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Experience the world in ease and comfort with Ultimate Journeys by Viva Holidays.
There are regular holidays, then there are bespoke journeys filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Expertly curated for the discerning traveller, Ultimate Journeys by Viva Holidays invites you to consider the latter, each tour designed with exclusive access and one-touch-booking in mind.
Ultimate polar bear discovery
Take off to Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world, where a multitude of exclusive experiences – each one designed to make the most of seeing these wild animals in their natural habitat – make up the bulk of this small group tour (there’s a maximum of 20 guests).
Traverse the Arctic wilderness in search of local wildlife with a guided two-day private Tundra Buggy adventure available only to Ultimate Journeys guests, and enjoy the thrill (plus the spray of snow) of a dog sled ride. Keen to immerse yourself in local folklore and history? The tour starts in Winnipeg with the award-winning Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Conservancy, followed by a private dinner at Aurora Borealis Theatre, before taking off to Churchill the next morning.
The itinerary also includes an evening with a local trapper, as well as an exclusive cocktail reception in the underwater viewing tunnels in Gateway to the Arctic, where seals and polar bears frolic overhead.
From $12,599 per person twin share.
- Five nights in three–4.5-star rooms
- Breakfast daily, four lunches and five dinners, plus welcome canapes and drinks
- Return charter flights from Winnipeg to Churchill
- Private guided tours, plus an exclusive cocktail reception and welcome dinner
- Airport transfers
Ultimate good food Ireland®
Gain exclusive access to Ireland’s top beverage and food producers on this intimate tour. This journey not only treats up to 16 guests to the Emerald Isle’s most iconic experiences curated by Good Food Ireland®, but pairs them with visits to celebrated destinations; enjoy a meal aboard the restored dining carriages from the original Orient Express at Glenlo Abbey, throw back a creamy pint (or two) at Guinness Storehouse, and savour a private dining experience in the Vine Wine Cellar at Hayfield Manor.
On this Ultimate Journeys tour, guests will also meet the proprietors of each venue to get a behind-the-scenes look (and taste) of the flavours that make Ireland tick. Travelling in a luxury air-conditioned coach through the southern Ireland countryside, there are myriad ways to make room for more than delicious food: tour highlights include a visit to Cahir Castle, a tour of The English Market in Cork (one of the oldest and best covered markets in Europe), and an opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone at world-famous Blarney Castle.
From $11,869 per person twin share.
- Nine nights accommodation at four–five-star hotels
- Breakfast daily, five lunches and eight dinners
- Food and beverage tastings
- Entrance fees
- Transport aboard air-conditioned coach
Ultimate Christmas in Finnish Lapland
Santa has been visiting your home for decades, and the time has come to travel to Finnish Lapland to repay the favour in a manner designed to delight every member of the family. Ultimate Journeys has the ‘best Christmas memories ever’ itinerary which includes tours for couples and families and incorporates a range of exclusive highlights even more exciting than viewing the Northern Lights dancing over Santa’s house.
Gain your reindeer licence and take the reins on the ultimate sleigh ride, visit Santa Claus’ Village and send a postcard from his post office, and – between cups of hot chocolate – try your hand at tobogganing, skiing, ice fishing and ice hockey at Snowfun. Oh, don’t worry; along with a visit to Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, the traditional elements of the holiday season are covered too, with the option to join a traditional Finnish Christmas Day church service and to enjoy a festive Christmas dinner.
From $3489 per person twin share.
- Four nights accommodation at four-star hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily, plus three lunches and four dinners
- Return airport or railway transfers
- Outer winter clothing loan for duration of tour