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Overview

Travel through dramatically-changing countryside of valleys, canyons and mountain passes discovering the natural wonders of British Columbia and Alberta. The rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer is enhanced with national park nature tours and guided city tours, giving a complete perspective of Western Canada in all its glory.

7 nights from Calgary to Vancouver.

Details

Day 1

Fly  to Calgary
Arrive at Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Explore the downtown core, or ascend the Calgary Tower for an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding grasslands beyond its distant borders.
Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 2

Calgary - Banff (CB)
We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary before departing the city west along the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, the first of several in the Canadian national park system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff and enjoy a tour of the town site and a thrilling trip up the Banff gondola. Overnight in Banff.
Hotel: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 3

Banff (CB)
Today we venture through the scenic roadways of Banff National Park and spend part of the day exploring Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we continue north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness. We make a stop along our route and board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return to Banff where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
Hotel: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 4

Banff-Kamloops (B, L)
Early this morning we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train for a spectacular rail journey to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Highlights of the trip include panoramic views of the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. We arrive in Kamloops for the night where you are at leisure for the remainder of the evening. Overnight in Kamloops.
Hotel: Thompson Hotel

Day 5

Kamloops-Vancouver (B, L)
This morning we board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue west towards the seaside metropolis of Vancouver. Along the way we pass the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and are treated to a view of the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arriving in Vancouver, we check into our hotel where you are at leisure for the evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites

Day 6

Vancouver (CB)
On a morning city tour of Vancouver, we discover the towering trees of Stanley Park, English Bay, the historic laneways of Gastown, exotic Chinatown and much more. The afternoon and evening are free to further explore this pedestrian-friendly city. Overnight in Vancouver
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 7

Vancouver/Victoria Excursion (CB)
The quiet majesty of the charming provincial capital of Victoria is revealed on a full-day tour. We will see exquisite 19th century architectural landmarks while experiencing this former British enclave’s lively atmosphere. We visit the stunning floral displays of the world-famous Butchart Gardens before departing back to Vancouver by ferry. Overnight in Vancouver.
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 8

Vancouver (CB)
The final day of your Western Canada experience has come. Indulge in some last minute shopping at one of the city’s countless retail venues before proceeding to Vancouver International Airport for your flight home

Day 9

Arrive back home

 

What's Included

Transatlantic scheduled flights
Sightseeing tours as specified
Meals as specified
Transportation by modern coach
Experienced tour driver
Banff-Kamloops-Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer in Redleaf service
Services of a tour director from Calgary to Vancouver
First Class (or best available) accommmodation


What’s Not Included
Transfers on arrival and departure
Meals unless specified
Tips and gratuities

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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