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. 


Days 1 – 2

UK to Vancouver & sightseeing

You’ll begin with a chauffeured drive to the airport before your trip gets off to a relaxing start with 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.

The next day, choose from a range of sightseeing options. 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: Sheraton Wall Centre (Silverleaf) or Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver (GoldLeaf)

Vancouver skyline

Vancouver skyline

Horseshoe Bay, Whyte Cliff Park, West Vancouver

Horseshoe Bay, Whyte Cliff Park, West Vancouver


Day 3

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


Day 4

Lake Louise: the jewel of the Rockies

Today sees you journey to the azure, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise. Your route brings you between mountain passes and wild ranchlands as you enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Then, be sure to head to the outdoor viewing platforms situated at the end of each train car for more stunning views. Be reminded of a time gone by as you head through the famous Spiral Tunnels, historic for their part in the area's rail heritage, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway took place.

Take in the spectacular Kicking Horse Canyon and glacial lakes as you approach the Rockies' dramatic peaks and winding rivers before arriving on the spectacular shores of Lake Louise, its mirrored surface framed by soaring, snow-dusted peaks.

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (SilverLeaf) or Post Hotel & Spa (GoldLeaf)

Breakfast & Lunch included

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 5

Banff's majestic landscapes

Explore the doorstep delights of Lake Louise today and the dramatic Yoho National Park, for which we've included a tour. Explore stunning waterfalls and rivers such as the roaring Kicking Horse before marvelling at O'Hara's glacial alpine lakes, pine-lined forest trails and craggy cliffs, then hike or cycle the endless tracks circling the famous Emerald Lake. A stroll along the famous rocky bridge and old-growth forests brings your day of exploration to a wonderful conclusion.

Stay: Moose Hotel & Suites (SilverLeaf) or Rimrock Resort Hotel (GoldLeaf)

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park

Rimrock Resort Hotel

Rimrock Resort Hotel


Day 6

Reach new heights in Calgary

Today we’ve included a tour of Banff and its endless delights. Marvel at the spindling hoodoo rock formations, hike along Bow Falls' roaring cascade, and enjoy a picnic around the glacial Lake Minnewanka’s wintry frame. We’ve also included a ride on the Banff Gondola for extraordinary views of the valley, as well as an included helicopter ride which will see you soar over the Rockies at 2,300 metres above sea level – witness otherworldly glaciers, cascading waterfalls and giant grey zeniths.

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 Downtown (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Palliser (GoldLeaf)

Banff gondola

Banff gondola

Calgary

Calgary


Days 7 – 8

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 seven.


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 £2,995 pp incl. flights

Low Season Silver Leaf 2021 from: £2,995 pp
High Season Silver Leaf 2021 from: £3,610 pp
Low Season Gold Leaf 2021 from: £3,690 pp
High Season Gold Leaf 2021 from: £4,305 pp

Includes:

  • Return international flights
  • 6 nights accommodation 
  • 2 days onboard on Rocky Mountaineer with SilverLeaf or Goldleaf service as selected
  • Two lunches and two breakfasts
  • Choice of excursions in Vancouver including Made in BC small group culinary walking tour of Granville Island or Sea Safari to Howe Sound and more
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola, 12 minute panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing over the Rockies
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • Luggage handling
  • National Park Pass
  • Complimentary UK airport VIP lounge access

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

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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