July 17-23, 2013, Canadian Rockies
Round-trip Kansas City airport transfers
Airfare from Kansas City to Calgary and Vancouver to Kansas City
Deluxe motor coach transportation in Canada
Six nights hotel accommodations
11 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 1 Dinner
All activities as listed in the itinerary including two-day Red Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer
All tour-related gratuities for drivers, guides and train personnel
Travel Insurance - 360o Travel Protection Plan*
Services of a Cruises and Tours Worldwide tour director
Services of a Nodaway Valley Bank escort
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Double - $3,999
Single - $4,697
Deposit: $500 per person to secure your reservation
Balance: Due by April 12, 2013
The tour cost is based on AIR ESTIMATE of $700. Exact pricing will be available in September 2012.
Day 1: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Calgary - Tour Begins - Banff
Transfer to the Kansas City airport and fly to Calgary where we will board our deluxe motor coach and depart for Banff. Along the way we will stop at Cascade Gardens and Bow Falls. Stroll among shimmering pools, rock gardens and spectacular flowers nestled at the foot of gorgeous Cascade Mountain. We will then check into the Caribou Lodge for two nights. Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa. This evening enjoy a delicious dinner at The Keg Steakhouse Restaurant located in the hotel. (D)
Day 2: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Banff - Lake Louis - Yoho National Park - Banff
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, we depart on a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights will include the Bow Valley Parkway, Johnston Canyon, and Castle Mountain. We will also experience Banff from the top of Sulphur Mountain as we ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola to the top of the Canadian Rockies.
We'll have lunch at the beautiful Château Lake Louise. Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is probably the most beloved and most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. Then our tour will continue through Yoho National Park to view its magnificent natural wonders. See Takakkaw Falls, the serene, turquoise waters of Emerald Lake, and a natural Rock Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.
Upon our return to Banff, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Banff National Park independently. Choose to visit the Banff Museum, shop in the unique stores on Banff Avenue, or relax in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs. (B,L)
Day 3: Friday, July 19, 2013
Banff - Jasper National Park - Jasper
Today we will travel northward to Jasper National Park via the magnificent Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are the Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Falls. The Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle as well as being one of the most accessible in North America. It is here that you will ride a unique "Snocoach" on the Athabasca Glacier and learn more about its geological features. Lunch will be included at the Icefield's Columbia Chalet.
Late this afternoon we will arrive at the quaint town of Jasper where we will check into Château Jasper for two nights. (B,L)
Day 4: Saturday, July 20, 2013
We board our motor coach this morning for a fun day of sightseeing in Jasper. Our tour will include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, a Spirit Island lake cruise, and the Athabasca viewpoint. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper National Park independently. (B)
Day 5: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Jasper - Canadian Rockies - Kamloops
This morning we transfer to the Jasper train station to begin our journey onboard the "most spectacular train trip in the world", along the Yellowhead Route from Jasper to Kamloops. A chilled breakfast and lunch are served onboard. Our all-daylight railtour will take us past Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 ft. Beyond Mt. Robson Provincial Park, the train will follow the Thompson River through the snowy peaks of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains and along rolling plateaus until it reaches the town of Kamloops, the gateway to British columbia's interior.
Tonight we will stay overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)
Day 6: Monday, July 22, 2013
Kamloops - Pacific Coastal Mountain Range - Vancouver
It's "all aboard" this morning at the Kamloops train station for our second day on the Rocky Mountaineer as we continue our journey westward from Kamloops to Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch are served onboard. The train will meander along the natural path of the Thompson River and travel along the impressive Fraser Canyon. One of the scenic highlights in the canyon is Hell's Gate, where millions of gallons of water per minute rush through the narrowest point of the canyon. Before we reach Vancouver, we will travel through the final range of mountains, the Pacific Coastal Mountain Range.
Upon arrival in Vancouver, we will be transferred to the Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport where we will check in for a one-night stay. (B,L)
Day 7: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Vancouver - Tour Ends
Today we will discover delightful Vancouver and the scenic beauty of the North Shore. Our tour will take us through Gastown and North America's second largest Chinatown. We will visit the world famous 1,000-acre Stanley Park and stop at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, which offer a spectacular view of Lions Gate Bridge.
After our tour, we transfer to the Vancouver International Airport for our flight home. (B)
IDENTIFICATION: Each passenger will be required to carry a Passport on this trip. Passports should be valid for at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.
Cancellation Policy: All payments are fully refundable for cancellations received by October 1, 2012. Due to the policies of the Rocky Mountaineer train, cancellations received between October 2, 2012 and April 12, 2013 will be subject to a penalty of $132.50. All inclusive 360o Travel Protection Plan offered by Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. is included in your tour cost. Cancellations received after April 12, 2013 must be due to sickness, death, or injury of you, your traveling companion or an immediate family member in order to be considered for a refund. If the cancellation is due to one of the reasons mentioned above, an insurance claim with Travelex must be filed, including completion of a form by an attending physician or submission of a death certificate, if applicable. The insurance premium of $257, which is included in your tour cost, is not refundable for cancellations received after April 12, 2013.
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