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|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Join our escorted tour of western Canada and discover the natural beauty of this part of the world. You'll enjoy visits to Vancouver, 'British' Victoria and the famous resort of Whistler, and meet the famous 'grizzlies' on the highlight of your tour - a guided river safari.
- Return flights to Vancouver
- Nine nights room-only accommodation in a series of good standard hotels
- Free time in Banff, Jasper, Sun Peaks, Whistler and Vancouver
- A drive along the Icefields Parkway and a stop at Lake Louise
- Touring through the Rockies
- Drive the Sea to Sky Highway between Whistler and Vancouver
- A coach touring itinerary as described
- The services of a Newmarket tour manager
- Government taxes and service charges
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly direct to Calgary, home to the famous 'Stampede', and continue on into the Rockies, to Banff, for a two night stay.
Explore the bustling capital of the Rockies, and take the opportunity to join an optional Banff sightseeing tour, which includes a cable car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs hotel. You'll also have the chance to take a helicopter flight across the Rockies.
Today you'll travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway, calling briefly at Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the backdrop of Victoria glacier. You'll continue onto Jasper, at the gateway to the scenic Jasper national park, where you'll stay for two nights.
Spend today relaxing in the hotel, or join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - Canada's longest - to the scenic heights above, and a journey to the stunning Maligne lake, in its spectacular setting.
Today you'll head on past towering Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, through scenery to Sun Peaks resort, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior. Don't miss the special 'Grizzly Bear Valley' included visit on this day on all departures in June, July and September.
Continue the journey through to the famous resort of Whistler, for a one night stay.
Spend the morning exploring this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort, before travelling through the coastal ranges and scenic Sea to Sky Highway to the city of Vancouver. Spend a three night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, overlooking the Georgia Strait and backed by the snow-capped coast mountains.
Discover Vancouver on today's optional guided city tour - see restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and Burrard Inlet waterfront, then cross over the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van'. Take a cable car to the summit of Grouse mountain, and brave the famous Capilano suspension bridge over a vertiginous gorge.
Spend another day at leisure in Vancouver, or join today's optional excursion to Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia - Victoria. Explore the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress hotel, and visit the world-famous Butchart gardens, boasting over a million plants and several hundred floral species. Spend a last evening in Vancouver.
Today you'll transfer to the airport for the return overnight flight back to the UK.
Arrive back in the UK.
Please note that, on the 22nd April 2014 departure, the itinerary will operate in reverse. All excursions/inclusions will remain the same.
Canadian Rockies Touring Hotels
You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European three-star standard. All hotels will be well located for our daily touring and either in town centres, close to restaurants and bars, or in more remote areas with their own restaurants. All rooms will have private facilities.