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Railroading in the Rockies

Departs: 9/10/2018 Returns: 9/19/2018

featuring VIA Rail

10 Days | All Airfare Included

Enjoy the splendor of the Rockies on a spectacular rail tour through Canada.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Seattle
Upon arrival in Seattle, we travel to our hotel accommodations for the evening.


Day 2 : Ferry to Victoria
After breakfast, we drive along the Olympic Peninsula before a ferry crossing takes us to beautiful Vancouver Island. We arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Settle in for two relaxing nights at the beautiful Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites. Shops, cafes and interesting attractions are just a stroll away. Tonight we enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner at The Keg Restaurant. B,D


Day 3 : Victoria 
A local guide joins us to tour Victoria, known for its British atmosphere. The city began as an outpost for the Hudson Bay Company in 1843. We view historic sites including the Parliament Building on the lovely Inner Harbor. Beautiful flower beds and gardens reflect the area’s passion for gardening. A spectacular lunch is prepared for us at the elegant Empress Hotel. We have the afternoon at leisure to browse in the delightful shops or to visit local attractions. L


Day 4 : The Butchart Gardens
This morning we visit The Butchart Gardens®, one of the most acclaimed horticultural exhibitions in the world. Stroll along pathways through wonderfully landscaped theme gardens and enjoy the seasonal floral displays. See the Ross Fountains play its pattern of water displays every four minutes. A delightful lunch is included at the gardens. Midday, we board a ferry for the mainland of British Columbia. We arrive in Vancouver, Canada's third largest city, for our overnight accommodations. L


Day 5 : Vancouver
This morning we find our adventurous side on a walk across the breathtaking Capilano Suspension Bridge. Witness unparalleled views of the spectacular scenery nestled in between serene gardens and historical totem poles. Enjoy lunch at Lonsdale Quay Market located on the North Shore’s waterfront which offers a variety of restaurants, shops and views of downtown Vancouver from its waterfront plaza. We tour Vancouver with an expert local guide. The city is surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. We visit lovely Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre wilderness and recreation retreat. This evening we have priority boarding on VIA Rail's historic Canadian train and begin our journey to Jasper in their Sleeper Plus cars. The train features top-notch service and excellent extras including freshly prepared meals. Enjoy unforgettable experiences on board as you roll past the beautiful landscape. D


Day 6 : Jasper
Enjoy a scrumptious included breakfast on the train this morning as you awaken to the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the incredible views from your roomy and comfortable seating this afternoon over an expertly prepared lunch. For better views of the majestic and unspoiled wilderness, make your way to the top floor for the panoramic views from the Skyline car. This afternoon we arrive in Jasper. B,L


Day 7 : Columbia Icefield & Lake Louise
Breathtaking scenery borders our route today along the Icefields Parkway. This beautiful area is famous for the glacial blue waters of its many lakes nestled among the mountains. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Glacier Explorer that carries us onto Athabasca Glacier. We journey to Banff for two relaxing evenings. D


Day 8 : Banff
This morning we enjoy a panoramic tour of the Banff area. Take in breathtaking views during lunch at the historic and grand Banff Springs Hotel. The afternoon is ours to explore this unique, mountain town. L


Day 9 : Calgary
We travel by motorcoach to Calgary. Step back in time as we visit Canada’s largest living history museum. Calgary's Heritage Park isn't a museum where history stays behind the glass. The interactive exhibits, costumed interpreters, historic buildings and hundreds of working antiques are all just waiting for you to touch, smell, taste, hear and see how the West once was. We settle in for a relaxing evening at the International Hotel Calgary. Tonight reminisce with new friends at our Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D


Day 10 : Fly Home
Bid farewell to the beauty of Canada as we depart for the airport. We will long remember our incredible adventure through the Canadian Rockies and western Canada.


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
 All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Rail transportation
• Baggage handling at hotels
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


11 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner at The Keg Restaurant
• Lunch at the Empress Hotel
• Lunch at The Butchart Gardens®
• Lunch at the historic Banff Springs Hotel
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner


All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights at the Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
• 1 night in Vancouver
• 1 night aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
• 2 nights in Banff
• 1 night at The International Hotel in Calgary


Attractions & Highlights
• Two scenic ferry rides
• Victoria, Vancouver & Banff tours
• The Butchart Gardens®
• Capilano Suspension Bridge
• VIA Rail’s historic Canadian train
• Columbia Icefield Glacier
• Experience Tour™
• Lake Louise
• Banff National Park
• Calgary’s Heritage Park


Highest Elevation: 6,850 feet at Bow Pass in Banff.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $5199
Airport - Single $6099

Final Payment Date: 6/28/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


Alabama

Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach

Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities

Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Louisville, Lexington

Louisiana

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw

Minnesota

Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester

Mississippi

Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi

Missouri

St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson

Montana

Billings, Bozeman, Missoula

Nebraska

Omaha, Lincoln

Nevada

Las Vegas

New Jersey

Newark

New Mexico/h4>

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks

Ohio

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Tennessee

Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:39256572 | Tour Code: RRVR0910181
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