Toronto & First Passage to the West at Leisure
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Travel 19 Apr 2022
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- 3 nt 4* Chelsea Hotel, Toronto - Chelsea room
- 7 nt Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West at Leisure, - SilverLeaf Service 2 x Breakfasts 3 x Lunches
- 1 nt Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver - King room
- Experience one of the greatest train journeys in the world – the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer on a journey from Banff to Vancouver
- Spectacular Rockies scenery in Banff
- Flights to Toronto, onwards to Calgary and return from Vancouver with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Canada's largest hotel sits within walking distance of the subway as well as great shopping.
SilverLeaf Service 2 x Breakfasts 3 x Lunches
Travel past ethereal lakes, jagged mountain peaks and raging rivers as you travel towards the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver's sparkling coastline. From Vancouver, you'll travel by ferry to the beautiful island city of Victoria for an overnight excursion in British Columbia's capital city.
|SilverLeaf Service||GoldLeaf Service|
|COACH STYLE||Custom-designed single-level dome||Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below|
|WINDOW STYLE||Oversized glass-dome windows for taking in the spectacular views||Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views|
|DINING||Regionally-inspired meals served in the comfort of your seat|
An additional course during select meals with SilverLeaf Plus*
|Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room|
|SEATING||Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room||Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room|
|NUMBER OF HOSTS||Attended by up to three Hosts|
One additional Host in the lounge car with SilverLeaf Plus*
|Attended by four Hosts, plus a full culinary team|
|BEVERAGES||Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages|
Enjoy signature cocktails and premium alcoholic beverages with SilverLeaf Plus*
|Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages|
|SNACKS||Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks||Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks|
|VIEWING AREA||Outdoor viewing area|
Access to our newly-renovated lounge car with SilverLeaf Plus*
|Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform|
|STORYTELLING||Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife||Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife|
|LUGGAGE HANDLING||Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, Kamloops, and Glenwood Springs||Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, and Kamloops|
|*||SilverLeaf Plus is only available on our Rockies to the Red Rocks rail route|
Centrally located steps from the highlights of the city including the shops and restaurants of Robson Street..
Why not add a 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage cruise aboard the Koningsdam. Interior Stateroom from £849 per person - Ocean View Stateroom from £1099 per person - Verandah Stateroom from £1199 per person. Please ask for more details.
Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and to superior hotel grades on the 7 night tour from £715 per person.
Flights to Toronto, onwards to Calgary and return from Vancouver with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £200, Belfast from £200, Newcastle from £200, Edinburgh from £200, Glasgow from £200. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Explore Canada's largest and most exciting city, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Ontario. Discover diverse neighbourhoods brimming with eclectic shops, restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe, a vibrant nightlife, thrilling festivals and an abundance of attractions to enjoy whatever the season.
Toronto's most prominent attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside ledge of the tower! Standing at 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, this engineering marvel is a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of the city.
In Old Town Toronto you'll discover St Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world's best food market. So, be sure to take your taste buds on a stroll through its famous produce and food stalls, restaurants, art exhibits and cooking classes.
The Distillery Historic District is regarded as one of Toronto's most picturesque sites with its cobblestone laneways and Victorian era buildings. It was Toronto's first distillery but today the jigsaw of industrial warehouses is home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and artisanal food haunts. Another great shopping spot is the Toronto Eaton Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here, you'll find over 250 shops with something to satisfy every style and wallet, along with a range of eateries.
Other notable city attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, which is located at the base of the CN Tower and home to a stunning array of marine life; the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history; the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America; while those seeking thrills and spills should head to Canada's Wonderland amusement park just outside of the city.
Toronto is also a renowned sporting city with numerous professional teams including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball. The outdoor life can be enjoyed at Rouge National Urban Park or High Park, while water enthusiasts can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around the Toronto Islands.
The city doesn't disappoint when it comes to festivals, with all manner of musical options throughout the year, the world famous Toronto International Film Festival in September, and the sprawling Luminato arts festival in June, to name just a few.
SilverLeaf Service 2 x Breakfasts 3 x Lunches
Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Add to this a relatively mild Pacific Northwest climate, an energetic restaurant and nightlife scene, world class shopping and a unique mix of cultures and it's easy to understand why Vancouver has recently been named by Lonely Planet as one of their 'Top 10 cities to visit in 2020" and should be high on any traveller's wish list.
Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, grew from a single tavern founded back in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm and independent spirit with Victorian architecture housing boutiques, galleries and some of the best culinary fare in the city. Get a bird's eye view of the area from the Vancouver Lookout, which is located in the Harbour Centre and rises 553 feet to give visitors a 360º panorama of the city.
If you do have a head for heights make your way to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives. The swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches 450 feet across a canyon and the Capilano River 230 feet below, has thrilled visitors since 1889; Treetops Adventure takes you 100 feet into the mid-story of a coastal rainforest on seven suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees; and the Cliffwalk, which is not for the fainthearted, follows a granite precipice along the Capilano River on a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms through rainforest vegetation.
Adjacent to Downtown Vancouver is the magnificent green oasis of Stanley Park. Featuring huge trees, ever-blooming gardens and lovely beaches all encircled by a six mile paved seawall making it easy to explore on foot or by bicycle. Within the park attractions range from the totem poles at Brockton Point to a pitch 'n' putt golf course and the marine life at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Vancouver's Chinatown has been buzzing with activity for more than a century. Rich in history and architecture, this area boasts North America's third largest Chinatown and has plenty of classic speciality stores, dim sum restaurants and apothecaries. When you require some sanctuary, head to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, with covered walkways and beautiful pavilions this incredibly manicured garden was the first authentic classical Chinese garden ever built outside of China.
When you think of Vancouver, beaches may not spring to mind, but the city has several options when you're looking for somewhere to relax, particularly during the summer months. Kitsliano Beach is a particular favourite as along with the stretch of sands you'll find Kits Pool, a large outdoor heated salt-water pool with a wrap-around view of the city, ocean and mountains.
The city's best known shopping precinct is Robson Street, and a must-stroll area for visitors. Being right in the heart of the downtown core, you'll find yourself amongst locals on their way to the office or heading to a game at the BC Place Stadium. There's also plenty of casual eateries, well-priced Asian restaurants and fine dining options too.
Take the ferry across False Creek to Granville Island and once you're there, the biggest attraction is the indoor Public Market, with seemingly endless rows of stalls. Outside of the market, there are theatres, art galleries and craft studios, or for outdoor types kayaking and paddleboarding tours can be found here.
Another nearby attraction is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain, just 15 minutes from the city's downtown core. Take the iconic 8 minute gondola ride from the Valley Station to the summit and enjoy the jaw-dropping majestic nature of British Columbia as it unfolds around you.