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***NEW FOR 2016***

On all of our tours, we now offer a free chauffeur service to and from the airport in a luxury Limousine!

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Escorted Coach Tour

Calgary • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper • Blue River • Vancouver • Whistler • Victoria

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

On arrival in Calgary you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception this evening. Overnight: Marriott Downtown Hotel

Days 2 & 3: Calgary - Banff National Park

Start the day with a visit to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary before continuing to Banff where you’ll head out on a sightseeing tour. Day 3 is at leisure, perhaps head off on an optional Banff Experience tour, which includes a visit to Johnston Canyon or embark on a Heli Flightseeing tour (own expense). (BD,B) Overnight: Banff Park Lodge (2 nights)

Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise

Morning at leisure in Banff then visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. (BD) Overnight: Lake Louise Inn

Day 5: Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park

Travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, with vistas of glaciers, lakes and wildlife, and stop at the Athabasca Glacier for an Ice Explorer ride. Then continue to Jasper National Park. (B) Overnight: Mountain Park Lodges

Day 6: Jasper – Blue River

Visit Maligne Canyon this morning then travel to Blue River and set off on an exciting River Safari through the stunning Grizzly Bear Valley. (BD) Overnight: Mike Wiegele Heli Village

Note: Day 6 & 7 an optional Rocky Mountaineer rail journey is available with an overnight stop in Kamloops as an alternative to the day 6 & 7 drive via Blue River. Please call for prices and details.

Day 7: Blue River - Vancouver

Travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Vancouver. (B) Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (2 nights)

Day 8: Vancouver Sightseeing

Take a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. The remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)

Day 9: Vancouver - Whistler

Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Enhance your journey with an exciting array of experiences to choose from, including a snowcat tour (depending on the season) or a Jeep Safari. (B) Overnight: Summit Lodge & Spa or similar

Day 10: Whistler - Victoria

After breakfast there’s an option to take a scenic floatplane flight across the Georgia Strait to Victoria (at your own expense), or alternatively, travel to Horseshoe Bay for the ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, the charming provincial capital of British Columbia. (B) Overnight: The Parkside Hotel & Spa (2 nights)

Day 11: Victoria Sightseeing

Time to explore Victoria at your own pace before a visit to The Butchart Gardens and a farewell dinner at the former Butchart family residence. (BD)

Day 12: Depart Vancouver

Return to the mainland by ferry and transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)     

Canada & USA

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Tour Details

DPRICES FROM: £3600.00


• 11 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified

• Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

• Touring by air-conditioned motorcoach and/or Rail transport as specified

• Services of a qualified English-speaking guide throughout

• Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (excl. ‘optional’ items)


TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 50 max



Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.


• Relax with 2-night stays in Banff, Vancouver & Victoria

• Enjoy a River Safari through Grizzly Bear Valley

• Journey along the scenic Icefields Parkway

• Board an Ice Explorer and ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier

• Explore the Alpine-style village resort of Whistler

12 day Passage through the Rockies  with optional Alaska Cruise

Optional Pre/Post Stay

Add-on nights are available in Calgary & Vancouver. Please call for details.

Extend Your Tour


Extend your stay with a 7-night ocean cruise through Alaska’s awe-inspiring Inside Passage

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