Rocky Mountaineer Adventure

  • 13 Days

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 28th April 2018

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches,

Overview

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

At a glance

  • Vancouver
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Kamploops
  • Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper
  • Sun Peaks
  • Whistler
  • Victoria

Day 1

UK - Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Vancouver

This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure, perhaps, take a water-taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, waterfront cafes, or visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops and art galleries!

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

An exciting morning awaits when you board the Rocky Mountaineer Train for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops. Accommodation is organised by Rocky Mountaineer and your bags will be waiting in your hotel room on arrival.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Banff

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains and Glacier National Park. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The Rocky Mountaineer winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and Banff National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Banff

This morning why not join an optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a Gondola ride, complete with panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery? The rest of the day is at leisure. So why not play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff or simply relax at the hot springs?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Banff - Lake Louise

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park, see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Overnight in Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Lake Louise - Jasper

Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls and massive glaciers. Next, experience an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-feet thick Columbia Icefield.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Jasper - Sun Peaks

Stand at the base of 12,970 foot Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia's Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada's Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes. Arrive in Whistler this afternoon. There are optional excursions to choose from, including flightseeing by float-plane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Whistler - Victoria

This morning take the ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and harbour of Victoria. Sightseeing includes Butchart Gardens, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park to see Totum Poles.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Victoria

Enjoy a day at leisure in Victoria. Perhaps take an optional Whale Watching cruise for the experience of a lifetime.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Victoria - Vancouver - UK

Cross the Straits of Georgia by ferry and then onto Vancouver airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Vancouver: Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center
  • Kamloops: Rocky Mountaineer Vacations - SilverLeaf
  • Banff: Banff Inn
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn
  • Jasper: Marmot Lodge
  • Sun Peaks: Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge
  • Whistler: Listel Whistler Hotel
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Notes

Book Early With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seat availability you are encouraged to book early.

Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

SilverLeaf
The custom-designed single level SilverLeaf dome coach offers panoramic views of the Rockies. Your meals are served as you relax in reclining dome level seats.
GoldLeaf
When you board the GoldLeaf dome coach, you will understand why guests and travel writers throughout the world rave about the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service. On the custom built dual-level GoldLeaf dome coaches, the upper level offers 360-degree panoramic views. Downstairs is an elegant white glove dining room where gourmet breakfast and lunch selections are served.
Meals: Your menu includes regional cuisine created by talented on board chefs. As you dine watch the stunning and constantly changing vistas outside your windows.

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