Seattle & the Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

New for 2018

Price per person
from £5,010

Price based on
London Gatwick
30th Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western USA

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Explore some of the most vibrant cities in the Pacific Northwest before getting close to nature in the Canadian Rockies on this Platinum tour. Explore Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria, take in historic Lake Louise, cross the immense 12,000ft Athabasca Glacier, and recharge your batteries in Jasper National Park.

At a glance


  • Vancouver: See the intricately carved Stanley Park totem poles
  • Seattle: Pike Place Market has been serving customers since 1907
  • Banff: Explore Banff National Park and check into the 'Castle of the Rockies'
  • Athabasca Glacier: Ride an Ice Explorer on the glacier and see the thundering Athabasca Falls 
  • Jasper: Relax in Jasper National Park 
  • Victoria: Explore the capital city of British Columbia

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.

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.

Overview

Total meals included:

  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Seattle where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

This evening you will meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

Vancouver - Seattle

Day
2

This morning’s city tour includes the harbour and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This afternoon, travel to the “Emerald City” of Seattle. This evening is free to start exploring on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seattle

Day
3

Seattle sightseeing includes Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown, and the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. After lunch at a waterside restaurant, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to take a trip to the top of the Space Needle for amazing views of the city below, visit the original Starbucks store, take a tour of underground Seattle, or spend time at the Museum of Pop Culture. Your tour director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Seattle - Leavenworth - Spokane

Day
4

Depart Seattle and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth. There’s time to stroll the charming streets, visit the Nutcracker Museum, or sample local fare. Arrive in Spokane later this afternoon for an evening at leisure. You may wish to walk along the banks of the Spokane River or ride the Gondola Skyride over some of the area’s waterfalls.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Spokane - Cranbrook

Day
5

Start the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. Then, travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Idaho. Stop in charming Sandpoint, nestled on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. There’s time to browse the boutiques and galleries before travelling back into Canada and the former railway town of Cranbrook. Dinner this evening is at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cranbrook - Fort Steele - Banff

Day
6

Visit the restored town of Fort Steele, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Next, drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon before entering Banff National Park, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Sightseeing in Banff includes stops at Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. Your home for the next three nights is the amazing Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, the hotel is internationally recognised as the “Castle of the Rockies.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff

Day
7

A full day at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to take a ride on the Banff Gondola, shop for souvenirs on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff

Day
8

An additional day to explore more of Banff. Your tour director recommends a visit to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, a stroll along Bow River, or a relaxing soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. This evening, enjoy a Western Barbecue featuring Prime Alberta Beef and musical entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Banff - Lake Louise

Day
9

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Next, visit Natural Bridge, where the Kicking Horse River disappears before re-emerging through a natural span of rock. Then, visit Emerald Lake to enjoy views of the turquoise-coloured water and spectacular scenery. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location. Dinner this evening is at your historic resort, whose past guests have included celebrities and royalty alike.

NOTE: The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper

Day
10

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot Athabasca Glacier and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Arrive in Jasper and enjoy a 3-night stay at the alluring Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, nestled on beautiful Beauvert Lake.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper - Maligne Lake - Jasper

Day
11

This morning, cruise on Maligne Lake, the largest glacially-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy clear azure water, lofty snow-capped peaks, and learn the history of Spirit Island. Before returning to Jasper, a stop is made at Maligne Canyon, where a short walk reveals unique rock formations and waterfalls. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Why not explore one of the many hiking trails in Jasper National Park?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper

Day
12

A full free day to explore more of Jasper. You may want to join in on an exciting raft trip down the Athabasca River, shop for a favourite souvenir, enjoy a world-famous scone from Bear’s Paw Bakery, or just kick back and relax at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper - Blue River - Kamloops

Day
13

Depart Jasper and travel to Blue River, British Columbia. Here, board a specially designed boat for a River Safari. As you travel up small rivers, keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife, which could include bears, eagles, moose, elk, and more. Make sure to have your camera handy! We finish the day in Kamloops.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kamloops - Lilooet - Whistler

Day
14

Continue through British Columbia to Lillooet and visit the Xwistern Archaeological Site, which contains over 80 identified pit houses—the traditional winter homes of the First Nations people. Afterward, enjoy a Salmon barbecue along with traditional dishes, such as bannock (flatbread) and whipped berries. Arrive in Whistler, home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Whistler - Victoria

Day
15

Catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island and the very British city of Victoria. Upon arrival, enjoy sightseeing including Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Victoria

Day
16

A full free day to explore the capital city of British Columbia. You may wish to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip, visit nearby Butchart Gardens, enjoy Afternoon Tea at the historic Empress Hotel, or sample local ales at one of the city’s local craft brew pubs. This evening, your tour director hosts a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Victoria - Vancouver - UK

Day
17

Today, you will transfer by ferry to Vancouver which is where your tour ends.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
18

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

Seattle - Sheraton Seattle

All of our rooms have amazing views looking over the city. You cqan enjoy these views from comftable custom -designed beds, Looking out of the city means that you can see new areas that you wish to explore.

  • Location

    1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Fitness Centre

Spokane - Hotel RL Spokane at the Park

Just steps away from Riverview Park gives some of the rooms an exceptional view. Each of the rooms are warmly decorated and the hotel has both an indoor and outdoor pool as well as hot tubs.

  • Location

    303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and Outdoor Pool
    • Hot tub

Cranbrook - Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook

Elegant full service resort and convention centre offering deluxe rooms, designer suites as well as range of facilities including a restaurant and spa treatment rooms that are available for customer use.

  • Location

    209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R9, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Siutated in the heart of Banff, being surrounded by the alpine town provides spectacular views of the mountain and valleys. Take time to relax in the hotels on site spa whilst enjoying the amazing views.

  • Location

    405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and Outdoor pool
    • Spa

Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Being surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, glaciers and lakes makes this the perfect location to relax along with the recent introduction of their onsite serviced spa and salon.

  • Location

    111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

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

Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Situated near Beauvert Lake, this resort have exceptional views of the mountains and of the lake. Rooms have been decorated with warm colours and all have flat screen tv, whilst some rooms also provide a view of the lake.

  • Location

    1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Kamloops - South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre

This beautiful accommodation is surrounded by scenic countrryside. Each of the rooms are individually decorated and have attach balconies that overlook either the river or the countryside and local wildlife. Enjoy relaxing in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub.

  • Location

    3438 Shuswap Rd, Kamloops, BC V2H 1T2, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Outdoor heated pool
    • Hot tub

Victoria - Fairmount Express

This grand and stunning chateau-style structured hotel makes you feel elegent when you walk in. As this hotel over looks a harbour you can get harbour views when looking out of your hotel room.

  • Location

    721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

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