Home » Canada » British Columbia » Canadian Train Odyssey
Canadian Train Odyssey
View Gallery »

Contact this supplier 

Canadian Train Odyssey

offered by supplier M07207 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 40 - 44 people
Destination(s): British Columbia  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Food & Wine  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2781 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3248 US Dollar (USD)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Imperial Splendors: •Historical Centre of the City of Salzburg
•Historical Centre of Vienna
•Historical Centre of Prague
•Palaces and Ponts of Potsdam and Berlin
•Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue


Itinerary



Day 1 Toronto

Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.


Day 2 Toronto–Niagara Falls Excursion–Via Rail The Canadian

This morning, enjoy an included sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls with a MAID OF THE MIST cruise. Return to Toronto and join this evening’s optional outing that combines dinner with the spectacular sight of Toronto’s lights from the CN Tower. Afterward, transfer to Union Station for a late evening departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your first-class rail cars are refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Try the observation dome for views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes, or pass the time in one of the comfortable lounges. All meals are included, and you won’t want to miss any of them, as the chef offers a tempting array of soups, salads, main courses, and desserts.

NOTE:
Operation of the Maid of the Mist cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted. Last day of operation for the season is October 24.


Day 3 Via Rail The Canadian

Today, watch the scenery as you whisk by the ever changing Canadian landscape and travel the full length of the Canadian National Railway’s breathtaking mainline. Enjoy the many great onboard features, like the lounges and access to the domed skyline car for spectacular viewing. (B,L,D)


Day 4 Via Rail The Canadian–Winnipeg

Arrive early in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, a city rich in history and culture. In the early afternoon we continue our journey through Manitoba’s prairies and into Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)


Day 5 Via Rail The Canadian–Jasper

Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you continue on the Canadian into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon. An orientation tour includes Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Perhaps an optional float trip on the Athabasca River to end the day? The evening is free to enjoy the ambiance of this delightful mountain setting. (BR)


Day 6 Jasper

Consider an optional trip to Maligne Lake, where you embark on a narrated cruise to much-photographed Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon. With free time this afternoon, you might take a hike along the trails and watch for wildlife, or stroll the streets of Jasper.


Day 7 Jasper–Columbia Icefield–Lake Louise–Banff National Park

Board your motorcoach this morning and journey through JASPER NATIONAL PARK, stopping along the way at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet (365 meters) thick. Continue down Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, where cold waters mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Arrive in BANFF NATIONAL PARK for a leisurely 2-night stay. Tonight, try an optional dinner featuring cuisine and entertainment all about Canada.


Day 8 Banff National Park

This morning, consider an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies. Later, join the optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a thrilling gondola ride, complete with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery and a stop at sparkling Bow Falls.


Day 9 Banff National Park–Yoho National Park–Glacier National Park–Kamloops

This morning, leave Banff National Park and travel over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through YOHO NATIONAL PARK, where pre-Cambrian fossils were discovered, and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, where recreational mountain climbing was introduced to North America a century ago. Late this afternoon, arrive at the cattle-ranching center of Kamloops, a Shuswap Indian word for “meeting of the waters.”


Day 10 Kamloops–Vancouver

We continue west along Kamloops Lake and follow the mighty Fraser River to Vancouver, spectacularly set on the Burrard Inlet. Upon arrival in Vancouver, see STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and the harbor on your included city tour.


Day 11 Vancouver

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Vancouver International Airport.


Vacation Highlights

Sightseeing:
In Niagara Falls and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper; Maid of the Mist cruise, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Stanley Park.

Scenic Highlights:
Niagara Falls, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, and Fraser River.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director.



Hotels

TORONTO Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (F)
VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN Sleeper Plus class
JASPER Lobstick Lodge (F)
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Banff International Hotel (MF)
KAMLOOPS Hotel Five540Forty (F)
VANCOUVER Sandman Suites on Davie (F)

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates

Supplier Information
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Feb 1999
Client Request Served: 1291

Escorted Tours and Cruises from anywhere to anywhere - Individuals and Groups - Personalized Service, Custom Tours, Vacation Planning Services. Specialities - Egypt, India, Jordan, UK and Atlantic Canada plus popular escorted tours and cruises Worldwide. - Egypt: Egypt in all its glory, Tours, Travel info, and much...

View this supplier profile   |   Submit your review

Out-Of-The-Ordinary Ranking
Please take this quick survey and tell us, in your opinion, how original is this trip?
  See results

Also see tour packages in:
Canada   British Columbia   Nature & Wildlife   Ecotourism   Food & Wine  
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend
Ask questions
Inquire availability
Order free brochure

Privacy Statement: We do not share or sell your personal information to outside parties.
First Name*
Last Name*
Phone Number*
E-mail Address*
Country of Residence*
Skype
Alternative Phone Number
Number of Adults*
Number of Children*
Approximate Travel Period*
From*:
To*:
Travel Period Flexible*:
Duration*
How did you hear
about infohub.com?
Questions/requests for this supplier
Add me to newsletter*
Do you want a brochure
to be mailed to you?*


!!! You have no obligation to purchase anything. Their sales/reservation desk will get back to you shortly.