Toronto * Niagara Falls * VIA Rail’s The Canadian * Jasper * Icefields Parkway * Lake Louise * Banff * Rocky Mountaineer * Vancouver * Victoria
This rail journey invites you to travel in luxury from Toronto, through a diversity of landscapes to Vancouver, a metropolitan gem on the Pacific coast. Explore cosmopolitan Toronto before boarding VIA Rail’s famous "Canadian" travelling west through the lake regions of Manitoba and the grain fields of Saskatchewan. Once in Alberta, you will embark on a tour of the Canadian Rockies, culminating in a visit to the Columbia Icefield. Your journey continues as you travel by Rocky Mountaineer through some of the most spectacular areas in Western Canada en route to Vancouver. Sightseeing tours of Toronto and Vancouver, as well as day trips to Niagara Falls and Victoria are sure to enhance your experience.
15 days from £3,866 per person twin share including flights
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Day 1 - UK - Toronto
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from London Heathrow on Air Canada flight to Toronto. On arrival transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your information kit at the front desk upon check-in. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore Canada’s commercial and cultural centre.
Overnights (2): Toronto
Day 2 - Toronto
Discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the provincial Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the financial district, Chinatown, residential areas, the waterfront and the CN Tower. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping or simple relaxation.
Day 3 - Niagara Falls
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Niagara Falls. The route travels through the lush fruit-growing district of the Niagara Peninsula to the spectacle of Niagara Falls. Board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises for a spectacular boat trip to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. Ample time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Highlights include a meal and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Pass through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto for the evening. Transfer independently to Union station to board VIA Rail's The Canadian en route to Western Canada. Overnight on board VIA Rail's The Canadian. Lunch Included.
Overnights (3): On Board The Canadian
Day 4-5 - Onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian
Travelling north of the Great Lakes, view the rugged terrain of the Canadian Sheild, some of North America's oldest rock formations. Rich in minerals and forests, the region is dotted with thousands of freshwater lakes. By early evening, the train crosses the border into the province of Manitoba and stops briefly in the capital, Winnipeg. Overnights on board VIA Rail's The Canadian Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners Included
Days 6 - Via Rail / The Canadian / Jasper
By early morning, you will have crossed the vast expanses of prairie flatland in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and will be approaching the imposing silhouette of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy nature’s grandeur as the train enters Jasper National Park. Breakfast & Lunch Included.
Overnights (2): Jasper
Day 7 - Jasper
You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest independently exploring the depths of Maligne Canyon, enjoy a ride on the Jasper Tramway or visit Miette Hot Springs. Take in the breathtaking panorama of Jasper National Park's serene lakes and gentle meadows standing in stark contrast to its jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers.
Day 8 - Jasper - Lake Louise
Today will be an unforgettable journey as you travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in all of Canada. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of magnificent peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and mountain meadows alive with colour. At the Columbia Icefield, ride in a Ice Explorer to explore the Athabasca Glacier. Continuing just beyond edge of the glacial shelf, you arrive at Lake Louise - a verdant shimmering lake reflecting the majesty of the Victoria Glacier.
Overnight (1): Lake Louise
Day 9 - Lake Louise to Banff
Take some time in the morning to explore the village of Lake Louise - a picturesque gateway to the mountain ares of Banff National Park, its small train station made famous in the flilm Dr. Zhivago. Today you will be stransferred through the winding roads of Banff National Park to arrive at the Banff town site. Wildlife meander through the green spaces creating truly unique photo opportunites. Boutiques, confectioners and eateries line the quaint boulevards, adding to the charm of this picturesque alpine town.
Overnights (2): Banff
Day 10 - Banff National Park
This morning, discover the town of Banff and its natural surroundings on a comprehensive sightseeing tour. The tour will show you some of Banff National Park’s many highlights, including the Hoodoos, curiously shaped by centuries of erosion, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive, overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Bow River Valley. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer
Today board the Rocky Mountaineer train heading west to the Pacific Coast. This unique daylight service allos you to view the most spectacular scenery of Western Canada. The route departs the Rockies through Kicking Horse Pass, then climb into the Selkirk Mountains following Rogers Pass. By late afternoon, you are in the arid ranchland of British Columbia, where you disembark for the night. Breakfast and Lunch Included.
Overnight (1): Kamloops
Day 12 - Kamloops – Vancouver
Today tyour train adventure continues to the Pacific Coast and enjoy a guided commentary of the history of Western Canada along the way. You pass by lush farmlands and historic towns as you approach Vancouver. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Overnights (3): Vancouver
Day 13 - Vancouver
Familiarise yourself with Vancouver's many attractions on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour.. The tour highlights include historic Gastown, nearby Chinatown, Stanley Park, English Bay and more. After the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city.
Day 14 - Victoria Excursion
This full-day trip to Victoria begins with a cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands and includes a visit to the acclaimed Butchart Gardens. Afterwards continue to Victoria for a city sightseeing tour that encompasses Victoria’s stately homes and gardens as well as historic landmarks. You will see the University of Victoria and Beacon Hill Park and pass the Royal British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park, the Parliament Buildings and the exclusive homes of the Uplands and Oak Bay. Return to Vancouver in the early evening.
Day 15 - Vancouver - UK
Time for some final sightseeing or souvenir hunting before transferring independently to Vancouver International Airport in time to catch your overnight flight back home.
Day 16 - Arrive UK
PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT OF £350 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.
|Standard Hotels||Deluxe Hotels|
|Toronto||Courtyard By Marriott Toronto||Fairmont Royal York Hotel|
|Jasper||Lobstick Lodge||Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge|
|Lake Louise||Mountaineer Lodge||Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise|
|Banff||Banff International Hotel||Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel|
|Vancouver||Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre||Fairmont 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.
Location: Historic and elegant downtown hotel, close to shopping and dining, just steps to Union Station and the theatre district, and 7 minutes to the harbour front and the CN Tower.
Number of Rooms: 1363
Accommodation: Air conditioning, in-room temperature control, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property at a daily charge of $14, coffee maker, mini bar, iron with board, bathrobe, hair dryer, rollaway bed $25, Green Key. Fairmont Gold inclusions, private check-in and lounge access, continental breakfast and afternoon canapes and honour bar, complimentary newspapers, DVDs, books and games, computer access in lounge, in-room internet access. 24 floors with elevator, 5 restaurants, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, spa, business centre, shops, parking $48. Wheelchair accessible room(s).