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Las Vegas, Vancouver & the Canadian Rockies

Reference WW39046
10 nights from
£2095 pp
Overview

Ref: 16413

Combine the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with a stay in the beautiful Canadian Pacific Coastal city of Vancouver, then top it all off with an awe-inspiring rail journey through the Canadian Rockies onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer.

Departures available May - October 2018/2019. Call us now for more details!

What's Included

Return flights from the UK
3 nights in Las Vegas
3 nights in Vancouver
2 day Rail Journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service from Vancouver to Banff. Including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & overnight hotel in Kamloops
3 nights in Banff
FREE 24hr Hop on/Hop off Vancouver Sightseeing
FREE Explore Banff including the Gondola

Got your own ideas for your holiday? Get in touch and our Canada Specialists will be delighted to help tailor-make your unique trip.

Itinerary

Upon arrival into Las Vegas make your way independently to you hotel where you will stay for 3 nights.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

You will have 2 whole days to explore this amazing city.  Classed as one of the most exciting cities in the world.  Take a walk along the famous Las Vegas Strip and witness erupting volcanoes, the Eiffel Tower and the Sphinx in front of various hotels.  Entertainment abounds, with concerts, attractions, and shopping.

Why not take and trip to the Grand Canyon – it’s closer than you think! Or take a nigh time helicopter trip along the Vegas Strip (prices available on request).

Leave the excitement of Las Vegas behind, and check out of your hotel.  Make your way independently to the airport for your onward flight to Vancouver where you will spend the next 3 nights.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest with live commentary. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District.

Today you will travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Today your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff.

You have two full days to explore this beautiful mountain town, and to help you do this we have included a tour where you will learn about the people, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. This excursion is highlighted with a journey on the Banff Gondola (included) for a 360º view of six mountain ranges that surround the town. A brief stop at Lake Minnewanka has also been included.

Today you will leave the Rocky Mountains behind and travel by scheduled coach south to the Cowboy capital Calgary and Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK

Local Information

Language

English is the official language of Canada and is spoken throughout the country.

Local Time

The United Kingdom is 8 hours ahead of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Currency

The local official currency is the Canadian dollar. All major credit cards are accepted too.

Where to Fly From

The flight time from London to Las Vegas is approximately 10.5 hours. Flights can be arranged from all regional UK airports.