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Canada from East to West

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Experience the best of Canada on this trip from East to West.

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Canada from East to West

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      About this trip

      It's all about taking Canada from all angles as you discover Canada, your way. Starting off in trendy Toronto, visit romantic Quebec City, contemporary Montreal, dramatic Banff and outdoorsy Vancouver, all via the snowcapped peaks of the Rocky Mountain range. Be charmed, be amazed, and be left speechless by this county's impossible beauty.


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      18 Nights

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      4 Meals
      • 4 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 a tour of the city led by a Local Specialist

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

        • Quebec
          Explore Old Quebec with a Local Specialist

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

        • Toronto
          Orientation tour including 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

        • 4 Breakfasts


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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


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      Canada from East to West

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

      Welcome to the world's most multiculturally diverse city, Toronto. Known to locals as the 'Six', Canada's hipster enclave and largest city is all about unique neighbourhoods, fusion food, fascinating museums, vintage shopping and a healthy obsession with all things hockey. At the centre of it all is the city's icon, the CN Tower, its 553 metre spire dominating the landscape. Meet your Travel Director at your hotel then you have the option to wander around the district's open-air markets which will no doubt get tummies rumbling. For dinner why not head to nearby Kensington Market, arguably the most diverse of all the city's neighbourhoods where the idea of fusion food is taken to all new heights.

      Hotel
      Chelsea Hotel Toronto

      2. Niagara Falls Excursion

      Pack your raincoats and your sense of adventure this morning as you're off to visit Niagara Falls! The biggest (and loudest) falls in North America, an incredible 750,000 gallons of water thunder into the gorge below every second, creating a natural phenomenon many have dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World. We'll be getting you up close and personal on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. Remember that raincoat? Now's the time to use it. Back in Toronto later, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Maybe head to Queen West to explore the neighbourhood's impressive collection of art galleries and design studios or take advantage of our CN Tower Optional Experience to test your head for heights.

      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: $44.00

      3. Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa (2 Nights)

      Leaving Toronto behind this morning, enjoy the gorgeous drive alongside Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, as you make your way to Kingston. Known as the 'Limestone City' thanks to its grand 19th century buildings built from - you guessed it - limestone, take in the sights before hopping on board a cruise to explore the utterly spellbinding Thousand Islands region. Over 1,800 islands are dotted throughout the St. Lawrence River, many of which are home to elaborate mansions, fairytale castles, lighthouses and a whole realm of wildlife. If ever there was a time to wish you could give it all up and move to a beautiful and remote island, this would probably be it. Back on land, you'll finish today in Ottawa, Canada's dynamic capital city.

      Hotel
      Quality Inn and Suites Gatineau

      4. Ottawa Sightseeing

      Waking up in lively Ottawa, you'll start today with a group sightseeing tour of the city's best loved icons (and trust us, there are many). You'll be ticking off Parliament Hill, its copper topped turrets and gargoyles reflective of the Gothic architecture style, visiting the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, the oldest church in Ottawa, and having a little spy at the home of the Canadian Prime Minister. Icons ticked and feeling fully versed on Ottawa's history, the rest of the day is yours to explore your way. Our suggestion? Why not jump on board the Empress of Ottawa, a Costsaver Optional activity that will gently carry you down the Ottawa River, cruising past sites including the Canadian Museum of History and Rideau Falls en route, or perhaps pay a visit to the Canadian War Museum.

      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: $20.00

      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. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: $29.00

      5. Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

      Ready for some romance? We've got good news - timeless, elegant Quebec City is up next. Exuding class, grandeur and a distinctly European feel, Quebec City is almost a country within a country; 95% of the population speak French, and around 75% are native Francophiles. Arriving here, we'll be listening out for the collective sighs of appreciation as you set eyes on the narrow cobblestone streets and pretty parks for the first time. No doubt itching to explore, why not unearth the city's gastronomic side today, or head to Saint-Rich for a truly authentic Quebec experience, browsing the many shops, restaurants and art galleries that line the streets here.

      Hotel
      Hôtel Universel Québec

      6. Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

      After grabbing a taste of France with a croissant and coffee, you'll be heading out to join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town. Checking out sites including The Citadel, the historically significant Plains of Abraham, and the famous turrets of the Chateau Frontenac, the world's most photographed hotel, prepare to fall even more in love with this city. This afternoon why not continue your Quebec love affair with our Optional Experience that will get you out of town to admire the towering Montmorency Falls. Standing at 83 metres these falls are actually higher than Niagara Falls, forming the mouth of the Montmorency River. Travelling back to Quebec City, you'll then be treated to a 3-course dinner in the historic district of Vieux-Quebec, tucking in to a menu of freshly sourced, organic ingredients.

      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: $75.00

      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: $75.00

      7. Quebec City – Montreal

      We hope you're hungry this morning as for breakfast you'll be heading to the iconic Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a traditional Cabana a Sucre (sugar shack) to learn how maple syrup, one of Canada's most famous exports, is made. You'll then make the short drive to Montreal, Canada's cultural capital where festivals, art, good food and a certain joie de vivre are all part of the daily make up. On arrival you'll meet up with a Local Specialist to learn the in's and outs of the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated 'City of Design', admiring how old European style architecture can sit so naturally beside beautiful contemporary masterpieces. This evening and with free time to explore, why not head for dinner at one of the cute terraced cafes along Plateau Mont-Royal.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupuis

      8. Montreal – Toronto

      Saying goodbye to Montreal, you'll travel back to Toronto this morning to finish up the Eastern leg of your trip. Arriving back into 'the Six' will be like meeting an old friend, and having found your bearings the first time round today should be all about discovering the quirky neighbourhoods that make Toronto so enticingly eclectic. Perhaps consider heading over to Parkdale to enjoy its unique mix of architecture, diverse community spirit and delicious West Indian food, or travel westside to King West, the city's main entertainment and fashion district. Want to understand more about Canada's national obsession with all things hockey? A trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame should be on the cards.

      Hotel
      Chelsea Hotel Toronto

      9. Toronto – Calgary (2 Nights)

      Switching from East to West today, you'll transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport to catch your flight to big hearted, fun loving Calgary, where you'll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. 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 and pulls in crowds from around the world. After settling in to your hotel the rest of your day will be free, and if good coffee is calling your name then the neighbourhoods of Inglewood and Kensington should be high on your agenda. 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

      The day is yours to enjoy Calgary's many delights, your options are varied and plentiful. Perhaps start by taking a stroll through the bustling Downtown area, then head over to Prince's Island Park to walk its many hiking trails and enjoy a drink in the sunshine. Calgary Zoo is another firm favourite, and with over 1000 different animal species. If it's icons you're after look no further than the 191 metre high Calgary Tower, which boasts one of the highest observation decks in the world, or for a glimpse of Calgary of old head to the Heritage Park Historical Village, which has been recreated to portray the city as it would have once looked, complete with a fort, grain mill, old school and even costumed interpreters who are happy to educate and entertain.

      11. Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)

      After one final 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
      Inns of Banff

      12. Banff Free Time

      Waking up today we hope you're 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 our enticing range of Optional Experiences to truly unlock this region in real Costsaver style. We've got 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, spotting glorious Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in the distance. However you choose to explore today, one things for sure - Banff will be an experience you'll never forget.

      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: $290.00

      Ayutthaya with Lunch Cruise - Full day

      Depart the hotel early by coach and travel to Bang Pa In Summer Palace; a palace complex which was formerly used by the Thai kings. It is beautifully decorated in both traditional Chinese and European style and the buildings are laid out along an artificial ornamental pond. Continue to Ayutthaya, the ancient city which was the former Thai capital over 400 years ago. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Nowadays the glory and the beauty of the Grand Palace and temples of the past has vanished, leaving merely a glimpse of ruins, despite this it is a good reflection of the past. Visit different temples including Wat Maha That, Wat Na Phra Mane, and Wat Lokayasutharam. Later climb aboard your cruise back to Bangkok and enjoy the buffet lunch in comfortable surroundings out on the deck or in the air conditioned passenger room. Take in the views of the Chao Phraya River bank, catch a glimpse of local life and see the cheerful children waving as the boat sails past. As you sail back into Bangkok look out for the Royal Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), both iconic Bangkok sights and particularly magical when viewed from the river. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.

      Adult Price: ฿1650.00

      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: $158.00

      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: $70.00

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

      The magnificent Icefields Parkway awaits you this morning, 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. You'll be making a stop at glacier fed Peyto Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world (for good reason), 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

      14. Jasper National Park Free Time

      Today promises to be action packed! Stepping outside and smelling the fresh mountain air, let the prospect of a day exploring stunning Jasper bring a smile to your face. As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies your options are limitless, and as always we've also got a range of exciting Optionals on hand to help personalise your experience. Perhaps you'll choose our to add our Optional Experience, a gentle float down the Athabasca River, which provides ample wildlife spotting opportunities, or maybe a guided walk on the "Path of the Glaciers" as you make your way to the emerald green "Lake of Forgiveness". Have your heart set on exploring beautiful Maligne Lake? Then a boat cruise around the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies has your name all over it.

      Optional Experiences

      Jasper Float Trip

      Join the fun and experience a 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 fur traders over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot 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. 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: $74.00

      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: $73.00

      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: $84.00

      15. Jasper – Kamloops

      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 Kamloops, where you could head straight to Victoria Street in the downtown area where all the action is at.

      Hotel
      Comfort Inn & Suites Kamloops

      16. Kamloops – Victoria (2 Nights)

      Passing through the pretty town of Hope, a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, you'll board a ferry this morning bound for the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Docking at Swartz Bay and making the short drive into the city, you'll no doubt be struck by the English influence of Victoria. A sightseeing tour of the city 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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Comfort Inn and Suites Victoria

      17. Victoria Free Time

      Breakfast this morning is a real treat - you'll be heading to the world famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where, surrounded by beautiful blossoms and blooms, you'll eat a fresh, seasonal breakfast with sunlight pouring in from the vast skylights above. Feeling full, the rest of the day is yours to explore Victoria your way. Keen to make your visit here memorable? Why not join our Whale Watching Optional Experience, where you'll head out into the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to try and catch a glimpse of the orca whales who are known to reside here in spring and summer. Of course, with wild animals sightings are never guaranteed, but even if the orcas are a no show you'll be sure to spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises and seals.

      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: $129.00

      18. Victoria – 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 Experience, 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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pacific Gateway Hotel

      Optional Experiences

      Capilano Suspension Bridge and Cliff House Farewell Dinner

      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. After time in the park, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at the restaurant inside the park with spectacular views of Capilano Canyon, the Suspension Bridge and the West Coast rainforest. Enjoy a locally inspired menu focusing on fresh ingredients, including a glass of regional craft beer or BC wine.

      Adult Price: $105.00

      19. Depart Vancouver

      After one final wander round 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.

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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 a tour of the city led by a Local Specialist

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

        • Quebec
          Explore Old Quebec with a Local Specialist

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

        • Toronto
          Orientation tour including 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

        • 4 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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