Trans-Canadian Grandeur with Insight Vacations

Resort: Trans-Canadian Grandeur with Insight Vacations
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: Canada
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Overview

A luxury blend of transport showcases Canada’s idyllic landscapes, as you embark on one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world. From the vibrant city ofVancouver, set out for the majestic Rocky Mountains before boarding ‘The Canadian’ train for a unique rail journey through the western Prairies and lakes of northern Ontario to cosmopolitan Toronto.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – VIBRANT VANCOUVER
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Canada’s vibrant city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with drinks at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood and Bar.
Stay: Four Seasons, Vancouver
Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – VICTORIA – PUTTING THE BRITISH INTO BRITISH COLUMBIA
Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Explore historic Gastown, Chinatown and view the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. Later, board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
Full Breakfast

DAY 3 – EXPLORING VICTORIA
Begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens with ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of exquisite floral displays. With a botanist on hand, to find out more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (FB)
Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
Full Breakfast

DAY 4 – THE ULTIMATE RESORT OF WHISTLER
Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. Travel to Whistler where, on arrival, you visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea concoction. On the way to Whistler stop to see the roaring Shannon Falls.
Stay: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – ON TO THE NAPA VALLEY OF THE NORTH
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner complemented by local wines.

Stay: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna.
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 – THE THREE EXQUISITE NATIONAL PARKS
Journey through three of Canada’s most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho en route to Emerald Lake, one of Canada’s most outstanding wilderness settings. After dinner, savour a liqueur at the lodge before stargazing under the night sky and roasting s’mores by a lakeside bonfire.
Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge.
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – ICONIC LAKE LOUISE AND MORAINE LAKE
The morning is yours to relax in the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake before heading to the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural D Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River before departing for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake. An easy walk along the Moraine Lake shoreline is the best way to appreciate the beauty of this famous alpine lake. Then drive to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay.

Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 – THE UNSPOILED WILDERNESS OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy an interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise also known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and learn about the history and geography of the area. The rest of the morning is yours to do as you please. In the afternoon, head out for the popular resort city of Banff where you enjoy an orientation tour including viewpoints, landmarks, historic places and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Wearing his iconic red serge uniform, he will fascinate you with personal stories. For your evening meal, you are offered a selection of restaurants, a culinary journey from all corners of the globe, for your dining pleasure.

Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 – AT LEISURE IN BANFF
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join a helicopter tour of Canada’s Rockies.
Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Full Breakfast

DAY 10 – ALONG THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes. At Athabasca Glacier, climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for the night is the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park. After a Celebration Dinner, enjoy a fun and interactive talk by a wildlife expert that

will transport you back in time through storytelling and costume.

Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 – 13 JASPER NATIONAL PARK AND ICONIC MALIGNE LAKE
This morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies, Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations, and learn about the underground river system. Later this

afternoon, bid farewell to your Travelling Concierge and settle into your private compartment with en-suite facilities on-board VIA Rail’s The Canadian, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious meals and impeccable service on-board the train.
Stay: VIA Rail Canada’s ‘The Canadian’
Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner each day

DAY 14 – EXPLORING TORONTO
Arrive in Toronto, Canada’s most cosmopolitan city, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your stylish hotel in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant city centre. Time permitting, start exploring Toronto with your complimentary ‘hop-on, hop-off’ city sightseeing tour. Note: Your arrival at Toronto Union Station is scheduled for 09:30. While VIA Rail will do everything to avoid delays, local rail traffic conditions may result in service disruptions and significant delays. Should you arrive too late to enjoy your complimentary ‘hop-on, hop-off’ city sightseeing tour, we will replace it with another ticket valid for Day 16; we therefore recommend you

do not book an early flight to avoid any potential disappointment.

Stay: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Full Breakfast

DAY 15 – NIAGARA FALLS UP CLOSE AND SIGHTSEEING
In the morning, travel to Niagara Falls and board a cruise to the base of the mighty cascades for close up views of one of the world’s great natural wonders. Then visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, a nationally recognised historic site. Before returning to Toronto, experience the region’s wine-making culture with a visit to a local winery for a tasting.
Stay: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Full Breakfast

DAY 16 – DEPART TORONTO

Your Canadian journey comes to an end today as you are taken to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your onward flight. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.
Full Breakfast

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