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Rail & Sail Tour

Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer train * Banff * Jasper * VIA's Skeena Train * Prince Rupert * Inside Passage Cruise * Port Hardy * Victoria

This tour combines the romance of train travel with the delights of cruising the Inside Passge, this multi-centre offers travellers a truly unique view of Canada’s dazzling scenery. Visit Vancouver, Canada’s most beautifully located city, where you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable ride to the breathtaking wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Spend a few days in this mountain paradise exploring the national parks of Banff and Jasper. Set out for the Pacific coast onboard VIA Rail’s "Skeena" from Jasper to Prince Rupert train and cross Northern British Columbia. In Prince Rupert, embark on a ferry cruise through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island.

14 days from £3,735 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts from London Heathrow on an Air Canada flight to Vancouver - regional departures are available on request. On arrival transfer independently to your centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this coastal gem
Overnights (2): Vancouver

Day 2 - Vancouver
Spectacularly located between the Coast Mountains and the waters of the Pacific, Vancouver offers a world of entertainment, culture and adventure. Discover Vancouver on an included  Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour, taking in the sights of historic Gastown, English Bay, Granville Island, the colourful totem poles of scenic Stanley Park and much more.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer train
This morning a private transfer is provided to the train station to embark on an unforgettable journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the majestic landscape of Western Canada. Travel on the routes of early pioneer trails, listen to the history and legends of the West and enjoy the excellent onboard service. The train crosses the Coastal Mountains into the rugged beauty of the interior and follows the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Breakfast and lunch included.
Overnight (1): Kamloops

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Banff
Today, relish the spectacle of snow-capped peaks, vividly-coloured lakes, glistening glaciers and alpine meadows as the train traverses Glacier, Yoho and Banff National Parks. The majestic mountain ridges of the Canadian Rockies tower high above the meandering railroad en route to the charming resort town of Banff. Breakfast and lunch included.
Overnights (2): Banff

Day 5 - Banff National Park
Canada’s oldest national park offers a world of activities and recreation in a mountain setting resplendent with awe-inspiring beauty. Spend the day at leisure in picturesque Banff, in the shadow of Mount Norquay, or explore the park along its vast network of hiking and horseback riding trails. The area’s highlights include the Cave and Basin, Bow Falls and the fanous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Day 6 - Banff - Jasper
Leave Banff and travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway into the untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of indomitable peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and colourful meadows. At the Columbia Icefield, take the opportunity to tour onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier onboard an Ice Explorer (ride included).
Overnights (2): Jasper

Day 7 - Jasper National Park
Enjoy some time in the resort town of Jasper, boasting an intriguing frontier identity. Venture into Jasper National Park and hike past serene lakes and gentle meadows beneath jagged mountain peaks, or ride the Jasper Tramway and relish the commanding views of the town site and surrounding mountain vistas.

Day 8 - Jasper to Prince George
Today, embark on a memorable rail journey across British Columbia’s northern region to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Pass the cloud-veiled peak of Mount Robson and watch the horizons widen as the train descends from the Rockies onto the rugged interior plateau. The northern arm of the Fraser River leads to Prince George, your destination for the evening.
Overnight (1): Prince George

Day 9 - Prince George to Prince Rupert
Continuing west, enjoy the rugged beauty and pioneering character of a landscape once solely travelled by First Nation people and fur traders. The train follows the turbulent currents of the Skeena River and meanders through spectacular canyons and open valleys below the gaze of the ever-present mountain ridges.
Overnight (1): Prince Rupert

Day 10 - Prince Rupert – Port Hardy*
Welcome to the glorious Inside Passage, a paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. Your ferry saisl to Vancouver Island through a maze of enchanting islands, relishing the ever-changing vistas of deep fjords, densely forested shorelines, massive ice-flows and jagged inlets. Watch for bald eagles soaring overhead, sea lions slumbering on the rocks and whales in the offshore waters. Transfer independently to your Port Hardy hotel.
Overnight (1): Port Hardy *

*For departures with the Inside Passage sailings on or before June 7 and after on or September 6, the cruise will depart in the afternoon and overnight will be on board the ferry in your selected accommodation type. The ferry cruise will end in the morning at Port Hardy where you independently transfer to the airport for your flight to Vancouver.

Day 11 - Port Hardy - Vancouver
Today independently transfer to the Port Hardy airport and embark on a scenic flight down the length of Vancouver Island. This is an excellent opportunity to truly appreciate the wild and untamed landscape of the island, the forests stretching deep into the interior with only a sparse evidence of civilization. Landing in the seaside metropolis of Vancouver, Individually transfer to your hotel check into your hotel and take the rest of the day to experience the services, shops, restaurants and amenities of this world-class city.
Overnights (2): Vancouver

Day 12 - 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 may see the University of Victoria and Beacon Hill Park and pass the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Parliament Buildings and the exclusive homes of the city’s most affluent and historic neighbourhoods. You will return to Vancouver in the early evening.

Day 13 - Vancouver - UK
Time for some final sightseeing or souvenir shopping before you transfer independently to Vancouver International Airport in time to catch your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 14 - Arrive UK
 

*For departures with the Inside Passage sailings on or before June 7 and after on or September 6, the cruise will depart in the afternoon and overnight will be on board the ferry in your selected accommodation type. The cruise will end in the morning at Port Hardy where you independently transfer to the airport for your flight to Vancouver.

 PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT of £350 - £400 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.

SPECIAL OFFERS

1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on from £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 from £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 Dates 2017 Prices
Twin Share
Standard Hotels
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Twin Share
Superior Hotels
2017 Prices
Triple Room
Standard Hotels
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Child 2-11yrs
Sharing
 
03 May* 2017 £3735 £3824 £3572 £2454 Quote
10 May* £3735 £3824 £3572 £2454 Quote
17 May* £3735 £3824 £3572 £2454 Quote
24 May* £3976 £3838 £3713 £2454 Quote
31 May* £3917 £3838 £3697 £2454 Quote
07 Jun* £3917 £3838 £3697 £2454 Quote
21 Jun £3949 £3942 £3700 £2454 Quote
05 Jul £4266 £4259 £4017 £2692 Quote
19 Jul £4266 £4259 £4017 £2692 Quote
02 Aug £4294 £4259 £4031 £2692 Quote
16 Aug £4266 £4259 £4017 £2692 Quote
30 Aug £3949 £3942 £3700 £2454 Quote
03 Sep £3949 £3942 £3700 £2454 Quote  
06 Sep* £3949 £3942 £3700 £2454 Quote
13 Sep* £3949 £3942 £3700 £2454 Quote
*Overnight on Ferry          

3 Star4 Star5 Star
VancouverCoast Plaza Hotel & Suites VancouverGeorgian Court Hotel
KamloopsThompson Hotel & Conference CentreThompson Hotel & Conference Centre
BanffElk and Avenue HotelMount Royal Hotel
JasperMarmot LodgeChateau Jasper
Prince GeorgeSandman Inn & Suites Prince GeorgeCoast Inn of the North
Prince RupertPacific InnCrest Hotel
Port HardyAirport Inn Port HardyKwa'Lilas Hotel
VancouverCoast Plaza Hotel & Suites VancouverGeorgian Court Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Vancouver
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Hop-on Hop-off Vancouver trolley sightseeing tour
  • Private transfer from hotel to Vancouver train station
  • Vancouver-Kamloops-Banff on Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Transfers to/from Kamloops train station
  • Full-Day Sightseeing transfer, Banff to Jasper including a stop at Columbia Icefield including Ice Explorer
  • Jasper/Prince George/Prince Rupert rail passage on VIA Rail’s The Skeena route (Economy Class)
  • Prince Rupert to Port Hardy Inside Passage cruise (passenger only) - Before 7th June and after September 6, the cruise will be overnight 
  • Flight from Port Hardy to Vancouver 
  • Full day trip to Victoria from Vancouver, including Butchart Gardens 
  • Two breakfasts and two lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Transfers unless otherwise specified
  • National park entrance fees
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise stated
  • Weekend Flight Supplement (Friday - Sunday) £30 per person each way


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