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2018 Itinerary

32 Day Itinerary (Banff > New York City)

  • Tour Code

    ERRU

  • Departure City

    Banff

  • Duration

    32 Day

  • Return City

    New York City

  • Day 1 Arrive Banff

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred from the plains into the majestic Rocky Mountains to your hotel in Banff. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating its skyline, Banff is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make our way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains reflected in the lakes surface, or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel and soak it all up with a drink in hand. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the natural attractions in and around Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    This morning we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town.
    Overnight Stay: Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Rocky Mountaineer Upgrade
    Today you have the opportunity to upgrade your journey to a two day rail experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Set off on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy spectacular views of the soaring mountains as you journey towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Rocky Mountaineer Upgrade is unescorted by an Evergreen Tour Director. On this section you will be looked after by Rocky Mountaineer staff.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Rocky Mountaineer Upgrade
    Continue our journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Bayshore

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 6 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Vancouver is a beautiful harbour side city with a perfect balance of nature mixed with cityscape. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants 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 7 Vancouver – Whistler

    Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with magnificent views of Horseshoe Bay on your left and forested parks and mountains on your right. You will have the chance to stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. Whistler is a world famous ski resort sitting at the base of two glorious mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. This afternoon you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. Perhaps take the Peak to Peak gondola that travels between the two huge mountains that dominate the village affording magnificent views.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (seasonal option), or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Georgia Strait – Butchart Gardens – Victoria

    Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to Tsawwassen. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait that is dotted with forested islands and is home to pods of orcas. Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and make our way to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showpiece of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. You’re Invited: Tonights dinner will be in the original Butchart family residence, savour an exquisite meal while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens. Afterwards, arrive into Victoria, British Columbia’s historic capital city situated on a beautiful harbour.
    Overnight Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 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 11 Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage with its jaw dropping scenery. Pass mountains, islands and inlets, glaciers, fjords, and rainforest and keep a look out for the abundant wildlife including whales, bald eagles and bears. In the afternoon sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Its historic city centre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 Skagway

    The great Klondike gold rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors, it was once an untamed town that was the starting point for the gruelling walk up the Klondike Trail in search of gold.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 Tracy Arm Fjord

    This morning we cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow, 56 kilometre long fjord carved by glacial activity, and another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are the twin Sawyer Glaciers, calving icebergs into the jade-coloured inland sea. Among the sights to admire from the icy waters are waterfalls cascading down 900 metre high granite walls.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 Scenic Cruising

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to Victoria. With an array of on board activities and dining options you will be spoiled for choice.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Victoria

    The capital of British Columbia is filled with blooming gardens, heritage architecture and historic charm. The heart of Victoria is its harbour and Old Town that are easily explored on foot.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Seattle

    Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the “Emerald City” (day is unescorted).
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Seattle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 Seattle – Boston

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings). Welcome to the USA! On arrival into Boston you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 Boston Sightseeing

    This morning is free for you to explore Boston. In the afternoon we are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. Follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: A fun way to uncover more of Boston is by taking a unique Boston Duck Tour, or see all that the city has to offer on an informative Old Town Trolley tour and cruise (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 19 Boston – New England – Montreal

    Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through small villages and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
    Two Night Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Montreal Sightseeing

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral, an intricate and historical basilica built in gothic style, then soak up the fantastic views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Montreal – Quebec City

    Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at 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 French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” 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 22 Quebec City

    Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 23 Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. 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 and interactive performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 24 Ottawa Sightseeing – Toronto

    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. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 25 Toronto

    Start the day with 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, Queen’s Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. The afternoon is free for you to explore this modern city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 26 Toronto – Niagara Falls

    Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 27 Niagara Falls – Lancaster

    This morning we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
    Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 28 Lancaster – Washington D.C.

    You’re Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world’s most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation’s finest national treasures.
    Two Night Stay: Renaissance Dupont Circle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 29 Washington D.C. Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.

    Discover More: Discover some of America’s most famous sights and monuments by night (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 30 Washington D.C. – New York

    Leaving the city we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. A visit to the bustling and iconic “Big Apple” is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 31 New York Sightseeing

    Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 32 Depart New York

    Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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