Majestic Rockies

Price per person
from £2,472

Price based on
London Gatwick
5th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

GLOBUS

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The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.

You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.

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.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 3 days: Rocky Mountaineer extension

  • 4 days: Calgary Stampede extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.

You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Vancouver, BC

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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 specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. (B). 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 specialty stores, while history buffs 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 treetops, 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 balance 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.

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, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper. Eccursion to Maligne Lake

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. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper – Columbia Icefield–Lake Lousie – Banff

Day
9

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor 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. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional sightseeing 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

Day
11

Depart Banff for Calgary International Airport. Airport transfers are provided.

Alternatively, choose one of our optional tour extensions and continue your holiday. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK.

Day
12

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Banff - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

This morning, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER and travel over the Continental Divide and along the Kicking Horse River. Westward to Shushwap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline, then overnight in Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

Note: Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer Railtours; however, you can rest assured that it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, your journey passes through the fertile Thompson Valley and the beautiful Fraser Canyon. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Vancouver

Your holiday ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Banff - Calgary

Welcome to Calgary and the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Meet your Tour Director this evening at 6 pm for a welcome drink.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Calgary

Today, explore the CALGARY STAMPEDE grounds at your leisure with your included admission. Step through the gates of Stampede Park and enter a world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement. Stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town and walk back in time on a “behind-the-scenes” visit to an authentic FIRST NATIONS VILLAGE, where you’ll learn more about the Native people, hear their stories, and meet a tribal elder. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent at the many entertainment stages, then maybe head into the dazzling array of exhibits and displays of Western art. This evening, watch the heart-stopping CHUCKWAGON RACES in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Afterwards, get ready for an outdoor STAGE SHOW featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Calgary

A day at leisure to explore the Stampede grounds. Maybe visit Rope Square with its variety of Western entertainment and fun. This afternoon, see the best of the best as they saddle up for world-class RODEO action. Top professionals take on the West’s wildest horses. You’ll also enjoy the rodeo’s most famed event—bull riding! Take home a SOUVENIR PROGRAM to remind you of your time in Calgary.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Calgary

Your holiday ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Vancouver - Georgian Court

The boutique Georgian Court Hotel is situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street, and many of Vancouver's main attractions. The hotel features sophisticated and elegant decor, attentive service, first class amenities, and one of Vancouver's best Italian restaurants - Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar.

  • Location

    773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Victoria - Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Ideally located in downtown Victoria, Marriott Inner Harbour is within walking distance to all there is to see and do in Victoria BC. Stroll to the famous Inner Harbour for Victoria attractions, musicians, artisans, and whale watching tours.

  • Location

    728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the centre of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness centre, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business centre, several restaurants, bakery, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.

  • Location

    4599 Chateau Boulevard, V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Swimming pool
    • Hot tub/jacuzzi
    • Massage (Additional charge)
    • Sauna
    • Non-smoking rooms

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Nestled in British Columbia's striking Thompson Okanagan region, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

  • Location

    3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Jasper - Sawridge Inn

Located at the base of the mountains, the Sawridge Hotel features 152 spacious non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel combines rustic charm expected of a mountain inn with modern accents and amenities.

  • Location

    76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Spa

Banff - Buffalo Mountain Lodge

A peaceful mountain retreat, the lodge is surrounded by 9 acres of towering fir, pine, and spruce trees, yet just a short walk or 3 minute drive from the shopping, nightlife, and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff. Room amenities include cosy feather duvets and pillows, telephones, LCD televisions, Blu-Ray players, in-room coffee makers, clock radios, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers.

  • Location

    700 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Fitness Centre

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