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Rockies Trail

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Room Only
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGCRT

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
Explore the Rocky Mountains, your gateway to Canada, and experience hot springs, glacial ice fields and breathtaking views of soaring peaks!
PRICE FROM ? £2599 per person
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Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Calgary. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel, and will meet your Tour Director later today.

  • Day 2 - Calgary to Banff National Park

    We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary, with its many skyscrapers and cosmopolitan way of life.

    Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system.

    We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff, where we will stay for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Banff National Park

    Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada's first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs.

    An optional helicopter sightseeing tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

    Alternatively, you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Don't forget to bring your camera!

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff. Stroll along Banff Avenue or relax and relish in the outstanding scenery.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4 - Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

    Today's journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff, we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada.

    Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges.

    At the Columbia Icefield, we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier.

    Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters.

    We stay overnight in Jasper.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 5 - Jasper National Park to Kamloops

    Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park.

    Alternatively, take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar, with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains.

    Then, we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the scenic Shuswap Highlands.

    We stay overnight in Kamloops.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 6 - Kamloops to Whistler

    Expect a day of dramatic scenery changes as we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn.

    An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows.

    Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. We stay overnight in Whistler.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 7 - Whistler to Victoria

    The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge, suspended high above a magnificent canyon.

    From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia's capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave.

    We stay for two nights in Victoria.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 8 - Victoria

    Proud of its maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world's great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens.

    You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over 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 a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent Orcas and abundance of marine wildlife.

    The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city's many delights.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 9 - Victoria to Vancouver

    Today, we continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the ocean-side city of Vancouver.

    Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and more.

    The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simply to relax.

    We stay overnight in Vancouver and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10

    Transfer to Vancouver Airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 11

    Arrival in the UK.

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Accommodation

You will stay for one night in Calgary at Delta Hotels by Marriot (or similar), and two nights in Banff, at Mount Royal Hotel/Banff Aspen Lodge/Delta Hotels (or similar).

In Jasper you will stay for one night at Lobstick Lodge/Marmot Lodge (or similar), and in Kamloops for one night at Double Tree by Hilton Kamloops/The Plaza Hotel (or similar).

In Whistler, you will stay for one night at Delta Hotels by Marriott/Whistler Village Suites (or similar).

In Victoria, you will stay two nights at Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA (or similar). 

Your tour ends in Vancouver where you stay overnight at Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver (or similar).

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