Lakes & Mountains | Best Selling Independent Tour - Canada

Overview
See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this independent coach & rail tour. Spend 2 nights in the Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper then travel by train onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.
 
Western Canada Best Seller - 10 Days:
See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this independent coach & rail tour. Spend 2 nights in the Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper then travel by train onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.
 
Visit: Calgary | Banff | Lake Louise | Jasper | Rocky Mountaineer | Vancouver
 
See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this independent coach & rail tour. Spend 2 nights in the Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper then travel by train onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.
Snow-capped mountain peaks, rushing waterfalls, the Rocky Mountaineer and sparkling lakes contrast with the buzz ofVancouver and the Stampede city of Calgary on this leisurely journey through the Rockies.
Daily Itinerary: Calgary Departures

 
Day 1: Arrive Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and check in at your hotel. Admission to The Calgary Tower is included. 
Hotel: Standard - Sandman Hotel; Superior - Delta Bow Valley; Deluxe - Fairmont Palliser
 
Day 2: Calgary - Banff

Depart Calgary this morning for a tour to Banff. Highlights include the Banff Gondola, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Banff on your own. 
Hotel for 2 nights: Standard - Irwins Mountain Inn; Superior - Banff Caribou Lodge; Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs.
 
Day 3: Banff 
Free day
Today is free for you to explore Banff .
 
Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise

Depart Banff early this afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise. The remainder of the day is free. 
Hotel for 2 nights: Standard - Lake Louise Inn; Superior - Deer Lodge; Deluxe - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
 
Day 5: Lake Louise
Free day
Enjoy a free day at Lake Louise. Take a stroll beside the lake or an afternoon paddle in a canoe.
 
Day 6: Lake Louise - Jasper
Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefield Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefi eld and join an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier and take a walk on the new Glacier Skywalk. Along the way stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. 
Hotel for 2 nights: Standard - Lobstick Lodge; Superior - Sawridge Inn; Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Please note: mountain lakes in this region may remain frozen through to mid June.
 
Day 7: Jasper Sightseeing

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the spectacular wonders of Jasper. This evening experience the Jasper Wonderland for some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife. Destinations can include the Maligne Valley and the Pyramid Bench with its beaver ponds.
 
Day 8: Rocky Mountaineer Jasper - Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer, in SilverLeaf Service this morning, and begin a journey surrounded by dramatic scenery. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) and the journey along the North Thompson River to Kamloops. (B, L)
Hotel in Kamloops allocated by Rocky Mountaineer.
More about your Rocky Mountaineer journey
 
Day 9: Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver
Your rail journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Your journey ends in Vancouver. Admission to the Lookout atop Vancouver Harbour Centre with spectacular views of the city,mountains and ocean is included today or tomorrow morning. (B, L)
Hotel: Standard - Rosedale on Robson; Superior - Century Plaza; Deluxe - Fairmont Waterfront.
 
Day 10: Vancouver Departure

Your tour ends on check out from your hotel.

Tour also available in reverse starting in Vancouver  

Holiday Name : Lakes & Mountains | Best Selling Independent Tour 
Reference : 1CH

Tour Highlights

  • One of our most popular Independent tours
  • Stay in Banff, Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies
  • Ride on the Athabasca glacier aboard an Ice Explorer
  • Stay in Jasper National Park
  • Spectacular 2 day Rocky Mountaineer: Journey Through the Clouds rail journey
  • Stay in cosmopolitan Vancouver
Price includes:
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Meals on days shown (B–Breakfast, L–Lunch) 
  • Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Vancouver SilverLeaf service 
  • Rail Station transfers 
  • Sightseeing transfer between Jasper & Lake Louise 
  • Coach transfers between Lake Louise & Banff and Banff & Calgary 
  • Sightseeing & admissions as described 
  • Park fees
 
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Canada (we can arrange these for you, please ask for a flight inclusive package price)
  • Meals, sightseeing and attractions not shown as included
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities 
Guide price per person,
All prices and details are subject to change and availability.
Prices start from £1,913