Sunday 23 December 2012 to Wednesday 2 January 2013
Celebrate Christmas in style this year by joining us on our first ever Canadian Christmas Adventure. Enjoy stays at the luxurious Fairmont Hotels in both Vancouver and Toronto and spend Christmas travelling on board VIA Rail’s famous ‘Canadian’ service.
Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver
We fly to Vancouver where on arrival we transfer to the beautiful Fairmont Hotel for a 2-night stay and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2 Christmas Eve Sightseeing
The sightseeing tour highlights include Grouse Mountain, including a ride on the Gondola, Capilano Suspension Bridge the longest suspension bridge in the world Gastown, English Bay and much more.
Day 3 Christmas Day - VIA Rail Vancouver to Toronto
Enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch at the Fairmont Hotel, before transferring to the VIA Rail Station for an early evening departure on board the ‘Canadian’ bound for Toronto, where the festivities continue on board. Your 4-night accommodation will be in Sleeper Touring Class (originally called “Silver & Blue”) with private sleeping berths and all meals included.
Day 4 Boxing Day
Today we journey through the Rockies, following the Thompson River and passing by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies all during daylight hours. Enjoy the seasonal specialities served throughout the day and marvel at the snow draped landscapes from the comfort of the dome or lounge observation cars. We arrive in Edmonton late evening where the ‘Canadian’ has a scheduled stop before continuing eastwards overnight.
Day 5 Onwards to Winnipeg
Onboard festivities continue as we travel across the Prairies, through Saskatoon and onwards to Winnipeg. Train staff will keep a lookout for wildlife and highlight points of interest along the way.
Day 6 Travelling through Sioux Country
By morning your journey will have reached Ontario, travelling further east through Sioux Country located in the Northern Ontario Forest.
Day 7 Arrive Toronto
Morning arrival into Toronto. We transfer over to the Fairmont Royal York hotel located just across the street from Union Station, our home for the next 3 nights. We continue on a morning tour of Toronto accompanied by a local guide. Highlights include Eaton Centre, old and new City Hall, Yorkville and the University of Toronto. The remainder of the day is free to explore.
Day 8 Niagara Falls
Depart Toronto on a day tour by road to Niagara Falls and the Niagara region. The clinging spray blankets nearby trees and rocks with ice – we guarantee that you have never seen a spectacle quite like this. There will be free time in the afternoon to do some sightseeing of your own before our journey back to Toronto.
Day 9 New Years Eve
At leisure in Toronto. This evening we meet up at the base of the CN Tower, take the glass elevator up to the 360 Restaurant located 351 metres above the city where we will have a special New Year’s Eve dinner.
Day 10 Fly to London
Free time this morning before we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
Day 11 Arrive UK
Morning arrival into London’s Heathrow.
- Flights in Economy Class
- All transfers & porterage at hotels
- Accommodation at the luxurious Fairmont Hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- Welcome Dinner & Christmas Lunch at the Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver
- Sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Grouse Mountain with Gondola ride and Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Sleeper Touring Class (formerly known as Silver & Blue) private berth on board the ‘Canadian’ with all meals included
- Full day excursion to Niagara Falls returning via Niagara Parkway and the historic community of Niagara on the Lake
- New Year’s Eve Dinner at the revolving 360 Restaurant
- Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour
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Rates of exchange used are as at 1st May 2012