Franklin Tours Limited                                TICO Retail Reg #1156996 / TICO Wholesale #1157992

305 Bell Blvd, Belleville, ON    K8P 5H3        613-966-7000 / 1-800-267-2183                

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Last Revised: 09 March  2017

Our Fabulous One-Day Getaways:

We always recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

2017 Tour Dates

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball games, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00  (HST included)                                     Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Ottawa Tulips - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Incredible varieties of thousands of tulips welcome us as we tour east to our Nation’s Capital. Upon arrival in Ottawa we stop at the ByWard Market where you can enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants in the market. An informed guide will board our coach as we begin the tour that highlights Ottawa and takes us to Dow Lake to view the beautiful tulips.  Dinner is included.

Depart: 7AM                $99.00 (HST included)                                                         Ottawa, ON

Blue Jays vs New York Yankees – Sunday, June 4, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball game, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00  (HST included)                                     Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Blue Jays vs Red Sox – Sunday, July 2, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball game, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00  (HST included)                                     Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

St. Jacobs - Saturday, May 27, 2017        

An old-fashioned way of life that is alive and well. The market is bustling, offering delectable food and handmade crafts. Search for fabulous bargains at the Outlet Mall. After the hustle and bustle of the market, return to a quieter time as you stroll through the streets of the incredibly unique village of St. Jacobs. A relaxing dinner is included at Crossroads Family Restaurant.

Depart: 7AM                $95.00 (HST included)                                                        St. Jacobs, ON

Muskoka Lunch Cruise & Theatre - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

After a guided tour of the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre enjoy a lovely lunch aboard the Wenonah II as you cruise beautiful Lake Muskoka before heading off the the Gravenhurst Opera House for the matinee performance of “Old Wives ‘Tales”.  **Mother always said “he who laughs last is probably a she!” Filled with practical wisdom, we learn that whatever you give to a woman, they will make it greater. Great wit and the driest of humour, be prepared to laugh, cry and feel wonderfully human again**. (**Quote from the Muskoka Steamship brochure*)  *Recommended for mature audiences. 

Depart:7AM                $170.00 (HST included)                                                 Gravenhurst, ON

African Lion Safari - Thursday, July 6, 2017

Set out and explore large drive-through Game Reserves, and see over 1,000 exotic animals and birds roaming free! Cruise aboard the “African Queen”, take a journey on the “Nature Boy” scenic railway or observe pachyderms taking a refreshing dip at the “Elephant Swim”. Lunch is included at the Mombasa Market Restaurant.

Depart: 7AM         $130.00 Adults (13-59) / $125.00 Senior (60+) / $115.00 Children (12 & under)(HST included )

Cambridge, ON

Casa Loma & Ripley’s Aquarium ?– Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Enjoy a self-guided tour of historic Casa Loma, Toronto’s most glamorous landmark, built between 1911 and 1914, before heading off to the exciting new showpiece in downtown Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium.

Depart: 8AM - Adult - $125; Senior - 65+/Student 14-17 - $115; Youth 4-13 - $105;

Child 3 under - $75 (HST included)                                                                 Toronto, ON

Syracuse Nationals Car Show - with Freddy Vette - Saturday, July 15, 2017

The LARGEST classic car show in the Northeast. Last year over 8000 classic car and 400 vendors converged on the New York State Fairgrounds during this weekend event. 365 acres of Classic Car Heaven. The swap meet, car corral, women’s world, mini-nationals, live music, tech seminars, gasoline alley and old skool roundup are just a few of the things to do and see while you’re at the show! (Quote by Freddy Vette).  *A passport is required for this tour.

Depart: 7AM                $99.00 (HST included)                         New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY

“Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee” - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with this truly Canadian style show. Way-To-Go Productions proudly presents, "Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!" a patriotic musical that delights audiences of all ages. Join some of Canada's most superb singers and musicians as they take you on a journey across Canada that is a cavalcade of non-stop hits from Canada’s biggest stars.

Oh, Canada celebrates the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Shania Twain, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell, Lighthouse, Neil Young, The Guess Who, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang, Bryan Adams, The Barenaked Ladies, Paul Anka, Don Messer, Rita MacNeil, Stan Rogers, The Nylons, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf - and the list goes on! Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee! salutes the songwriters and artists that give our incredible country it’s heart and soul, at the same time recognizing many outstanding Canadians who have contributed to making this country the greatest country in the world! (Quoted from Globus Theatre email).  Includes Hot Buffet Canadian Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding lunch and matinee performance..

Depart: 9AM                $145.00 (HST included)                                                          Bobcaygeon, ON

Blue Jays vs LA Angels– Saturday, July 29, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball game, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00 (HST included)                                    Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Orillia Island Princess Boat Cruise & Show “Bedtime Story” (Orillia Opera House)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summertime boat cruise, BBQ and Theatre WOW!!  After a leisurely drive through the lakes to Orillia enjoy spending some time wandering downtown Orillia before the show.  After the performance of “Bedtime Story” it’s off to the Island Princess for the cruise including a BBQ steak or chicken dinner on board as she sails Lake Couchiching.

Depart: 8AM                $170.00 (HST included)                                                        Orillia, ON

Blue Jays vs MN Twins – Sunday, August 27, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball game, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00  (HST included)                                    Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

St. Jacobs - Saturday, September 9, 2017

An old-fashioned way of life that is alive and well. The market is bustling, offering delectable food and handmade crafts. Search for fabulous bargains at the Outlet Mall. After the hustle and bustle of the market, return to a quieter time as you stroll through the streets of the incredibly unique village of St. Jacobs. A relaxing dinner is included at Crossroads Family Restaurant.

Depart: 7AM                $95.00 (HST included)                                                        St. Jacobs, ON

Woodstock Outdoor Farm Show -  Wednesday, September 13, 2017         *NEW TOUR*

Join us to visit the Woodstock Outdoor Farm Show! The farm show takes place in Woodstock, ON. The Outdoor Farm Show is a 3 day event being held. This event is one-stop shopping for farmers and highlights the most innovative and technologically advanced agricultural products and services available. Whether you are from the country or the city, there is sure to be something for everyone!  Dinner is included.

Depart: 7AM                $120.00 (HST included)                                                        Woodstock, ON

Cranberry Colour Cruise – Fall Colours - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Delight in all the spectacular fall colours that Mother Nature offers including lunch aboard the Wenonah II as we cruise the waters of Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst, after visiting the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre.  Then it’s off to Bala to discover Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh for the Bog to Bottle Tour and Wagon Ride.  

Depart: 7AM                $165.00  (HST included)                                                Gravenhurst / Bala, ON

Blue Jays vs NY Yankees – Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

Join Franklin Tours over the season to take in Toronto Blue Jays ball game, with time to enjoy the area around Rogers Centre and the pre-game festivities prior to the first pitch.

Depart: 9AM                $145.00 (HST included)                                    Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Credit Valley Explorer -  Wednesday, October  4, 2017

The Credit Valley Explorer is southern Ontario’s premier tour train experience, with the area known for rolling hills, deep valleys, unsurpassed fall colours and being the headwaters of four major river system. Scenic highlights include the 1,146 foot long railway trestle bridge spanning the Credit Valley and the Forks of the Credit river, and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park at Cataract.   The rail route established 130 years ago along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, and the 74 km adventure aboard classic rail cars is sure to be a memorable experience!  Plus a Step-on guided tour of Orangeville’s Art Walk of Tree Sculptures featuring the work of 19 different  artists.   A light lunch aboard the train is included.

Depart: 7AM                $150.00 (HST included)                                                Orangeville, ON

Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” - Sunday, October 15, 2017

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.  VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.
WAZ, a popular game show host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame, pulling others in the trap of instant glory. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters “free spirits” who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?
(Description from Cirque du Soleil website) Dinner included.
Depart: 8AM                $199.00
(HST included)                Under the Big Top, The Port Lands Toronto, ON

Pumpkinferno - Upper Canada Village - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Almost 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins all aglow in a hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding outdoor exhibit awaits you at Upper Canada Village. Enjoy this exciting, mesmerizing display of pumpkins are you stroll through the village, this fall evening.

Depart: 3:30PM           $80.00 (HST included)                                                Morrisburg, ON

Royal Winter Fair – Saturday, November 11, 2017

Every November, country comes to the city! Livestock and agricultural product competitions, plus the Royal Horse Show, make up the world’s largest indoor exhibit and equestrian competition. The Royal Winter Fair has certainly become a distinct part of our Canadian Heritage. Reserved seating at the Grand Finale Horse Show is included. There will be time for browsing the exhibits prior to the show.

Depart: 11AM        $145.00 (HST included)                                                        Toronto, ON

Vaughan Mills Shopping with Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse, IKEA Option

Saturday, November 18, 2017

With over 300 stores at Vaughan Mills, there is sure to be something for everyone!  Looking for toys Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse has toys galore or visit IKEA a great opportunity for all your Christmas shopping!

Depart: 8AM                $70.00 (HST included)                                                Vaughan/Toronto, ON

Shopping in Watertown – Saturday, November 25, 2017

Bargains, Bargains & more Bargains! The day after ‘Black Friday’ and the sales are still happening!  The Salmon Run Mall is only the beginning! We also offer coach shuttle to Walmart; Target/Kohl’s/Old Navy area; Kmart & TJ Maxx area on a scheduled rotating basis.

A short drive across the border and the shopping is extreme!

Please note: A passport is required for this tour.

Depart: 7AM                $70.00 (HST included)                                                        Watertown, NY

Upper Canada Village - Alight at Night – Saturday, December 09, 2017

Start your Christmas season with the brilliant lights and attractions at Upper Canada Village! See history in the making and experience a picture-perfect Christmas! The Village comes alive in 1860’s style, a true winter wonderland just waiting for you. Dinner is included.

Depart: 2PM                $130.00 (HST included)                        Upper Canada Village – Morrisburg, ON

Looking forward to 2018 Tour Dates

Canada Blooms & National Home Show - March 2018

Everything is flowers, gardens, plants & much more... Enjoy a day at one of the largest exhibits of blooms you will ever see. Experience artisans, crafters, flower arrangements, magnificent gardens, attend workshops, listen to speakers, or tour some of the gardens offering their beautiful and creative works of art.

Depart: 8AM                $TBA  (HST included)            Enercare Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

*We always recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!*

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Franklin Tours Limited                                TICO Retail Reg #1156996 / TICO Wholesale #1157992

305 Bell Blvd, Belleville, ON    K8P 5H3        613-966-7000 / 1-800-267-2183