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Majesty of the Rockies GoldLeaf

14 days with Luxury Gold by Insight   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Vibrant Vancouver.
On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar. (Dinner with Wine)

Day 2 Vancouver, the Most Livable City.
(Relaxed Start) Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. A stop will also be made at Granville Island Public Market, with time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross over the Capilano River as you cross the suspension bridge, see close-up fir trees on the Treetops Adventure, and rise high above the canyon along a towering wall of granite on the new Cliffwalk. The rest of the day is free. (Full Breakfast)

Day 3 Victoria - Putting the British into British Columbia.
(Relaxed Start) Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 4 Exploring Victoria.
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (Full Breakfast)

Day 5 The Ultimate Resort of Whistler.
Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along one of the most scenic highways - the Sea-to-Sky. En route to Whistler, stop to view the roaring 300-foot-high (91 metres) Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival your Local Expert will explain Whistler's history, from its humble resort roots, to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 6 First Nations Culture and History.
(Relaxed Start) 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. Perhaps enjoy flightseeing over British Columbia's vast alpine wilderness? (Full Breakfast)

Day 7 The Napa Valley of the North.
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner paired with wine. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 8 Lake Louise and Four 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, depart for 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 one of the resort's four unique dining venues. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 9 The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park.
(Relaxed Start) 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. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 10 Banff Sights at Leisure.
(Relaxed Start) The day is free to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue, or take a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies. (Full Breakfast)

Day 11 Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park.
Motor 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. Your home for the next two nights, in the heart of Jasper National Park – an alpine wonderland. 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. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 12 Jasper National Park and Iconic Maligne Lake.
In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip* down the Athabasca River. (Full Breakfast)

Day 13 Mount Robson and Sun Peaks.
If you choose to, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,989 metres). Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving at your hotel in the ski resort of Sun Peaks. (Full Breakfast)

Day 14 Return to Vancouver for Departure.
Return to Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel for guests extending their stay. For those taking the Alaska Inside Passage Cruise with Holland America Line, the rest of your evening is at leisure. (Full Breakfast)
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All This Included
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. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

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).
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.
Additional five Star Services
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • 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.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • 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.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
Highlights
EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS
  • 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.
TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in the spectacular views of English Bay.
  • Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
  • Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake.
  • Yoho National Park: The Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.
Accommodations
Vancouver: Four Seasons Vancouver
Victoria: Grand Pacific
Whistler: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Kelowna: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Lake Louise: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Kamloops: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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