Discover the highlights of British Columbia and Alberta, including a journey through the Canadian Rockies with two days on board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way explore the picturesque cities of Victoria and Vancouver, visit idyllic alpine towns, pass dramatic mountain scenery and go in search of local wildlife and bears.
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On arrival in Vancouver, you will be met and transferred to the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel for a 2-night stay. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception tonight. (N)
This morning discover the city’s main attractions on a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the city further. (B)
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for the journey to Kamloops in a SilverLeaf carriage. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you pass Fraser canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser valley. On arrival into Kamloops transfer to your hotel for your overnight accommodation.* (B, L)
Rejoin Rocky Mountaineer and continue on this world-renowned train journey, passing the Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving into the Alpine town of Banff. Stay 2 nights at Banff Park Lodge. (B, L)
Today is at leisure to relax, explore the town or take an optional excursion such as a helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains or a tour to learn about the town's people and wildlife (payable locally). Tonight take a relaxing wagon ride along the banks of the Bow river and enjoy a traditional steak barbecue dinner. (B, D)
This morning there will be a guided tour of the town and a chance to ride the Banff gondola. Travel to Moraine lake (weather permitting) before continuing to the turquoise-coloured Lake Louise where you will stay at the illustrious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with dinner served at the hotel. (B, D)
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Columbia icefield where you will board the specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle for a thrilling excursion onto the Athabasca glacier. Continue on to Jasper and check in to one of the Mountain Park Lodges (Lobstick Lodge or similar) for 1 night. (B)
Depart Jasper and travel through the wilderness to the town of Blue River. Join a river safari to Grizzly Bear Valley in search of local wildlife such as grizzly and black bears. Tonight, eat dinner and stay at Mike Wiegele Heliski Village. (B, D)
After breakfast, travel to Whistler where the rest of the day will be at leisure. A range of optional activities are available including a jeep safari tour of Blackcomb Mountain, a floatplane flight or an adventurous zip line adventure (at own expense). Stay 1 night at Delta Whistler Village Suites. (B)
Travel to the coast and board the ferry for the scenic crossing from Horseshoe Bay to Vancouver Island before continuing on south to Victoria for a 2-night stay at the Doubletree by Hilton. Alternatively you may take a 1-hour floatplane flight between Whistler and Victoria from £175 (must be pre-booked). (B)
Today is at leisure with optional excursions such as a whale-watching cruise, a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city or a seaplane flightseeing tour (at own expense). Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with the rest of the group at the Butchart gardens. (B, D)
Morning ferry back to Vancouver, then either transfer to the airport to fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation, but please note that the hotel in Kamloops, used in connection with the Rocky
Mountaineer rail journey, is considered 3 star and simple. The hotel in Kamloops will be advised shortly before departure.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Please note this tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Itinerary and departure dates are provisional and subject to change. For more information please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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YEN2018: 11 Nights
Located on the south west of British Colombia, Vancouver is named after British Captain George Vancouver...
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...