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Canada's Continental Delights

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Price based on 3rd May 2017

Experience Canada in a way like no other as you sit back and enjoy this cross-Canada journey combining a 4 night pre-tour stay in the beautiful city of Vancouver, with a luxury motor coach tour around Sun Peaks, Banff & Jasper. Explore the breathtaking Suplhur Mountain via Gondola with 360 degree panoramic views over this stunning spectacle in Banff, then ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper stopping at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk for unimaginable views of the city. Vancouver is the final destination on this tour where you can walk the shore of Lake Ontario and spend a whole day viewing Canada's most popular tourist attraction- Niagara Falls

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Day 1

Upon arrival into Vancouver transfer (independently) to your Hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure – Overnight – Vancouver

Day 2

This morning see the sights of Vancouver such as Robson Street, Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Granville Island, the historic Gastown and so much more. Afternoon at leisure. – Overnight – Vancouver

Day 3

Day at leisure. You are free today to enjoy more of this beautiful city with its fabulous shopping, have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets. You could also travel up Grouse Mountain for a spectacular view over the city. On a clear day you can see as far as Seattle! – Overnight – Vancouver

Day 4
Sun Peaks

Your journey through Western Canada begins with a morning departure from the sights and sounds of downtown Vancouver. The first leg today travels from cityscape, through the lush Fraser delta region and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Lunch (included) today is at Hell’s Gate located at the crescendo of the mighty Fraser River, Hell’s Gate is nature at its most magnificent. Visitors are amazed to see the sight of white water crashing and churning through the narrow 110 ft (33 m) wide gorge. Continue along the Fraser & Thompson Rivers through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops. From Kamloops it’s a short drive to tonight’s destination at Sun Peaks Resort, a cozy European-style alpine village nestled at the centre of the resort’s three mountains. (Lunch is included today) – Overnight Sun Peaks

Day 5

Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures – Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranges. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Then, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. (Lunch is included today) – Overnight -Banff

Day 6

This morning, tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (Transfer not included). – Overnight – Banff

Day 7

Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experi-ence a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (Picnic lunch included today) – Overnight - Jasper

Day 8

Spend the day relaxing in the mountain town of Jasper. This evening board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey across the prairies to Toronto. – Overnight – Onboard the Train Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the comfort of your very own accommodation. In the evening attendants transform your quarters into a cozy bunks or bedroom. Prior to dinner, enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres in the Dome where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In Sleeper Touring Class some of the amenities include thick towels, plump pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit. (dinner is included today)

Day 9

Watch the scenery change as you leave the mountains for the prairies and great plains of Canada. Overnight onboard the train. (breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 10

Today is spent crossing the scenic lake lands of northern Ontario. Overnight onboard the train. (breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 11

Tour ends upon arrival in Toronto this morning at 9.30am. (breakfast is included today) Make your way (independently) to your Toronto Hotel, and the remainder of the day is at leisure – Overnight – Toronto

Day 12

Tour ends upon arrival in Toronto this morning at 9.30am. (breakfast is included today) Make your way (independently) to your Toronto Hotel, and the remainder of the day is at leisure – Overnight – Toronto

Day 13
Niagara Falls

Today you will travel on board your air-conditioned motorcoach for a breaktaking, full-day tour through the orchard laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Take a Journey Behind the falls boat trip, have a meal overlooking the Falls, and take a winery tour with a wine tasting at Niagara on the Lake. – Overnight – Toronto

Day 14

Spend a day at leisure in Toronto.

Day 15

Check out of your hotel and go to the airport to fly back to the UK

13 Nights from £2,399 pp
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Trip Includes
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Hotel accommodation for 10 nights
  • Coach tour from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Rail journey Jasper to Toronto onboard VIA Rail's 'Canadian' in Sleeper Plus Class for 3 nights. Includes 3 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Day tour Jasper to Banff (lunch inc), Ice Explorer Ride onto Athabasca Glacier
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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