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Canadian Rockies via Rail
July 26 to August 2               $3995*
                                         *$100 Discount if balance is made by Check

Trip # 1743
Deposit:  $300
Final Payment:  5/5/17
Single Sup. +$950
Optional Insurance:  +$295*

*Must be Paid with Deposit

Package Includes:
*Round Trip Air from Dulles
*Taxes & Fuel Surcharges
*6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
*1 Night Sleeper Plus Berth
*Hotel Transfers & Baggage Handling
*Motorcoach Transportation
*7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 4 Dinners
*Sightseeing per Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver  Arrive in Vancouver and meet your Tour Director. One of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in North America, Vancouver dazzles with views of the Pacific Ocean, majestic mountains and a glittering skyline. Tonight enjoy a Welcome DinnerMeal: (D) Overnight: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver Island - Victoria  Today ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival visit the world famous Butchart Gardens to stroll among fifty acres of floral gardens,fountains and meandering paths. Then visit Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital. Enjoy a Victoria City Tour featuring the Inner Harbor, the imposing Parliament Building constructed in 1897 and views of the famous Empress Hotel.  Enjoy a bit of leisure time to take in city's turn of the century Victorian charm or shop in the downtown heritage district. Later return to Vancouver by ferry.  Meal: (B) Overnight: Vancouver

Day 3: Vancouver - Board VIA Rail - Overnight on Train  This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time. Later enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, famous for its colorful Indian totem poles, Chinatown & Gastown, Vancouver's turn of the century pedestrian mall lined with shops and restaurants along cobblestone streets. Dinner is included before heading to the train station. Later board VIA Rail's train, The Canadian, for a classic and memorable 2 Day & overnight rail excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. Explore the train before settling into your comfortable Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car for the evening. The Berths feature seats that convert to upper and lower beds for sleeping. Each 20 passenger Sleeper Plus Train Car features washrooms and a shower. Breakfast and lunch are included with this class along with exclusive access to the Park Car for panoramic views.  Meals: (B,D) Overnight: VIA Rail - Sleeper Car

Day 4: Canadian Rockies By VIA Rail - Jasper  The Canadian winds along the North Thompson River passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness once only accessible by rail. Enjoy the views of the incredible passing scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta, arriving in Jasper in the late afternoon for a two-night stay.  Meals: (B,L) Overnight: Jasper

Day 5: Jasper National Park - Maligne Lake  Today discover Jasper National Park, whose incredible scenery is comprised of carefully protected ecosystems, and is a photographer's paradise. The day begins with a visit to Maligne Canyon, a Jasper landmark. Next watch for wildlife as you drive to see the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore Jasper.  An optional cruise to Spirit Island will be available.  Meal: (B) Overnight: Jasper

Day 6: Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Banff  Today travel south along the Icefields Parkway, linking Jasper and Lake Louise, one of North America's most spectacular drives. Travel the road as it winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers; you may see elk, deer, bighorn sheep or bear. Stop to see the raw power of the Athabasca Falls. Later ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier part of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest ice masses outside of the Arctic Circle. Later scale Bow Pass and stop to see turquoise blue Peyto Lake.  Next travel into Banff National Park & enjoy a brief Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain & the Hoodoos. Then arrive at your hotel in the quaint town of Banff for a two-night stay.  Meals: (B,D) Overnight: Banff

Day 7: Banff - Yoho National Park - Lake Louise  Today view two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks before visiting the Chateau Lake Louise, located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Then travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide before returning to Banff. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Meals: (B,D) Overnight: Banff

Day 8: Banff - Calgary - Flight Home  Transfer to Calgary and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your CanadianRockies Via Rail Tour.  Meal: (B)

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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