Beautiful scenery of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
Beautiful scenery of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
Vancouver Skyline, Gastown & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver Skyline, Gastown & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Scenery & whale watching in Victoria, Vancouver Island
Scenery & whale watching in Victoria, Vancouver Island
Inside Passage & Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Inside Passage & Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Yellowhead Highway Scenery & Summit Lake, Prince George
Yellowhead Highway Scenery & Summit Lake, Prince George
Mount Robson & Jasper National Park
Mount Robson & Jasper National Park
Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Aerial view of Banff & Lake Moraine in Banff National Park
Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Aerial view of Banff & Lake Moraine in Banff National Park
Rocky Mountaineer travelling through The Rockies
Rocky Mountaineer travelling through The Rockies

Western Canada with Rocky Mountaineer - Small Group Tour (Was Rocky Roundup)

15 nights from £5,899 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on this stunning 15 night escorted tour through the Canadian Rockies on this roundtrip from Vancouver. Start by sightseeing Vancouver covering the likes of Stanley Park and the historic Gastown before traveling along the coast of Vancouver Island. Experience the Inside Passage through to Prince Rupert and onwards through to Smithers and Prince George offering magnificent scenes. With an exhilarating culmination featuring a remarkable 2-day excursion over the Rockies aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. On this exclusive small group-only journey with a maximum group size of 35 passengers, the panoramic windows offer an unparalleled view of the exceptional landscapes and vistas along the distinctive route, culminating in a rejuvenating overnight stopover in Kamloops and ending in Vancouver. (JV)

Highlights

  • Comprehensive Vancouver sightseeing tour along with thrilling experience at Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Exploring Vancouver Island with a delightful exploration of the breathtaking Butchart Gardens
  • Unforgettable whale-watching and wildlife tour in Telegraph Cove
  • Scenic Inside Passage cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
  • Driving along the scenic Yellowhead Highway with an immersive visit to the Ksan Indian Village
  • Enthralling stargazing at the Jasper Planetarium and exhilarating Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Spectate on the captivating Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Travel through the picturesque Canadian Rockies on the bucket-list Rocky Mountaineer train journeying through Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver.


Itinerary

Fly in and out of Vancouver: 2 nights – Victoria 2 nights – Campbell River 1 night – Port Hardy 1 night – Prince Rupert 1 night – Smithers 1 night – Prince George 1 night – Jasper 2 nights – Banff 2 nights – Kamloops 1 night – Vancouver 1 night

How about upgrading your experience on the Rocky Mountaineer train to Gold Leaf service from £750pp. Enquire with a sales agents on its amenities and inclusions for your quote.

2024 Departure Dates - Mon & Fri
Jun: 17
Jul: 15
Sept: 09

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Day 1

Vancouver

Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, make your way independently to your hotel. Following a check-in with your tour director, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Sheraton Wall Centre or similar

Day 2

Vancouver

Enjoy breakfast alongside your fellow travellers as you get better acquainted before embarking on a morning sightseeing adventure of Vancouver. Highlights of the tour encompass Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and numerous other attractions. The afternoon presents an opportunity for independent exploration or leisurely relaxation.

Overnight: Sheraton Wall Centre or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 3

Vancouver - Victoria

The day begins with a departure from Vancouver and a ferry crossing over the picturesque Strait of Georgia to Victoria. Upon arrival, delve into the exquisite Butchart Gardens, renowned for its spectacular floral exhibits. You'll have plenty of time to wander through these magnificent gardens. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your own pace or opt for an optional breathtaking floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Overnight: Royal Scot Inn or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 4

Victoria

Today is a day for you to leisurely discover more of the wonders this coastal city has to offer. Immerse yourself in the city's natural beauty with a leisurely stroll through the trails and over the charming stone bridges of Beacon Hill Park. Indulge in waterfront exploration or consider treating yourself to an optional elegant high tea experience at the renowned Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Overnight: Royal Scot Inn or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 5

Victoria – Campbell River

Today's itinerary promises a rich experience of both contemporary and historical British Columbia culture as we journey along the picturesque coastline of Vancouver Island. Delve into the province's ancient heritage with visits to Chemainus, renowned for its breathtaking indigenous murals, and the town of Duncan. Later in the day, arrive at the serene coastal town of Campbell River, offering a blend of natural beauty and local charm.

Overnight: Coast Discovery Inn or similar (Continental breakfast included)

Day 6

Campbell River – Port Hardy

Continuing your journey north, follow the road as it veers inland for a stretch before ultimately reaching Port Hardy. An exciting highlight of the day includes an enthralling whale watching and marine wildlife tour in the picturesque Telegraph Cove. Following this adventure, take the opportunity to unwind at the hotel or venture out to independently explore the charms of this delightful seaside town.

Please note: Passengers are advised to bring an overnight bag as luggage will be loaded onto the coach on the evening of day 6 (Port Hardy) and will not be available to them again until they check into their hotel on Day 8 (Smithers).

Overnight: Kwa’Lilas Hotel or similar (Continental breakfast included)

Day 7

Port Hardy – Prince Rupert via Inside Passage Cruise on BC Ferries

This morning, we embark on an unforgettable journey aboard a magnificent BC Ferries ship for a full-day cruise along the stunning coast of British Columbia, bound for the inlet community of Prince Rupert. Renowned for its stunning beauty, the famous Inside Passage stands as one of Canada's most spectacular waterways, boasting the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest.

Overnight: Pacific Inn or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 8

Prince Rupert – Smithers

Your adventure continues as you venture into the captivating British Columbia interior, tracing the scenic Yellowhead Highway that winds its way eastward along the picturesque Skeena River Valley. En route, we will pause for a captivating tour of 'Ksan Indian Village, a faithful recreation of an ancient traditional community belonging to the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Upon reaching Smithers, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Overnight: Aspen Inn or Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge or similar (Continental breakfast included)

Day 9

Smithers – Prince George

Journey eastward along the enchanting Yellowhead Highway reveals Canada's lush, forested landscapes and rugged terrains. Delight in a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park, where you can immerse yourself in the history of the fur trade era. Later in the day, find respite in Prince George, nestled at the edge of British Columbia's Cariboo Region, offering a tranquil setting for exploration and relaxation.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Prince George or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 10

Prince George – Jasper

Today's journey takes you to the majestic heights of the Rockies as you make your way toward the provincial border of Alberta, pausing at the Mount Robson Viewpoint for a chance to behold the splendid sight of the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. You’ll then venture into the renowned national parks that have made the province famous. In the enchanting town of Jasper, prepare to be enthralled by the celestial display at the Jasper Planetarium, a captivating experience under the starry night sky.

Overnight: Marmot Lodge/ Forest Park/ Lobstick Lodge/ Mount Robson Inn/ Tonquin Inn or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 11

Jasper

Today you'll have the opportunity to explore Jasper and partake in an optional rafting trip on the Athabasca River, guided by experienced professionals who will lead the group through both exhilarating rapids and serene stretches of water. Alternatively, for a more relaxed experience, consider indulging in the local culinary delights on an optional food tour, exploring the vibrant flavours offered by the area's charming restaurants. Otherwise enjoy the day at your own pace through Jasper.

Overnight: Marmot Lodge/ Forest Park/ Lobstick Lodge/ Mount Robson Inn/ Tonquin Inn or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 12

Jasper – Banff

Today's expedition through Jasper and Banff National Parks is set to be one of the standout experiences of your tour. The southward journey along the renowned Icefields Parkway unveils a rugged wilderness enveloped by awe-inspiring mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield, you'll board a specially designed Ice Explorer to traverse the ancient surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Following this exhilarating adventure, visit the striking landscapes of Lake Louise, recognized as one of the most photographed lakes in Canada, before arriving in Banff.

Overnight: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 13

Banff

Embark on a comprehensive tour of the stunning Banff region, which was established as Canada's inaugural national park in 1885 to preserve its natural hot springs. You'll have the option to take in the breathtaking views of the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains with a Helicopter Sightseeing Tour. Alternatively, opt for a memorable gondola ride up the magnificent Sulphur Mountain. The remainder of the day is yours to discover the enchanting environs of Banff, take a leisurely stroll along Banff Avenue, or simply unwind and revel in the picturesque scenery.

Overnight: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 14

Banff – Kamloops via Rocky Mountaineer Rail

Following a delightful breakfast, you will board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train for an extraordinary day-long excursion that will take you through and over the magnificent Rockies, ultimately leading into British Columbia. Through the expansive and panoramic sightseeing windows, you'll be captivated by the sight of ancient forests and towering cliff faces, all set against the backdrop of serene azure lakes and untouched valleys below. Your journey concludes in Kamloops, with an anticipated late afternoon arrival.

Optionally, upgrade your rail to Gold Leaf where you will experience an elevated service with separate dining cart, chance to view the scenery on an open platform for undisrupted views.

Overnight: Accommodation provided by Rocky Mountaineer (Breakfast and lunch included onboard train)

Day 15

Kamloops – Vancouver via Rocky Mountaineer Rail

As you embark on the train once more in the morning, your voyage carries on towards Vancouver, offering a picturesque passage through the luxuriant valleys that boast some of the nation's most abundant fruit farms and wineries. Rocky Mountaineer train arrives into Vancouver at approx. 7:30 pm. Upon arriving in Vancouver, where you'll disembark and be transferred to the Sheraton Vancouver Centre.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar (Breakfast and lunch included onboard train)

Day 16

Fly home from Vancouver

After a stunning and memorable trip through the Canadian Rockies, it’s time to head home. Make your way independently to Vancouver International airport for your flight home. Alternatively, make the most of your time in Western Canada and extend your stay in Vancouver to explore all it has to offer.

 

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines.
  • Accommodation in hotels as described or similar standard
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Transportation in deluxe motorcoach
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Banff/Kamloops/Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer on Silver Leaf (upgrade to Gold Leaf available at additional cost)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Victoria sightseeing tour with Butchart Gardens
  • Whalewatching and wildlife tour in Telegraph Cove
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise
  • Ksan Indian Village visit
  • Fort St. James National Historic Park
  • Jasper Planetarium
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour

What's not included

  • Optional airport arrival meet and greet transfer: £60 per person
  • Optional airport departure transfer: £40 per person
  • Meals unless stated
  • Optional excursions - please see tab for further details

These may be booked when you are on the tour with the tour director, and you can pay the tour director by credit card. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. Rates are from prices

  • Day 4 – Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour from $150pp
  • Day 4 – Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Empress from $120pp*
  • Day 11 – Jasper Raft Tour from $100pp
  • Day 11 – Jasper Food Tour from $110pp
  • Day 13 – Banff Helicopter Sightseeing – Three Sisters Peak Tour from $305pp
  • Day 13 – Banff Helicopter Sightseeing – Mount Assiniboine from $405pp
  • Day 13 – Banff Gondola Ride from $70pp

Rates are from prices and are subject to change without notice. *Recommend pre-booking to ensure availability

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