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Rocky Mountaineer Train Whales & Bears

Banff * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Vancouver * Victoria * Tofino
Explore Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies before riding the “Rocky Mountaineer” train to Vancouver. Afterwards continue to Vancouver Island for whale and bear watching in Victoria and Tofino.
13 days from £3,176 per person twin share including flights

 
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21, 24, 28, 31 Jul £3774 £3849     Quote
04, 07, 11, 14 Aug £3774 £3923     Quote
18, 21, 25, 28 Aug £3446 £3594     Quote
01, 04, 05, 08, 11 Sep £3446 £3490     Quote
12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 Sep £3446 £3417     Quote
29 Sep £3362 £3400     Quote
02 Oct £3176 £3312     Quote
GOLDLEAF SUPPLEMENT £310        
           
           

Day 1 - UK – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow for your Air Canada flight to Calgary. After arrival, you will travel by ’airporter coach’ through the rolling foothills to Banff.
Overnights(3): Banff

Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 - in a special Ice Explorer snocoach. An alpine picnic lunch and Ice Explorer is included.

Day 4 - Banff – Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 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. Breakfast & Lunch Included.
Overnight(1): Kamloops 

Day 5 - 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 6 - 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. 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 7 - Vancouver to Victoria
You will be transferred by coach and ferry across the strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm.
Overnights(2): Victoria

Day 8 - Victoria
Today you will embark on an exciting whalewatching tour this coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whalewatching experience overnight in Victoria.

Day 9 - Victoria to Tofino
Transfer by coach to tofino Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity.
Overnights(2): Tofino

Day 10 - Tofino
Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition At low tide, board the Explorathor, a 40-passenger vessel, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. Back on dry land, you’re free to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or to walk the shoreline of Long Beach in search of shells and driftwood.

Day 11 - Tofino to Vancouver
Depart Tofino and enjoy a scenic transfer back to Vancouver Pass by Pacific Rim National Park reserve, Cathedral Grove and several other protected areas along the way.
Overnight(1): Vancouver

Day 12 - Vancouver – UK
A leisurely day for some additional sightseeing or last minute shopping before a private transfer is provided to the airport and your flight home.

Day 13 - 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.

SPECIAL OFFERS

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.

3 Star4 Star5 Star
BanffCharltons HotelDelta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
VancouverCentury Plaza Hotel & SpaDelta Vancouver Suites Hotel
VictoriaHarbour Towers Hotel & SuitesInn at Laurel Point
TofinoBest Western Tin Wis ResortBest Western Tin Wis Resort
VancouverCentury Plaza Hotel & SpaDelta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Calgary with return from Vancouver
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • Coach transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
  • Full day coach tour to the Columbia Icefield inc. lunch
  • Ice Explorer ride
  • 3 nights in Banff, room only
  • 1 night in Kamloops hotel
  • Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” train journey from Banff to Vancouver in SilverLeaf service, including meals
  • Return coach transfers in Kamloops
  • 2 nights in Vancouver, room only
  • 2 day Vancouver sightseeing pass
  • Scheduled coach/ferry transfer to Victoria
  • 2 nights in Victoria, room only
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Scheduled coach transfer to Tofino
  • 2 nights in Tofino, room only
  • Bear watching cruise
  • Scheduled coach transfer to Vancouver
  • 1 night in Vancouver, room only
  • Private car transfer from hotel to Vancouver Airport
  • Reserved aircraft seats
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers to Banff railway station and from Vancouver railway station
  • National Parks fee
  • Weekend flight (Fri-Sun)supplements of £24 each way pp


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Charltons Hotel


Location: Uniquely designed property in Banff National Park, a 10-minute walk to dining and nightlife.

Number of Rooms: 57

Accommodation: Air conditioning, in-room temperature control, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access in-room(free), coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, bathrobe, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available, Green Key. 3 floors with elevator, non smoking property, indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, drycleaning, children 5 and under eat free, parking free.

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Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge


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).

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Century Plaza Hotel & Spa


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Best Western Tin Wis Resort


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