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Western Explorer Rockies by Rail

7 Night Silverleaf Tour from £2,199 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore the very best of the Rockies by rail on this fun-filled, scenic adventure. Beginning in Calgary, the tour visits Jasper, Yoho National Park, Banff and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Afterwards, you’ll head out on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer to journey in style across the Rockies to Vancouver, where your amazing adventure comes to an end.

 

Details

Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive into Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel, spending the remainder of the day sightseeing in the ‘Heart of the New West’.

Silverleaf: International Hotel and Suites or Delta Calgary Downtown

Goldleaf: Fairmont Palliser, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser, Junior Suite

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Depart from Calgary this morning and take part in a full-day tour which ends in Banff. Head to Kananaskis where you’ll take a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the Rockies – a true highlight of the trip. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour which takes in Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The tour ends in Banff in the late afternoon.

(Banff Gondola included)

Silverleaf: Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Caribou Lodge

Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe Room)

Day 3

Banff to Lake Louise

You’ll embark on a half-day tour into Yoho National Park this morning, where you’ll explore the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and the Kicking Horse Bridge, complete with natural rock bridge. The tour concludes at Lake Louise where you’ll then have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent location.

Overnight in Lake Louise

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1pm, scheduled check-in time is not until 4pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Silverleaf: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lakeview Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: The Fairmint Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)

Day 4

Lake Louise to Jasper

Take a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway, where you’ll enjoy landmark attractions such as Bow Lake, the Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle, you’ll ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier where you’ll learn more about the geological features. There’ll be time for lunch (not included) before arrival into Jasper in the late afternoon.

Silverleaf: Marmot Lodge or the Crimson Jasper

Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 5

Jasper

Today you will enjoy a scenic half day tour of Jasper National Park including the top natural attractions, snow-capped peaks and native wildlife. The rest of the day is free for you to explore more of this area at your own pace.

Silverleaf: Marmot Lodge or the Crimson Jasper

Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 6

Jasper to Kamloops

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, among other natural wonders along the route.

Overnight in Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Kamloops to Vancouver

Head west towards Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, past Fraser Valley and Thompson River. Marvel at the steep slopes and an rushing waters of Hall's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends upon arrival into Vancouver.

Silverleaf: Century Plaza Hotel or Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Goldleaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront, (Signature Harbour View Room)

Day 8

Vancouver

Today marks the end of your trip; check-out of the hotel and make your way to the airport for your return flight.

Day 9

Arrive home

 

What's Included

  • Scheduled flights
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary to Banff Tour
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Tour
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Vancouver Lookout

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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