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Classic First Passage to the West Vacation, Vancouver-Banff Holiday

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the resort town of Banff is a great place to start your Rocky Mountaineer journey.  This two day rail journey has amazing scenery and wildlife viewing that would be inaccessible by road.  Arriving into the beautiful city of Vancouver, enjoy an overnight before your journey comes to an end.

What's included

• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 3 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
• Vancouver Lookout
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass
• Tour director throughout

Upgrades
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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 Calgary

Depart London Gatwick on Air Transat’s direct flight to Calgary. Take your scheduled transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 2 Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the 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. B, L.

Day 3 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. B, L.

Day 4 Fly from Vancouver to London

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. Independently transfer to Vancouver Airport for your return flight home.

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Dates

Selected departure dates between Apr and Oct 2018

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


3 nights, 4 days

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Quaint town of Banff
  • Vancouver lookout
  • 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)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £1,936 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
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


3 nights, 4 days

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Quaint town of Banff
  • Vancouver lookout
  • 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)
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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