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Wonders of the Rockies

10 day Escorted Tour - from £1149

With flights from £1719

Capture the astounding natural beauty on offer in the Canadian Rockies National Parks, this trip will leave you breathless.

Highlights:

  • Admire majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of Lake Louise
  • View stunning hoodoos and waterfalls in UNESCO listed Banff
  • Discover the Columbia Icefield and board a giant Ice Explorer
  • Explore Vancouver’s Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point
  • Enjoy breakfast in the Blue Poppy Restaurant at Butchart Gardens
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Calgary

Welcome to big hearted, fun loving Calgary! A beautiful city packed with trendy restaurants, a lively nightlife scene and all the honky tonk fun you could ever want, Calgary is best known for hosting the annual Calgary Stampede, which happens every July. After settling in to your hotel you’ll meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then head out to discover the city for yourself.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Day 2 - Lake Louise

After an orientation tour of Calgary, you’ll be hitting the road this morning in the direction of Banff. The journey is part of the adventure so enjoy watching the changing landscape from the comfort of your seat as the craggy, snow-capped peaks of the Rockies come into view. Banff is famed for its world class national parks, glassy emerald green lakes and dramatic vistas, a taste of which you’ll be getting on a sightseeing tour that will take you along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spotting sights such as Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, and the surreal, nature beaten hoodoos rock formations, which have formed their bizarre twisted shapes over years of erosion from water and wind.

Hotel: Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Day 3 - Banff National Park

Waking up today you’ll want to be full of energy, as the vast natural playground outside of your front door isn’t going to explore itself. Venture into the stunning wilderness of Banff National Park, or better still you could take advantage of the enticing range of optional experiences on offer to truly unlock this region in style. There’s a variety of helicopter flights to see you soaring over sights including the Three Sisters Peak, the Sundance Ranges and the Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers, or perhaps you’d prefer to catch the gondola to the very top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges within the Rockies.

Hotel: Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Day 4 - Jasper National Park

The magnificent Icefields Parkway awaits you today, a striking 232km stretch of road that cuts straight through the backbone of the Rockies, serving up ancient glaciers, mountain lakes and broad sweeping valleys en route. As you make your way up to the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, the vibrant turquoise Lake Louise, you will make a short stop before heading on to explore the Columbia Icefield which covers an area of over 200 square miles and is as deep as 1000 feet in parts. Here, you’ll ride the giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer look at this ancient marvel of nature, before heading on to unpretentious, heart-warming Jasper, which sits at heart of one off the most beautiful protected wildernesses in the world.

Hotel: Lobstick Lodge

Day 5 - Jasper National Park

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip on the scenic Athabasca River, to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.

Hotel: Lobstick Lodge

Day 6 - Sun Peaks

Heading out of Jasper today you’ll continue your journey through Jasper National Park, passing towering pine forests, surging rivers, vast waterfalls and alpine meadows on the way. The crowning glory of your journey will undoubtedly be catching your first glimpse of Mount Robson, the most prominent mountain in the North American Rockies and the highest point in the Canadian range. You’ll then finish your journey in Sun Peaks.

Hotel: Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel & Suites

Day 7 - Victoria

Today you will drive to the coast where you will board a ferry bound for Vancouver Island. After docking at Swartz Bay and making the short drive into Victoria, you’ll no doubt be struck by the English influence of the city. An introductory sightseeing tour will take you along the waterfront district and into the downtown area, passing the Parliament Buildings, Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park so you can really get your bearings. Keen to explore even further? Victoria has more cycle routes than any other Canadian city, so the best way to get around is undoubtedly on two wheels.

Hotel: Red Lion Inn and Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Victoria

This morning, enjoy an iconic breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer.

Hotel: Red Lion Inn and Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Vancouver

The outdoorsy, trendy city of Vancouver awaits today, which you’ll reach by ferry. Regarded as one of the world’s most naturally beautiful cities, Vancouver is framed by dramatic vistas on all sides and is the kind of place where, given its proximity to nature, you can ski in the morning and swim in the ocean in the afternoon! You’ll kick off your stay here with a sightseeing tour of historic Gastown, vibrant Chinatown and the green jewel in the city’s crown, the much-loved Stanley Park. With the rest of the day at your disposal, you could opt for our Capilano Suspension Bridge Optional, which hangs 70 metres above the Capilano River and really tests your head for heights, or alternatively take to the streets and explore Vancouver’s diverse culinary scene which boasts some of the best Asian cuisine in North America.

Hotel: Pacific Gateway Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Farewell from Vancouver

After one final wander around lovely Vancouver, your trip will come to an end today. No doubt leaving with happy memories of warm Canadian hospitality, glorious glacier fed lakes and a new-found love for poutine, you’ll make your way to the airport and bit a fond Canadian farewell.

10 day Escorted Tour - from £1149

With flights from £1719

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Calgary or Vancouver before or after your tour
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business, or First Class
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy first class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 breaskfasts
  • Expert Travel Director

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