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Rockies Trail

Duration:10 days 9 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Canada

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Rockies Trail

Duration:10 days 9 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region: Canada

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The Rockies Trail tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

The Rocky Mountains are your gateway to Canada. Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields and breathtaking views of soaring peaks. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons and discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold seekers. The mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler give way to the port cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Revel in the Pacific experience from awesome coastal scenery to boat cruises across blue-water straits where whales travel and bald eagles soar. Ocean, mountains and lively communities with famous Western hospitality – this trip has it all.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Arrival in Calgary

Day 1

Arrival in Calgary

Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in the remainder of the day is free. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details on joining the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view and savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Overnight in Calgary.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Calgary to Banff National Park

Day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park

We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park

Day 3

Banff National Park

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Day 4

Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jasper National Park to Sun Peaks

Day 5

Jasper National Park to Sun Peaks

Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. You may alternately take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains. Then we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Sun Peaks. Buffet breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Sun Peaks to Whistler

Day 6

Sun Peaks to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn. 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. Overnight in Whistler. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Whistler to Victoria

Day 7

Whistler to Victoria

The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia's capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Victoria

Day 8

Victoria

Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Victoria to Vancouver

Day 9

Victoria to Vancouver

We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner party at the Vancouver Aquarium. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast and dinner included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - End of Tour

Day 10

End of Tour

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental breakfast included.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
JUNE 15 2255
JULY 20 2255
AUG 24 2255
SEP 7 2255

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
- Calgary city tour
- Banff and Lake Louise region tour
- Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
- Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
- Victoria city tour
- Butchart Gardens
- Vancouver city tour

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 9 breakfasts
- 1 dinner

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Calgary Delta Calgary Downtown
2-3 Banff Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge or Banff International Hotel
4 Jasper The Crimson or Chateau Jasper or Lobstick Lodge or Marmot Lodge or Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites
5 Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
6 Whistler Delta Whistler Village Suites
7-8 Victoria Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
9 Vancouver Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Calgary, Delta Calgary Downtown
POST: Vancouver, Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Three Sisters Peak Tour
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Mount Assiniboine
- Banff Gondola Ride
- Easy Rafting/Scenic Float Trip
- Jasper - Maligne Lake Cruise
- Jasper – Sidecar Motorcycle Tours
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Spectacular Glacier Tour
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Ultimate Glacier Tour
- Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
- Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by covered boat
- Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by zodiac