Less $500. Early Booking Discount
With so many of us still waiting to be vaccinated and after discussions with Rocky Mountaineer we have made the difficult decision to cancel this years spring tour. However we are offering a reworked itinerary for 2022 with - extra night in Banff and at a price $300 per person less than the 2021 tour.
If you would like to join us please email me ASAP. A Fully Refundable Deposit of $100 per person will hold your space. This will give us until December 2021 to make sure we are all fully vaccinated before we collect the next payment.
REDUCED DEPOSIT $100CDN
Maybe you would like to see a little more of our own country? Have you dreamed of experiencing the Train Journey of a Lifetime on the Rocky Mountaineer?
This is your chance to hold space on this wonderful trip with a deposit of just $100.
In addition if you book today you will receive an Early Booking Discount.
"Gold Leaf Service: the height of luxury with gourmet meals prepared by Executive Chefs, expansive views through the panoramic windows of a Bi-Level glass dome coach to the Canadian Rockies, step out onto your Exclusive Outdoor Viewing Platform".
Please email me if you have any questions - we only have space for 36 guests.
Day 1: Vancouver
The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service.
Georgian Hotel or Similar
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour Vancouver
Group Hotel Breakfast - Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore with breath taking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Highlights include the 137 metres (450 feet) Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Grouse Mountain Skyride. Take a walk across the 137 metres (450 feet) long and 70 metres (230 feet) high bridge perched above the Capilano Canyon then stroll along Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you above the forest floor for a squirrel's eye view of a thriving coastal rainforest. Take a gondola to the apex of Grouse Mountain, climbing to 4,100 feet above sea level. At the summit, take in the incredible views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean.
Day 3: Hotel to RM Station
Board your private motorcoach and transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer Station. Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:30am PT. Travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior.
On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.
Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room.
Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.
Gold Leaf Service - Vancouver to Kamloops
Breakfast & Lunch Onboard
Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer
Early this morning, you will be transferred by motorcoach to the station from your hotel.
The onboard host gratuity has been included in your vacation package.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:30am PT. Today your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing even nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 meters the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.
Board your private motorcoach to transfer to your hotel.
Your admission to Canadian national parks is included in your package. Your pass is valid for the number of days that you have booked accommodation in a National Park through Rocky Mountaineer.
Sawridge Inn Jasper is your hotel of choice when visiting beautiful Jasper National Park. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms and suites, eclectic dining and amenities to relax and unwind after a day of mountain adventures.
Gold Leaf Service - Kamloops to Jasper
Breakfast & Lunch Onboard
Sawridge Inn Jasper or Similar
Day 5: Jasper
Group Hotel Breakfast - Board your private motorcoach for a half-day sightseeing tour of Jasper. Highlights include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon and the Athabasca viewpoint. The remainder of the day is free to explore more of Jasper National Park independently.
Day 6: Jasper to Banff
Group Hotel Breakfast - Depart by private motorcoach for a full day sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways. The highlight today is a visit to the Columbia Icefield and an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Sightseeing Tour - Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk.
Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!
Glacier Skywalk - Consisting of a 400 metre (1,640 feet) interpretive boardwalk and a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres (98 feet) out over the Sunwapta Valley, Glacier Skywalk takes spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights. The award-winning architecture of the Skywalk is a feat of contemporary design.
Group Lunch - Today you will enjoy a buffet lunch.
Elk & Avenue Hotel - Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, fitness facility, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.
Banff Elk & Avenue Hotel or Similar
Day 7: Banff and Yoho National Park
Group Hotel Breakfast - Depart by motorcoach for your full-day tour of Banff and Yoho National Park. Yoho National Park offers magnificent natural wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, the turquoise serene waters of Emerald Lake and a natural Rock Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.
A stop for free time will be made at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your to revel in the breathtaking surrounding of Lake Louise. Re-board your motorcoach and continue your tour concluding with a return to your Banff hotel.
Banff Elk & Avenue Hotel or Similar
Day 8: Banff to Calgary
Group Hotel Breakfast -
360-degree views of the Banff townsite and its surrounding mountains.
Heritage Park Historical Village - Discover How the West was Once at Canada’s largest living history museum, Heritage Park Historical Village. This 127-acre attraction is home to the year-round Gasoline Alley Museum and is nestled on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir with the picturesque backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Meet friendly townsfolk in full period costume as you stroll down the wooden boardwalks or pop into any number of working shops, businesses or homes.
Group Lunch - Heritage Park Historical Village
Hotel Arts - Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service in Calgary's designer boutique-style hotel. Located in Downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is home to two award-winning restaurants and 185 guestrooms, each well appointed with fine linens and chic contemporary decor.
Hotel Arts or Similar
Day 9: Tour Ends
Group Hotel Breakfast
Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below
Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
Attended by three to four Hosts plus a full culinary team
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
Large exclusive outdoor viewing platform
Engaging hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife
* Fully Refundable Deposit of $100 is Due At Time of Booking
1 December 2021 - Additional $500 Due and at this point All Payments are 100% Non Refundable
1 March 2022 - Balance is Due and 100% Non Refundable
Optional trip cancellation and medical insurance is strongly recommended. Government taxes are subject to change. Air is additional $. Itinerary and rail schedule is subject to change. Rocky reserves the right to impose fuel surcharges.