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Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer 2016

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSUWCRM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Discover dramatic peaks, jade-green lakes and pine forests where grizzlies still roam free. Enjoy thrilling journeys along the spectacular Banff-Jasper Highway and onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and explore the beautiful city of Vancouver on this exciting tour.

Discover dramatic peaks, jade-green lakes and pine forests where grizzlies still roam free. Enjoy thrilling journeys along the spectacular Banff-Jasper Highway and onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and explore the beautiful city of Vancouver on this exciting tour.

PRICE FROM ? £4499 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 10 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

PLUS…

  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

  • Banff sightseeing
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake & Maligne Canyon
  • Vancouver & Stanley Park
  • Granville Market foodie tour
  • Two-day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer

​​Please note for departures in 2019 the Vancouver Foodie Tour is not included, however there will be plenty of time to purchase lunch in the market.

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Calgary
  • ​We'll fly to Calgary today, transferring to hotel in downtown Calgary. Rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure.
  • DAY 2 Banff
  • Today you'll transfer to Banff for a sightseeing tour of Banff National Park.

    In Banff National Park's huge pine forests, black and grizzly bears still roam free and the area is home to spectacular sights such as wondrous snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and rugged canyons with crashing waterfalls. Our tour today includes visits to the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner and Bow Falls, and you might opt to take a ride on the Banff Gondola.

    This evening we'll get together for dinner​.

  • DAY 3 Lake Louise
  • ​Lake Louise – a glacial jade-green lake high in the mountains, surrounded on all sides by towering peaks – is often described as the most beautiful place in Canada. Our included excursion to the lake today gives you the chance to see if you agree.
  • DAY 4 Jasper
  • ​The Banff-Jasper Highway reaches almost 7,000ft above sea level at points and is flanked by great mountain ranges soaring to more than 11,000ft. As we head along this magnificent highway to Jasper, a stop at the Great Columbia Icefield provides an opportunity to take an Ice Explorer ride across the Athabasca Glacier.
  • DAY 5 Jasper
  • ​The former railroad town of Jasper is now home to the breathtakingly beautiful Jasper National Park. On this morning's tour we'll view the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake, set in a canyon and ringed by snow- and ice-capped mountains.

    During free time this afternoon you could choose to take an optional river raft ride, and in the evening there's the chance to take a walk on the wild side with an optional nature walk.

  • DAY 6 Rocky Mountaineer
  • ​What a treat we have in store today as we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a fabulous two day journey to Kamloops and Vancouver.

    The first leg of our journey takes us from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia. Sit back and relax and take in the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Special highlights will be views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres, and the stunning Pyramid Falls, which descend from a hanging valley and are a truly remarkable sight. We'll also climb over Yellowhead Pass and along the North Thompson River as we approach Kamloops for an overnight stay.

    Just as impressive as the scenery will be your surroundings on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. Relax in comfort as your onboard host shares stories about life in the Rockies and you and your companions enjoy SilverLeaf service, which includes breakfast and lunch served at your seat and complimentary snacks and drinks, including wine, beer and spirits, as you take in the unbelievable views.

  • DAY 7 Rocky Mountaineer
  • ​We rejoin the train for a journey towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. From the comfort of our carriage we'll see dramatic changes in scenery as we pass by winding river canyons, pristine forest and dramatic mountains. We'll follow the Fraser River, renowned as the home of British Columbia's largest salmon fishing run – when salmon that have migrated from the ocean, swim to the upper reaches of the river to spawn – so keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears trying to pluck a catch from the water. Hell's Gate is another highlight, when the river narrows abruptly forcing the water to gush through a 35-metre wide passage.
  • DAY 8 Vancouver
  • ​Boasting one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, forests and delightful islands. On our sightseeing tour we'll take in Chinatown, Gas Town, the remarkable 1,000-acre Stanley Park with its famous totem poles and the magnificent harbour.

    Granville Island is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike, thanks to its theatres, restaurants and shops. The highlight for most is the indoor public market with stalls selling gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood, some of which you will experience today on a foodie tour.

  • DAY 9 Vancouver
  • ​Vancouver’s North Shore, featuringthe Capilano Suspension Bridge andGrouse Mountain, is well worth a visitand you can do so on an optionalexcursion this afternoon if you wish.
  • DAY 10 Vancouver
  • ​Victoria on Vancouver Island can be reached by ferry, and if you choose to join an optional excursion, that's how we'll reach the capital of British Columbia.

    On our city tour you'll be able to admire the architecture here and see how its British Victorian heritage is perfectly preserved. More highlights include the marvellous Butchart Gardens – 50 acres of spectacular floral displays and emerald-coloured lawns. We'll also visit the Parliament Building and the classic Empress Hotel, sitting next to Victoria's sparkling harbour.

    A farewell drink with your fellow travellers this evening will bring your tour to a perfect end.​

  • DAYS 11 & 12 Vancouver to UK
  • ​You'll fly back to the UK on day 11, arriving in the UK on day 12.​

     

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Accommodation

    • International Hotel and Spa Calgary
    • A 10-minute walk from the Calgary Tower, this upscale, modern all-suite hotel is an 18 minute walk from the new Studio Bell building, home of the National Music Centre. The relaxed suites feature minifridges, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There''s a complimentary breakfast buffet, served in the on-site restaurant. Other amenities include a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a sauna and a hot tub.
    • Elk + Avenue Hotel
    • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located within the heart of Banff National Park and is close to the Tri Area Ski Resort. The hotel features include 24-hour front help desk, ATM banking, bar/lounge, concierge services, a fireplace in the lobby, coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/ laundry facilities. The hotel amenities include HDTV, desk, coffee/tea-maker, daily housekeeping, and satellite with TV services, phone, hairdryer and MP3 docking station.
    • Lobstick Lodge
    • The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

      Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
    • Kamloops Hotel
    • Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.
    • Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
    • A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Hotel rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.
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Optional Excursions

​OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • Rockies helicopter flight
  • Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer
  • Jasper river raft ride
  • Evening nature walk
  • Vancouver North Shore
  • Victoria sightseeing & Butchart Gardens
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Further Information

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