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Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

10-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,525 pp incl. flights

Special offer: 2022 departures - Final Call special offer – Save up to £220pp

Summary

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Traverse the Rockies on Canada's greatest rail journey

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Highlights

  • Take in Canada’s natural wonders on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoy gourmet meals and drinks as the Rockies sweep by
  • Explore Banff and Yoho national parks on guided tours
  • Stay on the shores of Lake Louise
  • Fly high above the Rockies on an included helicopter flight

In Brief

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

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Seven-time winner of ‘World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train’, Rocky Mountaineer is Canada’s most luxurious rail journey. And, with included gourmet dining and drinks, impeccable service and a choice of glass-domed carriages, there’s surely no better way to experience the majesty of the Rockies. You’ll also enjoy a range of included off-train excursions, from guided tours of Banff and Lake Louise to a gondola ride over Banff. In between, you’ll take in Vancouver’s waterfront charm, stay on Lake Louise and end with Calgary’s Wild-West highlights. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Vancouver

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your day flight out to Vancouver. You’ll be equally looked after on arrival, with a private driver bringing you to your central accommodation. Both options are located right in the heart of the city, so you’ll be perfectly poised to explore. There are pretty waterfront walks, historic cobbled-street districts and even the small matter of the third largest Chinese garden outside of China. Put together and it’s no surprise that Vancouver often tops lists of the world’s most liveable cities, and you can explore easily with an included two day sightseeing pass.

Stay: Exchange Hotel, Vancouver (Superior) / Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver (Deluxe)

Day 3
Vancouver to Kamloops

Today, a transfer will transport you to the station where you’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer. Whether you choose the glass-domed carriages and gourmet, in-seat meals of the SilverLeaf service (Superior) or the dining-car indulgences of the split-level GoldLeaf alternative (Deluxe), today’s route is one of the most impressive. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. It’s all taken in with complimentary snacks and drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – available throughout the journey. 

Stay: Kamloops accommodation (SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Kamloops to Lake Louise

Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn (Superior)Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Lake Louise

Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on 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, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn (Superior)Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe)

Meals: L

Day 6
Lake Louise to Banff

This morning your tour begins with a visit to Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Cross the Great Divide into Yoho National Park via the scenic Kicking Horse Pass. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake (where you will be treated to an included BBQ lunch), and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Takakkaw Falls, in the magnificent Yoho Valley, will be the final stop before heading back to Banff. Overnight in Banff. 

Stay: Moose Hotel & Suites (Superior) / Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: L

Day 7
Banff

Today, your included touring will showcase the myriad delights of Banff. Often heralded as Canada’s greatest national park, your expert guide will teach you the culture, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights. You’ll also take the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for truly spectacular valley views. The day is completed with a historical cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

Stay: Moose Hotel & Suites (Superior) / Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: L

Day 8
Banff to Calgary

Today you will have an entire morning to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff's historic museums, before your afternoon transfer.  You’ll end the day in Calgary, choosing between the designer-chic of the Superior option or the historic grandeur of the landmark Deluxe offering.

Stay: Hotel Arts, Calgary (Superior) / Fairmont Palliser, Calgary (Deluxe)

Days 9-10
Depart for UK

After some time to explore the Wild-West brashness of Calgary, make your way to the airport for your overnight flight home.

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Pricing

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Silverleaf

Special Offer

2022 departures - Final Call special offer: Save up to £165 pp.

Book by: 30 June 2022

Low Season

from £2,525 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,380 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport VIP lounge access
  • Return international flights from the UK
  • 8 nights accommodation on chosen category (Superior)
  • 48 hour Vancouver sightseeing pass
  • Rocky Mountaineer Hotel to station transfer in Vancouver
  • 2 days onboard on Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service including 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts onboard
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour including hot buffet lunch
  • Lake Louise to Banff - Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls including BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge, light snacks and refreshments
  • Explore Banff with Gondola & Lake Minnewanka Cruise including refreshments and lunch
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail station transfers in Kamloops and Lake Louise 
  • Rocky Mountaineer Luggage handling
  • National Park Pass

Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf Service

  • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • Overnight accommodation in popular hotels

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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