The Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park
The Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta
Banff National Park, Icefields Helicopter & Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Banff National Park, Icefields Helicopter & Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Jasper, Lake Louise & Columbia Icefield
Jasper, Lake Louise & Columbia Icefield
Blackcomb Mountain, Garabaldi Lake & Vancouver Island
Blackcomb Mountain, Garabaldi Lake & Vancouver Island
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Gastown, Suspension Bridge & Stanley Park, Vancouver
Gastown, Suspension Bridge & Stanley Park, Vancouver

Rockies Trail

9 nights from €3,499 per person Including Flights


This really is the perfect tour for experiencing the iconic sights of western Canada, with an expertly designed itinerary supported by knowledgable tour guides. You’ll visit the spectacular National Parks of Banff and Jasper, the soaring Rocky Mountains and glorious Vancouver Island. With a dedicated tour manager throughout, you’ll start in the cowboy town of Calgary, before travelling north west into the foothills of the Rockies. You will marvel at the beauty of Lake Louise before travelling the fascinating Icefields Parkway including a ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. After crossing the Rockies you’ll journey along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and take a ferry over to the charming provincial capital of Victoria, visiting beautiful Butchart Gardens, with the opportunity of taking an optional whale-watching excursion. This wonderful escorted tour will then end in the vibrant city of Vancouver (JV).

10-day Escorted Tour begins Calgary and ends Vancouver:

Fly into Calgary 1 night - Banff 2 nights - Jasper 1 night - Kamloops 1 night - Whistler 1 night - Victoria 2 nights - Vancouver 1 night - Fly home

2024 Departure Dates:
Jun: 06, 13
Jul: 11
Sept: 12

2025 Departure Dates:
Jun: 05, 26
Jul: 17
Sept: 11

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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive into Calgary International Airport and independently transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore. You’ll be contacted in the late afternoon by your Tour Director who will provide you with details of the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, or head to the Eau Claire Market. Alternatively, ride up the Calgary Tower for amazing views before enjoying the multitude of great restaurants and nightlife spots.

Overnight: Delta Calgary Downtown or similar

Day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park

Begin the day with a tour of Calgary then leave the city to travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the striking foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Soon you’ll be able to witness the stunning beauty of the peaks of the Rocky Mountains as you approach Banff National Park. You’ll arrive at the charming resort of Banff later for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Mount Royal Hotel / Banff Aspen Lodge or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 3

Banff National Park

Today you’ll enjoy a tour of the Banff region which became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect the natural hot springs. There’s an optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour to give you the unique perspective of the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively you can take an optional gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain – an amazing spot with spectacular views so don’t forget your camera! The remainder of the day is at leisure so you can explore the surroundings of Banff and enjoy the scenery.

Overnight: Mount Royal Hotel / Banff Aspen Lodge or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 4

Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Journey through the Banff and Jasper National Parks today, sure to be one of the highlights of the whole trip. Shortly after leaving Banff you’ll visit Lake Louise which is a truly beautiful area and renowned as a stunning part of this region. Afterwards, travel north to the famous Icefields Parkway, edged by rugged mountain ranges. Once you’ve arrived at the Columbia Icefield, board a specially-constructed Ice Explorer so you can ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. There’s an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River, where you’re experienced guide can highlight the natural and human history of this area.

Overnight: Lobstick Lodge or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 5

Jasper National Park to Kamloops

Before leaving Jasper National Park in the morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake – this is the most stunning and largest glacier-fed lake in the whole park. Afterwards you’ll travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. The awe-inspiring views await you in every season and are truly breath-taking. The route takes you along the Thompson River and through the Shuswap Highlands.

Overnight: The Thompson Hotel or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 6

Kamloops to Whistler

There’s a host of dramatic scenery on offer today as you drive through the ranch lands to the coastal mountains. Your journey takes you along the Duffey Lake Road and proffers new vistas at every turn. There’s an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park, providing an inspiring view of the volcanic peaks, lush meadows and alpine lakes. Alternatively, embark on an optional Tree Trek Canopy Walk through the treetops of Whistler on Blackcomb Mountains, before enjoying the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delta Whistler Village Suites or similar (continental breakfast included)

Day 7

Whistler to Victoria

The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. Cruise by ferry from Horseshoe Bay across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, then continue by coach to Victoria – the capital of British Columbia. Arrive into Victora and embark on a city tour to get to know this area a little better.

Overnight: Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA or similar (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 8


Victoria has a colonial and quaint demeanour, with a rich maritime heritage and beautiful 19th century landmarks. Today you’ll take part in a tour of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s greatest floral displays situated in a reclaimed stone quarry. You’ll have some time here to browse the gardens, and you can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour overlooking downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with the Olympic Mountains in the distance.  You can also go on an optional whale-watching excursion aboard a Zodiac or regular vessel, where you can watch for the magnificent orcas and numerous marine species. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city’s delights.

Overnight: Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA or similar (continental breakfast included)

Day 9

Victoria to Vancouver

Continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the ocean-side city of Vancouver. Once you’ve arrived, enjoy a fascinating tour of the city which includes Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and many more interesting locations. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own, before enjoying a farewell dinner in the evening at the Capilano Suspension Bridge with a welcome from First Nations carvers.

Overnight: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver or similar (continental breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

End of tour

There’s some time this morning for last-minute shopping and farewells before making your individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time for your return flight.

Continental breakfast included.

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines.
  • Accommodation in hotels as described above or similar standard
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Transportation in deluxe motorcoach
  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Calgary city tour
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
  • Victoria city tour
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver city tour

What's not included

  • Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the tour:
  • Optional airport arrival meet and greet transfer: €70 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 3 – Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - $405
  • Day 3 – Banff Gondola Ride $70
  • Day 4 – Easy Rafting - Scenic Float Trip $100
  • Day 5 – Jasper - Maligne Lake Cruise $90
  • Day 6 – Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Spectacular Glacier Tour $200 or Ultimate Glacier Tour $250
  • Day 8 – Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour $150
  • Day 8 – Victoria Whalewatching Cruise $180

Rates are from prices and are subject to change without notice

Brendan White
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