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Canadian Rail & Drive

Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Jasper * Banff * Montreal * Quebec * Toronto * Niagara Falls

A multi-centre holiday which includes many of the favourite features of our eastern and western tours. Explore beautiful Vancouver, cross the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer train and discover the delights of the area around Banff with your own hire car. Fly to Montreal and then visit Quebec City. Travel by VIA Rail to Toronto and enjoy a visit to the magnificent Niagara Falls.

2018 - 18 days from £3,788 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Vancouver 
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from London Heathrow airport o­n a scheduled Air Canada flight to Vancouver. O­n arrival transfer by private sedan to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.  
Overnights (3): Vancouver 

Days 2-3 - 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 4 - Vancouver - Kamloops 
Travel o­nboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. En route you will pass through the fertile Fraser Valley and the scenic Fraser Canyon. o­ne of the canyon's true highlights is Hell's Gate, where you will watch water torrent past the canyon's walls at its narrowest point. Upon leaving the Fraser Canyon, the train will follow the Thompson River to the city of Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included.
Overnight (1): Kamloops

Day 5 - Kamloops to Jasper
Back o­nboard the Rocky Mountaineer you will follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus into the snowy peaks of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Pass by Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 meters (12,972 ft), before entering Jasper National Park. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon. Breakfast and lunch included.     
Overnights (3): Jasper  

Days 6-7 - Jasper 
This morning you will collect your car form the Rail Station. 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.

Day 8 - Jasper – Banff (173 miles) 
A superb day of ever changing vistas as today you drive along the Icefields Parkway to Banff. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of snow and ice in the Rockies and, weather permitting, why not take the ‘snocoach’ ride o­nto the Athabasca Glacier to walk o­n this imperceptibly moving river of ice. 
Overnights (3): Banff 

Days 9 – 10 - 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 11 - Banff – Calgary (81 miles) 
Enjoy a leisurely drive to Calgary today. Time to visit Canada Olympic Park and view the city of Calgary from the top of the 90 metre high ski jump tower or experience the pioneering days of this area of Alberta by visiting o­ne of the historic parks. Drop your hire car at Calgary Airport in good time for your o­nward flight to Montreal, where you will transfer by a private sedan to your centrally located hotel. 
Overnights (3): Montreal

Days 12-13 - Montreal 
Montreal, situated o­n an island in the St Lawrence River, has been referred to as the ‘Paris of North America’, its history a rich backdrop to its vibrant multicultural life. Montreal has numerous festivals, beautiful botanic gardens, street fairs and innumerable terrace cafés where locals and visitors alike gather to socialize. The lookout o­n top of Mount Royal presents a superb panorama of the city and the Underground City, linking many buildings and malls, is a shopper's paradise. Enjoy a day's excursion to Quebec City where you'll tour this historic city. A visit to spectacular Montmorency Falls, 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls, is also included. 

Day 14 - Montreal – Toronto 
Depart Montreal today o­nboard a VIA Rail train bound for Toronto. The train travels along the shores of the St. Lawrence and Lake o­ntario, passing many small settlements and the celebrated city of Kingston, the first capital of Canada before the seat of Government was moved to Ottawa in the 1840s, and the Thousand Islands region. 
Overnights (3): Toronto

Day 15 - Toronto 
With an unmistakable skyline, marked by the CN Tower (the largest freestanding structure in the world) Toronto’s newly renovated Harbour front Centre is the hub of Toronto’s maritime community and the historic Parliament buildings bear witness to the city’s past. Scattered throughout the city are numerous malls, antique galleries, parks, gardens, and museums. Included is a Step-on Step-off sightseeing tour of Toronto. 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. Let the tour company with over 100 years of experience introduce you the history and excitement that is Toronto!

Day 16  - Niagara Falls 
Departing from individual Toronto hotels, The Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will make your 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 17 - Toronto – UK  
Enjoy a leisurely day for last minute shopping or sightseeing before you are transferred by private sedan to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 18 - 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.

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.

 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.

 

 

Departure Date

2018

 

Twin Share
3 Star Hotels

 

Twin Share
4 Star Hotels

 

Twin Share
5 Star Hotels

May 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22 £3,856 £4,329 £4,622
May 26 £3,998 £4,402 £4,826
May 29 £4,066 £4,402 £4,994
June 02, 05 £4,417 £4,402 £5,046
June 09 £4,132 £4,560 £5,046
June 12 £4,132 £4,622 £5,046
June 16, 19 £4,132 £4,464 £5,046
June 23 £4,453 £4,819 £5,367
June 26, 30 £4,500 £4,866 £5,413
July 03, 07, 10, 14, 21, 24, 28, 31 £4,500 £5,024 £5,413
August 04, 07, 11, 15 £4,500 £4,866 £5,413
August 18, 21 £4,179 £4,544 £5,060
August 25, 28 £4,132 £4,656 £5,069
September 01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18 £4,132 £4,498 £5,069
September 22 £4,132 £4,485 £5,069
September 25 £3,983 £4,392 £4,928
October 02, 06 £3,788 £4,350 £4,763
October 09 £3,788 £4,350 £4,511
Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Supplement - £352
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3 Star Hotels4 Star Hotels5 Star Hotels
VancouverBest Western Plus Sands by the SeaPinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
KamloopsProvided by Rocky Mountaineer
JasperMarmot LodgeSawridge Inn & Conference CentreFairmont Jasper Park Lodge
BanffElk and Avenue HotelBuffalo Mountain LodgeRimrock Resort Hotel
MontrealBest Western Plus Ville Marie Hotel & SuitesOmni Mont RoyalIntercontinental Montreal
TorontoHoliday Inn Toronto Downtown CentreChelsea HotelFairmont Royal York Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 16 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Private transfer from Vancouver Airport
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” train journey from Vancouver to Jasper in SilverLeaf class, including meals
  • 7 days hire of a “fully inclusive” intermediate Car hire
  • Full itinerary with door-to-door driving instructions and maps provided prior to departure from UK
  • Private transfer from Montreal Airport
  • Quebec City and Montmorency Falls tour
  • Train travel from Montreal to Toronto
  • Niagara Falls excursion with lunch
  • Sightseeing Tour of Toronto
  • Private transfer to Toronto Airport
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers to Vancouver railway station and from Jasper railway station, or to Montreal railway station and from Toronto railway station
  • Car hire drop charge CAD $40 plus tax
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • 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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Best Western Plus Sands by the Sea


Location: Located in downtown Vancouver, this hotel is adjacent to English Bay and Stanley Park, close to shops and restaurants.

Number of Rooms: 121

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available, Green Key. 6 floors with elevator, non smoking property, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, drycleaning, guest laundry, parking $18, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel


Location: Vancouver waterfront hotel overlooking the harbour, within walking distance to the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Number of Rooms: 442

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, clock radio, coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, in-room safe, hair dryer, rollaway bed free, Green Key. Non smoking property, restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, parking $26. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver


Location: Elegant hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver close to shopping and restaurants.

Number of Rooms: 397

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughtout the property at a daily charge of $15, CD player, DVD player, clock radio, coffee maker, mini bar, in-room safe, bathrobe, hair dryer, rollaway bed $30, Green Key. Non smoking property, restaurant, bar, 24 hr room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, spa, business centre, children 3 and under eat free, parking $40, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Provided by Rocky Mountaineer


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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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Elk and Avenue Hotel


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Buffalo Mountain Lodge


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Rimrock Resort Hotel


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Best Western Plus Ville Marie Hotel & Suites


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Omni Mont Royal


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Intercontinental Montreal


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Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre


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Chelsea Hotel


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Fairmont Royal York Hotel