Rocky Roundup

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Rocky Roundup

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Discover the unrivalled natural wonder of breathtaking British Columbia and Alberta. You’ll experience beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. And famous Western hospitality is always at hand. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper. The Rocky Roundup has everything a traveller could wish for.

 

THIS TOUR STARTS AND ENDS IN VANCOUVER

Dates & Prices

Canadian Rockies Trail, prices per person sharing from €3,149

This price is based on departures in June.

Departure Dates

24 June

22 July

27 August

4 September

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Single Supplement €1,249

Tour Overview

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Transfer to your hotel the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2

VANCOUVER

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa with breakfast included.
Day 3

VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA

Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city or take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Overnight in Victoria. Breakfast included.
Day 4

VICTORIA TO CAMPBELL RIVER

Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the towering totem pole grotto of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon. Overnight in Anchor Inn Campbell River with continental breakfast included.
Day 5

CAMPBELL RIVER TO PORT HARDY

Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We will aslo embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in Campbell River. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy . Overnight in the Kwa'lilas Hotel with breakfast included.
Day 6

PORT HARDY TO PRINCE RUPERT (INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE)

Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in the Pacific Inn, Prince Rupert.
Day 7

PRINCE RUPERT TO SMITHERS

Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Overnight in the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, Smithers with breakfast included.
Day 8

SMITHERS TO PRINCE GEORGE

Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Overnight in the Sandman Hotel and Suites, Prince George. Breakfast included.
Day 9

PRINCE GEORGE TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in the Marmot Lodge in Jasper with breakfast included.
Day 10

JASPER TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup programme. We travel south on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving Banff. Overnight in Inns of Banff with continental breakfast included.
Day 11

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Inns of Banff with continental breakfast for 2018.
Day 12

BANFF NATIONAL PARK TO VERNON

We start our journey back to the west coast, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craigellachie, we view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. We enter the bountiful Okanagan Valley as we arrive at Vernon. Overnight in Sandman Inn and Suites Vernon with continental breakfast.
Day 13

VERNON TO VANCOUVER

Today after breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit orchards and vineyards. We will make a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across a great maritime plain set against beautiful mountain vistas. We descend to the coast and the sparkling lights of Vancouver. In the evening, there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner. Overnight in Century Plaza Hotel and Spa, Vancouver with breakfast included.
Day 14

DEPART VANCOUVER

A time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.
Day 15

ARRIVE HOME

Return back to Ireland after your overnight flight from Vancouver.

This Escorted Holiday is priced from €3,149 per person sharing, which includes

• Scheduled return flights from Ireland

• 13 nights hotel accommodation

• Touring and sightseeing

• Plenty of free time for relaxing and shopping at your leisure

Please note: If one of the listed hotels is not available, it will be replaced with alternate accommodation of a similar quality.

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