Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

Resort: Vancouver to Toronto by Rail
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £3945.00

Overview

Travel across Canada from Vancouver
to Toronto on this 13-day itinerary
on board two of the world’s most
celebrated trains: The Canadian and
Rocky Mountaineer. Highlights include
the spectacular Rocky Mountains, a stop
in Winnipeg, a scenic tour of Banff and
an excursion on Athabasca glacier.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver On board Rocky
Mountaineer Kamloops

Make your way to the train station and board
Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic rail journey to
Banff, stopping en route in Kamloops. On
board, travel in the glass-domed SilverLeaf
carriage. Depart Vancouver, travel through
the farming region of Fraser valley and pass
through Rainbow canyon with its cliffs striped
with pinks, greens and greys. Follow the
Thompson river and arrive in Kamloops,
where you will transfer to your hotel* for
1 night. (L)

Day 2: On board Rocky Mountaineer Banff

Continue your journey to Banff on board the
Rocky Mountaineer. Pass through the Spiral
Tunnels in Yoho National Park and Rogers Pass
in Glacier National Park. Arrive in Banff and
stay 2 nights at Banff Caribou Lodge, located
in the centre of this alpine town. (B, L)

Day 3: Banff

This morning, join a shared tour of Banff,
including visits to the Hoodoos rock formations,
a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain and the
Tunnel Mountain Drive for panoramic views
of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 4: Lake Louise

Travel by coach to the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, passing the scenic Bow valley en route.
On arrival in Lake Louise, stay overnight at
Lake Louise Inn. (N)

Day 5: Athabasca glacier Jasper

Travel by coach along one of North America’s
most scenic highways the Icefields Parkway.
En route to Jasper, join a shared Ice Explorer
excursion on Athabasca glacier and walk on
the Glacier Skywalk. On arrival in Jasper, stay
overnight at Sawridge Inn. (L)

Day 6: Jasper On board The Canadian

Day at leisure to explore this mountain town.
This evening, make your way to the railway
station and board The Canadian for the 3-night
VIA Rail train journey across the prairies to
Toronto including a stop at Winnipeg. On
board you will have a private berth with a
private washroom and access to a dining car,
cafe, lounge and observation deck. (D)

Day 7: On board The Canadian Winnipeg

Watch the scenery change as you leave behind
the mountains and enter the prairies and great
plains of Canada. Arrive in Winnipeg and stay 3
nights at the Inn at the Forks. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Winnipeg

Today, transfers and admission to the
International Polar Bear Convention Centre at
the Assiniboine Park Zoo are included. Here, animals such as polar bears, muskoxen, Arctic
foxes, wolves and other northern species
are housed in a 10-acre exhibit designed to
resemble their natural habitat. (N)

Day 9: Winnipeg

Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights,
which offers powerful interactive exhibits.
Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 10: Winnipeg On board The Canadian

Day at leisure. This evening, rejoin The
Canadian
train to Toronto. (N)

Day 11: On board the Canadian

Today the train will cross the scenic lakes of
northern Ontario. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Toronto

Arrive into Toronto this morning, with the rest
of the day at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the Hilton
Toronto. (B)

Day 13: Niagara Falls

Today enjoy a shared full-day tour to the mighty Niagara Falls and the historic town of
Niagara-on-the-Lake. Included in this tour is a
Hornblower cruise to get close to the falls,
a winery tour and free time to wander around
the charming streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake. (N)

Day 14: Onward travel

Make your own way to the airport today and fly
home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

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