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YGV8 Vancouver - Rocky Mountains - Glacier View - Coach & VIA Rail 8 Days
Highlights

  • Onboard the VIA Rail "The Canadian" from Vancouver to Jasper. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes throughout your journey
  • Rail travel to the Rocky Mountains is highly recommended by expert travelers. Even more perfect when combining rail travel with a highly rated bus tour itinerary
  • Two distinct classes of service to choose from for the VIA train: Economy and Sleeper Plus
  • Once in a life time experience! Exclusive stay at the one and only hotel in the famous Columbia Icefield- Glacier View Inn
  • Ride the Specially Arranged “Ice Explorer” at sunset. Next morning visit the Glacier Skywalk and have an aerial view of the glaciers
  • Stay at Banff Mount Royal Hotel, and hotel upgrade option available at Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Free limited upgrade to Sheraton Wall Centre with Traditional View room for Type D Premium Hotel(subject to hotel availability)


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Day 1 :Hometown - Vancouver (OR Hometown - Seattle - Vancouver)(D)
Welcome to Vancouver! Let us greet you at claim belt #3 (Domestic arrivals) or “Welcome Figures” wooden statue in Arrival Hall (International arrivals)  * Bonus Complimentary City Tour! (duration: approx. 3.5 hrs; meet our tour guide before noon): Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center and Olympic Cauldron etc. Bonus mini ferry ride to Granville Island!


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OR Hometown - Seattle - Vancouver (D)
Sea-Tac Airport arrivals: meet at claim belt #1 at approx. 12pm. (Bonus Complimentary Mini Excursion of Seattle rather than Vancouver; Saturday Arrival: postpones 30 mins)  Transfer to Vancouver Hotel .(Surcharge applies)
Hotel : Value: Hampton/La Quinta or similar
Deluxe: Executive Plaza / Radisson President or similar
DAY 2 :Vancouver - Fraser Valley - Kelowna - Winery - L.Okanagan - Honey Farm - Vernon (B/L/D)
Start our journey via the trans-Canada highway, pass through Fraser Valley and head east for Kelowna where is the heart of the Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan, listen to its legendary story and search for the lake monster “Ogopogo.” Afterwards visit the renowned winery to learn about the basics of wine making. Stop by a honey farm and then settle down at Vernon.  

Hotel : Prestige Hotel / Fairfield Inn & Suites or similar
DAY 3 :Vernon - Last Spike - Golden - Emerald Lake - Natural Bridge -Gondola - Bow Falls - Banff (B/L/D)
Proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike”. After passing through Golden, enter Yoho National Park and visit the Natural Bridge and the Emerald Lake.. After admiring the bright turquoise lake, riding the Gondola (adm) to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Then, experience the Bow Valley and visit none other than the Bow Falls. Arrive in the natural glories of Banff, a quintessential alpine village. Stay overnight in Banff. [Optional upgrade to Fairmont Banff Springs]     
Hotel : Mount Royal or similar
DAY 4 :Banff - Moraine Lake -Lake Louise -Peyto Lake - Ice Explorer - Glacier View Inn (L/D)
After passing the Castle Mountain, head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition). The view was featured on the back of Canadian twenty dollar bills. Next, enjoy a short lakeside walk along the shores of lovely Lake Louise. Celebrate your day of mountain adventures with a fine meal at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan). After passing by Bow Lake, stop at Peyto Lake. At sunset, get ready for a memorable ride across Athabasca Glacier on a VIP massive vehicle - “Ice Explorer” (adm). Get the very best experience and stay at the unique hotel at the Columbia Icefield that features spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier during the day and unmatched stargazing at night.   
Hotel : Glacier View Inn
DAY 5 :Icefield-Glacier Skywalk-Athabasca Falls-Jasper-Optional Activities-Jasper
In the morning, step on Glacier Skywalk (adm) and have a thrilling experience on a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 feet drop. After visiting the Athabasca Falls, head to the Jasper town. You can capture the most magnificent view of mother nature by River Rafting (optional) or Horseback Riding (optional). Or simply stroll along the heart-shaped Beauvert Lake next to the Jasper Park Lodge. Overnight in Jasper. 
Hotel : Marmot Lodge / Lobstick Lodge or similar
Day 6 :Jasper-Train Station-Yellowhead Pass - Mount Robson - Pyramid Falls - Kamloops North
Free day in the morning. The train departs at 2:30pm. Jasper train station is located in central Jasper and only a few minutes drive from your hotel. Take the hotel shuttle(subject to hotel availability) to the train station* and check in at least an hour prior to departure. Travel onboard the VIA train from Jasper in the Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass. Overnight on the train.  (Jasper train station: 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper)
Hotel : Overnight on the train
Day 7 :VIA Train - Vancouver (D)
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific coast. Admire the dramatic changes in scenery, highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hill’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver at 9:45am. Meet our tour guide in front of the Pacific Train Station, transfer to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.
Hotel : Value: Hampton/La Quinta or similar
Deluxe: Executive Plaza / Radisson President or similar
Day 8 :Vancouver - (Seattle)- Hometown (B)
Enjoy a free day for shopping or fine dining. Transfer to Vancouver Airport afterwards.

OR  Vancouver - Seattle – Hometown (B)
Depart in the morning and arrive at Seattle Aquarium or Sea-Tac Airport around noon(surcharge applies). Suggested departure flight time after 3pm

Excludes:
※ Driver & Tour Guide’s Tips at $9 Per Day Per Person.
Seattle Transfer Surcharge: $36/One Way; $65Roundtrip
Exclusive all Inclusive Meal Arrangement Available
Special Group Air Fare Available
Canada- Regulations

DepartsThursday (5/5-10/6/2016) 

Code
HOTEL
TYPE
TWIN 3RD/ 4TH 
Baby
2-11 years
SINGLE 7 Meals Full Board
Meals
Admissions
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child

YGV8
(Economy Class)

 

A $999 $629 $439 $1579 $170 $147  $209  $186 $93 $46
B $1039
$629 $439 $1649
$250
$228
C $1019
$619
 $459 $1569
$243
$221
D $1129
$679
 $459 $1799
$277
$255
Economy Class: Comfortable and convival Economy Class offers spacious seats and space to allow passagers to relax and stretch during their journey.
Code
HOTEL
TYPE
TWIN 3RD/ 4TH 
Baby
2-11 years
SINGLE 7 Meals Full Board
Meals
Admissions
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child

YGV8
(Sleeper Plus Class)

 

A $1309
$933
$933 $1879
 $170  $147 $209
$186  $93 $46
B $1349
$933 $933 $1949
$250
$228
C $1319 $929
 $929 $1879
$243
$221
 D  $1429  $989  $989  $2109  $277  $255
★Berth:Berth: one wide couch- style seat day time; seat folds out into bed (upper or lower) at night with heavy curtains for privacy.

YGV8
(Sleeper Plus Class)

 

 A  $1449  $1079  $829  $2029  $170  $147  $209 $186 $93 $46
 B  $1489  $1079  $829  $2089  $250  $228
 C  $1459  $1069  $849  $2019  $243  $221
D $1569
$1129
 $849 $2249
$277
$255

★Cabin: Cabin for One: private washroom in each cabin, individual control for room temperature, folds out bed during night time.

 
*YGV8 is base price. Final price will be confirmed at booking.
 

Types of Accommodation in Vancouver:
Located in Central Richmond
Type A–Value      Hampton Inn by Hilton / Best Western Plus or similar
Type B–Deluxe      Executive Plaza (Plaza Room)  / Westin Wall Centre or similar


Located in Downtown Vancouver
Type C–Budget       Barclay Inn or similar
Type D–Premium    Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

Hotel in Banff
Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a town that makes you feel at home and exhilarated with wonder all at the same time. Experience the authentic and vibrant community, modern amenities and beautiful surroundings of the Town of Banff.

♦ Each passenger is limited to two medium size checked baggage. Via Rail will charge overweight charges on baggage weight over 23 kg. VIA Rail will provide the breakfast & lunch for Day 3 to passenger who selected class Sleeper or Cabin.

ROCKIES HOTEL UPGRADE SURCHARGE
Hotel Check-in Date   
Room Type
TWIN 3rd/4th
Single
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Promo
Apr - Oct
Standard $133 $152 $266


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