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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle

10-day luxury rail journey from £4,255 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies' majestic scenery with iconic train journeys

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In Brief

  • 1 Night Vancouver
  • 1 Night Kamloops
  • 1 Night Jasper
  • 1 Night Lake Louise
  • 2 Nights Banff
  • 1 Night Kamloops
  • 1 Night Vancouver

About

Recommended for:
City | Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey

Taking the Rocky Mountaineer experience to new heights, this journey pairs four days of on-the-rails  The adventure begins in Vancouver before the train whisks you into the wilderness; enjoy glass-domed views, complimentary drinks and the best in seasonal gourmet dining as you head, via a night in Kamloops, to Jasper National Park. It’s then on to Lake Louise and Banff before heading back to Vancouver on a more southerly but equally scenic route.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Vancouver

After your day flight from the UK, arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. Vancouver's population, as well as its scenery, is sparklingly diverse, reflected in its endlessly varied food and drinks scene, from street food to excellent Japanese eateries and trendy coffee shops in Gastown. We recommend Blue Water Kitchen for a delicious Japanese dinner. 

Stay: The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver (Silverleaf) / Sutton Place Hotel (Goldleaf)

Day 2
Vancouver to Kamloops

Today you’ll board the glass domed carriages of the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying breakfast cooked by Michelin-starred chefs in your iconic glass-domed train car. The superior GoldLeaf option also offers spectacular viewing platforms, ideal for taking in cascading waterfalls only reachable via train and traversing under the shadow of looming mountains. As you leave Vancouver’s city gems you'll head deep into the arid British Colombia interior before swapping dusty scenes for lush green farmlands and white-topped peaks. Dense cedar forests and winding river canyons take you to the imposing Coast and Cascade mountains as you enjoy lunch in the dining car, before you traverse over the awe-inspiring rush of Hell’s Gate and the steep rocks of the Thompson River. Finally head past the serene Kamloops lake to arrive at your hotel for this evening. 

Stay: Kamloops hotel

Meals: B L

Day 3
Kamloops to Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper

Stay: The Crimson Jasper Hotel (Silverleaf) / Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Goldleaf) 

Meals: B L

Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Silverleaf & Goldleaf)


Meals: L

Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Silverleaf) / Royal Canadian Lodge (Goldleaf) 

Day 6
Banff Sightseeing

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Lunch is included. Overnight in Banff.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Silverleaf) / Royal Canadian Lodge (Goldleaf)


Meals: L

Day 7
Banff to Kamloops

Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

Stay: Kamloops accommodation

Meals: B L

Day 8
Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell?s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.

Stay: The Georgian Court Hotel (Silverleaf) / Sutton Place Hotel (Goldleaf)

Meals: B L

Days 9-10
Vancouver to UK

After breakfast, check out of your Vancouver  hotel before you head to the airport for your overnight flight, arriving back in the UK on day 10

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

10-day luxury rail journey from £4,255 pp incl. flights

Silverleaf Service

Low Season

from £4,255 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,380 pp. incl. flights

Special offer - Must be booked by 15 Jan 2021

1 x additional free night accommodation at the beginning or end of your journey in Vancouver

1 x Dinner at one of your hotels in either Vancouver, Banff or Lake Louise

1 x Airport transfer either at the beginning or end of your journey in Vancouver


Rocky Mountaineer package includes

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Vancouver, returning from Calgary
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 breakfasts / 5 lunches
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout entry
  • Icefields Parkway tour including Ice Explorer from Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park tour included in journey from Lake Louise to Banff
  • National Parks pass
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handing and National Park Pass

This itinerary combines two of Rocky Mountaineer's classic routes: Journey Through The Clouds and First Passage to the West


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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