Monday, November 10, 2008

Flying from London to Toronto

We usually use Air Canada for flights from London to Toronto. They offer great service and all their new planes have personal tvs so you can easily while away the 7 hour flight with movies, sitcoms and games!

KLM is also good with flights from Birmingham via Amsterdam to Toronto. Yes there is a change required in Amsterdam but the airport is so lovely it's a nice stop over anyway.

BA offers direct flights from Toronto and Birmingham but usually is quite pricey. I recommend checking each airline and using expedia.co.uk. Flight prices are constantly fluctuating so it pays to keep an eye on things.

Some example fares, for 2 adults, round trip (these fares were found today, 10 November 2008):
AIR CANADA - Thursday 11 June 2009 - Sunday 21 June 2009:
£365 per person. Cheaper fares are available (between £50 and £80 per person) if you're able to leave a day or two earlier and leave Canada on a Wednesday or Thursday. In airline terms, the cheapest day to fly is a Wednesday so if you can book a return flight from a Wednesday to Wednesday, you'll probably be able to get the best deal. Children on Air Canada are those 2-11 years old and then they qualify as "Youth" which is 12-15 years old.

KLM -
£616 per two adults from London to Toronto. Children with KLM get 50% off adult tickets but need to be 11 or under, otherwise they are adults.

BA -
£698.20 for two adults from London to Toronto. With BA on these dates, children's return tickets cost £197 each. (children are those under 12).

I've plugged in Wednesday 10 June 2009 and then a return date of the following Wednesday the 17 of June and Expedia says:



And for two adults and two children (12 or under):



If you can manage one stop (good chance to stretch legs!) and go via Amsterdam and/or lengthen your stay, you can save a bob or two:






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Accommodation

Family and friends that are making the hike to Vineland from England might be interested in some accomodation in the surrounding area (of the wedding venue). Also, most of these places offer "get away" packages which include wine country tours, city tours etc...

Home & Hearth Bed and Breakfast
Website: www.homeandhearth.ca
Matt & Thelma MacKinnon
3985 Fifteenth Street
Jordan Stn., Ont. Canada L0R 1S0

Phone 905 562-7152 Fax 905 562-1912
handh@iaw.on.ca Reservation Requests - Directions



The Black Walnut Manor
Website: www.blackwalnutmanor.com
Carole & Michael Gurgol
4255 Victoria Avenue - RR #1 Vineland Station, Ontario L0R 2E0
Phone/Fax : (905) 562-8675
Toll Free: (800) 859-4786

blackwalnutmanor@sympatico.ca




Hillsi
de Haven
Website: www.hillsidehaven.com
John & Shirley Faber
3496 17th Street
R.R.#1 St. Catharines
Ontario, Canada L2R 6P7
Phone: (905) 562-7021
Toll Free: 1-877-562-9103
info@hillsidehaven.com

Honsberger Estate
Website: www.honsbergerestate.com
Barbara Honsberger-Condotta
4060 Jordan Road, Jordan Station
LOR 1S0
(905) 562-6789 or (905) 562-4339




The Fair
view at Rockway Country Retreat
Website: www.thefairviewbandb.com
Julie and Glenn
3241 Ninth Street
Town of Lincoln
RR#1
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 6P7

(905) 685-4653 (GOLF)
info@thefairviewbandb.com



The Vineyard Loft

Website: www.bbcanada.com/thevineyardloft
2799 Seventh Avenue
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0
Phone : 1 (905) 562-8200
E-Mail : Click Here to E-Mail us



Toye House

Websites: www.toyehouse.com
www.bbcanada.com/8021.html
Ed and Maria Toye
4376 Victoria Avenue
Vineland Station, Ontario
L0R 2E0
Phone: (905) 562-8955
E-mail: toyehouse@sympatico.ca





The Bullfrog Pond Bed and Breakfast

Website: www.bullfrogpond.com
Andy and Barbara Furlanetto
3801 Cherry Avenue
Vineland, Ontario
LOR 2CO
Phone 905-562-1232 or 905-327-4560
Fax 905-562-1232
Please contact us by phone at 905-562-1232 or by email to make reservations.



Red Maple Bed and Breakfast

Website: www.redmaplebb.com
Saira & Saphia
2393 Red Maple Ave.
Jordan Station, Ontario
(905) 562-9682
redmaplebb@sympatico.ca






The Atherton House

Website: http://athertonhousebb.com/index.htm
Tom and Patricia
4265 Twenty-first St.
Vineland, Ontario, Canada LOR 2EO
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