The Twelve Days of Christmas

12 Day Winter Tour from Vancouver to Calgary with APT

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 12 Day The Twelve Days of Christmas. Encompassing some of Canada's most breathtaking snow-coated landscapes, this incredible journey showcases the beauty of this remarkable land. Enjoy special Christmas and New Year celebrations,...read more

     
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Winter Tour Starts In
Starts In
Vancouver
Winter Tour Ends In
Ends In
Calgary
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Festive
Trip Style
Festive
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Canada
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
UTWCL12

Itinerary

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1 16 Dec - Arrive Vancouver
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)
2 17 Dec - Vancouver
After a relaxed morning to yourself in Vancouver, you’ll set out to explore the famous city sights and Christmas attractions under the expert guidance of your APT Tour Director. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience, then a free evening back in the city. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Head for the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the magical festive Canyon Lights display. More than just a platform for stunning views above the treetops and canyons, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is an attraction in its own right. Today, you’ll see more than 250,000 lights that are attached to the bridge.
3 18 Dec - Vancouver, Whistler
Travel along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Sea to Sky Highway, to Whistler. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening. Stay Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa (B/D)
4 19 Dec - Whistler
Whistler during the holiday season is a genuinely magical destination, and today you can choose how to spend your time here. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a helicopter ride, or take a tree trek or zip trek tour. Why not jump on a snowmobile or enjoy a dog sled ride? Other options include a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or a Scandinave Spa experience.
5 20 Dec - Whistler, Vancouver, VIA Rail
Enjoy your Signature Experience this morning. After a free afternoon in Whistler, enjoy dinner back in Vancouver before boarding your train for your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper. 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 tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.
6 21 Dec - VIA Rail, Jasper
This morning your rail journey continues. Arrive in Jasper late in the afternoon where you’ll enjoy the grand Canadian lodge experience for the next two nights. Stay Two Nights: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/L)
7 22 Dec - Jasper
Set out to explore the stunning landscapes of Jasper National Park your way. This evening, head out for a bonfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert and make your own s’mores. Afterwards, relax over dinner at your hotel. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Watch for local wildlife; don some snowshoes for a trek through the alpine scenery; view the icefalls that can only be seen at this time of year during a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk; or visit the Fairmont Spa.
8 23 Dec - Jasper, Lake Louise
Marvel at the scenery as you travel along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting). Afterwards, continue to Lake Louise. Stay: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, choose where you’d like to dine from a selection of hand-picked restaurants.
Signature Experiences:
  • Treasure a fairytale horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail. Bundled in blankets, you’ll dash through the serene landscapes.
9 24 Dec - Lake Louise, Banff
After a guided tour through the township of Banff, including a ride on the Banff Gondola, enjoy your Signature Experience. Meet with your fellow guests to enjoy a festive drink and a Christmas Eve dinner. Stay Three Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain View Room (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
10 25 Dec - Christmas in Banff
Draw back your curtains to a magical Christmas Day in Banff! Enjoy the entire day at leisure to celebrate how you please. Meet for an included festive drink before indulging in a special Christmas Dinner with all the traditional trimmings that warm the soul. (B/D)
11 26 Dec - Banff
Choose your activity today. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon; enjoy a dog sled ride; embark on a wilderness experience; learn what it takes to be an ice hockey player; or enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. The indulgent afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs is an equally tempting option.
12 27 Dec - Banff, Depart Calgary
Your journey concludes with a transfer to Calgary Airport this morning. (B)
1 17 Dec: Arrive Vancouver
Your holiday begins when you're picked up from the airport. Get to know your fellow travellers this evening at a welcome dinner. Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)
2 18 Dec: Vancouver, Whistler
You'll be taken out to explore Vancouver's famous city sights and festive Christmas attractions, followed by some time at leisure. Afterwards, you'll be taken to Whistler. Stay Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa. (B/D)
3 19 Dec: Whistler
Whistler during the holiday season is a genuinely magical destination. It surely has something to do with the lights, the trees, and all that snow! To celebrate the occasion, you can choose how to spend your time here. After your Freedom of Choice experience, kick back at the resort or enjoy the village. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Maybe you'll enjoy a helicopter ride, or take a tree trek or zip trek tour. The adventurous among us might prefer to jump on a snowmobile, or maybe even enjoy a dog sled ride. Otherwise, you might like to ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or relax with a Scandinave Spa experience.
4 20 Dec: Whistler, Vancouver
After a Signature Experience, enjoy some free time in Whistler before heading back to Vancouver. The rest of your evening is spent however you like. Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (B)

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.
  • Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the Canyon Lights display. You'll see more than 250,000 lights attached to the bridge platform.
5 21 Dec: Vancouver, VIA Rail
Relax this morning and spend your time at leisure. By the afternoon, you'll head to the station for your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper National Park. Dinner is served on board your train as you continue through the snowy scenery to Jasper. Stay: VIA Rail, in Sleeper Plus Class (B/D)
6 22 Dec: VIA Rail, Jasper
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, kick back and 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)
7 23 Dec: Jasper
There's something extra special about Jasper; and the national park gets a distinct magical quality when covered in a snowy blanket. To keep things exciting, you're invited to choose how you want to explore the area. This evening, maybe 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.
8 24 Dec: Jasper, Lake Louise
Travel along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting) on your way to Lake Louise. Your afternoon here is spent on your own schedule before the table is set for a festive drink and Christmas Eve dinner. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room (B/D)
9 25 Dec: Christmas in Lake Louise
Open the curtains of your room and welcome Christmas Day! The day begins with a magical brunch at your hotel. (L)

Signature Experiences:
  • In the afternoon, cherish a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the frozen lakeside trail. Bundle up in blankets, and dash through the serene landscapes.
10 26 Dec: Lake Louise, Banff
Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff. Here, you'll be guided through the township before a ride on the Banff Gondola. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • This afternoon, meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
11 27 Dec: Banff
The Christmas spirit is still heavy in the air. And it's a good thing too, as we have even more special sightseeing on the table. Choose how you want to spend the day before gathering around with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner in the evening. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Maybe take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, enjoy a dog sled ride, or embark on a wilderness experience. Perhaps learn what it takes to be an ice hockey player, or enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. The indulgent afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs is also an equally tempting option.
12 28 Dec: Banff, Depart Calgary
With Christmas sadly over, your holiday too comes to an end. Be taken to the airport after breakfast for your onward flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Be captivated by the Canyon Lights display as you wander through the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
  • Wander and enjoy the beautiful gardens as strands of Christmas lights weave their way throughout the park.
  • Dash through the snow or sip hot chocolate by the fire before a delicious Christmas banquet with all the trimmings.
Trip Inclusions
  • The services of a dedicated Canadian APT Tour Director
  • A range of traditional winter activities and Christmas celebrations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
Included Meals
  • A total of 20 meals are included throughout this trip
Accommodation
  • Relax aboard an overnight VIA Rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Enjoy a superb three-night stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Stay overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Relax during a two-night stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Enjoy two nights at The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
  • Stay two nights in Vancouver at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include gratuities and sundries
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Calgary departs no earlier than 2.30pm
  • Price is for land and rail only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Dash through the snow or sip hot chocolate by the fire before a delicious Christmas banquet with all the trimmings.
  • Be captivated by the Canyon Lights display as you wander through the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail at Lake Louise, a magical way to take in the winter scenery.
Trip Inclusions
  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Special overnight VIA Rail journey through the Rockies
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
Included Meals
  • Luxury dining - a total of 17 meals
Accommodation
  • Enjoy a superb two-night stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Stay two nights at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Relax during a two-night stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Enjoy two nights at The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
  • Stay two nights in Vancouver at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Calgary departs no earlier than 2.30pm
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

12 Day The Twelve Days of Christmas reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Wonderful bucket list trip!”
- NSW, Australia Dec 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

We did the 12 Days of Christmas Tour with APT, this was our first time doing this type of tour and it did not disappoint! It was a very well organised, stress free trip, both the Tour Director (Linda) and our Coach Driver (Lenny) were wonderful, which really made the whole tour perfect. Every hotel and activity was prepared and it was a lovely experience for a first timer. It may seem like a lot of money but it was worth every cent! Wouldn’t hesitate to do another APT Tour again!

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Monday 16 Dec 2019 Friday 27 Dec 2019 305per person 7,690per person Enquire
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