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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada Tour plus the Inside Passage Cruise
The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. This holiday can be taken as a 13 day trip only, or 20 days with the Inside Passasge cruise from Vancouver to Alaska as an add-on...
Please note that this holiday can be taken as an escorted tour or individual tailor-made adventure. Please call Bon Voyage to discuss tour ideal Canadian holiday.
Early booking offers available for 2017 departures - please call Bon Voyage for further details.
Solo Traveller? Offers available, please call for details.
Applies to escorted tours only.
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What’s Included on the escorted tour arrangements:
Flights from the UK to Vancouver
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in Canada
12 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
Inside Passage Cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. Day 12 to Day 20. Meals, activities and entertainment is included on the cruise.
Meals on land: 12 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Included sights:City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, WHistler and Banff. Visits to Sun Peaks and Chase. View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Glacier, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky HIghway and Icefields Parkway
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every escorted holiday.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
2017: April 17th; May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; June 5th, 26th; July 10th, 24th; August 7th; September 4th, 11th
Day 1 : Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel:Pinnacle Vancouver Waterfront
Day 2 : Vancouver – Victoria (2 nights)
Set out for Stanley Park and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine paired with their wines. Later, arrive in quaint Victoria. Full breakfast and Be My Guest Dining included.
Hotel:Marriott Inner Harbour
Day 3 : Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time
Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer questions and then spend some time exploring. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour and the rest of the day as you wish. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of delectable restaurants for your choice dining. Full breakfast included.
Day 4 : Victoria – Chemainus - Squamish – Whistler (2 nights)
Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge enjoying sweeping views. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler. Full Breakfast included.
Hotel:Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Day 5 : Whistler Sightseeing and Free Time
Start the morning with a guided walking tour led by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history of the resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Your Local Specialist, an authentic First Nations ambassador, will greet you with a warm welcome in traditional song. This afternoon is free. Full Breakfast included.
Day 6 : Whistler – Historic Ranching Country - Sun Peaks
Leaving Whistler, continue towards the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks, enjoy an interpretive walk and learn all about local medicinal plants from a Local Specialist. Full breakfast included.
Hotel:Sun Peaks Grand
Day 7 : Sun Peaks - Rocky Mountain National Park - Banff (2 nights)
Sample the best of Canada's UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, cross the Columbia River and arrive in Yoho National Park. Arrive at your quintessential mountain resort in Banff National Park for a relaxing two-night stay. Enjoy dinner and a Local Specialist presentation where you will learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life "Mountie." Full breakfast and dinner included.
Hotel:Banff Park Lodge
Day 8 : Banff Sightseeing and Free Time
Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and hoodoo rock formations. The rest of the day is free. Full breakfast included.
Day 9 : Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 nights)
Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at the hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. Full breakfast included.
Hotel:The Sawridge Inn
Day 10 : Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time
Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island, before returning to Jasper, where the rest of the day is free. After dinner this evening, enjoy a presentation about the history and animals of the area by a Local Specialist. Full breakfast and dinner included.
Day 11 : Jasper - Mount Robson - Chase
Head west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak. On arrival to the hotel, meet with a member of the Secwepemc Nation, stroll the grounds and view a traditional kekuli built by the First Nations people. Full Breakfast included.
Day 12 : Chase – Vancouver
Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the famous Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk - a series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms following a granite precipice, and Treetops Adventure a series of 7 suspension bridges and platform. This evening, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. Full breakfast and Farewell Dinner included.
Day 13 : Vancouver – Optional Inside Passage Cruise Add-On (7 nights)
If you choose to extend your holiday to include The Inside Passage cruise to Alaska, continue on here....
Enjoy the day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins with the Inside Passage. Full breakfast and dinner included.
Day 14 : Cruise the Inside Passage
With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 15 : Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau
The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft, or flightsee. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 16 : Skagway, Alaska
Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 17 : Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska
From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 18 : Ketchikan
While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided tour through town or a harbour cruise. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 19 : Cruise the Inside Passage
Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 20 : Depart Vancouver
Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay. Full Breakfast included.
to extend your stay?
Voyage can suggest and pre-book many interesting and unusual pre and post tour
options for you. How about time on the Rocky Mountaineer train? A visit to Niagara Falls? Or a USA city stopover?
do call the North American experts at Bon Voyage to discuss the choices
available to you.