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Cosmos escorted tours
Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.
Spectacular scenery, exciting cities, and thrilling experiences—this western Canada tour includes all of this and more. You’ll overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Vancouver, and Victoria. You’ll also overnight on Via Rail’s the Canadian, a tour highlight that takes you across Canada’s Rocky Mountains and brings you back to the days when the journey was part of the fun. In comfortable cabin accommodations and renovated cars, you’ll witness snowcapped mountains, ranchlands along the South Thompson River, and fertile fields as you sit back, relax, and travel from Jasper to Vancouver.
Another tour highlight is the journey from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. You’ll stop at breathtaking Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria, and you’ll pass snowcapped mountains, exquisite lakes, and steep gorges on your way to Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick! Before heading to Jasper, you’ll enjoy two nights and free time in Banff National Park, one of Canada’s favourite resorts. Two nights in Jasper National Park give you time to explore, hike, or take an optional narrated cruise on Lake Maligne.
This western Canada tour also includes sightseeing in each city—Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. You’ll enjoy sailing from Vancouver to Victoria via the scenic Gulf Islands. In Victoria, you’ll visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of floral displays.
For the value-minded traveller looking for stunning scenery, fun adventures, and exciting cities, this western Canada tour is the perfect holiday!
8 days: Alaska Cruise
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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.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
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.
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Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.
Not quite what I expected, you are looked after well but the train is subject to delays.
One of the main highlights of the holiday most looking forward to was the rail journey through the Rockies and this was the reason this particular tour was booked.
The COSMOS tour itinerary was originally well planned. However, we were informed beforehand there was a change in the train schedule, but then due to number of delays the train departed at a much later time and changed the schedule of the itinerary so this was extremely disappointing.
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Fly to Calgary where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Next, drive west through the foothills of the Rockies into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour
Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada’s favourite resorts, and the national park is home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and bighorn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
First stop is Lake Louise, whose cold waters reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as the coach scales three mountain passes. Another highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Late this afternoon, join our optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the unspoilt beauty. Accommodation for the next two nights is in JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
Join the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. On the return journey, you’ll be mesmerized by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With much of the afternoon and evening free, consider hiking or exploring Jasper’s local charm.
On VIA Rail’s the Canadian, an early evening departure allows you a last chance to explore Jasper before you transfer to the train station for the overnight run west across Canada’s Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. The Canadian features renovated cars, comfortable cabin accommodations in Sleeper Plus class, and delicious meals. Enjoy hot hors-d'oeuvres with Bon Voyage service and enjoy regional cuisine for breakfast and lunch in the dining car. Spend time in the Skyline car, with dome seating and a lounge area, or relax in the Park car and meet other travellers. The comfortable cabins come with bed turndown service, in-car shower access, and lots of little extras, such as a personal toiletry kit.
Continue through the ranchlands along the South Thompson River, the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley, and snowcapped Coast Mountains. Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel where the evening is free for independent activities.
Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver’s Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterwards, sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of totem poles.
Morning departure for Vancouver. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Flights to depart after 1:30 pm
For guests extending their holiday with an Alaska cruise, after the ferry crossing transfer to your ship.
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Embark your cruise ship for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.
One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.
Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.
Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway.
This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.
Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.
Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment.
Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home.
Special Departure: Calgary Stampede: 7 July 2019
Be a part of the Calgary Stampede - a celebration of western values and heritage that boasts the richest outdoor rodeo in the world. Get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring internationally acclaimed artists, and see some of the best professional riders in the world. Enjoy daily passes to the Stampede grounds, rodeo admission, chuckwagon races, and the Grandstand Show. See website for details.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Conveniently located in downtown Calgary, the Sandman Hotel is minutes away from local transportation and shopping areas. The hotel features a fitness centre, an indoor pool, and 301 well-equipped guestrooms.
888 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB Canada
Relax in this luxury ski village Inn complete with a hot tub, steam room and sauna. Each room has a flat screen tv, and wifi is available throughout the resort.
501 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada
Lobstick Lodge is located in a secluded mountain setting near the east end of town, 5 blocks from CNR station. Enjoy large open rooms with spectacular mountain views right outside your window.
94 Geikie St, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
This seven-story Downtown Hotel is located 3 blocks from the shopping plaza & 15 km from the airport. Overlooking the vibrant view, the modern guestrooms put you near the heart of Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, cable TV and rest easy on a pillow top mattress for a great night's sleep.
1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC Canada
Located in the centre of downtown, the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites is just a short walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, game room, concierge service, guest laundry, gift shop, business centre, Internet access, restaurant, and lounge.
425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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This breathtaking tour crosses Canada using the historic railroad. It features spectacular scenery, including an excursion to Niagara Falls, where you’ll enjoy a cruise to view the falls from the river level; an excursion from Jasper to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll cruise to Spirit Island; a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on the 1,000-foot-deep Columbia Icefield; a stop at stunning Lake Louise with its green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria; and much more.
In Toronto, board the art deco cars of VIA Rail’s® The Canadian train for the highlight of this Canada tour…your 3-night rail journey through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Watch the scenic countryside, lakes, and sun-dappled forests from your windows as you relax in first-class, refurbished cars from the 1950s. Enjoy premium service, exquisite cuisine, and amazing views as you sit back and enjoy this marvellous train journey.
Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you on this Canada tour. In Victoria, learn why Victoria is considered Canada’s most haunted city during a private presentation by a storyteller and historian. Other fun experiences Globus has included are a wine tasting in British Columbia’s wine-growing region and an amazing dinner with stunning views atop CN Tower in Toronto.
All of this and more await you on this spectacular tour through Canada!
Price based on 09 Jun 19
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Price based on June 9, 2019 - June 24, 2019
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