Try Varadero this March Break


Where will you be this March Break ?


The Ocean Varadero El Patriarca in Varadero, Cuba, is a brand new oceanfront property located directly on the beach and approximately 34 km from the Varadero airport.

Perfect for families wanting to escape the cold this March Break!

Adults prices only $1649 with all taxes, fees and Cuban departure tax

Children ages 2 -12 only $1169 with all taxes, fees and Cuban departure tax

Direct flights from Halifax with Transat Holidays

March 10-17, 2018

Depart Halifax March 10 on Transat flight 920 at 17:40 Arrive Varadero 21:15

Depart Varadero March 17 on Transat flight 921 at 22:35 Arrive Halifax 03:45 (+1)

Please contact your Niche Travel Group advisor to book now!

Want to Curl along the Romantic Rhine ?



Is Curling your sport?  Want to try a rink in Europe and curl against the Dutch?  How about the Swiss?  We have a once in a lifetime invitation for you.    Combine curling and a Rhine river cruise for the ultimate 11 night European Experience.

Balcony Cabin prices start at $5799 per person for the entire package and dual window cabins start at $4999.

Want you own cabin?  Add $2187 or $3365 for Balcony


Non Refundable deposit of $500 per person due by Nov 26 to receive the extra perks of FREE Gratuities and a FREE Excursion.

Daily Itinerary

Aug 31:  Day 1 – Arrive in Amsterdam – stay at 4-star city centre hotel.  Afternoon Walking tour of Amsterdam

Sept 01: Day 2 –  Curl with the Dutch,  Go Canada!

Sept 02: Day 3 – Embarkation and welcome reception onboard the Avalon Felicity  

Sept 03: Day 4-   Canal cruise of Amsterdam

Sept 04:  Day 5  – Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Sept 05 : Day 6  – KoblenzRhine GorgeRüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Sept 06: Day 7 –  Mainz   excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg; guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Sept 07 : Day 8 –  Strasbourg  guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; onboard woodcarving demonstration

Sept 08 : Day 9 –  Breisach  Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a local woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Sept 09 : Day 10 – Basel  Disembarkation and journey to Lucerne for two nights in a 4 star city centre hotel.

Sept 10: Day 11 – Curl with the Swiss,  Go Canada!

Sept 11: Day 12 – Transfer to Zurich for your flight back to Canada

Little swiss town with white gothic church on the shore of Lake Lucerne, Alps mountains, Switzerland

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Enjoy a special coffee or wine tasting in Rüdesheim.


  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or (weather permitting) grill fare at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
  • Alternative dinner of petite portions or regional specialties with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Night Fare
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel

                Airfare is additional:  Travel Insurance is additional