Golden Circle via Whistler

Main destination Whistler, British Columbia · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Golden Circle via Whistler

Main destination Whistler, British Columbia · About Escorted or Guided Tour

THE FRIENDS OF BARB CITY MANOR

Presents a Canadian Rockies train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer

GOLDEN CIRCLE via Whistler

The 10-day Classic Roundtrip 'ROCKY MOUNTAINEER' Voyage.

You will start and end our journey in the same place. In between, you'll see sights like the transcendentally beautiful waters of Lake Louise, the rugged unspoiled landscapes of Banff and Jasper National Parks, and North America's top resort town to Whistler, co-host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This circle journey is for those who like their adventure well rounded.

Your tripfare includes:

Complimentary motor coach transfer De Kalb to O'Hare. Round-trip airfare to Vancouver.

Pre-trip and Post-trip night in Vancouver.

Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required. Trip cancellation insurance (optional) Government fees and taxes.

A tax deductable $100 donation to The Friends of Barb City Manor.

YOUR ITINERARY

Friday, September 28, 2018

Transfers from DeKalb to O'Hare, airfare to Vancouver, transfer Vancouver airport direct to Hotel Blue Horizon Hotel. Explore Vancouver on your own, included admission to Vancouver Lookout.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Whistler. North Vancouver to Whistler — GoldLeaf.
*Hot gourmet meals included* GoldLeaf. Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highliéhts include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. Whistler to Quesnel - GoldLeaf.
*Hot gourmet meals included* - GoldLeaf. Best Western Tower Inn

Monday, October 1, 2018

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Quesnel to Jasper — GoldLeaf. National Parks Pass. Lobstick Lodge

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper. Groups Meals at Lobstick Lodge.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!

Overnight in Lake Louise. Groups Meals at Lobstick Lodge. Breakfast at Leisure. Full Day Sightseeing Jasper to Lake Louise. Ice Explorer. Emerald Lake Lodge

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Groups Meals at Emerald Lake Lodge, Group Dinner & Breakfast, Free Day in Lake Louise, Emerald Lake Lodge.

Friday, October 5, 2018

This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Groups Meals at Emerald Lake Lodge. Group Breakfast. Transfer Lake Louise to Banff & Yoho Tour.
Meals at Banff Ptarmigan Inn. Mount Bourgeau 4 Course Dinner Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Groups Meals at Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Breakfast at Leisure, Brewster Banff Half Day, Banff Gondola Ride

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. Banff to KamloopsGoldLeaf.
*Hot gourmet meals included* - GoldLeaf Kamloops GoldLeaf Service Accommodation

Monday, October 8, 2018

Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver. Kamloops to Vancouver — GoldLeaf.
*Hot gourmet meals included* - GoldLeaf

On-Board Host Gratuities. Transfer Vancouver Station to Hotel. Blue Horizon Hotel for the evening.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Meals at Blue Horizon Hotel - Classic Breakfast
Transfer Vancouver Hotel direct to Airport

End of Tour

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Terms and Conditions The tour price is based on 20 passengers and includes planning, handling, and operational charges and is quoted on the current rate of exchange, tariff rates and airfares. Should these costs change, a surcharge may be made on the price of your vacation. Port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, and any fees imposed by the government or it agencies are subject to change. Cancellation fees as per Holland America's brochure if you cancel for reasons not covered by the Insurance. Any physical disability requiring special attention or treatment must be reported in writing when reservations are made. COMPASS Travel LLC., and Sponsoring Organizations/tour leaders or any individual act in behalf of the promotion of this tour, act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by railroad, motor car, motor coach, ships, or airplane. Arrangements for all features described and the pricing of it are the result of agreement between COMPASS Travel LLC. and Service Providers, which form the agreement between COMPASS Travel LLC. and Sponsoring Organizations. By issuance of ticket or coupons, Sponsoring Organizations and COMPASS Travel LLC. shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of defect in any vehicle or failure to carry out such arrangements as mentioned; nor for the misconduct of such parties. Sponsoring Organizations/COMPASS Travel LLC. reserves the right to withdraw or make any changes or alterations as may be found necessary for the proper handling of said tour.

For information and reservations contact Scot Kunkel or Steven Johnson
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