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WESTERN CANADA BY RAIL (SILVERLEAF) - 2017

Tour Code - 8930 9 days - CALGARY to VANCOUVER $3659 AUD
Take a snocoach ride on Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, travel across British Columbia on the Rocky Mountaineer train, enjoy ferry crossings to/from Vancouver Island-these are just a few of the many highlights on this 9-day western Canadian journey. Begin your travels in Calgary with overnights in Banff, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Vancouver, and Victoria. This is truly an unforgettable holiday with an amazing itinerary full of beautiful scenery and once-in-a-lifetime activities.

NOTE: Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour

Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Thompson River, Monashee Mountains, Fraser Canyon, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    On Rocky Mountaineer- 2-day, all-daylight rail journey in SilverLeaf Service; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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1 breakfast (B)
On Rocky Mountaineer- 2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L).

Day by Day

  1. CALGARY.
    Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. CALGARY-BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Guided sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Next, drive west through the foothills of the Rockies into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B)

  3. BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada's favourite resorts-your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

  4. BANFF NATIONAL PARK-LAKE LOUISE-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
    First stop is Lake Louise, whose cold waters reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Another highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick. Late this afternoon, join our optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the unspoiled beauty. Accommodation for the next two nights is in JASPER NATIONAL PARK.

  5. JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
    Join the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. On the return journey, you'll be mesmerised by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With much of the afternoon and evening free, consider hiking or exploring Jasper's local charm.

  6. JASPER NATIONAL PARK-ROCKY MOUNTAINEER-KAMLOOPS.
    An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. En route, pass Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Follow the Thompson River and enjoy vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Choose from two classes of services: SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room. (B,L)

  7. KAMLOOPS-ROCKY MOUNTAINEER-VANCOUVER.
    Reboard the train and head through the ranchlands along the South Thompson River. Continue through the stark beauty of Fraser Canyon and the turbulence of mighty Hell's Gate. Then, pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snowcapped Coast Mountains. After an early evening arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel. (B,L)

  8. VANCOUVER-FERRY CROSSING-VICTORIA.
    Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterward, sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of totem poles.

  9. VICTORIA-FERRY CROSSING-VANCOUVER.
    Morning departure for Vancouver. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

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PRE CALGARY 17 Jul 2017 31 Dec 2017 $275 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
PRE CALGARY 06 Jul 2017 16 Jul 2017 $365 AUD $190 AUD $133 AUD
PRE CALGARY 16 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017 $187 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
PRE CALGARY 12 Jun 2017 15 Jun 2017 $365 AUD $190 AUD $133 AUD
PRE CALGARY 01 Jan 2017 11 Jun 2017 $187 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $169 AUD $91 AUD $70 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Jun 2017 30 Sep 2017 $211 AUD $112 AUD $83 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 May 2017 31 May 2017 $169 AUD $91 AUD $70 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $125 AUD

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