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Grand Tour of Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer with Vancouver add-on

From £6,223.00
Duration 19 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2025
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From £6,223.00
Duration 19 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2025
Tour Overview
This is the ultimate journey through Canada as you make your way from Montreal to Vancouver. Sightseeing begins with a tour of Quebec City, where highlights include the Plains of Abraham battle site. In Montreal, discover a wealth of historic buildings, with the most iconic the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral, before arrival in the capital, Ottawa. En route to Toronto enjoy a cruise of the 1000 Islands, then take in the splendour of the awesome Niagara Falls. Set in the glorious Rocky Mountains, your next destination is Banff, whose national park is home to snow-capped peaks, sparkling lakes and impressive wildlife. Equally impressive is gorgeous Lake Louise, often described as one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Vancouver is next, and you'll reach this exceptional city on a two-day journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. Soak up Vancouver's stunning setting, before ending your tour on Vancouver Island and Whistler.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • 17 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and welcome drink
  • Scenic Train: 2-day half-board rail journey in SilverLeaf Service on board the Rocky Mountaineer (Crew gratuities included). 
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

 
  • Quebec City, the only walled city in Canada
  • Explore Montreal with the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral 
  • City tour of Ottawa, the nation's capital
  • Tour of Toronto, Canada's premier city 
  • 1000 Islands sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Niagara Falls 
  • Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Tour of Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful sights 
  • Step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day journey
  • Vancouver and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles
  • Victoria, the capital of British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island's beautiful Butchart Gardens 
  • Incredible views from Malahat Skywalk on Vancouver Island
  • Learn about Canada's First Nations at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Montreal

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

Day 2 Quebec City

We'll spend today on a full-day tour to Quebec City, the only walled city in Canada, which stands proudly on the St Lawrence River. Highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the picturesque and imposing Château Frontenac, built as a hotel in the late 19th century for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame and the star-shaped Citadelle. Outside the city walls, we'll head to the Plains of Abraham battle site. This expanse of green is where in 1759 the British fought the French for control of Canada, and won. Round off your sightseeing by taking in the views from the Dufferin Terrace, which wraps around the Château Frontenac 200ft above the river. From here you can take in the beauty of the Laurentian Hills and the ski resort of Mont St-Anne.

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 was named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. It boasts a wealth of 17th century buildings, beautiful gardens, bustling street markets and open-air cafés, with its most iconic sight probably the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral. Later, we are going to head to the country's capital, Ottawa, and get our bearings on a tour on arrival. Highlights include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Confederation Square, the grounds of Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. Enjoy a free evening in this great city.

Day 4 Ottawa - Toronto

This morning we will leave Ottawa and drive south to the St Lawrence River which borders the USA and Canada and is home to the beautiful 1000 Islands. We will explore the spectacular scenery of this unique archipelago on a sightseeing cruise. We'll then continue on to Toronto, your base for the next three nights.

Day 5 Toronto

You're going to discover the bustling metropolis of Toronto on a short tour this morning. Once you have your bearings you will be keen to explore further at your own pace and you can do so at leisure this afternoon. You'll have seen the 1,815ft CN Tower that dominates the city's skyline, so why not make your way here and head up to the LookOut level. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass floor, the most incredible views are assured.

Day 6 Niagara Falls

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

Day 7 Toronto - Banff

We'll fly to Calgary today, and on arrival drive out in to the Canadian Rockies for a three night stay in Banff.

Day 8 Banff

We'll tour Banff National Park today where staggering views appear at every turn. Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and swathes of forest are just some of the attractions in this stunning destination. The wildlife is equally impressive, so 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 the opportunity to take an optional excursion to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a cable car.

Day 9 Lake Louise

Today we are going to Lake Louise, a glacial, jade-green lake set high in the mountains. It is surrounded on all sides by towering peaks and is described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations. On your visit you'll definitely understand why the early pioneers of the railway built impressive Chateau Lake Louise on its shores.

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. SilverLeaf service includes seating in a single-level domed coach with oversized windows, giving you great viewing oppotunities. Meals, snacks and drinks are all served at your seat, so all you have to do is enjoy. If you've upgraded to GoldLeaf, you also have access to an exclusive outdoor viewing platform and a private dining room.  You'll disembark the train in Kamloops and stay in a hotel overnight. Don't worry, your journey is not over and you will join the Rocky Mountaineer once again tomorrow.

Meals included: B,L

Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer

Another exciting day begins as you board the Rocky Mountaineer this morning. Take your seat and enjoy more sublime views as you travel alongside the Thompson River and through the dramatic canyons of the Fraser River. Keep a lookout for grizzly bears too as you enjoy a fascinating commentary from your onboard hosts.
Your spectacular rail journey comes to an end in the beautiful city of Vancouver, your base for the next two nights.

Meals included: B,L

Day 12 Vancouver

Named 'the best place to live in the world' in numerous polls, Vancouver's jaw-dropping coastal setting includes sparkling lakes, a harbour surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. A sightseeing tour will introduce you to highlights including the historic Gastown district, bustling Chinatown and Stanley Park, one of the world's biggest and best urban parks. This afternoon is at leisure or you can join an optional excursion to Vancouver's Northshore. Here you'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and have the chance to take the cable car up Grouse Mountain for breath-taking views of the city, Vancouver Island and the snow-capped mountains of Washington State, USA.

Day 13 Vancouver - Victoria

We're heading away from the mainland today, to spend two nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island, which we reach by ferry and an onward drive. On arrival, we'll head off to the famous Butchart Gardens, considered to be one of the most spectacular floral show gardens in the world. The capital of British Columbia is often said to resemble an old English town, with its narrow streets and grand buildings. See its highlights on an included sightseeing tour.

Day 14 Victoria at Leisure

You can soak up Victoria's old world charm at your own pace today as you explore at leisure. The waters around Vancouver Island offer the ideal opportunity to get closer to the delights of the natural world, so why not join an optional whale-watching excursion. There's every chance you'll see orca, or killer whales as they are often known, in their natural environment - a must for wildlife enthusiasts and an experience to remember.

Day 15 Victoria - Whistler

This morning we'll leave Victoria and visit the Malahat Skywalk, a wooden elevated walkway rising to a lookout offering incredible 360 degree views over the forest, mountains, inlets, island and fjords of this beautiful part of Vancouver Island. You will also learn about the nature, culture and history of the area. Later we will take the ferry back to the mainland and join the incredibly scenic sea to sky highway to the mountain town of Whistler for our final night.

Day 16 Whistler - Vancouver

This morning we will visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. Located on the traditional shared territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation, the centre offers meaningful employment opportunities and shares the cultural history and practices of both Nations. Later we will enjoy another scenic drive back to Vancouver before transferring to your hotel for a 2 night stay. Meals included: B

Day 17 Vancouver

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

Day 18 Vancouver - UK

Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 19 UK

Arrive back in the UK today.
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Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Le Cantlie Suites

The Hotel Le Cantille Suites, located in the heart of Montreal, steps away from the peel metro station, offering perfect access to the attractions of Montreal. Each suite at features European-style kitchens with a microwave and refrigerator with free WiFi. Additional features include rooftop swimming pool & fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown hotel, conveniently situated in downtown Ottawa, is steps from Parliament Hill with subway transportation at the hotel's front door for easy access to many points of interest. Each guest room features a desk, 47-inch HDTV with premium channels and oversized windows flood the room with sunlight. WiFi is free, and there is a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker for your convenience. Additional features include a complimentary fitness center, heated indoor pool & evening room service.

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.

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.

Rocky Mountaineer - Overnight Kamloops Hotel

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

Century Plaza Hotel

A 6-minute walk from Robson Street's upscale shopping and 4-minute walk from Davie Street's restaurants and nightlife. Studios featuring modest furnishings offer kitchenettes and free WiFi. An informal on-site restaurant and lounge serves a menu of International cuisine. There's also a coffee shop with snacks, and a comedy club. A low-key spa offers treatments for a charge. The fitness centre is open 24/7.

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel

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.

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre


Discover comfort in the heart of Whistler Village at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre. Just 290m from the Excalibur Gondola, our all-suite hotel has a heated saltwater pool and mountain-view hot tubs. Enjoy complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV, and stunning views. Rejuvenate in the cedar sauna or Whistler Day Spa. Embrace the charm, minutes from Whistler Golf Club and the exhilarating Tube Park

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Victoria - Whale Watching in Victoria

Victoria - Whale Watching in Victoria

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
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 ...

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Vancouver - North Shore

Vancouver - North Shore

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 photos on display.

Appreciate the spectacular views of the city below 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 Coola, the Theatre in the Sky, and several activities.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience
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...

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Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation decks where you will have views of the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and keep your eyes peeled for the bears that roam in this area.

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation deck...

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3 Sisters Peak Helicopter Flight

3 Sisters Peak Helicopter Flight

For 25 minutes, your adventure will take you between the Three Sisters Peaks - Hope, Charity and Faith - as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. Along the way, you will see the magnificent Goat Ranges where you can observe the radiant aqua-turquoise colours of the Spray Lakes and rugged peaks of the Rockies. Your return flight will provide views of Wind Ridge and the Bow River as it meanders back towards the town of Canmore.

Please note: There is a limited availability for this optional excursion and we recommend pre-booking prior to your departure date. On tour bookings will be based on availability on the day.

25 minute flight – Easy - Not to be missed
For 25 minutes, your adventure will take you between the Three Sisters Peaks - Hope, Charity and Faith - as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. Along the way, you will se...

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  1. Travelsphere Cares

    When you book this holiday, you are helping us support the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The centre aims to share their cultural knowledge and inspire understanding of the Lil’wat and Squamish Nation cultures, as well as provide youth in the region with opportunities to train in the hospitality industry through the on-site museum and cultural tours.

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