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Rockies Explorer by Rail

7 Night Hotels & SilverLeaf Service from £2,309 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Visit all the highlights of Western Canada on this scenic journey, tour highlights include Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Vancouver including 2 days on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer.

Want to extend your holiday?  We suggest adding extra nights in Vancouver at the end of the tour or set sail on a 7 night Alaska Cruise. 

Departures 18th June 2016 - 27th August 2016 will require an extra post night in Vancouver before flying home, prices shown include the extra night.

Details

Day 1 Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary, transfer independently to your chosen Calgary hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the "Cowboy City"

Standard Hotel: International Hotel of Calgary
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

Day 2 Calgary to Banff

This morning you will have further opportunity to sightsee in Calgary, a trip up Calgary Tower (not included) to the Observation deck offers spectacular 360 degree view of the bustling city and majestic Rocky Mountains.  Early this afternoon catch the included scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to your hotel in Banff.

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3 Explore Banff Including Gondola

Today take a guided bus tour through the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay and learn about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.  Be aware of the Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive!  Experience a gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain taking 8 minutes in a four person fully enclosed gondola.  A spectacular view and picture taking opportunity wait at the top of this 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley.  Learn all about how these majestic mountains have shaped this unique community.  

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 4 Banff to Lake Louise

This morning is at leisure in Banff, early this afternoon transfer to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent location.

Standard Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Mountain View Room)
Deluxe Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lakeside Room)

Day 5 Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure from Lake Louise to Jasper

Journey north today towards the Icefields Parkway, en-route enjoy a photo opportunity at beautiful Lake Louise.  Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield enjoy lunch at the discovery centre and then board a Ice Explorer to head onto the slopes of the Athabasca Glacier, where you will be taught by a guide about the formation of the glaciers.  Just a few moments from the glacier is the Glacier Skywalk, which is an astonishing 400m boardwalk and glass-floored observation platform.  Afterwards, get your camera ready to capture the beauty of the Athabasca Falls as you drive into Jasper.

Standard Hotel: Whistlers Inn
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops in SilverLeaf Service

This morning check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the train station.  Journey to Kamloops today aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, heading into the interior of British Columbia and watching out for the dramatic scenery changes.  Keep watch for Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the North Thompson River. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included.

Hotel: Thompson Hotel or similar

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver

You will set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience today. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranchlands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. You are now truly in pioneer territory and en route you can listen to the history and legends of the West while enjoying all the comforts of your luxury train. The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch included.  Upon arrival in Vancouver catch a taxi to your hotel.

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 8 Vancouver

This morning is at leisure in this wonderful city before you head to the airport for your flight home.   Why not extend your holiday with a few more nights in Vancouver or add on a 7 night cruise of Alaska

Day 9 Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Return flights
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights as shown or similar
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • Explore Banff Tour including Gondola ride
  • 1 night stay at the iconic Fairmont Lake Louise
  • Rockies Discovery Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Ice Explorer ride and Glacier Skywalk.
  • 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf, upgrades available for GoldLeaf service
  • Transfers to/from Kamloops train station/hotel

What's Not Included

 

  • Transfer from Calgary Airport to Calgary Hotel; Train station transfers in Jasper & Vancouver and transfer from Vancouver hotel to airport.
  • Train gratuities

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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