Canadian Train Odyssey With Honolulu Extension
Welcome to Toronto! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
- TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS.
Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. Sightseeing here includes a SIGHTSEEING BOAT CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street. Return to Toronto and spend the evening exploring the city sights on your own, including Harbour Front, Ontario Place, and Chinatown. NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
- TORONTO-VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN.
Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger’s Centre; and stunning CN Tower, more than 536 metres (a third of a mile) high. See all this and more on your city sightseeing tour. This evening, join the optional outing that combines dinner with the spectacular sight of Toronto’s lights from the CN Tower. Afterward, transfer to Union Station for a late-evening departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail’s premier trans-continental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your Sleeper Plus class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950s. Domed observation cars let you enjoy views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes. All meals are included, and you won’t want to miss any of them, as the chef offers a tempting array of soups, salads, main courses, and desserts.
- VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN.
Today, watch the scenery as you whisk by the ever-changing Canadian landscape and travel the full length of the Canadian National Railway’s breathtaking mainline. (B,L,D)
- VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN-WINNIPEG.
An early arrival into Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, a city rich in history and culture. In the early afternoon we continue our journey through Manitoba’s prairies and into Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)
- VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN-JASPER.
Wake early and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you continue on the Canadian into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon. An orientation tour includes Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Perhaps an optional float trip on the Athabasca River to end the day? The evening is free to enjoy the ambiance of this delightful mountain setting. (BR)
Consider an optional trip to Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to much-photographed Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon. With free time this afternoon, maybe hike on the trails and watch for wildlife, or stroll the streets of Jasper.
- JASPER-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-LAKE LOUISE-BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
Board your motorcoach this morning and journey through JASPER NATIONAL PARK, stopping along the way at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet (365 metres) thick. Continue down Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, where cold waters mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Arrive in BANFF NATIONAL PARK for a leisurely two night stay.
- BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
This morning, consider an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. Later, join the optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a gondola ride with panoramic views of the stunning scenery and a stop at sparkling Bow Falls.
- BANFF NATIONAL PARK-YOHO NATIONAL PARK-GLACIER NATIONAL PARK-KAMLOOPS.
This morning, leave Banff National Park and travel over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through YOHO NATIONAL PARK, where pre-Cambrian fossils were discovered, and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, where recreational mountain climbing was introduced to North America a century ago. Late this afternoon, arrive at the cattle-ranching centre of Kamloops, a Shuswap Indian word for “meeting of the waters.”
- KAMLOOPS-FERRY CROSSING-VICTORIA.
As you travel through the Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board your afternoon ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. This evening, consider strolling along the Waterfront Promenade.
Be sure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale-watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street. This evening, join our optional excursion in Chinatown, complete with colourful lanterns and dinner at an authentic restaurant.
- VICTORIA-FERRY CROSSING-VANCOUVER.
This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and many other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.
Today is at leisure for independent sightseeing. Maybe take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, re-visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries, and street vendors.
Transfers are provided to Vancouver International Airport. Finish your holiday in style with a week relaxing in Hawaii and famous Waikiki Beach. Transfers are provided from Honolulu Airport to your hotel.
The timeless beauty and Hawaiian paradise of Oahu is calling. You can be as active or idle as you like…play golf, go hiking, or simply relax on impossibly scenic beaches and enjoy the splendid beauty of the coastline. If you’re after sunshine and sea, Waikiki Beach in Oahu is legendary, while the natural lagoon of historic Pearl Harbor is nearby. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout another. Watch surfers on the legendary North Shore by day, then get a taste of local flavours in Kapahulu at night. Services of a local host will help you customise your holiday experience with a range of convenient optional excursions and provide information on independent exploration and dining.
Day at leisure.
Day at leisure.
Day at leisure.
Day at leisure.
Day at leisure.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Honolulu International Airport are included.
27 June 17- Cost $5120.00pp – Twin Share – Limited Availability
25 July 17 – Cost $5120.00pp – Twin Share
29 August 17 – Cost $5120.00pp – Twin Share
12 September 17 – Cost $5120.00pp – Twin Share
Departures are guaranteed
Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90days prior to departure.
Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
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