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Canada – Niagara Falls to Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer

From £4459.00
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Niagara Falls
Departing by Air
Duration 14 Days
Available Until September 2023

Experience glorious Canada, including breathtaking Niagara and glittering Columbia, with a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train!

You’ll begin at lakeside Toronto, from where you’ll visit awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a helicopter ride above the tumult. Continue along the famous ‘Maple Leaf Trail’ to Canada’s romantic capital Ottawa and stylish Montréal, from where an included excursion takes you to historic, charming Québec City. The next day you fly west to Calgary and make the scenic journey to exquisite Banff, capital of the Rockies. Travel alongside the turquoise waters of Lake Louise to historic railroad town of Jasper, via the renowned Icefields Parkway.

At Jasper, you’ll board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a scenic two-day journey along the picturesque Yellowhead Route, passing towering Mount Robson and heading through the scenic wonderland of the Monashee and Caribou mountains. Break your journey with an overnight stay in historic Kamloops, then re-board the Rocky Mountaineer as you continue through the magnificent Rockies to glittering Vancouver for a two-night stay, a fitting finale to a wonderful adventure.

What You’ll Love

  • 12 nights’ room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Toronto (3 nights), Montreal (2), Banff (2), Jasper (1), Sun Peaks (1) and Vancouver (3)
  • Return flights to Toronto (returning from Vancouver)
  • An internal flight from Montréal to Calgary
  • A two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling in SilverLeaf Service (GoldLeaf available at a supplement)
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Alternative Departures

Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly to Canada

Fly into Toronto, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach into the city, heading to your hotel for the next three nights.

Relax, and enjoy your first evening in one of North America’s most engaging, cosmopolitan and cultured metropolises.

Day 2 – Optional Toronto Tour

This morning, an optional guided tour will introduce Toronto. See the glittering waterfront developments, the sky-piercing CN Tower and colourful, contrasting neighbourhoods like Greektown and Little Italy. Afterwards, indulge in some shopping in the city’s ultra-modern malls, and make the most of the city’s cosmopolitan dining options or perhaps take in a show – Toronto is Canada’s capital of live entertainment.

Day 3 – Included Niagara Falls visit

Today’s excursion will be an unforgettable highlight of your tour, as you travel by coach around the lake to wondrous Niagara Falls. Marvel at the spectacular views, perhaps taking an optional 10-minute helicopter ride above the waters, or enjoying the view over lunch from the vantage point of an overlooking restaurant.

Later, we’ll return to Toronto, where you can perhaps spend the evening enjoying its legendary hospitality in one of the many restaurants.

Day 4 – Follow the Maple Leaf Trail to Montréal

This morning, you’ll board the coach and journey along Lake Ontario’s northern shoreline, following the Maple Leaf Trail that leads past handsome Kingston and north to romantic Ottawa. See the Victorian houses and famous Rideau

Canal of Canada’s beautiful administrative capital, before continuing to stylish Montréal, where you’ll spend the next two nights.

Day 5 – Included visit to Québec City

Today’s excursion takes you to charming, historic Québec City, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, which overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River, its skyline dominated by the monumental Citadelle. Once here, you’ll be able to join an optional guided city tour, before you explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of Basse Ville and its hilltop Haute Ville counterpart, which together form the endlessly enthralling Vieux-Québec.

Day 6 – Fly to Calgary and travel to Banff

Today you’ll transfer to Montréal Airport to board the flight west to the oil and cowboy town of Calgary. From here you’ll continue through the amazing scenery, travelling by coach up into the heart of the Rockies to exquisite Banff.

Day 7 – Optional Banff Tours

Explore the stunning capital of the Rockies, and its majestic setting, today. Take the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions that include a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, a trip to scenic Surprise Corner, a viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel, and a helicopter flight across the Rockies for a close-up view of the towering peaks.

Day 8 – Travel to Lake Louise and along the Icefields Parkway

A memorable days awaits as you journey, first, to beautiful Lake Louise, its turquoise waters – frozen for much of the year – set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You’ll then travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway to the historic railroad town of Jasper, at the gateway to the scenic Jasper National Park. Keep your eye out for the elk, moose and even bears that call this part of Canada home.

Day 9 – Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

This morning, begin your journey on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, following the path of the North Thompson River past Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass, and through the scenic wonderland of the Monashee and Caribou mountains. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board the train as you gaze in awe at the majestic scenery, and arrive in Kamloops in the late afternoon to transfer to a comfortable overnight hotel.

Day 10 – Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Vancouver

Re-board the train to continue your spectacular journey to the coast. Highlights will include the mighty Fraser River, the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the stunning coastal ranges that rise up as you near beautiful Vancouver.

Once again, you’ll enjoy breakfast and lunch on board, and once you arrive in Vancouver, you’ll transfer to your next hotel. Relax, or head out to enjoy your first evening in a city often voted among the best places in the world to live.

Day 11 – At leisure in Vancouver with optional sightseeing

Join today’s optional tour and get to know delightful Vancouver. Highlights will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You’ll also cross into the leafy suburbs of North Van for the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Day 12 – Optional visit to Vancouver Island

Spend today exploring Vancouver, or join our final optional excursion and head across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and charming Victoria. See the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel in the unashamedly ‘British’ capital of British Columbia, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, a breathtakingly colourful, 50-acre horticultural treasure on the edge of the Pacific.

Day 13 – Fly back to the UK

This morning, you’re free to do some last-minute shopping and sightseeing in Vancouver, before you head to the airport to board the overnight flight home.

Day 14 – Arrive home

Early this morning you’ll arrive back in the UK.


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