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Christmas in the Rockies

Witness a winter wonderland and experience Christmas in the Rockies on a 13 day adventure from Victoria to Banff. Visit Butchart Gardens and Lake Louise.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,795
  • 2017 Victoria > Banff

    Tour Code:

    RPXV

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Banff

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria

      The wonder begins with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Empress. Celebrate your journey with a welcome dinner. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Freechoice

      For a traditional Victorian experience, indulge in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress, or take a horse and carriage tour. If you’re a history buff, take a walking tour of Victoria with a local expert or visit the Royal BC Museum and IMAX. Or if you’re a foodie, take a culinary walking tour.

      Later, enjoy the ‘Magic of Christmas’ seasonal theme at the Butchart Gardens, with ice skating, Christmas lights, holiday wreaths and carol singers.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler
      FreechoiceDining

      Take to the town or stay in your hotel this evening and choose from the best food that Whistler has to offer.

      The wonder continues with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler

      At this time of year, Whistler transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy your stay at this quaint alpine village, nestled against a background of beautiful snow-splashed mountains.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Whistler > Vancouver

      Discover some of Vancouver’s characterful neighbourhoods, such as Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Make the most of your visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which is even more mystical in the winter. Tonight, enjoy an overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Vancouver > VIA Rail

      Discover the romance of rail travel tonight as you sleep in Sleeper Plus Class on board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - VIA Rail > Jasper

      Today, awake with a sense of wonder to views of the Rocky Mountains from your private cabin or the glass dome carriage. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a cosy home at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Junior Suite.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose between Canadian or Italian cuisine. A delicious dilemma.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
      Enrich

      Go dashing through the snow in a two-horse open sleigh. Listen out for the jingling of bells.

      FreechoiceDining

      There are a variety of restaurants to tempt you this evening. Choose between fine or casual dining.

      Retire to your Lakeview room at your three night Special Stay, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Lake Louise

      Merry Christmas. If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, then today your dream comes true. Celebrate a traditional Christmas Day brunch with Santa Claus.

      Enrich

      Continue the festive spirit with a pre-dinner drink, then savour a classic Christmas dinner before dancing late into the evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Lake Louise
      Freechoice

      Enjoy another full day in Lake Louise and you can spend it however you choose. Your choices for activities include iconic Canadian winter experiences such as dogsledding or a sleigh ride. Perhaps you’d like to try snowshoeing, or savour afternoon tea in the warmth of the hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Lake Louise > Banff

      The Canadian Rockies will astound you as you survey them from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

      Enrich

      Today, the man in the red suit is not Santa Claus but a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

      FreechoiceDining

      Indulge your palate as you please with dinner at any of a variety of restaurants at your hotel.

      At this festive time of year, the Fairmont Banff Springs, resembles a magical castle in an enchanted forest. You’ll be ensconced in a Mountain or Valley View room for your Special Stay for the next two nights, just to make your magical winter fairytale complete.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Banff

      Freechoice: Complete your Canadian winter experience with a dogsledding adventure, or combine a taste of dogsledding with a cultural experience at a First Nations village. You may choose to icewalk into Grotto Canyon, or perhaps discover local landmarks and wildlife on a guided tour, or see the mountaintops from above in a helicopter. If you prefer, you can stay cosy in your ‘castle in the Rockies’ and rejuvenate in the mineral pools of the Willow Stream Spa.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Banff > Calgary

      Now to get ready for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Transfer to Calgary Airport for your homeward flight. Please book flight to depart between 10am-11.30pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast