10 nights rail & coach tour
Price from: £2499pp
Day 1 Fly to Toronto: On arrival make your way to your centrally located hotel.
Day 2 Toronto: At leisure to explore independently. For a bird’s eye view of the city head to the iconic CN Tower or, if you prefer to stay at ground level, take a stroll around historic St Lawrence Market or perhaps visit the highly regarded Royal Ontario Museum. See also the vibrant Distillery District where you’ll find unique shops and restaurants with al fresco dining, all set in restored buildings; or the Entertainment District, which is Toronto’s answer to New York’s Broadway.
Day 3 Toronto/The Canadian Train: At leisure before you make your way to the station to board The Canadian for a classic journey taking your across Canada. Enjoy overnight accommodation in a cabin for two.
Days 4-5 The Canadian Train: Sit back and admire the ever changing scenery as you leave behind Ontario and glide through golden prairie fields, rugged lake country, waterfalls and picturesque towns and cities. In addition to your cabin, there are lounges and cars with glass ceilings as well as a dining car where you can enjoy freshly cooked meals and a view that keeps on giving.
Day 6 The Canadian Train/Jasper: The Canadian reaches the laidback town of Jasper where you disembark and make your way to your hotel.
Day 7 Jasper: At leisure to explore the town or the magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy activities such as hiking and mountain biking, take a ride on the Jasper Skytram for jaw-dropping views at the summit, or head out to the nearby Columbia Icefield where you can hop aboard an Ice Explorer onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier.
Day 8 Jasper/Banff: Take the shuttle bus to nearby Banff where you are free to enjoy the charming ambience and incredible natural scenery. Take a stroll along Banff Avenue where you can browse the unique shops and art galleries or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the inviting cafés and restaurants.
Days 9-10 Banff: A further chance to don your hiking boots or hire a bike and make the most of the great outdoors. Marvel also at impossibly blue glacial lakes, admire the soaring mountains or perhaps head to the geothermally heated Banff Hot Springs for some relaxation and rejuvenation. Be sure to also allow time for a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, where the views of six mountain ranges and the sweep of Bow Valley are laid out before you.
Day 11 Banff/Calgary: A shuttle transfer is included to Calgary airport where the tour concludes with your onward journey.
Departures: On selected dates.
Accommodation: 4* Chelsea Hotel, Toronto; 3* Marmot Lodge, Jasper; 3*PLUS Rundlestone Lodge, Banff. On The Canadian train, accommodation is in a cabin for two which has two armchairs, two retractable stacked beds and an en suite toilet.
Meals: Room only. Selected meals are included on The Canadian train.
Tour price: The price shown includes international flights to Toronto and from Calgary, 7 nights hotel accommodation, 3 nights in a cabin for two aboard The Canadian Train, shuttle transfers between Jasper and Banff, and between Banff and Calgary airport.