Journey through the Clouds

Resort: Journey through the Clouds
Operator: Saga
Destination: Canada
Price From: £3149.00

Be awestruck by Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Thousands of hectares of unspoilt wilderness are yours to discover on this memorable tour through Canada’s impressive Rocky Mountains. Journey through stunning landscapes aboard the Rocky Moutaineer and explore the breathtaking beauty of Banff National Park.

Including…

9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

14 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 2 dinners (D)

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Scenic drive through Jasper National Park
  • A Ice Explorer ride over the Athabasca Glacier
  • Tour of Banff National Park
  • Cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • City tour of Calgary

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Vancouver

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Vancouver. Stay at the Georgian Court Hotel (4Q) for three nights.

Day 2
Vancouver

An included sightseeing tour takes you to some of the city’s key attractions. B, D

Day 3
Vancouver

Perhaps travel by ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island for an optional tour of the city and Butchart Gardens. B

Optional excursions

Victoria and Butchart Gardens |full day

Take the ferry to Vancouver Island to explore the picturesque capital Victoria, commonly known as the ‘Garden City’. A sightseeing tour will reveal the highlights including the impressive Parliament buildings, and you’ll also have some free time to explore independently before continuing to the immaculate Butchart Gardens created from a former limestone quarry.

Day 4
Vancouver to Kamloops by train

Board the Rocky Mountaineer for a breathtaking two-day journey through the Rockies, with lunch included on board each day. You disembark and stay overnight in Kamloops at a 3Q hotel selected by Rocky Mountaineer. B, L

Day 5
Kamloops to Jasper

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Jasper where you stay two nights at Chateau Jasper (3Q). B, L

Day 6
Jasper

Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps join one of the optional excursions to Medicine and Maligne Lake or choose a rafting trip. B

Optional excursions

Raft ride |One and-a-half hours

Join Jasper Raft Tours for a trip down the Athabasca River, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Rockies. The rafts follow the route used by fur traders and gold seekers two centuries ago.

Medicine and Maligne Lakes |half day

This tour gives you an opportunity to see Jasper’s wildlife. You’ll stop at Maligne Canyon before walking to Maligne River where you can watch in awe as the river thunders through the canyon and down several waterfalls. Your guide will then lead you onto Medicine Lake, and then Maligne Lake, where you’ll join a guided walk along the ‘Mary Schaeffer Loop’.

Day 7
Jasper-Icefields Parkway-Banff

Explore the Athabasca Glacier on an included Ice Explorer ride. Enjoy an included picnic lunch, then continue to Banff for three nights at the Banff Park Lodge (4Q). B, L

Day 8
Banff National Park

Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery of Banff National Park on an included tour and take a memorable gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. B

Day 9
Banff

Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure in this delightful mountain resort or perhaps join an optional excursion to Yoho National Park, or even an optional helicopter flight over the Rockies. B, D

Optional excursions

Helicopter flights over the Rockies |

Choose from two spectacular flights over the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. The first, Royal Canadian Tour, will take you through the Goat Range Pass and past the Sundance Range for amazing views of the mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes of Banff National Park, on a 25 minute flight. The second option, Mount Assiniboine Glacier Tour – a 30 minute flight, will include the same sights as the other tour, but will also fly you to Assiniboine Mountain.

Yoho National Park |Half day

Yoho National Park, established in 1886, sits on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies and spans 1,310 square kilometres. Drink in the beauty of the silent forests, great rivers, rockwalls, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and diverting natural rock features.

Day 10
Banff to Calgary

Spend the morning at leisure and then continue onto Calgary. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Calgary before travelling to the airport for your return overnight flight. B

Day 11
UK

Arrive in the UK this morning for your included door-to-door travel service home.

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