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Majestic Rockies

Price per person
from £2,470

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Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.

You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.

At a glance

  • Vancouver Guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s main highlights.
  • Victoria Orientation tour. Visit to the Butchart Gardens with special dinner in the Butchart family residence; free day to explore.
  • Whistler Day at leisure. Visit to Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre with private breakfast.
  • Jasper Sightseeing trip around Jasper, narrated cruise across Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, Ice Explorer Ride across Athabasca glacier and stop at Lake Louise.
  • Banff National Park Ride on the Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain. Visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos; farewell dinner.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

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Overview

The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.

You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Vancouver, BC

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the FERRY over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Victoria

Day
3

The day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. (B). The day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Victoria – Whistler

Day
4

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at SHANNON FALLS, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Time to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler

Day
5

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the treetops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler – Sun Peaks

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sun Peaks – Jasper

Day
7

Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper. Eccursion to Maligne Lake

Day
8

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper – Columbia Icefield–Lake Lousie – Banff

Day
9

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Banff

Day
10

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional sightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff – Calgary

Day
11

Depart Banff for Calgary International Airport. Airport transfers are provided.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK.

Day
12

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Vancouver - Georgian Court

Traditional and luxury rooms means that you can get a high level of service which can help you relax this hotel includes flat-screen TVs and WIFI.

  • Location

    773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Victoria - Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

This stunning hotel looks out of mountain views on one side and on the other side the hotel looks out over city views. This hotel has warm and classic rooms that make the hotel traditional. The hotel also offers free wifi.

  • Location

    728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Offering hot tubs, saunas, and Eucalyptus steam rooms, this luxury hotel offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. A flat-screen TV and an iPod dock feature in all rooms. Free WiFi is available. Whistler Village is just 650 yards away. Enjoy summer swimming at Lost Lake, 4 minutes’ drive away from Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

  • Location

    4599 Chateau Boulevard, V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Swimming pool
    • Hot tub/jacuzzi
    • Massage (Additional charge)
    • Sauna
    • Non-smoking rooms

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Sun Peaks Grand hotel makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This hotel is located right next to award winning ski slopes making this hotel located in a prime location. To help you relax after a long day on the ski slopes this hotel has Free Wifi

  • Location

    3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Jasper - Sawridge Inn

Why not relax in the indoor pool and receive luxury spa treatments during your stay. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with free toiletries for every guest,

  • Location

    76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Spa

Banff - Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a peaceful retreat on Tunnel Mountain in Banff. The lodge is surrounded by 9 acres of towering fir, pine, and spruce trees. Why not relax in front of the fireplace in the lounge whilst watching the local wildlife such as deers in the gardens.

  • Location

    700 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Fitness Centre

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