12-day Premium Land Tour of the spectacular Canadian Rockies
This wonderful 12-day/11-night escorted coach tour with APTouring includes the very best of the Canadian Rockies including the famous Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies. APTouring’s Travelmarvel service provides most meals, tips, gratuities, transfers and excursions included, there’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, wildlife and culture on this relaxing tour of the Canadian Rockies.
Day 1. Arrive Vancouver Day 2. Vancouver Day 3. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops Day 4. Rocky Mountaineer, Banff Day 5. Banff Day 6. Banff, Lake Louise Day 7. Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper Day 8. Jasper, Blue River Day 9. Blue River, Whistler Day 10. Whistler, Victoria Day 11. Victoria Day 12. Depart Victoria
Premium Inclusions, Exceptional Value
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES
√ Arrival and departure airport transfers in Canada.
√ Dedicated services of the same professional Canadian APT Travelmarvel Tour Director and driver for the entire land component of the tour, plus a cruise escort.
√ Two days aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train enjoying the benefits of SilverLeaf Service.
√ The additional services of expert local guides in select locations.
√ All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
√ Tipping for your Tour Director, driver and local guides, plus hotel, restaurant and cruise staff.
√ Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli-Village..
√ Enjoy a trail ride along the banks of the Bow River and a tasty BBQ dinner..
√ Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
√ Experience a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye open for bears, eagles and moose.
√ Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at the Butchart Gardens
√ Enjoy incredible views when riding the Banff Gondola along spectacular Sulphur Mountain.
√ Travel onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer.
√ Journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.
√ Premium accommodation in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Blue River, Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper
QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 17 MEALS
√ 11 breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), and 4 Dinners (D)
Day 1. Arrive Vancouver. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director during a Welcome Reception. Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Day 2. Vancouver. This morning, discover Vancouver’s many attractions on a sightseeing tour. See the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront, and also visit Vancouver’s historic heart – Gastown, reinvented as a hip hub for culture and cuisine. Enhance Your Journey: this afternoon, you may wish to take a tour of Granville Island Market. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 3. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops. Today board the Rocky Mountaineer, relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you soak up the stunning scenery of the spectacular Coast Mountains, before entering Fraser Canyon. Enjoy dramatic views of the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate, then follow the Thompson River before arriving in the town of Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Daily Meals Included: BL
Day 4. Rocky Mountaineer, Banff. Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies today with large windows providing amazing views. On this stunning journey you will pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in beautiful Banff National Park, an alpine haven for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge. Daily Meals Included: BL
Day 5. Banff. Enjoy today at your leisure to discover the many sights and highlights of Banff, as well as the picturesque scenery of nearby Bow River, at your own pace. A Taste of Canada – take a trail ride along the banks of the Bow River and enjoy a tasty Steak Fry BBQ dinner. Enhance Your Journey: if you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for awe-inspiring aerial views of the Canadian Rockies; perhaps watch for local wildlife on a scenic Bow River float trip or take a Bow River Voyageur canoe tour to explore the area from a fresh perspective. Alternatively, you might prefer to spend time familiarising yourself with the charming alpine town of Banff and all its attractions. For further details on all Select Experiences available in Banff. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 6. Banff, Lake Louise. This morning, embark on a memorable exploration of Banff and its surrounds. Enjoy a tour of Banff with its quaint village atmosphere and dramatic mountain setting. Then, for the bigger picture, take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for lovely views across Banff National Park. Later, admire the azure waters of Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on the way to world-famous Lake Louise. Both glacier-fed lakes illuminate and contrast with their fir-cloaked surroundings thanks to their brilliant blue-green colour. Special Stay – settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy time to appreciate the breathtaking setting of this iconic hotel, which is located on the shores of Lake Louise with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 7. Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper. Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of Canada’s national treasures, which enjoys a lion’s share of natural wonders – glaciers, waterfalls, rocky spires and glacier-fed lakes. En route, take in the region’s rugged glacial views. Then stop at Athabasca Glacier for an unforgettable experience as you ride aboard an Ice Explorer along the glacier. Later, continue your journey through pristine mountainscapes to the lovely alpine resort-town of Jasper. Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 8. Jasper, Blue River. Today, pass magnificent Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, on your way to Blue River. Like a Local – set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Then, enjoy a BBQ dinner on the waterfront. Special Stay – an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 9. Blue River, Whistler. After breakfast, travel to Whistler – a world-class mountain resort and hive of activity for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. Tonight is at leisure to immerse yourself in the electrifying alpine ambiance of this well-known resort, a hotspot for skiers, hikers and nature-lovers, set in the lofty surrounds of the Coast Mountains. Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel Daily Meals Included: B
Day 10. Whistler, Victoria. This morning, depart Whistler and head for the coast to take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Arrive on Vancouver Island, before continuing south to Victoria, the historic capital of British Columbia. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps take a floatplane flight to Victoria instead (own expense). Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 11. Victoria. Enjoy time at leisure before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful settings of the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. Explore the extraordinary collection of plants on show, as well as vivid floral displays. A Taste of Canada – enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens this evening. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 12. Depart Victoria. Following a delicious breakfast this morning, your Canadian adventure concludes today as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Daily Meals Included: B
12 Day/11 night Land tour
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
04* & 18 May 2355 25 May;15 Jun 2595 13 Jul; 03 & 17 Aug 2675 Prices include:
11-nights hotel accommodation, 17 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train – SilverLeaf Service, excursions as per the itinerary, driver and local guide tipping and the services of a professional tour directory.
* Due to seasonality some accommodations and/or sightseeing excursions may differ – please enquire at the time of booking.
The Rocky Mountaineer journey is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director.
Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email email@example.com