Montréal. Québec City. Ottawa. Toronto. Vancouver. This 16-day tour boasts a stellar line-up of big-name cities - plus natural highlights like Niagara Falls and the Canadian Rockies (which you’ll travel through aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train). Perfect for first-timers, you’re sure to tick off some wishlist-worthy highlights as you travel the breadth of the Great White North, enjoying the fantastic wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and world-famous hospitality along the way.
- Escorted Tour
- Rail Journey
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to the airport and flight to Montréal. On arrival we transfer to our hotel for two nights, the Best Western Ville-Marie (3T+).
This morning we will enjoy a guided tour of Montréal, a charming and historic city at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, discovering its French heritage and taking in highlights such as Notre-Dame Basilica and the Old Town. You are free to explore at your own pace for the rest of the day.
Today we travel north-east to Québec City, one of the oldest European cities in North America, founded in 1608. We discover the historic centre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - on a guided tour this morning, before checking in to the Delta Québec (4T), Clarendon Hotel Québec City (4T) or Hotel Chateau Laurier Québec (4T), where we will be staying for two nights. The rest of the day is free to make your own discoveries, perhaps browsing the boutiques of the old walled city and sampling the fine French cuisine in the local bistros. Alternatively, join us on an optional scenic cruise along the St Lawrence River.
A free day to relax or explore the city at leisure, or, if you prefer, optional excursions will be available.
We continue our journey to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, today. After an introductory tour of the city we transfer to our hotel, the centrally-located Lord Elgin (4T), and the rest of the day is free. Ottawa is a fine city for walking and the stately Parliament, the National Gallery of Canada and the UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal are just some of the attractions waiting to be discovered.
Today you are free to explore Ottawa by yourself. Founded in 1826 under the name Bytown, the capital city occupies a picturesque location on the banks of the Ottawa River and is home to a wide variety of museums, galleries and other cultural attractions as well as many green spaces to enjoy a stroll such as Major’s Hill Park, which offers wonderful views over the Rideau Canal.
Following the shore of Lake Ontario, we travel to Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, checking in to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (4T) for a two-night stay. There will be an optional visit to the 553-metre high CN Tower, which was the tallest tower in the world when it was completed in 1976. There are superb views over the city from the observation deck, which has a partly-glazed floor for a straight-down look at Toronto. For those who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma, there are plenty of other attractions here, such as the fascinating Royal Ontario Museum, whose vast collections include everything from ancient Egyptian and Roman antiquities to dinosaur skeletons, meteorites, Native Canadian art and historic costumes.
Toronto is perfectly located for a full-day excursion to experience one of the great natural wonders of the world: Niagara Falls. View their awe-inspiring power from the promenade or, if you want to get even closer, you can choose to take an optional boat trip to the base of the Falls or a helicopter ride for a panoramic view of this magnificent force of nature.
We head to Toronto Airport today for an internal Air Canada flight to Calgary, in Alberta. Upon arrival we transfer to the charming resort town of Banff, in the Rocky Mountains, and our hotel for the next two nights, the Caribou Lodge (3T+) or Ptarmigan Inn (3T+).
Our included tour today takes in the surrounds of Banff and the famous emerald-green Lake Louise, a stunning glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The gardens of the Fairmont Chateau Hotel present an ideal vantage point for viewing the lake and the Victoria Glacier or you may choose to take a gondola to the mountaintop for one of the best views of Banff National Park.
This morning we transfer to Banff railway station to board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, surely the most comfortable and romantic way to enjoy the breathtaking majesty of the Canadian Rockies. The exhilarating two-day route between Banff and Vancouver, via Kamloops, takes us through lush valleys, along the shores of sparkling lakes and over dramatic mountain passes. The unforgettable highlights of the section between Banff and Kamloops include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Canyon and Rogers Pass. We stay in Kamloops this evening (arranged by Rocky Mountaineer).
We continue on our rail journey through British Columbia today, travelling through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges and the Fraser River Valley to Vancouver. Upon arrival at Vancouver railway station, we transfer to the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4T) or Exchange Hotel (4T), where we will be staying for our last three nights in Canada.
We enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver this morning, taking in some of the main sights and landmarks of this attractive maritime city including Stanley Park, Chinatown and the historic Gastown district. The rest of the day is free or you may choose to join our optional excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge including afternoon tea.
A full day to explore Vancouver at leisure, or you could take our optional trip to Vancouver Island by ferry to visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and Butchart Gardens, a collection of spectacular themed gardens filled with numerous varieties of colourful flowering plants and trees.
Transfer to Vancouver Airport for an overnight flight back to the UK.
Upon arrival, a Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Touring with Titan Travel
As one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday companies, Titan Travel offers an award-winning collection of holidays and tours in incredible destinations on all seven continents. In addition to scooping 20 British Travel Awards, 4 British Cruise Awards and a Telegraph Travel Award in 2018, the company won a Globe Travel Award and achieved Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended status in 2019, meaning you can have complete confidence in booking your escorted holiday and experiences with this great travel brand.
With a vast array of destination choices and so many carefully planned escorted tours available, it’s easy to find your perfect holiday with Titan Travel. The company does, in fact, offer over 400 exciting itineraries visiting around 100 destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, India, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, the Middle East, North America, South America and Central America. And as your Titan Travel holiday includes a VIP door-to-door service, your escorted holiday starts and ends at your front door. This means planning your touring holiday is super easy, so the only hard part is choosing where to go!
One of the best things about Titan Travel is that they cover all holiday types and have something for everyone, from coach tours, escorted train and rail holiday tours and short UK breaks to Christmas holidays and a wide variety of river and ocean cruises. Whether you want to explore the Slovenian coast from the bow of a boat, see the monumental glaciers and snow-dusted mountains of the Alaskan fjords or even attend a traditional tea ceremony in Japan, Titan Travel boasts an unbeatable collection of touring holidays and unique solo and group travel experiences. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind that everything’s taken care of - including any airport transfers, excursions and chosen escorted tours.
If you want to travel on your own, Titan Travel welcomes thousands of single travellers every year and offers escorted holidays that are reserved exclusively for solo guests, like trips to Russia, escapes to Portugal, rail journeys in Switzerland and Greek island-hopping adventures. Not only will you discover new destinations but you’ll also meet new people and make unforgettable memories while fulfilling your solo travel wishes. Titan Travel also offers small group escorted tours so that you can meet like-minded travellers and enjoy a more intimate and social atmosphere on your holiday. Small group tours are limited to 25 travellers and include South Africa safari adventures, Thailand and Cambodia discovery tours and cruising to the temples and villages in Burma.
No matter which type of escorted touring holiday you pick, your Titan Travel holiday is ABTA and ATOL protected and the brand’s price promise protects you against any price drops after you’ve made a booking. What’s more, Titan Travel uses experienced tour managers and expert local guides who will ensure you don’t miss a thing while visiting a new destination.