Canada - The Rockies
Thompson Travel Holidays
9 Sept 2023 - Arrival to Calgary (approximate flights)
Depart Dublin 12.25 pm for your onward flight to Calgary (based on 2022 flights – provisional) Depending on time of arrival, you will have free time to dine. We normally suggest a light meal at the airport in case of late arrival. Overnight in Calgary. Best Western Calgary Downtown or similar.
Overnight at the Best Western Suites Calgary or similar
10 Sept 2023 - Calgary & Banff
Breakfast at hotel. After a short tour of Calgary, we set off to Banff. Enjoy the fantastic scenery on route. Following lunch at your leisure we continue our tour of Banff with a visit to the Banff National Park and Yoho National Park with scenic stops along the way to take in the breath-taking scenery. This evening we will be dining out in the centre of downtown Banff. Restaurant will be confirmed closer to departure date and based on numbers.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Elk & Avenue or similar for 2 nights.
11 Sept 2023 - Free day in Banff
Breakfast at hotel.
12 Sept 2023 - Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper
This morning we make our way to Lake Louise. Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier and soaring mountain backdrop. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed. Lunch at your leisure.
Discover the power of nature with the included Snow coach Adventure excursion – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Here, you will travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. We round off today’s trip with a stop at the Athabasca Falls before heading to Jasper for our overnight stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Best Western Jasper or similar
13 Sept 2023 - Jasper
We begin today with an orientation tour of Jasper then we head off to the majestic Lake Maligne which is the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world to enjoy a scenic cruise. Make sure to bring your camera: it is one of the most photogenic places in Jasper National Park! Followed by lunch at your leisure. Then it is off to Maligne Canyon where you can walk along the self-guided trail across the gorge to enjoy spectacular views. Free time this afternoon to discover the area at your own pace.
Meals included: Breakfast. Dinner at leisure. Overnight at the Best Western Jasper or similar
14 Sept 2023 - Rocky Mountaineer
Today you join the magnificent Rocky Mountaineer for your trip to Vancouver. Enjoy the scenery as the train meanders through the mountains revealing the most breath-taking scenery. On arrival in Kamloops you are escorted to a hotel organised through Rocky Mountaineer for this one night of your tour. The group may be split, but Kamloops is not a big town so you will have no worries finding your way around.
Silverleaf service level gives you everything you need and more to experience the majesty of the Rocky Mountains in luxury: panoramic views, delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat, friendly hosts, and complimentary baggage transfers with miles and miles of memories
15 Sept 2023 - Rocky Mountaineer
Enjoy your second day onboard the Rocky Mountaineer travelling westbound towards Vancouver. Arrive in Vancouver early evening for overnight.
Overnight at the Sandman Hotel or similar
16 Sept 2023 - Vancouver
After breakfast we head down to the waterfront area of Vancouver, ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ as it is known. We visit Stanley Park, a beautiful 1000-acre park at the edge of the city's downtown core then you are free for the afternoon to explore downtown Vancouver. Our final dinner will be at Vancouver’s Steamworks restaurant that gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through the premises. You are welcome to stay downtown until evening meal.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at the Sandman Hotel or similar
17 Sept 2023 - Vancouver – Airport / Cruise Terminal (PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE IF YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY IN VANCOUVER FOR 2 NIGHTS POST TOUR OR POST CRUISE)
After breakfast, the morning is free to enjoy Vancouver before your lunchtime transfer to the airport or to the cruise terminal to join the optional Alaskan cruise.
18 Sep 2023 - Arrive in Dublin (we hope to use Air Canadas direct service to Dublin from Vancouver, but this will depend on their 2023 schedule. We will keep you informed as we are aware of timetables)
What is included:-
- Return flights
- 23kgs of luggage per person plus 1 piece of hand luggage
- Tour escorted by Sharon Thompson
- Local guide throughout
- Fully air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees where mentioned in itinerary
- Bed & breakfast and 3 evening meals
- Overnights at hotel (all hotels are 3* or 3* superior)
- Items of a personal nature
- Personal Insurance
- Tips & gratuities (£75pp for local guide and coach driver – this will be paid at final balance) – tips & gratuities included on cruise
Non-refundable deposit £500
2nd Payment £500 due by 31 March 2022
3rd Payment £500 due by 30 June 2022
4th Payment £500 due by 30 October 2022
5th Payment £500 due by 31 25 February 2023
Balance due by due by 30 June 2023
You may make payment directly to our bank account Sort Code: 90 23 54 Account No: 64837731
Tour Reference: Rockies23 followed by your surname
We accept most major credit cards
- A USA visa/esta is required if taking the cruise as you are entering USA waters.
- A Canadian esta is required for entry to Canada
- Covid rules apply but may change
- Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of return.
- Please ensure you have adequate insurance for your trip – ask our staff for a quote
OPTIONAL ALASKA HUBBARD GLACIER CRUISE
Special Promotion - £100 OFF PER PERSON IF BOOKED BY 23 DECEMBER 2021
Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Eclipse
There will be an opportunity at the end of the land trip to take an Alaskan Cruise. It can seem like a lot to add this to the tour, but it is best experienced when you have already taken the longer flight to Western Canada. In the past, many have regretted not adding it so we make it optional on our tours so you can choose. When you are that far away, that part of the world is complete on one trip! This part of the trip is independent of a guide as you will have the service of Celebrity cruises onboard. A transfer back to the airport is included (you can combine this with the extension to Toronto & Niagara Falls or additional nights in Vancouver)
Includes all inclusive cruise, Surf WiFi package port charges and taxes and cruise gratuities
17 Sept 2023 - Board in Vancouver to depart at 4.30pm
18 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Inside Passage
19 Sept 2023 - Dock in Sitka from 11am to 8.30pm
20 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Hubbard Glacier
21 Sept 2023 - Dock in Juneau from 7.30am to 8pm
22 Sept 2023 - Dock in Ketchikan from 2pm to 8.30pm
23 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Inside Passage
24 Sept 2023 - Arrive back in Vancouver early morning to disembark.
Additional Prices To Add Cruise
Interior £1198pp sharing (£1690 single)
Oceanview £1269pp (£1995 single)
Balcony £1439pp (£2365 single)