Toronto * Niagara Falls * Banff * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Vancouver * Seattle * Alaska Cruise * Ketchikan * Juneau * Sawyer Glacier * Skagway * Victoria * Seattle
Enjoy our best selling multi-centre and cruise combination holiday exploring Toronto, Niagara Falls, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies before riding the “Rocky Mountaineer” train to Vancouver and embarking on a cruise to the remote reaches of Alaska.
18 days from £4,028 sharing twin including scheduled flights
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Day 1 - Thurs - UK – Toronto
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow on an Air Canada flight to Toronto ( regional departures on request). On arrival a private transfer is provided to your centrally located hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (3): Toronto - Courtyard by Marriott
Day 2 - Fri - Niagara Falls
Departing from your Toronto hotel, this coach tour takes you to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake where you have time to explore. Continuing to Niagara Falls, lunch and a boat ride on the Hornblower Cruises (seasonal) to the foot of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls are included before your tour returns to Toronto through vineyards and orchards.
Day 3 - Sat - Toronto
With an unmistakable skyline, marked by the CN Tower (the largest freestanding structure in the world) Toronto’s newly renovated Harbourfront Centre is the hub of Toronto’s maritime community and the historic Parliament buildings bear witness to the city’s past. Scattered throughout the city are numerous malls, antique galleries, parks, gardens, and museums. Included is a Step-on Step-off sightseeing tour of Toronto. Now you have the flexibility to take in Toronto’s major sites and attractions at your own pace. Your ticket lets you hop off the tour and then hop back on again at your leisure. With nearly 20 stops along the 20 km route through the city’s core, you’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do. The pass is valid for two days.
Day 4 - Sun - Toronto – Calgary – Banff
A transfer by private sedan is provided to Toronto airport in good time for your flight across Canada to Alberta. Arrive at Calgary and transfer by “airporter coach” across the rolling foothills to your Banff hotel.
Overnights (3): Banff - Caribou Lodge
Day 5 - Mon - 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 historic hot springs and stroll along the shore of Lake Minnewanka before ascending Sulphur Mountain on the gondola (payable locally).
Day 6 - Tues - Glacier Trail
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour. Prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield! Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320 m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Your route along the scenic Icefields Parkway provides a spectacular view, but you may wish to enhance your experience by venturing directly onto the Athabasca Glacier – which represents a substantial portion of the entire ice blanket - on the included ride on the Ice Explorer. An alpine picnic lunch is included.
Day 7 - Wed - Banff – Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. On arrival in Kamloops you will be transferred by coach to your hotel for overnight. Breakfast & Lunch Included.
Overnight (1): Kamloops
Day 8 - Thurs - Kamloops – Vancouver
Returned 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 (2): Vancouver - Metropolitan Hotel
Day 9 - Fri - Vancouver
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breathtaking views in each and 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. 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 10 - Sat - Vancouver - Seattle
This morning a transfer by coach is provided to the pier at Seattle to embark in time for a 4pm departure.
Overnights (7): Onboard the Norwegian Jewel
Day 11 - Sun - Cruise the Inside Passage
The calm, protected waters along this 1,000 mile Alaskan 'marine highway' are filled with sea lions,sea otters and migrating whales. on beaches and in coves on shore moose, deer and bears forage for food and in the sky eagles soar.
Day 12 - Mon - Ketchikan
Ketchikan's 19th-century commercial fishing, canning and logging industries drew hearty workers who added a raucous side to the city's history. The infamous restored "red light" district with its bordello-turned-museum is a present-day testament to that era. Try an optional Alaska Bear Adventure by floatplane (seasonal). Arrive Ketchikan at 7am and depart 3pm.
Day 13 - Tues - Juneau and Sawyer Glacier
This morning visit Juneau. Accessible only by water and air, wildlife thrives in this stunning frontier landscape. Take an optional helicopter flight to the Mendenhall Glacier or try whale watching by jetboat. Arrive Juneau at 7am depart 1.30pm. This afternoon cruise Sawyer Glacier. Though it's not as well known as Glacier Bay, some naturalists claim Sawyer Glacier is even more spectacular. Located in the Tracy Arm Fjord framed by 7,000-foot-high snowcapped mountains, Sawyer Glacier boasts an impressive list of wildlife: black and brown bears, deer, wolves and moose.
Day 14 - Wed - Skagway
Skagway's development started in 1896, when gold was discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River and tiny Skagway quickly grew to 20,000 residents. By 1900, the White Pass and Yukon Route railway began carrying the more fortunate gold seekers over the mountain pass. Take an optional ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway or try gold-panning. The real gold, some say, never left Skagway. It's still there in the matchless golden sunrises and sunsets. Arrive Skagway 7am and depart 5pm.
Day 15 - Thurs - Cruise the Inside Passage
Day 16 - Fri - Victoria
Spend some time in capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Have an afternoon tea overlooking the Inner Harbour or take a tour of the Butchart Gardens. Arr 1430 Dep 2130
Day 17 - Sat - Arrive Seattle
Your cruise ends today when you return to Seattle. Arrival is at about 8am and disembarkation is during the morning after a leisurely breakfast. Transfer independently to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 18 - Sun - Arrive UK
PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT of £320 to £400 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.
|3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Toronto||Courtyard By Marriott Toronto|
|Banff||Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa|
|Vancouver||Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver|
Tour Price Includes:
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Location: Downtown hotel close to shops, dining, and transit, a 5 minute walk to the Eaton Centre, and a 25 minute walk to the CN Tower.
Number of Rooms: 575
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughtout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed free, Green Key. 19 floors witth elevator, non smoking property, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, business centre, gift shop, parking $35, Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll in shower.