THE BEST OF CANADIAN ROCKIES with Rocky Mountaineer Train

9Nights/10 Days

 

Day 01                      Calgary - Banff National Park                                         2.0 Hour

Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport and after immigration and customs proceed to your Transfer Desk located in the arrival hall. Exchange your voucher for your transfer to Banff. Savour the beauty of the Canadian Rockies as you pass by the resorts of Kananaskis and Canmore. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel

Overnight at Banff

 

Day 02                       Banff Sightseeing with Sulphur Mountain                   4.5 Hours

Your tour in the morning from your hotel takes you through the town of Banff and its surroundings. Among the highlights visit to the Hoodoos - shaped by centuries of wind, Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, which overlooks the splendour of the Bow River Valley, and the Cave and Basin, where Banff's history began. Also included is your Gondola ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain where you could have breathtaking views of Banff.

Overnight at Banff

 

Day 03                       Banff - Lake Louise VIA Yoho Park                                 8.5 Hour

Explore the natural attractions of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Journey along the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon where time is provided for a short walk along the canyon. Afterwards learn about Castle Mountain while passing its majestic peaks on the highway. At Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies" you'll have time to stroll the shores and photograph the famous Victoria Glacier. In the afternoon see the incredibly blue Moraine Lake before crossing the Great Divide for a stop at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, where three lines of railway are laid at different elevations to cross the Kicking Horse River on four bridges. Marvel at Emerald Lake and then relax and wander around the trails at Takakkaw Falls, the second highest waterfall in Canada. Arrive at your hotel in Lake Louise in the mid afternoon.

Overnight at Lake Louise

 

Day 04                       Lake Louise to Jasper on Ice Fields Parkway                8 Hours

Travel by the rivers of Banff and Jasper National Parks in the comfort of your luxury motor coach to Jasper. Journey from Lake Louise shadowing the Great Divide to explore the natural viewpoints of Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake. Continue alongside the Mistaya River to the Bill Hill and the Columbia Ice field. At the Columbia Ice field take an included ride on an All-terrain Ice Explorer. Continue alongside the Sunwapta River and take a stroll at Athabasca Falls before a late afternoon arrival at Jasper.

Overnight at Jasper

 

Day 05                      Jasper Sightseeing                                                      5.5Hours

Nestled within Jasper National Park, Jasper is the largest and most northernly of the mountain parks. Its beauty and history is set amidst some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Explore the natural attractions of Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake. At Maligne Canyon stroll along the 50 meters walls while learning about its unique underground water system. Discover the mystery of the disappearing lake & thereon visit Jasper most distinguished landmarks – The Maligne Lake. A 90 minute scenic cruise on the on this lake will be the highlight of today’s tour.

(Maligne Lake Cruise is not operational in the month of May. Lake Minnewanka cruise in Banff will be substituted in place of Maligne Lake Cruise during May )

Overnight at Jasper

 

Day 06           Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops                                               Full Day

Transfer independently to the Rocky Mountaineer train station for your Journey on the famous Rocky Mountaineer from Alberta to  the heart of British Columbia. 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, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 meters (12,972 feet) and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach your overnight destination, Kamloops.

Overnight at Kamloops

 

Day 07           Kamloops to Vancouver                                                                Full Day

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 forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River 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 journey ends in Vancouver. Upon arrival transfer independently to your hotel.

Overnight at Vancouver 

 

Day 08           Victoria and Butchart Gardens                                                   12 Hours 

This exciting, fun filled day begins with your being met by your tour guide in your hotel lobby and then travelling south to Tsawwassen, from where you shall take a 90 minute scenic ferry crossing through the Southern Gulf Islands to dock at Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. Upon arrival head for the magnificent Butchart Gardens. Stroll thru the 55 acres & enjoy spectacular views of the gardens. Meander thru the paths and the expansive lawns. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, to Japanese and the Italian, this show garden still maintains the gracious traditions of earlier times and boasts all the modern amenities to make your time there comfortable and enjoyable. Later drive on the Saanich Peninsula to the heart of Victoria. The Inner Harbour is a legacy to one of Canada’s most notable architects Francis Rattenbury as the skyline is dominated by two of his most famous works the  - Parliament Buildings and The Empress Hotel. You shall be given some free time to explore this beautiful inner harbour before your departure for Vancouver in the late evening.

Overnight at Vancouver

 

Day 09           Vancouver Sightseeing with Capilano                                                   5 Hours

The tour shall take you to the Art District, Sport Venues, China Town, the Old Vancouver where you walk on the cobbled pathway of the famous Gas town and check your time with the clock, Robson street, The 1000 acre Stanley Park where you see with the Totem Poles at the and Brockton Point & spectacular views of the ocean at Prospect Point, The English bay, Queen Elizabeth Park, The prestigious Shaughnessy Estates & the Granville Island. Also visit Vancouver’s favourite attraction –  The Capilano Suspension Bridge. Feel the thrill as you walk the swaying planks of the suspended bridge breathtakingly suspended 300 feet above the Capilano River.

 

Towards the end of the tour request your coach driver to drop you at the Canada Place where you shall visit Vancouver’s latest attraction – FLY OVER CANADA – A Breathtaking flight simulation ride where you take off into a huge dome screen with latest projection and flight technology creating a true flying experience wherein you shall spend 8 minutes on an unforgettable flying ride soaring East to West over some most spectacular scenery the country has to offer.

Overnight at Vancouver

 

Day 10           Vancouver Depart

Depart independently to the airport for your flight to onward destination or to the cruise terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Cost per person on Twin/Triple sharing in CAD

 

Season           May

Category

Double

Triple

Child

Value

3641

3407

2507

Superior

4037

3794

2642

Delux

4910

4442

2795

 

Season           June

Category

Double

Triple

Child

Value

3821

3551

2525

Superior

4307

3957

2669

Delux

5279

4676

2822

 

Season           Jul - Sep

Category

Double

Triple

Child

Value

3848

3596

2525

Superior

4361

4028

2669

Delux

5549

4694

2822

 

 

Hotels Envisaged

 

Place

Value

Superior

Delux

Banff

Banff Aspen Lodge /

Brewster's Mountain Lodge / Charlton Cedar Court

Delta Royal

Canadian Lodge / Banff Park Lodge /

Fox Hotel and

Suites

 

Fairmont Banff Springs  -  Delux Mountain View

Lake Louise

The Deer Lodge

Fairmont Lake Louise - Fairmont Lake View

Fairmont Lake Louise  - Fairmont Delux Lake View

Jasper

Lobstick Lodge

or  Marmot Lodge

The Crimson

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Delux

Kamloops

TBA

TBA

TBA

Vancouver

Empire Landmark /  Century Plaza / Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown

Sheraton Wall

Centre or Sutton Place

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

 

 

Includes:

  • Accommodation at Hotels
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotels
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Travel Jasper - Kamloops - Vancouver with Breakfast and Lunch on board the train in Silver Leaf Class
  • Transfers and Sightseeing by Seat in a Coach as mentioned per the Itinerary
  • Services of English Speaking Driver / Guide
  • Park Entrances
  • All Canadian Taxes

 

Excludes:

  • Meals, unless specified
  • Gratuities to driver/guide
  • What not mentioned in the itinerary or what not mentioned in Cost inclusions
  • GST 4.5%

 

Supplement:

CAD  518.00  ADU/CHD Upgrade to Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Class

 

Note:

The rates are approximate and subject to alteration if the Hotels and services mentioned are not available at the time of reservation.

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