Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Vancouver renowned for its scenic beauty, rich cultural background and endless outdoor activities.
  • Discover Victoria's quaint and historic waterfront
  • Fall in love with Banff's historic charm and breathtaking natural beauty best viewed from the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain.
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a Private Icefields Parkway Tour including Skywalk and the Ice Explorer
  • Best time to travel May - October

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Car Hire
  • Domestic Flights
  • International Flights
12 nights from £4,559 per person

Lucy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect North America holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Our tailor-made discovery tour is the perfect introduction to the best of Canada's west. This independent multi-centre itinerary takes you to the most popular destinations in British Columbia and Alberta, including Vancouver, Victoria, Banff and Lake Louise, staying in the famous Fairmont Hotels in each location.

You have the opportunity to add optional excursions in each destination including a Hop-On, Hop-Off tour of Vancouver which takes you to all of the major attractions in the city, including Stanley Park and Chinatown. In Victoria you can add an excursion to the beautiful Butchart Gardens and also enjoy an exhilarating whale watching cruise. In Banff you can lookout for wildlife on an evening excursion through the wilderness and take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree panoramic views.

Discover the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on your private tour of Icefields Parkway and Columbia Icefields. Spend two nights at Lake Louise before ending your adventure with a night in Calgary.

Itinerary

On arrival in Vancouver, you will be met and escorted to your waiting car for your private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle into your accommodation and freshen up ready for your first night out in Vancouver. You don't have to venture too far for fine dining; the Michelin Guide Recommended Hawksworth Restaurant is just across the road at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
We recommend our half-day Private Vancouver Highlights Tour for your first day in this beautiful city. This personalised tour helps you enjoy the very best of Vancouver, visiting highlights such as historic Gastown, Chinatown and fashionable Yaletown. Visit the Totem Poles in Stanley Park, pass by English Bay and stop by Granville Island Market for a bite to eat.
Enjoy another day in Vancouver, head to the north shore to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge and take the cable car to the summit of Grouse Mountain for panoramic views. Looking for a bit of adventure? Take a Heli Adventure to backcountry waterfalls, over dramatic peaks and land where few have ever been. Return by luxury vehicle on a guided country drive to the Lower Midlands wineries where you'll enjoy a delicious al fresco wine and culinary experience.
Today you will take a 35-minute scenic seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island where you will spend 2-nights at Fairmont Empress Hotel. In the afternoon we recommend the optional tour of Butchart Gardens. These gardens were named a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, the 100th birthday of the gardens. The 55 acres of beautiful gardens are glorious anytime of year. You are free to stroll through the gardens are your own pace.
We can offer several optional excursions including a 2 hour Craft Beer Culinary Tour which visits 4 of the city's finest brewpubs and restaurants and allows you to sample 7 types of beer and includes 3 stops for food. Whale watching excursions are available between April - October and are a very popular activity from Victoria Harbour. Take an optional exhilarating 50 - 80km round trip in search of Orcas, minke whales, grey whales by zodiac boat.
Staying at   Fairmont Empress
Enjoy the amenities of the Fairmont Empress, the elegant Willow Stream Spa, health club and spa. Indulge further with afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge; linger over flaky scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam, delicious finger sandwiches and selection of premium teas. In the evening we recommend our Off the Eaten Track Fine Dining Evening Tour. A sophisticated progressive dinner, visiting four exceptional restaurants, enjoying one course at each.
Staying at   Fairmont Empress
Today you will take a flight from Victoria, Vancouver Island to Calgary, Alberta. On arrival you are met b your driver who will transfer you to Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel where you will spend 3 nights. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the facilities of this grand hotel or take an optional Evening Wildlife Safari where you will travel through a variety of landscapes giving you excellent opportunities to observe animals in their natural environment.
Banff is an area of outstanding natural beauty with mountain ranges, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. Some of the best ways to explore the surrounding areas include hiking or by canoe on one of the beautiful and tranquil lakes. Another popular activity includes the Banff Gondola which is a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain where you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Enjoy the amenities and vast grounds of Fairmont Banff Springs. Spend time at the spa, relaxing by the pool or play a round of golf at the Stanley Thompson 18-hole course. If you wish to explore the region further, we recommend our half-day Private Tour of Yoho National Park, in neighbouring British Columbia. Visit the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels, see the Natural Rock Bridge over the Kicking Horse River, and enjoy stunning scenery and power of Emerald Lake and finally Takakkaw Falls, Canada's second highest waterfall.
Lake Louise, Alberta
Your private transfer to Lake Louise will incorporate a tour along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and will encompass the ultimate glacier exploration. Travel past sweeping glaciers, immense waterfalls and shimmering lakes. Board the Ice Explorer, a specially adapted vehicle hat takes you to the Athabasca Glacier where you walk on ancient ice. Stand on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk. Optional scenic helicopter flights over the towering mountains, icy blue lakes and immense glaciers can be arranged before being dropped off at Lake Louise.
Lake Louise is a spectacular glacier fed lake in the Banff National Park and is famous for its turquoise waters ringed by high mountain peaks and the lakeside Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Your day can be as relaxed or as active as you wish. Relax at the spa, enjoy a casual lunch with lake views at Fairview Bar & Restaurant, or enjoy the great outdoors hiking one of the lakeside trails or on a scenic horseback ride.
Transfer by private vehicle to Calgary, check-in to Fairmont Palliser and maybe settle down to afternoon tea, indulging in delectable pastries, dainty finger sandwiches, and oven-fresh scones. Explore the city, wander along Stephen Avenue, a pedestrian street lined with boutiques, shops and restaurants. Calgary is renowned for its art and performing arts scene, so maybe visit a gallery or two, or take in a stage performance.
Today check-out of your hotel and return to Calgary International Airport for your onward or homeward flight.

Lucy

Travel Specialist

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12 nights from £4,559 per person

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