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Wake to a White Christmas in the Rocky Mountains.

Admire the stunning mountain scenery in Banff on your Travelmarvel tour.

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and revel in the winter wonderland that is the Canadian Rockies on Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. The highlight is Christmas in Banff and New Years Eve in Vancouver. View complete itinerary

Trip code: URXN11
Duration: 11 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Calgary to Vancouver
Meals included: 15

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Calgary

Your journey begins today as you fly into the city of Calgary. Upon your arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening after settling in to your accommodation, meet and get to know your fellow guests and friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director at a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower which boasts amazing views.
Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

    Day 2. Calgary, Banff

    Departing Calgary, begin the scenic journey through the Rocky Mountains to Banff National Park. Upon arriving in Banff, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. This provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the town. There are many select experiences available to you today which offer unique and varied ways to take in the sights. Perhaps take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon admiring incredible waterfalls and icefalls, enjoy an exciting dog sled ride, or head out on a Banff Experience to discover the local township and explore Johnston Canyon. Tonight, perhaps curl up by the fire with a hot chocolate in anticipation of Christmas Day tomorrow.
    Stay: Three Nights: Banff Park Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 3. Christmas Day - Banff

    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 celebratory Christmas Lunch. You’ll be transported to a fairytale 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 Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch

    Day 4. Banff

    It’s one glorious scene after the next during this Christmas journey. This morning you will enjoy a picturesque gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Afterwards, the rest of the day is at your leisure to continue exploring the incredible scenery of your surrounds.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 5. Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper

    Depart Banff this morning and journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway to Jasper. On the way, stop at stunning Lake Louise, known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Throughout today, revel in the splendour that is the Canadian Rockies during this special time of year before continuing to Jasper.
    Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, The Crimson
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • 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, and there should be some post-Christmas bargains to take advantage of while you are here. Perhaps you might like to don some snowshoes for an inspiring trek through stunning Canadian Rockies scenery. Alternatively, you may like to visit the deep Maligne Canyon to view the sight of its incredible icefalls.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 7. Jasper, Quaaout Lodge

    This morning, descend the Rockies, passing through magnificent scenery and continue to Little Shuswap Lake. Over the next two days, you’ll enjoy the chance to relax and unwind at Quaaout Lodge & Spa. This evening, learn about the history of Canada’s indigenous culture and enjoy a traditional First Nations-inspired dinner.

    Stay: Two Nights: Quaaout Lodge and Spa
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 8. Quaaout Lodge

    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 amid the comfortable setting of your lodge or the more adventurous might prefer to venture out for a hike as a way to explore and discover more of the surrounds.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 9. Quaaout Lodge, New Years Eve - Vancouver

    Today, your Christmas journey takes you to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. The evening is at leisure for you to decide how you wish to ring in the New Year. Your hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city so after enjoying a sumptuous New Year’s Eve dinner with your fellow guests, you can head out for the evening and see in the New Year in style. This is a special way to ring in your New Year and one you will certainly never forget.
    Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 10. Vancouver

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some time to relax. Those who have celebrated the New Year may like to simply rest. This afternoon, head to the 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. Admire the beautiful gardens and enjoy the sounds of nature amid this peaceful atmosphere.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 11. Depart Vancouver

    Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vancouver airport for your onward flight.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Trip Highlights

    • Enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower
    • Take in the sparkling winter scenes of the Rockies during a Christmas Day sleigh ride
    • Savour an indigenous-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge

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    Included Experiences

    • 10 nights premium accommodation
    • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
    • 15 meals – 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
    • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
    • Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
    • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
    • Prices include airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
    • Triple rooms may only contain two beds in one room.  The additional bed may be a sofa bed or rollaway
    • 2016 itinerary is available, please refer to Travelmarvel's 2016 Canada & Alaska brochure

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