Experience a white Christmas like no other, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies and authentic Canadian hospitality. Explore cosmopolitan Vancouver, delight in panoramic views from the glass-domed ceiling of ‘The Canadian Train’ and take a gondola ride in Banff. Indulge in the luxury of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, wander the quaint streets of Banff and discover the old world elegance of Victoria. Lose yourself in the magic of Canada in winter as you create special holiday memories that last a lifetime.
11 days departing 21 December 2013
from $5,375 per person twin share
DAY 1: SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER
Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia. Afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
DAY 2: SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER
VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING - THE CANADIAN
Travel to a local ice rink for a Unique Insight into Ice Curling, a distinctively Canadian sport. Then take a culinary tour of the Granville Market complete with tastings and local guide. This evening, board The Canadian train for an overnight trip to stunning Jasper National Park.
DAY 3: MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER
THE CANADIAN - JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
Enjoy your private, comfortable compartment and all of the amenities on board today. Delight in panoramic views from the glass-dome ceiling in the Skyline Car of the passing landscape experiencing all the natural glory of Canada.
DAY 4: TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER
JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Enjoy a presentation by a Local Expert about Jasper’s wildlife before embarking on an ice walk through Maligne Canyon. This evening, embark on a guided stargazing tour to discover why Jasper is designated as the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER
JASPER - BANFF (2 NIGHTS)
On Christmas Day, you’ll enjoy the magic of the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff, one of the most magnificent mountain drives in the world. Check into the stately Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, see the “Yule Log” alight and listen to Christmas carollers as they stroll through the halls of the hotel.
DAY 6: THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER
BANFF SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Continue your exploration of Banff today with a winter sleigh ride through the park before embarking on a gondola ride for a bird’s-eye view of six snowcapped mountain ranges. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.
DAY 7: FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER
BANFF - LAKE LOUISE
A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits today as you learn all about and partake in dog sledding. Then, head to Lake Louise for a guided Heritage Lake Shore Walk or Ice Skating before checking into your hotel.
DAY 8: SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER
LAKE LOUISE - KELOWNA
Bid farewell to Lake Louise and take to the road for a scenic drive to Kelowna. After arriving, delight in a wine pairing with hors d’oeuvres and learn about ice wine and other local vintages of British Columbia.
DAY 9: SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER
KELOWNA - VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS)
Head to charming Victoria today, the capital city of British Columbia. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening on your own.
DAY 10: MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER
VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
The morning is yours to relax and before an exciting excursion to Butterfly Gardens. Then, it’s on to beautiful Butchart Gardens. Your day ends with a Farewell Dinner at a family-owned winery with a delectable meal expertly paired with local vintages.
DAY 11: TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER
VICTORIA - DEPART VANCOUVER
Head back to the mainland and take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport.
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