Holiday Itinerary - Spirit of the Canadian Rockies

Day 1: UK to Vancouver

This evening meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Day 2: Vancouver

A sightseeing tour of Vancouver includes the waterfront, Chinatown and Stanley Park with its vast evergreen forests and totem poles. (B)

Day 3: Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

Board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer Train. Follow Fraser Canyon and the Thompson river through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 4: Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Banff

Continue the Rocky Mountaineer experience eastward to Shuswap Lake. Follow Kicking Horse river and pass over the Continental Divide into Banff National Park. (B,L)

Day 5: Banff National Park

Tour the highlights of Banff; Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and Surprise Corner. This afternoon, either take a trip on a nature walk with a picnic or opt for lunch atop Sulphur Mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Banff National Park - Lake Louise

Visit Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000ft and surround the tranquil water of the lake. Later, arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. (B,D)

Day 7: Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Travel on awe inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer on the 1,200ft thick Athabasca Glacier and see thundering Athabasca Falls. (B,D) 

Day 8: Jasper National Park - Sun Peaks

Admire the scenery on Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Pass Mount Robson; at 12,972ft it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. (B)

Day 9: Sun Peaks - Whistler.

Travel past beautiful lakes and mountains en route to Whistler, one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts. (B)

Day 10: Whistler - Victoria

Enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Afterwards, board the BC Ferry to Victoria on a picturesque
cruise to Vancouver Island. Experience the charms of the ‘Garden City’ on a city highlights tour. (B)

Day 11: Victoria

Today, there is a choice of activities. Either enjoy traditional afternoon tea at the grand Fairmont Empress hotel or a whale watching excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Later, visit the world famous Butchart Gardens. The 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 - UK

Travel via the BC Ferry through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland and transfer to Vancouver Airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Day 13 – Flight lands in the UK

Globus - Platinum excorted tours : Operated by Archers' sister company Globus, their platinum tours unlock even more authentic local experiences, creating unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. You’ll stay in centrally-located hotels that are rated at least 4 stars and enjoy special access to the world’s greatest sights. Their Tour Directors bring the destinations to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge. They speak the language. They know the history. They know where to find the legendary pastries. 

Comfortable paced tour.

Friendly Faces

The best - and Archers mean the best - tour directors

You’ll love them, because they love what they do and it shows. They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit, warm, friendly natures and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. Archers are sure you’ll be thrilled with your Tour Directors ~ 96% of customers rate them ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Local guides 

There’s no better way to get to the heart of a place and its people than by way of local introduction. We’ve sought out the most friendly and fascinating people to guide the way and bring you closer to the essence of the local culture.

Authentic experiences

It’s humbling to be invited to be part of a slightly more intimate display of cultural traditions and treasures, to get up close and watch artisans refine their work or musicians expressing something that captures the spirit of their home. From local Italian chefs to traditional farmers in Myanmar, we’ve met some unforgettable characters with unique skills and have woven them into our holidays so you can meet them too.

Departure dates & prices 2018 - Spirit of the Canadian Rockies (13 days) 7% discount on all dates

Archers access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The 'from' price shown is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 2 June 2018. 

May 5, 12, 19, 26

August 4, 11, 18, 25

June 2, 9 , 16, 23, 30

September 1, 8

July 7, 14, 21, 28

September 15, 22

All holidays subject to Archers Holidays Terms & Conditions

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

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Spirit of the Canadian Rockies

13 Days Escorted Touring Holiday - 7% Discount

Holiday prices from only £3999

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer Train through imperial forests past mirrored-lakes and snow-capped peaks, and cross the Athabasca Glacier on a tour that captures the true spirit of the Rockies.

Holiday Highlights Spirit of the Canadian Rockies

  • Vancouver - explore the city’s elegant waterfront and lively Chinatown
  • Rocky Mountaineer - follow the Fraser Canyon aboard the famous Rockies locomotive
  • Banff National Park - see the Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and Surprise Corner
  • Columbia Icefield - ice Explorer Ride across the 1,000ft thick Athabasca Glacier
  • Whistler - explore this popular mountain resort
  • Victoria - head out on a whale watching excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour

All this included in your holiday.

  • VIP private home pick up service
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Welcome drink, 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners (including farewell dinner)
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes/service charges

Extend your stay

7 night - Alaska cruise - call for details

Rocky Mountaineer

Rockey Mountaineer service level options

Silverleaf Service (included)
Single level dome, oversized windows, delicious hot entrée options served at your seat, 2 hosts plus culinary team members throughout journey, complimentary wine or beer at lunch & non-alcoholic beverages included throughout, outdoor viewing between coaches.

Goldleaf Service (upgrade)
Bi-level glass-dome coach with panoramic views, large picture windows in private dining room and large open-air vestibule viewing area, gourmet à la carte meals served in dining room, 3 to 4 hosts plus full culinary team, complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout journey.

Made for you

When it comes to holidays Archers know everyone has different needs and wishes. So they make sure they create their holiday experiences with this in mind. And they always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.

A private chauffeur
You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

Which airport?
Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and airline that suit you best. Archers access flight prices and availability in real time, so you can get your holiday off on the right foot in a way that’s convenient for you.

Upgrades
Take advantage of a more luxurious cabin or access Archers’ competitively priced upgrade options with some of the world’s leading airlines.

Extensions
Stay longer in a spot you love, add a cruise or unwind for a few days on the beach. Follow your heart, not a fixed itinerary!

Multiple destinations
If you’re time-rich and on a roll, why not keep the momentum of your adventure going by combining back-to-back trips? We’ve got some great recommendations.

Single room offers
Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group but prefer your own room, Archers can waive the usual single room supplement on some of their most popular holidays. If you’re happy to share a room with someone else, then take advantage of their ‘Single Share’ offer ~ take a twin room with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and if there’s no one to share with you’ll get a room to yourself at no added cost! Call Archers for more details.


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