Journey Through the Clouds

Overview

Thousands of hectares of unspoilt wilderness are yours to discover on this memorable tour through Canada’s impressive Rocky Mountains. Journey through stunning landscapes aboard the Rocky Moutaineer and explore the breathtaking beauty of Banff National Park.

What's Included:

  • VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
  • 9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 14 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

    Excursions and visits

  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Scenic drive through Jasper National Park
  • A Ice Explorer ride over the Athabasca Glacier
  • Tour of Banff National Park
  • Cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • City tour of Calgary

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Vancouver

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Vancouver for a three-night stay at the locally rated four-star Georgian Court Hotel. This modern hotel is in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s theatre district and is just steps away from Robson Street’s chic shops and Yaletown’s charming restaurants. The hotel has a fitness centre, whirlpool and steam room. All 180 rooms have air-conditioning and heating, a television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, kettle, coffee maker, mini fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Day 2: Vancouver

An included sightseeing tour takes you to some of the city’s key attractions, including Gastown, China Town and the totem poles of Stanley Park. B, D

Day 3: Vancouver

Perhaps travel by ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island for an optional tour of the city and Butchart Gardens. B

Day 4: Vancouver to Kamloops by train

Board the Rocky Mountaineer for a breathtaking two-day journey through the Rockies. You disembark in Kamloops, a modern town at the confluence of the north and south Thompson River. You stay here overnight at a three-star hotel selected by Rocky Mountaineer. No meals are included at the hotel so you are free to dine at the restaurant of your choice in Kamloops. B, L

Day 5: Kamloops to Jasper

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Jasper where you stay two nights at locally rated three-star Chateau Jasper. The hotel has 119 rooms and is just under a mile from the town centre and railway station, in a quiet part of town. Facilities include lounge/bar, a small restaurant, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and a fitness centre. All guest rooms have a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and ironing facilities. B, L

Day 6: Jasper

Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps join one of the optional excursions to Medicine and Maligne Lake or choose a rafting trip. B

Day 7: Jasper-Icefields Parkway-Banff

See the Athabasca Glacier on an included Ice Explorer ride. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then continue to Banff for three nights at the locally rated three-star Banff Park Lodge. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, small gym, steam room, whirlpool, beauty salon, news stand and gift shop. All 211 rooms have a balcony or patio, cable television, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and Wi-Fi (charges apply). Laundry service and 24-hour room service are available for an extra charge. There's plenty to do in Banff, the highest town in Canada, and it's right on your doorstep. You can browse the shops and galleries of the attractive main street or stroll along riverside walking trails. The National Park that surrounds the town is an ideal location for wildlife spotting, hiking, cycling, winter sports and the less energetic hobby of photography! B, L

Day 8: Banff National Park

Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery of Banff National Park on an included tour and take a memorable gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. B

Day 9: Banff

Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure in this delightful mountain resort or perhaps join an optional excursion to Yoho National Park, or even an optional helicopter flight over the Rockies. B, D

Day 10: Banff to Calgary

Spend the morning at leisure and then continue onto Calgary. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Calgary before travelling to the airport for your return overnight flight. B

Day 11: UK

Arrive in the UK this morning for your included door-to-door travel service home.

Hand Picked By

Margaret Moulton

Saga are so popular with our clients, with all those little details taken care of, like complimentary VIP door-to-door transfers on all long haul holidays and selected escorted tours and also optional included travel insurance. This makes Saga such great value for money.

Margaret Moulton

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures between September - November 2021
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 10 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: From £3,799pp
  • Includes VIP door to door service, optional travel insurance or a reduction if not required
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