Travel 2 Touring 18/19

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

UNITED STATES & CANADA 1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

British Columbia

2

Tofino

MacMillan

Vancouver

1

Pacific Rim National Park

Nanaimo

Victoria

1

Hoh Rainforest

Olympic National Park

2

Rialto Beach

Seattle 1

USA

ACTIVE SMALL GROUP TOUR

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

PRICES FROM £2649pp

• Explore the Hoh Rain Forest and Rialto Beach, the jewels of Olympic National Park • Self-guided kayaking adventure on idyllic Lake Crescent • Enjoy an Orca Whale spotting boat trip in Victoria • Bear viewing around the beaches and inlets of the Tofino coastline • 2 night glamping experience in yurts on Vancouver Island

7 day Olympic National Park & Vancouver Island Seattle • Olympic National Park • Victoria • MacMillan Provincial Park • Pacific Rim National Park • Tofino • Vancouver

Day 1: Arrive Seattle Welcome to the city of Seattle in Washington State. You’re in a city that oozes cool, from sophisticated coffee shops to endless markets, not forgetting the iconic Space Needle. Spend your afternoon sampling local specialties and watching traders ‘tossing the fish’ at Pike Place Market before having a meeting and welcome dinner to become better acquainted with your tour leader and fellow travellers. (D) The Roosevelt Seattle Day 2: Seattle - Olympic National Park With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is what makes Olympic National Park one of the most unique in North America, UNESCO World Heritage Site and, for the most part, an untouched wilderness area. Visit the Hoh Rain Forest, an old- growth temperate forest where moss drips from the trees and dense trees camouflage deer seeking refuge. You’ll overnight in cabins by beautiful Lake Crescent, the ideal place to watch the setting sun. (B) Lake Crescent Lodge Cabins (2 nights) Day 3: Olympic National Park In the morning, you head off to Rialto Beach on Olympic’s wild Pacific coast. Think rocky beaches, giant drift logs, pounding waves and views of small islands called ‘sea stacks’, and that is Rialto. Hike a 2-mile trail along the beach to Hole-in-the-Wall and as you continue along the beach, you’ll see all number of different creatures from whales, sea lions and otters offshore to birds circling overhead and starfish lining the rock pools. In the afternoon, you take to the water only seconds from your cabins to head out on kayaks. The calmness of the water, peacefulness and mountain reflections make for a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. (BD) Day 4: Olympic NP – Victoria, Vancouver Island This morning, you make your way to Port Angeles to board the ferry for Victoria in Canada’s British Columbia. Victoria is well-known as an ideal place to spot Orca Whales, so included is an exhilarating Orca viewing Zodiac tour to search for these magnificent mammals. (B) Hotel Grand Pacific

Day 5: MacMillan Provincial Park - Pacific Rim National Park - Tofino This morning, depart Victoria for MacMillan Provincial Park, here you will find the rare and endangered remnants of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem. The oldest trees date back roughly 800 years and can grow as tall as 75 metres. Continue on to Pacific Rim National Park where you walk the Schooner Cove Trail. The hike meanders through lush rainforests and over streams before arriving to the beachfront and serving up magnificent vistas. From here you continue onto the Wya Point Resort Yurts – a unique platform glamping experience set just steps from the ocean. (BL) Wya Point Resort (Yurts, 2 nights) Day 6: Tofino Enjoy a scenic boat ride on waters of the Clayoquot Sound inlets keeping your eyes peeled for whales and Bald Eagles, before exploring the protected wilderness beaches and inlets which the bears call home. From late spring to October, it is common for bears to come down after hibernation, to feed on shellfish and crustaceans. Get up close to these magnificent animals on the Zodiac without disturbing or upsetting their natural feeding patterns. (B) Day 7: Vancouver Island - Vancouver It’s time to say goodbye to Vancouver Island as you take a scenic ferry to the mainland across, admiring small islands and the breath-taking panorama of the city of Vancouver as it comes into view. Enjoy a scenic drive through Stanley Park and stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout where you can gaze out at spectacular views of Vancouver and Lions Gate Bridge. Your tour concludes in Vancouver around 17:00 hrs, ask about extending your stay in this buzzing city. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£2649 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 6 nights’ accommodation in named hotels, lodges and yurts or similar • Meals as specified: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners • Touring by private air-conditioned small group vehicle • Services of a professional Tour Leader • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: May 25; Jun 15; Jul 6; Aug 24; Sep 7

TOUR STYLE: Active Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 13 max

Optional Pre/Post Stay Enquire about adding extra nights in Seattle and Vancouver. For something extra special ask about adding an Alaskan cruise or train journey across the Canadian Rockies. Please call for details.

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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