Starts Vancouver, Canada ends in Seattle, United States
From AU$9,900* per person, twin share
THE BIG TOUR SALE
See the most stunning scenery of the U.S and Canada during this 2 week guided tour
This two-week guided tour traverses the most majestic terrain of Canada before dipping into the U.S. Start in Vancouver, where the famous totem poles in the lush Stanley Park are worth of a photo . Cruise across the serene, mirror-like waters of Maligne Lake, watching as the reflection of the Canadian Rockies wave in the vessel’s wake. Enjoy a tour of Glacier Skywalk, a glass walkway above the Sunwapta Valley, where you will see waterfalls and wildlife. Explore the rugged wonder of Banff National Park on a helicopter or gondola ride. In Washington, enjoy an artisanal lunch paired with local wines. And look for flying fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, where fishmongers at the world-famous farmers market are apt to toss fresh filets from stand to stand.
Unique Insight Experiences
- After-Hours Glacier Skywalk
- Special Before-Hours Tour of Athabasca Glacier
Travelflex payment options available to eligible Lifestyle Gold, Platinum and 100 Club Owners
|Prices Per Person, Twin Share
|30 May–12 June 2024
|13 Jun–26 July 2024 #
|22 Aug – 4 Sep 2024
|5 Sep – 18 Sep 2024#
|Bookings subject to availability. Valid for sale until 15 February 2024, unless sold out prior. #Denotes guaranteed departures
- Hotel and restaurant tips are included.
- 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch with Wine 6 Dinners with Wine
- 13 nights in stylish handpicked hotels, superior rooms with comfy beds
- Complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
Day 1 Welcome to Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver, a haven for sports enthusiasts and keen history bus alike. This unique city offers something for everyone. From its striking mountains to the bustle of the city’s art and music scene, this British Columbia seaport does not disappoint. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests over wine. Meals: Dinner with Wine Hotel: Georgian Court hotel
Day 2 Cruise the Gulf Islands to Victoria
This morning, enjoy a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – home to Vancouver’s first visitor attraction, the original suspension bridge built in 1889. Today, the park also includes Cliffwalk, a cantilevered walking clinging to the granite cli and Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100ft above the forest floor. After your visit, head out on an orientation tour of Vancouver, including Gastown, Canada Place and Stanley Park, home to a collection of First Nations totem poles. You’ll have free time to have lunch on your own, with many great eateries to choose from. This afternoon board a ferry and sail through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island, and idyllic place known for its shing and art communities. You’ll end your day here in British Columbia’s stunning capital city, Victoria. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria.
Day 3 Butchart Gardens
Start your day wandering through world-renowned Butchart Gardens, a beautiful natural historical site of Canada featuring beautiful oral displays. After Butchart Gardens, enjoy an orientation tour covering Mount Tolmie, the Inner Harbour and its Parliament Buildings, Canada’s oldest Chinatown and view the last remnants of Fort Victoria. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure – perhaps you’ll want to book onto an optional Whale Watching Excursion. The three-hour expedition boards in the waters of Victoria and while it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. At night choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around evening, where you’ll sit down for a hearty meal with striking views. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
Victoria Whale Watching Excursion – Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters of Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises, or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see a number of different species of whales including Bigg’s killer whales (orca), humpback whales, South Resident orca, Minke, and grey whales.
Adult: 145.00 CAD * Please Note: This optional experience requires a signed liability waiver.
Eagle Wing Whale Watching – Experience Victoria’s #1-rated, award-winning West Coast wildlife watching tour, offering a diverse range of enriching educational nature-viewing opportunities. Although whales can’t be guaranteed, our extended range allows us a higher opportunity to find whales on our heated, semi-covered catamaran. On this tour, see a diverse selection of wintering birds, seals, sea lions and playful porpoises. Our professional and knowledgeable captain and crew are eager to tell you about Victoria’s large population of marine wildlife. One of Vancouver Island’s many perks is its year-round lively wildlife! Adult: 173.00 CAD * Please Note: this optional experience is weather permitting.
Day 4 Victoria to Sun Peaks, British Columbia
This morning cruise back to the mainland and continue your scenic journey through British Columbia. Travel along Coquihalla highway and climb the summit of Coquihalla Pass and cross Thompson Plateau, passing along forests of Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, Douglas firs and ponderosa pines. Enjoy a stop in Hope before continuing to Sun Peaks where you’ll end the night with a dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
Day 5 The Alpine Wonderland of Jasper National Park
After breakfast, your journey takes you along the legendary Yellowhead Highway towards Jasper National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enroute, a stop will be made at the Mount Robson Visitor Center in Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest park in British Columbias’ park system and truly one of the world’s crown jewels. Enjoy the best views of Mount Robson, which at 12,972 ft (3,954 meters) is the most prominent mountain in North America’s Rocky Mountain range and the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in the wonderland of Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows, and majestic mountain. After a brief orientation tour through town, you’ll have the option to explore on our own or book onto an optional Float Trip. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Forest Park Hotel, Jasper National Park
Jasper Float Trip – Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic oat trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meters / 25 foot long oar-powered rafts oer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.
Adult: 94.00 CAD * Please Note: This optional experience requires a signed liability waiver
Day 6 Exploring Jasper and the Columbia Icefield
Start the day with an informative walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Then, embark on a narrated cruise across the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies (please note that this activity is seasonal and subject to closure as the lake may be frozen). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies. Travel along the majestic Icefields Parkway and arrive at the Columbia Icefield for your stay at the Glacier View Lodge, the first and only Glacier View resort in Canada. After enjoying a gourmet dinner with wine, you can step out onto the Viewing Deck, sip a drink in the library or relax inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Hotel: Forest Park Hotel, Jasper National Park
Day 7 Icefields, Glaciers and Lakes to Ban National Park
Following a hearty breakfast, your Local Expert will escort you to a special before-hours glacier tour. Venture out onto Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. Then, join your guide for a stroll atop the ice and discover the beauty and immensity of the glacier. Learn about the history and geology of the region and enjoy a warm beverage out on the glacier itself. After this morning’s icy adventure, continue south to Lake Louise and admire its blue waters and Victoria Glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to feel truly immersed in nature as you spend a portion of your afternoon here. Journey on to the resort town of Ban, your home for the next two nights. This evening, dine in town and unwind in your stunning natural surroundings. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Hotel: Fairmont Ban Springs.
Day 8 The Unspoiled Wilderness of Ban National Park
Today is yours to spend exploring the rugged charms of the park. Choose from several optional experiences, including a once in a lifetime helicopter flight over the magnificent Canadian Rockies, or a ride onboard the Ban Gondola, a scenic cableway that can take you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, or journey through a land sculpted by re and ice in Kootenay National Park on a guided hike. If you’d rather spend the day on your own, join your Travel Director on a Ban Orientation Tour covering Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and a few other local sights. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Fairmont Ban Springs.
Brewster Ban Gondola – At the Ban Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7 7,486 feet (2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Ban Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada.Adult: 75.00 CAD * Please Note: this optional experience is weather permitting.
Three Sisters Peaks Tour (25 min) – The most action packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers. Adult: 305.00 CAD
Mt. Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (35 min) – You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine – “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a y by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you.This is an experience you will never forget! Adult: 410.00 CAD
Hike to Stanley Glacier (Sun, Thu) – Journey through a land sculpted by re and ice in Kootenay National Park. The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent re, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. You then follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain until you leave the forest behind to emerge in a land of ice and rock and may even find some fossils! You will be treated to views of Stanley Glacier creeping down the side of Mt. Stanley towards the valley bottom. Rated: Moderate. Return distance: 8.4 kms (5.25 miles). Elevation Gain: 395m (1,285 ft).
Approx. duration: 4 hours Adult: 151.00 CAD
Day 9 Glacier National Park
From craggy plains to mountainous landscapes, after a stop in Calgary, today you’ll cross the U.S. border into Montana to Many Glacier Hotel, a charming property situated in the heart of Glacier National Park. Revel in your first encounter with the park, a region encompassing over 1 million acres — including parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem,” a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 square miles. Settle in for the evening and look forward to tomorrow’s day of exploration. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park
Day 10 Going-to-the-Sun and Glacier National Park
Board a private Red Jammer bus to cruise along the Going-to The-Sun Road in style. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is the only road that traverses through Glacier National Park and the first to have been registered in all the following categories: National Historic Place, National Historic Landmark, and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. During your narrated trip you’ll witness stunning views from Logan Pass and the marvels of the park’s wild interior. Disembark and at Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacier National Park. Over an insightful Legends of Glacier MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, join performing and recording artist and enrolled citizen of the Blackfeet Nation in Western Montana Jack Gladstone. Jack will illuminate the chronological history of Glacier National Park through an interweaving of story and song. Tonight, rest up in a classic Swiss-chalet-style lodge with spectacular mountain views. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge
Day 11 Lake Coeur d’Alene and Spokane
Today you’ll continue on to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, one of America’s most beautiful lakes, and arrive in Spokane to stay at The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection hotel. This is Washington State’s grandest hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has welcomed a number of famous faces including Amelia Earhart and Clark Gable. Meals: Breakfast Hotel: The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection, Spokane
Day 12 Wonderful Wines en route to Seattle
Wine connoisseurs rejoice. Today, you’ll head through the wide, endless horizons of the wine-producing area of Washington State. Enjoy a Highlight Lunch focusing on fresh, local and artisanal ingredients. Then it’s on to Seattle for an evening of leisure at your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine Hotel: The Charter Hotel Seattle
Day 13 The Soaring Sights of Seattle
This morning head out on a Seattle Orientation tour where you’ll see Puget Sound, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, where you should watch out for flying fish! The afternoon brings you an Insight Choice. Either head to the Space Needle, with its jaw dropping panoramic views of the unique skyline or the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit, where the work of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is housed. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Ivar’s Salmon House. Here you’ll find the Northwest’s best dining, as you take in the views on Seattle’s waterfront. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Hotel: The Charter Hotel Seattle.
Day 14 Depart Seattle
It’s time to say goodbye to the Emerald City as your trip comes to an end. Departure to the Seattle SeaTac International Airport will be at leisure. Meals: Breakfast
Terms & Conditions
- Bookings subject to availability.
- Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
- Pricing correct as at 18 January 2024 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes and currency fluctuation.
- Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
- This tour is offered and managed by Insight Vacations and their terms and conditions apply. Save up to 20% on select 2024 departures as featured on insightvacations.com as “The Big Tour Sale”.
- Prices shown are per person. Subject to availability. Price land only and excludes flights.
- Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
- Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.
TRAVELFLEX ^Important guidelines:
These offers are provided by Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific Pty Ltd ACN 090 083 613 (Developer) via the TravelFlex benefit as part of Lifestyle by Wyndham membership and are subject to availability at time of booking. TravelFlex is available to all Lifestyle Gold members and above.
- You can use up to maximum number of credits as listed below of your Lifestyle Qualified credits toward TravelFlex:
- 60,000 credits for Gold,
- 90,000 credits for Platinum
- 150,000 credits for 100 Club
- It is a limited offer which can only be used once before the expiry date
- Your credits must have a minimum of 6 months / 180 days validity for use with TravelFlex
- You must provide a Housekeeping Token for the first 19,999 credits and for each additional 10,000 Lifestyle Qualified Credits exchanged for Travel Flex
- If you do not have enough allocated tokens per above, a fee of AU$131 is payable per 10,000 credits (or part thereof) exchanged
- If you prefer to use less credits and more cash, we can adjust the pricing accordingly