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8-Day VIA Rail Tour of Vancouver, Lake Louise, and Rocky Mountains
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Product Code: 183-19266
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Glacier Skywalk
  • • Vancouver
  • • Kelowna
  • • Lake Okanagan
  • • VIA Rail
  • • Columbia Icefield
  • • Lake Louise
  • • Banff National Park
  • • Emerald Lake
  • • Luxury TrainTravel Experience
Tour Code
183-19266
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Seattle, Vancouver
End City
Seattle, Vancouver
Tour Type:
Train
Language:
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO, Nature, Adventure

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Seattle

Vancouver/Seattle

Hotel: Type A - Value: Best Western Plus/Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar / Type B - Deluxe: Executive Plaza(Plaza Room)/ Westin Wall Centre or similar / Type C - Budget: Barclay Inn or similar / Type D - Premium: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center or similar

A complimentary Vancouver City Tour lasting approximately 3.5 hours is available for arrivals prior to 11:30 am, and customer needs to make reservation 3 days before the departure date. It visits Downtown, Stanley Park and Canada Place etc.
If you meet the tour guide before 11:30am and make a reservation 3 days before the departure date, you may enjoy a bonus ferry ride to Granville Island (weather permitting).

You may also join the Vancouver Night Tour to Downtown Vancouver, Gastown, Olympic Village and False Creek. (Only for departures during 5/1/2017-9/17/2017; limited Seats! Max. 2 guests per room, subject to availability;additional fee will be applied to extra seats).

Tips:
For passengers with Seattle arrivals on Saturdays the meeting time will be delayed about half an hour.

We can only offer passengers one complimentary airport pick-up for one room within this time frame. Guests who are booked under a group but have a different arrival time than their group will need to self-transfer to their hotel.

If you book this tour with pre or post hotel extension, we can offer the airport pick-up service before the departure day or airport drop-off service after the tour end day. Please contact us for a quotation. Passengers staying at hotels conveniently close to the airport are encouraged to transfer via the airport's free shuttle system.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Vernon

Vancouver - Kelowna - Vernon

Hotel: Prestige Vernon or similar

We'll begin our journey through the Canadian Rockies by traveling the Trans-Canada highway. We'll pass through Fraser Valley and head east for Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan, we'll hear the legendary story and search for the lake monster “Ogopogo.” Afterwards we'll visit the renowned winery to learn about the basics of wine making. After a stop at a honey farm we'll settle down in Vernon.

Day 03
Banff

Vernon - Golden - Emerald Lake - Banff

Hotel: Elk + Avenue (former Banff International Hotel) / Inns of Banff or similar

In the morning we'll proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike.” After passing through Kicking Horse Pass and the peaceful Yoho National Park, we'll visit the Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge, Then we'll enter Banff National Park. Here we can take the thrilling Gondola Ride (own expense) to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, receiving a stunning view of the Canadian Rockies.

Then we'll see Bow Valley and visit Bow Falls. Enjoy Banff at your pace and explore a myriad of galleries, trendy shops and boutiques.

Tips:
Optional upgrade to Fairmont Banff Springs is available for an additional cost.
Day 04
Banff

Banff - Jasper National Park - Columbia Icefield

Hotel: Glacier View Inn or similar

After passing the Castle Mountain, we'll head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition). Next, enjoy a short lakeside walk along the shores of lovely Lake Louise. Celebrate your day of mountain adventures with a fine meal at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan).

After passing by Bow Lake, we'll stop at Peyto Lake. At sunset, get ready for a memorable ride across Athabasca Glacier on a VIP massive vehicle - “Ice Explorer” (own expense). Get the very best experience and stay at the unique hotel at the Columbia Icefield that features spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier during the day and unmatched stargazing at night.

Day 05
Jasper

Columbia Icefield - Jasper

Hotel: Maligne Lodge or similar

In the morning, step on Glacier Skywalk (own expense) and have a thrilling experience on a platform where glass is all that separates you from birds soaring below. After visiting the Athabasca Falls, we'll head to the Jasper. You can capture the most magnificent view of mother nature by River Rafting (own expense) or Horseback Riding (own expense). Visit Maligne Canyon created 365 million years ago with waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes.

Day 06
Jasper

Jasper - VIA Train (Overnight)

Hotel: Overnight on the train or similar

In the morning you'll be free to explore Jasper on your own. Please self-transfer with hotel shuttle services to the Jasper Train Station and check in at least an hour before departure. The train departs at 2:30pm.

It is advised to schedule your hotel transfer the night before on Day 5 when you check in.

Travel on board the VIA train from Jasper in the Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Along the way you'll pass by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres, Pyramid Falls, and climb over Yellowhead Pass.

We'll overnight aboard the train.

Tips:
Jasper train station: 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper
Day 07
Vancouver

VIA Train - Vancouver

Hotel: Type A - Value: Best Western Plus/Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar / Type B - Deluxe: Executive Plaza(Plaza Room)/ Westin Wall Centre or similar / Type C - Budget: Barclay Inn or similar / Type D - Premium: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center or similar

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific coast. Admire the dramatic changes in scenery, highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.

Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver at 9:45am. Meet our tour guide in front of the Pacific Train Station, transfer to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Or take a Whale Watching Tour (at own expense) to discover killer whales, humpback whales and more!

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Seattle

Vancouver/Seattle

[Vancouver Departures]
Enjoy a free day for shopping or fine dining before we transfer you to the Vancouver Airport for your flight home.

[Seattle Departures]
In the morning we'll depart Vancouver and arrive at Seattle Aquarium, Cruise terminal or Sea-Tac Airport around noon (own expense).

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
Standard Hotel   Upgrade Available

Pick-up Details/Transfers
【Vancouver Arrival】
YVR Airport arrivals: We'll greet you at Baggage Claim Belt #3 (For Canada domestic arrivals) or “Welcome Figures” wooden statue in Arrival Hall (For international arrivals).

Vancouver Cruise Terminal arrivals: customer should meet our guide at Pan Pacific Hotel Entrance at 9:45am. Please contact our guide to confirm the pick-up time and location. Then, we'll take you on the half-day Vancouver City Tour before we transfer you to the hotel. Please leave your cruise information including arrival time and location when you make your reservation.

***Free YVR Airport Transfer Time is only between 8:00am - 9:30pm for Richmond Hotels (Type A and B hotels) and 8:00am - 8:00pm for Downtown Hotels (Type C and D hotels).

【Seattle Arrival】
For passengers who need pick-up in Seattle (Additional USD 50.00 fee), please meet our tour guide at Baggage Claim Belt #1 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at approximately 12:00pm. There is a bonus complimentary Mini Excursion of Seattle tour rather than Vancouver City tour. For Saturday arrivals, postpones 30 mins.

OR

Meet our tour guide at the Seattle Aquarium Main Entrance at 1:45pm (Additional USD 50.00 fee). We'll transfer to our Vancouver Hotel after a brief stop at the Space Needle.

Customers with Seattle Cruise Terminal arrivals: customer should meet our guide at PIER 91 or PIER 66 at 1:15 pm. Please contact our guide to confirm the pick-up time and location. Then, transfer to Vancouver Hotel after a brief stop at Space Needle. Please leave your cruise information including arrival time and location when you make the reservation.

We offer one complimentary airport pick-up from YVR Airport or one complimentary Vancouver Cruise Terminal pick-up for each order within the above time frame. After the tour we transfer guests to the airport all together (please feel free to ask us about availability and prices for additional drop-off services beyond the listed time frames).

【Vancouver Departure】
The complimentary transfer times are between 8:00am - 9:30pm (Richmond Hotel) or 8:00am - 8:00pm. (Downtown Hotel).
For customers who don't need airport transfer, we can drop you off at River Rock (on River Rd), Richmond or Chinese Cultural Centre 50 E. Pender St.

【Seattle Departure】
We suggest guests book their flights after 3:00pm. If your tour ends on Saturday, we suggest you please arrange your flight after 4:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary Vancouver airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 6 night hotel accommodations and 1 night onboard VIA rail
  • Complimentary Mini Ferry Ride and Admission fee to National Parks
  • Admission to Canadian Rockies Gondola, Columbia Icefield Snowmobile and Glacier Skywalk (Mandatory option in booking section)
  • Ground transportation in tour coach
  • VIA Rail Economy Class
  • Taxes
  • Professional bilingual(Chinese and English) tour escort

Package Excludes

  • Airfare or related transportation between your home and Vancouver/Seattle airport
  • Meal plan package. Prices are subject to change, please pay the tour guide if you wish to request this option.
  • Service fees for tour guide and driver:
    YVR Airport Pickup: CAD$4.00/person
    Vancouver Night tour: CAD$4.00/person
    Vancouver Mini City Tour: CAD$4.00/person
    YVR Airport Drop off:CAD$2.00/person/way
    Seattle Airport Transfer:CAD$8.00/person/way
    General Tour Day: CAD$9.00/Passenger per day
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service, meals, and admission to optional tours. Items and prices may vary due to the season and are subject to final confirmation when on tour.
  • Meal plan package(you can choose to pay on tour or pay in advance when booking):
    1)Rocky Mountain Meal(1 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners - 7 meals included):
    2) Full Meal(3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners - 11 meals in total)
Special Notes
  • Gift Pack(total value at $158; per twin room) includes False Creek Mini Ferry, PVA Cooling Towel, Luggage Tag, Beaver Badge, 2017/18 Calendar, National Park Admission, and Vancouver Night Tour- exploring Downtown Vancouver, Gastown, Olympic Village, etc (night tour is complimentary to max. 2 guests per room; subject to availability; while supplies last; Only for departures during 5/1/2017-9/17/2017)
  • Cancellation Policy:
    * 32 or more days prior to departure date - 10% penalty
    * 25-32 days prior to departure date - 30% penalty
    * 17-24 days prior to departure date - 50% penalty
    * No refund within 16-day prior to departure date. No partial refund on any unused services.
  • Fees and taxes not mentioned above should be paid in CAD currency. Passengers who choose to pay in USD, will need to pay the price difference resulting from the currency exchange rate.
  • Please contact us to provide your flight information at least 7 days before your tour departure.
  • Hotel upgrade fees or VIA Train option(s) are non-refundable in case of change or cancellation.
  • A visa is not required for U.S. Citizens. Please bring your Photo I.D and proof of citizenship (U.S. birth certificate or naturalization certificate) for re-entry to the United States. A passport is highly recommended. Children, ages 18 and under only require a birth certificate. If you are not an American citizen or a permanent resident, please bring your passport, I-94 card or resident alien card. Due to heightened security at the border, additional paperwork is required from visitors from some countries. Please be aware of the status of your country of origin or check with the local immigration office to ensure that multiple-entry into the U.S. is allowed. This will avoid unnecessary delays. Should any person be detained upon re-entry to the U.S., we will be unable to wait while additional paperwork is filed. Additional charges may apply for transportation.
  • Please note that each customer can only take one standard check-in luggage and one carry-on bag. Extra luggage is subject to a surcharge of USD$35.00 per piece.
  • If you would like to stay at a specific hotel in Vancouver (anyone we offer from A to D), there will be an extra charge of $30.00 per room per night.
  • Hotel upgrade is available. Please contact us for details.
  • We strongly recommend that you should contact your airline and local tour provider to confirm your flight arrival information and pickup arrangement before your departure.
  • Comfortable shoes with non-slip soles are recommended. Be prepared for unexpected extreme weather in the Rockies.
  • A light coat is recommended during the summer. A winter jacket is required for autumn through spring. A hat, umbrella, sunglasses, and bug repellent are also recommended.
  • Flight information must be provided in order for airport transfer services to be arranged. If flight information is not provided or is provided at the last minute, your reservation will be noted as a self transfer and no airport transfer services will be arranged. If you decide to self transfer to the tour's first night's hotel, please inform us at your earliest convenience. If you opt out of a transfer service, you may reinstate the airport transfer service if notification to reinstate the service is given well in advance of the tour's departure. Urgent requests to reinstate airport transfer services will not be guaranteed. If a flight is delayed, Tours4Fun/local provider will attempt to arrange a later airport transfer service. However, this later service is not guaranteed. If an airport transfer service is not available and cannot be provided, all guests are responsible for self transferring to the tour's first night's hotel.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
  • All hotel rooms are non-smoking. Any violation will be penalized $350 and up (non-refundable cleaning fee).
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third or fourth bed in the room but it can be requested at the time of check-in.
*Price for child applies when a 2-11 year-old child stays in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adults and children/infants.
*Please note that prices may change and are subject to final confirmation.
*Children under 2 years old may join this tour for $45/day. Please comment the child's name and age(including month) when booking. We'll arrange a seat for your child, however, you must provide a car seat. The service fee for the tour guide must be paid for children as well.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    Above my expectations

    We recently booked this tour and felt extremely insecure since we had never booked such a pricy tour, nor used Tours4fun, nor reserved through the internet, where there is no face-to-face contact with a person. We did not know what to expe...ct, and, what a surprise we got. We arrived earlier at Vancouver and they graciously made arrangements to pick us up immediately, no waiting at all. They guided us throughout the whole 8 days and always made us feel welcome and taken care of. Even though most people in the group were Chinese, our great tourist guide, Ted, explained in English also . Ted was well organized and we did not have to wait in hotels for check-in, he just handed us the keys to beautiful and clean rooms. The landscapes and nature are breath taken. No problems with the attractions either and we did not miss any of the scheduled destinations. The buss was clean and comfortable. Via train is a good experience, nice views, but for me it will not be an overnight ride next time. Yes, we would repeat it!! I highly recommend this trip and Tour4fun delivered a great service. Read full review

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Hi,

I would like to book the tour on July 20 2017 for 3 persons. Is it available?

Also, will the tour be definetely operated on this date? Because I need to apply for visa to Canada and I am afraid that the tour would be delayed or cancelled despite already having visa in hand.

Thanks.

Andreas
06/15/2017 13:55:10
Tours4Fun 06/15/2017 15:51:17

Dear Andreas,

Thank you for your interest with Tours4fun.

This tour is still available on July 20, 2017 for 3 persons and will operate on that date. However, your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".


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