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Canadian Rockies Escape Circle Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

Formerly known as Taste of the Rockies Circle 
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 London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 6 nights hotel accommodation
• 4 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
• Vancouver Lookout
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper
• 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 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 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 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, 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. Guests will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, 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, guests 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 the train approaches Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops in moderate accommodation. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6 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 guests 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. Breakfast and lunch included.  Overnight Vancouver.

Day 7 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.

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 2018

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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


6 nights, 7 days

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, Including Ice Explorer
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £300 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 £3,300 per person

Based on Gatwick Departure

Save an extra £150pp on 2018 holidays!*

Book by 31st October *min spend £1,500pp

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At a glance


6 nights, 7 days

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, Including Ice Explorer
  • Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £300 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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