Majestic Rockies

Price per person
from £2,683

Price based on
London Gatwick
30th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Take off on an exhilarating journey through the incredible Rocky Mountains in Canada. Breathe in the alpine air of Banff and Jasper, spot grizzlies and moose on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake and feel the wheels of the Ice Explorer coach crunch across the 1,200ft-thick ice of the Athabasca Glacier on this all-terrain adventure.

At a glance


  • Vancouver Guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s main highlights.
  • Victoria Orientation tour. Visit to the Butchart Gardens with special dinner in the Butchart family residence; free day to explore.
  • Whistler Day at leisure. Visit to Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre with private breakfast.
  • Jasper Sightseeing trip around Jasper, narrated cruise across Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, Ice Explorer Ride across Athabasca glacier and stop at Lake Louise.
  • Banff National Park Ride on the Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain. Visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos; farewell dinner.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Take off on an exhilarating journey through the incredible Rocky Mountains in Canada. Breathe in the alpine air of Banff and Jasper, spot grizzlies and moose on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake and feel the wheels of the Ice Explorer coach crunch across the 1,200ft-thick ice of the Athabasca Glacier on this all-terrain adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

This evening meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Victoria

Day
3

The day is free to explore on your own; your tour director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s speciality stores, while history enthusiasts should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Victoria - Whistler

Day
4

Today, board a BC ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Time to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler

Day
5

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler - Sun Peaks

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the remainder of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Day
7

Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional raft trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendour of Jasper National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper

Day
8

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff

Day
9

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Banff

Day
10

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, join your tour director for a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff - Calgary - UK

Day
11

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Land home in the UK.

Day
12

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Vancouver: Georgian Court Hotel
  • Victoria: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
  • Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
  • Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Grand
  • Jasper: Sawridge Hotel
  • Banff: Buffalo Mountain Lodge 

Why book with us?