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Enjoy spectacular rail journeys in the Rockies

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15 daysFrom £4,925 per person

2020 Tour code: TCJ20

About the tour

From the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, to the laid-back city of Toronto, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, in style and comfort onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian, two of the world's greatest journeys.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Vancouver

We fly from London Heathrow to Vancouver, arriving mid-afternoon.

Includes
  • Scheduled flights
Toronto
Days 2-3 - Exploring Vancouver

On our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver today, we visit historic Gastown, an area of coffee shops, galleries, and native art stores that is one of Vancouver's best-loved neighbourhoods. We also experience Stanley Park, which is larger than New York's Central Park, and is famous for its large collection of colourful totem poles. Later on our guided tour, we uncover the exciting scents and sights of Chinatown.

On Day 3 you are free to experience Vancouver further.

Vancouver
Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Today we embark on a daylight journey through the Rockies on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer. This fantastic journey from Vancouver to Kamloops takes in one of the most dramatic stretches of the line. Keep your eyes open for Canadian wildlife as the train leaves the Pacific Coast and travels along the Thompson and Fraser Canyons. We travel in SilverLeaf Class with breakfast and lunch served at our seats.

The Rocky Mountaineer
Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer to Banff

We continue our journey through the Canadian Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer. This magnificent trip to Banff takes in the scenery of the 'First Passage to the West' route, passing over the Continental Divide and through Banff National Park. We arrive in picturesque Banff and transfer to our hotel for two nights.

The Rocky Mountaineer
Day 6 - Banff National Park

Today we experience the spectacular natural beauty of Banff National Park, visiting the Spiral Tunnels as well as Emerald Lake, renowned for its vivid colours, and the idyllic waters of Lake Louise. Here, we absorb the beauty of the vibrant yet calm waters, surrounded on all sides by soaring peaks and verdant pine forests. Afterwards, we meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known locally as a 'Mountie', who gives us a talk with the opportunity for photos.

Banff National Park
Days 7-8 - Jasper National Park

We depart by coach along the world-famous Icefields Parkway today, a 144-mile road that links Banff with Jasper. We travel along a lake-lined valley, past many of the highest and most rugged peaks in the Rockies, to the Icefields Centre at the foot of the vast Columbia Icefields. Here we stop to marvel at the breathtaking Athabasca Glacier. Later, we arrive in Jasper where we spend 2 nights surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. In 1984, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 8 is free for you to take in the sights of Jasper.

The Rockies
Days 9-11 - The Canadian

Today we begin our epic journey on The Canadian, travelling to Toronto. We journey through the foothills of the Rockies, passing pine forests, glaciers, plunging canyons, and soaring peaks.

Day 10 is our first full day on The Canadian. We travel through the province of Saskatchewan, crossing the prairie lands on our way towards Winnipeg, a fascinating city which is home to over 50 different ethnic communities.

Day 11 is spent crossing the Canadian Shield and enjoying the facilities of our iconic train.

Canadian
Days 12-15 - Toronto, Niagara Falls, and London

Our journey on The Canadian ends on Day 12 as we arrive in Toronto, where we stay for 2 nights. Toronto is a multicultural melting-pot with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere.

Our excursion on Day 13 takes us to incredible Niagara Falls, truly one of the natural wonders of the world. During our time at the falls you can experience the awesome power of crashing waters from the viewing area, or perhaps take an exhilarating boat tour (payable locally).

On Day 14 you have free time until the afternoon, when we transfer to the airport for our flight to London Heathrow, arriving on Day 15.

Niagara Falls

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Caribou Lodge, Banff

Caribou Lodge, Banff

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver

Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver

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Trains

The Canadian Train
The Rocky Mountaineer

Enhance your holiday

Upgrades

Upgrade to Prestige Class on the Canadian train
Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer train
Upgrade to a Sleeper Plus on The Canadian train
Upgrade your flight to Premium Economy
London Hotels
UK rail connections

Extend your holiday

Grizzly Bear Adventure
Vancouver

Reviews

88% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Janet

Submitted 03/11/2019

Brilliant holiday - just maybe amend the Toronto itinerary - we felt rushed through the falls then given more time than necessary at Niagara on the Lake village. We found the Toronto tour guide not in tune to our needs, quite brusque and not very informative, encouraging us to visit many shops! Other than that - a perfectly organised and enjoyable trip.

Mr A Brown

Submitted 20/10/2019

Very well organised and a generally wonderful experience

Mr S Hills

Submitted 13/10/2019

Well organised and everything was as expected. With half the group being American made for interesting conversations especially about cricket!

Mr C Shead

Submitted 11/10/2018

A great holiday in every way. Wonderful scenery, good food, Friendly party, good Hotels, and a good tour manager in Charles White.

Mr B Smith

Submitted 10/10/2018

The holiday was well organised and lived up to my expectations. The hotels were all central and had decent sized rooms. The excursions were as stated and very informative.

Mrs K Smith

Submitted 03/10/2018

Enjoyable holiday, tour manager was fantastic. Would have like more breakfasts & dinners included in the price. Like more warning that half our holiday money would go on top.

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