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Canadian Rockies


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NEW TOUR FOR 2018

LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st AUGUST*

Discover stunning Western Canada

Join us on this wonderful holiday to Canada to experience some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Spend three nights in delightful Vancouver, then head into the Rockies to stay in Whistler, Sun Peaks and Jasper, before journeying past the pristine waters of Lake Louise to majestic Banff. This unforgettable escorted tour offers the perfect mix of epic, unspoilt landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and astonishing wildlife.

The Canadian Rockies Tour Highlights

  • Discover Vancouver, frequently voted the world's best city, in which to live
  • Visit pretty Vancouver Island on an optional excursion
  • Journey from Vancouver to Whistler on the stunning Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Explore the world-famous resort of Whistler
  • Look out for grizzlies in the Monashee Mountains*
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Jasper, considered the gem of the Canadian Rockies
  • Journey down the Icefields Parkway from Jasper, via sparkling Lake Louise, to Banff, unofficial capital of the Rockies

*June and September departures

What does the price include?

  • Nine nights' room-only accommodation in a series of three-star hotels in Vancouver (3 nights), Whistler (1), Sun Peaks (1), Jasper (2) and Banff (2)
  • Return flights to Vancouver, returning from Calgary
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Must try: Poutine: French fries generously covered in gravy and cheese curds - a classic Canadian treat.

Fascinating fact: Banff is the oldest National Park in Canada and encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of mountainous terrain. It has a subarctic climate with montane, subalpine, and alpine ecoregions, and is home to grizzly bears, cougars, wolverine, elk, moose and hundreds of bird species.

You say: "My first escorted holiday with Newmarket, and I was thoroughly impressed with every aspect of it, from the friendly and knowledgeable tour manager and tour driver to the standard and location of the hotels used. I really could not fault any part of the arrangements."

Canadian Rockies Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Canada

Fly direct to the great city of Vancouver to begin your Canada holiday. Enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains and fronted by the Georgia Strait.

Day Two: Optional Vancouver city tour

You're completely spoilt for choice as far as things to do in Vancouver goes, but join today's city tour and you'll see restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and Burrard Inlet waterfront, before you cross the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van'. If you have a head for heights, don't miss the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over a vertiginous gorge. Following the tour, you're free to explore the area at your own pace.

Day Three: Optional Vancouver Island and Victoria excursion

Relax and explore Vancouver under your own steam, today, or join us for a ferry ride across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Head to the Inner Harbour to see the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, where over a million plants, including several hundred floral species, thrive in carefully tended glory.

Day Four: Coach travel to Whistler

Travel, through the coastal ranges and along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, to the British Columbian resort of Whistler. You'll stay for one night in this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort, which you may remember as the co-host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Day Five: Coach travel to Sun Peaks

Head through dramatic scenery to Sun Peaks, today. This modern, alpine village, high in the British Columbia interior, is a renowned ski resort and a popular year-round destination.

Day Six: Coach travel to Jasper National Park

Continue north, past towering Mount Robson (the Rockies' highest peak) to Jasper, at the gateway to the vast wilderness of Jasper National Park. As well as glaciers, lakes and mountains, the park is home to elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears. Travel in June or September, and your tour will also include a special Grizzly Bear Valley river cruise for the chance to see some of the region's wildlife in its stunning natural habitat.

Day Seven: Optional excursion to Jasper Tramway and Maligne Lake

Spend today relaxing in Jasper, or join the optional excursion, which includes a ride on the historic Jasper Skytram (Canada's longest) to the scenic heights above. You'll also journey to stunning Maligne Lake, which is famed for its intense blue waters and spectacular setting.

Day Eight: Take the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise and Banff

The Icefields Parkway is a Canadian national treasure, a route that stretches 232km (144 miles) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. After travelling along the Parkway, stop briefly at Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the epic backdrop of Victoria Glacier. Afterwards, continue to your next hotel, in Banff.

Day Nine: Optional Banff sightseeing tour

Explore the bustling mountain community of Banff, the unofficial capital of the Rockies. Make sure you join an optional sightseeing tour, which includes a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to Surprise Corner viewpoint, overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. You'll also have the opportunity to take a helicopter flight through the surrounding Rocky Mountains - an absolutely unforgettable experience and a unique view of this spectacular region of Canada.

Day 10: Return to Calgary and fly back to the UK

Today, you'll transfer to Calgary Airport to check in for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 11: Land back in the UK

Arrive back in the UK after an unforgettable holiday

Canadian Rockies Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.

Grizzly Bears excursion

Grizzly Bears excursion This excursion on Day Six will include an hour-long guided cruise into Grizzly Bear Valley, and will be available on all departures in June and September 2017, as well as June and September 2018.

May-October 2016 departures

For these departures, outbound flights to Vancouver are via Calgary.

26 April 2016

This departure will now fly from London Heathrow with Air Canada, instead of flying from London Gatwick on Air Transat.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flights home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 31st August 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Canadian Rockies - from Gatwick reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Canadian Rockies - from GatwickScores 9.2 out of 10 based on 129 reviews
(10 out of 10)

RUTH

Couple
I cannot recommend this holiday enough. Both the included and optional excursions were brilliant, and very well organised. Our tour guide Diane was full of knowledge and took great care in looking after us all.
Confirmed traveller: 18 September 2017
Published on: 26 March 2018
(8 out of 10)

ALAN

WOLVERHAMPTON Couple
Beautiful scenery. Polite Canadians.
Confirmed traveller: 18 September 2017
Published on: 20 October 2017
(7 out of 10)

E

Wales UK Couple
Flights were pre booked by Newmarket and myself and my husband were seated in two different locations on the aircraft, we did manage to change this but others were not as lucky so spent the 11+ hour flight apart.

Was supposed to be a max 24 people we had 47, too many people.

Bus was old, we were the shabby relations when pulled up besides other tour buses who had leather seats, integrated phone plugs etc. Ours wasn't designed for seat belts, they were an added extra and such big plastic boxes dug into our backs.

The driver was polite, experience and we felt very safe in his hands the whole time.

The tour manager was one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, there wasn't anything that lady did not know. However this often became her downfall as she didn't stop talking and frankly over whelmed us with information, so much so that most of the people on the bus in the end stopped listening.

The hotel in Sunpeaks was in the middle of nowhere, no restaurant open, no convenience store open in the resort, it was an horrendous place to take a bus full of clients, they should look at Kamloops to stay the night instead.

The hotel in Jasper was a mile out of town, location wasn't good, food wasn't good, it was a converted motel, so not to the standard of the other accommodation.

The other hotels in Vancouver, Banff and Whistler were stunning, in location and amenities.

I'm glad we did all the optional excursions, they were well worth the money and you are taken to locations otherwise passed.

There are many pull in locations in the Rookies which we just drove past, either because there was no room for our big bus or because it would have taken too much time to get 47 people off and on the bus for just a photo opportunity. It was a shame as I felt we missed so much.

The Rookies are absolutely amazing and I'm glad that we did the journey. However I wish that we had either done it by car or RV. We would have not gained the experience of the guide but I would have preferred to do my basic homework at home and had a more leisurely holiday and made it fit our needs instead of 45 others.
Confirmed traveller: 18 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017