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21 Day Tour of the USA and Canada - The Grand Canadian Tour

Featuring: North America east and west coasts of Canada and east coast of USA.

Visit 4 Canadian Provinces and 5 States . New York . Connecticut . Rhode Island . Massachusetts . New Hamphire . Quebec . Ontario . Alberta . British Columbia

Explore America and Canada . Visit Newport, Rhode Island . Sightseeing tour of Boston . Walking tour of Quebec City . Sightseeing tour of Montreal . Sightseeing tour of Toronto . Drive the Scenic Sea to Sky Highway . Banff National Park . Jasper National Park . See Lake Louise and Peyto Lake (Seasonal) . Drive the Icefields Parkway . Athabasca Glacier “Ice Explorer” ride . Visit Maligne Canyon and Lake (Seasonal) . View Mt. Robson . Sightseeing tour of Vancouver . Ferry to Vancouver Island and Quadra Island . Visit Quadra Island . City tour of Victoria. Please note: the flight between Toronto & Vancouver is included in the cost of your tour.

Day 1 - New York to Boston:
Our drive this morning takes us up the east coast, where we make our first stop in Newport, Rhode Island – the yachting capital of the USA. We’ll drive past some of the beautiful summer mansions of America’s rich and famous, then we’re on our way to Massachusetts, and the historic city of Boston. After a sightseeing tour of Boston, we’ll enjoy a dinner at our hotel. Hotel (D)

Day 2 - Boston at Leisure:
The day is yours to explore the city - visit Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Marketplace, or Harvard University. Perhaps take an optional trolley tour or walk the Freedom Trail, visit the Boston Tea Party Museum, or have a drink at the original "Cheers" bar. You’re free this evening to experience Boston’s nightlife! Hotel (B)

Day 3 - Boston to Quebec City:
We'll depart Boston and continue up the New England coast to the state of Maine. After a lunch stop we'll continue to Quebec, Canada's French-speaking province. Join us tonight for dinner in the heart Quebec City and then experience the Canadian "joie de vivre" firsthand with lively nightlife opportunities. Hotel (B,D)

Day 4 - Quebec City at Leisure:
A guided tour of North America's only walled city is an excellent introduction to Quebec. Considered the heart of French-Canadian culture, and at one time the centre of New France, it will not take long to understand why Quebec City was given the prestige and honor of being named a World Heritage site. You'll have the afternoon to soak up the ambiance and allure of this romantic city as you explore on your own. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Quebec by joining us for an optional dinner in the city’s only revolving restaurant. Hotel (B)

Day 5 - Quebec City to Montreal:
This morning we continue through the beautiful Canadian countryside along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal. Upon arrival in Montreal, we take in a city tour that highlights the charm, culture and sophistication of Montreal. Hotel (B)

Day 6 - Montreal to Toronto:
Today we leave the province of Quebec and continue our journey through the St. Lawrence River Valley to Toronto. Along the way, we will travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands district. This afternoon, join us for a scenic boat cruise (optional). Bring your camera as we'll see famous Boldt Castle and the smallest International Bridge in the world. Join us tonight for dinner and then a night out on the town. Hotel (B,D)

Day 7 - Toronto Free Day:
Start the day with an optional tour of the Skydome, home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Then follow it up with breathtaking views of Toronto from the CN Tower, the world's tallest freestanding structure. The rest of the day is yours to shop and experience the sites in Canada's largest city! Hotel

Day 8 - Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver:
This morning you’ll fly to Vancouver where you’ll be picked up at the airport by your Tour Manager and Driver. Then we’re off to Whistler via the scenic Sea to Sky highway. We arrive into Whistler late morning in time to enjoy any number of exciting recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. After your included dinner, we’ll take in the Whistler nightlife. Hotel (D)

Day 9 - Whistler to Kamloops:
Spend the morning in the resort town of Whistler where you will have the opportunity to browse the shops and cafés of Whistler village. This afternoon we travel further into British Columbia, through the Lillooet Mountain Range towards our nightstop in Kamloops. Hotel (B,D)

Day 10 - Kamloops to Jasper:
Today we will drive into the spectacular Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead highway. En route, we will stop to view Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, as well as drive past Moose Lake. Hotel (B)

Day 11 - Jasper:
Be sure to keep your camera ready for wildlife shots on the short drive to Maligne Lake this morning, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing scenery. We’ll also visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest and longest limestone canyon in the Rockies. There is time to marvel at this impressive gorge carved by generations of raging water. Hotel (B,D)

Day 12 - Jasper to Banff:
It’s non-stop beauty today as we travel the famous Icefields Parkway, considered one of the most scenic highways in the world. The highlight will be the ride aboard the specially designed “Ice Explorer" on the Athabasca Glacier! This afternoon we’ll visit Lake Louise and make several photo stops, including the vivid blue Peyto Lake (seasonal). We arrive in Banff late this afternoon. Chalets (Multi-share) (D)

Day 13 - Banff at Leisure:
The day is yours to sight see, hike, shop, or just relax in the beautiful town of Banff. Why not take the optional gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain where spectacular views of Banff await? Tonight join us for an optional horseback ride and steak fry. Chalets (Multi-share) (B)

Day 14th - Banff at Leisure:
A second full day to enjoy everything that Banff National Park has to offer. This afternoon you have the opportunity to take a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, a once in a lifetime experience. Chalets (Multi-share) (B).

Day 15th - Banff to Vernon:
We bid farewell to the Rockies today as we drive through three more national parks in a single day. Yoho, Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks all await us as we make our way back into British Columbia. Tonight we stay in the Okanagen Valley - Canada’s fruit basket, full of orchards, farmlands and vineyards. Hotel (B,D)

Day 16th - Vernon to Vancouver:
Today we travel via the Coquihalla and Transcanada highways en route to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. This afternoon’s sightseeing tour includes: Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Lion’s Gate Bridge. Tonight have dinner at one of Vancouver’s fabulous restaurants. Hotel

Day 17th - Vancouver at Leisure:
Today is yours to explore the beautiful city of Vancouver. Ride bikes through Stanley Park, visit the Public Markets on Granville Island, shop on Robson Street or visit Grouse Mountain. The day is yours to enjoy. Tonight, join us for an optional dinner cruise around Vancouver’s beautiful harbor. Hotel (B)

Day 18 - Vancouver to Campbell River:
This morning we will take the ferry over to Vancouver Island, crossing the Straight of Georgia to the old coal mining town of Nanaimo. Upon arrival we’ll head north to Campbell River stopping along the way at Cathedral Grove where will see giant trees that are estimated to be 800 years old! We’ll arrive early afternoon where will have time to explore Campbell River - the "Salmon Capital of the World". Hotel (D)

Day 19 - Campbell River:
Today you have a full day to enjoy this beautiful coastal town. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. We’ll visit Quadra Island, where you can salmon fish, hike, sea kayak, or even snorkel with the salmon - really! Hotel (B)

Day 20 - Campbell River to Victoria:
A short drive brings us to the capital city of British Columbia – Victoria. After a short orientation tour of this charming colonial city you’ll have the opportunity to see the sights. Victoria offers something for everyone. This afternoon why not go whale watching in an inflatable zodiac boat? (optional) Hotel (D)

Day 21 - Victoria to Vancouver:
This morning you will have time to explore more of Victoria and then in the early afternoon we’ll take a ferry ride through the San Juan Islands back to Vancouver. We’ll arrive late afternoon into the city where your tour finishes at our hotel. (B)

Please Note: do not book departing flights from Vancouver before 7:00pm.

What's Included

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS -
20 nights in special Contiki accommodation based on twin-share. . Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) - as per itinerary

CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki document wallet

Please note that this tour is only available for passengers aged 18 - 35 and does not include airfare.

How much?
From £1525 GBP per person- BOOK NOW

 

 

 

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