Holiday Itinerary - Grand Canadian Rail and the Rockies

Day 1: UK - Toronto

Day 2: Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto

Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise to the world-famous falls. Visit picturesque Niagaraon-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. Note: In the event of bad weather, the Niagara Cruise will be substituted for the Behind the Falls walk.

Day 3: Toronto - VIA Rail® ‘Canadian’ train

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Toronto’s highlights. This evening why not join the optional dinner at the top of the CN Tower? Afterwards, transfer to Union Station and board The Canadian - VIA Rail®’s premier transcontinental train.

Day 4: VIA Rail® ‘Canadian’ train

Watch the scenery as you whisk by the ever changing landscape and travel on Canadian National Railway’s breathtaking mainline. (B,L,D)

Day 5: VIA Rail® ‘Canadian’ train - Winnipeg

After a brief stop in Winnipeg, re-board the ‘Canadian’ for a journey through Manitoba’s prairies into Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)

Day 6: VIA Rail® > Jasper National Park

Continue on the ‘Canadian’ into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at the beautiful mountain resort of Jasper and enjoy an orientation tour to experience its unspoiled beauty. (B)

Day 7: Jasper National Park

At leisure. Perhaps join the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake.

Day 8: Jasper National Park - Columbia Icefield - Banff National Park

Travel through Jasper National Park. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200ft thick Athabasca Glacier. Continue down the Icefield Parkway to the lively mountain resort of Banff. 

Day 9: Banff National Park

At leisure. Why not take the optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies? After, perhaps join an optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a thrilling gondola ride and a stop at sparkling Bow Falls. 

Day 10: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Kamloops.

Visit the pristine waters of Lake Louise. Head over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through Yoho National Park and Glacier National Park, en route to the cattle ranching centre of Kamloops.

Day 11: Kamloops - Victoria

Travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline. Board a ferry for the crossing to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the world famous Butchart Gardens.

Day 12: Victoria.

Enjoy a day at leisure.

Day 13: Victoria - Vancouver 

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands to Vancouver. Enjoy sightseeing of the city’s major landmarks.

Day 14: Vancouver

At leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the world famous Whistler resort and Shannon Falls or an excursion to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - 230ft above the river.

Day 15: Vancouver - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 16: 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 - Grand Canadian Rail and the 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 1 May 2018. 

May 1, 8, 15

June 5, 12, 19, 26

August 7, 21, 28

May 22, 29

July 10, 17, 24

September 4, 11, 18

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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Grand Canadian Rail and the Rockies

14 Days Escorted Touring Holiday - 7% Discount

Holiday prices from only £2697

This 14 day stunning tour takes you on a journey deep into Canada’s spiritual heart on a classic rail trip through the epic wilderness of its national parks, mountain resorts and dramatic natural spectacles.

Holiday Highlights Grand Canadian Rail and the Rockies

  • Niagara Falls - experience nature’s raw power on a sightseeing cruise
  • VIA Rail® ‘Canadian Train’ - experience the breadth of Canada’s natural beauty on this classic rail journey from Toronto to Jasper
  • Columbia Icefield - Rride the exciting Ice Explorer across the 1,200ft thick Athabasca Glacier
  • Lake Louise - marvel at the mirror-like reflections of this serene turquoise lake
  • Yoho National Park - named after the Cree expression for awe and wonder
  • Glacier National Park - a rugged and beautiful slice of virgin Canadian wilderness

Your train

The Canadian
The Canadian train retraces the historic western transcontinental route, as the enchanting lakes and forests of Ontario give way to the prairies of big-sky country through to the majestic Rockies.
Accommodation will be in Sleeper Plus Class

All this included in your holiday.

  • VIP private home pick up service
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Sleeper Plus service & private cabin
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (on train)
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes/service charges

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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.

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

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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