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Rocky Roundup

13 Nights Tour from €3,449 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Discover the unrivalled natural wonder of breathtaking British Columbia and Alberta. You’ll experience beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. And famous Western Canadian hospitality is always at hand. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper. The Rocky Roundup has everything a traveller to Canada could wish for.

Highlights

  • Tour the gorgeous city of Vancouver, including Gastown, Stanley Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Stay in the charming waterfront city of Victoria and visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens
  • Experience a whale watching and marine wildlife boat trip
  • Cruise the famous Inside Passage, between the British Columbian mainland and Vancouver Island
  • Travel on a custom-made Ice Explorer vehicle onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore the stunning National Parks of Jasper and Banff
  • Enjoy the lush Okanagan Valley, the beautiful wine-producing region

Itinerary Overview

13 night escorted tour begins & ends Vancouver: 2 nights Vancouver, 1 night Victoria, 1 night Campbell River, 1 night Port Hardy, 1 night Price Rupert, 1 night Smithers, 1 night Prince George, 1 night Jasper, 2 nights Banff, 1 night Vernon, 1 night Vancouver

Details

Day 1

Fly to Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free.

Overnight: Century Plaza or Georgian Court Hotel or Sutton Place Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver

After breakfast set out on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a free afternoon to either see more of the city or simply relax.

Overnight: Century Plaza or Georgian Court Hotel or Sutton Place Vancouver

Day 3

Vancouver to Victoria

Leave Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria. Begin with a visit to beautiful Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Then you will embark on a fantastic whale watching and marine wildlife boat trip. Later in the afternoon you could take an optional floatplane sightseeing tour.

Overnight: Royal Scot Inn or Inn at Laurel Point

Day 4

Victoria to Campbell River

Today travel up the coast of Vancouver Island, and step back in time with visits to Chemanius with its spectacular native murals and the town of Duncan. Arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon.

Overnight: Anchor Inn or Coast Discovery Inn

Day 5

Campbell River to Port Hardy

Continue to travel north through the province of British Columbia, to the pleasant seaside town of Port Hardy. You’ll have time to explore this resort at leisure later in the afternoon

Overnight: Kwa’Lilas Hotel

Day 6

Inside Passage Cruise Port Hardy to Prince Rupert

This morning board a BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, with plunging cliffs of the rugged shoreline of the Pacific Northwest.

Overnight: Sandman Inn & Suites

Day 7

Prince Rupert to Smithers

Today travel into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way you’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Historical Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxan First Nation Peoples. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge Suites or Aspen Inn & Suites

Day 8

Smithers to Prince George

This morning you’ll continue east, travelling the Yellowhead Highway, through some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. Enjoy a visit to Fort St James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon arrive at Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region.

Overnight: Sandman Inn & Suites Prince George

Day 9

Prince George to Jasper National Park

Ascent the highest pass in the Rockies as you travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson viewpoint. You have the option of taking a raft trip with an experienced guide on the Athabasca River.

Overnight: Marmot Lodge Jasper

Day 10

Jasper to Banff National Park

The journey this morning may be the highlight of your holiday, as you travel south on the famous Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield you will board the specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle to ride the Athabasca Glacier. Then see the dramatic scenery of iconic Lake Louise, before arriving in the charming mountain town of Banff.

Overnight: Inns of Banff

Day 11

Banff National Park

Enjoy a tour of Banff and the national park. There is an optional helicopter sightseeing tour, where you will have a birds-eye view of the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure relaxing in the lovely town of Banff.

Overnight: Inns of Banff

Day 12

Banff to Vernon

Head back westbound, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craiggellachie, view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. Continue into the bountiful Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit trees and vineyards, and to Vernon for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Sandman Inn & Suites Vernon

Day 13

Vernon to Vancouver

After breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, making a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across the maritime plain set against majestic mountain vistas. Descend to the coast and to the sparking lights of Vancouver. This evening there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner.

Overnight: Century Plaza or Georgian Court Hotel or Sutton Place Vancouver

Day 14

End of tour

Time for a spot of last minute shopping before transferring independently to the airport for your flight home.

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Accommodation in hotels as described above or similar
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Transportation in deluxe motorcoach
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Fort St. James National Historic Park
  • Orientation tour of Prince Rupert
  • Ksan Indian Village visit
  • Prince Rupert to Port Hardy Inside Passage cruise
  • Victoria city tour
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)

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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THU 15ºC
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