Canada - Niagara Falls to Rockies and Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer 2024

Canada - Niagara Falls to Rockies and Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer 2024

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Canada - Niagara Falls to Rockies and Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer 2024

15 Days Starting in Toronto, ON, Canada and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

98713

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 50

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Experience glorious Canada, including breathtaking Niagara and glittering Columbia, with a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train! You'll begin at lakeside Toronto, from where you'll visit awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a helicopter ride above the tumult. Continue along the famous 'Maple Leaf Trail' to Canada’s romantic capital Ottawa and stylish Montréal, from where an included excursion takes you to historic, charming Québec City. The next day you fly west to Calgary and make the scenic journey to exquisite Banff, capital of the Rockies. Travel alongside the turquoise waters of Lake Louise to historic railroad town of Jasper, via the renowned Icefields Parkway. At Jasper, you’ll board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a scenic two-day journey along the picturesque Yellowhead Route, passing towering Mount Robson and heading through the scenic wonderland of the Monashee and Caribou mountains. Break your journey with an overnight stay in historic Kamloops, then re-board the Rocky Mountaineer as you continue through the magnificent Rockies to glittering Vancouver for a two-night stay, a fitting finale to a wonderful adventure. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer and Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls.

  • Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital and discover cosmopolitan Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.

  • Explore Banff, the stunning capital of the Rockies and visit UNESCO-listed Québec City, Canada's only walled city.

  • Olympic city Montréal the French Canadian capital of style and Journey via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway to Jasper.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly To Canada
Location: Toronto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Westin Harbour Castle
Meals Included: No Meals

Fly to Toronto, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach into the city, heading to your hotel for the next two nights. During this journey, your tour manager will give you a brief introduction of the city and its main sights. Relax and enjoy your first evening in one of North America’s most engaging, cosmopolitan, and cultured metropolises.

Day 2 : Included Visit To Niagara Falls And An Optional Helicopter Ride
Location: Niagara Falls, Toronto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Westin Harbour Castle
Meals Included: No Meals

Today’s excursion will be an unforgettable highlight of your tour as you travel by coach around the lake to wondrous Niagara Falls. Marvel at the spectacular views, perhaps taking an optional 10-minute helicopter ride above the waters or soaking up the view over lunch from the vantage point of an overlooking restaurant. Later, you’ll return to Toronto, where you can perhaps spend the evening enjoying its legendary hospitality in one of the many restaurants.

Day 3 : Follow The Maple Leaf Trail To Ottawa And Montreal
Location: Ottawa
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, you'll board the coach and journey along Lake Ontario’s northern shoreline, following the Maple Leaf Trail that leads past handsome Kingston and north to romantic Ottawa. Here, you’ll see the charming Victorian houses and the famous Rideau Canal of Canada’s beautiful administrative capital before continuing to Ottawa, where you'll spend the night.

Day 4 : Transfer To Montreal And An Optional Montreal City Tour
Location: Montreal
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Montreal
Meals Included: No Meals

Set off on a scenic morning drive to Montreal and upon arrival, spend the afternoon at your leisure. Alternatively, you can join an optional guided tour of Montreal, seeking out the sights of its many boroughs and meandering through its streets of European charm and modern North American style.

Day 5 : Included Visit To Quebec City And An Optional Guided Tour
Location: Québec City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Montreal
Meals Included: No Meals

Today’s excursion takes you to the historic Québec City, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, which overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River, its skyline dominated by the monumental Citadelle. Once here, you'll be able to join an optional guided city tour before you explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of Basse Ville and its hilltop Haute Ville counterpart, which together form the endlessly enthralling Vieux-Québec.

Day 6 : Fly To Calgary And Travel To Banff
Location: Calgary, Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Elk and Avenue
Meals Included: No Meals

Today, you'll transfer to Montréal Airport to board the flight west to the oil and cowboy town of Calgary. From here, you'll continue through the amazing scenery, travelling by coach up into the heart of the Rockies to exquisite Banff.

Day 7 : Optional Banff Tours
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Elk and Avenue
Meals Included: No Meals

Explore the stunning capital of the Rockies, and its majestic setting, today. Take the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions that include a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, a trip to scenic ‘Surprise Corner’, a viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel, and a helicopter flight across the Rockies for a close-up view of the towering peaks.

Day 8 : Travel To Lake Louise And Along The Icefields Parkway
Location: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park Of Canada
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Whistler's Inn
Meals Included: No Meals

A memorable day awaits as you journey, first, to beautiful Lake Louise, its turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll then travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway to the historic railroad town of Jasper, at the gateway to the scenic Jasper National Park. Keep your eye out for the elk, moose and even bears that call this part of Canada home.

Day 9 : Optional Excursion To Jasper Skytram And Maligne Lake
Location: Jasper
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Whistlers's Inn
Meals Included: No Meals

Discover Jasper at your leisure, or perhaps join today’s scenic optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Skytram – Canada’s longest cable car – and a journey to spectacular Maligne Lake. For the young at heart, there's also the chance to join an exciting optional Jasper Motorcycle Tour – an exhilarating adventure on the back of (or in a sidecar attached to) a Harley Davidson ridden by a professional rider.

Day 10 : Ride The Rocky Mountaineer To Kamloops
Location: Kamloops
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Accommodation is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be of a moderate standard.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, begin your journey on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, following the path of the North Thompson River past Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass, and through the scenic wonderland of the Monashee and Caribou mountains. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board the train as you gaze in awe at the majestic scenery, and arrive in Kamloops in the late afternoon to transfer to a comfortable overnight hotel.

Day 11 : Re-Board The Rocky Mountaineer And Travel To Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Re-board the train to continue your spectacular journey to the coast. Highlights will include the mighty Fraser River, the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the stunning coastal ranges that rise up as you near beautiful Vancouver. Once again, you'll enjoy breakfast and lunch on board, and once you arrive in Vancouver, you'll transfer to your next hotel. Relax, or head out to enjoy your first evening in a city often voted among the best places in the world to live.

Day 12 : At Leisure In Vancouver, With An Optional Sightseeing Tour
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Meals Included: No Meals

Join today’s optional tour and get to know Vancouver. Highlights will include the restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You’ll also cross into the leafy suburbs of North Van for the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Day 13 : An Optional Visit To Vancouver Island
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Meals Included: No Meals

Spend today exploring Vancouver or join our final optional excursion and head across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and charming Victoria. See the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel in the unashamedly 'British' capital of British Columbia, and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 50-acre horticultural treasure on the edge of the Pacific.

Day 14 : Fly Back To The Uk
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Overnight flight to the UK
Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, you're free to do some last-minute shopping and sightseeing in Vancouver before you head to the airport to board the overnight flight home.

Day 15 : Arrive Home
Location: United Kingdom
Accommodation: Arrive back in the UK
Meals Included: No Meals

Early this morning you'll arrive back in the UK.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    13 nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Toronto (2 nights), Ottawa (1) Montréal, (2), Banff (2), Jasper (2), Kamloops (1) and Vancouver (3), plus one night on plane

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes

  • Fully Guided

    Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

  • International Travel

    Return flights to Toronto (returning from Vancouver)

  • Rocky Mountaineer

    A two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling in SilverLeaf Service (GoldLeaf available at a supplement)

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout

  • Internal Flight

    An internal flight from Montréal to Calgary

What's Not Included

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Toronto airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes, and to Vancouver airport is 45 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure atwww.canada.ca/eta. The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    An internal flight from Montréal to Calgary, Return flights to Toronto (returning from Vancouver) are included.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your luggage allowance is stated on your Confirmation Invoice. You will also receive details of your baggage allowance with your final travel documents, which we will send approximately one week prior to your departure date. We do not include any hold luggage on our Christmas Markets or Lapland breaks.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Generally no more than 50

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1983

  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our company’s mission is to enrich lives and improve wellbeing through travel. A big part of that is ‘Travel for Good’. Our ‘Travel for Good’ hub is our first step in a long journey to reduce carbon, offset anything we produce as a company and travel without harming the planet or the people of the destinations we go to.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • Fitness to Travel

    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

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28-Oct-2021

We have returned from our long overdue trip to Canada Niagara Falls to the Rockies stating in Toronto and finishing in Vancouver. Well we happened to be the first trip back after the Coiid outbreak and it was so good to go. The company had made sure we were all safe and masks were worn where ever they had to be but this did not dampen the trip at all, the Tour directors ( guides ) were brilliant and we saw and did so much it was a fantastic trip which I would recommend to everyone, defiantly one for the bucket list.

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  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. You can find the travel restrictions for different countries on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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