Search entire travel group

Trans Canada Experience

(11951)
Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Vancouver
Travel Ends
Toronto Airport
Travel Periods
28 Apr 2022 - 02 Oct 2022
Experience
Rail, Wildlife
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
This rail journey invites you to travel in luxury from Vancouver’s metropolitan gem on the Pacific coast, through a spellbinding diversity of landscapes in the Canadian Rockies and ending in Toronto’s urban excitement.

Experience the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, including stays in picturesque Banff and Jasper on this popular First Passage to the West route.

Your journey commences in Vancouver as you board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy daylight train travel through some of the most spectacular areas in Western Canada. Once in Alberta, you will embark on a tour of the Canadian Rockies, culminating in a visit to the Columbia Icefield including the Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk experience. Explore Jasper before boarding VIA Rail’s famous “Canadian” travelling east through the grain fields of Saskatchewan and the lake regions of Manitoba.

On arrival, explore the cosmopolitan, urban and lively city of Toronto as well as enhancing your experience with two nights in Niagara on the Falls including touring of Niagara on the Lake.

Read more Read less

Included

2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
3 nights onboard The Canadian train: Jasper to Toronto
1 night in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel - 4*
1 night in Kamloops
2 nights in Banff at the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa -3*
1 night in Jasper at the Chateau Jasper - 3*
2 nights in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel - 4*
2 nights in Niagara Falls at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview -3*
Meals as per itinerary
Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk Experience
24hrs Hop-on hop-off city tour of Toronto
6-hour sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
National Parks: Discovery Pass valid for 12 months
SilverLeaf Service
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. The custom-designed glass-dome coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. See the sights by day, sleep in a hotel at night. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

SilverLeaf Service Inclusions:

  • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Luggage handling
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Custom-designed single-level dome
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Chef serving breakfast seatside in SilverLeaf coach.
Day 1
Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Spend some time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight stay in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel.

Day 2
Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior.

On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the British Columbia interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.

Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Overnight stay in Kamloops.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer at Morant's Curve
Day 3
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Banff

Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta.

Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.

Overnight in Banff at the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Banff
Banff
Day 4
Banff

Depart from Banff on your half-day tour to Yoho National park.

This tour will take you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.
Arriving in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location before your motorcoach transfer to Banff.

Overnight in Banff at the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa.

Banff
Emerald Lake | Yoho National Park
Day 5
Banff → Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway.

Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features.

Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Jasper at the Chateau Jasper.

Lunch
Banff →  Jasper
Glacier Skywalk
Day 6-8
VIA Rail: Jasper → Toronto

Today, board “The Canadian”, VIA’s flagship train travel between Jasper and Toronto.

Travel across the wide-open prairies and Northern Ontario Lakelands. Experience the romance of the rails and spectacular scenery from the comfort and elegance of the restored art-deco surroundings.

Discover the magic of land-cruising in Sleeper Touring class. Privileges include fine dining, a shower in each sleeping car and exclusive use of the Park and Skyline Cars lounges and domes.Year-round the Skyline Car is transformed into a family-oriented Activity car. Meals are included for the Sleeper Plus Class.

Overnight stay aboard VIA Rail in a Private Cabin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
VIA Rail: Jasper →  Toronto
VIA Rail
Day 9
Toronto

After arriving in Toronto, transfer independently to your hotel for a two-night stay.

The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore the city of Toronto.

Overnight stay in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

Toronto
Toronto
Day 10
Toronto

Experience the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city as you embark on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour (valid for 24hours).

Highlights include the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame The Distillery Historic District, Toronto’s Harbourfront, Eaton Centre, Bloor-Yorkville Village, Chinatown, St. Lawrence Market, Entertainment District and the Bata Shoe Museum. The city tour ticket also includes a seasonal boat cruise of the Toronto Harbour and Islands.

Overnight stay in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

Toronto
Toronto
Day 11
Toronto → Niagara Falls

Today, you'll be transferred from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

On the approach to Niagara Falls you will catch your first, unforgettable glimpse of the imposing American and Horseshoe Falls.

Overnight stay in Niagara Falls at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview.

Toronto → Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Day 12
Niagara Falls

On today’s fully narrated tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara on-the-Lake you begin with a thrilling Voyage to the Falls boat tour*.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with magnificent views of the roaring falls before embarking on a tour with such highlights as Floral Clock and Brock’s Monument. Depart along the scenic Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the- Lake where you have some free time to browse through this picturesque town.

Overnight stay in Niagara Falls at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview.

*Voyage to the Falls boat tour is substituted by Journey Behind the Falls during the off-season.

Lunch
Niagara Falls
The beautiful Niagara Falls
Day 13
Niagara Falls → Toronto Airport

This is your day of departure. Check out of your hotel before your scheduled transfer to Toronto International Airport for your onward destination!

Niagara Falls →  Toronto Airport

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. Lavish on custom-designed coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

SILVERLEAF SERVICE INCLUSIONS:

  • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Luggage handling
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Custom-designed single-level dome
VIA Rail - Sleeper Plus Cabin
VIA Rail - Sleeper Plus Cabin

VIA Rail

Sleeper Plus offers the added comfort of amenities, great service and your choice of a cosy cabin. The show continues inside the train with wine tastings, presentations, musical acts on certain departures, access to lounges and cars with glass ceilings. Inside the dining car, enjoy freshly cooked meals, regional specialties, Canadian wines and stunning views.

Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper

Jasper
From romantic mountain escapes to backcountry adventures, the Chateau Jasper is the perfect place to relax and recharge while exploring the wonders of Jasper National Park. Our recently renovated 119-room alpine lodge is conveniently located just beyond downtown Jasper, allowing guests to kick back in peace and quiet while being just a 10-minute walk from everything the mountain town has to offer. Plus, with amenities like heated underground parking, onsite breakfast, an indoor pool and much more, the Chateau Jasper has everything you need to feel right at home.

Georgian Court Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel

Vancouver

Located steps from the highlights of the city, the Georgian Court Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotels in Vancouver, BC. Conveniently located just steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, trendy Robson Street, and many of the city’s main attractions, the Georgian Court blends timeless style and service with modern elegance.

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Banff
Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Chelsea Hotel
Chelsea Hotel

Toronto
Modern hotel located downtown close to shopping, dining, and public transit, just a 2 minute walk to the Eaton Centre, and a 10 minute walk to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Chelsea Hotel features 27 floors with elevator, 3 restaurants, bar, indoor pool, waterslide, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, children's activity centre.

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

Niagara Falls
Centrally located in the Fallsview Boulevard district of Niagara Falls, Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview offers modern accommodations within eyesight of Canada’s most famous group of waterfalls. Watch the Niagara River cascade over the Horseshoe Falls from your guest room, or get a closer look aboard Niagara City Cruises or from Queen Victoria Park, located half a mile from the hotel. After a full day of exploring Niagara Falls, return to the hotel for a refreshing swim in our heated indoor pool. 

Enquire Now

This travel experience has specific booking conditions that mean we do not offer the ability to Book Now. Please Enquire Now and our team can discuss all details with you.

13 days
from AUD6,642
per person, twin share
Canada
Vancouver
Toronto Airport
Rail, Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
28 Apr 2022 - 02 Oct 2022

Optional Extras

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Features of GoldLeaf Service:

  • Bi-level glass-dome coach offering panoramic windows for outstanding views at every angle
  • Gourmet a la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Attended by three to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Luggage handling

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

  • Departure on Mondays & Thursdays
  • Please note that pricing is based on a “from price” which varies on each departure and is subject to change without notice. Please contact our friendly team for exact pricing, availability, and upgrade options.
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means we may need to offer an alternative hotel of equivalent or better quality. Our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit.

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group

You might also like