See Canada at its most glorious. From Niagara’s tumult and Canada's Eastern cities to the majestic Rockies and sparkling Vancouver. Experience the very best of this vast, beautiful country on an escorted tour that begins in lakeshore Toronto. See the plunging Falls at Niagara, and head through picture-book Ontario via the grand Canadian capital, Ottawa, to the contrasting French Canadian jewels of Montréal and Québec City. You’ll then fly west, and journey through the awe-inspiring Rockies to discover delightful British Columbia and friendly, lively Vancouver at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls
UNESCO-listed Québec City, Canada's only walled city
Explore Banff, the stunning capital of the Rockies
Discover cosmopolitan Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario
Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital
Olympic city Montréal the French Canadian capital of style
Journey via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Glittering Vancouver - often cited as 'the best place in the world to live'
Fly into Toronto, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach into the city, heading to your hotel for the next three nights. Relax, and enjoy your first evening in one of North America’s most engaging, cosmopolitan and cultured metropolises.
This morning, an optional guided tour will introduce Toronto. See the glittering waterfront developments, the sky-piercing CN Tower and colourful, contrasting neighbourhoods like Greektown and Little Italy. Afterwards, indulge in some shopping in the city's ultra-modern malls, and make the most of the city's cosmopolitan dining options or perhaps take in a show - Toronto is Canada's capital of live entertainment.
Today’s excursion will be an unforgettable highlight of your tour, as you travel by coach around the lake to wondrous Niagara Falls. Marvel at the spectacular views, perhaps taking an optional 10-minute helicopter ride above the waters, or enjoying the view over lunch from the vantage point of an overlooking restaurant. Later, we'll return to Toronto, where you can perhaps spend the evening enjoying its legendary hospitality in one of the many restaurants.
This morning, you'll board the coach and journey along Lake Ontario’s northern shoreline, following the Maple Leaf Trail that leads past handsome Kingston and north to romantic Ottawa. See the Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal of Canada’s beautiful administrative capital, before continuing to stylish Montréal, where you'll spend the next two nights.
Today’s excursion takes you to charming, historic Québec City, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, which overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River, its skyline dominated by the monumental Citadelle. Once here, you'll be able to join an optional guided city tour, before you explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of Basse Ville and its hilltop Haute Ville counterpart, which together form the endlessly enthralling Vieux-Québec.
Today you'll transfer to Montréal Airport to board the flight west to the oil and cowboy town of Calgary. From here you'll continue through the amazing scenery, travelling by coach up into the heart of the Rockies to exquisite Banff.
Explore the stunning capital of the Rockies, and its majestic setting, today. Take the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions that include a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, a trip to scenic Surprise Corner, a viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel, and a helicopter flight across the Rockies for a close-up view of the towering peaks.
A memorable days awaits as you journey, first, to beautiful Lake Louise, its turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll then travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway to the historic railroad town of Jasper, at the gateway to the scenic Jasper National Park. Keep your eye out for the elk, moose and even bears that call this part of Canada home.
Your scenic adventure continues, today, with a drive past majestic Mount Robson - the Rockies' highest point - to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in yet more delightful surroundings.
Today you'll journey west into British Columbia, descending through the coastal ranges to the beautiful city of Vancouver, in its spectacular Pacific Ocean-side setting, for a three-night stay.
Join today’s optional tour and get to know delightful Vancouver. Highlights will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You’ll also cross into the leafy suburbs of North Van for the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Spend today exploring Vancouver, or join our final optional excursion and head across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and charming Victoria. See the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel in the unashamedly 'British' capital of British Columbia, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, a breathtakingly colourful, 50-acre horticultural treasure on the edge of the Pacific.
This morning, you're free to do some last-minute shopping and sightseeing in Vancouver, before you head to the airport to board the overnight flight home.
Early this morning you'll arrive back in the UK.
12 nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Toronto (3 nights), Montreal (2), Banff (2), Jasper (1), Sun Peaks (1) and Vancouver (3)
Return flights to Toronto (returning from Vancouver)
An internal flight from Montréal to Calgary
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
With more than 35 years’ tour-operating experience, Newmarket Holidays can provide escorted tours, river cruises, cruise holidays and resort-based stays that combine superb value for money and the highest standards of customer care. Having won Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company six years running at the British Travels Awards, the company has become one of the largest and most respected independently owned tour operators in the UK.
Newmarket Holidays offers a huge array of escorted tours, short breaks, long explorations and holiday experiences for just about every interest and activity level, with transfers, excursions, carefully chosen accommodation and many entrances included in the price. All holidays also include a friendly and knowledgeable tour manager to help you make the most of your trip and to ensure your holiday operates as smoothly as possible. And although much of your escorted tour is prearranged, you’ll still have plenty of free time to relax and the flexibility to do your own thing.
With Newmarket Holidays, there’s a whole world to explore, from the historic railways of the Isle of Man and the canals of Amsterdam to the exciting city of New York and the magical sight of the Taj Mahal in India. Alternatively, relax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda, enjoy a guided tour of Poland’s former royal capital or spend a few nights in the heart of Moscow in Russia. Newmarket Holidays has something special for all couples, groups, families and solo travellers, including romantic breaks in Paris, safari adventures in Kenya, Santa experience days in Lapland and rail journeys through the Italian countryside.
There’s also a choice of holiday types and themes, such as small group tours, rail holidays, UK and Ireland short breaks, Christmas markets and cultural experiences, as well as concerts and events. As a company that now focuses on UK, European and Worldwide air holidays, ocean cruises and river cruises, you can even choose how to travel to your chosen destinations. Not forgetting that Newmarket Holidays specialises in included and optional excursions to ensure your escorted tours are memorable from beginning to end.
When you choose an air holiday, you can either tour as many attractions and cultures as you can fit in or base yourself at a quiet resort and take your pick from a collection of excursions and day trips. This means that your holiday can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you wish. If a cruise is your ideal group tour, Newmarket Holidays has departures from nearly every major port in the UK and can take you to places in and around Europe, the Canary Islands, the Baltic Cities, Greenland, the Far East, Australia and Africa. You can also choose from a wide range of European and worldwide river cruises or select a Christmas and New Year river cruise along the Danube, the Rhine or the Seine River.
From the moment you book an escorted tour, resort-based stay or cruise holiday, you can have peace of mind that your money is safe because Newmarket Holidays is a member of ABTA and is licensed by ATOL. Also, the company has a 4.5 out of 5 customer rating, which is a testament to the quality of the escorted tours and the outstanding customer care provided by the team. But that’s not all. As Newmarket Holidays is all about offering the best value for money holidays, this competitive tour operator promises to price match any like-for-like escorted tour found cheaper elsewhere.
Please note: After many years of operation, Newmarket Holidays has decided to discontinue the UK and European coach breaks and tours departing from local pick-ups in the UK (as of 2019) to concentrate on its range of UK, European and Worldwide air holidays, ocean cruises and river cruises.