Folklorama (Winnipeg, Canada)

Folklorama (Winnipeg, Canada)

Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world!

Folklorama

 

Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent. Join others and experience the world’s cultures in Winnipeg.  See the day by day for a description of each exciting day on this tour!

 

TOUR INCLUDES:

* Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

* Hotel Accommodations for 6 Nights

* 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 6 Dinners

* Sightseeing and Attractions Per Itinerary

* Luggage Handling for One Suitcase Per Person

Day 1

What an exciting seven days we have ahead of us. As we get settled on our deluxe motorcoach, we meet our tour director and fellow passengers. We’ll see the scenery change from the rolling bluffs of Western Wisconsin and the lake country of Minnesota to the flat farmland of North Dakota. Overnight accommodations are in Fargo, ND.

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Day 2

This morning we complete our drive to Winnipeg, and our first stop is at The Forks National Historic Site. Operated by Parks Canada, this picturesque park in the center of Winnipeg, looks across the Red River. It is dedicated to preserving the 6,000-year history of human presence and activity at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Early Aboriginal peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. We check into our Winnipeg hotel for a four-night stay. This evening we meet our Folklorama tour guide and visit our first three pavilions. During each week of the festival there are over 20 pavilions, throughout the city, each presenting a show featuring the song and dance of their culture, along with ethnic cuisine and cultural displays. The pavilion choices will not be available until February, 2018. We are treated to a progressive dinner tonight.

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Day 3

First on our itinerary is a tour of the beautiful city of Winnipeg, guided by a local expert. Stops will be made at Assiniboine Park, the Manitoba Legislative Building and St. Boniface Cathedral. After lunch we enjoy a walking tour of the Exchange District of Winnipeg. It is a national historic site that’s name originates from the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Comprised of 20 city blocks and approximately 150 heritage buildings, it is known for its intact early 20th century collection of warehouses, financial institutions, and early terra cotta clad skyscrapers. Our afternoon concludes with a guided tour of the Manitoba Museum. Featuring nine exhibit galleries and a planetarium, it is Winnipeg’s largest museum. Travel through time to the roaring 20’s, explore a 17th century ship, and view treasures from around the world. Watch a polar bear under the Northern Lights in the Arctic/Sub-Artic Gallery. Experience an animated underwater environment in the Ancient Seas Gallery. After a little time to rest and relax at our hotel, we meet our guide and take in three more pavilions. A progressive dinner is included this evening.

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Day 4

Our day begins with a guided tour of the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo. The award-winning exhibit is home to polar bears, muskoxen, Arctic fox, wolves and other northern species. Experience a variety of naturalistic landscapes and animal viewing areas as we learn about biodiversity, climate change and conservation. We make a switch from fauna to flora as we wander through the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. This verdant, green paradise features more than 8,000 flowers, plants and trees, with an ever-changing floral display. Next, it’s on to the FortWhyte Alive Nature Preserve. It is more than just a nature center or wildlife refuge, the 40 acres of protected urban greenspace connects humans with nature through a variety of unique programs and events that foster sustainability in the community. Tonight we enjoy dinner and a show at Celebrations Dinner Theatre. The production will be announced at a future date.

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Day 5

Our last day in Winnipeg starts with an interactive presentation at our hotel by a Folklorama cultural performer. Then it is on to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The WAG is Canada's oldest civic gallery (1912) and the 6th largest in the country. It's permanent collection contains almost 24,000 works with a particular emphasis on Manitoban and Canadian art. Later, we have a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. The museum strives to connect each visitor to human rights. It's ten core galleries contain diverse stories from Canada and around the world, relayed through interactive presentation, multimedia technology and world-class design. Tonight we visit our last three pavilions and again enjoy a progressive dinner.

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Day 6

As we say, "Goodbye," to Winnipeg, we travel east into Ontario and between the many lakes of Southern Ontario and Northern Minnesota. Arriving in Duluth, MN, we are treated to a narrated cruise of the hard-working Duluth Superior Harbor and waterfront. We’ll combine the cruise with a pizza party, as the dinner menu on board is handmade pizza and beverages. Our hotel for the night is in Duluth.

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Day 7

Our route today takes us through the beautiful forests of Northern Wisconsin, returning to the lakeshore with fond memories of the music, dance, cuisine and culture of many nations, as well as the landmarks and sites of Winnipeg. What a wonderful summer trip this has been!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Home pickup is available in SE Wisconsin areas as outlined on the map only (Breakfast with Bucky is not available on this tour).  A $200 per person deposit is due with reservation.  Final payment is due June 8th, 2018.  Valid Passport is required.  Single Share program is not available on this tour.  This tour is operated by Personalized Tours.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate Physical Activity-walking tours, as well as walking longer distances, up stairs or uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

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