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Grand Tour of Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

17 Days from £3,749

​Canada's wondrous sights – Niagara Falls, Lake Louise and Banff National Park – line up alongside breathtaking wildlife, supersized mountains and a two-day journey on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer on this thrilling adventure.

Departure from: May 2018 - Sep 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 15 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches 

PLUS...

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation 
  • Porterage
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Included holiday highlights

  • ​Explore Montreal with the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral 
  • City tour of Ottawa, the nation's capital
  • Tour of Toronto, Canada's premier city 
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Niagara Falls 
  • Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Tour of Banff, surrounded on all sides by the Rockies 
  • Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful sights 
  • Step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day journey
  • Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. 
  • Vancouver Island's beautiful Butchart Gardens 
  • Vancouver and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles 
  • Sample Granville Island Market's finest street food on a Vancouver Foodie Tour

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Montreal

Depart on your scheduled flight to Montreal today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.​

DAY 2 Quebec City

Make your own discoveries on a free day in Montreal, or come with us on an optional excursion to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America stands on the St Lawrence River and is filled with highlights. Among the sites you'll see are the cathedral, Château Frontenac, the Basilica, the star-shaped Citadelle and the historic Plains of Abraham battle site. You can also view the Laurentian Hills and Mont St-Anne from the Dufferin Terrace, which sits 200ft above the river.​

DAY 3 Montreal & Ottawa

Your day begins with a guided tour of Montreal. Canada's second city boasts a wealth of 17th century architecture, beautiful gardens and bustling street markets, with the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral at its heart.
Later, we're going to move on to Canada's capital city, Ottawa. On arrival we'll head straight off for a tour of its highlights. They include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Chateau Laurier hotel, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. Tonight you're free to do as you please in this delightful city.

DAY 4 Kingston & Toronto

On our way to Toronto today, we're going to make a stop at Canada's first capital, Kingston. This is the gateway to the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence River. While you are here you can discover their beauty from the water if you join an optional lunch cruise. Later we'll arrive in Toronto, our base for the next three nights.

DAY 5 Toronto

Canada's premier city, Toronto, is a bustling metropolis, and this morning's short tour will help you to find your feet. How you spend the afternoon is entirely up to you. You might choose to ascend the 1,815ft CN Tower, which dominates the skyline. As well as a revolving restaurant, there's a glass floor 113 storeys up that you can walk across, and the EdgeWalk, a hands-free experience on the tower's ledge.​

DAY 6 Niagara Falls

You've a great day out today as you head to the iconic natural wonder Niagara Falls. En route we'll stop at picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake. Often described as Ontario's loveliest town, it is located in the heart of the wine region on the shores of Lake Ontario. Once at Niagara Falls you can make your own discoveries, with the 'Journey Behind the Falls' experience and a boat tour two thrilling options.​

DAY 7 Banff

Today begins with a flight to Calgary and an onward drive to Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. To help you get your bearings, there's an orientation tour on arrival and then you've three nights here to explore more.​

DAY 8 Banff

You've a free day to discover the natural wonders of Banff National Park today. This incredible wilderness is home to snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, sparkling streams and vast pine forests. The wildlife is equally impressive, so look out for black and grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, elk, deer and more. If you want to join an optional excursion, there's lots available. How about a helicopter flight over the Rockies or a cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain.​

DAY 9 Lake Louise

A day out today takes us to a destination often described as the most beautiful place in Canada, Lake Louise. See if you think this glacial jade-green lake surrounded by towering mountains lives up to its reputation.

DAY 10 Rocky Mountaineer

The journey of a lifetime begins this morning as you step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views as you travel through the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops. You'll disembark here and stay in a hotel overnight, and then re-join the train tomorrow.​

DAY 11 Rocky Mountaineer

Another exciting day begins as you board the Rocky Mountaineer this morning. Take in more sublime views as you travel along the Thompson River and through the dramatic canyons of the Fraser River. Your rail journey comes to an end in the beautiful city of Vancouver, our home for the next three nights.​

DAY 12 Vancouver

Get to know Vancouver this morning on a tour of highlights including Stanley Park, Chinatown and the historic Gastown district. At lunchtime we'll have arrived at Granville Island's Public Market, where an included foodie tour will introduce us to signature Canadian delicacies.​

DAY 13 Vancouver

You can spend today just as you wish. If you'd like to join an optional excursion, come with us to Vancouver's North Shore.​

DAY 14 Victoria

We're heading away from the mainland today, to spend two nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island, which we reach by ferry. On arrival, we'll head off on a sightseeing tour of this city, which is often said to resemble an old English town. Later we will head to the famous Butchart Gardens, considered to be one of the most spectacular floral show gardens in the world.​

DAY 15 Victoria

You can soak up Victoria's old world charm at your own pace today as you explore at leisure. As an alternative, you could choose to join an optional whale-watching excursion. The waters here are home to an array of marine mammals, so this promises to be an experience to remember.​

DAY 16 Vancouver/UK

We head back to Vancouver by ferry this morning. We'll then transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.​

DAY 17 UK

​You'll arrive in the UK today.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 2 :

Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-Ville
Holiday Inn Montreal Centre Ville is located in downtown Montreal, within walking distance to many of the city''s historic districts. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea-maker, TV and hairdryer.

Day 3 :

Embassy Hotel & Suites
Embassy Hotel & Suites is located in downtown Ottawa, a short distance away from the Rideau Center, parliament Hill and Byward Market. Hotel rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels and free Wi-Fi. Other hotel facilities include fitness centre, sauna and Cooper''s Gastropub, located on-site.

Day 4 - 6 :

Chelsea Hotel
The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Toronto is conveniently located within easy walking distance of many of the city's attractions.

Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, a health club, rooftop terrace and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, coffee/tea-maker, iron and hairdryer.

Day 7 - 9 :

Elk + Avenue Hotel
Elk + Avenue Hotel is located within the heart of Banff National Park and is close to the Tri Area Ski Resort. The hotel features include 24-hour front help desk, ATM banking, bar/lounge, concierge services, a fireplace in the lobby, coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/ laundry facilities. The hotel amenities include HDTV, desk, coffee/tea-maker, daily housekeeping, and satellite with TV services, phone, hairdryer and MP3 docking station.

Day 10 :

Kamloops Hotel
Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Day 11 - 13 :

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.

Day 14 - 15 :

Best Western Carlton Plaza
The 4-star Best Western Carlton Plaza is situated in downtown Victoria.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

MON 28 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,999

£3,799

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 28 May 2018

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:00 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 18 JUN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,199

£4,049

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 18 June 2018

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 03 July 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 03 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,199

£4,049

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 03 September 2018

Departs

14:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Departs

18:40 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 10 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,199

£3,999

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 10 September 2018

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 27 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,999

£3,749

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 27 May 2019

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 17 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,199

£3,949

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 17 June 2019

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 02 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

£4,199

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 02 September 2019

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 09 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

£4,199

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 09 September 2019

Departs

13:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Kingston - 1000 Island Cruise

FROM £47

The world-famous 1000 Islands begin in Kingston and spans the St. Lawrence River for miles. The route on board winds its way through the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group featuring Napoleon's Hat, Wanderer's Channel, the Bateau Channel, the new, opulent Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston. The Admiraly Islands host the highest concentration of small cottage islands and channels in the 1000 Islands. It's the perfect way to explore the remarkable scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world. On-board you will enjoy live entertainment, multilingual commentary which describes the history and folklore as you pass by spectacular scenery and island homes. A buffet lunch is included.

Approx. 3hr cruise - Minimal Walking - An opportunity not to miss

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Quebec - Quebec City Tour

FROM £90

It is the only walled city in North America and stands proudly on the mighty St Lawrence River. Quebec City is one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Quebec City has winding cobbled streets, ancient churches, stone buildings, public squares and horse drawn caleches. You will see the old town, the Cathedral, the giant star shaped Citadelle and much, much more.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Must See

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Vancouver - North Shore

FROM £120

A spectacular tour to Grouse Mountain, the “Peak of Vancouver”. Take a cable car to the city of Vancouver’s highest peak where the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Cooler or perhaps watch the entertaining Lumberjack Show (Note: The lumberjack show usually runs from the May long weekend and closes after Canadian Thanksgiving – 09th October 2017). You may also choose to make a visit to the movie theatre. There is plenty to do on the summit of the mountain. We also take the opportunity to visit Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction - the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge stretches 450ft across and 230ft above Capilano River. Cross to the other side and there’s an eco-friendly walk in the treetops waiting for you to conquer. There is also a Spectacular Cliff Side Walk, looking down onto the Capilano River as you wind your way through the rain forest, as well as the full history and photo’s on display.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience

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Victoria - Whale Watching in Victoria

FROM £75

Vancouver Island is undoubtedly one of the most exciting places in the world to go whale watching. Not only are our boats in constant radio contact with each other giving you the best possible chance to see the whales, but each boat comes complete with its own marine biologist who will give you plenty of interesting facts about these wonderful creatures. Not only do you have the possibility of seeing Orca whales, but you are also highly likely to spot seals and porpoises. Price includes a Wildlife Conservation Fee.

Half Day - Unmissable - A Great Photo Opportunity

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Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

I love the atmosphere of the busy harbour in Victoria. Don’t forget to look out for landing seaplanes too.

JOHN FINDLAY - TOUR MANAGER

Grand Tour of Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer


Ottawa Walking Tour

Welcome to Ottawa; Canada's National Capital. A large city with a small town atmosphere, our beautiful location is sure to impress every visitor! From captivating history and incredible culture to outstanding photo opportunities and amazing architecture, come discover the past, present and future of this exciting world capital. We can't wait to show you around.



Rocky Mountaineer

A Rocky Mountaineer rail journey through the Canadian Rockies provides unparalleled vantage points to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Indulge all your senses as you wind through awe-inspiring landscapes, complemented by gourmet cuisine, vibrant storytelling, and impeccable service.



The Route - First Passage to the West

Travel through Canada's stunning Rocky Mountains, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and pass by monumental landmarks from the early days of the National Railway. This legendary route along the Canadian Pacific track is famous for uniting the country and connecting British Columbia to Canada over 125 years ago. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, and its construction is one of the most important in Canadian history as it united Canada from east to west. You'll also transverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you're a history buff, this route is for you.

Day 1 Banff To Kamloops

Travel on-board the Rocky Mountaineer from the resort town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops

Day 2 Kamloops To Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley.

Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening

First Passage to the West Route Map
Rocky Mountaineer




World-class travel means world-class service

Select from either SilverLeaf Service or upgrade to the GoldLeaf Service while onboard the train
SilverLeaf Service
SilverLeaf Service
Window Style A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows
Meal Service Style Gourmet meals plated to your preference and serviced at your seat and a refreshing welcome aboard toast
Number of Hosts Two, plus a culinary team member
Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and snacks Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
Style of Hotels & Room Selection Comfortable accommodations with restaurants on the property or within walking distance and complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel
Full Storytelling Included
GoldLeaf Service
SilverLeaf Service
Window Style A custom-designed bi-level dome coach with meal service below with large picture windows and seating up top with panoramic views
Meal Service Style Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches, morning scones and afternoon wine and cheese and a refreshing welcome aboard toast
Number of Hosts Three to four, plus full culinary team
Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and snacks Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
Outdoor Viewing Area An exclusive outdoor viewing platform
Full Storytelling Included
Style of Hotels & Room Selection Luxurious hotels with premium room categories and complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel


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