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2018 Itinerary

28 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Montreal)

  • Tour Code

    EPWE

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    28 Day

  • Return City

    Montreal

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 14 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Princess Cruises Ruby Princess#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Stay in one of the Rockies most stunning lodges, Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Visit the “Diamond in the Wilderness”, Lake Louise
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See Niagara Falls up-close on an exciting cruise
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Guided walking tour inside Old Quebec City, plus see the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and the historic old city walls
  • Take a guided of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Guided tour of the sights of Montreal
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights
  • Sightseeing tour of the nation’s capital, Ottawa
  • Wander through the famous Butchart Gardens
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • See the sights of Victoria
  • Enjoy the scenery on a 1000 islands cruise
  • Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage
  • Experience the splendour Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the picturesquel Alaskan capital
  • Visit Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world

dining highlights

  • 53 superb meals including: 27 Full Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 16 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Experience Canada’s native cultures at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa
  • Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: Georgian Court Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, Gastown and Granville Island which is famous for its fresh food markets. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the surroundings. Enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 4 Rocky Mountaineer – Jasper

    Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains and see Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: Chateau Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Jasper

    Jasper is a relaxed town surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Today you have the opportunity to explore.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper tour, take a relaxing float trip or a canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Emerald Lake

    This morning enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Enjoy the scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Travel into Yoho National Park and see the spectacular Natural Bridge before arriving at our luxurious Rockies lodge on the shores of Emerald Lake, so called due to the vibrant colour of its waters. This afternoon relax and explore the beautiful surroundings.
    Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 Emerald Lake – Banff

    Bid farewell to Emerald Lake and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time soaking up the views, relaxing and exploring this iconic and beautiful lake. After lunch head into the impressive Banff National Park, and on arrival into Banff enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, and Bow Falls. At the end of the day ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal.
    Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Banff at Leisure

    Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights.

    Discover More: A unique opportunity to get up close to wolfdogs, take an incredible helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Banff – Kamloops

    Depart Banff National Park and pass from Alberta to British Columbia through three spectacular national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Travel past primeval forests, ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as you depart the Rockies. Late this afternoon we arrive into Kamloops where we’ll stay at a unique ranch style inn located on the shores of the Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Kamloops – Whistler

    The road meanders through scenic landscapes beside the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Pass through the sleepy town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic insight into First Nations culture. Be met by an ambassador and learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians. Hear a welcome song, tour the museum and be taught the technique used to make a cedar rope or bracelet.
    Two Night Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour (seasonal option), or take a fun Callaghan Jeep tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 12 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
    Two Night Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton

    Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas.

    Discover More: Discover Victoria tour, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. Board your cruise ship and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Princess Cruise Ship Ruby Princess and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 Scenic Cruising

    Relax as you cruise one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Juneau

    Founded due to the discovery of gold Juneau became the capital of Alaska. Today, not only is it famous for gold and government but also for breathtaking glaciers and stunning views. Juneau is arguably one of USA’s most beautiful capitals.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 Skagway

    Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. But when the gold dwindled in 1900, so did the population. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents, but it still retains the flavour of the gold rush era.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Glacier Bay National Park

    Glacier Bay is the highlight of our voyage. It is a breathtaking national park that boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Ketchikan

    Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan and soon became the staple. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles. Its abundance of salmon also has it known as the salmon capital of the world.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 20 Scenic Cruising

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to the stunning capital of British Columbia, Victoria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 21 Seattle – Toronto

    Disembark and transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12.30pm). On arrival in Toronto, transfer to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 Niagara Falls

    Today you will see one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America as you visit the incredible Niagara Falls. Travel through the countryside before arriving at Niagara for a thrilling cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world as you feel the mist washing over you. After some free time or an optional helicopter ride over the falls, visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto early this evening. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 23 Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa

    This morning take a journey to the top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas for some spectacular views over Toronto. Travel up University Avenue to take in the sights of Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queens Park and museum row. Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to the colonial city of Kingston, the gateway to the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River. Board your vessel for a cruise of one of the most picturesque areas in Eastern Canada. Travel through the islands and canals and view spectacular old buildings, attractive neighbourhoods and abundant birdlife. Continue following the rivers and lakes to Canada’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 24 Ottawa Sightseeing

    This morning our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip filled gardens during spring. See the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the National Gallery. We view the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal. Take a break at Byward Market where you have free time to explore before continuing your city tour with a visit to the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution. You’re Invited: Travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional dancing.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 25 Ottawa – Quebec City

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Make your way to a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You’re Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country charm and hospitality and learn how to make maple candy, then partake in a delicious lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River before a scenic drive along the “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada. This historic “New France Route,” takes you to Quebec City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site spectacularly perched atop Cap Diamant. French is the primary language in this unique city, founded in 1608 as a trading post. Arrive into Quebec City in the afternoon and meet our local guide for a tour of The Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and Parliament buildings. You will then embark on a walking tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City) and visit Lower Town. This is truly a remarkable city, every building in Old Quebec tells a story and every square exudes the spirit of New France with a history dating back many hundreds of years.
    Two Night Stay: Clarendon Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 26 Quebec City

    Quebec City is one of the world’s most historical and fascinating cities. Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 27 Quebec City – Montreal

    Leaving old-world Quebec, travel along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montreal, located on an island of the St. Lawrence River. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Notre Dame Cathedral and views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. Montreal abounds with sightseeing options, such as taking a stroll, bicycle or a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal’s famous Parisian-style historic district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 28 Depart Montreal

    Transfer to the airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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