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Coast to Coast Rail Adventure (westbound)16 days from $7689CAD per person - Independent Tour

This tour allows you to experience the best of Canada. Covering eight provinces, it includes lodging in some of Canada’s greatest cities and greatest mountain resorts.

2019 Package Start Dates:
Starts Halifax (Westbound)
Thursdays
Apr 25 - Sep 26

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

2019 Package Start Dates:

Starts Halifax (Westbound) Thursdays
Apr 25
May 2 9 16 23 30
Jun 13 20 27
Jul 4 11 18 25
Aug 1 8 15 22 29
Sep 5 12 19 26

Package Includes

• 11 nights hotel accommodation
• 3 nights private bedroom accommodation onboard VIA Rail ‘Canadian’ train, ‘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, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
• Montreal to TorontoVIA Rail train (Business Class)
• Montreal city tour
• CN Tower admission
• Full day Niagara Falls excursion with meal
• Jasper tramway shuttle & admission complimentary tickets
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
• Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff transfer
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
• Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver

Not Included

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

2019 Vacation Prices

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
25 Apr-30 Apr $7689 $9569 $12559 $10349 $14109
01 May-23 May $8889 $10859 $14649 $11619 $16169
24 May-31 May $9209 $11139 $15209 $11899 $16729
01 Jun-26 Sep $9979 $11929 $16009 $12689 $17519

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $699.

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
25 Apr-30 Apr $5843 $7272 $9544 $7865 $10722
01 May-23 May $6755 $8252 $11133 $8830 $12288
24 May-31 May $6998 $8465 $11558 $9043 $12714
01 Jun-26 Sep $7584 $9066 $12166 $9643 $13314

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $531.

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
25 Apr-30 Apr £4536 £5645 £7409 £6105 £8324
01 May-23 May £5244 £6406 £8642 £6855 £9539
24 May-31 May £5433 £6572 £8973 £7020 £9870
01 Jun-26 Sep £5887 £7038 £9445 £7486 £10336

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional £412.

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
25 Apr-30 Apr €5151 €6411 €8414 €6933 €9453
01 May-23 May €5955 €7275 €9814 €7784 €10833
24 May-31 May €6170 €7463 €10190 €7972 €11208
01 Jun-26 Sep €6685 €7992 €10726 €8501 €11737

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional €468.

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
25 Apr-30 Apr $7996 $9951 $13061 $10762 $14673
01 May-23 May $9244 $11293 $15234 $12083 $16815
24 May-31 May $9577 $11584 $15817 $12374 $17398
01 Jun-26 Sep $10378 $12406 $16649 $13196 $18219

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $726.

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 Halifax

Your Canadian rail vacation begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia, home to the world’s second largest natural harbor. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, this maritime city houses many attractions including the Citadel National Historic Site, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Public Gardens and the beautiful Historic Properties situated along the waterfront.

Day 2, 3 Halifax to Montreal

After a free morning, VIA Rail’s "Ocean" train departs at midday to begin journeying northwest across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. After crossing into Quebec your train will follow the south shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway into Montreal, the planet’s second largest French- speaking city. It’s one of those rare urban areas that achieves a perfect balance between cosmopolitan pizzazz and Old World charm. Overnight in your downtown Montreal hotel.

Day 4 Montreal

Enjoy the day exploring Montreal on your own. It is a spectacular city and offers so much for everyone.

Day 5 Montreal to Toronto

Today you’ll ride in first class – the ultimate in train travel – along Canada’s famed “Corridor” into Toronto . Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Canada’s largest city abounds with closely quartered attractions including the CN Tower, The Hockey Hall of Fame, Fort York, Ontario Place, Little Italy and Toronto Island. 

Day 6 Niagara Falls

Bending around the western rim of Lake Ontario, you’ll arc south through Hamilton, Canada’s steel capital, and then through Ontario’s bucolic wine country before reaching Niagara Falls, one of the  Seven Great Wonders of the World. A ride on the Hornblower (rain gear provided) will float you to the thundering base of the Canadian-side Horseshoe Falls – one of life’s true wow-moments. You’ll also be able to experience the Falls from above, along a paved path that allows you to stand within feet of the Horseshoe Falls’ lip. Next, you’ll journey north along the park-like setting of the Niagara Gorge into Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the prettiest towns on the planet, before returning to Toronto in the early evening.

Days 7, 8, 9 and 10 Toronto to Jasper

An afternoon departure will give you the morning to tour Toronto. We've included an admission voucher for the CN Tower. Standing 553.33 metres tall, this symbol of Toronto and Canada not only offers sweeping panoramic views but also a world of entertainment. Venture back in time and travel from the mid-70s to the present where you discover the architectural secrets behind the tower. Then ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top of the world’s tallest structure (main deck). Dare to walk the glass floor, sample the exquisite cuisine at the revolving restaurant or relax in the Horizon’s Café. The views of Toronto, Lake Ontario and the distant U.S. are unforgettable. Back on earth, browse through the Marketplace and shop for authentic Canadiana and First Nations merchandise, sports memorabilia or CN Tower souvenirs.

In the afternoon, you’ll begin an epic three-night, four-province ride aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train. From the comfort of your private room you’ll experience Canada’s incredible geographic diversity. Crossing through Ontario, north of the Great Lakes, you’ll enter Canada’s breadbasket –  Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These two provinces are Mother Nature’s version of “less is more,” as swaying grasslands and golden fields of wheat stretch the horizon in every direction,. You’ll then enter Alberta, pass through Edmonton, the province’s capital, and pull into Jasper, located in the northern Canadian Rockies.  After checking into your hotel, you can go for a stroll through this beautiful mountain resort town. You'll have a shuttle voucher to the Jasper tramway to get a higher perspective on your mountain home for the next two nights.

Day 11 Jasper to Lake Louise

A motorcoach will transport you south on the Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the planet’s most scenic stretches of highway. To maximize your experience, you’ll board an Ice Explorer bus, specifically designed for ice travel, and rumble on to the Athabasca Glacier. This massive ice flow is part of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest nonpolar ice caps in the world. From here, you’ll continue south and check into the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Located on the edge of the lake, you’ll enjoy out-the-door access to one of the world’s most beautiful alpine settings

Day 12 Lake Louise to Banff

Today’s mountain tour crosses the Great Divide into Yoho National Park. Yoho, a Cree word for amazement, does not disappoint. In 1984 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the area’s other surrounding parks. And its shale fields harbor some of the world’s rarest fossils.  The Kicking Horse River’s natural stone bridge, Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls are just a few of the sites you’ll visit. From Yoho you’ll continue on to Banff. (please note the Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls tour from Lake Louise to Banff does not begin until May 1 when snow melt allows access to the higher mountain roads. A scenic transfer is substituted for earlier departures.)

Day 13 Banff

A 4.5 hour tour will introduce you to Banff’s many wonders, stopping at Bow Falls (made famous by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return). The tour also visits Tunnel Mountain Drive with its breathtaking views of Cascade Mountain and Banff’s famous hoodoos (thin, finger-like rock formations). And culminates with a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola. Enjoy another night at your Banff hotel.

Day 14 Banff to Kamloops

From Banff you’ll curl through the Canadian Rockies, aboard a Rocky Mountaineer train, passing snow-cloaked peaks, braided streams and earth-moving glaciers. You’ll also pass several famous landmarks including Rogers Pass, the Spiral Tunnels and Glacier National Park, one of Canada’s most inaccessible parks. You’ll eventually enter British Columbia and  glide into the province’s arid interior, where stark brown hills replace the mountains, adding to Canada’s geographic wonder.  

Day 15 Kamloops to Vancouver

Your Rocky Mountaineer train will follow the Thompson River west before hooking south into the Fraser River Valley. Here, you’ll follow the historic Fraser River, which was once the focus of gold-seeking prospectors in the late 1800s. Along the way you’ll pass Hell’s Gate, a sliver of a canyon that transforms the Fraser into a surging gush of whitewater. A late afternoon arrival in Vancouver will afford you plenty of time to explore Canada’s third largest city. Gastown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Chinatown, the Maritime Museum and Granville Island are some of Vancouver’s most popular attractions.

Day 16 Vancouver

Your tour ends upon checking out of your Vancouver hotel. Feel free to use your “Hop-on Hop-off” bus pass will allow you to explore the city at your own pace. Extra nights available!

This itinerary is also available in reverse on Sundays.

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