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Railroading in the Canadian Rockies

Departs: 8/30/2019 Returns: 9/8/2019

10 Days | All Airfare Included

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

Day 1 : Fly to Calgary
Upon arrival we check-in to our accommodations in Calgary.

Day 2 : Discover Calgary
In the morning, we spend time learning about this spectacular city just east of the Rocky Mountains. After enjoying the highlights of Calgary, relax and savor lunch at Sky 360 atop the Calgary Tower, almost 630 feet above downtown. Following lunch, we visit Glenbow Museum whose exhibits showcase Western Canadian history, art and culture. We journey through the foothills and up into the mountains to Banff for two relaxing evenings. B,L

Day 3 : 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. B,L

Day 4 : Columbia Ice Field
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 stay in Jasper this evening. L

Day 5 : Maligne Lake
Today we cruise Maligne Lake past towering peaks and glaciers while taking in vibrant stories from our onboard tour guide. This evening we have priority boarding on VIA Rail's historic Canadian train and begin our journey to Vancouver in their Sleeper Plus cars. Enjoy top-notch service and unforgettable experiences onboard as you roll past the beautiful landscape. L

Day 6 : Relax On The Rails
Enjoy a scrumptious included breakfast on the train this morning as you awaken. Take in the incredible views this afternoon over an expertly prepared lunch. For better views, make your way to the top floor for the panoramic views from the Skyline car. This evening, we arrive in the Vancouver area for the night. B,L

Day 7 : The Butchart Gardens®
This morning we board a ferry for Vancouver Island. 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. Later, we arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia for two relaxing nights. Shops, cafes and interesting attractions are just a stroll away. L

Day 8 : 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 9 : Ferry to Washington
This morning we depart Victoria by ferry and cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and international boarder to Washington. We drive along the Olympic Peninsula before arriving in Seattle. Tonight we enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the hotel. D

Day 10 : Fly Home
Bid farewell 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 & 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 Lunch at Sky 360 Calgary Tower
• Lunch at the historic Banff Springs Hotel
• Lunch at The Butchart Gardens®
• Lunch at the Empress Hotel
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

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

Attractions & Highlights

• Calgary, Banff & Victoria city tours
• Glenbow Museum
• Banff & Jasper National Parks
• Columbia Icefield Glacier
• Experience Tour™
• Maligne Lake cruise
• VIA Rail’s historic Canadian train
• Two scenic ferry rides
• The Butchart Gardens®

Highest Elevation: 6,850 feet 

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $5699
Airport - SIngle $6599

Final Payment Date: 6/16/2019

Itinerary ID:27831586 | Tour Code: RRVE0830191
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