Canada - Niagara Falls To The Rockies
12 nights. May 2021 - October 2022. From £2589.00.
The very best of Canada
See Canada at its most glorious. From Niagara’s tumult and Canada's Eastern cities to the majestic Rockies and sparkling Vancouver. Experience the very best of this vast, beautiful country on an escorted tour that begins in lakeshore Toronto. See the plunging Falls at Niagara, and head through picture-book Ontario via the grand Canadian capital, Ottawa, to the contrasting French Canadian jewels of Montréal and Québec City. You’ll then fly west, and journey through the awe-inspiring Rockies to discover delightful British Columbia and friendly, lively Vancouver at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
What's Included12 nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Toronto (3 nights), Montreal (2), Banff (2), Jasper (1), Sun Peaks (1) and Vancouver (3)
Return flights to Toronto (returning from Vancouver)
An internal flight from Montréal to Calgary
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsGaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls
UNESCO-listed Québec City, Canada's only walled city
Explore Banff, the stunning capital of the Rockies
Discover cosmopolitan Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario
Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital
Olympic city Montréal the French Canadian capital of style
Journey via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Glittering Vancouver - often cited as 'the best place in the world to live'
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly into Toronto, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach into the city, heading to your hotel for the next three nights. Relax, and enjoy your first evening in one of North America’s most engaging, cosmopolitan and cultured metropolises.
Day 2This morning, an optional guided tour will introduce Toronto. See the glittering waterfront developments, the sky-piercing CN Tower and colourful, contrasting neighbourhoods like Greektown and Little Italy. Afterwards, indulge in some shopping in the city's ultra-modern malls, and make the most of the city's cosmopolitan dining options or perhaps take in a show - Toronto is Canada's capital of live entertainment.
Day 3Today’s excursion will be an unforgettable highlight of your tour, as you travel by coach around the lake to wondrous Niagara Falls. Marvel at the spectacular views, perhaps taking an optional 10-minute helicopter ride above the waters, or enjoying the view over lunch from the vantage point of an overlooking restaurant. Later, we'll return to Toronto, where you can perhaps spend the evening enjoying its legendary hospitality in one of the many restaurants.
Day 4This morning, you'll board the coach and journey along Lake Ontario’s northern shoreline, following the Maple Leaf Trail that leads past handsome Kingston and north to romantic Ottawa. See the Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal of Canada’s beautiful administrative capital, before continuing to stylish Montréal, where you'll spend the next two nights.
Day 5Today’s excursion takes you to charming, historic Québec City, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, which overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River, its skyline dominated by the monumental Citadelle. Once here, you'll be able to join an optional guided city tour, before you explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of Basse Ville and its hilltop Haute Ville counterpart, which together form the endlessly enthralling Vieux-Québec.
Day 6Today you'll transfer to Montréal Airport to board the flight west to the oil and cowboy town of Calgary. From here you'll continue through the amazing scenery, travelling by coach up into the heart of the Rockies to exquisite Banff.
Day 7Explore the stunning capital of the Rockies, and its majestic setting, today. Take the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions that include a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, a trip to scenic Surprise Corner, a viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel, and a helicopter flight across the Rockies for a close-up view of the towering peaks.
Day 8A memorable days awaits as you journey, first, to beautiful Lake Louise, its turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll then travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway to the historic railroad town of Jasper, at the gateway to the scenic Jasper National Park. Keep your eye out for the elk, moose and even bears that call this part of Canada home.
Day 9Your scenic adventure continues, today, with a drive past majestic Mount Robson - the Rockies' highest point - to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in yet more delightful surroundings.
Day 10Today you'll journey west into British Columbia, descending through the coastal ranges to the beautiful city of Vancouver, in its spectacular Pacific Ocean-side setting, for a three-night stay.
Day 11Join today’s optional 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.
Day 12Spend today exploring Vancouver, or join our final optional excursion and head across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and charming Victoria. See the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel in the unashamedly 'British' capital of British Columbia, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, a breathtakingly colourful, 50-acre horticultural treasure on the edge of the Pacific.
Day 13This morning, you're free to do some last-minute shopping and sightseeing in Vancouver, before you head to the airport to board the overnight flight home.
Day 14Early this morning you'll arrive back in the UK. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from Toronto airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes, and to Vancouver airport is 45 minutes.
Passports and visasBritish 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 atwww.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.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
TippingGratuities 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.
SmokingSmoking 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 flightAll 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.
Luggage allowanceYou are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Helicopter flightsSightseeing 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.)
Special requirementsIf 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.
Disabled accessThe 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.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, 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 hotelsShould 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.
Hotel roomsStandard 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. Back to top