Enchanting Rockies

Resort: Enchanting Rockies
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £3795.00

Overview

Discover the highlights of British Columbia
and Alberta, including a journey through the
Canadian Rockies with two days on board
the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way
explore the picturesque cities of Victoria and
Vancouver, visit idyllic alpine towns, pass
dramatic mountain scenery and go in search
of local wildlife and bears.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver

On arrival in Vancouver, you will be met and
transferred to the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
for a 2-night stay. Meet your tour director
and fellow travellers at a welcome reception
tonight. (N)

Day 2: Vancouver

This morning discover the citys main
attractions on a guided sightseeing tour of
Vancouver. This afternoon is at leisure to
explore the city further. (B)

Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for the
journey to Kamloops in a SilverLeaf carriage.
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you pass
Fraser canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser
valley. On arrival into Kamloops transfer to your
hotel for your overnight accommodation*. (B, L)

Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer Lake Louise

Rejoin Rocky Mountaineer and continue on
this world-renowned train journey, passing
the Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse canyon
before arriving into the alpine town of Banff.
Continue to the turquoise-coloured Lake
Louise where you will stay at the renowned
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, with dinner
served at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Moraine lake Banff

This morning travel to Moraine lake (weather
permitting) on your way to Banff. This
afternoon there will be a guided tour of the
town and a chance to ride the Banff gondola.
Stay 2 nights at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa.
Tonight, take a relaxing wagon ride along the
banks of the Bow river and enjoy a traditional
steak barbecue dinner. (B, D)

Day 6: Banff

Today is at leisure to relax, explore the town or
take an optional excursion such as a helicopter
ride over the Rocky Mountains or a tour to
learn about the town’s people and wildlife
(payable locally). (B)

Day 7: Athabasca glacier Jasper

Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Columbia
icefield where you will board the specially
designed Ice Explorer vehicle for a thrilling
excursion onto the Athabasca glacier. Continue on to Jasper and check into Mountain Park Lodges (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 8: Blue River

Depart Jasper and travel through the wilderness
to the town of Blue River. Join a river safari to
Grizzly Bear Valley in search of local wildlife such
as grizzly and black bears. Tonight, have dinner
and stay at Mike Wiegele Heliski Village. (B, D)

Day 9: Whistler

After breakfast, travel to Whistler where the rest
of the day will be at leisure. A range of optional
activities are available including a 4×4 safari tour
of Blackcomb mountain, a floatplane flight or an
adventurous zip line adventure (at own expense).
Stay 1 night at Delta Whistler Village Suites. (B)

Day 10: Victoria

Travel to the coast and board the ferry for
the scenic crossing from Horseshoe Bay to
Vancouver Island before continuing on south
to Victoria for a 2-night stay at the Doubletree
by Hilton. Alternatively, take a 1-hour
floatplane flight between Whistler and Victoria,
from £175 (must be pre-booked). (B)

Day 11: Victoria

Today is at leisure with optional excursions
such as a whale-watching cruise, a horsedrawn
carriage ride around the city or a
seaplane flightseeing tour (at own expense).
Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with the rest of
the group at the Butchart gardens. (B, D)

Day 12: Vancouver Onward travel

Morning ferry back to Vancouver, then either
transfer to the airport to fly home, or continue
your holiday in Canada. (B)

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