Trans-Canada Experience with Jasper + Banff Stopover - Premium 12 DAYS TORONTO, JASPER, BANFF, VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN, VANCOUVER DAY ONE: TORONTO Upon arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport, you'll receive a private transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York. Located in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Royal York is a luxury hotel with a knowledgeable concierge team, fine dining and a state-of-the- art exercise facility. NOTE:  Please let us know if you do not require the overnight stay at The Fairmont Royal York and the tour price will be adjusted accordingly. DAY TWO TO DAY FIVE: THE CANADIAN (TORONTO TO JASPER) Today is at leisure to explore Toronto on your own or book our award-winning Niagara Falls Day Tour or Gems of Toronto City Tour. In the evening, relax with a soothing hot beverage in the Panorama Lounge at Union Station in Toronto before boarding the train to depart at 10 pm and begin your adventure. You'll be touring Canada's most breathtaking expanses on a voyage aboard VIA Rail's iconic train known as the Canadian, spanning five provinces, from Ontario to the sparkling Pacific Coast of British Columbia. View the spectacular Prairie sunsets painting the vast skies in fiery shades of yellow, red and orange. Reflect on the wonder of the mountain peaks towering above as the train winds through the Rockies. The Toronto to Jasper journey includes three nights in a private cabin with all meals included. DAY FIVE: ARRIVE IN JASPER Enjoy the morning on the train then plan for arrival in Jasper in the afternoon. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is a former trading post town. Breathtaking mountaintop scenery surrounds the town, giving visitors picture-perfect postcard images at every street corner. Check in to the Park Place Inn or similar. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or rest in your hotel room. DAY SIX: JASPER - BANFF This morning, enjoy a full-day guided, small-group tour from Jasper to Banff traveling along the famous Icefields Parkway that links Jasper and Banff National Parks. Built in 1940, it is one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Ascend from the low valleys almost to the treeline, and experience three life zones: the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Our friendly guide will fill you in with all the pertinent facts while you're busy watching the moose, elk and mountain goats along the famous roadway. We'll stop at the most popular attractions along the way, such as Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, so you can get a closer look and take some photos. At the Icefields Centre, admission is included to the Glacier Skywalk and Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime ride out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially-built all-terrain Ice Explorer. As the most easily accessible glacier flowing from the massive Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier has become the most visited glacier in North America. The Glacier Skywalk includes an interpretive cliff-edge walkway that leads to a breathtaking glass-floored observation platform suspended 280 meters (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley floor. On our way to Banff, we'll also see the shimmering waters of Lake Louise and the massive Victoria Glacier. Overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY SEVEN: BANFF Explore Banff at your leisure.    Another overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY EIGHT: BANFF - JASPER Return by luxury motor coach from Banff to Jasper. Overnight stay in Jasper at the Park Place Inn or similar. DAY NINE: THE CANADIAN (JASPER TO VANCOUVER) Re-board the Canadian for the overnight journey from Jasper to Vancouver in a private cabin with all meals included. You'll enjoy dinner in the dining car and take in the spectacular scenery as you travel past Mount Robson, the most prominent mountain with the highest point in the entire Rocky Mountain range. DAY TEN: ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER Morning arrival in Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, you'll be met by our friendly driver for the transfer from Vancouver Train Station to the Sheraton Wall Centre where you'll spend the next two nights. Settle in to your room and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the hotel amenities or journey out on your own to experience some of the sights and sounds of British Columbia's most exciting city. DAY ELEVEN: VANCOUVER This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver by bus (4 hours). The tour is your best choice to get an orientation of this West Coast city gem. Our friendly guides encourage your questions and take pride in helping you and your family get the best experience from your time visiting beautiful British Columbia. Highlights include Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and photo stops at the Vancouver Lookout, Stanley Park and Granville Island. The afternoon is at leisure. If you choose to continue exploring, we recommend a harbor cruise where you'll observe panoramic views of the cityscape, coastal mountains and the area's most famous landmarks, or a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions where you’ll have an opportunity to cross the 140 meter long bridge 70 meters above the river. DAY TWELVE: VANCOUVER Today, you'll receive a private transfer from the hotel to Vancouver Airport or the Port of Vancouver.
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