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Majesty of the Rockies

13 Night Platinum Tour from £5,349 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on this luxury tour through the sensational scenery of Western Canada, including a very special journey on the Rocky Mountaineer. You will be cosseted throughout, benefiting from private transfers, staying in wonderful hotels, being transported by luxury coach with business class legroom and wi-fi, and enjoying the expertise of the dedicated Tour Director. Savour a full breakfast every day, and a series of dinners including a welcome evening, a dine-around, highlight dinners and the finale celebration dinner.

You will visit Vancouver, Whistler, Banff and Jasper, travelling through national parks and wine growing regions en route. And if you want to make this truly a trip of a lifetime, then you have the option to add an Alaska Cruise.

Highlights:

  • Luxuriate in "GoldLeaf" service on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train for two days as you journey through the Rockies towards Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean
  • Experience a private narrated cruise on the serene waters of stunning Maligne Lake
  • In Jasper National Park learn all about the Rockies with a local expert
  • Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion on the Athabasca Glacier
  • In Banff enjoy a private meet & greet with a Mountie (more formally known as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman)
  • Enjoy a liquer before roasting "s'mores" around a bonfire in the Yoho National Park
  • On Vancouver Island, enjoy a delightful private breakfast and informative talk with a horticulturalist in Butchart Gardens
  • Take a sightseeing tour in the bustling city of Vancouver
  • Head to the charming resort town of Whistler
  • Visit the ‘Napa Valley of the North’ – Okanagan Valley

Details

Day 1

Vancouver

Begin your trip with a complimentary private VIP transfer to your departure UK airport before arrival in the vibrant city of Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver International Airport, you’ll transfer to your luxury hotel in the heart of the shopping and entertainment district. In the evening, you’ll meet with your Tour Director for a welcome reception and meal.

Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

Welcome dinner included

Day 2

Victoria

Spend time experiencing the very best of Vancouver during an exclusive sightseeing tour, including Gastown, English Bay, Chinatown and the amazing totem poles in Stanley Park. From here, board a ferry in the Seawest Lounge and enjoy charming coastal views on your way to Victoria. Upon arrival, take part in an orientation tour which will introduce you to the Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.

Hotel: Grand Pacific Victoria

Full breakfast

Day 3

Victoria

Begin today with a private breakfast in Butchart Gardens, followed by a talk with one of the garden's horticulturalists. There will be plenty of time to explore the 55 acres of picturesque floral displays and amazing views which have charmed visitors for over 100 years. The afternoon is at leisure, when you can choose to take optional whale-watching cruise, or simple enjoy more of the relaxed and charming city of Victoria

Hotel: Grand Pacific Victoria

Breakfast included

Day 4

Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. On the way to Whistler stop to see the roaring Shannon Falls. Upon arrival in Whistler, you visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea concoction.

Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 5

Okanagan Valley

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagen Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner complemented by local wines.

Hotel: Delta Grand Okanagen Resort

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 6

Three National Parks - Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho

Today sees you journey through the most awe-inspiring national parks in Canada – Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Pause at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. Your destination this afternoon is Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings, and you will be staying in the wonderful Emerald Lake Lodge. The location was discovered in the 1890's during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and this lovely resort has been created from the original Yukon saloon. After dinner, enjoy a liqueur at the hotel before star-gazing under the vast night sky and roasting s'mores by a lakeside bonfire.

Hotel: Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 7

Lake Louise - Moraine Lake

This morning just relax in your stunning Emerald Lake setting before you set off for another spectacular lake - Moraine Lake. You will take an easy walk around the Moraine Lake shoreline, the best way to appreciate the beauty of this stunning alpine lake. Flat terrain with an easy trail weaving its way though the shoreline trees offers extraordinary views of the Ten Peaks - a series of summits all over 10,000 feet. You can also hike up the Rock Pile for an alternative view of the turquoise waters and nearby Tower of Babel. Then drive to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a fabulous overnight stay.

Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Full breakfast and dinner included

Day 8

Banff

Take part in an interpretive walk along the shores of Lake Louise to learn about the geography of this area as you take in the beautiful scenery. Enjoy the remainder of the morning at leisure, and then in the afternoon head out for an orientation tour of Banff to see all the viewpoints and landmarks. You will then board the Banff Gondola to travel to the top of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views. Enjoy a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the iconic red serge uniform. This evening you are offered a selection of restaurants in Banff for you to choose where you want to dine.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Full breakfast and dine-around dinner included

Day 9

Banff

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Full breakfast included

Day 10

Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

Motor along the Icefield Parkway - one of the most scenic roads in North America, and admire the awe-inspiring Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield. Once you reach the Athabasca Glacier, you will climb aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour of this amazing glacier. Then head to the heart of Jasper National Park and your home for the next two nights - The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Set in an alpine wonderland of immense forests, sparkling lakes, gushing waterfalls, colourful meadows and rugged glaciers, your breath will be taken away with this remarkable landscape. This evening indulge in a Celebration Dinner with your Tour Director, and then enjoy an interactive wildlife talk with an expert to learn about some of the park's most interesting residents including elk, moose, grizzly bear, black bear, beaver and caribou.

Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Full breakfast and Celebration Dinner included

Day 11

Jasper National Park - Maligne Lake

This morning embark on a private narrated cruise on the serene waters of Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop at Spirit Island one of the most photographed sites of the Rockies. Then join your Tour Director for an informative stroll at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in Canada. Wander along the trail, admiring the beautiful waterfalls, astonishing rock formations and learn about the underground river system. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park on an afternoon raft trip.

Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Full breakfast included

Day 12

Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

Take an unforgettable train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer today, reliving the golden age of rail travel through some truly inspiring scenery. You’ll be treated to GoldLeaf Service as you journey to Vancouver through the Rocky Mountains. There are two levels to the carriages – the glass-topped dome coach for enjoying the vistas and the downstairs level where you’ll enjoy gourmet meals. View the amazing scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide and over the Yellowhead Pass. Upon arrival into Kamloops, you’ll find your bags already waiting for you at your hotel room.

Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Full breakfast and lunch included

Day 13

Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver

Continue your magical GoldLeaf journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer into Vancouver, enjoying the spectacular scenery and impressive service. On arrival at Vancouver, you will be transferred to your luxurious hotel.

Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

Full breakfast, lunch included

Day 14

Vancouver

Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay in Vancouver or take an Alaska Cruise along the Inside Passage - please ask for details.
 

Day 15

Arrive Home

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to the waiting car for your private VIP transfer home.

 

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic flights and VIP return transfers from home to your UK departure airport; airport to hotel transfers in Canada
  • Luxury accommodation including Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Emerald Lake Lodge, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Four Seasons Whistler and The Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria
  • 13 breakfasts and 7 dinners, including a Welcome dinner and a Celebration dinner; On board the Rocky Mountaineer enjoy 2 lunch selections, complimentary snacks, and all beverages including alcohol
  • Expert tour guide throughout your trip
  • Free Wi-Fi access in lobby or bedroom areas of most hotels and Wi-Fi is also generally available on most touring coaches
  • Personal radio headsets to take advantage of local experts; fascinating insights and commentaries when you’re wandering around attractions
  • Insight Flourishes from your tour guide, offering local tidbits, representing authentic foods or beverages from the region
  • Baggage handled at all accommodation
  • Hotel and restaurant tips

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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