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Okanagan Wine Adventure

6

days

starting fromUS $1,795per person

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget
Okanagan Wine Adventure  – Map
Sample trip map & photos – personalize your trip by adding extra nights and activities in each location
Western Canada's wine region
Western Canada's wine region
Discover the best of Western Canada's greatest wine region on this exciting escape to the Okanagan.
Kettle Valley bicycle tour
Kettle Valley bicycle tour
Explore Kelowna on a guided bicycle tour along the famous Kettle Valley Trestles.
Kelowna winery and lakes
Kelowna winery and lakes
Spend the day discovering all the amazing wineries near Kelowna on a guided tour.
Sailing on Lake Okanagan
Sailing on Lake Okanagan
Glide across Lake Okanagan on a relaxing sailing tour – discover a highlight of the region, the lake!
Hot air balloon ride over the Okanagan wine country
Hot air balloon ride over the Okanagan wine country
Cross an item off your bucket list by joining a once in a lifetime hot air balloon ride.
Drive to Osoyoos
Drive to Osoyoos
Drive down to Osoyoos in the southern Okanagan at your leisure.
Okanagan farm tour
Okanagan farm tour
Discover and savour the amazing regional produce of the Okanagan on a local farm tour.
Southern Okanagan winery
Southern Okanagan winery
Alternatively, discover the wines of the Southern Okanagan and sip the day away.
  • Quick Overview

    What we love about this trip

    • Unique Okanagan wine tours

    • Farm to table foodie experience

    • Plenty of outdoor activity options such as biking and sailing

    • Option to drift over beautiful vineyards and lakes by air balloon

    • Stunning desert scenery flanked by mountains

    A thousand miles north of Napa lies Canada’s Okanagan - an arid region of soft sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, and distant mountain valleys. On this fun-filled 6 day adventure, you’ll sample your way through the region’s best boutique wineries and farm-to-table eateries, plus enjoy the perfect amount of adventure.

    Trip Outline

    Arrive Kelowna 3 nights Kelowna 2 nights Osoyoos Depart Kelowna

  • Sample Itinerary
    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

    Day 1 – Arrive Kelowna
    Welcome to Kelowna! Ideally located deep in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, this small town is the perfect launch pad from which to explore. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, it is surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards, and mountains. After picking up your rental car at the airport, kick back and relax this evening at your hotel, in anticipation of the excitement tomorrow will bring.

    Day 2 – Taste of Kelowna:
    Set out and explore the amazing scenery that makes the Okanagan one of the top places to visit in British Columbia. With beautiful sandy beaches, gorgeous vineyards, towering pine trees and desert landscape, it is like no other place in Canada you can enjoy the best of everything in one place.

    Today you have the choice of one of the following
    2 activities to get your exploring started:

    • Kelowna Wine Tour
    Experience scenic rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, and panoramic lake views of Kelowna. And of course, tour vineyards and sample unique wines along the way. Joining this tour will get you the VIP treatment at all the wineries you visit! The tour includes a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, bread and spreads, charcuterie, and artisan cheese. Delicious!
    Activity rating: Easy (19+)

    • Bike and Tasting Tour
    On this tour, explore Myra Canyon – a Canadian National Historic Site built from 1912-14. Cycle along 18 old railway trestles and through two tunnels on this 20km tour. Tour also includes a stop at Hillside Estate Winery for a tasting and lunch on the lake in Penticton.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    Day 3 – Explore the Okanagan
    Head out to explore the Okanagan and all the beauty it beholds. Visit the small streets in downtown stopping in at the local cafes, markets and restaurants or take a leisurely stroll along the lake on the cities beautiful boardwalk.

    Today you set out to take in the Okanagan Valley by a different vantage point. Choose from one of the following
    2 activities to enjoy today:

    Explore by Hot Air Balloon
    You’re in for a real treat today as you soar through the air in a hot air balloon! Conquer the skies as you fly above the Okanagan Valley floor, taking in the scenery in this unique and exciting way! Flights last one hour and include a champagne celebration and flight certificate.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Cruise on Lake Okanagan in a Sailboat
    At Fresh Tracks Canada, we know all the different ways to enjoy an area, and it doesn’t have to mean sitting on a bus! Enjoy an experience of a lifetime on beautiful Lake Okanagan in a 26’ sailboat. History and wildlife abounds! A perfect way to sightsee, relax, and soak in scenery.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Day 4 – Kelowna to Osoyoos
    A short two hour drive south brings you to the town of Osoyoos. Pass through White Lake Grasslands protected area, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Oliver. All these areas are abundant with vineyards and small farm shops, so be sure to pick up some fresh produce along the way to enjoy!

    Day 5 – Osoyoos
    With its desert landscape, rolling hills, multitude of vineyards to choose from and the sandy beaches that surround the city, you can’t ask for a better location to relax and unwind. The temperatures in the summer months are unbeatable, along with the local ice cream shops placed perfectly along the beachside while you are out taking a leisurely stroll.

    Today you have the choice of one of the following
    2 options to enjoy Osoyoos to its fullest today:

    • Farm and Vineyard Tour – Canadian Signature Experience
    Tour this fourth generation 650-acre organic farm, vineyard and winery in a vintage 1952 Mercury 1 Ton truck! Feed the cows, try grapes and strawberries directly from the vine and end with a wine tasting where you taste all the varietals that you learned about on the tour. This location has an organically grown wine portfolio that includes Roussanne/Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Rosé and a variety of red blends. This truly is a fully immersive experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
    Activity rating: Easy (19+)

    • South Okanagan Wine Tour
    Tour the South Okanagan Valley through Osoyoos, Oliver, The Golden Mile, The Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Falls, The Naramata Bench and the Similkameen Valley. At Fresh Tracks Canada, we understand it’s important to sip, savour, dine, learn, make new friends, and most of all, have great fun!
    Activity rating: Easy (19+)

    Day 6 – Depart the Okanagan
    Much too soon, your BC adventure comes to an end. Make your way back to the airport to drop off your car rental.
  • What's Included
    Accommodation Inclusions:
    • 5 nights’ 3.5 star hotel accommodations

    Kelowna Activity Options:
    Day 1
    Choose 1 of 2:
    • Kelowna Sailing Cruise on Lake Okanagan
    • Kelowna Bike & Tasting Tour

    Kelowna Activity Options:
    Day 2 – Choose 1 of 2:

    • Wine Tour of Kelowna and North Okanagan
    • Explore by Hot Air Balloon (additional cost)

    Osoyoos Activity Options:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    • Osoyoos Organic Farm & Tasting Tour

    Osoyoos and Southern Okanagan Wine Tour

    Transportation Inclusions:
    • 6-day Intermediate car rental, including Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental, airport surcharges, Unlimited Kilometers, Third Party Liability Insurance, GPS

    Other Inclusions:
    • Comprehensive documentation package including driving directions and suggested stops along the way
    • Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

     

    Not Included

    • Fuel and refueling fees
    • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
    • Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
    • LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
    • Fee for drivers under the age of 25
    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Airfare
    • Gratuities for hotel, scheduled tours and transfer staff
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
    * please ask your Vacation Advisor for a quote
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

    Get your personalized itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2019

    • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
    • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
  • Accommodations

    Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation choices. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

    Manteo Resort Hotel & Villas

    An example of our Superior accommodations

    This waterfront resort situated on Lake Okanagan in Kelowna offers great views of the mountains and lake. Offering spacious accommodations and full-service amenities, including a private theatre and on site restaurant. Dine on the waterfront and take advantage of the lakefront location.

    Walnut Beach Resort

    An example of our Superior accommodations

    Located near dessert wine country in the Okanagan Valley, the Walnut Beach Resort is surrounded by breath taking mountain views. This idyllic lake side accommodation is one of the finest hotels from which to explore the Southern Okanagan. Enjoy private lakeside beach on Canada's warmest lake, an on site grill & wine bar, and designer suites.

     

  • Prices & Dates
    2018 Start Dates*
    Daily departures April 30 to September 26

    * Additional departures may be available with customization.

     

    Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

    Superior Resorts
    from US $1,795to US $2,155per person

    Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

  • Common Questions

    Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

    What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

    Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

    New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

    When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

    Are your tours escorted?

    No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

Get your personalized itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2019

  • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.