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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated 31 August 2020

While the government travel advice remains as avoid non-essential travel and even though some destinations are included in the Green List of destinations, we are working with all our customers to help them with their holiday plans, so please be patient we will be in contact with you.

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The Green list – things to know

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  • Countries can come off the green list if they do not meet the criteria set out by government
  • People returning from a Green List country, do not have to self-quarantine, however they are asked to restrict their movements
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I remain convinced that, when we do return to the skies, we will be both stronger and better than before.

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Warm regards
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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada - Escorted Tour

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada - Escorted Tour
Duration: 13 Days
Countries: Canada
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Discoveries - USA, Canada and Central America 2020
Descriptions: Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver and a dramatic mountain wilderness. Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie.
from €3,325 pp Tour Only

Call 01 2311889 to book

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Vancouver
Tackle the "Great Outdoors" on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world"s most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Accommodation at Pinnacle Harbourfront


Day 2

Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)
This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. "Dive into Culture" and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

Accommodation at Inn at Laurel Point


Day 3

Victoria Sightseeing
Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight.

Day 4

Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)
See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our Stay with a Story is Whistler"s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel.

Accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Whistler


Day 5

Whistler Sightseeing
First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil"wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 6

Whistler – Kamloops
We continue towards Kamloops where we"ll enjoy an evening at leisure.

Accommodation at Kamloops DoubleTree


Day 7

Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)
Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we"ll meet a retired "Mountie" Local Specialist.

Accommodation at Banff Park Lodge


Day 8

Banff Sightseeing
Immerse yourself in Banff"s soul-stirring natural surrounds. We venture into the Kananaskis Valley to Connect with Locals at a traditional Rocky Mountain Be My Guest dinner.

Day 9

Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)
Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier.

Accommodation at The Sawridge Inn


Day 10

Jasper Sightseeing
Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Enjoy dinner this evening.

Day 11

Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase
Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we"ll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.

Accommodation at Quaaout Lodge & Spa


Day 12

Chase – Vancouver
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure.

Accommodation at Pinnacle Harbourfront


Day 13

Depart Vancouver
Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay.

To book or for more information, please call us on 01 2311889

What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (Including Be My Guest)

 

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)

 


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway



Disclaimer
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Notes
  • *For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey

 

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