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.
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’.
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.
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
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