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Christmas Markets & the Rockies

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,995
  • 2019 Banff > Vancouver

    Tour Code:

    RCXM

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Banff

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Calgary > Banff

      Arrive Calgary where you will be met and transferred to Banff.
      Your journey begins with a three night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Banff Springs. At this festive time of year, the Fairmont Banff Springs resembles a magical castle in an enchanted forest. To make your winter fairytale complete, you’ll be ensconced in a mountain or valley view room for three nights.
      Tonight celebrate your adventures ahead at a welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Banff Christmas Market

      After a leisurely start to the day, head off to Banff Christmas Market - a celebration of all things merry and bright. Santa arrives in Banff on a sleigh in this land of wonderful handcrafted gifts, culinary delights, warming beverages and caroling.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Banff
      Freechoice

      Continue your Canadian winter experience with a dogsledding adventure or a canyon icewalk. Alternatively, you may choose to discover local landmarks and wildlife on a guided tour, or see the mountaintops from above in a helicopter. If you prefer, stay cosy in your ‘Castle in the Rockies’ and rejuvenate in the mineral pools of the Willow Stream Spa.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Banff > Lake Louise

      Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a final view over magnificent Banff National Park before heading to Lake Louise.

      Freechoice Dining

      There are a variety of restaurants to tempt you this evening.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Lake Louise

      A free day to enjoy stunning Lake Louise, where you may choose from a range of indoor and outdoor activities or simply indulge in pure relaxation.

      Enrich

      This afternoon, the ‘man in the red suit’ is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

      Travel along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway.
      Arrive in Jasper where you’ll enjoy a cosy home at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a junior suite warmed by a fireplace or a wood burning stove.

      Enrich

      Over the next two days and nights enjoy a special ‘Christmas in November’ programme exclusive to Scenic guests. There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities to give you a host of unusual ideas for your own celebrations back home, from Christmas decorations to delicious food and cocktail recipes, all with a Canadian flavour.

      This evening, marvel at the constellations at a private Dark Sky event featuring a heated Planetarium experience followed by s’mores around the fire pit.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      Enrich

      Your ‘Christmas in November’ activities continue today. This afternoon there will be some free time to relax before a sumptuous private dinner and entertainment, exclusive to Scenic guests.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Jasper > Okanagan Valley

      Drive into the picturesque Okanagan Valley, known for its fine wineries and abundant local produce. You will visit one of the region’s leading wineries and learn about the curious production of ice wine – a delicious dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. This evening enjoy a delicious meal paired with some of the region’s best wines.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Okanagan Valley > Vancouver Christmas Market

      Travel to Vancouver today, arriving in time to explore the local Christmas Market, a beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike. Located in an impressive seaside location, this popular yuletide celebration features more than 80 huts of European-inspired sweets, treats, and treasures – many with a Canadian twist. This is a great opportunity to wow friends and family back home with some memorable handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Vancouver

      This morning you have some free time to explore Vancouver’s characterful neighbourhoods, such as Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park.
      This afternoon, visit Vancouver’s ‘forest in the city’, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which is even more mystical in the winter.
      Dinner and overnight will be at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Vancouver > Whistler

      Travel to Whistler, a quaint alpine village nestled against a background of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience. The wonder continues with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from the best food Whistler has to offer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Whistler
      Freechoice

      Today you can choose from a range of activities. You might like to take the Peak to Peak Gondola for stunning 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests; or embark on a thrilling dog-sledding or snowmobiling adventure.

      You’ll also have some free time for your own explorations or sheer relaxation.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Whistler > Victoria

      Travel to Victoria on Vancouver Island where you will stay for two nights at the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel.
      Enjoy the ‘Magic of Christmas’ seasonal theme at the Butchart Gardens, with ice skating, Christmas lights, holiday wreaths and carol singers.
      This evening, your Canadian winter and Christmas Markets adventure draws to a close with a special farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Depart

      Transfer to Victoria Airport for your departure flight. You’ll arrive home in plenty of time to prepare for your Canadian inspired Christmas celebrations with family and friends.

      Freechoice activities are subject to minimum numbers and/or seasonal operations.

      Meals included: Breakfast