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Insight Vacations Majesty of the Rockies GoldLeaf (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018) (ACRG)

14 Days starts and ends in Vancouver BC Print
Tour Style: Insight Luxury Gold Tour
Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018
Visits: Canada

Discover the supreme majesty of Western Canada and Alaska by road, rail and sea. The first part of your incredible journey is via luxury, escorted touring through historic towns and verdant National Parks. Then you have the option to experience one of the world's most romantic train journeys on-board the Rocky Mountaineer, or embark on a classic cruise on the glacial waters of Alaska. Dine at the highly rated YEW Seafood + Bar in Vancouver Meet a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, who’ll share fascinating personal stories and the traditions of the 'Mounties' Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, surrounded by the soaring mountain peaks of Banff National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site


  • Vancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in the spectacular views of English Bay.
  • Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
  • Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake.
  • Yoho National Park: The Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.


  • Vancouver: Rising above Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers award-winning relaxed, urban luxury.
  • Jasper: Situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife.
  • Sun Peaks: An internationally renowned year-round destination resort offering luxury in the heart of Sun Peaks.
  • Victoria: The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbou, close to Victoria’s downtown.
  • Whistler: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat in alpine meadows.
  • Kelowna: Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.
  • Lake Louise: Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Banff: Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", the Fairmont Banff Springs, has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.


  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
  • Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
  • Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.
  • Jasper: Enjoy a liqueur with friends before roasting s’mores around a bonfire and stargazing.
  • Included Quality Dining: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 7 Dinners all with wine (DW); On-board Rocky Mountaineer: 2 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol.


  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.


  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.


  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 guest coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on your arrival and departure day, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria in the Seawest Lounge, featuring comfortable lounge seating, a quiet atmosphere, Starbucks® coffee, tea, juice, fresh pastries, newspapers and magazines.
  • GoldLeaf Service on-board the Rocky Mountaineer train including gratuities to on-board train personnel.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Vibrant Vancouver.
On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 2 Vancouver, the Most Livable City.
(Relaxed Start) Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. A stop will also be made at Granville Island Public Market, with time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross over the Capilano River as you cross the suspension bridge, see close-up fir trees on the Treetops Adventure, and rise high above the canyon along a towering wall of granite on the new Cliffwalk. The rest of the day is free.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 3 Victoria - Putting the British into British Columbia.
(Relaxed Start) Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 4 Exploring Victoria.
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 5 The Ultimate Resort of Whistler.
Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along one of the most scenic highways - the Sea-to-Sky. En route to Whistler, stop to view the roaring 300-foot-high (91 metres) Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival your Local Expert will explain Whistler's history, from its humble resort roots, to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 6 First Nations Culture and History.
(Relaxed Start) In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Perhaps enjoy flightseeing over British Columbia's vast alpine wilderness?(Full Breakfast)
Day: 7 The Napa Valley of the North.
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner paired with wine.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 8 Lake Louise and Four Exquisite National Parks.
Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose one of the resort's four unique dining venues.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 9 The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park.
(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 10 Banff Sights at Leisure.
(Relaxed Start) The day is free to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue, or take a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 11 Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park.
Motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier of the Athabasca Glacier. Your home for the next two nights, in the heart of Jasper National Park – an alpine wonderland. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 12 Jasper National Park and Iconic Maligne Lake.
In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip* down the Athabasca River.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 13 Mount Robson and Sun Peaks.
If you choose to, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,989 metres). Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving at your hotel in the ski resort of Sun Peaks.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 14 Return to Vancouver for Departure.
Return to Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel for guests extending their stay. For those taking the Alaska Inside Passage Cruise with Holland America Line, the rest of your evening is at leisure.(Full Breakfast)

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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Guaranteed Departure 05/05/2018 $4,995.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/12/2018 $5,095.00
05/19/2018 $5,095.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/26/2018 $5,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/02/2018 $5,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/09/2018 $5,550.00
06/16/2018 $5,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/23/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/30/2018 $5,675.00
07/07/2018 $5,675.00
07/14/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/21/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/28/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/04/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/11/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/18/2018 $5,675.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/25/2018 $5,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/01/2018 $5,550.00
09/08/2018 $5,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/15/2018 $5,550.00
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