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Grand Rail Circle 2020
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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Destinations: Canada
Grand Rail Circle 2020
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Rocky Mountaineer: Grand Rail Circle 2020Day 1 VancouverArrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.Meals: Day 2 Vancouver - KamloopsTravel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver toKamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will seedramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, throughforests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and CascadeMountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include therushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rocksheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travelsalong the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.Meals: B, LDay 3 Kamloops - BanffYour journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province ofAlberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel acrossranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through theremarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies.Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian PacificRailway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the SpiralTunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.Meals: B, LDay 4 BanffThis 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), alake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences willbe offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadiantreats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.Meals: Day 5 BanffToday you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on yourown. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs,enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums,cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont BanffSprings. Overnight in Banff.Meals: Day 6 Banff - Lake LouiseA half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its naturalwonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a naturalrock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise wherethe remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.Overnight in Lake Louise.Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your roomis not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities ofthe hotel.Meals: Day 7 Lake LouiseEnjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains orsimply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.Meals: Day 8 Lake Louise - JasperEnjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway.Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk andAthabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of icesouth 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 learnmore about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield GlacierDiscovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.Meals: Day 9 JasperJasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of thepark’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of thewildlife that calls this region home. Highlights inlcude breakfast at Maligne Canyonteahouse and a stroll to view the canyon itself. The remainder of the day is free foryou to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.Meals: Day 10 Jasper - QuesnelTravel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in theCanadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the NorthCariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and CaribooMountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’sNorthern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the CanadianRockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the RockyMountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser Riverinto Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.Meals: B, LDay 11 Quesnel - WhistlerYour journey continues Southwestward today to the four-season resort of Whistler,host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Enjoy breathtaking and variedscenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hillsand vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmlandof the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, thecrossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and theshorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Overnight in Whistler.Meals: B, LDay 12 Whistler - VancouverThe morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon returnto Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of theSea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the domepeak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Soundand the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journeyends today on arrival in Vancouver. At the North Vancouver train platform, you will betransferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.Meals: Day 13 VancouverYour journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.Meals:

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