Vancouver * Victoria * Campbell River * Port Hardy * Prince Rupert * Smithers * Prince George
Jasper * Banff * Vernon * Vancouver
Discover beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper.
15 days from £2,934 sharing twin including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Dates||EARLY BOOKING
|26 June 2017||£2969||£2791||£3736||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Vancouver
Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free.
Overnight(2): Vancouver - Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Day 2 - Vancouver
We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation.Breakfast included.
Day 3 - Vancouver to Victoria
Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city or take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breakfast included
Overnight (1): Victoria - Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
Day 4 - Victoria to Campbell River
Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the town of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon. Breakfast included
Overnight (1): Campbell River - Anchor Inn or Coast Discovery
Day 5 - Campbell River to Port Hardy
Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in the Johnstone Strait. This area is known as the most reliable environment to spot both orca and humpback whales as they play and feed. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy*. Breakfast included. *Please note: For departures on September 12 the ferry will depart Port Hardy on a BC Ferries vessel in the afternoon and passengers will overnight on board in a cabin.
Overnight (1): Port Hardy - Kwa'Lilias Hotel
Day 6 - Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (Inside Passage Cruise)
Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in Prince Rupert. *Please note: For passengers on departures that overnight on Day 5 on board BC Ferries, the ship will arrive at Prince Rupert in the afternoon. After check in, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight (1): Prince Rupert - Pacific Inn or Prestige Hotel
Day 7 - Prince Rupert to Smithers
Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Breakfast included.|
Overnight (1): Smithers - Hudson Bay Lodge Suites or Aspen Inn & Suites
Day 8 - Smithers to Prince George
Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Breakfast included. September 12 Fort St. James visit is not available.
Overnight (1): Prince George- Sandman Inn & Suites
Day 9 - Prince George - Jasper National Park
Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters Breakfast included
Overnight (1): Jasper - Marmot Lodge
Day 10 - Jasper to Banff National Park
Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup programme. We travel south on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving Banff. Overnight in Banff. Continental breakfast included.
Overnights (2): Banff - Inns of Banff
Day 11 - Banff National Park
Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery.Breakfast included.
Day 12 - Banff National Park to Vernon
We start our journey back to the west coast, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craigellachie, we view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. We enter the bountiful Okanagan Valley as we arrive at Vernon.. Breakfast included.
Overnight (1): Vernon - Sandman Inn & Suites
Day 13 - Vernon to Vancouver
Today after breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit orchards and vineyards. We will make a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across a great maritime plain set against beautiful mountain vistas. We descend to the coast and the sparkling lights of Vancouver. In the evening, there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner. Breakfast included.
Overnight (1): Vancouver - Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Day 14 - Vancouver to UK
A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental Breakfast Included
Day 15 - Arrive UK
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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 the Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (seasonal) 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.
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