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My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this year
by going to Canada (Rocky Mountaineer Trip). We had never
travelled further than Europe before - so this really was a holiday
of a lifetime to look forward to. As a couple in our 70s,
there was initially a lot of apprehension, but we wanted so much to
enjoy the experience... and we did!
From the time we were met at Heathrow by your Tour Manager, to the
time we landed back at Heathrow and said our goodbyes, we were
looked after. The tour itself, the organisation and the Tour
Manager were great. We both had a really fantastic time - the
highlight being our trip in a helicopter over Niagara
Falls. We had never been in a helicopter before and the
experience was truly amazing. Thanks so much.
We've just arrived back from our roller coaster of a holiday
across Canada! Such a varied experience and opportunity to see
this immensely beautiful country with its vast mountain ranges,
great plains, thundering canyons and great rivers, while learning
about the richly varied history of its peoples.
Starting our trip in Toronto with an introduction to its history
and craft areas, everyone appreciated the free time to explore
their own particular interests - in our case the Art Gallery of
Toronto. The Canadian train, with its entertainment including blues
singers, made the journey to lovely, serene Jasper great
fun. By coach, with frequent stops and spotting wildlife along
the way, we arrived in Banff with gondola rides to look forward to
and museums, shops, walking and hot springs as choices for our free
The Rocky Mountaineer gave us a truly scenic ride to chilled out
Vancouver where we loved Stanley Park, and then Victoria on
Vancouver Island for whale watching and sea plane journeys.
Staying at lovely hotels throughout, we have lasting memories of
amazing scenery, great food and the friendliness of the Canadian
people. With a Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager to smooth the
way we could sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime
My wife Val and myself are just about coming down to earth. Did
we really do all those things in the past 18 days? It was our
50th wedding anniversary celebration trip, and one that we will
remember for the rest of our lives.
Right from the meet and greet at Heathrow until our goodbyes in
Vancouver, no stone was left unturned to ensure that our group had
the holiday of a lifetime. We were in Niagara for our anniversary
and GRJ surprised us with a deliciously-made sweet dish at the
rooftop restaurant of the Sheritan Hotel. Our flight over the falls
afterwards was truly mind blowing.
Besides staying in comfortable hotels, our journey across Canada
started from Toronto on "The Canadian" stopping at Winnipeg. There,
we were able to spend a few hours with friends. The days got even
better as we toured the scenic Rockies by luxury coach, making our
way along the the scenic Icefields Parkway, walking on a glacier
and the highlight of our journey: " The Rocky Mountaineer" from
Banff to Vancouver.
What a way to travel fantastic scenery. Ever-present attendance
by the friendly, efficient staff. The experience travelling in
Goldleaf class was truly magnificent as we travelled in style in a
custom-designed bi-level dome coach, enjoying gourmet meals in the
lower level restaurant.
The extra two days we decided to stay on in Vancouver gave us
more time to explore a wonderful city. We finished our
unforgettable holiday with a romantic dinner at the top of the
Landmark Hotel in their revolving restaurant. Thank you GRJ,
especially our Tour Manager, Richard, for a truly unforgettable
journey. We certainly hope to travel with you again in the
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