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    The Rocky Mountaineer

Journey through the Clouds

Canada

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Be awestruck by Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Thousands of hectares of unspoilt wilderness are yours to discover on this memorable tour through Canada’s impressive Rocky Mountains. Journey through stunning landscapes aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and explore the breathtaking beauty of Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Including...

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Dinner plate14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Scenic drive through Jasper National Park
  • An Ice Explorer ride over the Athabasca Glacier
  • Tour of Banff National Park
  • Cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • City tour of Calgary

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

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Save £150 per person on Sep 21, 2021 and May 3, 2022 departures. Prices shown includes saving, subject to availability.

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Day 1 UK to Vancouver

Vancouver

After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Vancouver for a three-night stay at the 4-star Georgian Court Hotel (4Q).

This modern hotel is in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s theatre district and is just steps away from Robson Street’s chic shops and Yaletown’s charming restaurants. The hotel has a fitness centre, whirlpool and steam room. All 180 rooms have air-conditioning and heating, a television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, kettle, coffee maker, mini fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.


Day 2 Vancouver

Totems in Stanley Park Vancouver, Canada

Often called Canada's Gem of the Pacific, Vancouver is built on a peninsular backed by spectacular mountains.

An included half-day sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Gastown district, to the modern waterfront development of Canada Place, into bustling China Town and finally to Stanley Park.

You'll then have the rest of the day to explore at leisure. Perhaps discover the downtown area's shops and restaurants, or seek out one of the many attractions including the Planetarium, Anthropology Museum or the Maritime Museum. B, D


Day 3 Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Perhaps travel by ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island for an optional tour of the city and Butchart Gardens. B


Day 4 Vancouver to Kamloops by train

Rocky Mountaineer

Board the Rocky Mountaineer for a breathtaking two-day journey through the Rockies. You disembark in Kamloops, a modern town at the confluence of the north and south Thompson River.

You stay here overnight at a 3-star hotel selected by Rocky Mountaineer. No meals are included at the hotel so you are free to dine at the restaurant of your choice in Kamloops. B, L

Rocky Mountains Canada North America

Day 5 Kamloops to Jasper

Jasper

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Jasper where you stay two nights at the 3-star Sawridge Inn (3Q), about one mile from the town centre and railway station. An outstanding feature of this hotel is its three-storey atrium, which has an open fireplace.

The Sawridge Inn’s facilities include an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, two restaurants, a lounge bar and a gift shop. For an additional charge, guests may use the Mountain Wellness Spa, where various health and beauty treatments are available. All guest rooms have a television, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Each room offers wireless high-speed internet access free of charge. B, L

Please note: 2022 departures will stay at the locally rated 3-star Chateau Jasper Hotel instead.


Day 6 Jasper

Elk in Jasper National Park, Canada

Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps join one of the optional excursions to Medicine and Maligne Lake or choose a rafting trip. B


Day 7 Jasper-Icefields Parkway-Banff

Banff National Park, Canada

See the Athabasca Glacier on an included Ice Explorer ride.

Enjoy a picnic lunch, then continue to Banff (179 miles, three hours and 30 minutes) for three nights at the 3-star Banff Park Lodge (4Q). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, small gym, steam room, whirlpool, beauty salon, news stand and gift shop. All 211 rooms have a balcony or patio, cable television, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and Wi-Fi (charges apply). Laundry service and 24-hour room service are available for an extra charge.

There's plenty to do in Banff, the highest town in Canada, and it's right on your doorstep. You can browse the shops and galleries of the attractive main street or stroll along riverside walking trails. The National Park that surrounds the town is an ideal location for wildlife spotting, hiking, cycling, winter sports and the less energetic hobby of photography! B, L


Day 8 Banff National Park

Banff

Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery of Banff National Park on an included tour and take a memorable gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. B

Banff National Park Banff Alberta Canada North America

Day 9 Banff

Banff

Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure in this delightful mountain resort or perhaps join an optional excursion to Yoho National Park, or even an optional helicopter flight over the Rockies. B, D


Day 10 Banff to Calgary

Old wagon at Fort Calgary

Spend the morning at leisure and then continue onto Calgary, a cosmopolitan city in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (78 miles, 90 minutes). An included orientation tour will show you the rodeo and stampede grounds that give Calgary its ‘Wild West’ feel, and you'll also drive past the historic site of Fort Calgary.

Afterwards, travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B


Day 11 UK

Arrive in the UK this morning for your included door-to-door travel service home.


Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Take the ferry to Vancouver Island to explore the picturesque capital Victoria, commonly known as the 'Garden City'. A sightseeing tour will reveal the highlights including the impressive Parliament buildings, and you'll also have some free time to explore independently before continuing to the immaculate Butchart Gardens created from a former limestone quarry.

full day
Butchart Gardens
Victoria Vancouver Island British Colombia Canada North America
  • Optional on 10 nights itinerary

Raft ride

Join Jasper Raft Tours for a trip down the Athabasca River, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Rockies. The rafts follow the route used by fur traders and gold seekers two centuries ago.

One and-a-half hours
Athabasca River
Jasper Alberta Canada North America
  • Optional on 10 nights itinerary

Medicine and Maligne Lakes

This tour gives you an opportunity to see Jasper’s wildlife. You'll stop at Maligne Canyon before walking to Maligne River where you can watch in awe as the river thunders through the canyon and down several waterfalls. Your guide will then lead you onto Medicine Lake, and then Maligne Lake, where you'll join a guided walk along the 'Mary Schaeffer Loop'.

half day
Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake Jasper Alberta Canada North America
  • Optional on 10 nights itinerary

Helicopter flights over the Rockies

Choose from two spectacular flights over the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. The first, Royal Canadian Tour, will take you through the Goat Range Pass and past the Sundance Range for amazing views of the mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes of Banff National Park, on a 25 minute flight. The second option, Mount Assiniboine Glacier Tour - a 30 minute flight, will include the same sights as the other tour, but will also fly you to Assiniboine Mountain.

The Rockies by helicopter
Alberta Canada North America
  • Optional on 10 nights itinerary

Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park, established in 1886, sits on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies and spans 1,310 square kilometres. Drink in the beauty of the silent forests, great rivers, rockwalls, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and diverting natural rock features.

Half day
Yoho National Park
British Colombia Canada North America Yoho National Park
  • Optional on 10 nights itinerary
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