Day 1 - UK/Montreal
Today you'll fly to Montreal. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2 - Quebec City
Spend today exploring Montreal at your leisure or enjoy an optional full-day tour of Quebec City. It stands on the mighty St Lawrence River, and we will see highlights including the picturesque Old Town, the Cathedral, Château Frontenac and the Plains of Abraham battle site. You'll also be able to admire views of the Laurentian Hills and Mont St-Anne from the Dufferin Terrace.
Day 3 - Montreal and Ottawa
Discover the highlights of Montreal on a sightseeing tour. Located in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada's second city boasts a wealth of 17th century buildings, beautiful gardens, bustling street markets and open-air cafés. It's most iconic site is probably the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral.Later we are going to head to the country's capital, Ottawa and get our bearings on a city tour. Highlights here include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Confederation Square, the grounds of Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market.
Day 4 - Kingston and Toronto
Today we will travel to Toronto. On the way we'll make a stop at the historic university town of Kingston. It is the gateway to the beautiful 1000 islands, a picturesque archipelago afloat in the St Lawrence River. An optional lunch cruise is a great way to admire their splendour.
Day 5 - Toronto
You're going to discover the best of Toronto on a short city tour. Once you have your bearings you will be keen to explore further and you can do so at leisure this afternoon. The city's skyline is dominated by the 1,815ft CN Tower and the views from the top are simply incredible.
Day 6 - Niagara Falls
Your day begins with a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, often described as Ontario's loveliest town. Then we're going to head to one of the greatest sights in the New World, the mighty Niagara Falls. You'll have plenty of time to explore and can choose how you want to view the thundering waters. One option is to take a boat ride, or perhaps you'll enjoy a unique view from below and behind, at the 'Journey Behind the Falls' attraction.
Day 7 - Banff
Today you're bound for Banff in the Rocky Mountains. We'll fly to Calgary and then continue our journey by road. We'll get our bearings on a short orientation tour when we arrive.
Day 8 - Banff
Stunning vistas appear at every turn in Banff National Park and you'll be keen to get out and explore. Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and swathes of forest are just some of the attractions, and the wildlife is equally as impressive. Look out for black and grizzly bears, wolves, elk and deer on land, then keep your eyes peeled for eagles, hawks and ospreys in the sky. There's plenty to see and do in Banff and lots of optional excursions to choose from. How about a cable car ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or a helicopter flight over the Rockies.
Day 9 - Lake Louise
Today we are going to Lake Louise, a glacial, jade-green lake high in the mountains. It is surrounded on all sides by towering peaks and is described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations.
Day 10 - Kelowna
We'll travel through the Rockies, via Revelstoke and Vernon to Kelowna. Situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, this will be our base for the next two nights.
Day 11 - Kelowna
Our day begins with a visit to a vineyard and a chance to taste some Okanagan Valley wine. This afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel, or maybe explore more of Kelowna.
Day 12 - Victoria
Your journey continues with a drive along the Coquihalla Highway to Merritt and then down to the rich green valleys of the Fraser River Delta. Next we're going to catch a ferry to Vancouver Island and then travel by road to Victoria.
Day 13 - Victoria
We'll get to know Victoria on a sightseeing tour this morning. It is situated on Vancouver Island and resembles an old English town with narrow streets and grand 19th century buildings. We'll visit the famous Butchart Gardens and then this afternoon is yours to do as you please. An optional whale-watching excursion is a must for wildlife enthusiasts.
Day 14 - Vancouver
We'll return to the mainland by ferry and travel to the city of Vancouver. A sightseeing tour will introduce you to highlights including 'Gastown', Chinatown, Stanley Park and the harbour. Later we will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 15 - Vancouver
Spend some time exploring at leisure. There's plenty of sightseeing on offer and we recommend an optional excursion to Vancouver's Northshore. You'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and take the cable car up Grouse Mountain.
Day 16 - Vancouver/UK
Enjoy a relaxing morning before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive in the UK today.