Rockies Grandeur

12 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 5,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERPR
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Victoria

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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. The afternoon is free to explore Victoria.

    Discover More: Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    This morning board the ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. Later we set off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront and Gastown.
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer – Banff

    Continue your journey 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 before arriving into Banff. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - 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 (extra expense, subject to seasonal operations)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Banff – Lake Louise

    This morning, you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon, you have free time to explore this beautiful lake or relax and take in the amazing scenery.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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 breathtaking 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 subpolar 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 abundant wildlife. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antlers presentation.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Jasper - Sun Peaks

    Make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park and enjoy views of the towering Mt Robson, the highest peak In the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the quaint village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: The fur traders were legendary in Western Canada and lived lives of adventure, gruelling work and camaraderie. This evening, our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sun Peaks – Whistler

    Travel through fertile countryside and continue along the scenic Duffy Lake Road and into the charming alpine resort of Whistler. This evening you are free to explore the village's cobbled pathways and plazas.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Whistler - Vancouver

    After breakfast drive south along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway with views of Horseshoe Bay. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving back into Vancouver. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge and make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge 70 metres above the river, then walk amongst the canopy on the award winning Treetops Adventure.
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Depart Vancouver

    Transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your homeward flight or consider taking in more of Vancouver with some post tour accommodation (enquire for details).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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