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Enrich you Canada discovery in awe-inspiring landscapes of the majestic Rockies and relish the romance of rail travel aboard an indulgent train journey.
Durations: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Visiting : Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver.

Day 1

Vancouver

On arrival transfer from Vancouver International Airport to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Vancouver

After breakfast proceed on Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour. This tour starts from sea level to 4,000 feet above Vancouver. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge, see British Property’s exclusive homes, gardens and vistas. Visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery to observe at close range salmon returning to spawn at this beautiful river site. Later proceed to the 230 ft Capilano Suspension bridge overlooking the magnificent canyon. See traditional totem pole carvers, large totem pole and native displays, occasional dancing and historic logging exhibits. Walk through and admire the impressive living forest exhibit. At Grouse Mountain – ride the famous Skyride to this 3700 ft. high mountaintop playground. Ample time to visit Theatre in the Sky’s “Born to Fly”, seasonal logging shows, Peak Chairlift and other activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3

Vancouver

After breakfast proceed on a full day tour to Victoria. After a 90 minute ferry ride through the Gulf Islands, visit The Butchart Gardens where over 50 acres of magnificent gardens await you. Stroll through theme gardens linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. Next enjoy a scenic ocean drive with vistas of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains, followed by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Beacon Hill Park. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will have ample time to explore the world famous Empress Hotel, British Import Ships, Parliament Buildings and other attractions around Inner Harbor.Late evening return back to Vancouver.

Day 4

Vancouver/Kamloops

Early morning checkout and transfer to station to travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5

Kamloops/Jasper

Morning your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 meters (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. On arrival at, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel..

Day 6

Jasper

After breakfast proceed on Discover Jasper Tour. Jasper nestled within Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of the mountain parks. Its beauty and history is set amid some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Explore the natural attractions of Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake with our driver guide. At Maligne Canyon stroll along the 50 meter walls while learning about its unique underground water system. Discover the mystery of the disappearing lake and stroll along the shores of Maligne Lake, visit the giftshop or enjoy a snack in their restaurant. This excursion offers the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural environment. Afternoon at leisure, overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Jasper/Lake Louise

After breakfast checkout and transfer to Lake Louise. Travel along one of the most scenic drives in North America – the Icefields Parkway. This is home for Black and Grizzly bears, elk, moose, mountain goats and sheep, so keep your cameras ready! Visit the Columbia Icefields, a series of glaciers 325 square kilometers in area, where time is available for an Ice Explorer Ride (included) onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. From the Icefield Centre, continue along the Parkway to the Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake and Bow Lake en route to Lake Louise. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to visit beautiful Lake Louise.

Day 8

Lake Louise/Banff

After breakfast morning at leisure. Afternoon checkout and transfer by coach to Banff. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore famous Banff Avenue.

Day 9

Banff

After breakfast proceed on Discover Banff Tour. The resort town of Banff is set amongst the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay. With a driver guide learn about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos which tower majestically over the valley. Visit the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive. A gentle ride on the Banff Gondola (included) in a four passenger car for 8-minutes takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley. Afternoon at leisure to explore famous Banff Avenue.

Day 10

Banff/Calgary

After breakfast checkout and transfer to Calgary. On the way stop at Kananaskis for the most powerful experience in the Rockies, a 12 minute Summit Helicopter Tour offering stunning views and remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Later continue your journey to Calgary Airport to connect flight to onward destination.

Above is the Indicative Itinerary.

Starting Price Per Person on Twin Sharing :-(Tour Price – April 01 – May 31, 2016)
Value 3*: 1800 Canadian Dollars
Moderate 4*: 1900 Canadian Dollars
Deluxe 4*Dlx: 1950 Canadian Dollars

Starting Price Per Person on Twin Sharing :-(Tour Price – June 01 – October 31, 2016)
Value 3*: 2050 Canadian Dollars
Moderate 4*: 2165 Canadian Dollars
Deluxe 4*Dlx : 2200 Canadian Dollars

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: –

  1. 09 Nights accommodation.
  2. Daily breakfast at restaurant in the hotel.
  3. Arrival transfer on private basis.
  4. Rocky Mountaineer Rail by Red Leaf Service from Vancouver/Kamloops/Jasper.
  5. Train station transfers on private basis.
  6. Inter-city transfers Jasper/Lake Louise/Banff/Calgary on SIC basis.
  7. Sightseeing tours on SIC basis with local English speaking driver/guide.
  8. Entrance fees to visit attractions as per itinerary.
  9. Hotel taxes.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS: –

  1. International & Domestic Airfares.
  2. Cost of your overseas mediclaim policy.
  3. Cost of Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  4. Porterage at hotels, airports, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming a part of the group menus.
  5. Meals if not mentioned in the itinerary.Any damage for hotel rooms / coach.
  6. Any optional activities and transfer if require.
  7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘Tour Price Includes’ box.
  8. Canada Visa Charges.
  9. 4.25 % Govt.Service Tax on Total Package cost is applicable and is not included in the above cost.

PLEASE NOTE –

  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary are indicative they will be subject availability at the time of booking.
  • Changes to itinerary and number of persons will require a revised quote.
  • Package is NOT valid during any special event in Canada.
  • Package is valid for mentioned dates only, hotels and activities will be subject to availability at the time of booking.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: –

  • Full payment of this booking is required 15 days prior to travel dates. In case of F.I.T’s and 35 days in case of Groups.
  • Cancellation charges for any hotel services, airlines, Cruise bookings are applicable as per the rules of the above services. Any cancellations charges if booked are NON – REFUNDABLE. Any refund payable will be returned after receipt of the refund from the respective service after deducting the processing charges.
  • Once the booking is confirmed, there will only be one amendment by the client – free of charge.Any other subsequent amendments prior to travel or during travel will incur a fee of CAD $56 per change.
  • No amendments by the passengers while travelling are allowed, all amendments if any will be authorised by the tour manager only.
  • In case of F.I.T’s any bookings cancelled within 48 hours to 07 working days of arrival may incur a 50% of the quoted price as a cancellation fee and if cancelled within 48 hours will incur 100% cancellation fee.
  • All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD$).
  • Canada Visa is at the sole discretion of The Visa Counselor. Minar Travels would only be representing the visa applications on the applicant’s behalf. The details provided by the applicant in the visa form plays the most important role in the visa approvals, please ensure that the details provided by the applicant are accurate and proper.
  • Minar Travels would only be applying the visas once the proper and required documentation is received in order. No visas application will be processed without the proper documents as required.

IMP: Tour package is based on above mentioned hotels only. In case of any change in the hotel at any location additional charges will apply. Mentioned hotels are subject to availability. No rooms are blocked at this stage.

HOTELS OFFERED

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CITIES
VALUE
MODERATE
DELUXE

Vancouver

Empire Landmark

Sheraton Wall Centre
Fairmont Waterfront Centre

Kamloops

Provided by RMR

Provided by RMR
Provided by RMR

Jasper

Lobstick Lodge

Chateau Jasper
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Lake Louise
Deer Lodge
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff
Banff Caribou Lodge
Rimrock Resort Hotel
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

OPTIONAL TOURS

CITY

TOUR

DURATION

Vancouver

Vancouver Scenic Float Plane Tour

30 Minutes

Jasper

Maligne Lake Cruise

1.5 Hours

Jasper

Whitewater Rafting Tour

2.5 Hours

Jasper

Athabasca River Raft Float Tour

2.5 Hours

Lake Louise

Lake Louise Gondola

At Leisure

Lake Louise

Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls

4 Hours

Banff

Minnewanka Boat Ride

1.5 Hours