THE BEST OF CANADA’S WEST

Canada

Discover the Rocky Mountains – dramatic peaks, jade-green lakes and pine forests where grizzlies still roam free, as well as exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver on this exciting tour.

Highlights:

• ​Banff sightseeing
• Vancouver & Stanley Park
• Lake Louise
•Enjoy gourmet treats at Granville Island’s Market
• Jasper, Maligne Lake & Maligne Canyon

Includes:

• Just You Tour Manager as your host
• Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
• 10 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
• 12 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, including welcome dinner & drink, & farewell drink

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9 Days

From $5349* p.p.


May 2020 - Sep 2021

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DAY 1 CALGARY
Make your own way to Calgary where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel​ in downtown Calgary. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

DAY 2 CALGARY - BANFF
Today you'll transfer to Banff for a sightseeing tour of Banff National Park. In Banff National Park's huge pine forests, black and grizzly bears still roam free and the area is home to spectacular sights such as wondrous snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and rugged canyons with crashing waterfalls. Our tour today includes visits to the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner and Bow Falls, and you might opt to take a ride on the Banff Gondola. This evening we'll get together for dinner​.

DAY 3 LAKE LOUISE
Lake Louise – a glacial jade-green lake high in the mountains, surrounded on all sides by towering peaks – is often described as the most beautiful place in Canada. Our included excursion to the lake today gives you the chance to see if you agree.

DAY 4 BANFF - JASPER
The Banff-Jasper Highway reaches almost 7,000ft above sea level at points and is flanked by great mountain ranges soaring to more than 11,000ft. As we head along this magnificent highway to Jasper, a stop at the Great Columbia Icefield provides an opportunity to take an Ice Explorer ride across the Athabasca Glacier.

DAY 5 SUN PEAKS
The former railroad town of Jasper is now home to the breathtakingly beautiful Jasper National Park. On this morning's tour we'll view the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake, set in a canyon and ringed by snow- and ice-capped mountains.

During free time this afternoon you could choose to take an optional river raft ride, and in the evening there's the chance to take a walk on the wild side with an optional nature walk.

DAY 6 SUN PEAKS
Today we're going to travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll travel through magnificent scenery and make several stops en route. First we'll visit Andahuayluillas, where a beautiful 17th century church contains an organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Next we'll call at the ruins of Racchi, and after an included lunch we'll see the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, before arriving in Puno.​

DAY 7 VANCOUVER
We continue our scenic journey through the Rockies today, towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.

DAY 8 VANCOUVER - AT LEISURE
Boasting one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, forests and delightful islands. On our sightseeing tour we'll take in Chinatown, Gas Town, the remarkable 1,000-acre Stanley Park with its famous totem poles and the magnificent harbour.

Granville Island is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike, thanks to its theatres, restaurants and shops. The highlight for most is the indoor public market with stalls selling gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood. We have organised a light lunch of sweet and savoury samples to tantalize your tastebuds.

DAY 9 VANCOUVER - AT LEISURE
Victoria on Vancouver Island can be reached by ferry, and if you choose to join an optional excursion, that’s how we’ll reach the capital of British Columbia. On our city tour you’ll be able to admire the architecture here and see how its British Victorian heritage is perfectly preserved. More highlights include the marvellous Butchart Gardens – 50 acres of spectacular floral displays and emerald-coloured lawns. We’ll also visit the Parliament Building and the classic Empress Hotel, sitting next to Victoria’s sparkling harbour.

DAY 9 VANCOUVER - AT LEISURE
Victoria on Vancouver Island can be reached by ferry, and if you choose to join an optional excursion, that’s how we’ll reach the capital of British Columbia. On our city tour you’ll be able to admire the architecture here and see how its British Victorian heritage is perfectly preserved. More highlights include the marvellous Butchart Gardens – 50 acres of spectacular floral displays and emerald-coloured lawns. We’ll also visit the Parliament Building and the classic Empress Hotel, sitting next to Victoria’s sparkling harbour.

DAY 10 VANCOUVER - AT LEISURE
Vancouver’s North Shore, featuring the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain, is well worth a visit and you can do so on an optional excursion if you wish. A farewell drink with your fellow travellers this evening will bring y our tour to a perfect end.

DAY 11 DEPARTURE
Your tour comes to an end today.

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