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Spirit of the Rockies

Price per person
from £4,478

Price based on
London Heathrow
11th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Canada

  • Steady 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.

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 Sightseeing

Rocky Mountaineer 2-day scenic train trip

Banff National Park Sightseeing

Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

Jasper National Park Sightseeing

Whistler Breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Victoria Sightseeing; whale-watching excursion; farewell dinner at world-famous 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Superb tour, with an excellent Tour Guide, hotels, coach driver...

10th August 2018
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Superb tour, with an excellent Tour Guide, hotels, coach driver and Rocky Mountaineer Experience.

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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognised as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this chateau-style hotel developed into one of the top three getaways in North America.

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.

Note: The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Built as a log cabin in 1890, the historic chateau has become world famous, hosting celebrities and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine lake, pamper yourself in the spa, or just relax with afternoon tea.

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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend this evening at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and called “Tent City,” it is now a 4-star resort nestled between majestic mountains and enchanting lakes. Take a nature hike, play a game of croquet, enjoy a canoe trip on the lake, or just bask in the beauty of this tranquil setting.

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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the all-season luxury resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, the chateau brings old and new together in a seamless meld of historical style and modern beauty. Enjoy impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in this pristine mountain wilderness.

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. Alternatively, you can extend your holiday with an 8 day Alaska cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

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 a 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.

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; however, you can rest assured it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Hotels

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

Vancouver -The Fairmont Waterfront

Nestled on Vancouver's harbour and offering stunning water-views of Stanley Park, coastal mountains and sparkling city skyline, Fairmont Waterfront truly embodies relaxed West Coast luxury. This 4 Diamond urban retreat features spacious and renovated guest rooms and suites including an exclusive concierge level, Fairmont Gold. Enjoy the convenient central location steps from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Stanley Park Seawall, historic Gastown and Canada Line Skytrain with quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries all nearby. Relax poolside, explore the hotel's unique rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary and dine in ARC to sample local and seasonally inspired cuisine.

  • 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 & Conference Centre

The Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre features a great stay with exceptional guest service. The 96-room hotel offers clean, comfortable accommodations as well as various dining options including The Noble Pig Brewhouse serving Canadian cuisine with a creative flair and Vittorio's Downtown, which specialises in authentic and modern Italian dishes. Take a dip in the pool or have fun in the game room.

  • Location

    650 Victoria Street, V2C 2B4 Kamloops, Canada

  • Facilities

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

Banff National Park - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business centre, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business centre, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Jasper National Park - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness centre, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business centre, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Grand

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

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

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

    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Victoria - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Located directly on the breathtaking inner harbour of Victoria and only a short 5 minute walk away from downtown. Close to many attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, as well as restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness club, jogging trails, concierge service, business centre, gift shop, room service, restaurant, and lounge.

  • Location

    100 Harbour Rd Victoria, BC Canada

  • Facilities

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

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