Grand Canadian

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Grand Canadian

from £2,755
Duration: from 20 days
Countries: Canada
Get the full flavour of Canada with this complete Canadian experience. Meander through the hills of Whistler, cool vibes of Vancouver, the mountains of Banff and the culture of Quebec City.

Grand Canadian

DAY 1: New York to Boston

Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D)

DAY 2: Boston

Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this busy university town. Hotel (B)

DAY 3: Boston to Quebec City

Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B)

DAY 4: Quebec City

Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafés & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘Old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B, D)

DAY 5: Quebec City to Montreal

The multicultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B, D)

DAY 6: Montreal

You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians! Hotel

DAY 7: Montreal to Toronto

Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘Thousand Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D)

DAY 8: Toronto

Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multicultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower, visit Gallery 44 or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B)

DAY 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls

Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US border. Hotel

DAY 10: Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver

Rise & shine this morning! You catch the first flight to Vancouver to meet your new Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world famous resort town, Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics & get a serious outdoor fix. (Your Trip Manager has all your flight details) Hotel (D)

DAY 11: Whistler

North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like zip lining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town & that’s just the start. Hotel (B)

DAY 12: Whistler to Kamloops

Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D)

DAY 13: Kamloops to Jasper

Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a white-water rafting trip. Hotel (B)

DAY 14: Jasper

You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel

DAY 15: Jasper to Banff

Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Ice fields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom-designed “Ice Explorer”. (D) Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

DAY 16: Banff

Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much offered like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife! (B) Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

DAY 17: Banff to Vernon

Today’s travels take you through three national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B, D)

DAY 18: Vernon to Vancouver

Journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel

DAY 19: Vancouver

Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B)

DAY 20: Vancouver

Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

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What's Included

National park fees, local taxes & service charges
Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientation tours of all other destinations
Modern, air-conditioned coach with power & USB points for charging
An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team

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