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The Canadian in Winter


Across Canada - The Canadian in Winter

       
BOARD:  Mixed Meal Plan    DATE: 03/02/2019    NTS: 9 NIGHTS

FROM £2795

SAVE up to £800 per couple
9 nights from £2795 per person
Experience the stunning winter scenery of both East and West Canada

Hurry! This limited edition tour is only available on selected dates in February and March 2019.

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An Epic Journey Through The Snowy Rockies By Train

This famous cross-continental adventure by train, gives you the chance spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies. As well as stopping in icebound Winnipeg, isolated Edmonton and quaint Jasper en route to cosmopolitan Vancouver

Our Opinion
A marvellous opportunity to experience this epic country in a stunning season - a different and unique Canadian holiday! 

 

 

Tour Highlights
Toronto including a guided tour
Niagara Falls
4 nights on board The Canadian
Winter scenery of the Canadian Shield
Winnipeg
Edmonton
Jasper
The magnificent Rockies
Vancouver including a guided tour
Farewell dinner in the 'Top of Vancouver' restaurant

Full Itinerary

 

Day 1: Toronto

Depart from London Heathrow for Toronto on your scheduled British Airways flight, arriving late afternoon for a three-night stay at the centrally located Fairmont Royal York Hotel. A favourite of our customers, this magnificent hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. When it officially opened in 1929, it was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth.

 

 

Day 2: Toronto - Sightseeing
A morning guided sightseeing tour is the ideal introduction to this friendly, multicultural city. Your afternoon is free to discover Toronto at your leisure. Perhaps take in Chinatown or Kensington Market, browse the hundreds of shops in the grand covered malls or visit the excellent Art Gallery of Ontario, with its wonderful collection by Canadian artists.

Day 3: Toronto - At Leisure
Today you are free to spend the day at leisure, which gives you time to explore more highlights of Toronto, including Little India, Little Italy and Greektown. You could take a ride up the world famous CN tower, which has the world's highest public observation deck at 1,465 feet, as well as a revolving restaurant. Alternatively, you may wish to take a helicopter tour of the city (payable locally).

Day 4: Niagara Falls & The Canadian
A visit to the magnificent Niagara Falls is one of the highlights of any holiday to Canada. We enjoy lunch in the Falls View Restaurant of the Sheraton Hotel whilst admiring the views over the Falls. Niagara Falls are all the more dramatic in winter, when thick snow covers the ground and the water freezes into giant icicles. Return to Toronto to board The Canadian and begin our unforgettable journey in Sleeper Plus Class through the majestic Rockies to Vancouver.


 

Day 5: The Canadian Shield

Your first full day on board is spent crossing the Canadian Shield - a wild land of frozen lakes, snow covered trees and isolated communities. Sleeper Touring Class guests enjoy use of the art-deco style Dome Car, the lounges and observation area. Here, can relax with fellow travellers whilst taking in the passing scenery as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Attentive staff on board keep a watchful eye on the passing scenery, pointing out wildlife and points of interest.

 

 

Day 6: Winnipeg
Arrive in Winnipeg today, where the train stops for the morning, giving us the opportunity to explore this railway city, known as the 'Gateway to the West'. Union Station was built in 1911 by the same architects as the famous Grand Central Station. The walls are faced with local limestone and studded with prehistoric fossils from the ancient seabeds that once covered the prairies. Continue westwards from Winnipeg, crossing the prairies and arriving in the province of Saskatchewan this evening.

Day 7: Edmonton & Jasper
After a brief stop at Edmonton in the morning, we begin the climb into the foothills of the Rockies, travelling through some truly spectacular scenery. Relax and enjoy the journey as we pass glaciers, lakes, plunging canyons, frozen waterfalls and soaring snow-covered peaks. The Rockies are not just a line of mountains, but the edge of the Western Cordillera, a complex array of plateaus and folded rock layers that stretch to the Pacific Coast. Make a short stop in Jasper, a quaint mountain town at the edge of the wilderness in the heart of the Rockies. The town is surrounded by tree-covered mountains, blanketed in snow to create a fabulous setting. As you wander through the streets, past pretty houses and small shops, it wouldn't be unusual to see a family of elk crossing the road.

 

 

Day 8: Vancouver Sightseeing

The Canadian arrives into Vancouver this morning. Leave the train after breakfast and begin your stay with a guided sightseeing tour. Visit Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles. Transfer to the comfortable and friendly Blue Horizon Hotel for a two night stay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this cosmopolitan city at your leisure.

 

 

Day 9: Vancouver - At Leisure

Vancouver enjoys a fabulous natural setting, with beautiful snow-covered mountains and deep fjords providing a dramatic backdrop to the urban landscape of modern skyscrapers. You have a free day in Vancouver to visit excellent museums, art galleries and shops, as well as some beautiful parks, the famous waterfront and bustling port. Alternatively, why not escape the city and take the bus to Grouse Mountain? Begin with a ride up the mountain on the Skyride cable car, enjoying the spectacular views over the city, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf Islands. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner together at the 'Top of Vancouver', a revolving restaurant in a fabulous rooftop location with superb views of the city.

 

Days 10: Vancouver to London

You are free until the early evening to enjoy this fabulous city. Transfer to Vancouver airport for your overnight flight to London Heathrow, arriving early in the morning of Day 11.

 

Single Supplement
Single room prices include the supplement for single occupancy throughout in a twin/double bedroom with a single cabin on The Canadian: £275

 

Inclusions

Scheduled return BA flights in Economy Class from London Heathrow to Toronto and Vancouver to London Heathrow

All flight taxes and charges

Rail travel Toronto to Vancouver

Coach transfers and connections as described in the itinerary

5 nights' hotel accommodation (room only)

4 nights' Sleeper Plus Class rail travel on the Canadian, with all meals included (except the first evening on board)

4 lunches including lunch in the Falls View Restaurant of the Sheraton Hotel, Niagara

4 dinners including a farewell dinner at the 'Top of Vancouver' rooftop revolving restaurant

Guided sightseeing tour of Toronto

A visit to Niagara Falls

Guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver

The services of a professional Tour Manager throughout

Porterage is included throughout the Canadian in Winter holiday. At railway stations 'Redcaps' will load your luggage onto the train prior to departure. They will also take your luggage from the train on arrival at your destination. At hotels, 'bellhops' will ensure your luggage is taken from the coach to your room on arrival, and from your room to the coach on departure.