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Canada and the Rockies with Vancouver

8 Day Escorted Tour With 5 Day Extension

Canada, North America
Intermediate Pace

Extend your tour with a stay in the nature bound utopia of Vancouver. Enjoy free time in the city to explore the sights at leisure, peruse world-class museums, sample a host of cuisines that span the globe and stroll downtown's promenade during this essential Canadian highlight.

2020 Dossier

2021 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Explore this beautiiful city
  • Stroll downtown's promenade
  • See the sights at your own pace
  • City tours of Calgary by coach and Vancouver
  • Marvel at the picturesque Lake Louise
  • Snow coach along the Columbia Icefields
  • Journey through Yoho and Glacier National Parks
  • A gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park
Train
Coach
Boat
Airplane
Walking
1
Number of nights

This map is for the main tour only

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Calgary

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Calgary where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today will be at leisure.

Day 2
Calgary to Banff

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Calgary. Set in the rolling foothills of the majestic Canadian Rockies, view the city's key sights including Scotsman's Hill, Stampede Park, Calgary Tower and Fort Calgary. Later today arrive in the picturesque town of Banff.

Day 3
Banff

Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, your group will head off for a day tour of Banff National Park, home to some of Canada's best-kept wilderness secrets. Taking the scenic Tunnel Mountain Drive route, admire magnificent spires of layered rock carved by the elements within Bow Valley. Later, climb a short distance to view Bow Falls, a dramatic backdrop of many classic Hollywood films. A gondola-ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain has also been included allowing you to marvel at the enormity of the six surrounding mountain ranges.

Day 4
Banff

Breakfast

Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway for more unforgettable scenery including Johnston Canyon, a deep limestone ravine which can be explored upon a walkway. Visit Moraine Lake, a glacially fed lake that turns turquoise blue as it begins to thaw in the summer months, before finally arriving at Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful freshwater lakes and home to a thriving population of grizzly bears, moose and timber wolves. Later embark on a journey on board a snow coach to navigate the rugged Columbia Icefield, formed from an ancient glacier.

Day 5
Banff to Kamloops

Breakfast

Board your coach and embark on a breath-taking journey abound for cinematic vistas as you travel west through Yoho and Glacier National Parks. Later today arrive at the city of Kamloops in British Columbia for an evening at leisure.

Day 6
Kamloops to Vancouver

Breakfast

Your journey continues along the picturesque Duffy Lake Road, a winding route affording visitors a superb vantage point to admire Duffy Lake's shimmering reflection of the surrounding mountain range. A stop will be made in the skier's paradise of Whistler to stretch your legs before continuing along the Sea to Sky Highway, arriving at Vancouver.

Day 7
Vancouver

Framed by a rippling ocean scarred by ferry trails, vast forests of mighty Cedars and snow-dusted pinnacles, Vancouver boasts one of the most spectacular settings of any city on the planet. During your tour visit the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, one of the largest city parks in North America. Later stop at Granville Island, whose indoor market offers a colourful assortment of gastronomic delights. Today concludes upon the world's longest and highest suspended footbridge, which will take you over the towering tops of evergreens allowing you to peak down onto the roaring Capilano River below.

Day 8
Vancouver

This morning, transfer to Vancouver airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Day 9-10
Vancouver

Following your main tour enjoy an extended stay in Vancouver. Explore the sights of this fantastic city at leisure, explore its world-class museums and sample the mouthwatering cuisines on offer.

Day 11
Vancouver to UK

In the morning transfer to Vancouver airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Metropolitan Hotel

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
May 2021
from £2,468
1 Date
21st May - 30th May
£2,468
June 2021
from £2,768
1 Date
25th Jun - 4th Jul
£2,768
September 2021
from £2,728
1 Date
10th Sep - 19th Sep
£2,728

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Metropolitan Hotel
2 nights
Vancouver, Canada
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Tour Reviews

Patricia Pearce

09 Jul 19

The Red Carpet Inn in Banff was not of the same standard as the other three hotels, with no dining facilities -breakfast was taken at the next door establishment. However, the position of the hotel in the centre of Banff made up for this.

Graham Yates

15 Jun 17

The guide Barb, was truly excellent as was the driver Russell.

Excellent hotels & ideally positioned in the centre of most of the locations.

Important Information

A Canadian ESTA will be required for entry into Canada. For the Alaska Cruise Extension, an American ESTA will be required. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your flight to Canada is with British Airways, departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 5. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage (40cm/30cm/15cm) plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalised on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

This is an escorted tour, meaning the you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any meals and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £500-£600 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion, however we would recommend approximately $7 per person per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged.