Canadian Rockies by Rail 2019
featuring Banff, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountaineer Train
 8 Days • 14 Meals
Air Tour
Experience the best of Western Canada on an unforgettable adventure aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies while visiting the beautiful cities of Banff and Vancouver.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 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 fur-traders, 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 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 scenic Kamloops, nestled in the Rocky Mountains
  • Spend 3 nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver, the gem of Canada’s Pacific Coast
  • Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver to see its downtown core, spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise though the coastal mountain fjord of Indian Arm aboard the luxurious M.V. Harbour Princess
  • Visit the Musqueam Cultural Center and learn the history and culture of the Musqueum people through exhibitions highlighting historic cultural objects, contemporary arts, and live dance performance
  • $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, 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, depart for Banff and your hotel. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Explore Banff and Lake Louise
Today, explore Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff. 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, travel to beautiful Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacierfed Lake Louise. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops
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. You will also cross the Continental Divide. Beyond Craigellachie is Rogers Pass with its tunnels, glistening glaciers, and snow-capped mountains. After Craigellachie, where the “last spike” was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 you pass through the vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake. Overnight in Kamloops. 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 Hell’s 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 you into the interior of British Columbia to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Meals: B, L
Day 6  Indian Arm Lunch Cruise
Today, climb aboard the luxurious M.V. Harbour Princess for a remarkable cruise through the Indian Arm, a coastal mountain fjord located right in Vancouver’s backyard. Sail the calm inland waters of Vancouver’s inner harbor, through Burrard Inlet and into Indian Arm. Once heavily-glaciated, the region features spectacular landscape with lush green forests, pristine waterfalls, panoramic vistas and wildlife. Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch while enjoying the scenery. Meals: B, L
Day 7  Vancouver Sightseeing and Musqueam Cultural Center
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 you’ll visit the Musqueam Cultural Center. Here, learn the history and culture of the Musqueum people. The gallery features exhibitions highlighting historic cultural objects, contemporary arts, and the sharing of Musqueam culture thorough traditional live dancers. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Return Home
Following breakfast, depart Canada with a group transfer to the Vancouver Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Sandman Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
Days 2-3  Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, Alberta
Days 4  Sandman Hotel or similar, Kamloops, British Columbia
Days 5-7  Ramada Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person Twin Room Single Room Availability
July 21, 2019 $4,589 add $1,189 Available
July 28, 2019 $4,589 add $1,189 Available
August 4, 2019 $4,589 add $1,189 Sold Out
September 15, 2019 $4,589 add $1,189 Available
September 22, 2019 $4,589 add $1,189 Available
Call for air rates and schedules.
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary is $139 and in Vancouver is $339, tax included. Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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