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Great Canadian Rail Journey 2020

Great Canadian Rail Journey 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This breathtaking tour crosses Canada using the historic railroad. It features spectacular scenery, including an excursion to Niagara Falls, where you’ll enjoy a cruise to view the falls from the river below; an excursion from Jasper to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll cruise to Spirit Island; a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on the 750-foot-deep Columbia Icefield; a stop at stunning Lake Louise with its green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria; and much more. In Toronto, board the art deco cars of VIA Rail’s® The Canadian train for the highlight of this Canada tour…your 3-night rail journey through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Watch the scenic countryside, lakes, and sun-dappled forests from your windows as you relax in first-class, refurbished cars from the 1950s. Enjoy premium service, exquisite cuisine, and amazing views as you sit back and enjoy this marvelous train journey. Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you on this Canada tour. In Victoria, learn about the famous Nanaimo bar and its connections to the island. Other fun experiences Globus has included a narrated scenic cruise on Maligne Lake to see famous Spirit Island and an amazing dinner with stunning views atop CN Tower in Toronto.All of this and more await you on this spectacular tour through Canada!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN TORONTO.
Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS.
Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, enjoy a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Return to Toronto for an orientation tour. This evening, enjoy [LF] dinner atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower. (B,D)

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to mid-October. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 3: TORONTO–VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO.
After breakfast, transfer to Union Station for departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your Sleeper Plus class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950s. Domed observation cars let you enjoy views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes. (B,BR,D)

NOTE:
On VIA Rail, during the day your cabin for two offers armchairs, toilet, and a picture window. By night it transforms to upper and lower beds where guests must be able to climb a ladder to reach the upper bed. Traveling as a single, your cabin by day features small couch-style seating, toilet and sink, and a large picture window. By night, an economy of space requires the pull-down bed to fill the space obstructing the furniture and bathroom facilities. Public restrooms remain available in each coach.

NOTE:
Train travel is subject to unforeseen delays.

Day 4: VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.
Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in first-class rail accommodations. Travel past the sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontario. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views or enjoy quiet conversation in one of the comfortable lounges. Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. In the late evening, arrive in Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg for a brief stop before continuing west into Saskatchewan. (BR,D)

Day 5: VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN, THROUGH MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN.
Continue through the prairies and winding rivers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. View the ever-changing landscape with ease and comfort as you meet and mingle with fellow passengers and enjoy freshly prepared meals that showcase Canadian cuisine and regional specialties. (BR,D)

Day 6: VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN, THROUGH SASKATCHEWAN & ALBERTA–JASPER.
Travel from Saskatchewan to Jasper with brief stops in Saskatoon and Edmonton. Admire the scenery as your train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada’s historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper for local sightseeing. Later, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a full-narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. (B)

Day 7: JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF.
This morning, travel through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B,D)

Day 8: BANFF.
This morning’s sightseeing includes the Bow River and Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. (B)

Day 9: BANFF–KAMLOOPS.
This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to Canada’s Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers. Continue to your riverside resort. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] riverside BBQ with S’MORES. (B,D)

Day 10: KAMLOOPS–VICTORIA.
Catch a BC FERRY to Vancouver Island and the very British “Garden City” of Victoria. Upon arrival, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. Later, your orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. After dinner this evening, enjoy a special [LF] TREAT with dinner. Learn of the Nanaimo bar, a regional Canadian confection dating back to the 1950s. (B,D)

Day 11: VICTORIA.
Today is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping. Your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this harbor city. (B)

Day 12: VICTORIA–VANCOUVER.
This morning, take the BC FERRY and sail through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Arrive in Vancouver for a city tour that includes the harbor and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 13: VANCOUVER.
Your tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodation, and exclusive access to stylish lounges with local artists and music.
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Sightseeing & Activities:

TORONTO
[LF] Dinner at CN Tower; orientation tour

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

TORONTO–JASPER
Private cabin on VIA Rail’s the Canadian® (travel in Sleeper Plus class)

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; cruise Maligne Lake

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

KAMLOOPS
Enjoy a [LF] riverside BBQ with s’mores

VICTORIA
Orientation tour; Butchart Gardens; [LF] special treat

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER
Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands

VANCOUVER
Sightseeing; farewell dinner

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 3 brunches as provided on VIA Rail, 8 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Vancouver


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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$975 to $1,220

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$190 to $260

Triple rooms on the Canadian may be one room or two separate rooms that may or may not be located near each other on the train.

Extra Nights per person in Toronto:
Weekdays (Monday–Wednesday): in single room $288; in twin room $157; in triple room $124
Weekends (Thursday–Sunday): in single room $200; in twin room $112; in triple room $95

Extra Nights per person in Vancouver:
May: in single room $335; in twin room $189; in triple room $146
June–August: in single room $363; in twin room $203; in triple room $155
September–October: in single room $335; in twin room $189; in triple room $146

Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario and within short walking distance to the theatre and entertainment districts. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge, coffee bar, full service fitness center and spa, as well as full service concierge services. This Four diamond property is a landmark downtown Toronto Hotel.
Address:
1 Harbour Square
Toronto ON, Canada
Jasper National Park: Chateau Jasper
The Chateau Jasper offers an excellent variety of accommodations and facilities. This conveniently located hotel offers 119 fully air-conditioned guestrooms and suites, pleasantly furnished with mountain decor in mind.
Address:
96 Geikie Street Jasper
Jasper AB, Canada
Banff: Banff Park Lodge
The hotel offers an indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, Hot Plunge Pool, several boutiques, concierge desk, restaurant, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, Internet access, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe.
Address:
222 Lynx Street
Banff AB, Canada
Kamloops: South Thompson Inn Guest Ranch & Conference Centre
Quietly nestled on 55 scenic acres in the Thompson Valley, this riverfront hotel offers 57 individually decorated guestrooms and is beloved for its southern Kentucky style, western hospitality, and cozy atmosphere.
Address:
3438 Shuswap Road East
Kamloops BC, Canada
Victoria: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
Located directly on the breathtaking inner harbour of Victoria and only a short 5 minute walk away from downtown. Close to many attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, as well as restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness club, jogging trails, concierge service, business center, gift shop, room service, restaurant, and lounge.
Address:
100 Harbour Rd
Victoria BC, Canada
Vancouver: Delta By Marriott Vancouver Suites
Delta Hotels Vancouver Suites is located in the heart of downtown and convenient to the vibrant nearby districts of Yaletown and Gastown. This all-suite hotel offers the perfect home base for a weekend getaway or an extended stay.
Address:
550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC, Canada

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
3.8
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.4

Ratings based off 17 reviews - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

EXCEPTIONAL: plane, train, boat & bus! Perfect adventure, perfect length, perfect tour director.

Even though we weren't informed that the train is usually running late, I had the best time ever. We were so glad that we upgraded to Prestige. It made the train ride so much more enjoyable.

The train ride and being on the train for 3 days was an experience I have never done before, but it was enjoyable. The tour director was very knowledgeable and had a great personality and took care of everything that was expected of him. I will recommend this trip to my friends, but the sleeping room on the train needs to be upgraded and they should have some connection with the outside world like a television or WiFi connection because at the present time, there is no connection and not much to do in the train ride.

Everything about this trip was first class.


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