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Rocky Mountain Wild Holiday

Embark on a breath-taking adventure from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the peaceful Vancouver Island, in one of the most remote yet alluring areas of the pacific coast. Start in the unique resort town of Banff to continue on to Jasper, board one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Enjoy being treated like royalty whilst you take in awe-inspiring vistas before rejoicing the close up views of Grizzly bears in their most unspoiled habitat.

What's included

• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection on Air Transat flights only
• 13 nights accommodation
• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer daylight train journey in SilverLeaf Service
• Breakfast and Lunch on-board the Rocky Mountaineer each day
• Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
• Scenic transfer from Banff TO Jasper
• Full board at Great Bear Lodge starting with dinner on day 1 and lunch on the last day
• Internal flight to Port Hardy from Vancouver
• Scenic floatplane from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge
• Bear viewing trips
• Guided hike or boat excursion at Great Bear Lodge

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class on Air Transat
Treat yourself and upgrade your Rocky Mountaineer service to GoldLeaf
Upgrade your hotels to a deluxe or luxury accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from London to Calgary

Board your Air Transat flight en route to Calgary. Upon arrival, your shuttle transfer will take you to Banff, the most famous town of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Spend 3 nights in the lovely town of Banff.

Day 2 – 3 Banff

Enjoy the stunning surrounding by discovering Banff National Park, the Banff Hot Springs or hike on one of the numerous trails circling around emerald lakes. Make sure to pay a visit to Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Rocky Mountains”.

Day 4 – 5 Jasper

Today a scheduled transfer takes you on one of the most scenic drives of North America, the Icefields Parkway. Cruise along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, Icefields and vast sweeping valleys. Settle in Jasper for 2 nights. Discover the quaint town of Jasper and Jasper National Park at your leisure.

Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops

This morning you set off early with your transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer train station, where you will board your Rocky Mountaineer train, for one of the most unforgettable experiences. Some of the highlights include scenic valleys, plentiful wildlife and the sublime Mount Robson.

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

Get ready early this morning for the second part of your two-day train tour. Today your journey follows the Fraser Canyon and the Coastal Mountain range down to Vancouver. Spend the evening in the bustling city of Vancouver by the Pacific Ocean.

Day 8 Vancouver - Port Hardy - Great Bear Lodge

Today you are heading to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, where you will meet your representative. You will be assisted with your transfer by seaplane to the Great Bear Lodge. After being shown your private room, it will be time for your first thrilling wildlife viewing session. Treat your taste buds to a fresh gourmet meal for dinner and relax in the lodge’s sitting room or stargaze on its large decks.

Day 9-10 Great Bear Lodge

The Great Bear Lodge takes pride in promoting low-impact ecotourism to keep the bears’ environment intact. Your scheduled morning and afternoon bear viewing sessions therefore coincide with times when the bears are the most active. You will observe the bears roaming freely as you float by boat through estuaries or watch from specially-designed viewing areas.

Day 11 Great Bear Lodge - Vancouver

Participate in a final bearwatching session and a farewell brunch before being transferred back to Port Hardy by seaplane. Your scheduled transfer will take you back to Vancouver where you can spend the next few days exploring this remarkable city.

Day 12-13 Vancouver

Tour the city at your leisure. Explore the diverse neighbourhoods, the grand Stanley Park or shop on Robson Street. You can also book optional excursions to visit Grouse Mountain or Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Day 14 Fly from Vancouver to London

After a relaxing breakfast and some last minute shopping, head to the airport independently for your flight home. 

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 020 7616 9933 to tell us your requirements

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Dates

Selected departure dates between Apr and Oct 2017

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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

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Train 
  • 3 nights at the Great Bear Lodge
  • Internal flights from Vancouver to Port Hardy
  • Return scenic floatplane from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge
  • Bear viewing trips
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • 2018 early booking offers!

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

from only £3,885 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Train 
  • 3 nights at the Great Bear Lodge
  • Internal flights from Vancouver to Port Hardy
  • Return scenic floatplane from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge
  • Bear viewing trips
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • 2018 early booking offers!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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