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First Passage to the West Excursion Holiday

Formerly known as Canadian Rockies Excursion
Commencing in the Stampede city of Calgary, enjoy a full day tour and enter the Canadian Rockies and the resort town of Banff. One of the many highlights is a helicopter trip which takes you up over the amazing Canadian Rockies with incredible views of these stunning mountains. Take the two day Rocky Mountaineer train and enjoy a relaxed journey to the coastal city of Vancouver where your tour will end.

What's included

• International flights based on London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 4 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
• Vancouver Lookout
• Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
• Calgary Tower
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, kamloops and Banff
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Upgrades
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Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Calgary

After landing, you will arrive independently at your hotel 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 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 4 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 5 Fly from Vancouver - End of the Tour

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver 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 May and Oct 2018

Price based on London Gatwick departure ariport, please 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


4 nights, 5 days

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Save 10%! Book by 31 Jan

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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 £2,173 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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At a glance


4 nights, 5 days

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Save 10%! Book by 31 Jan

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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