Grand Canadian Rockies

Visit Banff, Jasper, Yoho


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

9 nights from £5,190 per person.

ID: TCL-4-185

Description

Prepare to be dazzled on Tauck's action-packed western Canada tour... featuring a classic overnight rail journey from Vancouver into the Canadian Rockies, a floatplane excursion over the Gulf Islands, a ferry cruise to Victoria, an Ice Explorer ride across a glacier, and a raft trip down the Bow River. Explore the cities of Vancouver and Victoria... travel the Icefields Parkway... visit Victoria's celebrated The Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum... enjoy afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress... and discover Banff and Jasper national parks from legendary inside-the-park Fairmont resorts.

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Package Summary
  • Floatplane flightseeing excursion over the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Accommodations in four acclaimed Fairmont hotels and resorts, from Vancouver to Jasper and Banff national parks
  • An overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail’s newly renovated The Canadian from the beautiful Vancouver coast to Canada’s Rocky Mountains – enjoy spectacular mountain scenery from Tauck’s private domed observation car
  • Afternoon Tea served in the elegantly restored Tea Lobby of The Fairmont Empress, a Victoria tradition for nearly a century
  • In Victoria, visits to The Butchart Gardens – a National Historic Site of Canada boasting stunning floral gardens – and the Royal BC Museum, showcasing British Columbia’s human & natural history
  • An “Ice Age” adventure at Athabasca Glacier as you ride aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer
  • Raft trip on the Bow River in Banff National Park
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver
  • Day 2 – Vancouver highlights and a ferry to Victoria
  • Day 3 – Victorian ways with The Butchart Gardens and afternoon tea
  • Day 4 – Visit the Royal BC Museum, afternoon tea, flightseeing & all aboard “The Canadian”
  • Day 5 – Into the Canadian Rockies by rail to Jasper
  • Day 6 – A Day as you please in Jasper National Park
  • Day 7 – Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier and on to Lake Louise
  • Day 8 – Moraine Lake, Yoho National Park & on to Banff National Park
  • Day 9 – Bow River float trip and a Day of resort leisure
  • Day 10 – Journey home

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