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CANADA The Great Canadian Train Journey 18 nights from £4699^ Including optional travel insurance or from £4509^ without insurance § Embark on a four-day train journey crossing five provinces, from Montreal on the Atlantic, all they way to the Pacific. Ride the 'Canadian' sleeper train through this vast country, finishing your journey in beautiful Vancouver... The Glacier Skywalk ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Montreal. Fly to Montreal for a three-night stay. Day 2: Montreal. Join an included city tour and discover Montreal's intoxicating mix of history and innovation, including the exterior of the Notre Dame basilica, and Old Montreal - a beautifully preserved district, home to Place Jacques Cartier and Maison Calvert. B, D Day 3: Quebec City. Travel to Quebec City for an included sightseeing tour. Discover the 17th and 18th-century buildings in historic Place Royale, visit the Petit Champlain Quarter, see the Citadel and famous Château Frontenac Hotel. Return to Montreal. B, L Day 4: Montreal-Ottawa. Travel to Ottawa for a two-night stay. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Canada's national capital, home to the parliamentary building with its peace tower. B Day 5: Ottawa. At leisure. Perhaps explore one of the city's museums or visit the Bytown Museum in the city's oldest stone building. Perhaps join an optional historic river cruise excursion. B Day 6: Ottawa-Toronto. Travel to the shores of Lake Ontario for an included cruise around the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Continue to Toronto where you stay for three nights. Optional dinner cruise. B, L Day 7: Toronto. Cosmopolitan Toronto is the largest urban centre in Canada. This morning's sightseeing tour reveals the contrasting cityscapes including the stunning waterfront and landmark CN Tower. Choice of optional excursions. B Day 8: Niagara Falls. Travel to Niagara by coach on this full-day excursion and enjoy a cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls, weather permitting. Hooded raincoats are supplied! In the event of adverse weather or low water levels, Journey Behind the Falls may replace the cruise. Return to your hotel in Toronto. B Day 9: Train across the Canadian Shield. Transfer from your hotel to the VIA Railway station where you'll board the `Canadian'. Settle into your cabin as you begin your three-night journey to the West Coast. B, L, D Day 10: Crossing the Canadian Shield. Spend the day crossing the `Canadian Shield', made up of igneous rock, over 570 million years old and some of the oldest rock on the planet. The Shield stretches north from the Great Lakes in the USA to the Arctic Ocean, and is smothered by vast stretches of forest. Spend tonight on the train. B, L, D Day 11: The Prairies to the Rockies Your train journey continues today as you head towards the West Coast, crossing the Prairies and on to the foothills of the Rockies. Enjoy your third night on board the train. B, L, D Day 12: Jasper-Banff. Disembark your train early this morning in the town of Jasper. Transfer to the mountain resort of Banff where you'll stay for the next two nights. B Day 13: Banff. Enjoy today at leisure to explore Banff. Perhaps join an optional excursion, taking a helicopter ride over the mountains, or a cable-car ride up Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. B Day 14: Jasper. Today, drive along the famous Icefields Parkway and stop at the Athabasca Glacier for a ride on the Ice Explorer. Later visit the Glacier Skywalk, a towering glass viewpoint. Afterwards, continue on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, where you stay for the next two nights. B Day 15: Jasper. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Jasper this morning, followed by the rest of the day leisure, when you can explore independently, or perhaps join an optional excursion. B Day 16: The Rockies to the Pacific. This morning, re-board the train in Jasper and head towards the Pacific coast. Wonder at the breathtaking scenery as you travel out of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner on board the train tonight. B,L,D Canada Jasper Banff Vancouver Ottawa Québec Toronto Montréal Niagara Falls USA nights in hotel nights on train 178 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking