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 at a welcome reception
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.
Continue to the turquoise-coloured Lake
Louise where you will stay at the renowned
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, with dinner
served at the hotel. (B, L, D)
This morning travel to Moraine lake (weather
permitting) on your way to Banff. This
afternoon there will be a guided tour of the
town and a chance to ride the Banff gondola.
Stay 2 nights at Banff Park Lodge. Tonight,
take a relaxing wagon ride along the banks
of the Bow river and enjoy a traditional steak
barbecue dinner. (B, D)
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). (B)
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 into Chateau Jasper (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, have 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 4x4 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, 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 horsedrawn
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
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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YEN2019: 11 Nights
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