This wonderful 19 day/18 night escorted coach tour with APTouring includes the very best of the Canadian Rockies with an option to take the famous Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies and an optional fabulous 7 night Holland America Lines Cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska. 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 and the Inside Passage.
Day 1. Arrive Calgary Day 2. Calgary, Banff Day 3. Banff Day 4. Banff, Lake Louise Day 5. Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper Day 6. Jasper, Blue River Day 7. Blue River, Kamloops, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer optional) Day 8. Vancouver Day 9. Vancouver, Whistler Day 10. Whistler, Victoria Day 11. Victoria Day 12. Victoria, Vancouver – Embark Inside Passage Cruise (optional) Day 13. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 14. Tracey Arm, Juneau Day 15. Skagway Day 16. Glacier Bay Day 17. Ketchikan Day 18. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 19. Depart Vancouver
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.
√ 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.
INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE EXPERIENCE
√ Seven night Inside Passage cruise in a Inside Stateroom aboard a Holland America Line ship.
√ Enjoy three gourmet meals a day on your Inside Passage cruise.
√ Visit Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.
√ Cruise through stunning scenery on a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose along the way.
√ Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
√ Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at the Butchart Gardens.
√ Journey along the Icefields Parkway.
√ Travel onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer.
√ Explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver on a guided sightseeing tour.
√ Premium accommodation in Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Blue River, Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria.
QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 35 MEALS
√ 18 breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), and 11 Dinners (D)
√ Enjoy a Welcome Reception and scenic views from the Calgary Tower.
Day 1. Arrive Calgary. On arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your Travelmarvel Tour Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower this evening. Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel
Day 2. Calgary, Banff. Depart Calgary for Banff National Park. Like a Local – enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary along the way. Upon arrival in Banff, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour. Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 3. Banff. Spend today at your leisure in Banff. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 4. Banff, Lake Louise. After a leisurely morning in Banff, visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to world-famous Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Stay: Lake Louise Inn Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 5. Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper. This morning, journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Stop at Athabasca Glacier for an Ice Explorer ride, then continue to the fairytale setting of Jasper. Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 6. Jasper, Blue River. Visit Maligne Canyon this morning, then descend the Canadian Rockies and journey to Blue River. Like a Local – set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley. Special Stay – enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village. This evening, dine by the waterfront. Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli-Village Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 7. Blue River, Kamloops, Vancouver. Travel through the Cariboo region to Vancouver. Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Daily Meals Included: B
Optional Rocky Mountaineer Journey – Jasper to Vancouver. Perhaps replace Days 6 & 7 touring with a memorable rail journey from Jasper to Vancouver aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer. Departing Jasper on Day 6, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery as you set out towards the city of Kamloops where you will stay overnight (Kamloops has limited accommodation – two/three star hotels) before re-boarding the iconic train to arrive in Vancouver on Day 7. From £795 per person, twin share. Please enquire for details
Day 8. Vancouver. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps tour Granville Island Market. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 9. Vancouver, Whistler. Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Enhance Your Journey: in Whistler perhaps try a Select Experience. Stay: Whistler, Summit Lodge and Spa or similar Daily Meals Included: B
Day 10. Whistler, Victoria. Take a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria. Enhance Your Journey: alternatively, you may like to enjoy a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria. Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa Daily Meals Included: B
Day 11. Victoria. Spend today at your leisure. Then, later today visit The Butchart Gardens. A Taste of Canada – enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens this evening, after time spent exploring their stunning floral displays.
Enhance Your Journey: you may like to take a whale-watching cruise or join a horse-drawn carriage tour. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 12. Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Cruise. Travel to Vancouver and board your cruise ship. Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 13. Inside Passage. Spend today cruising through the majestic landscape of the Inside Passage. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 14. Juneau, Tracy Arm. In Juneau, perhaps enjoy an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (own expense). Daily Meals Included:
Day 15. Skagway. In Skagway, perhaps discover gold prospecting or view local wildlife (both at own expense). Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 16. Glacier Bay. Wake to the sight of Glacier Bay National Park. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 17. Ketchikan. Perhaps join a walking tour or visit the Saxman Native Village (both at own expense). Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 18. Inside Passage. Cruise south along the Inside Passage. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 19. Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver. Disembark your ship after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Daily Meals Included: B
19 Day/18 night Land/Cruise URJWCV19 2016
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
23* & 30*Apr 2315 07* May 2435 14 May 2515 21 May 2555 28 May 2635 04 Jun 2675 25 Jun 2755 02, 16, 23 Jul 2835 06 Aug 2715 20, 27 Aug; 10 Sep 2595 Prices include:
18-nights hotel/cruise accommodation, 35 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, 7-night Inside Passage Cruise with Holland America, Inside Stateroom, port charges, excursions as per the itinerary, driver and local guide tipping and the services of a professional tour directory.
12 Day/11 night Land tour
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
23* & 30* Apr 1515 07* & 14 May 1635 21 May 1755 28 May 1795 04 Jun 1835 25 Jun; 02, 16, 23 Jul 1875 06, 20, 27 Aug; 10 Sep 1835 Prices include:
11-nights hotel accommodation, 15 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, 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.
Cruise upgrades are possible – please enquire at the time of booking.
The Rocky Mountaineer journey is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director.
Please ensure your onward flight departs Vancouver no earlier than 1 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org