Holiday Itinerary - Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Day 1: UK - Calgary.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff National Park.

See many of Calgary’s attractions on a sightseeing tour. Drive into Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. (B)

Day 3: Banff National Park.

Today is at leisure to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff. Perhaps take an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies?

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

Visit Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200ft-thick Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in the picturesque resort of Jasper and enjoy an orientation tour of the town. There will also be a chance to join an optional raft trip down the Athabasca river.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Spend the day at leisure or perhaps join the excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island.

Day 6: Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Kamloops

Today, follow the Fraser river to the base of spectacular Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Continue following Yellowhead Highway alongside the mighty Thompson river, enjoying the spectacular vistas of the Monashee Mountains en route to Kamloops.

Day 7: Kamloops - Victoria

Travel through British Columbia’s lush Coast Mountains to its majestic Pacific coastline. Sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands to Victoria. Visit Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park.

Day 8: Victoria

The day is at leisure to experience more of the many attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum or whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Day 9: Victoria - Vancouver 

Set sail back to Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. On arrival, see Chinatown, Gastown, Vancouver’s beautiful beaches and harbour, then tour Stanley Park on a sightseeing tour.

Day 10: Vancouver - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 11 – Flight lands in the UK

Classic escorted tour : Ideal if you want to see it all. Led by an experienced Archers Tour Director, you’ll meet like-minded people and experience must-see sights, with free time to explore on your own or on one of our optional excursions. You’ll stay in comfortable, conveniently-located hotels rated at least 3 stars or above. With flights, hotels and transfers all included, you can rest assured that Archers have  taken care of the details.

A steady 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 - Heart of the Canadian Rockies - 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 10 May 2018. 

May 5, 10, 12, 24, 26, 31

August 4, 9, 18, 23, 25, 30

June 2, 7, 16, 21, 23, 30

September 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29

July 5, 19

October 4, 6, 11

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

Archers Holidays Joined Cosmos
Heart of the Canadian Rockies

11 Days Escorted Touring Holiday - 7% Discount

Holiday prices from only £1767

Journey deep into Canada’s virgin wilderness to explore Banff National Park, ride across the 1,200ft-thick Athabasca Glacier, and sail through the patchwork of Gulf Islands. This is an epic adventure of snow-capped peaks, crystal lakes and lush forests dotted with alpine towns. 

Holiday Highlights Heart of the Canadian Rockies

  • Rocky Mountains - soaring; majestic; iconic
  • Lake Louise - catch its azure-blue waters reflecting the surrounding glacial mountains
  • Columbia Icefield - ice Explorer Ride over the 1,200ft-thick Athabasca Glacier
  • Butchart Gardens - wander the century-old floral show gardens
  • Strait of Georgia - set sail back to Vancouver

Special departures

Calgary Stampede
7, 10 July 2018 departures

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All this included in your holiday.

  • VIP private home pick up service
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes/service charges

Extend your stay

7 night - Alaska cruise

2 nights Vancouver 

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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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