Majesty of the Rockies with Victoria Island Option - Summer 2023 With Vancouver Island Option

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Preview USA and Canada Luxury Gold 2023

Experience the Rocky Mountains in all their glory, including a luxurious train journey from Jasper to vibrant Vancouver onboard the incredible Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. See the great frozen tundra of the Columbia Icefield as you step foot on the Athabasca Glacier and board the Ice Explorer for a voyage across the largest icefield in the Rockies. Journey to Jasper National Park and explore Alberta's UNESCO World Heritage sights from your luxurious base at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge??a premier 700-acre mountain resort on the shores of Lac Beauvert. Learn about the Indigenous culture of Canada in Jasper as you meet the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and enjoy a traditional meal in Vancouver at the Salmon n' Bannock restaurant-owned and operated by members of Canada's First Nations.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Banff: Join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada's national parks. The trail loops around the marsh and provides scenic glimpses of the Bow River and surrounding mountains before returning to Warner Stables.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Take a piece of Lake Louise home with you! Unleash your creative spirit and create your very own artistic masterpiece.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
Well-being
  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Banff: Meet your fellow travelers and Traveling Concierge for a Progressive Dinner in Banff. Enjoy a variety of courses, each served in a different hotel restaurant.
  • Lake Louise: Choose from a variety of distinct restaurants at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Jasper: Join the Warrior Women in an intimate fireside meal with a spectacular view of Pyramid Mountain. Enjoy the open air and delicious barbeque as these First Nations Cree women share about their Indigenous culture through stories drumming and song.
  • Kamloops: Savour every moment aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service as you enjoy elegantly plated meals prepared with local ingredients.
  • Vancouver: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you support Salmon N'Bannock, a local restaurant that's owned and operated by members of Canada's First Nations. Sample authentic, flavourful dishes with a modern twist, all prepared with traditional ingredients.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 9 Breakfast (B), and 3 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Journey Highlights
  • Banff: Join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada's national parks. The trail loops around the marsh and provides scenic glimpses of the Bow River and surrounding mountains before returning to Warner Stables.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Take a piece of Lake Louise home with you! Unleash your creative spirit and create your very own artistic masterpiece.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Board the Ice Explorer for an exhilarating tour of the Columbia Icefield. Walk on the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains and experience the enormous glaciers up close.
  • Maligne Canyon: Your Travelling Concierge will lead you on a hike through Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park. Hikers of all levels can explore this scenic landmark by crossing six bridges that cross various points of the canyon.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
  • Jasper: Journey in exceptional comfort from Jasper to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train with GoldLeaf Service. Admire the pristine views through oversized windows, savour gourmet meals and enjoy award-winning service as you travel through the dramatic landscape.
VIP Experiences
  • Jasper: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you meet the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Learn about Indigenous spirituality, music and drumming as you engage in a fascinating conversation about the aboriginal culture of Canada.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve 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, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • 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.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BanffWelcome to Banff.: After your arrival at Calgary Airport, you are transported to the grand Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This emblematic landmark dating from 1888 is also known as the Castle in the Rockies and was once planned to be the largest hotel complex in the world. Tonight, meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a progressive Welcome Dinner. Taste exquisite local specialities on your culinary journey through a selection of your hotel's finest restaurants.
Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 2BanffBanff at Leisure. Relaxed Start: Surrounded by mountains, picturesque Banff offers a wide range of activities to immerse yourself in untouched nature. You might be tempted by an optional helicopter flight that soars high above the Rockies. Your Travelling Concierge is ready to assist you so you can make the most of your leisure time today. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada's national parks. Alternatively, play nine holes of golf at the stunning and challenging Banff Springs Golf Course. During your leisure time, why not unwind at the Willow Stream Spa, a serene alpine sanctuary, for rejuvenation and pampering?
Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 3Lakes of Banff National Park. Relaxed StartLakes of Banff National Park. Relaxed Start: Start your day with a visit to scenic Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The azure-coloured lake is tucked away under ten towering peaks, each more than 9,800 feet high, and the Wenkchemna Glacier. Arrive to your stunning hotel on Lake Louise, the jewel of Banff National Park. Marvel at the breath-taking views of the glistening emerald lake and Victoria Glacier. Your Journey, Your Way Choose to take the sightseeing gondola above the town of Lake Louise, spotting local wildlife and enjoying a gentle hike that takes in the breathtaking views. Alternatively, join your Travelling Concierge for a lakeside stroll and get creative as you put your paint brush to canvas and compose your own artistic masterpiece. Later, relax in your lakeview room or join an Afternoon Tea service with delicious pastries while overlooking stunning Lake Louise.For dinner this evening, take advantage of the resort's several restaurant options.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 4Along the Icefields Parkway to JasperAlong the Icefields Parkway to Jasper.: Journey along the unforgettable Ice?elds Parkway passing through the rugged Rockies landscape. Embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, a part of the Columbia Icefield. Follow your expert driver guide as you step out onto the frosty snow. Later, arrive to Jasper at your luxurious mountain resort on Lake Beauvert. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you meet the First Nations Warrior Women, who are matriarchs of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and guardians of their culture for a special BBQ dinner on Trefoil Lake with spectacular views of Pyramid Mountain. Engage in conversation about Indigenous culture, storytelling and drumming. Learn songs, beautiful phrases in Cree and gain a deeper understanding of the First Nations' spirituality.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 5Jasper National ParkJasper National Park.: Your Journey, Your Way Choose to join a panoramic tour across the crystal waters of magical Maligne Lake, fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park. Glide past the jagged mountain peaks and cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat. Alternatively, you can explore Jasper National Park by bike. The Jasper Park Lodge is the starting point of many scenic trails that you can explore on your biking adventure. Continue to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park with a depth of more than 160 feet in certain parts. Follow your Travelling Concierge for a gentle hike through this incredible natural landmark.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 6Jasper to KamloopsJasper to Kamloops.: Board the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to start your unforgettable luxury train journey. Take in the pristine views from the glass-domed coach or the outdoor viewing platform and indulge in gourmet meals on board. Hear engaging stories and spot wildlife as you travel through the dramatic landscape. Follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass. Spend the night in Kamloops.
Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops.
Day 7Kamloops to VancouverKamloops to Vancouver.: Return to your luxurious train and continue your journey toward Vancouver. Marvel at the dramatic changes in scenery from the desert-like interior, through the winding river canyons and pristine forests of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, and past the lush green fields of Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon. Arrive in Vancouver for your stay at The Douglas, an elegant hotel paying homage to the original Douglas firs that laid the foundation for the city's thriving economy.
The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Day 8VancouverVancouver Sightseeing. Relaxed Start: After a Relaxed Start, join your Travelling Concierge for a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Travel through Downtown to Stanley Park and see the totem poles of Brocton Point. Continue to Salmon n' Bannock, the only restaurant in the city owned and operated by members of Canada's First Nations. Savour a delicious and modern Celebration Lunch prepared with traditional ingredients and authentic flavours.
The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Day 9VictoriaFly to Victoria.: Today you'll leave Vancouver and take a seaplane to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria
Day 10VictoriaVictoria Sightseeing.: The day is yours to explore the vibrant city of Victoria at your own pace. The city's British colonial past is showcased in its Victorian architecture, with an abundance of lush and colourful gardens dot the landscape. This is a must-see destination for First Nation history, British and Asian traditions, iconic landmarks, culture, cuisine and lively atmosphere.
Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria
Day 11VancouverDepart Vancouver.: Today your Vancouver Island extension comes to end. Take a seaplane back to Vancouver, or depart directly from Victoria airport. Estimated arrival time to Vancouver International Airport is 10:30.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/13/2023$9,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/20/2023$9,795.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
06/10/2023$10,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/24/2023$10,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/01/2023$10,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/22/2023$10,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/05/2023$10,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/12/2023$10,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/26/2023$10,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
09/02/2023$10,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
09/09/2023$10,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
09/16/2023$10,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/23/2023$10,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/30/2023$9,295.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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