Holiday Itinerary - Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary.

Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff National Park.

The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city’s attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 3: Banff National Park.

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park.

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that
reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the coach scales three mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper town upon arrival.

Day 5: Jasper National Park.

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 6: Jasper - Mount Robson - Kamloops.

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7: Kamloops - Ferry Crossing - Victoria.

As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade

Day 8: Victoria.

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.

Day 9: Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver.

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.

Day 10: Vancouver

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Day 11:

Flight lands in the UK.

Note: Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Why not extend your stay?

Add an Alaska Cruise - 7 nights

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s luxurious Volendam or Nieuw Amsterdam.

Day 10 - Vancouver (Embarkation). Embark your cruise ship. (D)

Day 11 - Scenic cruising: Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Juneau. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Skagway. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Scenic cruising: Glacier Bay. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Ketchikan. (B,L,D)

Day 16 - Scenic cruising: Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 17 - Vancouver (Disembarkation). Your cruise ends this morning. (B)

Day 18 - Flight lands in the UK.

NOTE: Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

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Departure dates 2019 : Heart of the Canadian Rockies (11 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price from £1729

Travel 55 discount price from £1608

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices, all of Cosmos holidays are based on live flight pricing which can change at any time and are subject to your individual requirements - telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 for up to date availability and prices. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55C to receive your 7% discount.

April 29

July 4, 18, 29

September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 30

May 6, 9, 20, 23, 27, 30

August 8, 12, 19, 22, 29

October 3, 10

June 6, 17, 20, 24

Cosmos access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 9 May 2019. Please call Cosmos to get a quote for your own party size and chosen departure date/airport. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Cosmos Tours
Heart of the Canadian Rockies

11 days escorted touring holiday - 7% discount

Discount prices start from only £1608

Fly to Calgary and your first visit is Banff and into Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. On to Lake Louse, a perfect natural mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges and lakes come into view as you head through two mountain passes. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting Ice Explorer ride over the 750-feet-thick ice and then on to the picturesque resort of Jasper.

Take a ferry crossing to Victoria and visit the world famous Butchart Gardens before sailing back to Vancouver. 

This stunning 11 day tour of the Canadian Rockies comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

Calgary Sightseeing.

Banff National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park.

Lake Louise Visit the lake.

Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield.

Jasper National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park.

Victoria Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

Vancouver Sightseeing; Stanley Park

Calgary Stampede

Special Departures: 6 and 9 July 2019

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Great value as standard

Flights, accommodation and a private home pick-up service* are included in nearly all holidays. Meals, porterage and taxes are also included where possible.

*restrictions may apply - call for details

Accommodation on tour

Calgary Sandman Hotel Downtown Calgary City Centre

Banff National Park Bow View Lodge

Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge

Kamloops The Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre

Victoria Royal Scot Hotel and Suites

Vancouver Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown

Alaska Cruise Extension Holland America’s Volendam or Nieuw Amsterdam.

Note: Accommodation as stated or similar


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