Day 1 - UK/Montreal
Depart on your scheduled flight to Montreal today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2 - Quebec City
Make your own discoveries on a free day in Montreal, or come with us on an optional excursion to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America stands on the St Lawrence River and is filled with highlights. Among the sites you'll see are the cathedral, Château Frontenac, the Basilica, the star-shaped Citadelle and the historic Plains of Abraham battle site. You can also view the Laurentian Hills and Mont St-Anne from the Dufferin Terrace, which sits 200ft above the river.
Day 3 - Montreal and Ottawa
Your day begins with a guided tour of Montreal. Canada's second city boasts a wealth of 17th century architecture, beautiful gardens and bustling street markets, with the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral at its heart.
Later, we're going to move on to Canada's capital city, Ottawa. On arrival we'll head straight off for a tour of its highlights. They include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Chateau Laurier hotel, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. Tonight you're free to do as you please in this delightful city.
Day 4 - Kingston and Toronto
On our way to Toronto today, we're going to make a stop at Canada's first capital, Kingston. This is the gateway to the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence River. While you are here you can discover their beauty from the water if you join an optional lunch cruise. Later we'll arrive in Toronto, our base for the next three nights.
Day 5 - Toronto
Canada's premier city, Toronto, is a bustling metropolis, and this morning's short tour will help you to find your feet. How you spend the afternoon is entirely up to you. You might choose to ascend the 1,815ft CN Tower, which dominates the skyline. As well as a revolving restaurant, there's a glass floor 113 storeys up that you can walk across, and the EdgeWalk, a hands-free experience on the tower's ledge.
Day 6 - Niagara Falls
You've a great day out today as you head to the iconic natural wonder Niagara Falls. En route we'll stop at picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake. Often described as Ontario's loveliest town, it is located in the heart of the wine region on the shores of Lake Ontario. Once at Niagara Falls you can make your own discoveries, with the 'Journey Behind the Falls' experience and a boat tour two thrilling options.
Day 7 - Banff
Today begins with a flight to Calgary and an onward drive to Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. To help you get your bearings, there's an orientation tour on arrival and then you've three nights here to explore more.
Day 8 - Banff
You've a free day to discover the natural wonders of Banff National Park today. This incredible wilderness is home to snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, sparkling streams and vast pine forests. The wildlife is equally impressive, so look out for black and grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, elk, deer and more. If you want to join an optional excursion, there's lots available. How about a helicopter flight over the Rockies or a cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain.
Day 9 - Lake Louise
A day out today takes us to a destination often described as the most beautiful place in Canada, Lake Louise. See if you think this glacial jade-green lake surrounded by towering mountains lives up to its reputation.
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. You'll disembark here and stay in a hotel overnight, and then re-join the train tomorrow.
Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer
Another exciting day begins as you board the Rocky Mountaineer this morning. Take in more sublime views as you travel along the Thompson River and through the dramatic canyons of the Fraser River. Your rail journey comes to an end in the beautiful city of Vancouver, our home for the next three nights.
Day 12 - Vancouver
Get to know Vancouver this morning on a tour of highlights including Stanley Park, Chinatown and the historic Gastown district. At lunchtime we'll have arrived at Granville Island's Public Market, where an included foodie tour will introduce us to signature Canadian delicacies.
Day 13 - Vancouver
You can spend today just as you wish. If you'd like to join an optional excursion, come with us to Vancouver's North Shore.
Day 14 - Victoria
We're heading away from the mainland today, to spend two nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island, which we reach by ferry. On arrival, we'll head off on a sightseeing tour of this city, which is often said to resemble an old English town. Later we will head to the famous Butchart Gardens, considered to be one of the most spectacular floral show gardens in the world.
Day 15 - Victoria
You can soak up Victoria's old world charm at your own pace today as you explore at leisure. As an alternative, you could choose to join an optional whale-watching excursion. The waters here are home to an array of marine mammals, so this promises to be an experience to remember.
Day 16 - Vancouver/UK
We head back to Vancouver by ferry this morning. We'll then transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
Day 17 - UK
Arrive in the UK today.