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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Fully Guided Coach Group Rail Festive Winter Scenic / Sightseeing VIA Rail
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 Trip Length
12 Days
 Trip Starts
Vancouver
 Trip Finishes
Calgary
12 Day The Twelve Days of Christmas Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Canada
Trip Operator:
Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
40
Trip Style
Land Journey
Trip Code
UTWCB12

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 12 Day The Twelve Days of Christmas. Spend the festive season in Canada. Enjoy Christmas Day in Banff, stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and glide through the frosted Rockies aboard an overnight VIA Rail journey.

Itinerary

Once you've arrived, you'll be met and taken to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)

Spend this morning exploring Vancouver on a guided tour. Stay Two Nights: Fairmont Chateau Whistler (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.
Signature Experiences:
  • Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and see the magical Canyon Lights display.

Your day unfolds with a choice of sightseeing. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a helicopter ride or the adventurous among us might prefer to jump on a snowmobile (additional expense), zip trek or even enjoy a dog sled ride(additional expense). Otherwise, you might ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or relax with a Scandinave Spa experience.

Travel back to Vancouver today and head to the station for your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper National Park. Dinner is served on board your train. Stay: VIA Rail, in Sleeper Plus Class (B/D)

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.

Your morning carries on along the rail tracks. Sights set on Jasper, watch as the snowy Canadian Rockies pass by your window. Once at your lodge, become familiar with the beauty of the national park. Relax over dinner at your lodge this evening. Stay Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.

Choose how you want to explore the national park. This evening, perhaps head out for a bonfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert and make your own s'mores – a delicious treat after your fun-filled day. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Watch for local wildlife, or don some snowshoes for a trek through the alpine scenery. Maybe take the chance to view the icefalls that can only be seen at this time of year during a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, or visit the planetarium to explore the world's largest dark sky preserve.

Leaving Jasper, you'll journey through the Rocky Mountains and along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting), before heading to Lake Louise. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.

Soak up the wintry atmosphere of this special place today. You might like to use the time to curl up by the fireplace and watch the snowy landscapes outside. Or venture outdoors and choose from one of the resort's many activities on offer, which are available at an extra cost. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • The highlight of today is sure to be the horse-drawn sleigh ride along a frozen lakeside trail.

Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola for mountain views across Banff National Park. Stay Three Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, select from a range of dining venues at your hotel.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Today you may choose how to explore Banff. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • You might like to take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, take a dog sled ride (additional expense), embark on a wilderness experience or enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. The afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs is also a tempting option.

Wake to a snow-white Christmas Day in Banff. Whether you choose to relax in your hotel or enjoy the great outdoors, today promises to be a very special Christmas. Round it off with a festive drink and Christmas dinner this evening. (B/D)

Be taken to Calgary and say your goodbyes before joining your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and see the magical Canyon Lights display.
  • 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.
  • Dash through snowy landscapes on a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Lake Louise
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Expert APT tour director
  • Overnight VIA Rail journey into the Rockies
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

  • 18 included meals over the course of your trip.

  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Mountain View Room at Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Calgary departs no earlier than 2.30pm
  • VIA Rail: private twin cabins feature an upper and lower bed
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
  • Perhaps extend your journey with a 6-day Northern Lights Adventure. Refer Tour Code: STONLT6
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