Canadas East to West with Alaska Cruise Ocean View Cabin Summer 2018

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Experience the best of Canada on this trip from East to West. From Toronto, Canada's largest city, to beautiful French speaking Quebec with its cobblestone streets and renowned Quebecois delicacies to the sights of Old Montreal. Explore the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by National Parks and get acq...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • Banff
    • Jasper
    • Kingston
    • Montreal
    • Niagara Falls
    • Quebec City
    • Quebec City
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver
    • Victoria

What's this trip about?

    Experience the best of Canada on this trip from East to West. From Toronto, Canada's largest city, to beautiful French speaking Quebec with its cobblestone streets and renowned Quebecois delicacies to the sights of Old Montreal. Explore the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by National Parks and get acquainted with mountain towns and their stunning backdrops before you head from sky-to-sea into beautiful British Columbia. Be delighted by charming Victoria before sailing through the picturesque Gulf islands to Vancouver, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityToronto (ON)
End CityVancouver (BC)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

Day 2: Niagara Falls Excursion

This morning, travel to Niagara Falls, one of the largest falls in the world. See the Canadian and American sides as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Back in Toronto, experience the sights and history of this multicultural city. Learn more about traditional ...

Day 3: Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa (2 Nights)

Drive along Lake Ontario to Kingston, a city known for its grand 19th century limestone buildings. Embark on a river cruise through the Thousand Islands National Park area of the St. Lawrence River. Listen to your crew as they point out beautiful historic mansions on ...

Day 4: Ottawa Sightseeing

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Ottawa. View the city's most famous landmarks and enjoy a visit to the Mountie Stables where you can see the trusty steeds of the Canadian Mounted Police up close. The rest of the day is free.

Day 5: Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

Entering the French-speaking province of Quebec, you'll notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1608, the city has retained its fortified colonial core. Later, set out for Cap-de-la-Madeleine located at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice and St. Lawrence Rivers. Your evening is free. Hotel: Classique, Sainte Foy

Day 6: Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. View the famous turreted Chateau Frontenac, the imposing Citadelle, and the historic Plains of Abraham, known for the great Battle of Quebec. The afternoon and evening are yo...

Day 7: Quebec City – Montreal

This morning, your Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into various other maple products. Travel through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, Canada's l...

Day 8: Montreal – Toronto

Today, travel from lively Montreal back to Toronto.

Day 9: Toronto – Calgary (2 Nights)

Transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary, you will be transferred to your hotel.Please note, the flight from Toronto to Calgary is not included in the tour price and requires separate purchase. It may be included as part of some international air tickets.

Day 10: Calgary Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Calgary. Stroll through downtown Calgary or take a ride up the Calgary Tower, one of the highest 360° observation decks in the world. Consider exploring Heritage Park Historical Village, where costumed interpreters entertain and educate guests about the social, economic and cultural affairs of Western Canada's early development.

Day 11: Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)

Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before starting the spectacular journey from Calgary to Banff. Soon, the majestic peaks of the Rockies come into view. Few towns in the world boast as beautiful a setting as Banff with the mighty Bow River coursing right throug...

Day 12: Banff Free Time

Today, explore the area at your leisure. Take an exhilarating optional helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff gondola or a more in-depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness including world-famous Lake Louise and stunning Moraine Lake.

Day 13: Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper (2 Nights)

Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering one of the world's most spectacular mountain landscapes as you follow the backbone of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of gigantic mountains, jagged snowy peaks, numerous hanging glaciers, waterfalls and ...

Day 14: Jasper National Park Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip^ on the scenic Athabasca River, to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Ed...

Day 15: Jasper – Kamloops

See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Along the way, see breathtaking waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops.

Day 16: Kamloops– Victoria (2 Nights)

Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. Arrive in the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An intr...

Day 17: Victoria Free Time

This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Vic...

Day 18: Victoria – Vancouver

Travel to Vancouver by ferry. Vancouver is one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities with its picturesque harbour. See historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park with its famous collection of totem poles and lovely views from Prospect Point.Continental Breakfast

Day 19: Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise

You will be dropped off at Canada Place to board the ms Volendam. Your ship sails at 4:30 p.m., passing below Vancouver's spectacular Lion's Gate suspension bridge. Dinner

Day 20: At Sea

Today is your first full day at sea and there's plenty of time to ease into shipboard life and take in the amazing scenery of the Inside Passage. The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels ca...

Day 21: Tracy Arm – Juneau

Nestled between high granite walls, the narrow slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snow caps and trees. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are f...

Day 22: Skagway

Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the long journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners here, the largest city in Alaska by the end of t...

Day 23: Glacier Bay National Park

If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living...

Day 24: Ketchikan

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built out over the water. The vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the "Salmon Capital of the World." Besides the main attractions-Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, T...

Day 25: At Sea

Your last full day is spent at sea, returning through the Inside Passage.Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26: Depart Vancouver

Sail back into Vancouver Harbour this morning.Full Breakfast

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Last Updated: 7/15/2018

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

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  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver
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  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
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