The Rocky Mountaineer

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Price per person
from £2,871

Price based on
London Heathrow
22nd May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Western Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Climb aboard this famous locomotive for a special rail journey along winding river canyons past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains, through the Canadian Rockies to the grasslands of the Kamloops and cosmopolitan Vancouver at the Pacific Ocean.

At a glance


  • Banff Stay in the popular mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride the Ice Explorer over the 1,200-feet thick Athabasca Glacier.
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train Take a two-day classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast.
  • Fraser Canyon Soak up the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon from the comfort of your carriage.
  • Strait of Georgia Set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the serene Gulf Islands.
The Rocky Mountaineer map

What's included

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

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Climb aboard this famous locomotive for a special rail journey along winding river canyons past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains, through the Canadian Rockies to the grasslands of the Kamloops and cosmopolitan Vancouver at the Pacific Ocean.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

UK - Calgary

Day
1

Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

No meals included

Calgary - Banff

Day
2

The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. On this morning's tour you can see many of its attractions including the Saddledome, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park and Canada Olympic Park. Later, drive to Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Banff

Day
3

The day is yours to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff, one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts. Perhaps join an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?

No meals included

Banff - Lake Louise - Jasper National Park

Day
4

Travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Next, precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges, and lakes of exquisite colours come into view as you head through two mountain passes. Another highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200-feet thick Athabasca Glacier. End the day with a short tour to explore the unspoilt beauty of Jasper, where you'll stay for the next two nights.

No meals included

Jasper

Day
5

Why not join an optional trip to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you can enjoy a narrated cruise?

No meals included

Jasper - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops

Day
6

Prepare for the trip of a lifetime as you board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day, all daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. Passing Mount Robson, at 12,972 feet the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, the train follows the route of the 'Overlanders', 19th century homesteaders who attempted to settle this rugged region. Follow the Thompson River and admire vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops, a major cattle ranching centre.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver

Day
7

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue on an amazing journey through vast ranchlands alongside the South Thompson River, the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon, see the raging turbulence of Hell's Gate - where the river funnels into a gap just 100 feet wide, and the fertile Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Mountains. Reaching The Rocky Mountaineer Station in the early evening, you'll be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
8

Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's beautiful beaches and harbour, Chinatown, Gastown and lovely Stanley Park. Afterwards, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

No meals included

Victoria - Vancouver - UK

Day
9

Morning departure for Vancouver. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Vancouver or on an Alaska cruise.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

No meals included

Things to note

Book Early: With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seats, especially in GoldLeaf we encourage you to book early

The Rocky Mountaineer: Your rail journey is based on SilverLeaf Service or you may wish to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service.

Please call our Travel Specialists to upgrade to GoldLeaf

SilverLeaf Service

Coach style: Single level dome; Window Style: Oversized domed windows; Included meals served on board: Delicious hot entrée options; Meal service style: Served at your seat; Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts: Two; Alcoholic beverages: Complimentary wine or beer at lunch; Non alcoholic beverages: Included; Luggage in Kamloops: Delivered to your hotel.

GoldLeaf Service

Coach style: Bi-level dome; Window style: Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows; Included meals served on board: Gourmet à la carte meals; Meal service style: Served in the dining room; Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts: Three to four plus full culinary team; Alcoholic beverages:  Complimentary throughout journey; Non alcoholic beverages: Included; Outdoor viewing area: Large open-air vestible; Luggage in Kamloops: Delivered to your hotel

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Calgary: International Hotel
  • Banff: Bow View Lodge (2017) / Irwin's Mountain Inn (2018)
  • Jasper: Lobstick Lodge
  • Kamloops: Silverleaf service provided by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Vancouver: Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

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