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The Great Trans-Canadian Journey

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    • Day 12: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops, rail taxes, rail personal gratuities and a transfer to the airport on Day 13. Departure is at leisure. Silverleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement Goldleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement
    • "Take a leisurely stroll along the Vancouver Seawall in Coal Harbour where you will experience West Coast living at its best. Breathe in the sea air, take in the views of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains and become immersed in the excitement of the daily activities of Vancouverites."Robina Parkinson, Travel Director
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Departure date

    Toronto (ON), Canada

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    Vancouver, Canada

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Check out our similar 'Canada from East to West' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com
      • Day 12: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops, rail taxes, rail personal gratuities and a transfer to the airport on Day 13. Departure is at leisure. Silverleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement Goldleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement
      • "Take a leisurely stroll along the Vancouver Seawall in Coal Harbour where you will experience West Coast living at its best. Breathe in the sea air, take in the views of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains and become immersed in the excitement of the daily activities of Vancouverites."Robina Parkinson, Travel Director
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Connect with Canada's soul-stirring wilderness by road and rail. Forge an unforgettable trail west from Toronto to Vancouver through epic national parks, prairie landscapes and Canada's mighty Rockies.


      Trip type: Discoveries i

      Trip code: DTCA

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      44 Meals
      • 19 breakfasts

      • 11 lunches

      • 14 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Vancouver and Banff

        • ORIENTATION Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake

        • VISIT Niagara Falls, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge

        • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Athabasca Falls

        • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island

        • SCENIC DRIVE along Icefields Parkway, Okanagan Valley

        • ICONIC BOAT RIDE to the base of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls

        • ICONIC TRAIN Journey aboard VIA Rail's The Canadian train


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 19 breakfasts

        • 11 lunches

        • 14 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

      Canada's favourite big-time city bids you a warm welcome and you'll have the day to ease into its laidback, friendly vibe before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Sheraton Toronto

      2. Toronto Sightseeing and Niagara Falls

      Discover the city's most inspiring sights on an orientation tour this morning. A true reflection of the multi-cultural Canada, Toronto is wonderfully diverse, filled to the brim with lively restaurants, stylish bars, and quirky museums. Switch the sidewalks for the spray of Niagara Falls, stepping aboard a cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. VIA Rail (3 Nights)

      Embark on an iconic journey aboard VIA Rail's cross-country train, also known as "The Canadian". It won't take long to feel truly connected with life along the tracks, as you begin your journey across Canada's most spectacular terrain in sheer comfort and style. With Sleeper Plus Class, your accommodation is offered in single or double cabins, along with all your meals and the heartfelt service you've come to expect from the Canadians.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Via Rail

      4. Aboard the Canadian

      "The Canadian" continues her journey along the country's ever-changing landscapes. Discover endless alpine forests pocketed with lakes within the peaceful cottage country of northern Ontario. Watch the sunset over the central prairies as you pass the spectacular snow-capped mountains and national parks of the Canadian Rockies.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      5. Aboard The Canadian

      You'll be forgiven for wanting to stay on board, but tomorrow holds the promise of a new adventure filled with "pinch me" moments. With all the essentials taken care of on this last leg of your great Canadian journey, simply sit back and let the gentle motion of your VIA Rail train rock you to sleep as VIA Rail navigates Canada's untamed wilderness on your behalf.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      6. VIA Rail – Jasper (2 Nights)

      We arrive in Jasper this evening and have some free time to explore the town, the gateway to an extraordinary array of natural landscapes. This pretty little alpine hub lies within picture-perfect surrounds, with the Canadian Rockies, glacier-fed lakes, forests and rivers just a stone's throw away.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Jasper Mountain Park Lodges

      7. Jasper Sightseeing

      Go from the iconic to the unexpected when you embark on a guided walk of Maligne Canyon. This narrow slot-like gorge is sculpted by an icy river flowing along its base, and is a true sight to behold. Enjoy a quiet moment to feel truly free in nature before returning to Maligne Lake for a lunch on its shores. This afternoon, you'll have an opportunity to cruise the waters of the lake to Spirit Island, the heart and soul of jasper National Park (in season).

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch

      8. Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Banff (2 Nights)

      We crunch across the glistening icefield of the iconic Athabasca Glacier this morning, stepping aboard an Ice Explorer to see its icy carpet first-hand. Leaving this majestic glacier behind, we'll continue our scenic drive along Icefield Parkway, slicing through the heart of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Our final stop before continuing to Banff is the natural treasure you'll never forget-beautiful Lake Louise.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

      9. Banff Sightseeing

      We have a full day of sightseeing ahead in Banff National Park, Canada's oldest National Park. Keep a keen eye out for brown bears as you explore this rugged wilderness before meeting a Royal Canadian Mountie Local Specialist who will share his story about life in the 'force'.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      10. Banff – Vernon

      A day of exquisite scenery awaits as we journey over Kicking Horse Pass, which straddles the Continental Divide of the Americas. You'll stop at Spiral Tunnels, which made the descent of this pass much safer after they were built at the turn of the 20th century. Then pass Mount Revelstoke National Park and journey through the vineyard and orchard country of Okanagan Valley, where you'll Connect With Locals at a family-owned winery for a memorable Be My Guest dinner and wine tasting.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      Prestige Hotel Vernon

      11. Vernon – Vancouver (2 Nights)

      We wind our way through the beautiful wine country of British Columbia en route to Vancouver, one of the world's most livable cities. Delve into the heritage of the First Nations when you visit Stanley Park and see the totem poles that stand tall at Brockten Point. You'll have an evening at leisure to explore the city on your terms. Consider visiting the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown, the very heart around which modern-day Vancouver evolved.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pinnacle Harbourfront

      12. Vancouver Sightseeing

      Your morning begins with a city tour of all The Icons and Hidden Gems revealed through the eyes of your Travel Director. You'll have an afternoon and leisure to continue your exploration or simply relax after your epic trip. This evening, we'll visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with new friends against the spectacular backdrop of the West Coast rainforest and Capilano Canyon.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      13. Depart Vancouver

      Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/the-great-transcanadian-journey?tripcode=dtca for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Live your passions on an exclusive Be My Guest visit to a family-owned winery in British Columbia. Savour farm-to-fork cuisine paired with the most exquisite local wines. (Day 10)

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        with a retired Mountie in Banff. (Day 9)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Vancouver and Banff

        • ORIENTATION Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake

        • VISIT Niagara Falls, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge

        • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Athabasca Falls

        • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island

        • SCENIC DRIVE along Icefields Parkway, Okanagan Valley

        • ICONIC BOAT RIDE to the base of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls

        • ICONIC TRAIN Journey aboard VIA Rail's The Canadian train


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 19 breakfasts

        • 11 lunches

        • 14 dinners


      TheGreatTrans CanadianJourneyGetty DiningHighlights May2022 909829048

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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