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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Rail – Scenic Tours 2019

15 Day Prices from AUD $12,845 per person based on twin share
Tour Code: RPRL
OVERVIEW
Explore the Canadian Rockies on a 15 day tour from Victoria to Vancouver. Enjoy two days of GoldLeaf service while you ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.
Big, beautiful Canada
From the aptly-named grizzly bear, which has always inspired wonder and terror in equal measure, to the magnificent elk and moose that roam its forested plains, you’ll be impressed by the scale and splendour of everything in Canada.
That includes the gracious hospitality of the locals, who’ve become accustomed to the awe their land inspires in visitors. Be swept away by the grandeur of mountains as imposing as any in the world, and giant trees that will leave you breathless with their beauty. Be seduced by vast national parks, and towns more enchanting than you thought possible. Be taken by wonderful food, and buildings transplanted from another place and time. Canada isn’t just big, it’s also big on wonder. It’s not simply a gigantic land, with gigantic landmarks and creatures, it’s also a land with a gigantic heart and soul.
ITINERARY
Day 1 – Vancouver
Highlights: Welcome dinner
Welcome to cosmopolitan Vancouver, where your journey of wonder begins. Get to know your fellow explorers and your Scenic Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner, and toast to the exhilarating adventure awaiting you. For the next two nights, you will be exclusively accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping right at your doorstep, plus you can take advantage of the added bonus of the Scenic office downstairs with our staff ready to welcome you and assist you with anything you may require. Please book flight to arrive prior to 5pm.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Vancouver
Highlights: Enrich – Capilano Suspension Bridge City sightseeing tour
Enrich
The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. Absorb the tranquility as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
Highlights: Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine made for you on board, so you can enjoy the ultimate treat for the senses as you travel in luxurious comfort, gazing in awe at your surrounds through the dome glass windows and savouring delectable delights in the company of your newfound friends. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer > Lake Louise
Highlights: Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning lakeview room.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 – Lake Louise
Highlights: Enrich – Meet a Canadian Mountie
For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.
Enrich
Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.
Freechoice Dining
Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 – Lake Louise > Banff:
Highlights: Banff Gondola, Scenic Freechoice Dining
Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a mountain or valley view room.
Freechoice Dining
Italian, Japanese, German, Swiss Alpine flavoured or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view are among your selections of restaurants this evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 – Banff
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice; Enrich – Rocky Mountain Round Up
Freechoice
Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or play nine holes of golf (selected dates). Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.
Enrich
Your exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality. Stetson hat and cowboy boots are optional.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 – Icefields Parkway > Jasper
Highlights: Ice Explorer Scenic Freechoice Dining
Travel along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou. For the next two nights enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Freechoice Dining
Choose from a selection of restaurants.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – Jasper
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice
Freechoice
Don your leathers and hit the open road on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, or get amongst nature on a guided hike. You may prefer an aquatic adventure on an interpretive cruise, in a voyageur canoe or rafting down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jaspers’ stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon, or rise above it all to take in magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 – Jasper > Sun Peaks
Highlights: Enrich – Voyageur presentation
Enrich
Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route during an exclusive presentation at your hotel.
Sleep this evening at the quaint village of Sun Peaks, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 – Sun Peaks > Whistler
Highlights: Enrich – Black bear presentation; Scenic Freechoice Dining
Enrich
Lovable and cuddly or a ruthless hunter? Michael Allen, a leading researcher on black bears, gives an exclusive and fascinating lecture on this native Canadian.
Freechoice Dining
Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.
Relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 – Whistler
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice
Freechoice
Soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola (selected dates). Alternatively take a mountain adventure tour, a jet boat ride or a cycle tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 – Whistler > Victoria
Highlights: Shannon Falls
A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Optional Floatplane flight – Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight (additional expense).
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14 – Victoria > Butchart Gardens
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice
Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned quarry over a century ago and the gardens have been lovingly developed into the floral masterpiece you see today. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck.
Freechoice
Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively choose to take a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress, fish for salmon, or take a guided walking food tour.
Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 – Victoria
Bid farewell to your fellow travellers. It’s au revoir, for now.
Meals included: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
Departures
Fares
13 June 2019
From AUD $12,845
14 July 2019
From AUD $13,345
Tour inclusions
  • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 44 Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Special Stays
  • 24 meals – 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners
For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787
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