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ITINERARY

DAY 1 – VIBRANT VANCOUVER
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 the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.
Stay: Four Seasons, Vancouver
Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 – VANCOUVER, THE MOST LIVEABLE CITY
Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Stop at Granville Island Public Market, and enjoy time to browse. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross the bridge over the Capilano River and appreciate views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is free.
Stay: Four Seasons, Vancouver
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 – VICTORIA - PUTTING THE BRITISH INTO BRITISH COLUMBIA
Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the city's higlights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront.
Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 4 – 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. You'll have ample time to explore the acres of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.
Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 – THE ULTIMATE RESORT OF WHISTLER
Journey back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. Stop to view roaring Shannon Falls, tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival in Whistler, your Local Expert will explain its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse for a Highlight Dinner with wine and perfectly grilled steak or local seafood.
Stay: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 6 – FIRST NATIONS CULTURE AND HISTORY
In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Participate in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Stay: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 – ON TO THE NAPA VALLEY OF THE NORTH
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing exquisite, world-renowned wines. In the evening, enjoy dinner paired with wine.

Stay: Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 8 – CANADA'S EXQUISITE NATIONAL PARKS
Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort's four unique dining venues.
Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 9 – THE UNSPOILED WILDERNESS OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 – AT LEISURE IN BANFF
Enjoy the day at your leisure, with your Travelling Concierge available to assist with recommendations.
Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11 – ALONG THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour as you ascend part-way up the Athabasca Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at your hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores.

Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

BuffetBreakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 12 – THE CANADIAN VIA RAIL
In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip down the Athabasca River. Later, bid farewell to your Travelling Concierge to board VIA Rail's The Canadian.
Stay: VIA Rail Canada's 'The Canadian'
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 – THE CANADIAN VIA RAIL
Welcome aboard one of the world's greatest rail journeys. While onboard, enjoy private accommodation, delicious meals and impeccable service. Prestige Upgrade available.
Stay: VIA Rail Canada's 'The Canadian'
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 – THE CANADIAN VIA RAIL
Relish the charms of train travel, as you unwind in comfortable lounges overlooking fleeting landscapes.
Stay: VIA Rail Canada's 'The Canadian'
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 – COSMOPOLITAN TORONTO
On arrival in Toronto, you will be met and taken to your stylish hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Stay: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Full Breakfast

DAY 15 – TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, discover the highlights of cosmopolitan Toronto. In the afternoon, board a cruise to the base of the mighty cascades of Niagara Falls for close views of one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
Stay: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 16 – DEPART TORONTO

Your Canadian journey comes to an end today as you are taken to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your onward flight. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.
Buffet Breakfast

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Good to know

VIP EXPERIENCES
Maligne Lake:
This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
Whistler: With your Squamish Lil’wat Ambassador, participate in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.
Victoria: Travel through the Strait of Georgia from the comfort of the exclusive SeaWest Lounge.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
Vancouver:
Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
Athabasca River: Gain a unique perspective on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River with a Local Expert.
VIA Rail's The Canadian: Relax onboard this iconic train with comfortable lounges, spacious seating and cosy sleeper cabins.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING
Vancouver:
Chef Weimar Gomez traces his culinary roots to Paris, where he honed his skills as commis chef at the three Michelin Star Restaurant, Guy Savoy. Today he leads the team at the Zagatrated YEW Seafood + Bar, offering fresh and exciting coastal flavours from the best locally-sourced ingredients.
Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
Whistler: Enjoy a delectable Highlight Dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
Whistler: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

Tours depart in Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep; please call a Personal Travel Expert for more details.

Included in price

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'
  • Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • All taxes and porterage charges at hotels.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour
  • 16 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 10 Dinners
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria in the Seawest Lounge, featuring comfortable lounge seating, quiet atmosphere, Starbucks® coffee, tea, juice, fresh pastries, newspapers and magazines.
  • Sleeper Plus class on VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train including gratuities to onboard train personnel.

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