Exclusive 2018 Canada Autumn Wonder Tour Package

Exclusive 2018 Canada Autumn Wonder Tour

13 NIGHTS FROM $6695 PER PERSON

Experience the beautiful autumn colours of Canadian Rockies travelling on the majestic Rocky Mountaineer and be amazed by the Aurora Borealis in the Yukon Territory.

Highlights:

  • 2 days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 nights of Aurora viewing
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve visit & Takhini Hot Springs
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Wildlife Tour with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
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Day 1, Mon, 8 October, 2018

SYDNEY TO VANCOUVER ON AIR CANADA AC34 DEPARTING 11:10 ARRIVING 07:30

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VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA ON AIR CANADA AC8061 DEPARTING 09:50 ARRIVING 10:20

Checked luggage allowance: 2pieces per person of 23KG

SCHEDULED AIRPORTER – VICTORIA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

MAGNOLIA HOTEL & SPA – SUPERIOR ROOM

Arrive: 08-October-2018

Depart: 10-October-2018

Day 2, Tue, 9 October, 2018 Butchart Gardens Tour

From Victoria’s Inner Harbour, we take you to the Butchart Gardens, named a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, the 100th birthday of the gardens. 22 Hectares (55 acres) of breathtaking gardens on the 53 hectare (130 acre) estate are visited by more than a million people each year. The gardens are glorious any time of year. Once at the gardens stroll through the floral splendour which greets you at every turn. Return to downtown Victoria on a shuttle convenient for you.

Day 3, Wed, 10 October, 2018 VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER (PREMIUM CLASS)

Depart: 09:00 Arrive: 12:30

Duration: 3.5 hours

Please be at the ferry terminal 1 hour prior to your scheduled sailing. Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure and closes 15 minutes prior to sailing. Please present the enclosed voucher to the ticket booth operator upon arrival at the V2V Vacations Terminal. In Victoria, the vessel will be departing from the Victoria Steamship Terminal, 470 Belleville Street.

HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER – STANDARD ROOM

Arrive: 10-October-2018

Depart: 12-October-2018

Day 4, Thu, 11 October, 2018VANCOUVER & CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE:

Pickup: Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver

Depart: 12:00 Arrive: 17:00

Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this tour that traversers through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Highlights include Stanley Park, Granville Island, Canada Place, Robson Street, Gastown, Chinatown, Lions Gate Bridge, and Capilano Suspension Park (admission included). 

Day 5, Fri, 12 October, 2018ROCKY MOUNTAINEER JOURNEY THROUGH THE CLOUDS – Silverleaf

Pick up: Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown

Check-in Time: Between 6:30am – 7:00am

Boarding Time: 7:30am

During your rail journey, you will enjoy the added comforts and amenities of SilverLeaf Service, including delicious breakfast and lunch served at your seat with a choice of entrees and viewing the spectacular scenery through panoramic oversized windows.

Complimentary sparkling wine and orange juice will be served upon departure.

VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS (SILVERLEAF SERVICE)

All aboard Rocky Mountaineer, for your departure from Vancouver. Pass through the fertile Fraser Valley and the Fraser Canyon. At, Hell’s Gate watch water pass through the walls of the canyon at its narrowest point, this is one of the canyon’s true natural treasures.

Upon leaving the Fraser Canyon, the train will follow the South Thompson River to the city of Kamloops.

Approximate Arrival Time: 5:40pm

Upon arrival you will be transferred via motorcoach to your Kamloops accommodation. Your motorcoach driver will advise the exact time of your transfer back to the Kamloops Rail Station for tomorrow’s departure.

(Breakfast and lunch is included today and will be served at your seat)

KAMLOOPS ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED BY ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Day 6, Sat, 13 October, 2018KAMLOOPS TO JASPER (SILVERLEAF SERVICE)

Please Note: Your coach driver who transferred you to your hotel the previous day would have advised your hotel pick-up time.

Boarding Time: 8:10am

Re-join your train for the continuation of your trans-mountain journey. Upon your departure from Kamloops travel through the rolling hills of the Thompson River valley to the snowy peaks of the Monashees. Enjoy a stunning view of Pyramid Falls and marvel at the vast expanses of the Albreda Icefield glaciers. Shortly before arriving in Jasper National Park in the late afternoon, you will encounter majestic Mount Robson – at 3954 metres (12972 feet), this is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Approximate Arrival time: 6:00pm

(Breakfast and lunch is included today and will be served at your seat)

Upon arrival into Jasper you will be transferred to your hotel, Marmot Lodge located near the northeast entrance to Jasper, this hotel offers 107 rooms and suites with exterior entries.

Arrive: 13-October-2018

Depart: 14-October-2018

86 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB, Ph: 780 852 4471 

Day 7, Sun, 14 October, 2018JASPER TO LAKE LOUISE SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Pick up: Marmot Lodge

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways. The highlight today is a visit to the Columbia Icefield and an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield Centre you have free time for lunch (not included)

The Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield Centre is a 5 kilometre round-trip journey on the icy slopes of Athabasca Glacier.

Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out interesting geological features as you travel in safety and comfort. At the midpoint, you will have the option of stepping out onto the glacial ice.

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE – FAIRMONT LAKEVIEW

Arrive: 14-October-2018

Depart: 15-October-2018

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB, T0L1E0, Ph: 403 522 3511

One of Canada’s most recognized hotels, located on the shores of Lake Louise, this iconic offers 550 guest rooms and suites.

Day 8,Mon, 15 October, 2018

YOHO PARK SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF

Pick up: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Experience Yoho National Park where you will visit Emerald Lake and the Spiral Tunnels. Your tour concludes in Banff.

BREWSTER’S MOUNTAIN LODGE – STANDARD ROOM

Arrive: 15-October-2018

Depart: 17-October-2018

208 Caribou Street, Banff, AB, Ph: 403 762 2900

Located in the heart of downtown Banff,

Day 9, Tue, 16 October, 2018: DISCOVER BANFF & ITS WILDLIFE

Pickup: Brewster Mountain Lodge

Depart: 08:30 Arrive: 11:30

Duration: 3 hours

Upon arrival into Banff please contact Discover Banff Tours to reconfirm your tour & departure time on(403) 760 5007.

Hotel pick-up times are approximately 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure times.

Please note: Discover Banff Tours will not pick up at every Banff Hotel. Please make sure to inquire about the pick-up location and time when reconfirming your booking.

Tour highlights: Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Bankhead, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos & Bow Valley Viewpoint, and Lake Minnewanka.

Drop off is available at the Banff Gondola. Please advise your driver at time of boarding if you would like to be dropped off there.

BANFF GONDOLA (OPEN DEPARTURE)

Brewster Attractions – Banff Gondola, Ph: 403 762 2523

Departing from base of Sulphur Mountain.

A breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty.

Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain.

Day 10, Wed, 17 October, 2018: BANFF to AURORA BOREALIS

COACH TRANSFER BANFF TO CALGARY AIRPORT

Pick up: 2pm from Brewsters Mountain Lodge

Drop off: Calgary Airport

CALGARY TO WHITEHORSE ON FLIGHT 4N540C DEPARTING 18:40 ARRIVING 20:10

Checked luggage allowance: 1piece per person of 23KG

AURORA BOREALIS PACKAGE (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

Arrive: 17-October-2018

Depart: 20-October-2018

Arrive Whitehorse

Transfer included from the airport to the Best Western Gold Rush Inn in downtown Whitehorse, located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores.

Day 11, Thu, 18 October, 2018: Morning Sightseeing Tour & Evening Aurora Viewing

Sleep in this morning. At 10.00am embark on a city tour – we usually visit Main Street, the train depot of the White Pas and Yukon Route, the visitor centre, log skyscraper, log church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. (Please note that we do not get out of the vehicle at all locations and some sights might not be visited due to weather or traffic.) This afternoon is free to relax before departing at 10pm for more Aurora viewing. Again, hot drinks and snacks are provided in a warm-up cabin. You can sit around a roaring fire and share stories with fellow travellers. Return to hotel around 2.30am.

Day 12, Fri, 19 October, 2018: WILDLIFE PRESERVE & TAKHINI HOT SPRINGS 

Depart: 13:15 Arrive: 18:15

Northern Tales Travel Services Whitehorse, Yukon

PH: 867-667-6054

Duration: 4-5 hours

From Whitehorse drive approx. 30 km to the Wildlife Preserve. Excellent guided tour and great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose may be seen, usually up close! Short drive to Takhini Hot Springs. Relax in the hot water pool and enjoy the winter landscape.

Evening Aurora Viewing

Depart for Aurora viewing at 10pm in the evening. Return to hotel around 2.30am.

Day 13, Sat, 20 October, 2018: Transfer to Whitehorse Airport

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

WHITEHORSE TO VANCOUVER ON AIR CANADA AC8888 DEPARTING 11:50 ARRIVING 14:07

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VANCOUVER TO SYDNEY ON AIR CANADA AC33 DEPARTING 23:50 ARRIVING 09:15+2

Checked luggage allowance: 2pieces per person of 23KG

Day 14, Mon, 22 October, 2018 Arrive Sydney 09:15

PROMOTION ENDS 27 JUL 2018

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Air Payment and land deposit: A$3200 per person within 3 days of booking

Final Balance due: 27 Jul 2018

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights Whitehorse with 2 nights of Aurora viewing
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve visit & Takhini Hot Springs
  • 2 nights Vancouver
  • 2 nights Victoria
  • 1 night Jasper
  • 1 night at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 2 nights Banff
  • 2 days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf – upgrade to GoldLeaf upon request
  • Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Wildlife Tour with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Transfers to and from rail stations and hotels
  • Transfer to and from airports & hotels
  • 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches included

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