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Spectacular Canadian (9 Days)

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Spectacular Canadian (9 Days) - Trafalgar
Spectacular Canadian (9 Days) - Trafalgar
Julie "A tour director can make or break that very special trip! We were beyond lucky with the best Tour Director ever. This is probably trip number 8 for us (travelled Europe, British Isles, Asia, America, New Zealand, Middle East) and without doubt our trip to Canada with Ben Hutchinson was the pinnacle! All tour directors are expected to have a sound knowledge of their area - but it is the presenta..."
Excellent
28 reviews
Starts
Vancouver
+6 Destinations
Canadian Rockies
Ends
Calgary
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Highlights

  • Learn about Canada's First Nations
  • Sample delicious local wines
  • Explore Butchart Gardens
  • Ride on the Athabasca Glacier
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
52
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Start in Vancouver and end in Calgary! With the in-depth cultural tour Spectacular Canadian (9 Days), you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Vancouver to Calgary and through Vancouver, Canada and 7 other destinations in Canada. Spectacular Canadian (9 Days) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • W
    Written on December 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We have enjoyed three tours with Trafalgar. The coaches, accommodation, travel itinerary and tour guide have lived up to expectations each time. We did decide no one could top our first two tour guides though. We were very wrong. Ben was always surprising us with added little extras to our trip and gave us the best fun ever as well as being available at all times for any help along the way. He was SO organised. We are considering doing another trip with Trafalgar and may even try to choose one Ben is on if possible.
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  • CE
    Written on December 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I had a fabulous tour to Banff Canada, with BEN HUTCHINSON as our tour guide. Ben's comments, songs, games and humor made our vacation the most memorable trip ever. Ben was so congenial and responsive to all our needs. Even when our tour bus had a flat tire, Ben developed a special walking tour to a water fall. This was a creative extemporaneous use of time well enjoyed.
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  • DD
    Written on December 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trafalgar experience was sensational
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  • AT
    Written on November 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My husband & I are from Australia & we did the 21 day Canadian Rockies & Alaska tour in 2017 with Trafalgar. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip ( it was the best tour of our extensive travels so far) and made very special by our tour guide Ben Hutchinson.The itinerary of this tour was very interesting and enjoyable covering everything we needed to see The hotels we stayed were top notch with high standard in terms of service & cleanliness. We were very happy with the downtown location,accommodation & breakfast.The inclusive lunch & dinner we had were delicious and first class. The itinerary of this tour was very interesting and enjoyable and we can't fault anything at all.Some included excursions whereby we were integrated into the culture eg.First Nation in Canada was really informative and fun involving cultural dance. Overall ,we cannot fault anything and this was so far our best tour Ben Hutchinson ( our tour guide ) is very knowledgeable and easy going guy who has made our tour memorable and enjoyable. He is a fun loving and approacheable guy who will go all the way to help anyone.He is willing to answer any queries and if he doesn't have the answers on hand,he will find out and come back with the answers. He made sure everyone had a good time. He is also patient & kind with" the senior clientale" by catering to their needs and ability. He got a wheelchair and helped push an elderly lady who had difficulty walking to a restaurant and also arranged for another client to be admitted to a hospital in the event of sudden illness. Overall,we would rate Ben Hutchinson as 10/10 ( excellent) who has proved himself to be a very professional and friendly tour guide who will be remembered for his willingness to help in any circumstances. Thank you so much Ben for making our trip the best of all our travels round the world
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  • SW
    Written on October 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was so much more than I expected. Ben was an excellent. Funny, entertaining, knowledgeable and so friendly. He made the trip so fun. The activities and places we visited were outstanding. The bus was comfortable. Ben took such good care of us.
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  • JA
    Written on October 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    A tour director can make or break that very special trip! We were beyond lucky with the best Tour Director ever. This is probably trip number 8 for us (travelled Europe, British Isles, Asia, America, New Zealand, Middle East) and without doubt our trip to Canada with Ben Hutchinson was the pinnacle! All tour directors are expected to have a sound knowledge of their area - but it is the presentation, support, care and little extras routinely supplied by Ben which made him so outstanding and always his humour bubbled to the surface - he was an absolute delight and we have been spoilt for future tours which will be wonderful but will fall short of spectacular status accredited to Ben
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  • SP
    Written on October 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Ben Hutchinson was exceptional ! A cut above the rest ! He made our tour feel effortless apart from the early mornings but his charm picked me up straight away and every day was a pleasure with him , listening to his knowledge and with his experience we will always remember our Canada and Alaska trip because of him !!
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  • AB
    Written on October 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was more than expected largely thanks to Ben Hutchinson our guide. He did a fantastic job.
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  • Y
    Written on October 22, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    great tour and guide
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  • GS
    Written on October 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip to the Canadian Rockies was fabulous, and made so by our tour guide Ben Hutchinson. He has a vivacious personality, got to know everyone by name and their individual personalities, and "lit up" the bus. He had wonderful knowledge, and made the fun for our diverse group. If I had to rate him on a 1-10 score, He would get 10 plus plus. Glenda Schneiderman
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights)
  3. Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing
  4. Day 4: Victoria – Kamloops
  5. Day 5: Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)
  6. Day 6: Jasper National Park Sightseeing
  7. Day 7: Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights)
  8. Day 8: Banff Sightseeing
  9. Day 9: Banff – Depart Calgary

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • May 1, 2017

      If I give my credit card, does that mean I am paying a deposit or the entire amount?

      When entering credit card details it will retain in our system so that initially we can take the deposit in order to confirm the tour and then that same credit card would be charged for the final amount.

    • September 14, 2016

      Are tips included?

      We’ll check you in, look after your luggage and take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities –whether it is for restaurant staff, chambermaids or porters.

    • February 1, 2016

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Ben Hutchinson
      "Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, I studied Canadian and European history in university before settling..."

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Sarah27th January 2018
      loads of choices of destinations and length of tours to suit everyone

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    Location
    Vancouver is the starting point and Calgary is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 July 2018 the full payment of $2,395 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2395 for Spectacular Canadian (9 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,126 km.
    • Vancouver (Canada)
    • 94 km
    • Victoria (Canada)
    • 332 km
    • Kamloops (Canada)
    • 273 km
    • Mt Robson Provincial Park (Canada)
    • 60 km
    • Jasper National Park (Canada)
    • 206 km
    • Lake Louise (Canada)
    • 22 km
    • Banff National Park (Canada)
    • 139 km
    • Calgary (Canada)

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