12D/11N - 2020 Total Discovery of the Canadian Rockies - Semi Private tour

12D/11N - 2020 Total Discovery of the Canadian Rockies - Semi Private tour

    Total Discovery of the Canadian Rockies                  semi private tour    

    Vancouver-Whistler-Victoria-Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey-Jasper-Lake Maligne-Banff-Vancouver

    12 Days/11 Night   Vancouver/Vancouver
    2020 depart daily: May-Sep
    Cost from: $6830 per person twin share

    Tour Highlights:          
    Vancouver- Land Sea City Highlights,
    Vancouver- Sunset Dinner Cruise,
    Vancouver Mountain Discovery - mountainside rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore.           
    Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour
    Whistler - Harbour Air Seaplane Transfer to Victoria
    Victoria - Five Star Whale watching
    Butchart Gardens
    Rocky Mountaineer 2 day/1night Rail to Jasper - Silver Leaf Service
    Your Silver Leaf Service includes:  Refreshing welcome aboard toast, A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows, Regionally inspired meals created by our team of award-winning chefs, Gourmet meals plated to your preference and serviced at your seat, Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks, Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel
    Jasper - Maligne Lake Cruise and Tour
    Jasper - Icefield Parkway Tour to Banff including Lunch, Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk
    Banff  - Discover Banff Tour:  Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Bankhead,  Surprise Corner, Hoodoos Lookout,  Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake.
    Banff -  Gondola Ride

day 1 Vancouver-Arrival
Meet and greet on arrival at Vancouver Airport and private sedan transfer to your Vancouver city hotel.

day 2 Vancouver-Land & Sea City Highlights Tour
You will be met at your hotel in the morning and depart to discover Vancouver’s most popular sites. You will have a chance to explore the totem pole display and Prospect Point in Stanley Park, the art community on Granville Island, and ascend the Vancouver Lookout Tower to the viewing deck for a bird’s eye view of the city. Other highlights include: viewing historic Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour and the sandy beaches of English Bay. In the evening we take a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine and enjoy all of Vancouver's finest views. Enjoy a 2.30hour leisurely cruise past the downtown skyline, the cruise ship terminal of Canada Place, the Mountains of the North Shore, Stanley Park and more. Take in the sights and sounds of the city, the live music and delicious West Coast themed cuisine. The best spot in Vancouver to watch the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean. During the shoulder months (May & October) enjoy the evening under a star-lit sky as the moon reflects off the Pacific.

day 3 Vancouver-Mountain Discovery Experience
Join your tour today from your hotel and immerse yourself in the mountainside rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for an exhilarating walk across the 450 foot bridge span high above the riverbed. Stroll the suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy and a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side. Enjoy a stop at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery to learn about the area and the lifecycle of salmon. Then, step aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride that travels one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet for seasonal entertainment including live performances, chairlifts, and exhibits.

day 4 Vancouver-Whistler and Shannon Falls
Early morning departure from your hotel to Whistler, home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler is an award winning, internationally renowned, year-round resort nestled in the Central Mountain range. The journey up the Sea to Sky Highway is just like it sounds, a winding spectacle of ocean and mountain scenery including the roaring Shannon Falls and cultural Squamish Adventure Centre. As the majestic backdrop of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain unveils before your eyes, the adventure at our Whistler Village destination is yours to create.
Highlights include: Spectacular views of Howe Sound, the Tantalus Mountain Range and more from the Sea to Sky Highway. Stops include: Shannon Falls: a spectacular 335 metre waterfall, an authentic First Nations experience at the Squamish Adventure Centre four hours of exploring, dining and shopping in the charming, pedestrian only, Whistler Village.

day 5 Whistler-Harbour Air Seaplane Transfer to Victoria
Mid morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred by float plane from downtown Whistler to Victoria. Harbour Air operates regular departures throughout the day; the duration of the flight is 1 hour. Please arrive at least 25 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, approach one of our friendly customer service agents and check-in. Our waterfront terminals are very unique locations and giving yourself extra time allows you to take pictures, check out the seaplane activity and of course, enjoy all the extra amenities.

day 6 Victoria-Five Star Whalewatching-Vancouver
Depart from on a tour of the West Coast aboard a luxurious and stable expedition catamaran. You have a 99% success rate of viewing whales in peak season. From playful Orcas to giant Humpbacks, your experience is sure to be memorable. Rustic and authentic charm, without sacrificing comfort and quality, your vessel has a full washroom on board, full 360o viewing from inside or outside the vessel, an inside cabin that can be heated when it gets cold outside, hydrophones, marine biologists to act as your guides, water repellent jackets, binoculars, and complimentary coffee and hot chocolate. Transfer from your hotel in Victoria for your fully narrated tour to Vancouver including a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s most famous family estate gardens. This scenic tour to Vancouver is conducted in a mini-coach and includes a scenic ferry sailing past the Gulf Islands and through Active Pass, a beautiful way to end your day.

day 7 Vancouver-Rocky Mountaineer Rail to Jasper (2day/1night Silver Leaf Service)
Early morning departure from Vancouver to Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer. You will see the dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior of BC. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

day 8 Rail Kamloops-Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park

Silver Leaf Service includes: a refreshing welcome aboard toast, a single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows, regionally inspired meals created by our team of award-winning chefs, gourmet meals plated to your preference and serviced at your seat, complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks, complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel

day 9 Jasper-Maligne Lake Cruise and Tour
Meet your tour this morning at your hotel for the Maligne Valley Sightseeing Tour. Our amazing guided exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies you participate on a Maligne Lake boat cruise to world famous Spirit Island. The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife.

day 10 Jasper-Icefield Parkway Tour-Banff-Glacier Adventure-Glacier Skywalk
Early morning pick up from your hotel for the ultimate Jasper Banff tour. This is the ultimate way to experience the biggest and best the Canadian Rockies has to offer! This one way journey to Lake Louise or Banff will take you past sweeping glaciers, immense waterfalls and shimmering mountain lakes. Your interpretive tour guide will share stories and explain more about the geographical and historical significance of the region as you travel this world famous Icefields Parkway. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway include: Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier. You will also make a stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre where you will have approximately 4 hours to take part in the Glacier Adventure tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, and/or explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibit at the Columbia Icefield Centre or take a short guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Our knowledgeable tour guides live and play in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper and particularly enjoy sharing their experiences and love of the area. Moreover our small personalized group sizes, with limits of a maximum 26 people per vehicle will ensure this tour the highlight of your Rocky Mountain adventure! Picnic lunch included.

day 11 Banff-Discover Banff Small Group
In the morning meet your tour at your hotel to see our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff`s landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat - Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. Bow Falls: water crashes over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight. Banff Springs Hotel: the Castle of the Rockies is the railway's contribution to the building of Canada. Bankhead: an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff's industrial past Surprise Corner: a higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Banff Springs Hotel. Hoodoos Lookout: what is a hoodoo? Understand the lay of the land. Lake Minnewanka: an underwater village, native history, and a pleasant refreshment break.
Two Jack Lake: a beautiful viewpoint over a classic Rockies lake.

Inclusions: water and a light snack - hotel pick up and drop off - optional drop off at Banff Gondola - Use of binoculars & spotting scope.

Afternoon Banff Gondola ride: Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. With breathtaking vistas in every direction, you'll understand why this is a Canadian Rockies must-see destination. Your adventure begins with an eight minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281m (7,486ft). Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in our newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility. With new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the new Banff Gondola summit heightens every sense.

day 12 Banff departure
Your tour comes to an end at the designated time you will be transferred to the airport by shuttle.

Inclusions: accommodation in the listed pre-selected hotels as agreed, all attractions as listed specifically within the
Itinerary, sightseeing tours and entrance fees as listed, all travel between locations as detailed.
Exclusions: Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary, taxes as applicable (separately mentioned)
gratuities for local guides, tour managers and/or bus drivers, meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary, items ( attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

Hotels: Vancouver-Rosedale on Robson Suites, Whistler-Hilton Resort & Spa, Victoria-Doubletree by Hilton,
Jasper-The Crimson, Banff-The Elk & Avenue Hotel,

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