Calgary – Banff – Jasper – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Vancouver – Victoria
A multi-centre tour offering the highlights of Western Canada incorporating the best of the Canadian Rockies, together with a rail journey on the famed Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver plus a visit to stately Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Day 1 – UK – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow on an Air Canada flight to Calgary – regional departures are available on request. On arrival a private transfer will be provided to your centrally situated hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnight (1): Calgary
Day 2 – Calgary – Banff
This morning, depart the Stampede city and head west by coach through the rolling foothills into the National Park and the pretty town of Banff and your hotel.
Overnights (3): Banff
Day 3 & 4 – Banff
Situated on the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies and boasts an attractive main street with numerous cafes and craft shops. Visit the best of Banff on the included sightseeing tour and Discover the town and its unspoiled natural surroundings. The highlights include Bow Falls, the hoodoos that are curiously shaped by centuries of erosion, Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive which overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Bow River Valley, and the magnificent Lake Minnewanka.
Day 5 – The Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise – Jasper
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour along the beautiful Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Travel the Icefields Parkway through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper national parks. Spectacular glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes and colourful meadows dot this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness. The snow-capped peaks and endless mountain ridges are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bears, wolves, deer and eagles. The tour stops at the Columbia Icefield where you will venture by Ice Explorer onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Other brief sightseeing stops include an opportunity to photograph the turquoise waters of picturesque Lake Louise. Ice Explorer, Glacier Skywalk and lunch are included. Visitors will take a shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre 6.5 km to the new Glacier Skywalk. The glass-floored platform extends 30 m out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Visitors can also enjoy the interpretive stations along the 500-m long Discovery Trail that leads to and from the viewpoint. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an existing cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates visitors from a 277 m drop. Afterwards the tour coach will continue to your Jasper hotel.
Overnights (3): Jasper
Day 6 & 7 – Jasper
A showcase of pearly blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and a world-class golf resort, the town of Jasper is considered a throwback to a gentler time. It’s a casual reminder of the splendid grace of steamer trunks and luxurious long distance rail travel, of swarthy explorers, of intrepid Swiss mountain guides and tough talkin’ miners. Today Jasper is a sleepy sanctuary, known as a refuge for bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose – all of which have been spotted wandering its streets. Today enjoy an included excursion where you will experience Jasper National Park by travelling the trails of the early explorers and view the park’s unspoiled grandeur. You will begin along the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage River learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. Hike above Maligne Canyon, with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water erosion and visit a place of mystery and Indian legend at Medicine Lake. You are sure to see a variety of mountain wildlife
Day 8 – Jasper – Kamloops
Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres (12,972 ft.) and the journey along the Thompson River as you approach your overnight destination. On arrival into Kamloops you will be transferred by coach to your overnight hotel. Breakfast & Lunch Included.
Overnight (1): Kamloops
Day 9 – Kamloops – Vancouver
Returning to the Rocky Mountaineer train, your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes of scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends in Vancouver arriving late afternoon. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Overnights (3): Vancouver
Day 10 & 11 – Vancouver
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breath-taking views in every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada. Enjoy all the city has offer with your included flexible city tour. Highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and the convertible clear top buses offer stunning views, rain or shine. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary is offered in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions.
Day 12 & 13 – Victoria
Today you will travel by coach to the port and enjoy a ferry-cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands to the capital of British Columbia, majestic Victoria. The city is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is world-renowned for its charming ambience. Sometimes referred to as the “garden city” Victoria has a bustling harbour, heritage buildings and offers numerous whale-watching cruises. Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and explore the harbour area by horse drawn carriage or stroll amongst the narrow streets and market.
Overnights (2): Victoria
Day 14 – Victoria – UK
Enjoy a leisurely day, allowing time for last minute sightseeing or shopping before you transfer by airporter coach to Victoria airport and your flight home.
Day 15 – Arrive UK
PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT OF £200 per person is required to confirm a reservation.
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that’s ideal for a good night’s sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you’ll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer
Our custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs, and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, to the gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our award-winning chefs. GoldLeaf Service is quite simply, as good as it gets.
|Departing Dates 2018||Twin Share 3 Star Hotels||Twin Share 4 Star Hotels||Twin Share 5 Star Hotels|
|April 26, 29||£3,469||£3,786||£4,202|
|May 03, 06, 10, 13, 17||£3,469||£3,786||£4,202|
|May 24, 27||£3,663||£3,826||£4,506|
|June 03, 07||£3,775||£3,912||£4,625|
|June 21, 24, 28||£4,096||£4,295||£4,947|
|July 01, 05||£4,096||£4,295||£4,947|
|July 08, 12, 15||£4,140||£4,372||£5,014|
|July 19, 22, 26, 29||£4,096||£4,295||£4,947|
|August 02, 05, 09, 12||£4,096||£4,296||£4,625|
|August 16, 19, 23, 26, 30||£3,775||£3,974||£4,625|
|September 02, 06, 09, 13, 16||£3,775||£3,974||£4,625|
|September 23, 27||£3,652||£3,914||£4,484|
|October 04, 07||£3,429||£3,719||£4,091|
|Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Supplement – £352|
|3 star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Calgary||Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre||Delta Calgary Downtown||Fairmont Palliser|
|Banff||Elk and Avenue Hotel||Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge||Rimrock Resort Hotel|
|Jasper||Marmot Lodge||Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre||Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge|
|Kamloops||Provided by Rocky Mountaineer|
|Vancouver||Sandman Suites on Davie Vancouver||Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver||Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver|
|Victoria||Inn at Laurel Point||The Parkside Hotel & Spa||Fairmont Empress|
Tour Price Includes:
- Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Calgary and Victoria to the UK
- Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
- 13 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
- Private car transfer to your Calgary hotel
- Motor coach transfer from Calgary to Banff hotel
- Sightseeing tour of Banff
- Columbia Icefields Parkway sightseeing tour to Jasper
- Ice Explorer tour on Glacier
- Sightseeing tour of Jasper
- Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” Train from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf class, including Breakfasts and Lunches
- Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
- Coach/ferry service between Vancouver and Victoria
- Airporter transfer to Victoria Airport
- 24-hour customer service support within Canada
- Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
- Transfers to Jasper railway station and from Vancouver railway station
- National Parks fees
- Weekend flight supplement (Friday-Sunday) £30 per person each way
Call 0800 988 4611 or 01628 593 423 or email our Travel Experts on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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