Travel 2 Touring 18/19

RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

CANADA

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LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

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Alberta

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

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British Columbia

Jasper

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Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

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Kamloops

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LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

2 Panoramic Helicopter Tour Banff

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Vancouver

Calgary

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LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

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INDEPENDENT RAIL TOUR PRICES FROM £2489pp

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR DETAILS • Leisurely paced tour of the Canadian Rockies including 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer • See the natural wonders of Jasper National Park on a half day tour • Ride the Banff Gondola for spectacular views • Enjoy leisure time in Jasper and Lake Louise for activities or simply taking in the scenery • Take a panoramic helicopter tour for breath-taking views of the Rockies PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ hotel accommodation • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service • Meals as specified: 2 delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, served at your seat. Complimentary alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling by onboard Hosts • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary DEPARTURES Multiple dates through Apr to Oct, please call for details. Also available in reverse. £2489 per person PRICES FROM:

10 day Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure Vancouver • Kamloops • Jasper • Lake Louise • Banff • Calgary Featured Route: Journey Through The Clouds

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver On arrival to Vancouver, transfer independently to your hotel and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver. Day 2: Vancouver – Kamloops Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (BL) Day 3: Kamloops – Jasper Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. (BL) Day 4: Jasper National Park Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Join a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. Day 5: Jasper – Lake Louise Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. Here you will

ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. Day 6: Lake Louise Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise. Day 7: Lake Louise - Banff This morning, you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Day 8: Banff Today, you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff. Day 9: Banff - Calgary Today, you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary. Day 10: Calgary Your tour concludes upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

TOUR STYLE: Independent Rail

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 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 Vancouver and Calgary. Please call for details.

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