Exploring from sky to sea you will travel through rugged Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. Marvel at sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers. Search for elk, mountain goats, bears and whales. Experience the romance and hospitality of the West in charming mountain resorts, prairie frontier towns and sophisticated port cities. Urban excitement and breath-taking natural wonders combine to make western Canada an unforgettable discovery.
• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 7 nights standard accommodation
• 7 buffet/continental breakfasts
• Transportation by modern coach
• Calgary sightseeing tour
• Banff sightseeing tour
• Vancouver sightseeing tour
• Tour director throughout
• Experienced tour driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
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Add on an Alaskan Cruise at the end of your tour
Day 1 Fly from London to Calgary
Arriving into Calgary, you will make your way independently to your downtown hotel. Once you have checked into your hotel room, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede and much more besides. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 Calgary to Banff National Park/Canmore
Enjoy a city tour of Calgary, admiring such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind set your sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. Tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes and see landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. Overnight in Canmore. Full Canadian breakfast included.
Day 3 Banff National Park/Canmore
The entire day is at leisure to tour Banff and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies. From the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Louise we enter rugged wilderness as we travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board a Ice Explorer that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return to Banff late in the afternoon. You may also take an optional helicopter tour of the world famous Three Sisters mountains. Overnight in Canmore. Continental breakfast included.
Day 4 Canmore to Kamloops
The drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid-1800s. Continue the tour of the Canadian parks system as you cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. From the highway, you are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park. You continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Continental breakfast included.
Day 5 Kamloops to Whistler
Expect a day of dramatic changing scenery as you drive through the ranch lands of central British Columbia and head for the coastal mountains and the four season resort of Whistler. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the pedestrian village and the mountains that surround it. Overnight in Whistler. Continental breakfast included.
Day 6 Whistler to Vancouver
Drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. You leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem or to return to places you wish to explore further. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included.
Day 7 Vancouver
The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island. If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. You can also go on an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital that is proud of her maritime heritage. See the beautiful 19th century landmarks and enjoy its lively atmosphere. Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you will visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Overnight in Vancouver. Full Canadian breakfast included.
Day 8 Fly from Vancouver to London
The time has come for some last minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Independently transfer back to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Full Canadian breakfast included.
Please note: For all optional activities purchased during a Classic 2016 & 2017 Escorted Holiday's, you must pay by Visa or MasterCard credit card only. Cash or other methods of payment cannot be processed by your Tour Director.Want to alter anything?
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