Banff * Lake Louise *Jasper * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Vancouver * Seattle * Alaska Cruise * Juneau * Skagway * Glacier Bay * Ketchikan * Victoria * Seattle
A delightful multi-centre holiday exploring the best of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, with a drive along the Icefields Parkway before riding the celebrated “Rocky Mountaineer” train from Jasper to spectacular west coast. Spend time in Vancouver before embarking on an 7 night Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise to the remote reaches of Alaska. Cruise through the Inside Passage. Spot whales, porpoises, bears, moose and eagles. Watch towering glaciers 'calve' as monolithic ice blocks fall into the sea and explore the coastal settlements along this spectacular coast.
20 days from £4,058 sharing twin including scheduled flights
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Day 1 - Wed - UK – Calgary - Banff
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow for Air Canada flight to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. On arrival you travel west by coach through the rolling foothills to beautiful Banff and your hotel, set in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Overnights (3): Banff
Day 2-3 - Thurs-Fri - 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 on the included sightseeing tour and stroll along the shore of Lake Minnewanka before ascending Sulphur Mountain on the gondola (payable locally).
Day 4 - Sat - Banff – Lake Louise
Today a short transfer by coach brings you to the pretty town of Lake Louise. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Lake Louise
Day 5 - Sun - Lake Louise
Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is probably the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. The village of Lake Louise holds an array of fine dining and shopping. We suggest a stroll around the turquiose waters of the lake.
Day 6 - Mon - Lake Louise – Jasper
Today you travel the Icefields Parkway through the natural wonders 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 have time for an included ride on the Ice Explorer onto the massive Athabasca Glacier.
Overnights (3): Jasper
Days 7-8 - Tues-Wed - Jasper
A showcase of pearly blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and a world-class golf resort, the town of 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 9 - Thurs - Jasper – Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 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, Kamloops. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Overnight (1): Kamloops
Day 10 - Fri - Kamloops – Vancouver
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
Day 11 - Sat - Vancouver
The following day explore this beautiful harbour city. 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. Explore the city on the included sightseeing tour visiting Stanley Park, Gastown, and Chinatown. Spend time on Granville Island with its craft workshops and superb restaurants and for a stunning vista of Vancouver and its harbour, take the gondola up Grouse Mountain.
Day 12 - Sun - Vancouver - Seattle
Today you will transferred by scheduled coach to the cruise ship terminal at Seattle to embark in time for a 4.00pm departure.
Overnights (7): Onboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Day 13 - Mon - 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 14 - Tues - Juneau
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 1.15pm.
Day 15 - 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 9pm.
Day 16 - Thurs - Glacier Bay
Today your ship cruises magnificent Glacier Bay. Marvel at the snow-white glaciers while cruising through breath-taking scenery.
Day 17 - Fri - 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 6am and depart 2pm.
Day 18 - Sat - Victoria
Late afternoon visit the stately capital of British Columbia - beautiful Victoria. perhaps take an optional tour to the nearby stunning Butchart Gardens.
Day 19 - Sun - Arrive Seattle
Your cruise ends today when you return to Seattle. Arrival is at about 8 am and disembarkation is during the morning after a leisurely breakfast. Transfer independently to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 20 - 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.
1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on for £265 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from Toronto Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride on Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls and lunch.
2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on for £299 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from MontrealAirport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.
|3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Banff||Banff International Hotel||Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge|
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise Inn||Deer Lodge|
|Jasper||Marmot Lodge||Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre|
|Vancouver||Best Western Plus Sands by the Sea||Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver|
Tour Price Includes:
All offers are subject to availability. once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!
Location: Comfortable hotel situated in the heart of downtown Banff, just a short walk to attractions, restaurants, and shops.
Number of Rooms: 162
Accommodation: In-room temperature control, TV, telephone,WIFI internet access available throughtout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available. Non smoking property, restaurant, bar, room service, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, guest laundry, parking free.
Location: Located in central Banff, this charming lodge is just 10 minutes from downtown close to theatres, dining, and museums.
Number of Rooms: 99
Accommodation: Air conditioning, in-room temperature control, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, mini fridge, complimentary newspaper, iron with board, bathrobe, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available. 3 floors with elevator, non smoking property, restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, hot tub, steam room, spa, drycleaning, parking $16. Wheelchair accessible room(s).