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Rockies Highlights

7 Night Hotels from £1,799 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Your tour starts in Calgary before you transfer to Banff for 3 nights.  Banff offers excellent sightseeing opportunities of the Rockies. From Banff you will travel for 2 days on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver where you will spend 2 nights.

This is a tailor made itinerary, so we can change the hotels or the length of you holiday as you wish subject to train schedules.

 

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 schedule coach transfer from Calgary to your hotel in Banff.

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3 & 4 Banff

Two days at leisure in Banff, explore independently or we can pre-book some excursions for you.

Optional Excursions from Banff:

The Icefields Parkway Tour from Banff (10 hours) - Departing from individual hotels prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield.  Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle.  Your route along the scenic icefields Parkway provides a spectacular view, but you will enhance your experience by venturing directly onto the Athabasca Glacier - which represents a substantial portion of the entire ice blanket - in a special ice explorer.  An alpine picnic lunch is included.  Ice Explorer ride is included.  (see prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Explore Banff Including Gondola (4.5 hours) - Departing from individual hotels 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.  (see prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops

This morning check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the train station.  On board the Rocky Mountaineer train, you will experience a spectacular rail excursion from Banff to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. The route departs the Rocky Mountains through the Kicking Horse Pass. By late afternoon, you are in the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia, where you disembark for the night. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Kamloops.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Standard: Thompson Hotel or similar
Deluxe: Thompson Hotel or similar

Day 6 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 for 2 nights

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 7 Vancouver

Today is at leisure in this wonderful city.  Explore Vancouver independently, a hop on / hop off bus tour of Vancouver is a great way to see the highlights in a day.

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 8

Catch a taxi to the airport for your flight home.

Day 9 Arrive back home

 

Whats Included

  • Return flights
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights as shown or similar
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver in Silverleaf Service, upgrades available at a supplement to Goldleaf
  • Transfers to/from Kamloops train station/hotel

Whats Not Included

  • Transfers from Calgary airport to hotel, train station transfers in Banff & Vancouver
  • Train gratuities
  • Optional excursions listed in the day to day itinerary, these can be pre-booked see prices at the bottom of the price panel

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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