Great Canadian Rail Journey Globus

Great Canadian Rail Journey

Explore Canada from Toronto to the Jasper via Rail on this amazing journey. Rail accommodations include a private bedroom in Sleeper Plus class. Along the way stop in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton. Once out west visit Lake Louise, Banff, Glacier National Park and British Columbia’s wine country and Victoria before ending the tour in Vancouver.

The 13 day Great Canadian Rail Journey from Globus Tours is a two week adventure through paradise. If you're interested in exploring Canada and you also have an interest in enjoying your trip on a beautiful train ride, this trip is perfect for you. The Sleeper Plus class is essentially a hotel room on rails that will take you from fantastic destinations one after the other.


13 Daysfr. $4,765

  • Orientation Tour of Toronto
  • Sightseeing cruise on Niagara Falls
  • 3 nights with a private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian® (travel in Sleeper Plus class) including a stop in Winnepeg
  • The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodaton, and exclusive access to stylish lounges.
  • Sightseeing in Jasper National Park including a scenic cruise on Lake Maligne
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Sightseeing in Banff National Park
  • Wine tasting in British Columbia's wine country
  • Orientation tour of Victoria
  • A visit to Butchart Gardens including a aprivate presentation by local historian and storyteller
  • Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Sightseeing in Vancouver
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 1 brunch and 2 lunches
  • 6 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Vancouver
  • Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Center Hotel in Toronto (1 night)
  • Chateau Jasper Hotel in Jasper National Park (2 nights)
  • Banff Park Lodge in Banff National Park (2 nights)
  • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna (1 night)
  • Victoria Hotel TBD (2 nights)
  • Metropolitain Hotel Vancouver (1 night)

ARRIVE IN TORONTO

Toronto, Canada

Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

MARRIOTT TORONTO DOWNTOWN EATON CENTRE

TORONTO - EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls, Canada

Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, enjoy a Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to mid-October. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Toronto, Canada

Return to Toronto for a sightseeing tour of the downtown area and a free evening.

Breakfast

MARRIOTT TORONTO DOWNTOWN EATON CENTRE

TORONTO-VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO

Toronto, Canada

A day at leisure to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer. This evening, enjoy dinner atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER.

VIA Rail's Transcontinental Train, Canada

Later, transfer to Union Station for a late-evening departure on the Canadian, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your Sleeper Plus class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950s. Domed observation cars let you enjoy views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes. (Train travel is subject to unforeseen delays.0

Breakfast, Dinner

VIA Rail's Transcontinental Train

VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO

Transcontinental Train, Canada

Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in first-class refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Travel past the sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontario. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views or enjoy quiet conversation in one of the comfortable lounges.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

VIA Rail's Transcontinental Train

VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Transcontinental Train, Canada

Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. Arrive in Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg, where you may disembark the train, if time allows, to explore this historic city. Reboard the train late this morning and continue west.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

VIA Rail's Transcontinental Train

VIA RAIL, THE CANADIAN THROUGH SASKATCHEWAN & ALBERTA–JASPER

Transcontinental Train, Canada

From Winnipeg to Jasper, the train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada’s historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon for a 2-night stay.

Jasper, Canada

Overnight in Jasper.

Breakfast, Lunch

CHATEAU JASPER

JASPER - EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Jasper, Canada

Enjoy a day in Jasper to explore at your leisure. You may wish to play a round of golf on one of the top-rated courses in North America or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores.

Lake Maligne, Canada

This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully-narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Jasper, Canada

Overnight in Jasper.

Breakfast

CHATEAU JASPER

JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

Columbia Icefields, Canada

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Lake Louise, Canada

Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

Banff, Canada

Continue into Banff National Park.

Breakfast, Dinner

BANFF PARK LODGE

BANFF

Banff, Canada

This morning’s sightseeing includes the Bow River and Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies.

Breakfast

BANFF PARK LODGE

BANFF PARK LODGE

Yoho National Park, Canada

This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds.

Glacier National Park, Canada

On to Canada’s Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers.

Kelowna, Canada

Continue to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The evening is at leisure.

Breakfast

DELTA GRAND OKANAGAN RESORT

KELOWNA–VICTORIA

Victoria Island, Canada

Catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island and the very British “Garden City” of Victoria. Upon arrival, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens. Later, your orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Over dessert this evening, enjoy a private presentation with a local storyteller and historian who will entertain you with stories of the city’s interesting characters and colorful events.

Breakfast, Dinner

Catch a BC FERRY to Vancouver Island and the very

VICTORIA

Victoria Island, Canada

Today is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping. Your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this harbor city.

Breakfast

DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINTE RESORT

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

Vancouver, Canada

This morning, take the BC Ferry and sail through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Arrive in Vancouver for a city tour that includes the harbor and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

WESTIN BAYSHORE VANCOUVER

Vancouver, Canada

Your tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Mon, Jun 24, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,804.00
Mon, Jul 01, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,804.00
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
$4,804.00
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
$4,853.00
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
$4,853.00
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
$4,853.00
Mon, Sep 02, 2019
$4,765.00
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
$4,765.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
  • Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $925 to $1,170 Triple Room Reduction per person: $200 to $255
  • Triple rooms on the Canadian may be one room or two separate rooms that may or may not be located near each other on the train.
  • Extra Nights per person in Toronto: In single room $249 In twin room $145 In triple room $112
  • Extra Nights per person in Vancouver: May: In single room $319 In twin room $183 In triple room $144
  • June–July & September-October: In single room $360 In twin room $203 In triple room $157
  • August: In single room $461 In twin room $254 In triple room $191

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 65-47 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 46-0 days prior to commencement of services: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 65 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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