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Rocky Mountaineer Special – First Passage to the West

8 Night Silverleaf Tour from £2,769 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

With Canada celebrating its 150 years anniversary this year, Rocky Mountaineer have created a special new package for this summer. In nine days you will see all the iconic sights and scenery of the stunning Canadian Rockies, from picturesque lakes to spectacular national parks, all the while with the magnificent mountains as a backdrop. Beginning in Calgary Alberta and ending in Vancouver British Columbia, you will experience the various best of western Canada. RMR code 17LBHW

Highlights

  • Experience two days on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Take a trip up the Banff Gondola for stunning views from the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • Tour of the Icefields Parkway and “Ice Explorer” trip to the Athabasca Glacier
  • Enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Lake Louise for lots of photo opportunities of this amazing location

Read more about the Rocky Mountaineer train here

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer independently to your hotel. This evening you can explore the city, and enjoy a stroll down Stephen Avenue, where you will find a lovely selection of bars and restaurants.

Overnight in Calgary:

Silverleaf Hotel – Delta Calgary Downtown

Goldleaf Hotel - Fairmont Palliser, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Palliser, Junior Suite

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Head across the flat prairies of Alberta and into the Rockies. When you arrive in Banff you will take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain to the fantastic new visitor centre, where you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of five mountain ranges. You will be spending two nights in Banff, giving you time to explore and enjoy this charming mountain town.

Two nights in Banff:

Silverleaf Hotel – Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Goldleaf Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs, Deluxe Room

Day 3

Banff

Today enjoy a free day in Banff. Perhaps opt for a wildlife sightseeing tour, to see deer, longhorn sheep, and if you’re lucky a bear. Or choose a cruise on magnificent Lake Minnewanka, where as well as taking in the scenery you will learn about the First Nation history and the geology of the region. You could also take a guided walk, or if you’re feeling energetic you could go mountain biking. Otherwise, just relax, admire the views and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 4

Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper

Today you will take the road out of Banff heading north to Jasper, the largest national park in the Rockies. On the way you will take in the Icefield Parkway, and enjoy a trip on an “Ice Explorer” – a special vehicle for travelling over glaciers – taking you to the Athabaska Glacier. Then you’ll continue to the mountain town of Jasper where you will be spending the next two nights.

Two nights in Jasper:

Silverleaf Hotel – Marmot Lodge

Goldleaf Hotel - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Deluxe Room

Day 5

Jasper

Today you’ll enjoy a Highlights Tour of Jasper and the surrounds and then will have the rest of the  day to enjoy the area. Perhaps take a hike or even hire a bike.

Day 6

Jasper - Lake Louise

This morning you will journey to the most photographed lake in Canada – Lake Louise. With it’s stunning turquoise waters and the Rockies towering above, it really is a most beautiful spot. And you’ll be spending the night in this delightful location, at the imposing Fairmont Lake Louise.

Overnight in Lake Louise:

Silverleaf Hotel – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lake View Room

Goldleaf Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deluxe Lake View Room

Day 7

Lake Louise – Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

Today you will board the Rocky Mountaineer, and spend the next two days enjoying its gentle pace through the stunning landscapes of western Canada, whilst the friendly crew talk to you about the mountains, the countryside and the wildlife. Travelling west, you will arrive at the town of Kamloops in the afternoon, and here you will disembark to spend the night hotel in the town.

Overnight in Kamloops

Day 8

Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver

Your second day on the train, and now there are different landscapes travelling into more gentle, rolling countryside. Journey through the Fraser Valley and look out for the swirling waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. When you arrive in Vancouver you will be transferred to your hotel for the final night of your tour.

Overnight in Vancouver:

Silverleaf Hotel - Georgian Court

Goldleaf Hotel - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Room

Goldleaf Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Gallery Room

Day 9

Vancouver – tour ends

Today you will either fly home or extend your holiday with a few more nights in the appealing city of Vancouver. Or add on a trip over to Victoria on Vancouver Island, where you could go on a whale-watching excursion and explore this fascinating area.

  • International scheduled flights
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation, as described above or similar
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary to Banff Tour including the Banff Gondola
  • Icefield Parkway Tour, including the Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Lake Louise, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

What's Not Included

  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Calgary
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Vancouver
  • Meals other than specified
  • Activities other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel & transfer staff

 

 

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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FRI 18ºC
SAT 21ºC
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