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Coast to Coast Rail Adventure (eastbound)16 days from $7549CAD per person - Independent Tour

Experience Canada in all its majesty from coast to coast. Visit Halifax, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver as well as Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise.

2018 Package Start Dates:
Starts Vancouver (Eastbound)
Sundays
Apr 22 - Oct 07

Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver, sightseeing Vancouver 
2 Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops Kamloops
3 Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff Banff
4 Banff Tour including Banff Gondola Banff
5 Scenic tour from Banff to Lake Louise Lake Louise
6 Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer Jasper
7 Jasper sightseeing tour.
VIA Rail train from Jasper to Toronto
VIA Rail
8 VIA Rail train from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail
9 VIA Rail train from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail
10 Arrive in Toronto, sightseeing tour Toronto
11 Niagara Falls daytrip Toronto
12 VIA Rail from Toronto to Montreal Montreal
13 VIA Rail from Montreal to Halifax VIA Rail
14 Arrive in Halifax Halifax
15 Free day in Halifax Halifax
16 End of tour  

2018 Package Start Dates:

Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) Sundays
Apr 22 29
May 6 13 20
Jun 3 10 17 24
Jul 1 8 15 22 29
Aug 5 12 19 26
Sep 2 9 16 23 30
Oct 7

Package Includes

• 11 nights hotel accommodation
• 3 nights private bedroom accommodation onboard VIA Rail ‘Canadian’ train in Sleeper Plus Class
• 1 night private bedroom onboard VIA Rail ‘Ocean’ train, Deluxe Bedroom
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
• 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
• Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
• Yoho National Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer
• Jasper Tour with boat cruise or walk (lake ice usually melted by end of May, Jasper tour substitute earlier)
• CN Tower admission
• Toronto sightseeing tour
• Full day Niagara Falls excursion with meal
• Toronto to Montreal VIA Rail train (first class)
• Montreal city tour
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
• Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver (2 day pass)

Not Included

• Rail station transfers in Jasper, Toronto and Halifax
• Transportation to/from Vancouver and Halifax airports (available)
• Luggage handling and transfers, unless otherwise stated
• Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail and Niagara Falls day trip
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Canadian sales tax

2018 Vacation Prices

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
22 Apr-30 Apr $7549 $9139 $12009 $9789 $13329
01 May-31 May $8349 $9979 $13239 $10749 $14779
01 Jun-30 Sep $9209 $10969 $14589 $11739 $16129
01 Oct-07 Oct $8459 $10189 $13469 $10889 $14859

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $649.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
22 Apr-30 Apr $5888 $7128 $9367 $7635 $10396
01 May-31 May $6512 $7783 $10326 $8384 $11527
01 Jun-30 Sep $7183 $8555 $11379 $9156 $12580
01 Oct-07 Oct $6598 $7947 $10505 $8493 $11590

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $506.

United States Dollar (USD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
22 Apr-30 Apr £4453 £5392 £7085 £5775 £7864
01 May-31 May £4925 £5887 £7811 £6341 £8719
01 Jun-30 Sep £5433 £6471 £8607 £6926 £9516
01 Oct-07 Oct £4990 £6011 £7946 £6424 £8766

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional £382.

British Pound (GBP) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
22 Apr-30 Apr €5057 €6123 €8046 €6558 €8930
01 May-31 May €5593 €6685 €8870 €7201 €9901
01 Jun-30 Sep €6170 €7349 €9774 €7865 €10806
01 Oct-07 Oct €5667 €6826 €9024 €7295 €9955

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional €434.

Euro (EUR) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
22 Apr-30 Apr $7473 $9047 $11888 $9691 $13195
01 May-31 May $8265 $9879 $13106 $10641 $14631
01 Jun-30 Sep $9116 $10859 $14443 $11621 $15967
01 Oct-07 Oct $8374 $10087 $13334 $10780 $14710

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $642.

Australian Dollar (AUD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

Attractions abound in Canada’s third largest city, making Vancouver the perfect starting point for your Canadian vacation. A two-day “Hop-on Hop-off” bus pass will allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The tour bus accesses all of Vancouver’s most popular destinations including Gastown, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, English Bay Beach and the Robson Street Shopping District. Overnight in your downtown Vancouver hotel.

Day 2  Vancouver to Kamloops

The ocean air will change to mountain air as you wind into British Columbia’s rugged interior aboard a Rocky Mountaineer train. Mirroring the path of the Fraser River, you’ll snake through the Canadian Cascades, highlighted by Hell’s Gate, a narrow chute of charging water only 34 meters (112 feet) wide. Lush green forests will dramatically give way to a desert-like landscape as the train bends east along the Thompson River and approaches Kamloops, your home for the night.

Day 3  Kamloops to Banff

Your Rocky Mountaineer train enters the famed Canadian Rockies. Every bend provides uncompromising views of jagged, snow-dusted peaks, cascading streams and earth-moving glaciers. The route passes many Canadian Pacific Railroad landmarks, including Rogers Pass in the heart of Glacier National Park, and the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering wonder, in Yoho National Park. After crossing the Continental Divide and entering Alberta, you’ll descend into Banff, one of Canada’s most famous resort towns. 

Day 4 Banff

Located in the center of Banff National Park, Banff is one of those rare towns that never disappoints. Every view in every direction possesses postcard-like quality. Your 4.5 hour tour will visit  Banff’s most popular landmarks including Bow Falls (made famous by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return), Tunnel Mountain Drive, which affords views of Banff’s famous hoodoos (narrow, finger-like rock formations). The highlight of the tour will be traveling to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola. Enjoy another night at your Banff hotel.

Day 5 Banff to Lake Louise

You’ll enjoy a guided tour through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Both parks, along with two others in the area, were collectively named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for their alpine beauty. In Banff, you’ll visit Moraine Lake. Your tour will then continue over the Continental Divide into Yoho for stops at Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Kicking Horse River’s natural bridge. Upon arriving in Lake Louise you’ll check into the Fairmont Chateau. From the hotel you’ll enjoy immediate walking access to the lake.

Day 6 Lake Louise to Jasper

You’ll journey to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world. Towering peaks accented by glacial-fed streams and thick pine forests line the entire route.  To heighten the experience, you’ll journey onto the Athabasca Glacier aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer bus. This massive flow is part of Canada’s Columbia Icefield.

Days 7, 8, 9 and 10 Jasper to Toronto

The day begins with a visit to Jasper National Park for a boat cruise on Maligne Lake. Towering, snow-cloaked peaks surround the lake, creating one of the world’s most beautiful unions of water and land. A stop on Spirit Island highlights the cruise. The lake is usually free of ice by June, another Jasper tour is substituted until then.

In the early evening you’ll board the VIA Rail Canadian train, travel east and enter the plains of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Windswept grasslands and golden fields of wheat dominate the landscape in every direction. Along the way you’ll pass through Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Ontario, home of the Canadian Shield, is next. The train arcs north of the Great Lakes before arriving in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. An early morning arrival will provide plenty of time to visit Toronto’s many attractions including the CN Tower, Kensington Market, Fort York, Ontario Place, the Harbourfront Centre and the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum.  

Day 11  Niagara Falls

Today you’ll travel south, passing through Hamilton, Canada’s steel capital, and Ontario’s scenic wine country before reaching Niagara Falls, one of the Seven Great Wonders of the World. To maximize our visit, you’ll board the Hornblower (rain gear provided) and glide to the roaring base of the Canadian-side Horseshoe Falls. You’ll also experience it from above, along a paved path that allows you to stand within feet of the Falls’ lip. After, you’ll travel north along the tree-lined ridge of the Niagara Gorge before entering Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the prettiest villages in the world, especially during summer when every available patch of earth overflows with flowers. You’ll return to Toronto in the early evening.

Day 12 Toronto to Montreal

You’ll travel east along Canada’s famed “Corridor,” aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train in luxurious first class – the ultimate in train travel. After crossing into Quebec, you’ll enter Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, and have all evening to wine and dine as you wish.

Day 13 and 14 Montreal to Halifax

This morning, enjoy a guided  tour to some of Montreal’s most famous attractions including Old Montreal, Mont Royal, the Notre Dame Basilica, the French Quarter and Olympia Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics. Later, VIA Rail’s Ocean train takes you northeast along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, gliding through tiny villages steeped with rural charm. Before reaching the Gaspé Peninsula, the rail bends east into New Brunswick shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Before reaching the Gaspé Peninsula, the rail bends east into New Brunswick along the Fundy Shore. And then enters Nova Scotia, finally stopping in Halifax in the late afternoon.

Day 15 Halifax

Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax boasts the second largest natural harbor in the world. Historic Properties, a collection of old, renovated stone-and-timber warehouses along the waterfront, enjoys must-visit status. Explore Halifax on your own. Highlights of the city include St. Paul’s Church, the Historic Properties, ocean terminals and the area where the devastating Halifax explosion happened. You may also wish to visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Park and Victorian Public Gardens.

Day 16 Halifax Departure

Your tour ends upon checking out of your hotel.

This itinerary is also available in reverse on Thursdays.

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