Highlights

  • Experience the iconic Rocky Mountaineer's 5-star service and complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Canadian Rockies
  • Stay in the famous Fairmont Chateau overlooking the stunning Lake Louise
  • Enjoy included tours of Yoho National Park and helicopter rides over the Rockies
  • Bookend your journey with Vancouver's coastal delights and Calgary's Western brashness

A journey on the Rocky Mountaineer is among the world's truly special rail experiences. You’ll start with Vancouver’s coastal charms, all sweeping parklands, creative neighbourhoods and pretty harbour views, before boarding the iconic glass-domed train and traversing through the Rockies. Highlights include the emerald blue expanse of Lake Louise and Banff’s impossibly beautiful peaks; you might even spot a grizzly bear or two. It’s all topped off with fine dining and included drinks and snacks throughout. You'll enjoy included tours of both the Banff and Yoho national parks, gondola rides and even a helicopter flight, finishing in the wild-west delights of Calgary. It's all knitted together with included transfers and stays in some of the region's finest hotels and luxury lodges. 


Day 1

UK to Vancouver & sightseeing

You’ll begin with a  VIP complimentary airport lounge access. Board your day flight to Vancouver where, upon arrival, a private driver will bring you to your city-centre hotel.

Perhaps embark on a guided cycling tour – a superb way to take in the city – or explore Vancouver's acclaimed culinary scene on a walking tour of Granville Island in the company of a local expert. Alternatively, you might decide to leave the city behind, maybe with a trip out to the picturesque North Shore and Grouse Mountain. There's even the chance to get onto the water for a Zodiac tour of Howe Sound, a popular spot for humpbacks and orcas.

Stay: Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver (Silverleaf - Superior) / Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Vancouver skyline

Vancouver skyline

Horseshoe Bay, Whyte Cliff Park, West Vancouver

Horseshoe Bay, Whyte Cliff Park, West Vancouver


Day 2

The iconic Rocky Mountaineer

After breakfast you’ll board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, all glass-domed carriages and split-level dining carts where you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. Pass the Coast and Cascade mountains, as well as the emblematic Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon, as you slice between old-growth forests and lush farmlands, before reaching the arid BC interior as a gourmet lunch is served on board. End by skirting Kamloops Lake to arrive into Kamloops, all hiking trails, cycling routes and ski runs, bizarre hoodoos looming in the distance. 

Stay: Kamloops accommodation (SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf) 

Breakfast & Lunch included

Rocky Mountaineer River Crossing

Rocky Mountaineer River Crossing

GoldLeaf train car, Rocky Mountaineer

GoldLeaf train car, Rocky Mountaineer

Kamloops

Kamloops


Days 3 – 4

Banff's majestic landscapes

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies before reaching Banff

Next day Banff has activities for all, from taking a cruise on Lake Minnewanka relaxing in the hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Silverleaf - Superior) or Fairmont Banff Springs (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Breakfast & Lunch included

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park

Rimrock Resort Hotel

Rimrock Resort Hotel


Days 5 – 6

Lake Louise: the jewel of the Rockies

A morning half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise, where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this awe-inspiring location. 

Next day perhaps join an optional private tour to travel along the Icefields Parkway sweeping past glaciers, waterfalls and shimmering lakes. From walking on the ancient ice at the Glacier Adventure, to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk, you will be left with a special appreciation of this treasured region of the Rockies, as you make your way to Athabasca Glacier, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier.

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Silverleaf - Superior) & (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 7

Reach new heights in Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Overnight in Calgary.

You'll finish in cosmpolitan Calgary, steeped in wild-west culture, while staying at the landmark Fairmont Palliser in a sprawling, elegant suite.

Stay:  Delta Calgary Downton (Silverleaf - Superior) / Fairmont Palliser, Calgary (Goldleaf - Deluxe)

Banff gondola

Banff gondola

Calgary

Calgary


Days 8 – 9

Depart for UK

After some time to explore Calgary’s Western brashness, from folk festivals and historic railways to provincial parks, enjoy a private transfer to the airport for to your overnight flight home, arriving on day nine.


About the itinerary

"Ah, the Rocky Mountaineer. This multiple award-winning luxury rail experience has to be experienced to be believed. Panoramic cabin windows showcase Canada's most picturesque region along every twist and turn, while the gourmet food served throughout does an admirable job of distracting you from the sheer beauty outside. This is a journey that you will remember for a lifetime."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,485 pp incl. flights

SilverLeaf April & September from: £3,485 pp
SilverLeaf May / June / July / August from: £4,445 pp
GoldLeaf April & September from: £4,620 pp
GoldLeaf May / June / July / August from: £5,980 pp

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport VIP lounge access
  • Return international flights from the UK
  • Private arrival airport transfer in Vancouver
  • 7 nights accommodation in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary
  • Rocky Mountaineer Hotel to station transfer in Vancouver
  • 2 days onboard on Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf or Goldleaf service as selected including 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts onboard
  • Sightseeing coach transfer from Banff to Lake Louse
  • Optional: Full day private tour with picnic lunch to Columbia Icefield Parkway, Ice Explorer, Glacier Skywalk at the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sightseeing coach transfer from Lake Louise Calgary including Banff Gondola
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail station transfers in Kamloops and Banff
  • Private departure airport transfer in Calgary
  • Rocky Mountaineer Luggage handling
  • National Park Pass

Please note accommodation inclusions may vary due to availability, but substitute accommodation will be of the same standard

Low Season - April & October

High Season - August & September

Silverleaf service includes

Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows

Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference

Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks

Superior accommodation

Goldleaf Service includes

Two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows

Exclusive dining room & gourmet meals

Complimentary beverages and snacks, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks

Deluxe accommodation


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