Travel across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver on this 2-week itinerary on board two of the world’s most celebrated trains: The Canadian and Rocky Mountaineer. Highlights include the spectacular Rocky Mountains, a wildlife-watching tour in Jasper and an excursion on Athabasca glacier
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Arrive into Toronto and make your own way to the historic Fairmont Royal York for 2 nights. (N)
Today enjoy a shared full-day tour to the mighty Niagara Falls and historic town of Niagara-onthe-Lake. Included in this tour is a Hornblower cruise to get close to the falls, a winery tour and tasting, a meal overlooking the falls and free time to wander around the charming streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake. (L)
Day at leisure to explore the city further. This evening, make your way to the railway station and board The Canadian for the 3-night VIA Rail train journey across the prairies to Jasper in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. On board you will have a private berth with a private washroom and access to a dining car, cafe, lounge and observation deck. (N)
Continue your journey towards Jasper, crossing the scenic lakelands of northern Ontario. (B, L, D)
Continue west through the provinces of northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the breadbasket of Canada with golden wheat fields stretching out beyond the horizon. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Jasper this afternoon and take an included taxi ride to The Crimson where you will stay for 2 nights. (B, L)
Today is at leisure to explore Jasper before joining a shared evening wildlife excursion. During the tour, you may spot bears, elks, coyotes, wolves and moose. There will also be the chance to learn about the wildlife and their mountain habitat. (N)
Travel by coach today along one of North America’s most scenic highways, the Icefields Parkway. En route to Lake Louise, join a shared Ice Explorer excursion on Athabasca glacier and walk on the Glacier Skywalk. On arrival in Lake Louise, stay overnight at Deer Lodge. (L)
Travel by coach today to the mountain town of Banff, passing the scenic Bow valley en route. On arrival, stay 2 nights at Banff Caribou Lodge, which is located in the centre of this alpine town. (N)
This morning, join a shared tour of Banff, including visits to the Hoodoos rock formations, a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain and the Tunnel Mountain Drive for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Transfer by taxi and board Rocky Mountaineer this morning for a scenic rail journey to Vancouver, stopping en route in Kamloops. On board, travel in the glass-domed SilverLeaf carriage. During the journey pass through the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park and Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. Arrive in Kamloops and transfer to your hotel* for 1 night. (B, L)
Today, continue your journey to Vancouver on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Follow the Thompson river, passing through Rainbow
canyon with its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys, and finally travel through the farming region of Fraser valley, arriving in Vancouver in the late afternoon. On arrival, take a taxi transfer to the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver for 2 nights. (B, L)
Today is at leisure to explore Vancouver. We recommend pre-booking a tour of Vancouver, or Vancouver Island’s city of Victoria. Please speak to your tour consultant for details. (N)
Make your own way to the airport today and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4-star accommodation, except in Kamloops. Please note that the hotels used with the Rocky Mountaineer rail journeys are considered 3-star
and simple. Full details will be advised shortly before departure.
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International flights are not included with this itinerary. In some places, transfers are not included as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable. If you would prefer to have all transfers and / or flights included, please discuss this with your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, transfers or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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