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Spirit of the Canadian Rockies

Price per person
from £3,064

Price based on
London Gatwick
22nd Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Canada

  • Active pace

  • 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.

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

At a glance

  • Vancouver Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • Kelowna Winery tour & tasting; Okanagan Valley
  • Banff National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Jasper National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • Victoria  Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

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

What's included

  • 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

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Total meals included:

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Vancouver

Day
2

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could take a water-taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés, or visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries!

Vancouver - Rocky Mountianeer - Kamloops.

Day
3

An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Day
4

Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning YOHO NATIONAL PARK. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Banff National Park

Day
5

Today is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Banff National Park is the perfect place for photographers and wildlife watching and as a visitor you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. The national park is home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Day
6

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake Louise and return to Yoho National Park, see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Stay overnight in Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield -Jasper National Park

Day
7

Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that’s 750 feet thick.

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Day
8

Stand at the base of awesome 12,972-foot Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia’s Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalizing glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Day
9

Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” our coach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over glaciated peaks or a Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains that creates a perfect bear-spotting perch.

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Day
10

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes BUTCHART GARDENS, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Victoria

Day
11

A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbour, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a flightseeing excursions with spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria.

Victoria - Vancouver

Day
12

Board your ferry this morning and head back to the Canadian mainland, where transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included.

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

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Extend your tour and see even more

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

Vancouver (Embarkation)

Embark your cruise ship for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Inside Passage Cruising

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Juneau

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Skagway

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ketchikan

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Things to note

Book Early With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seat availability you are encouraged to book early.

Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

SilverLeaf
The custom-designed single level SilverLeaf dome coach offers panoramic views of the Rockies. Your meals are served as you relax in reclining dome level seats.
GoldLeaf
When you board the GoldLeaf dome coach, you will understand why guests and travel writers throughout the world rave about the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service. On the custom built dual-level GoldLeaf dome coaches, the upper level offers 360-degree panoramic views. Downstairs is an elegant white glove dining room where gourmet breakfast and lunch selections are served.
Meals: Your menu includes regional cuisine created by talented on board chefs. As you dine watch the stunning and constantly changing vistas outside your windows.

Hotels

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

Vancouver - Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center

Located in the heart of the theatre district in downtown Vancouver, the hotel features 302 comfortable guestrooms, an indoor pool, and three restaurants.

  • Location

    180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Banff - Banff Inn

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.

  • Location

    501 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar Wifi available Hot tub Steam room Sauna

Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn

Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains, spend time relaxing in the indoor heated pool or in the onsite hot tub. Each room has a balcony and fireplace as well as a flat screen tv.

  • Location

    210 Village Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Bar Wifi available Indoor pool Hot tub

Jasper National Park - Marmot Lodge

The Marmot Lodge features a number of services including concierge service, currency exchange, indoor pool, business centre, and Embers Steakhouse restaurant. All 107 guestrooms are all equipped with coffeemakers, mini-fridge, hairdryers, and complimentary toiletries.

  • Location

    86 Connaught Drive, T0E 1E0 Jasper, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Whistler - Listel Whistler Hotel

This beautiful property is ideally located in downtown Whistler and offers guests a relaxing stay. The hotel features easy access to local surroundings, an outdoor pool, spa, business centre, concierge service, and gift shop. All guestrooms are fully equipped with cable television, telephones, refrigerators, in-room safes, and coffeemakers.

  • Location

    4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

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.

  • Location

    425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

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