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Canadian Rockies by Rail
July 15 - 22, 2018                         $3899
                                                                 Unsold Seats will be Recalled by Mayflower Tours on 1/16/18

Trip # 1845
Deposit:  $350
Final Payment:  3/9/18
Single Sup. +$1,029
Rount Trip Air from Dulles: +$1050
Optional Insurance: +150*

*Must be Paid with Deposit

Package Includes:
*Airport Transfers when Mayflower Tours provided Flights
*Motorcoach Transportation
*7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners
*2 Full Days on Rocky Mountaineer Train
*Panoramic Sightseeing Tour of Calgary & Calgary Tower
*1 Night in Kamloops
*Sightseeing per Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive in Calgary  Welcome to one of North America's most rugged and beautiful cities, Calgary. Known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty, Calgary was brought to the world's attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 – Calgary Tower and Heritage Park  Get to know Calgary on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Get your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626- foot tall Calgary Tower. Then, we take a step back into Canada's colorful past at Heritage Park. Here you will learn about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or old-fashioned blacksmith. In the Gasoline Alley Museum, admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks, or stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Then we depart for Banff and our hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 – Explore Banff and Lake Louise  Today we explore Canada's first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff. We see Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before taking the gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the village and valley below. Later, we travel to beautiful Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacier-fed Lake Louise. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 – Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops  Today, we board the Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin the journey westward. Departing Banff National Park the train will travel through the unique Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. We will also cross the Continental Divide. Beyond Craigellachie is Rogers Pass with its tunnels, where the "last spike" was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 and pass through the vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 – Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver  Upon leaving the city of Kamloops the train will follow the Thompson River through the Fraser Canyon. One of the canyon's true highlights is Hell's Gate, where you will watch water torrent past thecanyon's walls at its narrowest point. En route you will pass throughthe scenic Fraser Canyon and the fertile Fraser Valley. The Rocky Mountaineer takes us into the interior of British Columbia to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 – Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge  Vancouver, its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see Vancouver's downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park. In the afternoon we head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 – Victoria and Butchart Gardens This morning we climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Here, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens.  Our guided tour features such sights as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral and the Helmcken House Museum. Next we'll discover why the Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens. Later, we climb aboard the ferry for the journey back to Vancouver.  Meals: B, D

DAY 8 – Return Home  Following breakfast, we depart Canada with a group transfer to the Vancouver Airport for flights out today. Meal: B

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

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