Rocky Mountain Explorer

Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary.

  • 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • April to October

Considered by many to be the trip of a lifetime, a rail journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer promises to be a magical experience. With the spectacular scenery of British Columbia and Alberta as a backdrop every corner turned brings into view another picture-perfect landscape. Following the historic train route constructed over 100 years ago, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a choice of four superb journeys, each showcasing the diverse beauty of Canada’s West.

Your fly drive includes

  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
  • Personalised Road Book

A choice of travel classes ensures that this incredible journey can be enjoyed by everyone.

Enjoy delicious hot meals, served at your seat, as you take your voyage through the Canadian Rockies. Your journey also includes tempting snacks and complimentary beverages including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. The landscape is spectacular, and in SilverLeaf Service you’ll enjoy panoramic views in the single level glass domed coaches.

The custom-designed GoldLeaf Service coach puts you right in the centre of Western Canada’s awe-inspiring scenery and provides both excellent commentary and superb personal service. Guests are welcomed onboard and shown to their rotating and reclining dome-level seats, where complimentary snacks and beverages are served. The gourmet breakfasts and lunches included are served in the lower-level dining room.

Day 1

Arrive Vancouver

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

Metropolitan Vancouver
Day 2, 3

Vancouver

Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

Metropolitan Vancouver
Day 4

An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 5

It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 6, 7

Jasper

Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 8, 9

Lake Louise

144mi / 232km

It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 10, 11

Banff

44mi / 71km

It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 12, 13

Calgary

80mi / 129km

It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

Fairmont Palliser
Day 14

There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


From £3,989 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

One way drop off charge of $400 (plus tax) on car hire is not included and payable locally.

 

2019 & 2020 PACKAGE DISCOUNTS. Book a pre-planned or tailormade holiday, including flights, all ground arrangements and a two or three day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, and receive a discount of up to £240 per person. Applicable on selected Rocky Mountaineer dates, routes and service of travel. Call for details of applicable journeys.

* £240 discount based on two adults sharing, travelling on Journey Through the Clouds in GoldLeaf on August 11th 2019 and First Passage to the West in GoldLeaf on September 23rd 2019. Alternative dates, routes and class of service applicable to this offer. Call for full details. Package must include flights and ground arrangements for the duration of travel for discount to apply.

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