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13 days
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Description

Two-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer.

Meet a Mountie in Banff to learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Take a stroll by Lake Louise with an expert Mountain Heritage Guide
Enjoy a progressive dining experience with wine in Whistler - indulge in a different course at four locations
Enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart family home and explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive

Itinerary


 Day 1. Arrive Vancouver

Be met at the airport on arrival in Vancouver and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Daily Meals Included: * Dinner


 Day 2. Vancouver, Kelowna

After a guided tour of Vancouver, today journey to Kelowna, situated in the wine-producing heart of British Columbia's breathtaking Okanagan Valley. On arrival, settle in to your hotel before dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Kelowna, Delta Grand Okanagan
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 3. Kelowna

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to a local Okanagan Valley winery and embark on a guided tour of the winery's impressive grounds. Learn about the techniques used to produce quality wine in this unique Canadian climate, then indulge in a wine tasting. Afterwards, enjoy lunch then return to Kelowna and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Lunch


 Day 4. Banff, Freedom of Choice Dining

Travel into Alberta and up to Banff in the Canadian Rockies. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 5. Banff, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Today take a heli-flightseeing trip; perhaps set off on the Banff Experience; take a float trip or go paddling down the Bow River; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 6. Banff, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice Dining

Today Meet a Mountie, ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain then enjoy a town tour. Afterwards, travel to Lake Louise and join a Mountain Heritage Guide for a stroll. Tonight, dine at one of the exceptional restaurants located within your hotel.
Stay: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 7. Athabasca Glacier, Jasper. Freedom of Choice Dining

Travel the Icefields Parkway and ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your lodge.
Stay: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 8. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your GoldLeaf carriage as you descend the Rockies.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation - two or three-star hotels)
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Lunch


 Day 9. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver

Continue aboard the Rocky Mountaineer into the Coast Mountains and on to Vancouver.
Stay: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Lunch


 Day 10. Whistler

After travelling to Whistler, tonight indulge in a progressive four-course dining experience complete with superbly paired wines.
Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 11. Georgia Strait, Victoria.

Visit Shannon Falls then ride the ferry to Vancouver Island and continue on to Victoria.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver Island, Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 12. Victoria, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast. Then choose from a range of activities, before a special Farewell Dinner and Drinks tonight.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 13. Vancouver

Return to Vancouver by ferry and transfer to the airport, where your tour ends.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast