Best Of Canada
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW17320
- Travel Type: Air
- Excursions: 6
12 nights. September 2017 - October 2018. From £2149.00.
LOW DEPOSITS - JUST GBP49 PER PERSON!
OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*
Canada, from east to west
Experience the very best of this vast, beautiful country, on an escorted tour that begins in lakeshore Toronto. Take in the plunging Falls at Niagara, head through picture-book Ontario via grand capital Ottawa to the contrasting French Canadian jewels of Montreal and historic, walled Quebec City. You'll then fly west, to journey through the awe-inspiring Rockies to discover and explore delightful British Columbia and Vancouver, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Free time to enjoy waterfront gem Toronto
A visit to tumultuous Niagara Falls
Enjoy an en-route visit to Ottawa, Canada's elegant capital
Discover Quebec City, North America's only walled city
Montreal is the French Canadian centre of style
Explore Rockies' capital Banff
Journey via sparkling Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Stay at Rockies resort Sun Peaks
Glittering Vancouver is often voted 'best place in the world to live'
12 nights' carefully chosen room-only hotel accommodation
Flights to Toronto, returning from Vancouver, and an internal flight from Montreal to Calgary
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to Toronto, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach into the city and the hotel for a three-night stay. Enjoy your first evening in one of North America's most engaging, cosmopolitan and cultured metropolises.
An optional guided city tour will introduce sparkling Toronto, with its glittering waterfront developments beneath the sky-piercing CN Tower, its colourful, contrasting historic neighbourhoods, and its ultra-modern shopping malls. This evening, make the most of the city's dining options, or perhaps take in a show.
Today's included excursion will be an unforgettable highlight, as you travel by coach around the lake to the wondrous spectacle of Niagara Falls. Spend a fascinating visit taking in the natural wonder, perhaps taking an optional helicopter ride above the tumult, or enjoying lunch from the
viewpoint of an overlooking restaurant.
You'll return to spend a final evening in colourful Toronto.
This morning, board the coach and journey along Lake Ontario's northern shoreline, on the 'Maple Leaf Trail' that leads past handsome Kingston and north to romantic Ottawa, Canada's beautiful administrative capital, with its Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal. After a chance to explore, you'll continue to stylish Montreal, for a two-night stay.
Today's included excursion is to charming, historic Quebec City, North America's only walled city, overlooking the mighty St Lawrence River. On arrival, enjoy an optional guided city tour before you explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of the lower Basse Ville and its upper Haute counterpart. Together these form the endlessly enthralling Vieux-Quebec, dominated by the monumental Citadelle and the Chateau Frontenac hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the flight west to 'oil and cowboy town' Calgary, and the onward scenic journey by coach up into the heart of the Rockies and exquisite Banff, for a two-night stay.
Explore the stunning Rockies' capital, in its majestic setting, perhaps joining exciting optional excursions that include a breathtaking cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to the scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. You'll also have the chance to take an unforgettable helicopter ride for peerless close up views of the towering peaks.
Another memorable day awaits you, as you journey first to beautiful Lake Louise, where turquoise waters are set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll then continue along the renowned Icefields Parkway to the historic railroad town of Jasper, for an overnight stay.
Your scenic adventure continues, with a drive past majestic Mount Robson - the Rockies' highest
point - to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, where you'll enjoy an overnight stay in yet more delightful surroundings.
Today you'll journey west into British Columbia, descending through the coastal ranges to the truly beautiful city of Vancouver, in its spectacular Pacific Ocean-side setting, for a three-night stay.
Join today's optional guided city tour and get to know delightful Vancouver. Highlights will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You'll also cross into the leafy suburbs of 'North Van' for the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge - the world's longest pedestrian span.
Today's final optional excursion heads across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and charming Victoria, with its vast Parliament buildings and grand Empress Hotel. The hugely enjoyable day also includes a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a breathtakingly colourful fifty-acre horticultural Mecca.
Return to spend a last evening in wonderful Vancouver.
Today, after a free morning, you'll head back to the airport for the return overnight flight.
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AccommodationCanada - Niagara Falls to the Rockies Touring Hotels
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three- and four-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.Back to top
Please note that the itinerary for 2017 departures will operate in reverse.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Passports and visas
British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotels
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
*Low deposit of GBP49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top