Holiday Itinerary Grand Tour of Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer

Day 1 UK - Montreal

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Montreal today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 2 Quebec City

We'll spend today on a full-day tour of Quebec City, the only walled city in Canada, which stands proudly on the St Lawrence River. Highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the picturesque and imposing Château Frontenac, built as a hotel in the late 19th century for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame and the star-shaped Citadelle. Outside the city walls, we'll head to the Plains of Abraham battle site. This expanse of green is where in 1759 the British fought the French for control of Canada, and won.  Round off your sightseeing by taking in the views from the Dufferin Terrace, which wraps around the Château Frontenac 200ft above the river. From here you can take in the beauty of the Laurentian Hills and the ski resort of Mont St-Anne.

Day 3 Montreal - Ottawa

Discover the highlights of Montreal on a sightseeing tour. Located in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada's second city was named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. It boasts a wealth of 17th century buildings, beautiful gardens, bustling street markets and open-air cafés, with its most iconic sight probably the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral.  Later, we are going to head to the country's capital, Ottawa, and get our bearings on a tour on arrival. Highlights include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Confederation Square, the grounds of Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. Enjoy a free evening in this great city.

Day 4 Ottawa - Toronto

Today we travel to Toronto and en route we'll stop at Rockport, our gateway to the beautiful 1000 Islands. Here you'll discover their beauty on an included sightseeing cruise. On arrival in Toronto, make yourself at home in your hotel, your base for the next three nights.

Day 5 Toronto

You're going to discover the bustling metropolis of Toronto on a short tour this morning. Once you have your bearings, you will be keen to explore further at your own pace, and you can do so at leisure this afternoon. You'll have seen the 1,815ft CN Tower that dominates the city's skyline, so why not make your way here and head up to the LookOut level. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass floor, the most incredible views are assured.

Day 6 Niagara Falls

Your day begins with a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Often described as Ontario's loveliest town, it is located in the heart of the wine-making region on the shores of Lake Ontario. Next we're going to head to one of the greatest sights in the New World, the incredible Niagara Falls. You'll have plenty of time to explore and can choose how you want to view these thundering waters. One option is to take a thrilling boat ride, or perhaps you'll enjoy a unique view from below and behind, at the 'Journey Behind the Falls' attraction.

Day 7 Toronto - Banff

Today you're bound for Banff in the Rocky Mountains. We'll fly to Calgary and then continue our journey by road, which takes us through some spectacular scenery. Get your bearings on a short orientation tour when we arrive. You'll explore more tomorrow.

Day 8 Banff

Staggering views appear at every turn in Banff National Park and you'll be keen to get out and explore today. Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and swathes of forest are just some of the attractions in this stunning destination. The wildlife is equally impressive, so 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 enjoy, from a cable-car ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to an unforgettable helicopter flight over the Rockies.

Day 9 Lake Louise

Today we are going to Lake Louise, a glacial, jade-green lake set high in the mountains. It is surrounded on all sides by towering peaks and is described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations. On your visit you'll definitely understand why the early pioneers of the railway built impressive Chateau Lake Louise on its shores.

Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer

The journey of a lifetime begins this morning as you step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views as you travel through the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops. SilverLeaf service includes seating in a single-level domed coach with oversized windows, giving you great viewing oppotunities. Meals, snacks and drinks are all served at your seat, so all you have to do is enjoy. If you've upgraded to GoldLeaf, you also have access to an exclusive outdoor viewing platform and a private dining room.  You'll disembark the train in Kamloops and stay in a hotel overnight. Don't worry, your journey is not over and you will join the Rocky Mountaineer once again tomorrow.​ B,L

Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer

Another exciting day begins as you board the Rocky Mountaineer this morning. Take your seat and enjoy more sublime views as you travel alongside the Thompson River and through the dramatic canyons of the Fraser River. Keep a lookout for grizzly bears too as you enjoy a fascinating commentary from your onboard hosts.
Your spectacular rail journey comes to an end in the beautiful city of Vancouver, your base for the next two nights.​ B,L

Day 12 Vancouver

Named 'the best place to live in the world' in numerous polls, Vancouver's jaw-dropping coastal setting includes sparkling lakes, a harbour surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush green forests.  A sightseeing tour will introduce you to highlights including the historic Gastown district, bustling Chinatown and Stanley Park, one of the world's biggest and best urban parks. At lunchtime we'll have arrived at Granville Island's Public Market, where we will take a tour of the deli stalls and sample a selection of sweet and savoury food for lunch. The bagels and fresh doughnuts come highly recommended!. ​

Day 13 Vancouver - Victoria

We're heading away from the mainland today, to spend two nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island, which we reach by ferry and an onward drive. On arrival, we'll head off to the famous Butchart Gardens, considered to be one of the most spectacular floral show gardens in the world.​ The capital of British Columbia is often said to resemble an old English town, with its narrow streets and grand buildings. See its highlights on an included sightseeing tour.

Day 14 Victoria at leisure

You can soak up Victoria's old world charm at your own pace today as you explore at leisure. The waters around Vancouver Island offer the ideal opportunity to get closer to the delights of the natural world, so why not join an optional whale-watching excursion. There's every chance you'll see orca, or killer whales as they are often known, in their natural environment - a must for wildlife enthusiasts and an experience to remember.

Day 15 Victoria - Vancouver

We head back to Vancouver by ferry this morning. You can spend today exploring Vancouver at leisure. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities, and we recommend an optional excursion to Vancouver's Northshore. Here you'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and have the chance to take the cable car up Grouse Mountain for breathtaking views of the city, Vancouver Island and the snow-capped mountains of Washington State, USA.  When you're ready for a bite to eat, you'll be spoilt for choice in Vancouver. With many Asian influences, the gastronomy of the city is a real treat, and marks it out as the culinary capital of Canada.

Day 16 - Vancouver - UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.​

Day 17 - UK

You'll arrive in the UK today. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

London (Heathrow) Departure Dates and Prices 2022/2023 Grand Tour of Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer

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20 June 2022 £5099 19 June 2023 £5249
1 August 2022 £5099 24 July 2023 £4999
5 September 2022 £5099 4 September 2023 £4999
26 September 2022 £4999 18 September 2023 £4899
22 May 2023 £4849

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere 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 Tour of Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer

Holidays by Air 17 Days from £4849

This is the ultimate journey through Canada as you make your way from Montreal to Vancouver. Sightseeing begins with a tour of Quebec City, where highlights include the Plains of Abraham battle site. In Montreal, discover a wealth of historic buildings, with the most iconic the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral, before arrival in the capital, Ottawa. En route to Toronto enjoy a cruise of the 1000 Islands, then take in the splendour of the awesome Niagara Falls, with the option to take a thrilling 'Journey Behind the Falls' trip. Set in the glorious Rocky Mountains, your next destination is Banff, whose national park is home to snow-capped peaks, sparkling lakes and impressive wildlife. Equally impressive is gorgeous Lake Louise, often described as one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Vancouver is next, and you'll reach this exceptional city on a two-day journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. Soak up Vancouver's stunning setting, before ending your tour on Vancouver Island. 

Grand Tour of Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Quebec City, the only walled city in Canada
  • Explore Montreal with the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral 
  • City tour of Ottawa, the nation's capital
  • Tour of Toronto, Canada's premier city 
  • Cruise the 1000 Islands from Rockport
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Niagara Falls 
  • Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Tour of Banff National Park
  • Step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day journey
  • Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful sights 
  • Victoria, the capital of British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island's beautiful Butchart Gardens 
  • Vancouver and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles 
  • Visit Granville Island Market, famous for its street food

Optional Excursions and Add on

Vancouver - North Shore from £120

Appreciate the spectacular views in a cable car to the top of Grouse Mountain, the ‘Peak of Vancouver’, where there is also plenty to do. In summer months the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Cooler.

Victoria - Whale Watching from £75

Vancouver Island is undoubtedly one of the most exciting places in the world to go whale watching. Not only are our boats in constant radio contact with each other giving you the best possible chance to see the whales.

Add on

Grand Tour of Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer with Vancouver Add-on

Extend to 19 days from additiional £269.00 per person. Departures from: June 2022 - September 2023

What's Included

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • ​Return flights from London
  • 15 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Accommodation as specified or similar

Day 1 - 2 Fairfield by Marriott Montreal Downtown

Day 3 Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown The Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown hotel, conveniently situated in downtown Ottawa, is steps from Parliament Hill with subway transportation at the hotel's front door for easy access to many points of interest. Each guest room features a desk, 47-inch HDTV with premium channels and oversized windows flood the room with sunlight. WiFi is free, and there is a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker for your convenience. Additional features include a complimentary fitness center, heated indoor pool and evening room service.  

Day 4 - 6 Sheeraton Centre Toronto Hotel Set in downtown Toronto your hotel facilities include a restaurant and a 24 hour fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Day 7 Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown The Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown hotel is set in trendy East Village, just steps from Calgary's business district, city agencies and beautiful urban parks. Amenities include indoor pool and fitness Centre with gym / workout room. Rooms include - Air conditioning Coffee / tea maker Microwave Flatscreen TV Iron Wake-up service / alarm clock Refrigerator  

Day 8 - 9 Mount Royal Hotel Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Day 10 Kamloops Hotel Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Day 11 - 12 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre  Sheraton Vancouver is centrally located with facilities such as restaurants, bar and café. Other hotel facilities include health club and shop.

Day 13 - 14 Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza The 4-star Best Western Carlton Plaza is situated in downtown Victoria. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Day 15 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Sheraton Vancouver is centrally located with facilities such as restaurants, bar and café. Other hotel facilities include health club and shop.

Airport travel service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 plrice reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles.

Entry requirements

Most travelers from United Kingdom are not able to enter Canada without proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

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