Across Canada by Rail & Canadian Rockies Explorer
Holiday Ref: 16162
Travel across Canada’s vast and diverse landscape, sweeping through the Lakelands of Ontario and onto the open Prairies before reaching the soaring Rockies and Jasper National Park. Travel on The ‘Canadian’ one of Canada’s icons with its own charm and character. You will experience the mountain villages of Jasper and Banff, the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and the maritime city of Halifax.
Upon arrival into Toronto’s International Airport transfer (independently) to your downtown Hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Toronto
Enjoy the fun and informative commentary of the live guides and take in the city’s sights as you relax aboard our antique British double-deckers or trolleys. There are 24 official stops to choose from and your bus ticket is valid for 2 days, allowing you to explore Toronto at your own pace.
Check out of your Toronto hotel and make your way (independently) to Toronto’s Union Station. This is where your adventure truly begins the moment you board the train. Leave the city centre behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns, to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies. The Canadian bring you the landscapes as you’d never see any other way – with ease, comfort and exceptional service. A feeling that will remain with you long after your journey ends.
Arrive into Jasper station and make your way to your overnight hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight; Jasper
Today is yours to explore this alpine village…. Gem of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight: Jasper
This morning check out of your Jasper Hotel and pick up you hire car and begin your journey along Canada’s most scenic mountain road – The Icefield Parkway. This is the route to over one hundred glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. There is plenty opportunity for you to stop and take in this amazing scenery. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitors Centre, and jump aboard an Ice Explorer for a spectacular ice adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier, you will also experience Jasper National Parks newest attraction the Glacier Skywalk (all of these have been included for you). Overnight: Banff
You will spend a further 3 nights in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Sulphur Mountain. Banff is a perfect base to explore from – visit Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. Take time to enjoy the shopping, the restaurants and bars while strolling along Banff Avenue.
Today you will leave Banff and board a motor coach to Calgary for an overnight stay. Overnight: Calgary
Checkout of your Calgary hotel and make your way (independently) to Calgary Airport for your flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Overnight; Halifax
Fly from Halifax to the UK