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Western Journey

Duration:8 days 7 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Canada

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Western Journey

Duration:8 days 7 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region: Canada

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Tour Information

The Western Journey tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

Journeying from sky to sea you will travel through craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. Marvel at sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers. You will explore the wild paths of fur traders, gold prospectors, cowboys and the mounted officers that policed them. 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 breathtaking natural wonders combine to make western Canada an unforgettable discovery.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Arrival in Calgary

Day 1

Arrival in Calgary

Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Calgary to Banff National Park / Canmore

Day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park / Canmore

This morning we set out to meet fellow travellers at breakfast before we tour the sights of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. We 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. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Canmore / Banff National Park

Day 3

Canmore / Banff National Park

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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Canmore to Kamloops

Day 4

Canmore to Kamloops

Our drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s. We continue our tour of the Canadian parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. From the highway, we 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. We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Kamloops to Whistler

Day 5

Kamloops to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. 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. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Whistler to Vancouver

Day 6

Whistler to Vancouver

We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. We 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. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

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. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - End of Tour

Day 8

End of Tour

The time has come for some last minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Individual transfer to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. American breakfast included.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
MAY 20 1251
JUNE 3, 17 1251
JULY 15, 29 1251
AUG 12 1251
SEP 2, 9, 16 1251

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
- Banff sightseeing tour
- Calgary sightseeing tour
- Vancouver sightseeing tour

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 7 breakfasts

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Calgary Sandman Calgary City Centre Downtown
2-3 Banff National Park/Canmore Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
4 Kamloops Ramada Kamloops
5 Whistler Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Whistler Park Lodge or Aava Hotel
6-7 Vancouver Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Calgary, Sandman Calgary City Centre Downtown
POST: Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Banff - Columbia Icefields Excursion including Ice Explorer ride
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing - Three Sisters Peak
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Spectacular Glacier Tour
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Ultimate Glacier Tour
- Vancouver - Victoria Excursion including coach/ferry transfers and visit to Butchart Gardens