Travel 2 Touring 18/19

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

CANADA

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Jasper National Park

British Columbia

Blue River

2

1

Columbia Icefields

Whistler

2

Alberta

Lake Louise

1

Vancouver

1

Victoria

2

Banff

1

1

Calgary

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SMALL GROUP TOUR

• Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier

PRICES FROM £2749pp

• Unwind at Miette Hot Springs • Wonderful mountain scenery and crystal blue waters in Lake Louise • Embark on a River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley • See the Canadian Rockie’s highest peak Mount Robson • Enjoy outdoor activities in the alpine playground of Whistler • Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler and Banff orientation walks

12 day Discover the Canadian Rockies Calgary • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper • Blue River • Whistler • Victoria • Vancouver

Day 1: Arrive Calgary On arrival, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is free until the evening when you meet your fellow guests and CEO for a welcome meeting. Sandman Inn Downtown Calgary Day 2: Calgary – Banff Drive to Banff and take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum to explore the fascinating history of this town and the Canadian Pacific railroad, and how it was the stepping stone of opening up western Canada. (B) Rundlestone Lodge Day 3: Banff – Lake Louise Continue by road to the postcard perfect Lake Louise and take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery of the Victoria Glacier. In the afternoon opt to hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House or perhaps go white water rafting on one of the Kicking Horse river (optional, own expense). (B) Lake Louise Inn Day 4: Lake Louise – Jasper Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Along the way be awed by the lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue on to Jasper National Park. (B) Tonquin Inn (2 nights) Day 5: Jasper National Park Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some white water rafting. In the evening enjoy the stunning landscape of lakes and mountains as you drive to the hot springs. Soak in 1 of the 4 pools as you take in the peaceful panoramic views. (B)

Day 6: Jasper National Park – Blue River View the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre before crossing the Rockies to reach Blue River. Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Search out wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. (BD) Mike Wiegele Heliskiing Resort Days 7 & 8: Blue River – Whistler Pass through the scenic ranges of the Caribou Mountains and into Coastal Mountains, with stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving to the village of Whistler, host to some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The next day is at your leisure to explore the alpine playground of Whistler and its surrounds. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining. (B) Whistler Village Inn and Suites (2 nights) Day 9: Whistler – Victoria Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an indigenous guide who has come through the centre’s training program. Later, drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and catch the ferry to Vancouver Island to reach Victoria, where you’ll take an orientation walk with the CEO. (B) Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbor (2 nights) Day 10: Victoria The day is free for optional activities such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, museums and Butchart Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver where you can discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown. On day 12 your tour concludes after check out of your hotel. Ask about extending your stay to explore the city further or perhaps add an Alaskan cruise. (B) Ramada Inn Downtown Gardens, or high tea at a historic hotel. (B) Days 11 & 12: Victoria – Vancouver

J ourneys E xclusives • Historical Walking Tour in Banff • Indigenous Cultural Experience in Whistler

TOUR DETAILS

£2749 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner • Shared touring by air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking, ferry, boat • Services of a Chief Experience Officer & local guides • National Geographic Journeys Exclusive experiences • All park fees in Jasper & Banff • Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jun 3, 10, 17, 27; Jul 4, 11, 21, 28; Aug 4, 14, 21, 28; Sep 7, 14 TOUR STYLE: National Geographic Journeys

GROUP SIZE: 12 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

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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