Mandy Connell Adventure – Canadian Rockies
If you guys are anything like Chuck and I, you are probably chomping at the bit to go on a trip! Good news, we have planned a FANTASTIC trip to jumpstart normal life again. We decided to stay a bit closer to home for this one, so we are headed to see our Friends Up North as we are headed to Canada! This is a trip I have wanted to do for a long time, and Cruise & Tour has delivered again.
We start our adventure in Vancouver, where we will board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a scenic ride to Kamloops. The Rocky Mountaineer is a first class, glass-domed train with gourmet food and service, so you don’t need to do anything but sit back, relax and watch the Canadian Rockies go by. After spending the night in Kamloops, we’re back on the train to Jasper, Alberta. We’ll venture this day up and over the Continental Divide to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. We’ll tour Jasper and have time to explore Jasper National Park as well.
A comfortable motor coach ride takes us to the Athabasca Glacier and the Glacier Skywalk before we end our day at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel. We’ll enjoy a group dinner and a fabulous night in this bucket list hotel on the shore of Lake Louise. The next day we’re off to Banff to explore Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels and the beautiful turquoise waters of Emerald Lake. We’ve got an extra day to explore Banff before we head to Calgary as our final stop.
This trip is about beautiful scenery, exquisite service and world class hotels. We are going to have the opportunity to see the OTHER Rockies in a comfortable, educational way. One of the things I personally love about these trips is the guides we have that educate and inform our group well beyond what we would get on our own.
We hope to see you in Vancouver!
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $1999
August 4-12, 2022
9 Days / 8 Nights
Fly to Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy a group dinner with your fellow explorers at the Sheraton Wall Centre, our home for the night located in the heart of downtown. (D)
This morning we’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer and head for Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Dramatic changes in scenery await from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Upon arrival in Kamloops we’ll transfer to our home for the night. Spend the evening exploring the city. (B, L)
We’ll return to the station this morning to continue our journey northeast to Jasper, Alberta in the mighty Canadian Rockies. Dramatic scenery surrounds you as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide, eventually arriving at Chateau Jasper. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 ft, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. (B, L)
After breakfast we’ll board our private coach for a half-day sightseeing tour of Jasper. Highlights include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon and the Athabasca viewpoint. The remainder of the day is free to explore more of Jasper National Park on your own. (B)
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways. Explore the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer ride and visit Glacier Skywalk, with its glass-floored observation platform extending 98 ft out over the Sunwapta Valley. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Banff National Park. Enjoy a group dinner at this stunning hotel. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we’ll embark on a tour through Yoho National Park to Banff. Yoho National Park offers magnificent natural wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, the turquoise serene waters of Emerald Lake and a natural Rock Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. Tonight we’ll be staying at the Moose Hotel & Suites near the heart of downtown Banff. (B, L)
Today is yours to explore Banff as you wish. (B)
After breakfast we’ll depart for a full-day tour of Lake Louise & Banff as we make our way to Calgary, including a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Tonight we’ll enjoy our final group dinner at the Delta Calgary Downtown in the heart of Calgary. (B, D)
After breakfast we’ll head to the airport to fly home from this unforgettable adventure. (B)
- 8 nights of hotel accommodations
- 15 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
- Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
- National parks pass
- All activities as described in the itinerary
- Expert local guides
- Ground transportation
- Custom luggage handling
- Tips to hosts, drivers and guides
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including on-tour host
Our Mandy Connell Adventure includes GoldLeaf Service where you can indulge your senses with gourmet meals prepared by Executive Chefs while taking in expansive views through the panoramic windows of a bi-level glass dome coach to the Canadian Rockies.
- Exclusive Outdoor Viewing Platform
- Dedicated Dining Room
- Gourmet Breakfast and Lunch
- Award Winning Service
Mandy Adventure Exclusives:
- Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- Mandy Connell Q&A
- Informal Opportunities to Chat with Mandy & Chuck
- Mandy Adventure Gift Set
- Mandy Connell Photo & Autograph Opportunities
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Airline baggage fees
- Increases in taxes, fees or surcharges after 6/1/21
- Items of a personal nature
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 deposit required with your reservation
$2000 second deposit due 11/30/21
Final payment due 4/6/22
All payments can be made by check or cash.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 11/30/21, less a $500 cancellation fee
12/1/21 to 4/6/22: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 4/6/22 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
It’s that easy. Give us a call today!
Travel Insurance Information
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Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.
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