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CALGARY TO VANCOUVER

Western Journey & Optional Cruise

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

CALGARY | BANFF | KAMLOOPS | WHISTLER | VANCOUVER | OPTIONAL ALASKA CRUISE

Experience the must-see highlights on this value for money tour of the Canadian Rockies. Journey from sky to sea through craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. Marvel at sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers as you explore the wild paths of fur traders.
 
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover picturesque Banff National Park
  • Explore the pretty alpine town of Banff or take a tour to the Columbia Icefield
  • See Yoho National Park
  • Alpine Whistler and the Peak2Peak Gondola
  • Journey along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Visit Multicultural Vancouver including Granville Market, Gastown and Stanley Park
  • Take and optional Alaska cruise  for pristine wilderness and historic ports
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15 Days
FROM £3447 per person

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Western Journey & Optional Cruise
FROM £3447 per person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
  • Day 15

Day 1 : Arrive Calgary

On arrival in Calgary make your way to your downtown hotel.


Hotel: Sandman Calgary City Centre
 

Day 2 : Calgary – Banff - Canmore

This morning you will meet your fellow travellers at breakfast before you tour the sights of Calgary. After your tour, head for the Rocky Mountains and enter Banff National Park. Tour the region around Banff; see the landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain.

 

Hotel for 2 nights: Coast Canmore. 

Sightseeing Tour included: Calgary sightseeing tour & Banff sightseeing tour. Provided by Jonview Canada.

 

Day 3 : Banff & Canmore

The day is free for you to explore the many boutiques and shops along Banff Avenue. Alternatively you can join an optional full day tour to Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield you will board the Ice Explorer onto the surface of the glacier. Return to Canmore in the late afternoon. 

 

Sightseeing Tour Options: Icefield Parkway Tour

 

Day 4 : Canmore - Kamloops

Today your tour of the Canadian parks system continues as you cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. Your journey continues to the interior town of Kamloops.

 

Hotel: Ramada Inn

 

Day 5 : Kamloops - Whistler

You can expect a day of dramatic scenery as you head for the coastal mountains and the resort town of Whistler. On arrival in Whistler enjoy the time at leisure. Take the gondola between the two peaks for an exhilarating view of the village and ski slopes, or try your hand at mountain biking, horseback riding or a round of golf, or join one of the optional excursions.


Hotel: Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Pinnacle Hotel.

Sightseeing Tour Options: Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour. Please ask for details.

Day 6 : Whistler - Vancouver

Drive south along the Sea to Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. On arrival in Vancouver explore the city on a sightseeing tour. The afternoon is free for you to relax or explore.


Hotel for 2 nights: Sandman City Centre

Sightseeing Tour Included: Vancouver sightseeing tour. Provided by Jonview Canada.

Day 7 : Vancouver

A free day to explore the city. See the city’s sleek high-rise-framed waterfront, and also visit Vancouver’s historic heart - Gastown, reinvented as a hip hub for culture and cuisine. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. You may like to take the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to Vancouver’s famed Granville Island Public Market. Here, you’ll sample fresh locally-grown produce and wander amid the vibrant stalls that showcase a range of home-made craft and art. Alternatively, you may prefer to simply relax and make use of the facilities at your hotel or further explore the city, you can join an optional full day excursion to Victoria, the charming provincial capital.

Sightseeing Tour Options: Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver Foodie Tours, Vancouver City & The Lookout, Victoria Day Tour. 

Day 8 : Vancouver Departure or Optional Alaska Cruise

Today you will make your way to the airport today for your onward flight. 

 

 

Day 9 : Inside Passage

Relax on board today as you cruise the Inside Passage. Shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, the Inside Passage boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery; a perfect habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Juneau

Alaska’s capital city was born in the gold rush of 1880. Today it’s the scenery and fauna that is the town’s fortune. During your stop in Juneau, perhaps experience a dog sled ride over a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all optional).
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 : Skagway

A hundred years ago some 20,000 gold prospectors came stampeding through Skagway, a little town that survives today with its false fronted buildings and wooden boardwalks lining the streets. Discover gold prospecting or view some of the local wildlife (both optional).
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay is home to an abundance of wildlife; rangers will join you today to explain the geological wonders and wildlife of this unique region.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 : Ketchikan

The name ‘Ketchikan’ comes from the native language word for ‘Where the eagles meet”. Much of the town’s colourful past is still in evidence, like the world’s largest collection of totem poles, staring out to see. Ketchikan and its surrounds present a range of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument, one of America’s largest wilderness areas.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 14 : Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 : Vancouver - departure

Arrive into Vancouver early this morning and make your own way to the airport. Please do not arrange flights before 1pm. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast.

 

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