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Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

9-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £3,360 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Traverse the Rockies on Canada's greatest rail journey

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

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

About

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August holidays | Bucket-list holidays | City | July holidays | June holidays | May holidays | Rail journey | September holidays

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

Day 1
Vancouver

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your day flight out to Vancouver. On arrival make your way 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.

Stay: Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver (Silverleaf - Superior) / Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Day 2
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 3
Kamloops to Banff

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing 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 iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Silverleaf - Superior) / Fairmont Banff Springs (Goldleaf - Deluxe)


Meals: B L

Day 4
Banff

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Silverleaf - Superior) / Fairmont Banff Springs (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Meals: L

Day 5
Banff to Lake Louise

A morning 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise, where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this awe-inspiring location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Silverleaf - Superior & Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Day 6
Lake Louise

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Silverleaf - Superior & Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Day 7
Lake Louise to Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Overnight in Calgary.

Stay: Delta Calgary Downton (Silverleaf - Superior) / Fairmont Palliser, Calgary (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Days 8-9
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

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

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

9-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £3,360 pp incl. flights

Silverleaf 2023

Low Season

from £3,360 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,320 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport VIP lounge access
  • Return international flights from the UK
  • 7 nights accommodation in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary
  • Meals as stated
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff 
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in Silverleaf Service
  • Banff Gondola
  • 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

Itinerary can operate in Reverse from Calgary to Vancouver

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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