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Grand Tour of Canada

17 Days from £3,499

​Discover Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise and more on this ultimate journey from east to west.

Departure from: Aug 2019 - Aug 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
  • 2 breakfasts 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation 
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

    • Sightseeing in Montreal
    • City tour of Ottawa
    • Tour of Toronto
    • The famous Niagara Falls 
    • Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake 
    • Tour of Banff
    • Lake Louise
    • Okanagan Valley wine-tasting
    • Cruise the 1000 Islands from Rockport
    • Victoria, the capital of British Columbia
    • Vancouver Island's Butchart Gardens 
    • Vancouver and Stanley Park ​

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Montreal

Today you'll fly to Montreal. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 2 Quebec City

​Spend today exploring Montreal at your leisure or enjoy an optional full-day tour of Quebec City. It stands on the mighty St Lawrence River, and we will see highlights including the picturesque Old Town, the Cathedral, Château Frontenac and the Plains of Abraham battle site. You'll also be able to admire views of the Laurentian Hills and Mont St-Anne from the Dufferin Terrace.

DAY 3 Montreal & Ottawa

Discover the highlights of Montreal on a sightseeing tour. Located in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada's second city boasts a wealth of 17th century buildings, beautiful gardens, bustling street markets and open-air cafés. It's most iconic site is probably the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral.Later we are going to head to the country's capital, Ottawa and get our bearings on a city tour. Highlights here include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Confederation Square, the grounds of Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market.

DAY 4 Kingston & Toronto

Today we will travel to Toronto. On the way we'll make a stop at Rockport where we have included a round-trip 1000 Island cruise.

DAY 5 Toronto

You're going to discover the best of Toronto on a short city tour. Once you have your bearings you will be keen to explore further and you can do so at leisure this afternoon. The city's skyline is dominated by the 1,815ft CN Tower and the views from the top are simply incredible.

DAY 6 Niagara Falls

Your day begins with a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, often described as Ontario's loveliest town. Then we're going to head to one of the greatest sights in the New World, the mighty Niagara Falls. You'll have plenty of time to explore and can choose how you want to view the thundering waters. One option is to take a boat ride, or perhaps you'll enjoy a unique view from below and behind, at the 'Journey Behind the Falls' attraction.

DAY 7 Banff

Today you're bound for Banff in the Rocky Mountains. We'll fly to Calgary and then continue our journey by road. We'll get our bearings on a short orientation tour when we arrive.

DAY 8 Banff

Stunning vistas appear at every turn in Banff National Park and you'll be keen to get out and explore. Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and swathes of forest are just some of the attractions, and the wildlife is equally as impressive. Look out for black and grizzly bears, wolves, elk and deer on land, then keep your eyes peeled for eagles, hawks and ospreys in the sky. There's plenty to see and do in Banff and lots of optional excursions to choose from. How about a cable car ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or a helicopter flight over the Rockies.

DAY 9 Lake Louise

Today we are going to Lake Louise, a glacial, jade-green lake high in the mountains. It is surrounded on all sides by towering peaks and is described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations.

DAY 10 Kelowna

We'll travel through the Rockies, via Revelstoke and Vernon to Kelowna. Situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, this will be our base for the next two nights.

DAY 11 Kelowna

Our day begins with a visit to a vineyard and a chance to taste some Okanagan Valley wine. This afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel, or maybe explore more of Kelowna.

DAY 12 Victoria

​Your journey continues with a drive along the Coquihalla Highway to Merritt and then down to the rich green valleys of the Fraser River Delta. Next we're going to catch a ferry to Vancouver Island and then travel by road to Victoria.

DAY 13 Victoria

​We'll get to know Victoria on a sightseeing tour this morning. It is situated on Vancouver Island and resembles an old English town with narrow streets and grand 19th century buildings. We'll visit the famous Butchart Gardens and then this afternoon is yours to do as you please. An optional whale-watching excursion is a must for wildlife enthusiasts.

DAY 14 Vancouver

We'll return to the mainland by ferry and travel to the city of Vancouver. A sightseeing tour will introduce you to highlights including 'Gastown', Chinatown, Stanley Park and the harbour. Later we will transfer you to your hotel.

DAY 15 Vancouver

Spend some time exploring at leisure. There's plenty of sightseeing on offer and we recommend an optional excursion to Vancouver's Northshore. You'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and take the cable car up Grouse Mountain.

DAYS 16 Vancouver/UK

Enjoy a relaxing morning before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Day 17 UK

​You will 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.

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Day 1 - 2 :

Hotel Faubourg Montreal
Hotel Faubourg 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 :

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites Ottawa
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa in the midst of the city’s business and tourist district. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, 24-hour access to the fitness room and café. Bedroom facilities include coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and private facilities.

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 :

Mount Royal Hotel
Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma's restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Day 10 - 11 :

Best Western Plus Kelowna
The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites offers environmentally friendly lodging and a great central location. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, pool and hot tub.

Day 12 - 13 :

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.

Day 14 - 15 :

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.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
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MON 05 AUG 19

London (Heathrow)

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£3,499

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 05 August 2019

Departs

14:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:25 Montreal (P E Trudeau)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Departs

17:50 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. 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.

Canada - 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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Canada - Vancouver - North Shore

FROM £120

Appreciate the spectacular views in a cable car to the top of Grouse Mountain, the ‘Peak of Vancouver’, where there is also plenty to do. In summer months the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Cooler, perhaps watch the entertaining Lumberjack Show or a birds in motion demonstration. From the beginning of October onwards, the summer activities break as the resort prepares for the Winter season, the summit is still worth a visit and the Theatre in the Sky, restaurants, cafes and shop remain open.

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.

This is a private tour for you group escorted by your tour manager and includes all transportation and entrances to both attractions.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience

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Canada - Victoria - Whale Watching

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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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Grand Tour of Canada with Vancouver Add-on

Extend your holiday to 19 days from £99

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019 Departures

​Extend your holiday with an extra two nights in Vancouver. You might choose to board a hop-on-hop-off bus - they stop at all the main attractions. Or hire a bike and explore Stanley Park, visit Granville Market or enjoy one of the newer attractions - FlyOver Canada - a virtual ride in Canada Place.

Your extension includes: 

* Transfers

* 2 nights accomodation on a room only basis

* Porterage

Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager. 

Your Hotel - You will stay in a centrally located hotel such as the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and fitness centre.

Days 16 & 17 Vancouver

Vancouver, officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport on the mainland of British Columbia. Make the most of you extra time in Vancouver by exploring at your own pace and leisure. You may wish to board a hop-on-hop-off bus, they stop at all the main attractions.  After a busy day, why not enjoy a locally inspired meal.

Day 18 Vancouver/UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 19 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.  ​


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 Old Montreal. Cobblestoned St-Paul Street and the charming and historic Place Royal are my favourite spots”


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.



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