Carefree Journeys

CWT Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres Inc. started the Carefree Journeys division in 2010. We arrange air, transportation, hotel, most meals, and gratuities. AND you get the benefit of an experienced tour manager for the entire trip! You just have to remember your passport, luggage, and spending money! The price listed on the itineraries includes everything listed in the brochure.
It does not get more Carefree than that!

"The name Carefree says it all. I never had to worry about anything.
 I thought the price was very reasonable for everything that was included.
I would definitely take another one of these tours. Thank you again, 
Agnes, for everything. You are awesome."

- Libby from Woodstock, ON (a client who was on our Ireland Carefree Journey - pictured at left - in May 2018)

Spain & Portugal Tour

Our Carefree Journeys Tour to the Andalusian region of Spain and Southern Portugal has something for everyone. Agriculture is a large industry in Andalusia and while we are in this area of Spain we will take the opportunity to visit with some of the local tropical fruit and citrus producers as well as a major olive grower. Travel to Granada to visit the famous Alhambra palace, enjoy a visit to the small country of Gibraltar, and spend two nights in the city of Seville, the birthplace of Flamenco. In Portugal, we learn about their main export, cork, and on the final days of the tour, we will spend time enjoying some free time in Albufeira in the relaxing and casual atmosphere of the Algarve region. From agriculture to architecture, food to fun, history to horticulture, this tour has it all! Join Carefree Journeys on this enlightening experience to Spain and Portugal.

Cost: $5,675 CAD per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy is $6,640

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South Africa

October 13 - 23, 2020


Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres is pleased to offer you this carefree journey itinerary where you are completely cared for every step of the way. From Cape Town to Kapama Private Game Reserve to Johannesburg, we're with you all the way. South Africa is one of the continent's best safari destinations, offering the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino) and more in its many accessible parks and reserves. You may also have a chance encounter with seals, whales or a great white shark along the coast. We can't wait to have you join us on this Carefree Journey!

Cost: $8,695 CDN per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy is $11,280.

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Discover the Charm of Newfoundland

June 20 - June 28, 2019

SOLD OUT! Would you like to be put on the waitlist? Contact a Blowes Travel Consultant today to get on the list. 

Our Carefree Journey to Newfoundland lets you experience the beautiful vistas along the way. Starting in Deer Lake and Corner Brook, the tour takes you to the Bay of Islands, Gros Morne National Park, Gander, Twillingate, Bonavista Peninsula, Bird Island Sanctuary, and ending in St. John's. Highlights include touring Corner Brook and the scenic communities of Lark Harbour and the unspoiled beauty of Blow Me Down Provincial Park, Iceberg Alley at Twillingate, the puffins and other birds at Bird Island Sanctuary and at St. John's & Signal Hill, one of Canada's oldest cities. 

Cost is $3,795.00 per person, based on double occupancy.

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Cruise the Baltic Sea

August 25 - September 5, 2019

Baltic Cruise, Cruises, Baltics, Blowes Travel, Carefree JourneySome of Europe’s most beautiful vistas await you on this Scandinavian tour and cruise aboard the Norwegian Getaway.  The Baltic is an area of Northern Europe that encompasses the Baltic Sea, Kattegat Bay, and Skagerrak Strait, and it includes the bordering countries of Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia,  
northeastern Germany, and eastern Denmark. Amazing historical and cultural sites await passengers who cruise this magnificent region, and shore excursions typically visit museums, palaces, castles, and cathedrals! On this cruise you stop in Copenhagen; Warnemunde known as the gateway to Berlin; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg; Helsinki; and Stockholm.

Cost is $5,695 CAD per person, based on double occupancy.

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Canada/New England Cruise & Tour

September 12 - September 23, 2019


Join us on this 12-day cruise and tour. We travel by motor coach to Montreal and Quebec City where we board the Norwegian Gem for our 7-night cruise of Canada's east coast and New England. Enjoy two nights in Boston and a night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York before travelling home.

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Aloha Hawaii

January 16 - January 26, 2020

Live the dream on this 11-day Carefree Journey to the tropical islands of Hawaii. We will spend two nights in Waikiki each where you will have the opportunity to walk the beach, explore the area, or lounge by the pool. Then, board Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America for an exciting seven-night cruise that visits the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. 

Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations from hidden beaches to small towns, waterfalls to canyons, and volcanic craters to lave tubes on a multitude of optional shore excursions that will be available on board. 

You will even have free time to earn your Hawaiian suntan. This package also includes return flights from Toronto to Honolulu, all cruise taxes, fees, port taxes and daily gratuity to the ship staff.

Cost per person: $6,995.00 based on double occupancy, and outside balcony cabin.

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Meet one of our Carefree Journeys escorts...

Bruce McIntosh brings over 30 years of travel industry experience in tour management, sales, customer service and company management to Blowes Travel. During his career, he has conducted workshops and training on motorcoach and group travel for various organizations within the travel and tourism industry. He also spent 18 years working as a Tour Manager for UK-based Titan Travel showcasing Canada and the United States to inbound visitors to Canada. Bruce has been the Blowes Travel Groups Tour Manager since August 2015.