The Rocky Mountaineer is undoubtedly the most spectacular train trip in North America. Departing from Jasper, Alberta you’ll travel to Kamloops through the Rockies enjoying the dramatic landscape as you tuck into a fabulous lunch. Abercrombie & Kent recommends the Gold Leaf dome car service which will provide much better views of the Continental Divide, the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, and Mount Robson the highest peak in the Rockies. The night is spent in Kamloops a former gold mining town.
We recommend the Gold Leaf dome car service which will provide much better views of the Continental Divide, the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, and Mount Robson the highest peak in the Rockies. The night is spent in Kamloops a former gold mining town.
Continuing on the luxury train, you’ll head west through the desert-like interior. Here you’ll see winding river canyons which are surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and also the Cascade Mountains. The journey continues into the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Again, a great lunch aboard will be served as you travel along the Thompson River. The journey concludes in Vancouver, where we will transfer you to your choice of luxury hotel.
• Calgary: 1 night
• Banff: 2 nights
• Jasper: 1 night
• VIA Rail: 1 night
• Vancouver: 2 nights
Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. Pick up your information kit at the front desk as you check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Calgary.
This morning transfer to Banff and travel through the ranching country west of Calgary. Arrive in Banff and check in at your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for exploring the town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
This morning, discover the resort town of Banff and its natural surroundings on a sightseeing tour. You’ll take the Tunnel Mountain Drive to see the town of Banff. Take a walk along Lake Minnewanka, before the tour continues to Sulphur Mountain. Here you can take the Banff Gondola ride to the top of the mountain (Gondola ride is not included). Rest of the of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
Leave Banff and travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway into the untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of indomitable peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and colourful meadows. At the Columbia Icefield, take the opportunity to tour onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier on board the Ice Explorer (ride included).
Overnight in Jasper.
Today you board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ heading west to Vancouver. You will have some of the most spectacular views of the Rockies, interior British Columbia and the Coastal Mountains. You will pass by rugged mountain peaks, arid ranchland and rolling, wind-swept hills. Overnight aboard VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’. Dinner included.
After you arrive in Vancouver this morning, transfer independently to your hotel. Today you will enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver to familiarise yourself with this oceanside city. The tour highlights include historic Gastown, nearby Chinatown, Stanley Park, English Bay and more. After the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast included.
This full-day trip to Victoria begins with a cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands and includes a visit to the acclaimed Butchart Gardens. Afterwards continue to Victoria for a city sightseeing tour that encompasses Victoria’s stately homes and gardens as well as historic landmarks. You will see the University of Victoria and Beacon Hill Park and pass the Royal British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park, the Parliament Buildings and the exclusive homes of the Uplands and Oak Bay. You will return to Vancouver in the early evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Individually transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.