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17 Day Trans-Canadian Grandeur

Luxury Gold Luxury Gold Tour starting in Vancouver and finishing in Toronto

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Luxury Gold's 17 Day Trans-Canadian Grandeur. A luxury blend of transport showcases Canada's idyllic landscapes, as you embark on one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world. From the vibrant city of Vancouver,...read more

Overview

Operator: Luxury Gold
Type: Luxury Gold Tour (Premium)
Style: Gold Luxury
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 17 Days
From: Vancouver to Toronto
Tour Code: ACRV
Visits: Canada
Our Price From:
$ 8,510
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Vibrant Vancouver

On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel in the heart of the city. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
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Vancouver, The Most Livable City

(Relaxed Start) Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour, including historic Gastown, Chinatown, English Bay and the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. (FB)
3

Victoria - Putting The British Into British Columbia

(Relaxed Start) Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: Grand Pacific, Victoria
4

Exploring Victoria

Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views, before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (FB)
5

The Ultimate Resort Of Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. Drive along one of the most scenic highways - the Sea-to-Sky. On arrival in Whistler, your Local Expert will explain Whistler's history, from its humble resort roots, to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
6

First Nations Culture And History

(Relaxed Start) 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. Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Perhaps enjoy flightseeing over British Columbia's vast alpine wilderness? (FB)
7

The Napa Valley Of The North

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing fruit and hybrid wines. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine. (FB/DW) Stay: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
8

Lake Louise And Four Exquisite National Parks

Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff with a stop at Emerald Lake. In the afternoon, depart for Moraine Lake before continuing to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose one of the resort's four unique dining venues. (FB/DW) Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
9

The Unspoiled Wilderness Of Banff National Park

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, you will have a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. For your dininig pleasure, choose from a selection of restaurants. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: The Fairmont Banff Springs
10

Banff Sights At Leisure

(Relaxed Start) The day is free to relax. Perhaps take a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies? (FB)
11

Along The Icefields Parkway To Jasper National Park

Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour of the Athabasca Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores. (FB/DW) Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
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The Canadian Via Rail

In the morning, embark on a cruise on the iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal) before joining your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective with a Local Expert on an afternoon scenic float trip* down the Athabasca River. Later, bid farewell to your Travelling Concierge to board VIA Rail's The Canadian, one of the world's greatest rail journeys. Settle into your private compartment with private toilet and washbasin (full en-suite available on Prestige Class upgraded rooms). Whilst on-board enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious meals and impeccable service on-board. (FB/L/D) Stay: VIA Rail The Canadian
15

Cosmopolitan Toronto

On arrival into Toronto, you will be met and taken to your stylish hotel in the heart of the city. Note: Your arrival at Toronto Union Station is scheduled for 09:30. While VIA Rail will do everything to minimise any potential delays, local rail traffic conditions may result in service disruptions and delays. (FB) Stay Two Nights: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
16

Toronto And Niagara Falls Up Close

Spend the morning exploring this cosmopolitan city. In the afternoon, travel to Niagara Falls and board a cruise to the base of the mighty cascades for close views of one of the world's great natural wonders. (FB)
17

Depart Toronto

Your Canadian journey comes to an end as you are transferred to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your onward travels. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive Insights

  • Jasper: Enjoy a liqueur with friends before roasting s'mores around a bonfire and stargazing.
  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part 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.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Vancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in the spectacular views of English Bay.
  • Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
  • Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake.
  • Yoho National Park: The Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable 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.
  • Lake Louise: 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.
  • Included Quality Dining: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 7 Dinners all with wine (DW); On-Board The Via Rail's The Canadian Train: 3 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L) and 3 Dinners (D).

Stay At The Best Addresses

  • Vancouver: Rising above Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers award-winning relaxed, urban luxury.
  • Jasper: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife.
  • VIA Rail 'The Canadian': Relax and relish the charms of train-travel with our elegant lounges, spacious seating, and a selection of cosy sleeper cabins.
  • Toronto: The Fairmont Royal York is located in the center of Downtown Toronto with many award-winning restaurants and is minutes away from Toronto's biggest attractions.
  • Victoria: The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbou, close to Victoria's downtown.
  • Whistler: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat in alpine meadows.
  • Kelowna: Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the expansive lake and mountain views, and the Kelowna city skyline.
  • Lake Louise: Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Banff: Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", the Fairmont Banff Springs, has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.

Additional 5 Star Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our finest Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended, Business Class leg room, on-board restroom, and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling
  • A personal radio headset will 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. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on your arrival and departure day, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria in the Seawest Lounge, featuring comfortable lounge seating, a 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.

Trip Notes

Operator Details

Luxury Gold Reviews: (26)
Tours on Sale: 52
Accommodation: 4+ to 5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Guided Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 24
Budget: Luxury
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (2)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Trans-Canadian Grandeur with Luxury Gold.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2015
1 Trip
“Via Rail was not up to standards”
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The rail trip Via Rail Canada from Jasper to Toronto was not up to the rest of the trip. The air con in our cabin did not work and we had to move to another cabin. The train arrived into Toronto 1/2 hours late which meant we could not visit the local sites and take optional tour. We could not recommend this trip to anyone. The tour guide and bus driver were great, not one problem.
Australia
May 2012
1 Trip
“Would not hesitate to use Insight and Global Journeys again”
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We had a great time and were looked after like kings. I would not hesitate to use Insight and Global Journeys again or recommend them to other perspective travellers. We stayed in the same hotels as those paying much more for their tour and visited the same attractions. My only negative comment was the lack of laundry facilities in the 2 night stay hotels which were 5 star with 5 star prices for their facilities. Getting the laundry done in these facilities were ridiculously expensive to an extent it was cheaper to throw the smaller items away than to clean them (about $100 per average load). Because the tour was 15 days and some like us were travelling for some time before joining the tour laundry facilities are an essential part of the experience, also the restrictions on air baggage leaves most travellers with no option but to do their laundry regularly and the 2 night stays are the only opportunity to send items out. Thank you.
2018 SEASON
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