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Day 1

Transatlantic flight to the beautiful city of Vancouver in British Columbia where your exciting tour begins. Transfer to your hotel in downtown is included.
Hotel: Renaissance Harbourside for 3 nights

Day 2

Vancouver
Experience the splendour of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour that begins at Stanley Park. You will also visit Chinatown and the waterfront area. Your tour will end in Gastown, Vancouver’s turn-of-the-century pedestrian mall filled with pubs, restaurants, and art galleries

Day 3

Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver
Early this morning you will take a scenic ferry to Vancouver Island where you will visit the lovely Butchart Gardens, a veritable explosion of colour and fragrances. Next, take a short sightseeing tour of the "City of Gardens", Victoria, and have some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside city

Day 4

Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer® Train - Kamloops
Board your train for the scenic journey of a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer® Train will give you a vibrant voyage between Vancouver and Jasper. Today, your route takes you along the fields of Fraser Valley and the historic Fraser River. You will also view the beauty of the Thompson River and the shimmering waters of Kamloops Lake before arriving in Kamloops for an overnight stay
Hotel: Thompson Inn or similar

Day 5

Kamloops - Jasper
Continue east aboard your train, passing the striking mountain peaks of the Monashee Mountains and viewing Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. In addition, you will see the glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and view Mt. Robson
Hotel: Sawridge for 2 nights

Day 6

Jasper
Begin your day with a trip to the extraordinary Maligne Canyon. Later, travel to the shimmering waters of Maligne Lake where an optional cruise, highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island, will be offered. Return to Jasper where the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this lovely town

Day 7

Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise
The highlight today is a journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway: behold majestic waterfalls, rushing rivers, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefields, where a special ride is in store for you across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick. Stop at the serene Peyto Lake and arrive in Lake Louise, where you will enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 8

Lake Louise - Banff
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awesome Valley of the Ten Peaks. Arrive at the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle in the Mountains.” The afternoon is at leisure for exploring or strolling through the many well known shops of Banff
Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 9

Banff - Calgary
Begin the day with a scenic drive around Banff featuring Bow Falls and the impressive Hoodoos, known as the land of the sleeping giants. Then it’s off to the cosmopolitan city of Calgary for your final stop on this wonderful adventure. Tonight, be sure not to miss a very special farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant
Hotel: Westin

Day 10

Transfer to the airport today is included for your overnight flight back home

Day 11

Arrive in the early afternoon

Tour price Includes
Transatlantic flights on scheduled airline
16 Meals - 5 Dinner. 2 Lunches and 9 Breakfasts
Accommodation in 1st class hotels as mentioned in day by day itinerary
2 Days on the Rocky Mountaineer in Redleaf category
Albreda Icefields and Mount Robson
Glacier Experience excursion
Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
Visits and excursions as outlined in the itinerary
Airport transfers on first and last day

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.

TODAY 19ºC
WED 17ºC
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FRI 17ºC
SAT 14ºC
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