Passage through the Rockies

from £2695
excluding flights *
11, 18 nights Apr-Sep

Overview

This comprehensive escorted touring holiday offers an in-depth exploration of the Canadian Rockies, with time also spent in the wilderness at Blue River, the alpine resort town of Whistler and the pretty city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Choose to extend your stay with a memorable cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Visit the renowned Butchart Gardens
  • Search for bears on a river safari

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners (12-day tour), 11 dinners (19-day tour), 6 lunches (19-day tour)
  • Blue River Wildlife Cruise
  • Ice Explorer Glacier excursion

Full description

This affordable journey from Calgary to Vancouver takes in the scenic highlights of Alberta and British Columbia. With plenty of memorable experiences along the way, this is a Canadian holiday that's full of contrasts.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure 12-Day Land Only Tour Price (pp) 19-Day Land Only with Alaska Cruise Tour Price (pp)
23 Apr 2019 £2,695 £3,945
27 Apr 2019 £2,695 £3,945
30 Apr 2019 £2,695 £3,995
04 May 2019 £2,795 £4,095
11 May 2019 £2,795 £4,145
18 May 2019 £2,995 £4,345
25 May 2019 £2,995 £4,345
01 Jun 2019 £3,045 £4,395
08 Jun 2019 £3,045 £4,395
15 Jun 2019 £3,045 £4,395
22 Jun 2019 £3,095 £4,495
20 Jul 2019 £3,095 £4,595
27 Jul 2019 £3,095 £4,495
03 Aug 2019 £3,095 £4,395
10 Aug 2019 £3,095 £4,395
17 Aug 2019 £3,095 £4,295
24 Aug 2019 £3,095 £4,295
31 Aug 2019 £3,095 £4,245
07 Sep 2019 £3,095 £4,295

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 12-Day Tour: All breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • 19-Day Tour: 7 nights Inside Passage Cruise in Interior Stateroom
  • 19-Day Tour: All breakfasts, 11 dinners, 6 lunches
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Blue River Wildlife Cruise
  • Ice Explorer Glacier excursion
  • Experienced Tour Director & Driver
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Local airport transfers
  • Tipping for tour director, driver, hotels, restaurants & activities
  • 19-Day Tour: port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Calgary

On arrival in Calgary, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Travelmarvel Tour Director at an informal Welcome Reception. Overnight: Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Day 2 Calgary - Banff

After breakfast depart Calgary for Banff. En route you will stop at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff. Overnight: Banff Park Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3 Banff

Today is at leisure to explore Banff or take your choice of optional excursions (own expense). Perhaps enjoy a Banff Experience Tour, which includes a visit to Johnston Canyon, or take a thrilling helicopter flight over Banff National Park. Overnight: Banff Park Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise

Travel north to beautiful Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. After taking in the views here, continue to the world-famous Lake Louise. Overnight: Lake Louise Inn. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5: Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway - Jasper

Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, a chain of massive icefields straddling the Continental Divide. At the immense Columbia Icefield you will take a ride in a specially-designed Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue along the parkway and enjoy vistas of glaciers, lakes and wildlife on your way to Jasper. Overnight: Mountain Park Lodges. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Jasper - Blue River

Travel to Blue River, where pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wilderness abound. Take an exciting River Safari, cruising through the glacially-fed, jade-coloured waters of Grizzly Bear Valley. Here you may see both grizzly and black bears. Later, enjoy a relaxed dining experience by the river. Overnight: Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Breakfast and dinner included. Rocky Mountaineer Option: you may wish to board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a memorable 2-day journey from Jasper to Vancouver

Day 7: Blue River - Vancouver

Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver and enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel or Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Vancouver

Enjoy today at leisure to relax or explore the city at your own pace. You may like to take the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to Vancouver's famed Granville Island Public Market (own expense). Here, youメll sample fresh locally-grown produce and wander amid the vibrant stalls that showcase a range of home-made craft and art. Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel or Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Vancouver - Whistler

After breakfast travel along the Sea to Sky Highway to the picturesque alpine village of Whistler. Overnight: Delta Whistler Village Suites. Breakfast included.

Days 10: Whistler - Victoria

Head to Horseshoe Bay to board the ferry to Vancouver Island. Alternatively you may wish to take a scenic floatplane transfer from Whistler to Victoria (additional cost). On arrival set off on a sightseeing tour of this charming city before checking in to your hotel. Overnight: The Parkside Hotel and Spa. Breakfast included.

Day 11: Victoria

Today is at leisure - explore at your own pace, or take an optional excursion (own expense). Perhaps set off on an exciting whale watching excursion or ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Later visit the renowned Butchart Gardens where you will have a Farewell Dinner in the former Butchart family residence. Overnight: The Parkside Hotel and Spa. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 12: Victoria - Vancouver - Inside Passage Cruise

Transfer back to Vancouver after breakfast. 12-day passengers depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. 19-day passengers board a Holland America Line ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise. Overnight (seven nights): Holland America cruise ship. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 13: Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea. Unwind and absorb the incredible scenery as your ship glides along the Inside Passage. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14: Juneau

Cruise through the rivers of ice of Tracy Arm. Later, arrive in the Alaskan capital of Juneau, one of America's most beautiful state capitals. Soak up its native Alaskan influence and perhaps explore Tongass National Forest (own expense). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15: Skagway

Explore the frontier town of Skagway and perhaps ride the antique White Pass and Yukon rail route (own expense). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16: Glacier Bay National Park

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice and sky-scraping peaks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 17: Ketchikan

Located along the shores of Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan is widely known as the salmon capital of the world. Perhaps join a tour of the town, visiting the totem park, or immerse yourself in the Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 18: Inside Passage

Head south through the Inside Passage on your final day of cruising. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 19: Vancouver

Arrive back in Vancouver this morning. After breakfast on board, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast included.

Lake Louise Inn

Canada

Grade: Simple

Type: Hotel

Lodge-style Lake Louise Inn is a 241 room hotel just a five minute stroll from Lake Louise Village, offering an affordable and comfortable accommodation option in the heart of the beautiful Rockies.

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