Escorted & Hosted Travel Tours & Vacation Guide

Escorted Travel and Vacation Guide

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Escorted tours and vacation packages – let us help you explore without the hassle!

We’ve been helping Albertans with travel for over 50 years, and we started escorted travel about 30 year ago – with our first President’s Cruise. We realized that our travel advisors collectively have centuries of global travel under their belts, and we’re local, who could be better to travel with?

We not only run Alberta-wide escorted trips, but also each of our locations offers locally based escorted trips – you can travel with people right from your own community! Just drop in or call your local AMA centre to find out about your location’s upcoming escorted tours and vacations!

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Benefits of Escorted Travel with AMA - you can relax and enjoy the sights – our expert guides are on hand to look after you from start to finish:

Less hassle
Enjoy savings and premium exclusive perks
It’s a comfortable way to travel
You’ll meet new people
Enjoy expert led tours
Use it as a framework to explore – come with us to see and learn about a place, and then take some extra time to explore

With AMA you’re not signing on with a big, faceless tour company – we’re Albertans too, so you’ll be taken care of and traveling with friends and neighbors! Some of our guides have a cult following:

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Shelley

Shelley has over 105 cruises under her belt, and she’s looked to by many travelers as THE cruise guru!

With over 100 cruises under her belt (and serving as host or escort for more than half) Shelley is something of a cruise specialist. From the culinary selection to the verandah styles, she can describe everything to such detail that you too will be a cruise specialist. If you were to ask her what she looks for in a vacation? "History and culture… And a little beach doesn’t hurt."

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Roland

Roland is our local TV celebrity, and his trips are always hits!

Roland makes frequent guest appearances as AMA’s Travel Guy, pointing the way to great deals and fantastic locations. His travel career spans nearly thirty years, traveling to New Zealand (a personal favourite), throughout Asia, aboard cruises, and escorting people to not just the tourist sites, but those tucked-away treasures they’ll remember for a lifetime. It’s that passion and attention to detail that’s gained Roland a retinue of travel devotees.

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Leona

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Leona has helped travellers turn their dreams into reality since 2001. She is an award winning elite cruise counsellor with several Service Awards of Excellence to her name, who specializes in cruises of all kinds, including luxury, rivers around the world European river, Vietnam river and Cambodia river cruises. She is also very knowledgeable with ocean lines. Leona is happy to assist you with personalized tips tailored to your destination.

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Elaine

Elaine’s career has found her working in exciting destinations such as Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. Now a key member of our internal AMA product team, she specializes in organized and escorted tours for small and solo traveller groups. Some of Elaine’s favorite tour memories are the hot air balloon rides over the West Bank in Egypt; Cappadocia, Turkey; and the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania.

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Teresa

Teresa is the head of AMA’s Medicine Hat travel office, and her 30+ years of experience in the travel industry shows in her attention to detail, organization, and how she works to connect with each guest. Teresa’s team will be escorting a number of tours in 2018, including a Baltic Cruise (led by Teresa) and South Africa expedition (led by Angela Rayner).

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Bob

As the manager of selling and member services, Bob knows all the ins and outs of planning enjoyable vacations. His sense of humour and attention to client needs help promote a lively group atmosphere, eliminating the stress of planning your own trip. His passion for travel and enthusiasm for meeting new people render him an excellent travel escort for your upcoming adventure!

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Upcoming Escorted Tours

CAA FRIENDSHIP CRUISE PANAMA CANAL

MARCH 3 – MARCH 17, 2019 | ESCORTED BY ROLAND VANMEURS

Aboard Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam / Interior stateroom from $2669 CAD per person based on two sharing, plus port taxes/fees of $527

  • $50 USD per person onboard spending credit
  • $50 USD per person Beverage Card
  • Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto restaurant dining experience
  • Other AMA surprises!

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14 DAYS GO SOLO EAST AFRICA - SOLD OUT!

NOVEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 25, 2018 | ESCORTED BY ELAINE LEJAMBE

Visiting Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservatory, Lake Elmenteita, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro

  • Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, AFEW Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi
  • Spend three nights in luxury tented camps on the plains of Mount Kenya and Lake Elmenteita
  • Enjoy two amazing bush breakfasts and a special breakfast at the Hippo Pool
  • Experience 12 incredible game drives searching for the ‘Big 5’ and more

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19 DAYS GO SOLO SOUTHERN INDIA & SRI LANKA

FEBRUARY 4 – 23, 2019 | ESCORTED BY ELAINE LEJAMBE

Visiting Kochi, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Colombo, Dambulla Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota

  • Begin in Kochi, a popular port in India’s southwest state of Kerala; stretching across peninsulas and islands
  • Overnight in a deluxe houseboat in the Alappuzha district, or the “Venice of the East”
  • Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and yoga in Kerala
  • After travelling through Sri Lanka, end your stay on the beautiful tropical coastline at Bentota Beach

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GUIDED TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA

NOVEMBER 4 – NOVEMBER 20, 2018 | ESCORTED BY ANGELA RAYNER

Visiting Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park, Pretoria, Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, Durban & Cape Town in South Africa

  • Take a game tour in Pilanesberg National Park, and take part in a safari game drive in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Pari, the oldest game park in Africa
  • Enjoy interacting with elephants enroute to Hazyview from Pretoria
  • Savour wine tasting at Stellenbosch wine estate, or choose to visit Victoria Falls
  • Travel to Swaziland via Matsamo Cultural Village

Contact our Medicine Hat Centre at (403) 527-8061 for more details

GO SOLO PERU

MAY 7 – MAY 21, 2019 | ESCORTED BY CRYSTAL PAJUNEN

Visiting Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puno, and Lake Titicaca

  • Join fellow solo travellers on an unforgettable bucket-list journey
  • Fly over Nazca’s mysterious desert geoglyphs
  • Glide on tranquil water to the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca
  • Ascend to the seat of the Inca empire at Machu Picchu

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GO SOLO CROATIA & SLOVENIA

SEPTEMBER 6 – 18, 2019 | ESCORTED BY BOB CHRISTIE

Visiting Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna, Lipica, Pula, Opatija, Plitvice, Zadar, Hvar & Dubrovnik

  • Spend 13 days discovering the “Pearl of the Adriatic”
  • Visit the beautiful 16 lakes and cascading waterfall of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Spend 2 nights in Hvar; the Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea
  • From Dubrovnik visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage town of Kotor, Montenegro

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GO SOLO ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS RIVER CRUISE

DECEMBER 5 - 15, 2019 | ESCORTED BY TAMMY ALLEN

Visiting Prague, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, & Budapest

  • Join fellow solo travellers on this escorted river cruise through the Iconic Christmas Markets of Europe
  • Explore the fairytale city of Prague
  • Visit the Christmas Markets in Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Embrace the holiday spirit of Germany and Austria

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MEDICINE HAT’S SOUND OF MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 10, 2019

Visting Vienna, Salzburg, Munic, Rhine Cruise, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Rüdesheim, Bernkastel, Trier, Luxembourg

  • Experience the incredible sights of Vienna
  • City tour of Munich, followed by dinner, music and singing at Oktoberfest
  • Join a walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village
  • Enjoy an evening concert and dinner at Hohensalzburg Castle

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MEDICINE HAT’S MOROCCO

APRIL 3 – APRIL 15, 2019

Visting Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Merzouga, Quarzazate, Marrakech, Imlil

  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a local Moroccan palace.
  • Visit the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou before arriving in Marrakech
  • Transfer by 4x4 to the heart of the desert for a sunset camel ride and overnight in a luxurious desert camp.
  • Travel to the Berber town of Imlil and experience authentic Berber life.

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Escorted Tours and Vacation Packages with AMA

Save time by booking an online appointment with one of our travel specialists ahead of time. Whether you have questions about a specific escorted tour, or are just looking for inspiration on your next adventure, booking an appointment helps our specialists get ready to talk to you about your plans!

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ESCORTED TOURS AND VACATION PACKAGES WITH AMA

Why do escorted tours?

Our tour escorts are all highly experienced travelers, and they’re a treat to travel with!

It’s a great way to not only introduce you to a new locale, but also make new friends – we have so many lifelong friends that have met on our tours! But don’t worry - you can be as sociable or as independent as you prefer on your escorted tour.

Escorted tours offer peace of mind

Flight issues? Environmental disasters? Medical emergencies? Late to an excursion? Our tour escorts help manage it all with a personal touch!

And we have a substantial team behind the scenes to support any issue that may come up! We have an 24-hour emergency assistance team and dedicated support for each tour!

What if I have special dietary needs?

We can help accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have, and pre-arrange these accommodations with the operators.

What if I have some mobility restrictions?

We can help find you the best tour to fit your mobility needs!

As a single traveler, I booked a CAA Friendship escorted cruise to Alaska in July 2017 with AMA Travel. I liked the idea of having escorts with the group to help in case of need. I enjoyed all the extras and surprises which included hosted get togethers and meeting other CAA members. In October, I sailed on the Canada New England AMA Friendship Cruise and enjoyed the same camaraderie. After an unexpected personal incident ashore at Bar Harbor, I experienced the true value of having AMA Travel escorts along. They assisted me in countless ways, contacted my family, made other necessary phone calls and did everything possible to help during the remainder of the cruise. The decision to take a CAA escorted cruise was the best I ever made. Thank you AMA.

— Betty S, CAA Friendship Alaska Cruise, CAA Friendship Canada & New England Cruise

In January 2015 I took my first AMA escorted tour to South Africa, and it changed my life. I would never travel the way I do if it weren't for AMA’s Linda Wollin and the fellow travelers I can now call my friends. In March 2016 it was our pleasure to have Elaine LeJambe as our escort for Cambodia/Vietnam. I was so impressed with Elaine I joined her again for a solo Morocco tour in September of 2016 and an exclusive tour of Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos in March 2017. Having an escort gives peace of mind, and they’re able to troubleshoot on the spot while enriching the experience. Thank you, AMA, for having these escorted experiences!

— Sandra M, AMA Cambodia & Vietnam Tour, Go Solo Magical Morocco Tour, Peru & the Galapagos Islands Tour