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15 Day Polar Bear Migration
Start Date Sep 29, 2024
End Date Oct 13, 2024
4 Other Dates
 

Starts: Dunseith, ND Ends: Winnipeg/Iles De Chene, MB

Witness the great polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba! Experience up-close encounters with polar bears and their cubs by exploring their natural habitat by Tundra Buggy & Helicopter. Plus, you may catch a glimpse of the northern lights!
  • 12 Camping Nights
  • 3 Hotel Nights
  • 38 Events & Meals
  • Highlights & Map
  • Daily Itinerary
  • Price & What's Included
  • Activity Level
  • Trip Extensions
  • Customer Reviews
  • Travel Insurance
  • FAQs

Highlights & Map

  • 12 Camping Nights
  • 3 Hotel Night(s)
  • 38 Events & Meals

Highlights


Witness the Great Polar Bear Migration in Churchill, Manitoba

Polar Bear Viewing on Private Tundra Buggy

Helicopter Tour over Hudson Bay to View Polar Bears

Chance to See Northern Lights

Roundtrip Flights to/from Churchill Included

Look for Caribou, Arctic Fox & Moose

Explore Winnipeg, Churchill & Dauphin

International Peace Gardens on US/Canada Border

Tour the Royal Canadian Mint

Ukrainian Church, Dining & Dance Experience

Local Cultural & Historical Museums




Tour Map

  • 1154 Driving Miles
  • 231 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

Daily Itinerary

  • 1154 Driving Miles
  • 231 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Orientation & Get Acquainted Social – meet your Ambassadors and fellow guests
  • International Peace Garden Guided Tour – unique for its location straddling the border, the gardens are a symbol of harmony between the US & Canada with floral displays, scenic beauty & symbolic monuments
  • Welcome Dinner at International Peace Garden

  • EN-ROUTE: Boissevain Murals – view over 20 professionally painted murals that narrate the local community’s history & culture
  • Fort Dauphin Tour with Afternoon Tea and Bread Baking – a historic site that preserves the remnants of a fur trading post with prehistoric fossils, a one-room schoolhouse & more
  • Ukrainian Church Tour – a stunning architectural gem adorned with intricate domes & vibrant murals, reflecting the region's vibrant Ukrainian heritage
  • Ukrainian Dining Experience – savor an authentic dinner at the Ukrainian Church
  • Ukrainian School Dancers – enjoy a unique cultural performance at the Ukrainian Church

  • Dinner Buffet at Aseneskak Casino

  • Dinner at Local Restaurant – enjoy local dining with a special guest appearance!
  • Heritage North Museum – preserves the region's cultural heritage through an array of exhibits and historical displays, including First Nation, fur trade & mining artifacts

  • 3 Nights of Included Hotel Accommodations at the Tundra Inn
  • Chartered Flight from Thompson to Churchill Included
  • Private Transportation from Airport to Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Churchill Bus Tour – includes Cape Merry Hudson Bay Tour, Polar Bear Jail, Miss Piggy Plane Site, Ithaca Shipwreck, plus try to spot bears along the way!
  • 3 Nightly Dinners at the Tundra Inn
  • Cultural Presentation by Local Artist – learn about the local arts community from Sandra Cooke as she shares her unique paintings
  • Chance to View Northern Lights – guests MAY be able to witness the Aurora Borealis; however, due to natural conditions, their appearance is NOT guaranteed
  • 3 Days of Buffet Breakfast at the Tundra Inn
  • Private Transportation from Airport to Hotel
  • Polar Bear Viewing on a Private Tundra Buggy – explore the Arctic tundra in these unique vehicles to view polar bears & their cubs in their natural habitat… a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
  • Lunch on Tundra Buggy
  • Helicopter Tour of Hudson Bay – experience breathtaking views from above, offering a unique perspective of the landscape and wildlife… look out for polar bears!
  • Lunch at Tundra Inn
  • OPTIONAL: Dog Sled Ride

  • Itsanitaq Museum – showcases Inuit art & artifacts, providing a cultural & historical journey through the rich heritage of the indigenous people in the Arctic
  • Polar Bears International House – a guided tour of the hub for research, education & conservation efforts aimed at protecting polar bears and their Arctic habitat
  • Lunch at Tundra Inn
  • Private Transportation from Hotel to Airport
  • Chartered Flight from Churchill to Thompson Included

  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!

  • Royal Canadian Mint Tour – a captivating behind-the-scenes experience, witnessing the intricate process of coin production & fascinating coin exhibits
  • Winnipeg Guided Motorcoach Tour – a private sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights featuring Assiniboine Park & Conservatory, Wellington Crescent, Legislative Building, Broadway Avenue, Exchange District, French Quarter, St. Boniface Basilica, Forks Market
  • Manitoba Museum Guided Tour – features a captivating and immersive experience with exhibits on the province's natural and human history, showcasing artifacts, interactive displays & a planetarium
  • OPTIONAL: Journey to Churchill Exhibit at Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Private Transportation to Farewell Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast – grab some food and coffee before we part ways



Price & What's Included

Price Includes

 
  • Roundtrip Flights from Thompson to Churchill
  • Professionally Planned Route & Itinerary
  • Guaranteed Campground Reservations
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters & TailGunners*
  • Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • Transportation to/from Included Activities
  • Gratuities for Included Meals & Excursions

Pricing & Payment Options

Pay by check and receive a deep discount, or choose our 0% interest, affordable monthly payment plan!

$10,695

2 Guests in Rig

$9,495

1 Guest in Rig

Making Tours Affordable

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Payment Options
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Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
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Activity Level - MODERATE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 17 rigs plus WagonMasters & TailGunners* exclusive to 15 Day Polar Bear Migration

Pacing

  • 1154 Driving Miles
  • 231 Average Daily Miles
  • 15 days, with 12 camping nights including 38 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate walking distance (30 to 45 minutes); some excursions may include gradually graded ramps, hills and/or stairs.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

  • No scooters are allowed on this tour

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Trip Extensions

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 140 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 15 Day Polar Bear Migration trip, you will have no pre- or post trip extensions; however, we have 140 trips we offer that do.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Dunseith, ND (Rally Point) or Winnipeg/Iles De Chene, MB (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 15 Day Polar Bear Migration trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 15 Day Polar Bear Migration trip:


    • On Day 9: Dog Sled Ride

    • On Day 14: Journey to Churchill Exhibit at Assiniboine Park Conservancy




Customer Reviews

There’s no better way to learn what a trip is like than from the firsthand experiences of your fellow travelers. Our Traveler Reviews are the real deal—unbiased and unedited—giving you an honest appraisal of the experiences that await you on this trip.

 
 

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

 

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization, or a medical evacuation, all of which can be overwhelming.

Travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances. There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

TME Travel Insurance provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION, such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage on the TME Elite Plan when purchased within 14 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

Fantasy RV Tours offers two different types of RV vacations: Caravans and Rallies. An RV Caravan is a professionally-guided tour that travels from destination to destination on a pre-planned route. A Rally is also pre-planned and led by professional Travel Ambassadors, but explores one area or event, e.g. Rose Parade or Washington DC. To learn more, click here.

On each of our RV Tours, you’ll be led by professional leaders – WagonMasters and TailGunners – who are collectively known as Travel Ambassadors. To learn more and to meet our ambassadors, click here.

We often suggest scattered travel during a caravan with groups of 2 to 4 RVs traveling at a safe distance apart who may enjoy similar points of interest. Of course, you may travel independently at your own pace – enjoying sites and side trips. Your Travel Ambassadors are there to ensure safety for the entire group. It’s your vacation, so we offer options – we want you to enjoy safety, comfort and freedom. Typically, in Mexico, guests prefer to travel convoy style.

Yes. You’ll want to make reservations early to reserve your space. Reservations are prioritized in the order received. Most of our caravans are limited to 22 RVs, while rallies are determined individually.

Yes! Budget your vacation with our interest-free monthly payment program and reserve your spot with the first month’s payment. You can also secure your spot with just a 15% deposit and, no matter which payment option you choose, if you pay by check, you’ll receive a discount. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Yes. With every tour you take, it pays in savings! For each Rally, you’ll earn $50 in future travel credits. For each Caravan, you’ll earn $100 in future travel credits. You can also build your way up to different status levels that earn you additional benefits. For full program details, click here.

Yes. When a new customer is referred by you and completes their tour, you’ll receive $50 in future travel credits for a Rally and $100 in future travel credits for a Caravan. For full program details, click here.

Yes and no. Caravans require an RV; whether owned or rented. Some of our rallies have an option to stay in a cabin or hotel, which is indicated in the tour information. If traveling in an Overseas caravan, an RV rental will be provided.

 

Tour Reservations

Our tour prices include all RV site accommodations, meals, events and activities as listed on the itineraries. To see a full list of what’s included in all tours, click here.

No. The price listed (2 Person Price/Rig) is the total price for 2 people in 1 rig. The 1 person price/rig is the total price for 1 person in 1 rig. The Add’l Person Price/Rig is the price of each additional person beyond the 2 Person Price/Rig.

We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you will not be stuck with an additional cost for your trip. Beware of other tour companies that add a surcharge for tours purchased with a credit card or who reserve the right to raise their price after you make your initial reservation.

We reserve the right to substitute accommodations, transportation and/or itineraries when we deem it necessary or advisable.

If you need to switch your tour up to 150 days prior to departure, your tour monies will be transferred less a switch fee. To view the full details, click here.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please call us at 800-952-8496. To view the full details of our cancellation policy, click here.

We facilitate trip cancellation insurance on our website via TME Travel Insurance. To learn more, click here.

Our partnerships with Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, AIM Club & Winnebago allow us to offer exclusive discounts not available to the general public or any other tour company. Occasionally we offer additional discounts. Call 800-952-8496 for the latest offers.

 

Getting Ready for Your Tour

You will receive a pre-rally information packet approximately 90 days before the tour begins, which includes the detailed itinerary, a vehicle preparation checklist, travel tips, medical forms and the contact information for your WagonMasters.

Make sure your vehicle(s) is in top condition before you leave home. Have in your possession the warranty packet and information that came with your motorhome, fifth-wheel, or travel trailer. Know the name of the dealer and location of the original purchase, factory telephone numbers, warranty numbers, as well as year, make, and model in order to get parts delivered quickly, if necessary.

Use the Vehicle Preparation Checklist (provided in the pre-rally information packet) to assure your equipment is ready for the tour. Most people travel without ever having a breakdown. In fact, you will probably complete your tour and never have any kind of mechanical problem. Your Travel Ambassadors will do a basic vehicle inspection before the tour begins and advise you of any potential problems or recommended things to do to help preclude any damage to your vehicle.

On traveling caravans, we recommend a tow vehicle to maximize your freedom. Most caravans have free days to explore but ultimately, it is an individual preference to tow.

Passports are required for Canada, Mexico and Overseas tours. Please note: Some USA tours require passports if they travel into Canada.

You are required to have a Travelers Visa, but we’ll take care of obtaining and paying for the visa once we receive a copy of your passport. We’ll send this information to you a few months before the tour begins.

Yes. You must have a Mexico Liability policy for each motorized vehicle and we’ll provide you with information regarding purchasing the liability policy.

YES! We are a pet friendly company. However, it is your responsibility to care for your pet. During Polar Bear tours – you will be away from your pet 3 nights. Canadian Atlantic Province tours with an overnight ferry crossing – you will be away from your pet 1 night. There are pet accommodations available for those tours. Pet care fees are your responsibility. Canada and Mexico require proof of rabies vaccination.

On caravans with less than 25 rigs, your WagonMaster will make an introductory call to each guest on the tour after you receive your customer packet. On all other caravans and rallies, you will be contacted by email which will include direct contact information for your WagonMaster. 

No. Many of our guests enjoy arriving early or extending their trip once the Caravan is over, so we want to give you the freedom to do so. We’ve also found that guests prefer traveling on specific airlines, flying at certain times of the day or booking their flights with frequent traveler miles. We want to give you the ultimate freedom to fully maximize your vacation.

Any in-country flights that are listed on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour.

 

While on Tour

Before the tour begins, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive, up-to-date, field-researched Trip Log with turn-by-turn directions and popular landmarks.

Tips for meals, bus drivers and special guides are included in the tour price. Customers should feel free to tip any service providers they feel go ‘the extra mile’. Gratuities are certainly welcome, but not required for your WagonMaster and TailGunner – they strive to provide exemplary service, above and beyond the call of duty during your entire tour.

Typically, ferry fees are included unless stated otherwise on the itinerary.

If you have special dietary needs, notify your WagonMaster before the tour begins. Some of the vendors we use will be able to accommodate and some do not have the ability to do so. Be prepared with your own food substitution for situations in which your special food need cannot be accommodated.

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation, each tour has an Activity Rating, which is indicated in the tour information. Most tours include walking tours and guided excursions aboard buses, boats, trains, subways and planes. This scale will help you decide if you can participate in all activities included with each tour. Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices. If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests are responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions. Some of our tours prohibit the use of Scooters, which is indicated in the tour information.

Certain tours are not scooter or wheelchair accessible, which is indicated in the tour information. On tours where all mobility devices are allowed, guests relying on the aid of walkers, crutches or other mobility devices must travel with a companion capable of assisting. Guests with mobility challenges may not be able to actively participate in all activities included in the tour itinerary.

We always strive to reserve as many 50 amp spaces as possible. However, some campgrounds will not have enough 50 amp spaces for everyone. At most campgrounds, 30/50 amp power is standard. Please note that some campgrounds in Alaska, Canada and Mexico may be more primitive than in the Lower 48. Be prepared to use limited power or dry camp on a few occasions.

On most days, WagonMasters hold nightly travel meetings to brief you on the next day’s activity schedule. In addition, the WagonMasters will have a whiteboard in the front window of their RV that has the daily schedule and any changes that may have occurred.

We use family radios and cell phones. Your WagonMaster will explain the best means of communication for the next day’s travel at the nightly travel meeting.

There may be opportunities in which you may want to enjoy side trips and optional tours that are not included in the price of the Caravan. Our WagonMasters & Tailgunners are available to assist you with suggestions of popular activities in the area to make the most of your vacation.

Our Travel Ambassadors are ready to help when a mechanical problem or medical emergency arises. However, if this prevents you from continuing the tour, you may receive a credit toward a future tour less any non-refundable expenses incurred by Fantasy RV Tours on your behalf.