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Canadian Rockies Adventures Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

A week long adventure that is packed with highlights, starting in the stunning city of Vancouver take the world famous Rocky Mountaineer two day train journey through the Canadian Rockies and enjoy scenic splendours and watch out for wildlife. Enjoy the resort town of Banff and admire the magnificent beauty of Lake Louise. Travel along one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway, including experiencing the Ice Explorer on to the Athabasca Glacier. Your tour concludes with a helicopter trip over the remarkable Rocky Mountain landscape before arriving in Stampede City, Calgary.

What's included

• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
• Vancouver Lookout
• Yoho National Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
• Calgary Tower
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass
• Tour director throughout

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 Fly from London to Vancouver

Depart London Gatwick on Air Transat’s direct flight to Vancouver. You will arrive independently at your hotel. Enjoy some free time to explore 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.  Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Kamloops.

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. Breakfast and lunch included.  Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 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 5 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 6 Lake Louise / Icefields and Glaciers Experience

Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. 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. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included), after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included). Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterwards, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 Lake Louise to Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8 Fly from Calgary to London

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.You then depart the city of Calgary for your return flight home.

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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

Call for other departure airports

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


7 nights, 8 days

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • 2018 early booking offers!

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £2,600 per person

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At a glance


7 nights, 8 days

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • 2018 early booking offers!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
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
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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