Combine 3 World Famous Rail Journeys in One Epic Trip

Halifax to Vancouver

Ultimate Rail Extravaganza

There is something quite charming about sitting back and watching the world go by and the world can’t get more beautiful than Canada. Combining three world-renowned rail journeys with day tours

of the country’s most-loved landmarks and cities, this tour is perfect for those who want to pack as much of Canada as possible into their trip. All aboard for an experience of a lifetime.

What our clients say:

“We never knew we could see so much of Canada in such a short time. We travelled from coast to coast and covered so much ground at a relaxing pace. Just faultless!”

19 Days
From £5432 Per Person

Includes International Flights

2019 PRICES STARTING FROM £5,429 PER PERSON

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  1. Day 1

    Halifax

    Arrive in Halifax and make your own way to your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Maritime Province; take a stroll to the waterfront boardwalk, visit the Maritime Museum and learn about the Titanic, browse the many boutiques and a visit isn’t complete without trying fabled donair, the official food of Halifax.

    Hotel: Delta Halifax

  2. Day 2

    VIA Rail - The Ocean

    This morning is at leisure before you board VIA Rail’s The Ocean train at 1pm to Montréal. Relax onboard and take in the spectacular views. Overnight on VIA Rail sleeper plus in a private bedroom. By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the stretch out comfort of your very own accommodation. At night attendants will transform your quarters into a bedroom.

    Overnight VIA Rail: Sleeper Plus: Private Bedroom

  3. Day 3-4

    Montreal

    Arrive in Montréal this morning, the second largest French speaking city in the world. Spend the next two days at leisure sightseeing in Montréal. There are hundreds
    of places of interest to be discovered in Montréal, including the Notre Dame Basilica located in Old Montréal, the French Quarter, the Olympic Site, McGill University and a
    panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal.

    Hotel for 3 nights: Delta Montréal

  4. Day 5

    Québec City

    The only walled city in North America, Québec City is over 400 years old and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll the cobbled streets bursting with fantastic boutiques, unforgettable bistros and historic sites; walk along the promenade outside the Hotel Château Frontenac for amazing views over the mighty St Lawrence River and the
    old Lower Town. Visit Le Petit Champlain, where local Québécois arts, crafts and produce are sold. Return to Montréal for the evening.

     

  5. Day 6

    Toronto

    Say farewell to Montréal this morning and board VIA Rail’s Corridor train to Canada’s largest and most diverse city, Toronto. Cross the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal
    before following the shores of Lake Ontario and arrive in Toronto for your 2-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Chelsea Hotel

  6. Day 7

    Niagara Falls

    Enjoy a breathtaking, full-day coach tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls, a meal overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour including a wine tasting of fabulous locally produced wines.

  7. Day 8-10

    VIA Rail - The Canadian

    This evening check-in at Toronto station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for your train journey across the prairies to the Canadian Rockies (train departs at 10pm). Travel
    back in time to the days of classic rail travel and spend the next few days crossing the scenic lakelands of Northern Ontario and through the provinces of Manitoba and
    Saskatchewan. Sit back and relax on-board one of the worlds most famous trains.

    Onboard the Canadian Train for 3 nights - Sleeper Plus Class: Private Bedroom.

  8. Day 11-12

    Jasper

    Arrive in Jasper this morning, Canada’s largest national park in the Rockies and your home for the next two nights. Spend the next two days exploring the spectacular
    wonders of Jasper. With over 4,000 acres of alpine forests, hot springs and soaring mountain peaks there’s little chance you’ll get to see it all! Get up-close with the local
    wildlife one evening on a Jasper Wildlife tour for some amazing photo opportunities.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Moderate Hotel

  9. Day 13

    Lake Louise

    Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways - the Icefield Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield, which covers an area of nearly 325 sq km’s and reaches a depth of 320 metres. Time allows for an included Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Along the way stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and Athabasca Falls.

    Hotel: Deer Lodge

  10. Day 14

    Banff

    Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, a spirited town, alive with adventure and wonder. In all directions you’re surrounded
    by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. The lively streets are lined with top class restaurants, bars and shops, as
    well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Banff Ptarmigan Inn

  11. Day 15

    Banff

    This morning, tour through the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain (gondola ride included),
    and Tunnel Mountain Drive - which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley and the Cave and Basin where Banff ‘s history began. Enjoy the afternoon on your own exploring this charming resort.

  12. Day 16

    Rocky Mountaineer

    Today you will board the Rocky Mountaineer, for one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys in their SilverLeaf Service. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier
    National Park with endless views of snow capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Onboard, you’ll enjoy incredible service from professional and attentive staff and a
    fabulous freshly cooked meal. Hotel in Kamloops allocated by Rocky Mountaineer.

  13. Day 17

    Rocky Mountaineer

    Step back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the Thompson River and pass through Rainbow Canyon; its cliffs are striped with pinks, greens and greys creating
    a stunning affect. The last leg of the journey takes you through the lush farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. On arrival transfer independently to your hotel.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Rosedale on Robson

  14. Day 18

    Vancouver

    This morning see the sights of Vancouver on an included city tour. You’ll see the chic shopping boulevard of Robson Street, visit 1,000 Acre Stanley Park, famous for its
    Totem Poles, see Prospect Point and English Bay Beaches, the funky artist’s hotspot of Granville Island, Chinatown and historic Gastown. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  15. Day 19-20

    Depart Vancouver to UK

    Your tour ends with check out from your hotel. Make your own way to Vancouver airport for your flight back to the UK.

2018

Aug 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8
Sep 15

2019


Apr 20
Apr 27; May 4
May 11, 18
May 25; Jun 1, 8, 15
Jun 22, 29
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3,
10, 17, 24
Aug 31; Sep 7
Sep 14

  • Return economy flights from London
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 nights train accommodation
  • 14 meals including 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • VIA Rail Ocean Train – Halifax to Montreal
  • Quebec City day trip
  • Niagara Falls Day Tour, including
  • Hornblower Cruise, lunch and Winery tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • VIA Rail Canadian Train – Toronto to Jasper
  • Wildlife Discovery Tour in Jasper
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff
  • Sightseeing Tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service from Banff to Vancouver
  • Vancouver City and the Lookout Tour
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Banff and Vancouver
  • National Park fees
  • Sightseeing shown as optional
  • Meals, sightseeing and attractions not shown as included
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
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Ultimate Rail Extravaganza
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