• Pricing From $23,250 pp
  • Single Supplement $4,050
  • From Montreal
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Moderate
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Canada is a land of wide open spaces where each region has its own distinct character and unique geography. This combination of varied landscapes makes Canada one of the most exciting countries to experience. Exploring both the east and west of Canada showcases its pristine wilderness, exciting cultural aspects and its vibrant cities. In the east we explore Ottawa, Toronto, iconic Niagara Falls and the French Colonial cities of Montreal and Quebec City. Heading west we discover Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Kamloops in the breathtaking heart of the Canadian Rockies including travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer – Gold Leaf service. We also visit cosmopolitan Vancouver and picturesque Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Accommodation is exceptional throughout as we enjoy the luxury and history of Fairmont properties. This comprehensive journey through Canada’s highlights has it all!

 

Hightlights

  • Visit the picturesque cities of Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria
  • Luxury accommodation throughout including Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Quebec, Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer - Gold Leaf service viewing spectacular scenery between Jasper and Vancouver
  • Cruise up to the spectacular Niagara Falls and visit the historical Butchart Gardens in Victoria returning to Vancouver by floatplane
  • All touring, transfers, entrance fees, porterage and meals included
  • Escorted throughout by an experienced Journey Director and local English speaking guides

Tour Departures

Tour Code AC1800
Departs 22 Sep 2018
Returns 08 Oct 2018
Price From $23,250 pp
Single Supplement $4,050
Day 1: Arrive Montreal

Arriving into Montreal, a private transfer takes you to your luxury hotel, the multi award winning Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in the heart of Montreal’s thriving shopping and business district. Explore this vibrant city from the hotel which is directly linked to the famous Underground City, a 30-km-long pedestrian network linking restaurants, malls and attractions. Welcome drinks will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight.

Overnight: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth or similar

Day 2: Montreal

A mid morning start to tour Montreal’s highlights including Old Montreal, Place Jacques Cartier, Notre Dame Cathedral, St Denis Street and Mt Royal residential area. We also visit Ile Ste Helene and Notre Dame Islands, St Lawrence River, the Olympic Stadium and Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a special welcome dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth or similar

Day 3: Montreal

Today we enjoy a traditional Québecois lunch at Sucrerie de la Montagne, a traditional “old time” sugar shack set on top of Mont Rigaud amidst 110 acres of spectacular woods and forest trails. Guests will be transferred to the main cabin by horse drawn carriage and enjoy a Caribou drink by the fire whilst a fiddler entertains with traditional folk songs.

Overnight: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth or similar

Day 4: Montreal - Quebec City

Transfer to Quebec City in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province. Exploring this beautiful city with a distinctly colonial feel of stone buildings and narrow streets, we visit the most important sights including the Place d’Armes, Parliament Hill, Chateau Frontenac and Place Royale to name a few.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Frontenac or similar

Day 5: Quebec City

This morning begins with a visit to beautiful Montmorency Falls followed by a guided tour of the recreated Native Village
of Wendake located on the Huron-Wendat reservation. We will enjoy a traditional native lunch before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Frontenac or similar

Day 6: Quebec City - Ottawa

Transfer by coach this morning to Ottawa, Canada’s capital and commence a city tour. We will pass Parliament Hill, Sparks Street,
Rideau Hall, Laurier House, Rideau Canal, the Agricultural Experimental Farm and visit the Museum of History.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Laurier or similar

Day 7: Ottawa - Toronto

During our drive to Toronto today we stop at Rockport for a cruise through the 1000 Islands before enjoying a sightseeing tour of the dynamic metropolis of Toronto. We visit the iconic CN Tower, the massive Skydome Stadium, Harbourfront and Queen’s Quay. In this most multiculturally diverse city on the planet, we visit China Town Old and New City Hall and many other highlights.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel Toronto or similar

Day 8: Toronto - Niagra Falls

This morning, we drive to the iconic Niagara Falls and cruise on the Horn blower Boat. After, we drive through the fruit and wine region of Ontario and along the Niagara Parkway to reach the quaint little town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada. Return to Toronto in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel Toronto or similar

Day 9: Toronto - Calgary - Banff

Fly from Toronto to Calgary and enjoy a brief sightseeing tour on arrival. It is a cosmopolitan city with numerous skyscrapers that has a distinct western culture earning it the nickname “Cowtown”. We tour all the main sights including Heritage Park, Fort Calgary, Glenbow Museum and the Stempede Grounds before continuing to Banff National Park.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs or similar

Day 10: Banff

Sightseeing today to beautiful Banff National Park. The tour includes Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain Drive with views over Bow River Valley. We enjoy a Sulphur Mountains Gondola ride to the top for breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and valleys in the heart of the Canadian Rockies with a visit to the spectacular Lake Louise, a glacial lake famed for its incredible emerald melt-water.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs or similar

Day 11: Banff - Jasper

Depart for Jasper this morning via the scenic Columbia Parkway. Rushing waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, emerald lakes and snow-capped peaks create an ever-changing montage of mountain wilderness abundant with wildlife through Banff and Jasper National Parks. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially designed “SnoCoach” for an impressive ride onto the glacier. Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer to the middle of the glacier, an unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Day 12: Jasper

Today we explore Jasper National Park including the breathtaking Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon and enjoy a cruise to world famous Spirit Island.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Day 13: Jasper - Kamloops

Today we board the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel through scenic valleys, the Coast Mountains Range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water rapids and dramatic landscape. Pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls and the majestic Mount Robson.

Overnight: Deluxe Accommodation in Kamloops or similar

Day 14: Kamloops - Vancouver

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer in this beautiful part of the world.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel or similar

Day 15: Vancouver

Today we depart on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, a seaport renowned for its scenic beauty. During the tour the guests will see Stanley Park with its Totem Poles, and historic Gastown. We continue on to visit Chinatown and Canada Place, the site of Expo ’86 and also visit Granville Island.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel or similar

Day 16: Vancouver - Victoria

Today we travel to Vancouver Island by ferry. We explore Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Noted for its Victorian architecture, we visit the historic Empress Hotel and imposing Parliament Buildings. Also renowned for its abundant parkland, we visit Thunderbird Park and its forest of totem poles and Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Through successive generations, The Gardens have retained much of their original design, and continue the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays. Return to Vancouver by floatplane.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel or similar

Day 17: Depart Vancouver

After breakfast, transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your flight home taking with you fond memories of an unforgettable Autumn Canadian adventure.


About Luxury World Journeys

Our worldwide collection of journeys are operated by a select number of preferred travel partners who we have chosen because of their expertise within special regions and who combine the same style and superior level of service that has become synonymous with Bill Peach Journeys. Each of the worldwide journeys have a Bill Peach Journeys stamp of quality.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on a Bill Peach Luxury World Journey everything is included.  It means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining and all excursions but every one of these elements is the best in its class. Throughout the journey you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after each detail.

Mode of Transport

Rocky Mountaineer train & coach travel.

International Flights

Flights from your home port to Canada are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Canada, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Canada, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of fitness required: Moderate

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)