Discovery Banff Circle Journey Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

Explore the two neighbouring provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and enjoy the lively sights of Banff and Jasper National Parks, the interior of British Columbia as well as the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. The Rocky Mountaineer train will bring you through a dramatically-changing countryside while travelling through valleys, canyons and mountain passes. See lush forests, marvel at pristine lakes, and take in the sight of the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 8 nights hotel accommodation
• 4 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
• Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. You will arrive independently at your hotel. Enjoy some free time to explore this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, 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. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Kamloops in moderate accommodation.

Day 3 Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops to Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, followed by Pyramid Falls and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper

Day 4 Jasper

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. The resort town of Jasper and the surrounding national park offer various activities from relaxation to adventure. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper to Banff

Travel from Jasper to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Lake Louise, Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among the day's highlights. 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 about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon. Overnight in Banff

Day 6 Banff

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7 Onboard Rocky Mountaineer, Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through ever-changing scenery as you travel between the iconic glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 8 Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the B.C. Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Cascade and Coast Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 9 Fly from Vancouver - End of the tour

Your tour ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. Head to Vancouver Airport for your return flight home.

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Map

Rail route map

Dates

Selected departure dates between April - October

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Services

Train Tour Service Levels

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

Gallery

Rail route map

At a glance


8 nights, 9 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary
  • Up to £500 OFF per booking on 2022/2023 package holidays
    T&C’s apply
  • 2022/2023 Travel Again: Save up to £300 off per couple for past guests*
    T&C’s apply

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At a glance


8 nights, 9 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary
  • Up to £500 OFF per booking on 2022/2023 package holidays
    T&C’s apply
  • 2022/2023 Travel Again: Save up to £300 off per couple for past guests*
    T&C’s apply

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2020 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2020

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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