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Majesty of the Rockies
Take in the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfort to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada.
- Style: Luxury Guided Group Journey (Small Group)
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Vancouver
- Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Meet a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman
- Explore Banff and Jasper National Park
- Travel across the Icefields Parkway
- Go wine tasting in Kelowna
- Have dinner in Butchart Gardens
Day 1 Vancouver
Arrive into Vancouver and transfer to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. This evening, meet your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at The Victor restaurant.
Day 2 Vancouver
This morning, explore the very best of Vancouver on an exclusive sightseeing tour. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where history meets the great outdoors and cross the famous bridge for spectacular views form the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 Vancouver to Sun Peaks
Journey by luxury coach through the majestic landscapes of British Colombia to the resort town of Sun Peaks.
Alternatively, why not upgrade to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf to Jasper?
Day 4 Sun Peaks to Jasper NP
After breakfast, continue your journey through the stunning Colombia Mountains and stop to admire the view of Mount Robson's snow-capped peak before arriving in Jasper National Park.
Day 5 Jasper NP
Embark on a cruise of the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake this morning (seasonal) and stop at Spirit Island before enjoying a walk at Maligne Canyon. This afternoon, gain a unique perspective of the park from a local expert on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your lodge with wine.
Day 6 Jasper NP to Lake Louise
Travel along the unforgettable and amazing setting of the Icefields Parkway. At the visitors centre, board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. With your expert driver/guide, step out onto the frosty flow, formed centuries ago. Later, continue to Lake Louise and embark on an engaging nature walk lakeside before heading to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, your home for the evening.
Day 7 Lake Louise to Banff NP
Visit Moraine Lake this morning in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, known for the distinctive bright blue colour of the glacial waters that reflect the steep peaks that surround the valley. Later, join a private meet and greet with a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman to hear fascinating tales of what it is like to wear the famous red serge uniform and ensure you get a selfie with the Mountie.
Day 8 Banff NP
Explore Banff your way - choose to ride the Banff Gondola or play golf at Banff Springs. Perhaps take to the skies on a memorable helicopter flight, you travel director will be more than happy to help you arrange this.
Day 9 Banff NP to Kelowna
Stop at exquisite Emerald Lake and journey through some of Canada's most breathtaking national parks - Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke en route to the wine region of Kelowna. Tonight, savour a delicious dinner at the hotel, accompanied by a wine ambassador that will suggest pairings for the fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley.
Day 10 Kelowna to Whistler
Travel through an exquisite range of landscapes en route to Lillooet, a historical town on the road of the old Gold Rush. Drive through mountains and forests on the scenic Duffey Lake Road and keep your eyes peeled for bears and deer as you make your way to the small alpine village of Whistler.
Day 11 Whistler
This morning, head to the striking Audain Art Museum for breakfast. Enjoy a private, before-hours guided exploration of the private collection of British Columbia Artists work and their large collection of First Nations masks. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this ski resort.
Day 12 Whistler to Victoria
Leave the mountains of Whistler behind and stop at Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in British Colombia. Travel along a spectacular drive on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before ferrying across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria.
Day 13 Victoria
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public with ample time to explore and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. Tonight, join you fellow travellers and tour director for a celebration farm-to-table dinner at 10 Acres Kitchen.
Day 14 Victoria to Vancouver
Head back to Vancouver in the exclusive SeaWest Lounge of the ferry and transfer to the airport upon arrival for your onward travel.
Departs:Frequent departures, May - Oct 2021.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Airport transfers in Canada
- 13 nights 4+ to 5 accommodation including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners including a highlight dinner at 10 Acres Kitchen in Victoria
- International flights
- Upgrade your itinerary to include a journey in GoldLeaf on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper (days 3-4)
- Add on an Alaska Cruise once you return to Vancouver (day 14) for the ultimate three week Canadian holiday.
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As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.
However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Vancouver currently cost from £675 in Economy, £811 in Premium Economy and £1,484 in Business Class
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