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Canada from East to West

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Canada from East to West

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      • Note: For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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      About this trip

      Experience the best of Canada on this trip from East to West. From Toronto, Canada's largest city, to beautiful French speaking Quebec with its cobblestone streets and renowned Quebecois delicacies to the sights of Old Montreal. Explore the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by National Parks and get acquainted with mountain towns and their stunning backdrops before you head from sky-to-sea into beautiful British Columbia. Be delighted by charming Victoria before sailing through the picturesque Gulf islands to Vancouver, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world.


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      Trip code: SCEW

      18 Nights

      accommodation

      3 Meals
      • 3 Breakfasts

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Banff
          View stunning landscapes on a sightseeing tour

        • Jasper
          Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town and free time in Jasper National Park

        • Kingston
          Embark on a narrated cruise through the scenic Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River

        • Montreal
          Embark on an orientation tour of the city led by a Local Specialist

        • Niagara Falls
          See the American and Canadian side of the falls aboard a cruise

        • Quebec City
          Explore Old Quebec with a Local Specialist

        • Quebec City
          Iconic Breakfast at a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is made

        • Toronto
          Sightseeing of Chinatown

        • Vancouver
          Sightseeing includes Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point

        • Victoria
          Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city

        • Victoria
          Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with light pouring in through skylights and garden views


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 Breakfasts


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Canada from East to West

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      Chelsea Hotel Toronto

      2. Niagara Falls Excursion

      This morning, travel to Niagara Falls, one of the largest falls in the world. See the Canadian and American sides as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Back in Toronto, experience the sights and history of this multicultural city.

      Optional Experiences

      CN Tower Admission and Panoramic Views

      Since the CN Tower opened in 1974, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of civil engineering. At 1,815 feet (553.33 meters) tall, the award-wining communications and observation tower was formerly designated the world’s tallest freestanding structure (surpassed in 2009 by a Dubai skyscraper.) Your admission gives you access to the Lookout Level for panoramic views as well as the Glass Floor where you can peer straight down 1,122 feet (342 meters). Casual and fine dining and an arcade are located in the tower but are not included in your admission. Approx. duration: 1 hour

      Adult Price: $43.00

      3. Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa (2 Nights)

      Drive along Lake Ontario to Kingston, a city known for its grand 19th century limestone buildings. Embark on a river cruise through the Thousand Islands National Park area of the St. Lawrence River. Listen to your crew as they point out beautiful historic mansions on the Canadian and American sides and recount fascinating historical tales. Later, make your way to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital city.

      Hotel
      Quality Inn and Suites Gatineau

      4. Ottawa Sightseeing

      Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Ottawa. View the city's most famous landmarks, the rest of the day is free.

      Optional Experiences

      Canadian War Museum

      The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. The Museum traces its origins back to 1880, when it consisted primarily of a collection of militia artifacts. The Museum’s collections are among the finest military holdings in the world, and the exhibition galleries and public programs have been designed to emphasize the human experience of war. History will come to life while you explore the collection of more than 3 million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents and sound and visual recordings on a self-guided tour. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: $19.00

      Ottawa River Cruise

      C'mon aboard Ottawa and Gatineau's premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop Capital Cruises is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about our two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find their ideal spot aboard. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 4 hours.

      Adult Price: $28.00

      5. Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

      Entering the French-speaking province of Quebec, you'll notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1608, the city has retained its fortified colonial core.

      Hotel
      Hôtel Universel Québec

      6. Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. View the famous turreted Chateau Frontenac, the imposing Citadelle and the historic Plains of Abraham. The afternoon and evening are free.

      Optional Experiences

      Tournebroche Gourmet Bistro Dinner and Montmorency Falls

      Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Then enjoy a 3 course meal and glass of wine at one of Quebec City’s local favorites. Located in a vibrant part of the historic district of Vieux-Québec, you can choose from a select menu using the freshest organic seasonal ingredients, sourced from local farms and rooftop gardens. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours

      Adult Price: $74.00

      7. Quebec City – Montreal

      This morning, your Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into various other maple products. Travel through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, Canada's liveliest city. An orientation tour with a Local Specialist includes the sights of Old Montreal with its Old Port, Place Jacques Cartier, the shopping district and Notre Dame Cathedral. The evening is free.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupuis

      8. Montreal – Toronto

      Today, travel from lively Montreal back to Toronto.

      Hotel
      Chelsea Hotel Toronto

      9. Toronto – Calgary (2 Nights)

      Transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary, you will be transferred to your hotel.Please note, the flight from Toronto to Calgary is not included in the tour price and requires separate purchase. It may be included as part of some international air tickets.

      Hotel
      Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

      10. Calgary Free Time

      Enjoy a full day at leisure in Calgary. Stroll through downtown Calgary or take a ride up the Calgary Tower, one of the highest 360° observation decks in the world. Consider exploring Heritage Park Historical Village, where costumed interpreters entertain and educate guests about the social, economic and cultural affairs of Western Canada's early development.

      11. Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)

      Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before starting the spectacular journey to Banff. Soon, the majestic peaks of the Rockies come into view. A sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive. View Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions like the surreal hoodoos-strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind.

      Hotel
      Inns of Banff

      12. Banff Free Time

      Today, explore the area at your leisure. Take an exhilarating optional helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff gondola or a more in-depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness including world-famous Lake Louise and stunning Moraine Lake.

      Optional Experiences

      Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $273.00

      Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

      You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

      Adult Price: $331.00

      Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

      The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.

      Adult Price: $136.00

      Brewster Banff Gondola

      At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: $59.00

      13. Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper (2 Nights)

      Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering one of the world's most spectacular mountain landscapes as you follow the backbone of the Canadian Rockies. Keep your camera ready as you look for wandering wildlife. Stop at Peyto Lake, marvelling at the beautiful azure-blue glacial waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies, covering an area of over 200 square miles (322 kilometres) with depths of over 1,000 feet (304 metres). Ride aboard a giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer inspection of this massive glacier. Other stops along this beautiful highway include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls. Arrive in charming Jasper for a brief orientation tour.

      Hotel
      Lobstick Lodge

      14. Jasper National Park Free Time

      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 to iconic Spirit Island. Your Travel Director is on hand to help you plan your day.

      Optional Experiences

      *Jasper Float Trip

      Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 25 foot (7 meter) long, oar powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

      Adult Price: $73.00

      Mount Edith Cavell Guided Walk (Routes can change due to weather, wildlife and seasonal closures)

      Join your guide on the “Path of the Glaciers” with Mount Edith Cavell's snow-capped peak towering a mile overhead. See the emerald green of the “Lake of Forgiveness” and look out for incredible glacial formations, including icebergs and ice avalanches. Be sure to wear your good walking shoes for this 90-minute moderate walk. You'll have plenty of stops for picture taking, enjoying the scenery and learning about the local history and geography. You may also spot wildlife during the 40-minute drive to and from this area. Operates seasonally. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

      Adult Price: $72.00

      Maligne Lake Boat Cruise

      Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park. The Maligne Lake Cruise is an experience like no other with an experienced crew who will guide you through the rich history, ecology and geology of Maligne Lake. This interpretive tour has been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada” by 8 million Reader’s Digest subscribers. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of Maligne Lake’s vibrant blue waters and by the stunning lofty peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed locations in the Rockies, accessible only by boat. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: $68.00

      15. Jasper – Kamloops

      See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Along the way, see breathtaking waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops.

      Hotel
      Comfort Inn & Suites Kamloops

      16. Kamloops – Victoria (2 Nights)

      Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. Arrive in the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour of the city takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, through Beacon Hill Park and along the waterfront.

      Hotel
      Comfort Inn and Suites Victoria

      17. Victoria Free Time

      This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant 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. Perhaps take a whale-watching^ cruise along the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the best views of the whales and fantastic photo opportunities.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *Victoria Whale Watching Excursion

      Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

      Adult Price: $123.00

      18. Victoria – Vancouver

      Travel to Vancouver by ferry. Vancouver is one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities with its picturesque harbour. See historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park with its famous collection of totem poles and lovely views from Prospect Point.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ramada Inn Downtown

      Optional Experiences

      Capilano Suspension Bridge

      Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, allow 2 - 3 hours for your visit to Vancouver's iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, hanging 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The park offers more than just the bridge. Its surrounding 27 acres celebrate nature, history and culture in unique and thrilling ways. No more so than with the newest attraction, CLIFFWALK. Cliffwalk hangs for 213m (700ft) and reaches 91m (300ft) high, hugging the granite cliffside and offering a panoramic view of the thriving rainforest and canyon far below. On Treetops Adventure venture from one magnificent old growth Douglas-fir to another on a series of seven elevated suspension bridges, reaching as high as 110 feet (33m), for a squirrel's eye view of the forest. Guides, signage and interactive exhibits throughout the park help you in your understanding of rainforest ecosystems and their sustainability. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: $47.00

      19. Depart Vancouver

      Bid farewell to Canada and your newfound friends.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Banff
          View stunning landscapes on a sightseeing tour

        • Jasper
          Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town and free time in Jasper National Park

        • Kingston
          Embark on a narrated cruise through the scenic Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River

        • Montreal
          Embark on an orientation tour of the city led by a Local Specialist

        • Niagara Falls
          See the American and Canadian side of the falls aboard a cruise

        • Quebec City
          Explore Old Quebec with a Local Specialist

        • Quebec City
          Iconic Breakfast at a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is made

        • Toronto
          Sightseeing of Chinatown

        • Vancouver
          Sightseeing includes Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point

        • Victoria
          Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city

        • Victoria
          Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with light pouring in through skylights and garden views


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 Breakfasts


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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