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Canadas East to West with Alaska Cruise Ocean View Cabin Summer 2019 - CostSaver tour

Canadas East to West with Alaska Cruise Ocean View Cabin Summer 2019 - CostSaver

Trafalgar Premier
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
26 days
From: $ 5,460 $ 210 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Kingston
  • Montreal
  • Niagara Falls
  • Quebec City
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Victoria

Short Description

Experience the best of Canada on this trip from East to West. From Toronto, Canada's largest city, to beautiful French speaking Quebec with its cobblestone streets and renowned Quebecois delicacies to the sights of Old Montreal. Explore the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by National Parks and get acquainted with mountain towns and their stunning backdrops before you head from sky-to-sea into beautiful British Columbia. Be delighted by charming Victoria before sailing through the picturesque Gulf islands to Vancouver, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
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 Toronto (ON)
End City Vancouver (BC)
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

Day 2: Niagara Falls Excursion

This morning, travel to Niagara Falls, one of the largest falls in the world. See the Canadian and American sides as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Back in Toronto, experience the sights and history of this multicultural city.

Day 3: Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa (2 Nights)

Drive along Lake Ontario to Kingston, a city known for its grand 19th century limestone buildings. Embark on a river cruise through the Thousand Islands National Park area of the St. Lawrence River. Listen to your crew as they point out beautiful historic mansions on the Canadian and American sides and recount fascinating historical tales. Later, make your way to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital city.

Day 4: Ottawa Sightseeing

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Ottawa. View the city's most famous landmarks, the rest of the day is free.

Day 5: Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

Entering the French-speaking province of Quebec, you'll notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1608, the city has retained its fortified colonial core.

Day 6: Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. View the famous turreted Chateau Frontenac, the imposing Citadelle and the historic Plains of Abraham. The afternoon and evening are free.

Day 7: Quebec City – Montreal

This morning, your Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into various other maple products. Travel through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, Canada's liveliest city. An orientation tour with a Local Specialist includes the sights of Old Montreal with its Old Port, Place Jacques Cartier, the shopping district and Notre Dame Cathedral. The evening is free.

Day 8: Montreal – Toronto

Today, travel from lively Montreal back to Toronto.

Day 9: Toronto – Calgary (2 Nights)

Transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary, you will be transferred to your hotel.Please note, the flight from Toronto to Calgary is not included in the tour price and requires separate purchase. It may be included as part of some international air tickets.

Day 10: Calgary Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Calgary. Stroll through downtown Calgary or take a ride up the Calgary Tower, one of the highest 360° observation decks in the world. Consider exploring Heritage Park Historical Village, where costumed interpreters entertain and educate guests about the social, economic and cultural affairs of Western Canada's early development.

Day 11: Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)

Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before starting the spectacular journey to Banff. Soon, the majestic peaks of the Rockies come into view. A sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive. View Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions like the surreal hoodoos-strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind.

Day 12: Banff Free Time

Today, explore the area at your leisure. Take an exhilarating optional helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff gondola or a more in-depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness including world-famous Lake Louise and stunning Moraine Lake.

Day 13: Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper (2 Nights)

Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering one of the world's most spectacular mountain landscapes as you follow the backbone of the Canadian Rockies. Keep your camera ready as you look for wandering wildlife. Stop at Peyto Lake, marvelling at the beautiful azure-blue glacial waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies, covering an area of over 200 square miles (322 kilometres) with depths of over 1,000 feet (304 metres). Ride aboard a giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer inspection of this massive glacier. Other stops along this beautiful highway include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls. Arrive in charming Jasper for a brief orientation tour.

Day 14: Jasper National Park Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip^ on the scenic Athabasca River to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island. Your Travel Director is on hand to help you plan your day.

Day 15: Jasper – Kamloops

See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Along the way, see breathtaking waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops.

Day 16: Kamloops – Victoria (2 Nights)

Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. Arrive in the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour of the city takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, through Beacon Hill Park and along the waterfront.

Day 17: Victoria Free Time

This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer. Perhaps take a whale-watching^ cruise along the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the best views of the whales and fantastic photo opportunities.

Day 18: Victoria – Vancouver

Travel to Vancouver by ferry. Vancouver is one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities with its picturesque harbour. See historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park with its famous collection of totem poles and lovely views from Prospect Point.

Day 19: Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise

You will be dropped off at Canada Place to board the ms Volendam. Your ship sails at 4:30 p.m., passing below Vancouver's spectacular Lion's Gate suspension bridge.

Day 20: At Sea

Today is your first full day at sea and there's plenty of time to take in the amazing scenery of the Inside Passage.

Day 21: Tracy Arm – Juneau

Nestled between high granite walls, the narrow slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest. No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. Here, you can shop, kayak, dogsled or raft.

Day 22: Skagway

Aspiring Klondike gold rushers set up shop as provisioners here, the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. The glory days still reverberate through the town.

Day 23: Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world.

Day 24: Ketchikan

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built out over the water. The vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the "Salmon Capital of the World. "

Day 25: At Sea

Your last full day is spent at sea, returning through the Inside Passage.

Day 26: Depart Vancouver

Sail back into Vancouver Harbour this morning. Your cruise comes to an end in Vancouver between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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  • Ramada Inn Downtown

Additional Information:

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
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  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

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