What we're about

This group is all about short trips originating from the Toronto area. One day trips, 2-day trips, long weekend trips..... there's lots of trips. We typically have at least one trip event every week and sometimes 2 or 3 events every week.

There's no better way to make friends and expand your social circle than to take a bus trip. Start your day with a bus full of strangers and come back at the end of the trip with a bus full of friends!

Winery tours to Niagara and the New York Finger Lakes, shopping trips to Pennsylvania, rock & roll weekends in Cleveland, weekend getaways to Chicago, theatre trips to Stratford & New York, maple syrup experiences in Montreal and New England, quick jaunts to the tulip festival in Ottawa and so much more.

For your assurance, I am a TICO licensed travel agent and organize all trips through a TICO licensed registered travel agency and thus you have the assurance that all your payments for trips are safe and protected through TICO's safeguards and Ontario laws.

I hope you'll consider becoming a member of this group and being kept informed of upcoming trips.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future and having you join us on one of my upcoming adventures.

Happy travels!

Sash
General Manager
Short Trips & Weekend Getaways
http://www.ShortTrips.ca

Upcoming events (5+)

1-Day Trip: Niagara-On-The-Lake Icewine Festival + Bird Kingdom +Dinner • Jan 20

ShortTrips.ca 4 Pickup Locations VYMB

If you enjoy wine, ice wine, Niagara-On-The-Lake & Niagara Falls, tropical birds and gardens, elegant dinners or holiday illuminations then we have a wonderful day trip planned for you! Niagara-On-The-Lake is transformed into a wintery wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. Oh, and it's not just icewine... you can sample lots of other wines and foods too. As soon as you enter the Bird Kingdom you are transported to a tropical rainforest with 400 birds flying free in 50,000 sq. feet of rainforest featuring a 40 ft. waterfall! We will be dining at The Old Stone Inn in Niagara Falls which dates back to the turn of the last century. This quaint stone building began life in 1904 as one of the region’s leading flour mills. Built originally as a three-storey structure, the cornerstone was laid on July 4 in 1904. And by dining here you will be dining in a venue that has hosted some very special company! Over the years the restaurant has served Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Princess Diana, Dorothy Hamill just to name a few! IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/niagara-icewine-festival--bird-kingdom--elegant-dinner--festival-of-lights.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca (https://www.shorttrips.ca/) or over the phone at (866)[masked] PRICE: $125 per person, tips included, 13% HST extra. INCLUSIONS: • Round trip transportation on deluxe highway bus with a washroom and WiFi. • Visit to the wine festival and free time in Niagara-On-The-Lake included. (Note: Tokens & tasting glass required for wine tastings, not included in tour, can be purchased on site.) • Elegant dinner in Niagara Falls included. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available, see menu below. • Admission to the Niagara Bird Kingdom with private interactive presentation included. • Bus drive through the Niagara Festival of Lights included. • Complimentary water and snacks on the bus included. • Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director. • All tips included. HST extra. DINNER MENU (subject to change!): Appetizer: Choice of seasonal soup or salad. Entree: Choice of: • Pan-Seared Ontario Rainbow Trout with Crispy Capers, Preserved Lemon Butter & Cardamom-Scented Wild Rice. Available gluten-free. • Seared AAA Striploin with Tarragon Salted House Cut Frites, Truffle Aioli & Chimichurri Foam. Available gluten-free. • Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Tarragon Salted Frites & Braised Fennel Slaw • Vegetarian Tagliatelle Primavera with seasonal roasted vegetables Dessert: Choice of: • Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Berry Coulis • Lavender Crème Brulee Tea/coffee and soft drinks included. Cash bar available for specialty and alcoholic beverages. ​ I hope to see you on the trip! - Sash This trip is being arranged by: Marville Travel Ltd. (905)[masked] TICO #[masked] IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/niagara-icewine-festival--bird-kingdom--elegant-dinner--festival-of-lights.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca or over the phone at (866)[masked]

3-Day Trip: Quebec City Ice Hotel, Quebecois Cuisine & Winter Tour • Feb 2-4

ShortTrips.ca 5 Pickup Locations (MVYSW)

It's time for our annual Quebec City Ice Hotel & Winter Tour. Quebec City in winter has beauty like no other city. The history, the charm, the old town, sparkling with a gentle covering of snow, it glitters both during the day and at night. Please note: We will only be touring the Ice Hotel, NOT staying in it! Our tour also includes visiting the Montmorency Falls and riding on the gondola, walking to the base of the waterfall if you wish to see nature's amazing ice creations close up, getting a guided tour of Quebec City with a local tour guide, going to a sugar shack for a tour and a traditional Quebecois lunch and of course visiting the world famous Ice Hotel. And one of the highlights of this tour, an authentic Quebecois dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens, one of the highest rated and oldest restaurants in Quebec City! Yes, this dinner is included as part of this tour. ​ IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/quebec-city-ice-hotel--winter-tour.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca (https://www.shorttrips.ca/) or over the phone at (866)[masked] PRICE: $[masked] per person. All tips included, 13% HST extra. INCLUSIONS: • Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with washroom & WiFi. • Two nights accomodation at the Palace Royal Hotel, Quebec City included. • WiFi at the hotel included. • Two hot breakfasts included. • Guided tour of Quebec City with local tour guide included. • Guided tour of Ice Hotel included. • Visit to Montomorency Falls & Gondola ride included. • Group dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens Restaurant included. • Guided tour and traditional sugar shack lunch included. • ​Complimentary bottled water and snacks on bus included. • Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director accompanying the trip. • All tips included. I hope to see you on the trip! - Sash This trip is being arranged by: Marville Travel Ltd. (905)[masked] TICO #[masked] IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/quebec-city-ice-hotel--winter-tour.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca or over the phone at (866)[masked]

1-Day Trip: Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nix & Tom Petty Tribute Show + Dinner

ShortTrips.ca 4 Pickup Locations (VYMG)

One day bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Region. Start with whisky & spirit tasting at 40 Creek Distillery followed by a dinner buffet in a private dining room at the Greg Frewin Theatre followed by a tribute show featuring Fleetwood Nicks & Practically Petty. IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/niagara-fleetwood-mac--tom-petty-heartbreakers-tribute-show--dinner.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca (https://www.shorttrips.ca/) or over the phone at (866)[masked] PRICE: $109 per person + HST. Tips included. INCLUSIONS: • Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with a washroom and WiFi. • Tour & tasting of spirits at 40 Creek Distillery included. • ​Dinner buffet at the Greg Frewin Theatre included. • Level 2 Ticket to the Fleetwood Nicks/Practically Petty Tribute show included. • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on bus. • Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available at all times during tour. • All tips. I hope to see you on the trip! - Sash This trip is being arranged by: Marville Travel Ltd. (905)[masked] TICO #[masked] IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/niagara-fleetwood-mac--tom-petty-heartbreakers-tribute-show--dinner.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca or over the phone at (866)[masked]

3-Day Trip: Ottawa "Winterlude" Festival Tour • Feb 16-18 (Family Day Weekend)

ShortTrips.ca 5 Pickup Locations (MVYSW)

As the temperature drops during the colder Canadian months, Ottawa becomes home to a sparkling winter wonderland with outdoor and indoor activities abound! In February, Ottawa is also home to "Winterlude", North America’s greatest winter festival. From the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink (7.8km long!) to spectacular ice carvings in Byward Market to an amazing playground made of snow at Snowflake Kingdom, Winterlude is a great way to take in the best of Ottawa’s Canadian winter. Also included on this tour are admissions to the Canadian Museum of History and the National Gallery of Art, a guided city bus tour of the key landmarks and Winterlude activity centres and visits to the Byward Market and an optional visit to the Casino du Lac Leamy for those interested in some slots or table games entertainment one evening. ​ IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/ottawa-winterlude-winter-festival-tour.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca (https://www.shorttrips.ca/) or over the phone at (866)[masked] PRICE: $449-$649 per person. All tips included, 13% HST extra. INCLUSIONS: • Round trip transportation on deluxe highway bus with a washroom and WiFi. • ​2 nights hotel accommodation at the Ramada Plaza Gatineau Manoir du Casino. • 2 hot breakfast buffets. • 1 lunch. • 1 dinner buffet. • 3 hour guided bus/walking tour of Ottawa with local tour guide. Includes Winterlude activities and key Ottawa landmarks. • Admission to Canadian Museum of History (previously Canadian Museum of Civilization). • Admission to the National Gallery of Canada. • Visit to the Snowflake Kingdom at Jacques-Cartier Park. • Visit to Byward Market. Admire the spectacular ice carvings and chimes. Optional visit to the Casino du Lac Leamy (only a 5 minute walk from our hotel) • Complimentary bottled water and snacks throughout the tour. • Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available at all times during tour. • All tips. I hope to see you on the trip! - Sash This trip is being arranged by: Marville Travel Ltd. (905)[masked] TICO #[masked] IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on trip price, itinerary, pickup locations and all other details, please on the link below: https://www.shorttrips.ca/ottawa-winterlude-winter-festival-tour.html Please note an RSVP here on Meetup does NOT reserve a any spots. To guarantee your seat, you MUST book your seat and pay for it either online at www.ShortTrips.ca or over the phone at (866)[masked]

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1-Day Trip: Canadian Art Collections Tour • Jan 12 • $85

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