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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Vancouver City Tour & Stanley Park; Mount Robson Visitor Centre; Jasper SkyTram & Maligne Canyon; Maligne Lake; Icefields Parkway; Columbia Icefields with Ice Explorer Ride; Lake Louise; Yoho National Park; Banff Gondola; Butchart Gardens; Capilano Suspension Park; Blue River Safari

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (see note below, if applicable) - All pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person pricing for the TOUR AND INTERNAL FLIGHTS ONLY; however, we can book flights from your home airport to join the tour for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Tue 18 Sep 2018Sat 29 Sep 2018 $6815 USD

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price. These amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Optional Single Supplement: $1625 USD (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $780, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.


Tour Overview


This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

Anderson Vacations joined the Adventures Abroad family of companies in 2016 after 25+ years of offering quality touring experiences in Canada, Alaska, and the South Pacific. Adventures Abroad is delighted and proud to partner with AV in bringing AA travellers, old and new, a range of spectacular North American itineraries--from Eastern Canada, the far north and Alaska, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. The booking process and pre-trip service model remains the same--it's just like booking and travelling on an AA tour, with flights, insurance, one-stop-shopping, and all the consumer protection affiliations that protect your investment. The only difference is that you will be travelling with the fine folks at Anderson and other travellers from around the globe who may or may not have booked their trip through Adventures Abroad. Overall, the concept and philosophy are the same, with some small differences in inclusions and group size as noted under the "Trip Information" tab on this page. If you're looking for an adventure but not necessarily "abroad," let Anderson Vacations show you why they have become an industry leader offering sensational journeys right here in our own back yard.

Regions visited: North America
Countries visited: Canada


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Vancouver
Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Check into your downtown hotel, then enjoy a get acquainted dinner this evening with fellow passengers.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver *

* Please note: The hotels indicated in this itinerary are our projected properties at all locations. Due to factors beyond our control, we reserve the right to substitute alternatives of a similar standard.

Included Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2 Vancouver: City Touring
Vancouver is one of the most captivating cities in Canada, with its multicultural fusion and spectacular mountain and ocean setting. A city tour includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. Visit Capilano Park and experience the suspension bridge, the tree top adventure and the cliff walk, plus Salish First Nations culture.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3 Vancouver - Ferry to Victoria
Leaving the mainland, cross the Strait of Georgia via BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. First stop is at the famous Butchart Gardens with time to wander, and then enjoy a tour of this distinctly old world city with its Victoria architecture, elaborate gardens and British flavour.

Overnight: Royal Scot Hotel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4 Victoria - Ferry to Vancouver
Head over the Malahat Pass with exceptional views of Discovery Passage to meet the ferry back to the mainland, cruising through the Gulf Islands to Horseshoe Bay. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5 Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler
This morning board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train, an unforgettable three day rail journey begins as the train departs Vancouver. Today’s journey travels through the Sea to Sky Corridor, enroute to Whistler. Enjoy the stunning vistas of Howe Sound, a fjord rich in wildlife and natural beauty stretching from the Strait of Georgia to the quiet mountain town of Squamish. Early afternoon the train arrives in Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics Alpine events and year round mountain playground. This afternoon is yours at leisure to explore Whistler how you choose.

Overnight: Hotel Provided by Rocky Mountaineer

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6 Whistler - Quesnel, BC (onboard Rocky Mountaineer)
Our Rocky Mountaineer journey continues this morning as the train departs Whistler and journeys through coastal mountains in to the rugged, desert like Fraser Canyon. Once known as the 'Grand Canyon of the North', Fraser Canyon was once filled with gold prospectors hoping to make it rich. The train continues through the Cariboo region before arriving in Quesnel, a former Gold rush town, this evening.

Overnight: Hotel Provided by Rocky Mountaineer.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 Quesnel - Jasper, AB (onboard Rocky Mountaineer)
The final day of our Rocky Mountaineer experience takes us in to the towering Canadian Rocky Mountains. We travel past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on a clear day a stunning view of Mount Robson’s peak from the train. We soon enter the province of Alberta as our rail journey comes to end in the quaint mountain town of Jasper, the heartbeat of Jasper National Park.

Overnight: Chateau Jasper

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 Jasper: Area Touring
Today start the day with a ride up Whistler Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. A short drive takes you to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This evening enjoy a float trip down the Athabasca River.

Overnight: Chateau Jasper

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Jasper - Lake Louise
Today drive one of the world’s most spectacular highways, the Icefields Parkway. Visit the powerful and breathtaking Athabasca Falls and then arrive at the vast Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans. Visit the Interpretive Centre and then have the experience of a life – a ride on the Ice Explorer for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier. At the summit of Bow Pass see the beautiful baby blue waters of Peyto Lake and the rugged beauty of the Mistaya River Valley before arriving in Lake Louise, jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering mountain peaks.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 Lake Louise - Banff
Explore the western part of the mountain chain and cross the Continental Divide into Yoho National Park. Visit Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald. Then travel the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sighting are common. Stop at Johnston Canyon for an easy walk through a deep rugged canyon littered with waterfalls and then arrive in Banff, home of Canada’s first national park.

Overnight: Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 Banff: Area Touring
Explore Banff on a sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens and beautiful Bow Falls and then ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for an unparalleled view of the mountains and valley below. Also included is time at Cave & Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that drew visitor’s to Banff in the first place. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with new-found friends.

Overnight: Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Banff - Calgary - Depart
Transfer to Calgary (+/- 2 hours) for your journey home.

Please do not schedule flights departing before 4:00pm.

FOND FAREWELL!

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Hampton Inn Vancouver

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada

This modern hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station and a 15-minute walk from False Creek. Rooms
... free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness room, rooftop sauna and whirlpool.
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Royal Scot Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Victoria
Country: Canada

A 4-minute walk from the Black Ball Ferry Line, this traditional hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Royal British
... Museum.
Classic rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers.
Amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a sauna and an exercise room.

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Chateau Jasper

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Jasper
Country: Canada

The Chateau Jasper is a warm and inviting hotel that offers a relaxing stay for all guests


Lake Louise Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Lake Louise
Country: Canada

A resort for all seasons, the Lake Louise Inn features a wide variety of hotel rooms, suites and condos set
... a spectacular wooded setting with stunning views of the Canadian Rockies. Come and enjoy a great location near Lake Louise Village and the Lake Louise Ski Resort and experience the best of Banff National Park
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Moose Hotel & Suites

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Banff
Country: Canada

A 9-minute walk from the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, this relaxed, upscale hotel with a stone and timber
... is 3 km from the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and 5 km from Banff Upper Hot Springs.

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Trip Information

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Inclusions

'Classic' Touring Category:
The style Anderson Vacations travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the ‘must see’ sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide
Maximum 28 passengers
3-4 Star comfortable accommodation
Deluxe Coach transportation
‘Must See’ attractions included
Daily breakfast, some meals and most gratuities included (Tour Leader Gratuities excluded)

Airport transfers for all travellers regardless of whether or not you have booked your air through us (this is an exception to our usual policies pertaining to transfers). Early arrivals/late departures will also receive transfers so long as they book their extra accommodation at the group hotel through us.

Exclusions

The customary "end of trip" gratuity for the Tour Leader is not included in your tour price.

Airfare to the start point / from the end point are not included; contact us for a quote or you may book your own once our tour is "guaranteed." Travel Insurance is not included - call us for a quotation (or you may purchase your own).

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price. These amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Seasonality and Weather

July-September is the driest and warmest time of year in the region, with warm-to-hot days and cool nights with low humidity. Summer daylight hours are long and maximize sightseeing. Rain is always possible, especially along the coast, but one can expect fine weather overall.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport provided by mid-size touring coach.

This is a busy tour, but not strenuous. One must be prepared for some early starts and full (scenic!!) travelling days. Roads are excellent, but some slow and winding sections should be expected.

Accommodation

Our preferred hotels are listed in the tour itinerary (we may substitute of a similar quality if necessary); all accommodation is no less than 3-star standard. We always receive great reviews about the hotels’ cleanliness, service, accessibility, and convenience/location. In two locations, we are limited to the accommodation and select the best that is available.

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The Rocky Mountaineer is booked in Silver Leaf Class:

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

Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches served at your spacious seat means you won't have to miss a moment of the splendour out your window. Nor will you miss a moment of the latest captivating yarn or historical tidbit from your on-board Host.

We apologize in advance for dashing your hopes of experiencing the Canadian Rockies exactly the way the pioneers did. Each night, you'll be transported to comfortable hotel accommodations featuring on-site restaurants or nearby dining options.

Please note that the share program is not available on the Rocky Mountaineer section.

For more information, go to: www.rockymountaineer.com/silverleaf

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver/s, local guides as necessary / appropriate.

Group Size

Maximum 28 plus Tour Leader