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Escorted Rail Tours to Vancouver

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Vancouver is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is among Canada's largest cities, and its port is the largest on North America's west coast - handling a staggering 65 million tonnes every year. The first Europeans settled in the area as the result of a local gold rush in 1858. The gold rush was short lived and many people left again; however, a few people stayed and developed a place they called Gastown.

In 1884, Canadian Pacific Railway president William Van Horne decided that with its natural port, the small town would make a good terminus for his transcontinental line. He felt that 'Vancouver' would be a more appropriate name, so it was officially changed in 1886. Trains began running the following year, and their impact was immense - transforming Vancouver from a small settlement to a powerful industrial and commercial centre. Now, Vancouver is an exciting, thriving city that is consistently ranked as one of the planet's top three most desirable places to live.

There are 7 tours matching Vancouver

Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

From the laid-back city of Toronto to the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, lifting us high into the mighty Rockies in style and comfort on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world's greatest trains

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2018MayJunAugSep

14 days from £5,045 pp

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Canada's Wildlife and Wilderness

Experience the rugged beauty of Canada, on a tour of its greatest natural features. Watch Canada's vast landscapes roll by from our train, see the bison herds of Elk Island, and embark on a privately-chartered expedition to spot black bears on a wildlife cruise.

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2018Jun

13 days from £3,895 pp

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Rockies & Premium Alaska Cruise

Soak up the magnificent views that scenic Canada and stunning Alaska have to offer. With a Gondola ride above the mountains of Banff National Park, a spectacular daylight journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, and a 7-night cruise through Alaska's sparkling waters, we take in the very best these two incredible destinations have to offer.

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2018MaySep

17 days from £5,640 pp

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Canada Coast to Coast

Discover the best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Vancouver to Halifax. Travelling on iconic trains across the entire continent of North America, the view outside your window changes every day, from the towering Rockies to the central plains, the great lakes and finally the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.

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2018MaySep

18 days from £4,995 pp

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The Canadian in Winter

On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

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2018FebMar

10 days from £3,045 pp

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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Breathtaking mountain scenery in Canada, followed by the dramatic coastline of Alaska, all slowly revealed on this stunning Rockies & Alaska cruise and rail holiday. Snow-capped peaks look close enough to touch, whilst icebergs float by as you cruise along the Inside Passage.

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Gastown

One of Vancouver's best-loved neighbourhoods, Gastown is a charming and historic area of cobblestone streets, small shops and intimate restaurants. Gastown is also home to the Gastown Steam Clock. Every quarter of an hour, steam pours from the top of the clock and whistle chimes can be heard.

Stanley Park

At 1,000 acres (around 4 square kilometres) in size, Stanley Park is larger than New York's Central Park - and is home to over half a million trees. First opened in 1888, the park has become a widely recognised symbol of the city and is known for its beauty. Yet perhaps its most famous feature is its large collection of totem poles, displaying the impressive designs of the indigenous peoples of North America.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Located over the Lion's Gate Bridge in North Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge spans 446 feet (136 metres) across a dramatic gorge over the Capilano River. On its opening in 1889, the bridge was made of rope and wooden planks; nowadays it consists of wire and cables - which is perhaps just as well as it stands 230 feet (70 metres) above the water!

Top of Vancouver Restaurant

Located 33 feet  (10 metres) below the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout, the top of Vancouver Restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant revolves once every 60 minutes, ensuring you get chance to enjoy 360 degree views across the city as you dine.

Vancouver Lookout

The Vancouver Lookout gives you chance to ride to an observation deck 581 feet (177 metres) above the city where you can enjoy 360 degree views across Vancouver. Glass elevators take you from street-level to the observation deck in only 40 seconds.

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