creativ Festival – Canada’s largest DIY show, discover Niagara On The Lake, St Jacobs Village, Stratford and explore the beautiful Quilt Shops of Ontario.

October is a month that has its own special charm. The cool autumn air, country fairs, and giving thanks for all that surround us, family and friends.  Join us as we view one of the Natural Wonders of the World – Niagara Falls and tantalize our taste buds with good food from Mennonite country and quilt conversations with one of Canada’s finest designers, Sherri Hisey. We will shop and explore South Western Ontario, Creativ Festival (one of the largest DIY Craft Shows) and wine region of the beautiful Niagara on the Lake.

$2195 Cdn per person – double occupancy plus 13% HST                                                      

$725 Cdn single supplement additional plus 13% HST

Tour starts and ends in Toronto, Ontario

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* Land Package Tour Includes:

  • 10 days 9 nights deluxe hotel accommodation double occupancy
  • 14 Meals – 9 Breakfast daily, 2 Lunch & 3 Dinners (includes Welcome & Farewell Dinners)
  • Shop fabulous Quilt Shops
  • Meet Sherri Hisey – Pattern Designer & owner of Border Creek Station, Creator of The Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt Club presenting “Journey of a Quilter”
  • Admission to the Largest DIY craft show – “Creativ Festival”
  • Entrance to the Butterfly Conservatory
  • Visit the Homestead of Laura Secord
  • View a Natural Wonder – Niagara Falls & explore Clifton Hill
  • A day in Stratford
  • Visit & tour of Bonneheath Estate Lavender Essential Oil & Wine Distillery
  • Shop beautiful villages of Niagara on the Lake & St. Jacobs
  • Tour & tastings at Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese
  • Lunch at Anna Mae’s Amish Restaurant *
  • Guided tour of a true Mennonite Farm
  • All excursions as listed on the final itinerary & more
  • Luxury coach transportation to all excursions
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager who will remain with the group for your entire tour
  • *Subject to change as needed

Your Land Package Tour does not include:

  • Airfare (We can book the flight for you)
  • Transportation to & from the hotel
  • Gratuities for bus driver & porters
  • Some lunches and some dinners (unless indicated)
  • Insurance coverage, Medical and/or cancellation
  • Telephone calls, souvenirs, additional snacks or drinks
  • Excess baggage costs (overweight and over-sized luggage may have additional costs levied by the airline)
  • Single hotel supplement of $725 plus HST



Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival – Mississauga, Toronto, Ontario

(Wed) – Today is full of excitement and anticipation as we greet fellow quilters as they arrive. We will all meet in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Stay overnight in Mississauga, Toronto, Ontario

Meal(s) – D


Day 2 – “Creativ Festival – Sew, Knit, Bead, Stitch, Quilt, Scrapbook & More

(Thurs) – Some retail therapy will start the tour off on the right foot. We will spend most of the day visiting the Fall Creativ Festival 2020 – Canada’s Largest DIY Consumer Craft Show. After an exciting time at the show, we will head to our first quilt shop and if we are not all exhausted, we can show off our special purchases while on route to our overnight hotel.

Stay overnight in Cambridge, Ontario

Meal(s) – B


Day 3 – Sip and Shop

(Fri) – This morning we will head to our next quilt shop for another fabric fix.  We will slow the pace down and take a trip through the rolling countryside of Brant County, past the picturesque horse farms and into the charming village of Mount Pleasant where we will enjoy the taste of a delicious lunch at a favourite destination of many. After lunch we will make our way to a different kind of winery, have a tour and be shown how the lavender is prepared for infusion. We will also experience lavender infused wine.  Oh so good!

Stay overnight in London, Ontario

Meal(s) – B, L


Day 4 – Cheese Please!

(Sat) – This morning we will travel to several more fantastic quilt shops in the area. Did you know that South Western Ontario, Oxford County is “The Dairy Capital of Canada”? With that being said, we will spend the afternoon touring and tasting at an artisan cheese factory.

Stay overnight in London, Ontario

Meal(s) – B


Day 5 – Stratford, Ontario

(Sun) – Today we will spend our time in Stratford, a city on the Avon River that was established in the early 1830’s. You will have time to visit the beautiful shops and we will hear a historical talk and have a museum tour of the area.

Stay overnight in London, Ontario

Meal(s) – B


Day 6 – St. Jacobs, Ontario

(Mon) – Onto the Village of St. Jacobs, a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. It’s a community known for originality and its dozens of independent, one-of-a-kind shops. St Jacobs is also located in the heart of Mennonite country and even today you can see the Mennonites travelling the roads by horse and buggy. Before we reach St Jacobs, we will venture to another quilt shop and for dinner we will enjoy a wonderful meal at the famous Stone Crock Restaurant. In the evening, we will be amazed by the gorgeous designs of Canadian Designer Sherry Hisey, owner of Border Creek Station as she presents “A Journey of A Quilter”

Stay overnight in St. Jacobs/Waterloo, Ontario

Meal(s) – B, D


Day 7 – Mennonite Quilt and Farm Tour, St Jacobs, Ontario

(Tues) – This morning we will have a guided tour of a true Mennonite farm. Heading to the farm, you will be introduced to the Mennonite people, including their history, different groups in the area and their beliefs. We will have lunch at Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant where all the food is deliciously prepared by the Amish before heading to another quilt shop. We will then leave this area behind and head for our two night stay in the Niagara Region.

Stay overnight in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Meal(s) – B, L


Day 8 – Niagara Falls, Butterfly Conservatory & Laura Secord

(Wed) – Today will start with free time to explore and view Clifton Hill and one of the Natural Wonders of the World – Niagara Falls. Lots of photo opportunities. From there we will head to the Butterfly Conservatory. Beautiful colours of nature will surround and land on us as we walk through the conservatory. Later we will visit the Historical Homestead of Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine from the War of 1812 and maybe even get to treat ourselves to some chocolate and ice cream.

Stay overnight in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Meal(s) – B


Day 9 – Niagara on the Lake

(Thurs) Niagara on the Lake is a beautiful, historic, town located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Known for the Shaw Festival, charming boutiques and shops, it awaits for us to explore. We will spend a good part of the day there, enjoying lunch before we head off to our final quilt shop and a possible wine tasting and a farewell dinner.

Meal(s) – B, D


Day 10 – Farewell

After breakfast, all good things must come to an end. We say so long to our new friends and head home to start our fabulous finds quilting projects and tell others of the good time we had.

Meal(s) – B