TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY
TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY

Canada – Magnificent Rockies Mountains

9 days

Preview

Discover nature at its most enchanting in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The Canadian Rockies are the northern section of the mountain range that runs the length of North America. Exploring the Rockies is a wondrous experience of exhilarating natural beauty, forests and lakes, jagged mountain tops, glaciers and snowy plains, mountainside towns and villages, testimonies of volcanic activity, cascading waterfalls – and even bears! Visit the most beautiful national parks in all of North America: Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise. And finally, enjoy the panoramic beauty that is Vancouver, the world’s most desirable city.

Itinerary

Day 1, Wednesday: Vancouver
Arrival to Vancouver airport (YVR). Transfer by your own to the hotel. Meet the tour leader at the hotel.

Day 2, Thursday: Vancouver
Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. You’ll see the lovely Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. We will visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens.

Day 3, Friday: Vancouver
Today we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including the magical Elisabeth park, Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront, Gastown and Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 meters above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways. We arrive to our hotel and prepare ourselves for Shabbat.
Day 4, Shabbat: Vancouver
After Shabbat services and meal we’ll go for a walking tour.

Day 5, Sunday: Vancouver – Kamloops
Today we will drive towards Kamloops. We will enjoy spectacular views of the soaring granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies including its highest peak, the awesome 3954 meter Mount Robson, the Thompson River and the magnificent Fraser Valley.

Day 6, Monday: Kamloops – Jasper
Today we will drive to Jasper. We explore Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of jeweled lakes, spectacular mountains and soaring waterfalls.

Day 7, Tuesday: Jasper – Banff
This morning we travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world, and enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 meter thick Athabasca Glacier. See spectacular scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier, hanging from a cliff face 275 meters above the Columbia Icefield.

Day 8, Wednesday: Banff – Lake Louise – Banff
This morning we visit Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise. We’ll set out to discover the charming town site of Banff, a thriving, four season resort of wood and stone, with activities all year round. Today’s sightseeing will highlight many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka, and Surprise Corner. We will take a ride up the Banff Gondola for a panoramic 360 degree view of the entire Banff area.

Day 9, Thursday: Banff – Calgary
Today we we’ll make our way to Calgary airport from where we take our flight home. We’ve had an unforgettable experience, seen a beautiful and fascinating part of the world, and developed an appetite for more.

Dates & Prices
Tour Code Departure Return  
Tour Code Departure date Air + Land * Land only * Single Room**

* Price per person in USD Iin double or twin room.

** Supplement for single room.

* Price of tour is subject to due to change in Air Fare.

Need to Know

Price Includes:

  • Air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Kosher half board & lunch packs daily
  • Professional experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • first class hotels throughout
  • Tips for local service providers

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses and services
  • Insurance
  • Tip for the tour guide (Recommended: $5 per person per day)

Important to Know:

  • There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.

Kashrut on Tours

Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.

The meals:
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.

We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.

On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.

Hotels:
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
• 90 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
• 61-89 days prior to departure: $500 + $100 per passenger
• 60-31 days prior to departure: $1,000 + $100 per passenger
• Less than 30 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund

We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.

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