Tauck Tours` Grand Canadian Rockies

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Tauck Tours` Grand Canadian Rockies
Tauck Tours’
Grand Canadian Rockies
June 18-27, 2015
Ride the rails to the Rockies and prepare to be dazzled! From
Vancouver views to the Granville Island Public Market, from your room
on the Victoria waterfront to a garden stroll and the grand tradition of
an Empress’ afternoon tea. Flightsee over islands brimming with
forests, sleep to the rhythm of the rails then savor the Rocky Mountain
wilderness from a private rail car. Discover icefields, snowcapped
peaks, glacial lakes and Spiral Tunnels. Ride an Ice Explorer and raft
the gentle waters of the Bow Valley River and be energized at
wilderness resorts and by a town called Banff. Join Provident Travel
on this fabulous 10-day EXCLUSIVE DELUXE Tauck Tour journey to
the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Space is limited on this wonderful
vacation so book online or call today!
Itinerary
(Included Meals: B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner)
Thursday, June 18 HOME-VANCOUVER Depart this morning and
arrive in Vancouver. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before your
welcome dinner and an overnight at the Fairmont Waterfront. (D)
Friday, June 19
VANCOUVER-VICTORIA
Enjoy a guided
sightseeing tour including Chinatown and Stanley Park, introducing
you to the history and vibrant cultural life of Vancouver, site of the 2010
Winter Olympics. Hop aboard a ferry for a cruise to Victoria, British
Columbia’s capital where you’ll spend two nights at the city’s only
5-star hotel, the Hotel Grand Pacific, in a balconied Grand Harbor
view room overlooking Victoria’s beautiful waterfront. (B,D)
Saturday, June 20 VICTORIA Throughout your stay in Victoria, you’ll
discover more than a bit of British influence in its double-decker buses,
horse-drawn carriages and formal gardens, all surrounded by the rustic
beauty of the Pacific coast. You’ll find floral beauty in exceptional form
at The Butchart Gardens, begun over a century ago. During your
visit this morning, explore what has grown to encompass 55 acres of
flowers and show gardens including the Japanese, Italian and Rose
gardens. The balance of the day is free to explore one of the oldest
cities in the Pacific Northwest; downtown restaurants and shops and
the attractions of Fisherman’s Wharf are within walking distance. (B)
Trip Highlights
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Flightseeing excursion over the Gulf Island from
Victoria to Vancouver
Overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail’s The
Canadian from Vancouver to Banff
Leisurely rafting trip with experienced river
guides on the pristine Bow River
Forest, prairie and rocky Mountain scenery on
parade from the comfort of a private domed
observation car
Afternoon Tea in the elegant Tea Lobby of the
Fairmont Empress
An “Ice Age” adventure at Athabasca Glacier
aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer
Visit to The Butchart Gardens in Victoria
Entrance to the Royal BC Museum
Package Includes
 Round-trip economy airfare on Delta Air Lines
 Deluxe motorcoach transportation
 Round-trip airport transfers
 Accommodations for nine nights
 Sightseeing as included in itinerary
 Nineteen meals: nine breakfasts, three lunches
and seven dinners
 Hotel luggage handling
 Escorted by Provident Travel staff
Documentation
All U.S. citizens must present a passport valid for
at least six months from your return date.
Luggage
One piece of checked luggage is permitted along
with a small carry-on bag to fit above you or
beneath your seat on the motorcoach.
Train Accommodations
Onboard your overnight stay on The Canadian,
doubles are accommodated in a private room with
two armchairs, which are replaced by upper and
lower beds for sleeping. Amenities include a small
closet, mirror, sink/vanity and private toilet. There
are restrooms and a public shower in each
sleeping car.
Sunday, June 21 VICTORIA-THE CANADIAN Your morning is at
leisure where you can visit the Royal BC Museum featuring natural
and cultural history. Enjoy a beloved English ritual that has become
one of Victoria’s grandest traditions-Afternoon Tea in the restored
Tea Lobby of the Fairmont Empress. Then return to Vancouver via
floatplane in the late afternoon with spectacular views over the Gulf
Islands. Tonight, board the sleek, newly restored rail cars of VIA
Rails The Canadian, and celebrate the start of your overnight journey
to the Canadian Rockies with a champagne toast. Sleep onboard the
train tonight in your private sleeper accommodations. (B)
Monday, June 22 THE CANADIAN-JASPER The vistas are nothing
short of spectacular from the private domed observation car as your
western Canada tour continues across British Columbia where
towering peaks and glaciers highlight the route. Cross the Continental
Divide into Alberta and arrive in Jasper National Park for a two-night
stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. (B,L,D)
Tuesday, June 23 JASPER The day is yours to spend as you wish
among the carefully protected ecosystems and photographer’s
paradise of Jasper National Park. Optional activities include a
guided nature walk or visiting the town of Jasper. This evening a
presentation by a Parks Canada official precedes dinner. (B,D)
Wednesday, June 24 JASPER-LAKE LOUISE Drive the Icefields
Parkway, featuring jaw-dropping views of mountains, waterfalls,
glaciers and snow fields around every turn. Watch for bear, elk,
bighorn sheep and mountain goats. View Athabasca Glacier flowing
from the Columbia Icefield and take a memorable climb across the
glacier’s surface on an Ice Explorer, a specially designed vehicle.
Continue on to your chateau-style hotel on the edge of Lake Louise
overlooking Victoria Glacier for a night in a lake view room at the
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (B,L,D)
Thursday, June 25 LAKE LOUISE-BANFF Travel via the Bow River
Valley to Moraine Lake then continue through Kicking Horse Pass
into Yoho National Park. See the Natural Bridge, a rock formation
over the Kicking Horse River, the Spiral Tunnels-a century-old
railway engineering feat, and the Continental Divide before setting off
for The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, modeled after a Scottish
baronial castle, for a two-night stay inside Banff National Park. Often
referred as “the Castle in the Mountains”, the Fairmont Banff Springs
Resort has been a Rocky Mountain icon since the 1880’s. (B,L,D)
Friday, June 26 BANFF Embark on a float trip along the Bow River,
then spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel, discover the
town of Banff, golf, visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian
Rockies and Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of
Canada—admittance is paid with your included Heritage Passport.
Enjoy a festive farewell reception followed by dinner. (B,D)
Saturday, June 27 BANFF-HOME Travel from Banff to Calgary this
morning, approximately 80 miles, for your flights home. (B)
Cost Per Person
Double Occupancy $6,575
Single Occupancy $7,950
Triple/Quad Occupancy $6,275
A deposit of $950 per person is due with your
reservation. Balance due March 19, 2015.
Cancellation
Until March 19, 2015 $500 per person
4/20/15-5/19/15
$1,500 per person
5/20/15-departure
100% of package price
Once issued, airline tickets are non-refundable.
Travel Protection
We strongly recommend Tauck’s Guest Protection
available at the rate of $295 per person. You
may cancel for any reason before tour departs
and the land portion of tour will be refunded
less premium and fees. Once issued, airline
tickets are non-refundable but may be covered
under Guest Protection policy based on the
reason for cancellation. Non-refundable Guest
Protection must be purchased at time of initial
deposit for coverage.
Airfare
Airfare is included in the package price. Should
you wish to purchase your own airfare and
airport transfers, deduct $710 from the package
price. Current flight schedule (subject to change):
June 18 Cincinnati-Seattle
Delta 1807
Seattle-Vancouver
Delta 4850*
June 27 Calgary-Salt Lake
Delta 4459*
Salt Lake-Cincinnati
Delta 1208
*Operated by SkyWest Airlines
Responsibility: For Responsibility and Limitations clause,
please
either
visit
our
website
www.providentvacations.com/responsibility.html, refer
to our “We’re Going Places” mailer, request a written
statement of Responsibility and Limitations or review the
clause on your payment invoice. A minimum of 30
participants is required to operate tour. Operated in
conjunction with Tauck Tours.
www.providentvacations.com
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