Holiday Itinerary - Spirit of the Rockies

Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver, BC.

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Vancouver.

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The afternoon is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure before
dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3: Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops.

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER train to follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops. (B,L)

NOTE: Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer; however, you can rest assured it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Day 4: Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Banff.

Back aboard the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B,L)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognised as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this château-style hotel developed into one of the top three getaways in North America.

Day 5: Banff.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to ride on the Banff Gondola, visit the shops on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter sightseeing trip for impressive views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff. (B,D)

Day 6: Banff - Lake Louise.

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location. (B,D)

NOTE: The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Built as a log cabin in 1890, the historic château has become worldfamous, hosting celebrities and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine lake, pamper yourself in the spa, or just relax with afternoon tea.

Day 7: Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper.

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ride an exciting ICE EXPLORER on the 750-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend this evening at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and called “Tent City,” it is now a 4-star resort nestled between majestic  ountains and enchanting lakes. Take a nature hike, play a game of croquet, enjoy a canoe trip on the lake, or just bask in the beauty of this tranquil setting.

Day 8: Jasper - Sun Peaks.

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while travelling the Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is the same route followed by the early fur brigades of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they paddled fully laden canoes to the Pacific Coast. Pass regal Mount Robson; at 12,972 feet, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. (B)

Day 9: Sun Peaks - Whistler.

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the all-season luxury resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, the château brings old and new together in a seamless meld of historical style and modern beauty. Enjoy impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in this pristine mountain wilderness.

Day 10: Whistler - Victoria.

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC FERRY for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capital on a city highlights tour. Later, perhaps stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbour city. (B)

Day 11: Victoria.

Today, enjoy an experience not to forget, a WHALE-WATCHING excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This afternoon, visit the worldfamous BUTCHART GARDENS. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens. Later, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner in the original Butchart family residence. (B,D)

Day 12: Victoria - Vancouver 

This morning, travel via BC FERRY through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland for a transfer to Vancouver International Airport. (B)

Day 13

Flight lands in the UK.

Departure dates 2019 : Spirit of the Rockies (13 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price from £4515

Travel 55 discount price from £4199

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

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 18 May 2019. Please call to get a quote for your own party size and chosen departure date/airport. 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.

May 4, 11, 28, 25

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September 7, 14, 21

July 6, 13, 20, 27

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 18 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

Why not extend your stay?

Add an Alaska Cruise to your holiday - 7 nights aboard the MS Volendam

Day 12 Victoria –Vancouver (embarkation).

This morning, transfer back to Vancouver, where you will board Holland America’s MS Volendam to begin your cruise. (B,D)

Day 13 Scenic cruising: Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 14 Tracy Arm and Juneau. (B,L,D)

Day 15 Skagway. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Scenic cruising: Glacier Bay National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 17 Ketchikan. (B,L,D)

Day 18 Scenic cruising: Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 19 Vancouver (disembarkation). (B)

Day 20 Flight lands in the UK.

NOTES: Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing.

Call for details.

Cosmos Tours
Spirit of the Rockies

7% discount - 13 days escorted touring holiday

Discount prices start from only £4199

This extensive tour takes you on a journey through the stunning Canadian Rockies with visits to Kamloops, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, the Columbia Icefield, Whistler and a 2 day scenic trip on the famous Rockey Mountaineer train.

This wonderful 13 day Spirit of the Rockies tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book diect with Cosmos direct 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. 

All this included

Flights

Home pick up service*

Transfers

Sightseeing and more -

VANCOUVER Sightseeing

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER 2-day scenic train trip

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

WHISTLER Breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

VICTORIA Sightseeing; whale-watching excursion; farewell dinner at world-famous Butchart Gardens

Hotels

Vancouver Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Kamloops Determined by Rocky Mountaineer®

Banff Fairmont Banff Springs

Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Whistler Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Victoria Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Alaska Cruise Extension Holland America’s MS Volendam

Meals

Breakfast (B) daily, 2 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner at Butchart Gardens; Alaska Cruise - Extension: 20 additional meals

Free WI-FI available on your coach and in most hotels

Globus

A Globus tour is more than just a holiday – it’s everything you need, taken care of. All of Globus tours include:

Sightseeing and VIP access: Globus offers you more included features and behind-the-scenes local experiences than any other tour operator – plus, you get special VIP access at the must-see sights. We actually take you inside the most awe-inspiring places – right to the front of the queue and through the front door. Our itineraries clearly indicate inside visits and included features by putting them into UPPERCASE.

Superior hotels: Only on a Globus tour can you see all the sights, hit the town for the evening and then stroll back to a comfortable bed. Our hotels have been selected for their comfort, beauty and central location so you’re perfectly positioned to make the most of each stop. All hotel and city taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are included.

Meals: Food and wine tastings, plus traditional meals at local restaurants, help you experience your destination’s
culture through its cuisine. Globus tours always include several meals, each featuring at least one complimentary glass of regional wine, beer, soft drinks, coff ee or tea for an additional taste of local flavour.

Local Favourites: Globus go beyond the excursions off ered by other tour operators and arrange special events and activities
just for Globus guests to get an authentic taste of local life. Whether that’s learning to dance the Viennese waltz in an exclusive lesson in Strauss, or discovering life on a husky farm in Finnish Lapland, see which Local Favorites are included on each tour, just look out for the icons on the holiday pages.

Plus: Your Globus tour also includes our private home pick-up service, transfers, Wi-Fi (where available) and air-conditioning on our deluxe coaches, porterage, and any airport or port charges.

You even have the chance to personalise your trip with extra days and additional optional excursions.

Your train

Rocky Mountaineer travels through spectacular Canadian scenery.

SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your seat.

An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room.


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