Canada

Scenic wonders, rich heritage, warm hospitality…all part of what makes Canada such an intriguing place to visit. Explore its picturesque isles and craggy shores in the east, dazzling mountain lakes and world-class resorts in the Canadian Rockies, cosmopolitan cities, and rugged Yukon Territory. Immerse yourself in the French ambiance of walled Québec, charming Scottish Nova Scotia, or very “British” Victoria. Come face to face with remote fishing villages, polar bears in the “Land of Nanook,” intricate totem poles carved by First Nations people, breathtaking national parks, and historic sites.

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourBest of Eastern Canada9From $2,850.00
Escorted TourMajestic Rockies11From $3,569.00
Escorted TourEnchanting Canadian Maritimes11From $3,575.00
Escorted TourGrand Western Canada Vacation13From $4,279.00

Best of Eastern Canada

The perfect introduction to East Canada’s highlights, the scenic splendour of Niagara Falls meets the urban favourites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. You’ll enjoy Insider moments like delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know, who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favourite places. It’s tasting the unique ‘ice wine’ in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes paired with estate wines.

Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Day 2: Toronto - Niagara Falls

Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower. Travel on to Niagara Falls for an evening on your own.
Hotel: Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview , 2 nights

Day 3: Niagara Falls

Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades at Niagara Falls before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients alongside stunning views of the vineyard.

Day 4: Niagara Falls - Kingston - Ottawa

Travel north along the shore of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston. See the beautiful historic buildings, churches, picturesque neighborhoods and 19th century fortifications. Continue through rolling farmlands, following rivers and lakes to the current capital and arrive at your hotel. (FB)
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau, 2 nights

Day 5: Ottawa

Embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Ottawa - Parc Omega - Quebec City

This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park with lakes, meadows, forests and rocky hills and is home to various wildlife including moose, bears, raccoons, and wolves. Later, find yourself within the fortified walls of Old Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries and lively cafés offering a taste of Paris in the New World.
Hotel: Hilton Quebec, 2 nights

Day 7: Quebec City

oin your Local Specialist on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday.

Day 8: Quebec City - Montreal

Travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America. Here, your Local Specialist introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre Dame Basilica, the colourful Old Port area and the modern downtown.
Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

Day 9: Depart Toronto or Montreal

Bid au revoir to your newfound friends as you are transferred to Montreal or Toronto International Airport. For guests departing Toronto, airport arrival will be at 2 p.m, please be aware when booking your flights.

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Majestic Rockies

The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver, Bc

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the Ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-Famous BUTCHART GARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Day 3: Victoria

The day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street's elegant shops and Market Square's specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Day 4: Victoria - Whistler

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Time to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics' sites.

Day 5: Whistler

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler's Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Day 6: Whistler – Sun Peaks

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada's fur trade. (B) NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Day 7: Sun Peaks – Jasper

Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 3,954-metre (12,972-foot) Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendour of Jasper National Park.

Day 8: Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper's unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated Cruise to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Day 9: Jasper – Columbia Icefield – Lake Louise – Banff

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 365-metre-thick (1,200-foot-thick) Columbia Icefield for a Thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park.

Day 10: Banff

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird's-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Day 11: Banff – Calgary

Depart Banff for Calgary International Airport. Airport transfers are provided. Please schedule flights after Noon.

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Scenic Baddeck, vibrant Halifax and cultural Charlottetown are just three of the highlights on this trip, which showcases the traditions, people and landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes. You’ll enjoy Insider moments like…learning the traditions and skill behind the fine art of lobstering with a local fisherman, who reveals the techniques passed down through generations, before a delicious meal of freshly caught lobster.

Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrive Halifax

Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax. Immerse yourself in the city's rich maritime history or take some time to relax. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, 2 nights

Day 2: Halifax

Start the day with a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and acquaint yourself with Nova Scotia's maritime heritage. Next, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of this sparkling port city. Travel to the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest before a visit to the Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harbourfront. End at the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests until the evening when you visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada, located in a massive ironstone and granite building for a Cultural Insight. Animators in period costume and character bring 1863 Halifax to life in song and story as they lead you through Alexander Keith's beautifully detailed brew house and taproom, followed by a Regional Meal of traditional Maritimes pub fare and the best brews.

Day 3: Halifax – Baddeck

Head north to Truro and the Milbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre where you visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi'kmaq Museum celebrating the area's heritage and legends. Learn about the rich history of the Mi'kmaq people as a native Glooscap guides you through their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Drive over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island, an island which changed colonial hands several times in the past, thus retaining a unique blend of Acadian and Gaelic culture and traditions. Arrive in the quaint village of Baddeck. This evening, enjoy a dinner followed by entertainment.
Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge, 3 nights

Day 4: Baddeck

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Step aboard a small yacht for a scenic cruise on Bras d'Or Lake (weather permitting). Observe local wildlife and admire the beautiful shoreline. Visit the Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture.

Day 5: Baddeck - Cape Breton Highlands and the Cabot Trail - Baddeck

Get a taste of true natural beauty as you travel along breathtaking Cape Breton and the world-renowned Cabot Trail, one of the world's most scenic drives. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as you travel passed majestic cliffs and canyons in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. A little later, enjoy a light lunch, with scenic views, on the way back to Baddeck.

Day 6: Baddeck – Wood Islands Ferry – Charlottetown

Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before crossing the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and arriving in picturesque Charlottetown. Then, enjoy a Regional Meal featuring local cuisine and genuine Prince Edward hospitality.
Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown, 2 nights

Day 7: Charlottetown

Join a Local Specialist today for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. In Cavendish, visit Green Gables House and its museums and sites. This is the gabled house that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's beloved children's classic, Anne of Green Gables. Later, return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own.

Day 8: Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John

Cross back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Once in New Brunswick, head onto the waters of Shediac Bay where you meet your Local Specialist, an expert on all things lobstering. Enjoy a delicious Regional Meal lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). Then, get out your Guinness Book of World Records as you join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tides. Arrive in Saint John this evening.
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John

Day 9: Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg

Board a ferry for the crossing of the Bay of Fundy and arrive in Digby. Continue on to Annapolis Royal, a beautiful community nestled in the Annapolis Valley, originally inhabited by a strong Mi'kmaq community that in 1605 became home to some of North America's earliest European settlers. Head for the southern coast of Nova Scotia and arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hotel: Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, 2 nights

Day 10: Lunenburg

This morning, join a Local Specialist for an in-depth visit of Lunenburg, the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity for centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some that date back to the 18th century. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you have time to browse through the interactive exhibits, aquarium and explore the decks and passageways of real ships. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own before a Farewell Dinner this evening at the hotel.

Day 11: Lunenburg – Peggy's Cove – Depart Halifax

This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay, delighting painters and photographers alike. Depart for Halifax and the Stanfield International Airport where your trip comes to an end or choose to extend your stay in Halifax.

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Grand Western Canada Vacation

On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the Ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Day 3: Victoria

This day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street's elegant shops and Market Square's collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Day 4: Victoria – Whistler

Today, board a BC Ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There's time today to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics' sites.

Day 5: Whistler

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler's Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Day 6: Whistler – Sun Peaks

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks, with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada's fur trade. (B) NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Day 7: Sun Peaks – Jasper

Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 3,984-metre (12,972-foot) Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendour of Jasper National Park.

Day 8: Jasper

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper's unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated Cruise to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Day 9: Jasper – Columbia Icefield – Lake Louise – Banff

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 365-metre-thick (1,200-foot-thick) Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park.

Day 10: Banff

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird's-eye view of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 11: Banff – Yoho National Park – Glacier National Park – British Columbia's Wine Country

This morning, depart Banff and scale Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into British Columbia and Yoho National Park. Next, enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 3,048 metres (10,000 feet) on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park. Descend into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the resort city of Kelowna. A special evening is in store for you with a tour and dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, producing some of the best wine in British Columbia.

Day 12: British Columbia's Wine Country – Vancouver

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley, with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards, before travelling over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Depart Vancouver

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary