07 Days - Canadian Rockies

07 Days - Canadian Rockies

An ideal 7 day tour, designed for those looking for a glimpse of Canadian Rockies

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Early Bird Offer

  • Book 6 weeks in advance and get £100 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

  • Flyover Canada (Please note Children must be atleast 102cm (40") tall.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • Guided City Tour of Vancouver

  • Photo stop at Shannon Falls

  • Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola ride

  • Whistler Village

  • Mt. Robson Provincial Park

  • Photo stop at Athabasca Falls

  • Columbia Ice Field & Skywalk

  • Orientation tour of Banff

  • Lake Louise Chateau

  • Lake Louise Gondola Ride

  • Wildlife Interpretation Centre

  • Minnewanka Loop

  • Minnewanka Lake

  • Bow Falls

  • Surprice Cornor

 

Price Includes

  1. All hotels as mentioned in the itinerary

  2. 6 dinners at Indian restaurant (choice of veg, non veg & jain)

  3. 6 American buffet breakfast

 

Price Exludes

  1. Lunches

  2. International flights

  3. Visa & Processing Fees

  4. Porterage

  5. $21 mandatory tip per person to be given to the tour director

Day 1

VANCOUVER

Welcome to Vancouver! Arrive at Vancouver Airport before 4pm. Passengers will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel. From colorful downtown neighborhoods, to culturally diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there's plenty to explore! Check into Hotel (Check in time 3 PM). Meet and greet with tour manager at 6 pm in the lobby. Please note that if your flight is coming in late, you will miss the itinerary scheduled for today. Depart for Flyover Canada to experience an amazing virtual flight ride in which you will "take off" into a huge domed screen to enjoy a breathtaking flight across Canada's most spectacular sights. (Please note children must be at least 102cm (40") tall) Overnight stay at the hotel in Vancouver.
Hotel: Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

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Day 2

VANCOUVER - WHISTLER - VANCOUVER

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards Whistler. Have a quick photo stop at the Shannon Falls, a 481-metre-high waterfall. Later proceed to Whistler, a pretty alpine village under the shadow of the Blackcomb Mountains. Have lunch on your own while exploring the Whistler Village. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to enjoy the panoramic views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes and snow-capped mountains. Visit the Capilano Bridge. Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure and the exciting new Cliff walk. End the day with a dinner at Indian Restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel in Vancouver.
Hotel: Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

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Day 3

VANCOUVER - SUN PEAKS

After breakfast at the hotel, checkout and proceed for Vancouver City Tour. Explore the city's downtown landmarks including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and the bustling Robson Street shopping district and Stanley Park, a sprawling 405 hectare of forest and nature right in downtown Vancouver. We continue through English Bay, vibrant Granville Island, and the historic districts of Chinatown and Gastown. W then proceed to Sun Peaks, the famous Swiss-style alpine village of British Columbia. Arrive at this European-style village nestled in the center of three mountains for an overnight stay.
Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand or Similar

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Day 4

SUNPEAKS - JASPER

After breakfast at the hotel, checkout and drive towards Jasper. On route, we have a brief stop at Mt. Robson. Drive along the Yellow head Highway to Jasper to experience the majesty and beauty of this imposing mountain, which, at 3594 meters, is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Free time to explore the town of Jasper. Later you have the option to take the additional excursion to visit: The Jasper Planetarium & Telescope Experience.
Hotel: Mountain Park Lodges, Overlander Mountain Lodge or similar

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Day 5

JASPER - BANFF

After breakfast check out and drive towards Banff. On route, we have a brief phostostop at Anthabasca Falls. Visit the Columbia Ice Fields to experience the Ice Explorer,an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. Listen to the history and fascinating geology of this area during the specially designed Ice Explorer tour that takes you to the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier (weather permitting) Then explore the amazing Glacier Skywalk.
Contine onto Banff. Experience the orientation tour of Banff visiting the Surprise corner, Next continue to Tunnel Mountain Drive, where you can enjoy views of the town, and Bow Falls. End your day at Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka(" Water of the Spirits").Here you will have an option to Add on the visit to the Banff Gondola Ride at an additional cost. This is a Gondola Ride to the top of the Sulphur mountain to experience the bird's eye view of the six mountain range.Witness the breathtaking views in every direction from one of the several observation decks as your drive towards Banff and check in for overnight stay at Banff (Canmore).
Hotel: Quality Inn Chateau, Canmore Inn & Suites or similar

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Day 6

BANFF - CALGARY

After breakfast check out and we then take the Lake Louise Gondola Ride - a relaxing 14 minute ride with incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and maybe even some wildlife are highlights of the ride. Visit the Wildlife Interpretation Centre located at the top of the Summer Gondola: the perfect place to discover what makes life in Banff National Park uniquely spectacular. Later relax in the famous Lake Louise; a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise glacier-fed lake, ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Drive towards Banff and have some free time. Later proceed to Calgary, on route enjoy a phtostop at the Calgary Olympic Park and the Calgary Tower.
Hotel: Element Calgary Airport or similar

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Day 7

CALGARY - OUT

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 am). The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to Calgary (YYC) airport. Please check with the hotel reception regarding shuttle timings. If you have an early flight & no shuttle is operational, you will have to arrange and pay for your own taxi transfer. (Hotel Shuttle timings are from: 5 AM to 9 PM). Packed breakfast option is not available for passengers taking an early flight. (Airport code: YYC).

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

2020 USD Dates & Prices

 

Departure Dates

3 Adults Sharing

2 Adults Sharing

Child

(2-11 Years)

May - 16, 30

$1910

$2030

$1495

Jun - 13, 27

$1910

$2030

$1495

Jul - 11, 25

$1910

$2030

$1495

Aug - 08, 22

$1910

$2030

$1495

Sep - 05, 19

$1910

$2030

$1495

 

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $210 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

Single supplement is $755

 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Requirements

Time Zone

Electricity

Country Code

Canada

Ottawa

Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Not for British Citizen

Varies

110 - 120V

+1

 

Canada

 

Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada's vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It's also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

 

Currency

 

The Canadian Dollar is the currency of Canada. The currency code for Canadian Dollar is CAD, and the currency symbol is $ or C$. The Canadian Dollar is the seventh-most traded currency on the Forex market, as many institutions and individuals trade the CAD. The Canadian Dollar is held as a reserve currency by a number of central banks.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

Canada

 

 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s) excluding infants.

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Once in Canada, you must carry your passport with you at all times.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passport

 

Canada Visa for UK Citizens Requirements. UK Citizens must have a passport that remains valid for at least six months from the start of their trip. You'll also need a credit card to purchase your eTA via the Canadian government website, and you may be asked to provide additional documents.

For more information or to apply for an eTA, visit Canada.ca/eTA & https://travel.gc.ca/

 

Weather

 

Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia), and the largest on the North American continent, so saying that weather conditions vary widely in Canada would be a gross understatement. Because of the warm ocean currents along the British Columbia coastline, spring begins there in February. Across the central and southern reaches of the country enjoyable spring weather usually arrives in May.

Summer begins in late May, and extends through September. The hottest months are July and August, and in the large cities of the south and across the central plains in summer, high temperatures are normally in the low 80's, with highs in the 90's somewhat common. For many travelers, the months of September and October (Fall) are the best time to visit Canada, as most days are cool, crisp and pleasant.

The Canadian winters are cold and long, and in the northern reaches of the country they can be brutal. In the central interior and prairie provinces, the daily average temps (in winter) are near 5°F, with daily lows near -20°F; significantly lower on occasion.In these regions, snow can cover the ground almost six months of the year, while in the far-north, nine months of snow cover (or more) is the norm.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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