The Treasures of the Canadian Rockies & Vancouver

  • 12 Day Tour
  • 24 Sights Visited

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa/ESTA/ETA is required prior to travelling. Please call for more details.

Day 1

Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore downtown or ascend the Calgary Tower for an unforgettable view of the city. We stay in Calgary for two nights.

Calgary Tower

Day 2 - Calgary

We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. See the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary, browse through the Eau Claire Market, or visit the Stampede Grounds. Savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Calgary to Banff

We drive along the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies fill the horizon. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff for a two-night stay. We include a sightseeing tour of Banff and Lake Louise, which is regarded as the jewel of Banff National Park with its turquoise waters and spectacular glacier.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Banff

Rockies

Day 4 - Banff

We include an excursion to British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, where you will be treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Banff

Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls

Day 5 - Banff to Jasper

Today after breakfast we depart for Jasper, the jewel of Jasper National Park. En route we stop to tour the Columbia Icefield. We enter a rugged wilderness as we travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board an Ice Explorer that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We stay in Jasper for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Columbia Icefield

Athabasca Glacier

Jasper National Park

Day 6 - Jasper

Depart on a full day sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is a sweeping expanse of scenic beauty - of awesome mountain peaks and century’s old glacial ice, of flower carpeted meadows and mirror like lakes.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Jasper

Maligne Canyon

Patricia Lake

Pyramid Lake

Day 7 - Jasper to Vancouver by Train

This afternoon we board VIA Rail’s Canadian train and depart west towards the seaside metropolis of Vancouver. Along the way we pass the steep slopes and plunging valleys of the Rockies, the high plains of the British Columbia interior and travel through the tunnels and chasms carved out of the living rock over a century ago. The gentle pitch and sway of the cars provide a soothing ride for our overnight journey. Dinner & overnight on board VIA Rail.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VIA Rail’s Canadian train

British Colombia

Day 8 - Vancouver

Arriving in Vancouver in the morning, we disembark the train and depart on a fascinating city tour of Vancouver. Highlights include the towering trees of Stanley Park, English Bay, the historic laneways of Gastown, exotic Chinatown and much more. We also enjoy a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Marvel at this feat of engineering set amongst the towering trees of the protected parklands. The afternoon and evening are free to further explore this pedestrian friendly city. We stay for three nights in Vancouver.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Vancouver

Stanley Park

Gastown

Day 9 - Victoria

Today we enjoy a full day excursion to Vancouver Island and the charming city of Victoria. Depart Vancouver this morning on a pleasant cruise through the Gulf Islands resort region. Upon arrival the group will visit Butchart Gardens - here thousands of species of floral plants and trees are found in a vast amphitheatre of rock creating a wonderland of colour in a former rock quarry. The highlight of the day will be the sightseeing tour of Victoria including highlights such as the Beacon Hill Park, Thunderbird Park, the Empress Hotel and Oak Bay. Return to Vancouver in the evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Victoria

Beacon Hill Park

Vancouver Island

Butchart Gardens

Day 10 - Free Time in Vancouver

Spend a leisurely final day in Vancouver. The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Vancouver

Granville Island

Day 11

Transfer to Vancouver Airport for the overnight return flight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Arrival in the U.K.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £395; travel insurance from £70; visa/ESTA/ETA application fees; all meals, admissions and gratuities except those mentioned; regional connection flight supplements will apply; Heathrow flight supplements may apply depending on availability. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.