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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

8 Night Tour from £2,369 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This nine-day escorted tour takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Starting in the wonderful city of Vancouver you’ll take a quick detour to Vancouver Island before heading up into the famous Rockies. You’ll travel across a glacier on the purpose built Ice Explorer vehicle and also have the chance to see many of Canada’s favourite beauty spots including Lake Louise and Jasper.

Highlights:

  • Explore an ice field in the purpose-built Ice Explorer
  • Meet a Mountie to learn about the history of Canada’s mounted police
  • Visit the jaw-dropping Lake Louise
  • Enjoy the attractions of scenic Banff and the surrounding area

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Vancouver

Today you’ll arrive in the beautiful city of Vancouver where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Settle in and then have a welcome meeting with your travel guide where you’ll get to the meet the rest of your tour group.

Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside

Day 2

Strait of Georgia/Victoria

On your second day you’ll have a little chance to explore Vancouver including Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown. You’ll then head to Vancouver Island and Victoria by ferry. On the way you’ll visit a family-owned winery where you’ll enjoy a lunch of local cuisine paired with delicious wines. On arrival in Victoria you’ll be taken on a tour of the city before being transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3

Victoria

After a breakfast at Butchart Gardens you’ll enjoy a free day of exploration around the city. The day is completely yours to enjoy at your own pace.

Overnight: Inn at Lauren Point (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Kamloops

Today you’ll take a ferry back to the mainland where you’ll land at Kamloops. Here you’ll take a visit to the British Columbia Wildlife Park where you’ll get the opportunity to see Canada’s marvellous wildlife including black bear, bison and a range of other beautiful creatures. You’ll then head to your hotel for dinner and relaxation followed by s’mores roasted over the fire.

Overnight: South Thompson Inn (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Mount Robson/Jasper

Today you’ll leave Kamloops behind and travel into Canada’s stunning Rocky Mountains. Stop for sensational views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the region, and then continue onwards to the town of Jasper where the rest of your day is at leisure.

Overnight: The Sawridge Inn (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Jasper

Start the day with a guided walk of Maligne Canyon before taking a private cruise to Spirit Island of Maligne Lake. You’ll then return to Jasper and the rest of the day is yours at leisure for sightseeing. In the evening you’ll have dinner at the hotel and then enjoy a presentation about local wildlife from a specialist.

Overnight: The Sawridge Inn (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Athabasca Glacier/Lake Louise/Banff

Today you’ll leave Jasper and travel along the Icefields Parkway where you’ll enjoy truly beautiful views of the glacial scenery. You’ll then transfer onto the Ice Explorer, a purpose built vehicle for travelling on glaciers. You’ll take a journey on the Athabasca Glacier ice sheet before travelling onwards to the exceptionally beautiful Lake Louise for lovely views. Finally head on to Banff where you’ll stay the night.

Overnight: Banff Park Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Banff

Today is a full day in Banff – a lovely quaint town. You’ll meet a former Canadian Mountie to learn about the history of the Canadian Mounted Police before visiting many of the nearby sites including Surprise Corner and Bow Falls.

In the evening you’ll visit the Guinn family ranch for a special farewell dinner with the group, as well as the chance to go out on a horse-drawn hayride.

Overnight: Banff Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Depart Calgary

Head down from the Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport for your flight home.

Day 9

Arrive home

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: transfers; Coach; Ferry
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Canada
  • Hotels as described above or similar (8 nights)
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included
  • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria and Banff; Visit to Butchart Gardens; Drive along Icefields Parkway; Interactive wildlife talk in Jasper; Talk from a Mountie in Banff
  • Tour guide throughout

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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