13
Days
From
£4,475
Per person
Great Drives
Luxury Rail Joruneys
North America
Aug - Dec

Do Canada in style, in some of North America’s best hotels in enviable Rocky Mountain locations.

Hit the open road on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s great drives from Banff to Jasper past glaciers and soaring peaks, and for a thrill go out onto the Glacier Skywalk.

But it’s not all about passing through. Make sure to build in time to slow down and admire the view. Walk, cycle, horse ride, kayak or take a boat out in Canada’s awesome national parks. From Banff National Park to Yoho National Park, Lake Louise to Maligne Lake, it’s awesome panoramas all the way just waiting to be explored.

The adventure continues on rail. Another world great with the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train Journey Through the Clouds. Travel in Gold Leaf class with huge dome windows to admire those never ending views, gourmet Canadian cuisine and drinks included, toast the journey with a glass of something fine and relax into the journey. A team of first rate hosts bring the experience to life.

Arriving by the Pacific in Vancouver’s cosmopolitan harbour, spend four nights here with so much to see and do, and take time to hang out in the bars and restaurants of Gastown, Canadians know how to let loose, it must be all that fresh air. 

At a Glance

  • The Rocky Mountaineer train journey in Gold Leaf style
  • Plenty of time to enjoy Canada’s great outdoors
  • Five star hotels in prime locations
  • A whale watching or sunset dinner cruise from Vancouver included

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  • Day 1
    To Banff

    Travel from London to Calgary, pick up the hire car and drive into the Rockies to Banff. This picture-post town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, get ready for an authentic Canadian welcome. 

     

     

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    The Rimrock Resort Hotel
  • Days 2 - 3
    Banff and the Alberta national parks

    We’d recommend at least two days in Banff, getting into the Rocky Mountain way of life and enjoying all this mountain town has to offer.

    Included is the Banff Gondola cable car up Sulphur mountain. Just revel in awesome views or hit the ridgetop trails. There’s so much else to do as well from a cruise on Lake Minnewanka to an evening wildlife safari.

    Banff is a great place to enjoy Canadian hospitality in one of the many excellent bars and restaurants, set along the bustling main street.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    The Rimrock Resort Hotel
  • Day 4
    The Icefield Parkway to Jasper

    This is one of the world’s great drives. The Icefield Parkway is a 200 kilometre stretch of open road into the hart of the Rockies, under jagged peaks, white rivers, deep blue lakes and pine forests, all those Canadian cliches in one drive.

    Make sure to stop at Lake Louise, that famous picture postcard panorama.

    You can stop at the Athabasca Glacier on the way, and if you’ve head for heights do the Glacier Skywalk, nothing between the glass floor and the valley almost 300 metres below. Let us help you plan the day to avoid the crowds.

    Continue to Jasper, and stay for a good three nights. You’ve travelled far to get to this magical place, no need to rush things.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Days 5 - 6
    Jasper and Canada's wilderness

    Depending on whether it is excitement or relaxation you seek Jasper, and its lakes can deliver. It’s an excellent base for a spot of kayaking or white water rafting. And there is of course amazing trekking in the Maligne Canyon or the Valley of the Five Lakes. 

    Or chill out and jump a scenic float trip where you can sit back and admire the view or take the SkyTram up to Whistlers Mountain. There’s just awesome scenery everywhere you look, it’s picture postcard Canadian wilderness.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Day 7
    The Rocky Mountaineer journey to the west.

    It’s time for a great rail journey through the peaks on the Rocky Mountaineer. Travelling west towards Kamloops you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the rivers and valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains which can be fully appreciated from the glass dome windows. Journey in Gold Leaf class, with full panoramic dome windows, luxurious seating with plenty of room, breakfast and lunch be served on board, all drinks included and dedicated hosts to bring the journey to life. 

     

  • Day 8
    Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver

    Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer continues west to the Pacific Ocean. The mountain scenery gives way to the forests, river canyons and the green of the Fraser River Valley. Look out for the rushing waters at Hell’s Gate. Again, you will be served breakfast and lunch on board from a menu that is locally inspired and includes Fraser River Salmon and Okanagan wines. Hosts are dedicated to making your onboard experience as memorable as the scenery.

    On arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your city centre hotel. After tie in the wilderness, the city is a change of pace, although Vancouver is not the most frenetic of cities. It’s a cool cultural mantling pot with that enviable harbour setting.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
  • Days 9 - 11
    Vancouver with a whale watching trip

    Why not spend three full days in Vancouver. Travellers who spend less usually regret it.

    It’s a city based around the water, with boat trips, kayaking and paddle boarding all great ways to experience the harbour.

    This tour includes a half day whale-watching cruise, which is recommended on your first full day, or if you prefer enjoy an evening dinner cruise.

    We love Vancouver’s historic Gastown, where you will find an array of cool bars and restaurants, and if you have the need for retail head to Robson Street for Canadian souvenirs.

    With that extra time you can also head out of the city to the spectacular Capilano Suspension bridge and just get into the Vancouver way of life.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
  • Days 12 - 13
    Depart

    After a free morning, transfer to the airport for an overnight return flight.

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Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

‘Exceptional Views, Fine Dining and Unmatched Style’

The Rimrock Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.  The 346 guest rooms including Signature Grandview rooms and a selection of suites offer a comfortable smoke free environment.  The hotel boasts a full service spa, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.  A fitness facility open to over 16 year olds which includes a squash court and during the summer months you can enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio decks.  The resort has something for everyone with two restaurants, two lounges and a coffee shop.

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

‘Comfort, Luxury and Amazing Vistas’
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is in the Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leisure includes Canada’s number one golf resort course, an outdoor heated pool, the Fairmont Spa, a shopping promenade and winter skiing. Dining options include sushi, steaks and Northern Italian dishes with a local twist. Accommodation is a mixture of guest rooms, suites, speciality rooms and cabins, each with soothing colour palettes, amazing views of Jasper National Park and Fairmont’s legendary service.

Vancouver

Loden Hotel

‘Waterfront, Downtown Boutique’

The Loden Hotel is a boutique property located in downtown Vancouver and steps away from Coal Harbour waterfront. It’s in an ideal location, adjacent to many of Vancouver's most popular attractions including museums, galleries, world-class shopping and numerous restaurants.  The hotel houses just 77 rooms and suites, all custom designed and with views of the city and water ways.  Amenities include a fitness centre on site, spa services offered and its own unique bistro and bar, and there is a Wanderfit programme to make the most of the surrounding nature on bike, trekking and cycling.

13 Days from £4,475 Per person
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This trip includes

International flights in economy class

Accommodation as specified on room only basis

Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Jasper to Vancouver in Gold Leaf

6 days car hire based on intermediate class, fully comprehensive

Vancouver transfer on private basis

Choice of half day whale watching cruise or sunset dinner cruise in Vancouver

This trip excludes

Entry visa if needed

Tips and gratuities

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