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Rockies Odyssey

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Fully Guided Coach Group Rail Scenic / Sightseeing Rocky Mountaineer
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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Vancouver
 Trip Finishes
Victoria
15 Day Rockies Odyssey Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Canada
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Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
40
Trip Style
Land Journey
Trip Code
UT15BEV

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Rockies Odyssey. If you’re looking for APT’s most popular holiday, then you’ve come to the right place. A rail journey between the massive peaks of the Canadian Rockies and two nights at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Rockies”.

Itinerary

Once you've landed, we'll take you to your hotel before tonight's welcome dinner. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)

Explore Vancouver's must-see sights on a guided discovery. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • After breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park's Cliff House Restaurant, you'll join an insightful nature exploration through the grounds and across the suspension bridges.

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Gaze up at the Coast Mountains and pass Hell's Gate. Follow the Thompson River on the way to Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (three-star accommodation) (B/L)

Today your rail journey heads towards the Rockies. See the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass. Once in Banff National Park, head for the ‘Castle in the Rockies', Fairmont Banff Springs. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room (B/L)

Spend the day on your chosen activity. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • You may like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.

After a tour through the town, set out along the Trans-Canada Highway and through Banff National Park to Lake Louise. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • For dinner, choose one of your hotel's restaurants.
Signature Experiences:
  • This morning, meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

First up this morning, you'll travel to Moraine Lake, and spend time marvelling at the glacially fed waters. Look forward to a free evening. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the area's rich natural history.

Join the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic stretches of road. Pause at Peyto Lake, stop at Columbia Icefield and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Continuing via Athabasca Falls, your day ends in Jasper. Stay Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose where to dine at your lodge.

Freedom of Choice experiences offer a new perspective today. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • See the park on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour, embark on a Maligne Valley experience by hike or cruise, go rafting down the Athabasca River, or ride the Jasper SkyTram.

Today, take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/D)

Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains and learn why Whistler attracts so many outdoor enthusiasts. Stay Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa (B/D)

This afternoon, set out on your chosen activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a floatplane flight, explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Adventurous ones may prefer a tree trek or a zip trek.
Signature Experiences:
  • The heritage of Canada's indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and explore the museum, discovering your First Nations ‘animal spirit' with the help of your guide.

Travel south along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board your BC Ferries journey to Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus, a town famous for its vibrant outdoor murals, before arriving in Victoria. If you'd rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense). Stay Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, in a Deluxe Water View Room (B)

Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public is granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence. More than 100 years in the making with a former quarry as the initial canvas, Jennie Butchart transformed this space into a haven overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. The result of her vision is the gardens you will see today, which are still family-run to this day.

Your journey comes to an end today. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Join an insightful nature exploration through the grounds and across the suspension bridges.
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the area's rich natural history.
  • The heritage of Canada's indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and explore the museum, discovering your First Nations ‘animal spirit' with the help of your guide.
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public is granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Expert APT tour director
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

  • 23 included meals over the course of your trip.

  • Enjoy a superb two-night stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room
  • Enjoy a two nights at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Relax during a two night stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Enjoy a two night stay at The Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
  • Stay at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Two night stay at The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
  • Perhaps combine this holiday with an Alaskan Cruise - Refer tour code: UT22BEVV

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'Rockies Odyssey' Reviews

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Exceptional Canadian Rockies tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The scenery was superb throughout the trip. The travel group was full of friendly like-minded travellers. Interesting optional activities included in package. I sometimes opted for more than one activity at my cost.
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