Calgary * Banff * Lake Louise * Jasper * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Vancouver * Victoria
A superb tour through the Canadian Rockies staying in some of the most historic hotels in Western Canada and travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer train in the exclusive GoldLeaf Service. Visit the Stampede city of Calgary, the famous National Parks of the Canadian Rockies, spectacular Vancouver and charming Victoria. A great way to celebrate a special occasion!
16 days from £4,474 sharing twin including scheduled flights
|03,06,10,13,17,20 May 2017||£4474||£4597||Quote|
|12, 15 Jul||£5306||£5428||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow on non-stop Air Canada flight to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. On arrival a private car transfer will be provided to your historic city centre hotel, the Fairmont Palliser. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Calgary - The Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Day 2 - Calgary
Your day is at leisure. Widely regarded as the “gateway to the Rockies”, and home to the famous Stampede, Calgary is a stylish and friendly city. Enjoy visiting several historic and modern highlights including Calgary’s birthplace, Fort Calgary and Olympic Park with a trip to the top of the ski-jump tower.
Day 3 - Calgary – Banff (77 miles)
Today collect your hire car and head west through the rolling foothills to beautiful Banff, set in the Rocky Mountains. Your base for the next two nights is Rimrock Resort, nestled in a prime mountain setting, above the town of Banff. on the way why not stop at the Canada Winter Olympic Park and try a zipline trip from the top of the ski-jump tower?
Overnights (2): Banff - The Rimrock Resort
Day 4 - Banff
Situated on the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies. With a wealth of attractions, ranging from the Hot Springs to the gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Banff boasts an attractive main street with numerous cafes and craft shops. Renowned for its winter activities, Banff is also the summer “gateway” to National Parks and the scenic splendour of the Icefields Parkway.
Day 5 - Banff – Lake Louise (33 miles)
An easy drive takes you through mountain scenery to the turquoise waters of Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This historic, chateau-style hotel overlooks the famous lake with the Victoria Glacier as a dramatic backdrop. Try a walk round the lake, hike to nearby Moraine Lake or try horseback riding or fly-fishing.
Overnights (2): Lake Louise - Faimont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 6 - 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. Scenic drives will take you to the awe-inspiring Moraine Lake, the beautiful Icefields Parkway and the Athabasca Glacier.
Day 7 - Lake Louise – Jasper (140 miles)
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. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where you can ride a “snocoach” onto the massive Athabasca Glacier Your home for the next two nights is the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a deluxe lakeside resort set in wooded grounds around Lac Beauvert.
Overnights (2): Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 8 - 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. A trip to the exquisite Maligne Lake, the second largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, is well recommended where a cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world-famous Spirit Island. Return your car to the rental depot in the afternoon ready to cross the Rockies by train tomorrow.
Day 9 - Jasper – Kamloops
Travel o¬nboard 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 and Lunch Included
Overnight (1): Kamloops
Day 10 - 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. on arrival, take a taxi to the Sutton Place Hotel, an elegant hotel in downtown Vancouver close to many shops and restaurants.Breakfast & Lunch included.
Overnights (3): Vancouver - Sutton Place Hotel
Days 11-12 - 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. 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. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions.
Days 13-14 - Vancouver – Victoria
This morning fly by scenic float-plane direct from Vancouver Harbour over the picturesque Gulf Islands to stately Victoria. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria 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. Your home for the next two nights is the Fairmont Empress Hotel, a deluxe historic hotel overlooking the Inner Harbour.
Overnights (2): Victoria - Fairmont Empress Hotel
Day 15 - Victoria – UK (via Vancouver)
Time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before your included scheduled transfer to Victoria’s airport for your short economy flight to Vancouver, and your overnight flight to the UK.
Day 16 - Arrive UK
HOL. 16A - Alternative to hire car in Rockies.
Day 3 - Transfer by scheduled coach from Calgary hotel to Banff hotel
Day 4 - Banff and It's Wildlife sightseeing tour
Day 5 - Transfer by scheduled coach from Banff hotel to Lake Louise hotel
Day 7 - Full day tour of the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Day 7 - Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
Day 8 - Discover Jasper sightseeing tour
PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT of £220 to £300 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.
1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on from £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 the Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (seasonal) and lunch.
2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on from £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.
|5 Star Hotels|
|Banff||Rimrock Resort Hotel|
|Lake Louise||Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise|
|Jasper||Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge|
|Vancouver||Sutton Place 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: Traditional and classic hotel located in downtown Calgary, connected by skywalk to the Telus Convention Centre, the Calgary Tower, and the Glenbow Museum.
Number of Rooms: 407
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone,WIFI internet access available throughout the property (charge), coffee maker, mini bar, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed free, Green Key. 11 floors with elevator, Restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, business centre, children 5 and under eat free, parking $37. Wheelchair accessible room(s).