Spirit of the Rockies

Offer

Price per person
from £4,511

Price based on
London Heathrow
18th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Create a lifetime of incredible memories travelling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies! Begin your Canadian Rockies tour with sightseeing in Vancouver and end with a ferry ride through the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver. In between, witness breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun experiences. A tour highlight is a 2-day journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff National Park. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Another tour highlight is a ride on an Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier.

Spend two nights in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a chateau-style hotel developed into one of North America’s top three getaways. Here, Globus offers a special treat—a leisurely nature walk with picnic lunch in Sunshine Meadow or a ride on the spectacular Banff Gondola with lunch atop Sulphur Mountain. En route to Lake Louise, stop to see one of the Canadian Rockies’ crown jewels—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where ten mountain peaks soar 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. In Lake Louise, stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a world-famous resort built in 1890 and known for its breathtaking setting and Old World charm. In Jasper, stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the embodiment of peace and tranquillity nestled between majestic mountains.

Drink in the scenery as you pass Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak, on your way to Sun Peaks and the mountain resort of Whistler, where you'll stay at the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of spectacular Blackcomb Mountain. Ferry across to Victoria, where you’ll visit Butchart Gardens, with its 55 acres of stunning floral displays—another special experience offered by Globus.

Stunning scenery, unique experiences, world-class lodges, and much more await you on this Canadian Rockies tour. A dream holiday!

At a glance

  • Vancouver Explore the city’s elegant waterfront and lively Chinatown.
  • Rocky Mountaineer Follow the Fraser Canyon aboard the famous Rockies locomotive.
  • Banff National Park See the Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and Surprise Corner.
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer Ride across the 1,000 ft thick Athabasca Glacier.
  • Whistler Explore this popular mountain resort.
  • Victoria Head out on a whale watching excursion from Victoria's Inner Harbour.

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.

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Overview

Create a lifetime of incredible memories travelling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies! Begin your Canadian Rockies tour with sightseeing in Vancouver and end with a ferry ride through the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver. In between, witness breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun experiences. A tour highlight is a 2-day journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff National Park. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Another tour highlight is a ride on an Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier.

Spend two nights in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a chateau-style hotel developed into one of North America’s top three getaways. Here, Globus offers a special treat—a leisurely nature walk with picnic lunch in Sunshine Meadow or a ride on the spectacular Banff Gondola with lunch atop Sulphur Mountain. En route to Lake Louise, stop to see one of the Canadian Rockies’ crown jewels—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where ten mountain peaks soar 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. In Lake Louise, stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a world-famous resort built in 1890 and known for its breathtaking setting and Old World charm. In Jasper, stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the embodiment of peace and tranquillity nestled between majestic mountains.

Drink in the scenery as you pass Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak, on your way to Sun Peaks and the mountain resort of Whistler, where you'll stay at the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of spectacular Blackcomb Mountain. Ferry across to Victoria, where you’ll visit Butchart Gardens, with its 55 acres of stunning floral displays—another special experience offered by Globus.

Stunning scenery, unique experiences, world-class lodges, and much more await you on this Canadian Rockies tour. A dream holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

UK - Vancouver BC

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver and 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

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The afternoon is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

Day
3

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER train to follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Banff

Day
4

Back aboard the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Banff

Day
5

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to ride on the Banff Gondola, visit the shops on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter sightseeing trip for impressive views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff – Lake Louise

Day
6

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper

Day
7

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ride an exciting ICE EXPLORER on the 750-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper - Sun Peaks

Day
8

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while travelling the Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is the same route followed by the early fur brigades of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they paddled fully laden canoes to the Pacific Coast. Pass regal Mount Robson; at 12,972 feet, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sun Peaks – Whistler

Day
9

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler - Victoria

Day
10

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. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC FERRY for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capital on a city highlights tour. Later, perhaps stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbour city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Victoria

Day
11

Today, enjoy an experience not to forget, a WHALE-WATCHING excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This afternoon, visit the world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens. Later, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner in the original Butchart family residence.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Victoria - Vancouver

Day
12

This morning, travel via BC FERRY through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland for a transfer to Vancouver International Airport.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

Things to note

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

Your Train: The Rocky Mountaineer travels through spectacular Canadian scenery. SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room.

Whale Watching: Enjoy fascinating optional cruise that will be remembered for a lifetime.  Whilst watching for whales and marine life in their natural habitat, you are likely to see the orca (killer whale), and perhaps spot porpoises, sea-lions, osprey and eagles.

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 -The Fairmont Waterfront

This hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows which brings light into the hotel making it welcoming. Having floor to ceiling windows provide scenic views you won't want to leave your rooms.

  • Location

    900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Kamloops The Thompson Hotel

A 37" flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, and in-room coffee and tea are available in each room. Free WiFi is available.This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, this hotel offers two on-site restaurants and complimentary bikes for rental. Kamloops Airport is 15 minutes away from the property. 

 

  • Location

    650 Victoria Street, V2C 2B4 Kamloops, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Fitness centre

Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Siutated in the heart of Banff, being surrounded by the alpine town provides spectacular views of the mountain and valleys. Take time to relax in the hotels on site spa whilst enjoying the amazing views.

  • Location

    405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and Outdoor pool
    • Spa

Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Being surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, glaciers and lakes makes this the perfect location to relax along with the recent introduction of their onsite serviced spa and salon.

  • Location

    111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

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

Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Situated near Beauvert Lake, this resort have exceptional views of the mountains and of the lake. Rooms have been decorated with warm colours and all have flat screen tv, whilst some rooms also provide a view of the lake.

  • Location

    1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Lodge

The Sun Peaks Lodge a traditional hotel, is located in the middle of Sun Peaks Resort and is just a few steps away from the ski slopes which allows for beautiful views of the mountains from the hotel rooms. All the village shops & restaurants are right on the door step of this very traditional hotel.

  • Location

    3180 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Concierge
    • Restaurant

Offering hot tubs, saunas, and Eucalyptus steam rooms, this luxury hotel offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. A flat-screen TV and an iPod dock feature in all rooms. Free WiFi is available. Whistler Village is just 650 yards away. Enjoy summer swimming at Lost Lake, 4 minutes’ drive away from Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

  • Location

    4599 Chateau Boulevard, V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

  • Facilities

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

Victoria - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Welcoming and cosy rooms offer Free Wifi meaning that you can stay connected with family and friends at home. You can relax in our comfortable beds while enjoying the falt screen TV or listening to your music on your Ipod Dock.

  • Location

  • Facilities

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

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