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Take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfort to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada. Savour delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

 
 
ITINERARY

DAY 1 VIBRANT VANCOUVER
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at Victor Restaurant.
Hotel: The Douglas, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 - RELAXED START VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING
This morning experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals:Breakfast

DAY 3 MOUNT ROBSON AND SUN PEAKS
If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel. You will journey from Vancouver with an overnight in Kamloops and rejoin your fellow travellers in Jasper on Day 4. Alternatively, journey by luxury coach through the majestic landscapes of British Colombia and arrive at Sun Peaks.
Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 SUN PEAKS AND ON TO JASPER
After breakfast, continue your journey through the stunning Columbia Mountains and stop for a view of Mt. Robson’s snow-capped peak before arriving in Jasper National Park.\ Hotel: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK AND ICONIC MALIGNE LAKE
Embark on a narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake in the morning (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island before enjoying a walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a Local Expert on an afternoon scenic float trip down the Athabasca River. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine at your lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 6 ALONG THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. At the Icefields Visitor Center, embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. With your expert driver guide, step out onto the frosty flow, formed centuries ago. Later today you’ll arrive at Lake Louise, where you’ll enjoy an engaging nature talk while strolling lakeside, before continuing to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. Why not upgrade to a Junior Lakeview Suite for views of Lake Louise?
Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 7 THE UNSPOILED WILDERNESS OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK
This morning visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Its glacial waters are known for the distinctive bright blue colour, which reflect the steep peaks that surround the valley. Take in the wonders of Banff National Park at leisure. Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - RELAXED START BANFF SIGHTS AT LEISURE
Explore Banff Your Way and choose to ride the Banff Gondola or visit Whyte Museum. Later, join a private meet-and-greet with a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Hear fascinating tales of what it's like to wear the famous red serge uniform and have your picture taken with the Mountie. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 9 - RELAXED START CANADA’S EXQUISITE NATIONAL PARKS
As you leave Banff this morning, stop at exquisite Emerald Lake. Journey through some of Canada's most breath-taking National Parks – Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke, as you make your way to Kelowna. Tonight, savour a delicious dinner with wine at your hotel, accompanied by a wine ambassador that will suggest pairings for the fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley. Hotel: Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 10 THE NAPA VALLEY OF THE NORTH TO WHISTLER
Depart Kelowna this morning and travel through the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Explore Whistler and learn about its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Dine at the AAA rated four-diamond restaurant SIDECUT, featuring a modern take on traditional steakhouse fare.
Hotel:Four Seasons Resort
Whistler. Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 11 - RELAXED START FIRST NATIONS CULTURE AND HISTORY
In the morning, a First Nations Ambassador welcomes you at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing the native peoples' art, history and culture. Learn about the traditional teas important to the region, before taking part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Ask your Travelling Concierge for recommendations on where to head. If you are on a Chairman's Collection departure, today you will meet Rob Boyd, former Olympic alpine skier.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 FROM WHISTLER TO VICTORIA
Leave the mountains of Whistler behind and stop at Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in British Columbia. Travel along a spectacular drive on the Sea-to-Sky highway, before ferrying across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria.\ Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 EXPLORING VICTORIA
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public with ample time to explore. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. Tonight, join your Travelling Concierge and toast to new friends at a lively, farm-to-table Celebration Dinner at 10 Acres Kitchen.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 14 DEPART VANCOUVER
It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. This morning you will board your ferry and relax in the exclusive SeaWest Lounge all the way to Vancouver. An included transfer will take you to Vancouver International Airport, the Douglas Hotel, Vancouver for additional nights, or to the port for your Alaska cruise. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Meals:Breakfast

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Good to know

VIP EXPERIENCES
• Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a retired Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.
• Whistler: Learn about the First Nations and participate in an unique holistic tea workshop at Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
• Victoria: One of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest and the gem of British Columbia, Victoria is a grand, elegant wonder. Explore this Garden City with her historic charm, baroque architecture, colourful squares and lively waterfront.
• Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
• Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING
• Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Victor, located on the sixth-floor rooftop featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.
• Whistler: Enjoy a delectable Highlight Dinner at SIDECUT, a AAA rated, four-diamond restaurant known for traditional steakhouse fare with a modern take.
• Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook – join us for Dinner with Wine featuring a wine ambassador that will suggest pairings.
• Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
• Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining with your choice of fine restaurants at the Fairmont.
• Victoria: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively, farm-to-table Celebration Dinner at 10 Acres Kitchen.
• Dining Summary: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 7 Dinners all with wine (DW);

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

Tours depart in May, Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep; speak to a Personal Travel Expert for more details.

Included in price

• You will be escorted by a Travelling Concierge, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
• Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
• Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
• 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.
• All taxes and porterage charges at hotels are included.
• Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
• From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
• Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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