Rocky Roundup Escorted Tour

Vancouver • Victoria • Port Hardy • Jasper National Park • Banff National Park

Discover the unrivalled natural wonder of breathtaking British Columbia and Alberta.
You’ll experience beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. And famous Western hospitality is always at hand. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper. The Rocky Roundup has everything a traveller could wish for!
From €2819pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Vancouver
  • 13 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise in an outboard cabin
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Jonview tour director throughout
  • Price based on travelling 12 Sept 2017. Tour operates 26 June, 18 July, 29 Aug, 12 Sept 2017
  • Quote Ref 1495865

Staff Tips

Vancouver is one of the world’s most fortunately situated cities. You are surrounded by glimmering waterways and at the foot of the Coast Mountains. If you arrive into Vancouver Airport you will amazed by the views you get of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains.

Mary Oman

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver to Victoria
Victoria to Campbell River
Campbell River to Port Hardy
Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (Inside Passage Cruise)
Prince Rupert to Smithers
Smithers to Prince George
Prince George to Jasper National Park
Jasper to Banff National Park
Banff National Park
Banff National Park to Vernon
Vernon to Vancouver
End of Tour
  • Day 1 Arrival in Vancouver

    Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel.

  • Day 2 Vancouver

    We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 3 Vancouver to Victoria

    Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city or take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. You may also go on an optional whale watching excursion aboard a high-speed Zodiac or a regular vessel. You will have a chance to see marine wildlife, such as sunbathing sea lions, magnificent bald eagles and playful seals.
    Overnight in Victoria at the Harbour Towers Hotel.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 4 Victoria to Campbell River

    Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the towering totem pole grotto of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Campbell River at the Best Western Austrian Chalet. Breakfast included.

  • Day 5 Campbell River to Port Hardy

    Today we continue further north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in the Johnstone Strait. This area is known as the most reliable environment to spot both orca and humpback whales as they play and feed. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town.
    Overnight in Port Hardy* at the Port Hardy Inn.
    Breakfast included.
    *Please note: For departures on September 13 the ferry will depart Port Hardy on a BC Ferries vessel in the afternoon and passengers will overnight on board in a cabin.

  • Day 6 Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (Inside Passage Cruise)

    Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest.
    Overnight in Prince Rupert at the Pacific Inn.
    *Please note: For passengers on departures that overnight on Day 5 on board BC Ferries, the ship will arrive at Prince Rupert in the afternoon. After check in, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 7 Prince Rupert to Smithers

    Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure.
    Overnight in Smithers at the Hudson Bay Lodge.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 8 Smithers to Prince George

    Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region.
    Overnight in Prince George at the Sandman Inn.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 9 Prince George to Jasper National Park

    Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters.
    Overnight in Jasper at the Marmot Lodge.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 10 Jasper to Banff National Park

    Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup programme. We travel south on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving Banff.
    Overnight in Banff at the Inns at Banff.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 11 Banff National Park

    Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
    Overnight in Banff at the Inns at Banff.
    Breakfast included

  • Day 12 Banff National Park to Vernon

    We start our journey back to the west coast, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craigellachie, we view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. We enter the bountiful Okanagan Valley as we arrive at Vernon.
    Overnight in Vernon at the Sandman Inn & Suites.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 13 Vernon to Vancouver

    Today after breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit orchards and vineyards. We will make a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across a great maritime plain set against beautiful mountain vistas. We descend to the coast and the sparkling lights of Vancouver. In the evening, there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 14 End of Tour

    A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

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