Highlights: Vancouver - Kamloops - Banff - Lake Louise - Jasper - Quesnel - Whistler
Other departures: Manchester - £4749, Birmingham - £4799, Bristol - £4799, Norwich - £4799, Newcastle - £4799, Edinburgh - £4899, Glasgow - £4899
GoldLeaf Service: 6 May 18 - 28 May 18 - £6499
Other departures: Manchester - £6549, Birmingham - £6599, Bristol - £6599, Norwich - £6599, Newcastle - £6599, Edinburgh - £6699, Glasgow - £6699 Itinerary: Day 1: Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2: Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.
Day 3: Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of 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 glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. B, L.
Day 4: Experience Banff Highlights Tour
This morning you are free to explore scenic Banff on your own. After lunch, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.
Day 5: Free Day in Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
Day 6: Experience Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
A 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 magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise. Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
Day 7: Free Day in Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 8: Experience Lake Louise to Jasper Tour
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 9: Experience Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 10: Jasper to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.
Day 11: Quesnel to Whistler
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Overnight in Whistler. B, L.
Day 12: Whistler to Vancouver
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 13: Vancouver Departure
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. The 2018 Stay & Play Promotional Credit can be used towards (add on Guide attached):
· Adding other Rocky Mountaineer routes
· Coastal Passage packages of 9 days or longer
· Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
· Additional activities and tours
· Meal plans and meals
· Extension days on a car rental Rail & Drive package
· Adding a car rental to a qualifying package
· Offsetting the cost of the single pricing (any remaining credit to be applied towards previously stated credit options)
· Adding an Alaska Cruise to your qualifying package*
*RM Rail & Cruise packages are applicable with the total package duration being the qualifier for the offer, not just the number of non-cruise land nights.
· Upgrading GoldLeaf Service accommodation to a higher accommodation category, including GoldLeaf Deluxe Service, only if available at the time of booking.
Please note that only the following credit options are bookable online:
· Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary (an extra night in Victoria is NOT bookable online)
· Additional activities and tours
· Meal plans and meals
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. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice.
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. Applicable to single, double, triple, or quad package tour prices.
. Not applicable to child prices.
. Not applicable to 2 or 3-day rail only bookings.
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. Deposits required at the time of booking.
. US and other international guests – add-on credit values are expressed in CAD and will be converted to USD/GBP/AUD/EUR at the exchange rate used for the package tour booking.
. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation.
. Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added.
. Credits can only be used towards buying additional services – cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation of the core package.
. For qualifying Rail & Cruise packages, the Stay & Play credit can be applied towards the Rail & Cruise package cost.
. For single guest bookings, the Stay & Play credit can be used to offset the cost of the single pricing; any remaining credit can be used toward the previously stated credit options.
. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip.
. Should the add-on arrangements total more than the total credits, the balance is payable by the guest.
. We regret it is not possible to change the offer in the event a subsequent offer better fits your itinerary.
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