Seattle, Vancouver, Banff and Calgary

This is tour is one of our top picks! Over the course of eleven days you’ll enjoy some of North America’s
most scenic landscapes, mixed in with a visit to three vibrant cities - Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary.
There are numerous highlights - such as the Amtrak Cascades Coastal Train ride, the chance to savour the tastes of Vancouver (which has become a well-renowned foodie destination), and a road trip through the Rockies (including a stay at beautiful Banff and a visit to the jaw-droppong Lake Lousie).

 
 
 

Sample itinerary

 

DAY ONE

Fly into beautiful Seattle and settle in to your accommodation at Executive Hotel Pacific in the downtown precinct. Enjoy a relaxing evening in your accommodation or at one of the local bars or restaurants.

 

DAY TWO

A day to explore and enjoy Seattle-maybe take a tour of Snoqualmie Falls and the Winery District or a visit to the famed Space Needle and to Pike Place Market. Plenty to see and do. Enjoy an evening at one of the local restaurants.

 

DAY THREE

Morning departure on the scenic Amtrak Cascades Coastal Train to Vancouver and on arrival check in to Hyatt Regency Hotel (or similar). Enjoy a pleasant evening at one of the many local restaurants.

 

DAY FOUR

At leisure in beautiful Vancouver with optional tours available from the hotel. Plenty of sight-seeing options and great walkways and parks to enjoy. Evening at leisure.

 

DAY FIVE

At leisure in Vancouver and a further opportunity for great day trips available from your hotel including an excursion to Victoria and the Butchart Garden on Vancouver Island; maybe a day trip to Whistler-the mountain village that hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010 or a cruise on the spectacular harbour. Evening at leisure.

 

DAY SIX

Morning coach departure for one of the great road trips across the Rockies. Today travel through the foothill to the picturesque town of Kamloops and accommodation at the Sandman Signature Hotel. Afternoon tour of Kamloops and its surrounds. Evening at leisure.

 

DAY SEVEN

Morning coach departure for beautiful Banff, a relaxed mountain town situated on the Bow River. Settle into your accommodation at Charlton Hotel and enjoy an evening at a local restaurant or bar.

 

DAY EIGHT

A day or r and r in Banff and the opportunity to enjoy an optional day tour available from your hotel. Or just spend the day exploring an intriguing town. Maybe a trip on one of the Banff Scenic Gondolas, some relaxed hiking on one of the many local trails, a cowboy tour with the Banff Trail Riders, a dip in one of the three hot springs in the Rocky Mountain Parks or an excursion to the Columbia Glacier Ice Field. Evening at leisure.

 

DAY NINE

Another day of ‘r and r’ with an excursion to nearby Lake Louise. A delightful village, Lake Louise is renowned for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. A great place to explore and to enjoy a special luncheon in amazing surroundings. Mid afternoon return to Banff for a relaxed evening at a local bar or restaurant.

 

DAY TEN

Morning departure for the relatively short trip from Banff to Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city that owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. Still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” the city hosts the Calgary Stampede, the massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here. Settle into your accommodation at Le Germain Hotel (or similar) in downtown Calgary. Afternoon free to explore fascinating Calgary and maybe consider a visit to the iconic Heritage Park Historic Village.

 

DAY ELEVEN

Transfer to Calgary Airport for the flight to Denver and transfer to your Festival accommodation.

 
Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle

Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

 
Banff

Banff


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Over time we’ve grown an extensive network of travel partners – these are well-established, highly professional operators that we trust. Time and time again they’ve delivered a seamless tour experience, and they will do so again with Denver.

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Because we’re a smaller company, we can be a lot more flexible with the tours we prepare. Say you wanted to play an extra match or meet up with local rugby stalwarts, we’d simply get on the phone and make the arrangements. So even though we’ve put together sample itineraries, please come to us if you’d prefer something different!

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All your travel arrangements can be booked through the Golden Oldies office – which saves going backwards and forwards with an overseas tour operator or agent. Plus we can organise travel insurance and assist with any required documentation such as visas.

 

To discuss your ideas and to receive a no-obligation quote
please contact PETER@govsl.com 

 
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