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SUNWEST TOURS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012

Sunwest Tours – We have pick ups and drop offs throughout the Okanagan. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you.

Tours – Yes, we still doing your favorites: Tulalip, Coeur D’Alene, Silver Reef, Northern Quest, Swinomish, Reno and Lincoln City. Don’t forget to celebrate our 27th Anniversary with us Jan. 12, 2013

Also check out our revised tours of old favorites such as: Alaska, San Diego – Stay Put, Deadwood-Yellowstone. We have attached the first few months for viewing, but check out our website: www.sunwesttours.com or phone and ask for a mail out of an upcoming trip description.

Build your own Tour – If you have a group or family reunion and need help planning your next vacation spot together, contact us. Let us arrange the transportation, accommodations, and details. Just sit back, relax, and we will do the rest.

New Change- Sunwest Tours welcomes, long time employee, Ashley Anderson, to her new position as CEO for Sunwest Tours. Her main interest to be sure, is serving you, the customer. Why not drop in and have coffee with her. She is looking forward to hearing any experiences you have had on the trips and new ideas or suggestions.

Contest: Send in a picture of your favorite trip depicting your time with Sunwest Tours. If we choose it for our website the winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to be used on the Sunwest Tours trip of your choosing.

Highlights from Sunwest Tours Upcoming Excursions

Polar Bear Safari           November 9, 2012     4 Days   From $1959

Come with us and you’ll encounter one of the world’s wonderful natural phenomenas, as the annual Polar Bear “migration” occurs along the Hudson Bay coast. We are so lucky to have one of the three largest to have one of the three largest polar bear populations in the world, here in our own backyard. Churchill is referred to as “The Polar Bear Capital of
the World”. This road trip holds nothing back.  It includes a night in Banff among the
majestic Rockies, a night in Edmonton to relax and on flight guide from Edmonton to Churchill who will present all the amazing facts to you as you enjoy your breakfast. With observation spots for great photography shots, seeing all the exciting wildlife as you climb aboard the tundra buggy and having lunch in the wild you will experience seeing the bears in their environment. This is truly a jam packed day of excitement.  Enjoy a restful trip back home via motorcoach from Edmonton where you can continue to take in the beauty of Canada as you contemplate having participated in a genuinely remarkable opportunity.

27th Anniversary Tour-*Revised Tour   January 12, 2013 11 Days From $765

For our celebration of Sunwest Tours’ 27 years in business, we are headed to Laughlin, a magical oasis in the desert. Near perfect year round temperatures create a climate made especially for fun and here there is a little – or lot of something for everyone to do. Our tour includes Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, where we take in a dinner theatre and visit some first class gaming establishments. We, of course, didn’t forget to include a stop in Wendover.

San Diego Stay Put * Revised Tour Jan. 31, 2013 14 or 18 Days From $2685

Our new winter get away is a real gem. Famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, San Diego offers an abundance of fun attractions for visitors of all ages.  It is not just the beautiful beaches that is the attraction here, but also lush mountains, historical sites and elegant shopping malls that make San Diego a vacationers dream.  Truly a winter- get-away designed with you in mind including seven nights in beach-front property and daily outings to all major attractions.  Pack away the shovel and join us for 18 days of sunshine and experience everything this great city
has to offer. San Diego will be an unforgettable vacation.

New Mexico        May 4, 2013 13 Days         From $2625
Welcome to the land of enchantment. Few places on earth offer the variety and scope of
natural beauty that New Mexico offers on a daily basis. There’s beauty everywhere, all you have to do is decide which direction you want to go. Sunwest Tours has decided to start your unforgettable journey at Yellowstone National Park.  Throughout this park and
others you’ll discover mountains, rivers, caverns, majestic blue skies by day, bright star-filled skies by night, and unspoiled wilderness. Visit the remarkable volcanic, Mammoth Hot Springs and the Lower Geyser Basin at Yellowstone. Throughout our journey of these beautiful National Parks in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, we explore nature and discover history.  On the Jemez Mountain Trail we visit some of the most stunning red rock vistas of the Southwest. Yes, these parks offer picturesque geological formations and ancient Indian ruins. We drive the Turquoise Trail which is a Scenic and
historic area that encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Enjoy breathtaking views as we drive through the old mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants.  Come and enjoy this unique scenic excursion with us.

Alaska & the Yukon * Revised Tour        July 3, 2013 11 or 19 days   From $3145

Join Sunwest Tours for a “Once in a Lifetime” tour through Alaska and the Yukon! Fly into Whitehorse. This community in Yukon has it all―wilderness out the back door as well as all the modern conveniences and amenities of downtown. For the historical
adventurer, we stop Dawson City – Capital of the Klondike, full of vibrant living history from the days of the world famous Gold Rush.  Let the awe inspiring views of the Wrangell Mountains fill your soul as we travel through to Anchorage. Enjoy a delicious salmon bake in Fairbanks, and a visit to the Matanuska glacier the largest glacier accessible by car in the United States. This trip boasts it all, giving you the freedom to choose to fly home or travel back on a 7 day cruise where you will venture through some of the most scenic  waters of the world.

Best of California       Sept 28, 2013      11 or 19 Days    From $1929

Nothing compares to viewing Mount Shasta in the morning and that’s just the start of a fabulous vacation in California. From the famous redwoods of Yosemite to Monterey by the sea, you’ll be delighted to explore all the wonders California has to offer. Continue your stay and see San Francisco bay, where we stop for two nights. Step back in time as you tour through Alcatraz, and tour through the streets of the city where you can find some of the best eating establishments in the world. With highlights such as a Rogue River cruise, relaxing on the ocean front at a beach resort in Goldbeach and enjoying the picturesque views of the Oregon coast, this holiday is sure to be one of your favorites for many years
to come.

Mexican Riviera          October 28, 2013       14 Days     From $ 2149

This trip is designed to give every guest the vacation they’re looking for. We travel by air, land and sea! Our fully equipped motorcoach will make stops in Baker, Las Vegas, and “America’s Finest City”, San Diego. From Las Angeles we climb aboard the Mariner of the Seas—a ship built for adventure, relaxation, and everything in between. This cruise takes in Cabo St Lucas, located at the tip of Mexico’s 1,000-mile long Baja California peninsula. Cabo San Lucas is one of the destinations with a perfect combination of great weather, exotic and spectacular scenery. Also, Puerto Vallarta, voted friendliest city in the world, surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, our destination is always waiting to offer you the best. As you relax on
your flight home, you will be remembering what a remarkable journey this was.

 

SUNWEST TOURS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2012

It’s not just the destination, but about the journey!

“NEW”

I couldn’t help but wonder about the meaning of “NEW” itself. What makes something new? What does it mean in a world where everything has been done again…and again.

That’s why I love to travel so much. It gives us that dose of ‘INSTANT NEW” …everytime! Whether driven by our nomadic insticts or impelled by a curiousity about the world, there’s that little something that happens with each journey…no matter how near or far, travelling leaves us renewed and reinvigorated. Whether you’re taking in breathtaking scenery or dabbling in interesting conversation, found memories are the rewards of travel and the special gifts we cherish for a life time.

At Sunwest Tours we believe with each destination comes a new perspective, new wisdom and a a chance of personal transformation.

It’s not just about the destination but the journey….

Cheers!

Brigitte, Sunwest Tours

Sunwest Tours also does group travel, so if you have a group that is looking for something fun to do together why not call the office. We have plenty of suggestions for a great getaway. Let us arrange all the details for you and your group. We would also like to remind everybody that we are a full service travel agency. We can book all your holiday needs.

Sunwest Tours would be more than happy to book your next journey!

Congratulations to Candace! Candace has been with Sunwest Tours for 5 years. I’m sure many of you know Candace and what a wonderful job she does. As a celebration of Candace’s 5 years she will be hosting a trip to the Mill Bay Casino and Oktoberfest in Leavenworth. Join Candace on this 3 day tour October 12th. What fun!!

Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Just a reminder that Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Why not take Mom away for the weekend. Our 3 Day Mother’s Day Tulalip Tour is sure to please. Stay at Tulalip, a 5 star resort, with shopping close at hand and a trip into Bothell Village. Don’t forget Dad! We’re off to the races for our Father’s Day tour to Emerald Downs Race Track, with visits to Muckleshoot & Snoqualmie Casinos.

Canadian Tours For those of you that have been asking for Canadian Tours, here they are; The Vancouver Island tour will take you to Victoria, Chemainus, Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Long Beach returning home via Whistler. Our Kootenay Historical Passage tour was a success last year so we decided to repeat it again for this year. Join us on this historical adventure of the central Kootenays, including Ainsworth & Halcyon Hotsprings. There is also our fabulous new tour to Edmonton & Kananaskis at the River Cree & Stoney Nakoda Casinos, this 6 day tour includes many sights through Banff & Jasper. How about a day trip to Minter Gardens, where you will enjoy lunch and visit through the gardens. Maybe pick up a little something interesting for your garden?

South Pick Ups For those of you south of Penticton we will be offering a south pick-up for the following: Tulalip, May 30; Father’s Day to Emerald Downs, June 14; Silver Reef & San Juan Islands, Aug 5. Be sure to book these tours early as they fill up fast.

Exciting New Tours This Year We are excited to offer a new gambling get away, Swinomish Casino & Lodge. This brand new property is located in Anacortes Washington be sure to check it out. Join us on our 4 day Silver Reef & San Juan Island tour. This tour will include a stay at the beautiful Silver Reef Resort Casino and an 8 hour cruise of the San Juan Islands including lunch with a 2 hour shore visit at Friday Harbour. Looking for something a little longer, how about our Sights & Sounds of the South tour. This tour is a once in a lifetime tour, with visits to San Antonio Texas, New Orleans, Nashville, Branson, Memphis, Mt. Rushmore and all sorts of interesting places in between.

Single Travellers Tour We’re always asked about single travelling. Sunwest Tours has put together a tour for single travelers. On this 3 day Coeur D’Alene June 27th we will be offering a special rate for those single travelers.This will give you a chance to connect with other single travelers.Who knows you may find a travelling partner for future tours.

2012 GETAWAYS

Alaska & Yukon Adventure June 24   21 Days              Starting at  $3,996

Join Sunwest Tours and Holland America for a “Once in a Lifetime” tour through Alaska and the Yukon.  After enjoying your 7 night Alaska cruise, explore Alaska and the Yukon by land as we travel south for 14 days discovering new and exciting sights on our route back home.  Ask about our early bookers discount.

Sights & Sounds of the South Sept. 10      24 Days                4,599

Visit the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll, Memphis, Tennessee and toe tap to the sounds in the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ Branson Missouri.  Absorb the views of New Orleans and indulge in exceptional dining experiences, collectively know as New Orleans Fusion.  Black Hills or Gold Hills?  None the less we visit the Black Hills touched off by a gold rush when Col George Custer, 1874, discovered gold.  Experience Mt. Rushmore and Deadwood in America’s heartland of South Dakota & SO MUCH MORE

Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland Sept.14     20 Days                $5,189

Eastern Canada & the Maritimes offer spectacular beauty any time of the year: however, in autumn the mountains & foliage offer a kaleidoscope of brilliant color.  Our 20 day jet & coach tour will take you to Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland with plenty of sightseeing, history and a lifetime of memories!! Early booker discount available.

Vancouver Island Sept. 25         7 Days               $1,429

Visit Victoria with its busy harbour, there is so much to see and do.  Then onto the central part of the Island to view the murals in Chemainus.  It is difficult to find a more wonderful place in Canada than the West Coast of Vancouver Island, and the Pacific Rim National Park with such sights as Tofino & Long Beach.  See why the Island is one of the number one spots in B.C. to visit.

Kootenay Historical Passage Oct. 1           5 Days                $599

A passage of time……join us for this historical adventure of the central Kootenays.  This special tour includes a city tour of Nelson, Tour of Revelstoke Dam, Hotsprings, Boomtowns and many other surprises!  Come soothe your soul and energize your spirit!

Lincoln City Gamblers Delight May 6         6 Days      Starting at  $499

Join Sunwest Tours for a fun-filled holiday packed with great casinos, including Silver Reef, and Spirit Mountain, along with the Chinook Winds Casino.  We will be staying at the Chinook Winds Resort, right on the beach in Lincoln City or the Liberty Inn. There are many other attractions, including the scenic drive to Oregon with a panoramic view of Cape Fairweather

Mill Bay Casino May 4         3 Days                                     $165

Join Sunwest Tours for an exciting 3 day getaway to the beautiful resort area of Lake Chelan.  Enjoy 2 nights in Lake Chelan at the Midtowner Motel, casino play at the new Mill Bay Casino, with a side trip to the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.

Mothers Day Weekend at Tulalip May 11       3 Days                                     $269

Tulalip Resort Casino is a 4 star caliber resort and spa.  Tulalip Resort casino includes live entertainment, four restaurants, a full service spa and the finest shopping at Seattle premium outlets along with the latest slots, & table games.  We’ll also visit the Country Village in Bothell.  A place to explore over 40 unique shops and great restaurants. Give Mom a well deserved break and a little time off to relax.

Swinomish Casino & Lodge May 20       3 Days                                     $279

Swinomish Casino & Lodge is a brand new property featuring fine dining, luxury rooms and is located on beautiful Fidalgo Island in Anacortes Washington (between Tulalip & Silver Reef).  They offer 756 Slot Machines, Keno, Table Games & Bingo.  Be sure to join us on this brand new adventure.

Father’s Day at Emerald Downs June 14      4 Days                                     $359

This fun filled packed mini vacation is a great way to celebrate Fatherhood with that special someone.  Enjoy a day at the Emerald Downs race track where lady luck may swing your way!  We also visit popular casinos, Snoqualmie & Muckleshoot with the latest slots and table games.

Wagering in the Rockies July 23       6 Days                           $599

Achance to see what makes B.C. & Alberta one of everybodies favorite places to visit.  This 6 day tour takes you through Banff & Jasper.  You’ll also have the opportunity to do some tax free shopping at the West Edmonton Mall. You can also try your luck along the way.

 

Silver Reef & The San Juan Islands August 5     4 Days                   $389

Nestled between Mount Baker and the San Juan Island, rests a beautiful hotel where we will be enjoy our three nights stay.  The hotel is attached to the casino and spa.  This tour also includes a fully narrated 8 hour cruise through the San Juan Islands with lunch and a 2 hour shore visit in Friday Harbour.  Let’s hope we catch a glimpse of the whales.

Laughlin Various Dates       12 Days                                   $749

Our “Ultimate Gamblers Getaway” 12 days of great gaming and unforgettable fun.  Enjoy the sights of Wendover & Laughlin, with overnight stays in Ely & Jackpot.

Reno – 8 Day Tour April14,  June16, July 21, Aug 25 Starting at $349

8 fun filled days:  Stay 2 nights in Baker City and 5 nights in Reno at the Sands or Circus Circus.  Enjoy sites throughout your tour as well as fantastic gaming adventures of Reno.

Wendover – 7 Day Tour April 14, June 2, Sept. 15                Starting at $369

Join us on our exciting tour with a choice of two leading five star hotels and casinos, along with a stay in Pendleton at the Wild Horse Casino. During our stop in Wendover stay at the Montego Bay or the Peppermill. Side trip to Salt Lake City, weather permitting

Coeur d’Alene – 3 and 4 Day -       Various Dates                       Starting at  $179

Travel through Washington into the ‘Gem State’ of Idaho.  Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel offers an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room, restaurant, lounge, 18 hole golf course, 800 video slot machines, off-track betting and bingo.  Non-smoking rooms are also available.  There will be an optional side trip for shopping

Tulalip 3 and 4 day Various Dates                                   Starting at $239

4 star resort Tulalip Resort Casino and full service spa with 16 treatment rooms, four restaurants, 24 hour Cedars café, live entertainment, and a casino with all the latest state of the art slots, table games, video poker machines, keno, poker room, bingo and much, much more. Adjacent to the resort is Seattle’s premium outlet mall.  A great  little getaway.

Silver Reef 3 and 4 day Various Dates                                    Starting at $214

Nestled between Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands, rests a beautiful hotel where you can enjoy the spa and casino. Relax, unwind and try your luck at the casino on this great getaway.

*All costs are per person based on double occupany.

Watch for our upcoming tours!

Thank you for your loyalty and your business.   See you on the bus!

Transportation provided by Western Bus Lines – over 35 years of safe, courteous service

**Sunwest Tours reserves the right to withdraw all or part of any tour should conditions warrant** Itinerary & packages subject to change without notice**

 

SUNWEST TOURS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2011

It’s not just the destination, but about the journey!

SEASONS GREETINGS!

We at Sunwest would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your family during this holiday season!

2012 TOURS

We are now putting together our tours for 2012.  We have completed many of our longer 2012 sightseeing tours, such as the Palm Springs/Tuscon Stay Put,  Canyonlands, Alaska/Yukon, and our crowd pleasing Maritimes tours.

Some of your other favorites are back as well, such as our ever popular Lucky in Laughlin.  How about taking your sweetheart to Northern Quest at Valentines or on our Lincoln City Oregon Coast Gambler Special?  We are also happy to include a Skagit Valley Casino trip over the Easter Weekend April 6th.  Be sure to check them out on our website, or give us a call and we can mail the brochure to you.  Why not drop by the office and visit us, we can help you with any travel arrangements you may need.  We are always looking for new tour ideas, so if there is some place you’ve always wanted to go let us know

OSOYOOS PICK UP

We have been getting requests from our customers south of Penticton for an Osoyoos, Oliver pick up on the Silver Reef and Tulalip trips. Keeping this in mind we have scheduled two tours for a south pick-up.  Silver Reef Jan. 29th and Tulalip March 25, Skagit April 6th. Be sure to phone and book early as these are our most popular tours

COEUR D’ALENE EXCITEMENT!

Coeur D’Alene Casino & Resort is now offering a new and improved package for our customers.  The 3 Day tour will now include $20 extra play cash & $36 in points (which can be used towards meals of your choice).  Our 4 Day tour now includes $20 extra play cash & $54 in points.  Join us on this great escape.

CONGRATULATIONS!

To Joan M., winner of our trip to Silver Reef.

Thanks to all of you that dropped by our booth at the Penticton Senior Symposium.  It’s always great to see you and talk about our exiting new products

BEST OF LUCK!

Sunwest Tours would like to wish Gerry Haslam, from our Vernon office, all the best in his retirement.  Gerry has been with Sunwest Tours for over 20 years and  will be greatly missed

WELCOME!

Sunwest Tours welcomes Simone Sandberg, our new agent in the Penticton office. Simone has been working in the tourism industry for 26 years. She has experience developing new tours, Tour Directing and working in a travel office.  Simone is looking forward to meeting you and booking your next vacation.  I know you will help us in welcoming the newest member of our team.

We would also like to welcome Colleen Wright.  Some of you may know Colleen, as a tour director.  Colleen will now be at the Vernon Schubert Centre Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Be sure to drop in and say hello.

BREADKING NEWS

To better serve our customers Sunwest Tours will now be picking up in Salmon Arm on all our multi day tours.  You can now also book your tickets in Salmon Arm.  Call Colleen Wright at 250 253 1991.  Sunwest Tours strives to give our customers the best service possible and we hope this will be helpful to our clients from Salmon Arm.

E-COUPONS

E-Coupons – our new GREEN incentive program continues.  By collecting emails and sending our Newsletter electronically, we hope to do our little bit to help save the planet. As an incentive send us your email address and we will email you a $10 off e-coupon to be used on a future tour with Sunwest Tours.  Please send your email address to sales@sunwesttours.com

SINGLE TRAVELER?

Many of you have asked if we keep a list of single travelers looking for a partner. Yes, we do.  We always keep a list of people that are looking for a partner on any of our tours. So just let us know that you are looking for a partner and we will be sure to let you know if we have somebody that is also interested.

BOOK EARLY

Many of our clients are disappointed to hear when a tour has sold out.  Be sure to book early and get the trip and date you are wanting.     .

DOUBLE POINTS!

Sunwest Tours will be awarding double points for any tour, booked and paid in full, between January 9, 2012 and January 23, 2012.  Be sure to get in on this fabulous program.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

Sunwest Tours will now be giving our clients a 1% discount on all cash payments.  As of the New Year we will also now be requiring the 3 digit number on the back of your credit card for all phone in payments

REFERRAL PROGRAM

Sunwest Tours is now offering a $20 coupon to those clients that refer a new customer that has not travelled with Sunwest Tours before. Contact the office for details.

TOUR CALENDAR

Many of you have been asking for our next tour calendar and we are happy to include one in this package.  This calendar has all the tours we presently have scheduled but be sure to watch the newspaper for any new tours we may schedule during this time.

GIVEAWAYS

For those of you who have travelled with Sunwest since September know about our program which gives you an opportunity to win a gift certificate in the amount of $25, $50 or $100.  This has been such a great success we have decided to continue the program until Dec. 31/11.  We would like to congratulate those who have won, and good luck to those of you traveling during this time.

GROUP TOURS

Have a group and are looking for something fun to do together, why not call the office.  We have plenty of suggestions for a great getaway.  Let us arrange the transportation, accommodations and all the extra details to make it a memorable vacation.

REMINDER

Just a reminder that the 2012 cruise calendar is already out, so if you are looking for a cruise for this year or next be sure to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you find just what you are looking for.

Searching for an All Inclusive Package, want a flight to visit relatives, have a business trip or that quick little getaway, leave it to us! We can help you find what you are looking for.

GREAT NEW GETAWAYS!!

26th Anniversary Tour January 8     11 Days   $765

We invite you to come & celebrate our 26th Anniversary.  Join us on this special tour of the New Year to Laughlin, Nevada!  The tour will include MANY prizes, gifts & surprises for a fun-filled Holiday.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show Tour February 8  4 Days             $405

Join us in our journey to North America’s third largest Spring Flower Show, were you can be inspired. Say adios to winter and tune up your gardening soul for the season just around the corner.  The Northwest Flower & Garden Show brings garden lovers together to share their passion and open their minds to new inspirations and ideas from a world class flower show.  The Show Gardens offer a wealth of phenomenal design ideas with 25 spectacular gardens full of ideas, great container garden ideas for decoration as well as over 11 free DIY demonstrations and seminars.  Be inspired!

Northern Quest Valentine’s Get-A-Way Feb. 14     4 Days             $329

Treat your sweetheart to this enjoyable holiday. Enjoy the sights of Washington as we travel to the fabulous resort of Northern Quest.  Northern Quest is a world class resort located just 10 minutes from Spokane Wa.

Palm Springs & Tucson Stay Put Feb 11             20 Days     $2,799

Winter Escape?? Let us be your host on this winter getaway!!  From the visual highlights of Palm Springs to the historic enclaves of Tuscon; this tour offers the best holiday stops including overnight stays in Sacramento, Lake Havasu & Las Vegas along with 6 nights in Palm Springs and 6 nights in Tucson.  Your tour to the “Land of the Sun” includes daily outings to all major attractions.  So bring winter to a close with 20 days of sunshine and a lifetime of memories.

Lucky in Laughlin March 17    12 Days     $749

Sunwest would like to present our “Ultimate Gambler’s Getaway”. 12 days of exciting gaming fun as we travel to Wendover, Laughlin, Ely and Jackpot. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

Enchanting Canyonlands April 28     13 Days     $1,679

Explore the enchanting Canyons on this unforgettable vacation! Discover the unique land of Arizona & Utah as we bring you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of six national and state parks: Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.  Marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone. Splendid views await you in Zion National Park, Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park and Canyonlands along with a stop at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. We then travel west to Lake Powell for a cruise on the sparkling blue water. Our journey continues to the Grand Canyon where your hotel is located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views. Watch the colors change on the massive stone formations before venturing on to Las Vegas for a 2 night stay of one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. You’ll return home from this Canyon Country Adventure vacation with lots of photos and memories to share with friends and family.

Lincoln City Oregon Coast “Gambler” May 6              6 Days              $499

Join Sunwest Tours for a breathtaking holiday packed with great casinos and attractions of the Oregon Coast, including the scenic drive and panoramic views of Cape Fairweather.

Alaska & the Yukon June 24     20 Days     $3,996

Travel to the amazing Northwest and witness the beauty that is Alaska and the Yukon region

Join Sunwest Tours for a “Once in a Lifetime” tour through Alaska and the Yukon After enjoying a 7 night cruise, you will have an opportunity to discover Alaska and the Yukon by land as we travel back home for 13 days. Visit such places as;  Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Muncho Lake. This tour will also include such sights as the “Top of the World” highway, traveling along the Yukon River, and exploring Laird Hot Springs.  Enjoy a 4 hour Discovery Riverboat cruise, and a Alaskaland & “all you can eat” salmon bake.  See what Alaska & the Yukon has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. You’ve seen photos of the glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person!

New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Branson Sept 10     24 Days     $4,599

What a tour!!  This unforgettable experience takes you to New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Branson, and so much more.  In San Antonio we begin with a city tour featuring the city’s historic sites including the most famous landmark in Texas, the Alamo.  There will be time to explore San Antonio’s “River Walk,” an area with sidewalk cafés, shops, and restaurants.  New Orleans is legendary for its lively entertainment, cast-iron balconies, jazz music, Creole and Cajun cuisine, historic homes, above-ground cemeteries, and so much more. Now’s your chance to see and experience this marvelous city—where European traditions intermingle with Caribbean influences. Your time in Memphis, “Home of the Blues,” will include a sightseeing tour with a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Then on to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.,” to enjoy a tour of the city and to attend the Grand Ole Opry.  See for yourself what makes Branson the epicenter of America’s musical entertainment industry! Travel into the heart of the Ozarks to Branson, where you enjoy many entertaining performances.  We then head to South Dakota to visit the sights of the Blackhills, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument. What a memorable vacation!

Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland Sept 6        21 Days         TBA

Discover the heart of Eastern Canada and the seafaring ways of the Maritimes on this fantastic vacation.  Begin your journey aboard the “Maid of the Mist” for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering Niagara Falls, then through to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, onto Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city & Québec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. We then travel to the Maritimes, were we get acquainted with local culture. The Maritimes known for its’ breathtaking beauty, particularly at this time of the year when the fall foliage is spectacular, & unique geological features makes for an enticing vacation.

Skagit Valley Casino & Resort (Weekend) April 6   4 Days  Starting at  $329

Enjoy the marvelous sights travelling through the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit valley. This 4-day gambling adventure includes 3-nights accommodation at the Skagit VALLEY CASINO resort.  Why not spend Easter on this popular getaway?

Silver Reef Casino 3 & 4 Days See Attached Calendar     Starting at      $214

Nestled between Mount Baker and The San Juan Islands, rests a beautiful hotel where we will be enjoying our two nights stay. Receive a gaming package of $10 slotplay &, $5.00 match play per person per day, plus meal vouchers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day there.

Tulalip Resort Casino 3 & 4 Days See Attached Calendar  Starting at        $239

Tulalip Resort Casino is a 4 star caliber resort and casino.  Tulalip Resort Casino includes all the latest slots, table games, live entertainment, four restaurants, a full service spa and the finest shopping at Seattle premium outlets. Gaming vouchers include VIP casino fun book, $20 in slot in slot play for 3 day tour and $30 in slot play for 4 day, plus Angel of the Winds Coupons.

Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort 3 & 4 Days See Attached Calendar Startinga$179

Marvelous sights to see as we travel through Washington into the “Gem State” of Idaho.  This gambling adventure includes accommodation at the Coeur D’Alene Casino Hotel and a brand new package for our customers.  Reserve now for this holiday with unbeatable value….

Wendover 7 Day See Attached Calendar                        $369

Sunwest Tours invites you to join us on our exciting 7 day tour to one of Wendover’s premier five star hotels & casinos.

Reno 8 Day See Attached Calendar                        $349

Re-live the heyday of the “Biggest Little City in the World”.  Enjoy eight fun filled days of sightseeing, shopping, and amazing gaming adventures.  For those seeking the thrill of the game, Reno’s many casinos deliver.

Toll Free 1 800 667 3877                            www.sunwesttours.com

KELOWNA:    153 Pinto Road  Kelowna, B.C. V1V 2G9                        Phone: 250 765 9016

PENTICTON: 306 Martin St. Penticton, B.C. V2A 5K4                       Phone: 250 492 7488

VERNON:       Schubert Centre 3505 30th Ave  Vernon, B.C.. V1T 2E6   Phone: 250 542 1941

SUNWEST TOURS NEWSLETTER AUG 2011

We’re Listening

After hearing from you we have decided that a tour director on our gambling tours is not essential.  As of August 1st the tour directors will be on our longer tours or those that are strictly sightseeing. We know many of you did enjoy having the tour guides however the majority felt they were not required.

E Coupon Winner!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Barker, winner of our E-coupon contest.  Keep those email addresses coming, it’s a great way to keep updated on our latest tours and contests.

Referral Rewards

Another way for you to receive a $20 discount on your next trip.  Just refer a new customer to Sunwest Tours.  If they’ve never traveled with Sunwest Tours, and book and pay for a trip you will receive a $20 discount on your next Sunwest Tour.

Company Coming

Having company coming this summer, and wondering what to do.  How about a wine tour?  Sunwest Tours is now offering 5 different wine tours throughout the Okanagan, Be sure to call the office and ask for details.

Slide Show Presentation

Join us Oct. 4 or 5 for a slide show on our upcoming tours, with special guest Tom MacLean, a Travel Specialist for Collette Vacations.  Tom will be sharing information and answering any questions about our exciting featured tours, History of the US, Legendary Waterways of Europe, Scotland, Egypt, and the hot new destination Croatia.  Please phone your local office for time and place.  RSVP required.

New & Exciting Getaways!

Join us on our Discover Nevada tour this 10 day tour takes you to all the hot spots.  Spend 1 night in Reno, then 2 nights in Las Vegas, 2 nights in Laughlin and 2 nights in Wendover.

For those interested in Sightseeing Tours, we have some exciting new tours that we’re sure you would

enjoy.  How about a visit to  Eastern Canada and the Maritimes, visiting all the highlights along the way.  This popular tour departs September 9, and is for 20 glorious days.  Looking for something a little shorter

Our 5 day Kootenay Historical Passages takes you on a historical adventure of the central Kootenays, with some time spent relaxing in the hotsprings. Avoid another winter like the one we had this year, join us on our Palm Springs/Tucson Stay Put February 11, 2012.  This 20 day tour will help you avoid those winter blues  Always wanted to see the Grand Canyon? Then our 13 Day Canyonlands tour April 28 was made just for you.  Visit the Zion Canyon,  Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Monumental Valley and the Grand Canyon with so much more.

For those with music in their soul our Sights and Sounds of the South tour to New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Branson should get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. The sights and sounds of this fabulous tour are something that you will remember for years to come.

Our ever popular Cruise/Coach tour to Alaska and the Yukon will be back in 2012.  Watch for details

 

Kenny Rogers!!

See Kenny Rogers live at the Mill Bay Casino amphitheatre, Aug 28th

The Mill Bay amphitheatre is a great intimate place to see Kenny.  Enjoy this little getaway.

Contact one of our 3 offices for brochures on these or any of our tours.  We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Keep Watching

We are always adding new tours and offering special rates on some tours. Check the newspaper or check out our website for the latest information

Christmas Tours

Start the Christmas Season with a Leavenworth Lightup tour.  This 3 day tour takes in the lighting of the lights in Leavenworth along with an old fashioned sleigh ride.  All our Christmas tours are finalized and available for booking. Whether it’s the 4 day Tulalip, Silver Reef, Coeur D’Alene, Victoria or our longer Wendover, or Discover Nevada you are sure to enjoy these Christmas getaways. The Victoria tour is a wonderful old fashioned Christmas experience.  Your stay at this 5 star hotel includes Christmas Eve dinner theatre, a visit from Santa, Christmas dinner, night lights of Butchart Gardens and so much more!  You’ll feel pampered and relaxed during this storybook Christmas.  Be sure to book early as these tours are already starting to fill up.

Group Travel

You’ll notice that we are preparing for our 2012 season. That means we are looking for tour suggestions.  We would love to hear from you. Also just a reminder, if you have a group interested in touring a particular destination, just let us know and our team of experts will develop a tour geared to your every need. We’ll make all the arrangements from the transportation, entrance fees, to accommodations. Leave the details to us!

Testimonials

We love hearing from our clients and enjoy reading all the wonderful comments and suggestions you have.  Here are a couple of comments that we’ve received recently;

This trip to Coeur D’Alene was just great! I am a very happy traveler with Sunwest/Western Bus Lines.  Another customer wrote:  Good pace!   Best bus tour I’ve been on in 25 years!!

At Sunwest Tours we strive to give you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday each and every time. We work hard to make sure that when you travel with Sunwest Tours, you can’t wait to go on your next tour and bring all your friends along.  Keep those comments and suggestions coming.

Book Early

It has come to our attention that quite a few customers are phoning in regards to a particular tour and asking if it is guaranteed. They then inform us that they will book the tour when it is guaranteed.  As we try to explain that unfortunately if everybody did this no tours would ever be guaranteed.  We encourage you to book early so that there is enough people to guarantee the tour.  Most of the Cruise companies  require 90 days to book and pay in full. This makes it especially important that you book early so you’re not disappointed.  Don’t forget on some of the tours there are early booking discounts; don’t miss out on these savings!

Single Traveler

Many of you have asked if we keep a list of single travelers looking for a partner.  Yes, we do.  We always keep a list of people that are looking for a partner on any of our tours.  So just let us know that you are looking for a partner and we will be sure to let you know if we have somebody that is also interested.


It’s GREAT NEW GETAWAYS!!

Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland Sept 13        21 Days         Sale  $4,639

Discover the heart of Eastern Canada and the seafaring ways of the Maritimes on this fantastic vacation.  Begin your journey aboard the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering Niagara Falls  Next visit to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital. Onto Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city & Québec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. We then travel to the Maritimes, were we get acquainted with local culture. The Maritimes known for its’ breathtaking beauty, particularly at this time of the year when the fall foliage is spectacular, & unique geological features makes for an enticing vacation.

Kootenay Historical Passages Sept. 19       5 Days         $599

A passage of time…. Join us for this historical adventure of the central Kootenays.  This special tour includes a city tour of Nelson, the Revelstoke Dam, Visit Hotsprings, Boomtowns and many other surprises.  Come soothe your soul and energize your spirit!

Palm Springs & Tucson Stay Put Feb 11/12     20 Days       $2,799

Winter Escape?? Let us be your host on this winter getaway!!  From the visual highlights of Palm Springs to the historic enclaves of Tucson; this tour offers the best holiday stops including overnight stays in Sacramento, Lake Havasu & Las Vegas along with 6 nights in Palm Springs and 6 nights in Tucson.  Your tour to the “Land of the Sun” includes daily outings to all major attractions.  So bring winter to a close with 20 days of sunshine and a lifetime of memories.

Enchanting Canyonlands April 28      13 Days        $1,679

Explore the enchanting Canyons on this unforgettable vacation! Discover the unique land of Arizona & Utah as we bring you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of six national and state parks: Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Monumental Valley and the Grand Canyon.  Marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone. Splendid views await you in Zion National Park, Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park and Canyonlands along with a stop at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. We then travel west to Lake Powell for a cruise on the sparkling blue water. Our journey continues to the Grand Canyon where your hotel is located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views. Watch the colors change on the massive stone formations before venturing on to Las Vegas for a 2 night stay of one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. You’ll return home from this Canyon Country Adventure vacation with lots of photos and memories to share with friends and family.

Alaska & the Yukon June 2012    20 Days                 $TBA

Travel to the amazing Northwest and witness the beauty that is Alaska and the Yukon region

Join Sunwest Tours for a “Once in a Lifetime” experience.  Enjoy a 7 night cruise of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia to Alaska, for the remaining 13 days travel through the historical and extraordinary landscapes of Alaska and the Yukon.  Along the way we still stop in Anchorages, Fairbanks, Tok, Dawson City, Whitehorse, and Muncho Lake.  We will visit the “Top of the World” highway, travel along the Yukon River, explore Laird Hot Springs, enjoy a 4 hour Discovery Riverboat cruise, and a Alaskaland & “all you can eat” salmon bake.  See what Alaska & the Yukon has to offer on this exhilarating vacation.  You’ve seen photos of the glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person!

New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Branson Sept. 10, 2012  24 Days   $4,599

What a tour!!  This unforgettable experience takes you to New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Branson, and so much more.  Travel through Utah into Arizona, New Mexico and onto San Antonio were you will enjoy a city tour featuring the city’s historic sites and the Alamo,New Orleans is legendary for its lively entertainment, cast-iron balconies, jazz music, Creole and Cajun cuisine, historic homes, above-ground cemeteries, and a lot more; see and experience this marvelous city. This trip includes Memphis, “Home of the Blues,” where you will enjoy a sightseeing tour and a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Then on to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A., enjoy a tour of the city and attend the Grand Ole Opry.  See for yourself what makes Branson the epicenter of America’s musical entertainment industry! Travel into the heart of the Ozarks to Branson, where you will enjoy dinner and show at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre.  We then head to South Dakota to visit the sights of the Blackhill, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument.  This captivating tour has so much to offer contact us for full details.  Join us on this once in a lifetime tour.

Coeur D’Alene & Northern Quest Check Website for Dates    4 Days                $299

Enjoy the sights of Washington and Idaho as we travel to these two fabulous resorts. Gaming package includes Exchange $200 to $800 and receive an additional $10 play cash for every $100 exchanged, $16 in points (use towards meals of your choice). Northern Quest package includes $20 in meal coupons and $20 in slot coupon.

Silver Reef Casino 3 & 4 Days Check Website for Dates       Starting at         $214

Nestled between Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands, rests a beautiful hotel where we will enjoy our two nights stay. Receive a gaming package of $10, $5.00 match play per person per day, plus meal vouchers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day there.

Tulalip Resort Casino 3 & 4 Days Check Website for Dates Starting at         $239

Tulalip Resort Casino is a 4 star caliber resort and spa and soon to become the #1 place to stay.  Tulalip Resort Casino includes all the latest slots, table games, live entertainment, four restaurants, a full service spa and the finest shopping at Seattle premium outlets. Gaming vouchers include VIP casino fun book, $20  in slot play for a 3 day tour and $30 in slot play for 4 day, plus Angel of the Winds Coupons.

 

Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort 3 & 4 Days Check Website for Dates  Starting at    $179

Enjoy the sights of Washington and Idaho as we travel to this fabulous resort.  Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort is located in the Game State of Idaho.  Book now for this unbeatable holiday value!

Christmas in Victoria    4 Days December 24/11                                           $929

Spending Christmas in Victoria is a magical experience.  British Columbia’s capital city dresses itself in a festival of lights and glimmering decorations.  Downtown is a wonderland of 19th century storefronts, local carolers and Christmas activities.  We will spend our time at one of Victoria’s finest hotels, the Hotel Grand Pacific.  This tour also includes 3 breakfast buffets, Christmas Eve Dinner and Show, an afternoon Christmas Day Toast with Bubbly, traditional Christmas Dinner. Butchart Gardens Christmas Light Tour, and a Christmas gift with a visit from Santa.  Make this Christmas Season a special occasion for your and your loved ones.

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Sunwest Tours reserves the right to withdraw or change any tour due to circumstances

All Prices based on per person double occupancy

SUNWEST TOURS NEWSLETTER 2011

SUNWEST TOURS welcomes Brigitte Somero, our new agent in the Kelowna office,  Brigitte S has been working in the tourism industry for 26 years. She has experience developing new tours, Tour Directing and even being a Purser on the Celebrity Cruise Lines.  Brigitte is looking forward to helping you with your next vacation I know you will help me in welcoming the newest member of our team.

NEW OFFICE HOURS Sunwest Tours in Kelowna is now opened Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:00 pm and on Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 pm.  We hope that our Saturday opening will give you more options to come and see what we have to offer!

OOSOYOOS PICK UP We have been getting requests from our customers south of Penticton for an Osoyoos, Oliver pick up for the Silver Reef, and Tulalip trips.  Keeping this in mind and to better serve all our customers we have scheduled two tours for a south pick-up.  Silver Reef March 14th and Tulalip April 19th.  Be sure to phone and book early as these are our most popular tours.

BREAKING NEWS  Check out our new Website .  We are proud of the changes we’ve made and we hope that you like them.  These changes make looking for information much easier, and remember you can access the information 24 hrs a day. We are now on Face Bookanother great way to keep up to date.

E-COUPONS E-Coupons – our new GREEN incentive.  By collecting emails, and sending our Newsletter electrically, we hope to do our little bit to help save the planet. As an incentive send us your email address and we will email you a $10 off e-coupon to be used on a future tour with Sunwest Tours.  As an added bonus all email addresses received by April 1st will go into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to be used on your next Sunwest Tours trip.   Please send your email address to sales@sunwesttours.com

SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION Sunwest Tours, in partnership with Collette Tours, invites you to a slide show presentation (see attached)  This should be an interesting and informative presentation and we hope you will join us for coffee and cookies. Please RSVP today to save your seat.

CONTEST For those of you that enjoy writing or have a great vacation story to tell, this contest is for you.  Write 250 words or less and submit it to our office.  We will choose the winner and your story will be published in the Beyond 50 magazine.  The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to be used on a Sunwest Tours trip of your choosing.  Contact us for complete contest details.

TOURS Sunwest Tours in conjunction with the Beyond 50 magazine is putting on a memorable tour to Tulalip Resort – 3 days, May 1 to 3. You’ll want to join us on this fun filled tour.  There will be plenty of prizes, games and surprises. Book early!!

2012  TOURS We are now putting together our tours for 2012.  We have already completed our Stay Put for 2012, it will be a 20 day Palm Springs, Tuscon trip, Feb 11 to March 2, 2012.  Need to get away from those long winter days?  Think about joining us on this sun filled tour. Call us for more details.

We are always looking for new tour ideas, so if there is some place you’ve always wanted to go let us know and maybe it will become one of our regular tours.

GROUP TOURS Have a group and are looking for something fun to do together, why not call the office.  We have plenty of suggestions for a great getaway.  Let us arrange the  transportation, accommodations and all the extra details to make it a memorable vacation.

CANADIAN TOURS Here it is! For those who have been asking for a Canadian tours we are pleased to present two, our       Billy Barker Days and Kootenays Historical Passage tours.

Billy Baker Days: this 4 day tour takes us north through Cariboo country and into Quesnel.  Billy Barker Days is B.C.’s largest family festival.  2011 is the 38th year of the festival.  Billy Barker-  after whom the historical community of Barkerville was named – was responsible for the great Cariboo Gold Rush in the 1860′s.  This community wide 4 day festival celebrates the Cariboo’s historic gold rush past.  We’ll be attending a rodeo, spending a day at Barkerville and many other activities on this fun filled adventure.

Kootenays Historical Passage: this 5 day tour takes us through the central Kootenays were history abounds. This special tour includes a city tour of Nelson, tour of Revelstoke Dam, you’ll also be able to enjoy the Ainsworth & Halcyon Hotsprings. Join us on this informative tour.

BOOK EARLY I know that I mentioned it in our last newsletter but it bears repeating, be sure to book early and take advance of some of those early booker discounts.  The earlier you book the more likely you’ll be able to book the tour and date of your choice.

REMINDER Just a reminder that the 2012 cruise calendar is already out, so if you are looking for a cruise for this year or next be sure to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you find just what you are looking for.

Searching for an All Inclusive Package, we can find what you are looking for.  Want a flight to visit relatives, have a business trip or that quick little getaway, leave it to us! We can  help you find what you are looking for.

TOURS Be sure to check out our list of tours, some new and some of your favorites. See a tour or maybe two you would like more information on, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.  We can also mail you a brochure, or even Email it to you for quick delivery.

It’s not just the destination but the journey!

2011 GETAWAYS

Northwest Flower and Garden Show Feb. 23       4 Days                                       $408

Join our special host Don Burnett, well known nursery specialist and radio host of the AM1150 Garden Show, on a journey to North America’s third largest Spring Flower Show.  Be inspired and tune up your green thumb for the upcoming gardening season just around the corner.

Enchanting Canyonlands April 17      13 Days                                    $1,699

Explore the Enchanting Canyonlands on this unforgettable vacation! A journey through Canyon Country brings you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of three national parks; Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon.

Pacific Northwest Cruise May 17       6 Days                   Starting at $675

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest aboard the Statendam, Holland Americas Luxury Cruise ship.  Spend 5 nights relaxing and enjoying the rugged scenery of the Pacific Northwest. You will be traveling from Vancouver through the San Juan Islands and to Northern Vancouver Island.

Alaska & Yukon Adventure June 24   20 Days                         Starting at  $3,958

Join Sunwest Tours and Royal Caribbean for a “Once in a Lifetime” tour through Alaska and the Yukon.  After enjoying your 7 night Alaska cruise, explore Alaska and the Yukon by land as we travel south for 13 days discovering new and exciting sights on our route back home.

Billy Barker Days July 15       4 Days                                                $359

Join us on this fun filled 4 day tour.  We’ll travel north through Cariboo country into Quesnel, our home for the next 3 nights.  Billy Barker Days is one of the largest family festivals in B.C.  This 4 day celebration of the Cariboo’s historic gold rush, with its’ many events to check out is sure to please.  In the true Cariboo’s pioneer spirit, we will visit the Rodeo as well as Barkerville.  You will also have the opportunity to experience the wonderful Billy Barker Days parade, live entertainment and many events and unique vendors.

Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland Sept. 9       20 Days                TBA

Eastern Canada & the Maritimes offer spectacular beauty any time of the year: however, in autumn the mountains & foliage offer a kaleidoscope of brilliant color.  Our 20 day jet & coach tour will take you to Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland with plenty of sightseeing, history and a lifetime of memories!!

Kootenay Historical Passage Sept. 19    5 Days                                       $599

A passage of time……join us for this historical adventure of the central Kootenays.  This special tour includes a city tour of Nelson, Tour of Revelstoke Dam, Hotsprings, Boomtowns and many other surprises!  Come soothe your soul and energize your spirit!

Pacific Coastal Explorer Oct. 4         13 Days                           Starting at $1,959

Explore the Pacific Coast by land and sea.  This fabulous tour will have you board the Holland America ms Oosterdam for a 4 day cruise down the Pacific Coast to San Diego were you will meet the coach for the land portion returning up the majestic Pacific Coast with it’s many sights.

Palm Springs & Tuscon Stay Put Feb. 11, 2012   20 Days                        TBA

Stay Put for 2012, it will be a 20 day Palm Springs, Tuscon trip, Feb 11 to March 2, 2012.  Let us be your host on this Winter Getaway!! From the visual highlights of Palm Springs to the historic enclaves of Tuscon.  This tour offers the best holiday stops including Lake Havasu & Las Vegas!  Your tour to the “Land of the Sun”  includes daily outings to all major attractions.  So bring winter to a close with 20 days of Sunshine and a lifetime of memories.

Beyond 50  Tour -       May 1 to 3                                                             $250

Sunwest Tours in conjunction with the Beyond 50 magazine is putting on a memorable tour to the Tulalip Resort and Casino.  You’ll want to join us on this fun filled tour.  There will be plenty of prizes, games and surprises. Book early!!

Lincoln City Gamblers Delight May 22       6 Days                                       $559

Join Sunwest Tours for a fun-filled holiday packed with great casinos, including Silver Reef, and Spirit Mountain, along with the Chinook Winds Casino.  We will be staying at the Chinook Winds Resort, right on the beach in Lincoln City. Many other attractions, including the scenic drive to Oregon with a panoramic view of Cape Fairweather

Coeur d’Alene – 3 and 4 Day -       Various Dates                                        Starting at  $179

Travel through Washington into the ‘Gem State’ of Idaho.  Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel offers an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room, restaurant, lounge, 18 hole golf course, 800 video slot machines, off-track betting and bingo.  Non-smoking rooms are also available.  There will be an optional side trip for shopping

Tulalip 3 and 4 day Various Dates                                   Starting at $239

4 star resort Tulalip Resort Casino and full service spa with 16 treatment rooms, four restaurants, 24 hour Cedars café, live entertainment, and a casino with all the latest state of the art slots, table games, video poker machines, keno, poker room, bingo and much, much more. Adjacent to the resort is Seattle’s premium outlet mall.  A great  little getaway.

Laughlin Various Dates       12 Days                    Sale                 $599

Our “Ultimate Gamblers Getaway” 12 days of great gaming and unforgettable fun.  Enjoy the sights of Wendover & Laughlin.

Silver Reef 3 and 4 day Various Dates                                    Starting at $214

Nestled between Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands, rests a beautiful hotel where you can enjoy the spa and casino. Relax, unwind and try your luck at the casino on this great getaway.

Reno – 8 Day Tour -                    Various Dates                                   Starting at $339

8 fun filled days:  Stay 2 nights in Baker City and 5 nights in Reno at the Sands or Circus Circus or Harrahs.  Enjoy sites throughout your tour as well as fantastic gaming adventures of Reno.

Wendover – 7 Day Tour Various Dates                                     Starting at $379

Join us on our exciting tour with a choice of two leading five star hotels and casinos, along with a stopover in Pendleton at the Red Lion Hotel with a visit to the Wild Horse Casino. During our stop in Wendover stay at the Montego Bay or the Peppermill. Side trip to Salt Lake City, weather permitting.

*All costs are per person based on double

Watch for our upcoming tours!

Thank you for your loyalty and your business.   See you on the bus!

Transportation provided by Western Bus Lines – over 35 years of safe, courteous service

**Sunwest Tours reserves the right to withdraw all or part of any tour should conditions warrant** Itinerary & packages subject to change without notice**

NOVEMBER 2010 NEWSLETTER

Sunwest Tours welcomes Carol Therrien, the new Okanagan manager.  Carol was raised in the Okanagan but has spent the past 14 years working at our Richmond Branch.  Carol is looking forward to meeting all our valued customers and helping you with any travel plans. Carol will be bringing some great new tours and ideas to our Okanagan Division. If you have any suggestions as to where you would like to go be sure to let Carol know she is always looking for new ideas.

Breaking news
2011 is a year of great changes here at  Sunwest Tours.  To add to your traveling enjoyment we are making available a Tour Director for all our multiday tours. Your Tour Director will be with you every step of the way, ensuring all those tedious details are taken care of.  They are seasoned professionals with knowledge of the areas you will be visiting and a passion for sharing it. Sit relax and enjoy your trip.

25th Anniversary
Can you believe it!  Sunwest Tours has been helping people discover new places, or taking them back to their old favorites for 25 years. Many of you have watched us grow from our humble beginnings, to becoming a full service travel agency, located in our new office, and offering exciting new tours, For those that are new to Sunwest Tours you can travel with confidence knowing that we have 25 years of experience behind everything we do.
Be sure to join us on our 25th Anniversary Special.

Gift ideas!
Still looking for that something special, for that special someone. Why not a vacation.  Browse through our Christmas Tours, or maybe something in the new year were you can let somebody else do all the work.  Check out our exciting tour schedule.

New  Getaways
2011 brings some new and exciting tours to Sunwest along with your favorites.   Be sure to check them out in the following pages.  We believe there will be the perfect trip for everybody.

BOOK EARLY
People are always asking why we encourage them to book early.  As we tell them the hotels, and attractions ask for a 30 day cancellation policy.  This means we need to put a non refundable deposit for the rooms or attractions 30 days prior to arrival. This is why we ask that you book 45 days in advance and take advantage of that early booking discounts.

Have a group?
Want to travel as a group? Go were you want, when you want?  Let Sunwest Tours develop a tour geared to your group. We will make all the arrangements from the transportation to accommodations, entrance fees, and other details, leave it to the experts!

2011 GETAWAYS

25th Anniversary Special January 8   11 Days       Escorted        $785/pp
We invite you to come and celebrate our 25th Anniversary Tour to Las Vegas! This 11 day special tour of the New Year includes MANY prizes, gifts & surprises for a fun-filled Holiday.

Northwest Flower and Garden Show Feb. 23       4 Days         Escorted      $408/pp
Join our special host Don Burnett, well known nursery specialist and radio host of the AM1150 Garden Show, on a journey to North America’s third largest Spring Flower Show.  Be inspired and tune up your green thumb for the upcoming gardening season just around the corner.

Skagit Valley Casino Feb. 27                 4 Days         Escorted      $229/pp
Marvelous sights traveling through the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley.  This 4 day gambling adventure includes 3 nights accommodation at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort

Laughlin Various Dates       12 Days       Escorted      $599/pp
Our “Ultimate Gamblers Getaway” 12 days of great gaming and unforgettable fun.  Enjoy the sights of Wendover & Laughlin.

March Madness Mystery Tour March 14    4 Days Escorted             $489/pp
Join us on this luxury gambling tour to places unknown and some known.  Staff has been sworn to secrecy, but what fun, a surprise around every corner.

Enchanting Canyonlands April 17      13 Days  Escorted          $1,699/pp
Explore the Enchanting Canyonlands on this unforgettable vacation! A journey through Canyon Country brings you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of three national parks; Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon.

Pacific Coastal Explorer April 23   14 Days   Escorted  Starting at $1,959/pp
Explore the Pacific Coast by land and sea.  This fabulous tour will take you down the Oregon &  California coast to San Diego were you will board Holland America’s Westerdam.  Enjoy the 5 day cruise along the majestic Pacific Coast to Vancouver, B.C. were you will be picked up to be returned home.

Double Travel Points Between January 15 & February 15
Remember to bring in this Newsletter between January 15 & February 15, 2011 to receive Double Travel Points for any tours paid in full.

Pacific Northwest Cruise May 17       6 Days Escorted    Starting at $675/pp
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest aboard the Statendam, Holland Americas Luxury Cruise ship.  Spend 5 nights relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest. You will be traveling from Vancouver through the San Juan Islands and to Northern Vancouver Island.

Alaska & Yukon Adventure June 24   20 Days  Escorted       Starting at  $3,958/pp
Join Sunwest Tours and Royal Caribbean for a “Once in a Lifetime” tour through Alaska and the Yukon.  After enjoying your 7 night Alaska cruise, explore Alaska and the Yukon by land as we travel back home for 13 days discovering new and exciting sights on our route back home.

Coeur d’Alene – 3 and 4 Day -       Various Dates                  Escorted          Starting at TBA
Travel through Washington into the ‘Gem State’ of Idaho.  Coeur d’Alene Casino resort Hotel offers an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room, restaurant, lounge, 18 hole golf course, 800 video slot machines, off-track betting and bingo.  Non-smoking rooms are also available.  There will be an optional side trip for shopping.

Tulalip 3 and 4 day Various Dates     Escorted                Starting at $239/pp
4 star resort Tulalip Resort Casino and full service spa with 16 treatment rooms, oasis pool, four restaurants, 24 hour Cedars café, live entertainment, and a casino with all the latest state of the art slots, table games, video poker machines, keno, poker room, bingo and much, much more. Adjacent to the resort is Seattle’s premium outlet mall:

Silver Reef 3 and 4 day Various Dates       Escorted               Starting at $214/pp
Nestled between Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands, rests a beautiful hotel where you can enjoy the spa and casino. Relax, unwind and try your luck at the casino on this great getaway.

Reno – 8 Day Tour -                   Various Dates      Escorted               Starting at $339/pp
Enjoy 8 fun filled days:  Stay 2 nights in Baker City and 5 nights in Reno at the Sands or Circus Circus.  Enjoy sites throughout your tour as well as fantastic gaming adventures of Reno.

Wendover – 7 Day Tour Various Dates       Escorted                Starting at $379/pp
Join us on our exciting tour with a choice of two leading five star hotels and casinos, along with a stopover in Pendleton at the Red Lion Hotel with a visit to the Wild Horse Casino. During our stop in Wendover stay at the Montego Bay or the Peppermill. Side trip to Salt Lake City, weather permitting.

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