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The Rocky Mountaineer and Calgary's Festival of Quilts

Combine a once in a lifetime journey to Canada with your passion for stitching on a unique holiday that truly offers the best of both worlds. Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to journey across the Rockies, past glaciers and snow-capped peaks to lush greenery and fast-flowing rivers. Then, indulge in two full days of workshops at Anne Dale’s ‘My Sewing Room’ and enjoy a visit to Calgary’s wonderful Festival of Quilts.

Your Tour Includes

  • See the sights of the city of Vancouver
  • Traverse the Rockies by rail on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Immerse yourself in stitching with 2 days at Calgary’s Festival of Quilts
  • Enjoy workshops with experts Janet Clare & Anne Dale
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Itinerary

Overview

Meet Janet Clare and your Tour Manager at London Heathrow for your flight to Vancouver.  Upon arrival, transfer via coach to the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites where you will check in for 2 nights. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Overview

This morning, a sightseeing tour of Vancouver has been arranged with a local guide. Highlights include Stanley Park, which is densely forested with over half a million trees, Lions Gate Bridge, a National Historic Site of Canada, and Chinatown. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore further. You may wish to visit the artisan shops and market on Granville Island, where you can purchase handcrafted products and unique souvenirs.

Overview

A 5-star welcome awaits you as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for the amazing 2-day adventure following a centuries-old route. On today’s journey you will travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. You’ll pass the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. In the evening we arrive in Kamloops where you are free to explore the city or relax at the hotel.

Overview

Early this morning, you’ll be transferred by coach to the train where you will continue your journey east on the Rocky Mountaineer to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. You’ll head through Craigellachie, famous for being the site of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s completion, and then take in the views as you climb over Rogers Pass and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.  In the evening you’ll arrive at Lake Louise and then continue to your end destination, the charming mountain resort of Banff.

Overview

This morning, enjoy some time at leisure to relax and explore Banff, which has great opportunities for shopping and a wonderful choice of cafes and restaurants.  After lunch we will drive to Canmore where we will visit the delightful Sugar Pine Co. quilt store before continuing to Calgary, where we will check in to our hotel for our 5-night stay.

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Anne Dale invites you to ‘My Sewing Room’ where you will enjoy a full day of stitching in the excellent workshop facility. Anne is an international teacher and will have a Canadian-inspired project for you to stitch under her guidance.

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Immerse yourself in Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show at Calgary’s Festival of Quilts. Wander over to the merchant’s mall offering the latest and the greatest to the quilting community. Watch the ‘how-to’ demonstrations and get inspiration for your creativity and admire the hundreds of quilts on display in and around the historical buildings at Calgary’s authentic heritage park.

Overview

Today you'll enjoy a second full-day workshop at 'My Sewing Room' with Janet Clare, who will guide you through her project, specially designed for this holiday.

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Time to relax and perhaps finish your stitching project before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

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Lunchtime arrival into London Heathrow.

Accommodation

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?