Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver and a dramatic mountain wilderness. Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Tackle the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. ‘Dive into Culture’ and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point, 2 nights

Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing

Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight.

Day 4: Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our Stay with a Story is Whistler’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 2 nights

Day 5: Whistler Sightseeing

First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 6: Whistler – Kamloops

We continue towards Kamloops where we’ll enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Kamloops DoubleTree

Day 7: Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff

Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we’ll meet a retired “Mountie” Local Specialist.

Hotel: Banff Park Lodge, 2 nights

Day 8: Banff Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in Banff’s soul-stirring natural surrounds. We venture into the Kananaskis Valley to Connect with Locals at a traditional Rocky Mountain Be My Guest dinner.

Day 9: Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper

Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier.

Hotel: The Sawridge Inn, 2 nights

Day 10: Jasper Sightseeing

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Enjoy dinner this evening.

Day 11: Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we’ll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.

Hotel: Quaaout Lodge Spa

Day 12: Chase – Vancouver

Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront

Day 13: Depart Vancouver

Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 04$4,995.00$7,770.00
May: 11$5,075.00$7,800.00
May: 18$5,095.00$7,820.00
May: 25$5,195.00$7,920.00
June: 01, 08, 15$5,225.00$7,950.00
June: 22$5,250.00$7,975.00
June: 25$6,395.00$9,120.00
June: 29$5,250.00$7,975.00
June: 30$6,395.00$9,120.00
July: 01$6,395.00$9,120.00
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$5,250.00$7,975.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 24$5,150.00$7,875.00
August: 31$5,375.00$8,100.00
September: 07$5,395.00$8,120.00
September: 10$5,375.00$8,100.00
September: 14$5,395.00$8,120.00
September: 21$5,375.00$8,100.00
September: 28$5,050.00$7,775.00
October: 05$4,875.00$7,600.00
October: 12$4,850.00$7,575.00

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

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Secrets of the Rockies & Glacier National Park

Immerse yourself in the glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada. Your effortlessly delivered journey traverses undulating, unforgiving fields of ice, crosses the Continental Divide in vintage style and follows in the footsteps of brave buffalo runners centuries ago.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

Don your Stetson and buckle up those cowboy boots. You’ve arrived in Stampede country. Get settled into the ways of the Wild West before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Westin Calgary

Day 2: Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park

This morning, travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were driven off a cliff by buffalo runners centuries ago. Travel on to meet the majestic Rockies at the tranquil Waterton Lakes National Park. Beneath ice-capped peaks, indulge in a memorable dinner.

Hotel: Waterton Lakes Lodge

Day 3: Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park

The Big Skies of Montana beckon this morning as you cross the international border into Montana’s UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park touted as the Crown of the Continent. Skirt the slopes and cross the Continental Divide over Logan Pass in a restored 1930s vintage touring “jammer” along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Later, we pass the tranquil blue waters of St. Mary’s Lake en route to Lake McDonald.

Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge

Day 4: Glacier National Park – Banff

Continue through Glacier National Park heading back into Canada through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. The glacial peaks and turquoise waters of Banff National Park offer an ethereal backdrop as we stop to admire Athabasca Falls. Stepping out at Bow Summit, enjoy the views over glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Tonight our ‘Stay with a Story’ is the proud “Castle in the Rockies” located within Banff National Park.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs, 2 nights

Day 5: Banff Sightseeing

After a free morning, spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls.

Day 6: Banff – Lake Louise

This morning, travel to glacial Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed sites in all of Canada. Embark on a guided group stroll along its shoreline, as you ramble toward Rock Pile for inspiring views of the Valley of Ten Peaks. In the afternoon continue to Lake Louise and enjoy the lake’s tranquil waters. You have the choice to either join your Travel Director for a walk along the Lakeshore Trail or take a piece of Lake Louise home with you-put paint brush to canvas and create your very own artistic masterpiece.

Hotel: Lake Louise Inn

Day 7: Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper

Blaze a trail through the heart of the Canadian Rockies-a journey through stunning wilderness, passing sparkling mountain lakes, tumbling glaciers and sweeping valleys en route to the Athabasca Glacier. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer, crunching over the white wonderland of the glacier’s surface. Later, head to your home in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Hotel: Chateau Jasper, 2 nights

Day 8: Jasper Sightseeing

Embark on a leisurely walk admiring the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon and learning about the underground river system that flows out to Medicine Lake. Surrounded by a ring of mountains, we cruise the waters of Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Tonight’s Regional Meal delights with views of the lake.

Day 9: Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Kananaskis

Journey south towards the wild lands of Jasper and Banff National Park. Arrive at your resort. This evening, the aroma of sizzling Alberta beef awaits as we Connect with Locals and join the Guinn family on their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, horse-drawn wagon ride and private dance lesson.

Hotel: Crosswaters Resort

Day 10: Kananaskis – Depart Calgary

A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m.; please be aware when booking your flights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 12$5,150.00$8,620.00
June: 16$5,350.00$8,345.00
June: 19$5,395.00$8,390.00
June: 26$6,825.00$9,820.00
June: 30$6,795.00$9,790.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,395.00$8,390.00
August: 07, 14, 21, 28$5,250.00$8,245.00
September: 04, 11, 18$5,275.00$8,270.00
September: 25$5,195.00$8,190.00
October: 02$5,150.00$8,620.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Scenic Wonders of Newfoundland, Labrador & Ile Saint Pierre

A new land-one filled with wild beauty, considerable local hospitality and centuries of maritime traditions-delivers an enchanting escape from reality that few are privileged to experience.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive St. John’s

The colourful row houses of St. John’s add character to North America’s oldest city, which is the launch pad to your memorable journey through Canada’s easternmost provinces. You’ll have the day to recover after your travels before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn St Johns, 2 nights

Day 2: St. John’s Sightseeing

Nature takes centre stage this morning as we board the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour, keeping a keen eye out for puffins and whales (in season) in their natural habitat as you are in the largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary in North America. Arriving in Petty Harbour, we meet a fisherman and ‘Connect with Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch at his restaurant. We’ll learn about the significance of cod and snow crab fishing and how his family have been fishing for generations. We’ll return to St. John’s later and embark on a city tour, including visits to Signal Hill for beautiful views over the city and Cape Spear, the most eastern point of America.

Day 3: St John’s – Cupids – Fortune – St. Pierre

Gain insights into life in a 17th-century settlement when you visit Cupid’s Legacy Centre and Plantation this morning with a Local Specialist. You’ll see a magnificent collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits telling stories of that time, before continuing to Fortune where you’ll board your ferry to St. Pierre. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay overnight in the only part of New France that remains under French control (guests should pack an overnight bag).

Hotel: Hotel Roberts

Day 4: St. Pierre – Fortune – Marystown

Delve into the fishing heritage of St. Pierre, admiring the colourful façades which line the city’s narrow streets, and the windswept countryside and coastline. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and learn about the island’s colonial history which saw it influenced by multiple masters over the centuries. Delve into the locals’ way of life and the legacy of their ancestors before catching a ferry back to the Burin Peninsula in the afternoon.

Hotel: Marystown Hotel Conference Centre

Day 5: Marystown – Bonavista – Trinity – Clarenville

Admire the rugged beauty of the Bonavista Peninsula as you embark on an included tour of the Lighthouse on Cape Bonavista. Built in the mid-19th century, the lighthouse is one of the few in the world you can still climb to see the same seal oil-fueled light used at the time to warn ships of the unforgiving coastline. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and see if you can spot whales, icebergs and puffins (in season) like the lighthouse keepers of yesteryear once did. Continue to the historic little Newfoundland town of Trinity, to meet a Local Specialist for walking tour. Then continue on to Clarenville.

Hotel: Quality Hotel Clarendon

Day 6: Clarenville – Terra Nova National Park – Twillingate

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided walk in Terra Nova National Park. You’ll encounter a landscape of sheltered inlets, headlands and forests – a beautiful brush with these rugged landscapes. Continue to Twillingate, located along Iceberg Alley, where ancient glacial giants make their journey south from the Arctic (in season). Next, ‘Dive Into Culture’ with a tour and tasting experience at Auk Island Winery, savouring the flavours of Newfoundland berries and fruits, before delving into the art of wooden boat building. ‘Dive Into Culture’ yet again and meet a local boat builder to hear about this art which has been handed down from generation to generation. Later, we join new friends for dinner at your oceanfront hotel.

Hotel: Anchor Inn Hotel Oceanview Rooms

Day 7: Twillingate – Beothuk Interpretation Centre – Gander

Discover the existence and demise of an extinct people when you visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, which reveals the history of a now vanished language and culture. You’ll continue to Gander where you’ll meet a Local Specialist and learn about the significant role this Newfoundland community played during the 9/11 disaster when thousands of air passengers were suddenly rerouted to the town moments after the terrorist attack.

Hotel – Sinbads Hotel and Suites

Day 8: Gander – King’s Point – Gros Morne National Park

Our first stop today is the Whale Pavilion in King’s Point where we’ll see the 50-ft skeleton of a whale on display. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the scenic shoreline of Green Bay before embarking on a guided walk with a Local Specialist inside the UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy a rare opportunity to walk upon the exposed Earth’s mantle along the Tableland’s Trail.

Hotel: Near Gros Morne National Park, 2 nights

Day 9: Gros Morne National Park

Board your choice of boat tour this morning to explore the Gros Morne National Park your way. Enjoy live commentary about the geological wonders and rich cultural history of the bay or explore a spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord. Later, we’ll visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse to learn about the culture heritage of the park.

Day 10: Gros Morne Area – St. Anthony

An early start to the day sees us trace the rugged coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at the Arches Provincial Park. We’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ with a wild berry experience, tour and lunch before continuing to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site for a tour of the UNESCO-listed 11th-century Viking settlement with a Local Specialist.

Hotel: Glenfell Heritage Hotel

Day 11: St. Anthony – St. Barbe – Blanc Sablon – L’Anse au Clair

Our first stop on today’s journey to Labrador is in scenic Fisher Point, where we’ll enjoy breakfast in a replica Viking sod hut. We’ll take the ferry to Labrador in the afternoon, arriving in Blanc Sablon where we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to a scallop farm and learn how to shuck a scallop like a local. Taste the difference between a live and cooked scallop accompanied with wine.

Hotel: Northern Light Inn, 2 nights

Day 12: Red Bay National Historic Site

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Red Bay National Historic Site, once a major whaling point on the Atlantic. You’ll tour the tallest lighthouse of Atlantic Canada, Point Armour Lighthouse, followed by a Regional Dinner.

Day 13: L’Anse au Clair – Blanc Sablon – St. Barbe – Cornerbrook

We leave Labrador bound for Newfoundland on the ferry. Encounter milennia of human history at the crossroads of four ancient cultures in Port aux Choix National Historic Site before stopping at the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ where we’ll stay overnight.

Hotel: Glynmill Inn

Day 14: Depart Corner Brook – Deer Lake

Your journey at its end, take your transfer to Deer Lake Regional Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 09$5,495.00$7,145.00
July: 07$5,550.00$7,200.00
July: 26$5,495.00$7,145.00
August: 12, 18$5,475.00$7,125.00
September: 01$5,495.00$7,145.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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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, Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna, located in British Columbia’s popular wine and orchard region. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in 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.

Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel

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 Bc Ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the former historic greenhouse overlooking the gardens. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Hotel: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour, 2 nights

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.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 2 nights

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 by exploring the village on foot, including a walk to beautiful Alta Lake. 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 – Kamloops

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 Kamloops, with the balance of the day at leisure.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops

Day 7: Kamloops – Jasper

Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 3955 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.

Hotel: Sawridge Inn, 2 nights

Day 8: Jasper – Excursion to Maligne Lake

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel across the glacially fed Maligne Lake for a narrated Cruise to Spirit Island. En route to the island, which is only accessible by boat, knowledgeable guides share the lake’s history, geology, wildlife, weather, flora, and fauna. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. You may choose to stroll through town, grab a local craft beer, or take a hike in search of the various wildlife that call the national park home.

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

This morning, continue through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 229 metre (750-foot) thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. This once in a lifetime experience allows for free time to walk on the Athabasca Glacier and even sample pure fresh glacial water. Later, climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park.

Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge or Banff Park Lodge, 2 nights

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, where you can walk the path along the river to take in the nature and scenery. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 11: Banff-Yoho National Park – Glacier National Park – Kelowna

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 3050 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. Tonight, why not enjoy a wine tasting or dinner at one of Kelowna’s many lakeside cafes?

Hotel: Delta Grand Okanagan

Day 12: Kelowna – 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.

Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel

Day 13: Vancouver

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 01, 08$5,119.00Price on Application
May: 15, 29$5,459.00Price on Application
June: 05, 12$5,459.00Price on Application
June: 19, 27$5,369.00Price on Application
July: 03, 10, 17, 24$5,369.00Price on Application
July: 31$5,529.00Price on Application
August: 07$5,369.00Price on Application
August: 14, 21, 28$5,529.00Price on Application
September: 04$5,529.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Spirit of the Rockies

Create a lifetime of incredible memories traveling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies! Begin your Canadian Rockies tour with sightseeing in Vancouver and end with a ferry ride through the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver. In between, witness breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun experiences. A tour highlight is a 2-day journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff National Park. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Another tour highlight is a ride on an Ice Explorer on the 750-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in 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.

Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 2 nights

Day 2: Vancouver

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The afternoon is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Vancouver – Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the Rocky Mountaineer train to follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

Note: Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer; however, you can rest assured it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Hotel: Determined by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 4: Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Banff

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into Banff National Park.

Special Feature: Spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognised as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this chateau-style hotel developed into one of the top three getaways in North America.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs, 2 nights

Day 5: Banff

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to ride on the Banff Gondola, visit the shops on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for impressive views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Day 6: Banff – Lake Louise

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies-Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 3050 metres (10,000 feet) and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location.

Note: The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September. Special Feature: Stay overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Built as a log cabin in 1890, the historic chateau has become world famous, hosting celebrities and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine lake, pamper yourself in the spa, or just relax with afternoon tea.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 7: Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer on the 229 metre (750-foot) thick Athabasca Glacier, and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

Special Feature: Spend this evening at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and called “Tent City,” it is now a 4-star resort nestled between majestic mountains and enchanting lakes. Take a nature hike, play a game of croquet, enjoy a canoe trip on the lake, or just bask in the beauty of this tranquil setting.

Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8: Jasper – Sun Peaks

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while travelling the Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is the same route followed by the early fur brigades of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they paddled fully laden canoes to the Pacific Coast. Pass regal Mount Robson; at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Day 9: Sun Peaks – Whistler

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler-one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics- and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Special Feature: Overnight at the all-season luxury resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, the chateau brings old and new together in a seamless meld of historical style and modern beauty. Enjoy impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in this pristine mountain wilderness.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 10: Whistler – Victoria

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. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC Ferry for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capital on a city highlights tour. Later, perhaps stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbour city.

Hotel: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 2 nights

Day 11: Victoria

Today, enjoy an experience not to forget, a Whale-Watching excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This afternoon, visit the worldfamous Butchart Gardens. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens. Later, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner in the former historic greenhouse overlooking the gardens.

Day 12: Victoria – Depart Vancouver

This morning, travel via BC ferry through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland for a transfer to Vancouver International Airport. Please schedule flights after 2 pm.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 02, 09, 16, 23$8,099.00Price on Application
May: 30$8,759.00Price on Application
June: 06, 13, 20$8,759.00Price on Application
June: 27$8,839.00Price on Application
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$8,839.00Price on Application
August: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$8,839.00Price on Application
September: 05, 12, 19$8,759.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Rail: Rocky Mountaineer: Silver Leaf Service
** Upgrade to Gold Leaf Service, price on application
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

A mix of colourful harbours and sweeping coastlines, this nautical trip allows you to recharge by the sea as you take in some of Canada’s iconic maritime history. From learning about the tradition of fabric milling in Baddeck to discovering the picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and take in the sea air, as you make your way through Canada’s Eastern Maritime provinces.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Arrive in Halifax. A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you’ve arrived in your quintessential maritime destination. You’ll be picked up from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel. You can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.

Hotel: The Westin Nova Scotian, 3 nights

Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America, before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry’s impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy’s Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. You’ll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with live music at Le Bistro by Liz, where old French charm meets lively coziness in the heart of Halifax.

Delve into Halifax’s nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax, before enjoying a free afternoon.

Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d’Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel, featuring tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Hotel: Inverary Resort, 2 nights

Head back to school as you immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagles, as you travel past Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Continue your day with an evening of traditional music and song at the Celtic Evening of Smiles, where you’ll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.

In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you’ll spend the next three nights. This little city is a nautical dream, with its light colourful fisherman’s cottages and pretty harbour. The city is also famous for hosting the famous Anne of Green Gables musical every year.

Hotel: Delta Prince Edward, 3 nights

Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you’ll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Return to Charlottetown, where you will visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city. You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before you are introduced to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how it guides the Miꞌkmaq people.

Today is your day to explore or relax in delightful Charlottetown. Choose between our Insight Choice here. Either head on a lighthouse tour, enjoy a wine tasting or a bike ride around the city. From exploring Point Prim Lighthouse to Victoria Park, make the most of your last day here.

Journey to New Brunswick where you will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay onboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures, with a presentation on the industry. You’ll also indulge on a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch with wine. Travel on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, before arriving in the pretty port city of Saint John, where you’ll be surrounded by rugged cliff tops, coves and natural beauty.

Hotel: Hilton Saint John

Explore Saint John’s vibrant past on a morning tour. Board a ferry bound for Saint John’s sister community of Digby. Once here, you’ll head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy.

Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, 2 nights

Begin your day by embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal. Take a stroll with a costumed interpreter and discover a cultural mosaic of history before returning to your spa resort in Digby. In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood.

It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and The Westin Nova Scotian for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 13$4,995.00Price on Application
June: 21$5,125.00Price on Application
July: 04, 11$5,125.00Price on Application
July: 18$4,995.00Price on Application
July: 25$4,795.00Price on Application
August: 08, 15$4,695.00Price on Application
August: 22$4,795.00Price on Application
August: 29$4,995.00Price on Application
September: 05, 12$5,125.00Price on Application
September: 19$4,875.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Scenic Baddeck, vibrant Halifax and cultural Charlottetown are just three of the highlights on this trip. Enjoy the taste of the salty Atlantic, fresh lobster and the foot-stomping Celtic culture as you explore wind-swept sea cliffs, centuries-old towns and the hearty way of life of the Nova Scotians along with Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Halifax

Learn the art of living the good life as you brace yourself for crisp sea breezes and hearty Nova Scotian hospitality in Halifax, your launch pad to an effortless discovery of Canada’s Maritimes. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at your landmark ‘Stay with a Story’ overlooking the famous Public Gardens.

Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, 2 nights

Day 2: Halifax Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea. Then, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of Halifax’s sights including the Citadel National Historic Site, built in the mid-18th century to defend the town from various enemies. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Halifax – Baddeck

Explore the legends and traditions of the Mi’kmaq people during a visit to the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Traverse the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island and arrive in the village of Baddeck. Later, get ready for a foot-stomping Ceilidh celebration this evening as you encounter first-hand the Celtic heritage of the area as you ‘Dive into Culture’ with an evening of traditional music and songs.

Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail

Today, enjoy the dramatic coastal views and highland scenery offering an endless source of artistic inspiration as you wind along the Cabot Trail. Unspoiled natural beauty and sweeping coastal vistas provide a mesmerising backdrop for our drive along the Cabot Trail. We keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as we travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Return to Baddeck later for some time at leisure.

Day 5: Baddeck – Wood Islands Ferry – Charlottetown

This morning, we pay tribute to one of the world’s most famous inventors at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. Pass pastoral landscapes and gabled farmhouses en route to Charlottetown where we enjoy a full evening at leisure, perhaps to discover the town’s vibrant dining scene. Our ‘Stay with a Story’ was built in 1931 and reflects such luxurious features as barrel-vaulted ceilings and a grand lobby. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner at the PEI Preserve Company.

Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown, 2 nights

Day 6: Charlottetown Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of the ‘Cradle of Confederation’ – its red beaches, waving beach grass and green pastures that inspired the beloved children’s classic Anne of Green Gables. Take a step back in time as we visit the grounds of the historic Shaw’s Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada. When Grandfather Shaw opened his inn on the family’s pioneer farm in 1860, he wanted to provide relaxing country lodging for visitors. Today (four generations later), the Shaw family continues to run the property. During your visit you will step back in time to a simpler way of life. ‘Connect with Locals’ and meet your host, the current proprietor of the Inn, Robbie Shaw, before settling in for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch with influences from the land and sea, surrounded by the beauty of Brackley Bay.

Day 7: Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John

We return to New Brunswick, crossing the Northumberland Strait via the engineering feat that is Confederation Bridge. Head to the waters of Shediac Bay, where we’ll celebrate all things lobster with our Local Specialist. Get a closer look at Acadian culture while diving into the lobster fishery, learning about old fishing techniques that helped shape the way of life of the region. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). We journey south to the Bay of Fundy in search of the world’s highest tides. Join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks and enjoy a rare opportunity to walk on the ocean floor. Our overnight stop is in the port city of Saint John.

Hotel: Delta Saint John

Day 8: Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg

We leave the cliffs and coves of Saint John behind this morning to board a ferry to cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby. Stopping at Grand-Pré, we delve into the history of the Le Grand Dérangement, a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians. Later, we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ with a tour and tasting at a winery in the LaHave River Valley, one of the earliest grape-growing territories in North America.

Hotel: Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre, 2 nights

Day 9: Lunenburg Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg’s heritage. Delve into the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic with a guide from the local fishing community, then explore the decks and passageways of real Tall Ships. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 10: Lunenburg – Peggy’s Cove – Depart Halifax

This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air and share in the inspiration enjoyed by painters and photographers who visit Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay. We arrive back in Halifax and take our transfer to the Stanfield International Airport where our trip comes to an end or consider extending your stay in Halifax. Airport arrival will be at 12pm.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 14, 21, 38$3,595.00$4,590.00
July: 12$3,595.00$4,590.00
July: 19, 26$3,675.00$4,670.00
August: 09, 16$3,675.00$4,670.00
August: 23$3,595.00$4,590.00
September: 06, 13$3,595.00$4,590.00
September: 20$3,495.00$4,490.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Canada, Alaska & USA

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseReflections of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise21 On Application From $10,595.00
CruiseEastern Canada and New England Cruise17 On Application From $6,295.00
CruisePassage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise19 On Application From $7,945.00

Itinerary – Reflections on the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Experience the most amazing scenery as you tour the Canadian Rockies by coach and the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Then board your Holland America Line cruise from Vancouver through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive VictoriaYour journey begins today upon your arrival in Victoria. Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. After you check-in and relax, you will meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Day 2: VictoriaThis morning, enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens are more than a hundred years old and have a distinctive style all of its own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and Italian Garden. Explore the plants on show, as well as floral displays. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Day 3: Victoria, WhistlerDrive to the town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’ wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take an enthralling floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel
Day 4: WhistlerToday is yours at leisure to explore this outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise however you wish. Enjoy one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to take an incredible float plane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous zip trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight.
Day 5: Whistler, Blue RiverAfter breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of the lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner on the waterfront this evening as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 6: Blue River, JasperSet off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass the incredible Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to the fairytale Jasper National Park. Mingle with your fellow travellers during a delicious western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables this evening and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
Day 7: JasperAfter breakfast today, you have the full day to take time out to relax or explore Jasper. There is no end to the excitement you can take part in in this beautiful town. Perhaps try a select experience. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and incredible Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; set off on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience.
Day 8: Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake LouiseVisit the gorgeous Maligne Canyon this morning and walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. After, continue to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations. Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.
Day 9: Lake Louise, BanffTravel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore the town of Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for incredible views of the surrounding area.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
Day 10: BanffEnjoy today at leisure to explore this charming alpine town at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience Tour.
Day 11: Rocky Mountaineer, KamloopsBoard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows that provide amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy ample time to relax this evening.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer, VancouverRejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle in to your hotel and enjoy free time this evening to explore at your leisure and try one of the local restaurants for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Day 13: VancouverWatch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain. During your bear experience you will receive early access to the mountain and get to see some of the resident bears explore their habitat before sitting down to breakfast. Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 14: Vancouver, Embark CruiseEnjoy breakfast this morning, then transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle in to your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam
Day 15: Inside PassageEnjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship. Perhaps relax in one of the many onboard public areas.
Day 16: Tracy Arm, JuneauToday your journey brings you to Juneau, which is Alaska’s capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city’s back door. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold (all activities are at own expense).
Day 17: SkagwayToday you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).
Day 18: Glacier BayWake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region.
Day 19: KetchikanArrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about fascinating Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).
Day 20: Inside PassageToday marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner.
Day 21: Disembark Cruise, Depart VancouverYour journey comes to an end today. After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you will disembark in Vancouver and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Eastern Canada and New England Cruise

Explore the wonderful region of French Canada on Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. Visit spectacular Toronto, Niagara Falls and Québec City before boarding your ship for your New England Voyage to Boston.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive TorontoYour journey throughout Eastern Canada and New England begins today as you arrive in Toronto. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located amid the action, in the heart of the downtown area.
Stay: Two Nights: Toronto, Marriott Eaton Centre
Day 2: Niagara FallsThis morning enjoy a Welcome Breakfast where you will have the chance to meet your fellow guests and friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director. It’s then off on a city tour that will take you to the picturesque waterfront areas of Toronto. Afterwards, visit the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the way to the spectacular sight of famous Niagara Falls, which is collectively made up of three impressive waterfalls. Later, you will board a thrilling boat cruise for a journey to the base of Horseshoe Falls (raincoats provided). Perhaps you might like to take an exciting helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.
Day 3: 1000 Islands, OttawaContinue on your journey to Ottawa today. Along the way, enjoy a cruise around the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence Seaway. Cruise past tiny islands, castles reminiscent of fairytales, and island mansions. You’ll be taken back to a time when pirates and bootleggers roamed the area, and to the Gilded Age, a time when the rich and famous used the area as their personal playground.
Stay: Two Nights: Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel
Day 4: OttawaToday, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Ottawa, during which you will visit Parliament Hill and the historic Rideau Canal, which winds its way through the heart of the city. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.
Day 5: Ottawa, Lac-Saint-JosephAfter breakfast, your journey continues to Lac-Saint-Joseph. Continue to the Lac-Saint-Joseph area for a memorable stay at Station Touristique Duchesnay. Tonight, watch for black bears from a viewing tower that borders a beaver habitat (activity available June – September.)
Stay: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Station Touristique Duchesnay
Day 6: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Québec CityEnjoy the picturesque landscape of the Charlevoix region as you follow the mountainous coastline of the St Lawrence River. This afternoon, delight in a hearty Québécois lunch at a local Sugar Shack, and learn all about the intricacies of maple syrup production. Later, discover Québec City’s much-loved attractions on a guided sightseeing tour.
Stay: Two Nights: Québec City, Hotel Manoir Victoria
Day 7: Québec CityEnjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour through the city’s historic streets; unwind on a relaxing river cruise along the St Lawrence River or explore Québec City on an insightful and informative guided walking tour. Enjoy dinner at leisure this evening.
Day 8: Québec City, MontréalFarewell Québec City after breakfast this morning, and travel to Montréal. On arrival, check into your hotel, then get to know this European-influenced metropolis even better during an afternoon spent at your leisure.
Stay: Two Nights: Montréal, Marriott Chateau Champlain
Day 9: MontréalEmbark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal, which will take you to the highlights in the city’s centre. Now that you’ve had time to familiarise yourself, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.
Day 10: Montréal, Embark CruiseBoard your ship for your New England voyage. Settle into your stateroom then enjoy dinner with your fellow guests this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Veendam or ms Rotterdam
Day 11: Québec CityDock in Québec City today and enjoy the many sights and highlights before reboarding for an afternoon departure.
Day 12: Day at SeaEnjoy a leisurely day cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence, defined by stunning coastline.
Day 13: Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island may be Canada’s smallest province, but it’s big on history. With time at leisure, perhaps visit Charlottetown or the Anne of Green Gables homestead (own expense).
Day 14: SydneyA Gaelic welcomes awaits you in Nova Scotia, meaning ‘New Scotland’. Bound by the Atlantic Ocean, this maritime city is well-known for its remarkable seafood and fresh produce. Spend the day in Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. There are highland villages to visit, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect. This is a true step back in time, as every barn, barracks and drum corps appears just as it did when French King Louis’ troops occupied the site in 1744.
Day 15: HalifaxFor ocean scenery at its best, it is hard to beat Nova Scotia’s south shore. Here, find craggy coastlines, the fabled Peggy’s Cove, and the striking German village of Lunenburg, which is so meticulously restored it has been designated a World Heritage-listed site. After your time exploring here, journey back to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s bustling capital. Spend time exploring the ramparts of Halifax Citadel and a museum commemorating the Titanic.
Day 16: Bar HarborCross into the United States and arrive in Bar Harbor, once the exclusive summer resort of America’s fabulously wealthy. Today, Bar Harbor is an artists’ enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park, much of which was donated by the Rockefeller family.
Day 17: Disembark Cruise, Depart BostonYour journey ends today. After breakfast, disembark your ship in Boston, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Passage through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Join Travelmarvel’s fantastic tour from Calgary through the stunning Canadian Rockies visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper before embarking on a 7 night Inside Passage cruise through Alaska.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive CalgaryYour journey begins today as you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.
Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel
Day 2: Calgary, BanffJourney to Banff National Park today. On the way, enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Tour Banff upon arrival and take in the many sights of this picturesque town and its stunning natural surrounds.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
Day 3: BanffPerhaps enjoy a select experience as a way to take in Banff’s incredible scenery. You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour.
Day 4: Banff, Lake LouiseVisit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to world-famous Lake Louise.
Stay: Lake Louise Inn
Day 5: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper Journey along the Icefields Parkway and stop at Athabasca Glacier then continue to Jasper.
Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
Day 6: Jasper, Blue RiverJourney to Blue River and take a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley. Continue on your way and arrive at Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 7: Blue River, Kamloops, VancouverUpon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
Day 8: VancouverEnjoy a tour of Vancouver, taking in some of its most iconic sights. Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride.
Day 9: Vancouver, WhistlerHead along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. In Whistler perhaps try a select experience.
Day 10: Whistler, VictoriaTake a ferry across Georgia Strait to Victoria. Perhaps take a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa
Day 11: VictoriaSavour a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or horse-drawn carriage tour.
Day 12: Victoria, Vancouver, Embark CruiseTravel to Vancouver and board your cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam
Day 13: Inside PassageRelax and enjoy the stunning scenery as you cruise today.
Day 14: Juneau, Tracy ArmEnjoy a dog sled ride, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all own expense).
Day 15: SkagwayPerhaps take part in a gold prospecting experience or a wildlife excursion (both options are at own expense).
Day 16: Glacier BayWake to the majestic sight of Glacier Bay National Park as rangers join you on board.
Day 17: KetchikanPerhaps join a walking tour or visit the Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).
Day 18: Inside PassageCruise the Inside Passage.
Day 19: Disembark Cruise, Depart VancouverAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will have you breakfasting in floral splendour, riding on glaciers and meeting a retired Mountie on your journey into the heart of the Rockies.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

The soaring peaks of Canada’s soul-stirring Rockies take centre stage on this epic alpine adventure that begins in Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable cities. Spend the day discovering the city’s scenic surrounds, then join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront

Day 2: Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria

Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods. Savour the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian façades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. We continue by ferry to Vancouver island and Connect with Locals during a Be My Guest lunch visit to a family-owned working farm, where we’ll enjoy fresh farm-to-table flavours. Later, we enjoy some sightseeing in Victoria.

Hotel: Chateau Victoria, 2 nights

Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing

Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia.

Day 4: Victoria – Kamloops

The soul-stirring sounds of the Shuswap melodies welcome us, as we gain insights into First Nation traditions and culture. Indulge in dinner followed by s’mores roasted on an open fire with a Local Specialist.

Hotel: South Thompson Inn

Day 5: Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park

Visit the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view wildlife. Then, journey into majestic Rocky Mountain territory today, stopping for a jaw-dropping view of UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the giant among giants and highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Continue to the raw wilderness of Jasper where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Chateau Jasper, 2 nights

Day 6: Jasper National Park Sightseeing

Join an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon this morning. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. Tonight, indulge in a Regional Dinner.

Day 7: Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park

The icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield beckon and we journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain on board a specially designed Ice Explorer, then travel to Banff National Park in the heart of the Rockies, Admire the reflection of the Victoria Glacier in the calm, clear waters of Lake Louise before you settle in for an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Banff Park Lodge, 2 nights

Day 8: Banff Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist and learn about his experiences as a retired Mountie and the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls. Tonight, we join our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of our unforgettable encounter with Canada’s Rockies.

Day 9: Banff – Depart Calgary

Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09, 09$3,550.00$5,775.00
May: 16$3,495.00$5,720.00
May: 23$3,550.00$5,775.00
May: 30$3,595.00$5,820.00
June: 06$3,775.00$6,000.00
June: 13, 20$3,795.00$6,020.00
June: 24$5,625.00$7,850.00
June: 27, 28, 30$5,650.00$7,875.00
July: 02$5,625.00$7,850.00
July: 11$3,795.00$6,020.00
July: 18, 25$3,825.00$6,050.00
August: 01, 08$3,895.00$6,120.00
August: 15, 18$3,875.00$6,100.00
August: 22$3,895.00$6,120.00
September: 05, 12$3,895.00$6,120.00
September: 15$3,795.00$6,020.00
September: 19$3,750.00$5,975.00
September: 26$3,625.00$5,850.00
October: 03, 10$3,495.00$5,720.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of Eastern Canada

Marvel at Niagara Falls and tour Old Montreal, Quebec City and more on this Regional Explorer trip. Explore Canada’s cosmopolitan cities, French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the pretty meadows, rolling hills and farms of Eastern Townships in Quebéc.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Canada’s multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto launches your journey across Eastern Canada. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto, 2 nights

Day 2: Niagara Falls Sightseeing

Witness Mother Nature’s power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have some time on your own to explore Ontario’s most enchanting village, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Spend the afternoon strolling down its tree-lined streets and admiring the 19th-century façades or enjoy the tranquillity of its botanical gardens.

Day 3: Toronto – Kingston

Our day begins with an orientation tour past Toronto’s sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. We ascend Toronto’s iconic CN Tower before continuing to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to a Thousand Islands. This evening, we set sail on our dinner cruise against the backdrop of pretty riverside cottages and uninhabited islands.

Hotel: Delta Kingston Waterfront

Day 4: Kingston – Ottawa

Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada’s capital. You’ll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to one of the city’s museums or join an Optional Excursion cruise on the Rideau Canal.

Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

Day 5: Ottawa – Quebec City

The sticky, rich flavours of Canada’s traditional maple syrup will linger long after your morning stop at the local cabane a sucre (sugar shack). Then continue to Quebec City to begin your love affair with the city’s French Canadian joie de vivre and your hotel in Old Quebec.

Hotel: Hotel Clarendon, 2 nights

Day 6: Quebec City Sightseeing

Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Quebec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm on a European city. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

Day 7: Quebec City – Eastern Townships – Montreal

Leave the city behind, bound for Quebec’s picturesque Eastern Townships. Your journey will take you past pretty villages and rolling farmlands before arriving at Domaine Ives Hill for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ lunch. ‘Connect With Locals’ and learn how black currants are farmed, picked and processed into a variety of beverages. You’ll have an opportunity to make your own black current tea and enjoy a tasting session, followed by a hearty lunch of locally sourced ingredients. Later, we’ll make our way to Montreal and admire panoramic city views from its namesake, Mount Royal.

Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton, 2 nights

Day 8: Montreal Sightseeing

Explore the Island of Montreal with ease, joining your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the splendour of such historic sites as the ornate Notre Dame Basilica, the colourful Old Port area and Downtown Montreal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s French Canadian roots as you spend the afternoon exploring the city on your terms before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montreal.

Day 9: Depart Montreal

Bid a fond au revoir to newfound friends as you are transferred to Montreal International Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 08$3,050.00$4,245.00
May: 22$3,075.00$4,270.00
May: 29$3,125.00$4,320.00
June: 05, 12, 18$3,125.00$4,320.00
June: 26$3,150.00$4,345.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,175.00$4,370.00
August: 07, 14, 21, 28$3,150.00$4,345.00
September: 04, 11, 18, 24$3,175.00$4,370.00
October: 02, 09$2,925.00$4,120.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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