DAY 1 Arrive in Toronto
Welcome to Toronto - the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. You will be met by your Tour Manager / Local Representative and taken you to your hotel (Check-in time is after 3.00pm). The evening is free to explore the city on your own.
Overnight in Toronto.
DAY 2 Toronto and Niagara
Today, we go on a guided city tour of Toronto. See distinctive landmarks such as the City Hall, Queens Park, Chinatown, Toronto Harbour and the University of Toronto. We visit CN Tower - the world’s tallest freestanding structure on land. Later, we drive to Niagara, where we take the ‘Hornblower Cruise’ to get a close-up experience of the magnificent Niagara Falls. (Due to weather conditions, the ‘Hornblower Cruise’ operates only from the last week of May). Next, we visit the Skylon Tower, the most famous landmark next to the Falls which is the tallest structure that overlooks falls, both from the American and the Canadian side. Overnight in Niagara.
DAY 3 Kingston and Ottawa
Today, we drive to Kingston to enjoy the beautiful ‘1000 Islands Cruise’, during which we see many historical and scenic attractions and the majestic architecture of Boldt Castle. Later we drive to Ottawa - Canada’s national capital. Overnight in Ottawa.
DAY 4 Ottawa and Montreal
Today, we proceed on a orientation tour of Ottawa. This tour takes us around a number of famous landmarks like the Parliament Hill, residence of the Prime Minister and Rideau Canal, the waterway that links the lakes and rivers between Ottawa and Kingston. Later we drive to Montreal and go on a city tour, during which we go around Old Port in the historic old Montreal area and visit the Notre Dame Basilica. We make a photo stop at St. Joseph Oratory and then visit Mount Royal Park, landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, best known for his work in New York’s Central Park. Overnight in Montreal.
DAY 5 Quebec City
Today, we proceed on our full-day excursion to Quebec City, the provincial capital, we drive through the Upper and Lower Towns and see the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, the Place d’Armes and Quebec National Assembly. Later, we drive to see the Montmorency Falls - 30 meters higher than the famous Niagara Falls. We then travel back to Montreal. Overnight in Montreal.
DAY 6 Banff
Today, we take a flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, proceed on orientation tour of Calgary. Later, we drive to Banff National Park - Canada oldest national park, nestled amid the Canadian Rockies. On arrival in Banff, we take a ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in the Banff Gondola - a scenic cableway. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 7 Banff
Today, proceed on a full day tour of Banff National Park. See the Rundle Mountains, the wind-shaped hoodoos (craggy rock formations). Visit the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where 10 peaks soar above 10,000 feet. See the Bow Falls, Castle Mountains and visit Emerald Lake and thereafter on to enchanting Lake Louise, often called a ‘diamond in the wilderness’. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 8 Jasper
Today, we proceed to Jasper, travelling along the Ice-fields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic mountain drives, through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Spectacular glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes and colourful meadows - home to a wide variety of wildlife - are some of the features of this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness. See the Crowfoot Glacier, the Bow Lake and many more awe inspiring sights. Stop at the Columbia Icefields, where we venture onto the massive Athabasca Glacier by Ice-Explorer. Thereafter the day is free for you to explore the town of Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper.
DAY 9 Jasper and Kamloops
Today, experience Jasper National Park by travelling along the trails of the early explorers and viewing the park’s unspoiled grandeur. We start with the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage river, learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. We stop by the Maligne Canyon, created by 10,000 years of water erosion. Later we drive to Kamloops. The spectacular drive will take you to sights like Mount Robson the highest peak in Canada, the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Drive over the Yellowhead Pass and arrive into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
DAY 10 Whistler
Today, we proceed to Whistler, the top ski destination in North America and venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This French Chateaux style village is and exclusice destination located at the base of the Blackcomb Mountain. Here we enjoy a 4.4 kms. ride in the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola, gaining unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains during this ride - an unforgettable experience. Enjoy free time at the Village. Overnight in Whistler.
DAY 11 Vancouver
Today, we drive to Vancouver. Here, visit The Capilano Suspension Bridge a suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River. Walking on this 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river is a nature lovers delight. Later we go on a guided city tour of Vancouver, visiting the North Shore, driving through historic Gastown and viewing the only working Steam Clock in the world, which chimes every 15 minutes. We also drive through Canada Place - a landmark building in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront, the venue for world-class events. Later, we visit the Stanley Park, North America’s third largest urban core park, which is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and the English Bay. We visit the Vancouver city center. Also experience the ‘FlyOver Canada’, a breath-taking, flight simulation ride during which we soar from east to west over spectacular scenery. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 12 Victoria
Today, embark on a full day excursion to Victoria. Ride on the British Columbia ferry ride through Active Pass and the Gulfs Islands to Victoria, where we visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, with spectacular theme gardens such as the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden and much more. The afternoon is free to explore Victoria City, OR we suggest that you go on a Sea Plane Ride in Victoria. In the evening we go on a panoramic tour of Victoria, viewing famous landmarks such as the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Parliament Buildings. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 13 Return Home
Today, we drive to the airport for your flight home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many wonderful memories of your holiday. Do write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and give us your suggestions.