Great Rail Journeys is encouraging agents to highlight rail travel for clients travelling long-distance across Canada as a means of seeing some of the country's best features.The company says that visitors can still explore the ‘great outdoors’ on a rail holiday, as itineraries incorporate excursions on local and heritage trains to explore further afield, and include the odd day-trip by coach to reach less accessible spots. This means that clients can still explore places of natural beauty like the Athabasca Glacier and Jasper National Park – both part of the ‘Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer’, ‘Rockies & Alaska Cruise’ and ‘Whistler & the Rocky Mountain’ tours.
The operator features four itineraries to Canada for this summer; the longest tour is the 17-day ‘Canada Coast to Coast’ from Vancouver to Halifax, Nova Scotia via the Rockies, Toronto and Quebec. Departures are in May, June, August and September with prices from £3,395 per person, based on twin share, and include flights, all rail travel including four nights’ sleeper on The Canadian with all meals, and one night’s sleeper on The Ocean with breakfast and lunch, plus ten nights’ room-only hotel accommodation.
Also included are three-star guided city tours in Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec, two full-day excursions including Niagara Falls and the Nova Scotia coast, plus the services of a tour manager.
For more information call 01904-734200 or visit www.greatrail.com