Travel 2 Touring 18/19

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

CANADA

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Alberta

Jasper

2

Columbia Icefields

Icefields Parkway

Kamloops

1

Banff National Park

Vancouver

1

Banff

2

Victoria

2

1

British Columbia

Calgary

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

• Drive along the magnificent Icefields Parkway and see the giant Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer • Take an optional tour to see the turquoise waters of Lake Louise or ride up the Banff Gondola • Pass the Rockies highest peak Mount Robson in Jasper National Park • Take an optional scenic cruise on Maligne Lake • Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park and Gastown

PRICES FROM £1059pp

10 day Wonders of the Rockies Calgary • Banff • Icefields Parkway • Jasper • Kamloops • Vancouver

Day 1: Arrive Calgary Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon. Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown Day 2: Calgary - Banff Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before travelling to Banff. On the way, stop for picturesque views of stunning Lake Louise. In Banff, wind your way along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you’ll view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions. Inns of Banff (2 nights) Day 3: Banff Today is set aside as a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Consider taking an optional, exhilarating helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain at 7,500 feet (2,301 metres) on the Banff gondola or a more in depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness including world-famous Lake Louise and stunning Moraine Lake. Day 4: Banff – Icefields Parkway - Jasper Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain views. Stop at Peyto Lake (weather dependent) and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look at this massive glacier. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour. Marmot Lodge (2 nights) Day 5: Jasper National Park Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip on the scenic Athabasca River, to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake. Day 6: Jasper - Kamloops See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Continue through lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops. Hampton Inn Kamloops

Day 7: Kamloops - Victoria Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. A short drive takes you into the charming city of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, and through Beacon Hill Park. Comfort Inn and Suites (2 nights) Day 8: Victoria This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world- famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer. (B) Day 9: Victoria - Vancouver Travel to Vancouver and see Gastown, the city’s oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park and see its famous collection of totem poles. (B) Ramada Vancouver Downtown Day 10: Depart Vancouver Bid farewell to Canada and your newfound friends. Ask about extending your stay or perhaps adding an Alaskan cruise.

TOUR DETAILS

£1059 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 2 breakfasts • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • An expert Travel Director and separate driver • Sightseeing as per itinerary (excluding optional) DEPARTURES 2019: Apr 22; May 13, 27; Jun 17; Jul 8, 22; Aug 19; Sep 9, 16, 30

TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 56 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

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.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Calgary and Vancouver. Please call for details.

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