Canada is such a spectacularly vast and varied destination, there are so many ways to explore this magnificent country

Explore the breath-taking scenery of the snow-capped Rockies on one of the world’s most famous rail journeys, join an escorted tour and see the vast prairie interior of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, do it yourself and hit the open road to view the dramatic coastlines of Atlantic Canada or fabulously French Québec, where self-drives are a perfect way to discover many areas in the charming province. Whichever way you choose to discover Canada, First Class Holidays can accommodate your every need.

Canada is home to some of the world’s most iconic rail journeys. The famous Rocky Mountaineer will take you across the Rockies from Banff or Jasper to Vancouver in daylight, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled service, fabulous cuisine and spectacular scenery along the way. Canada’s national rail service, VIA Rail, offers local train services throughout Eastern Canada as well as overnight services between Halifax and Montréal on The Ocean train and the ultimate trans-Canadian rail journey from Toronto to Vancouver aboard The Canadian train.

If you prefer a more independent holiday, but do not wish to drive, rail and coach holidays are a great option. First Class Holidays offer completely planned itineraries to more flexible, self-guided journeys, all with the ability to tailor-make them to your requirements. The tours can include rail journeys, coach travel and accommodation arrangements, together with pre-booked sightseeing excursions. You can combine a number of these tours together or add on other arrangements such as a cruise or wildlife viewing trip to create your holiday of a lifetime.

If you’re happy to drive, but prefer a pre-planned route, a self-drive tour is for you. Including all hotels and a hire car with GPS, each route has been planned to include all the main attractions of the area, distances have been well thought out so that daily mileage is achievable without early starts and late finishes and they all allow ample time for stopping and sightseeing en route.
That means that in a single day you could be driving through the beautiful village of Mont Tremblant and experiencing the charm of Montréal, perusing artisan shops and historic monuments.

An escorted tour is ideal if you prefer to travel as part of a group and have the reassurance of a knowledgeable Tour Director with you along the way, allowing you to sit back and relax. An escorted tour with APT will be an experience you will never forget. Studded with special, instinctive touches that make your trip as carefree as possible, APT have crafted the locations they offer in order to provide the most insightful and diverse experience possible. From the enriching sightseeing to a range of delicious meals and all overseas transfers, port charges and tipping included, the price covers everything you need for a perfect holiday. Travel by modern coach and have the opportunity to make new friends with fellow travellers who may be from anywhere in the world.
Whether you want a Deluxe tour with most meals and sightseeing included or a Value tour offering more time to explore at your own pace, First Class Holidays have many tour options – just ask.

Canada and Alaska can offer adventures and wildlife like nowhere else on earth, with an amazing array of awe-inspiring bears (Black, Brown, Grizzly or Polar variety) majestic whales, soaring birds or wandering elk and moose. In Atlantic Canada, you’ll find picture-perfect lighthouses, impressive whale and seabird watching, the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy and sensational seafood dining. In Québec, head to the Magdalen Islands for a unique experience viewing a herd of baby seals over endless fields of ice. You can experience all of this and more on a sightseeing excursion or perhaps take a look at First Class Holidays’ range of resorts and lodges in outstandingly beautiful wilderness settings that allow a different viewing experience.

There are so many cruises to choose from in Canada, with some of the leading cruise lines of the world cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska and the eastern seaboard from Québec City to New England. From a small ship cruise with less than 100 passengers to the large cruise ships, which are a floating city, the choice is endless. Why not combine your cruise with a tour of the Rockies or a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer. Alternatively, take a one-way cruise from Vancouver north to Alaska and disembark in Alaska to explore the Great Land in more detail.

First Class Holidays have crafted a fantastic range of holidays, but if you find that none include everything you want to do, then their tailormade service is just for you. They have been involved in the planning and preparation of detailed holidays for over 23 years and would be delighted to share their knowledge to help you plan your perfect holiday.

Call on 0161 888 5632 or visit: fcholidays.com to start planning your dream holiday today

First Class Holidays
Trafford House, Chester Road
Manchester M32 0RS
0161 888 5632



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