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Canadian Rockies & Pacific Coast - end Seattle, Classic Group

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Canadian Rockies & Pacific Coast - End Seattle, Classic Group
This two-week guided tour traverses the most majestic terrain of Canada before dipping into the U.S. Start in Vancouver, where the famous totem poles in the lush Stanley Park are worth of a photo - or 10. Cruise across the serene, mirror-like waters of Maligne Lake, watching as the reflection of the Canadian Rockies wave in the vessel’s wake. Enjoy a tour of Glacier Skywalk, a glass walkway above the Sunwapta Valley, where you will see waterfalls and wildlife. Explore the rugged wonder of Banff National Park on a helicopter or gondola ride. In Washington, visit the award-winning winery Cave B Estate and indulge in an artisanal lunch paired with its finest wines. And look for flying fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, where fishmongers at the world-famous farmers market are apt to toss fresh filets from stand to stand.


Dining Summary
  • 6 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Seattle: Get an up close look at world-renowned glass artist Dave Chihuly's work.
  • Seattle: Head to the Space Needle and experience its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Seattle skyline.
Additional Included Highlights
  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : 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.
  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
Authentic Dining
  • Vancouver: At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle over wine.
  • Victoria: At night, choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Icefields Parkway: Evening Reception at the Glacier View Lodge. After dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze as you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment.
  • Quincy (WA): A Highlight Lunch with emphasis on fresh, local & artisanal ingredients.
  • Seattle: Head to the waterfront for a Celebration Dinner at Ivar's, aptly referred to as Seattle's King of the Waterfront, to toast your newfound friends.
Insight Choice
  • Seattle: Get an up close look at world-renowned glass artist Dave Chihuly's work.
  • Seattle: Head to the Space Needle and experience its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Seattle skyline.
Insight Experiences
  • Icefields Parkway: Venture out onto the amazing Glacier Skywalk where you will be treated to an after-hours hours visit onto the cliff-edged glass-floored walkway.
  • Icefields Parkway: After a delicious dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze. As you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment. The perfect way to end any night.
  • Athabasca Glacier: Join your Local Expert on a special before-hours glacier tour, when all visitors are gone. Venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. Then, join your guide for a warm beverage as you stroll atop the ice.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Vancouver: Embark on an orientation tour of Vancouver, including Gastown, Canada Place and Stanley Park including a stop to view the famous collection of First Nations totem poles.
  • North Vancouver: Vancouver's original and still main attraction to date - no visit would be complete without an adventure to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to soak in the view from above and marvel at its engineering.   Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 ft across and 230 ft above Capilano River. Since then, much has been added to the 27-acre park. Cliffwalk is the parks newest attraction - a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 ft above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel's eye perspective of the forest.
  • Victoria: Visit the stunning floral displays at world-renowned Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. A must-see oasis which has been growing for over 100 years and remains privately owned by the family.
  • Mount Robson: Enroute a stop will be made at Mount Robson Provincial Park, which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the best views of Mount Robson, which at 12,972 ft (3,954 meters) is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range and the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Maligne Lake: Relax on board a narrated cruise on the serene waters of Lake Maligne. Glide past jagged mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination accessible only by boat.
  • Maligne Canyon: Join your Travel Director as you walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most stunning gorges in the Canadian Rockies and the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park.
  • Icefields Parkway: Travel along the Icefields Parkway Drive, one of the most scenic drives in North America. Made up of breat...
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Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?
May 30, 2024 through
Jun 12, 2024
May 26, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$6,650.00 (USD)
Per Person
Airfare not included
7654498
Jun 13, 2024 through
Sep 19, 2024
Sep 15, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$6,695.00 (USD)
Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
7654676
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Welcome to Vancouver
2 Cruise the Gulf Islands to Victoria
3 Butchart Gardens
4 Victoria to Sun Peaks, British Columbia
5 The Alpine Wonderland of Jasper National Park
6 Exploring Jasper and the Columbia Icefield
7 Icefields, Glaciers and Lakes to Banff National Park Relaxed Start
8 The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park Relaxed Start
9 Buffalo Jump and Glacier National Park
10 Going-to-the-Sun and Glacier National Park
11 Lake Coeur d'Alene and Spokane
12 Wonderful Wines en route to Seattle
13 The Soaring Sights of Seattle Relaxed Start
14 Depart Seattle
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.