Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey Itinerary
Day 1 London - Toronto
Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® transports you from your front door to London Heathrow and your scheduled Air Canada direct flight to Toronto. On arrival we transfer to our conveniently located hotel, the Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 2 Toronto
After our morning city tour, the rest of the day is
free to enjoy Toronto. The CN Tower is worth a
visit before you leave the city. The world’s tallest
free standing tower, some 1,700 feet high, houses
the 360 Revolving Restaurant, as well as the
observation deck and its sections of glass flooring.
Day 3 Toronto - Niagara Falls - 'The Canadian'
We depart Toronto this morning for a full day
excursion to the spectacle that is Niagara Falls.
one of the natural wonders of the world.
Late this afternoon, we return to Toronto and board VIA Rail’s
flagship train ‘The Canadian for our three day journey to the west.
Day 4 'The Canadian'
As you wake this morning to the hypnotic sound of the train moving over the tracks, our journey continues through Ontario towards Manitoba. We have the whole day to relax and take advantage of VIA Rail’s first class service.
Day 5 'The Canadian' - Jasper
In the distant horizon stands Winnipeg, where we make a scheduled stop this morning, giving us time to stretch our legs on terra firma. We continue our journey this afternoon through Manitoba’s prairies and into Saskatchewan, before crossing into Alberta.
Day 6 'The Canadian' - Jasper
‘The Canadian’ makes a brief stop this morning in Edmonton, provincial capital of Alberta, before completing our journey through Jasper National Park to the town of Jasper. On arrival this afternoon, we board our coach for a tour of Jasper National Park, with a visit to the picturesque Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon and the shores of Medicine Lake. Our hotel for the night is the Lobstick Lodge.
Day 7 Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Banff
This morning we take the Icefield Parkway from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park. The halfway point is the spectacular Columbia Icefield, one of the biggest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here we take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, (subject to favourable weather conditions). Our hotel for the next two nights is the 4* Fox Hotel & Suites, Banff’s newest hotel.
Day 8 Banff - Lake Louise - Banff
Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and the lakes areas, which include Moraine Lake and famous Lake Louise. At Lake Louise you have the opportunity to take a gondola to the mountaintop for superb views and photo opportunities or visit the Chateau, a unique luxury hotel with its gardens leading to the lakeshore. Returning to Banff and our hotel, we are free this evening to experience the nightlife of this lovely mountain resort.
Day 9 Banff - Kamloops
This morning we have an early start to board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a trip of a lifetime through the Rocky Mountains. Your journey offers an exhilarating range of scenery combined with exceptional comfort and service to ensure you have a memorable journey. We travel through tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon and Rodgers Pass. We arrive into Kamloops early evening. Your accommodation in Kamloops is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer.
Day 10 Kamloops - Vancouver
We continue our journey east on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. We will pass along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will bid farewell to your onboard attendants in Vancouver, where your coach awaits to whisk you off to the Metropolitan Hotel, your home for the next three nights.
Day 11 Vancouver
This morning we have included a city sightseeingtour where we visit Stanley Park, Gastown and Chinatown. This afternoon, take the optional excursion to Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge. At Grouse Mountain you will take the famed Skyride to the top of the mountain where you will find the wildlife refuge, home to many endangered species.
Day 12 Vancouver
Today you are free to explore this coastal city at your own pace or you may wish to take a ferry crossing to Vancouver Island on an optional excursion to Victoria.
Day 13 Vancouver - London
Some free time this morning before we leave for Vancouver airport for our return direct flight to London Heathrow.
Day 14 London
On arrival at London Heathrow Airport our staff will greet and transfer you to Titan transport for your journey to your front door.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION
- The deposit for this holiday is £300 per person
- There are many remote communities who are dependant on Canada's rail system. Consequently, freight services carrying supplies have priority on the lines, which can result in occasional delays to our itinerary.
Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey Map
Book this holiday online at www.titantravel.co.uk or call us on 0800 988 5823 to discuss the tour in more detail or to book the holiday over the phone