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Self-Drive Great Parks Of The West

13 Night Self Drive Tour from £1,699 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Begin this amazing tour in Vancouver before journeying into a number of breath-taking national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Explore the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Banff, Jasper and the famous Yellowhead Pass, before returning to Vancouver to conclude your trip. Canada is well-known for its amazing scenery and natural beauty, and this tour is a fantastic way to experience much of these awe-inspiring sights for yourself.

13 night Tour Begins & Ends Vancouver: 3 nights Vancouver; 1 night Penticton; 1 night Revelstoke; 2 nights Banff; 2 nights Jasper; 2 nights 100 Mile House; 2 nights Whistler

Details

Day 1

Fly to Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Roadbook from the front desk when you check in and then spend the remainder of the day exploring at leisure.

Overnight in Vancouver
Standard Accommodation: Coast Plaza Hotel Suites Vancouver or Holiday Inn and Suites
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or Georgian Court Hotel

Day 2

Vancouver

Spend the full day in Vancouver, exploring the city and the surrounding area. Take a fully-commentated city tour aboard a San Francisco-style trolley then sightsee at your own pace, hopping on and off for any length of time to see the many attractions, parks, gardens and galleries.

Overnight in Vancouver
Standard Accommodation: Coast Plaza Hotel Suites Vancouver or Holiday Inn and Suites
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or Georgian Court Hotel

Day 3

Vancouver to Penticton (245 miles)

Journey through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park today, where you can take a walk on the remains of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. Penticton is found at the lower end of the Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by lush vineyards and orchards. We suggest taking a visit to the 560-acre Okanagan Game Farm which is close to Penticton.

Overnight in Penticton/Kelowna
Standard Accommodation: Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton or Days Inn & Conference Centre Penticton
Deluxe Accommodation: Penticton Lakeside Resort

Day 4

Penticton to Revelstoke (161 miles)

The morning is free to spend at leisure, enjoying the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Afterwards, drive past beautiful waterfalls and lakes as you head towards the Revelstoke area.

Overnight near Revelstoke
Standard Accommodation: The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke or Three Valley Lake Chateau
Deluxe Accommodation: The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke or Coast Hillcrest Resort

Day 5

Revelstoke to Banff (174 miles)

Take a scenic drive through the Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass on your way to Canada’s oldest national park and a vibrant resort town – Banff.

Overnight in Banff
Standard Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort or Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort

Day 6

Banff National Park

Today will be spent in Banff – we recommend taking a trip to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Bow Falls; you may wish to go river rafting on Lake Minnewanka or take a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain.

Overnight in Banff
Standard Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort or Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort

Day 7

Banff to Jasper (177 miles)

Drive to Jasper today via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, and along the way be sure to stop at Peyto Lake for its picturesque scenery. You may wish to take a ride on an Ice Explorer too, on the famous Columbia Icefield.

Overnight in Jasper
Standard Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge or Chateau Jasper
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8

Jasper National Park

You have a full day to enjoy Jasper today. Take a boat cruise on Maligne Lake or explore the canyon; take a fun-filled ride on the Jasper Tramway; visit Miette Hot Springs. There’s plenty to do in Jasper that will ensure you have a memorable and relaxing day. If time permits, take a whitewater rafting excursion on the Athabasca River.

Overnight in Jasper
Standard Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge or Chateau Jasper
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 9

Jasper to 100 Mile House (288 miles)

Today you will drive through the Yellowhead Pass, close to Mount Robson, and continue onwards along the Thompson River as you skirt the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Along the way to 100 Mile House, be sure to stop in Blue River and Clearwater.

Overnight in 100 Mile House
Standard Accommodation: The New 108 Resort or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Deluxe Accommodation: Spruce Hill Resort & Spa

Day 10

100 Mile House

Founded during the Cariboo Gold Rush, 100 Mile House was a roadhouse where gold seekers would stay on their way to the goldfields. This building is synonymous with this famous time in history and a great place to visit. The area is known now primarily for cattle ranching and leisure activities.

Overnight in 100 Mile House
Standard Accommodation: The New 108 Resort or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Deluxe Accommodation: Spruce Hill Resort & Spa

Day 11

100 Mile House to Whistler (186 miles)

Enjoy the scenic drive south today along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road towards the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the ever-popular resort of Whistler.

Overnight in Whistler
Standard Accommodation: Crystal Lodge or Listel Hotel Whistler
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 12

Whistler

Take a full day to revel in the beauty of Whistler and enjoy a host of outdoor pursuits, from hiking and sailing to boating, tennis and windsurfing. There’s some great shopping in Whistler Village too, if you’d prefer something a little more relaxed.

Overnight in Whistler
Standard Accommodation: Crystal Lodge or Listel Hotel Whistler
Deluxe Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 13

Whistler to Vancouver (75 miles)

Enjoy a leisurely morning visiting the village then take a scenic two-hour drive to Vancouver. The evening is free to do some last minute shopping or sample the great food on offer in Vancouver.

Overnight near Vancouver airport
Standard Accommodation: Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport or Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport
Deluxe Accommodation: Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport or Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Day 14

End of Tour

Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.

Day 15

Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Transatlantic schedule flights
  • Car hire (economy size) from day 3
  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • Day 2, Vancouver - Hop on / Hop off Trolley Tour
  • A personalised Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day routing maps


Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Park entrance fees
  • Hotel car parking charges

Please Note:

Tour is not available for departures 17 - 20 July & 14 - 25 August 2017

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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