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Canadian Rockies and Pacific Coast Holiday

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Insight Vacations

A beautiful tour of Canada and the Pacific Northwest, discover the majestic landscapes, towering peaks, sparkling turquoise lakes and gushing rivers of the Canadian Rockies. Cross the Canada and US border as you travel on a one of a kind experience on the ‘Going to the Sun’ road through Glacier National Park. Combine all of this with the charming and sometimes quirky Pacific Northwest and you have a winning combination for a memorable holiday.

What's included

• 13 Nights accommodation
• 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
• Tour director throughout
• City tour of Vancouver
• Visit to Capilano Canyon
• Maligne Lake Cruise
• Tour along the Icefields Parkway including a trip onto the glacier
• Afternoon tea at Chateau Lake Louise
• Visit to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
• Journey along the Going to the Sun Road
• Visit to a silvermine
• Wine tasting
• Seattle sightseeing tour
• Farewell dinner at the top of the Space Needle

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver

Welcome to beautiful Vancouver! On arrival, your airport transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
Welcome reception and light dinner

Day 2 - Vancouver to Victoria

After breakfast embark on a guided tour of Vancouver and all its highlights. See the famous totem poles in Stanley Park and then board a ferry and sail through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island and on to Victoria.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Suites
Full Breakfast

Day 3 - Victoria

After breakfast visit Butchart Gardens followed by a tour of Victoria. Afternoon at leisure with an evening dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Victoria to Vancouver and VIA Rail

Cruise back to the mainland and head to Vancouver’s North Shore to experience the Capilano Suspension Bridges. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before boarding VIA Rail’s overnight train to Jasper.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – VIA Rail to Jasper National Park

Travel to Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of immense forests, jewelled lakes, soaring waterfalls, soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows, and majestic mountains. Arrive at your hotel for two nights.

Hotel: Sawridge Inn (Balcony rooms)
Full Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - Jasper National Park

Join your Tour Director for an interpretive walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Embark on a cruise on the serene waters of Maligne Lake. Enjoy some time to explore Jasper on your own before returning to the hotel for dinner with a presentation about the history of the area.

Hotel: Sawridge Inn (Balcony rooms)
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Jasper to Banff National Park

Get ready for a scenic symphony of glistening glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls as you follow the majestic Icefields Parkway - simply one of the world's most stunning mountain drives. At the Icefield Visitor Centre, embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Led by an expert driver-guide, step out onto the frosty flow, formed centuries ago. After your icy adventure warm up at sumptuous Chateau Lake Louise where a delightful experience awaits - a Heritage tour of this historic hotel, followed by afternoon tea in one of the resort's charming venues. Continue to Banff, your home for the next two nights.

Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel
Full Breakfast

Day 8 - Banff National Park

Enjoy the full day exploring the wonders of Banff as you wish. Choose from several optional experiences including a helicopter flight in Canmore, or ride the Banff Gondola. For dinner tonight, choose from three local eateries.

Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel
Full Breakfast, Dine Around

Day 9 – Banff to Waterton Lakes

After breakfast, depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to discover how the indigenous people used this 36-foot high cliff to hunt stampeding herds of bison. Join a local Blackfoot elder and hear fascinating stories about the Plains people long ago. Continue to Waterton Lakes National Park where windswept mountains rise abruptly from gentle prairie grassland. The evening is at leisure; relax at the hotel or join an optional Waterton Lake Cruise.

Hotel: Waterton Lakes Resort
Full Breakfast

Day 10 – Waterton Lakes to Going-to-the-Sun and the Glacier National Park

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience as you cross the US border into the rugged beauty of the mountainous, lake-filled Glacier National Park. Board the historic Red Buses for a journey along the Going-to-the-Sun Road – an engineering wonder running through the park's wild interior. During your narrated trip marvel at the stunning views from Logan Pass before disembarking at Lake MacDonald where you meet a ranger for a more intimate look at the environment. A fine dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

Hotel: Lake MacDonald Lodge
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 – Glacier National Park to Spokane

Keep on travelling through Glacier National Park, exit the park and skirt the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake. Stop in Wallace, Idaho, where you meet an experienced miner for a personalised visit to the Sierra Silver Mine. Continue on to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Arrive in Spokane and stay in the historic Davenport Hotel. Enjoy fine dining at the Steam Plant, an award-winning brewery situated in a nationally recognised historic building.

Hotel: The Historic Davenport
Full Breakfast, dinner

Day 12 - Spokane to Seattle

On through the wide, endless horizons of Washington State this morning before visiting the cellar doors of Cave B Estate. Meet the owners for a guided tour of this award-winning boutique winery and explore the nuances of their fine wine selection with some tastings. Learn how these excellent wines combine with food over a delicious lunch. Then it's on to Seattle for an evening at leisure.

Hotel: The Olympic Fairmont Seattle
Full Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 - Seattle

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seattle seeing all the major sights. The afternoon is at leisure before this evening's Celebration Dinner at the top of the iconic Space Needle toasting a wonderful vacation.

Hotel: Olympic Fairmont Seattle
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 14 – Seattle – end of tour

In the morning, you have an included transfer to Vancouver International Airport. 

Full Breakfast

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Dates

2018

Jun           23 

Jul            14

Aug           18

Sep           8, 15

Price based on London Gatwcik departure, please call for other departure airport. 

Price and availability are subject to changes.

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13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 Nights accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Journey along the Going to the Sun Road
  • Flight with Air Transat + Seat Selection
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £5,348 per person

Save an extra £200pp on 2018 holidays!*

Extended to 2nd October! *min spend £1,999pp

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 Nights accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Journey along the Going to the Sun Road
  • Flight with Air Transat + Seat Selection
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
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ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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