Majestic Rockies

  • 12 Days

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

Discover beautiful cities, stunning scenery, glacial lakes and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

of 12 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 20th May 2018

Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Discover beautiful cities, stunning scenery, glacial lakes and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

At a glance

  • Vancouver City sightseeing
  • Victoria Orientation tour
  • Whistler Visit Shannon Falls
  • Jasper National Park Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Banff National Park Gondola ride

Day 1

UK - Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Vancouver - Victoria

This morning, enjoy a tour of Vancouver that includes the waterfront, Chinatown and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Later, continue on the ferry to Vancouver Island and the charming city of Victoria. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens and then attend a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. Major attractions that will be seen on an orientation tour of Victoria include the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Victoria

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Victoria further. Perhaps, join an optional excursion whale watching or browse the elegant shops on Government Street. Why not enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel overlooking the bay?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Victoria - Whistler

Today, board a BC Ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Enjoy a stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. Continue to the resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There will be time to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympic sites.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Whistler

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Perhaps enjoy a trip on Whistler's Peak2Peak Gondola that connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. There are incredible scenery and photo opportunities along the longest unsupported gondola span in the world.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Whistler - Sun Peaks

This morning, enjoy a visit and a private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, travel north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. There is spectacular scenery on a route passing rolling hills, deeply incised rivers and sparkling lakes. Arrive this afternoon in Sun Peaks where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Today head north to follow the Yellowhead Highway that hugs the mighty North Thompson River into Alberta. See the base of 12,972 Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Jasper

Enjoy a short sightseeing trip to see Jasper's unspoilt beauty and later travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. See Maligne Canyon on the return to Jasper.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200 ft thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls and massive glaciers. Continue up Bow Pass for views of Peyto Lake. Next, is a stop at Lake Louise, whose aquamarine waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Arrive later in Banff National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Banff

Today, sightseeing includes a visit to Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the Banff Gondola, complete with panoramic views of the spectacular scenery. Included is a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos (naturally sculptured rock formations). This evening join your Tour Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Banff - Calgary - UK

Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Land home in the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Vancouver: Georgian Court
  • Victoria: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
  • Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Jasper: Sawridge Inn
  • Banff: Banff Park Lodge (2017) / Buffalo Mountain Lodge (2018)

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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