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Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations)

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Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations) - Trafalgar
Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations) - 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..."
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32 reviews
Starts
Vancouver
Destinations
+15
Ends
Vancouver
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Highlights

  • Cruise Tracy Arm seeing the dramatic Sawyer Glaciers
  • Journey to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • View First Nations totem poles at Stanley Park
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery
Start and end in Vancouver! With the discovery tour Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations), you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Vancouver, Canada and 13 other destinations in North America. Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • VF
    Written on September 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic holiday would love to do it again
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  • A
    Written on July 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent good, enjoyed it,
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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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  • KD
    Written on December 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a great experience with Ben in the Canadian Rockies. He made our trip most enjoyable and would love to go again.
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  • TK
    Written on December 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My husband and I did a Canadian Rocky Mountain 10 day tour with Trafalgar. We have never done a tour before and we were a bit apprehensive as to if it was our thing, as we have always been independent travelers. But to my suprise we loved it . We fitted so much in to each day and didnt have to think about whats next or where to go. The people we toured with were lovely and even the older grey nomad people didn't stop us from doing the things we wanted to do. Our tour director was Ben Hutchinson and apart from being a fountain of Knowledge of his home country he ensured we had a good time. This was a remarkable country to visit with spectaclar views of mountains, snow and rivers, even bears. Holidays are for relaxing but to experience new places too. Well done trafalgar and Ben, you have converted us to a new way to travel !!!
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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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise (7 Nights)
  3. Day 3: Cruise the Inside Passage
  4. Day 4: Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau
  5. Day 5: Cruise to Skagway, Alaska
  6. Day 6: Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska
  7. Day 7: Ketchikan, Alaska
  8. Day 8: Cruise the Inside Passage
  9. Day 9: Arrive Vancouver
  10. Day 10: Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights)
  11. Day 11: Victoria Sightseeing
  12. Day 12: Victoria – Kamloops
  13. Day 13: Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)
  14. Day 14: Jasper National Park Sightseeing
  15. Day 15: Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights)
  16. Day 16: Banff Sightseeing
  17. Day 17: Banff - Kamloops
  18. Day 18: Depart Vancouver

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    You can bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30” x 18” x 10”) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and does not have telescopic handles.

  • Will I need a visa?

    You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. It is strongly advised that you consult your travel agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require.

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

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  • Barbara, 63 years old5th October 2018
    The staff at Tour Radar were great. Very helpful and prompt with replies and updates. The website is very easy to navigate and I was very impressed with all the choices. I will definitely use them again.

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Location
Start and end in Vancouver.
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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 8 December 2018 the full payment of $5,823 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 $5823 for Spectacular Canadian (17 destinations), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Trafalgar tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,454 km.
  • Vancouver (Canada)
  • 1,178 km
  • Tracy Arm (USA)
  • 70 km
  • Juneau (USA)
  • 138 km
  • Skagway (USA)
  • 2 km
  • Klondike Gold Rush (USA)
  • 116 km
  • Glacier Bay Park (USA)
  • 497 km
  • Ketchikan (USA)
  • 890 km
  • Vancouver (Canada)
  • 94 km
  • Victoria (Canada)
  • 332 km
  • Kamloops (Canada)
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