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Trans-Canadian Grandeur

16 Nights Tour from €5,949 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

From the gorgeous city of Vancouver, you’ll explore the majestic Rocky Mountains before boarding The Canadian for an iconic rail journey through the prairies and along the lakes of Ontario to cosmopolitan Toronto. This is a deluxe escorted tour, staying in luxurious hotels, enjoying gourmet dining and experiencing fascinating tours and excursions. This is truly the best way to see the best of Canada in comfort.

Highlights

  • Stay in the best hotels at each overnight location, such as the Four Seasons Vancouver and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Enjoy exceptional dining throughout the tour including a special experience in Vancouver at a 3 star Michelin restaurant and in the famous wine region of Okanagan, enjoy dinner with each course paired with specially selected local wine
  • Take a scenic cruise of Maligne Lake and a float trip down the Athabasca River
  • With your group, enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to hear his personal stories
  • Cruise through the scenic Strait of Georgia on the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria

Details

Day 1

Arrival Vancouver

Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver and transfer to your hotel for first two nights of your holiday. Join your tour leader and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Dinner with wine included)

Day 2

Vancouver

Begin the day with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Vancouver, including time to browse Granville Island Public Market. You’ll also visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and cross the bridge over the Capilano River to enjoy the views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Victoria

Board the ferry and relax in the exclusive SeaWest Lounge to enjoy the scenic coastal views as you sail to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Have a leisurely afternoon before this evenings Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant located on the beautiful waterfront.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner with wine included)

Day 4

Victoria

Begin the day with a special breakfast served at Butchart Gardens Blue Poppy Restaurant, and then enjoy your early access to these beautiful gardens before the general public are admitted. Explore the acres of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and stunning views. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Victoria.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Whistler

Travel back to the mainland of British Columbia and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. You will pause to see picturesque Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountainside. When you arrive in Whistler you will be met by a local expert who will explain the background to this charming mountain resort and its role on the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This evening you will dine at Hy’s Steakhouse, where you will tuck into the renowned seafood and steak.

Overnight: Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Breakfast & dinner with wine included)

Day 6

Whistler

This morning you go to the award winning Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre to be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador. Participate in a unique holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the local flora. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Okanagan Valley

Journey into the lush, fertile Okanagan Valley, known for producing world-class wines. So this evening, you will enjoy a special dinner paired with local wines.

Overnight: Grand Okanagan Resort Kelowna (Breakfast & dinner included)

Day 8

National Parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho & Banff

Today will experience breath-taking views as you travel through four incredible national parks - Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho & Banff. Later you will experience a hat-trick of spectacular lakes.  Starting with the gorgeous Emerald Lake in its wilderness setting, then onto stunning Moraine, and finally the most iconic – Lake Louise. You will be spending the night here in this amazing setting at the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and will dine here choosing from one of the four unique dining venues.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast & dinner included)

Day 9

Banff

Begin the day with an engaging talk at Lake Louise before a stroll along the lakeside. Then you will set off for Banff, where on arrival you will have an orientation tour and then take an exhilarating ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Later enjoy a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman in the signature red serge uniform. For dinner this evening you can choose from a selection of restaurants in the town.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast & dinner included)

Day 10

Banff

Enjoy a full day of leisure, perhaps choosing from the optional excursions that the Travel Concierge will discuss with you.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast included)

Day 11

Icefields Parkway - Jasper

Today more memories will be made as you travel along the Icefields Parkway. When you arrive at the visitor centre you will climb on board a specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle for a guided tour as you ascend the Athabasca Glacier. This evening will be a special experience, starting with dinner and then star-gazing in front of a roaring fire, with a liqueur and s’mores.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast & dinner included)

Day 12

Jasper

Another great day ahead, starting with a narrated cruise on the serene waters of beautiful Maligne Lake, stopping at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in Canada. Then join your Travel Concierge for an informative walk at spectacular Maligne Canyon. In the afternoon join a National Park Guide on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River.

Overnight: Jasper

Day 13

Jasper - Sun Peaks

Today you will visit the highest point of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Ancient trees, thundering waterfalls and flower meadows are some of the spectacular views you can expect to witness.

Overnight: Sun Peaks

Day 14

Sun Peaks - Vancouver

Bid farewell, return to Vancouver today. The rest of the day is at your leisure

Overnight - Vancouver

Day 15

Toronto

You will fly to Toronto, welcomed on arrival and taken to your luxurious hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the exciting, cosmopolitan city of Toronto.

Overnight: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (Breakfast included)

Day 16

Toronto & Niagara Falls

This morning you will have the opportunity to explore more of Toronto, and then in the afternoon take a coach journey to Niagara Falls for a close-up view of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Overnight: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (Breakfast included)

Day 17

Depart Toronto

Time to fly home. Unless you want to extend your Canadian adventure with another couple of days in Toronto or perhaps even take the train for some time exploring Montreal.

  • Return international flights & transfers
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach and train
  • The services of a Tour Concierge
  • Hotel accommodation as described above or similar
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Tours and excursions as described above
  • Porterage of one bag 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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