White Christmas Wonders


Discover Canada's postcard-perfect scenes of national parks and pure white glaciers, as well as cosmopolitan cities and the incredible First Nations culture.

Members from: $4,555 P.PNon-members from: $4,695 P.PSolo traveller from: $5,729

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Supplier

    Travelmarvel

  • Booking Code

    URXN13

  • Departs

    18 December 2019


Includes


  • Twelve nights premium accommodation

  • Sixteen meals

  • Tipping for all staff and airport transfers

  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel tour director and driver

  • Enjoy a welcome reception and a special farewell dinner

  • A magical Banff Christmas: take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a Christmas Day sleigh ride

  • Quaaout Lodge and Spa: Enjoy an overnight stay and First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge and Spa

  • The Butchart Gardens light up: View the truly enchanting Christmas light displays, made up of tens of thousands of tiny lights


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a welcome reception at Calgary Tower.

Your journey begins today as you fly into the city of Calgary. Upon arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

Day 2: Calgary, Banff

Departing Calgary, begin the picturesque journey through the Rocky Mountains to Banff National Park. On arrival in Banff, the rest of the day is yours at leisure. With plenty of options available, perhaps take an ice walk through Johnston Canyon to admire the waterfalls and icefalls, enjoy an exciting dog sled ride or head out on a Banff Experience tour to discover the local township (own expense).

Stay: three nights at Banff Park Lodge

Daily:
breakfast

Day 3: Banff

INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Take in the sparkling winter scenes of the Rockies during a sleigh ride. An experience which is sure to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

18 December departure - enjoy free time to explore more of Banff today. 23 December departure - this is the real highlight of your journey as you wake today to a picture-perfect white Christmas in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy free time in the morning to mark the occasion as you wish, before gathering with your fellow guests for a delicious celebratory Christmas lunch. You’ll be transported to a fairy tale as you take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a sleigh ride for a truly memorable Christmas Day.

Daily:
breakfast

Day 4: Banff

It’s one glorious scene after the next during this Christmas journey. Today you will enjoy a picturesque gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, where snow-topped mountain peaks surround you. The rest of the day is at your leisure to continue exploring the township of Banff.

Daily:
breakfast

Day 5: Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper

Depart Banff and journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway to Jasper. En route, stop at stunning Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Throughout today, revel in the splendour of the Canadian Rockies during this special time of year before continuing to Jasper.

Stay: two nights: Jasper, The Crimson

Daily:
breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Jasper

Take time out today to relax in the fairytale setting of Jasper. The village will still have an array of Christmas decorations on display. You might like to don some snowshoes for an inspiring trek through stunning Canadian Rockies scenery. Alternatively, perhaps visit Maligne Canyon to view the sight of its incredible icefalls.

Daily:
breakfast

Day 7: Jasper, Quaaout Lodge

INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Savour a First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge and Spa.

This morning, descend through the beautiful Rockies scenery and continue to Little Shuswap Lake. Over the next two days, you’ll enjoy the chance to relax and unwind at Quaaout Lodge and Spa.

Stay: two nights at Quaaout Lodge and Spa

Daily:
breakfast and dinner

Day 8: Quaaout Lodge

18 December departure - enjoy free time this morning to celebrate Christmas Day as you wish. Later, gather with your fellow guests for a delicious celebratory Christmas Lunch. 23 December departure - enjoy a day at leisure at Quaaout Lodge, which sits on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake and within the South Thompson River Valley. You might like to simply relax in the comfortable setting of your lodge or the more adventurous may prefer to venture out for a hike, as a way to explore and discover more of the surrounding area.

Daily:
breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Quaaout Lodge, Vancouver

Today, your Christmas journey takes you from the peaceful surrounds of Quaaout Lodge to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. 23 December departure - this evening it’s time to continue the celebrations over a special New Year’s Eve dinner with your fellow guests. After dinner, head out into the city of Vancouver to see in the New Year in style. This will be an incredible way to ring in your New Year and one you will certainly never forget.

Stay: two nights at Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Daily:
breakfast

Day 10: Vancouver

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some time to relax in this beautiful city. This afternoon, head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can follow in the footsteps of the millions of visitors who have crossed its bridge since 1889. Be dazzled by the Canyon Lights display and witness hundreds of thousands of lights glitter throughout the rainforest and across the suspension bridge.

Daily:
breakfast

Day 11: Vancouver, Victoria

Continue to visit Vancouver’s best-loved attractions on a sightseeing tour. Visit Gastown, Granville Island and Stanley Park before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island and travelling to the charming city of Victoria. This evening, perhaps try one of the local restaurants for dinner.

Stay: two nights at in Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

Daily:
breakfast

Day 12: Victoria

INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a farewell dinner at The Butchart Gardens, dining in the original Butchart home and enjoying the Christmas lights.

This morning is free for you to explore Victoria at your own pace or simply relax and enjoy the amenities at your hotel. Perhaps embark on a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour. This afternoon, visit The Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral show gardens, established by the Butchart family in 1904. Explore this wonderful estate and view the enchanting Christmas light displays, made up of tens of thousands of tiny lights, as well as magical floral displays.

Daily:
breakfast and dinner

Day 13: Depart Victoria

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria airport for your onward flight.

Daily:
breakfast


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