Moraine Lake & The Rocky Mountaineer
Moraine Lake & The Rocky Mountaineer
Calgary City Sights, Alberta
Calgary City Sights, Alberta
Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield & Sulphur Mountain Gondolas
Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield & Sulphur Mountain Gondolas
The Rocky Mountaineer experience
The Rocky Mountaineer experience
Kamloops & Vancouver
Kamloops & Vancouver

Rockies Highlights

7 Nights from £2,299 Including Flights

Overview

We've created this itinerary as a great way to enjoy all the iconic experiences of western Canada but without having to do any driving yourself. We can tailormake this to suit you and can switch things around to make sure that the train schedule fits in with your plans and that you're spending more time in the places you'd like to see in more depth. If you want to have more time in Banff to be able to enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lake Minnewanka or take a guided walk - then just let us know and we'll build the holiday around this. If you want a longer stay in Vancouver to be able to go whale-watching, we can do this. Also, adding a cruise to Alaska at the end also comes highly recommended!

Highlights

  • Explore the charming town of Banff set in the stunning national park
  • Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train to take the iconic journey across the Rockies
  • Enjoy time in the laid back city of Vancouver, in its beautiful waterfront location set against a backdrop of the mountains

"It's hard to choose the best part of a Rocky Mountaineer journey but in early May the trip from Kamloops to Banff was an amazing day. Phenomenal views through the hoodoos and up through the Columbia Valley climbing up to the Continental divide and down into a snowy Banff. It wasn't just the sights that were amazing, the food was so good I ate way too much but I just couldn't help myself!"
Jenn, North America Specialist

Itinerary Overview

Fly to Calgary 1 night - Transfer to Banff 3 nights - Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops 1 night - Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver 2 nights

It is possible to do this itinerary in reverse from Vancouver to Banff, and also add in Jasper National Park if you wish

 

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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" 

Overnight hotel: Sandman Hotel Calgary or upgrade to the 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.

Overnight hotel: Banff Aspen Lodge or upgrade to the Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3 & 4 Banff

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

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)

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. You can either choose Silverleaf or Goldleaf service on the Rocky Mounataineer, and also whether you would like a standard hotel in Kamloops or upgrade to a superior option

Overnight in Kamloops with breakfast and lunch included.

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

Overnight hotel: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa or upgrade to either the 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. We can book an excursion for you such as a foodie tour of the wonderful Granville Island or a float-plane tour to gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful mountains, bays and islands surrounding the city

Overnight hotel: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa or upgrade to either the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 8

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before catching a taxi to the airport for your flight home. Or your extend your holiday with a trip over to Victoria on Vancouver Island, a cruise to Alaska or fly over to Toronto and visit Niagara Falls.

 

  • 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

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