Majestic Rockies

Price per person
from £2,773

Price based on
London Gatwick
26th Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

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.
Majestic Rockies 2017

What's included

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

No meals included

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
2

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

Victoria

Day
3

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

Victoria - Whistler

Day
4

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

Whistler

Day
5

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

Whistler - Sun Peaks

Day
6

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

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Day
7

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

Jasper

Day
8

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

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff

Day
9

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

Banff

Day
10

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

Banff - Calgary - UK

Day
11

Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Land home in the UK.

Day
12

No meals included

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

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
  • 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)

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