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Trans-Canadian Grandeur Holiday

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Insight Vacations

A luxury blend of transport showcases Canada's idyllic landscapes, as you embark on one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world. From the vibrant city of Vancouver, set out for the majestic Rocky Mountains before boarding 'The Canadian' train for a unique rail journey through the western Prairies and lakes of northern Ontario to cosmopolitan Toronto. Dine at the highly rated YEW Seafood and Bar in Vancouver. Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler and take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop to create your own tea concoction. The graceful Emerald Lake Lodge is set on a 13-acre peninsula making the perfect location to enjoy Yoho National Park. This is a well-balanced tour combining coach, ferry and rail. Spend two nights unwinding in Victoria and Banff, with a further relaxing journey aboard VIA Rail Canada's The Canadian train. Two nights in cosmopolitan Toronto cap off a fantastic trip.

What's included

• International flights with Air Transat based on London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 16 nights’ luxury accommodation
• 13 breakfasts and 7 dinners all with wine.
• Full Board on VIA Rail - 3 Full Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 3 Dinners
• Cabin for 1 or 2 on Via Rail
• Transportation by deluxe coach with extended legroom and Wi-Fi
• Expert Tour director & personal radio headset
• Baggage handling at all hotels
• Travelling concierge
• City tour of Vancouver
• Private breakfast at Butchart Gardens and tour with floral expert
• A liqueur and toasting s’mores around a bonfire in Yoho National Park
• Interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise
• Private meet and greet with a Mountie
• Tour along the Icefields Parkway including a trip on to the Glacier
• Maligne Lake Cruise
• Hop-on hop-off tour around Toronto
• Niagara Falls day trip including boat cruise into the Falls and wine tasting

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class
Upgrade your Via Rail train to the Prestige Class
Add on an Alaskan Cruise at the start of your tour

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Arrive in Vancouver

You will be met at Vancouver Airport and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner with drinks at the YEW Seafood + Bar. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 Vancouver to Victoria

Experience Vancouver’s best bits during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Later, board your ferry and enjoy the scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 4 Victoria

Begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens.  Back in Victoria, enjoy the afternoon at leisure.  Overnight in Victoria.

Day 5 Victoria to Whistler

Journey by ferry across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. On the way to Whistler, stop to see the roaring Shannon Falls. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 6 Whistler

In the morning you will be welcomed by First Nations Ambassador at the award winning Squamish Li’ Wat - Overnight Whistler.

Day 7 Whistler to Okanagan Valley Region

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region,known for producing fruit and hybrid wines.  Overnight Kelowna.

Day 8 Lake Louise

The morning is yours to relax in the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake before heading to Lake Louise. Overnight at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise.

Day 9 Banff

Enjoy an interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise, also known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’.  Afterwards, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 At Leisure in Banff

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax. Why not browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join a helicopter tour of Canada’s Rockies? Overnight in Banff.

Day 11 Banff to Jasper National Park

Motor along the Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 12 To 14 Jasper on-board VIA Rail

Embark on a narrated cruise of Maligne Lake’s scenic waters. Wave goodbye to the West and board ‘The Canadian’ to Toronto, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Overnight on-board.

Day 15 Toronto

Arrive in Toronto and explore the city with your complimentary ‘hop-on, hop-off’ city sightseeing tour. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 16 Toronto – Niagara Falls

Travel to Niagara Falls and board a cruise to the base of one of the world’s great natural wonders before heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Overnight in Toronto.

Day 17 Fly from Toronto

Your journey through Canada’s contrasts comes to an end as you are taken to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight home.

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 020 7616 9933 to tell us your requirements

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Dates

2018


May          05, 12, 19, 26

Jun           02, 09, 16, 23, 28, 30

Jul            01, 07, 14, 21, 28

Aug          04, 11, 18  

Sep          01, 08, 15


 
Please note prices and availability are subject to change.  This Tour price is based on a London Gatwick departure.  Call us for other departure airports. 

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At a glance


16 nights, 17 days

  • 16 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • Luxury accommodation with baggage handling
  • 13 Full Breakfasts, 7 Dinners with wine.
    3 Full Breakfasts, 2 Lunches  3 Dinners on the via rail

  • Authentic experiences throughout
  • Deluxe touring coach with extended legroom and WiFi
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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)


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from only £6,499 per person

Based on Gatwick Departure

Save an extra £150pp on 2018 holidays!*

Book by 31st October *min spend £1,500pp

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0207 616 9184

 

At a glance


16 nights, 17 days

  • 16 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • Luxury accommodation with baggage handling
  • 13 Full Breakfasts, 7 Dinners with wine.
    3 Full Breakfasts, 2 Lunches  3 Dinners on the via rail

  • Authentic experiences throughout
  • Deluxe touring coach with extended legroom and WiFi
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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