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Canadian Flair Rail & Drive

Toronto * Niagara Falls * Calgary * Banff * Jasper * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Victoria * Whale Watching * Vancouver

This tour is a stylish combination of the highlights of both the east and the west. Visit vibrant Toronto and marvel at the Niagara Falls before flying across Canada to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies. Explore the majestic mountain scenery before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer to cross the Canadian Rockies by train. A whale watching cruise is also included from stately Victoria before you return by floatplane to beautiful Vancouver.

18 days from £3,624 per person Twin Share, including flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Toronto
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow for your Air Canada flight to Toronto - (Regional departures are available on request). O­n arrival there is an included private transfer to your centrally situated hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (3): Toronto 

Day 2 - Niagara Falls
Departing from your Toronto hotel, the Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. The tour makes it's way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton, "the steel capital of Canada", St. Catharines "the fruit basket of Ontario", and the wine region of the Niagara  Peninsula. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower cruise* for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a panoramic lunch at Sheraton on the Falls and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted “Canada’s Prettiest Town”. *Prior to May 15 and after Oct 15, Hornblower cruise will be substituted with The Journey Behind the Falls.*

Day 3 - Toronto
With an unmistakable skyline, marked by the CN Tower (the largest freestanding structure in the world) Toronto’s newly renovated Harbourfront Centre is the hub of Toronto’s maritime community and the historic Parliament buildings bear witness to the city’s past. Build your own Toronto experience with the freedom of our Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour aboard a London-Style Double Decker Bus or Trolley. Let the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides educate you on the fun facts and history of Toronto as they take you through the city with stops at / near all major hotels in the downtown area. The ticket also includes a free boat tour (available seasonally) of the Toronto Harbour and Islands. Savour and enjoy the history and excitement that is Toronto!

Day 4 - Toronto – Calgary
Today you will be transferred by private sedan to the airport in good time for your flight across Canada to Alberta and Calgary. O­n arrival, a transfer by private car is provided to your centrally located hotel.
Overnights (2): Calgary 

Day 5 - Calgary
Widely regarded as the “Gateway to the Rockies”, and home to the famous Stampede, Calgary is a stylish and friendly city. Your morning is at leisure to start to explore this city of contrasts or for some shopping. Visit TD Square, the Eaton Centre or Hudson’s Bay shopping areas, all of which are linked by Calgary’s Plus 15 walkway system. In the afternoon why not take a guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of Calgary – Scotsman Hill, Fort Calgary (the original base of the North West Mounted Police), Stampede Park, the Saddledome and Ski Jump Tower at Olympic Park?

Day 6 - Calgary – Banff (74 miles)
this morning collect your hire car and before heading west through the rolling foothills to the Rockies and Banff, discover Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympics and travel to the top of the ski-jump tower.
Overnights (3): Banff.

Days 7-8 - Banff
Situated o­n the doorstep of spectacular scenery, the town of 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 9 - Banff – Jasper (173 miles)
Drive through superb scenery along the Icefields Parkway. First pay a visit to beautiful Lake Louise before visiting the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of snow and ice in the Rockies and, weather permitting, why not take the ‘Ice Explorer’ ride o­nto the Athabasca Glacier to walk o­n this imperceptibly moving river of ice.
Overnights (3): Jasper 

Days 10-11 - 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 mountains peaks to world-famous Spirit Island. Return your hire car to the depot in the afternoon.

Day 12 - Jasper – Kamloops
Travel o­nboard the Rocky Mountaineer train 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 where you will be transferred by coach to your overnight hotel. Breakfast and lunch included
Overnight (1): Kamloops 

Day 13 - Kamloops – Vancouver
After being returned to the Rocky Mountaineer, your tour 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.
Overnight (1): Vancouver

Day 14 - Vancouver
Today you will travel by coach and ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to the capital of British Columbia, stately Victoria. Spend some time around the Inner Harbour with shops and restaurants tucked into restored, historic buildings.
Overnights (2): Victoria

Day 15 - Victoria
Enjoy an included Whale Watching excursion this morning. In the afternoon continue exploring Victoria. Established in 1843 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a British fur trading post the city still retains a 19th Century charm and is the capital of British Columbia. Bastion Square marks the location of the original Fort Victoria and is now home to the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. The majestic Parliament Buildings and the Fairmont Empress on the inner harbour are historic landmarks recognised worldwide. With its mild climate, Victoria is often referred to as the "Garden City" and visits to the nearby famous Burchart Gardens will not disappoint.

Day 16 - Victoria - Vancouver
Depart from Victoria's waterfront and fly by scenic floatplane to Vancouver Harbour. On arrival, the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Vancouver

Day 17 - 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.

Day 18 - Vancouver - UK
This afternoon a private car will transfer you to the airport in good time for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 19 - Arrive UK

 

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.

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.

 
Departure Dates 2017 Prices
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26 Apr 2017 £3743 £4005 £4574    
30 Apr £3743 £4005 £4574    
03 May £3743 £4005 £4574    
07 May £3743 £4005 £4574    
10 May £3743 £4005 £4574    
14 May £3743 £4014 £4574    
17 May £3757 £4065 £4574    
21 May £3791 £4069 £4586    
24 May £3848 £4069 £4738    
28 May £3856 £4121 £4781    
31May £3856 £4121 £4781    
04 Jun £3881 £4121 £4781    
07 Jun £3931 £4181 £4781    
11 Jun £3980 £4399 £4781    
14 Jun £3938 £4181 £4781    
18 Jun £3952 £4181 £4781    
21 Jun £3958 £4248 £4800    
25, 28 Jun £4324 £4547 £5243    
02 Jul £4324 £4547 £5198    
05, 09, 12 Jul £4423 £4674 £5338    
19, 20, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jul £4324 £4547 £5198    
02, 06, 09, 13 Aug £4324 £4547 £5198    
16 Aug £4324 £4547 £5198    
20 Aug £3989 £4226 £4877    
23, 27 Aug £3989 £4226 £4877    
30 Aug £3944 £4181 £4832    
03, 06 Sep £3944 £4181 £4847    
10 Sep £3944 £4181 £5006    
13 Sep £3944 £4181 £5006    
17, 20, 25, 27 Sep £3884 £4129 £4900    
01, 04 Oct £3624 £3787 £4478    
GOLDLEAF SUPPLEMENT £320        

3 Star4 Star5 Star
TorontoHoliday Inn Toronto Downtown CentreChelsea HotelFairmont Royal York Hotel
CalgarySandman Hotel Calgary City CentreDelta Calgary DowntownFairmont Palliser
BanffElk and Avenue HotelBuffalo Mountain LodgeRimrock Resort Hotel
JasperMarmot LodgeSawridge Inn & Conference CentreFairmont Jasper Park Lodge
VancouverBest Western Plus Sands by the SeaMetropolitan Hotel VancouverSutton Place Hotel Vancouver
VictoriaInn at Laurel PointThe Parkside Hotel & SpaFairmont Empress

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Toronto, Toronto to Calgary and Vancouver to the UK
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 17 nights hotel accommodation with room only unless stated
  • Return private car transfers in Toronto
  • Niagara Falls excursion with lunch and boat ride
  • Sightseeing Tour of Toronto
  • Private sedan transfer in Calgary
  • 7 days hire of a “Fully Inclusive” Mid-size hire car with Unlimited Mileage, LDW, Taxes, 1 Extra Driver
  • Detailed itinerary with door-to-door driving instructions and maps provided prior to departure from UK
  • Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” train journey from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf class, including breakfasts & lunches
  • Coach/ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Victoria whale watching cruise
  • Float plane flight from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Private car transfer to Vancouver Airport
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to hirers under 25 years of age
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Transfers to Jasper railway station and from Vancouver railway station
  • Weekend Flight Supplement(Friday-Sunday) £30 each way


Our Price Guarantee

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!


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Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre


Location: Conveniently located steps away from the Yonge Street Subway, providing acccess to Torontos business and shopping districts, as well as direct line to all major attractions

Number of Rooms: 513

Accommodation: Air conditioning, in-room temperature control, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), cable internet access in-room (free), clock radio, coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, in-room safe, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available. 23 floors with elevator, Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, gift shop, parking $28. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Chelsea Hotel


Location: Modern hotel located downtown close to shopping, dining, and public transit, just a 2 minute walk to the Eaton Centre, and a 10 minute walk to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Number of Rooms: 1590

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access in-room (free), WIFI internet access in lobby (free) clock radio, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed free, Green Key. 27 floors  with elevator, Non smoking property, 3 restaurants, bar, indoor pool, waterslide, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, children's activity centre, parking $33. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Fairmont Royal York Hotel


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).

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Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre


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Delta Calgary Downtown


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Fairmont Palliser


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Elk and Avenue Hotel


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Buffalo Mountain Lodge


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Rimrock Resort Hotel


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Marmot Lodge


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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre


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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


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Best Western Plus Sands by the Sea


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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver


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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver


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Inn at Laurel Point


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The Parkside Hotel & Spa


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Fairmont Empress