Canadian Rockies

Offer

Price per person
from £1,955

Price based on
London Gatwick
13th Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any 2018 worldwide tour or cruise and pay just £99 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 12 days

  • Western Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Iconic mountain ranges, elegant resort towns and eye-catching, glacial scenery: our Canadian Rockies tour delivers you into the heart of British Columbia. Hear stories of gold rush fever, sample wares from Okanagan Lake’s orchards and vineyards; and scale mountain passes to reach the Columbia Icefield.

At a glance


  • Vancouver's Stanley Park Explore its scenic beaches.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride the Ice Explorer on ice 1,200 feet thick.
  • Jasper National Park See the striking mirror-like turquoise waters of Lake Louise.
  • Mount Robson Stand at the base of the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Whistler Explore this scenic resort town.
Canadian Rockies

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

We enjoyed our holiday, but found it very hectic with...

13th October 2017
Mrs Grace Allan

We enjoyed our holiday, but found it very hectic with lots of different hotels and early starts. My husband was disappointed that the smog meant he could not see the mountains as well as he hoped to. However, all in all we had a good time

everything brilliant, well organised and comprehensive...

10th October 2017
Mrs Anna Gale

everything brilliant, well organised and comprehensive

It was the best experience everything is done for you...

4th October 2017
Mr Lee Hutchinson

It was the best experience everything is done for you the scenery was out of this world the tour director was fantastic very knowledgeable and lots of stops along the tour

Excellent trip the hotels were good expect one tour guide...

28th September 2017
Mrs Jeanette Babb

Excellent trip the hotels were good expect one tour guide was very good the included trips were excellent especially the Ice Fields.

The tour guide plays a major roll in ensuring you...

22nd June 2017
Trusted Customer

The tour guide plays a major roll in ensuring you have an enjoyable trip, Lynda brown was just perfect. Knowledge , well organised and such a gracious lady, our driver John keep us safe during the long road trip through the rockies . A great experience and throughly recommended and good value for money .

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14th June 2017
Mrs Christine Bownes

Well planned and executed, thought put into all the visited...

12th June 2017
Lynn A

Well planned and executed, thought put into all the visited places! Pleased most of the people, most of the time!

Very good balance of touring, optional activities and time for...

9th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Very good balance of touring, optional activities and time for own activities. Superb guide - Doug Miller and driver Todd Leslie maximised our enjoyment.

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10th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Overview

Iconic mountain ranges, elegant resort towns and eye-catching, glacial scenery: our Canadian Rockies tour delivers you into the heart of British Columbia. Hear stories of gold rush fever, sample wares from Okanagan Lake’s orchards and vineyards; and scale mountain passes to reach the Columbia Icefield.

No meals included

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where you will be transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Your tour starts today.

No meals included

Vancouver

Day
2

Elegantly situated at the edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is one of the city’s most appealing places to visit, with scenic beaches, well-preserved trails and Canada’s largest aquarium. This morning’s sightseeing also includes time to explore Chinatown and Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, which sprang up from a single tavern back in 1867. For the afternoon, shoppers and browsers can take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians and waterfront cafés.

No meals included

Vancouver - Kelowna

Day
3

Today travel to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake, and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample the local wines on the winery tour this afternoon. Stay overnight.

No meals included

Kelowna - Rogers Pass - Banff National Park

Day
4

Journey through the fruit orchards and nut trees of the Okanagan Valley, home to the indigenous Syilx people; and on towards the mighty Glacier National Park via the Rogers Pass. With time to snap the jagged mountain peaks and glaciers at the 4,379 ft high pass, you’ll move on to Yoho National Park; where it’ll be quite clear why the name Yoho comes from the Cree word for awe and wonder as you climb Kicking Horse Pass at 5,421ft. Early this evening you will reach Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

No meals included

Banff

Day
5

Ideally situated in the province of Alberta and Banff National Park, Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resort towns. Today is a free day to explore its elegant thoroughfares and boutiques; or for the more adventurous, maybe a helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies?

No meals included

Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Day
6

A day of striking visual drama at Lake Louise, whose perfect turquoise waters are a natural mirror to the surrounding peaks and glaciers. As your coach scales mountain passes and snakes through precipitous gorges, you’ll pass snow-capped mountain ranges on your journey to Jasper. But not before a stop at the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer on ice that is 1,200 feet thick!

No meals included

Jasper

Day
7

A full day at leisure to explore Jasper. There is an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, with a narrated cruise of the lake. On the return journey, stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon.

No meals included

Jasper - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Day
8

Head out from Jasper along the Fraser River, once route to prospectors during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush and British Columbia's longest river. Arrive at the base of spectacular Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet. The Yellowhead Highway continues along the Thompson River with dramatic vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Stay overnight in the alpine setting of Sun Peaks.

No meals included

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Day
9

Today trace the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail, considered one of the most difficult engineering feats of the British Empire; and a legacy of British Columbia’s Gold Rush era of the 1850s and 1960s. Travel via Lillooet, and follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late afternoon arrival in Whistler.

No meals included

Whistler.

Day
10

Spend a free day exploring the attractive resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Host to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the town’s Olympic legacies such as Whistler Olympic Park and Sliding Centre, and the iconic Olympic Rings monument, make for great photo opportunities.

No meals included

Whistler - ferry crossing - Victoria

Day
11

Today, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the scenic inlets of the Gulf Islands, known for their Mediterranean-like climate, for an afternoon arrival in Victoria; British Columbia’s small but perfectly formed capital city. Sight-see along Marine Drive and relax in Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park with its striking collection of totem poles and other First Nation monuments. This afternoon visit world famous Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Stroll the elegant arrangements of its Sunken Garden, English Rose Garden and the ever-changing Ross Fountain.

No meals included

Victoria

Day
12

A free day to discover some of the city’s other attractions; including the Royal British Columbia Museum, afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and fine shopping along Government Street.

No meals included

Victoria - Vancouver - Home landing in the UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today.

No meals included

UK

Day
14

Early this morning board the ferry for a scenic crossing to Vancouver for a mid-morning arrival. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Vancouver, Hawaii or on an Alaska cruise.

No meals included

Things to note

Whale Watching: Enjoy a fascinating optional cruise that will be remembered for a lifetime. Whilst watching for whales and marine life in their natural habitat, you are likely to see the orca (killer whale), and perhaps spot porpoises, sea-lions, osprey and eagles

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Vancouver: Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown City Centre
  • Kelowna: Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Banff: Mount Royal Hotel
  • Jasper: Marmot Lodge
  • Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Lodge
  • Whistler: Listel Hotel Whistler
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

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