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Majesty of the Rockies with Stampede (Summer 2018)

Duration: 16 days Visiting: Canada

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Travel in luxurious comfort by road, rail and sea to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada and Alaska. Savour delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

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  1. Day 1

    Vibrant Vancouver.

    On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.

  2. Day 2 - Relaxed Start

    Vancouver, the Most Livable City.

    Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Stop at Granville Island Public Market, and take time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    Victoria - Putting the British into British Columbia.

    Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the city. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront.

  4. Day 4

    Exploring Victoria.

    Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You’ll have ample time to explore. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.

  5. Day 5

    The Ultimate Resort of Whistler.

    Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. En route to Whistler, stop to view roaring Shannon Falls. In Whistler, your Local Expert will explain its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse for a Highlight Dinner with wine and perfectly grilled steak or local seafood.

  6. Day 6 - Relaxed Start

    First Nations Culture and History.

    In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

  7. Day 7

    The Napa Valley of the North.

    Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Savour a delicious dinner prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley and paired with wine.

  8. Day 8

    Canada's Exquisite National Parks.

    Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, visit another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort's four unique dining venues.

  9. Day 9 - Relaxed Start

    The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park.

    Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.

  10. Day 10 - Relaxed Start

    Banff Sights at Leisure.

    Enjoy the day at your leisure.

  11. Day 11

    Banff to Calgary.

    Travel to Calgary, your home for the next two nights. Later, revel in the evening chuckwagon races and live musical entertainment.

  12. Day 12

    Calgary Stampede.

    Take in all the action of the Calgary Stampede and enjoy access to all the events including the world-famous rodeo and fairgrounds.

  13. Day 13

    Along the Icefields Parkway.

    Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier of the Athabasca Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores.

  14. Day 14

    Jasper National Park and Iconic Maligne Lake.

    In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the waters of Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the park as you join a National Park Guide on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River.

  15. Day 15

    Mount Robson and Sun Peaks.

    If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak. Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving in Sun Peaks.

  16. Day 16

    Return to Vancouver for Departure.

    Your included Transfer to Vancouver International Airport arrives at 15:00. Guests extending their stay will arrive at the trip hotel.

Highlights

 

VIP EXPERIENCES

  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada’s most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature’s beauty as you learn how early French Traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
  • Victoria: The oldest city in the Pacific Northwest and the gem of British Columbia, Victoria is a grand, elegant wonder. Explore this Garden City with her historic charm, baroque architecture, colourful squares and lively waterfront.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Jasper: Enjoy a glass of liqueur with friends before roasting s’mores around a bonfire and stargazing.
  • Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable Highlight Dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
  • Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
  • Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining with your choice of fine restaurants at the Fairmont.
  • Included Quality Dining: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 7 Dinners all with wine (DW); On-board Rocky Mountaineer: 2 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol; On-board Inside Passage Cruise: 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D).

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Accommodation

 

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver (Central) - Canada

Set in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, above the Pacific Centre mall, this upscale 30-story hotel enjoys an ultra-convenient location for enjoying the best Vancouver has to offer. Amenities include the only indoor/outdoor pool in town, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and luxurious accommodations with flat-screen TVs, DVD players and marble bathrooms. A visit to the acclaimed seafood restaurant and chic bar is a must as is a stroll around the fine shops that surround the hotel.

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Victoria (Central) - Canada

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Whislter (Central) - Canada

Grand in scale, intimate by nature, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Whistler epitomizes the mountain spirit. Revel in one of the 273 luxury lodge guest rooms with open-sky spaciousness, European-styled refinement and balconies that open up to superb Whistler views. Savor the delicacies of locally sourced fare featuring spices from a rooftop garden at the Classic Steakhouse, Updated, while Sidecut Bar welcomes guests with a glowing ambience of fire and ice, as well as a menu of creative cocktails and wines by the glass.

Grand Okanagan Resort Kelowna

Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

The Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Westin Calgary

Calgary (Central) - Canada

Ideally situated in heart of one of Canada’s most exciting cities, in downtown Calgary, The Westin Calgary Hotel offers the best of the city at your doorstep where the major business centre meets the city's extraordinary outdoor activities and first-class dining and arts. Every aspect of our Calgary hotel has been refreshed, from the guest rooms and meeting spaces to the lobby and restaurants. Packed with exciting attractions, activities, museums, beautiful parks, entertainment and sport venues there is never a shortage of things to do in Calgary.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Kamloops (Scenic) - Canada

As Sun Peaks’ signature property, the Grand is located in the core of the village, with trails and activities right at the doorstep, an in-house mountain-view pool, terrace and health club, as well as on-site grocery store, boutiques and eateries. The well-appointed guest rooms feature Sanctuary beds, duvets, flat screen TV and all modern conveniences found in an international resort. Choose from all-day-dining at Mantles to casual pub-fare at Morrisey's Public House and enjoy a friendly and familiar welcome and warm hospitality.

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