Peaks & Grapes Fly Drive

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Kelowna
  • 12 nights from
  • £2,449 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-13

    • Book by 26 August and save £100pp
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Peaks and Grapes - A Western Canada  Road Trip. 

 

A fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the grapes of the wine region! Drive at your own pace through the Rockies to Banff, via Whistler, Sun Peaks and Jasper.

You then head to the wine region of the Okanagan Valley, following the Thompson River to Kamloops and then into the wine region itself! All our Canada holidays are tailored to your individual requirements and budget. For your personalised quotation, please contact our Canada experts today.

Peaks & Grapes Fly Drive includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Car Hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav)
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour
  • Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola (admission)
  • Wine Tour of the Okanagan Wine Region. (adults 19+ only)
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Day 1 - Fly to Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. (transfer not included)

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Sheraton Wall Centre

Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Spend today sightseeing Vancouver at your own leisure with the Vancouver Hop on Hop off bus.

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Sheraton Wall Centre

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Whistler (122 km/76 mi)

Your self-drive holiday begins today as you pick up your rental car. Depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

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Aava Hotel

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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Day 4 - Whistler Exploring

This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine cafes and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village.  We have included the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to help you take in the best of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, not to mention the spectacular birds eye scenery.

Featured accommodation

Aava Hotel

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Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

Nita Lake Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Whistler Experiences

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Day 5 - Whistler to Sun Peaks (293 km/183 mi)

Begin your  drive on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see  stunning views of the Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and onto Cache Creek where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included). From here travel a short distance to your overnight accommodation at the Cahilty Lodge, located in a stunning resort of Sun Peaks.

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Nancy Greene`s Cahilty Hotel and Suites

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Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Day 6 - Sun Peaks to Jasper (444 km/277 mi)

Today, follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Jasper Sightseeing

Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90 minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.  We offer many excursions in Jasper, one of our best sellers is the Discover Jasper and its Wildlife Evening tour, please ask one of our Canada Experts for details.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Jasper Experiences

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Day 8 - Jasper to Banff (292 km/182 mi)

Your scenic drive today takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald colour lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier and take in the Glacier Skywalk (included). Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. From Lake Louise choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Featured accommodation

Charltons Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Glacier Skywalk

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Day 9 - Banff Sightseeing (Banff Gondola)

A full day to explore Banff and area. In town you'll find lots of excitement - shopping, cafes, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs. Optional Add-On Sundance Loop Horse Back Trail Ride (Duration 2 hrs) Departing from Warner Stables, your cowboys will lead you through the Cave & Basin-the original hot springs-along the Bow River. Fantastic scenery surrounds as you climb up Sulphur Mountain around the Windy Knoll viewpoint. The ride loops around the marsh, following the Bow River, bringing you back to the Stables

Featured accommodation

Irwin's Mountain Inn

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff Experiences

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Day 10 - Banff to Kelowna (482 km/301 mi)

Your journey today takes you through some of the most spectacular stretches of highway in Canada. Follow the Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you to Rogers Pass and onto the beautiful shorelines of Shuswap Lake, home to Canada's largest sockeye salmon spawn to the south fork of the Thompson River. Optional Add-On House Boating on Shuswap Lake (4 Days / 3 Nights) Countless kilometers of pristine shoreline on Shuswap Lake await your exploration. Sun drenched beaches, beautiful waterfalls and awesome fishing are yours to discover from the comfort of your home away from home. The highway follows the Thompson into the dry interior grasslands and the city of Kamloops. At this point the highway begins the long descent into the hot, dry interior, initially through 'cattle country' then down into the orchard country of the Okanagan Valley. Set on the shores of Lake Okanogan, over 90 kilometres long, Kelowna has become a large lakeside resort, with long, hot summers.

Featured accommodation

Prestige Beach House Inn

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Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort

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Day 11 - Kelowna - Westside Story Tour

Duration: 6 hours

Enjoy a full day tour of incredible wineries, gorgeous views, and a gourmet lunch. You will visit a minimum of five wineries on this tour, from the old stalwarts to some of the new additions on the bench. Each has its own unique personality and wines that they specialize in. Your tour starts by visiting the tail of Mount Bouchiere's southeastern flank. Some of the best and oldest vineyards in the Okanagan are located on the south eastern flank of Mount Boucherie, where the vines are exposed to the sunlight from early morning until late in the day. You will visit Mission Hill Estate Winery, which is the flagship of this region and never fails to impress - wine tasting is included. Next is Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, a family-owned and operated winery that is home to many award-winning wines. Your tour continues with a visit to the Old Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate, which was recently named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable. At Quails Gate, you will have lunch at the Old Vines Restaurant - gift card for lunch is included in this tour that allows you to order off the menu. In the afternoon, you'll explore the rest of the wineries such as Rollingdale Winery, a small organic farm gate winery located in Lakeview Heights in West Kelowna. Or the Hatch Winery, a new boutique winery in West Kelowna that features a rustic, family-friendly tasting room with panoramic views and a wide selection of wines.

On this tour, you will visit a minimum of five wineries - if time permitting, you will visit more. The selection of wineries can be adjusted based on the group's interest. We will try to see all the wineries that the group is specifically interested in.

Included: - return hotel transfers (from downtown Kelowna properties) - all tastings - driver/guide with dialogue about the area - snacks on the bus - gift card for lunch

Not included: - driver gratuity - shop purchases

Featured accommodation

Prestige Beach House Inn

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Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort

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Day 12 - Kelowna to Vancouver (371 km/232 mi)

An amazing trip awaits you today, from Kelowna to Vancouver. Travel via the Okanagan connector to the Coquihalla Highway. Along the way stop at any of the roadside stalls offering for sale during the long summer day's cherries, apples, apricots, pears, peaches, grapes and plums. Turning onto the Coquihalla Highway climb to an elevation of 1244 metres where over 10 metres of snow can fall in an average winter. You will witness incredible feats of engineering as you travel through the Great Bear snow shed, crossing the Dry Gulch Bridge (over 280 metres long and 175 metres high). Begin descending from the summit pass through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the province. This dramatic change of environment is always exhilarating, as you go from bright sunlight on the high rock faces to misty coastal cedars and tall firs in the space of half an hour. Approaching the Pacific coast, the canyon opens into the broad fertile Fraser Valley. A stop at Minter Gardens in the Fraser Valley is a must before continuing to downtown Vancouver, where you will drop of your hire car.

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 13 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Morning at leisure before taking a taxi transfer to Vancouver Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

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