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Golden Circle (via Whistler) Rail Tour

Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Whistler * Quesnel * Jasper * Lake Louise * Banff * Rocky Mountaineer * Vancouver

Travel North along the Sea to Sky Corridor from the Pacific Coastal City of Vancouver to the year round resort town of Whistler. Before heading through Jasper and Banff National Parks and a return journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.

13 days from £4,192 per person including scheduled flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n a scheduled Air Canada flight to Vancouver. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore.
Overnights(2): Vancouver 

Day 2 - 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. Why not enjoy all the city has offer on a 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.

Day 3 - Vancouver to Whistler
Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Whistler Mountaineer takes you a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of this “Sea to Sky” region. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views across Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon.The remainder of your day is at leisure. Breakfast included
Overnight(1): Whistler

Day 4 - Whistler to Quesnel
Depart Whistler and travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, the gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, to the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon and the Cariboo Plateau with its rolling hills and vast ranchlands. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacial fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of Fraser Canyon and Deep Creek Bridge, o­ne of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as you follow the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.(Breakfast and lunch are included)
Overnight(1): Quesnel, as allocated by the Rocky Mountaineer

Day 5 - Quesnel to Jasper
Your journey continues eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George and then travels east through the forests of Northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded to the north by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains and to the south by the Cariboo Mountains. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, the highest peak in Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), and through the Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today o­n arrival in Jasper. Breakfast and lunch are included
Overnights(2): Jasper

Day 6 - Jasper
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks and perhaps a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this Mountain Park home. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 7  - Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A Stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards. a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise in the afternoon.
Overnight(1): Lake Louise 

Day 8 - Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own, after lunch, a half day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels , Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Overnight(2): Banff

Day 9 - Free Time in Banff
Enjoy sightseeing at you leisure in Banff. There are lots to do or you may just wany to spend the day relaxing at your hotel

Day 10 - Banff to Kamloops (onboard the Rocky Mountaineer)
Travel o­nboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels a remarkable feat of railroad engineering, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven and of course theglaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Overnight(1): Kamloops

Day 11 - Kamloops to Vancouver (onboard the Rocky Mountaineer).
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. o­n today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in 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. Breakfast and Lunch is included
Overnight(1): Vancouver

Day 12 - Vancouver to UK
Time for some last-minute souvenir shopping and a stroll in this beautiful city before your transfer independently to Vancouver Airport and your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 13 - Arrive UK


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.

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.

SPECIAL OFFERS

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.

 
Departure Date 2018 Prices
Twin Share
Redleaf Service
     
26 Apr 2018 £4247     Quote
03, 10, 17 May £4662     Quote
24 May £4745     Quote
31 May £4939     Quote
07, 14 Jun £4949     Quote
21, 28 Jun £5259     Quote
05, 12, 19, 26 Jul £5259     Quote
02, 09, 16 Aug £5259     Quote
23, 30 Aug £4949     Quote
06, 13, 20 Sep £4949     Quote
27 Sep £4589     Quote
04 Oct £4192     Quote

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VancouverHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Vancouver
WhistlerProvided Rocky Mountaineer
QuesnelProvided Rocky Mountaineer
JasperSawridge Inn & Conference Centre
Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise
BanffBanff Caribou Lodge & Spa
KamloopsProvided Rocky Mountaineer
VancouverHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Vancouver

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights Economy Class
  • All pre-payable taxes and airport security charges
  • Return Transfer in Vancouver
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer in Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service 
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches,
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • Tours of Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Banff & Yoho Park by Motorcoach
  • Ice Explorer
  • Rail Station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Not Included:

  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from Vancouver Airport
  • Meals unless stated, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer


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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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Vancouver


Location: Conveniently located on Robson Street in the heart of Vancouver's entertainement district

Number of Rooms: 132

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access (free), coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, iron with board, rollaway bed not available. 16 floors with elevator, Restaurant,  fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking $26. Wheelchair accessible room(s)

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