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Journey Through the Clouds Outdoor Adventures Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

Experience the natural beauty of Western Canada and get out and about. In addition to relaxing sightseeing journeys, you’ll enjoy guided hiking in Jasper, rafting on the Bow River, canoeing on Lake Louise, and more!

What's included

• International flights based on London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 10 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
• Breakfast and lunch each day on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
• Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Tour
• Bow River raft float trip
• Yoho National Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
• Voyageur canoeing on Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Guided Hiking in Jasper
• Zodiac tour on Howe Sound or a guided cycling tour of Vancouver
• Vancouver Lookout
• Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class
Treat yourself and upgrade your train tour to GoldLeaf or GoldLeaf Deluxe

Itinerary

Day 1: Tour Start - Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3: Bow River Raft Float Trip

In the morning, make your way to the launch point at the base of Bow Falls (less than 2.5km from downtown Banff, near the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course). The river float will begin at 9:20AM. You can take a free shuttle from Banff Park Lodge or Fairmont Banff Springs hotel to the launch point. The raft will travel approximately 7 km down the Bow River encountering extraordinary views of Buffalo, Rundle, Cascade and Tunnel Mountains. Float past the Hoodoos, and your interpretive guide will land the rafts near the towering north face of Mount Rundle. This gentle raft float is the perfect way to intimately encounter this natural mountain beauty. You will see and experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains and perhaps have the opportunity to view wildlife in their natural habitat. A shuttle bus will return you to your starting point on a scenic 10-minute mountain meadow drive. The morning before the float trip, and the remainder of the day are free for you to explore more of Banff independently. Soak in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoy a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visit Banff’s historic museums, or play a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4: Banff to Lake Louise with Yoho Park Sightseeing Tour

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 5: Voyageur Canoeing on Lake Louise

Canoes are a historic way in which to experience Lake Louise as they have been on the water for over a century. Paddle on the sparkling emerald surface of the lake from the comfort of an authentic 26’ cedar strip group canoe. As you journey across the lake, your guide will share local stories about the wildlife, the indigenous people, and the early explorers. Enjoy the remainder of your day at your leisure in Lake Louise. Popular activities include hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6: Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk 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. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 7: Jasper Highlights Tour and Guided Hiking Tour

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. This morning 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. In the afternoon, experience the majestic scenery of Jasper National Park on foot. A 3-hour guided nature walk will feature a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and stunning glacial lakes. Your licensed interpreter will lead this leisurely walk as you explore the abundant flora and fauna along these routes that often offer incredible opportunities to spot wildlife. Marvel at snow-capped peaks during the months of May and early June, in mid-summer the forest and alpine meadows are ablaze in glorious wildflower shades of red, blue, yellow and white. By late August and through the month of September, the mountain landscapes glow with the red, orange, and gold of larch and aspen trees. Transportation to and from the trailhead is included. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.

Day 9: 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 Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade 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. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.

Day 10: Vancouver Outdoor Activities

Today, select your choice of one of two outdoor activity options: Guided Cycling Tour of Vancouver's Highlights or Sea Safari.

Sea Safari
2 Hours
Experience the Howe Sound coastline from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.

Guided Cycling Tour of Vancouver's Highlights
5 Hours
Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: guests will need to make their own way to/from 648 Hornby St. for the tour.

Day 11: Tour End - Vancouver

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 0207 616 9184 to tell us your requirements

Dates

Selected departure dates between April and September 2018 and April to September 2019

Please note prices and availability are subject to change.

The Tour Price is based on London Gatwick departure - Call us for other departure airports.

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

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At a glance


10 nights, 11 days

  • 10 nights accomodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Experience various outdoor activities
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • Many 2019 holidays held at 2018 prices!

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2017 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2017

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £4,236 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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At a glance


10 nights, 11 days

  • 10 nights accomodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Experience various outdoor activities
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • Many 2019 holidays held at 2018 prices!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2017 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2017

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.

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