Carve your way through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies onboard the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. Sky-high peaks, gourmet cuisine, roaming wildlife, impeccable service—a journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains by rail is quite simply, unforgettable. The views are enough to keep you enthralled, but beyond that, there’s the chance to make new friends and connect with your traveling companions as you take in this memorable trip of a lifetime.
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SilverLeaf Service pricing starting at $4796*
A Canadian Rockies journey like no other. At every service level, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will attend to your needs. They will welcome you with a morning toast, serve up delicious meals and entertain you with captivating storytelling. Decide which service level – GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service – is right for you. Climb aboard GoldLeaf Service for unparalleled comfort in the bi-level glass-domed coach, or SilverLeaf Service for jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat. Hotel partners share the passion for exceptional guest service, ensuring that you, our guest, can expect a quality experience from the beginning to the end of your vacation. Hotels are based on your choice of GoldLeaf Service with Hotel Upgrade, GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service accommodation, and you have the flexibility to change or upgrade your hotel experience as desired. Why not continue your unforgettable journey by adding an Alaska Cruise to the start or end of your journey.
Day 1 Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer 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 the 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 Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 3 Kamloops to Jasper
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 ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 5 Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 6 Banff Sightseeing
This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.
Day 7 Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 8 Kamloops to Vancouver
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 pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser 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 rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 9 Vancouver Departure
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
*Price for Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle package is per person in USD, SilverLeaf Service, for select start dates between May 30, 2019 and July 29, 2019 from Vancouver, subject to availability. Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Pricing is expressed in USD as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Additional conditions apply.
**Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by December 21, 2018 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Added value credit (“Credit”) must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Guest’s selection of specific Credit must be made at the time of booking and an amendment fee of $40 USD per booking will be charged for changes after the booking has been confirmed. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by Friday, January 18, 2019. Offer applies to single, double, triple or quad package prices and amount of Credit varies by duration of package: maximum Credit of $300 USD per adult ($600 USD per couple) for qualifying packages of eight days or more, qualifying packages of 5–7 days will receive $200 USD per adult ($400 USD per couple). Credit can only be used towards the purchase of specified additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer and cannot be used against the price of the purchased package or to upgrade rail service. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, is not applicable to child prices, 2 or 3-day rail-only bookings or group tour bookings, has no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. †AAA Vacations® Complimentary Inclusions: The AAA Double Member Benefit Merchandise Credit is valid for new qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer Circle Journey and Coastal Passage package bookings. 8 days or more in GoldLeaf Service receive $200 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($400 CAD credit per couple). 8 days or more in SilverLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 CAD credit per couple). 4-7 days in GoldLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 CAD credit per couple). 4-7 days in SilverLeaf Service receive $70 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($140 CAD credit per couple). Redemption of merchandise credit is only available onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. New, qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer Coastal Passage bookings also receive a free half-day Seattle sightseeing tour. Additional conditions apply.
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