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Western Explorer Excursion Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer train route was created over a century ago and today this historical route is recognised as one of the world's classical journeys. There is no other way to experience the majesty and wonder of the Canadian Rockies up close, you'll travel only in daylight and from the comfort of your armchair or the spectacular glacier dome you'll enjoy unobstructed views.

What's included

• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 5 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
• Vancouver Lookout
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho National Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
• Calgary to Banff transfer(or Reverse)
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops 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 from London to Calgary

Depart London Gatwick on Air Transat’s direct flight to Calgary. Depart Calgary (or Calgary International Airport) today and transfer to Banff. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Banff.

Day 2 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 3 Lake Louise 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 and 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. Here you 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 4 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 you 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 you approach Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5 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. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 6 Fly from Vancouver to London

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. You then depart the city of Vancouver 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

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


5 nights, 6 days

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Icefields Parkway Tour with Ice Explorer Ride
  • Yoho Park Tour
  • 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 £2,101 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book this holiday

0207 616 9184

 

At a glance


5 nights, 6 days

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Icefields Parkway Tour with Ice Explorer Ride
  • Yoho Park Tour
  • 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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