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Grand Canadian Coast to Coast - an escorted tour

  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • Vancouver
  • 16 nights from
  • £3,399 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-751

Holiday Overview

Grand Canadian Coast to Coast - the ultimate Canadian escorted tour

 

Uniting the highlights of Canada east and west, this tour is unmatched in the breadth of its itinerary and value for money. There is simply no better single introduction to this extraordinary country, including as it does the inspiring spectacle of Niagara Falls, the shopping paradise of Toronto and the elegant francophone cities of Québec in the east, combined with a leisurely exploration of the stunningly beautiful Rocky Mountains and a 3-night stay in delightful Vancouver in the west. Additional highlights include a visit to enchanting Lake Louise, a night in the mountain resort of Sun Peaks and a superb Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier.

Door to Door pick-up and FREE Regional flights available. Flights departing Heathrow

 

2021 Dates - 11 May £3399 / 08 June £3549 / 17 August £3699 / 07 September £3699 / 14 September £3699

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Grand Canadian Coast to Coast - an escorted tour includes:

  • Fully Escorted Tour
  • 15 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (days 8-10) 1 dinner (day 11)
  • Included excursions and visits:
  • City tour of Montréal with local guide
  • Québec city tour with local guide
  • Ottawa city tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Full day excursion to Niagara Falls
  • Tour of surrounding Banff and Lake Louise
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
  • Tour of Jasper National park including Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake
  • Orientation tour of Vancouver
  • Plus all these benefits:
  • VIP Home Departure Service®
  • Check-in service by tour manager with porterage
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Scheduled Air Canada direct return flights and all internal flights
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges and applicable fuel surcharges
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Day 1 - London - Montreal

VIP Home Departure Service® transports you from your front door to London Heathrow Airport in time for our direct scheduled Air Canada flight to Montréal. Upon arrival, we transfer tour hotel in this captivating city, the Best Western Ville Marie or Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa.

 

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Day 2 - Montreal - Quebec City

Consistently rated as one of the ‘most liveable cities in the world’ and delightfully situated at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, Montréal is the perfect introduction to French-speaking Canada. A guided tour takes in many of its historical and architectural highlights, before we proceed to the equally impressive Québec City and our hotel for the next two nights, the Clarendon Hotel.

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Hotel Clarendon

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Day 3 - Quebec City

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Québec City is the only fortified city in North America, set in spectacular natural surroundings and boasting a perfectly-preserved old town. Our morning guided tour sets the scene, and there follows free time to make your own explorations, discover its French colonial history and culture, and hunt for bargains in its many excellent shops.

Featured accommodation

Hotel Clarendon

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Day 4 - Quebec City - Ottawa

We board a coach this morning bound for another strikingly attractive city - the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Once again, its fine architecture and natural setting make for memorable hours of wandering. We have included a short orientation tour with time at leisure to follow. Our hotel for the night is the Lord Elgin.

 

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Lord Elgin Hotel

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Day 5 - Ottawa - Toronto

The 1,000 Islands Parkway, following the north shore of the St Lawrence River, and the shoreline of Lake Ontario, comprise scenic sections of our drive from Ottawa to Toronto. This friendly city is sure to charm the visitor and we include an orientation tour, before the remainder of the day is yours to explore - don’t miss the far-reaching views from the observation deck of the CN Tower, over 500m high. Our hotel is the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

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Sheraton Centre Toronto

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Day 6 - Toronto - Niagara - Toronto

Toronto is ideally located for a full-day excursion to experience one of the great spectacles of nature - Niagara Falls. Picturesque in their parkland setting and awe-inspiring in their power, the Falls are a true icon of world travel, which you may choose to view up close from a Hornblower boat. We return to Toronto in the evening.

 

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Sheraton Centre Toronto

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Day 7 - Toronto - Banff

The highlights of the east thus explored, we head to Toronto Airport for a flight across central Canada to Calgary. Upon arrival, we transfer to Banff, a wonderful gateway to the Rocky Mountains, where our hotel for three nights is the Ptarmigan Inn.

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Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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Day 8 - Banff - Lake Louise - Banff

Our included tour today is to Lake Louise, justly famed for its beauty - a turquoise jewel encircled with snow-capped mountains. The gardens of the Chateau present the ideal vantage point of the lake and the Victoria Glacier, which constantly replenishes its waters.

 

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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Day 9 - Banff

Often described as the loveliest small town in North America, Banff rewards exploration in its own right. Enjoy a day at leisure here, perhaps to scale neighbouring Sulphur Mountain aboard a gondola for breathtaking views of the Bow Valley.

 

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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Day 10 - Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper

Our journey continues north through the Rockies by way of the stunning Columbia Icefield. Included in your holiday price is an unforgettable ride on the Ice Explorer (subject to favourable weather conditions). An experienced driver guide shares a wealth of enthralling information about glaciers and icefields as the vehicle negotiates the surface of the ice itself. We then continue beyond forests and jagged peaks to Jasper and our hotel, the Lobstick Lodge.

Featured accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

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Day 11 - Jasper

Yet more wondrous sights await on a full-day sightseeing tour of the environs of Jasper, including the intricate limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake (named for the local tribespeople’s beliefs that the waters had special healing powers) and the outstandingly beautiful Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed natural attractions in the world. This evening we enjoy an included dinner with an interpretative talk.

Featured accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

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Day 12 - Jasper - Sun Peaks

Another spectacular drive through regions of wild and rugged beauty dotted with aquamarine lakes and soaring mountains delivers us to the prestigious resort town of Sun Peaks and our hotel, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel or Coast Sundance Lodge.

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Day 13 - Sun Peaks - Vancouver

The final leg of our epic journey westwards takes us through ever-changing scenery, to Vancouver, perhaps Canada’s most entrancing city. Take some time to relax at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel on this, the first of three nights.

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

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Day 14 - Vancouver

Sophisticated and spectacular, set between Grouse Mountain and the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver mesmerises. After an orientation tour of its many highlights, you are invited to make your own discoveries. Maybe take an optional excursion to ride a gondola to the summit of Grouse Mountain, walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge and enjoy afternoon tea, for a superb day out.

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

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Day 15 - Vancouver

A relaxing day at leisure presents the chance to reflect on a marvellous holiday and enjoy Vancouver at your own pace.

 

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

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Day 16 - Vancouver - In flight

After a final free morning, we transfer to Vancouver Airport in time for a direct scheduled overnight flight to London Heathrow.

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Day 17 - London

Arrival at London Heathrow where our staff will greet you and transfer you to Titan transport for the journey home to your own front door.

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