TransCanada Train Tour

July 12, 2024 thru July 22, 2024

The Canadian, the TransCanada train route from Toronto to Vancouver, is one of the world’s greatest train rides. SUN TOURS expands on the experience, beginning, middle and end.

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Transportation

Roundtrip air transportation ABQ to Toronto / Vancouver to ABQ (not including baggage and in-flight charges)

Transportation

Train

The Canadian, the TransCanada train route from Toronto to Vancouver, is one of the world's greatest train rides.

Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Duration

11 days, 10 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

9 Meals Included (20 meals with upgrade)

Availability

Available

Documents Required

Passport


Tour Highlights

  • Toronto City Tour
  • Three-day train ride in the Rockies
  • Maligne Canyon
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Sulphur Falls
  • Surprise Corner
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Vancouver

Inclusions

Base Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from ABQ to Toronto/Vancouver (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging
  • A comfy seat on train for 4 nights (see train upgrade options)
  • 9 meals (see train upgrade options)
  • Admissions and events as described above
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Taxes and gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Toronto

We fly to Toronto and check into our hotel.

Day 2 - Explore Canada's Largest City

Today is ours for a tour of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Wonderful local cuisine delights our palates as we explore the city. Group Welcome Dinner at CN Tower.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 3 - All aboard!

All aboard! Our train departs early this morning. We head west!

Meals included: (B) or (B, L, D with upgrade)* See upgrade options

Day 4 & 5 - Landscapes of Canada

Our three day train ride passes through the forests of the Canadian Shield and on to the endless prairie and expansive farms of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  We enter the prettiest part of our journey past Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, across the Yellowhead Pass over the Continental Divide, and down to Jasper. Our journey parallels the Yellowhead Route, Canada’s original route of western exploration.

Meals included: (B, L, D with upgrade)* See upgrade options

Day 6 - Maligne Canyon

We detrain in Jasper to begin our sightseeing of the fabulous Canadian Rockies. First stop is Maligne Canyon whose depth and narrowness are astonishing. The route along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff is one of the most scenic in the Canadian Rockies. Jagged, glacier-covered peaks line both sides of the narrow valley. Wildlife is often seen along the way. After a visit to Athabasca Falls, we continue to gorgeous Banff, where we lodge two nights.

Meals included: (L)

Day 7 - Banff

Beautiful Banff awaits our exploration.  This morning we can enjoy free time or join a driving tour of Banff. The drive stops at Surprise Corner, where we see Bow Falls, Hoodoo Viewpoint, Cascade Rock Garden, and many other sites. In the afternoon, we ride gondola cars up Sulphur Mountain, named for the two sulphureous hot springs found on its lower slopes. The awe inspiring, 360-degree views of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley  and the town of Banff will amaze us.

Meals included: (B)

Day 8 - Jasper

We board our coach for our return to Jasper National Park, shrouded in mountainous glory, we enjoy a cruise on Maligne Lake and Dinner.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 9 - Onboard the Train

Our old friend, the Canadian, is waiting to take us on our overnight and final leg of our trans-Canada journey.

Meals included: (Brunch, D with upgrade)* See upgrade options

Day 10 - Vancouver

We arrive in Vancouver, depart our train and enjoy a tour of this bustling city, framed by towering mountains, water and native culture. Your day includes walks through popular Granville Island Market and Stanley Park, and we top it off with a group Farewell Dinner.

Meals included: (B with upgrade)* See upgrade options

Day 11 - Fly Home

Today we fly home from Vancouver, with special memories of this Canadian train tour.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$5,155 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $250

$6,095 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $250

$1,095 additional per person

Upper Berth Upgrade

Deposit: N/A

$1,285 additional per person

Lower Berth Upgrade

Deposit: N/A

$1,985 additional per person

Cabin for 1 Upgrade

Deposit: N/A

$1,985 additional per cabin

Cabin for 2 Upgrade

Deposit: N/A

$3,355 additional per cabin

Prestige Class Upgrade

Deposit: Varies

Final Payment Due:

March 12, 2024

Deposit: Varies

Price Includes

Base Package Includes:
• Roundtrip airfare from ABQ to Toronto/Vancouver (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• 6 nights lodging
• A comfy seat on train for 4 nights (see train upgrade options)
• 9 meals (see train upgrade options)
• Admissions and events as described above
• Baggage handling
• Services of a Tour Director
• Taxes and gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

Train Upgrade Options

The tour price includes a seat on the train with no other sleeping accommodations. Upgrading to Sleep Plus Class offers sleeping accommodations, all meals on board (3 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners*), tips, and exclusive use of the Park Car, with its lounges and dome observation area.

UPPER BERTH No private facilities $1,095 per person

LOWER BERTH No private facilities $1,285 per person

CABIN FOR 1 Private room with small couch, converts to bed. Concealed toilet and vanity. $1,985 per person

CABIN FOR 2 Private room with 2 armchairs, 2 retractable stacked beds. Private facilities. $1,985 per cabin

PRESTIGE CLASS 60% larger cabin with first class amenities and private facilities including shower. Additional non-refundable deposit required.

There is limited availability on the upgrades, so book early! For detailed information of these upgrades call us at 505-889-8888 or email to Info@SunToursUS.com. 

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 12, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • None – Through March 12, 2024
  • $200 –  March 13 – April 10, 2024
  • $2,800 –  April 11 – June 1, 2024
  • 100% –  After June 1, 2024

TRAVEL PROTECTION IS ENCOURAGED

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page for full information on the ratings system.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Temperature may vary across the tour. In Jasper the average high is mid 70s and the average low is mid 40s. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. It's best to bring layers so that you are able to be comfortable throughout the trip.

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