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Western Journey Escorted Tour

Calgary * Banff National Park * Kamloops * Whistler * Vancouver

Journey from sky to sea through Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. See sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers! Explore the wild paths of fur traders, gold prospectors, cowboys and the mounted officers that policed them. Sightsee elk, mountain goats, bears and whales!  Experience the romance and hospitality of the West in charming mountain resorts, prairie frontier towns and vibrant port cities. Urban excitement and breathtaking natural wonders combined make western Canada an unforgettable discovery!

9 days from £1,972 sharing twin including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n a scheduled Air Canada flight to Calgary. Transfer by scheduled airporter coach to your hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon.
Overnight(1): Calgary - Sandman Hotel City Centre

Day 2 - Calgary to Banff National Park and Canmore
This morning we set out to meet fellow travellers at breakfast before we tour the sights of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind we set our sights o­n the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. We tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes and see the landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. Continental Breakfast Included
Overnights(2): Canmore - Coast Canmore Hotel

Day 3 - Canmore and Banff
The entire day is at leisure to tour Banff and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies. From the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Louise we enter rugged wilderness as we travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway. At every turn of the road, we encounter breathtaking vistas of dramatic mountain ranges, lush valleys and alpine meadows. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board a Ice Explorer (snocoach) that will take us o­nto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return late in the afternoon. Continental Breakfast Included

Day 4 - Canmore to Kamloops
Our drive today is o­n the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s. We continue our tour of the Canadian parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. From the highway, we are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. o­ne awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park where we witness stunning vistas at Rogers Pass. We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Continental Breakfast Included
Overnight(1): Kamloops - Ramada Inn

Day 5 - Kamloops to Whistler
We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Or, discover the mountain ecology o­n an optional Zipline Adventure and ride o­n a series of cables and suspension bridges. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Continental Breakfast Included
Overnight(1): Whistler - Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Whistler Peak Lodge.

Day 6 - Whistler to Vancouver
We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. We leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver o­n a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem. Continental Breakfast Included
Overnights(2): Vancouver - Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Day 7 - Vancouver
The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down o­n Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island. If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. You can also go o­n an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital that is proud of her maritime heritage. See the beautiful 19th century landmarks and enjoy its lively atmosphere. Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver you will visit Butchart Gardens, o­ne of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Continental Breakfast Included. 

Day 8 - Vancouver to UK
A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental Breakfast Included

Day 9 - 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'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 £439 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 £429 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
2017 Prices
Triple Share
2017 Prices
 Single Room
   
20 May 2017 £1972 £1877 £2362   Quote
03, 17 June £1972 £1877 £2362   Quote
15, 29 July £2286 £2191 £2676   Quote
12 Aug £2286 £2191 £2676   Quote
02. 09, 16 Sep £1972 £1877 £2362   Quote

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • Weekend flight supplements if applicable
  • Scheduled airport coach transfer on arrival
  • 7 nights Moderate hotel accommodation
  • Calgary city sightseeing Tour
  • Banff sightseeing Tour
  • Vancouver Sightseeing tour
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Transportation by modern motor coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Baggage handling ( 1 piece)
  • Tour director throughout
  • Commentary in English language only
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals not shown as included
  • Optional Excursions


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