FIRST CLASS ESCAPES

OUR INSPIRATIONAL PODCAST

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Listen to our new podcast channel, First Class Escapes, hosted by TV and radio presenter, Jenny Powell. Embark on a journey to beautiful destinations around the world and get advice, tips and insider knowledge from the experts. If you are looking to be inspired by some of the most incredible locations from around the world, First Class Escapes is the place to be.

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Episode 1: An introduction to Canada

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For our debut First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell meets Adam Hanmer from Destination Canada to learn about what Canada has to offer for UK visitors. Plus, Dan from First Class Holidays tells us how we can get there. 

Episode 2: Atlantic Canada

In this episode, Jenny Powell is joined by Kelley Keefe from Atlantic Canada to discuss everything you must see and do, when visiting the eastern provinces. Also, we have Ally from First Class Holidays on hand, to let us know how to book your trip.

Episode 3: VIA Rail

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In our third episode of the series, Jenny Powell learns how Canada by train is the best way to travel through this incredible country. Josephine Wasch from VIA Rail is on hand with local tips and insights, plus Sharon from First Class Holidays lets us know how to book your ultimate railway adventure.

Episode 4: British Columbia

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In this episode Jenny Powell gets a whirlwind tour of Canada’s westernmost province. With so much on offer, we are joined by an ensemble cast of British Columbians to get all the advice you’ll need and Paula from First Class Holidays is here to tell us how you can book this escape.

Episode 5: Holland America Line

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Episode five of First Class Escapes takes Jenny Powell on a journey from Canada to Alaska by cruise. Lucy Davies from Holland America Line is on hand to talk breath taking scenery, varied wildlife and everything else you can expect from an Alaskan cruise. Plus, Paula from First Class Holidays is back, to tell us how you can book your next escape.

Episode 6: Yukon

In episode six, Jenny Powell discovers one of Canada’s best kept secrets, The Yukon. We get the unique insights of Chris and Niall Lucas from the fascinating Netflix documentary, The Yukon Assignment, and Della Tully from Tourism Yukon, who covers off everything else the Province has to offer. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Canada escape.

Episode 7: Western Australia

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In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the wonders of Western Australia with unique insights of Annabelle Molina, Trade and Marketing Executive at Tourism Western Australia. Western Australia is the land of endless adventure, with its wildlife, world-class wine, remarkable landscapes and gleaming beaches. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Australia escape. 

Episode 8: Journey Beyond Rail

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In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the iconic rail journeys from Journey Beyond Rail with the unique insights of Richard Howarth. Explore the wonders of Australia’s vast open spaces and step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget with Journey Beyond. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Australia escape.

Episode 9: Rocky Mountaineer

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In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the fantastic rail journeys from Rocky Mountaineer with unique insights of Tim Palmer. The world-famous Rocky Mountaineer is without doubt one of the great rail journeys, travelling through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, with their towering peaks, azure glacial lakes, cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Canada escape.

Episode 10: Indigenous Experiences in Canada

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Episode 10 of First Class Escapes sees Jenny Powell joined by Tamara Littlelight of Indigenous Experience Tourism, to experience Canada from a First Nations perspective. With over 1900 experiences, we hear how the indigenous culture of Canada is alive and thriving, from luxury, culinary tours to sustainable off-grid adventures. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help us find an escape to suit you.

Episode 11: Outdoor Activities in British Columbia

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In episode 11 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell discovers Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia. With an ensemble cast of travel experts, Lisa Cooper covers the adventurous side of BC, Michael Brabin talks Whistler & Vancouver and Colin Brost gives us the view from Sun Peaks. And from First Class Holidays, Paula is on hand to tell us how you can book your British Columbia escape.

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We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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