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Great Rail Journeys The Canadian in Winter
from £2595 pp
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  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Call free on 0800 707 6229 for huge extra savings on Great Rail Journeys The Canadian in Winter

On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend two unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

What's Included
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  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Air Canada scheduled flights from London to Toronto and Vancouver to London including all taxes and charges
  • First Class rail travel throughout
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation (room only) including 3 nights at the Delta Toronto and 2 nights at the Blue Horizon Hotel in Vancouver
  • 4 nights' Sleeper Plus Class rail travel on The Canadian
  • 12 meals, including 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Exciting excursions and free time to explore
Excursions Included
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  • Guided sightseeing tour of Toronto and a day at leisure for sightseeing
  • A visit to Niagara Falls
  • A journey across The Canadian Shield
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver and time at leisure
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Canada

We depart from London Heathrow for Toronto, arriving late afternoon for a two-night stay. Toronto is a multicultural melting-pot with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere. The city looks out across mesmerising Lake Ontario from its position on the northern shore, and is overlooked by the CN Tower, one of the tallest structures in the world.

Day 2: Guided sightseeing tour of Toronto

A visit to Niagara Falls is one of the highlights of any holiday to Canada, and we embark upon a full-day excursion to the magnificent natural wonder today. We enjoy lunch in the Falls View Restaurant of the Sheraton Hotel whilst admiring the views over the falls. Niagara Falls are all the more dramatic in winter, when thick snow covers the ground and the water freezes into giant icicles.

Days 3-4: The Canadian across the Canadian Shield

After a relaxed morning at leisure in Toronto, we transfer to Union Station and board the The Canadian, beginning our unforgettable journey through the majestic Rockies to Vancouver.

Day 5: A morning in Winnipeg

We arrive in Winnipeg today, where the train stops for the morning, giving us the opportunity to explore this railway city, known as the 'Gateway to the West'. Union Station was built in 1911 by the same architects who designed New York's famous Grand Central Station. The walls are faced with local limestone and studded with prehistoric fossils from the ancient seabeds that once covered the prairies. 

Day 6: Edmonton & Jasper 

After a brief stop at Edmonton in the morning, we begin the climb into the foothills of the Rockies, travelling through some truly spectacular scenery. Relax and enjoy the journey as we pass glaciers, lakes, plunging canyons, frozen waterfalls and soaring snow-covered peaks. The Rockies are not just a line of mountains, but the edge of the Western Cordillera, a complex array of plateaus and folded rock layers that stretch to the Pacific Coast. We make a short stop in Jasper, a quaint mountain town at the edge of the wilderness in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The town is surrounded by tree-covered mountains, blanketed in snow to create a fabulous winter setting.

Day 7: Vancouver 

The Canadian arrives into Vancouver this morning. We leave the train after breakfast and begin our stay with a guided sightseeing tour. We visit Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles. We transfer to our hotel for a three night stay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this cosmopolitan city at your leisure.

Days 8-9: At leisure exploring Vancouver 

Vancouver enjoys a fabulous natural setting, with beautiful snow-covered mountains and deep fjords providing a dramatic backdrop to the urban landscape of modern skyscrapers. You have a free day in Vancouver to visit excellent museums, art galleries and shops, as well as some beautiful parks, the famous waterfront and bustling port. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner together at the 'Top of Vancouver', a revolving restaurant in a fabulous rooftop location with superb views of the city.

Days 10-11: Vancouver to London 

You are free until the early evening when we transfer to Vancouver airport for our overnight flight to London Heathrow, arriving early in the morning of Day 11.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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