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Enchanting Rockies Escorted Tour

Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer train * Banff * Lake Louise * Columbia Icefields * Jasper * Blue River * Whistler * Victoria

On a stunning journey of discovery, explore the natural wonders and enchanting national parks of the Canadian Rockies, including a visit to the beautiful coastal cities of Vancouver and Victoria.

2018 - 13 days from £4,783 twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n an Air Canada flight to Vancouver. Welcome to Canada! You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director during a Welcome Reception in the evening.
Overnights(2): Vancouver - Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Day 2 - Vancouver
This morning, discover Vancouver’s many attractions on a sightseeing tour. See the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront, and also visit Vancouver’s historic heart - Gastown, reinvented as a hip hub for culture and cuisine. This afternoon, you may wish to take a tour of Granville Island Market (optional, payable locally). Includes Breakfast

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Today board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you soak up the stunning scenery of the spectacular Coast Mountains, before entering Fraser Canyon. Enjoy dramatic views of the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate, then follow the Thompson River before arriving in the town of Kamloops. Includes Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight(1): Kamloops - Hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Banff
Your exciting rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies today with large windows providing amazing views. On this stunning journey you will pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in beautiful Banff National Park, an alpine haven for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Includes Bareakfast and Lunch
Overnights(2): Banff - Banff Park Lodge

Day 5 - Banff
🍁 Enjoy today at your leisure to discover the many sights and highlights of Banff or take in a local experiece (optional, payable locally). If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for awe-inspiring aerial views of the Canadian Rockies; perhaps watch for local wildlife on a scenic Bow River float trip or take a Bow River Voyageur canoe tour to explore the area from a fresh perspective. Later, take a relaxing wagon ride along the banks of the Bow River and enjoy a tasty steak fry barbecue dinner. Includes Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 - Banff to Lake Louise
🍁 This morning, embark on a memorable exploration of Banff and its surrounds. Enjoy a tour of Banff with its quaint village atmosphere and dramatic mountain setting. Then, for the bigger picture, take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for lovely views across Banff National Park. Later, admire the azure waters of Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on the way to world-famous Lake Louise. Both glacier-fed lakes illuminate and contrast with their fir-cloaked surroundings thanks to their brilliant blue-green colour. Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy time to appreciate the breathtaking setting of this iconic hotel, which is located on the shores of Lake Louise with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Includes Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight(1): Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 7 - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway - Athabasca Glacier - Jasper
🍁Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of Canada’s national treasures, which enjoys a lion’s share of natural wonders - glaciers, waterfalls, rocky spires and glacier-fed lakes. En route, take in the region’s rugged glacial views. Then stop at Athabasca Glacier for an unforgettable experience as you ride aboard an Ice Explorer along the glacier. Later, continue your journey through pristine mountainscapes to the lovely alpine resort-town of Jasper. Breakfast Included.
Overnight(1): Jasper - Mountain Park Lodges

Day 8 - Jasper to Blue River
🍁 Today, pass magnificent Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, on your way to Blue River. Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Then, enjoy a BBQ dinner on the waterfront. Special Stay - an overnight escape amidst the serenity of Mike Wiegele Heli Village offers adventure in a picturesque setting. Includes Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight(1): Blue River - Mike Wiegele Heli Village

Day 9 - Blue River to Whistler
After breakfast, travel to Whistler - a world-class mountain resort and hive of activity for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. The remainder of your day is at leisure to immerse yourself in the electrifying alpine ambience of this well-known resort, a hotspot for skiers, hikers and nature-lovers, set in the lofty surrounds of the Coast Mountains. Includes Breakfast
Overnight(1): Whistler - Aava Whistler Hotel

Day 10 - Whistler to Victoria
This morning, depart Whistler and head for the coast to take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Arrive on Vancouver Island, before continuing south to Victoria, the historic capital of British Columbia. 

For a different way to travel perhaps take a floatplane flight to Victoria instead (optional, payable locally)?

Includes Breakfast
Overnights(2): Victoria - Double Tree by Hilton

Day 11 - Victoria
🍁 Enjoy time at leisure today, perhaps catch a glimpse of the oceans gentle giants on a mesmerising whale-watching cruise or join a horse-drawn carriage tour through this pretty city (both optional, payable locally). Then rejoin your fellow passengers to visit the Butchart Gardens. Enjoy a farewell dinner at The Buthcart Gardens this evening, dining in the original Butchart family residence. Includes Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 - Depart Victoria to UK
Following a delicious breakfast this morning, your Canadian adventure concludes today as you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight via Vancouver back to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Day 13 - Arrive UK
 

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 is ideal for a good night 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 will arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day

SPECIAL OFFERS

1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on form £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 Maid of Mist (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 Montreal Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.

🍁 - denotes Insider Canadian Experience

 

Departure Dates

2018


Twin Share
May 05 £4,783
May 12 £4,880
May 26 £5,024
June 02^, 16^ £5,024
June 30^ £5,357
July 07, 21 £5,405
August 04 £5,405
August 18^ £5,120
September 01, 08^ £5,120
 
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^ indicates that guests will stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge in lieu of Fairmoint Lake Louise

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow
  • 🍁 Enjoy a memorable wagon ride along the banks of the Bow River and a hearty steak fry barbecue dinner.
  • 🍁 Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 🍁 Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer (Snocoach) ride
  • 🍁 Enjoy a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley (keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose along the way)
  • 🍁 Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River's Mike Wiegele Heli Village
  • 🍁 Experience a special Farewell Dinner at The Buthcart Gardens
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Vancouver city sightseeing tour
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Banff in Silverleaf
  • Banff Gondola ride
  • Ferry crossing Georgia Straits to Victoria
  • Visit Jasper National Park
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • 17 Meals - 11 Breakfast, 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Baggage handling (1 piece)
  • Tour Director
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Optional excursions

🍁 - denotes Insider Canadian Experience


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