Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls
Banff Town, Athabasca Falls & Lake Louise
Banff Town, Athabasca Falls & Lake Louise
Clockwise from top left: Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Toronto
Clockwise from top left: Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Toronto
Green Lake Whistler
Green Lake Whistler
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

Canadian Contrasts

13 nights from £2,669 per person Including Flights

Overview

A superb tour of Canada taking in all the highlights of eastern Ontario and Quebec and western Alberta and British Columbia. Marvel at the thundering waters of Niagara Falls, explore the cobbled colonial towns of Quebec, journey through snow-fringed mountains, rolling ranchland and dramatic fjords to experience truly special Canadian moments.

You will see all the major sights on this 13 night escorted tour and there are several optional excursions that can be added to ensure you capture all the “must-see” of Canada, such as a day trip to Lake Louise, a cruise to Niagara Falls, a whale-watching boat tour and “flight-seeing” on a Float Plane – you’ll find all the prices and details of these in the “What’s Included” section.  The tour can be extended with extra time in Toronto at the beginning and Vancouver at the end, and you can also add on a day trip over to the waterfront city of Victoria on Vancouver Island and a visit to the lovely Butchart Gardens. (JV)

Highlights

  • Discover the majestic Rockies and the stunning national parks of western Canada
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Journey along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway
  • Visit Niagara Falls
  • Enjoy time in the charming old towns of Montreal and Quebec City
  • Travel the Icefields Parkway and marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise (optional)

Itinerary Overview
Fly to Toronto 2 nights – Niagara Falls – Ottawa 1 night – Quebec City 2 nights – Montreal 1 night – Toronto 1 night – Fly to Calgary 1 night – Canmore (Banff) 2 nights – Kamloops 1 night – Whistler 1 night – Vancouver 1 night or extend your tour by 1 or more nights – Fly home

2022 departure dates (please ask for 2023 departures)
14 May
28 May
11 June
2 July
16 July
30 July
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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DAY 1

Fly to Toronto

Arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city. Discover the delights of Toronto’s colourful neighbourhoods, take a ride to the top of the CN Tower, experience the lively theatre district and indulge in one of the numerous restaurants.

Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto or similar

DAY 2

Toronto – Niagara Falls – Toronto

This morning meet your fellow travellers at breakfast before a tour of Toronto. After seeing the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower and lively Chinatown, leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula. You will have time to explore Niagara Falls and if you would like take a Hornblower cruise to the Falls (optional extra)

Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto or similar (breakfast included)

DAY 3

Toronto to Ottawa

Leave Toronto and journey east towards Ottawa. Your route winds through rolling farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway. Upon arrival in Ottawa, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the national capital. Defined by the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) and the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the city offers many great sights including the public gardens, the Byward Market and City Hall.

Overnight: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites / Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown or similar (breakfast included)

DAY 4

Ottawa – Quebec City

This morning travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Quebec. Skirt the rolling hills of the Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy past Quebecois villages and historic shrines. Today’s journey ends in Quebec’s cultural heartland, Quebec City. Tour within the walls of the old city and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park.

Overnight: Hotel Amassadeur / Hotel Lindbergh or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 5

Quebec City

A day at leisure to further explore the sights of this charming City. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including 3-hours of whale-watching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River, also visiting the spectacular Montmorency Falls that are 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls.

Overnight: Hotel Amassadeur / Hotel Lindbergh or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 6

Quebec City - Montreal

Departing from Quebec City, drive along the St.-Lawrence River in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival in Montreal, tour the second largest French-speaking city in the world, second to Paris. The dynamic city of Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets.

Overnight: Hotel Faubourg Montreal  / Hotel Chrome / Les Suites Labelle or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 7

Montreal - Toronto

Today you will return to Toronto, but on the way you will stop in lovely Rockport and can choose an optional cruise (extra charge) through the beautiful 1000 Islands

Overnight: Hilton Garden Hinn Toronto Airport / Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport or similar (continental breakfast included)
included.

DAY 8

Fly Toronto to Calgary

Transfer to Toronto airport and take the flight west over the central prairies of Canada to Calgary in Alberta. You’ll then transfer to your downtown hotel and have an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the sights and shops of Calgary.

Overnight:  Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 9

Calgary – Banff National Park - Canmore

An early start to tour the sights of Calgary, taking in modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Head towards the sights on the Rocky Mountains and onto Banff National Park. Tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain.

Overnight: Coast Canmore Hotel / Quality Resort Canmore or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

DAY 10

Banff National Park – Canmore

You have a full day to explore Banff and can simply relax in this charming mountain town, browsing through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue, and relaxing in the cosy cafes. There is an optional full-day tour is offered to Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield which we highly recommend. The tour starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies. Then travel up rugged wilderness as we travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway, and  at the spectacular Columbia Icefield board an Ice Explorer that will take you onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier.

Overnight: Coast Canmore Hotel / Quality Resort Canmore or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

DAY 11

Canmore - Kamloops

Experience a memorable drive today on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s. Cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park and see a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park. Continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops.

Overnight: Ramada Kamloops or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 12

Kamloops - Whistler

Expect a day of dramatic scenery changes as you drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour (extra charge) over Garibaldi Park gives an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the lovely pedestrianised village of Whistler.

Overnight: Whistler Village Inn & Suites / Pinnacle Hotel Whistler Village / The Listel Hotel Whistler or similar (continental breakfast included.

DAY 13

Whistler - Vancouver

Drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. Leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre / Sandman Suite on Davie or similar (continental breakfast included)

DAY 14

Vancouver – fly home or option to stay another night or two

  • International flights into Toronto and return from Vancouver
  • Toronto/Calgary flight (Day 8) on Westjet Airlines
  • Transfers between hotel and airport in Toronto and Calgary
  • Accommodation for 13 nights including breakfast
  • Tour Director and experienced tour driver throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Toronto and Niagara Falls sightseeing tour
  • Ottawa sightseeing tour
  • Quebec sightseeing tour
  • Montreal sightseeing tour
  • Calgary sightseeing tour
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour


What’s not included

  • Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Optional activities - 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.
  • Approximate cost per person:
  • Day 2 Niagara Falls – Voyage to the Falls $29
  • Day 5 Quebec – Tadoussac Whalewatching Tour on the St.Lawrence River and visit to Montmorency Falls $120
  • Day 7 Rockport – Thousand Islands Cruise $25
  • Day 10 Banff – Columbia Icefields Excursion including Ice Explorer ride $168
  • Day 12 Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours – Spectacular Glacier Tour $178 or the Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours – Ultimate Glacier Tour $222
  • Day 14 (if extending the tour) Vancouver – Victoria Excursion including coach/ferry transfers and visit to Butchart Gardens $215
     

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