This is an exhilarating experience in the Canadian Rockies - this journey takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies through spectacular Mountain scenery.It's Insider moments like… exploring the Columbia Icefield aboard an Ice Explorer with an expert, who'll explain the effects of climate change and its impact as you take your first steps onto the jaw-dropping Athabasca Glacier.
Please note that this holiday can be taken as an escorted tour or individual tailor-made adventure....Please call Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Canadian trip..
Flights from the UK to Vancouver
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in Canada
8 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
1 night Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver
Meals – 8 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. All meals provided aboard Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.
Included sights- CIty tour of Vancouver, Victoria and quaint Banff. Visit scenic Victoria and Butchart Gardens. View Lake Louise, Stanley Park , Glacier, Mount Robson, Yoho and Banff National Parks. Scenic drive along 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
Early booking offers available for 2017 departures - please call Bon Voyage for further details.
Solo Traveller? Offers available, please call for details.
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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: May 5th, 19th, 26th; June 2nd, 16th, 30th; July 14th, 21st, 28th; August 4th; September 1st, 8th
Day 1 : Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, the entire days is yours to enjoy.
Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside
Day 2 : Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise (7 nights)
Enjoy the day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins with the Inside Passage. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 : Inside Passage Cruise
With most of southwest Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 : 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
Day 5 : Cruise to Skagway, Alaska
Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 : Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska
From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 : 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
Day 8 : Cruise the Inside Passage
Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 : Arrive Vancouver
Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to the hotel and gather at 6 p.m. for your Welcome Reception. Full Breakfast
Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside
Day 10 : Vancouver - Strait of Georgia - Victoria (2 nights)
Set out for Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles, then, explore Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria. En route, visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, aged in French oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch of local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. On arrival in Victoria, enjoy a tour of the city. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point
Day 11 : 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 any questions before exploring on your own. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day. Full Breakfast
Day 12 : Victoria - Kamloops
Cruise back to the mainland, ending your journey in Kamloops. Visit the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view black bear, bison and many other species. Then relax and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of your riverside inn before enjoying dinner followed by s'mores roasted on an open fire. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: South Thompson Inn
Day 13 : Kamloops - Mount Robson - Jasper (2 nights)
Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, the rest of the day is on your own. Full Breakfast
Hotel: The Sawbridge Inn
Day 14 : Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time
Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then take a private cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake.The rest of the day is yours to spend in Jasper. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel and then, learn all about the native wildlife during an interactive presentation by a Local Specialist. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 : Jasper - Athabasca Glacier - Lake Louise - Banff (2 nights)
Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle into Banff. Full Breakfast
Hotel: Banff Park Lodge
Day 16 : Banff Sightseeing and Free Time
Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Local Specialist during “Meet a Mountie.” Later, immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views and abundant wildlife on a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, enjoy a delicious meal of Alberta Beef with all the trimmings. After dinner, join a private lesson in country western line-dancing. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 17 : Banff - Kamloops
Journey through the Rocky Mountains and view spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide back to British Columbia. On arrival in Kamloops, your bags are waiting at your hotel room.
Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Full Breakfast
Day 18 : Kamloops - Vancouver
Relax and continue through the Rocky Mountains on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to Vancouver international Airport. Full Breakfast, Lunch
Want to extend your escorted tour?
Bon Voyage can suggest and pre-book many interesting and unusual pre and post tour options for you. How about time on the beach? Or city stopover?
Please do call the North American experts at Bon Voyage to discuss the choices available to you.