Canadian Rockies by Rail
featuring Banff to Vancouver aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train
 8 Days • 14 Meals
Air Holiday
Experience the best of Western Canada on an unforgettable adventure aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies to the beautiful cities of Vancouver and Victoria.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 full days on board the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Silver Leaf Class as you pass some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America
  • Spend 1 night in Calgary, Alberta’s center of Cowboys and Culture
  • Take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Calgary and get your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626-foot tall Calgary Tower
  • Step back into Canada’s colorful past at Heritage Park with its furtraders, blacksmith and collection of vintage automobiles
  • Spend 2 nights in the town of Banff inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park
  • Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking view of the Banff village valley and surrounding mountains
  • Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise
  • Visit Chateau Lake Louise located on the vibrant blue, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise
  • Spend 1 night in scenic Kamloops, nestled in the Rocky Mountains
  • Spend 3 nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver
  • Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver to see its downtown core, spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park
  • Travel by BC Ferry roundtrip to Vancouver Island
  • Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens
  • Included city tour of Victoria with its delightful English flavor, red double-decker buses and Tudor-style buildings
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Calgary
Welcome to one of North America's most rugged and beautiful cities, Calgary. Known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty, Calgary was brought to the world’s attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Calgary Tower and Heritage Park
Get to know Calgary on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Get your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626-foot tall Calgary Tower. Then, we take a step back into Canada’s colorful past at Heritage Park. Here you will learn about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or old-fashioned blacksmith. In the Gasoline Alley Museum, admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks, or stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Then we depart for Banff and our hotel. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Explore Banff and Lake Louise
Today we explore Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff. We see Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before taking the gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the village and valley below. Later, we travel to beautiful Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacier-fed Lake Louise. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops
Today, we board the Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin the journey westward. Departing Banff National Park the train will travel through the unique Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. We will also cross the Continental Divide. Beyond Craigellachie is Rogers Pass with its tunnels, glistening glaciers, and snow-capped mountains. Pass Craigellachie, where the “last spike” was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 and pass through the vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake. Overnight in Kamloops, British Columbia. Meals: B, L
Day 5  Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
Upon leaving the city of Kamloops the train will follow the Thompson River through the Fraser Canyon. One of the canyon’s true highlights is Hells Gate, where you will watch water torrent past the canyon’s walls at its narrowest point. En route you will pass through the scenic Fraser Canyon and the fertile Fraser Valley. The Rocky Mountaineer takes us into the interior of British Columbia to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Meals: B, L
Day 6  Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver, its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see Vancouver’s downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park. In the afternoon we head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Victoria and Butchart Gardens
This morning we climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Here, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. Our guided tour features such sights as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral and the Helmcken House Museum. Next we’ll discover why the Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens. Later, we climb aboard the ferry for the journey back to Vancouver. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Return Home
Following breakfast, we depart Canada with a group transfer to the Vancouver Airport for flights out today. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  International Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
Days 2-3  Banff Ptarmingan Inn or Banff Caribou Lodge, Banff, Alberta
Days 4  Sandman Hotel or similar, Kamloops, British Columbia
Days 5-7  Pacific Gateway Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
 

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September 30, 2018 $3,899 add $1,029 Sold Out
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