Anne of Green Gables – P.E.I’s Heritage Home & Famous Musical!

While visiting Prince Edward Island with Comfort Tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, which has been P.E.I’s main tourist attractions for many years. The Heritage Place pays tribute to the Anne of Green Gables novel series.

Prince Edward Island is where Lucy M. Montgomery got her inspiration to write the famous series of novels about a red headed little orphan, Anne Shirley. While looking over the fields of Cavendish, Montgomery created Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings living on their family farm together. They decided to adopt a young boy to help out with the upkeep on the farm. To their surprise, they were matched with a young girl named Anne. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series shares the story of Anne’s life while growing up at Green Gables and living in Prince Edward Island.

 With the novel being translated into 36 different languages, Green Gables has visitors from all over the world. The annual Charlottetown Festival features the famous Anne of Green Gables – the Musical every year. The musical kicks off its 50th consecutive performance season on July 1st and ends late in September. It is the nation’s longest-running musical, which tells the story of Anne Shirley through elaborate sets, singing, dancing and modern staging.

 Are you already a passenger on one of our Canada East Coast tours this September of 2014? If so, then you are in for a real treat! As you tour the famous Green Gables Heritage Placed in the company of a local licensed guide, you will be taken back in time and will have the opportunity to explore the home of Anne of Green Gables.

In the evening, why not experience another very important piece of Prince Edward Island’s heritage by going to see the Anne of Green Gables musical during your free time. Ticket prices start at only $25 and there are many show times to choose from that fit our tour schedules!

Visit our website for more information and details about Comfort Tour’s Canada East Coast tour. We look forward to having you join us!

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New York City TV and Movie Sets

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Visit Your Favourite TV and Movie Sets in the Big Apple!

While you are on Comfort Tour’s New York City bus tour, make sure to visit the sets of your favourite movies and TV series during the allotted free time!
These are just some of our favourite spots:

Sex and the City – Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment:

New York City’s most fabulous lady lived in a brownstone on the Upper East Side – 245 East 73rd Street, between Park and Madison to be exact! Here, Carrie Bradshaw had many moments on the iconic front steps and at the window, where she is seen writing her column in many of the episodes of Sex and the City. If you get the chance to visit Carrie’s apartment on your trip to Manhattan, don’t expect to see Manolo Blahnik wearing, Cosmo sipping, single ladies. This brownstone is actually located in the heart of the West Village of Manhattan at 64 Perry Street, a tree-lined street in a quiet neighbourhood.

Friends – Monica Geller’s Apartment:

There is no way that this apartment could not make our favourites list! Monica Geller, who is played by actress Courtney Cox, lives in Apartment 20 of an apartment unit in Greenwich Village. The apartment was handed down to Monica from Grandma Geller and is the one of the main sets used in the show. Located on the corner of Grove and Bedford in Greenwich Village, you can go see this apartment with the iconic fire escape and fulfill your Friends fan dreams!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Holly Golightly’s apartment:

For all of the Audrey Hepburn fans out there, this is a definite spot to visit! See where Miss. Holly Golightly lived with the company of her pet cat and her neighbour, Paul. In the movie, Holly’s small apartment address is 167 East 71st Street located on the Upper East Side of a neighbourhood borough in Manhattan. However, in reality, the actual house number is 169! Holly’s apartment is now a multi-family home of 2,880 square feet, and the property is valued at around four million dollars. Make sure to bring your big, black sunhats when visiting!

Serendipity – Serendipity 3, Restaurant and General Store:

Serendipity (n): the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

That is exactly what happens to Sara and Jonathan played by Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in the movie, Serendipity. In the film, Sara and Jonathan share a frozen hot chocolate at a little restaurant on the first night that they meet. This restaurant is called “Serendipity 3” and is located at 225 East 60th Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Since the film, the restaurant has been known for their frozen hot chocolate. Also, the table that Beckinsale and Cusack sat at while filming is now referred to as the “Star Table”. Established in 1954, this restaurant is a hot spot for locals, tourists, and celebrities. Stephen Bruce is the owner and even made an appearance in the movie itself! Bruce plays the staff member that Jonathan asks if it is okay to go back into the restaurant to look for his scarf. If you plan to stop for a bite at Serendipity 3, make sure to call ahead of time and make a reservation.

Comfort Tour Canada has bus tours departing from Toronto to New York City every weekend this summer! With a great mix of fully-guided tours and free time, you will be able to see all that New York City’s attractions have to offer. During your free time, why not go on a movie and TV set adventure to check out some of these places mentioned. Book a tour with Comfort Tour Canada today!

Follow the Royal-Brick-Road!

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Have you booked one of our tours to London and Paris and are having a hard time deciding what to do or see during your free time in London? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a part of the British Royal Family? We’ve created an exclusive Royal Road for you to follow to get a taste of what it is like to be a King or a Queen!

Follow this road to experience the royal pomp and pageantry as you discover the majestic part of London!

Tower of London:

Built around 1365 to house Edward III’s treasures, this building is one of only two left from the medieval Palace of Westminster after an 1834 fire. This world-famous historic landmark gives you the opportunity to see the Imperial State Crown and other royal treasures in the Jewel House. While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the exhibitions going on throughout the summer such as the Line of Kings exhibit – showcasing the Tower’s collection of arms and armour!

Kensington Palace:

This royal residence was Princess Diana’s last home. Visit the Fashion Rules: Dresses from the Collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana exhibit and indulge in exquisite dresses once worn by these royal leading ladies. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon tea party and at the Orangery restaurant. Remember, pinkie up!

Queen’s Gallery:

The Queen’s Gallery is a public art gallery located at Buckingham Palace. This gallery showcases works of art from the Royal Collection. You can admire Queen Mary’s diamond ring at The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 exhibit as well as the Diamond Jubilee state coach!

Westminster Abbey:

Consecrated in 1065, this breathtaking abbey is the crowning and burials site of most English monarchs since 1066. It also houses Poets’ Corner; the burial place of Charles Dickens and other writers. Visit the site that held the extravagant 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Fortnum & Mason:

Established in 1707, this British store is famed for its food hall, hampers and china. Bring home gifts for your family from Fortnum & Mason, the official grocers of HRH the Price of Wales since 1863.

Royal Birthday:

You are cordially invited to celebrate Prince George’s first birthday. On July 22nd, Buckingham Palace will be opening their doors to launching Royal Childhood; a special exhibition of artefacts from different generations of childhood within the royal family. You will see 250 years of toys, clothes, unseen photographs and film footage. Happy Birthday, Prince George!

Comfort Tour Canada offers a London/Paris tour package for 9 days and 8 nights. We provide fully guided tours to all of the main attractions of each city. For each day that you are in London, you will also have the opportunity to go see sites and attractions at your own leisure. Following the Royal Road is a perfect activity to do during your free time to explore the majestic city of London! Embrace your adventurous side and book one of our London/Paris tours today!

Top 5 Reasons to Travel this Summer!

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Summer is upon us and there is no better time to travel than right now! Grab your suitcase and passport and check out Comfort Tour Canada’s
Top 5 Reasons to Travel this Summer:

#1: Educate Yourself!
• There is no better way to learn about history, culture and language than traveling and experiencing it yourself. Who needs a school textbook when you can learn from hundreds of museums, monuments and people while engaging in an experience that you will remember forever!

#2: Food!
• Get the chance to try authentic local cuisine of the city or country you choose to visit. From Chicago’s deep-dish pizza to England’s English style fish and chips, there are so many iconic dishes to try that are sure to meet and satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

#3: Be Adventurous!
• Grab your friends and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Whether it’s a bus tour to the USA or a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, challenge yourself to new depths and see how much you can accomplish. Try to hail a cab in New York City (in one shot!) or navigate your way through the Italian-speaking streets of Florence – you’ll never know how much of a traveller you are until you try!

#4: Recharge and Refresh!
• We all live busy live and sometimes, a mental break is necessary. This summer gives you the perfect opportunity to reset your mind and escape out of your everyday routine by taking a relaxing vacation. You deserve it!

#5: Treat Yourself!
• When you look back at your summer in September, what is going to stand out the most – the exhausting 40-hour work week you barely made it through? Definitely not! We all have that one dream travel destination on our bucket list and there is no better time to go than now! It is time that we all started doing what makes us truly happy. After all, traveling is the route to happiness!

At Comfort Tour Canada, we offer a wide variety of bus tour packages, including tours within Canada, to the U.S and even to Europe! This summer, we are excited for our London &Paris 10-day fully-guided tours, which take you on wonderful excursion to two of the most visited cities in the world! Comfort Tour also offers a 10-day Bella Italia tour package, which includes visits to Rome, Florence and Venice. The combination of these three beautiful Italian cities will make this an unforgettable tour experience!

Comfort Tour offers departures from Toronto for all of our bus tours!

Summer in the Big Apple!

Events in NYC: June 2014

Have you booked one of our New York City Tours for June and need some ideas on what to do for your free time? Look no further! Listed below are our top 5 picks for what to do in June while in NYC with Comfort Tour:

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Big Apple Barbeque Block Party
Get the real experience of delicious New York grub at the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party in Madison Square Park! From June 7th-8th, come out and enjoy mouth watering food, free music, seminars and cooking demos. Admission is free.

Museum Mile Festival – Starting June 10th
The annual Museum Mile Festival offers free access to seven museums along Fifth Avenue starting at 5:45pm. The event spans 23 city blocks and some of the participating institutions include El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Visitors can also take part in the outdoor festivities as well such as face painting, live music and a whole lot of block party–style fun!

New York Yankees game
Take me out to the ball game! While you’re in New York City, go see their 27 World Series champions, the New York Yankees, play a great game of baseball. Enjoy an afternoon or evening at the iconic Yankee Stadium, which holds about 50,000 Yankees’ fans! Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack and get the all-American baseball experience. Catch them playing the Boston Red Sox on June 27th or 28th!

9/11 Memorial & Museum
For an insightful experience, pay a visit to the 9/11 – a tribute to remember and honour the 3,000 brave and heroic lives that were lost in 2001. View the admirable work of architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker who created the Memorial’s design based on a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations. Later, visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum to read about the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives, and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts.

Shakespeare in the Park – Starting June 3rd
Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City’s most treasured summertime traditions and has performing free, open-air theater in Central Park since 1962. This year’s productions are Much Ado About Nothing (June 3–July 6) and King Lear (July 22–August 17).

* Chicago, IL *

Chicago Bus Tours from Toronto

Visit Chicago, one of the most populous cities in the U.S, on our four day and three night Chicago Bus Tours from Toronto. Chicago is a contemporary city full of charisma with visitors from all over the world. Our guided bus city tour includes round-trip transportation by coach, accommodations at a 4-star hotel close to downtown and full daily breakfasts at the hotel.

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Top tour highlights include:

» Michigan Ave (Famous Magnificent Mile)
» Water Tower & Pump Station
» Chicago Tribune; Wrigley Building
» Tales of Chicago
» United Center; Famous Bronze statue of Michael Jordan
» Grant Park (built using rubble from the Chicago Fire); Buckingham Fountains
» Pass the field where Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech in 2008. Cultural Center
» Drive through China Town
» Greek Town
» Millennium Park
» Tour through “The Loop” (major corporation headquarters)

During your free time, experience Chicago’s famous Architectural Cruise along the Chicago River where you will see over 40 landmarks of modern American architecture. This tour is sure to please! Chicago is a contemporary, multicultural city full of charisma with attractions and activities sure to please everyone! Join COMFORT TOUR CANADA today on our frequent Chicago Bus Tours from Toronto !

For more details about the tour itinerary, hotels and prices, please visit our website: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/chicago-bus-tours-from-toronto/

Boston: The Beantown

Boston Bus Tours from Toronto

Have you ever wondered why Boston is nicknamed ‘Beantown’? Find out by joining us on our four days and three night bus tour and see all that this breathtaking city has to offer!

Comfort Tour Canada offers fully-escorted  bus tours from Toronto to Boston, MA. This 4-day / 3-night guided tour is a combination of tours and free time, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your trip and see the best Boston has to offer!  Our guided bus tour of Boston includes round-trip coach transportation, 4-star accommodations and continental breakfast each morning.

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During the tour, you will see all that Boston has to offer, such as:

  • Freedom Trail
  • Old Ironsides,
  • Revere House
  • The Revere Statue
  • Old North church
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  • And the exciting list goes on and on..

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Also, you will enjoy a leisurely stroll through Harvard Yard at America’s “Most celebrated University” and stop to take some photos at Copley Square, architecturally the most pleasing spot in all of New England. Don’t wait any longer, and book a bus tour with Comfort Tour Canada to Boston!

For more information about the tour itinerary, hotels and prices, please visit our website: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/boston-bus-tours-from-toronto/

NYC: The Big Apple

New York Bus Tours from Toronto

Take a bite out of the Big Apple on this four day/three night bus tour of magical New York City. Our guided city bus tour includes round-trip transportation by coach, accommodations at a 4-star hotel and full daily breakfasts.

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One of our knowledgeable tour guides will accompany you on the New York bus tour and take you to visit major NYC attractions, including Central Park, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Centre. Our tour directors will guide you in exploring this diverse and historically-rich city, and they are sure to have answers to all of your questions!

Tour highlights include:

» Columbus Circle
» Metropolitan Opera
» Strawberry fields
» Central Park
» Museum Mile
» Fifth Avenue
» Plaza Hotel
» Trump Tower
» St. Patrick’s Cathedral
» Rockefeller Center
» Times Square
» Broadway Theaters
» Financial District
» Wall Street
» Winter Garden to see World Trade Center site
» 42nd St.
» Macy’s
» Flat Iron Building

COMFORT TOUR CANADA’S New York Bus Tours from Toronto are the perfect blend of guided excursions and free travel time as our itineraries allocate just enough time for our travellers to wander the streets of New York City on their own, while also enjoy being led our tour guides. There has never been a better time to find out why so many people are saying, “I love New York”. Join today and discover the magic of New York City with Comfort Tour Canada!

For more information about the tour itinerary, hotels and pricing, please visit: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/bus-tour-to-new-york-city-from-toronto/

* Montreal, Quebec & Ottawa *

Montreal Quebec Ottawa Bus Tours from Toronto

As a local Canadian tour operator, Comfort Tour Canada knows Canada best! Join this spectacular tours to visit the three historically rich and exciting Canadian cities on our 3-Cities tour! Our Montreal Quebec Ottawa Bus Tours from Toronto provide round-trip coach transportation, two-nights accommodation at a beautiful, centrally located Montreal hotel and a 1000 Islands boat cruise.

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Our first stop is at the vibrant, yet small-town friendly city of Montreal. Take our guided tour to learn all about Montreal’s abundant history and culture, and during your free time experience the fine dining and excitement of the lively city.

Our next stop on the tour takes you back in time to the cobblestone streets of charming Quebec City. Our experienced tour guide will ensure you get acquainted with the city that is known for its culture and distinct European feel.

The last, third day of the tour includes a guided walking tour of the Canadian capital, Ottawa. There you will visit the parliament buildings, Rideau canal, and enjoy lunch and free time at the popular Byward Market. Your trip culminates in Kingston, where you enjoy a one-hour 1000 Islands boat cruise!  This is the life – C’est la vie!

Comfort Tour’s Montreal Quebec Ottawa Bus Tours from Toronto are the perfect way to explore the three major Canadian cities and all it takes is just three days! So why not escape for the weekend and try something new for a change? Book with Comfort Tour Canada today!

For more information about the tour, please visit our website: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/montreal-quebec-ottawa-bus-tours-from-toronto/

Washington D.C. – The Capital City

Washington Bus Tours from Toronto

Washington Bus Tours from Toronto

The capital of the United States offers attractions and activities for everyone! Comfort Tour Canada’s fully-guided bus tour of Washington D.C. includes four days and three nights of round-trip travel by coach and accommodations at a 4-star quality hotel including a buffet breakfast. During the bus tour, our tour guides will take you on scenic drives through historical sites across iconic Washington City. The city’s gardens and parks are places of natural beauty surrounded by the marble, glass, and steel of Washington’s magnificent buildings. You will visit the major attractions, such as the White House, the Supreme Court, the US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial and more. Our Washington tour is not all politics and memorials, as you will also enjoy visiting The National Zoo and Aquarium!

For more information about the itinerary, hotels and prices, please visit: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/washington-bus-tours-from-toronto/