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Trans-Canadian Grandeur (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018) tour
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Trans-Canadian Grandeur (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)

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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    17 days
    From: $ 8,175 $ 481 / day
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    Overview

    Highlights

    • Vancouver: Chef Weimar Gomez traces his culinary roots to Paris, where he honed his skills as commis chef at the three Michelin Star Restaurant, Guy Savoy. Today he leads the team at the Zagatrated YEW Seafood + Bar, offering fresh and exciting coastal flavours from the best locally-sourced ingredients.
    • Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
    • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable Highlight Dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
    • Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
    • Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
    • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.
    • Dining Summary: 16 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 10 Dinners
    • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
    • Athabasca River: Gain a unique perspective on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River with a Local Expert.
    • VIA Rail's The Canadian Relax onboard this iconic train with comfortable lounges, spacious seating and cosy sleeper cabins.
    • Vancouver: Rising above Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers award-winning relaxed, urban luxury.
    • Jasper: Situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.
    • Victoria: The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbou, close to Victoria’s downtown.
    • Whistler: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat set against a backdrop of alpine meadows.
    • Kelowna: Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.
    • Lake Louise: Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Banff: Canada’s ‘Castle in the Rockies,’ the Fairmont Banff Springs has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.
    • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
    • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil’wat Ambassador, participate in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
    • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.
    • Victoria: Travel through the Strait of Georgia from the comfort of the exclusive SeaWest Lounge.

    Short Description

    A luxurious blend of transport showcases Canada’s idyllic landscapes, as you embark on one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world. From the vibrant city of Vancouver, you’ll set out for the majestic Rocky Mountains before boarding The Canadian for a timeless rail journey through the western prairies and along the lakes of northern Ontario to cosmopolitan Toronto.

    Trip Type N/A
    See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
    Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
    Lodging Level Value - 3 star
    Flights & Transport N/A
    Start City Vancouver BC
    End City Toronto ON

    Travel Theme

    50 plus

    Destinations

    Canada

    Cities & Attractions

    Toronto Vancouver

    Activities

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    Trip Includes

      • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
      • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
      • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
      • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
      • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
      • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
      • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
      • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
      • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Vibrant Vancouver.

      On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar. (Dinner with Wine)

      Day 2: Vancouver, the Most Livable City.

      Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Stop at Granville Island Public Market, and enjoy time to browse. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross the bridge over the Capilano River and appreciate views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is free. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 3: Victoria - Putting the British in British Columbia.

      Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the city's higlights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 4: Exploring Victoria.

      Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the acres of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 5: The Ultimate Resort of Whistler.

      Journey back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. Stop to view roaring Shannon Falls, tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival in Whistler, your Local Expert will explain its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse for a Highlight Dinner with wine and perfectly grilled steak or local seafood. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 6: First Nations Culture and History.

      In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Participate in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 7: The Napa Valley of the North.

      Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing exquisite, world-renowned wines. In the evening, enjoy dinner paired with wine. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 8: Canada's Exquisite National Parks.

      Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort's four unique dining venues. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 9: The Wilderness of Banff National Park.

      Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 10: Banff Sights At Leisure.

      Enjoy the day at your leisure, with your Travelling Concierge available to assist with recommendations. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 11: Along the Icefields Parkway.

      Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour as you ascend part-way up the Athabasca Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at your hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

      Day 12: The Canadian VIA Rail.

      In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip down the Athabasca River. Later, bid farewell to your Travelling Concierge to board VIA Rail's The Canadian. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 13: The Canadian VIA Rail

      Welcome aboard one of the world's greatest rail journeys. While onboard, enjoy private accommodation, delicious meals and impeccable service. Prestige Upgrade available. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

      Day 14: Canadian VIA Rail.

      Relish the charms of train travel, as you unwind in comfortable lounges overlooking fleeting landscapes. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

      Day 15: Cosmopolitan Toronto.

      On arrival in Toronto, you will be met and taken to your stylish hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 16: Toronto and Niagara Falls.

      This morning, discover the highlights of cosmopolitan Toronto. In the afternoon, board a cruise to the base of the mighty cascades of Niagara Falls for close views of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. (Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 17: Depart Toronto.

      Your Canadian journey comes to an end as you are transferred to Toronto Pearson International Airport. (Buffet Breakfast)

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      Trans-Canadian Grandeur (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)

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      Milan, Venice, Firenze and Rome were beyond anticipation,...Absolutely Wonderful!!!! You can leave off Pisa.

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      Francis Touscheck was fantastic. Very informative and knowledgeable on the history. Christine was also fantastic in Rome, Vatican.

      Well thought out journey. Am very pleased I went.

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      Excellent guide, who went out of his way to show us places not on the official tour. Tour was educational and well worth while. However, some of the buffet meals were below your standard.
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      Absolutely everything! I would book any tour with Howie - Howie Geib is the 'best of the best' Tour Director.

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      It certainly pleases us to learn that your overall experience with Insight Vacations in Canada and the United States of America was a successful one. Furthermore, we are especially delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and services provided by our staff and we truly look forward to welcoming you back soon for more amazing destinations
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      Generally the Itinerary was very good. However there was far to much emphasis and pressure on the shopping expedition

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      While the guide was knowledgeable about his country and culture his people skills were wanting. he seemed most interested in gaining commissions from preferred traders and meeting the requirements of those who wanted a shopping experience than ensuring that the majority of the group who were more interested in actually touring. Most hotels were closer to average rather than high end. The hotel on the first and last night did not even have a bar facility. The driver was excellent but the bus had absolutely minimal storage overhead and not even a bungee bag on seat backs to manage some personal items
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      Knowable guides and all of the best places!

      Great tour with very good food and drink.

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      Insight always chooses the best available hotels in the area. Our tour director. Tom Hogan, was excellent. His knowledge of Ireland was comprehensive and interesting making our journey more enjoyable and fun. His diplomacy and sense of humour made the tour one of the best bus tours we have experienced. Thanks so very much Tom. We look forward to our next Insight holiday.
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