We put your safety first.
Safety is always our top priority, and we have been working hard to make sure that our return to travel will be as safe as it is fun! We strive to make your travel experience worry-free, so here are some of the ways we will be keeping everyone safe:
Reduced Capacity: We will be operating
tours at no more than 50% capacity for the remainder of
2021, to allow for additional physical distancing onboard
Assigned Seating: Seat selection will
be made at the time of booking, and you will maintain that
seat for the duration of your tour. During the booking
process, you will be able to view the seating plan online
and choose the seat you would like. So, the sooner you
book, the better chance youll have of getting your
preferred seating location!
Protection Plus: Book with confidence
when you purchase our Protection Plus waiver! Protection
Plus is available on all our 2021 tours, and allows you to
cancel for any reason right up until your tours
departure time and receive a full refund on the price of
your tour. Worried about waking up with the sniffles the
morning of your tour? Protection Plus will have you
Mandatory face masks: Aboard our coaches, all passengers, staff and drivers are required to wear face masks at all times.
All passengers are to supply their own face masks, which
must be properly worn at all times while onboard the
You will not be permitted to board the coach if you have travelled outside of Canada in the previous 14 days, have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case in the last 14 days, or have been advised that you should be isolating. Boarding will also be denied if you have any of the following symptoms that are not related to other conditions:
Fever or chills
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Cough, sore throat, trouble swallowing
Runny nose/nasal congestion, decrease or loss of smell or taste
Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
Feeling unwell, extreme fatigue, sore muscles, pink
Protective barriers: Plexiglass
barriers have been installed behind the drivers seats
on our motor coaches for your safety.
Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitizer units
have been installed on the entry doors or in the stepwell
of our coaches, and in the rear of the coach in the onboard
washroom. Frequent hand sanitizer use is strongly
Deep cleaning and sanitizing: Our
coaches undergo a thorough deep clean/sanitize after every
departure, including the use of hospital-grade cleaning
materials and disinfecting fogging machines.
Embarking/disembarking procedures: Due to social distancing, drivers are not permitted to assist passengers in boarding or disembarking the coach. When possible, passengers are encouraged to handle their own luggage to reduce touch points.
What about vaccines?
We ask that everyone who travels with us take all possible precautions to limit the spread of COVID 19, including getting fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Since we dont yet know when it is reasonable to expect that all Canadians will have access to the full course of vaccine, we have offered mostly short and relatively local tour options through the Summer and Fall. Proof of vaccination may become a requirement for travel, and we will update this policy as the timeline becomes clear. If/when vaccinations become required for participation on our tours, all passengers who have already booked will be notified, and given the opportunity to either accept the condition or cancel with a full refund.
Did you know?
Unlike airplanes, motor coaches do not have recycled air in the interior. Motor coaches fresh air circulation systems provide a minimum of 6 fresh air exchanges per hour, approximately once every 10 minutes.
*Please note the above information is current to the best practices available at the time. It will constantly be adapted as needed, to ensure that the highest standards of safety are being met.
**While we are taking all precautions to ensure safety, there is an inherent risk to being exposed to COVID 19 whenever we are in settings with other people. By travelling, you are accepting this risk and understand that Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches cannot be responsible for any COVID-19 exposure that you may encounter during your tour, whether onboard the motorcoach or at any of the venues or locations visited.
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Available on all 2021 tours
Book with confidence with Protection Plus! Cancel for any reason right up until your tours departure time and receive a full refund on the price of your tour with our new Protection Plus waiver. Offered on all 2021 tour departures so you can plan your getaway risk-free!